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    NL Daily Notes - August 4, 2017

    Yan Gomes (C-CLE) - Catcher is a super-thin position this year given the ugly performances by the likes of Jonathan Lucroy and the disappointing season by Willson Contreras among others. Gomes has been pretty disappointing himself, clocking in at .224/.318/.362,...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2017

    DJ LeMahieu (2B, COL) - LeMahieu reached base in all five trips to the plate, going 3-3 with two walks. After a slow start to the season he has returned to being an on-base machine, slashing .323/.384/.412. He hasn't given...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 3, 2017

    Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC Arrieta was coming off of a July that was easily his best month of the season, and he continued that hot streak by allowing just 1 ER in 7 IP against the Diamondbacks in his first...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 3, 2017

    Jordan Zimmerman impressed yesterday going 7 innings with 0 ER and 6 strikeouts against the Yankees. Zimmerman decreased his ERA to 5.35 in what has been an obviously disappointing season. Despite the good start, the 31-year old isn't an advised...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 2, 2017

    Lucas Duda(1B/DH-TB): Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a double a two runs against the Astros and has now hit in all five games he has played with the Rays. Duda should continue to see everyday at-bats at DH and 1B...

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    NL Player Commentary - August 2nd, 2017

    Max Scherzer left yesterday's start after just 1 inning. He injured himself presumably on his home run swing from the first inning. This is a horrible time for an injury as Scherzer is somehow having one of the best seasons...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-1-17

    Yu Darvish (LAD) - The Dodgers went fishing and they landed a much-needed starting pitcher to help anchor the front end of their starting rotation with Clayton Kershaw on the shelf. Darvish, who will be a free agent at the...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1, 2017

    Matt Belisle (RP, Twins) - The Twins bullpen is a bit muddled with the departure of Brandon Kintzler, who was traded to the Nationals at the deadline. It was looking for a long time like Taylor Rogers would be the...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 31, 2017

    Andrew McCutchen(OF-PIT): Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-3 with three solo homers, four runs and two walks against the Padres. After posting a .317 wOBA in April and a .290 wOBA in May, Cutch has responded with .495 and .384 marks in...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 31, 2017

    Eric Hosmer (1B, KC) - Hosmer and the Royals bats get to face Ubaldo Jimenez and his 6.93 ERA on the season Monday. All Royals lefties are in play, but Hosmer is hitting .367 in his career against Jimenez, with...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 30, 2017

    Kevin Gausman(SP-BAL): Kevin Gausman won after allowing seven hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 8 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers. The right-hander has been working on varying speeds more in his sequencing and it's paying off, as...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 30th, 2017

    Khris Davis (LF, OAK) - Davis gets to face Bartolo Colon and his 8.00 ERA, and .404 BAA versus right handers on Sunday. It has been an ugly season overall for Big Sexy, and Davis has done his best work...

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    AL Week 18 Strategy - July 30, 2017

    OF George Springer was placed on the 10-day DL last week with a minor quad injury but could be able to return for next weekend's series.

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    NL Player Analysis-July 28, 2017

    J.T. Realmuto-Marlins-C J.T. Realmuto was 3-4 with his 12th HR and a walk against the Reds. He is hitting .313 with 12 HR, 46 R, 43 RBI, and 5 SB. Realmuto is a legitimate .290-.300 hitter given his ability to...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 29, 2017

    Nomar Mazara(OF-TEX): Nomar Mazara went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs vs. the Orioles. Development rarely follows a linear path, and it certainly isn't doing so in Mazara's case as the sophomore has seen a slight downtown...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2017

    Zach Godley, SP, ARI Godley struck out 7 in 7 scoreless innings on Thursday while allowing just 4 hits and 2 BB's in the ballgame and lowering his ERA to 3.06. While he did allow 10 ER's over his past...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 28, 2017

    Jackie Bradley, Jr.- OF- BOS- Idea- Bradley is poised to take advantage of his reverse splits matching up with reverse splits of Jason Vargas. Bradley has a .343/.410/.557 slash line against southpaw hurlers while Vargas has a .290/.333/.451 slash line...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 27, 2017

    Zach Britton, RP, BAL Britton hasn't looked quite as dominant as in the past since returning from the DL in early July, as he has allowed 6 ER's in 9 IP, with a mediocre 7:4 K:BB rate. With Britton currently...

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    NL Player Commentary - July 27, 2017

    Do you think the Diamondbacks are happy with JD Martinez? I would say so, particularly after he went deep twice last night for his 2nd and 3rd HRs of the season (in the NL). Martinez's value sky-rocketed with the friendly...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 26, 2017

    Luke Voit- 1B- STL- Idea- The rookie Voit has started his major league career with a severe reverse split, batting just .111 against southpaws but posting a slash line of .317/.417/.585 against RH pitching. Jeff Hoffman owns a slash line...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 25, 2017

    Carlos Santana(1B/DH-CLE): Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with two solo homers, three runs and a walk vs. the Reds. At 12 homers and a .182 ISO, Santana is well behind 2016's monster pace of 34 homers and a .239 ISO. Look...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - July 25th, 2017

    Jhoulys Chacin (SP) SD - I have a lot of good things to say about one of my former whipping boys, Jhoulys Chacin, which worries me. Most pertinent to today is that he's pitching tomorrow at home against the Mets,...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 24, 2017

    Parker Bridwell (SP, LAA) - Bridwell notched his fifth quality start in seven tries in the Angels rotation, giving up two runs over seven innings with a walk and three strikeouts. His 3.09 ERA looks great and his 2.31 BB/9...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 24, 2017

    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - Clayton Kershaw left Sunday's game after just two innings with soreness in his lower back. He struck out the final batter of the second inning via strikeout, but walked on the mound with noticeable discomfort. Kershaw...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 23rd, 2017

    Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays - Justin Smoak continued his strong second half start with another homer on Saturday, his 27th of the of the season. Since the All Star Break Smoak is triple slashing .379/.514/.759 with four homers and...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 23, 2017

    Ryan Braun (OF, MIL) - Ryan Braun had a monster game, going 3-4 with a homer, double, steal, walk, three runs scored, and four RBI. He's missed a fair bit of time this season while stuck on the DL, as...

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    NL Week 17 Strategy - July 23, 2017

    3B Kris Bryant returned to the Cubs' lineup on Saturday after missing a few games last week with a finger injury. Keep Bryant active in your lineups this week.

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    AL Player Analysis-July 21, 2017

    Yu Darvish-Rangers-SP Yu Darvish went 8 IP and gave up 3 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 12 K's against the Rays. Through 21 starts he has a 3.44 ERA (3.93 SIERA) with 26% K and 8% BB. His...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 22, 2017

    Josh Bell(1B/OF-PIT): Bell went 4-for-6 with a double, one run and four RBIs against the Rockies. Bell has slugged .480, posting 17 homers and 52 RBIs through 95 games this season. And I think the best has yet to arrive...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21, 2017

    Brad Brach (RP-BAL) - If I'm a Zack Britton owner right now, I'm crossing my fingers that the trade deadline passes without a deal. Britton appears healthy after missing a couple months with a forearm injury, and he's recently returned...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 21, 2017

    Tommy Pham Pham hit his 13th homer of the season on Thursday, as he continued his breakout campaign. Pham is now slashing .309/.392/.532 in 268 plate appearances, good for a wRC+ of 142. That figure would rank inside the top...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 20, 2017

    Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL Arenado had a huge game on Wednesday, blasting 3 HR's and driving in 7 in an 18-4 Rockies victory. He now has 6 HR's and 17 RBI in his last 8 games, giving an MLB-leading 80...

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    AL Player Commentary - July 20, 2017

    Ben Gamel and his .319+ average connected for his 5th HR of the season yesterday off Charlie Morton. Gamel is under the radar perhaps because his counting stats have been rather pedantic so far. Gamel dominated AAA for 18 games...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19th, 2017

    Alex Presley, Detroit Tigers - Alex Presley was a late addition to the lineup Tuesday after right fielder JD Martinez was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Presely went 1-for-4 in the game and I'd guess that he'd be the person...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 19th, 2017

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF, MIA) - Stanton hit his third home run in his last two games in the Marlins 5-2 loss to the Phillies Tuesday night. The solo shot was his only hit on the night, and brought his total...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 18, 2017

    Gregory Polanco (PIT) - Gregory Polanco had himself a great day at the plate on Monday by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles. He's been hot since coming out of the all-star break, but his peripherals suggest a...