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    NL Player Analysis - April 20, 2021

    Paul DeJong powered up for his second multi-homer game of the young season on Monday, pacing the Cardinals' 12-5 victory over the Nationals by going 2-for-4 with two homers, five RBIs, three runs scored and a walk. DeJong plated the...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 19, 2021

    Shane Bieber- P- CLE- Great Player- Bieber is the first pitcher since 1893 to record double digits in strikeouts in his first 4 starts of the season. Those four starts have all been of the quality variety and he has...

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    Strasburg Goes on the IL... Again - April 19, 2021

    Stephen Strasburg (SP-WSH) was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday and placed on the 10-day IL with right (throwing) shoulder inflammation. The 32 year-old was seen clutching that shoulder during his last start, when he coughed up 7 runs...

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    Bryant Launches a Pair of Homers - NL Player Report April 18th, 2021

    Huascar Ynoa, Atlanta Braves - Huascar Ynoa struggled in his second start of 2021 with six earned runs across four innings. Ynoa still struck out five batters in the outing pushing his total to 20 over 16 innings. While the...

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    Steven Matz Is Relevant Again - April 18, 2021

    Steven Matz (SP-TOR) held the Royals in check in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, as he allowed just 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 over 6 innings of work. The 29 year-old seems...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 17, 2021

    Zach Davies- P- CHC- Caution- Davies had control issue in the Cactus League, walking 9 in 16.2 IP. This has continued since the games started to count. After issuing 3 free passes in 4 IP yesterday he has now walked...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 17 2021

    Michael Wacha(SP-TB) Wacha tossed 6 shutout innings allowing 1 hit while striking out 9. Its been 3 years since Wacha has been fantasy relevant, putting up a 3.20 with the Cardinals and there was hope that his signing with the...

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    Budding Pitchers - April 16, 2021

    Michael Pineda, SP (MIN) Pineda was fantastic on Thursday, shutting down a red-hot Red Sox lineup for seven innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six. He probably could have gone deeper in the game as he was pulled...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 14, 2020

    Corbin Burnes is what a Top 10...Top 5 Pitcher?

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    NL Player Analysis - April 16 2021

    Pablo Sandoval(3B-ATL) Sandoval launched a pinch-hit 3 run homer Thursday, his 3rd pinch hit HR of the year. After a blistering spring where he hit .400 (with 0 HRs) in 40 at bats, Sandoval made the team but has been...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 15, 2021

    Kenta Maeda (SP - MIN) Maeda was solid on Wednesday, allowing three runs (one earned) over 4.1 innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Although Maeda hasn't been quite as dominant as he was last season so far this year,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 14, 2021

    Wilson Ramos, C, DET Ramos hit a pair of round-trippers on Tuesday night in Houston. He now has six homers on the season, which leads the entire league. The veteran backstop has reinvented himself so far in his short tenure...

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    Hiura Struggles to Adjust - April 13, 2021

    Wil Myers, OF (SD) Wil Myers continued his strong start to the season, finishing 3-for-5 with his third home run in San Diego's 6-2 win at Pittsburgh. Myers had a 127 ADP throughout NFBC drafts this offseason, and that is...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - April 13, 2021

    Alex Cobb (SP - LAA) - I'd spend a waiver claim on Cobb right now...go do it and then come back and read the rest. As Joe Maddon mentioned in the preseason, Cobb looks a lot more like the pitcher...

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    JD (Just Dingers) Martinez Launches a Trio of Homers - April 12th, 2021

    JD Martinez, Boston Red Sox - JD Martinez launched three homers on Sunday pushing his total to five for the season, and his triple slash is sitting at .472/.500/1.083 after a disappointing 2020 season. Martinez is widely known as someone...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 12, 2021

    Anthony Rizzo- 1B- CHC- Cold- Rizzo went 0-for-4 yesterday and his average sits at an anemic .133. This is primarily an effect of his microscopic .125 BABIP. Rizzo has a Batting EYE of 0.83. His Exit Velocity of 89.8 and...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 11, 2021

    Randy Arozarena- OF- TB- Stats- Arozarena went 3-for-5 with his first homer of the season. He is now hitting .333 for the season, but there are some concerning things below that number in the early going. With a strikeout yesterday,...

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    Add Trevor Rogers - April 11, 2021

    Trevor Rogers (SP-MIA) stifled the Mets on Saturday, as he tossed 6 innings of scoreless ball in which he scattered just 3 hits and 2 walks while racking up 10 punchouts. Rogers threw 56 of his 82 pitches for strikes...

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    Joe says No-No - April 10, 2021

    Joe Musgrove, SP, SD Musgrove threw the first no-hitter in the 53-year history of the San Diego Padres franchise on Friday night in front of 25,757 fans in Arlington. The lone blemish on Musgrove's fantastic night was when he plunked...

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    Clase Slams the Door - April 10, 2021

    Emmanuel Clase (RP-CLE) earned the save against the Tigers on Friday evening, as he tossed a clean ninth inning in which he struck out a pair. The 23 year-old threw 14 total pitches, 11 for strikes. This is the first...

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    Has Arrieta Really Returned? - April 9, 2021

    Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC Arrieta had another strong start for the Cubs on Thursday, allowing 2 ER's in 6 IP against the Pirates to improve to 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA through his first two starts. So has Arrieta suddenly...

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    Lance Lynn is Legit - April 9, 2021

    Lance Lynn (SP-CHW) tossed a complete-game shutout against the Royals on Thursday, scattering 5 hits and walking none while fanning 11. The 33 year-old has been absolutely electric to open the 2021 campaign, as he has yet to give up...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 7, 2020

    Time to buy back into Matthew Boyd?

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    Alcantara Dominates in 2021 Debut - April 7th, 2021

    Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins - Sandy Alcantara dominated the Cardinals on Tuesday striking ten batters over six innings. He allowed four hits and two walks, along with three runs and only two were earned. Under the hood though Alcantara was...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 7, 2021

    Robbie Grossman (OF - DET) Grossman picked up a pair of hits and walked once against the Twins on Tuesday, picking up his first hits of the season. It's still very early, but Grossman's (relative) power burst from last season...

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    Same deGrom, Same Results - April 6, 2021

    Jacob deGrom, SP (NYM) Finally Jacob deGrom made his season debut. After the Mets' series against Washington was postponed last week, the two-time Cy Young award winner had to wait until Monday to return to the field, which ultimately turned...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6, 2021

    Nelson Cruz enjoyed a monster game on Monday against the Tigers, teeing off for a pair of homers (including a grand slam) and a double as part of a 3-for-6 day. Cruz, who finished with five RBIs and three runs,...

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    Castellanos Crushes Again - April 5, 2021

    Nick Castellanos (OF-CIN) continued his hot start to the 2021 campaign as he went 2-4 with a 3-run homer against the Cardinals on Sunday. The 29 year-old is now batting .545 with 2 dingers, 5 RBI, and 6 runs scored...

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    April 4th, 2021 - AL Weekly Planner

    AMERICAN LEAGUE IN THE FIELD Rio Ruiz is starting at second base in each of the opening two games for the Orioles. Ruiz hasn't played second base as a professional, but with the addition of Maikel Franco, this could be...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 4, 2021

    Joc Pederson- OF- CHC- Idea- Pederson had reverse splits in the short season of 2020. That was unusual for him, as he posted a slash line of .252/.349/.571 against RHP in the last full season of 2019. Given a more...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 4, 2021

    Joc Pederson- OF- CHC- Idea- Pederson had reverse splits in the short season of 2020. That was unusual for him, as he posted a slash line of .252/.349/.571 against RHP in the last full season of 2019. Given a more...

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    Plesac Delivers Quality Start - April 4, 2021

    Zach Plesac (SP-CLE) earned a quality start against the Tigers on Saturday, as he tossed 6 innings of 2-run ball in which he scattered 6 hits and a pair of walks while recording 4 punchouts. The 26 year-old stumbled a...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 3, 2021

    John Means, SP, BAL Means allowed just one hit across 7.0 shutout innings in Boston on Friday afternoon. The southpaw gave up a leadoff single to Kiki Hernandez to start the game, then allowed just one more baserunner (via error)...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 3, 2021

    Pablo Lopez (SP - MIA) Lopez pitched well on Friday, shutting the Rays out over five innings with four strikeouts. The Marlins had somewhat of a quick hook for Lopez on Friday as he was removed after 77 pitches, and...

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    Hot Start for Hayes - April 2, 2021

    Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, PIT Hayes got his season off to a good start, hitting a 2-run homer in his first at bat against the Cubs' Kyle Hendricks on Thursday. Hayes won't be able to replicate his .376 BA or .682...

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    AL Player Analysis- March 31, 2020

    Will Dylan Cease officially breakout in 2021?