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    AL Player Analysis - September 10, 2018

    Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Blue Jays. Lindor got Cleveland on the board in the third inning with his 34th long ball of the year, setting a new career high after he...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 9th, 2018

    Paul DeJong (SS) STL - DeJong hit a solo shot on Saturday, his 17th, in a 4-3 loss to Detroit. DeJong has improved his LD rate, FB rate, hard contact rate, BB rate, chase rate, and swinging strike% this season,...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 9, 2018

    Rowdy Tellez (1B-TOR) continued his stellar MLB debut on Saturday against the Indians by going 2-4 with a walk and a solo home run, which was his first dinger of his young career. The 23 year-old is now batting .571...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 8, 2018

    Billy McKinney- OF- TOR- Idea- Entering last night's game, McKinney had 3 homers in 45 ABs against RH pitching since joining Toronto. His slash line against RH pitchers as a Blue Jay was .356/.444/.644. ON the mound will be Adam...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2018

    Lewis Brinson (OF-MIA) Brinson had a huge night Friday going 3 for 4 with a 3-run homer. The home run off Chris Archer gave the Marlins the lead in the 6th inning, as Brinson continues to swing a hot bat...

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    AL Player Commentary - September 7th, 2018

    Shane Bieber went 6.1 innings, allowing 3 ER and 6 strikeouts. Bieber's final line was average, though he remains a solid option from a peripheral standpoint as his SIERA stands at a very impressive 3.49. His SwStr% is solid at...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 6th, 2018

    Francisco Mejia (C - SD) The rookie made the most of his first Major League start in the Padres'6-2 win over the Reds Thursday. Mejia finished the game 2 for 4, with both hits being home runs, and four RBI....

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    NL Player Analysis - September 5, 2018

    Mike Foltynewicz-Braves-SP Mike Foltynewicz went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 2 H, 2 BB, and 5 K's against the Red Sox. Foltynewicz has been fantastic all year with a 2.75 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP over 157...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 6, 2018

    Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX After a rough August, Beltre has heated up to start September, hitting 3 HR's in the first 5 games this month, giving him 10 dingers for the season. It's been a disappointing season for Beltre, whose...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 5th, 2018

    Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels - Ohtani was held out of the lineup on Monday but was back in it on Tuesday and he launched his 16th homer of the season. The homer was the first homer all season for...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 5, 2018

    Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with two solo homers Tuesday against the Pirates. Gennett accounted for nearly all of Cincinnati's offense in a 7-3 loss, putting the Reds on the board in the seventh and contributing their third...

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    NL Daily Analysis - September 4, 2018

    Chris Shaw (OF-SF) - Shaw had a pinch-hit home run against the Rockies on Monday in what was his first big league hit after striking out five times in his previous six at-bats. Shaw, long one of the team's top...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 3, 2018

    Trevor Cahill- P- OAK- Idea- When he has pitched in the pitcher-friendly Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum this season he has looked like the second coming of Cy Young. With a .156/.215/.247 slash line and 0.85 ERA there has been a sharp...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 3, 2018

    Ronald Acuna (OF-ATL) continued to impress in his rookie season, going 3-4 with a double, a homer, and two runs scored against the Pirates on Sunday. The 20 year-old phenom now boasts a .296 average, 23 longballs, 50 RBI, and...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, September 2nd

    On The Mound Tyler Skaggs threw from 80 feet on August 24th, which was the first time he had thrown since initially going on the DL on August 12th. The Angels said on Friday that he's not a close to...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1, 2018

    Jon Gray: Gray pitched six innings and allowed two runs against the Padres on Saturday but only got one strikeout in the process. Gray has made headlines this season for his poor overall numbers but encouraging peripherals, and his ERA...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 2, 2018

    Eduardo Rodriguez (SP-BOS) was good in his return from the DL against the White Sox on Saturday, tossing 5.2 innings in which he gave up one run on three hits and a walk while fanning a dozen. The 25 year-old...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2018

    Tyler Glasnow(P-TB): Glasnow won after allowing one run on two his (one homer) and one walk with six strikeouts over seven innings against Cleveland. The tall right-hander has allowed one run or less in four of six starts since arriving...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1, 2018

    Scott Schebler (OF-CIN) Schebler had a big night Friday going 3 for 5 with a double, home run and 2 RBIs. Schebler had been in a 2-20 slump since returning from a shoulder injury that kept him out over a...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2018

    Brewers lefty Wade Miley took a no-decision Thursday after allowing one run on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Miley finished August with a flourish, posting his longest start of the season while throwing...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31, 2018

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF-NYY) Stanton went 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a walk Thursday night. Stanton had been in a bit of a cold spell since home run number 32, going 5-35 with just...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 29, 2018

    Jake Arrieta-Phillies-SP Jake Arrieta went 3 IP and gave up 4 ER on 4 H, 3 BB, and 3 K's against the Nationals. Arrieta has pitched well this year for the Phillies with above average surface numbers (3.37 ERA). The...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 30, 2018

    Matt Chapman, 3B, OAK Chapman has been sizzling since the all-star break, hitting .342 with an OPS north of 1.100, including 11 HR's and 35 runs scored in a span of 37 games. He has benefited from a .398 BABIP...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 29th, 2018

    Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians - Carrasco was dominant on Tuesday striking out 11 batters over 7.2 shutout innings, improving his season record to 16-7. This was an excellent rebound start from his 3.2 inning, 5 ER outing last time out...

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    NL Player Commentary - August 29, 2018

    At age 34, Nick Markakis is having his best season since he was 24. His double last night drove in his 82nd and 83rd RBIs on the season. His performance is likely the biggest surprise to me of 2018 -...

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    AL Daily Analysis - August 28, 2018

    Luke Voit (1B-NYY) - Greg Bird is hitting .199/.288/.390 through Sunday and .104 in his previous 19 games. He may still have a future as a starter, but the Yankees are trying to win games, and right now, Voit is...

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    NL Player Notes 8-28-2018

    Chris Stratton (SF) - Starting pitcher Chris Stratton dominated a hot Diamondbacks offense on Monday night, shutting them out for 8 innings while allowing just 5 hits while walking none and striking out 6. The outing lowered Stratton's season ERAS...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - August 27th, 2018

    Derek Holland (SP) SF - Perhaps we should have seen this coming.....after all, the park differential from Texas and Chicago to San Francisco is significant, and Holland is a flyball pitcher. This level of performance was still beyond my wildest...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27, 2018

    Jason Kipnis: Kipnis had a tremendous day at the plate on Sunday and went 4-5 with a stolen base, an inside the park home run, three runs, four RBIs. Though his overall numbers don't quite show it, Kipnis has actually...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, August 26th

    IN THE LINEUP Kurt Suzuki was hit by a pitch on the elbow on August 21st and has been held out of the lineup since with Tyler Flowers playing every day. Luckily tests on the 22nd showed no fractures in...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 26, 2018

    Maikel Franco- 3B- PHI- Idea- Franco has had success against RH pitchers, with a .292/.329/.515 slash line against them. The matchup against Marco Estrada and his .280/.333/.538 slash line with 14 homers allowed in 64.1 IP against RH hitters is...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 26, 2018

    Danny Jansen (C-TOR) went 2-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored against the Phillies on Saturday. Over 26 big-league at-bats, the 23 year-old backstop is now hitting .385 with five doubles, a home run, three RBI, and...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 25, 2018

    Evan Longoria- 3B- SF- Idea- Longoria has a .299/.339/.547 slash line with 7 homers in 117 ABs against southpaws. He has a good chance of improving those numbers facing Martin Perez. The Rangers' lefty has allowed 13 runs in his...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 25, 2018

    Luke Voit (1B-NYY) went 3-5 with a pair of two-run home runs against the Orioles on Friday. In limited playing time this season with the Cardinals and Yankees, Voit is batting .265 (9-34) with a three homers and nine RBI....

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    A Closer Look - August 25, 2018

    The fantasy baseball playoffs inch closer and we're still experiencing turmoil in the ninth inning! Here's a look into the week that was: Save Leaders This Week: Sergio Romo - 3 Jose Leclerc - 3 Bud Norris - 3 Blown...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 23rd, 2018

    Ronald Acuna Jr. (OF - ATL) Acuna hit a monster blast in the Braves' 5-0 win over the Marlins Thursday. The 432 blast was his 21st on the season, as he continues to wow the baseball world. Overall, the 20...