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    NL Player Report - September 22, 2011

    Brandon Allen: After a big power season in Triple-A, 25 HR in 371 AB, Allen is showing some pop during his September audition with the D’Backs, 1 HR and 3 doubles in 27 AB. His power and plate patience, 18%...

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    AL Player Spotlight - Sept 21, 2010

    Curtis Granderson (OF - Yankees) - Overall, its been a disappointing season for Granderson and his owners. Afterall, there were huge expectations for him moving to NY, having the short porch in RF, and plenty of lineup protection. At least...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 20th, 2010

    Andy Pettitte (SP—Yankees) Although he didn't factor into the decision on Sunday in his return, Andy Pettitte looked like he hadn't missed any time at all. He hasn't pitched in more than two months and he pitched six strong innings,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 20, 2010

    Chris Johnson (3B-HOU) – If you think about the Astros’ 3B situation throughout the years, it’s been a position the organization has really struggled with since the days of Ken Caminiti. Morgan Ensberg had a brief run of success, even...

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    NL Fantistics Blog - Sept 19, 2010

    the Phillies. He was 3-for-4 with a dinger yesterday, bringing his September average to .361, OBP to .418, with 3 HR, and 11 RBI. Ibanez goes to extended streaks of hot and cold and fortuantely for fantasy owners, he’s ending...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 19th, 2010

    Austin Jackson: I remain perplexed that on September 19th, Austin Jackson sits with an average right at .300. The K Rate remains extremely high and while Jackson has posted a very strong 24% LD Rate, his career minor league LD...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 18th, 2010

    Mat Latos (SP—Padres) It's crunch time as the season comes to a close and it really appears that the Padres have been feeling the pressure. Their pitching has been the stabilizing force throughout the season and Mat Latos has been...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 17th, 2010

    Edinson Volquez: Volquez made his 2nd strong start since being recalled as he limited the DBacks to 3 ER’s over 6 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 7. As with most Tommy-John recoveries Volquez big...

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    AL Player Report - September 17, 2010

    Zack Greinke: Greinke traded some dominance for more ground balls, 2009/2010 K/9’s 9.5/7.3, BB/9’s 2.0/2.3, and GB%’s 40%/47%. While the 2009 skill set is preferable, Greinke can succeed with either set. Some of the blame for the rise in ERA...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 16th, 2010

    Trevor Cahill- OAK- Cold- We may be starting to see some regression to the mean kick in here. In 2 of his last 4 starts, Cahill has gotten bombed and his BABIP has risen up a bit to .224. Also,...

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    NL Fantistics Blog - September 16, 2010

    Andre Ethier (OF - Dodgers) - Ethier has really slumped in September, hitting just .200 with a .304 OBP for the month with 13 K’s and just 3 extra base hits. He might have broken out of it last night,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 15th, 2010

    Dan Hudson- ARI- Rookie- Hudson threw another gem for the Diamondbacks, throwing 8 shutout innings in which he allowed 4 hits and a walk while striking out 8. What’s the big difference since Hudson came over from the AL at...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 15th, 2010

    Zack Greinke SP (KC) – Greinke pitched well last night until a rough 6th inning, but he has certainly been a disappointment for fantasy owners this season. The bad news is that Greinke will probably never repeat his magical ’09...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 14th

    Chris Narveson - OK, maybe I'm back on the bandwagon. Despite a 5.05 ERA, Narveson hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in an outing since the end of July, and last night's solid start against Houston gives him 4...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 14, 2010

    The Rays are expected to promote 24-year-old left-hander Jake McGee to augment their bullpen down the stretch. Jake was killer as a reliever after his promotion to AAA (1 start in 11 appearances) posting an 0.52 ERA over 17.1 IP...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 13, 2010

    Josh Thole (C-NYM) – The Mets haven’t done a lot right or had a lot go right in the last couple years, but jettisoning Rod Barajas in favor of more playing time for Josh Thole was one of those “right”...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 13th, 2010

    Kyle Drabek (SP—Blue Jays) The Blue Jays have announced Sunday that they are bringing up top pitching prospect Kyle Drabek to make his Major-League debut on Wednesday against Baltimore. Drabek was the prized piece that Toronto received in return from...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 12th, 2010

    Carlos Carrasco SP (CLE) – In his first 2 starts this season, Carrasco showed excellent command (3.33 K/BB ratio) along with an outstanding ability to get groundballs (64.1 GB%). Although he received two no decisions, the result was a very...

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    NL Player Report - September 12, 2010

    Carlos Beltran: Since returning to the Mets, Beltran has struggled, 3/20/.235 with 3 steals in 170 AB. With no real change in his approach at the plate, 2008/2009/2010 BB%’s 13%/13%/15% and Ct%’s 84%/86%/83%, the decline in his power and speed...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 11th

    Jordan Walden - Fernando Rodney blew his second straight save last night against the Mariners, and he's allowed 11 hits and 5 runs in his last 4 appearances. Meanwhile, Jordan Walden has allowed 7 hits and 1 run in his...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 11th, 2010

    Johan Santana (SP—Mets) For the second straight year, Johan Santana's season has ended early due to injury. Last season, his elbow was an issue and this season he has a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder. The...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 10th, 2010

    Drew Stubbs: Since Jim Edmonds went down with an oblique injury, Drew Stubbs has reclaimed his starting CF role and thrived hitting .296/.363/.507 in August and getting off to a 9-29 start here in September. Stubbs contact issues and below...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 10, 2010

    Carl Pavano – One of the biggest surprises in fantasy baseball this season, Carl Pavano just keeps chugging along as he enters today’s start with a 3.52 ERA and 3.71 FIP. Pavano’s K/9 has dropped from 6.64 in ’09 to...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 9th, 2010

    Brad Bergesen- BAL- Hot- Bergesen has been making positive steps in realizing his potential. Since July 31st he has posted quality starts in 5 of his 8 outings. That may not seem that great, but it is an improvement over...

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    NL Player Commentary - Sept 9, 2010

    Omar Infante (2B - Braves) - Just another multi-hit game for Omar Infante who now has four this month to bring his season average to .342. This isn’t just a hot streak for Infante. He has been doing this all...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 8th, 2010

    Vernon Wells (OF—Blue Jays) Talk about hot! Vernon Wells crushed two more home runs on Tuesday for his 26th and 27th of the year. He has hit four home runs in the past three games and is just mashing the...

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    NL Player Report - September 8, 2010

    Matt Lindstrom: It looks like Brandon Lyon will be the Astros’ closer for the rest of this year, but Lindstrom will have a chance next spring to reclaim the job. Although his walks are on the high side, 3.6 BB/9,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 7th

    Adalberto Mendez - Adalberto Mendez was an interesting choice for the Marlins to use as a starter in Game 1 of yesterday's twinbill, as the 28 year old has been primarily a reliver throughout his 8-year minor league career. Finally...

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    AL Player Notes - 9/7/2010

    1. Jason Kubel (OF - Twins) - Kubel broke out of his HR funk yesterday, hitting his first HR since August 20th and his 19th of the season. He missed a few games last week with a sore left wrist,...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 6, 2010

    Bobby Abreu: It’s been a difficult season from a batting average perspective for Bobby Abreu (.253) as his LD Rate has dropped 2% and his BABIP has fallen off about 40 points below his career average. Despite the lower batting...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 6, 2010

    Leo Nunez (RP-FLA) – In case you missed it, Nunez has been temporarily removed from the close position in favor of veteran reliever Clay Hensley. Nunez allowed runs in four consecutive appearances last month, culminating in an ugly BS/L in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 5, 2010

    The Braves’ Freddie Freeman finished his 2010 minor league campaign hitting .319 in 461 AAA ABs, helped a bit by a .351 BHIP%. He posted a healthy .378 OBP, fueled by a healthy 8.3% BB rate and a .518 SLG%...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 5th, 2010

    Nick Markakis OF (BAL) – Markakis’ downward trending power numbers for a player in his peek years are extremely disturbing. He homered yesterday, but it was just his 9th of the season! For a while, I chalked Markakis’ production up...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 4th, 2010

    Clay Hensley (SP—Marlins) Closer Alert!! Looks like there's a new closer in town for the Florida Marlins and his name isn't Leo Nunez. Rather Clay Hensley will be taking over closer duties from the inconsistent Nunez. Hensley has never taken...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 4, 2010

    Javier Vazquez – Javier Vazquez returns to the Yankees’ rotation this afternoon against the Blue Jays looking to regain his 2009 form when he posted a 2.77 FIP. For the season Vazquez has experienced a drop in his K/9 (9.77...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 3rd, 2010

    Eric Young Jr.: Young remains a staple atop the Rockies lineup despite posting just a .313 OBP this season at the major league level. Fantasy owners sure won’t complain though as Young continues to run recklessly whenever he does get...