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    AL Daily Notes - July 18th, 2016

    Tyler Naquin (OF) CLE - Naquin hit his fourth homer in the past 8 games on Sunday, and he's now hitting 314/373/598 through 169 AB. The hard contact rate of 41% and avg HR distance of 404 feet lead me...

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    NL Player News- July 17, 2016

    Stephen Piscotty (OF-STL): Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-3, scored 1 run, drove in 2, and added 1 walk to lead the Cardinals. The super sophomore now carries a .374 wOBA and a 135 wRC+ and is establishing himself as one of...

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    AL Player Analysis, July 17th

    Sonny Gray, Oakland A's - Sonny Gray's first start since the All Star Break could be described as a less than stellar outing, but he still managed to pick up his fourth win of the season with a quality start....

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    NL Player Analysis-July 15, 2016

    Francisco Liriano-Pirates-SP Francisco Liriano went 6 IP and gave up 3 ER on 5 H, 4 BB, and 5 K's against the Nationals. Liriano finished the first half with a disappointing 5.15 ERA (5.01 SIERA). The strikeout rate is down...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 15, 2016

    Chris Archer (TB) - Chris Archer was again burned by the long ball in a loss to the Orioles on Friday night as he fell to 4-13 on the season. Archer gave up homeruns to Pedro Alvarez and Jonathan Schoop...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 10, 2016

    John Lackey-Cubs-SP John Lackey went 6 IP and gave up 5 ER on 7 H, 2 BB, and 9 K's against the Pirates. Lackey came into the game with a 3.50 ERA (3.83 SIERA) and left with a 3.70 ERA....

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    AL Player Report- July 11, 2016

    A. J. Griffin- P- TEX- Cold- Griffin has yet to post a quality start in 4 outings since coming off the DL. Before yesterday he had not pitched that badly, just hadn't lasted long enough. Yesterday, he only lasted 5...

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    NL Player News- July 10, 2016

    Ben Revere (OF-WAS): Ben Revere went 1-for-5 with 1 run and 1 RBI to help back Max Scherzer against the Mets. 2016 has been a nightmare for Revere, who carries a .225/.269/.303 line into today's contest. He's only 10 for...

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    AL Player News- July 9, 2016

    Lonnie Chisenhall (3B-CLE): Lonnie Chisenhall hit his 6th homer of the season to push his OPS to .829. He's posting career-highs in hard hit and line drive rates and is holding his own against lefties, upping his wOBA to over...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 9th, 2016

    Christian Yelich (OF, Mia): Yelich went 2-4 with a home run and a double, scoring twice and driving in two runs. He also walked for the 38th time this season, and his slash line is now up to a toasty...

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    AL Player Report- July 8, 2016

    Eric Hosmer- 1B- KC- Idea- Hosmer has shown more power this season against southpaws, but with a .319/.384/.474 slash line against RH pitching he is still in good shape for a solid game. This is because he will be facing...

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    NL Player Notes - July 8, 2016

    Matt Carpenter (STL) - Carpenter exited the Cardinals game in the 3rd inning on Wednesday night and after the game, Mike Matheny confirmed that the Cardinals' second baseman suffered an oblique strain and mentioned that the team has a "high...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 7th, 2016

    Didi Gregorius (SS) NYY - Gregorius, fresh off a 337/368/535 month of June, had two singles, a double, and a steal in the 5-0 loss to Chicago Wednesday. He's showing more power than ever before, although it isn't really backed...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 6, 2016

    Maikel Franco Franco stayed red hot with a home run in his fourth straight game. The long ball was Franco's lone hit of the day, but he scored twice in addition to the HR and RBI. Franco homered in...

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    AL Player Analysis, July 6th

    Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays - Josh Donaldson launched homers 21 and 22 Tuesday in the Blue Jays win and now is currently on pace to have career highs in a plethora of categories. Since the beginning of June, Donaldson...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2016

    Tim Anderson, SS, CWS Anderson went 2-4 with a HR on Monday, raising his BA to .308 and SLG to .519 through 107 PA's this season. Hitting leadoff for the White Sox has also helped his fantasy value as he...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 4th, 2016

    Chad Green (SP) NYY - It's easy to dismiss a start against the Padres from a RHP, but there might be a bit more to Chad Green's outing than the opposition. Green held the Padres to 1 run on 3...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 3rd, 2016

    Andrew Cashner (SP, SD): Cashner returned from the disabled list and had an effective start against the Yankees, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks in six innings, striking out six. He still took the...

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    NL Player News- July 3rd, 2016

    Joe Ross (SP-WAS): Joe Ross allowed 4 earned runs on 10 hits in 5 and 1/3 innings against the Reds. The super sophomore continues to struggle and his 3.93 xFIP suggests more regression could be on the way. Despite an...

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    AL Player Analysis, July 3rd

    CJ Cron, Los Angeles Angels - CJ Cron had a humongous on Saturday going 6-for-6 with two homers and he missed a third homer in his final at bat by maybe 15 feet. The homers leave him one short of...

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    AL Players News-July 1, 2016

    Josh Tomlin-Indians-SP Josh Tomlin went 6.0 IP and gave up 1 ER on 7 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Blue Jays. The Indians starters are on one heck of a role. Tomlin came into today's game with...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 2, 2016

    Asdrubal Cabrera (NYM) - Asdrubal Cabrera ruined Jason Hammel's night by hitting his 9th and 10th homeruns of the season. Before you go running to your waiver wire thinking you have the next "big" thing, consider that Cabrera has hit...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 2, 2016

    Asdrubal Cabrera (NYM) - Asdrubal Cabrera ruined Jason Hammel's night by hitting his 9th and 10th homeruns of the season. Before you go running to your waiver wire thinking you have the next "big" thing, consider that Cabrera has hit...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 1, 2016

    I know I wrote about the Indians last week, but they've won 13 in a row so I can't help myself. Let's take a look at some more of the Tribe players who have been playing well recently. Cody Allen,...

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    NL Player Report- July 1, 2016

    Howie Kendrick- 2B- LAN- Idea- Kendrick has a solid .296/.345/.370 slash line against southpaws. Jorge De La Rosa has a less-than-spectacular slash line of .318/.407/.557 slash line against RH hitters. This bodes well for Kendrick's changes of a solid game....

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    NL Player Analysis - June 30, 2016

    Ender Inciarte, OF, ATL Inciarte has seen his BA dip to .240 this season, a steep fall for a guy who entered the season with a .292 career average (through two big-league seasons). He has never shown tons of power...

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    NL Player Analysis, June 29th

    Lucas Giolito, Washington Nationals - Giolito was excellent in his debut tossing four shutout innings against the Mets. Owners obviously would have liked to see I'm at least make it through five innings (stupid rain) to pick up the win,...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 29, 2016

    A small sampling of today's notes.... Tim Anderson (SS-CHW) - Anderson is an obvious upgrade over Jimmy Rollins and Tyler Saladino, but there are some red flags. He did go 2-for-4 with his second stolen base Tuesday and is now...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 27th, 2016

    Trevor Bauer (SP, Cle): Bauer was effective again Monday, taking advantage of a crummy Braves offense by going six innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks, striking out five and earning his sixth win of...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 26, 2016

    Tanner Roark-Nationals-SP Tanner Roark went 7 IP and gave up 1 ER on 7 H, 1 BB, and 7 K's. It looks like Roark is going to fill in for Strasburg while he misses two starts unless something unforeseen happens....

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    AL Daily Notes - June 27th, 2016

    Tyler Naquin OF (CLE) - I'm going to keep writing about Naquin until people start paying attention. The 25 year old homered again on Sunday, and he has 2 2B, 2 3B, and 2 HR in the past 5 games...

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    NL Player News- June 26, 2016

    Julio Teheran (SP-ATL): Julio Teheran tossed 8 scoreless innings and struck out 7 Mets, but the Braves' pen and bats let him down. While Teheran's 3.99 xFIP indicates he has been a bit fortunate, he has also made real strides...

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    AL Player Analysis, June 26th

    Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians - Carrasco dominated the Tigers Saturday with a complete game shutout for his third win of the season. He allowed just five baserunners on four hits and a walk and struck out seven which is the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 25, 2016

    Steven Moya (DET) - Steven Moya notched another hit and another RBI on Friday night and has gotten hits in all but 4 of his 16 games this season. He doesn't have the best approach at the plate, which is...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 25th, 2016

    Adam Frazier (2B/SS, Pit): Frazier was called up by the Pirates on Friday and recorded his first Major League hit off of Dodgers reliever JP Howell. He's a non-elite prospect but is someone to keep an eye on. He hit...

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    AL Player Report- June 24, 2016

    Lorenzo Cain- OF- KC- Idea- Cain has a slash line of .407/.475/.648 against LH pitching with 3 homers in 61 PAs. Dallas Keuchel has been wildly inconsistent. He only has 7 quality starts out of his 15 this season. Cain...