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    AL Player Report - September 3, 2010

    Brett Gardner: Gardner’s two above average skills are plate patience, 14% BB%, and speed, 39 steals in 46 attempts. However it is not enough for someone with so little power, 5 HR and 15 doubles in 402 AB. In the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 2nd, 2010

    Cliff Lee- TEX- Caution- Lee’s heavy usage the past two seasons may be catching up with him. The Rangers have treated Lee far better than did the Indians, Phillies and Mariners. With 20 starts if 110+ pitches last year and...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - September 2, 2010

    This is my swan song for 2010, the final version of the Prospect Spreadsheet updates. I hope this feature of Fantistics has helped you in your fantasy leagues this year, and moreso in the future as you build your prospect...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 2, 2010

    Mat Latos – The young Padres’ ace tossed another gem on Wednesday, holding the Diamondbacks to 1 ER over 6 innings while striking out 10 and allowing just 5 base runners. Just 22-years old, Latos has some ridiculous numbers for...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 1st, 2010

    Derrek Lee- ATL- Hot- Three days ago Fantistics’ Drew Dinkmeyer said, “He’ll eventually get hot for a little while…” It looks like “eventually” came pretty quickly. In the two days since Drew’s pronouncement Lee has gone 5-for-8 with a double,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 1st, 2010

    Justin Masterson (SP—Indians) Despite walking away with a no-decision on Tuesday, Justin Masterson pitched a solid game allowing just one earned run through 7.2 innings and struck out seven batters. Masterson has been putting up some pretty credible numbers in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 31st

    Jenrry Mejia - The 20 year old has been tearing up the minors since his demotion, but last night may have cemented his return to Flushing later in the week. Mejia took a no-hitter into the sixth against the Chiefs...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 31, 2010

    The Rangers have exchanged Derek Holland for Rich Harden in their rotation, beginning on Friday when Holland faces the Twins. I’m less than blown over. Derek has been pretty mediocre this year for the Rangers (2-2, 4.76, 1.45) and a...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 30, 2010

    Mitch Talbot – After posting a surprisingly solid 3.99 ERA prior to the All-Star break, Mitch Talbot has struggled in his last 6 starts to the tune of a 6.26 ERA and 1.90 WHIP to go along with 19 Ks...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 30, 2010

    Leo Nunez (RP-FLA) – Nunez blew his second-to-league-worst eighth save of the season on Sunday, allowing a pair of ninth-inning homers in a loss against the Braves. Nunez has now allowing four homers in his last four appearances after just...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 29, 2010

    Daniel Hudson: Hudson continues to make the DBacks front office look like geniuses. He posted his 6th straight quality start since coming over from the White Sox and he’s worked at least 7 innings in all 6 games while posting...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 29th, 2010

    Brandon Morrow SP (TOR) – I’ve been on the Brandon Morrow bandwagon for some time, and he continues to impress me. Yesterday he picked up his 10th victory of the season against the Tigers, allowing just 1 ER over 6...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 28th, 2010

    Stephen Strasburg (SP—Nationals) The Nationals announced on Friday that rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg has a severe tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and may be looking at TJ surgery. If surgery is the chosen path, fantasy owners can forget about...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 27th, 2010

    Wandy Rodriguez: Joe touched on Wandy’s elite peripherals prior to this start and he stayed on a roll on Thursday shutting down the Phillies over 7 innings, allowing just 1 ER on 5 hits and 1 bb, while striking out...

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    AL Player Report - August 27, 2010

    Wade Davis: The 24-year-old Davis is healthy again and back in Rays’ rotation. Despite shaky skills, 5.8 K/9, 3.6 BB/9, and a 40% GB%, and having a better option in Jeremy Hellickson, the Rays seem determined to stick with Davis...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 26th, 2010

    Evan Longoria- TB- Idea- Longoria’s decrease in power may be coming from a lack of proper plate discipline. He is taking more pitches, swinging at only 43.9% of them, down from 44.7% last year. However, he is swinging at 25.7%...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 26th, 2010

    Madison Bumgarner SP (SF) – Bumgarner got absolutely lit up yesterday, as he gave up 7 ER without making it out of the third inning. He did strike out 3, though, while walking just 1. I wouldn’t worry too much...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 26, 2010

    American League 13 Aaron Hicks MIN OF B+ .300/.404/.429 since ASB, but ISO not driven by HRs (none). 5 HR, 18 SB in 378 at-bats. 17 J.P. Arencibia TOR C B+ Will be back next month, but real playing time...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 25th, 2010

    Rick Porcello (SP—Tigers) Nifty game for Rick Porcello on Tuesday. He pitched seven shutout innings of two hit ball. Granted, it was against the Royals but you still have to go out there and deliver. So kudos to Porky. It's...

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    NL Player Report - August 25, 2010

    JA Happ: It has been a difficult season for Happ, as he missed over 3 months with a forearm injury and was traded from a playoff caliber team to one in the cellar. On the positive side, in his 8...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 24th

    Sean Burnett - Lost in the departure of Matt Capps and the ascension of Drew Storen has been the performance of Sean Burnett in the Nationals' bullpen this year. Burnett has pitched exactly nine innings here in August, allowing four...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 24, 2010

    Jose Bautista hit his 40th HR of the season in Monday night’s win over the Yankees, continuing a torrid second half in which he leads the majors in HRs (16), RBI (39), and XBH (25). If you asked in March,...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 23rd, 2010

    Scott Baker: Its been frustrating watch Scott Baker continue to show great peripherals without any signs of a turnaround. Well on Sunday night we finally got a taste as Baker tossed 7 shutout innings against the Angels allowing just 5...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 23, 2010

    Josh Thole (C-NYM) – Thole was given a day off on Sunday, but with the trade sending Rod Barajas to the Dodgers, Thole stands to be the primary catcher the rest of the way. Of course he deserved to be...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 22, 2010

    Domonic Brown (OF - Phillies) - After a few eye-opening games, Brown has certainly cooled-off when he gets the chance to play. The good news is that he’ll stay in the majors now that Ross Gload is on the DL....

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 21, 2010

    AJ Burnett (SP - Yankees) - Burnett has had two quality starts in August and two ugly ones. Last night’s start fell on the bad end. He allowed 12 hits, 6 ER and 3 BB in 7.0 IP. This has...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 21st, 2010

    Derrek Lee (1B—Braves) Rather ironic that Derrek Lee made his Braves debut against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday. And it was far from impressive as Lee went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Last year for the second half of...

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    NL Daily Notes - Friday, August 20th, 2010

    Bud Norris: I think it might be time to start getting a bit excited about Bud Norris. Norris has always been a bit of a mystery. He’s posted tremendous K Rates throughout his career (9.39 K/9) but he’s always struggled...

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    AL Player Report - August 20, 2010

    Tommy Hunter: Hunter is using smoke and mirrors to put up his good numbers, 9-2 with a 3.71 ERA, as his skills are below average, 4.9 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, and a 39% GB%. A 78% S% and a .220 BHIP%...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 19th, 2010

    Derek Holland- TEX- Cold- Holland’s control issues continued in his first start since May 30th. In his last rehab start, Holland gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 2.1 IP. Yesterday against the Rays he was...

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    NL Player Commentary 8/19/2010

    Adam LaRoche (1B - Diamondbacks) - He’s making us look smart, but it was an easy prediction. LaRoche is having a monster second half, just like he does every season. He’s hitting .328 since the All-Star break with 8 HR,...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 19, 2010

    I hope the prospect updates have helped you out in your leagues this year. I know that they've been fun for me to put together. The one guy I really regret not picking up on earlier for you guys is...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 18th, 2010

    Michael Stanton- FLA- Rookie- Stanton may be picking up some plate discipline. This month he has struck out 12 times in 50 ABs, after fanning 30 times in 86 July ABs. He has also walked 9 times in 59 PAs,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 18th, 2010

    Clay Buchholz (SP—Red Sox) It was another great outing for Clay Buchholz as he collected his 14th win of the season with seven scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday. Buchholz lowered his league leading ERA to 2.36 with opponents...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 17, 2010

    If you have daily transactions, keep an eye on reports regarding Carlos Guillen this afternoon. Guillen was roughed up in a play at second base in the 9th inning of last night’s game and was examined by the training...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 17th, 2010

    Jonathan Broxton RP (LAD) – Kuo blew a 3-1 lead last night, allowing 3 ER to the Braves in the bottom of the 9th and taking the loss. I find it hard to believe the experiment with him at closer...