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    AL Player Spotlight - July 11, 2010

    Brian Bannister gets the White Sox tonight and that hasn’t been good news in the course of his career. This year Bannister is 1-2 in 3 starts vs. the White Sox, with a 9.69 ERA, allowing 22 hits and 7...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 9th, 2010

    Ian Stewart: After a blistering start to the season that saw Stewart hit .293/.386/.520 in April, Stewart has failed to post an OPS above .720 in either May or June. A closer look at the peripherals through the first 3...

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    AL Player Report - July 8, 2010

    Andy Oliver: Although the Orioles got to him in his 3rd start, 5 ER in just 1.2 innings, Oliver’s skills have been good, 7.2 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, and a 42% GB% in 13.2 innings. The dominance is just a continuation...

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    NL Player Spotlight - Juily 8, 2010

    Matt Holliday (OF - Cardinals) - Holliday is really streaking heading into the all-star break. Another 2 HR last night and an overall 4-for-5 performance gives him a .318 avg and .423 OBP for July with 3 HR, 19 TB,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 8, 2010

    Tommy Hunter – The Rangers’ portly right hander draws yet another weak-hitting lineup when he toes the rubber against the Orioles today. Through his first six starts, Hunter has been lights out, allowing just 8 ER in more than 36...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 7th, 2010

    Scott Kazmir (SP—Angels) When the Angels left John Lackey walk this past off-season, I think that they felt relatively secure knowing that Scott Kazmir could pick up the Lackey slack. But as unimpressive as Lackey has been this season for...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 7th, 2010

    Matt Diaz- ATL- Hot- Diaz had his best game of his injury-impacted season, going 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and an RBI. This raised his season average to the Mendoza line. Diaz has been a .300 hitter in...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 8, 2010

    American League 5 Desmond Jennings TB OF A Hits first HR on 6/29. .371 OBP and 20 SB and likely Crawford's 2011 replacement. 6 Mike Trout LAA OF A Only hitting .350 in July to knock him down to .364/.447/.533...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 6th

    Mike Pelfrey - After another 13 baserunners in 4 2/3 yesterday, I think it's time to throw out the caution flag on Mike Pelfrey. In his last five starts Pelfrey has gone 28 1/3 innings while allowing 43 hits. He's...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 6, 2010

    Matt Garza is among the biggest active Red Sox killers going (2-1, 2.74 in 6 starts vs. the Sox, in 42.2 IP last year) but the bear got him last night. Garza gave up 4 runs in 3 IP last...

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    NL Daily Spotlight - July 5, 2010

    Yovani Gallardo (SP-MIL) – Oh boy. If you were watching Sunday’s Brewers game and you saw Gallardo grab his side after throwing a pitch in the third innings, you know right away – oblique. The 24 year-old Gallardo has been...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 5th, 2010

    Michael Cuddyer: I recently fielded a question on twitter (now seems like a good time to self-promote if you haven’t been following me on Twitter why not? Free and timely baseball information and I’ll take questions via twitter and respond!...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 12

    Brett Lawrie – Second Base Milwaukee Brewers The Brewers Brett Lawrie may already be, at 20 years old, the best second base prospect in the minors, especially from a fantasy standpoint where you can throw out his defensive limitations. Except...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 4, 2010

    Tommy Hunter SP (TEX) - Hunter improved to 5-0 last night, but I have doubts about him moving forward. Entering the game he had a K/9 of 5.22 and K/BB ratio of 2.13 which is something you’d expect out of...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 4, 2010

    Tim Hudson – The Braves’ right hander faces the Marlins this afternoon, bringing an impressive 2.37 ERA and 8-3 record into his start. Unfortunately for Hudson’s fantasy owners and the Braves, the crafty veteran is benefiting from a ton of...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 3rd, 2010

    Rafael Furcal (SS-Dodgers) Once players start to become labeled as injury prone, it’s sometimes difficult to embrace that player going forward. Sometimes it’s more of a headache to worry about that player day to day than the actually results he...

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    AL Player Spotlight - July 3rd

    Howie Kendrick - I'm starting to see some positives with Kendrick, who put up a 301/342/451 line for the month of June. His HR/FB ratio is moving up, and he's made some huge strides in cutting his swinging strike%. He...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 2nd, 2010

    Travis Wood: We’ve now seen two rookies get the call before Aroldis Chapman in the Reds rotation and both of them have proven deserving of the shot during their first major league start. Wood shut out the Cubs for 7...

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    NL Player Spotlight - July 1, 2010

    Wandy Rodriguez (SP - Astros) - It just happened to work out that I was scheduled to write the day after Wandy pitched (seriously, coincidence only). While its been a tough year for Wandy fans, he was able to show...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 1, 2010

    Keep in mind, I'm continuing to add 2010 draftees to the list, but only after they sign a contract. That's why you're not seeing Bryce Harper and others on he list. On Harper, there's a very good chance he debuts...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - July 1, 2010

    Michael Saunders OF (SEA) - Saunders has flashed decent power (6 HR in 39 games), but I am critical of his ability to contribute to fantasy teams the rest of the season. He is striking out too much (33.3% of...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 30, 2010

    Felix Hernandez – The Seattle right hander will try to build off his recent string of strong performances when he faces the Yankees in New York today. Hernandez has worked at least 8 innings and allowed 2 runs or fewer...

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    NL Player Report - June 30, 2010

    Randy Wolf: Wolf has been a big disappointment, 5-7 with a 4.92 ERA, and his declining skill set is the reason, 2009.2010 K/9’s 6.7/5.3, BB/9’s 2.4/4.6, and GB%’s 40%/41%. He has been getting killed by the HR ball, 18 allowed...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 29

    Tim Hudson - Hudson made it 5/6 in quality starts for the month yesterday, shutting out the Nationals over seven innings of work in a 5-0 win. Hudson is riding a GB% of close to 70 and his best velocity...

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    NL Daily Spotlight - June 28, 2010

    Jenrry Mejia (SP-NYM) – As you probably know, Mejia was sent to Double-A Binghamton to build up his pitch count in order to help the Mets out later in the year as a starter. Mejia posted a 3.25 ERA with...

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    AL Daily Notes, June 28th 2010

    Trevor Cahill: It looks like I was a bit conservative in my love for Trevor Cahill earlier in the year when I noted I didn’t think the K’s would come around enough that he’d be mixed league worthy. Well a...

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    AL Daily Spotlight - June 27, 2010

    Carl Pavano (SP-MIN) – Pavano is a guy the Mets could have easily signed over the winter, an after Saturday, they’re probably wishing they had. Pavano spun a three-hit shutout against the Amazin’s, walking just one while striking out four....

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    AL Daily Notes, June 27th 2010

    Brandon Morrow: It’s time to start taking Brandon Morrow very seriously. I’ve been skeptical that Morrow could ever consistently command the strike zone but hat tip to our own Mike Leone who has stood by him all year. Morrow’s K...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 26, 2010

    Doug Fister – The Seattle right hander will come off the DL today (shoulder fatigue) and face the Brewers in Milwaukee. Fister has been a pleasant surprise for the Mariners and his fantasy owners this season, posting a 2.45 ERA...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 25th, 2010

    Matt Cain: Paul has been all over Matt Cain as a risk due to the high pitch counts and whether Thursday’s outing was due to some fatigue or quite simply some unsustainable peripherals (.238 BABIP, 80% LOB%) that came into...

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    AL Player - Report June 25, 2010

    AJ Burnett: Besides being wildly inconsistent, there is also a noticeable drop in Burnett’s skills, 2007/2008/2009/2010 K/9’s 9.6/9.4/8.5/6.6, BB/9’s 3.6/3.5/4.2/3.5, and GB%’s 55%/49%/43%/47%. In the past, he was able to compensate for his shaky control with dominance and the ability...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 24, 2010

    Melky Cabrera (OF - Braves) - Melky had an atrocious start to the season and was quickly written-off. But the Melk-Man has quietly put together a nice June and, if you look at his numbers since May 1st, they really...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 24, 2010

    Scott Kazmir – You might notice that Scott Kazmir, who takes the hill against the Dodgers tonight, has won 5 of his last 6 starts and lowered his ERA from 6.09 on May 22nd to “just” 5.08 as of today....

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 24, 2010

    American League 2 Carlos Santana CLE C A A true beast: 1.300 OPS in first 28 ab with 3:7 K:BB. Playing every day. 6 Desmond Jennings TB OF A .313 in June through 6/21, but 0 HR on the year...

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    NL Player Spotlight - 6/23

    Jamie Moyer- PHI- Hot- Moyer gave up 1 run on 2 hits in 8 IP last night, walking 1 and striking out 5. He has enjoyed good luck this year, with a .236 BHIP, but he has also made some...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 23rd, 2010

    Jose Bautista (3B—Blue Jays) Jose Bautista knocked a couple of more home runs on Tuesday which brings his season total up to twenty. Did anyone see this coming pre-season? Because, I'm stupefied by how he keeps knocking them out of...