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    AL Week 24 Strategy - September 10, 2017

    James Paxton will return for a start next week after recovering from his pectoral strain. Paxton is a solid option in most leagues this week even coming off of injury.

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    NL Player Analysis-September 8, 2017

    Luke Weaver-Cardinals-SP Luke Weaver went 5.2 IP and gave up 0 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 7 K's against the Pirates. Weaver through 6 starts has a 2.16 ERA (3.18 SIERA). It is a small sample size but...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 9, 2017

    Whit Merrifield(2B-KC): Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a double, one run, two RBIs, one walk and one stolen base vs. the Twins. The man has arrived. He now sports a .288/.322/.466 line with 17 homers, 28 steals, 69 runs and...

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    A Closer Look - September 9, 2017

    We're circling third base and heading for home! By now, your fantasy base playoffs have likely already begun in head-to-head leagues. Despite winding down, real life baseball teams are also still tweaking their bullpens and making changes to their close...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2017

    Sean Doolittle (RP-WAS) - Doolittle continued to solidify his hold on the closer's job Thursday, tossing a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save overall, and 16th with the Nationals. Doolittle lowered his ERA overall to 2.84, but with the...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2017

    Sean Doolittle (RP-WAS) - Doolittle continued to solidify his hold on the closer's job Thursday, tossing a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save overall, and 16th with the Nationals. Doolittle lowered his ERA overall to 2.84, but with the...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 8, 2017

    Ezequiel Carrera- OF- TOR- Idea- If Carrera gets the start he has a favorable matchup against Buck Farmer. Farmer hasn't performed well in a small sample size this season, but it is not out of line with his career slash...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 7, 2017

    Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX Andrus went 4-5 with his 20th HR of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against the Braves on Wednesday, joining Jose Altuve as the only two players so far this season to reach...

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    AL Player Analysis-September 4, 2017

    Eric Hosmer-Royals-1B Eric Hosmer was 2-4 with a walk, run, and three runs batted in against the Tigers. On the year he is hitting .318 with 22 HR, 83 R, 80 RBI, and 6 SB. Hosmer has quietly been having...

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    NL Player Notes - Sep 5, 2017

    J.D. Martinez (AZ) - JD Martinez went 4-for-5 with four homeruns and six RBI for the Diamondbacks on Monday. He and Scooter Gennett are the first duo of players to each hit four homeruns in a game since 2002. Martinez...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 4, 2017

    Carlos Correa(SS-HOU): Carlos Correa (thumb) went 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one stolen base and one walk vs. the Mets in his return from the DL. Correa was back in his customary spot in the middle of the Astros...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 4th, 2017

    Robbie Ray (SP, ARI) - At $9600 Ray is one of the more expensive options on the slate, however, he is still under $10K, and with plenty of lower priced bats on the slate to choose from, Ray is in...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 3rd, 2017

    Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays - Chris Archer faced two batters on Saturday, gave up homers to both, and then left the game with an injury that's being called "right foreman tightness." I guess the good news is that we...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 3, 2017

    Starling Marte- OF- PIT- Idea- Marte is poised to take advantage of the reverse splits of both himself and Sal Romano. Marte's slash line against RH pitching is .304/.369/.418 while Romano is .285/.371/.526 against RH hitting. Value play- Draft Kings...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 1, 2017

    Anthony Rizzo-Cubs-1B Anthony Rizzo was 2-3 with a run scored against the Braves. On the year Rizzo is hitting .282 with 31 HR, 86 R, 97 RBI, and 8 SB. He has an elite skill set given his ability to...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2017

    Adrian Beltre (3B, TEX) - Beltre suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain and is out at least four weeks. That will effectively end his season since we have now rolled into September, and because of September roster expansion the Rangers...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 1, 2017

    Crazy last few hours of the waiver trade deadline, as two Justins (Upton and Verlander) leave Detroit for Anaheim and Houston respectively. Brandon Phillips upgrades the Angels 2B black hole, and Cameron Maybin gives Houston some outfield depth. Justin Upton...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1st, 2017

    Scooter Gennett (2B, CIN) - Gennett went 2 for 4 on the day, with a homer and three RBI in the Reds' 7-2 beatdown of the Mets Thursday. On the season, the 27-year-old is slashing .287/.341/.537 with 23 home runs...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2017

    Chase Anderson, SP, MIL Anderson tossed a quality start on Wednesday, allowing 3 ER's on 2 hits and 2 BB's in 6 IP and has now posted a solid 3.38 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 3 starts since returning from...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 31st, 2017

    JA Happ put together a solid start against the Red Sox yesterday but was in line for the ND. He went 6 IP allowing just 1 ER. You basically know what you're getting with Happ at this point - a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 30th, 2017

    Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers - Joey Gallo made his return from the concussion DL Tuesday and returned to Joey Gallo form going 1-for-5 with a homer and a stolen base. Gallo now has 36 homers and 36 hits that aren't...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 30, 2017

    Edwin Jackson (SP/RP, WAS) - Jackson continued his improbable run of success, tossing a baseline quality start against the Marlins with four walks and five strikeouts. He has a 3.50 ERA across eight starts and four relief appearances this year,...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - August 29th, 2017

    Drew Pomeranz (SP) BOS - Pomeranz tiptoed around 12 baserunners during his 6 inning stint Monday, holding the Jays to three runs while picking up his 14th win. The "name" stats and the underlying stats paint different pictures with Pomeranz,...

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    NL Player Notes - August 29, 2017

    Ian Desmond (COL) - Ian Desmond was activated from the disabled list on Monday after missing the last month with a calf injury. Desmond can play multiple positions, which is a good thing because Gerrardo Parra's strong hitting will make...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 28, 2017

    Kolten Wong(2B-STL): Kolten Wong went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk vs. the Rays. With all of his well-documented struggles, it's easy to forget that Wong was the 22nd overall pick in the 2011 First Year Player Draft....

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    AL Player Analysis- August 28, 2017

    Ben Gamel- OF- SEA- Idea- Gamel has been cold lately but could get a chance to break out today. The Mariners are facing Chris Tillman, who has been a disaster as a starter this season. His slash line against LH...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27th, 2017

    Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles - Kevin Gausman shutout the Red Sox over 7.2 innings Saturday to earn his 10th win of the season. While his second half of the season hasn't been the greatest in the world, posting a 4.02...

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    AL Week 22 Strategy - August 28, 2017

    SS Carlos Correa has resumed a minor-league rehab assignment and it looks like he'll be activated when rosters expand on Friday. Keep Correa in your plans for the weekend slate.

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    NL Player Analysis - August 27th, 2017

    Zach Davies (SP, MIL) - The young righty went seven innings, earning his 15th win of the season as the Brewers downed the Dodgers 3-0. Davies allowed no runs and just three hits while striking out seven and walking none....

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    NL Player Analysis-August 25, 2017

    Jacob deGrom-Mets-SP Jacob deGrom went 7.2 IP and gave up 1 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 10 K's against the Nationals. DeGrom through 26 starts has a 3.39 ERA (3.50 SIERA). He is pitching to his skill level...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 26th, 2017

    Starlin Castro (2B, NYY) - The Yankees get righty Yovani Gallardo and his 5.04 road ERA Saturday. Gallardo also has a .297 BAA against righties so far. Castro is batting .313/.340/.500 against righties in 2017, and is even better at...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 25, 2017

    Robbie Ray (SP-ARI) - When you strike out nine, and walk a pair, that can tend to elevate your pitch count, and that was what happened to Ray on Thursday. The lefty fanned nine Mets over five innings while allowing...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 25, 2017

    Ezequiel Carrera- OF- TOR- Idea- Carrera has only gotten occasional starts lately but today seems like it would be a good occasion for one. He owns a .320/.381/.485 slash line against RH pitcher. The specific RH pitcher the Blue Jays...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 24, 2017

    Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL Bundy made his first start in 11 days on Wednesday, and he allowed 3 ER's in 6 IP while striking out 8 against the A's. He was actually better than the final line suggests as he...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 23, 2017

    Patrick Corbin(SP-ARI): Patrick Corbin won after allowing one run on four hits (one homer) and two walks with six strikeouts over eight innings against the Mets. Corbin induced 13 groundouts in another solid performance to even his mark at 11-11...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 23rd, 2017

    Ryon Healy knocked out his 22nd and 23rd HRs of the season yesterday, both of Ubaldo Jimenez. Compared to his averages last year, it's certainly been a disappointing campaign for Healy, though the HR numbers are becoming encouraging for the...