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    NL Player Spotlight - August 16, 2010

    Evan Meek (RP-PIT) – Meek struggled mightily in his last outing Friday, allowing four runs on five hits while recording just one out in Houston. The ugly outing took Meek’s ERA from 1.56 to 2.12, but at least now we...

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    AL Daily Notes - Monday August 16th, 2010

    Ben Zobrist: I was asked via twitter, by SmartMoneyKL, to touch on Ben Zobrist which isn’t surprising given Zobrist is in the midst of a horrid 18-111 stretch that has dropped his batting average from .296 to .256. A look...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 19

    Thomas Diamond – SP Chicago Cubs Injuries has dimmed the once bright outlook for Thomas Diamond, the 10th overall pick in 2004. Possessed of incredible stuff and a lamentably flawed guidance system, Diamond was derailed by TJS prior to 2007,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 15, 2010

    Pablo Sandoval (3B – Giants) – Better late than never for Kung Fu Panda. Another HR on Saturday gives him 8 for the season. But more importantly, he has 2 in the last 3 games including 2 RBI, 3 BB,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 15th, 2010

    Nick Swisher OF (NYY) – Swisher is at the peak of his fantasy value right now. That’s not to say he is going to fall off anytime soon, it’s just to say everything is coming together for him. He is...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 14th, 2010

    Luke Scott OF (BAL) – Scott hit his 22nd homer of the year last night, and this now marks the third consecutive season in which Scott has hit 20+ homers. Scott has all of the skills for a near elite...

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    NL Daily Spotlight - August 14, 2010

    Ian Desmond (SS-WAS) – Batting second despite a sub-.300 OBP, Desmond was 3-for-4 against Arizona on Friday to bring his line up to .265/.300/.413. Desmond shocked us with a two-homer game a couple nights ago, but it doesn’t change the...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 13th, 2010

    Matt Kemp: One of the things we preach at Fantistics is how important batting EYE is and the reason being how often it aligns with consistency. When we talk about consistency we’re not only focused on consistency within seasons but...

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    AL Player Report - August 13, 2010

    Michael Young: Young’s growing GB%, 2008/2009/2010 #’s 47%/45%/49%, and inflated HR/FB%, 7%/15%/13%, leads one to believe that the pace of HR will slow down for the 33-year-old, 17 HR in 465 AB. That being said, he is still generating enough...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 12th

    AJ Burnett- NYA- Caution- On July 29th, we talked about how when Burnett throws a lot of pitches his next starts (he had thrown 114 on July 28th) aren’t so good. In his start after that he allowed 8 runs...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 12, 2010

    Raul Ibanez (OF - Phillies) - Ibanez continued his hot hitting in August, going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a BB. He is hitting .400 for the month with a .486 OBP, 7 RBI, 1 HR, and 6...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 12, 2010

    American League 2 Mike Trout LAA OF A 12 hits in last 7 G, so he's heating back up. More power to come. 51 SB. 3 Desmond Jennings TB OF A 6'2", 200 (listed), so have to think power will...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 11th, 2010

    Koji Uehara (RP—Orioles) It's so difficult to find a closer that will stick. If a closer's name isn't Mariano Rivera, it seems that the job is a revolving door. With Alfredo Simon struggling as the Baltimore closer, Koji Uehara may...

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    NL Player Report - August 11, 2010

    Geovany Soto: Soto was placed on the 15-day DL with a mild shoulder sprain and should return when eligible on August 22nd. After an injury riddled, disappointing 2009 season, 11/47/.218 with 19 doubles in 331 AB, it has been a...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 10th

    Mike Leake - I think we've moved into full-on warning mode with the Mike Leake situation, as Leake failed to produce a quality start for the eighth time in his last ten tries last night against the Cards. Leake gets...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 10, 2010

    Gordon Beckham (2B - White Sox) - Beckham was out of the linuep on Monday with a groin strain. He plans on being back in the lineup no later than Wednesday, but remains iffy for the series opener against the...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 9th, 2010

    Chris Carter: Daric Barton went down Sunday with left shoulder spasms and the A’s immediately removed top 1B/OF prospect Chris Carter from a AAA game with Sacramento. Carter’s hit .262/.369/.532 in the PCL this season while racking up 27 HR’s...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 9, 2010

    Carlos Gonzalez – Carlos Gonzalez had another huge day at the plate Sunday against the Pirates, recording 4 Hits, knocking out his 25th HR of the season and stealing base No. 18. Entering Sunday’s game, Gonzalez had an impressive .245...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 18

    Mike Minor - SP Atlanta Braves The Braves will start Mike Minor against the Astros tomorrow as the left-hander will make his major league debut. The Braves' first round pick last year out of Vanderbilt, Mike signed for $2.42M with...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 8th, 2010

    Bobby Jenks RP (CHW) – I talked today about how Putz could easily close out ballgames if Jenks continues to struggle. The fact of the matter is, though, that Jenks really hasn’t struggled. Sure, his ERA is 5.13, but that...

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    N.L. Player Spotlight - August 8, 2010

    R.A. Dickey – One of the biggest surprises of 2010, R.A. Dickey looks for win No. 8 on Sunday when he faces off against Roy Halladay and the Phillies. After posting a 4.99 FIP in ’09, Dickey is enjoying an...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 7th, 2010

    Adam Wainwright (SP—Cardinals) Apparently, Adam Wainwright is not at all convinced that Ubaldo Jimenez is the choice for N.L. Cy Young winner. Wainwright is making a very strong case for the honor (an honor, in my opinion, that he should...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 6th, 2010

    Mike Minor: With Kris Medlen likely facing Tommy John surgery, the Braves have already announced their intention to hand over his spot in the rotation to pitching prospect Mike Minor. Minor was the Braves 1st rd draft pick in last...

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    AL Player Report - August 6, 2010

    Edwin Jackson: Considering that Jackson’s “breakout” season in 2009, 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA, was due partly to luck, 76% S% and a .272 BHIP%, it wasn’t surprising to see his numbers decline with the D’Backs, 6-10 with a 5.16...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 5th

    Alex Rodriguez- NYA- Great Player- Yes, ARod has had a great, if somewhat tainted, career. His 600 homers is quite the milestone. However, that doesn’t really do you any good in the 2010 fantasy baseball season. Looking just at this...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 5, 2010

    Carlos Zambrano (SP - Cubs) - After a disciplinary hiatus from the Cubs, Carlos Zambrano will rejoin the team and make his first start since June 25th. The good news for fantasy owners is that the start will come on...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 5, 2010

    If you're wondering where the likes of Bryce Harper and Jameson Taillon are on my top 50s, they won't be there until they sign a pro contract. Both should do so sometime this month, and I've already decided that Harper's...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 4th

    Jose Tabata- PIT- Hot- Tabata has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and raised his average to .297. He also has cut down on his strikeouts, not fanning in his last 4 games and only striking out...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 4th, 2010

    Josh Beckett (SP—Red Sox) It had been a very long time since Josh Beckett had delivered an outing like the one he had against the Indians on Tuesday. Unquestionably, the best start since his return from the DL, Beckett pitched...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 3rd

    Travis Wood - Travis Wood picked up his fifth quality start out of seven by shutting out the Pirates over seven innings last night, walking one and striking out four. I certainly wouldn't have expected Wood to be the lefty...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 3, 2010

    Trevor Cahill tossed a complete game shutout at the Royals last night allowing 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 7 in a very efficient 109-pitch performance. This, by the way, is the A’s third CG in a row,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 2, 2010

    Ryan Howard (1B-PHI) – Howard was forced out of Sunday’s game in the first inning after injuring his ankle sliding into second base. X-rays were negative, so Howard is listed as day-to-day. It sounds like he’ll miss a few days,...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 2nd, 2010

    Ryan Kalish: After collecting 2 hits in his major league debut, Kalish went 0-3 on Sunday with a K and a Sac Fly. With Mike Cameron banged up and Jacoby Ellsbury rehabbing Kalish will be guaranteed AB’s this week, but...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 1st, 2010

    Matt Joyce OF (TB) – While it’s a small sample size (99 plate appearances), I’m really encouraged by Joyce’s increased patience this season. The 25 YO is walking a whopping 16.2% of the time. I’m buying this as real because...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 31st, 2010

    David Wright (3B—Mets) David Wright had a two homer night on Friday and the pitiful ten that he hit all of last year is a thing of the past. Interestingly enough, there were those that were a little skittish of...

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    AL Player Report - July 31, 2010

    Rich Harden – The Rangers’ right hander, perhaps saved by his impressive final start in AAA, will start today against the Angels, bumping Scott Feldman from the rotation. Prior to his strained glute injury that’s kept him from pitching in...