All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 20

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 6, 2019

    Mike Tauchman, OF, NYY Tauchman blasted 2 of the Yankees' 5 HR's against the Orioles on Monday as he continues his sizzling start to the season's second half. Since the all-star break, Tauchman is hitting a robust .429 (24-56) with...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 6, 2019

    Will Smith Smith went 1-4 and walked against the Cardinals on Monday. Smith has mashed for the Dodgers when given a chance to play this year, and the 24-year-old took an impressive 1.198 OPS into Monday's game. As a hitter,...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 5, 2019

    Shane Bieber, SP (CLE) Bieber tossed his MLB-leading third complete game of the season, limiting the Angels to two runs on five hits and no walks with eight strikeouts. His FIP/xFIP are actually a few notches lower than his ERA...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4th, 2019

    Jason Heyward, OF, CHC Heyward went 2 for 5 with a triple and a home run on Sunday afternoon. He now has 17 homers and has his average up to .276 on the season. The addition of Nicholas Castellanos figures...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, August 4th

    In The Field Byron Buxton was a late scratch from the lineup on Friday. Jake Cave was called up from AAA.... Dee Gordon did some running on Friday and had no issues with his injured quad.... Robinson Chirinos is dealing...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, August 4th

    In The Field Byron Buxton was a late scratch from the lineup on Friday. Jake Cave was called up from AAA.... Dee Gordon did some running on Friday and had no issues with his injured quad.... Robinson Chirinos is dealing...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 4, 2019

    Cesar Hernandez- 2B- PHI- Idea- Hernandez has posted a solid .307/.361/.459 slash line against RH pitching. Reynaldo Lopez has a .296/.376/.519 slash line against LH hitting. The switch-hitting Hernandez can exploit this matchup. Value Play- Draft Kings salary $3800 Cole...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 4, 2019

    Aaron Sanchez (SP-HOU) tossed 6 innings of a combined no-hitter for the Astros, issuing only 2 free passes while striking out 6. After struggling through the season with the Blue Jays (5.76 ERA), he was stellar to say the last...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - August 3rd, 2019

    Marcus Semien (SS - OAK) - After being remarkably consistent (and mediocre) over his age 24-27 seasons, Semien has made huge strides this year to become a very solid offensive player. The past two years have seen him cut his...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 3, 2019

    Juan Soto is putting up nearly identical numbers to last year, batting .289/.400/.524 with a .924 OPS, 20 homers and 70 RBIs. Last year, he hit .292/.406/.517 with a .923 OPS, 22 homers and 70 RBIs. Besides being incredibly consistent,...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1st, 2019

    Michael Pineda, SP, MIN Pineda threw 7.0 innings of one-run ball on Thursday night in Miami, but was ultimately denied his 8th win of the season as the Twins bullpen blew a 4-1 lead in the 9th inning. Pineda has...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 1, 2019

    Many players were moved at this year's trade deadline. Let's take a look at a few and see how their fantasy value has been affected: Trevor Bauer, SP, CIN Bauer was one of the biggest trade acquisitions at the deadline...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 1, 2019

    Many players were moved at this year's trade deadline. Let's take a look at a few and see how their fantasy value has been affected: Trevor Bauer, SP, CIN Bauer was one of the biggest trade acquisitions at the deadline...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 1, 2019

    Get the hype train ready as Bo Bichette was 3-for-5 with his first career HR. It can be quite challenging for rookies to live up to expectations, and the jury is still out if Bichette will; however, it's a very...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 31st, 2019

    So the Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh game had a little going on in it. First of all the Reds, Indians, and Padres agreed to a mega-deal that is going to send Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati. Franmil Reyes and Yasiel Puig are...

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    AL Daily Analysis - July 31, 2019

    Andrew Benintendi (OF-BOS) - Benintendi has been a bit of a disappointment this year for fantasy owners who expected him to improve upon last year's .831 OPS, 16 homers, and 21 stolen bases. Lately though, he's looking to make up...

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    NL Player Analysis - July, 29th, 2019

    Ketel Marte, 2B, ARI Marte continued his breakout campaign on Monday evening with his 23rd home run of the season. He finished the night 2 for 4 and tallied three RBI, which gives him 65 for the year. Marte has...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 30, 2019

    Bo Bichette (SS-TOR) Bichette made his major league debut hitting 6th and playing shortstop and singled in his first at bat; he finished the day 1 for 4 with a strikeout. Bichette received the call with the trade of Eric...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 28, 2019

    Matthew Boyd-Tigers-SP Matthew Boyd went 6.1 IP and gave up 1 ER on 3 H, 3 BB, and 10 K's against the Mariners. Boyd has had a breakout season this year in terms of production and skill development. He has...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2019

    Kyle Schwarber (OF-CHC) had a monster day against the Brewers on Sunday, going 3-3 with a pair of longballs and 7 RBI. The 26 year-old now owns a .228 average on the year to go along with 24 longballs and...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 28, 2019

    Jason Castro- C- MIN- Idea- It's Sunday and he was off yesterday so there's a good chance Castro will be in the lineup. He brings a slash line of .277/.354/.569 against RH pitching to the matchup with Dylan Covey and...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2019

    Will Smith (C-LAD) had a monster day at the plate against the Nationals on Saturday, going 3-6 with a pair of doubles, a homer, and 6 RBI. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated that Smith would be the Dodgers' regular catcher...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 27, 2019

    Chad Pinder Pinder has been underwhelming for the A's this season, but the 27-year-old has made some encouraging adjustments this season and bears a look from fantasy owners. Pinder has cut his o-swing rate to 33% (which could still use...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 27, 2019

    Daniel Murphy (1B/2B-COL) Murphy had 2 hits in 5 at bats Friday but made both count hitting his 11th home run, a 3-run shot in the first and bookending his day with a 3-run double in the 9th. Murphy missed...

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    AL Analysis - July 25, 2019

    Nelson Cruz, DH, MIN Cruz exploded for three home runs on Thursday evening against the White Sox. He has now homered in four consecutive games--and five out of the last six--giving him 25 total on the season. Additionally, Cruz is...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 25, 2019

    Shane Bieber, SP (CLE) Bieber tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts, and it may have been his second best performance of the season. The All-Star game MVP struggled in his last start against Kansas City, but he...

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    NL Daily Analysis - July 24, 2019

    Robinson Cano (2B-NYM) - One of my shallower leagues is a 10-team mixed league with friends, and out of curiosity after seeing what Cano did Tuesday, I did in fact confirm that Cano was a free agent in that league....

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    AL Player Analysis - July 24, 2019

    Wade Miley (SP-HOU) Miley tossed 8 innings of 2 run ball, striking out 6. He cruised through 8 innings before allowing 2 baserunners and was eventually pulled. Miley has turned in drastically different surface results seemingly every year, and despite...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 23, 2019

    Tommy Edman, IF, STL Edman went 2-5 with a run scored against the Pirates on Monday, and has had a nice week overall going 9-26 with a HR and 2 doubles over his past 6 games. He has been acting...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 23, 2019

    Mike Clevinger, SP (CLE) Clevinger delivered his fourth straight strong start, limiting Toronto to three runs in seven innings while striking out seven. It was his longest start since his season debut on April 1 and he is actually adding...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 21, 2019

    Ramon Laureano-Athletics-OF Ramon Laureano was 0-4 with 1 BB and 3 K against the Twins. Laureano came into the game hitting .583 with 3 HR, 11 R, 3 RBI, and 2 SB over the past week. He has been fantastic...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 22, 2019

    Charlie Blackmon (OF-COL) Blackmon went 4 for 5 Sunday including hitting a leadoff home run. It was his first home run since June 30th, and he was marred in a 9-52 (.173) slump over the first 3 weeks of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21st, 2019

    Anthony Santander, Baltimore Orioles - Anthony Santander went 4-for-5 at the plate on Saturday with his sixth homer of the season and he also tripled in the game. This gives Santander homers in back to back games for the Orioles...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 21, 2019

    Daniel Murphy- 1B- COL- Idea- Murphy owns a .313/.395/.478 slash line against southpaws. James Paxton has reverse splits in a limited sample size against LH hitters this season. His career slash line against them, though, also shows reverse splits with...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 20, 2019

    Mike Leake, SP, SEA Leake came within three outs of completing the first perfect game in the MLB since August 15, 2012 (Thrown by his teammate Felix Hernadez). LAA's Luis Rengifo served a base-hit to right field to break up...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 20, 2019

    Justin Turner Turner went 0-3 with a strikeout against the Marlins on Friday. Turner's performance caught up with his underlying numbers over the first half of the year after a slow start, and the 34-year-old should be expected to play...