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    AL Player Analysis - May 26, 2018

    Luis Severino: Severino was solid on Friday as he allowed one run and eight baserunners (4 walks) with five strikeouts over six innings against the Angels. Severino had been fantastic entering Friday's start and had posted a 2.35 ERA that...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 26, 2018

    Austin Meadows (OF-PIT) continued his scorching start to his MLB career, going 2-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday. He is now batting .448 (13-29) with three homers, five RBI, six runs scored,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 24, 2018

    Joey Votto-Reds-1B Joey Votto was 0-0 with a walk as a pinch hitter against the Pirates. Votto has picked it up of late but has started the year slowly with a .274/.396/.414 triple slash. The good news is that Votto...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 25th, 2018

    Wilson Ramos (C - TB) The Rays' backstop was 3 for 4 with three RBI in the 6-3 win over the Red Sox Thursday. His RBI total sits at 24 on the season, and the three hits put his average...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 24, 2018

    Byron Buxton, OF, MIN What should we make out of Byron Buxton? He finally seemed to have turned a corner in the 2nd half last season when he slashed .300/.347/.546 with 11 HR's, 40 runs, 35 RBI, and 13 SB's...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 24, 2018

    Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta won Wednesday after scattering seven hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 shutout innings vs. the Braves. Coming off his shortest start of the season in which he lasted just three innings in...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 23rd, 2018

    Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves - Ozzie Albies scored all three of the Braves' runs Tuesday including his 14th homer of the season. Albies has been incredible this season slashing .286/.329/.586 with 34 RBI and six stolen bases to go along...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 23, 2018

    Mookie Betts (OF - BOS) Betts was 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored in the Red Sox 4-2 win over the Rays Tuesday. With the outing, Betts raised his Major League leading average to .368, as...

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    NL Daily Analysis - May 22, 2018

    Juan Soto (OF-WAS) - Ronald Acuna, Soto, and soon, Vlad Guerrero Jr. It's a good year for great young talent. Soto struck out as a pinch-hitter in his first MLB at-bat on Sunday, but Monday proved just a bit better...

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    AL Player Notes - May 22,2018

    Aaron Judge - Aaron Judge launched his 12th homerun of the season on Monday night, effectively raising his three true outcome percentage to 52.9%, or roughly 20% higher than the league average. Judge is slashing .287/.417/.569 with 12 home runs,...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 20, 2018

    Lance McCullers Jr.-Astros-SP Lance McCullers Jr. went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 1 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Indians. McCullers Jr. has turned things around recently and has a 3.20 ERA (3.44 SIERA) through...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 21, 2018

    Christian Villanueva- SD- 3B- Idea- Villanueva has been hot of late and his price is not reflecting that. He has three multi-hit games in his last four contests with 3 HR over the same time period. He will have the...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 20, 2018

    Tim Anderson- SS- CHA- Idea- Anderson's extreme splits of 2017 have continued into 2018. His .333/.381/.615 slash line against southpaws bodes well against the .288/.362/.569 Mike Minor brings into the matchup. Value play- Draft Kings salary $2800 Corey Kluber- P-...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 20, 2018

    Tim Anderson- SS- CHA- Idea- Anderson's extreme splits of 2017 have continued into 2018. His .333/.381/.615 slash line against southpaws bodes well against the .288/.362/.569 Mike Minor brings into the matchup. Value play- Draft Kings salary $2800 Corey Kluber- P-...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 20, 2018

    Jesus Aguilar (MIL-1B) continued to capitalize on his increased playing time, following up Friday's two-homer performance with another shot on Saturday against the Twins as part of an effort in which he went 1-3 with a pair of RBI. He's...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 19th, 2018

    Sean Newcomb (SP - ATL) Even though the Marlins don't own the worst record in baseball, they are still every bit as bad as we expected them to be. They also present a fine opportunity for a pitcher to post...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 19, 2018

    Max Kepler(OF-MIN): Kepler went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, three RBIs, and one walk vs. the Brewers. Kepler hit his 6th homer of the season to quell any doubts that he's over the hand issue he faced earlier in...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 17, 2018

    J.D. Martinez-Red Sox-OF J.D. Martinez was 1-3 with a two-run home run against the Orioles but he did leave the game early with a stomach illness. On the year Martinez is hitting .344 with 13 HR, 29 R, and 38...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 17, 2018

    Jose Martinez (STL-1B) Can we start officially referring to Jose Martinez as a starting major leaguer? After going 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and a walk in Wednesday's win over Minnesota, Martinez now has 490 career plate appearances....

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    NL Player Analysis - May 17, 2018

    Jose Martinez (STL-1B) Can we start officially referring to Jose Martinez as a starting major leaguer? After going 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and a walk in Wednesday's win over Minnesota, Martinez now has 490 career plate appearances....

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    AL Player Analysis - May 17, 2018

    Michael Brantley (OF-CLE) went 3-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored against the Tigers on Wednesday. He now boasts a season batting average of .338 (.376 OBP), six homers, and 28 RBI as he tries to put...

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    AL Player Commentary - May 15, 2018

    Nick Castellanos returned from injury and promptly hit his 4th HR of the season. The volume for home runs hasn't been there, but Castellanos has been crushing the ball; his LD% is incredible at 32.4% which has led to...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 16, 2018

    Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a stolen base Tuesday vs. the Rockies. Batting second, Hosmer followed Travis Jankowski's leadoff single in the bottom of the first by blasting the first pitch he saw...

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    AL Daily Analysis - May 15, 2018

    Andrew Heaney (SP-LAA) - Perhaps that Howie Kendrick trade will pay off after all. Heaney surprised me Monday with eight innings of one-run ball to beat the Astros. He allowed just four hits, walked one, and struck out 10 in...

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    NL Player Notes May 15, 2018

    Alex Reyes (STL) - Alex Reyes moved his rehab to Single-A Peoria on Monday night and yours truly was present. Reyes was absolutely dominant, tying up the majority of Clinton's batters throughout his outing. While the radar gun was down...

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    NL Player Notes May 15, 2018

    Alex Reyes (STL) - Alex Reyes moved his rehab to Single-A Peoria on Monday night and yours truly was present. Reyes was absolutely dominant, tying up the majority of Clinton's batters throughout his outing. While the radar gun was down...

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    NL Player Notes May 15, 2018

    Alex Reyes (STL) - Alex Reyes moved his rehab to Single-A Peoria on Monday night and yours truly was present. Reyes was absolutely dominant, tying up the majority of Clinton's batters throughout his outing. While the radar gun was down...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 14, 2018

    Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL Bundy broke out of his slump on Sunday, going 7 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, and striking out 7 in a 17-1 win over the Rays. This ends a nightmarish stretch in which Bundy posted...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 14, 2018

    Edubray Ramos(RP-PHI): Ramos picked up his first save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Mets. With Hector Neris' struggles, Manager Gabe Kapler has indicated his willingness to use whoever gives the team the best chance...

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    Are We Ignoring The Warning Signs With Corey Kluber?

    Michael Waldo and Lou Blasi talk about whether or not we should consider selling Corey Kluber on The National Fantasy Pregame Show, which is brought to you by Fantistics and Nolan Ryan Beef....

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    AL Weekly Player Report, May 13th

    IN THE LINEUP Aledmys Diaz is currently on the DL with an ankle sprain with the hopes of returning to action in late May. Reports are saying he'll be evaluated in mid-May so there's a good chance we hear something...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 13, 2018

    Matt Boyd: Boyd was again solid on Saturday as he allowed three runs over six innings and struck out six against the Mariners. Boyd has been off to a strong start to the 2018 season as he had posted a...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 13, 2018

    Trevor Story (SS-COL) Story continued to mash Milwaukee pitching Saturday going 3-3 with a double, 2 home runs, 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs . Story tripled in the opening game Thursday, homered last night and added the additional 3...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2018

    Matt Harvey: Harvey had an encouraging first start with the Reds as he pitched four innings without allowing a run and allowed just one hit while striking out two. Harvey fans have hoped that he can turn his once promising...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 12, 2018

    Cole Hamels(P-TEX): Hamels won after allowing one hit and three walks with five strikeouts over six shutout innings against the Astros. While his control issues have prevented him from going deep into games and earning decisions consistently, Hamels continues to...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 10, 2018

    Ozzie Albies-Braves-2B Ozzie Albies was 2-6 with a grand slam and an RBI single in the Braves victory against the Marlins. On the year Albies is hitting .285 with 11 HR, 35 R, 29 RBI, and 4 SB. During draft...