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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 24, 2016

    A few of our many prospect notes this week: 1 Yoan Moncada BOS 2B A AA 4 for 10 in first 2 AA games. 2016 MLB stint not out of the question. 2 Alex Bregman HOU SS A- AA .302/.411/.568...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 24, 2016

    Travis Jankowski Expect Jankowski to be one of the hottest pick ups in the upcoming days, as he stole his fourth base of his last three games as part of a 2-for-5 effort with an RBI. Jankowski is owned...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 22, 2016

    Justin Bour (1B - MIA) - Justin Bour was 2-for-3 with a HR and 2 RBI yesterday. It was his 12th HR of the year. Bour has put together a solid, yet unspectacular, season. His wRC+ was 115 coming into...

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    AL Player Analysis, June 22nd

    Blake Snell, Tampa Bay Rays - Snell bounced back from a "bad" performance against the Mariners where he allowed five runs, one earned, in three and a third with a quality start allowing just two earned runs over 6.2 innings...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 22, 2016

    Julio Urias - Urias will reportedly make at least one more start after his next start Wednesday against the Brewers. Seems like we've heard that before, but given Urias is looking better and better, the temptation is there to keep...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 21, 2016

    Congratutions to Cleveland fans on their first championship in 52 years! With the Cavaliers taking home the trophy, the Indians will try to make it two in row for Cleveland and right now they are in 1st place in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 21, 2016

    Jake Lamb (AZ) - Jake Lamb continued his sizzling hot season by smashing his 14th homerun of the year in the 1st inning on Monday. As a Fantistics subscriber, you're likely reaping the benefits of our aggressive ranking of Lamb...

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    AL Players News-June 19, 2016

    Carlos Rodon-White Sox-SP Carlos Rodon went 6.1 IP and gave up 2 ER on 8 H, 1 BB, and 8 K's against the Indians. Rodon came into the game with a 4.28 ERA (4.15 SIERA) and left with a 4.16...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 20th, 2016

    Julio Teheran (SP, Atl): Teheran was nearly perfect on Sunday, firing a complete game 1-hit shutout against the Mets with no walks and seven strikeouts. He needed 120 pitches to go the distance, picking up only his third win of...

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    NL Player News- June 19, 2016

    Tyler Flowers (C-ATL): Tyler Flowers hit his 4th homer of the season to spark the Braves to victory over the Mets. While Flowers continues to strike out at a 33% clip, he's made some quiet offensive gains across the board....

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    NL Player News- June 18, 2016

    Francisco Liriano (SP-PIT): While Jake Arrieta did Jake Arrieta things to the Pirates, Francisco Liriano did Francisco Liriano things to the Cubs, walking 5 and allowing 4 earned runs in 5 and 2/3 innings. While Liriano has been unfortunate with...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 18, 2016

    Aaron Sanchez Sanchez picked up his seventh win of the 2016 season, going six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, while striking out six and walking two. The win improves Sanchez to 7-1 on the season, and he...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 18, 2016

    Aaron Sanchez Sanchez picked up his seventh win of the 2016 season, going six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, while striking out six and walking two. The win improves Sanchez to 7-1 on the season, and he...

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    AL Player News- June 17, 2016

    Kevin Pillar (OF-TOR): Kevin Pillar hit home run numbers 6 and 7 as part of a 3-for-5 night. Be careful about buying a second-half resurgence. While Pillar is on pace for a 15/15 season, his counting-stat upside is limited by...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 17, 2016

    A few of our many prospect notes this week: 1 Yoan Moncada BOS 2B A A+ AA promotion reportedly soon. 36 SB, .426 OBP, and just 3 HR, but 44% of hits for XB's. 2 Alex Bregman HOU SS A-...

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    NL Player Report- June 17, 2016

    J. T. Realmuto- C- MIA- Idea- Realmuto has had reverse splits this season, with a slash line of .341/.367/.443 against RH pitching. Jon Gray has had reverse splits also. His .241/.310/.351 slash line against RH hitting isn't hideous but it's...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 16, 2016

    Javier Baez, 2B, 3B, CHC Baez has impressively reduced his K% from 38.5% in 2014-15 to 22.0% so far this season, but he hasn't quite been consistent. After collecting two more strikeouts on Wednesday, Baez now has a 30.2% K%...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 15, 2016

    Josh Donaldson (TOR - 3B) - Josh Donaldson connected with his 16th HR of the year last night, continuing the pace that he set last year. Donaldson's overall numbers are slightly below last year, but his peripherals are actually supporting...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 15th

    Joc Pederson launched homers number 10 and 11 Tuesday as he continues to be a true three outcome player with 25% of his base hits leaving the yard. An issue compared to last season though is that Pederson isn't walking...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 15, 2016

    Jake Odorizzi (SP-TB) - Odorizzi was missing bats Tuesday against the Mariners, striking out nine hitters in 5.2 innings, but he also allowed five runs on eight hits with four walks and one Kyle Seager home run. Odorizzi saw his...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 14th, 2016

    Robbie Grossman (OF) MIN - Grossman is sizzling, reaching base in his 13th straight game with a walk, a single, and his 5th homer of the year in the 9-4 victory over the Angels on Monday. Grossman is now hitting...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 12, 2016

    Mallex Smith (ATL - OF) - Mallex Smith, batting leadoff, stole his 10th base of the season, and his fourth in the last six games that he's started. He reached base twice and scored two runs. Smith certainly deserves an...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 12, 2016

    Christian Friedrich-Padres-SP Christian Friedrich went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 2 H, 3 BB, and 9 K's against the Rockies. Friedrich came into the game with a 2.57 ERA, but his 5.17 SIERA suggests that it is...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 13th, 2016

    Max Kepler (OF, Min): Kepler hit his first Major League home run and it was a big one, a walk-off three run shot that took down the Red Sox. It was his only hit of the night as he finished...

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    AL Player News- June 12, 2016

    Jackie Bradley Jr. (OF-BOS): JBJ greeted Kyle Gibson with a 3-run homer, his 10th of the season, leading the Red Sox' 15-run assault. Bradley has posted a .410 wOBA and 158 wRC+ through 234 plate appearances with 10 homers, 5...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 12, 2016

    Jake McGee (COL) - Jake McGee landed on the DL on Sunday with left knee inflammation. McGee hasn't looked right at any point this season, with massive drops in his strikeout rate (15.5% vs 29.5% career) and a substantial bump...

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    AL Player News- June 11, 2016

    Chris Sale (SP-CHW): Despite picking up his 10th win of the season, Chris Sale struggled yet again, allowing 5 earned runs on 11 hits in 6 innings against the Royals. I'm concerned. While he has kept the hard hit rate...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 11th, 2016

    Anthony DeSclafani (SP, Cin): DeSclafani was effective in his first start of the season, tossing six one-run innings with eight hits, three walks and two strikeouts. The K:BB ratio obviously doesn't portend good future results, but he showed in the...

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    NL Player News- June 10, 2016

    Corey Ray (OF-MIL): While the night slate was beginning the Brewers took Louisville's Corey Ray with the #5 pick, a bat all keeper league players should keep in mind for 2017. While scouts continue to debate his defensive skills and...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 10, 2016

    Prince Fielder Fielder showed signs of life Thursday, hitting his fourth home run of the season, albeit in a 1-for-4 performance. Fielder has been one of the most disappointing players in fantasy baseball this season, and is still only...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 9th, 2016

    Carlos Beltran (OF) NYY - Beltran homered for the third straight game Wednesday, giving him 16 on the year and the 3rd highest ISO of his career. His avg HR distance isn't all that great (383 ft.) for the number...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 8, 2016

    Matt Adams (STL - 1B) - This is stunning for me to write, but since May 12, Matt Adams is batting .397 with a 1.125 OPS. I had written Adams off as a career under-achiever through the first month of...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 8, 2016

    Aaron Sanchez Sanchez was dominant Tuesday night, but will likely be disappointed with the final outcome of his start, as he had allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 12 through eight innings. However, the Jays...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 07, 2016

    Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY Should we really be considering Beltran again in fantasy? He hit his 14th HR of the season on Monday giving him 36 RBI on the year to go along with a .272 BA. Over his past...

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    NL Player News- June 7, 2016

    Robbie Ray (SP-ARI): RR continued to struggle at home and against righties, allowing 5 earned runs on 8 hits and 3 walks in 4 and 1/3 innings against the Rays. He has allowed a wOBA north of .400 against righties...

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    AL Players News-June 5, 2016

    Will Harris-Astros-RP Luke Gregerson has blown his last two saves and now has an 4.56 ERA. Will Harris came on in the ninth and recorded his first save. There is no indication that Gregerson is out as closer, but if...