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    A Closer Look - May 25, 2019

    How many of you are staring at a big fat "1" in the saves category on your rotisserie league's standings page? Whether punting closers was your deliberate strategy or you were bitten by the injury bug (sorry Hunter Strickland owners),...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 25, 2019

    Cavan Biggio (2B-TOR) made his major-league debut against the Padres in Toronto on Friday. He batted 8th, going 0-3 with a pair of strikeouts. The 24 year-old earned the promotion from Triple-A after batting .309 with 6 homers, 26 RBI,...

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    AL Player Commentary - May 24, 2019

    Tommy La Stella was 2-for-5 with a HR and 4 RBI. La Stella has been flat out mashing the ball at a pace we've never seen before. Immediately it begs the question: can it continue? It might. The power will...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 24, 2019

    Anthony Rizzo went 4-for-5 with a homer, three runs and three RBIs vs. the Phillies on Thursday. After jacking a monster three-run homer off the right-field scoreboard on Wednesday, Rizzo was at it again on Thursday with his first four-hit...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - May 23rd, 2019

    Justin Smoak (1B - TOR) - Smoak is a strong buy low candidate for me, as he is hitting just 220/376/400 despite showing some extremely strong underlying stats. His hard contact rate has skyrocketed to 52.3% (and his exit velo...

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    NL Player Notes - May 23, 2019

    Yasiel Puig (CIN) - Yasiel Puig injured his shoulder on Sunday and he remained out of the Reds lineup on Wednesday. Puig has had a disappointing start to his Reds career, but his batted ball luck seems to indicate he's...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 22, 2019

    Clint Frazier (OF-NYY) Frazier went 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs Tuesday. He has fallen into a deep slump in the month of May (.150/.209/.175), 1 extra base and 1 RBI so the big game Tuesday...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 22, 2019

    German Marquez cruised to his fifth win of the year with eight shutout innings against the Pirates on Tuesday, yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out seven. It was an encouraging return to form for the 24-year-old,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 21, 2019

    Yu Darvish, SP, CHC Darvish allowed 3 ER's on 4 hits in 6 IP against the Phillies on Monday, striking out 7 and walking 3, lowering his ERA to a still unsightly 5.06 He now has 25 K's in 15.1...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 21, 2019

    Tommy LaStella LaStella had another strong, multi-hit game for the Angels on Monday. LaStella has enjoyed a breakout season so far after receiving regular playing time with the Angels, and the 30-year-old has displayed some strong abilities that should allow...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 19, 2019

    Kyle Freeland-Rockies-SP Kyle Freeland went 1.2 IP and gave up 3 ER on 4 H, 3 BB, and 2 K's against the Phillies. Freeland has been dismal in 2019 (6.02 ERA, 1.43 WHIP) after a magical 2018 season (2.85 ERA,...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 20, 2019

    Shane Bieber (SP-CLE) dominated Baltimore on Sunday, tossing a complete-game shutout in which he gave up 5 hits and walked none while striking out 15 batters. The 23 year-old righty now owns a 3.22 ERA through 58.2 innings pitched on...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, May 19th

    IN THE LINEUP Nelson Cruz was placed 10 day IL on Friday, retroactive to May 14th. He's been dealing with an ailing wrist and it appears that this was mostly a precautionary move as he said Friday evening that he's...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 19, 2019

    Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE Santana went 2 for 3 with a home run and a double against Baltimore yesterday afternoon. The veteran first baseman has been enjoying his first season back in in Cleveland and is now batting .281 with...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 19, 2019

    Josh Bell (1B-PIT) Bell went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs (13,14), 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs; this is Bell's 3rd multi-home run game of the month of May. Bell was promptly dismissed by some following his 12-home...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - May 18th, 2019

    Frankie Montas (SP - OAK) - Montas was terrific against Detroit Friday, coming within an out of a complete-game while allowing 4 hits and 2 runs. Montas fanned 10 without walking a batter, which illustrates the two major improvements that...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 18, 2019

    Ronald Acuna Jr. (OF-ATL) Acuna went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs Friday. His .290/.385/.481 line has come up in recent days thanks to hitting safely in 8 of his past 9 games and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 17, 2019

    Trey Mancini, OF/1B, BAL Mancini went 2 for 4 and hit his 9th homer of the season yesterday against the Indians. He also walked, scored two runs, and drove in three runs in the contest. After a little slump, and...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 17, 2019

    Sean Doolittle from 2018 has not showed up yet, as he narrowly escaped total disaster yesterday by allowing 4 hits, 2 ER, and a walk while getting the save. Doolittle remains the top Nationals option for closing games, but even...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 16, 2019

    Willie Calhoun, OF, TEX Calhoun made his season debut for the Rangers on Wednesday, and went 2-5 with a HR in a win over the Royals. Calhoun struggled both in the majors and minors last season (11 HR's in 143...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 16, 2019

    Melky Cabrera- OF- PIT- Idea- Cabrera has been successful no matter which hand the ball is coming at him from, but against southpaws he is slashing .351/.368/.541. This bodes well for him facing Eric Lauer and the .287/.346/.496 slash line...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 15th, 2019

    Chris Sale had one of the most dominant games ever on Tuesday, striking out an insane 17 batters over seven innings. He ended up with a no-decision though after the bullpen allowed Colorado to tie the game up in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 15, 2019

    Keston Hiura (2B-MIL) - This was a bit unexpected, but Hiura is getting the call from Triple-A. in a corresponding move, struggling 2B Travis Shaw will either be placed on the IL (likely with a phantom injury) or optioned to...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 14, 2019

    Shin-Soo Choo, OF, TEX After an excellent April in which he hit .333/.419/.569, Choo has struggled through the start of May, hitting just .189 with one XBH and a 34.1% K% across 10 games this month. His season BA of...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 14, 2019

    Aaron Nola, SP (PHI) After four really good outings, Nola took a step back on Monday, allowing three runs in three innings against Milwaukee. Nola walked three and gave up five hits, four of which went for extra bases. You'd...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 12, 2019

    Josh Bell-Pirates-1B Josh Bell was 4-4 with a HR (10), 3 R, and 5 RBI against the Cardinals. Bell has been one of the few bright spots in the Pirates offense. He is hitting .319 with 10 HR, 26 R,...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 13, 2019

    George Springer (OF-HOU) Springer went off Sunday to the delight of fantasy owners going 5 for 5 with 5 runs scored, 2 HR and 4 RBIs. It capped an absolutely monster week for Springer who finished the week with a...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 12, 2019

    Ji-Man Choi, 1B (TB) Facing a lefty, Choi hit out of the 9-hole for the first time this season. He has almost exclusively hit 3rd for the Rays. The good news for Choi owners is the Rays actually had him...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2019

    Willson Contreras (C-CHC) went 2-7 against the Brewers on Saturday, hitting his 10th homer of the year. So, in just 135 plate appearances in 2019, he's already hit as many longballs as he did across 544 plate appearances during the...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 11, 2019

    Kris Bryant Bryant went 0-3 with a walk against the Brewers on Friday. Bryant's power is back in full force after a relative down year last season, but the 27-year-old's batting average sat at just .250 entering Friday's game. Bryant's...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 11, 2019

    Mitch Garver (C-MIN) Garver went 1 for 1 with a home run and 3 walks Friday. What seemed like a possible position of weakness for the Twins entering the year Garver has been leading the Twins triple headed catching rotation...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 8th, 2019

    David Fletcher, 2B/3B, LAA David Fletcher recorded his fourth consecutive two-hit game as the Angels leadoff hitter yesterday afternoon. He has four extra base hits in that span (2 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B) and is now hitting .310 with...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 9, 2019

    Eugenio Suarez was 3-for-4 with his 11th HR on the season. Suarez is simply hitting the ball on the ground far too often, which has knocked his BABIP down nearly 100 points compared to last year. While the power his...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - May 9th, 2019

    Josh Bell (1B - PIT) - Bell is making the star turn here in 2019, at least as far as I can tell. The 26 year old doubled and hit his 9th homer of the year on Wednesday, a massive...

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    Player AL Notes - May 9, 2019

    Tommy Pham (TB) - Tommy Pham walked two more times on Wednesday, giving him a perfect 1.0 batting EYE. Entering Wednesday, only 8 qualified hitters had a batting EYE of 1.0 or better. Pham has always had great plate discipline,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 8th, 2019

    Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies - Aaron Nola had a terrific outing on Tuesday allowing just one run over six innings against the Cardinals. He struck out seven and allowed just three hits while picking up his third win of the...