All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 19

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    A Closer Look - August 24, 2019

    This time of year, it's not uncommon to read through the boxscores and come across an unfamiliar name. These occurrences will only increase in September as rosters expand to include the entire 40-man roster. As focus shifts from baseball to...

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    NL Analysis - August 22nd, 2019

    Howie Kendrick, 1B, 2B, 3B, WSH Kendrick went 3 for 5 and hit his 14th homer of the season on Thursday night. The three hits brought his average up to a stellar .323 on the season and the 14 homers...

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    NL Player Commentary - August 22, 2019

    Patrick Corbin was dominant, going 8 IP with no earned runs. Corbin has settled down following a bit of an up-and-down season. While his 3.34 ERA is in line with last year, his SIERA is up nearly a full run,...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 22, 2019

    Mike Tauchman, OF (NYY) Tauchman is the new Gio Urshela (although Gio Urshela is still really good), a New York Yankee that no one saw lifting the team to the top of the American League. No Miguel Andujar? No problem....

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    AL Player Analysis - August 21st, 2019

    Willie Calhoun, Texas Rangers - Willie Calhoun is continuing to impress in his extended stint in the majors as he hit his 12th homer on Tuesday while going 3-for-6 in the double-header. Calhoun struck out twice Tuesday, something he's excelled...

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    NL Daily Analysis - August 21, 2019

    Freddie Freeman (1B-ATL) - You don't need us to tell you Freeman is elite, but it's hard to ignore a 4-3-3-4 line in the box score. Freeman hit his 32nd and 33rd home runs while bumping his RBI total to...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 20, 2019

    Dakota Hudson (SP-STL) Hudson threw 6 and 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, striking out 7 and walking 4. The young righty was pulled in the 7th inning after throwing 111 pitches as Hudson wasn't particularly efficient throwing only 64 strikes...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 20, 2019

    Tom Murphy (C-SEA) crushed Rays pitching on Monday night, going 3-3 with a pair of jacks, 4 RBI, and a walk. The 28 year-old backstop now owns a .296 average on the year to go along with 15 homers and...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 18, 2019

    Rafael Devers-Red Sox-3B Rafael Devers was 4-5 with an HR (27), 2 R, and 4 RBI against the Orioles. Devers has been red hot over the past week hitting .519 with 2 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, and 0 SB....

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    NL Player Analysis- August 19, 2019

    David Peralta- OF- ARI- Idea- Peralta owns a slash line of .291/.356/.504 against RH pitchers. Chi Chi Gonzalez has a .333/.471/.667 slash line against LH hitters. Although that is in a small sample size of 9.1 IP, Gonzalez has not...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, August 18th

    IN THE LINEUP Chris Iannetta was released by the Rockies Friday morning. Iannetta was hitting just .222 with the club in part-time duty, he could end up latching on somewhere else as a backup....Rhys Hoskins was hit by a pitch...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 18, 2019

    Jon Lester, SP, CHC Lester tossed 6.0 shutout innings on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The southpaw didn't surrender a run but he was under duress for most of the contest. He gave up four hits and walked a season high...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18, 2019

    Gleyber Torres (SS-NYY) mashed Indians pitching on Saturday, going 2-4 with a pair of solo homers. The 22 year-old has been even better in his sophomore campaign than he was last year (.271-24-77 in 484 plate appearances), as he's now...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 17, 2019

    Marco Hernandez- 2B- BOS- Idea- Hernandez has performed well against RH pitchers this season, with a .333/.357/.407 slash line against them. Alex Wojciechowski has had difficulties with LH hitters over his career, with a .300/.376/.604 slash line against them. This...

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    A Closer Look - August 17, 2019

    It's August....that means back-to-school, end of summer sales and the prep for fantasy football. If you're still reading this article, it probably means you take fantasy baseball pretty seriously. Sure, you might play fantasy football, but fantasy baseball remains a...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 17, 2019

    Kris Bryant Bryant went 1-4 and struck out against the Pirates on Friday. Bryant has played well this year and took a .921 OPS into Friday's game. Daily players may want to avoid Bryant in the near future though, as...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 15, 2019

    Reynaldo Lopez-White Sox-SP Reynaldo Lopez went 5.1 IP and gave up 5 ER on 9 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Angels. Lopez has been a disappointment once again given his plus raw stuff. He has a 5.29...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 16, 2019

    Pete Alonso, 1B, NYM Alonso went 5-5 with a HR and 6 RBI against the Braves on Thursday, as he tied the NL rookie HR record with his 39th dinger. After a relatively rough July in which Alonso hit just...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 14, 2019

    Stephen Strasburg-Nationals-SP Stephen Strasburg went 5.2 IP and gave up 4 ER on 7 H, 3 BB, and 4 K's against the Reds. Strasburg has put together a very fine season (3.82 ERA and 1.09 WHIP) on top of a...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 15, 2019

    Jose Altuve flexed some muscle, going 3-for-5 with his 22nd HR of the season while scoring 3 runs. Altuve has had an incredible year at the plate, but has nearly completely abandoned stealing bases. He has been successful on just...

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    AL Daily Analysis - August 14, 2019

    Domingo German (SP-NYY) - After showing diminished velocity amidst a 6.86 ERA over his last four starts, German showed better zip on his fastball Tuesday in limiting the Orioles to a pair of runs in seven innings to become MLB's...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 14, 2019

    Will Smith (C-LAD) added to his stellar rookie campaign by going 2-4 with a pair of dingers, 3 RBI, and a walk against the Marlins on Tuesday. The 24 year-old backstop now owns an impressive .324 average with 9 homers...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - August 13th, 2019

    Joshua Rojas (OF/IF - ARI) - The D-Backs brought up Josh Rojas Monday and immediately slotted him into the #6 spot playing LF against the Rockies. Rojas singled twice in 4 ABs, showing some of the contact ability that he...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 13, 2019

    Gleyber Torres went 4-for-8 with three homers, four runs, seven RBIs and a walk during Monday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Torres, who has feasted off Baltimore pitching all season, cracked a solo homer during the first game before erupting for...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 12th, 2019

    Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates - Josh Bell hadn't homered since the All-Star Break in mid-July, but he got back on the board with a pair of homers on Sunday. Bell has been pretty awful overall since the break with a...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 12, 2019

    Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.- OF- TOR- Idea- The rookie has had very good results against RH pitching with a .300/.372/.509 slash line against them. With Ariel Jurado bringing reverse splits of a .292/.340/.505 slash line against RH hitting, that makes Guerrero...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2019

    Alex Bregman, 3B (HOU) Who knows what Bregman could have been capable of if he wasn't taken out of the game in the 5th inning. As it is, he was perfect in three at bats with two doubles and a...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 11, 2019

    Aristides Aquino (OF-CIN) went 3-4 with a walk and a trio of solo bombs against the Cubs on Saturday. The 25 year-old rookie has now bashed 7 homers in his first 9 big-league games of 2019 (30 plate appearances). Prior...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 10, 2019

    Bo Bichette, SS, TOR For the first time in his young career, Bo Bichette failed to record a hit. He started his career with an 11-game hitting streak and had hit a double in each of the last nine games....

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    NL Player Analysis - August 10, 2019

    Fernando Tatis Jr. Tatis Jr. went 1-3 with two walks, two RBI, and a strikeout against the Rockies on Friday. Tatis Jr. has been as good as anyone could've hoped so far this year, and the rooke took an impressive...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 09, 2019

    Bo Bichette, SS, TOR It took only 11 career games for Bichette to do something that no other player has done in MLB history, and that is hitting a double in 9 consecutive games. Bichette accomplished that feat on Thursday,...

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    NL Player Commentary - August 9, 2019

    Welcome to the Cubs, Nicholas Castellanos. He hit 2 HR last night for the Cubbies and is quickly becoming a sensational trade deadline acquisition. He has raked thru 8 games in the NL. With the Tigers, his production was nothing...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 7, 2019

    Zach Plesac-Indians-SP Zach Plesac went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 5 H, 2 BB, and 7 K's against the Rangers. Plesac has pitched well in his short time in the majors. He has a 3.13 ERA and...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 8, 2019

    Brian McCann- C- ATL- Idea- McCann had the day off yesterday so he is likely to take his .288/.356/.482 slash line against RH pitchers into tonight's lineup. Elieser Hernandez has a .293/.387/.553 slash line in 47.2 career IP against LH...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7th, 2019

    Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins - Nelson Cruz was outstanding again going 4-for-5 at the plate with a pair of homeruns. This was Cruz's second multi-homer game in the month of August and he's up to 32 homers for the season....

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    NL Daily Analysis - August 7, 2019

    Chase Anderson (SP-MIL) - If you have overlooked Anderson's recent run, you're not alone. Tuesday, Anderson beat the Pirates with 5.2 innings of two-run ball. He walked one and struck out four in lowering his ERA to 3.70. In 99.2...