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    AL Daily Report - May 12th, 2009

    Carl Pavano – Pavano was strong early in last night’s game, but his final line ended up not being that pretty as he pitched 6 and 1/3rds innings allowing 10 hits and 4 ER. He didn’t walk anyone, but then...

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    NL Player Spotlight- May 12, 2009

    Casey Kotchman- ATL- Hot- Kotchman continued his tear, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored. He is now 11-for-26 over the past week with 4 doubles and his first 2 homers of 2009. One concern is that he...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 11, 2009

    Jordan Schafer (OF-ATL) – Schafer was 0-for-3 Sunday, leaving him just 5-for-36 for the month of May. Sure, everybody slumps, but he’s also struck out 19 times in those 36 at-bats and 42 times in 31 games this season. In...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 11th, 2009

    Brett Cecil SP-TOR: After getting off to an atrocious start at AAA this season, it appears all Brett Cecil needed to get going was to face some stiffer competition. Cecil shut out the A’s for 8 innings on Sunday in...

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    Prospect Central '09 Week 5

    Luke Hochevar - SP Kansas City Royals Well, well, well .. Looks whose back .. in a big way. The Royals' 6-5, 205 righty Luke Hochevar has pushed his 2009 record to 5-0 with 8 shutout innings in AAA this...

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    AL Daily Report - May 10th, 2009

    John Danks – Danks showed his ability to dominate last night. Despite receiving a no decision, he pitched 6 strong innings, striking out 10 while only allowing 1 walk and 1 ER. Last year, Danks broke out, sporting an impressive...

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    NL Player Report - May 10, 2009

    Jeff Weaver: Based on his recent history, 6.07 ERA with the Indians Triple-A team and a 6.22 ERA with the Brewers Triple-A team last year, it is hard to believe that Weaver will last very long in the Dodgers starting...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 9, 2009

    Coco Crisp (OF – Royals) Coco Crisp swiped 2 more bags on Friday night to give him 5 in his last 3 games. The fact that Coco had only attempted 4 SB in the first month of the season was...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 9th, 2009

    Jon Niese SP-NYM Niese made his case for a rotation spot on Friday night by limiting the Pirates to just 2 ER’s in 6 strong innings. He allowed 7 hits, struck out 5, but most importantly didn’t walk a batter...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 8th, 2009

    Josh Whitesell 1B- ARZ Josh Whitesell was promoted on Wednesday and immediately inserted into the middle of the struggling DBacks lineup. Whitesell is sort of the Diamondbacks version of Micah Hoffpauir, a career minor leaguer who has been mashing AAA...

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    A.L. Player Report - May 8, 2009

    Brian Bruney: Bruney, who is out with a sore elbow is not expected to return until June. He has been very productive in the 8th inning role, 1.83 ERA in 34.1 innings in 2008 and 12 K’s in just 8...

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    AL Player Spotlight- April 7, 2009

    Roy Halladay- TOR- Great Player- Seeing a pitch count of 117 instinctively makes me flinch, but Halladay has a track record of not suffering from heavy workloads. It is the 4th time in 7 starts and third time consecutively that...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 7th, 2009

    Ryan Braun – For me, one of the biggest surprises on this young season is the quick development of Ryan Braun’s plate discipline. He posted EYE’s of .26 and .33 in his first two big league seasons. So far, this...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 7, 2009

    American League 1 Matt Wieters BAL C A 7-for-19 in last five games and no, we're not worried about him having just one HR. 9 Matt LaPorta CLE OF A- We'll see how much playing time he get and how...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 6, 2009

    J.J. Hardy (SS – Brewers) J.J. Hardy had by far his best game of the season on Tuesday night, as he went 3 for 3 with 2 walks and 4 RBI. This line was very much necessary for Hardy owners...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Michael Young - Young singled and homered again last night, but I remain on record as forecasting a decline. Fully one-third of the flyballs he has hit have left the park this year, and his BABIP of .355 is a...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 4, 2009

    Homer Bailey (SP-CIN) – Bailey’s pounding on the promo door continues to get louder by the start. Saturday, Bailey tossed a complete-game shutout for Triple-A Louisville. This after fanning 15 in his last start. Bailey is 3-0 with a 1.86...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 4th, 2009

    Scott Baker: Just when things looked like they were turning around for Scott Baker, one bad inning erased 6 great innings of work. Baker started his outing on Sunday with 6 no-hit innings, yielding just 1 BB and striking out...

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    Prospect Central '09 Week #4

    Jason Heyward - OF Atlanta Braves The Braves boast one of baseball's top prospect in 19-year-old Jason Heyward. Already 6-4, 220 Jason won't be 20 until August 9th but the 14th overall pick in the 2007 draft entered the 2009...

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    AL Daily Report - May 3rd, 2009

    Magglio Ordonez - Ordonez continues to be ice cold at the plate. He went 1 for 4 last night, which actually slightly raised his average to .241. So, is age catching up the 35 YO outfielder or is he simply...

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    N.L. Player Report - May 3, 2009

    Hanley Ramirez: Ramirez, who has been nursing a bruised wrist, returned to the starting lineup yesterday against the Cubs, which is very good news for the Marlins and his fantasy owners. At 25 years of age, he has still not...

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    NL Player Spotlight - 5/2/2009

    Ubaldo Jimenez (SP - Rockies) - Jimenez hurled his second quality start of the season last night, going 7.0 IP on 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, and 5 K's. He was still handed the loss as the Rockies couldn't...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 2, 2009

    Brett Cecil (SP – Blue Jays) Brett Cecil could be the best prospect of which you’ve never heard. He was called up yesterday and is slated to get the start on Tuesday. Cecil, a converted closer, plowed through 3 different...

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    A.L. Player Report - May 1, 2009

    Josh Hamilton: The Rangers will decide this weekend if Hamilton’s injured ribs will require a DL stint, but are hopeful that he can rejoin the lineup early next week. You can count him out for this weekend. Hamilton had a...

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    AL Player Spotlight- April 30, 2009

    As we did Tuesday with the NL, today we will be looking at some of the AL hitters with respect to their Singles Average (BHIPx), which can help identify what effect luck may be having on a player’s production. If...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 30, 2009

    Jorge Cantu (1B – Marlins) Jorge Cantu homered again on Wednesday, which now gives him 6 on the season and 3 in his last 2 games. Cantu also took 2 free passes in the game, giving him 8 on the...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 30, 2009

    Each week here with the prospect updates, we provide a sampling (five starters and five pitchers from each league) of the updates made to our our top 50 hitting and top 50 pitching prospects. Again, this is just a sampling,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 29, 2009

    Adam Dunn (OF – Nationals) Adam Dunn launched his 6th homer of the season on Tuesday night. The 6 HR are expected from Dunn, but the real story of significance is his current EYE of 1.54. As a basis for...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Michael Young - Young is off to the best power start of his career, but as Michael mentioned over the weekend a supremely fluky 40% HR/FB rate is the culprit, something that will work itself out in good time. I'm...

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    NL Player Spotlight- April 28, 2009

    Today we will be looking at a lot of the early extreme performances of hitters in the NL through the lens of Singles average (BHIPx). This information is one of the valuable tools you can find in the Player Charts...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 27, 2009

    Pablo Sandoval (3B-SF) – Moved back into the three-hole Sunday seemed to agree with Sandoval, who went 4-for-4 with a double and his first home run of the season in a 5-4 Giants loss to the Diamondbacks. Since opening with...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 27th, 2009

    Adam Jones: Stardom might be coming a bit earlier for Adam Jones than most anticipated. Jones went 3-4 with his 3rd HR of the season, his first SB of the season, 2 more runs and 3 more RBI’s. He’s now...

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    AL Daily Report - April 26th, 2009

    Robinson Cano – Cano, as anticipated, is rebounding from a down ’08 campaign. Yesterday afternoon, he belted two homers, his 4th and 5th homers of the season. He is now hitting .366. Last year, Cano struggled both in terms of...

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    N.L. Player Report - April 26, 2009

    Burke Badenhop: Badenhop, who was part of the bounty for Miguel Cabrera in 2007, was recalled from Triple-A to start today against the Phillies. From a skills perspective, Badenhop showed some good potential with Marlins last year, 6.7 K/9 and...

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    NL Daily Report

    Jeff Francoeur - Francoeur hasn't shown the increase in walks that we've all been hoping to see, but he has shown a bit more discipline this year if you dig a little deeper. The 25 year old had been fairly...

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    AL Daily Report - April 25th, 2009

    Vernon Wells – Wells and the Jays continued to swing hot bats last night. Wells finished the game going 3-5, driving in 2 runs and scoring 2 as well. He also walked once and struck out once. It seems to...