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    NL Player Analysis - June 12, 2019

    Dakota Hudson (SP-STL) - Hudson improved to 5-3 Tuesday with seven innings of one-run ball against the Marlins, a team who had Curtis Granderson and his .182/.273/.347 slash leading off and whose cleanup hitter (Starlin Castro) has four home runs....

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    NL Player Analysis - June 11, 2019

    Yu Darvish, SP (CHC) Darvish was solid if not good by Coors Field standards, allowing four runs (two HRs) in six innings. Encouragingly, it was only his third time this season without allowing a walk. Darvish still isn't going deep...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 11, 2019

    Chris Sale was dominant last night, going 7 IP with 1 UER and 10 K in a no decision. He lowered his ERA to 3.52 on the year. For as bad as he started the season, Sale has settled in...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 9, 2019

    Walker Buehler-Dodgers-SP Walker Buehler went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 9 K's against the Giants. Buehler hasn't been quite as good as a year ago but he has been good. He has...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 10, 2019

    Yordan Alvarez (OF-HOU) Alvarez made his Major League Debut Sunday, going 1-3 with a walk and a 2-run homer. This was quite the debut for arguably the best power hitter in the minors to this point in 2019 (23 HR,...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 9, 2019

    Eloy Jimenez, OF (CHW) Jimenez hit his seventh home run of the year, a 2-run shot off Brad Keller that ended up serving as the only runs scored in the game. It extended his very modest hitting streak to four...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 9, 2019

    Eloy Jimenez, OF (CHW) Jimenez hit his seventh home run of the year, a 2-run shot off Brad Keller that ended up serving as the only runs scored in the game. It extended his very modest hitting streak to four...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 9, 2019

    Kevin Cron (1B-ARI) went 1-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Blue Jays on Saturday. The 6'5", 245-pound 26 year-old has now homered in consecutive games and boasts a .261 average with 6 RBI through just 26...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 8, 2019

    Cesar Hernandez Hernandez went 1-3 and scored a run against the Reds on Friday. Hernandez's performance has fallen off of a cliff over the last two-plus weeks, but the 29-year-old still took a solid .789 OPS into Friday's game. Hernandez's...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 8, 2019

    Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks Friday against the Yankees. The switch-hitting slugger snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning with his 12th homer of the year and his second of June. Santana's gotten...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 7, 2019

    Chris Archer, SP, PIT Archer finally posted a quality start, allowing just 1 ER in 6 IP with 6 K's and 2 BB's, his first QS since April 13. In fact, he had allowed at least 4 runs in each...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 7, 2019

    Alex Gordon, OF, KC Gordon went 3 for 5, with a home run, on Thursday afternoon against the Red Sox. Gordon now has 10 dingers and his average has climbed up to .285 on the season. The 35-year-old is enjoying...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - June 6th, 2019

    David Bote (2B/3B - CHC) - Bote had a huge game Wednesday, going 4-4 with a double, homer, and 7 RBIs in the 9-8 win over Colorado. His hard contact rate of 42.3% is surely going up after that outburst,...

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    AL Player News - June 6, 2019

    Yoan Moncada (CHW) -Yoan Moncada hit his 12thhome run of the season, but added 2 more strikeouts to bring his season total to 74, the 5thhighest total in the American League. Despite the gaudy total, Moncada has significantly cut down...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 5th, 2019

    Max Fried, Atlanta Braves - Max Fried was hit hard by the Pirates Tuesday, allowing five runs over four innings but the Braves offense rallied so he didn't factor into the decision. Fried's main weapon is his excellent curveball and...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 4, 2019

    Jay Bruce, OF, PHI Bruce was on the bench to start his first game with the Phillies on Monday but ended up entering the game after Andrew McCutchen left with a knee injury, and went 1-3 in the contest. With...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 2, 2019

    Justin Smoak-Blue Jays-1B Justin Smoak was 1-2 with 1 RBI and 2 BB against the Rockies. Smoak is hitting .240 with 12 HR, 27 R, 33 RBI, and 0 SB. On the surface, it looks like a down year for...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 4, 2019

    Lucas Giolito was named AL Pitcher of the Month for May on Monday. After struggling in his first full season last year (10-13, 6.13 ERA), Giolito got off to another rocky start with a 5.30 ERA in April. The 24-year-old...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 3, 2019

    Chris Iannetta, C, COL Iannetta went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double in the Rockies win over the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. Iannetta has been hitting the ball very well since coming off of the...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, June 2nd

    IN THE FIELD Nate Lowe was recalled from AAA on Saturday. He slashed .257/.289/.314 in his first stint with the team this year but he's still an outstanding hitter who could make a solid fantasy impact if he's given an...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - June 2nd, 2019

    Carlos Santana (1B - CLE) - Santana singled and homered Saturday, and he's now reached base in 18 straight while leading the team in almost every offensive category. You can tell how much respect Santana is garnering, and also how...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 2, 2019

    Austin Riley (3B-ATL) continued his strong rookie campaign by going 1-4 with a 2-run bomb against Detroit on Saturday. The 22 year-old now owns a .349 average and has hit 8 dingers and driven in 22 runs through just 67...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 1, 2019

    Colin Moran- 3B- PIT- Idea- Moran's slash line against RH pitching is solid at .270/.331/.460. With Brandon Woodruff's .279/.350/.415 career slash line against LH hitters, Moran is a bargain at his price. Value Play- Draft Kings salary $3500 JT Riddle-...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 1, 2018

    Trevor Bauer Bauer allowed six runs (two earned) with eight strikeouts over seven innings against the White Sox on Friday. Bauer has struggled so far this season, and while his plate discipline and contact numbers are still strong (73% contact...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31, 2019

    Avisail Garcia (OF-TB) stayed hot on Thursday against the Twins, going 3-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and 3 runs scored as he led off. Entering the contest, he was hitting .341 with 6 homers, 14 RBI, and...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 31, 2019

    Bryce Harper (OF-PHI) Harper went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles Thursday afternoon. It's been more than a disappointing start for Harper, but he may be coming into one of his patented hot stretches as he recorded his...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 30, 2019

    Matt Olson, 1B (OAK) Olson connected for his seventh home run in his last 16 games, quieting any concerns over reduced power from his hamate bone surgery. Despite that injury typically affecting a batter's pop, Olson's ISO is actually 79...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 30, 2019

    Howie Kendrick was 2-for-3 with 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. Kendrick has been playing the best baseball of his entire career (wRC+ 141 entering yesterday) led by a career high HR/FB rate. I'm cautious to think it can continue...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 29th, 2019

    Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox - Lucas Giolito gave up three early runs via an Alex Gordon homer, but completely dominated the Royals outside of that to pick up his 7th win of the season. Giolito lasted eight innings and...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 29, 2019

    Derek Dietrich (OF/INF-CIN) - One of the more incredible signings of the offseason, Dietrich was unbelievably unable to get a major league deal despite hitting 16 home runs with a .751 OPS. The Reds surely weren't expecting this, but they...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 28, 2019

    Sonny Gray, SP, CIN Gray continues to have a solid rebound season for the Reds as he allowed just 1 ER in 6 IP with 7 K's against the Pirates on Monday. Gray now has a 23:6 K:BB in 17...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 26, 2019

    Trevor Bauer-Indians-SP Trevor Bauer went 6 IP and gave up 4 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 8 K's against the Rays. Bauer has been struggling of late with 22 ER over his last five starts prior to today's...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 26th, 2019

    Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves - The Julio Teheran Experience was in full effect on Sunday night as he allowed two hits and four walks over five innings but a few defensive miscues kept his ERA down as only one of...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 26, 2019

    Ramon Laureano- OF- OAK- Idea- Laureano is riding a 7-game hitting streak in which he has gone 10-for-26. He has also exhibited some reverse splits. Against RH hitting he has a slash line of 263/.317/.414. Mike Leake has had challenges...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 26, 2019

    Wil Myers went 2-for-2 with two homers, four RBIs, four runs and three walks Saturday against the Blue Jays. Myers helped pace San Diego's 19-4 thrashing of Toronto with his eighth and ninth homers of the season - equaling his...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 25, 2018

    Marcell Ozuna Ozuna went 0-4 against the Braves on Friday. Ozuna enjoyed a strong start to the year but is slashing just .213/.284/.438 so far in May. Ozuna's hot streak was largely fueled by a high hard hit rate and...