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    NL Player Analysis - June 6th, 2016

    Jarrett Parker (OF, SF): Parker rounded the bases casually with his only hit of the night Sunday against the Cardinals, finishing 1-3 with two RBI on his second homer of the season. Parker will fill in for the brutally injured...

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    NL Player News- June 5, 2016

    Michael Wacha (SP-STL): The Giants roughed up Michael Wacha to the tune of 4 earned runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings, but the Cardinal bats took him off the hook for a no-decision. Wacha has endured...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 3, 2016

    Francisco Liriano-Pirates-SP Francisco Liriano went 3.1 IP and gave up 6 ER on 10 H, 4 BB, and 2 K's. Liriano's ERA now sits at 5.25 and there is clearly something wrong with him. His walk rate has shot up...

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    AL Player Analysis - 6-4-16

    Carlos Rodon (CWS) - Carlos Rodon was tasked with trying to shut down a very hot Tigers offense (6th in wRC+ over last 14 days). Unfortunately, the Tigers got the best of him, tagging him with 4 earned runs over...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 3, 2016

    A few of our many prospect notes this week: 39 Austin Meadows PIT OF B AA .459 with 5 SB in last 10 games just when he was closing in on dropping off the list. 40 Willson Contreras CHC C...

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    NL Player Report- June 3, 2016

    Jon Jay- OF- SD- Idea- The lefthanded hitting Jay has reverse splits this year, as he did in 2014, with a slash line of .328/.400/.397 against southpaws. Chris Rusin has had difficulty getting betters out regardless of which side of...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 3, 2016

    Rajai Davis Davis went 1-for-4 with a walk, and more importantly, a steal, in Cleveland's 5-4 win over Kansas City. Davis has been quite a valuable player in 2016, with five home runs and 12 steals, totals only he...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 2, 2016

    In honor of Clayton Kershaw's potentially historic sesason, as well as the rise of pitching and strikeouts in general over the past several years, and with a special thanks to my Dodgers fan friend in LA, here is a list...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 1, 2016

    Danny Valencia (OAK - 3B) - Valencia continued his assault on pitchers yesterday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles. For the year, his wRC+ sits an impressive 154. His average, which was .333 before yesterday, is just about certain to regress...

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    June 1st, NL Player Analysis

    Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins - In a world without Clayton Kershaw, we'd be talking a lot more about the run that Jose Fernandez is on. With seven shutout innings Tuesday he's now one seven straight starts and has lowered his...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 1, 2016

    Lonnie Chisenhall (OF-CLE) - Chisenhall has been a disappointment for most of his career after being a top prospect, but he's still done enough to have regular at-bats as an outfielder. Tuesday, Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with his first homer of...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31st, 2016

    Steven Wright (SP, Bos): Wright became the fourth starting pitcher to toss three complete games this season, joining the unlikely and elite ranks of Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, and Johnny Cueto. Of course Wright is a knuckleballer and doesn't feature...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 29, 2016

    Brandon Finnegan-Reds-SP Brandon Finnegan went 6.1 IP and gave up 4 ER on 6 H, 4 BB, and 4 K's. Finnegan has been a nice surprise for the Reds this year. He has a 4.14 ERA with a 5.04 SIERA,...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 30th, 2016

    Nathan Eovaldi SP - NYY - Eovaldi continues to make positive strides, holding the Rays to 1 run over 6 innings for his 6th win in his last 7 starts. He walked 2 and fanned 7 as his K rate...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 29th, 2016

    Jason Heyward (CHC) - Jason Heyward had a nice day at the plate on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Heyward is still working back from his latest injury, a ribcage contusion he sustained after colliding with...

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    AL Player News- May 28th, 2016

    Danny Duffy (SP-KC): Danny Duffy dominated the White Sox for 5 innings before coming unglued in a 6th inning that saw him allow 5 earned runs on a pair of homers. The former prospect has elicited divisive opinions across the...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 28th, 2016

    Julio Urias (SP, LAD): Urias made his highly anticipated Major League debut Friday against the Dodgers. He was on a pitch count of 90, and managed to struggle through only two and two-thirds innings, giving up three earned runs on...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 27, 2016

    A few of our many prospect notes this week: 45 Dan Vogelbach CHC 1B B AA Slumping a bit, but OPS still .925 and could be a nice trade chip this summer. 46 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B B AA...

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    AL Player Report- May 27, 2016

    Elvis Andrus- SS- TEX- Idea- Andrus has punished LH pitching so far this season, with a .353/.389/.500 slash line. He hasn't hit a homer against southpaws yet in 2016, but last year 5 of his 7 homers came against them....

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    NL Player Analysis - May 27th, 2016

    Julio Urias (LAD) - The Dodgers are calling up their top propsect (#2 in MLB) to make a start against the New York Mets tonight. Urias has completely dominated in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) this year, posting Kershaw-esque numbers...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 26th, 2016

    Eduardo Nunez 2B/SS/3B - MIN - Nunez homered and doubled Wednesday, and he's now hitting 314/347/482 on the season. He's on pace for roughly 36 doubles, 16 homers, and 32 steals (figuring a quarter of the season has passed), and...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 25, 2016

    Junior Guerra (MIL) - If you have a roster spot available, I'd take a flier on Junior Guerra for next week's potential two start. Guerra threw five innings with 6 K's yesterday, allowing 0 ER, but he did walk four...

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    May 25th, AL Player Analysis

    David Price, Boston Red Sox - Price tossed a quality start against the Rockies Tuesday allowing three runs over 7.0 innings while striking out six batters. The win was his seventh of the season and he's slowly bringing down his...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 25, 2016

    Marcell Ozuna (OF-MIA) - Ozuna's bat continued to sizzle Tuesday, as the center fielder went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, and two runs scored. Ozuna is now batting a robust .327/.372/.589 with nine homers in 165 at-bats....

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    AL Player Analysis - May 24, 2016

    Brandon Guyer, OF, TB Guyer continued his hot hitting on Monday going 3-5 with a HR, a double and 3 runs scored and is now hitting .327 for the season. The hot start has led to Guyer being moved to...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 24, 2016

    Gerardo Parra Parra went 1-for-4 Monday, bringing his slash line down to .279/.287/.424 for 2016. Parra started the season hot, but has slowed down in recent weeks. Parra is just two for his last 25, with seven strikeouts and...

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    AL Players News-May 22, 2016

    Carlos Rodon-White Sox-SP Carlos Rodon went 6.2 IP and gave up 2 ER on 8 H, 2 BB, and 4 K's. Rodon was someone who looked poised to have a huge breakout 2016 season. He showed improved command to go...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 23rd, 2016

    Melvin Upton Jr. (OF, SD): Upton finished Sunday's tilt with the Dodgers 3-7 with a triple, a run scored, an RBI and his ninth stolen base of the season. He's had a pretty crazy resurgent season with the Padres at...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 22, 2016

    *Dexter Fowler (CHC) - *Dexter Fowler continues to tear it up, tallying 3 more hits including his 5th homerun of the season. He's currently a top-20 player in most fantasy leagues, but is this performance going to continue, or has...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 22, 2016

    Cameron Maybin If you're reading this, it's too late. Too late to pick up Maybin most likely, as the man is a human torch right now, hitting .647 in his first five games of 2016, flashing some power, with...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 20, 2016

    Carlos Martinez-Cardinals-SP Carlos Martinez went 5 IP and gave up 4 ER on 7 H, 3 BB, and 3 K's. Something is not right with Carlos Martinez. His ERA looks good at 3.56, but his advanced metrics do not like...

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    AL Player News- May 21st, 2016

    Sam Dyson (RP-TEX): Sam Dyson picked up his 3rd save of the season in his first attempt as the Rangers designated closer although he allowed 2 hits and 1 earned run in the process. While Dyson induces groundballs 69% of...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 20, 2016

    Evan Gattis, DH, HOU Gattis homered for the 2nd time in 3 games since returning from the DL, but perhaps more importantly for fantasy owners, he logged his first game as catcher in 2016. As a DH only player, Gattis...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 20, 2016

    Here is a small sampling of today's prospect notes. Hitters: Alex Bregman HOU SS A- AA 1.123 OPS and now playing some 3B. As many HR (9) as strikeouts this year. Bradley Zimmer CLE OF A- AA .273 in last...

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    NL Player Report- May 20, 2016

    Michael Conforto- OF- NYN- Idea- Conforto posted a slash line of .275/.341/.531 against RH pitching last year, with all of his 9 HRs coming in his 160 ABs against them. In 101 ABs against them this year he has all...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 19, 2016

    Here is a list of some NL players who were selected late in drafts but have so far made their owners happy in 2016 and what to expect going forward. Dexter Fowler, OF, CHC Fowler has made modest contributions in...