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    NL Player Analysis - August 22, 2018

    Freddy Peralta-Brewers-SP Freddy Peralta went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 2 BB, and 7 K's against the Reds. Peralta has a 4.02 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP over 69.1 IP. The young right-hander is full...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 23, 2018

    Greg Bird, 1B, NYY Bird went 0-4 again on Wednesday, dropping his season BA to .202 and his August BA to a lowly .127 (9-71). His K% is high at 25.7% and he has suffered from a .234 BABIP which...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 22nd, 2018

    Michael Kopech, Chicago White Sox - Kopech looked incredible in his two innings for the White Sox on Tuesday, but rain rolled through and he was done after the delay. Kopech showed why he's one of the most exciting arms...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 22, 2018

    Braves righty Kevin Gausman won after allowing four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over eight shutout innings against the Pirates on Tuesday. Gausman notched his third straight win and quality start with one of his best outings of...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 21, 2018

    Stephen Gonslaves (MIN) - The Twins recalled starting pitcher Stephen Gonslaves from Triple-A on Monday. Gonslaves received a great matchup against the White Sox for his major league debut. Unfortunately, he was unable to deliver by lasting just 1.1 innings...

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    NL Daily Analysis - August 21, 2018

    Alex Wood (SP-LAD) - Wood has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last 12 starts, but considering he's been a 5-6 inning pitcher most of the year, that's hardly impressive. Wood lasted just four frames Monday, allowing...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 20, 2018

    Tony Kemp- OF- HOU- Idea- Kemp has a .289/.378/.461 slash line against RH pitching. Felix Hernandez hasn't thrown a quality start since June 25th and has a slash line of .254/.331/.522 against LH hitters, with 12 homers allowed in 59...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 19, 2018

    Paul DeJong: DeJong went 2-3 with a double, a stolen base, and three RBIs on Saturday against the Brewers. After slashing .285/.325/.532 and placing second in NL Rookie of the Year award voting last year, DeJong has struggled to produce...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 19, 2018

    Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman is expected to be placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday after leaving Friday's start early with a blister on his right middle finger. It was Stroman's third consecutive start in which he was forced...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18, 2018

    Tim Anderson(SS-CHW): Anderson went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, three runs, one RBI, one walk, and two stolen bases vs. the Royals. He is now at 15-20, so despite a .247 AVG and relatively weak counting stats, Anderson is...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 18, 2018

    Cole Hamels (SP-CHC) Hamels posted his 4th straight strong start since being dealt to the Cubs, tossing 7 shutout innings vs the Pirates allowing just 5 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 2. While the strikeout totals weren't there...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 17, 2018

    Blake Snell (SP-TB) Snell continues to shut down opposing hitters, albeit in short outings. On Thursday he pitched five scoreless innings with six strikeouts for the second consecutive game. Coming into the game, Snell had three lackluster starts all season...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 17, 2018

    Diamondbacks righty Clay Buchholz won after pitching a complete game against the Padres, allowing just one run on five hits (one homer) and no walks with six strikeouts. Buchholz turned in his first complete game since 2015 by mastering the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 15, 2018

    Anthony Rizzo-Cubs-1B Anthony Rizzo was 2-4 with an HR (18) with a 1 BB and 3 RBI. Rizzo has had a down year after displaying a high level of consistency. He is hitting .265 with 18 HR, 49 R, 78...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 16, 2018

    Miguel Andujar, 3B, NYY The power surge continues for Andujar, who hit his 19th HR of the season on Wednesday in a loss to the Rays. For most of the season, Andujar has been a high-contact, high-average hitter whose power...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 15th, 2018

    Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners - Cano returned to the Mariners after serving his PED suspension and was immediately put back into the lineup hitting 2nd on Tuesday. He went 1-for-4 in the game. Cano is going to get some time...

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    NL Player Commentary - August 14, 2018

    It's never easy to live up to hype as an uber prospect, but Ronald Acuna may, as he hit his 18th and 19th HRs of the season yesterday while going 3-for-5. I can't add anything else to the analysts that...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 14th, 2018

    Robinson Chirinos (C - TEX) Chirinos supplied nearly all the offense in the Rangers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks Monday. The Rangers' backstop was 2 for 4 on the day with a homer and three RBI. Overall, the 34-year-old owns...

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    NL Player Notes August 14, 2018

    Matt Carpenter (STL) - Matt Carpenter stayed torrid hot on Monday as he hit a go-ahead 3-run homerun in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Nationals. The homerun was Carpenter's 33rd of the season. He's now hitting .280/.391/.598...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Wk 18

    That is the question with him and a decent hit tool is the key that can unlock all of that other toolsiness...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 13th, 2018

    Tyler Glasnow (P - TB) Glasnow continued to look sharp in a Rays uniform Sunday but got a no-decision in the 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Since being dealt, the big righty has a 2.25 ERA, and a 20/3...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 13, 2018

    Sean Newcomb (SP-ATL) endured a rough outing against the Brewers on Sunday, lasting just four innings in which he coughed up five earned runs on a dozen hits and two walks while whiffing just two. After struggling in July prior...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 12, 2018

    Jon Lester: Lester lasted just 3.2 innings against the Nationals on Saturday and allowed 9 runs (eight earned) to go along with 5 strikeouts. Lester took a solid 3.44 ERA into Saturday's game but struggled in July to the tune...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 12, 2018

    Willy Adames (SS-TB) continued to settle into the big leagues on Saturday, going 2-4 with a stolen base, an RBI, and a run scored against the Blue Jays. After hitting just .200 with a .552 OPS through July 31st, he...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 11, 2018

    Zack Wheeler(SP:NYM): Wheeler won after allowing two runs on four hits (one homer) and one walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings against the Marlins. The right-hander has been one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, allowing four runs over...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2018

    Nelson Cruz (DH-SEA) Did you know Cruz ranks second in all of baseball in average exit velocity? Ahead of Giancarlo Stanton? And Joey Gallo? And J.D. Martinez? Did you know Nelson Cruz is tied for seventh in barrels per plate...

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    A Closer Look - August 11, 2018

    Welcome back everyone! Even though Week 1 of the NFL pre-season is behind us, you're still sticking around to read an article about closers. That means you must be in contention and hoping to discover the next piece to push...

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    NL Daily Analysis - August 10, 2018

    Corey Knebel (RP-MIL) - Knebel's grasp on the Milwaukee closer job became more tenuous against the Padres on Thursday. Entering with a 4-2 lead in the 9th, Knebel allowed an infield single to the first batter before walking the next...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 9, 2018

    Giancarlo Stanton hit his 28th HR of the season yesterday; it was the hardest hit ball in MLB for the last two years. This is already Stanton's fourth HR of August, after hitting just five in all of July, which...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 8, 2018

    Adolis Garcia-Cardinals-OF Adolis Garcia was 0-4 with 2 K against the Marlins. He was called up by the Cardinals to make his major league debut. He is a 25-year-old outfielder signed out of Cuba in 2017. At Triple-A this year...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 9, 2018

    Jaime Barria, SP, LAA Barria pitched 5.1 shutout innings against the Tigers on Wednesday, striking out 5 and walking 1. He has been solid for the Angels this season posting a 3.59 ERA and allowing more than 3 ER's in...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 8th, 2018

    Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels - Ohtani is returning to the mound.... to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. Ohtani hasn't pitched since June after spraining a ligament in his elbow, but has been throwing in the outfield at around...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 8, 2018

    Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner took a no-decision after allowing five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over seven scoreless innings Tuesday vs. the Astros. Bumgarner delivered one of his best starts of the summer against a challenging opponent, but...

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    NL Daily Analysis - August 6, 2018

    Corey Knebel (RP-MIL) - It's probably time to be at least a little concerned about Knebel. He was charged with the loss on Sunday and was not used in a save situation on Tuesday. In his last 10.2 innings, Knebel...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7, 2018

    Indians righty Trevor Bauer won after allowing three hits and three walks with 11 strikeouts over six shutout innings vs. the Twins on Monday. Bauer cruised to his 11th victory of the season as Cleveland stomped Minnesota, 10-0. The outing...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 6, 2018

    Will Smith(P-SF): Smith struck out two in a scoreless ninth against the D-Backs to earn his seventh save in eight chances. The left-hander has been stellar in 2018, posting a 50:7 K:BB ratio, and a 1.27 ERA. Injuries at the...