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    NL Player Analysis - August 8, 2020

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CIN) went 6 strong against the Brewers on Friday, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and a walk while recording 12 punchouts. The lone run came on a Logan Morrison big fly. The 29 year-old is on...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7, 2020

    Dylan Bundy, SP (LAA) Bundy delivered his first complete game in more than two years, stifling the Mariners for only four hits and one run while striking out 10. The outing continues Bundy's strong start to his Angels career as...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 7, 2020

    J.T Realmuto (C-PHI) Realmuto went 2-4 with 3rd home run of the season and drove in 3. Realmuto had a monster series vs the Yankees going 6-11 with 5 runs, 2 HR and 5 RBIs and has been the Phillies...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 5, 2020

    Zach Wheeler-Phillies-SP Zack Wheeler went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 2 BB, and 2 K's against the Yankees. Wheeler was the Phillies top free-agent signing coming off back to back strong seasons for the Mets....

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    AL Player Analysis - August 6, 2020

    Mike Clevinger (SP-CLE) labored a bit through his 5.2 scoreless innings on the mound on Wednesday, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 4 while walking 5. The 29 year-old hasn't quite been himself so far in 2020, as he...

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    Craig Kimbrel's 2020 Struggles Continue - August 5th, 2020

    Luis Patino, San Diego Padres - One of the many top prospects for the Padres was called up on Tuesday as Luis Patino joins them to pitch out of the bullpen from the start. Obviously he'd be more interesting to...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug. 4, 2020

    Gerrit Cole, SP (NYY) Cole has been good but not good enough through three starts. Don't get me wrong. He served his purpose again on Monday, finishing with six one-run innings on five hits and one walk. However, he only...

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    Will Fernando Tatis Jr. be a top-5 pick in 2021? - August 4th, 2020

    Fernando Tatis Jr - Tatis looks bigger to me this season, which stands to reason since the kid is probably still growing at barely 21 years of age. That came to mind when I watched him hit his 3rd homer...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 3, 2020

    Carlos Santana (1B - CLE) Santana was one of the best values in fantasy baseball last season with a .281/.397/.515 slash line, but he's struggled so far this season with a .188 batting average and .631 OPS after a hitless...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 3, 2020

    Donovan Solano (2B-SF) Solano continued his white-hot season start by going 2-2 and drawing a pair of walks while scoring a run. Solano put up underwhelming numbers across parts of 4 season with the Marlins and 1 with the Yankees...

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    NL Weekly Report - August 2, 2020

    In the Lineup There was a brief rumor this week that we were going to see Joey Bart called up this week, but Andrew Baggarly of the Athletic ultimately shot down the rumor on Saturday saying that the team doesn't...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 2, 2020

    Kenta Maeda (SP-MIN) completed 6 innings of scoreless ball against Cleveland on Saturday, allowing just 1 hit and a walk while recording 6 punchouts. He fed Cleveland batters a heavy diet of off-speed stuff, mainly tossing breaking balls and changeups,...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 2, 2020

    Marcell Ozuna continued his torrid start to the season by going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday vs. the Mets. Ozuna wasted no time by taking former teammate Michael Wacha deep in the bottom of the first to give Atlanta...

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    NL Analysis - August 1, 2020

    Sean Newcomb, SP, ATL Newcomb gave up six earned runs in just 4.1 innings of work on Friday against the Mets. The southpaw surrendered a pair of homeruns and gave up six hits in the outing. After two short starts,...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 30, 2020

    Ryan Yarbrough-Rays-SP Ryan Yarbrough went 6.1 IP and gave up 2 ER on 2 H, 3 BB, and 6 K's against the Braves. From an analytical point of view, there isn't much to point towards the success of Yarbrough who...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1, 2020

    Spencer Turnbull (SP-DET) Turnbull threw 6 strong innings Friday allowing 2 ER on 3 hits while striking out 6 to pick up his first win of the 2020 season. He no-hit the Reds through 4 innings before giving up his...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 31, 2020

    Cody Bellinger, OF, LAD Bellinger went 0-5 with a K' against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, as he watched his slash line drop to an alarming .161/.235/.194 through 34 PA's this season. Bellinger's contact rate has been excellent; in fact his...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 31, 2020

    Cody Bellinger, OF, LAD Bellinger went 0-5 with a K' against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, as he watched his slash line drop to an alarming .161/.235/.194 through 34 PA's this season. Bellinger's contact rate has been excellent; in fact his...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 30, 2020

    Brian Goodwin- OF- LAA- Idea- Over his career Goodwin has had reverse splits, posting a slash line of .268/.342/.500 against southpaws. Marco Gonzales experience reverse splits himself in 2019, with LH hitters having a .302/.341/.478 slash line against him. That...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 30, 2020

    Madison Bumgarner (SP - ARI) Bumgarner turned in a decent performance on Wednesday with two runs and five strikeouts over 5.1 innings, but fantasy owners should be concerned with the 30-year-old's velocity. Bumgarner's fastball averaged just under 88 mph and...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2020

    Javier Baez, SS (CHC) Baez broke out in a big way on Tuesday hitting three extra base hits, including his first two home runs of the year at Cincinnati. Baez finished the game 3 for 5 with three runs and...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 29, 2020

    Bradley Zimmer, CLE - Injuries and ineffectiveness have combined to result in the former top prospect falling off the map in recent years, but maybe he's back? Zimmer once had a 15 HR / 38 SB season in the minors...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2020

    Mike Foltynewicz, SP, ATL Foltynewicz was designated for assignment by the Braves after getting torched for 6 ER's on 4 hits, 4 BB's and 3 HR's against the Rays on Monday, while striking out 3 in the contest. After a...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 28, 2020

    Mark Canha, OF, OAK Canha hit his first home run of 2020 on Monday afternoon against the Angels. He is now batting .333 and has recorded at least one hit in each of his three starts this season. Canha isn't...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 27, 2020

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CIN) was dynamite in his 6.1 innings of work against the Tigers on Sunday, as he allowed just 1 run on 2 hits and a walk while racking up 13 strikeouts. The lone run that Detroit scored came...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 27, 2020

    Gleyber Torres went 3-for-4 with his first homer of the season and a pair of RBIs on Sunday to propel the Yankees past the Nationals, 3-2. After going 0-for-6 over the season's first two games against Washington's talented pitching staff,...

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    Prospect Central '20 - July 26, 2020

    If anything, the 2020 Minor League Baseball Season and prospect development are even more screwed up than the major league season.

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    Kyle Lewis is an Early ROY Favorite - July 26th, 2020

    Kyle Lewis, Seattle Mariners - Kyle Lewis was the talk of summer camp for the Mariners and he's continued his hot streak into the regular season with homers in each of the first two games, with the one Saturday coming...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 26, 2020

    Joey Votto- 1B- CIN- Idea- In 2019 Votto hit 14 of his 15 homers against RH pitching and posted a .268/.361/.453 slash line against them. He has 2 homers in the 2020 season already (although only 1 is against a...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 25, 2020

    Hyun-Jin Ryu (SP - TOR) Ryu rode elite batted ball quality and control to a 2.32 ERA last season but pitched poorly on Friday, allowing three runs and seven baserunners over 4.2 innings. Ryu's reliance on defense might worry some...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 25, 2020

    Yoenis Cespedes (OF-NYM) supplied all the offense for the Mets in the team's 1-0 win against Atlanta on Friday as he went 1-3 with a solo homer. Cespedes has played in more than 100 games only once since 2016 because...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 24, 2020

    Giancarlo Stanton, DH (NYY) You didn't forget Giancarlo Stanton can mash, did you? Well if you did, he reminded everyone of his prodigious power in the first inning of Thursday's opener at Washington, taking a Max Scherzer heater 460 feet...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 24, 2020

    Adam Eaton (OF-WSH) Eaton homered in his first at bat of the season Thursday, the only hit off Gerrit Cole over a 5-inning rain shortened game. The 31-year-old veteran put together his first injury-free season last year since 2016 and...

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    InsiderMetrics: Hard Hit Rate Allowed

    This weekend on our SiriusXM Fantasy we're continuing to talk about hard hit rate and it's usefulness when evaluating starting pitchers. Much like its correlation with batting average and HR/FB rate for offensive players, hard hit rate allowed is strongly...

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    InsiderMetrics: An Introduction to Contact%

    Contact percentage, like many of the plate discipline statistics, is like the Shohei Ohtani of sabermetrics - it plays both sides! While contact percentage is a useful statistic for measuring a pitcher's effectiveness, it's also an excellent way to measure...

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    HR/FB Rates: Players on the Move 2020

    2020 HR/FB Rate: More than just Batted Ball Speed New baseball data continues to emerge yearly, continually granting us insight into a player's core skill/ability.  Indicators such as HR/FB rates are thankfully no longer looked at as blanket averages. As we have...