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    AL Player Report - May 2, 2010

    Victor Martinez C (BOS) – Martinez is off to a slow start, posting a triple slash of .238/.307/.325 heading into last night’s contest with the Orioles. Those aren’t the numbers fantasy owners expected to see out of the consensus number...

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    NL Player Spotlight

    Jason Heyward – Heyward picked up the hat trick on Saturday by homering in his third straight game to give the rookie phenom 7 already in 2010. What else can you say about the Say Hey Kid? He’s walking in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 1st, 2010

    Jonathon Niese (SP—Mets) Now is about the time we should start paying some serious attention to Jon Niese. Certainly, the Phillies are paying attention after Friday's game where Niese pitched 7 strong innings, allowing just 1 ER, 4 hits, 1...

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    AL Player Notes - May 1, 2010

    Fausto Carmona - After starting the season with a 3-0 record and 2.96 ERA (despite a 13/12 K/BB mark), Fausto Carmona struggled against the Twins on Friday by allowing 6 ER in 6 innings of work. While he didn’t get...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 30th, 2010

    Wade LeBlanc: LeBlanc pitched another 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Thursday against the Brewers allowing just 8 hits and 0 BB’s, while striking out 6. The big jump in K Rate this season is the big news for LeBlanc as...

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    AL Player Report - April 30, 2010

    David Aardsma: Coming off of a breakout year in 2009, 38 saves in 42 opportunities, Aardsma has 8 saves in 9 chances this year. On the surface, those numbers would point to job security but consider that the combination of...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 29th, 2010

    Eric Chavez- OAK- Cold- With a GB% of 54.0% and a FB% of only 24.0%, it looks like Chavez may still have back problems plaguing him. He just is not getting enough loft in his batted balls. Chavez has yet...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 29, 2010

    Matt Capps (RP - Nationals) - Ask the average fan who is leading the majors in saves and there is no WAY they say Matt Capps (unless they live in Washington or they happen to play fantasy and have him on...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 29, 2010

    American League 11 Dustin Ackley SEA 2B A- Back-to-back multi-hit games then goes 1-for-10 to drop to .145 with no HR. 11:11 K:BB is about it. 12 Brett Wallace TOR 1B A- Off to great start with 8 HR in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 28th, 2010

    Edwin Jackson- ARI- Cold- Jackson got squashed yesterday at Coors Field, getting charged with 10 runs on 11 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 IP. At this point in the season it skews his stats way out of whack, but...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 28th, 2010

    Francisco Liriano (SP—Twins) Francisco Liriano completely dominated the Tigers on Tuesday night probably making them wish they had just stayed home. He came away with his 4th win of the year while pitching 8 innings of shutout ball, allowing 4...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 27, 2010

    Jeremy Bonderman (SP - DET) Jeremy Bonderman was relatively sharp last night against the Rangers allowing 4 runs in 5.2 IP on 6 hits and a BB with 3 Ks. I say relatively because Bonderman gave up 11 runs in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 27

    Jonathan Sanchez - Last night was certainly a contrast in styles, as the efficient Roy Halladay faced off against Jonathan Sanchez, who is anything but. Sanchez got the best of Halladay last night, although his 107 pitches only stretch through...

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    NL Player Spotlight - 4/24/2010

    Kyle Kendrick (SP-PHI) – Overall, the Phillies have a team to be reckoned with, but if there’s ever a weak spot, it’s the back end of the rotation (bullpen too?). Sunday, Kendrick allowed five runs over five innings, including a...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 26th, 2010

    Justin Masterson: On the surface it looks like Justin Masterson is taking some big steps forward. He’s improved his K Rate early in the season with 24 K’s in 19 IP and he’s even rolling more ground-balls with an incredible...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 3

    Domonic Brown - OF Phillies Guys like me love guys like this. There's usually a backlash in prospect circles against highly-athletic players. The assumption usually is that that you can't be an elite athlete and and a "baseball player" at...

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    NL Player Notes - April 25, 2010

    Chase Headley - The Padres’ third baseman continued his hot start to the season by collecting 3 Hits against the Reds Saturday afternoon. After struggling in the first half last season, Chase Headley’s production significantly increased after the All-Star break...

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    AL Player Report - April 25, 2010

    Nick Markakis OF (BAL) – Markakis currently has a career high K% of 22.2%. I don’t expect that to last. He isn’t chasing a lot of balls. In fact his chase percentage of 22% is currently 5 percentage points lower...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 24th, 2010

    John Maine (SP-Mets) John Maine left Friday night’s game against Atlanta after just 3.2 innings pitched. The cause: pain and spasms in his left elbow. Huh? Isn’t Maine a righty? Leave to a Met pitcher to find a way to...

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    A.L. Player Report - April 24, 2010

    Justin Smoak - The Smoak Monster made his major league debut Friday against the Tigers and finished 0-for-2 with 2 Walks. With Chris Davis in the minors after striking out in 35% of his ABs and hitting .188 with a...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 23rd, 2010

    Garrett Jones: Just as quickly as Garrett Jones started in the first 10 days of the season, he’s faded in the next 10 days. Jones is mired in a 3-19 slump with 6 K’s and 0 extra base hits over...

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    AL Player Report - April 23, 2010

    Travis Snider: It looks like the Blue Jays are going to give Snider an extended chance to show that he can handle major league pitching. In the small sample size of 2010, 57 PA, his skills have been a mixed...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 22, 2010

    April 22, 2010 - NL Fantistics Blog   1.  Jorge Cantu (1B / 3B - Marlins) - Who knew that Jorge Cantu would jump out of the gate as one of the hottest hitters in baseball for the month of...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 22, 2010

    Alex Gordon- KC- FYI- Gordon got his first homer of the season yesterday, and now has one in only 10 ABs, a far better ratio than his 6 homers in 164 major league ABs in 2009. Gordon is now 26...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 22, 2010

    National League 7 Mike Stanton FLA OF A Apparently he's feared - 0.31 EYE in AA last year, 1.08 in 2010 plus 1.055 OPS. 14 Dee Gordon LAD SS A- .341, but just 1 BB in 10 games. Raw, but...

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    AL Player Report - April 21, 2010

    Nelson Cruz - Nelson Cruz continued his torrid start to the season by going 2-for-4 with 3 Steals and 1 RBI on Tuesday against the Red Sox. Now hitting .333 with 7 HRs and 16 RBI, Cruz has an OPS...

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    NL Player Report - April 21, 2010

    Edison Volquez: Volquez tested positive for PED and was suspended for 50 games. He can only begin serving the suspension when he is eligible to come off of the 60-day-DL. Since he went on the DL before the season started,...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 20

    Randy Wells - Converted from catcher early in his Cub career, Randy Wells suffered through six-plus minor league seasons (and one rule V selection) to get to the point where he isn't really fighting for a rotation slot with the...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 20, 2010

    1. Casey Kotchman (1B - Mariners) - Three straight games with HRs for Casey Kotchman. That makes him 7-for-12 in XBH to start the season with 6 BB, a .367 OBP and a .963 OPS. Its been a few years...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 19, 2010

    Ike Davis(1B-NYM) – Reports this week have the Mets promoting Davis from Triple-A sometime in the next week. According to one report, should the Mets wait until after April 19,they would delay Davis’ free agent eligibility by a full year....

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    AL Daily Notes - April 19th, 2010

    Brian Matusz: After two outings against one of the best offenses in MLB (the Rays), Brian Matusz got a much more favorable matchup on Sunday pitching against the A’s in Oakland Coliseum. Matusz looked good, allowing just 3 ER’s on...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week #2

    Tyson Ross - RP Oakland A's It was a mild surprise that Tyson Ross came north with the A's, opening the season in Oakland's bullpen. The A's instructional staff tinkered with his landing area last year and that produced great...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - April 18

    Ubaldo Jimenez – Despite 6 walks through the first 5 innings, Ubaldo Jimenez buckled down and threw the first no-hitter in Rockies history by shutting down the Braves in Atlanta on Saturday evening. Jimenez finished the game with 7 strikeouts...

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    A.L. Player Report -- April 18, 2010

    Ben Zobrist 2B/OF (TB) – Zobrist is off to a slow start, and his plate discipline is the cause. Last season, Zobrist chased pitches just 19.3% of the time, which was about 6 percent less than the major league average....

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 17, 2010

    Zack Greinke (SP- KC) Zack Greinke continued his struggles last night in Minnesota allowing 4 runs, 2 earned, in 5 innings of work on 6 hits, 5 walks and 5 Ks. He drops to 0-2, 3.57, with a bulky 1.47...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 17th, 2010

    Carlos Silva (SP—Cubs) Baseball! It's an unpredictable game. As unpredictable as the stock market, an earthquake or my wife’s cooking (I pray she doesn't read this). And once again we take a lesson from baseball that we can apply to...