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    NL Daily Notes - April 16th, 2010

    Seth Smith: Smith entered the season as the deepest sleeper in the Colorado OF largely due to playing time concerns. As the 4th OF in an OF with young players that need playing time like Dexter Fowler and Carlos Gonzalez...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 15th, 2010

    Joel Pineiro- LAA- Hot- After yesterday’s start, Pineiro’s GB% stands at 67.5%. His BABIP is at .245. This explains his 2.77 ERA. The odds of both of those factors being sustained are low. Pineiro’s performance will probably deteriorate. Joba Chamberlain-...

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    4/15 NL Fantistics Blog

    Geovany Soto (Catcher - Cubs) - Soto "broke out" of his slump to begin the 2010 season with his first HR of the year. It also was just his 3rd hit of the year, hitting just .176 through 17 AB....

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 15, 2010

    American League 4 Kyle Drabek TOR SP A Probably has a better arm than most Jays on the current staff. A June debut seems likely. 5 Neftali Feliz TEX SP A He's the new Texas closer, but Frank Francisco still...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 14th, 2010

    Chad Billingsley- LAD- Caution- Billingsley’s usage patterns and his performance over the past couple of seasons raise some red flags. In 2008, his first full season as a starter, he sparkled, posting a 3.14 ERA and striking out more than...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 14th, 2010

    Bobby Abreu (OF—Angels) It wasn’t enough to overcome a 6 run deficit and ruin opening day at Yankee stadium, but Bobby Abreu’s 9th inning grand slam did provide a little suspense in a game that was otherwise dominated by the...

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    AL Player Report - April 13th 2010

    David Ortiz (DH-BOS) - Monday David Ortiz denied a report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he is playing with an injured left wrist. Ortiz was 0- for -4 against the Royals with 4 strikeouts on Sunday and he didn't look...

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    NL Player Report - April 13th

    Everth Cabrera - There's no questioning Cabrera's raw speed, but you could certainly question everything else about him. Cabrera had a mere handful of AB's above A-ball before last year's decent showing in San Diego, but the decency was masked...

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    NL Player Report - April 12, 2010

    Roy Halladay (SP-PHI) – The Astros are quickly becoming the laughingstock of the National League, but whenever a pitcher goes the distance this early in the season, it’s worth mentioning. Halladay allowed one unearned run on seven hits with an...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 12th, 2010

    Kendry Morales: Morales is off to a slow start this season hitting just .222 through the first week of the season with 5 K’s and 0 BB’s in his first 27 AB’s. The interesting thing about Morales’ breakout season last...

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    NL Player Report - April 11

    Brad Hawpe - Hawpe is now 5-9 with 2 2B's and 2 HR's in the past two games after a couple of solo shots off of Mat Latos last night. At age 31 this year, Hawpe is probably a touch...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 1

    Aroldis Chapman - SP Cincinnati Reds This 21-year-old Cuban defector probably played a pretty big role in many fantasy drafts around the country last month and for many it will be interesting to revisit this spring's distribution in a couple...

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    AL Daily Report - April 11, 2010

    Miguel Cabrera 1B (DET) – A couple of days ago, Tom commented on Cabrera’s potential to 40 HR. While it’s tough to believe that Miggy hasn’t hit the 40 HR mark in his 6 full seasons, I certainly agree with...

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    AL Player Report - April 10

    Gio Gonzalez - Gonzalez looked great in his 2010 debut against the Angels last night, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings, walking only one while fanning six. Gonzalez had two critical issues that primarily influenced his subpar...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 10th, 2010

    Chipper Jones (3B—Braves) Let's start this blurb off on the right foot and establish that Chipper Jones is an excellent ball player. He's a career .307 hitter with 427 home runs and a lifetime OBP of .406. He will more...

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    NL Player Report - April 9th, 2010

    Jay Bruce: Bruce is off to a tough start going just 1-12 in the first series against the Cardinals and having struck out 3 times without drawing a walk. I’m a really big believer in Bruce for 2010 and believe...

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    AL Player Report - April 9, 2010

    Brandon Wood: After a 0-12 with 5 K’s start, Wood was not in the starting lineup last night. In his third season in Triple-A Wood, showed some growth in his contact skills, 2007/2008/2009 Ct%’s 72%/74%/79%, but that has yet to...

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    A. L. Player Report- 4/8/10

    Evan Longoria- TB- Hot Player- Longoria is on pace to shatter the home run record with 162 long balls this year. Yeah, it’s an old and bad joke, but someone had to do it. Longoria won’t keep up at pace...

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    A.L. Player Report - April 7, 2010

    Dallas Braden – Where did THIS come from? In his first start of the season, Braden struck out 10 Mariners in 7 innings while yielding just 1 ER on 4 Hits. With a career K/9 of 5.68 and a fastball...

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    NL Player Report - April 7, 2010

    Franklin Morales: It is looking like Huston Street will be out for a least the entire month of April, which gives Morales a shot to rack up some saves. No matter how good his strike out/ground ball package looks, 9.2...

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    NL Player Report - April 6th

    Ubaldo Jimenez - After bumping up his average fastball velocity to 96.1 in 2009, Jimenez was throwing 96-99 consistently on Opening Day against the Brewers. Although he did allow a handful (plus a few) of singles, Jimenez only walked one...

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    NL Player Report - April 5, 2010

    Blake DeWitt (2B-LAD) – We already know DeWitt has won the second base job, beating out Ronnie Belliard and Jamey Carroll, but now we also now know that this won’t be a platoon situation, at least initially. DeWitt will get...

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    A.L. Player Report - April 5th, 2010

    Alberto Callaspo: Callaspo will be on the opening day roster but with the Royals concerned about his right abdominal injury the Royals will withhold him from the opening day lineup against RH Justin Verlander. Callaspo, a switch hitter, has just...

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    N.L. Player Report -- April 4, 2010

    Happy Opening Night! Hunter Pence -- With Lance Berkman on the disabled list to begin the season, Pence will hit third in Houston’s lineup instead of his usual fifth spot. The change could provide short-term gains in RBI and Runs....

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    A.L. Player Report -- April 4, 2010

    Rich Harden SP (TEX) – Not that the Ballpark at Arlington does any pitcher favors, but it should especially negatively affect Harden. One of Harden’s biggest weaknesses is his propensity to give up the long ball. While his FB% for...

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    Preseason Prep - March 13, 2009

    Blue Jays Bullpen - The season-ending injury suffered by Joe Nathan has send tsunami warnings to baseball shores far and wide this week, with waves starting to wash ashore at Jay's camp. The Twins have reportedly expressed interest in Jason...

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    2010 Preseason Prep - March 6, 2010

    Cardinals SS - Brendan Ryan continues to progress. Ryan will take soft toss on Monday with hopes of seeing live BP the following week. That schedule would have him seeing game action in the third week of March. Tony La...

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    2010 Preseason Prep - February 27, 2010

    Blue Jays Rotation : The post-Halladay era begins in Toronto with intense focus on the three prospects acquired in exchange for the face of the franchise this offseason. Pitcher Kyle Drabek, first-baseman-to-be Brett Wallace, and catcher Travis d'Arnaud are expected...

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    Fantasy Baseball Projections - The Difference

    "Are all Fantasy Baseball Projections and Rankings the same and or more beneficial than ADP?" Fantistics Player Projections has utilized a time tested forecasting algorithm that has allowed it to maintain its status as a leader in fantasy baseball...

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    AL Player Spotlight - October 4th, 2009

    Carlos Quentin (OF—White Sox) Carlos Quentin finished off the season with a fairly strong September, hitting 6 home runs for the month. After struggling a good portion of the year with injuries, Quentin’s .239 batting average was much lower than...

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    National League Player Report - October 4, 2009

    Garrett Atkins: The complete decline of a power hitter to a back up or minor leaguer has been completed for Atkins, 2007/2008/2009 AB’s 605/611/351, Doubles’ 35/32/12, Home Runs’ 25/21/9, and Averages’ .301/.286/.228. Without any real change in his approach at...

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    AL Player Spotlight - October 3, 2009

    David Ortiz (DH – Red Sox) After months of debating whether or not David Ortiz was cooked, he has very quietly put together 4 consecutive very strong months to finish the season. If you remove Big Papi’s remarkably futile April...

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    NL Player Report - October 3, 2009

    Drew Stubbs: After hitting just 3 home runs in 411 Triple-A AB, it is surprising that Stubbs has blasted 8 home runs in 172 AB. With just 5 doubles, the power does seem fluky for the soon-to-be 25-year-old, but with...

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    NL Daily Notes - October 2nd, 2009

    Felipe Paulino: Paulino’s stuff is always tantalizing, but his issues with command usually impede his success. This was not the case on Thursday night as Paulino walked 3 in 5 innings, but was able to pitch around the walks, allowing...

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    AL Player Report - October 2, 2009

    Brian Duensing: Duensing numbers’, 5-2 with a 3.66 ERA, look much better than the numbers that a rookie with his skills, 5.8 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, and a 46%GB, should be producing. A 75% Strand Rate and a depressed 7% HR/FB%...

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    AL Player Spotlight- October 1, 2009

    Michael Young- TEX- Hot- Young has bounced back since returning from his latest bout of hamstring troubles. This has been the first season that he has been seriously impacted by injuries, playing only 133 games so far. Still he has...