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    NL Player Report- August 26, 2016

    Matt Joyce- OF- PIT- Idea- Joyce has hit 11 of his 12 homers this season in 155 ABs against RH pitching. His slash line against them is .271/.402/.548. He will be facing Matt Garza and his slash line of .310/.386/.504...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 26, 2016

    Albert Pujols In case you don't have Prince Albert on your team, you might have missed the fact that he drove in his 100th run of the season Thursday night. While Pujols may not longer be the overall fantasy producer...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 25th, 2016

    Tyler Anderson (SP) COL - The rookie is really racking up the K's over the past two starts, as after 8 K's in 7 innings against the Cubs last time out, Anderson fanned 10 Brewers in just 5 innings on...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 24th, 2016

    Gregory Polanco, Pittsburgh Pirates - Gregory Polanco launched homers 18 and 19 Tuesday in a 3-for-4 game at the dish. He's had fantastic season overall and has been a real breakout player, but I'm worried about the numbers that he...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 24, 2016

    Yulieski Gurriel (UT-HOU) - With Alex Bregman having 12 hits and four home runs in his last seven games, he's clearly locked down an everyday role. Where does that leave Gurriel? Likely in a utility role, seeing time at DH,...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 23rd, 2016

    Alex Bregman (3B) HOU - Bregman homered again, giving him homers in every other game for the past 7 contests. He's still feeling his way a bit, as evidenced by the swinging strike rate that's a bit out of line...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 21, 2016

    Josh Bell-Pirates-OF Josh Bell was 1-3 with a RBI against the Marlins. Bell was excellent in his limited time at the big league level earlier this year. However, Bell struggled when sent back to Triple-A. He hit .211 with a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 22, 2016

    Ervin Santana While the Twins have irrelevant for the majority of 2016, Santana has quietly put together quite a nice stretch of baseball in the past couple of months. Santana continued that success Sunday, going seven innings, allowing two runs...

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    NL Player News- August 21, 2016

    Robbie Ray (SP-ARI): Robbie Ray struck out 13 Padres over seven innings of one-run, one-hit, one-walk ball in earning the win. With the effort the lefty moved his K/9 rate to 11.19 over 140 innings, and although his ERA sits...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 21, 2016

    Alex Bregman, Houston Astros - After a slow start to his major league career, Slex Bregman has been on fire over the last two weeks and has now homers in three of his last six games, alternating games with homers....

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    NL Player Analysis - August 20, 2016

    Trea Turner (WAS) - Since being released from Dusty Baker's rookie purgatory, Trea Turner has been arguably the Nationals best offensive player. The rookie notched three more hits and two more runs on Friday night and now has an impressive...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 19th, 2016

    George Springer (OF, Hou): Springer set the table for the Astros against Wade Miley and the Orioles, and found great success as he went 4-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. He doubled and homered, his 23rd and 24th...

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    NL Player News- August 19, 2016

    Jake Arrieta (SP-CHC): Jake Arrieta allowed five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, but picked up the win. While the surface stats have looked better in the second half, the underlying indicators tell a different story. Arrieta has been thriving...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 19, 2016

    Sandy Leon Leon got the start at DH for the Tigers on Thursday, and answered the call, taking Matt Boyd deep in the fourth inning, Leon's lone hit of the day. Leon actually dropped his batting average with the 1-for-3...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 18th, 2016

    Gary Sanchez (C) NYY - Sanchez hit homer number 5 before he got to AB number 50 (which was later in the game) on Wednesday, showing off his excellent raw power with a blast into the netting above Monument Park...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 17, 2016

    Howie Kendrick (OF-LAD) - Lots of guys had good games Tuesday in Philadelphia as the Dodgers tallied 15 runs, but Kendrick's 4-for-5 effort is worth noting. Kendrick fell a double short of the cycle while driving in three and scoring...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 16th, 2016

    Danny Duffy (SP/RP, KC): Duffy was pulled only four outs short from tossing his second straight complete game, yielding only one run on three hits in seven and two-thirds innings with two walks and five strikeouts. He rose to 10-1...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 16, 2016

    Chad Green, SP, NYY Green was excellent for the Yankees on Monday, striking out 11 Rays in 6 shutout innings, while allowing just 2 hits and no walks in his 2nd win of the season. Green's K/9 is up to...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 16, 2016

    David Phelps Phelps did well in his third start of the season for Miami, getting the win in 5.1 innings of two-run ball. Phelps tallied eight strikeouts while allowing four hits and just one walk. Phelps moved from the bullpen...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 14, 2016

    Steven Matz-Mets-SP Steven Matz went 7.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 1 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Padres. Matz now has a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 23% K. Matz no-hit the Padres through 7.1...

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    AL Player News- August 14, 2016

    Paulo Orlando (OF-KC): Royals center fielder Paulo Orlando went 4-for-5 with a homer, a triple, a walk, three RBIs and three runs scored Sunday vs. the Twins. Orlando is seizing everyday at-bats for the Royals as they assess what they...

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    NL Player News- August 13, 2016

    Jung Ho Kang (INF-PIT): Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-2 night. Since a respectable May and June, Kang has posted monthly wOBAs below .260. His .261 BABIP looks extremely underrepresented given his 41 percent...

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    AL Player Report- August 14, 2016

    Juan Centeno- C- MIN- Idea- Centeno is 6-for-15 in his last 4 games. He has a slash line of .299/.337/.460 against RH pitching. Edinson Volquez has a .278/.356/.428 slash line against LH hitting. Sundays are a usual day for Centeno...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 12, 2016

    Adam Wainwright-Cardinals-SP Adam Wainwright went 2 IP and gave up 7 ER on 6 H, 3 BB, and 2 K's against the Cubs. Wainwright now has a 4.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 18.7% K. He still has a SwStr that...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 13, 2015

    Alex Rodriguez (NYY) - Alex Rodriguez's career came to an end (for now) on Friday as the Yankees celebrated his storied career at Yankee Stadium. After hitting an RBI double in his first at-bat, Alex didn't do much the rest...

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    NL Player Report- August 12, 2016

    Martin Prado- 3B- MIA- Idea- Prado has scorched southpaws this season to the tune of a .438/.513/.583 slash line. Carlos Rodon has had problems with RH hitting as evidenced by his .308/.371/.507 slash line against them. This is a huge...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 12, 2016

    Rougned Odor Odor has had quite an interesting 2016. On the one hand, he has 22 home runs, 11 steals, 130 RuBIns, and a .281 batting average - it's been a breakout year, and he is still just 22 years...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 11, 2016

    Odubel Herrera, OF, PHI Herrera was out of the starting lineup once again on Wednesday, marking his 4th absence in nine August games, but he did come off the bench to deliver a pinch-hit single, a SB, and a run...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 10, 2016

    Sam Dyson, RP, TEX Dyson has so far gotten the job done for the Rangers this season but you wonder how much longer it will last. After allowing another two baserunners in a save Tuesday afternoon, Dyson now has a...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 9, 2016

    A.J. Ramos/Fernando Rodney Pick up Fernando Rodey right now if he's available in your league. A.J. Ramos was placed on the 15-day DL Tuesday, retroactive to August 6. Ramos was placed on the DL with a broken ring finger, which...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 9, 2016

    We have gotten to the point in the season where fantasy owners realize that some of their players are just not going to match their preseason price tag and will end up producing negative value. Some of these players may...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 7, 2016

    Kyle Hendricks-Cubs-SP Kyle Hendricks went 7.1 IP and gave up 1 ER on 3 H, 0 BB, and 4 K's against the Athletics. Hendricks is in the middle of a Cy Young type season for the Cubs. He has a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 8th, 2016

    Miguel Sano (OF, Min): Sano homered twice as part of a 2-4 effort with four RBI. He's now got three home runs in his last three games, which couldn't have been timed better after coach Paul Molitor called him out...

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    AL Player Analysis, August 7th

    Jonathan Lucroy, Texas Rangers - Jonthan Lucroy launched a pair of solo homers in the Rangers 3-2 win over the A's Saturday. This gives him three in his short time as a Ranger and now has homered in back-to-back games....

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    NL Player Analysis - August 7, 2016

    Addison Russell (CHC) - Getting settled into his new spot in the Cubs batting order, Addison Russell knocked in his 66th RBI of the season. Joe Maddon moved up his young shortstop to the 5th hole last week, a place...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 6th, 2016

    Brad Miller (SS, TB): Miller hit his 20th home run as part of a 2-4 night, hitting cleanup as the Rays DH. It was his third straight game with a homer and his fifth home run in seven games. He's...