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    Can Brandon Belt take advantage of his one shot in a positive hitting environment? - August 24, 2020

    Brandon Belt (1B - SF) - It figures, that with a career as unfortunate as I perceive Belt's to have been, the one year that San Francisco is playing as a plus offensive ballpark (due to certain internal configurations in...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 24, 2020

    Nelson Cruz cranked his 10th home run of the year on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs scored and two walks against the Royals. Cruz stayed hot by belting his sixth homer in his last nine games,...

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    Prospect Central '20 - August 23, 2020

    It is time for the Marlins to see what they got in return for J.T. Realmuto.

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    Prospect Central '20 - August 23, 2020

    It is time for the Marlins to see what they got in return for J.T. Realmuto.

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    Triston McKenzie Dominates in Debut - August 23rd, 2020

    Triston McKenzie, Cleveland Indians - The Indians SP factory seems to have another great one in Tristan McKenzie after he struck out 10 Tigers hitters over six innings in his MLB debut. McKenzie allowed just one run in the outing...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 23, 2020

    Hector Neris- RP- PHI- Drop value- With Brandon Workman being acquired by the Phillies it looks like Neris is no longer the closer. He entered last night's game with a 2-run lead in the 8th. He exited after getting just...

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    Is Wilmer Flores finally realizing his potential 7 years into his career? August 22, 2020

    Wilmer Flores (1B/2B - SF) - Flores is scorching right now, going 7-11 with 3 HR and 10 RBI over the past three games. The thing with Flores is that everyone has this partial misconception of him as a lefty-masher.....he...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 22, 2020

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1B/3B - TOR) Guerrero clubbed a 116 mph home run against the Rays on Friday. Guerrero fell short of lofty expectations last season with a .772 OPS over 123 games, and he's struggled so far this season...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 21, 2020

    Sam Hilliard (OF-COL) Hilliard went 4-5 with is first triple of the season Thursday. A trendy pre-season sleeper Hilliard had 6 hits all season entering play Thursday in 41 at bats and sported a 41% K rate. Hilliard has a...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 19, 2020

    Luis Castillo-Reds-SP Luis Castillo went 3.1 IP and gave up 3 ER on 5 H, 2 BB, and 5 K's against the Royals. On the year, he has a 4.41 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. The WHIP sticks out for one...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 20, 2020

    Aaron Civale (SP-CLE) tossed a complete game against the Pirates on Wednesday, giving up 1 run on 5 hits and no walks while striking out 6. The 25 year-old righty now owns a 2.91 ERA, 8.5 K/9, and 0.8 BB/9...

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    Corbin Burn(e)s the Twins - August 19th, 2020

    Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers - Corbin Burnes allowed one run over five innings against the Twins on Tuesday, and even had a no-hitter running into the fifth inning. Burnes has had a fantastic season for Milwaukee jumping between the rotation...

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    AL Daily Analysis - August 19, 2020

    Dylan Bundy (SP-LAA) - I imagine a lot of us started trusting Bundy after the relatively-failed top prospect started the season with a 1.57 ERA in his first four starts, including a great 35:3 K:BB in 28.2 innings plus three...

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    Are Kyle Freeland and Corey Seager back? - August 18, 2020

    Kyle Freeland (SP - COL) - Let's get it out of the way up front: Freeland is due some major regression, with a strand rate and BABIP that are eye-popping right now. That said, this guy looks like a completely...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18, 2020

    Randall Grichuk (OF-TOR) Grichuk went 2 for 5 hitting his 3rd home run of the season and driving in 4. After a slow start where he did not hit a home run until this past Friday, he now has 3...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 17, 2020

    Jake Cronenworth- SS- SD- Idea- Somewhat lost in the 21st century version of Fernando(Tatis)mania going on in San Diego, Cronenworth has been putting up solid numbers in his rookie season. He is slashing .306/.358/.592 overall. Cronenworth is better against RH...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 17, 2020

    Edwin Encarnacion (1B - CHW) Encarnacion's poor start to the season continued on Sunday, with the 37-year-old going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts while bringing full-season batting average down to .149 and his OPS to .460. Nothing is encouraging...

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    NL Weekly Player Report - August 16th, 2020

    The Cardinals returned to play on Saturday, despite the fact they had another coach test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The Reds also had a player test positive for COVID-19 which canceled the rest of their series with the Pirates....

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    NL Player Analysis - August 16, 2020

    Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-8 in Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox, slamming his second homer of the year in the process. After a relatively quiet 1-for-4 performance in the opener, Goldschmidt helped power St. Louis to a doubleheader sweep by...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 16, 2020

    Shane Bieber (SP-CLE) was dynamite again, as he tossed 7 scoreless innings against the Tigers in which he scattered 3 hits and a walk while racking up 11 strikeouts. The 25 year-old righty is putting together a historic campaign, as...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 15, 2020

    Nick Senzel- OF- CIN- Idea- Senzel has been on a roll in the last couple of games. Today the Reds will be facing Steven Brault, who had a .270/.368/.454 slash line against RH hitters in 2019. Senzel posted a .316/.371/.526...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 15, 2020

    Teoscar Hernandez (OF-TOR) Hernandez went 3-5 launching 2 more home runs and driving in 4. That gives Hernandez 3 multi-HR games and 7 total HR in just 3 weeks of play as well as 13 RBIs on the season, and...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 13, 2020

    Tyler Glasnow-Rays-SP Tyler Glasnow went 4 IP and gave up 5 ER on 8 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Red Sox. Through four starts he has a 7.04 ERA and 1.76 WHIP which is not what you...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 14, 2020

    Mookie Betts, OF, LAD Betts had a monster game for the Dodgers on Thursday, going 4-4 with 3 HR's, 4 runs, and 5 RBI in a blowout win over the Padres. This was easily his biggest game since joining the...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 13, 2020

    Chance Sisco- C- BAL- Idea- In a season where hot streaks are valuable commodities, Sisco is on a tear. After going 2-for-4 last night with a homer, run scored, and 3 RBI he is now slashing .381/.536/.762. Sure, his BABIP...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 13, 2020

    Kole Calhoun (OF - ARI) Calhoun continued his productive play on Wednesday with a 3-for-6 game, bringing his full-season OPS to .834. Quietly a solid power hitter, Calhoun clubbed 33 home runs last season and is probably under-rostered with an...

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    AL Daily Analysis - August 12, 2020

    Andrew Benintendi (OF-BOS) - Benintendi returned to the leadoff spot Tuesday in what has been an awful season. He had a pair of singles and a HBP in four PA, "lifting" him to .103/.314/.128. He's obviously maintained his plate discipline,...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 12, 2020

    Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk Tuesday as the Phillies lost to the Orioles, 10-9. Harper continued his strong start to 2020 by homering for the second straight game, giving him four...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 11, 2020

    Charlie Blackmon, OF, COL Blackmon went 4-5 with 3 runs scored and an RBI against the Diamondbacks on Monday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games, while raising his BA to a league-leading .484 for the season. During the current...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2020

    Niko Goodrum enjoyed a monster day at the dish on Monday, going 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored vs. the White Sox. After managing just five hits through his first 31 at-bats, Goodrum has suddenly caught fire...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 10, 2020

    Brandon Lowe played a key part in Tampa Bay's 4-3 win over the Yankees on Sunday, going 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Lowe's third home run of the year tied the game at 3-3 in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 10, 2020

    Stephen Strasburg (SP-WSH) made his first start of the 2020 campaign against the Orioles on Sunday. The 32 year-old (Where has time gone? I seems like it was yesterday that he was being touted as one of the game's greatest...

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    Prospect Central '20 - August 9

    Spenser Howard's much-anticipated major league debut was delayed by COVID cancellations and then helped by Tropical Storm Isaias which set up a doubleheader for the Phillies today. Howard is set to start one end of today's slate.

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    Byron Buxton Stays Hot at the Plate - August 9th, 2020

    Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins - Byron Buxton homered for the third straight game. Buxton got off to a slow start this year due to his foot injury at the end of summer camp, but he's starting to heat up now...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 9, 2020

    Rhys Hoskins- 1B- PHI- Idea- Hoskins put up disappointing numbers overall in 2019, but his performance against southpaws was solid. He posted a .261/.444/.536, with 9 homers and 45 walks in 188 PAs. Max Fried did not shine against RH...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 8, 2020

    Christian Vazquez (C - BOS) Vazquez went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts against the Blue Jays on Friday. Vazquez has been off to a hot start this season, but fantasy players should expect a sharp decline in his performance...