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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    2017 Second Basemen Sabermetric Projection Notes

    Sabermetric analysis is and has been the foundation of our Fantasy Baseball player projections since 1999. This analysis along with our founding concept of position scarcity, has helped us achieve superior consistency in projections accuracy. All of which can...

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    October 2nd AL Analysis

    Mark Trumbo - Mark Trumbo laced four hits Saturday including his 27th double of the season. Trumbo has had a huge season and has lined himself up for potentially a good payday with a 124 wRC+ and a .256/.317/.535 in...

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    NL Player News- October 2, 2016

    Archie Bradley (P-ARI): Archie Bradley won after allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks with 11 strikeouts over seven innings vs. the Padres. While his 5.02 masks it, Bradley has taken a huge step forward in his development...

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    NL Player Report- October 1, 2016

    Dansby Swanson- SS- ATL- Idea- Swanson has performed well against RH pitchers as he gets his first taste of major league ball. He owns a .302/.356/.406 slash line against them. Veteran Jordan Zimmerman has had some struggles in his return...

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    AL Player Analysis - October 1st, 2016

    Carlos Rodon (SP, CHW): Rodon had the Twins flailing away early and often, striking out 10 over six innings of work. He allowed three runs (two earned), all in the sixth inning, on three hits and three walks. He came...

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    NL Player News- September 30, 2016

    Ivan Nova (P-PIT): Ivan Nova took the no-decision after allowing one run on four hits with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a rain shortened affair vs. the Pirates. Nova finishes the year with a 3.71 xFIP and a...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 30, 2016

    Jarrod Dyson Dyson continued his nice little run of late, going 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored. Dyson was 2-for-4 with two runs and a steal Wednesday, and had a run and an RBI Tuesday, as well....

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    AL Daily Notes - September 29th, 2016

    Have a great winter everybody....see you next spring! Ryon Healy (3B) OAK - Healy remains hot, picking up a couple doubles and a walk in the 8-6 loss to LA. Yes, the hard contact rate and BABIP would lead you...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 28, 2016

    Adam Wainwright (SP-STL) - Wainwright continued his lack of consistency Tuesday, allowing five runs on 10 hits over just 5.2 innings against the Reds. He was touched for two home runs while walking two and striking out six and seeing...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 28th, 2016

    Jose Berrios (SP, Min): Berrios had yet another poor outing against the Royals on Tuesday, lasting only four and two-thirds innings while giving up three runs. The most concerning part, however, is that he didn't strike out a single batter....

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 27, 2016

    Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX Andrus went 3-4 with a 2B on Monday and continues to have a blistering September in which he's slashing .357/.430/.686 through 20 games. The hot streak has pushed his season BA to .302 which would be...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 27, 2016

    Yasmany Tomas Tomas hit his 30th home run of 2016 on Monday night, part of a 2-for-5 game in which he scored twice and knocked in five runs. Tomas now has 71 runs and 80 RBI in addition to his...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 25, 2016

    Jose Fernandez-Marlins-SP Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. This is one of the saddest moments in baseball history in recent memory. Fernandez was an extremely talented and popular player in his time in Miami. What...

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    AL Player News- September 26, 2016

    Carlos Rodon (P-CHW): Carlos Rodon won after allowing two hits and three walks with 11 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings vs. the Indians. Rodon threw 73 of his 108 pitches for strikes and induced eight groundball outs in an important...

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    NL Player News- September 25, 2016

    Robbie Ray (P-ARI): Robbie Ray lost after allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and four walks with five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings vs. the Orioles. With the Orioles struggling against lefties and Ray thriving on the Road,...

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    September 25th AL Player Analysis

    Elvis Andrus - Elvis Andrus homered twice in his 3-for-4 effort on Saturday. The homers were his seventh and eight of the season which now gives him a career high in homers along with his 68 RBI, which is also...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 23, 2016

    Freddie Freeman-Braves-1B Freddie Freeman was 1-3 with a run scored and two walks against the Marlins. Freeman raised his season line to .303/31/85 and he has even thrown in 6 SB. He also has been extremely hot as of late....

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    AL Player Analysis - September 24, 2016

    Chris Archer (BOS) - After the disaster April that his owner's endured, Chris Archer is likely a curse word in most of their vocabularies. You might want to reconsider that thought process heading into the 2017 draft season. Over the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 23, 2016

    Justin Upton It took him a while, but Upton has finally looked like the guy you were hoping for when you drafted him this season, and if you were able to make it into the playoffs of your league even...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 23rd, 2016

    Seth Lugo (SP, Mets): Lugo has shown some late-season promise in his results, but failed to record a quality start against the Phillies. He lasted five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits and two walks with four...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 22, 2016

    Jerad Eickhoff, SP, PHI Eickhoff collected his 6th straight quality start on Wednesday, allowing 3 ER's on 3 solo HR's in 7 IP. The recent results have been pretty good for Eickhoff, who has a 3.34 ERA and 1.05 WHIP...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 22, 2016

    Felix Hernandez King Felix looked better Wednesday, going seven shutout innings, while only allowing four hits. Of course, because this is 2016, the statline wasn't all good, as he also walked three and only struck out four. I've been pumping...

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    September 21st NL Player Analysis

    Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins - Jose Fernandez dominated the Nationals with 8.0 shutout innings and 13 strikeouts. In his first full season back from Tommy John surgery he's been incredible throwing 182.1 innings while striking out 253 batters (12.49 per...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 21, 2016

    James Shields (SP-CHW) - It's hard to know what to make of Shields' prospects for 2017, but if you like him and want to buy low, chances are you'll be able to. Shields was pummeled for seven runs (six earned)...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 20th, 2016

    Ryon Healy (3B) OAK - Healy homered again Monday, giving him 5 for the month to go along with a 10-game hitting streak. His contact rate has skyrocketed this month, as he's limited the K's to just 10 in 68...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 18, 2016

    Ivan Nova-Pirates-SP Ivan Nova went 3 IP and gave up 3 ER on 9 H, 0 BB, and 2 K's against the Reds. Nova now has a 4.13 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 19% K. He has posted a 2.79 ERA...

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    AL Player News- September 19, 2016

    Daniel Norris (SP-DET): Daniel Norris won after allowing one earned run on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts over five innings vs. the Indians. Jon Gray better watch out, because there is a new man crush alert in...

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    NL Player News- September 18, 2016

    Jon Gray (SP-COL): Jon Gray struck out 16 in a four-hit, complete-game shutout at home vs. the Padres. What a breakout season 2016 has been for Gray, who now has a 172:53 K:BB ratio with a 3.57 xFIP through 158...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 17th, 2016

    Chris Archer (SP, TB): Archer turned in a quality start against the Orioles, throwing six and one-third innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk. He tallied four strikeouts, a bit of a low number for him,...

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    NL Player Analysis 9-17-16

    Trea Turner (WAS) - Trea Turner has been everything that fantasy owners could have hoped for and more (especially if your name is Dusty Baker!). Finally forcing Baker to play him everyday, Turner is making it impossible to not be...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 16th, 2016

    Andrew McCutchen (OF, Pit): McCutchen has had a vexing season, but he was on point in Thursday's contest, launching two solo home runs as part of a 15-3 thrashing of the Phillies. He finished 3-5 with three runs and three...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 16, 2016

    Brian Dozier Dozier continued his scorching hot second half, stealing a base and collecting two more RBI in the Twins win over the Tigers. The steal was Dozier's 15th of the season, giving him 56 combined HR+SB. Only Billy Hamilton...

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    AL Player Report- September 15, 2016

    Lonnie Chisenhall- 3B- CLE- Idea- Having James Shields on the mound will give some Indians' hitters a chance to feast. Chisenhall owns a slash line of .308/.346/.471 against RH pitching to take against Shields' .287/.376/.507 slash line against LH hitting....

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    NL Daily Notes - September 14, 2016

    Roman Quinn (OF-PHI) - I don't know if Quinn is more than a utility guy going forward, but he's certainly making his case to be so this month. Quinn was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Tuesday and...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14th, 2016

    Drew Smyly (SP, TB): Smyly was solid but unspectacular against the Jays, pitching five and two-thirds innings while allowing two runs with a walk and four strikeouts. He managed to get his ERA under five, although 4.98 is nothing to...