All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 52

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    NL Player Analysis - August 6, 2016

    Yasmany Tomas (AZ) - Yasmany Tomas took advantage of Chase Anderson's reverse splits by hitting two home runs off the right-hander, one in the 2nd inning and another in the 4th inning. It was Tomas' 20th and 21st dingers of...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 5, 2016

    Matt Carpenter (STL) - Matt Carpenter is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday after missing nearly a month with an oblique strain. The timing couldn't be better for the Cardinals, who also just placed infielder Aledmys...

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    AL Player Report- August 5, 2016

    Cheslor Cuthbert- 3B- KC- Idea- Cuthbert has put up a strong .339/.369/.548 slash line against southpaws. The Royals will be facing newly acquired Francisco Liriano. Liriano had a decent .258 average against RH hitting, but with 15 homers allowed and...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 4th, 2016

    Mike Zunino (C) SEA - Zunino homered for the second straight game Wednesday, giving him a 286/390/800 line through 35 ABs. More importantly, he 286/376/521 at AAA this season, and Wednesday's HR was his 22nd between the two levels. Still...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 3, 2016

    Manuel Margot (OF-SD) - It's sounding possible in reading some quotes from Padres management that both Margot and Hunter Renfroe may not be up before September 1, but it's hard to buy that. Tuesday, the Padres fielded an outfield of...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 3rd, 2016

    Max Kepler (OF, Min): Kepler continued his assault on Major League Baseball with a smash and a dash, hitting his 15th home run of the season and stealing his third base. He would finish 1-2 with three walks, three runs...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 2, 2016

    MLB trades can easily change the fantasy value of the players being traded. But even players who are not traded can see a change in value based on those trades. Here are a few players who stayed put at the...

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    NL Player Report- August 2, 2016

    Hernan Perez- 3B- MIL- Idea- Perez has posted a .293 average against RH pitching this season. Is power has primarily come against southpaws but Luis Perdomo has a reverse slash line of .339/.409/.511 against RH hitters. This gives Perez a...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 31, 2016

    Carlos Martinez-Cardinals-SP Carlos Martinez went 7 IP and gave up 4 ER on 7 H, 4 BB, and 4 K's against the Marlins. Martinez has been pitching well as of late and has a 2.99 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP....

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    AL Player News- August 1, 2016

    Andrew Miller (RP-CLE): The Yankees traded uber-reliever Andrew Miller to the Indians for a prospect haul that included Clint Frazier. Miller has allowed seven earned runs in 45 innings with a 77:7 K:BB ratio. He has allowed a miniscule 22...

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    NL Player News- July 31, 2016

    Jake Barrett (P-ARI): Jake Barrett picked up his third save, a four-out one, after allowing one earned run against the Dodgers. While Barrett has been hit hard at times as indicated by his 34 percent hard hit rate, he has...

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    AL Player Report- July 31, 2016

    Chris Iannetta- C- SEA- Idea- Iannetta is hitting below the Mendoza line but against LH pitching he is hitting .258 and draw 18 walks in 113 PAs. He has also hit 3 homers. The Mariners will be facing southpaw Brian...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 29, 2016

    Junior Guerra-Brewers-SP Junior Guerra went 8.2 IP and gave up 1 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's against the Pirates. Guerra now has a 2.70 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 21% K. Guerra has been fantastic and there...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 30, 2016

    Tyler Naquin (CLE) - Over the last 30 days, Tyler Naquin leads all American League players with a .352 ISO, a measure of a player's overall power output. Helping to boost this number has been a torrid July with 6...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 29, 2016

    Max Kepler, OF, MIN Kepler hit his 11th HR of the season on Thursday, giving him more homeruns in 58 big league games this year than in any of his seasons in the minor leagues. While the power is a...

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    NL Player Report- July 29, 2016

    Freddie Freeman- 1B- ATL- Idea- Freeman has hit 13 homers in 237 ABs against RH pitching. Vincent Velasquez has given up 7 HR in 41 IP against LH hitting. That makes a good chance of Freeman launching one. Value play-...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2016

    I recieved a request to write about Giancarlo Stanton, so we'll start with that: Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA With another HR on Wednesday, Stanton now has 10 dingers and 28 RBI over his past 30 games with an OPS over...

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    NL Player Analysis, July 27th

    Gregory Polanco, Pittsburgh Pirates - July has been a very painful month for Polanco (.204/.259/.333) after his extremely strong first half, but is finishing the month strong collecting hits in five of his last six game including a 4-for-4 game...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 27, 2016

    Melvin Upton Jr. (OF-TOR) - I'm sure you all know by now that Upton has been traded from the Padres to the Blue Jays. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, it looks as if his value will take a bit of...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 26th, 2016

    Alex Bregman (3B) HOU - Alex Bregman got the call on Monday and was immediately inserted into the lineup at 3B, batting sixth against Michael Pineda and the Yankees. He had a rough opener, striking out twice in an 0-4...

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    NL Player Commentary - July 25, 2016

    David Dahl (OF - COL) - David Dahl recorded his first career hit and run scored last night. Dahl is a highly touted prospect in Colorado that should be owned in all formats. Prior to being called up, he was...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 24, 2016

    Vincent Velasquez-Phillies-SP Vincent Velasquez went 6 IP and gave up 4 ER on 7 H, 4 BB, and 5 K's against the Pirates. Velasquez has a 3.34 ERA with an excellent 27.8% K. He has an average walk rate (8.5%)...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 25th, 2016

    Kennys Vargas (DH, Min): Vargas returned to the Twins earlier this month, and so far his success from Triple-A has carried over to the Major League level. He went 1-4 with a two run homer and a walk, and in...

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    AL Player Analysis, July 24th

    Michael Saunders, Toronto Blue Jays - Saunders' blistering start to the season has slowed a ton as of late as he's now only homered four times since his three homer game on June 17th. Saunders launched a pair of homer...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 24, 2016

    Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) - Giancarlo Stanton hit his 21st homerun of the season and added 3 other hits to lead the Marlins offense over Jacob deGrom and the Mets. It was Stanton's first home run since the Home Run Derby....

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    NL Player News- July 23, 2016

    Hernan Perez (3B/OF-MIL): Hernan Perez, who has nabbed full time AB's since the Aaron Hill trade, went 2-for-4, drove in a run, and stole his 12th base. Perez has a 43% chase-rate and a 24% strikeout-rate to go with a...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 22nd, 2016

    Dylan Bundy (SP/RP, Bal): Bundy was effective but inefficient against the Indians, allowing only one unearned run in his second start of the season. He needed 87 pitches to get through five innings, striking out five batters without issuing a...

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    NL Player News- July 22, 2016

    Ryan Schimpf (2B-SD): Ryan Schimpf went 1-for-3 with two runs and one walk as he continues to log regular playing time for the Padres. While Schimpf has displayed questionable contact and bat-to-ball skills throughout his MiLB career, he has done...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 22, 2016

    1 Yoan Moncada BOS 2B A AA Has found his power stroke in AA and is looking like a 2016 callup candidate. 2 Alex Bregman HOU SS A- AAA Playing some 3B and OF now, so expect an August callup....

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21, 2016

    Tyler Duffey Duffey had another start in what has been a frustrating 2016 season. Duffey went just 2.1 innings against the Red Sox on Thursday, giving up six runs on nine hits and a walk, and striking out none....

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    AL Player News- July 21, 2016

    Byron Buxton (OF-MIN): While the Twins bats squeaked out the win, Bryon Buxton continued to struggle, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. The former top-prospect now carries a 9:70 BB:K ratio in 182 plate appearances with one homer and seven steals....

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    NL Daily Notes - July 20, 2016

    Jameson Taillon (SP-PIT) - Taillon made his return from a shoulder injury an interesting one Tuesday against the Brewers. Despite taking a 105 mph comebacker off the back of his head, Taillon stayed in the game to allow just one...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19th, 2016

    Brian Flynn (SP/RP, KC): Flynn fell to 1-1 after a rough start against the Indians. Moving from the bullpen to take Chris Young's spot in the rotation, Flynn made his first MLB start since 2014. He allowed three earned runs...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19, 2016

    Kevin Gausman, SP, BAL It's amazing that Gausman is only 1-7 this year considering that he hasn't really pitched so poorly. While his 4.05 ERA is nothing to write home about, he does have a very solid 88:20 K:BB through...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 18, 2016

    Aaron Nola Nola returned to form Monday, going six shutout innings, while only allowing two hits and striking out five compared to just one walk. Nola was getting absolutely rocked in his five starts before the All-Star break, getting...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 17, 2016

    Christian Yelich-Marlins-OF Christian Yelich was 2-4 with a run scored and 3 RBI in the win against the Cardinals. Yelich has his season line up to .318 with 7 HR and 48 RBI to go along with 4 SB. Yelich...