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    AL Player Analysis - June 30, 2018

    Marcus Stroman(SP-TOR): Stroman won after allowing two runs on five hits (one homer) and no walks with four strikeouts over seven innings vs. the Tigers, inducing 10 groundouts in an efficient 90-pitch outing. This makes back-to-back solid outings for Stroman...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 29, 2018

    Nelson Cruz (DH-SEA) Nelson Cruz will turn 38 on Sunday and is showing no signs of slowing down. He took a 95-mph fastball out of the park for his 21st home run on Thursday, one of three hits to go...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 29, 2018

    Diamondbacks righty Zack Greinke won after scattering seven hits over seven scoreless innings against the Marlins on Thursday. He did not walk anybody and struck out six. Arizona spotted Greinke a two-run cushion before he took the mound and he...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 28, 2018

    Zach Eflin, SP, PHI Eflin finished off a fantastic June with perhaps his best start yet, going 7 shutout IP against the Yankees, allowing just 4 hits and 2 BB's while striking out 6. Eflin finishes the month a perfect...

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    AL Player Analysis 6-28-2018

    Dylan Covey (CWS) - Dylan Covey is on track to start on Friday against the Rangers in what would be normal rest after he left his start over the weekend due to a groin issue. There wasn't a more polarizing...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 27th, 2018

    Jesus Aguilar (1B - MIL) Aguilar clubbed his 17th homer of the season in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Royals Tuesday. The veteran first baseman has been arguably the best waiver add of the season, slashing .302/.361/.615 with the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 27, 2018

    Rays righty Nathan Eovaldi won after allowing one hit and two walks with nine strikeouts over six shutout innings Tuesday vs. the Nationals. Eovaldi outdueled Max Scherzer by carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning of Tampa Bay's 1-0 victory,...

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    NL Player Notes June 25, 2018

    Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) - Mike Foltynewicz was activated from the disabled list to start on Monday in Cincinnatti, throwing 5 innings while allowing just one hit (a home run), while striking out and walking 4. Folty has made gains across...

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    NL Player Notes June 26, 2018

    Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) - Mike Foltynewicz was activated from the disabled list to start on Monday in Cincinnatti, throwing 5 innings while allowing just one hit (a home run), while striking out and walking 4. Folty has made gains across...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 25, 2018

    Clay Buchholz, SP, ARI Buchholz posted another solid outing on Sunday, pitching 5 shutout innings against the Pirates before leaving the game with side discomfort. While the extent of the injury is not yet clear, this did mark the 6th...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 12

    Shane shares one similarity with Jonathan Loaisiga...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - June 25th, 2018

    Kole Calhoun (OF) LAA - Calhoun has hit in 5 of 6 since returning from the DL, going 7-20 with a 2B, 2 HRs, and a SB, a BB:K ratio of 2:2, and 5 runs scored. Many analysts have surmised...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 24th, 2018

    Marcus Stroman (SP - TOR) Stroman's first start off the DL was his best as the Blue Jays downed the Angels 4-1 Saturday. The 27-year-old went five innings, allowing no earned runs on six hits while striking out five and...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 24, 2018

    Brandon Nimmo (OF-NYM) went 3-5 with a triple against the Dodgers on Saturday. Finally locked into a full-time role (and batting leadoff), Nimmo is absolutely raking over the past eight games, recording a .395 average (15-28) with five extra-base hits...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 23, 2018

    James Shields: Shields allowed eight runs (two earned) over 4.2 innings while taking the loss against the A's on Friday. Shields hasn't been posted an ERA below 4.00 since 2015, and that streak will likely continue through 2018. The 36-year-old...

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    A Closer Look - June 23, 2018

    In what could end up being the busiest Sunday of the year on the FAAB market for bullpen arms, this week brought numerous changes to the closer landscape that could significantly alter the standings in fantasy leagues moving forward. To...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 23, 2018

    Rockies righty Jon Gray won after allowing one run on eight hits (one homer) and no walks with 12 strikeouts in seven innings Friday vs. the Marlins. Gray exploited Miami's anemic offense with one of his best starts of the...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 21, 2018

    Trevor Story-Rockies-SS Trevor Story was 1-4 with a double against the Mets. Story is having a monster season following a disappointing 2017 season in which he was injured. Story is slashing .266/.338/.525 with 16 HR, 40 R, 56 RBI, and...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 22, 2018

    Mookie started getting his groove back yesterday going 3-for-6 with a HR. Betts is having a phenomenal year and should end up as a top 5 player when it's all said and done. The power numbers (19 HR) are somewhat...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 21, 2018

    Jeimer Candelario, 3B, DET Candelario broke out of a 3-26 slump, going 2-3 with a HR and 2 BB's on Wednesday, giving him 11 HR's for the season. This June has been a struggle for Candelario as he entered Wednesday's...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 21, 2018

    Reds righty Tyler Mahle won after allowing two runs on five hits (two homers) and four walks with eight strikeouts in six innings vs. the Tigers on Wednesday. Mahle didn't have his best stuff on Wednesday, yielding a pair of...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 20, 2018

    Yankees righty Domingo German won after allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits (one homer) and no walks with nine strikeouts over seven innings Tuesday vs. the Mariners. Backed by four homers from New York's explosive offense, German yielded...

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    NL Daily Analysis - June 19, 2018

    Juan Soto (OF-WAS) - Soto made his official big league debut on May 20, striking out as a pinch-hitter. He went on to go 2-for-4 with a home run in his first start the following day and the rest has...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 19, 2018

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CLE) Bauer threw 7 shutout innings vs the White Sox Monday night, allowing 3 hits and walking 2 while striking out 8. Bauer delivered another strong start in what has been a career year, although owners will note...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - June 18th, 2018

    Zack Wheeler (SP) NYM - Wheeler was very solid in Arizona Sunday, allowing just 3 hits and 2 runs over 6 innings, walking 2 and fanning 8 in a no-decision. There is a discrepancy in velocity readings between the two...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 18, 2018

    Bartolo Colon- P- TEX- Idea- Yes, Colon has been hit hard in 2 of his last 3 starts, but he seems to be in a pattern of a solid start following a bad one. His last one was 8 runs...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, June 17th

    IN THE FIELD Kole Calhoun is still dealing with stiffness in his injured oblique as of Friday but he's still been playing in his rehab assignment with AAA Salt Lake. He homered on Friday and tripled on Saturday. He's been...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 17th, 2018

    Luis Severino (SP - NYY) Severino's 2018 success continued to roll as he defeated the Rays 4-1 Saturday. The Yankees ace went eight innings, allowing zero earned runs on three hits, striking out nine and walking two. Saturday's outing lowered...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 17, 2018

    Eugenio Suarez (3B-CIN) continued his strong 2018 campaign, going 1-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Pirates on Saturday. He now boasts a .299 batting average (.388 OBP) to go along with 13 home runs and 50...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 16, 2018

    Brian Dozier(2B-Min): The slugger went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI's out of the five-hole against Cleveland. Dozier is shockingly the 19th ranked 2B on the ESPN Player Rater thanks to a .230 AVG and a low steals total...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 16, 2018

    Addison Russell (SS-CHC) Russell was right in the middle of the Cubs' offensive barrage on Friday. The young shortstop was 3-4 with a pair of doubles, lifting his batting average over .280 for the first time since April 7. I...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 14, 2018

    Alex Bregman-Astros-3B Alex Bregman was 0-4 with a walk against the Athletics. Bregman is slashing .262/.372/.448 with 8 HR, 37 R, 33 RBI, and 6 SB. His overall numbers are down from last year and what fantasy owners expected coming...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 15th, 2018

    Anibal Sanchez (SP - ATL) The 34-year-old righty recorded his third win of the season in the Braves' 4-2 win over the Padres Thursday. Sanchez went seven innings, allowing no runs, on four hits, while striking out six and walking...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 14th, 2018

    Evan Gattis, Houston Astros - Evan Gattis homered twice Wednesday which gives him three homers already in this current series against Oakland. Gattis has been on a tear over the last week hitting just shy of .400 with five of...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 14, 2018

    Mike Soroka (SP-ATL) Soroka, making his first start since May 17, tossed 6 and 1/3 innings of no hit ball before allowing a single to Michael Conforto in the 7th, striking out 4. The 20-year old was on a pitch...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 13th, 2018

    Aaron Nola (SP - PHI) The young Phillies ace ran his record to 8-2 on the season with the Phillies 5-4 win over the Rockies Tuesday. Nola went 6.2 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits, while striking out...