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    NL Daily Notes - July 30th, 2010

    Brett Wallace: While the Oswalt trade got all the headlines, spinning Anthony Gose into Brett Wallace might be the move the Astros end up celebrating in the end. Wallace was drafted by the Cardinals in the 1st Rd of the...

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    AL Player - July 30, 2010

    Kevin Slowey: Despite a 9-5 record, it has been a rough year for Slowey, 4.76 ERA in 111.2 innings. On the plus side, he has maintained his outstanding control, but a dip in his dominance is part of the problem,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 29, 2010

    Dan Uggla (2B - Marlins) - “And his name...is DAN UGGLA!!” Shoutout to the Marlins TV announcers on that one. We’ve heard that HR call a lot over the last couple of weeks as Uggla continues to the pound the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 29th, 2010

    Chris Davis- TEX- FYI- The Rangers are reportedly interested in acquiring a righthanded bat who can play first base. Prominent names are Jorge Cantu of the Marlins and Ty Wigginton of the Orioles. With Davis hitting just .148 against lefthanders,...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 29, 2010

    Getting closer and closer to an influx of new prospects to the lists, as we're about two weeks out from the 2010 Draft signing deadline. If you're wondering where Bryce Harper will debut in the top 50 hitters, #1 sounds...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 28th, 2010

    Danny Valencia (3B—Twins) So who's the hottest hitter in baseball? Josh Hamilton? Miguel Cabrera? Naw. How about rookie Danny Valencia. Valencia has been going crazy like a hamster on a spinning wheel and just doesn't seem to know when to...

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    NL Player Report - July 28, 2010

    Wade LeBlanc: LeBlanc has a solid 3.35 ERA in 104.2 innings, but his skills don’t match up to the ERA, 6.0 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, and a 37% GB%. A fortunate 82% S% and a .266 BHIP%, explains the discrepancy, which...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 27, 2010

    Javier Vazquez (SP - Yankees) - Vazquez hasn’t exactly had it easy since rejoining the Yankees. He had a couple rough months of the season that led to Yankee fans calling for his head. But Vazquez has quietly settled into...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 27, 2010

    1. Miguel Olivo (C - Rockies) - Olivo broke-out of his slump on Monday with a 2-for-4 performance against the Phillies that included a double and a run scored. Olivo had been cold of late, going just 2-for-22 in the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 26, 2010

    Jayson Werth (OF-PHI) – I don’t get why the Phillies seem so desperate to move Werth. Sure, if they could get prospects to flip for Roy Oswalt, I’d get that, but the report we got Sunday had them considering dealing...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 26th, 2010

    Jason Kubel: Just when it looked like Kubel was getting things going, hitting .316/.356/.537 in June, the power disappears again and Kubel’s value fades. There was another glimmer of hope on Sunday as Kubel knocked out his 12th HR of...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 25, 2010

    Evan Longoria 3B (TB) – Despite being in his third season and being in the peak of his career, Longoria is on pace for a career low in homers. He has just 14 through 95 games. However, I expect him...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 25th, 2010

    Ubaldo Jimenez (SP—Rockies) Hmmm...There are some definite chinks showing in Ubaldo Jimenez's armor as he was knocked around pretty handily by the Phillies on Saturday as he was only able log two innings. It was Jimenez's second poor start in...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 24, 2010

    Chone Figgins left last night’s game against Chicago after a fracas in the Mariners’ dugout. Figgins simply decided, it appeared, not to chase a throw from left fielder Michael Saunders to second base that air mailed the cutoff man. It...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 24th, 2010

    Kelly Johnson (2B—Diamondbacks) Huge night for Kelly Johnson as he hit for the cycle against the Giants. Unfortunately despite all of his best efforts, it wasn't enough to secure a win against San Francisco. The home run Johnson hit Friday...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 23rd, 2010

    Domonic Brown: This one goes to twitter follower SmartMoneyKL for asking about a blurb on Domonic Brown. Ask and you shall receive and Follow me on Twitter and you can ask, thus receive! (@DrewDinkmeyer). With Jayson Werth’s name circulating in...

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    AL Player Report - July 23, 2010

    Bruce Chen: Chen is putting up decent numbers, 5-4 with a 4.38 ERA, along with impressive dominance, 7.5 K/9. However, his is also sporting the deadly combination of poor control, 4.3 BB/9, and a high FB%, 52%. If his luck...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 22, 2010

    Jason Bay (OF - Mets) - Jason Bay continues to be nonexistent in the fantasy stats category. For July, he’s hitting just .169 with no home runs, 8 RBI, and just 2 extra base hits. He has 20 K’s to...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 22nd, 2010

    Ben Zobrist- TB- Cold- Zobrist is having a tough July in a lot of ways. With a .196 average and no homers for the month so far, he is a drag in those two categories. Zobrist has stolen 6 bases,...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 22, 2010

    American League 35 Michael Pineda SEA SP B Got to see Pineda pitch on Sunday and came away impressed. I've underrated him. 39 John Lamb KC SP B Not allowing an ER in 30 innings gets you on this list....

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 21s.h, 2010

    Casey McGehee- MIL- Cold- McGehee’s power has evaporated. During the month of July his FB% has dropped to 30.8% and his lone homer yields a HR/FB ratio of 6.3%. Both of those numbers are well below the monthly marks he...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 21st, 2010

    Carl Crawford (OF—Rays) Carl Crawford left Tuesday game in the first inning and I think the word we are all looking for is: OUCH!! After reaching base on a fielder's choice, Crawford has definitively proved once again that you really...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 20, 2010

    The A’s recalled Henry Rodriguez from AAA on Monday. He got knocked around a bit in his first two appearances in Oakland in May but struck out 4 in his last two innings of work in two additional appearances before...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 20th

    Mike Pelfrey - When Joseph said that he expected Pelfrey's ERA to move above 4.00, I'm sure he didn't expect it to happen in just a week or two. Nine baserunners and six earned runs (in just 1 1/3 IP)...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 19, 2010

    Tom Gorzelanny (SP-CHC) – Gorzelanny continues to make the Cubs look foolish (I know, not the newest of concepts) for sending him to the bullpen earlier this year. Sunday, Gorzelanny allowed three runs (two earned) over 6.2 innings to beat...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 19th, 2010

    C.J. Wilson: Wilson’s first start after the break ended up being a good one as he struck out 10 and allowed just 1 ER in 6 2/3 innings against the Red Sox. He struggled once again with command, walking 5,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 18th

    Hunter Pence - Pence singled and homered yesterday against the Pirates to extend his hitting streak to 8 games, and he's really heated up since summer started, batting 333/429/524 since the first of July. Pence has continued to improve his...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 18, 2010

    Jeff Niemann SP (TB) – Niemann improved to 8-2 with a win over the Yankees yesterday, although he did not pitch particularly well yielding 4 ER over 6 IP thanks to 4 BB and 2 HR. Niemann is a guy...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 17th

    Fred Lewis - Lewis has been seemingly growing into the leadoff slot for the Jays before our very eyes, as July has seen him increase his walk rate dramatically, an impact that he has magnified by swiping five bags in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 17th, 2010

    Barry Zito (SP—Giants) Barry Zito dominated the Mets Friday night as he pitched 8 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits, 2 walks and striking out 10. With that outing, Zito was able to lower his ERA to 3.51 for the...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 16th, 2010

    Jair Jurrjens: Jurrjens was effective once again in his 3rd outing since being activated from the disabled list. He went 6 2/3 innings against the Brewers limiting them to just 1 ER on 5 hits and 2 bb’s while striking...

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    NL Player Notes - July 12, 2010

    Wandy Rodriguez – Although he took his 11th loss of the season Sunday, Wandy Rodriguez actually pitched pretty effectively by allowing 3 ER in 6 innings against the Cardinals. All 3 runs came off a Matt Holliday homer and Rodriguez...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 12th, 2010

    Daniel Hudson: Despite being staked to an 8-1 lead after 3 innings, Daniel Hudson was unable to pick up a win in his 2010 debut as he failed to go the requisite 5 innings. Hudson finished the day allowing 5...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - July 11, 2010

    Jose Valverde RP (DET) – Valverde earned his 19th save of the season yesterday against the twins, and he now has a brilliant .92 ERA after pitching a 1-2-3 9th inning that included 2 K’s. If you can get value...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 11, 2010

    Andres Torres – After straining his groin Friday night, Andres Torres did not play Saturday and could be out again today when the Giants wrap up their series against Washington. Prior to the injury, Torres was on a recent hot...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 10th, 2010

    Carlos Silva (SP—Cubs) Carlos Silva has been enjoying one of the finest seasons of his career despite dealing with a leg injury all season long. There is some speculation that he might miss his Sunday start so fantasy owners will...