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    NL Player Notes - 8-17-09

    Brad Lidge (Closer - Phillies) - Deep breath for Lidge owners. He came in last night to shut-the-door on the Braves with a 3-run lead. He recorded the one out he was called to get, throwing three pitches and recording...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 17th, 2009

    Derek Jeter: Remember when it was chic to rip Derek Jeter as an overrated fantasy asset, citing the drafting on name value and being able to get 85% of the value from late round lesser names like Orlando Cabrera? Well...

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    Prospect Central '09 Week 19

    Randall Delgado - RHP Atlanta Braves Prospect junkies are always interested in the latest model off the line of the Braves' pitching factory. Let's talk about 19-year-old Randall Delgado. The 6-3/180 right-hander's stat line below for 2009 may not seem...

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    NL Player Spotlight

    Alcides Escobar - Escobar picked up another pair of singles with two runs scored in his third career start for the Brewers, and it does look like he might be able to provide AVG, R, and SB out of the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 16th, 2009

    Ian Kinsler (2B—Rangers) After a two week stint on the DL, Ian Kinsler was back in the Ranger lineup Saturday and obviously felt refreshed and ready to play some ball as he went 2 for 3, hitting his 24th home...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 15th, 2009

    Raul Ibanez: Ibanez has really been scuffling at the plate and another 0-4 on Friday night dropped his August line to .225/.262/.350 with a horrid 2:13 BB:K Ratio in 40 AB’s. Ibanez’s HR pace all season has been unsustainable and...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 15, 2009

    Jayson Nix (2B – White Sox) Just when it appeared as though some of Jayson Nix’s playing time was about to dry up with the arrival of Alex Rios, Chris Getz landed on the 15-day DL, which opens up 2B...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 14th, 2009

    Garrett Jones: The regression continues for Garrett Jones who went 0-4 on Thursday with 4 K’s. For the month of August he’s now hitting just .239/.327/.457 after posting a .310/.361/.700 July. The nearly 300 point dip in OPS comes despite...

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    AL Player Report - August 14, 2009

    Shaun Marcum: There is still a chance that Marcum, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, could pitch with the Blue Jays in September. Before getting injured last year, Marcum was putting up good numbers, 9-7 with a 3.39 ERA,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 13th, 2009

    JJ Hardy (SS—Brewers) JJ Hardy has been mired in a season slump where his top BA was .247 for one day back in May. His season has been so poor that he was only hitting in the .240’s for three...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 13, 2009

    American League 40 Michael Saunders SEA OF B .271 with no HR and 14:3 K:BB in 48 at-bats. Playing just about every day. 41 Lou Marson CLE C B .276 in 8 games since trade to Cleveland. Not sure where...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 12, 2009

    Jhoulys Chacin (SP – Rockies) After Aaron Cook’s start was pushed back due to injury, Jhoulys Chacin made his first career major league start on Tuesday night. He had a nightmare of a start as he struggled mightily to find...

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    NL Player Spotlight- August 11, 2009

    John Lannan- WAS- Caution- Imagine there’s no road games. It’s easy if you try. That’s what Lannan wishes was the case as he takes the mound in Atlanta. In the Nation’s Capital, he pitches like a Cy Young candidate, with...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 10th, 2009

    BJ Upton: The entire fantasy community has been giving BJ Upton a free pass for most of the season. The shoulder injury and the late start to the season allowed writers to give a free pass during the first few...

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    NL Player Report - August 10, 2009

    Todd Wellemeyer: Wellemeyer will rejoin the Cardinals rotation with a start on Tuesday against the Reds. His dominance, 2005/2006/2007 K/9’s of 8.9/6.2/6.8, always gave him potential, but control problems, BB/9’s of 6.1/5.7/4.5, always held him back, ERA’s of 6.12/4.14/4.54. However...

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    Prospect Central '09 Week 18

    Junichi Tazawa - RHP Boston Red Sox The reeling Red Sox recalled right hander Junichi Tazawa from Pawtucket and threw him onto the breach on Friday night against the Yankees in the Bronx. The designation of John Smoltz may be...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 9th, 2009

    Neftali Feliz (RP—Rangers) There is nothing like a good, old fashioned Texas barbecue. And the Rangers now have someone coming out of their bullpen that is bringing the fire. Neftali Feliz can throw heat! Flaming, red-hot fastballs that consistently border...

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    NL Player Report - August 9, 2009

    Zach Duke: Considering the team he is on, Duke is having a very good season, 9-10 with a 3.45 ERA. However, be aware that he is doing it with a soft skill set, 4.5 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, and a 45%...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 8, 2009

    Julio Borbon (OF – Rangers) Julio Borbon was recalled on Friday, and should have the opportunity for some fairly regular playing time while Nelson Cruz is sidelined. Borbon was a supplemental 1st round pick two years ago, who would have...

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    NL Player Report - August 7, 2009

    Billy Wagner: Wagner is about 10 days away from beginning a rehab assignment which means he should see action this year. There is some talk that the Mets will try and trade him, but they will have to eat up...

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    AL Player Report - August 7, 2009

    Joba Chamberlain: Despite picking up a win against the Red Sox last night, Chamberlain was less than impressive with 7 walks, but for year his numbers still look good, 8-2 with a 3.73 ERA. The 8.0 K/9 and 44% GB%...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 7th, 2009

    Chase Headley: Chase Headley’s been a complete enigma to me early in his career. Despite posting an OBP of nearly .400 (.399) at the minor league level, he’s shown a middling walk rate at the major league level (9.6%) and...

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    AL Player Spotlight- August 6, 2009

    Marc Rzepczynski – TOR- Hot- It wasn’t a quality start because he allowed 4 runs in his 6 IP, but everything else about Rzepczynski’s outing was positive. He allowed only 5 hits and walked 1 while striking out 7. This...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 6th, 2009

    Luis Castillo (2B--Mets) Here's a suggestion: rather than play "Take me out to the Ballgame" at CitiField, during the 7th inning stretch, about the Mets play the theme from M*A*S*H? There must be some dark magic that is working against...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 6, 2009

    American League 30 Aaron Hicks MIN OF B Just .225 on the year, but 15% BB% is encouraging and just needs time for tools to translate. 35 Tyler Flowers CHW C B .277 in 47 at-bats in AAA but oddly...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 5, 2009

    Gordon Beckham (3B - White Sox) - Gordon Beckham continued his torrid hitting on Monday, going 2-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBI against the Angels. It was his 3rd straight multi-hit game and his 7th in the last 8...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 5, 2009

    Miguel Montero (C - Diamondbacks) Chris Synder got the start behind the plate on Tuesday night, which gives Montero 4 starts in the 7 games since Snyder's return. In these 7 games, the Diamondbacks have faced left-handed pitching 4 times,...

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    NL Player Spotlight- August 4, 2009

    Johnny Cueto- CIN- Cold- One thing has been contributing greatly to the almost doubling of Cueto’s ERA from 2.17 on June 14th to the 4.06 ERA. That is an inability to keep the baseball from reaching the stands. In his...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Brett Anderson - Anderson was great again last night, limiting the Rangers to two runs over 7 2/3 innings. Over the past seven starts, Anderson is pitching to under a 2.00 ERA and is fanning more than a batter per...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 3, 2009

    Drew Sutton (OF-CIN) – With his normal leadoff man, Willy Taveras unavailable due to a wrist injury, Dusty Baker managed to find about the only guy with a worse OBP than Taveras’ .279 in Drew Sutton. Sutton entered Sunday’s action...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 3rd, 2009

    Rajai Davis: AL-only players certainly know Rajai Davis well as he’s been a cheap source of SB’s without much playing time over the last few years (52 SB’s last two seasons despite just 404 AB’s), but now its time for...

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    Prospect Central '09 Week 17

    This week we deal with some names we haven't covered yet that changed teams at or near the trade deadline this week ... most of whom are headed to Cleveland ... Jason Knapp - RHP Cleveland Indians Not to be...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 2nd, 2009

    Jeff Niemann (SP—Rays) You can add Jeff Niemann’s name to the list of very talented young pitchers that are in the Tampa Bay organization. Niemann’s season thus far has been peppered with outings that have been sub-par combined with some...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 2, 2009

    Burke Badenhop (SP-FLA) – With the acquisition of Nick Johnson this week, the Marlins certainly consider themselves contenders, so letting guys “learn” at the major league level isn’t going to happen. Badenhop on Saturday surrendered six runs (five earned) in...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 1st, 2009

    Jake Peavy (SP—White Sox) Wow! This one came out of the blue. Jake Peavy apparently does think that Chicago is his kinda town as he waived his no trade clause and has decided to pitch for the White Sox. Still...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 31st, 2009

    Bud Norris - SP HOU: In one of the more unusual occurrences in a baseball season the two starting pitchers in the Cubs-Astros game yesterday were both informed they were no longer with the teams immediately following the game. While...