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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 13, 2016

    Jose Bautista, OF, TOR Bautista hit his 18th HR on Monday against the Rays, but also struck out twice in the game. Over the past 6 years, Bautista's K% has settled between 14-17%, yet since returning from the DL on...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 13, 2016

    Gerrit Cole It was an unsuccessful return for Gerrit Cole on Monday, as he lasted just two innings, allowing five runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three. Cole had only missed a couple starts, and had...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 11, 2016

    Seth Lugo-Mets-SP Seth Lugo went 7 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's against the Braves. Lugo now has a 2.40 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 19.2% K. He has now made five starts...

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    AL Player News- September 12, 2016

    James Paxton (SP-SEA): James Paxton, who pitched through a torn fingernail, allowed two runs one five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings against the A's. While Paxton has been extremely inconsistent in 2016, his upside makes...

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    NL Player News- September 11, 2016

    Josh Bell (1B-PIT): Josh Bell went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a RBI and two runs scored, but the Pirates fell short to the Reds. When the Pirates went way over slot to sign Bell away from his commitment...

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    AL Player Report- September 11, 2016

    Lonnie Chisenhall- 3B- CLE- Idea- Chisenhall has played in the outfield almost exclusively this season and that's where he's eligible. His .305/.345/.469 slash line against RH pitching is an asset. Jose Berrios has had problems with LH hitting with a...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 9, 2016

    Jonathan Villar-Brewers-SS Jonathan Villar was 1-4 with a run scored against the Cardinals. Villar is now slashing .298/.377/.464, which is an absolute ridiculous line from someone that was supposed to lose their job to a rookie during the season. Villar...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 10, 2016

    Jonathan Schoop (BAL) - Jonathan Schoop helped to power the Orioles on Friday night, but they fell short to the Tigers. Schoop hit a two-run home run off Detroit start Michael Fulmer in the 6th inning. On the season, Schoop...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 9, 2016

    Kevin Kiermaier Kiermaier stayed red hot Thursday, going deep twice more, bringing his season total to 11 home runs, four of which have come in the last week. Kiermaier is now sporting a 12-game hit streak, with four steals during...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 9, 2016

    Kevin Kiermaier Kiermaier stayed red hot Thursday, going deep twice more, bringing his season total to 11 home runs, four of which have come in the last week. Kiermaier is now sporting a 12-game hit streak, with four steals during...

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    NL Player Report- September 9, 2016

    Daniel Descalso- SS- COL- Idea- Descalso is available at a bargain price to play either SS or 1B. His slash line of .273/.377/.429 against RH pitching is solid, if not spectacular. Matched up against Luis Perdomo and his .316/.369/.498 slash...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 08, 2016

    Brandon Belt, 1B, SF Belt homered against the Rockies on Wednesday, his 1st HR since Aug 13 and his 1st hit in the month of September as he just broke out of an 0-19 skid. Belt made the all-star team...

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    September 7th AL Player Analysis

    AJ Pollock, Arizona Diamondbacks - AJ Pollock launched his second homer of the season Tuesday and has gotten off to a great start to his season in late August triple slashing .286/.359/.457 with a 116 wRC+. If owners (like myself)...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 7, 2016

    Jake Odorizzi (SP-TB) - Odorizzi and Chris Archer stayed, while Matt Moore went at the trade deadline. It would not be surprising to see trade talks around Odorizzi and Archer revisited this winter, as the Rays have, as usual, a...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 6th, 2016

    Kendrys Morales (DH/1B) KC - Morales homered again on Monday, giving him 3 during his current 8-game hitting streak. Sure, Morales has been a bit of a disappointment this year, but the hard contact rate of 40.8% is extremely impressive,...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 4, 2016

    Seth Lugo-Mets-SP Seth Lugo went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 6 H, 0 BB, and 4 K's against the Nationals. Lugo now has a 2.38 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 20% K. He has now made four starts...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 05, 2016

    Byron Buxton, OF, MIN Buxton went 3-6 with a HR and a 2B on Sunday and is now 9-16 with 3 HR's and 3 2B's since rejoining the Twins at the beginning of September. During the four-game stretch, Buxton has...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 4th, 2016

    Yoan Moncada, Boston Red Sox - Yoan Moncada notched his first two hits of his career, including a double, a RBI and two runs scored. This gives him two straight starts for the Red Sox at third and it looks...

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    NL Player News- September 4, 2016

    Jake Lamb (3B-ARI): Jake Lamb went 2-for-5, hitting his 27th homer to lead the D-backs. While Lamb's average and home run rate have fallen off in the second half, his peripherals suggest that he's been the victim of bad luck,...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 4, 2016

    AJ Pollock (AZ) - It's been a long wait for AJ Pollock, but he's finally making an impact for both the Diamondbacks and the fantasy owners. Pollock has now hit safely in 4 straight games and on Friday night he...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 3rd, 2016

    Alex Cobb (SP, TB): Cobb made his highly anticipated return from Tommy John surgery, and it was a resounding success. He tossed 84 pitches, making it through five innings and yielding two runs on four hits and one walk, striking...

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    NL Player Report- September 2, 2016

    Clayton Richard- P- SD- Idea- Richard has quality starts in the last 2 of his 3 starts since he was put in the rotation last month. He will be facing a Dodgers team where only Charlie Culberson has a batting...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 2, 2016

    Tim Anderson Tim Anderson left Thursday's game with a bruised right calf, but the injury doesn't sound too serious. Anderson has had himself a productive rookie season, hitting .282 with seven home runs and seven steals in 308 plate appearances....

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    AL Daily Notes - September 1st, 2016

    C.J. Cron (1B) LAA - Cron had another pair of hits on Wednesday, making him 10-16 with 5 XBH in the past 4 games. He's steadily improved his chase rate and contact rate each year in the league, and he's...

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    NL Player Report- September 1, 2016

    James Loney- 1B- NYN- Idea- Loney has been far more successful against RH pitchers than southpaws this season, with a slash line of .281/.324/.403 and 5 of his 6 homers against them. Jose Urena has had difficulties with LH batters,...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 31, 2016

    Curtis Granderson (OF-NYM) - If you somehow started Grandeson in your DFS lineup Tuesday despite him not being in the Mets starting lineup, wow, congratulations. All Granderson did was enter the game in the sixth inning as a pinch-hitter and...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31st, 2016

    Matt Wieters (C, Bal): Wieters went 2-4 with two RBI and his 12th home run of the year for the Orioles. He's missed some time this year, as catchers tend to do, appearing in 99 games. His power has never...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 30, 2016

    Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, BOS Bradley has now played in 81 games since his 29 game hitting streak ended in May, and has a .229 BA and 24% K% during those games. He has kept his fantasy value alive during...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 30, 2016

    Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, BOS Bradley has now played in 81 games since his 29 game hitting streak ended in May, and has a .229 BA and 24% K% during those games. He has kept his fantasy value alive during...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 30, 2016

    Jedd Gyorko Gyorko has officially found his groove in St. Louis, something that took a little while, but many people thought might be coming. Gyorko went 2-for-4 with his 23rd home run of 2016 Monday, and is now slashing .249/.310/.505...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 28, 2016

    Jon Lester-Cubs-SP Jon Lester went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 0 BB, and 4 K's against the Dodgers. Lester now has a 2.70 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 25% K. He has put together another fine...

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    AL Player News- August 29, 2016

    Corey Dickerson (OF-TB): Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored. Look for the effort as a sign of things to come, as Dickerson's .268 BABIP is 55 points below his...

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    NL Player News- August 28, 2016

    Anthony DeSclafani (SP-CIN): Anthony DeSclafani tossed a complete game, 4-hit shutout with nine strikeouts against the D-backs. The right-hander has pitched well since his activation from the DL, posting a 22 percent strikeout rate to go along with a 5...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 28, 2016

    Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees - Gary Sanchez continues to annihilate MLB pitching launching his 11th homer in 23 games and he's homered in three straight games this week. What else is there to say about Sanchez at this point?...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 26, 2016

    Andrew McCutchen-Pirates-OF Andrew McCutchen was 1-4 with a walk and a run scored against the Brewers. McCutchen's season line is still a major disappointment at .250 AVG with 18 HR, 55 RBI, and 6 SB. The good news is that...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27, 2016

    Gary Sanchez (NYY - C) - Have yourself a month, kid. Gary Sanchez remained sizzling hot at the plate on Friday going 3-for-5 with his 10th homerun and 20th RBI. To go along with the great counting stats, Sanchez is...