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    NL Player Analysis - August 22, 2017

    Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT Cole allowed 5 ER's in 6.1 IP against the Dodgers on Monday, while striking out 7 and walking 2. It wasn't as bad as the final line indicated as Cole had actually gone 6 scoreless innings...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 22, 2017

    Carlos Rodon (SP, CHW) - Rodon started game one of the Twins/White Sox doubleheader and was very good, striking out nine batters over six and one-third innings with two runs and three walks. He dropped his ERA to 3.88 over...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 21, 2017

    Blake Snell(SP-TB): Blake Snell won after allowing two hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over seven shutout innings vs. the Mariners. Some day I believe Blake Snell will be a solid number two fantasy option, and he flashed that...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - August 21st, 2017

    Josh Bell (1B) PIT - It's not unheard of for a player to go a week without striking out, but it's somewhat uncommon. For a just-turned-25 year old having the best power year of his life to do it twice...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 20, 2017

    Starling Marte (OF, PIT) - Marte went 3-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two stolen bases. The steals are nice to see, but as a whole he has really struggled following his return from PED suspension. Coming into...

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    NL Week 21 Strategy - August 20, 2017

    Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday after he was scratched from Friday's start with neck stiffness. Scherzer will likely miss a turn in the rotation this week so he'll need to be stashed away.

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    AL Player Analysis-August 18, 2017

    Gary Sanchez-Yankees-C Gary Sanchez was 1-5 with his 23rd HR against the Red Sox. On the year he is hitting .276 with 23 HR, 59 R, and 65 RBI. He has cemented himself as a top three catcher next year...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 19, 2017

    J.T. Realmuto(C-MIA): J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Mets. At catcher you have Sanchez, Posey, Contreras, and then? Maybe it's Realmuto, who moved his season line to .292/.351/.468 with 14 homers, six steals, 54 runs,...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18, 2017

    Mike Fiers (SP-HOU) - Fiers dropped to 7-8 on the year Thursday against the Diamondbacks. Fiers allowed three runs (two earned) over 5.1 innings with an impressive seven strikeouts to two walks. Once again, home runs were the big issue,...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 18th, 2017

    Ender Inciarte (OF, ATL) - Inciarte crushed two home runs on Thursday, as the Braves downed the Rockies 10-4 at Coors Field. With a stat line that reads .300/.346/.408, 10 home runs, 42 RBI, 17 steals and 77 runs, the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 17, 2017

    Jimmy Nelson, SP, MIL Nelson allowed 5 runs (3 ER) in 6.1 IP against the Pirates on Wednesday, and was left with a no-decision in a game that the Brewers eventually went on to win. Combined with the 9 ER...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - August 17th, 2017

    Derek Fisher (OF) HOU - I know that Fisher's stats look decent but not spectacular thus far, but a closer look reveals that (small sample size alert) they might be pretty darn impressive. With a hard contact rate of 43%...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 15, 2017

    Anthony Rendon-Nationals-3B Anthony Rendon was 3-4 with a run scored against the Angels. On the year he is hitting .303 with 22 HR, 63 R, 76 RBI, and 5 SB. He should see an uptick in his counting stats with...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 16th, 2017

    Wilson Ramos, Tampa Bay Rays - Wilson Ramos homered for the second straight game in a 3-for-5 effort at the plate. This was Ramos' first multi hit game since July 6th as it's been a season to forget for the...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 14, 2017

    Aaron Judge (NYY) - Aaron Judge broke his August home run drought, but he also struck out two more times to bring his season total to 155 strikeouts. That's equivalent to a 32% strikeout rate and it's also a big...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 15, 2017

    Yoenis Cespedes (OF, NYM) - Cespedes hit his 15th home run of the year, his third home run in as many games as his bat has finally roared back to life here in August. He has five home runs in...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 14, 2017

    Javier Baez(INF-CHC): Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer and two runs against the D-backs. The 24-year-old has been picking up the pace, collection at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 games. With regular reps thanks...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 14, 2017

    Josh Donaldson continued his hot August with his 16th HR of the season. This is a sight for sore eyes for Donaldson owners, particularly in keeper leagues, as he is showing he is amongst the game's elites still. Some of...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 13th, 2017

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF, MIA) - Stanton continued to do Stanton things as he went 3 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored, and clubbed his Major League leading 41st home run of the season, as the Marlins edged...

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    NL Week 20 Strategy - August 13, 2017

    In The Field Bryce Harper injured his knee on first base Saturday, and the awful looking injury could lead to a lengthy absence. Brian Goodwin has been playing well recently and would benefit from the playing time, with Andrew Stephenson...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 11, 2017

    Jameson Taillon-Pirates-SP Jameson Taillon went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 1 BB, and 7 K's against the Blue Jays. Taillon through 17 starts has a 4.50 ERA (3.99 SIERA). He was excellent in the first...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 12th, 2017

    Mike Moustakas (3B, KC) - The Royals will face James Shields on Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field, where he owns a 6.46 ERA. Shields also allows lefties to hit him at a .317 clip, and 12 of his 17 HR...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 10, 2017

    Mikie Mahtook-Tigers-OF Mikie Mahtook was 2-4 with his 7th HR and 2 R against the Pirates. On the year Mahtook is hitting .295 with 7 HR, 30 R, 26 RBI, and 2 SB in 244 PA. He has quietly been...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 11, 2017

    Dexter Fowler (OF-STL) - Fowler continued his strong play since returning from a wrist injury, knocking a double and home run while driving in five on Thursday. Settled into the cleanup spot, at least for now, Fowler is batting .251/.349/.479...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 9, 2017

    Gio Gonzalez-Nationals-SP Gio Gonzalez went 7 IP and gave up 1 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 6 K's against the Marlins. Gonzalez through 23 starts has a 2.59 ERA (4.45 SIERA). He has been really good this year...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 10, 2017

    Matt Belisle, RP, MIN Belisle struck out the side in the 9th inning to preserve a 4-0 win for the Twins over the Brewers and appears to have surpassed Taylor Rodgers as the favorite for saves in the Twins bullpen...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 9, 2017

    Odubel Herrera, OF, PHI Herrera went 3-4 with his 12th HR of the season and perhaps most significantly added a pair of SB's. Herrera has picked things up in the power department recently with 7 HR's in his past 24...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 9, 2017

    Alex Bregman(3B/SS-HOU): Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two walks against the White Sox out of the leadoff spot. While Bregman has disappointed fantasy owners who drafted him with a top-10 round pick, the 23-year-old looks...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 8, 2017

    Miguel Cabrera (1B, DET) - Miggy went 0-3 against Trevor Williams and the Pirates, dropping his line to .254/.341/.411 on the season. So many of his peripherals have looked great all year and screamed positive regression, but here we are...

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    NL Player Notes - August 8, 2017

    Dexter Fowler (STL) - Dexter Fowler had a pregame workout on Sunday and did not report any setbacks in his recovery from a strained wrist, so the Cardinals activated him on Monday. It's been an extremely disappointing season for...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - August 7th, 2017

    Cesar Hernandez (2B) PHI - Hernandez has reached base in all but one game since the break and has currently hit in 11 straight, continuing last year's trend of heating up in the warmer weather. Hernandez is hitting 346/441/474 in...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7th, 2017

    Justin Smoak (1B, TOR) - Smoak went 2 for 5 with two RBI in the Blue Jays' 7-6 loss to the Astros on Sunday. The 30-year-old continues to have a career season, and is returning exponential value on his investment....

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    AL Player Analysis - August 6th, 2017

    Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez found his way to the 10 day DL with bicep tendinitis that is thought to have started in his last start against Texas. Hernandez battled with it all week before deciding to shut...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 6th, 2017

    Wil Myers (1B, SDP) - Myers did some yardwork on Saturday, and contributed in a big way as the Padres downed the Pirates 5-2. Myers finished the day 2 for 3 with three RBI and his 21st home run of...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 4, 2017

    Justin Smoak-Blue Jays-1B Justin Smoak was 0-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Astros. He started off the year red hot and has not slowed down. On the year he is hitting .301 with 30 HR, 64...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 5th, 2017

    Taijuan Walker (SP, ARI) - Walker and his 2.94 road ERA will face a Giants lineup that is hitting just .246 overall on the season, and just .242 at home. Combine that with the opposing pitcher being Giants' righty Chris...