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    NL Player Analysis - May 7, 2019

    Jason Heyward, OF, CHC So friends and family have been asking, is Jason Heyward good again? His .299/.412/.495 slash line certainly is, as are his 5 HR's, 4 SB's, 17 runs, and 17 RBI through 30 games. But could somebody...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 5, 2019

    Luke Voit-Yankees-1B Luke Voit was 0-4 with 3 K against the Twins. Voit has taken the Yankees 1B job and run with it after a slow start. On the year he has a .260 with 9 HR, 23 R, 27...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 7, 2019

    Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBI against the Indians on Monday, pacing Chicago's 9-1 victory from the two-hole. He kicked off the scoring with a 2-run homer off Trevor Bauer in the first inning...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 6, 2019

    Jhoulys Chacin- P- MIL- Idea- Chacin will be facing an injury-depleted Washington lineup that leans heavily righthanded. This plays into Chacin's strength. Last season he owned a .178/.244/.284 slash line against RH hitting. This year it is .235/.307/.426, not as...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, May 5th

    IN THE LINEUP Miguel Andujar has been activated off the IL on Saturday and while he was playing third base for the Yankees Saturday, Aaron Boone says that he's going to get a decent amount of ABs at DH. Throwing...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 5, 2019

    Mike Soroka, SP (ATL) You would think Soroka is solidifying his spot in the Braves rotation. Each start he seems to get better: six strikeouts in his first start, seven in his second, eight in his third. He also pitched...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - May 5th, 2019

    Mitch Garver (C - MIN) - Garver had a huge day Saturday against the Yankees, going 3-5 with his 6th homer of the season, and he's now hitting 333/387/719 playing around half of the time. Perhaps most interestingly, the relatively...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 3rd

    Kyle Hendricks, SP, CHC Hendricks dazzled the Wrigley Field faithful with a complete game shutout on Friday afternoon. He only struck out three batters and allowed just four base runners in the contest. What's more impressive is that it took...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 4, 2019

    Joey Gallo Gallo went 1-3 and walked twice against the Blue Jays on Friday. Gallo has been tearing the cover off the ball so far this season, and the 25-year-old has posted some ridiculous power numbers including a 63% hard...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 3, 2019

    Corey Kluber (SP-CLE) will be out for an extended period of time as x-rays revealed that the ulna in his throwing arm sustained a non-displaced fracture when it was hit by a line-drive during Wednesday's game. Kluber had surrendered 3...

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    NL Player Notes - May 3, 2019

    Matt Strahm (SD) - The Atlanta Braves fans were "Strahming their pain with their fingers" on Thursday as Matt Strahm picked up his win of the season after posting a line of 6IP, 2ER, 0BB and 6 strikeouts. He also...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 2, 2019

    Jameson Taillon, SP (PIT) Taillon picked up his second win of the season, going 6.1 innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out five. He has yet to strike out more than five batters in an outing, despite doing that...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 2, 2019

    Justin Bour- 1B- LAA- Idea- Bour hit 18 of his 20 homers last year against RH pitching. His slash line against them was .242/.356/.463. Heading into last night's game he had slugged 3 homers in 64 ABs against righties. Aaron...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 1st, 2019

    Rick Porcello, Boston Red Sox - Rick Porcello dominated the A's over 8.0 innings on Tuesday allowing no runs and just two hits while striking out eight. Porcello hadn't struck out more than five in a game before this start,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 1, 2019

    Franmil Reyes (OF-SD) - Reyes homered twice and chipped in a double on Tuesday to raise his line to an "interesting" .232/.286/.561. Hitting second ahead of Manny Machado certainly won't hurt a guy. Reyes finishes April with an impressive eight...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 30, 2019

    Shohei Ohtani, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery last fall, has been ruled out for the three-game series vs. the Blue Jays this week, but he could return for the club's Mexico Series against the Astros that begins on...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 28, 2019

    Byron Buxton-Twins-OF Byron Buxton was 1-3 with his first home run against the Orioles. Buxton hasn't lit the world on fire but he has had a strong start to 2019. He is hitting .270 with 1 HR, 12 R, 10...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 29th, 2019

    Carter Kieboom, Washington Nationals - Kieboom hit the second homer of his big league career on Sunday. Kieboom has already hit the pair of homers in just 13 plate appearances in the majors after hitting just 16 homers in over...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 28, 2019

    Jorge Polanco- SS- MIN- Idea- The switch-hitting Polanco had a .317/.387/.457 slash line against RH pitchers in 2018 and has started even hotter against them against this year (.371/.430/.743.) Facing Dylan Bundy who posted a .319/.385/.553 slash line against LH...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 28, 2019

    Mike Foltynewicz (SP-ATL) showed a bit of rust as he came of the IL (that still doesn't feel right) to face the Rockies at home on Saturday, going 6 innings in which he allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 26, 2019

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, TOR In the bottom of the 9th inning, with the Blue Jays down a run, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stepped up to the plate and slapped a double down the right field line for the first hit...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 27, 2019

    Jesse Winker Winker went 2-4 with his seventh home run of the season against the Cardinals on Friday. With a .200 batting average and .720 OPS entering Friday's game, Winker is one of the best buy low candidates around. Much...

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    A Closer Look - April 27, 2019

    Closer. Have any of you every looked up the definition of a closer on the MLB.com website? If not, here it is: "A closer is often considered the best relief pitcher that a club has in its bullpen. Closers are...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 26, 2019

    Rick Porcello posted a rare 2019 quality start, going 6 IP while allowing 3 ER in a victory. Porcello entered yesterday with an 8.47 ERA, hardly the numbers a former Cy Young winner could ever envision. Porcello has been flat-out...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2019

    Caleb Smith, SP, MIA Smith continued his surprisingly impressive 2019 campaign Thursday night as he tossed 6.0 innings and gave up just one run against the Phillies. He ended with eight strikeouts and only allowed four baserunners (3 H, 1...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - April 25th, 2019

    John Means (SP - BAL) - Means made his third start of the year on Wednesday and was very effective, allowing just 4 hits and a run to the White Sox over 5 innings, walking 1 and fanning 6. Means...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2019

    Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, two runs and a walk Wednesday against the Cubs. Bellinger has quickly erased any lingering memories of his sophomore slump from last year by being the hottest hitter in...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 24, 2019

    Domingo German (SP-NYY) - I think it's safe to say that German has solidified his rotation spot, regardless who is healthy or not healthy. German spun a strong game Tuesday against versus the Angels, allowing just an unearned run over...

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    NL PLayer Notes - April 24, 2019

    Pablo Lopez (MIA) - Pablo Lopez flashed the brilliance in his start on Tuesday night that made him one of the most trendy late-round speculative picks of the draft season. Lopez had a no-hitter going into the 6th inning, but...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 23, 2019

    Jack Flaherty, SP, STL Flaherty allowed 4 ER in 6 IP against the Brewers on Monday although he struck out 10 in the performance. Flaherty's 5.25 ERA through 5 starts this season is quite ugly, however his 3.07 xFIP paints...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 23, 2019

    Yandy Diaz Diaz went 1-3 with his fourth home run of the season against the Royals on Monday. Diaz has always paired strong plate discipline and contact skills with impressive raw power, but the 27-year-old's ground ball heavy batted ball...

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    NL Player Analysis: April 21, 2019

    Two pitchers to buy low and one to sell high.

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2019

    Tigers closer Shane Greene struck out two during a scoreless inning vs. the White Sox on Sunday en route to his MLB-leading 10th save of the season. Greene, who lowered his ERA to 1.50, has successfully converted all 10 of...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, April 21st

    IN THE ROTATION Mike Foltynewicz is slated to throw another rehab start this weekend as he continues to ramp up his workload to return to the Braves rotation. His last start came on Monday and he walked four batters over...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 21, 2019

    Ketel Marte, 2B (ARI) Marte struck out three times in five at bats on Saturday. The 25 year old has taken a more aggressive approach to the plate this year. So far it's resulted in the highest hard hit rate...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 20, 2019

    Eddie Rosario, OF, MIN Rosario took advantage of Saturday's double header against Baltimore by smacking three home runs, a double, and a single (which hit off the wall on the fly). He finished the day 5 for 9 with 4...