All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 108

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 22

    Jason Castro - Jason Castro is the new starting catcher for the Astros, which now gives them arguably six position players that might warrant ownership depending on league size and style. I say arguably not only because you could argue...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 22, 2010

    Mariano Rivera told the Post he’d be willing to accept a one-year deal to continue his career with the Bombers. The question whether the Yankees should consider it. The answer to that question is clearly yes. Mo's K rate is...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 21, 2010

    Ian Kennedy (SP - Diamondbacks) - Kennedy was cruising until the D-Backs sent him out for the 7th inning. After pitching near-flawless (and scoreless) baseball through six innings, Kennedy allowed 3 ER in the 7th before being removed with a...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 21, 2010

    Travis Snider (OF - Blue Jays) - Snider is likely out of action until at least the All-Star break. He has a sprained wrist, but news out of the Blue Jays front office indicated they will take things slow with...

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    NL Player Spotlight - 6/20

    Ted Lilly- CHC- Cold- With a .208 BHIP headed into yesterday’s contest, Lilly had been blessed by good luck. Regression to the mean may have raised its ugly head as he gave up 8 runs (6 earned) on 9 hits...

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    AL Player Spotlight - 6/20

    Curtis Granderson (OF - Yankees) - Not sure if its premature to say that Granderson has turned the corner, but he is certainly well on his way to getting his power back. With another HR yesterday, he now has 4...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - June 19, 2010

    David Ortiz DH (BOS) – After a tough April, I really thought Ortiz was done, particularly since he fared so terribly on fastballs, and it seemed like opposing pitchers knew it. Clearly, I was wrong and Ortiz was not done,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 19th, 2010

    Troy Tulowitzki (SS—Rockies) After getting hit on the wrist on Thursday, an MRI revealed a fractured wrist for Troy Tulowitzki. It wasn't the news that Tulowitzki owners wanted to hear as he was placed on the 15-DL and is expected...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 18th, 2010

    Ubaldo Jimenez: I tweeted earlier this week that I thought Jimenez may be on the verge of hitting a rough patch (rough is a very relative term for Ubaldo). We’ve touched on some of the early season abuse Jimenez has...

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    AL Player Report - June 18, 2010

    Brett Cecil: Although there is some luck behind Cecil’s good surface numbers, 7-3, 3.58 ERA, 7% HR/FB%, and a depressed .194 BHIP%, there are also good skills, 6.5 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, and a 44% GB%. Cecil turns 24 years of...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 10, 2010

    CJ Wilson- TEX- Cold- I was in Sun Life Stadium Tuesday night and got to see Wilson up close and personal. He managed to qualify for quality start, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits over 6IP while striking out 6....

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    NL Daily Player Spotlight - June 17, 2010

    Roy Oswalt SP (HOU) – At first glance I’m tempted to say that Oswalt is likely to regress as his K/9 heading into last night’s start were 8.65 after having a K/9 of 7.12 or lower in each of the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 16th, 2010

    Conor Jackson (A's—Oakland) What was once a very promising career has slide off the tracks and Conor Jackson will now find himself playing the outfield for the Oakland A's after he was traded on Tuesday. There are pluses and minuses...

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    NL Player Report - June 16, 2010

    John Maine: Maine, who has been out since May 20th with a shoulder injury, is scheduled to make his final rehab start today and if all goes well he should be back in the Mets starting rotation next week. In...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 15

    Ryan Braun - Braun singled and homered last night, driving in 5 in the 12-2 win over LA. Braun has certainly made strides in his plate discipline over the past three years, increasing his walk rate while cutting his K...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 15, 2010

    Chris Tillman SP (BAL) - As I suggested after Tillman’s ’10 debut, he is likely to have little fantasy value this season. The early numbers on Tillman, as he pushed his ERA to 8.40 after last night’s start, are he...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 14, 2010

    Chad Qualls (RP-ARI) – Another appearance, another blown save for Qualls on Sunday, this time against the Cardinals. Qualls allowed three runs in the ninth to allow St. Louis to tie the game, but that now leaves Qualls with an...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 14th, 2010

    Delmon Young: Delmon Young just keeps on trucking. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games on Sunday with a 3 run HR, his 8th on the season, and is now posting his 2nd consecutive month with an OPS above...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - June 13, 2010

    Austin Jackson OF (DET) – Jackson went 2-5 last night to raise his average to .308. I’d be willing to bet a lot that his average come year’s end will not be over .300. It’s doubtful that his 29.5 LD%...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 13, 2010

    Stephen Strasburg – The Nationals’ phenom draws the Indians this afternoon looking to follow up his major league debut performance when he whiffed 14 Pirates in 7 innings of 2-run ball. The Indians’ offense is putrid this season but comes...

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    AL Player Spotlight - 6/12/10

    Austin Kearns (OF - Indians) - Well, it took 8 years but Austin Kearns is finally producing fantasy results. Ok, that wasn't fair to Austin, you, or your fantasy team from 2002. But in all fairness, Kearns is on a...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 12th, 2010

    R.A. Dickey (SP—Mets) I'm not sure if there is a more delicate way to say this, but I am becoming a big fan of R.A. Dickey. Dickey improved to 4-0 on the season, pitching seven strong innings against Baltimore, allowing...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 11th, 2010

    Jhoulys Chacin: Chacin lost for the 3rd straight time and 5th time in his last 6 starts on Thursday as he allowed 4 hits, 3 BB’s, and 4 ER’s over 6 innings against the Astros. Chacin continues to rack up...

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    AL Player Report - June 11, 2010

    Nick Blackburn: Even with a good control/ground ball package, 1.9 BB/9 and a 47% GB%, Blackburn’s complete lack of dominance, 2.3 K/9, is leading to a 5.21 ERA. His previous work, 2008/2009 K/9’s 4.5/4.3, offers some of hope of better...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 10, 2010

    Justin Masterson- CLE- Hot- Last night might have been a heaping helping of regression to the mean for Masterson. He carried a .368 BHIP into last night’s start, where he shut out the Red Sox on 2 hits and 2...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 10, 2010

    Colby Rasmus (OF - Cardinals) - Rasmus has been held out of the lineup for 3 straight games with a sore calf, but the Cardinals expect him to be back on Friday for the start of the series against the...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 10, 2010

    Baseball held it's annual player draft this week, and as you may have heard, the Nationals didn't go the cheap route, selecitng Bryce Harper with their second consecutive #1 overall pick. In baseball history, no team has ever added this...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 9th, 2010

    Stephen Strasburg- WAS- Rookie- Talk about living up to the hype. Strasburg wasn’t perfect in his major league debut, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 7 IP, but he was close enough, striking out 14 batters and walking...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 9th, 2010

    Zack Greinke (SP—Royals) So far, Zack Greinke’s season hasn’t been the kind of year that we would expect having come off a Cy Young award. Yes, the record is pretty sad at 1-8 but we can probably say that that...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 8, 2010

    A.J. Pierzynski earns 10- and -5 status next Monday, which comes complete with a trade veto power the White Sox may be reluctant to grant, even though he also become a free agent this fall. A.J. may have softened the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 8th

    Dan Haren - Haren couldn't pick up a 2nd straight quality start last night against Atlanta, but he did manage to pick up the win with a 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER effort. Haren's scuffles have been discussed ad nauseum...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 7th, 2010

    Nick Markakis: Markakis has been a huge disappointment this year and a close look at his peripherals reveals a 3rd straight year of declining ISO and SB attempts. His plate patience skills are still good (.97 EYE, 19% LD Rate),...

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    NL Daily Spotlight - June 8, 2010

    Mike Stanton (OF-FLA) – Astute fantasy owners in Yahoo leagues may have noticed that Stanton is actually available in the Yahoo database. If he’s yet to be picked up in your league, he’s certainly a guy worth a short. Sure,...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 9

    Casey Kelly - Starting Pitcher Boston Red Sox The Red Sox 2008 first round pick wanted to explore his two-way capabilities for a while, but finally arrived at the conclusion himself this past winter that his future was on the...

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    NL Player Notes - June 6, 2010

    Casey McGehee – After a torrid start to the season, Casey McGehee has cooled off lately, posting just a .205/.222/.472 slash line in the past 14 days with 0 HR and 3 RBI. After recording a .946 OPS in April...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - June 6, 2010

    Delmon Young OF (MIN) - I’m joining Drew on his island; Delmon Young has a good chance for a nice second half breakout. At age 24, he is showing some serious improvements in important areas of his game. For starters,...