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    AL Player Analysis - April 5, 2019

    Eduardo Rodriguez (SP-BOS) struggled again on Thursday, pitching just 3.2 innings in which he gave up 6 runs (all earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out just 2 A's batters. The good news is that his 7.75...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 4, 2019

    Juan Soto, OF (WAS) Aided by some friendly winds, Soto filled up the box score in Washington's 9-8 win over Philadelphia. The 20 year old went 3-4 with a home run and three RBIs. He now has two games with...

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    AL Player Notes - April 4, 2018

    Corey Kluber (CLE) - Corey Kluber was rocked by the White Sox on Wednesday and chased from the game in the 4th inning. Kluber wasn't sharp in this one, giving up three runs in the 1st inning, a run in...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 3rd, 2019

    Asdrubal Cabrera, Texas Rangers - Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-4 at the plate with his third homer of the year on Tuesday. He drove in two runs as well bringing his season total to seven and he scored his fourth run...

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    NL Daily Analysis - April 3, 2019

    Curtis Granderson (OF-MIA) - The rebuilding Marlins seem to have no issue playing an elderly Curtis Granderson frequently, and on Tuesday, he even got a start against a southpaw - the Mets' Jason Vargas. Granderson went 2-for-4 to raise his...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 2, 2019

    Mike Clevinger, SP, CLE Clevinger dazzled for the Indians on Monday, allowing just 1 hit in 7 shutout IP, while striking out 12 and walking 3. Clevinger has moved up the SP ranks by posting back-to-back seasons with a sub-3.20...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 2, 2019

    Peter Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso went 1-5 with his first career home run Monday. Alonso launched a 444-foot shot in the 9th to give the Mets some insurance runs. Alonso forced his way to not only an opening day roster spot...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 31, 2019

    Trea Turner, Washington Nationals - Trea Turner launched two homers on Sunday while also swiping his fourth base of the season. Turner said before the year he (and the Nats) wanted him to steal 75-80 bases this year and right...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 1, 2019

    Michael Pineda - Pineda allowed a hit and a walk across a clean four innings against the Indians on Sunday. Is 2019 the year the Pineda finally pitches well again? Tommy John surgery and a knee injury have kept Pineda...

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    Prospect Central 2019 - Wk 1

    There is no better reminder of the fact that I don't run the Padres ...

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    AL Player Analysis- March 31, 2019

    Dylan Bundy- P- BAL- Idea- Could the Orioles end up actually winning the first series of the year with the Yankees? Part of that depends on whether Bundy can overcome his wretched spring (7.89 ERA) and perform as he did...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 31, 2019

    Yu Darvish (SP-CHC) did a pretty good "Nuke" LaLoosh impression against the Rangers on Saturday, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits and 7(!) walks while striking out 4 in just 2.2 innings of work. He did throw just one...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 29th

    Germain Marquez, SP, Rockies Marquez allowed just 2 hits and 1 earned run across 6.0 frames on Friday against the punch less Marlins. He struck out 7 and walked 3 before he was pulled after 93 pitches. This was an...

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    AL Player Analysis - March 30, 2019

    Matt Shoemaker (SP-TOR) Shoemaker was brilliant blanking the Tigers over 7 innings on just 2 hits while striking out 7. What a rebound for Shoemaker who only appeared in 21 games over the past 2 seasons due to injuries and...

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    A Closer Look - March 30, 2019

    Baseball is back and you know what that means.....ALL ABOARD THE CLOSER CAROUSEL! This year we didn't even manage to get through one day without at least one team throwing us a curveball as Taylor Rogers nabbed the first save...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 29, 2019

    Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF Bumgarner was dominant against the Padres on Thursday, striking out 9 in 7 IP, while allowing 2 ER's on 5 hits, including a HR. Bumgarner missed significant time with injuries in each of the past two...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 29, 2019

    Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF Bumgarner was dominant against the Padres on Thursday, striking out 9 in 7 IP, while allowing 2 ER's on 5 hits, including a HR. Bumgarner missed significant time with injuries in each of the past two...

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    AL Player Anaylsis-March 27,2019

    Corey Kluber-Indians-SP Corey Kluber once again gets the Opening Day nod for the Indians. Kluber is coming off another excellent season of a 2.89 ERA across 215 IP with a 0.99 WHIP. Kluber saw his draft stock take a slight...

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    AL Player Analysis - March 29, 2019

    Jordan Zimmerman (SP-DET) Zimmerman tossed 7 innings of 1 hit ball for the Tigers striking out 4. Zimmerman was perfect through 6 and 2/3 until Toeoscar Hernandez put one back up the middle that was ruled an infield single, as...

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    Opening Day Edition - NL Player Notes - March 28, 2019

    Happy Opening Day! For the second consecutive season, I'm thrilled to welcome you on this special day. Just like last year, I'm treating everyone to a different format for the normal National League player notes. Don't fret, you'll still have...

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    Preseason Player Notes - March 27, 2019

    Prized Prospect Eloy Jimenez will begin the season in the major leagues and make his big league debut on opening day at Kansas City on Thursday. Eloy is considered to be the #2 prospect in baseball. Last season Eloy slugged...

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    ADP and it's Ramifications: March 25, 2019

    In the final week of spring training we all turn our attention to the actual start of the regular season. The anticipation - for players and fantasy owners - continues to ramp up. It's also in this final week where...

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    Preseason Player Notes - March 21, 2019

    Phillies: Don't sleep on Nick Pivetta By traditional metrics, Nick Pivetta's first two seasons have been terrible, yielding a 15-24 record with a 5.33 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. But despite the mediocre results, Pivetta has been making strides on the...

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    ADP and it's Ramifications: March 18, 2019

    Spring Training is long, right?!? That realization is again hitting me upside the head as I stare at the calendar each day in the hopes that I can just will the days to move more quickly. I'm failing. Instead of...

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    Fantasy Baseball Preseason Player Notes

    Cubs: Willson Contreras: 2019 bounceback candidate or 2017 abberation? Who is the real Willson Contreras? Is it the 2017 version that managed to hit .276/.356/.499 with 21 homeruns in just 428 at-bats, or the 2018 version that hit .249/.339/.390 with...

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    ADP and it's Ramifications: March 11, 2019

    Last week I introduced you to my 'grab' and 'pass' players for rounds 10-19. This week, I'll dig even more deep into the end game of drafts. Here's the rundowns of my faves and avoids for rounds 20-29 (per a...

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    Preseason Prep - March 10, 2019

    Black and Blues in Toronto Vladimir Guerrero Jr. suffered a Grade 1 oblique strain yesterday; the team estimates that he will need 3 weeks to recover. This shouldn't have a large fantasy impact as Guerrero was going to spend the...

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    Advanced Scoring Weights for Fantasy Baseball 2019

    Hi Folks Hi Folks, below is our annual review on the correlation/ predictability for the statistical categories that many of us use in our rotisserie leagues.   If you play in a Rotisserie league, our software is designed to...

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    ADP and it's Ramifications: March 4, 2019

    Is it fair to say that a vast majority of fantasy players spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about their 1st-round pick? Speaking as a radio show call-in host, I can tell you that at least 70% of our...

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    ADP and it's Ramifications: February 25, 2019

    Spring training means nothing ... until it does. Rewind the clock back 12 months. Back then ... Quad-A 1B, Dan Vogelbach, got a three-to-four round boost because of his Spring Training Slash-Mark Triple Crown (leading all spring MLB hitters in...

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    ADP and its Ramifications: February 18, 2019

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    ADP and it's Ramifications: February 11, 2019

    Injury, trade, and free agency. We haven't even made it to Spring Training and the usual in-season topics have already arrived in the preseason. It wasn't a busy news week, per se, but it was a week where ADP marks...

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    ADP and its Ramifications: February 4, 2019

    Welcome back to another round of late-winter/early-spring Average Draft Positioning (ADP) talk. I've been lucky enough to post my thoughts and advice on handling these numbers for Fantistics/InsiderBaseball.com since 2015. The goal over the upcoming seven weeks (with columns posted...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 30, 2018

    Dereck Rodriguez: Rodriguez turned in one of his worst starts of the season against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks over just three innings of work. Saturday's poor start represents just the second...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 30th, 2018

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF - NYY) Stanton chipped in three hits as the Yanks topped the Red Sox 8-5 Saturday. Hitting from the DH spot, Stanton clubbed his 38th homer of the season and drove in two on the day. On...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2018

    Josh Donaldson(3B, Dh-Cle): JD went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double, and two runs against the Royals. Donaldson will be a quite a divisive name come drafting season, with the injury history piling up and uncertainty regarding his future...