All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 34

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    AL Player Analysis - June 13, 2018

    Ehire Adrianza (SS-MIN) Adrianza exploded Tuesday night going 3-4 with a Grand Slam and a stolen base. The slam, his 3rd home run of the season was the decisive blow that ended up driving in the go ahead and winning...

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    AL Daily Analysis - June 12, 2018

    Dylan Bundy (SP-BAL) - Given the lack of competition, Bundy looks to be a lock to represent the Orioles in the All-Star game this season. The right-hander held the Red Sox to just three hits over eight shutout innings Monday,...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 11th, 2018

    Dallas Keuchel struggled again for the Astros allowing six runs, five earned, and 13 hits in just 4.1 innings but didn't factor in the decision for the game. We all know that the key to Keuchel's game is generating ground...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 11, 2018

    Matt Carpenter (3B-STL) went 2-5 with a double and a run scored against the Reds on Sunday. The effort raised his batting average to .236 while his ISO now sits at .193. After hitting a horrid .145 in May, Carpenter...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 10, 2018

    Rafael Devers(3B-BOS): Devers went 1-for-4 vs. the White Sox and his OPS sits at .682 on the season. The 21-year-old has really scuffled, as his contact rate has decreased to 72 percent from last season while his swinging strike and...

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    NL Player Analysis- June10, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Parra has been swinging a hot bat of late. With a slash line of .326/.364/.432 against RH pitching he is in a great position to keep his streak going. He will be facing Zach Godley...

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    NL Player Analysis- June10, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Parra has been swinging a hot bat of late. With a slash line of .326/.364/.432 against RH pitching he is in a great position to keep his streak going. He will be facing Zach Godley...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 9, 2018

    Kris Bryant (3B-CHC) Kris Bryant hit leadoff for the first time in his career on Friday, and he rewarded the Cubs with three hits. However, there are overt concerns with the former MVP. Bryant is in the longest homerless drought...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 9, 2018

    Trevor Bauer: Bauer was strong again on Friday as he allowed just one run over eight innings while striking out 12 Tigers batters. Bauer has been fantastic so far in 2018 and had posted a sparkling 2.77 ERA over his...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 7, 2018

    Jameson Taillon-Pirates-SP Jameson Taillon went 5 IP and gave up 3 ER on 8 H, 1 BB, and 7 K's against the Dodgers. Taillon came into today's game with a 3.97 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 3.70 SIERA. He left with...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 8, 2018

    Jose Berrios flexed some muscle yesterday, going 9 innings with 10 Ks while allowing just 2 ER to the White Sox. It was Berrios' 7th win of the season and he reduced his ERA to 3.66. His ERA is right...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 7, 2018

    Sonny Gray, SP, NYY Gray pitched 8 shutout innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, giving him 5 quality starts in his last 7, and a 3.38 ERA during that stretch after a rough start to the season. Gray is...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 7, 2018

    Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 with three doubles, a run and two RBI against the Giants on Wednesday. Goldschmidt, who delivered his first four-hit performance of the season, has caught fire since his average dipped below the Mendoza...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 6th, 2018

    Carlos Martinez, St Louis Cardinals - Carlos Martinez didn't have his best start in his return from the DL allowing two earned runs in four innings but he allowed nine baserunners (four hits, five walks) and ran his pitch count...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 6th, 2018

    Jose Ramirez (3B - CLE) Ramirez collected just one hit in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Brewers, but it happened to be his 19th home run. Ramirez continues to solidify his spot both as one of the best players in...

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    NL Daily Analysis - June 5, 2018

    It was a very light day of baseball on Monday, but here are a few NL notes to get you through the morning... Julio Teheran (SP-ATL) - It was an ugly Monday for Teheran and the Braves. Teheran was touched...

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    AL Player Notes - June 5, 2018

    Giancarlo Stanton (NYY) - Giancarlo Stanton hit a homerun for the second consecutive day, a positive sign for owners who are desperately seeking a sign for the slugger to heat up. Stanton is slashing an ugly .248/.324/.482 with 13 homeruns,...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - June 4th, 2018

    Steven Matz (SP) NYM - I have to admit, I was getting sort of close to throwing Matz into the Bill Pulsipher/Matt Harvey "Dustbin of Met History" a few weeks ago....there were some decent results from time to time, but...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 4, 2018

    Blake Snell(SP-TB): Snell took a no-decision after allowing two hits and no walks with 12 strikeouts over six scoreless innings against the Mariners. The left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run over his last three starts while posting an impressive 27:4...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, June 3rd

    IN THE FIELD The Braves have said that they are taking it literally day-to-day with Ronald Acuña and his injured knee. He sustained the injury last Sunday in Boston and reportedly was walking around the locker room with no sort...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 3, 2018

    Austin Romine- C- NYY- Idea- Romine has been getting some fairly frequent playing time and has made the most of it. He currently has a 10-game hitting streak that goes back to April 30. He has a .382/.500/.618 slash line...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 3, 2018

    Jesus Aguilar (1B-MIL) continued to rake on Saturday, going 3-3 with a double, homer, two RBI, and a walk against the White Sox. Since I wrote about him on May 25th (and suggested that you add him), he's gone 9-27...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 2, 2018

    Matt Olson(1B-OAK): Olson went 3-for-4 with two homers, five RBIs, three runs, and one walk against the Royals. After hitting 24 homers in 59 games last season, Olson had hit only nine in 57 games entering tonight. While his 41%...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 2, 2018

    Brandon Nimmo (OF-NYM) Nimmo went 2-4 with his 7th home run of the season Friday night. Following a 1-9 performance over 2 games during the Mets doubleheader Monday, Nimmo has rattled off 4 consecutive 2-hit games, scoring 4 runs and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31, 2018

    Andrew Heaney -Angels-SP Andrew Heaney went 5 IP and gave up 5 ER on 8 H, 1 BB, and 1 K's against the Tigers. Heaney came into the game with a 3.08 ERA over his first 46.2 IP and left...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 1, 2018

    Clayton Kershaw returned to action yesterday, going 5 IP allowing 4 hits in 1 ER. He threw just 62 pitches. It was a great, albeit short, start for Kershaw; however, I'm alarmingly concerned. According to ESPN, all of Kershaw's fastballs...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 30, 2018

    Nick Markakis, OF, ATL Markakis has opened the 2018 season on pace for his best season yet, as he is hitting .332 with 7 HR's and 38 RBI through the season's first two months. He hasn't hit .300 or reached...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31, 2018

    Shohei Ohtani (SP-LAA) Rain delays should not be allowed during Ohtani starts. DON'T DEPRIVE US OF SHO-TIME!!! There were actually two delays in Wednesday's game, the second of which effectively ended the rookie's night. He left with a no-decision after...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 30th, 2018

    Mark Reynolds (1B - WAS) Reynolds continued to be on fire since being brought in by Washington to fill in for Ryan Zimmerman at first base in the Nats 3-2 win over the Orioles Tuesday. Reynolds was 2 for 4...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 30, 2018

    Ian Kinsler (2B-LAA) Kinsler had a monster game Tuesday reaching base all 4 times he came up to the plate adding a single, double, home run and walk while scoring 3 and driving in 3. Kinsler entered the game hitting...

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    AL Daily Analysis - May 29, 2018

    Matt Boyd (SP-DET) - Boyd lasted just five innings while throwing 102 pitches against the Angels Monday, but he held them scoreless and managed to pick up the W. Boyd allowed just two hits while walking three and striking out...

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    NL Player Notes May 29, 2018

    Mike Montgomery (CHC) - After Tyler Chatwood's second straight terrible start on Sunday, Mike Montgomery got the opportunity to start for the Cubs in place of Yu Darvish on Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Heading into the game, Montgomery had mixed...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - May 28th, 2018

    John Hicks (C/1B) DET - Hicks has been playing consistently since May started, and he's hit in 8 of his last 10 after a lone single on Sunday. He's been murdering lefties to the tune of 345/444/586, exhibibting above-average exit...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 28th, 2018

    Bryce Harper (OF - WAS) Harper smashed his 16th home run in the Nationals' 8-2 win over the Reds Sunday. On the season, Harper's slash line sits at .232/.379/.537 with 38 RBI and 34 runs. His 139 wRC+ shows...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 27, 2018

    Mitch Moreland (1B-BOS) Going from Hanley Ramirez to Mitch Moreland as the Red Sox everyday first baseman certainly doesn't seem like losing a whole lot offensively. Forget the whole contract situation and the financial reasons for designating HanRam for assignment....

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    NL Player Analysis - May 27, 2018

    Wei-Yin Chen (SP-MIA) Chen took a no decision Saturday vs the Nationals, tossing 7 and 1/3 innings allowing just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2. Chen was pulled following a Wilmer Difo home run...