All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 136

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    A Closer Look - June 21, 2007

    It is another slow week in the back end of Major League bullpens this week. Of course, the injury to Brad Lidge tops the closer headlines. Before he could collect his first save of this tour of duty as the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 21st 2007

    Roger Clemens of the New York Yankees apparently has the best gig in the history of Major League baseball. After his last start Joe Torre said all he asks of Clemens is that he gives them a chance to win...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 20, 2007

    Chad Durbin limited the Nationals to 1 run over 6 IP at RFK on Tuesday. He gave up 5 hits without a walk and struck out 5 to improve to 6-3 on the year with a 4.37 ERA. Chad is...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 20, 2007

    So Taguchi: Taguchi should be the regular center fielder while Jim Edmonds is out. He has been on fire, going 18 for his last 40, raising his average to .310. The soon to be 38 year old is making the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 19, 2007

    Brad Penny- LAD- Hot- In 14 starts this season, Penny has only twice failed to throw the quality variety. There is a good chance that he will make it 13 of 15 tonight in Toronto. After that things are going...

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    AL Player Profiles

    Jonny Gomes - Three homers in a couple of days for Gomes, who might have a little window here between the troubles of Elijah Dukes and the re-injury of Rocco Baldelli yesterday in a minor-league rehab stint. No matter how...

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    NL Player Spotlight- June 18, 2007

    Randy Wolf: Wolf's going through a bit of a slump right now as he turned in his 3rd clunker in the last 4 starts. The drop off has come with a steep decline in his K Rate along with a...

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    Prospect Central - June 17, 2007

    Felix Pie – Cubs Outfielder – Bats Left – 6-2, 170 – 2/8/1985 2006 pretty much constituted a “Take 2” in Felix Pie’s pro career. After an ankle injury sidelined him for half of the 2005 season the Cubs...

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    AL Player Spotlight- June 17, 2007

    Shaun Marcum: Marcum was fantastic yesterday striking out 11 batters in 7 innings of work against the Nationals. He allowed 3 walks and 3 hits which translated into 2 ER's and now lowered his ERA to 3.41 on the season....

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 16, 2007

    Aubrey Huff- BAL- Hot- Huff went 3-for-4 to extend his current hitting streak to 10 games. It has not been one of those empty streaks, with a lot of 1-for-4 or 1-for-5 games, as he has 6 multi-hit games in...

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    NL Player Spotlight June 16th 2007

    Derrek Lee of the Chicago Cubs may be the most confusing fantasy case so far this season. Lee went four for four on Friday against the San Diego Padres but at the same time he had zero runs and...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 15, 2007

    Nick Markakis: After a strong second-half to finish off his rookie campaign, it has been a mixed bag for Markakis in his sophomore season, 9/39/.267. There has been some nice growth in his power, 28 extra base hits in 257...

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    NL Player Spotlight- June 15, 2007

    Tom Gorzelanny: Gorz had a bit of an adjustment statistically last night as his 5 ER's on 7 Hits and 1 BB over 7 innings helped bring his Strand Rate and ERA back in line with his career Strand Rate...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 14, 2007

    Orlando Cabrera- LAA- Hot- Here it is Flag Day and Cabrera has a higher batting average than teammate Vlad Guerrero. Who'd a thunk it? In the past 4 games he is an astounding 9-for-19, which increased his average to .339....

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    A Closer Look - June 14, 2007

    We are starting the second half of what has been another relatively stable week in MLB bullpens. The major news among closers happened at the end of last week when the Astros returned Brad Lidge into the closer's role. The...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 13, 2007

    A.J. Burnett left last night's game after 4.2 IP with what is being termed a "shoulder strain". "They don't think it's any big deal," manager John Gibbons said. "It's a mild strain. You're always concerned when a pitcher feels something...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 13, 2007

    Christian Guzman: After missing all of all of 2006 with an injury and being slowed by a hamstring injury early this year, Guzman has been red-hot, 1/8/.336 in 134 AB.. Although he is not stealing bases, just 2 in 2...

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    AL Player Profiles

    Josh Fields - Josh Fields is going to be the White Sox starting 3B for the foreseeable future, and that after only 1400 minor league AB's to his credit. Fields has solid offensive potential in every category, with 52 HR's...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 12, 2007

    Randy Wolf- LAD- Cold- Although Wolf got a quality start yesterday, it was by the most minimal of standards (3 runs allowed in 6 IP, on 9 hits, no walks, and 3 strikeouts). Over his last 3 starts, Wolf has...

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    NL Player Spotlight- June 11, 2007

    Jeremy Hermida Hermida homered for the 2nd time in his last 3 games on Sunday, but still appears to be going through some growing pains at the major league level. Hermida's fallen off the radar of most fantasy owners after...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 10, 2007

    Frank Catalanotto: Catalanotto, who has missed some time with a shoulder injury, is having a tough time at the plate, 4/14/.181 in 94 AB. Over the last four seasons, he has been a consistent high batting average contributor, 2003/2004/2005/2006 averages...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 10, 2007

    Brad Lidge Astros manager Phil Garner said he's planning to ease Brad Lidge into the closer's role beginning with Sunday's game. Lidge has allowed just two runs in his last 25 1/3 innings, so this was pretty easy to see...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 9th 2007

    Felix Pie is apparently the key to the Cubs success as well as Soriano's. With Pie in the lineup the Cubs are 16-8. Pie had another very successful night at the plate on Friday in Atlanta as he went two...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 8, 2007

    Kevin Millwood: What has happened to Millwood? This is not the same pitcher that had a stingy 2.86 ERA with Cleveland and who won 16 games last year while pitching his home games in a hitter-friendly home park. He was...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 7, 2007

    Torii Hunter- MIN- Cold- The road has not been a friendly place for Hunter lately. During the just-completed 6-game road trip he went 3-for-20 with 2 runs and 2 RBI (the product of 2 solo homers). This brought Hunter's home/road...

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    AL Player Spotlight June 6, 2007

    Lots to chew on in last night Great Adventure between the Jays and Rays but Roy Halladay's pitching line is what stands out to most fanatsy owenrs. Eight runs allowed, 7 earned, on 12 hits, a walk and one K...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 6, 2007

    Kevin Gregg: If Manager Fredi Gonzalez is going strictly from skill sets, Gregg, 9.4 K/9, 3.6 BB/9, and a 40% GB%, is a much better choice than the recently acquired Armando Benitez, 8.4 K/9, 4.6 BB/9, and a 38% GB%,...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Melky Cabrera - Including last night's 0-3, Cabrera is on a little 8-18 streak right now for the Yanks, and without Jason Giambi in the fold for quite some time, Cabrera is basically assured of playing time for the indefinite...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 5, 2007

    Randy Johnson- ARI- FYI- The Big Unit is set to take the mound tonight against the Giants. Despite his recent dominating performances, there are reasons for concern. First, of course, are the physical issues. Johnson's back was starting to stiffen...

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    NL Player Spotlight- June 4, 2007

    Sean Marshall Marshall made it 3-3 in quality starts with another gem on Sunday against the Braves. This time Marshall allowed only 1 ER in 6 2/3 innings on 6 hits and 1 BB, while striking out 8. Marshall now...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 3, 2007

    Chris Sampson When evaluating pitchers, we usually like to see a K/9 rate of at least 7.0 (or 0.78 K/I) if we're going to endorse a guy for long-term (or any) success. On that note, here are Sampson's numbers over...

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    AL Player Spotlight- June 3, 2007

    Joe Blanton Blanton was phenomenal on Saturday night throwing a CG Shutout against the Twins. Blanton only allowed 3 base-runners in the game all on singles and not one Twin advanced into scoring position. He struck out 6 on the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 2nd 2007

    Joe Nathan of the Minnesota Twins nailed down his 12th save of the 2007 season on Friday. Nathan is 12 of 13 with a 2-1 record. Nathan is on pace to save just about as many as he did in...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June, 1, 2007

    David DeJesus: Besides runs, DeJesus is not contributing much in any fantasy category, 4/12/.258, with no steals. For a player with his speed, 3 triples this year, it is surprising that he has attempted only one steal. His career success...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 31, 2007

    Gary Matthews- LAA- Hot- Matthews is continuing to show that, so far, the Angels were not out of their minds for signing him after what was thought to be a career year in Texas. With 206 at bats so far...

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    A Closer Look - May 31, 2007

    For the first time this season, there no major changes to report in this week’s Closer Look. All of the pitchers who held the primary closer roles for their teams last week at this time are still seated, but...