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    NL Daily Analysis - April 10, 2018

    Greg Holland (RP-STL) - Holland has been added to the Cardinals' active roster and he is expected to immediately take over as the team's closer. This obviously isn't good news for Jordan Hicks, Bud Norris, and the rest of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 10, 2018

    Josh Donaldson(3B-TOR): The slugger went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk against the Orioles. Likely due to an ailing shoulder that has been plaguing him in the early going, the Jays gave Donaldson a look at 1B last...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 9, 2018

    Shohei Otani(SP-LAA): The hurler moved to 2-0 after allowing one hit and one walk with 12 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings vs. the Athletics. Ohtani retired 19 straight batters as he continues to impress after an abysmal spring. He now...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - April 9th, 2018

    Colin Moran (3B) PIT - One of the players we highlighted on Sirius Sunday morning was Moran, who appears to have been a part of the "flyball revolution" in the relative obscurity of AAA Indianapolis last year. I must confess,...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, April 8th

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    NL Player Analysis- April 8, 2018

    Eric Hosmer- 1B- SD- Idea- Hosmer had a very productive season against RH pitching last season, with a slash line of .335/.410/.528 against them. Her normally performs much better against RH than southpaws. Charlie Morton had a season of reverse...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 8, 2018

    Miguel Andujar picked up his first hit of the 2018 campaign on Saturday against the Orioles. In the wake of Brandon Drury landing on the DL, the 23 year-old should see regular time at third for the Yankees over the...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 6, 2018

    Preston Tucker (ATL) Another modestly productive game for Preston Tucker (1-2, BB, R, RBI), but as the Braves' outfielder continues to put up good numbers, fantasy owners need to beware. This is somewhat of a mirage. Tucker is benefiting from...

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    A Closer Look - April 7, 2018

    Despite the seemingly endless news of rocky performances or new injuries from closers, we're escaping the first full week of the regular season relatively unscathed (sorry Knebel owners) compared to the last several seasons. That's a good thing - smile...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6th, 2018

    Manny Machado: After a slow start to the season, Machado launched a pair of home runs in Friday's game against the Yankees and should continue to heat up over the course of the season. Machado posted a relatively disappointing 2017...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6th, 2018

    David Price (SP - BOS) Veteran lefty David Price did not factor in the decision as the Red Sox edged his former team, the Rays 3-2 in 12 innings Thursday. Price went seven innings, allowing zero runs on three hits,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 4, 2018

    George Springer-Astros-OF George Springer was 0-4 with a strikeout in the Astros win against the Orioles. Springer has had a slow start out of the gate. He is hitting .214 with 1 HR, 4 R, and 5 RBI. His walk...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 4, 2018

    Patrick Corbin dominated the Dodgers yesterday. Was it the humidor? I don't think that had anything to do with his 12 strikeouts in 7.1 innings of work while allowing just 1(!) hit. Corbin could not be off to a hotter...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 4th, 2018

    Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees - Didi Gregorius launched a pair of homers Tuesday and drove in eight runs in a 4-for-4 effort against the Rays. The homers were Gregorius' first of the year and his RBI total made a...

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    NL Player Notes 4-4-18

    Kenley Jansen (LAD) - Protecting a three-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, Kenley Jansen came in to try to record the save. After a pair of groundouts, Jansen allowed both Paul Goldschmidt and AJ Pollock to...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 3, 2018

    Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN Dozier is one of the more underrated fantasy superstars in baseball, but also one of the most consistent. With another HR on Monday, Dozier already has 3 on the young season, to go along with 6...

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    NL Summary - April 3, 2018

    Gregory Polanco (OF-PIT) - I had sort of passed on Polanco as a 2018 breakout candidate, but maybe I was wrong. Polanco had an RBI double and four walks in five plate appearances Monday, though he failed steal a base....

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    NL Player Analysis - April 2nd, 2018

    Brian Anderson (3B-MIA) - Leading the way in the Marlins' 6-0 win over the Cubs Sunday, Anderson went 1 for 3, driving in three runs. Over the first three games of 2018, the 24-year-old is slashing .333/.429/.389 and figures to...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - April 3rd, 2018

    Mike Minor (SP) TEX - When Mike Minor took the mound Sunday, it was his first MLB start since 2014, and he was coming off an extremely successful stint as an all-purpose bullpen lefty for KC last season. Most guys...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 1st, 2018

    Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs - Kyle Schwarber homered for the second time in three games Saturday as he's continued his great spring training into the regular season thus far. He finished Sunday 2-for-4 with a homer and a double while...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 31, 2018

    Gregory Polanco(OF-PIT): Polanco went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, four RBIs, three runs scored, one stolen base, and one walk against the Tigers. Polanco's first stolen base and first homer of the season, a game-winning three-run shot in the...

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    AL Player Analysis- March 31, 2018

    Josh Reddick- OF- HOU- Idea-Matt Moore has had reverse splits over the course of his career at times and last season was the most extreme yet. Lefthanded hitters posted a .356/.433/.614 slash line with 8 HR allowed in 36.2 IP...

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    A Closer Look - March 31, 2018

    It's the first edition of A Closer Look of the 2018 regular season! If this is your first time reading the column, welcome aboard! Each week, we review all of the news impacting closers and their handcuffs from across the...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 29, 2017

    Noah Syndergaard-Mets-SP Noah Syndergaard went 6 IP and gave up 4 ER on 6 H, 0 BB, and 10 K's against the Cardinals. This was a mixed bag for Syndergaard given the 4 ER but the 10 K's were positive....

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    March 30, 2018 - Player Commentary

    There's not too much insight to provide after Day 1, but one important note is Xander Bogaerts batting 5th in the Red Sox lineup. He went 3-for-4 on the day. We like Xander to have a great bounceback year, and...

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    Opening Day Edition - AL Player Notes March 29, 2018

    Happy Opening Day! In honor of this special day, I'm treating everyone to a different format for the normal American League player notes. Don't fret, you'll still have your written updates, but to honor Opening Day, I'll be throwing in...

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    2018 Fantasy Baseball Sabermetric Notes: Shortstops

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2018 Player Projections Software. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2018 Shortstop projections: Anderson, Tim Anderson's...

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    Fantasy Baseball ADP Movement March 3rd

    Average Draft Position (ADP). ADP represents an accumulation of drafts throughout the fantasy baseball community. Within our Draft Advisory Program, the average draft slot where the MLB players are selected will then be converted to your specific league setting. Thus...

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    AL Player Analysis - October 1st, 2017

    Aaron Judge, New York Yankees - Aaron Judge launched homer number 52 on the year and is rounding out one of the most impressive seasons in baseball history. His batting average spiraled down in the second half finishing at .284...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 30th, 2017

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF, MIA) - I will make this simple. Stanton heads into the final day of the season with 59 homers. With no postseason ahead of them, it being a home game, and no guarantees that he will be...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 30, 2017

    Marcell Ozuna(OF-MIA): Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a double, one run, three RBIs and one walk vs. the Braves. Ozuna went 50th off the board in the #2EarlyMock, and I think that is fantastic value. Many may write off the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 30th, 2017

    Masahiro Tanaka (SP, NYY) - Tanaka had himself a day on Friday, getting his 13th win as the Yanks topped the Blue Jays 4-0. The veteran went seven innings, allowing no earned runs, just three hits, no walks, and racking...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 29th, 2017

    Scooter Gennett (2B) CIN - Gennett picked up RBI number 96 Thursday as he continued his career year, but I don't think a complete collapse is in order. Gennett's second-half line of 285/329/485 isn't all that much different from his...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2017

    Carlos Carrasco (SP-CLE) - Granted it was against a Twins team that was resting a large number of regulars after having clinched a Wild Card spot the previous day, but Carrasco came up big on Thursday. The righty allowed six...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 28, 2017

    Travis D'Arnaud, C, NYM Has anyone noticed that D'Arnaud has become good again? After an awful 2016 and a mostly uneventful 2017, he has heated up of late, hitting .326 (15-46) with 6 HR's and 17 RBI over his last...

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    AL Player Commentary - September 28, 2017

    Nelson Cruz continued to defy father time by hitting his 38th HR of the season yesterday. After a slow May and June, I had written Cruz off as a high risk player to see a big decline this year, but...