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    AL Player Notes - May 18

    Daisuke Matsuzaka – Dice-K continues to be one of the biggest free agent signing busts in recent memory. The right hander took the hill against the Yankees on Monday and proceeded to allow 7 ER in just 4 2/3 innings...

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    NL Player Report - May 19, 2010

    Hisanori Takahashi: With his kind of numbers out of the bullpen, 3.12 ERA and an 11.4 K/9 in 26 innings, it was only a matter of time before Takahashi got a shot at starting a game, this Friday at home...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 18th

    Mike Pelfrey - Pelfrey halted the Mets' skid last night, holding the Braves to two runs on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings, walking two and fanning three. Pelfrey's best asset is likely his ability to induce groundballs, and three...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 17, 2010

    follow me on Twitter for closer updates... @vtadave....and coming soon, prospect takes! Chris Carter (OF-NYM) – There are two Chris Carters in professional baseball right now. The “good one” plays for the A’s Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento, and this Chris...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 17th, 2010

    Joel Pineiro: Our own Thomas Massimo suggested Pineiro was due for some positive regression in this space earlier in the week and sure enough Pineiro tossed a complete game shutout on Sunday to get his numbers back in line. He...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - May 16, 2010

    Justin Smoak 1B (TEX) – As we’ve noted all along in this space since the Smoak call up, he should be owned in all leagues. That is still the case, despite the fact that Smoak entered yesterday’s contest with a...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 16th, 2010

    Starlin Castro: I was pretty negative on Castro’s fantasy value upon his call-up and as a Cubs fan I think this surprised some. Even after his magnificent debut, I was heeding caution. Castro’s skill-set is immense, but he’s only 20....

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 15, 2010

    David Ortiz has earned some swagger today after two beefy homeruns last night against the Tigers as part of a 4 RBI night. As we say here in the Commonwealth, not for nothing, but after being given his last rights...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 15th, 2010

    Carlos Lee (OF—Astros) Now this is just getting silly. Five games ago in a contest against San Diego, Carlos Lee hit his 2nd home run of the year and it finally appeared that his season long slump was about to...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 14th, 2010

    Ryan Zimmerman: Zimmerman was a one-man wrecking crew on Thursday night hitting 2 HR’s and driving in 6. At just 25 Zimmerman continues to show impressive improvements in his power. With the 2 HR’s on Thursday he’s up to 19...

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    AL Player Report - May 14, 2010

    Dustin Pedroia: Pedroia turns 27 years of age in August and has increased his power. 2008/2009/2010 AB’s 653/626/144, HR’s 17/15/7, and Doubles’ 54/48/13, with just some minor erosion is his plate skills, 2009/2010 BB%’s 10%/8% and Ct%’s 93%/87%. The tradeoff...

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    AL Player Report - May 14, 2010

    Dustin Pedroia: Pedroia turns 27 years of age in August and has increased his power. 2008/2009/2010 AB’s 653/626/144, HR’s 17/15/7, and Doubles’ 54/48/13, with just some minor erosion is his plate skills, 2009/2010 BB%’s 10%/8% and Ct%’s 93%/87%. The tradeoff...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 13th, 2010

    Randy Winn- NYA- Hot- Winn has been getting more playing time lately and producing. For the month of May He is hitting .316 in 8 games and has a whopping 2.50 Batting EYE. It’s doubtful that Winn can help in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 13, 2010

        1.  Mark Reynolds (3B - Diamondbacks) - .  Reynolds continues to struggle at the plate, going just 2-for-14 in the last 4 games with only one HR in the last 11 (or the last 38 AB).  In his first...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updaes - May 13, 2010

    American League 3 Carlos Santana CLE C AAA 8 H in last 5 G. 1.1 EYE overall with a .974 OPS. May debut in June. 6 Desmond Jennings TB OF AAA Just 30 AB due to wrist injury, but he's...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 12th, 2010

    Adrian Gonzalez- SD- FYI-A year ago Gonzalez had 10 homers and was about to go on an incredible tear, hitting another 10 before the end of May. That kind of run is highly unlikely in 2010 due to scheduling. Last...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 12th, 2010

    Matt Thornton (RP—White Sox) Nows the time to grab Matt Thornton as his stock has just risen. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen announced that the 9th inning duties will be split between Bobby Jenks and Thornton. Thornton has been superb...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 11th

    Casey McGehee - What I wrote two weeks ago about McGehee still stands: he has made tremendous strides this year in his power and control of the strike zone...so much so that I'm inclined to buy in. The AVG, however,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 11, 2010

    The Yankees recalled RHP Ivan Nova from AAA Scranton on Monday. The Yankees lost Nova to the Padres in the 2008 Rule V draft but the Padres opted to return him to NY. Since then he’s made the most of...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 10, 2010

    Andy LaRoche (3B-PIT) – It wasn’t a great day Sunday for LaRoche, who made two errors while going 1-for-4 at the plate. However, 2010 is shaping up to be LaRoche’s best season. The 26 year-old is batting a solid .307/.384/.432....

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    AL Daily Notes - May 10th, 2010

    Delmon Young: It’s been really quiet, but Delmon Young looks like he’s starting to put things together. Young’s cut his K Rate in half (down to 11%) and quadrupled his walk rate (up over 8%). Suddenly he’s sporting a relatively...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 5

    Eric Young Jr. – 2B/OF Rockies The Rockies recalled Eric Young Jr. on May 1 to replace the injured Brad Hawpe on their roster as the club searches for an answer to the struggles of Clint Barmes. Young has been...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - May 9, 2010

    Paul Konerko 1B (CHW) – What has gotten into Paul Konerko? He bopped his major league leading 13th HR last night. Not bad for a 34 YO slugger who is supposed to be in decline. Konerko’s HR/FB% has been pretty...

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    NL Player Report - May 9, 2010

    Nate Schierholtz: Schierholtz’s improved approach at the plate, 2008/2009 BB%’s 5%/10% and Ct%’s 80%/87%, has led to playing time and success, 1/5/.362 in 69 AB. With a 48% GB%, it is not surprising that his good power is unevenly distributed,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 8th

    Travis Snider - Snider is heating up, adding three more singles last night to make him 11-20 (with 5 XBH) in his last five games. Despite Snider's slow start to the year, his peripherals are loaded with positive signs. His...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 8th, 2010

    Starlin Castro (SS—Cubs) Just a little after 7PM ET, there was probably a mad dash by fantasy owners who jumped on their computers and frantically checked to see if Starlin Castro was available in their league. Chances are if you...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 7th, 2010

    Scott Olsen: Olsen was absolutely fantastic for the 3rd straight outing. He took a no-hitter through 7 and finished limiting the Braves to just 1 ER on 2 hits and 1 bb, while striking out 8. He now has posted...

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    AL Player Report - May 6, 2010

    Rajai Davis: Davis certainly knows how to steal a base, 11 swipes in 12 attempts, but without power, 1 home run in 103 AB and a 52% GB%, his approach at the plate, 5% BB% and an 81% Ct%, is...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 6, 2010

    Cliff Lee- SEA- Caution- Including the postseason last year, Lee threw a total of 4111 pitches. That is 750 more pitches than in any other season. He hit the 110+ pitch barrier 20 times. His previous high in that category...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 6, 2010

    May 6, 2010 - NL Fantistics Blog   1.  Dexter Fowler (OF - Rockies) - Dexter Fowler has largely been a disappointment through the first 5 weeks of the season, but he is coming around.  He's 5-for-19 through the first...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 6, 2010

    American League 28 Hank Conger LAA C B+ .299/.365/.507 and there's more power to come I think. Solid 85% CT%. 36 Ryan Westmoreland BOS OF B Reportedly making very good progress, but we simply don't know much about this injury...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 5th, 2010

    Rich Harden (SP—Rangers) Rich Harden is one of those pitchers who seems to be developing a case of Ollie-itis. You know, Oliver Perez disease where you never know if “Good Ollie” or “Bad Ollie” will show up. While I hate...

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    NL Player Report - May 5, 2010

    Seth Smith: Despite only hitting, .204 in 58 PA, Smith is showing outstanding power, 4 home runs and 2 doubles. Last year he proved not to be helpless against LHP, 3/10/.259 in 69 PA, so if his depressed .139 BHIP%...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 4th

    Michael Bourn - Bourn singled, doubled, walked, and stole a base yesterday in a 9-1 loss. He definitely has the Juan Pierre 2.0 skill set down pat, which will make him an asset when he's hitting over .300 and...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 3, 2010

    Scott Hairston (OF-SD) – Hairston was 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs, a pair of RBI, and two stolen bases Sunday against the Brewers. He’s now batting .271/.357/.542 in a muddled outfield situation. Will Venable and Kyle Blanks have...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 3rd, 2010

    Ben Zobrist: Zobrist went 0-4 on Sunday, dropping his batting average down to .253. Given how seemingly “out of nowhere” his 2009 campaign was, owners are certainly going to have their concerns about Zobrist’s slow start, so lets dig in....