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    NL Player Spotlight - August 19, 2007

    Sean Marshall- CHN- Caution- Maybe it is fatigue catching up with Marshall, but despite putting up mostly decent numbers in his start yesterday (5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB) there are a couple of others that stand out....

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    AL Player Report - August 19, 2007

    Cameron Maybin: In his second major league game, the 20-year-old Maybin connected for his first major league home run off of Roger Clemens yesterday. Maybin has outstanding potential as a five-tool player, but prior to being called up, he had...

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    NL Player Spotlight

    Ryan Zimmerman - Zimmerman had three more hits last night, and the 22 year old is now hitting 307/364/504 since the break, which is more like what everyone expected from him coming into the season. He seems to fly under...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 17, 2007

    Wandy Rodriguez went 5 innings last night allowing 4 runs, only 2 earned. On 5 hits and a walk while striking out two. Mike Lamb contributed errors at first base in the 5th and 6th as Wandy fell to...

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    AL Player Report - August 17, 2007

    Clay Buchholz: Buchholz is scheduled to be called up today to start game 1 of today's doubleheader and then go back to the minors. Regardless of what happens, he seems to be next-in-line for a spot in the rotation if...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 16, 2007

    Jamie Walker- BAL- Cold- Walker had the chance to record his first save of the month yesterday as he entered the game with 1 out in the 9th and the Orioles ahead by 3 with two men on. He retired...

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    A Closer Look - August 16, 2007

    It has been a very quiet week at the back end of baseball’s bullpens.   There was movement in Oakland last night however as Huston Street recorded his first save since coming off the DL last month.  Alan Embree...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August15th

    Daniel Cabrera kicked of the Orioles combined shutout of the Yankees on Wednesday with 6.2 shutout innings in which he allowed just 2 hits … but he walked 6 … ! … That is a season high and it...

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    NL Player Report - August 15, 2007

    Greg Maddux: At 41 years of age, Maddux is no longer among the elite starting pitchers in baseball, but he is still serviceable, 8-9 record with a 4.00 ERA. He is using pinpoint control, 1.3 BB/9, and a ground ball...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Wilson Betemit - Betemit did what he does best again last night against the O's, posting a homer, a walk, and a strikeout in three plate appearances. I wasn't sure that Joe Torre would recognize Betemit's value any more than...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 14, 2007

    Jeff Kent- LAN- Cold- For the 5th consecutive game, Kent failed to get a hit and is 1-for-23 since returning to the lineup from a strained hamstring. He has gone from the penthouse to the outhouse, as Kent was on...

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    NL Player Report - August 13, 2007

    Hanley Ramirez: Despite an average Ct% of 84% and a BB% of 7.3%, Ramirez is batting a sizzling .341. A slightly inflated .297 BHIP% is helping, but the real reason behind the high average is the awesome power/speed package that...

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    Prospect Central - August 12, 2007

    Eric Patterson - Cubs Outfield - Bats Left - 5-11, 170 - 4/8/1983 This profile would have looked a lot better if Eric Patterson could play second base. The younger brother of Corey Patterson started the season as a...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 12

    Miguel Batista was solid again last night, earning his fifth win in his last 11 starts and running his record to 12-8, which, believe it or not, is the most wins he's recorded in a season during his 13-year career....

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 11, 2007

    Jay Gibbons- BAL- Inj- Gibbons has finally admitted that his poor performance this season is a result of injury. He was not precise as to what exactly the injury is, but it involves inflammation of the shoulder and may require...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 11th 2007

    Wandy Rodriguez, of the Houston Astros, has had an up and down season to this point in 2007. Rodriguez's ups have been highlighted by some dominant performances at home and his lows have featured poor performances on the road. In...

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    AL Player Report - August 10, 2007

    Franklin Gutierrez: After a hot start, 7 home runs and 4 doubles in his first 103 AB, Gutierrez has gone into a power slump, 1 extra-base hit in his last 34 AB. He is still showing a nice power/speed package,...

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    NL Player Spotlight: August 10, 2007

    Jason Bay: For most of you that don't follow the Pirates it probably seems like Jason Bay is really coming on right and really busting out of that slump? Well Bay hit 5th HR in the last 3 weeks last...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 9, 2007

    Dustin Moseley- LAA- Cold- Despite getting roughed up by the Red Sox (6 runs on 10 hits and a walk while recording 1 K in 4-2/3 IP), manager Mike Scioscia says he is going to stay with Moseley in the...

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    NL Player Report - August 8, 2007

    Mike Fontenot: After a hot start, 3 home runs and a .400 batting average in his first 80 AB, Fontenot has come back to earth, .213 batting average and zero home runs in his last 84 AB. A comparison of...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Melky Cabrera - Fresh off of a 368/410/528 July, Melky Cabrera keeps nosing his way toward a .300 AVG and an .800 OPS as we move toward the home stretch. Cabrera picked up three more hits, including a triple, against...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 7, 2007

    Rich Hill- CHN- Hot- Yesterday Hill went 7 innings and gave up only 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Unfortunately he was a victim of lack of support, as he has been many times...

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    NL Player Spotlight: August 6, 2007

    Jeff Francoeur: Francoeur went 3-5 on Sunday and got his batting average up to .304. There are a couple things going on with Frenchy this year to note. First and foremost he has improved his EYE considerably as he has...

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    Prospect Central - August 5, 2007

    (Editors Note: This is a partial look at the Prospect Central reports that our members recieve via e-mail. Not a member yet? Want some of this great Fantistics insight to help you with your fantasy football season as well?...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 5, 2007

    Robinson Cano: Now in his third season, it is looking like Cano can thrive as a bad ball hitter, 2005/2006/2007 batting average's of .297/.342/.311 and BB%'s of 3%/4%/5%. He used good contact skills, Ct%'s of 87%/89%/86%, and power, 11 home...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 5, 2007

    Andre Ethier Ethier was 1-for-2 Saturday with his ninth homer (a bomb off Arizona's Tony Pena) of the season and two RBI. Ethier continues to share at-bats with Matt Kemp and Luis Gonzalez in left and right field, but at...

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    NL Player Spotlight- August 4th, 2007

    Justin Upton: I decided to check out all the hype on Upton so I tuned into the Dodgers-DBacks game on Friday night and caught the youngster's first big league start. Upton's stat line didn't look to impressive as he went...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 4th - 2007

    Justin Morneau, of the Minnesota Twins, has gone one for 12 since the trade deadline frustrations were expressed by Johan Santana and himself. It may be coincidence, or it could be the result of a veteran team unexpectedly finding out...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 3, 2007

    C.J. Wilson: Since the trade of Eric Gagne, Wilson has picked up two saves, although neither was a typical save situation for a closer. For the first one he pitched 1.2 innings and for the other he came into to...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 2, 2007

    American League 30 Lars Anderson BOS 1B B He's glad July is past: .194 with 1 HR for the month. At least he did mix in 21 walks however. 34 Kurt Suzuki OAK C B- Just .220 with 2 HR...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 2, 2007

    Eric O'Flaherty- SEA- Hot- Although he sounds like the subject of a Clancy Brothers ballad, O'Flaherty is a left handed reliever who has had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Last night he threw...

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    A Closer Look - August 2, 2007

    The MLB non-waiver trade deadline usually shuffles the deck of at least a couple of rosters and this year it rearranged some bullpens as well.   The trade of Eric Gagne to the Red Sox left the Rangers closer...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 2nd, 2007

    Milton Bradley, of the San Diego Padres, is on a hot streak right now. Bradley went two for four with a run scored and three runs batted in on Tuesday night and he is now riding a five game hitting...

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    AL Player Spotlight - August 1, 2007

    Kason Gabbard moves to Texas as part of the Eric Gagne deal on Tuesday. Kason upped his trade value considerably with two perfectly timed strong starts in mid July. He had his strong change working in both of those...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 1, 2007

    Octavio Dotel: There is a chance that the newly acquired Dotel could take over the closing duties from Bob Wickman. A look at Dotel's skill set, 11.4 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, and a 45% FB% against Wickman's skill set, 7.2 K/9,...

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    AL Player Profiles

    Joe Blanton - Joe Blanton has been whining about the presence of rookie Kurt Suzuki behind the plate for his last few starts, but there are a few other factors at work in his last five starts that aren't likely...