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    AL Player Analysis- Wednesday May 18, 2016

    Jackie Bradley (BOS - OF) - Bradley Jr. extended his hit streak with a single in the top of the ninth against Wade Davis in the afternoon game, and promptly extended it again with a homerun in the nightcap. Bradley's...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 18th, 2016

    Aaron Blair, Atlanta Braves - Aaron Blair was crushed by the Pirates for the inning and a third that he was able to stay on the field giving up nine runs with all being earned. This start could have been...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 18, 2016

    Rick Porcello (SP-BOS) - Porcello has regressed a bit lately, but overall, it's been a mini break-out season for the former top draft pick. Tuesday, Porcello allowed four earned runs over five innings against the Tigers, resulting in an increase...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 17th 2016

    Jose Ramirez (2B/3B/SS/OF, Cle): Ramirez is going to be the primary beneficiary of playing time with Lonnie Chisenhall on bereavement leave and Michael Brantley back on the DL. He went 2-5 with a double, a walk and two runs scored...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 16, 2016

    Eugenio Suarez (SS - CIN) - Suarez was 2-for-5 yesterday with his eighth home run of the season. Along with the rest of the Reds, Suarez has cooled off quite a bit recently, but yesterday's homerun was a sight for...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 15, 2016

    Rubby de la Rosa-Diamondbacks-SP Rubby de la Rosa went 6.2 IP and gave up 1 ER on 1 H, 4 BB, and 7 K's. Rubby came into the game with a 3.93 ERA (3.52 xFIP), which means that his advanced...

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    AL Player Report- May 16, 2016

    Danny Santana- OF- MIN- Idea- Last year the switch-hitting Santana was better against southpaws than RH pitching. This year he is back to his trend of 2014, when he had more success against RH pitching. Santana's slash line against them...

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    NL Player News- May 15, 2016

    Mark Foltynewicz (SP-ATL): The hard-throwing righty tossed 8 scoreless innings, striking out 4 without allowing a walk in a winning effort against the Royals. In fact, Folty hasn't allowed a free pass in his last two starts. While his 97%...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 15, 2016

    David Ortiz Ortiz is straight up incredible. Now 40 years old, Ortiz hit his tenth home run of the 2016 season in the third inning. But he was just getting started. He then tripled (let's repeat that: DAVID ORTIZ...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 14, 2016

    Kris Bryant (3B/OF, ChC): Bryant spent some time at third base and left field Friday night against the Pirates, going 2-4 at the dish with his sixth home run of the year and two RBI. He upped his slash to...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 14, 2016

    Chris Sale (CWS) - Chris Sale is now an unbelievable 8-0 with a 1.67 ERA after throwing a 1-run complete game against the Yankees on Friday. The White Sox lefty has seen a noticeable dip in his fastball velocity this...

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    NL Player News- May 13, 2016

    Chase Utley (2B-LAD): While Kershaw was doing his thing, Chase Utley backed him with a 3-for-4 performance that included his 2nd homer of the season. Utley has been drinking from the Fountain of Youth in 2016, posting a 14:19 BB:K...

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    AL Player Report- May 13, 2016

    Nomar Mazara- OF- TEX- Idea- Mazara has definitely been doing all he can to show that he is ready to stick in the major leagues. He has an average above .300 against both LH and RH pitching but his .319...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 12th, 2016

    Michael Saunders OF (TOR) - Saunders wasn't even in the starting lineup, but he still managed to single and homer in 4 trips to the plate Wednesday, extending his hitting streak to 5 games. He's hitting 315/388/556 for the season...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 11, 2016

    Ben Zobrist (OF - CHC) - At 35 years young, Ben Zobrist continues to produce: yesterday he was 2-for-3 with 2 walks. He has by far the highest BB% of his career in 2016, clearly with the mentality that if...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 11, 2016

    A few samples from today's notes: Alex Wood (SP-LAD) - Wood may have saves his spot in the rotation Tuesday, holding the Mets to two runs over 6.1 solid innings while allowing just four hits and fanning nine in lowering...

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    AL Player Analysis, May 11th

    Sean Manaea, Oakland Athletics - The Red Sox destroyed Manaea on Tuesday scoring eight runs in just 2.2 innings, running his season total up to 16 earned runs over his first 12.2 innings on the year. While his overall stat...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 10, 2016

    Sonny Gray, SP, OAK Gray had another rough outing on Monday allowing 7 ER's in 3.2 IP and watched his ERA rise to a bloated 6.00. It's easy to say buy low on Gray considering his ERA has been 3.08...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 10, 2016

    Domingo Santana Santana returned to the Brewers on Monday in a pinch-hit role, drawing a bases loaded walk in the ninth inning. Santana was a guy I was pretty into before the season, and hasn't really done anything to...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 9, 2016

    Gregory Polanco (OF, Pit): Polanco went 1-5 with 3 RBI and hit his fourth home run of the year Sunday against Cardinals reliever Matt Bowman. GP has been hitting in the three hole for the Pirates since Friday, which is...

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    NL Player News- May 8, 2016

    Jon Gray (SP-COL): Gray painted the black yesterday, striking out 5 Giants and allowing only 3 baserunners through 7 scoreless in another masterful effort on the road that was once again fueled by a confidence in his curveball. For the...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 8, 2016

    David Price Price's 2016 struggles continued on Saturday, as the Red Sox big off-season acquisition made it just 4.2 innings, allowing six earned runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out four. Price had been alternating good...

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    May 7th, AL Player Analysis

    Carlos Correa, Houston Astros - Correa is starting to heat up at the plate after a slow start in comparison to the number she put up in his rookie season. He raked out three hits and a homer for the...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 7, 2016

    Noah Syndergaard (NYM) - Noah Syndergaard didn't have his best stuff on Friday night and he left the game trailing by 2 runs to the Padres after throwing 6 innings while allowing 2 earned runs and just 5 strikeouts. I...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 06, 2016

    A month into the baseball season, there are usually plenty of surprise players who are leading the way in fantasy. Players who have gotten off to unexpected hot starts and maybe haven't had a chance to cool off yet. This...

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    NL Player Report- May 6, 2016

    Daniel Murphy- 2B- WAS- Idea- Murphy hit 13 of his 14 homers last year against RH pitching and posted a .290/.334/.483 slash line against them. All 4 of his homers in 2016 have come against RH pitching. John Lackey allowed...

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    AL Player Commentary - May 4, 2016

    Clay Buchholz (BOS - SP) - Living in Boston, I've heard Buchholz get lambasted (and rightfully so) given his dreadful start. An ERA over 4.50 will get you killed in this market, never mind the 6.51 that he sported coming...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 4th, 2016

    Matt Wisler, Atlanta Braves - Wisler was absolutely dominant Tuesday tossing eight shutout innings while notching his first win of the season. This marked the second time in his past three starts that Wisler has gone at least six innings...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 3rd, 2016

    Nate Karns (SP, Sea): Karns turned in baseline quality start against the A's on Monday night, giving up three runs on six hits in six innings of work, walking one and striking out five. Perhaps the most promising note here...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 2, 2016

    Ryan Braun (OF - MIL) - After tallying another multi-hit game last night, Braun is officially en fuego. As we mentioned in the last few weeks, Braun has been quite fortunate this season, and continues to be so as his...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 1, 2016

    Vincent Velasquez-Phillies-SP Vincent Velasquez went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 2 H, 4 BB, and 6 K's. Velasquez has posted a 1.44 ERA (2.73 xFIP), 33% K, and 6% BB. Velasquez has shown the ability to miss...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 2nd, 2016

    Ian Desmond - OF (+SS?), TEX - 2016 is looking like 2015 a bit, as Ian Desmond is trying to crawl out of a statistical chasm created by an abysmal first few weeks of the year. Desmond is 14-34 with...

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    NL Player News- May 1, 2016

    Michael Conforto (OF-NYM): Conforto went 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI, hitting his 4th homer of the year to lead the Mets over the Giants. While there will be some regression from his current .365/.442/.676 line, don't...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 1, 2016

    Nick Castellanos Castellanos has made the impressive transition from underrated to overrated with his hot start to 2016. Castellanos is slashing .363/.376/.563 with three homers, 24 RuBIns and a steal. However, there are some potential warning signs for Castellanos...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 30th, 2016

    Adam Conley (SP, Mia): Conley threw seven and two-thirds no-hit innings Friday night against the Brewers. He was pulled with only four outs left to achieve the no-no as Don Mattingly questionably decided 116 pitches was the end of Conley's...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 30, 2016

    Sean Manaea (OAK) - Rookie and my personal favorite from Spring Training, Sean Manaea, was given the opportunity to make his major league debut last night against the Houston Astros. From a matchup perspective, it would be tough to find...