All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 31

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    AL Player Analysis- August 6, 2018

    Omar Narvaez- C- CHW- Idea- Narvaez owns a .300/.364/.453 slash line against RH pitchers. The recently-traded Lance Lynn has posted a .293/.404/.470 slash line against LH hitters this season. Give Narvaez an edge in this matchup. Value play- Draft Kings...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - August 5th, 2018

    Zach Wheeler (SP) NYM - I'm starting to believe in Wheeler, and another 7 shutout innings against the Braves with 9 K's on Saturday doesn't hurt. The control has gotten better, which was the biggest obstacle to his success, and...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 5, 2018

    Mike Trout's recovery from a right wrist contusion is lingering longer than expected. He was out of the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Indians and he hasn't played since Wednesday, making it the third consecutive game the All-Star outfielder has...

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    A Closer Look - August 4, 2018

    Whew. You folks are making me work for my money this season! After what started out as a very quiet year in terms of closer changes, things have picked up substantially over the last two months. The high point was...

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    A Closer Look - August 4, 2018

    Whew. You folks are making me work for my money this season! After what started out as a very quiet year in terms of closer changes, things have picked up substantially over the last two months. The high point was...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - August 4th, 2018

    Lucas Giolito (SP) CHW - This statement probably won't make sense until the end of this comment, but it's often hard to tell when something is a "thing" and not statistical noise. I'm in the process of trying to figure...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2018

    Javier Baez (2B/SS-CHC) Baez went 2-3 with a Triple, Home run, walk and 2 runs scored Friday afternoon. The walk was a bonus for Baez who he rarely walks (3.8%) but is still putting up MVP like numbers for the...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 2, 2018

    Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE Carrasco struck out 10 in 7.1 scoreless innings on Wednesday, lowering his ERA to 3.66 for the season. He continues to dominate since all-star break, compiling a 1.33 ERA and 26:3 K:BB over his last three...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 2, 2018

    Steve Pearce continued to rake for the Red Sox, hitting his fifth, sixth, and seventh HRs of the season yesterday. Pearce mashes lefties, but will only play in certain matchups. Still, he's worthy of a pick up in daily lineup...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 3rd, 2018

    Joc Pederson (OF - LAD) Pederson went off in the Dodgers' 21-5 beatdown of the Brewers Thursday. The lefty slugger finished the day 2 for 6, with both hits being home runs, four RBI and three runs scored. On the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 2, 2018

    Cole Hamels (SP-CHC) Chicago is hoping Hamels' road numbers are indicative of what he will deliver for the Cubs. Prior to being traded, Hamels had a 3.84 xFIP and 25.6% strikeout rate away from Arlington. In his Cubs debut on...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 31, 2018

    Andrew McCutchen-Giants-OF Andrew McCutchen was 1-4 with an HR (11) and a walk against the Padres. McCutchen is hitting .258 with 11 HR, 53 R, 44 RBI, and 9 SB. His overall numbers are lackluster but the shift to AT&T...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1, 2018

    Tommy Pham: The Rays acquired Pham at a cheap price at the trade deadline on Tuesday, and fantasy owners should look to do the same as the 30-year-old appears poised for a monster finish to the year. After breaking out...

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    NL Player Notes July 31, 2018

    Andrew McCutchen (SF) - Thanks to being in the final year of his contract and not having a no-trade clause, Andrew McCutchen is getting plenty of attention on the trade front. There's a good chance that he will get...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 31, 2018

    Jose Ramirez (3B-CLE) Ramirez went 2 for 4 with 2 solo home runs, a stolen base and a walk Monday. Ramirez had been in an 0-16 slump since July 21, so the effort is nice to see him getting back...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 29, 2018

    Edwin Encarnacion-Indians-1B Edwin Encarnacion was 2-4 with 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, and 1 BB in the win over the Tigers. On the year Encarnacion is hitting .235 with 24 HR, 54 R, and 73 RBI. The average has...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 30, 2018

    Marlins righty Jose Urena won after allowing one hit and four walks with five strikeouts over six shutout innings Sunday vs. the Nationals. Urena bounced back from a pair of poor outings with six one-hit innings, yielding only a single...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, July 29th

    IN THE FIELD Ozzie Albies returned to the lineup Thursday after missing almost a week with a tweaked hamstring. He went right back into the #2 spot in the lineup for Atlanta.... Jonathan Villar is currently on the DL with...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 29, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Although he has been cold recently, Parra still owns a slash line of .325/.378/.450 against RH pitching. Frankie Montas brings a .286/.345/.515 slash line against LH hitters to Colorado. This gives a distinct edge to...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 29, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Although he has been cold recently, Parra still owns a slash line of .325/.378/.450 against RH pitching. Frankie Montas brings a .286/.345/.515 slash line against LH hitters to Colorado. This gives a distinct edge to...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 28, 2018

    Chris Sale (SP-BOS) After tossing six scoreless innings on Friday, Sale has now allowed one total run in his last six starts! One. Run. Six. Starts. He struck out 10 batters in the win over Minnesota, his sixth double-digit K...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2018

    Manny Margot(OF-SD): Margot hit his fourth homer of the season in late-night action vs. the D-Backs, indicating he is over the wrist issue he dealt with earlier this month. While the overall fantasy line still leaves much to be desired,...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 27th, 2018

    Christian Yelich (OF - MIL) Yelich connected on his 14th homer of 2018 in the Brewers 7-4 win over the Giants. The 26-year-old collected three hits on the night and drove in two, while scoring twice. On the season, Yelich...

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    AL Player Commentary - July 27, 2018

    Justin Upton had one of his more productive days on the year, going 4-for-5 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. It's been a disappointing season for Upton, who sported an OPS of just .784 entering yesterday. The cause of...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 25, 2018

    Jameson Taillon-Pirates-SP Jameson Taillon went 7 IP and gave up 2 ER on 7 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's against the Indians. On the year Taillon has a 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP with a 3.71 SIERA. His season turned...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 26, 2018

    Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE Bauer allowed just 2 hits and two BB's while striking out 10 in 7 shutout IP against the Pirates on Wednesday, helping end Pittsburgh's 11 game winning streak. Bauer continues to prove that he is one...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 25th, 2018

    James Paxton, Seattle Mariners - Paxton was scheduled to start for the Mariners on Tuesday but after having his back tighten on him a bit after Saturday's bullpen session, the Mariners decide to skip his start this time through the...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 25, 2018

    Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs and four RBI vs. the Braves on Tuesday. Realmuto kicked off the scoring for Miami with a two-run shot off Julio Teheran in the bottom of the first,...

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    NL Daily Analysis - July 24, 2018

    Jose Urena (SP-MIA) - I've seen Urena pitch and come away impressed before, but he's far too unreliable to trust as anything more than a low-end NL-only option. Case in point: Monday against the Braves. Urena lasted just four innings...

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    AL Player Notes - July 24, 2018

    Corey Kluber (CLE) - Corey Kluber continues to be punished by the regression monster. On Monday, Kluber lasted just 4 innings after allowing 7 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits, including a home run and a walk. He managed to...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Wk 16

    You have every right to question his power ceiling...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 23, 2017

    Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS So is Jose Abreu just not good anymore? He certainly hasn't been this July as he is mired in an 8-54 slump (.148) with just 2 XBH in 16 games this month. In truth, his struggles...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 23, 2018

    Corey Dickerson (OF-PIT) Dickerson went 4 for 5 with a double, home run, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Dickerson has now homered in 4 straight games for the Pirates and has hit 5 of his 11 home runs on...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 22, 2018

    Madison Bumgarner: Bumgarner lasted only four innings on Saturday and allowed three runs along with six walks to five strikeouts. After missing most of the first half of the season with a broken hand, Bumgarner returned to his ace-like self...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 22, 2018

    Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer vs. the Mets on Saturday. Judge finished a triple shy of the cycle and mashed his 26th homer of the year in the seventh inning. The long...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21, 2018

    Mallex Smith(OF-TB): Smith went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI's, one run, one walk, and one stolen base vs. the Marlins. Smith still is not seeing everyday at-bats, but he's holding his own against LHP's, and with the Rays falling...