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    AL Daily Player Analysis - April 19, 2017

    Jose Ramirez (2B) CLE - Ramirez had a single and a homer (his 4th) in the 11-4 drubbing of the Twins Tuesday. What we have in Ramirez is an excellent contact hitter with good speed that is gradually hitting the...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 18, 2017

    Robbie Ray (SP-ARI): Ray took the no-decision after allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks with 10 strikeouts over six innings vs. the Dodgers. Outside of Vince Velasquez, is there a more frustrating pitcher to own...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 18, 2017

    Brian Johnson (SP-BOS) - DraftKings salary: $4,200 - Johnson represents an interesting DFS play in FanDuel and DraftKings for Tuesday. He's getting the call to pitch in place of Eduardo Rodriguez (paternity list) Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Johnson has...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 17, 2017

    Ryan Schimpf(3B-SD): Schimpf went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks, and two runs scored. When it comes to OBP and points leagues, Schmipt could be one of fantasy's best-kept secrets. He is truly turning into a true three-outcome guy,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 17, 2017

    Hector Santiago shut out the White Sox over seven innings, giving up just six hits with no walks and six strikeouts. He's off to quite the start on the season, with a 1.47 ERA over his first 18.1 innings. He's...

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    Prospect Central 2017 - Week #2

    Welcome to Prospect Central! Each week we profile prospects that are expected to have an impact on the fantasy landscape with industry leading depth and insight. Trey Mancini, 1B, OriolesTrey Mancini led the charge in the O's big win over...

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    NL Week 3 Strategy - April 16, 2017

    Good morning everyone!! Welcome to Insiderbaseball.com's Coaches Meeting for Week #3... National League In The Field OF Matt Kemp was placed on the 10-day DL last week as he was unable to bounce back quickly from a strained hamstring. With...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 16, 2017

    Tyler Chatwood (SP) COL - No one is overreacting to today's 2-hit shutout of the Giants I don't believe, but there are signs that we might have a couple of Rockie pitchers worth looking at in standard formats. Chatwood in...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 16, 2017

    Eddie Rosario- OF- MIN- Idea- Rosario hit all 10 of his 2016 homers in 271 PAs against RH pitching. James Shields had slash lines against LH hitting of .284/.372/.494 in 2016 and .278/.398/.522 in 2015. Shields has allowed 2 homers...

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    AL Player News- April 15, 2017

    Daniel Norris (SP-DET): Norris won after allowing two hits and four walks with five strikeouts across six scoreless innings. After experiencing dead arm during his last spring start, Norris has come out of the shoot looking like the breakout we...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 15, 2017

    Jesse Winker has been called up by the Reds, while reliever Barrett Astin has been sent down in the corresponding move. Winker is considered one of the Reds best prospects, but the timing with the callup is peculiar for sure....

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    NL Player Analysis- April 14, 2017

    Eugenio Suarez- 3B- CIN- Idea- Suarez had success against southpaws last year to the tune of a .276/.354/.528 slash line with 9 homers in 127 ABs. He will be facing Tommy Milone, who posted a .298/.352/.507 slash line against RH...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 14, 2017

    Tim Anderson Anderson finally created a little space between his batting average and his slugging percentage, as he got his first extra base hit of 2017 on Thursday, a solo bomb that came as part of a 1-for-5 day. Anderson...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 13, 2017

    Former Dodgers prospect Zach Lee was effective yet inefficient yesterday, needing 90 pitches to go 5.1 innings against the Rockies. It was an impressive start nonetheless given that it was the second of his career and it took place at...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 12, 2017

    Aledmys Diaz Diaz has picked up right where he left off so far in 2017, slashing .278/.278/.583 through the Cardinals first eight games. The slugging percentage is what truly stands out, as Diaz hit his third home run of the...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 12, 2017

    Francisco Lindor continued his torrid pace yesterday going 1-for-2 with 2 walks, 2 runs, and oh yeah - a leadoff home run. Lindor is now slugging an insane .808 on the young season with four HR. The power will decrease...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 11, 2017

    Jharel Cotton (SP-OAK) - Cotton overcame a 10.38 ERA in his first start last week versus the Angels to toss seven shutout two-hitting innings on the road on Kansas City on Monday. The rookie walked three and struck out six...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 11, 2017

    Eugenio Suarez (3B) CIN - Suarez homered, stole a base, and walked three times on Monday against the Pirates. For whatever reason, Suarez is one of those guys that I sort of forget is still on the good side of...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 10, 2017

    Adam Frazier, OF, PIT Frazier went 3-5 on Sunday, hitting out of the leadoff spot for the second game in a row. He has a chance to be very successful as a leadoff hitter thanks to the excellent contact ability...

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    AL Player News- April 10, 2017

    Steven Souza (OF-TB): Steven Souza went 1-for-2 with a three-run homer, two walks, and two runs scored. Sign me up for the Souza train! The Rays gave up quite a haul to acquire Souza's services before the 2015 season, but...

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    NL Player News- April 9, 2017

    Michael Saunders (OF-PHI): Saunders went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, two RBI, and three runs scored on Saturday vs. the Nats. Saunders was off to a 1-10 start before the breakout performance and even sat against a lefty earlier...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 9th, 2017

    Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees - That sound you heard this afternoon was every person in fantasy collectively inhaling and holding their breaths as Gary Sanchez came up grimacing after a swing. The sound you then heard was those same...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 8, 2017

    Brian Dozier (MIN) - While Brian Dozier doesn't have the split advantage on his side for his matchup against the White Sox's Miguel Gonzalez on Saturday, he actually performed pretty well against right-handed pitchers in 2016. His .362 wOBA and...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 8th, 2017

    Mike Foltynewicz-Braves-SP Mike Foltynewicz went 3.2 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 3 BB, and 1 K's against the Pirates. Foltynewicz posted a 4.31 ERA over 123.1 IP a year ago with a 21% K rate....

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    NL Player Analysis- April 7, 2017

    Brandon Drury- 2B- ARI- Idea- In his first season of full time work in the majors, Drury hit about the same no matter which hand the opposing pitcher threw with. He slashed .283/.332/.447 against RH pitching. He will be facing...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 7, 2017

    Brandon Kintzler Kintzler did a nice job in his first save opportunity of 2017, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth with a strikeout to end the game. Kintzler now has two shutout innings to start 2017, which is precisely two more than...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6, 2017

    Byron Buxton, OF, MIN It's been a rough first two games for Buxton, who has now struck out in 6 of his 10 PA's in 2017. Of course, it's only two games, but this can't be a pleasant sight for...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 6, 2017

    44-year old .. yes, that's right, 44-year old Bartolo Colon had his first start for the Braves last night. Colon is looking to post his seventh consecutive season with a FIP below 4, which is dumbfounding to me. He impressed...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 5, 2017

    Rich Hill, Los Angeles Dodgers - I wanted to search for a sleeper or someone cheaper at the pitcher spot but let's be real, it's Rich Hill against the Padres. While I wasn't actively pursuing Hill in any of my...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 5th, 2017

    JaCoby Jones put forth the seasons first combo meal, hitting a three run homer and adding a stolen base to help propel the Tigers to an Opening Day victory. The 24-year old rookie is known primarily for his plus defense...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 4, 2017

    Eric Thames (1B-MIL) - We will see whether Jesus Aguilar cuts into Thames' playing time at some point, but $16 million says that Thames will get plenty of rope. The Brewers started Thames in the two-hole between Jonathan Villar and...

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    AL Player Analysis 4-4-17

    Edwin Encarnacion (CLE) - Edwin Encarnacion hit his first home run of the year yesterday and today he draws a dream matchup against Texas. Encarnacion will enjoy a favorable park shift to Arlington and he'll face a marginal starting pitcher...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 2, 2017

    Evan Longoria (TB) - Evan Longoria hit the first home run of the 2017 season with a shot that just cleared the short left field wall in Tropicana Field. The path of the home run eearily resembled the home run...

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    Spring Training - March 24

    After a disastrous 2016, a strong Spring Training would be enough for some folks to take fliers on Shelby Miller. Unfortunately, he's posted a 7.36 ERA over 11 innings pitched with a 1.45 WHIP. On the bright side, he's recorded...

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    Preseason Prep - March 12, 2017

    Chicago Cubs: Jake Arrieta and the Disappearing Cutter Over the last several years, Jake Arrieta's success has been directly linked to the usage of his cutter. While pitching in Baltimore, Arrieta was discouraged from throwing the pitch thanks to GM...