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    AL Player Commentary - May 11, 2018

    J.A. Happ had a night to forget as he gave up 7 ER in just 3.1 innings, allowing 10 hits with 2 walks. Prior to yesterday, Happ was posting his best swing and miss rates of his career, leading to...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 10, 2018

    Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU Altuve went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored against the A's on Wednesday, while picking up his 2nd SB of the season. Yes, you read that right - it's May 9th and Altuve collected...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 10th, 2018

    Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs - 2018 has not been kind to Anthony Rizzo in either success at the plate or in terms of health, but May has been a bright spot so far for the Cubs first baseman. He swatted...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 10th, 2018

    Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs - 2018 has not been kind to Anthony Rizzo in either success at the plate or in terms of health, but May has been a bright spot so far for the Cubs first baseman. He swatted...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 9, 2018

    James Paxton (SP-SEA) Paxton was brilliant again Tuesday, no hitting the Blue jays in Toronto walking 3 and striking out 7. Just when fantasy owners thought it couldn't get much better than his 16-strikeout gem last week vs the Athletics,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 9, 2018

    Nationals righty Jeremy Hellickson won after allowing two hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 shutout innings against the Padres on Tuesday. Hellickson retired the first 18 Padres he faced before Travis Jankowski singled to center to...

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    AL Player Notes - May 8, 2018

    Michael Fulmer (DET) - It's been a relatively quiet start to the season for Tigers' starter, Michael Fulmer, who is once again flying under the radar as a high floor, low ceiling pitching option for fantasy owners. Unfortunately, Fulmer had...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 8, 2018

    Jeff Samardzija: Samardzija was rocked on Monday and allowed five runs on eight baserunners over just four innings while taking the loss against the Phillies. Even without Monday's dud, Samardzija has had a rough start to the 2018 season. Entering...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - May 8th, 2018

    Andrew McCutchen (OF) SF - On a day when the Giants could muster little, McCutchen managed a single to extend his hitting streak to 7 and his on-base streak to 18 games. I know the raw numbers haven't been impressive,...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 7, 2018

    Mike Clevinger, SP, CLE Clevinger struck out 10 in 7 IP against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing 2 ER's on just 1 hit, while walking 4. Clevinger received a lot of hype in the offseason as a potential breakout candidate...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - May 7th, 2018

    Marcell Ozuna (OF) STL - I'm trying to remain optimistic on Ozuna, who despite massive struggles in the first month-plus is 22nd in MLB in exit velocity right now. The FB rate is down, the BABIP is a bit lower...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, May 5th

    IN THE FIELD Zack Cozart was held out of the lineup the last two days with back tightness. Cozart has sputtered lately after getting off to a hot start slashing .273/.319/.470 with two homers over the first two weeks of...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 6, 2018

    Paul Goldschmidt (1B-ARI) Is this just a slump or a serious reason for concern? After going 0-3 with two walks on Saturday, Goldschmidt still doesn't have a hit since April. His last home run was three weeks ago and he's...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 6, 2018

    Joey Gallo (1B-TEX) went 2-4 with a pair of solo home runs against the Red Sox on Saturday. He's now hitting .223 on the year with a dozen homers and 24 RBI. One of the biggest changes for Gallo this...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 5, 2018

    Gio Gonzalez: Gonzalez is coming off of an impressive 2017 season and has maintained his strong play through the first month of 2018, posting a 2.67 ERA over his first six starts. Gonzalez continued his hot start on Friday and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 5, 2018

    Willy Adames (SS-TB): Adames has been solid at Triple-A, and is likely to take over at SS by the end of the month. He is sitting at .298-.404-.500 with three homers and two steals through 24 games with a solid...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 3, 2018

    Alex Bregman-Astros-3B Alex Bregman was 1-3 with a run scored against the Yankees. Bregman is in the middle of a slow start to his 2018 season. His value skyrocketed throughout draft season to the point where he was being taken...

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    A Closer Look - May 5, 2018

    Happy Cinco De Mayo! As you eat your favorite Mexican food and sip on your margaritas, we finally have a little excitement in the closer landscape to talk about! From Ken Giles punching himself in the face to closer changes...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 4, 2018

    Ronald Acuna has somehow lived up to the hype, going 3-for-5 yesterday with his second HR of the season. The sample here is far too small to draw any conclusions, but one of the amazing things about Acuna in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 03, 2018

    Luis Castillo, SP, CIN Castillo had what was likely his best start of the year on Wednesday, allowing 2 ER's in 6 IP while striking out 7 against the Brewers. After a breakout season in 2017, Castillo had compiled a...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 03, 2018

    Luis Castillo, SP, CIN Castillo had what was likely his best start of the year on Wednesday, allowing 2 ER's in 6 IP while striking out 7 against the Brewers. After a breakout season in 2017, Castillo had compiled a...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 03, 2018

    Luis Castillo, SP, CIN Castillo had what was likely his best start of the year on Wednesday, allowing 2 ER's in 6 IP while striking out 7 against the Brewers. After a breakout season in 2017, Castillo had compiled a...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 3, 2018

    Brian Dozier (2B-MIN) Brian Dozier went hitless with a strikeout in four at-bats on Wednesday, dropping his batting average to .236 and his OPS to .697. Dozier has one hit in his last 22 plate appearances. Things would look even...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 2nd, 2018

    Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians - Michael Brantley hit a game tying grand slam in the bottom of the 9th inning Tuesday, his third homer of the season. Brantley is off to a terrific start this year slashing .329/.342/.539 with the...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 2, 2018

    Nationals left fielder Adam Eaton has been shut down from baseball activities for now so the bone bruise in his left ankle can completely heal. Eaton had initially hoped his ankle injury would limit him to the minimum 10 days...

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    AL Daily Analysis - May 1, 2018

    Eduardo Rodriguez (SP-BOS) - A lefty with deception, a solid change, and a 92-94 mph fastball who's still just 25 has some intrigue, but will Rodriguez ever put it all together. He entered Monday's action against the Royals coming off...

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    NL Player Notes May 1, 2018

    Jake Arrieta (PHI) - After starting the season on a roll, Jake Arrieta fell flat on his face in Miami on Monday. Arrieta allowed 6 earned runs and didn't even escape the fourth inning. In fact, heading into the game,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 30, 2018

    Daniel Robertson(INF-TB): Robertson went 2-for-4 against the Red Sox. Just three short years ago, Robertson was a consensus top-30 prospect, but after some struggles in the high minors and majors, Robertson had completely fallen off the radar until his hot...

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    NL Player Notes April 30, 2018

    Tyler Chatwood (CHC) - Tyler Chatwood logged another quality start on Sunday after holding the Brewers scoreless over seven innings for the sweep on Milwaukee. Chatwood struck out four while allowing three walks and a pair of hits. Chatwood was...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 29, 2018

    Lance McCullers Jr. (SP-HOU) McCullers Jr. was lights out Saturday night tossing 7 shutout innings allowing just 2 hits and striking out 7 in the Astros 11-0 victory. McCullers Jr. entered the game with an unsightly 4.67 ERA, mostly due...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 29th, 2018

    Jose Quintana (SP - CHC) The Cubs' lefty earned his second quality start and more importantly his third win in the 3-0 win over the Brewers Saturday. Quintana went seven innings, allowing no runs on just two hits while striking...

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    Nl Player Analysis - April 28th, 2018

    Yu Darvish (SP - CHC) Darvish put together a quality start, and his best thus far in 2018 as the Cubs held off the Brewers 3-2 Friday. In six innings on the hill, the 31 year old allowed no earned...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 28, 2018

    Reynaldo Lopez: Lopez entered the 2018 season as a former top prospect who had yet to capitalize on his full potential with a chance at getting bumped to the bullpen. Through his first four starts of the season, Lopez finally...

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    A Closer Look - April 28, 2018

    You can say it's early, but this is easily the least volatile April that I can remember in regards to closing situations around the league. We have yet to have a performance-related closer demotion and if you take a trip...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 27, 2018

    James Paxton (SP-SEA) Paxton was dealing on Thursday, changing speeds and eye levels. If you have the ability to watch archived games, fast forward to the Yan Gomes at bat in the 2nd inning. He threw two soft curves on...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 27, 2018

    Ivan Nova (SP-PIT) Nova tossed 8 shutout innings, scattering 6 hits and striking out 5 during the Pirates 1-0 win over the Tigers Thursday. Despite the stellar outing Nova was stuck with a no decision and he has gone winless...