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    Freeman on Fire! - Sept. 11, 2020

    Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL Freeman had another huge day against the Nationals on Thursday, going 2-4 with 2 HR's and 4 RBI. Over his last 7 games, Freeman has hit .423 (11-26) with 4 doubles, 5 HR's, and 20 RBI....

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    When BAL's 4th and 5th OF are rosterable, things are scary....

    DJ Stewart (OF - BAL) - Man, is DJ Stewart on a heater. After a 3-3 day Wednesday, Stewart is 8-14 with 5 HR over the past 4 games (he's also walked twice), tallying 8 R and 7 RBI over...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 10, 2020

    Trevor Bauer (SP) - CIN Bauer was fantastic against the Cubs on Wednesday, holding the team to only three hits (no walks) over 7.2 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts while bringing his ERA down to a minuscule 1.74 for the...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 9, 2020

    Zach Eflin, SP (PHI) On the surface, Eflin's line is so-so from Tuesday's no-decision against Boston. He gave up three runs in five innings, but all three runs came off solo home runs. The three long balls lifted Eflin's HR/FB...

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    Gallen Streak Comes to an End - Sept. 8, 2020

    Zac Gallen, SP, ARI Gallen allowed 4 ER's on 5 hits and 2 BB's in 5 IP with 6 K's against the Giants on Monday. This ended Gallen's streak of 23 starts to begin his career in which he didn't...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 8, 2020

    Zach Plesac won his third straight start by firing seven one-run innings against the Royals on Monday, scattering seven hits and striking out four. Plesac was at the top of his game on Monday, keeping Kansas City off the board...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 7, 2020

    Elieser Hernandez- P- MIA- Injury Update- Hernandez was moved to the 60 Day IL due to his lat strain, which effectively ends his season. He had put up some solid numbers in his 6 starts in 2020, with a 3.16...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 7, 2020

    Elieser Hernandez- P- MIA- Injury Update- Hernandez was moved to the 60 Day IL due to his lat strain, which effectively ends his season. He had put up some solid numbers in his 6 starts in 2020, with a 3.16...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 7, 2020

    Shane Bieber improved to 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA after tossing five innings of one-run ball against the Brewers on Sunday, yielding five hits and one walk while striking out 10. Bieber continued to add to his case as the...

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    Clint Frazier Stays Hot for Yankees - September, 6th 2020

    Clint Frazier, New York Yankees - Clint Frazier went 2-for-4 at the plate Saturday with his fifth homer over the season. Frazier continued his tear at the plate with a 164 wRC+ for the season and he's showing great plate...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 6, 2020

    Chris Paddack- P- SD- Cold- Paddack continued a pattern of inconsistency. The A's scored 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk in 4.2 IP. Over his past 5 starts he has alternated bad and good. In the 3 bad...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 5, 2020

    Ross Stripling (SP) - TOR Stripling allowed three runs (two earned) over 4.1 innings against the Red Sox on Friday. Stripling has struggled so far this season with a 5.61 ERA through his first seven starts, and his curveball has...

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    A Closer Look - September 5, 2020

    With the trade deadline in the books, this column historically shifts into a mode that looks towards the stretch run. We'll still do that this season, but instead of having roughly 8 weeks to help you make up ground in...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 5, 2020

    Ronald Acuna, Jr. (OF-ATL) came up huge in a doubleheader with the Nationals on Friday, going 2-3 with a pair of homers, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, and a walk in game 1 before going 1-4 with a solo blast...

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    Robert Keeps Rising - Sept. 4, 2020

    Luis Robert, OF, CWS Robert went 1-4 with a HR and 3 RBI against the Royals on Thursday as he continues to make a run at the AL ROY Award. He now has 11 HR's and 27 RBI across 36...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 4, 2020

    Pete Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso went 1 for 5 with his first career walkoff home run Thursday Night. After hitting 53 home runs a year ago his 2020 full season pace (8) puts him on the 35-home run mark; a steep...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 2, 2020

    Nolan Arenado-Rockies-3B Nolan Arenado was 1-5 with a run scored against the Giants. Arenado is slashing .261/.313/.470 with 7 HR, 17 R, 20 RBI, and 0 SB. He's undergone a major change at the plate in his approach in the...

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    Frenzy Over McKenzie - Sept. 3, 2020

    Triston McKenzie, SP, CLE McKenzie was dominant again on Wednesday against the Royals striking out 6 in 6 shutout IP, while allowing just 3 hits and a BB. He now has a 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 19:4 K:BB across...

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    Marcell Ozuna Crushes Three Homers for Braves - September 2nd, 2020

    Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta Braves - Marcell Ozuna launched three homers for the Braves on Monday, becoming the first-ever visiting NL player to hit three homers in a single game at Fenway. Ozuna has done what Ozuna usually does, crushes the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2020

    Miguel Sano, 1B (MIN) Sano had a productive game Monday, finishing 2 for 3 with a home run and three runs scored in Minnesota's 8-5 loss to Chicago. Sano's 2020 numbers are eerily similar to 2019 when he hit .247...

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    Trade Deadline Jamboree - September 1, 2020

    Mike Clevinger (SP - SD) - Clevinger heads to San Diego in a great deal for the Padres, coming over with Greg Allen for a whole bunch of stuff the Padres didn't need, including a trio of prospects ranked between...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2020

    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk against the Yankees in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees. After going just 2-for-9 in the first three games of the series, Cano...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31, 2020

    Jose Iglesias (SS - BAL) Iglesias went 2-for-5 with an RBI against the Blue Jays on Sunday. A brief stint on the injured list is the only blemish on what has otherwise been a terrific season at the plate from...

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    NL Weekly Player Report - August 30th, 2020

    IN THE LINEUP Joey Votto was held out of Thursday's doubleheader for the Reds, but the manager said that he isn't dealing with any sort of injury, but rather he just wanted to give the first baseman a few days...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 30, 2020

    Matthew Boyd (SP-DET) went 6 strong against the tough Twins lineup on Saturday, surrendering 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits while walking none and fanning 6 on 87 pitches (56 strikes). The 29 year-old southpaw now owns a 7.27...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 30, 2020

    Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with a solo homer on Saturday against the Yankees. Ramos contributed the Mets' lone run in their 2-1 loss to their crosstown rivals, launching his second home run of the season in the 8th inning to...

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    NL Analysis - August 29th, 2020

    Zac Gallen, SP, ARI Gallen went seven strong innings on Friday, giving up just one run on five hits against the Giants. The youngster impressed in his first big league action last season and has backed it up in his...

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    A Closer Look - August 29th, 2020

    Believe it or not, this is the last column before the Major League Baseball trade deadline! Given the uncertainty with the current state of baseball and the complicated business side of things, this will most likely be a relatively quiet...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 27, 2020

    Kyle Seager-Mariners-3B Kyle Seager was 2-6 with 1 R, 1 BB, and 2 RBI in the doubleheader against the Padres. Seager is now hitting .292 with 5 HR, 18 R, 26 RBI, and 4 SB. The skills behind his strong...

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    Manny is the Man Again - Aug 28, 2020

    Manny Machado, 3B, SD Machado combined for 3 HR's and 5 RBI in a doubleheader against the Mariners on Thursday and now has 11 HR's and 27 RBI through 33 games this season. He has been sizzling recently, hitting .531...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 27, 2020

    Eloy Jimenez- OF- CHW- Hot- Jimenez extended his hit streak to 7 games by going 2-for-3. He is slugged his 3rd homer of the streak. Jimenez has batted .464 in this span and had multiple hits 5 times. Since August...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 27, 2020

    Josh Bell (1B - PIT) Bell's miserable start to the season continued on Wednesday with the first baseman going hitless with two strikeouts over four at-bats. Wednesday's performance brought Bell's batting average down to .189 and his OPS down to...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 26, 2020

    Rick Porcello, SP (NYM) For the first time this month, Porcello was unable to reach the 6th inning. In fact, the veteran right-hander was pulled from Tuesday's start prior to the 4th inning. He allowed four runs on five hits...

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    Big Day for Baez - Aug 25, 2020

    Javier Baez, SS, CHC Baez broke out for 2 HR's and 3 RBI as part of 3-5 effort against the Tigers on Monday. It's been a rough go for Baez in 2020 who even after the big day is still...

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    Big Day for Baez - Aug 25, 2020

    Javier Baez, SS, CHC Baez broke out for 2 HR's and 3 RBI as part of 3-5 effort against the Tigers on Monday. It's been a rough go for Baez in 2020 who even after the big day is still...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 25th, 2020

    Randal Grichuk, OF, TOR Grichuk went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer on Monday but was pulled late due to "lower back tightness." The speculation is that this was just a precautionary measure and that Grichuk should be fine...