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    AL Player Analysis-June 9, 2017

    Corey Kluber-Indians-SP Corey Kluber went 6 IP and gave up 3 ER on 7 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the White Sox. Kluber through 8 starts has a 4.38 ERA (3.33 xFIP). This was Kluber's second start since...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 10, 2017

    Aledmys Diaz (SS, STL) - Diaz homered and doubled, finishing 2-4 and raising his line to .262/.296/.416 on the season. He's matched his stolen base total of four from 2016 (over 111 games) in 55 games, but everything else has...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 9, 2017

    Avisail Garcia (OF-CHW) - If All-Star selections were made today, I'd have to think Garcia would be the White Sox lone representative. The best Chicago Garcia singled and hit a three-run homer in four at-bats against Jake Odorizzi and the...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 9, 2017

    Eric Thames connected with his 16th of the season off Johnny Cueto yesterday, and he also walked twice. With each game we have a larger and larger sample size, and Thames' season gets more and more impressive. The 28.8% HR/FB...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 8, 2017

    Jacob Faria, SP, TB Faria made his major-league debut for the Rays on Wednesday and it was quite successful, as he allowed 1 ER on 3 hits and 2 BB's in 6.1 IP to go along with 5 K's. Faria...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 8, 2017

    Felipe Rivero Don't be surprised if Rivero starts getting save opportunities, as Tony Watson blew his second straight save opportunity on Wednesday night. Watson was already on a wobbly chair in Pittsburgh, and Rivero has been excellent once again this...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 7th, 2017

    Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox - Jose Quintana's final pitching line looks like he had a solid bounce back outing Tuesday against the Rays but he did pitch around a lot of base runners. While he got shelled in his...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 7, 2017

    Adam Wainwright (SP, STL) - Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...Adam Wainwright attacks your ERA. After allowing only one total run over his last four starts, Waino was pounded for nine runs on...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 06, 2017

    Koda Glover, RP, WAS After an implosion in which Glover allowed 5 ER's in 0.1 IP on Sunday, he was not called upon for the save with the Nationals leading by two in the 9th inning of Monday's game; rather...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 6, 2017

    Sean Manaea(SP-OAK): Sean Manaea won after allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over six innings Monday vs. the Blue Jays. He has arrived. The left-hander hasn't allowed more than two earned runs since May...

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    AL Daily Player Updates - June 5th, 2017

    Nick Castellanos (3B) DET - Castellanos was 2-4 Sunday and is 5-13 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 SB, and 4 BB in the past 4 games. He's had a rough start to the year on the surface, hitting just...

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    NL Player Notes - June 5th, 2017

    Ender Inciarte (ATL) - Ender Inciarte reached base an incredible 6 times on Sunday when he went 5-for-5 with his 6th homerun and 4 singles. He also reached via a walk to raise his slash line from .284/.332/.397 to .299/.348/.423....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 4th, 2017

    Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians - Trevor Bauer is coming off what might be the best game of his career punching out 14 batters and allowing just three runs in seven innings. The biggest reason that Bauer has a career high...

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    NL PLAYER ANALYSIS - JUNE 4TH, 2017

    Matt Adams - (ATL) Coming off his two homer, five RBI performance Saturday, Adams and the Braves face Cincinnati righty Lisalverto Bonilla. I will save you all the reasons you should pick on Bonilla. You just need to know he...

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    NL PLAYER ANALYSIS - JUNE 4TH, 2017

    Matt Adams - (ATL) Coming off his two homer, five RBI performance Saturday, Adams and the Braves face Cincinnati righty Lisalverto Bonilla. I will save you all the reasons you should pick on Bonilla. You just need to know he...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 2, 2017

    John Lackey-Cubs-SP John Lackey went 7 IP and gave up 2 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Cardinals. Lackey through 11 starts has a 4.90 ERA (3.89 SIERA). His strikeout rate is 23% and he...

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    Player Analysis - June 3, 2017

    Aaron Judge (NYY) - Aaron Judge is up to his old tricks, hitting his 18th home run and driving in his 40th RBI of the season on Friday night. He's slashing an incredible .326/.431/.691 in his rookie campaign and currently...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 2, 2017

    Greg Holland Holland picked up his 20th save of the season already, and he is still yet to blow a save. Holland has been one of the best values of the 2017 season, as he was a late-round closer who...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 2, 2017

    Salvador Perez- C- KC- Idea- With 9 HRs in 129 ABs and a slash line of .295/.326/.558 against RH pitching, Perez is poised to take advantage of the .310/.328/.513 slash line of Josh Tomlin has against RH hitting. Tomlin has...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - June 1st, 2017

    Zack Godley (SP) ARI - Godley has been outstanding in his 6 starts with the Diamondbacks this year, the last 5 of which have been Quality Starts (including Wednesday's 6 IP, 3 ER outing against PIT). Every single indicator outside...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 1, 2017

    Alex Bregman hit his sixth HR of the season yesterday afternoon, his third straight game with a home run. The power display is a fantastic sign given Bregman's slow start. He's gotten himself back up to slightly above average player...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31, 2017

    Elvis Andrus(SS-TEX): Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, two runs scored and five RBIs vs. the Rays. Andrus is the number one shortstop on most player rating systems so far thanks to the power spike...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 31, 2017

    Matt Carpenter was 1-for-4 last night, and has been one of the more interesting cases so far this season. He has an impressive 9 HR, but a .226 average nearly 60 points below his career average. A lot of that...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 30, 2017

    Trea Turner(INF-WAS): Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 0-for-5, moving his season line to .241/.270/.412 with five homers and 11 steals in 40 games. Pitchers are adjusting to Turner with deployment and sequencing, and as a result, the speedster has struggled...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 29, 2017

    Jimmy Nelson(SP-MIL): Jimmy Nelson won after allowing one run on seven hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts over seven innings vs. the D-backs. Nelson is limiting left-handers to a .310 wOBA. And he's posting a 2.56 BB/9 rate. In...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 29, 2017

    Joe Biagini (SP/RP, TOR) - Biagini started his fifth game of the year and it was a good one, as he finished with a line of 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K's. It was the first...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 28th, 2017

    Charlie Blackmon - Charlie Blackmon has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball as of late, but took an 0-for-4 line on Saturday for the Rockies. Over his last 12 games entering Saturday he posted a .511 wOBA and...

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    AL PLAYER ANALYSIS - MAY 28TH, 2017

    SALVADOR PEREZ (KC) - For Sunday's DFS slate, Josh Tomlin is someone to pick on, especially with Tomlin owning the second highest BABIP against (.364) in the league. Combine that with his 8.22 ERA and 1.74 WHIP and a strong...

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    NL Week 9 Strategy - May 28, 2017

    OF Yoenis Cespedes was expected to return early this week but owners may have to wait a bit longer as he was scratched from Saturday's rehab appearance with quad soreness. Cespedes is a must-start fantasy OF once he's activated, but...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 26, 2017

    Michael Conforto-Mets-OF Michael Conforto was 0-4 with a run scored and a walk against the Pirates. Conforto is red hot as he has a .476 AVG with 3 HR and 6 RBI over his last seven games. On the season...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 27, 2017

    Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) - It's officially time to refer to Eduardo Rodgriguez as "The Magic Man"! His top act? Making his ERA disappear! Rodriguez notched his 7th quality start of the season on Friday and improved his ERA (and widened...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 26, 2017

    Jed Lowrie- 2B- OAK- Idea- The switch-hitting Lowrie has put a hurting on RH pitching this season, with a .315/.384/.554 slash line against them. All 6 of his homers this season have been against RH pitchers. Masahiro Tanaka has had...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 26, 2017

    Brad Hand For the second straight night, Hand closed out a Padres victory, giving him two saves on the season. However, there are a few caveats before you start jumping on Hand for your waiver wire pickup. First of all,...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 24, 2017

    Jonathan Villar-Brewers-2B/SS Jonathan Villar was 1-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Blue Jays. Villar is hitting .222 with 5 HR/23 R/24 RBI/12 SB. The average is not where you would like it to be but he...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - May 25th, 2017

    Jason Kipnis (2B) CLE - Kipnis has finally hit his stride after a miserable April and early May, hitting 15-44 with 3 2B and 4 HR over the past 10 games. The stats look pretty awful still, but the underlying...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 24, 2017

    German Marquez Marquez had yet another outstading performance on Tuesday, as the 22-year-old is starting to make a name for himself in the Rockies' rotation. The 6' 1" righty is now 3-2 on the season with a 3.86 ERA, 3.26...