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    AL Player Analysis 5-6-17

    Chris Archer (TB) - Chris Archer tossed an excellent game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but his bullpen let him down despite going 6 IP, 4H, 3ER, 11K and 1BB. Friday's outing gives Archer 48 strikeouts in 45.1 innings pitched...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 5, 2017

    Jose Abreu Hope all those owners that were worried by Abreu's slow start held onto their stock in the 30-year-old, as he homered for the second straight day, giving him four homers in the past week. Abreu has brought his...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 5, 2017

    Tucker Barnhart- C- CIN- Idea- Barnhart has been improving on the solid performance he had against RH pitching in 2016, when he had a .271/.344/.400 slash line. His slash line against them in 2017 is .296/.356/.370. With Matt Cain being...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 4, 2017

    Cole Hamels, SP, TEX Hamels is expected to miss about 8 weeks with an oblique strain, which means he likely won't be back until at least July. Things weren't going very well for Hamels anyways, as his 3.03 ERA was...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 3, 2017

    Jake Arrieta threw a quality start, but was un-Arrieta-like. He went 6 IP with 3 ER and an impressive 7 strikeouts. His ERA on the season remains elevated at 4.63. Fortunately, his SIERA is a fair bit lower at 3.23,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 3rd 2017

    Matt Harvey, New York Mets - Just going to be blunt here, it has got to be hard to be a Mets fan right now. Matt Harvey turned in yet another less than stellar performance allowing six runs in 5.1...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 3, 2017

    Danny Duffy took his second loss of the year after a lackluster outing against the White Sox. He allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings, walking two and striking out three. Duffy's velocity is down this season and...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - May 2nd, 2017

    Tim Beckham (SS) TB - Beckham continued his hot hitting, walking and doubling in two runs against the Marlins on Monday night. Beckham's contact rate is prohibitive to consistent production in terms of AVG, but we are definitely getting a...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 2, 2017

    Jonathan Villar (SS-MIL) - Villar was 2-for-3 with a walk, HR #4, two runs, and two RBI Monday. He's stil batting just .213/.283/.364 after this one, but he does have six multi-hit games in his last 11 games, raising his...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 1, 2017

    Sandy Leon, C, BOS Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that Leon will no longer be the Red Sox primary catcher, but will start when either Chris Sale or Rick Porcello is on the mound. Meanwhile, Christian Vazquez will get...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 1, 2017

    Anthony Rendon (WAS) - On Sunday, we witnessed the most impressive offensive display by a single player in over 100 years. Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with 3 home runs, 10 RBIs, 5 runs, and a double in a win against...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 30, 2017

    Jason Heyward (CHC) - Jason Heyward continued his hot-hitting by knocking a single in Saturday's game. Heyward has hit safely in all but 3 games this season and has a respectable .278/.345/.418 slash line in what's lining up to be...

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    NL Week 5 Strategy - April 30, 2017

    In The Field 2B/OF Brandon Drury was back in the D-backs' lineup on Friday after injuring his knee in Wednesday's game.  He's worth a look in deeper leagues this week.  C Devin Mesoraco was activated from the DL on...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 30, 2017

    Yunel Escobar- 3B- LAA- Idea- Entering last night, Escobar had pounded southpaws to the tune of a .364/.391/.409 slash line so far this season. This comes after posting .314/.382/.463 numbers last season. With Martin Perez having a .285/.353/.432 slash line...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 29, 2017

    Yuli Gurriel(1B/3B-HOU): Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored vs. the A's. After getting off to a sluggish start, Gurriel has picked up the pace at the plate, moving his line to .347/.365/.514...

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    NL Player analysis - April 29, 2017

    Kenta Maeda (SP-LAD) - Maeda most likely saved his rotation spot on Friday against the Phillies, tossing seven innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts. Maeda lowered his ERA from 8.05 to 6.58 in this one. Overall, his 27:6 K:BB...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 28, 2017

    Kevin Pillar was 2-for-5 yesterday for the Blue Jays, and he now has a whopping 131 wRC+ for the season. He's made a large improvement to his eye, as he's swinging at just 30.6% of pitches outside the zone vs....

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    NL Player Analysis - April 28, 2017

    Matt Harvey Before Thursday's start, Harvey looked good on the surface, but there were signs of trouble just below the surface. With a 2.84 ERA and 4.91 FIP heading into the game, maybe it's not too surprising to see that...

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    AL Player Analysis-April 26, 2017

    Jose Quintana-White Sox-SP Jose Quintana went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 5 H, 2 BB, and 10 K's against the Royals. Quintana has a 5.22 ERA (5.68 FIP) over his first five starts. His problem has been...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 27, 2017

    Tyler Glasnow, SP, PIT Glasnow struggled again on Wednesday, allowing 3 ER's in just 3.1 IP, while walking and striking out 4 apiece. That's 4 starts and 14.2 IP for those keeping track, with an unacceptable 13 BB's in those...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 26, 2017

    Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers - The Dodgers decided to steal all the headlines this week as they called up top prospect Cody Bellinger to the majors after placing outfield Joc Pederson on the disabled list. NOW ALERT! Bellinger likely...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 25, 2017

    Carlos Correa was 2-for-4 yesterday and is now batting above .200. Correa is a fantastic buy-low candidate at this point. His numbers are abysmal, but there's very little to suggest that he can't turn things around. His LD% is mind-numbingly...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC Among other struggling Royals, Hosmer has managed just a .194 BA with 1 HR and 1 2B through the season's first 19 games. His .217 BABIP is bound to rise and so is his BA, but...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Jason Heyward continued to rebound from a miserable 2016 campaign, launching a three-run homer and finishing the day 1-4 with four RBI. He's already amassed 16 RBI along with a .294/.342/.456 slash line, and his swing overhaul appears to be...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 24, 2017

    Keon Broxton, OF, MIL Broxton went 2-4 with a 2B on Sunday, a nice showing for someone who had been mired in a 4-32 slump across the previous 9 games. But he also struck out two more times, giving him...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 24, 2017

    Kevin Gausman found himself in the hole early, giving up four runs in the first inning alone and requiring 45 pitches to get out back into the dugout. He buckled down after that and would give up just one more...

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    AL Week 4 Strategy - April 23, 2017

    American League In The Field American League OF Seth Smith remains day-to-day with a lingering hamstring injury and could be headed to the DL. Smith owners in deeper formats will likely need to look elsewhere this week. Red Sox'...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 23, 2017

    Kenta Maeda(SP-LAD): Maeda lost after allowing six runs on nine hits (four homers) and one walk with five strikeouts over five innings vs. the D-backs. Reports out of LA suggest Maeda may miss his next start to work out kinks...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 23, 2017

    Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers - Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10 day DL today with a groin strain as his disappointing 2017 continues to get more disappointing. The Tigers recalled 1B John Hicks from AAA and he got the...

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    NL Player Analysis-April 22, 2017

    Tommy Joseph-Phillies-1B Tommy Joseph was 1-4 with a RBI against the Braves. Joseph has struggled to start the year coming off a breakout 2016 season in which he hit 21 HR in 107 games. He is hitting .212 with 1...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2017

    Dylan Bundy (BAL) - Dylan Bundy tossed another strong outing against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, going 7 innings with no earned runs, 6 hits allowed, and 3 strikeouts. The start improved his ERA to a paltry 1.37....

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    AL Player Analysis - April 21, 2017

    Wade Miley Miley was the best non-Chris Sale pitcher on Thursday, going eight innings and allowing just one run on two hits and a walk while striking out 11. Wade Miley, yes THAT Wade Miley, is now sporting a 1.89/3.18/2.90...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 21, 2017

    Eric Thames- 1B- MIL- Idea- With 8 homers to lead the majors, Thames' price hasn't caught up with the value he is providing in DFS contests. Oddly enough he has only hit 2 homers in Miller Park, but that is...

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    AL Player Analysis-April 19, 2017

    Francisco Liriano-Blue Jays-SP Francisco Liriano went 5.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 6 K's against the Red Sox. Liriano has one really bad start and two good starts to begin the year. Liriano...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 19, 2017

    Keon Broxton is 0-for his last 19, including an 0-for-4 yesterday. He has 40+ SB potential, but at what cost? He's currently batting .119 (not a typo). He can be dropped in all formats - he's clearly overmatched with a...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 19, 2017

    Starling Marte - The biggest news from Tuesday came in the form of a suspension for Pirates star OF Starling Marte for a PED and he'll now miss the next 80 days for the club. This is the second year...