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    NL Player Commentary - July 19, 2019

    Brian Dozier was 2-for-3 with 2 walks and 2 RBI. Dozier is catching my attention as he sported a 124 wRC+ in June and a 155 wRC+ in July (before yesterday). He has always been a streaky hitter, so this...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19, 2019

    Chris Sale (SP-BOS) Sale dominated Toronto Thursday afternoon tossing 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 12. He baffled batters all day throwing 14 first pitch strikes and inducing 20 swinging strikes. Sale's ERA (4.05) is not...

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    AL Player Commentary - July 18, 2019

    Mike Clevinger dazzled yesterday, racking up 12 K in just 6 IP against the Tigers. It's only been 35 innings, but Clevinger has been incredible, making a huge leap by increasing his SwStr% from 12% to 16.4% this season -...

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    NL Player Notes 7-18-19

    David Dahl (COL) - David Dahl was forced to exit Wednesday's contest after fouling a ball off his foot. The good news is that x-rays were negatives for any fractures or broken bones, but there's a decent chance Dahl might...

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    AL Daily Analysis - July 17, 2019

    Adalberto Mondesi (SS-KC) - We will probably know more once this blurb is published, but Mondesi will have an MRI after injuring his left shoulder diving for a foul ball Tuesday. Mondesi reportedly believed he dislocated the shoulder, so thought...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 17, 2019

    Max Scherzer played catch from 75 feet prior to Tuesday night's game against the Orioles. It's an encouraging sign from Scherzer, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday (retroactive to Wednesday) with a mid-back sprain that had been...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 16, 2019

    Matt Beaty, 1B, OF, LAD Beaty was recalled from AAA to join the Dodgers on Monday to replace the injured Chris Taylor and he went 1-2 with a double in his first game back with the club. He has had...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 16, 2019

    Yoan Moncada Moncada went 1-4 and struck out twice against the Royals on Monday. Moncada's first half was what fantasy owners have been hoping for ever since the 24-year-old broke into the major leagues in 2016 as Moncada took an...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 14, 2019

    Jason Heyward-Cubs-OF Jason Heyward was 1-4 with an HR (15), 1 R, and 2 RBI against the Pirates. Heyward is having a strong season after largely being a disappointment for the Cubs. He has a .275 AVG with 15 HR,...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 15, 2019

    Ryan Yarbrough (SP/RP-TB) Yarbrough took a combined perfect game with Opener Ryne Stanek into the bottom of the 9th inning before giving up a leadoff single. He ended up allowing a run to score but it was a masterful effort...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, July 14th

    In The Lineup The Rockies signed Yonder Alonso to a minor league contract and assigned him to AAA. Alonso was DFA'd by the White Sox after both failing to lure in Manny Machado this offseason and then hitting .178 over...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 14, 2019

    Peter Alonso, 1B (NYM) Time will tell if Alonso gets bitten by the Home Run Derby Curse. The rookie has elite skills, but he is 1-8 since winning the event on Monday. It's remarkable that Alonso is seven home runs...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 14, 2019

    Max Kepler went 2-for-5 with two solo homers Saturday against the Indians. Kepler continued his recent hot streak against Trevor Bauer by homering in his first two at-bats on Saturday, giving him five consecutive at-bats with a home run against...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - July 13th, 2019

    Christian Vazquez (C - BOS) - Vazquez doubled and homered against the Dodgers on Friday, giving him 15 homers for the season as he's taken control of the catching position in Boston. He has 5 homers in the past 8...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 13, 2019

    Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored Friday vs. the Pirates. Bryant kicked off the second half with his 18th big fly of the year, taking Chris Archer deep in the seventh inning....

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    NL Player Analysis- July 7, 2019

    Yasiel Puig-Reds-OF Yasiel Puig was 2-4 with two singles against the Indians. Puig has turned it on of late with a .474 AVG with 3 HR, 7 R, 6 RBI, and 2 SB in the last week. He had started...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 8, 2019

    Yuli Gurriel (1B/3B-HOU) Gurriel went 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored 4 RBIs and his 14th home run of the season Sunday to raise his season line to .277/.314/.482 on the season. Gurriel has been swinging a ridiculously...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 7, 2019

    Michael Pineda, SP (MIN) Pineda improved to 6-4 and lowered his xFIP to 4.47 with an excellent performance against Texas on Saturday. The Rangers' only damage off Pineda was a solo home run by Elvis Andrus in the 6th inning....

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - July 7th, 2019

    Noah Syndergaard (SP - NYM) - Thor moved to 6-4 with a 5 inning, 10 baserunner, 4 ER performance against the Phillies on Saturday, and with only 2 dominant performances in his last 10, it's clear to me that there's...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 6, 2019

    Austin Voth Voth allowed four runs over 4.1 innings against the Royals on Friday. Voth was once a top prospect for the Nationals before struggling in 2017 and 2018, but the 27-year-old has been solid so far this season. While...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2019

    Luis Castillo-Reds-SP Luis Castillo went 7.2 IP and gave up 0 ER on 1 H, 1 BB, and 9 K's against the Brewers. Castillo has been phenomenal this year with a 2.29 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through his first 18...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2019

    Matthew Boyd, SP, DET Boyd allowed 4 ER's in 5.1 IP against the White Sox on Thursday, but he struck out 13 without a walk. Boyd has struggled in terms of run prevention over the last month or so, as...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 6, 2019

    Blake Snell (5-7, 4.87 ERA) will look to build off his most recent outing Saturday vs. the Yankees at home. The 2018 AL Cy Young winner is coming off a dominant 12-strikeout performance in what has been a turbulent season...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2019

    Nick Markakis- OF- ATL- Idea- Markakis has a .293/.378/.466 slash line against RH pitchers. Lefthanded hitters have a SLG of .503 against Zach Eflin and he has given up 10 homers in 42.2 IP against them. Markakis has hit all...

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    AL Player Notes - July 4th, 2019

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Dylan Cease (CWS) - The White Sox called up prospect Dylan Cease to start against the Tigers on Wednesday. After tallying two quick outs in the first inning, Cease made things interesting by walking three straight...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 3rd, 2019

    Dallas Kuechel, Atlanta Braves - Dallas Keuchel turned in his best start as a Brave on Tuesday allowing two runs over seven innings, but still took the loss as the Braves ran into an Aaron Nola operated buzzsaw. Keuchel allowed...

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    AL Player Analysis, July 3, 2019

    Christian Vazquez (C-BOS) - Vazquez had a nice game Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with his 12th homer in a breakout season that saw his slash climb to .296/.331/.502. If you were a Vazquez owner last year wondering where this was, you're...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 2, 2019

    Logan Allen, SP, SD There was a lot of hype around Allen after he posted a 1.38 ERA through his first two big-league starts, although his 6.92 K/9 through those two starts wasn't super promising. His luck came crashing down...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 30, 2019

    Shane Bieber-Indians-SP Shane Bieber went 8 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 0 BB, and 10 K's against the Orioles. Bieber has shown both glimpses of his elite upside with multiple double-digit strikeout games (4) and the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 2, 2019

    Freddy Galvis went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers Monday vs. the Royals. Galvis opened July on a high note with his first multi-homer game of the season, powering Toronto to an 11-4 win in the process. With 14...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 1, 2019

    Jason Heyward- OF- CHC- Idea- Heyward has a very solid .291/.388/.521 slash line against RH pitchers. Trevor Williams brings a .294/.336/.431 slash line against LH hitters into the matchup. That makes it heavily favor Heyward. Value Play- Draft Kings salary...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, June 30th

    IN THE LINEUP Byron Buxton took batting practice on Friday prior to the Twins game and was activated from the IL on Saturday. He felt well enough on Friday after hitting that the team activated him with no rehab assignment...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 30, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has a .294/.413/.471 slash line against RH pitching. Gabriel Ynoa owns a .286/.335/.513 career slash line against LH hitting. This makes Freeman the better bet for a solid performance. He is also eligible at...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - June 30th, 2019

    Drew Pomeranz (SP -SF) - Last 4 starts for Pomeranz in that cavernous home park (including Saturday vs. ARI): 20 IP, 18 H, 2 ER, 8 BB, 30 K. Look, Pomeranz makes me as nervous as the rest of you,...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 29, 2019

    Miguel Sanó Sanó homered twice in three at-bats against the White Sox on Friday. If there's one number that captures Sanó's performance this season it's his .306 ISO; the 26-year-old rarely makes contact, but when he does, the ball flies....

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    NL Player Analysis - June 29, 2019

    Austin Riley (3B/OF-ATL) Riley went 2-3 with a 2-run homer, his 13th of the season. Riley has come back down to earth a bit after hitting a scorching .356 over 59 May Plate appearances, posting just a .211 mark in...