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    AL Player Commentary - May 24. 2017

    Ervin Santana earned his 7th win of the season yesterday as he pitched a CG SO with 6 strikeouts. I can't believe it either. His ERA is now 1.80 on the season, all while posting some pretty average numbers. His...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 23, 2017

    Brett Gardner, OF, NYY The power surge continues for Gardner, who hit his 9th HR on Monday, all of which have come in his last 21 games. He has also scored 22 runs, driven in 19, and batted .354 over...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 23, 2017

    Jerad Eickhoff (SP, PHI) - Eickhoff failed to notch a second consecutive quality start, yielding four runs over six innings against the Rockies with no walks and four strikeouts. The overall start wasn't great, but the zero in the walks...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 21, 2017

    Billy Hamilton-Reds-OF Billy Hamilton was 0-5 with a run scored and two stolen bases against the Rockies. Hamilton is hitting .258 with 1 HR and 15 RBI, which is nothing spectacular. However, he has scored 31 R and stolen 23...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 22, 2017

    Salvador Perez (C, KC) - Perez made the most out of the Sunday doubleheader, going 3-9 on the day with three home runs and five RBI. He's now sitting pretty with a career-high .267 ISO over his first 162 plate...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 21, 2017

    Vince Velasquez(SP-PHI): Vince Velazquez lost after allowing five runs on seven hits (one homer) and two walks with six strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings Saturday against the Pirates. While VV's 5.98 ERA/4.11 xFIP indicate he's been unlucky, the right-hander has...

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    AL Week 8 Strategy - May 21, 2017

    2B Ian Kinsler is day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game with hamstring tightness. Keep an eye on his status before plugging him into lineups this week. 1B Yonder Alonso remains day-to-day as he continues to recover from a banged up knee....

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    AL Player Analysis - May 21st, 2017

    Yolmer Sanchez, Chicago White Sox - Yolmer Sanchez continued his excellent two week stretch he's been on with a 2-for-5 performance Saturday, walking once and scoring twice. Entering Tuesday he was hitting .395/.500/.579 over the last 14 days, which is...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 19, 2017

    Jacob deGrom-Mets-SP Jacob deGrom went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 3 BB, and 99 K's against the Angels. He is sporting a 3.56 ERA (3.16 FIP) through nine starts. His peripheral stats are excellent with...

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    AL Player Notes - May 20, 2017

    Chris Sale (BOS) - Chris Sale continues to build his case that he's the best pitcher in baseball after striking out at least 10 batters for the 8th straight start in a row. He dominated the Athletics and finished with...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 19, 2017

    Adam Duvall- OF- CIN- Idea- Tyler Anderson has been a poor performer against RH hitting this season, with a .299/.363/.589 slash line and 7 homers allowed against them in 30.2 IP this season. It's not a matter of Coors inflation,...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - May 18th, 2017

    Bradley Zimmer (OF) CLE - Zimmer doubled and homered in his second MLB game, showing off the tools that make him a projectable 20/20 OF. He's also showed off the swing-and-miss portion of his game, fanning in 4 of his...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 18, 2017

    Very quietly, Justin Turner has a .446 OBP, with an insane 152 wRC+ on the year. Still he has just 1 HR. Turner's BABIP as you might imagine is quite high at .421, about 100 points over his career average....

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    AL Player Analysis - May 17, 2017

    Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, CLE Encarnacion went 2-4 with his 6th HR of the season on Tuesday, as he tries to break out of a season long slump. His BA still sits at a paltry .207 mostly thanks to his shockingly...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 17th, 2017

    Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves - Dansby Swanson has begun to come alive a bit over the last week or so and went 2-for-4 with his third homer of the season Tuesday in Toronto. Swanson is now in the middle of...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 16, 2017

    Joe Musgrove (SP-HOU) - Musgrove took 91 pitches to get through 5.2 innings against Miami on Monday, but he ended up with the win after allowing just one run on eight hits with a 5:1 K:BB to lower his ERA...

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    NL Player Notes - May 16, 2017

    Luis Perdomo (SD) - Luis Perdomo was getting it done both on the mound and in the batter's box on Monday night, racking up a double and a triple in addition to posting a line of 6 IP, 5 H,...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 15, 2017

    Eric Thames- 1B- MIL- Idea- Thames still isn't at the top of 1B salaries, despite his 13 homers and .315 average. He took a .290/.416/.624 slash line against RH pitching into yesterday's game. The Brewers are facing Luis Perdomo and...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 14, 2017

    Scott Schebler(OF-CIN): Scott Schebler went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer vs. the Giants. Schebler is taking full advantage of a full-time gig and is making gains across the board. He has increased his fly ball rate, hard...

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    NL Week 7 Strategy - May 14, 2017

    OF Billy Hamilton is day-to-day with a minor calf injury but is expected to return to the Reds' lineup soon. Keep watch of Hamilton's status going into this week but plan on having the speedster available. OF Ryan Braun is...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 13, 2017

    Ervin Santana(SP-MIN): Ervin Santana won after allowing two hits and five walks with four strikeouts over seven shutout innings vs. the Indians. While Santana continues to deliver elite fantasy value, his peripherals suggest a major course correction looms. The veteran...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 13, 2017

    Hernan Perez drew the start in left field and hit third in the lineup with Ryan Braun on the DL, and makes for a decent short-term pickup with full time at-bats coming his way in the near future. He went...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2017

    Zach Greinke, SP, ARI Greinke carried a no-hitter into the 8th inning on Thursday, and ultimately allowed 1 ER on 1 hit in 8 IP with 11 K's. Greinke has been on fire lately with a ridiculous 38 K's and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 12, 2017

    Craig Kimbrel Kimbrel was a player I was down on before 2017, his batted ball profile seemed primed for a blowup season, and I thought fantasy players were drafting him way too early. Well, it's time to eat crow, as...

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    AL Player Analysis-May 10, 2017

    George Springer-Astros-OF George Springer was 1-4 with a double and a RBI against the Braves. Springer is hitting .256 with 7 HR and 18 RBI out of the leadoff spot for the Astros. He has lowered his strikeout rate to...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 11, 2017

    Yesterday's 6 inning, 5 ER performance of Stephen Strasburg likely got some owners scared about the lack of results he's seen. Strasburg entered yesterday with his lowest K rate and highest SIERA of his career. It's too early to tell,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 10, 2017

    Michael Conforto Conforto continues to show why the Mets should have had him in the starting lineup since Day One, and why it's going to be exceptionally hard to take him out of the lineup even when Yoenis Cespedes returns...

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    AL Player Commentary - May 10, 2017

    Chief among the poor start to the Rangers' offensive output is Rougned Odor's performance. Fortunately, he collected two hits yesterday and added two runs scored. Odor somehow managed 33 HR last year, and with 6 HR in 2017, his power...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 9, 2017

    Nate Karns (SP-KC) - Karns has teased us with his potential before, and perhaps he did it again on Monday in Tampa Bay. Karns fanned 10 over 6.1 innings of two-run ball, allowing six hits and walking two in lowering...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - May 9th, 2017

    Zack Cozart (SS) CIN - Cozart singled and walked Monday, giving him a 6-game hitting streak and a very surprising 351/440/588 line through his first 116 PAs. We've crossed the threshold where most of the underlying data becomes statistically significant...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 08, 2017

    Matt Carpenter, 2B, 3B, 1B, STL Carpenter homered for the third consecutive game on Sunday, and after a slow start to the season, he now has 5 HR's and 15 RBI over his past 10 games. He has developed into...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 8, 2017

    Alex Cobb(P-TB): Cobb lost after allowing two runs on four hits (one homer) and two walks with three strikeouts over eight innings vs. the Jays. Cobb has shown some encouraging signs and has given us reasons for concern. On the...

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    NL Week 6 Strategy - May 7, 2017

    National League In The Field Ryan Braun has been day-to-day for a few days with a forearm strain. It's not expected that it'll place him on the DL, but he isn't likely to return to the Brewers lineup until Tuesday....

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    AL Player Analysis - May 7th, 2017

    Dylan Bundy, Baltimore Orioles - Dylan Bundy notched win number five this season against the White Sox Satruday tossing six innings and allowing three runs. Bundy now owns a 2.17 ERA and 3.45 FIP but his strikeout rate does have...

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    NL Player Analysis 5/07/2017

    Eric Thames- If anyone tries to tell you they expected this kind of production from Eric Thames, they are straight up lying to you. Even he couldn't have told you he was going to have these kind of numbers. He...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 5, 2017

    Kyle Hendricks-Cubs-SP Kyle Hendricks went 5.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 6 H, 2 BB, and 5 K's against the Yankees. Hendricks is sporting a 3.51 ERA (4.72 FIP), which is a far cry from his 2.13 ERA...