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    AL Player Analysis- July 18, 2017

    Whit Merrifield- 2B- KC- Idea- Merrifield has an opportunity to continue a hot stretch as Matt Boyd takes a .336/.402/.511 slash line against RH hitters into the game against the Royals. Merrifield's slash line against LH pitching is .292/.342/.444 so...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - July 17th, 2017

    Nick Castellanos (3B) DET - Castellanos did hit his 11th homer of the season on Saturday, but he's still ranked a disappointing 18th at 3B thus far in 2017. The 25 year old does have a lot going for him...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 17, 2017

    Ryan Madson (RP, WSH) - MLB trade season is heating up in a hurry. The Athletics are early sellers, sending Ryan Madson along with Sean Doolittle to the Nationals for Blake Treinen and prospects Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse. While...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 16th, 2017

    Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez picked up win number five of the season after allowing three runs (one earned) over five innings. He allowed six hits in the game but did great with no free passes and striking...

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    AL Week 16 Strategy - July 16, 2017

    Eduardo Rodriguez has recovered from his knee injury and will make his first start of the second half on Monday. Rodriguez was in the midst of a breakout season prior to the injury and is worth a look in all formats as a potential two-start pitcher this week.

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    NL Player Analysis - July 16th, 2017

    Jeff Hoffman (SP, COL) - Like most Rockies starters, Hoffman has been much better away from Coors Field. On the season, he owns a road ERA of 1.67, a road wOBA of just .193 and teams are hitting just .165...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 14, 2017

    Andrew McCutchen-Pirates-OF Andrew McCutchen was 1-3 with 2 R and 2 BB against the Cardinals. McCutchen received the NL Player of the Month award for June after hitting .411. He has not cooled off in July hitting .394 with 3...

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    AL Player Analysis -July 15th, 2017

    Miguel Sano (3B, MIN) - It is no secret that Sano is becoming a guy to look at each day in DFS, no matter the pitcher he is facing. However, on Saturday, he gets a rather tasty match-up in Houston...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - July 10th, 2017

    Jon Lester (SP) CUB - The forgettable first half for the Cubbies came to a miserable end Sunday as Lester allowed 10 runs (4 earned) in the first inning of a 14-3 defeat. His velocity is down to its lowest...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 10, 2017

    Carlos Correa (HOU) - Carlos Correa had another huge day at the plate on Sunday after smashing 2 home runs and notching 2 other hits to finish the day 4-for-5 with 4 runs scored and RBI. Correa finishes the 1st...

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    NL Week 15 Strategy - July 9, 2017

    National League In The Field OF A.J. Pollock was activated from the DL last week after missing almost two months with a strained groin. Pollock should be starting in all leagues this week. OF Yasmany Tomas is likely out until...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 9th, 2017

    Clint Frazier (OF, NYY) - The stud prospect carried the Yanks on Saturday in their 5-3 win over the Brewers at Yankee Stadium. Frazier went 3 for 4, with a triple, and four RBI. Three of those RBI came on...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 9, 2017

    Stephen Strasburg (SP, WAS) - Strasburg left his start after just three innings against the Braves, taking a comebacker off his hip and not returning for the fourth frame. He seems to be alright though, saying after the game that...

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    AL Player Analysis-July 7, 2017

    Francisco Lindor-Indians-SS Francisco Lindor was 3-5 with 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB against the Tigers. He is hitting .256 with 14 HR, 48 R, 43 RBI, and 4 SB. Lindor has not lived up to the expectations that were...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 8, 2017

    Kris Bryant(3B-CHC): Kris Bryant went 4-for-5 with two homers, a triple, three runs and four RBI Friday vs. the Pirates. While Bryant's surface stats lag behind last year's, the peripherals suggest that positive regression has arrived and is here to...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 7, 2017

    Paul Blackburn, SP, OAK Blackburn posted his second excellent start in a row to begin his career, this time allowing 1 ER in 7.2 IP against the Mariners. However, he did not strike out a single batter. Not one of...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 7, 2017

    Domingo Santana Santana continued his excellent 2017 campaign, going 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI, and a walk in the Brewers 11-2 victory over the Cubs. Santana ended the month of April hitting just .197, but he has been beasting...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 06, 2017

    Sam Dyson, RP, TEX If anyone thought that Dyson would be fantasy relevant again this season after the way he imploded with the Rangers, it certainly wasn't me, but here he is with 3 saves in 5 days for the...

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    AL Player Commentary - July 6, 2017

    Michael Pineda allowed 5 ER through just three innings yesterday. Frankly, it could have been worse; he allowed 9 hits, 1 walk and 3 home runs. Pineda started the year on fire with an xFIP of 2.48 and 3.74 in...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5th, 2017

    Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins - Byron Buxton flashed that tantalizing potential Tuesday with a homer (5) and his 15th stolen base of the season. Buxton still hasn't even come close to building off his incredible last month of the season...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - July 5th, 2017

    Logan Forsythe (2B) LAD - Forsythe has caught fire, going 13-30 with 12 R and 7 BB while reaching base in each of the past 9 games. There hasn't been any power to speak of (although he does have 4...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 4, 2017

    Jeff Hoffman(SP-COL): Jeff Hoffman won after allowing three runs on four hits (two homers) and three walks with four strikeouts over seven innings vs. the Reds. The right-hander entered the contest having allowed 14 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 4, 2017

    Masahiro Tanaka The Tanaka-saince is officially upon us. Tanaka had his third straight excellent start, allowing just one run over seven innings against the Blue Jays in Yankee Stadium on Monday. He struck out eight and allowed just six...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 3, 2017

    Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, BOS After a rough first two months to the 2017 campaign, Bradley turned it on in June slashing .353/.431/.578 for the month. He's off to a good start in July as well, going 4-10 with a...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 3, 2017

    Ian Happ (CHC) - The Cubs' rookie second baseman, Ian Happ, enjoyed arguably the best game of his short career on Sunday. Happ went 3-4 with a pair of homeruns, 4 RBI and a stolen base. Up until today, Happ...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 2nd, 2017

    Clint Frazier, New York Yankees - Clint Frazier got the call to the majors Saturday and got his career off to a huge start with a double in his second at bat and a homer in the at bat that...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 2nd, 2017

    Aaron Altherr (OF, PHI) - The Phillies will face Rafael Montero and his .325 BAA vs right handers on Sunday. On the season, Altherr is slashing .282/.353/.524 on the season with 13 home runs and 41 RBI hitting in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 1st, 2017

    Cody Bellinger (1B/OF, LAD) - On Saturday, Bellinger and the Dodgers face Padres' starter Dillon Overton and his 6.38 ERA. Bellinger is hitting .288 against lefties on the year, and could be a little on the sneaky side since it...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 1, 2017

    Brett Gardner (OF, NYY) - Gardner went 3-6 with a double and a grand slam, finishing with three runs and six RBI. He now has 15 homers, which is more than twice as many as he hit all of last...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 30, 2017

    Ryan Braun, OF, MIL For anyone worried about how Braun would perform after missing a month with a calf injury, it seems that there's no reason for concern. In 3 games since returning from the DL, Braun has gone 4-14...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 30, 2017

    Carlos Correa flexed his muscles yesterday, hitting his 15th and 16th HRs of the season. After an awfully slow start to the year, he's actually outpacing his fantastic 2015 performance as he has a wRC+ over 145 for the season....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 29, 2017

    Miguel Andujar, 3B, NYY Andujar had quite the big-league debut for the Yankees on Wednesday going 3-4 with 4 RBI, a 2B, a BB, and a SB. Andujar had excellent contact rates in the minors, although he never displayed huge...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 29th, 2017

    Stephen Strasburg (SP, WAS) - Strasburg is performing at ace level so far in 2017. The only problem is, he is the second-best pitcher on his team, as Max Scherzer has asserted himself as the best in the game up...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 28, 2017

    Cory Spangenberg- 3B- SD- Idea- Bartolo Colon has gone more than 5 IP only once in his last 8 starts. The Padres as a team are probably salivating for tonight's contest. Spangenberg brings a .290/.336/.405 slash line against RH pitching...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 28, 2017

    Cory Spangenberg- 3B- SD- Idea- Bartolo Colon has gone more than 5 IP only once in his last 8 starts. The Padres as a team are probably salivating for tonight's contest. Spangenberg brings a .290/.336/.405 slash line against RH pitching...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 27, 2017

    Gio Gonzalez(SP-WAS): Gonzalez lost after allowing one run on two hits (one homer) and five walks with eight strikeouts over six innings vs. the Cubs. While the surface stats looks great, the peripherals indicate that Gonzalez makes for a great...