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    A Closer Look - June 29, 2019

    And just like that, we're at the halfway mark of the season! In honor of being halfway done, we're going to do a little "on pace for" analysis for the closer pool. Personally, I hate using "on pace for" numbers...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 28, 2019

    Aaron Nola was absolutely fantastic yesterday, going 7 strong with 10 strikeouts while allowing just a single hit and walk on the day. It's been a disappointing year for Nola, but the lowly Mets offense was just what the doctor...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 28, 2019

    Joey Gallo (OF-TEX) lit up Tigers pitching on Thursday, going 2-3 with a pair of solo homers and a walk. The 25 year-old masher is now hitting .279 with 19 longballs and 44 RBI across 227 plate appearances on the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 27, 2019

    Chris Sale, SP (BOS) Facing his former team, Sale lumbered through six innings, allowing five runs on six hits while striking out 10. It was his fifth time striking out double digit batters in his last six starts. It was...

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    NL Player Notes - June 27, 2019

    Jason Vargas (NYM) -Jason Vargas was twirling a gem before his manager pulled him in the 7thinning on Wednesday after just 77 pitches. Facing the Phillies in Philadelphia, Vargas finished with a line of 6.1 IP, 3H, 2ER, 2BB...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 26, 2019

    Adbert Alzolay, SP, CHC Alzolay lasted 4.2 IP against the Braves on Tuesday allowing just 1 hit, a HR, while striking out 4 and walking 4 in his 2nd career start. This start was very similar to his 1st in...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 26th, 2019

    Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers - Joey Gallo was activated from the IL on Tuesday and went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double, walk, and three strikeouts. The Rangers are getting a huge boost back to their lineup in Gallo...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 25, 2019

    Michael Conforto, OF, NYM Conforto continued his hot hitting on Monday going 3-4 with his 16th HR of the season and his 6th in 19 games. Conforto's 20.3% HR/FB doesn't seem like a fluke as it's right near his career...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 25, 2019

    Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer Monday vs. the Blue Jays. Stanton's sixth-inning big fly was his first of the season in what has been another injury-marred campaign for the talented slugger, as he's played just eight games...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 23, 2019

    Marcus Stroman-Blue Jays-SP Marcus Stroman went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 6 K's against the Red Sox. Stroman has pitched well for the Blue Jays this year and is hearing his name...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 23rd, 2019

    Braves Rotation - There are currently a lot of moving parts in the Braves rotation. Mike Foltynewicz being sent to AAA after another awful start on Saturday, and then Mike Soroka left Sunday's game after just two innings after being...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 23, 2019

    Jeff McNeil, 2B (NYM) Did you know Jeff McNeil has a .335 career batting average? Did you know his career wRC+ is 140, which would rank alongside guys like Alex Rodriguez, Mike Piazza and David Ortiz? Did you know that...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 21, 2019

    Brad Peacock-Astros-SP Brad Peacock went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 5 H, 0 BB, and 11 K's against the Yankees. Peacock has been excellent for the Astros in his return to the rotation. He has a 3.62...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 23, 2019

    Domingo Santana (OF-SEA) stayed hot, going 2-3 with a double, a solo homer and a walk against the Orioles on Saturday. And so the Domingo Santana revival continues, as he's now batting .283 with 17 big flies, 58 RBI, 44...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 22, 2019

    Edwin Diaz Diaz struck out two over a clean ninth inning to get his 16th save of the season against the Cubs on Friday. Although the Mets haven't won a whole lot of games, they have provided the sixth most...

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    Applying Sabermetrics: Revisiting Hard% FB & HR/FB rate

    There's always a better way. World-class companies don't become the best by being complacent. Likewise, industry standards are always changing, so world-class companies must innovate to keep an edge on their competition. The same is true for fantasy baseball. Think...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 21, 2019

    Ketel Marte, SS, ARI Marte went 4 for 6, with a pair of doubles, on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies. The hot-hitting Marte now has four consecutive games with three or more hits, and it's his fifth game in a...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 21, 2019

    Eric Sogard (2B/SS-TOR) Sogard picked up another start at DH and continued his recent hot hitting going 3 for 3 with a double, his 7th home run and 2 walks. The veteran has been a very streaky hitter in 2019...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 20, 2019

    Domingo Santana was 3-for-5 with 5 RBI and 2 HR on the day, raising his average to .279 in the process. Santana raised his OPS above .800 for the first time as he's putting together a solid fantasy season, on...

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    NL Player Notes - June 20, 2019

    Christian Yelich (MIL) -Another day, another home run for Christian Yelich, who now has 27 and has hit a homerun in 9% of all his plate appearance this season and improved his slash line to .345/.441/.743. Yelich started the season...

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    AL Daily Analysis - June 19, 2019

    Ramon Laureano (OF-OAK) - Laureano did his part in the A's scoring 16 runs Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with three runs and a three-run homer. He's still hitting a so-so .265/.308/.444, but in his last 28 games, Laureano is hitting .321...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 19, 2019

    Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose after a ball struck him in the face during a bunting drill Tuesday afternoon. CT scans were negative in terms of a concussion, so it's unclear if Scherzer's injury will cause him to miss...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 18, 2019

    Robinson Cano, 2B, NYM Cano homered in his second game back from the IL on Monday, but it was just his 4th longball of the season and 1st since April 21, ending a span of 27 games without a HR....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 18, 2019

    David Fletcher Fletcher went 0-4 with a walk against the Blue Jays on Monday. Fletcher has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels this season as the 25-year-old added a little power to his already strong pate discipline and contact...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 16, 2019

    Paul Goldschmidt-Cardinals-1B Paul Goldschmidt was 1-2 with an HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, and 2 BB against the Mets. Goldschmidt has been a disappointment since his hot start to the year. Overall, he is hitting .262 with 13 HR, 41...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 17, 2019

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CLE) Bauer tossed a complete game shutout Sunday scattering 4 hits while striking out 8. Bauer (5-6, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) has now tossed two quality starts in a row after having a few rough outings over the...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, June 16th

    IN THE FIELD Ender Inciarte still has yet to resume baseball activities for the Braves. He's been on the IL for around a month now with a lumbar strain. Austin Riley will continue to get everyday at-bats in left and...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 16, 2019

    Taylor Rogers, RP, MIN Rogers recorded his second save in as many days against the Royals on Saturday night. A minor back issue kept Rogers from action for a few days this past week, but he is clearly past that...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 16, 2019

    David Peralta- OF- ARI- Idea- Peralta brings a slash line against RH pitchers of .303/.350/.564 to face Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez has a slash line of .267/.357/.564 against LH hitters and has allowed 7 homers in 24.2 IP against them. Give...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - June 15th, 2019

    Omar Narvaez (C - SEA) - Narvaez homered again on Friday in the midst of a 3-hit night, and the 27 year old is now hitting 284/363/468 on the year with a career-best 10 bombs. It's distinctly possible that Narvaez...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 15, 2019

    Stephen Strasburg (7-3, 3.36 ERA) is slated to face the Diamondbacks at home on Saturday. Strasburg is coming off one of his better starts of the season after limiting the Padres to one run over seven innings at Petco Park...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 14, 2019

    Shohei Ohtani, DH, LAA Ohtani hit for the cycle against the Rays on Thursday evening. He would finish the night 4 for 4 with three RBI and a pair of runs. Ohtani was basically the Angels' only offense on the...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 12, 2019

    Bryan Reynolds was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and a walk, increasing his OBP to .404 on the season. The 24-year-old has continued to mash through 171 PA this season. While his .427 BABIP indicates good fortune, he's hitting...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 13, 2019

    Brian McCann- C- ATL- Idea- McCann didn't start last night's game so that means it's highly likely he will be in this afternoon's lineup. That gives him a good matchup with his .302/.353/.500 slash line against RH pitchers in his...

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    AL Player Notes - June 13, 2019

    Andrew Benintendi (BOS) - Andrew Benintendi took it upon himself to make sure the Red Sox wouldn't fall below .500, going 3-for-4 on the afternoon. Benintendi started the day with a first inning double to put Boston on the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 12, 2019

    Didi Gregorius, SS, NYY Gregorius went 2-5 with a double and a run scored in the first game of a doubleheader against the Mets on Tuesday before sitting out the nightcap. Gregorius definitely hasn't shown any lingering effects from the...