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    AL Daily Notes - September 7th, 2009

    Luke Hochevar: Anthony Perri highlighted Hochevar’s inability to bear down and get big outs and this was once again the case on Sunday. Hochevar was blasted for 7 ER’s on 9 hits and 2 BB’s in just 3 2/3 innings....

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 6th, 2009

    John Lackey (SP—Angels) John Lackey walked away with a tough luck no-decision on Saturday as he scattered 6 hits, allowed 1 ER over 9 innings, walking none and striking out 4. Lackey has put together a solid season albeit not...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 5th, 2009

    Freddy Garcia: With reports of severely declining velocity and multiple teams passing on Garcia after showcases earlier this season, I was pretty skeptical of his return to the White Sox rotation; but after four starts things look pretty good for...

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    NL Player Report - September 4, 2009

    Jimmy Rollins: While his .244 batting average is a disappointment, it is hard to argue with the power/speed package, 17 home runs and 25 steals that Rollins is providing from the middle infield slot. As Rollins is now on the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 4, 2009

    Jeremy Hermida (OF – Marlins) Jeremy Hermida left Wednesday night’s game with a strained intercoastal muscle. He is likely to miss a game or two at the minimum. I can’t quite figure out what to make of Hermida. In ’09...

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    AL Player Report - September 4, 2009

    Carlos Quentin: After breaking out big-time last year, 36/100/.288 in 480 AB, it has been an injury-filled, disappointing year for Quentin, 15/35/.226 in .265 AB. With his approach at the plate remaining relatively stable, 2008/2009 BB%’s 12%/9% and Ct%’s 83%/84%,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 3rd, 2009

    Carlos Beltran (OF—Mets) Could things be turning around for the Mets? Not enough to make a bit of difference at anything resembling a playoff run, but maybe a few positive signs to salvage what is left of an abysmal season....

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - September 3, 2009

    This is the last of the prospect updates for 2009, so I hope you enjoyed the future. As always, feel free to email me with comments/suggestions: dregan@fantistics.com American League 28 Lars Anderson BOS 1B B+ Not that great before the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 3, 2009

    Jarrod Washburn (SP – Tigers) It is being reported that a bum knee is a potential reason for why Jarrod Washburn has a 6.81 ERA since becoming a member of the Tigers. I think I have a better idea as...

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    AL Player Spotlight - 9-2-09

    Chris Davis (1B - Rangers) - We recommended Chris Davis as a pickup when he was called-up and Hank Blalock was relegated to bench duty. So far, its proving to be a fruitful call if you made the claim. Davis...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 2, 2009

    Tony Abreu (2B – Diamondbacks) Tony Abreu was shipped off to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. After missing all of ’08, Abreu has done a nice job at salvaging some of his prospect status with a .351 / .382 / .609...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Jason Bartlett - A pair of singles and a double cap off a scintillating August for Bartlett, as his triple slash stats for the month read 343/435/535. You can put me in the seemingly small camp that believes that a...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 31, 2009

    Juan Gutierrez (RP-ARI) – You’ll probably have more news on this by the time this is published, but Chad Qualls could be headed for the DL with a dislocated kneecap. We’ll see what the MRI reveals, but should Qualls have...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 31st, 2009

    Ryan Rowland-Smith: Rowland-Smith stayed hot with his 4th quality start in his last 5 outings, unfortunately a continued lack of run support has left him 0-1 in these 5 starts. Rowland-Smith hasn’t been a particularly exciting fantasy asset in the...

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    NL Player Spotlight

    Barry Zito - Zito tossed his third straight quality start and ninth straight outing giving up three runs or less in beating the Rockies last night 5-3. Zito is showing his best velocity since 2005 and his best control since...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 30th, 2009

    Scott Kazmir (SP—Angels) The Angels seem to have acquired Scott Kazmir at the right time. He’s been on a fairly good roll of late and seems to have found some consistency that he was lacking prior to his visit to...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 29, 2009

    Andrew Bailey (RP – Athletics) Andrew Bailey re-aggravated a knee injury in Thursday night’s game. Bailey made very little out of the injury, as he has been dealing with it all season long. However, we are approaching the point in...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 28th, 2009

    Vicente Padilla: Padilla found the transition to the NL to be a favorable one, even pitching in Colorado. Padilla allowed 6 hits and 1 BB in 5 innings of work, but limited the Rockies to just 2 ER’s. He struck...

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    AL Player Report - August 28, 2009

    Francisco Liriano: It looks like Liriano, who is on the DL with an elbow injury, is done for the year. Back in 2006, at the young age of 22, Liriano looked like the next great pitcher in baseball, 12-3 with...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 27th, 2009

    Marc Rzepczynski has moved up through the Blue Jays system pretty much under the radar. Although considered to be a prospect before the start of the season, everyone including us had him outside of the top 5 prospects in the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 27th, 2009

    Oliver Perez (SP--Mets) It's like some scene out of an Agatha Christie mystery novel where several characters are in a mansion and one by one they keep disappearing until only a few remain. Such is the Mets season and the...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 27, 2009

    Note: Stephen Strasburg will be headling this year's Arizona Fall League play. Be sure to get out there if you get the chance. American League 4 Justin Smoak TEX 1B A Just .240 in 183 AAA at-bats. .930 OPS in...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 26, 2009

    Brett Myers (RP – Phillies) Just a reminder that Brett Myers is still on schedule to join the Phillies bullpen on September 1st. Myers has reportedly been throwing around 93-94 MPH in his rehab appearances. Before landing on the DL...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Randy Ruiz - Ruiz chalked up another three hits yesterday, including his fourth homer in 46 AB's, as the Jays fell to Tampa 12-7. Ruiz may have over 4500 minor league plate appearances, but don't be fooled into thinking he...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 24, 2009

    Angel Pagan (OF-NYM) – Corey Sullivan / Pagan / Jeff “.299 OBP” Francoeur isn’t quite the outfield the Mets had in mind this spring, but that’s what the Mets trotted out there on Sunday. Perhaps worse (if that’s possible) was...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 24th, 2009

    Scott Feldman: Feldman hasn’t drawn as much attention as a 13-4, 3.87 ERA line would suggest, largely because prior to this August, the peripherals have been underwhelming. Feldman was a GB specialist whose GB Rate was barely eclipsing 45% (good…...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 23rd, 2009

    Brian Roberts (2B—Orioles) Brian Roberts had his hitting streak come to an end at 12 games on Saturday going 0 for 3 with 2 walks and a stolen base. He had been batting .385 over that span with 5 home...

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    NL Player Report - August 23, 2009

    Pedro Martinez: Martinez gets a chance for revenge against the team who didn’t resign him when he faces the Mets today. In 8 innings with Phillies, Pedro has fanned 9 batters and walked just 1. While 8 innings is not...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 22, 2009

    Neftali Feliz (RP – Rangers) The Rangers have rolled out an explicit plan designed to limit the amount of innings Neftali Feliz will pitch this year. This is probably a good move from an organizational and future performance standpoint, but...

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    NL Player Report - August 22, 2009

    Chris Volstad: Despite having his surface numbers decline in his sophomore year, 6-2 with a 2.88 ERA in his rookie season vs. 9-9 with a 4.61 ERA this year, Volstad’s skills have improved, 2008/2009 K/9’s 5.6/6.2, BB/9’s 3.8/3.0, and GB%’s...

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    AL Player Report - August 21, 2009

    Bill Hall: According to Manger Don Wakamatsu, the newly acquired Hall will see playing time all around the infield, which would boost his value if he qualifies for MI in your fantasy format. With the season that Hall was having...

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    AL Player Spotlight- August 20, 2009

    Ivan Rodriguez- TEX- Hot- Pudge’s return to the Rangers was a smashing success at the plate. He went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored. The crowd was definitely behind him and that may have helped. In the longer...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 20th, 2009

    Bobby Parnell (SP—Mets) Well, this wasn’t how the script was supposed to play out. The way it’s supposed to go is if you pitch poorly and then you follow it up with an outstanding performance, your next start is supposed...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 19, 2009

    American League 4 Justin Smoak TEX 1B A .262 August is an improvement, but not seeing the power we'd expect yet (31.5 AB/HR). 8 Jesus Montero NYY C A- .337/.389/.562 will be his final line this year as he's out...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 19, 2009

    Ryan Doumit (C – Pirates) Ryan Doumit was dropped down into the 5 spot in the Pirates order on Tuesday night, and has yet to put anything together since returning from injury. Doumit is very clearly pressing at the moment,...

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    NL Player Spotlight- August 18, 2009

    Andy LaRoche- PIT- Hot- The LaRoche Pittsburgh kept after being discovered over their legal limit and having to get rid of one has been improving of late. Not as much as Adam in Atlanta, but certainly better than the .188...