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    NL Player Report - June 21, 2009

    Manny Corpas: Corpas has bone chips in his elbow, which will likely lead to a stint on the DL. His 5.40 ERA is misleading as he is showing good skills, 6.5 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, and a 49% GB%. A low...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 20, 2009

    Alexei Ramirez (SS - White Sox) - Alexei has been hot and cold the last few weeks, hitting only .182 over the last 7 days, but with 4 HR and 2 SB in the month of June. He looked to...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 19th, 2009

    Adrian Gonzalez: Gonzalez busted out of a slump in a big way on Thursday going 4-4 with a 2B, HR, and 2 RBI’s. As usual he was the majority of the Padres offense accounting for half the Runs scored and...

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    AL Player Report - June 19, 2009

    Roy Halladay: Halladay was placed on the 15-Day DL retroactive to June 13th with a groin strain. He should return as soon as he is eligible on June 28th. Considering that he probably has the best skill set of any...

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    AL Player Spotlight- June 18, 2009

    Joba Chamberlain- NYA- FYI- In 12 starts this year, Joba has walked at least 4 batters 5 times. None of those outings was longer than 6 IP. This indicates some real problems at times locating the strike zone. Joba still...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June18th, 2009

    Mike Hampton (SP-Astros)—it’s hard to be surprised that Mike Hampton has returned to the disabled list on Wednesday, this time with a groin injury. Hampton has done decently for the Astros this season from time to time, holding his own...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 17, 2009

    American League 22 Ben Revere MIN OF B+ Just .222 in June after a .388 May, but did have 3 hits on Tuesday, so perhaps a surge? 26 Chris Carter OAK 1B B+ .321 with 3 HR in June but...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Hank Blalock - Blalock has definitely flown under the radar a bit this year, but the 28 year old has had a much better year than meets the eye. What's killing his stat line is twofold: a drastic reduction in...

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    NL Player Spotlight- June 16, 2009

    Dave Bush- MIL- Cold- Despite being 29 years old, Bush may still be affected by high pitch count games. He has not thrown a quality start in his last 5 outings, the first of which was a 116-pitch effort. Last...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 15, 2009

    Chris Coghlan (OF-FLA) – Playing left field with Josh Willingham out, Coghlan was one of eight hitters with at least two hits on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of walks Sunday against the Blue Jays. Most...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 15th, 2009

    Brett Anderson: The results weren’t particularly great for Brett Anderson on Sunday, but the peripherals continue to show improvement. Anderson was battered around for 8 hits in just 4 innings which turned into 6 ER’s and resulted in his 7th...

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    NL Player Profiles

    Zach Duke - Zach Duke is, to put it simply, a microcosm of pitching in general. In 2005 (8-2, 1.81 ERA, .296 BABIP, 26.4% LD) you saw extremely lucky Duke. In 2006 and 2008 (15-29, 4.62 ERA, .327 BABIP, 20.4%...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 14th, 2009

    David Ortiz (DH--Red Sox)-- It has been well documented what a difficult season it has been for David Ortiz. Fantasy owners that were expecting the usually offensive numbers from Ortiz have instead acquired one of the biggest fantasy busts so...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 13, 2009

    Joba Chamberlain (SP – Yankees) Joba was extremely wild on Friday night by needing to throw 100 pitches to make it through just 4 innings. He walked 5 batters on the night, but managed to limit the damage to just...

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    NL Player Report - June 13, 2009

    Wesley Wright: The Astros recalled Wright from Triple-A to work in middle relief. His dominance shows some nice potential, 2008/2009 K/9’s of 9.2/9.9, but until he gets the walks in check, BB/9’s of 5.0/4.0, you will see a high ERA,...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 12th, 2009

    Max Scherzer: Scherzer dominated the Giants for 7 2/3 innings limiting them to just 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 6. Scherzer’s peripherals stack up pretty well with his actual production as his FB tendencies and bouts with...

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    AL Player Report - June 12, 2009

    Jed Lowrie: Lowrie is close to starting a minor league rehab assignment which could put him on target for a late June to early July return to the Red Sox lineup. In his debut last year, Lowrie showed some interesting...

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    AL Player Spotlight- June 11, 2009

    Dioner Navarro- TB- Cold- Navarro was a big part of Tampa Bay’s 2008 World Series run, hitting .295. This season, a combination of bad luck (.198 BHIPx) and hideously poor patience (3 BBs in 173 ABs) have crushed him. After...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 10th, 2009

    Willie Bloomquist: We haven’t touched on Bloomquist yet this year but the speedy/no power MI option has found a way to make himself fantasy valuable. Bloomquist had always been a deep AL only MI option because of the consistent double...

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    NL Player Spotlight- June 9, 2009

    Stephen Strasburg- WAS- FYI- Matt Wieters? He is so last month. The latest hype machine surrounds Stephen Strasburg, who will officially become property of the Nationals as soon as the Major League Draft gets underway this evening. If you’ve been...

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    AL Player Profiles - June 9th, 2009

    Ben Zobrist - Zobrist reached base three more times yesterday against the Yanks, keeping his OPS up near the 1.100 mark for another day. I like Zobrist quite a bit three years back when he was a high AVG minor...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 8, 2009

    Michael Bourn (OF-HOU) – Bourn was 2-for-4 with a walk on Sunday, bringing the 26 year-old center fielder to .298/.371/.399 in 208 at-bats. He’s stolen 19 bases in 23 attempts and now has five multi-hit games in his last six,...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 8th, 2009

    Erik Bedard: Bedard’s effort yesterday was enough to pick up a win, but also enough to raise some concerns. Bedard allowed just 2 hits and 2 ER’s in 5 innings while striking out 4, but he needed over 100 pitches...

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    Prospect Central 09 Week 9

    Every year about this time ... actually a week later than this time ... I recap the first few picks of the MLB First Year Player Draft. And every year I get a few emails saying that these players are...

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    NL Player Report - June 7, 2009

    Aaron Miles: Miles started his rehab assignment yesterday and should be back with the Cubs on Wednesday. With injuries and inconsistent play in the Cubs infield, Miles should see plenty of playing time. He doesn’t hit for power, 0 home...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 6, 2009

    Ricky Nolasco (SP – Marlins) Ricky Nolasco is expected to be recalled from the minors and will start on Sunday in place of the injured Anibal Sanchez. I still firmly believe in Nolasco, as the peripherals from last year are...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 6, 2009

    Ervin Santana (SP – Angels) Ervin Santana looked great on Friday night as he came within one out of tossing a complete game. In the process he allowed 1 ER, 6 hits, 2 walks, while striking out 7. This was...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 5th, 2009

    Jordan Zimmermann: Zimmermann continues to suffer from some poor luck as he allowed just 3 base-runners in 6 innings on Thursday, but managed to let 2 of them cross home-plate and that was enough to pick up his 3rd loss...

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    AL Player Report - June 5, 2007

    Gordon Beckham: After just 25 trips to the plate in Triple-A, the White Sox promoted Beckham to the major leagues. Given his hot prospect status, the Sox are not calling him up to sit on the bench. He was handling...

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    AL Player Spotlight- June 4, 2009

    Brandon McCarthy- TEX- Hot- McCarthy enters tonight’s start against the Yankees with 3 consecutive quality starts under his belt. His season will e an interesting test of the new philosophy Nolan Ryan and pitching coach Mike Maddux have brought to...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 4, 2009

    American League 1 Matt Wieters BAL C A Off to a slow start, but should be more Ryan Braun than Alex Gordon in year one. 5 Justin Smoak TEX 1B A- Just 2 HR for the year, but hard to...

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    AL Player Spotlight - 6/3/2009

    1. Alex Rios (OF - Blue Jays) - Alex Rios has finally heated up for his fantasy owners. Over the last 7 days, Rios has hit 2 HR and driven in 5 runs while hitting .429 wit a .478OBP ....

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 3, 2009

    Matt Maloney (SP – Reds) With Edinson Volquez hitting the 15-day DL once again, Matt Maloney appears to be the favorite to receive the start on Saturday. The Reds could turn once again to Homer Bailey, but I feel that...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Joba Chamberlain - Joba continued his string of strong road performances, posting his most efficient outing of the year against the Indians last night. Joba made it through eight innings before yielding to the Sandman, allowing only four hits, two...

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    NL Player Spotlight- June 2, 2009

    Adrian Gonzalez- SD- Great Player- Silly Phillies. They chose to pitch to Gonzalez with no one on in the 6th inning and, naturally, Gonzalez parked one, his 21st of the season. It was only his 6th homer this year at...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 1, 2009

    Pablo Sandoval (1B/C-SF) – The Giants are certainly glad to have Sandoval back in the lineup after a brief hiatus. Sunday, playing first base, Sandoval had a single and double in four at-bats with an RBI, the third multi-hit game...