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    AL Player Spotlight - September 5, 2007

    Jeremy Guthrie held the Rays to 3 runs in 6 IP on 8 hits, 4 walks and 5 K but did not figure in the decision on Tuesday. In the midst of the great season for Jeremy his starts have...

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    NL Player Report - September 5, 2007

    Jason Isringhausen: On paper it has been a fine season for Isringhausen, 1.77 ERA and 26 saves in 28 opportunities. However, there is some trouble lurking beneath the surface. A depressed .164 BHIP% and a ridiculously low HR/FB% of 3.6%...

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    AL Player Profiles

    Alex Gordon - Gordon had three singles for four RBI's yesterday against Texas, but it's his power since the break that intrigues me a bit.....his ISO of .240 is actually quite good, which you'd never believe given the lack of...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 4, 2007

    Esteban Loaiza- LAN- Hot- Loaiza tossed a quality start in his first outing for the Dodgers, allowing 3 runs on 9 hits and a walk in 7 IP while striking out 3. It was a solid, if not spectacular, start....

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    Porspect Central - September 2, 2007

    (Editors Note: This is a sample sneek peak of Prospect Central this week. Members of Insiderbaseball.com have seen in-depth profiles of over 130 prospects this season and the rest of this week’s report was e-mailed to them this morning....

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    AL Player Report - September 2, 2007

    Alexi Casilla: Given his lack of power, 0 home runs in 148 AB, Casilla will need to make better contact, 86% Ct%, and draw more walks, 5.1 BB%, to be effective. It is surprising that he has swiped 9 bases...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 2, 2007

    Matt Diaz Diaz is starting to get more at-bats versus right-handers lately and rightfully so. Diaz didn't start on Saturday, but after a .386/.427/.786 August in 70 at-bats, Diaz deserves to start every day over Willie Harris. Eventually (now?) Bobby...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 1, 2007

    Carlos Villanueva- MIL- Rise Value- With the spate of injuries striking Milwaukee's starters, Villanueva will probably get the start on Tuesday. He performed very well in his recent stint in the minors (3.24 ERA, 0.48 WHIP, 9 Ks in 8-1/3...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 31st, 2007

    Kelvim Escobar, of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has already set a season high in wins with 15, so every start out for the remainder of the season will be a chance for him to raise the high water...

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    NL Player Spotlight: August 31, 2007

    Chris Young: Be prepared for some injury reports coming out this morning on Chris Young because his start last night suggests he's just not right. Young walked 6 batters in his 4 1/3 innings of work, allowing 5 ER's. This...

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    AL Player Report - August 31, 2007

    Jose Lopez: It is looking like another second-half collapse for Lopez, 1/8/.237 in 177 AB vs. 7/44/.280 in the first-half. The same thing happened last year, 9/58/.280 in the first-half vs. 1/21//285 in the second-half. Although he is still only...

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    A Closer Look August 30, 2007

    Hi all … I am traveling to Yankee Stadium for today’s Red Sox/Yankees tilt so this morning’s Closer Look was produced last night. Make sure to check your Daily E-mail Update from Insiderbaseball.com this morning for any last minute...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 30, 2007

    Dustin Moseley Save to say that after Tuesday, Moseley has a good shot at replacing Ervin Santana in the rotation while Bartolo Colon is out. After Santana surrendered five runs while retiring just one batter, Moseley saved the day, working...

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    NL Player Report - August 29, 2007

    Brian Schneider: Schneider provides very little power, 6 home runs and 17 doubles in 352 AB, and no speed. However, he does have a good approach at the plate, 86% Ct% and a .94 BB/K, and with a few more...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 29, 2007

    Carlos Pena grew up playing high school baseball three walking minutes from my house. My near-teenage daughter was a baby in a stroller when I used to walk her down to watch Carlos play. I interviewed him the day...

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    AL Player Profiles

    A.J. Burnett - A.J. Burnett was at it again last night, walking batters with aplomb until he absolutely had to get an out, which he of course was able to do. Burnett has had a very cushy schedule since coming...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 28, 2007

    Ryan Church- WAS- Rise Value- With Wily Mo Pena sidelined by injury, Church should get some increased playing time. He has not performed poorly recently, hitting .273 over his last 14 games with 3 homers in 44 at bats. That's...

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    First Pitch - August 28, 2007

    Every year at some point, I get into a discussion about Contract Year Theory.   I am usually put in the position of having to defend the unpopular position that it is a myth. We hear all the time...

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    NL Player Spotlight: August 27, 2007

    Rafael Furcal: Furcal's had an unusual August, which is usually one of his stronger months, as he's only gone hitless in 5 of the team's 24 games but has hit an empty .274 on the month with only 6 extra...

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    Prospect Central - August 26, 2007

    (Editors note: This is a partial preview of Insiderbaseball.com's Prospect Central, emailed to our memebers each week. Not a member yet? Go to Insiderbaseball.com today and join! And tis the season, so make sure you visit Insiderfootball.com before your...

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    NL Player Spotlights - August 26, 2007

    John Patterson Patterson's injury has certainly been a curious case this year. He pitched seven games, going 1-5 with a 7.47 ERA and 15:22 K:BB, likely pitching many of those games hurt, before he was placed on the DL in...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 25, 2007

    Radhames Liz- BAL- Rookie- The Orioles are calling up Radhames Liz to make his major league debut today. Liz dominated the Carolina League last year, with a 2.82 ERA and 95 Ks in 83 IP at Frederick. Once he was...

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    NL Player Spotlight -August 25th 2007

    Adam LaRoche, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, capitalized on the extra at bats he received in a 15-inning win against the Houston Astros on Friday night. LaRoche went three for seven with a run scored and four runs batted in. LaRoche...

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    AL Player Report - August 24, 2007

    Zack Greinke: The Royals are moving Greinke back into the starting rotation. His numbers as a reliever; 9.3 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, and a 3.54 ERA, have been much better than when he was a starter earlier this year; 5.2 K/9,...

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    Prospect Central - June 24, 2007

    Will Inman – Brewers Starter – Throws Right – 6-0, 200 – 2/6/1987 Will is a very good test case for personal philosophies in regards to pitching prospects. To me he is simply not the type of guy I...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 24, 2007

    Chad Billingsley collected his first win in a month with 7 strong innings against the Phillies on Thursday. He held Philadelphia to 1 run in 7 IP on 4 hits, 2 walks and he struck out 7.  Chad also...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 23, 2007

    American League 3 Evan Longoria TAM 3B A Just .265 in AAA, but 11:12 K:BB and .531 SLG make up for it. Starting TB 3B next year. 4 Cameron Maybin DET OF A- Gets the surprise call after brief AA...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 23, 2007

    Howie Kendrick- LAA- Hot- Kendrick went 2-for-4 against the Yankees last night, making him an impressive 8-for-12 since returning from the DL. Encouragingly, Kendrick has walked once, but has yet to strike out since coming back. Getting his Batting EYE...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 23, 2007

    Howie Kendrick- LAA- Hot- Kendrick went 2-for-4 against the Yankees last night, making him an impressive 8-for-12 since returning from the DL. Encouragingly, Kendrick has walked once, but has yet to strike out since coming back. Getting his Batting EYE...

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    A Closer Look - August 23, 2007

    Once again this week we find the closing situations in Major League Baseball to be stable.   The big bullpen news wraps around a return from injury.   Before we get to that however we look to SF where...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 22, 2007

      Jon Lester got the win last night for the Red Sox thanks to a healthy offensive outburst. For his part Jon allowed 5 runs all earned in 5.1 IP to the Rays on 4 hits, 4 walks and...

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    NL Player Report - August 22, 2007

    Seth McClung: The Brewers called up the recently acquired Seth McClung from Triple-A to work in middle relief. His high minor league K/9's, 10.5 in Triple-A this year, makes him intriguing, but he should be nowhere near a fantasy roster...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Danny Richar - Richar hit his second homer of the year last night against the Royals, and although he's only batting .192 through his first 52 AB's, I'm a bit optimistic about him. He's only 24, and if we ignore...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 21, 2007

    Carlos Zambrano- CHN- Caution- Watch Zambrano's Thursday start closely. Not only will he be going on short rest, but he will not be paired with Koyie Hill, who had become his personal catcher. Zambrano and Hill had become an effective...

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    NL Player Spotlight- August 20, 2007

    Lance Berkman: Berkman continues to try to make up for lost time in the month of August as he knocked out his 24th HR of the season and his 7th in August. Berkman's numbers in August look a bit more...

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    Prospect Central - August 19, 2007

    (This is a partial free look at Insiderbaseball.com's Prospect Central report which is e-mailed to our members each Sunday. Members also have access to our entire database of reports this season. Not a member? Go to Insiderbaseball.com and join...