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    NL Player News- April 29, 2016

    Dee Gordon (2B-MIA): Flash broke the internet with news of his testing positive for PED's and will immediately begin serving an 80-game suspension. Derek Dietrich figures to see the lion's share of duty at 2B, with Miguel Rojas also receiving...

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    AL Player Report- April 29, 2016

    Melky Cabrera- OF- CHA- Idea- Cabrera hit 10 of his 12 homers in 2015 against RH pitching while accumulating a slash line of .286/.331/.417 against them. The Orioles' Mike Wright doesn't have a large sample size of major league results...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 28th, 2016

    Chris Tillman, SP, BAL - Tillman didn't throw a ton of strikes on Wednesday, but he was effective enough to scatter a mere two singles and two walks over 6 2/3 shutout innings against the Rays, striking out 9. Beating...

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    NL Player Commentary - 4/27/16

    Andrew Cashner (SD - SP) - Coming into yesterday, Cashner looked like a great buy low candidate with FIP a half run less than his actual ERA. Then he got crushed by the Giants, allowing 6 runs in just 2.2...

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    April 27th, 2016 - AL Player Analysis

    David Price, Boston Red Sox - Feeling down on your season? You can count on the Braves to turn that all around in one start. Price tossed eight innings allowing two runs while striking out 14 Braves batters in route...

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    NL Player Report- April 27, 2016

    Joe Panik- 2B- SF- Idea- Although he hasn't taken off against RH pitching this year (.224 average) that is due primarily to bad luck (.190 BABIP against them.) In 2015 Panik posted a slash line of .318/.379/.473 and hit 7...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 26, 2016

    Rajai Davis, OF, CLE Davis has been playing well for the Indians of late and is hitting .286 with 2 HR's and 6 SB's on the season. Yet his fantasy value has taken a hit with the activation of Michael...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2016

    Neil Walker Walker hit his 8th (eighth!) home run of the 2016 season on Monday night, continuing his red hot start to his Mets career. The ex-Pirate is tied for second in all of baseball, trailing only Bryce Harper...

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    AL Players News-April 24, 2016

    Drew Smyly-Rays-SP Drew Smyly went 7 IP and gave up 1 ER on 6 H, 1 BB, and 6 K's. Smyly has been excellent when on the mound over the past two seasons. He has been a great source of...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25th, 2016

    Aaron Blair (SP, Atl): Aaron Blair made his first major league start Sunday against the Mets but fell short of a quality start, pitching five and one-third innings and allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and only...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 24, 2016

    Steven Matz (NYM - SP) - Matz has been a mixed bag to start the year, but he drew a very favorable matchup against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Entering Saturday's game, the Braves ranked dead last in the...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 23, 2016

    Blake Snell The 23-year-old elite Rays prospect made his debut on Saturday and looked good, going five innings and allowing just one run on two hits, while sporting a strikeout to walk ratio of 6:1. The Rays have said...

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    NL Player Analysis-April 22nd, 2016

    Matt Harvey-Mets-SP Matt Harvey went 5 IP and gave up 2 ER on 7 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's. Harvey has not looked right to start the year. He is down 2 mph on both his fastball and slider....

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    AL Player News- April 23rd, 2016

    Mike Moustakas (3B-KC): Continuing to validate his 2015 power surge, Mike Moustakas hit his 6th homer of the year Friday as part of a 3-for-4 night to lead the Royals over the O's. In 67 plate appearances the Mouse has...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2016

    Ian Desmond, SS, OF, TEX Desmond finally got on the board with his first homerun of the season on Thursday and also doubled in the contest. Don't look now but Desmond has gone 4-11 his last three games with 3...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 21, 2016

    Here are a few notes on this week's prospect spreadsheet update. Hitters 7 Dansby Swanson ATL SS B+ A+ Just one pro HR In 140 AB, but we won't argue with the .350 BA. Power should come. 8 Alex Bregman...

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    NL Player Report- April 22, 2016

    Matt Adams- 1B- STL- Idea- Adams hit all 5 of his homers in 2015 against RH pitching (150 ABs.) His slash line against them was .247/.283/.400. In the early going of 2016 his slash line against RH pitching is an...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 21, 2016

    Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN Hamilton batted leadoff for the Reds on Wednesday, but went 0-4 lowering his BA to .182. Hitting in the leadoff spot isn't something we should expect to happen regularly for Hamilton, it was more a matter...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 20, 2016

    Michael Saunders (TOR - OF) - Saunders is becoming an excellent DFS option in the leadoff spot for Toronto, and carries just a $3,700. Saunders' biggest issue over his career is health, and in DFS, you pretty much know whether...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 20, 2016

    Jung Ho Kang (SS/3B-PIT) - In NL-only and deeper mixed leagues, Kang is likely already rostered on someone's bench or DL, but if not, keep his name in mind. Kang is currently out with a knee injury, but he has...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 18th, 2016

    Hector Santiago, SP, LAA - Santiago was brilliant Monday, shutting out the White Sox over seven innings on just 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 10 to pick up his first win of the year. There were some alarming...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 18, 2016

    Giancarlo Stanton (MIA - OF) - Stanton flashed some more power last night, unleashing a bomb for his third home run of the year before adding an RBI single later on. He was 2-for-4 with the HR and a walk...

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    NL Player Analysis-April 17th, 2016

    Michael Conforto-Mets-OF Michael Conforto went 2-3 with 2 doubles, 2 R, and 2 RBI against the Indians. Conforto was recently moved into the three-hole against right-handed pitchers, which is a big vote of confidence for the youngster. He showed the...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 18th, 2016

    Matt Moore (SP, TB): Moore shined against the White Sox Sunday, giving up two runs in six and one-third innings on five hits with no walks and ten strikeouts. The 26 year old lefty has looked dominant in his first...

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    NL Player News- April 17, 2016

    Javier Baez (UTIL-CHC): Baez (thumb) returned to the lineup with a bang, knocking out 2 hits in 4 AB's and scoring 1 run to provide more than enough support to Jake Arrieta. Baez was 4 for 17 with 1 HR...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 16, 2015

    Kole Calhoun (LAA) - Calhoun continued his white-hot hitting by crushing his first homerun of the season in a matchup against the Twins. Calhoun has had at least one hit in every game except one, and has multi-hit games in...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 16th, 2016

    Aledmys Diaz (SS, StL): Aledmys Diaz, whose name will set off any spell check, had himself a night Friday in the Cardinals shellacking of the Reds, going 2-5 with a home run, two runs and three RBI from the eight...

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    NL Player Report- April 15, 2016

    John Jaso- 1B- PIT- Idea- Jaso is off to a hot start, with an average of .351. He did some damage against RH pitching in 2015 with a slash line of .285/.365/.465. The Brewers will be starting Jimmy Nelson, who...

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    AL Player Analysis- Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Mark Trumbo (BAL - 1B/OF) - Mark Trumbo hit his third home run of the young season last night. That's not that unusual given his power, but there is a LOT to like with Trumbo right now. His SwStr% is...

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    NL Player Analysis-April 13, 2016

    Jerad Eickhoff-Phillies-SP Jerad Eickhoff went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 0 BB, and 9 K's. Eickhoff is someone who pitched well at the end of last year prior to being traded to the Phillies. Eickhoff...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 14th, 2016

    Delino DeShields (OF, Tex) - DeShields set out to silence his doubters Wednesday, going 3-5 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored. It's a huge game for him considering his early season batting average struggles and days...

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    April 13th, 2016 - AL Player Analysis

    JD Martinez, Detroit Tigers - Martinez was on fire Tuesday afternoon turning in a 4-for-5 game with two RBI which was his first RBI beside a solo homerun he's hit this season. While the power numbers aren't quite what we...

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    Noah Syndergaard (SP-NYM) - Syndergaard was my highest-rated Mets pitcher coming into the season, so I liked him quite a bit, but now other than Kershaw and Scherzer, I might not rank any other pitcher higher in terms of rest...

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    Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU Altuve had a big game Monday against Kansas City, going 3-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 SB's. The two steals give him an MLB leading 6 on the season, twice as many as the second...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 11th, 2016

    Marco Estrada - Estrada came off the DL Sunday and pitched a gem against Boston, shutting out the Sox over seven innings on just five hits and two walks, striking out eight. There are a few powerful reasons to expect...

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    NL Player News- April 11, 2016

    Jeanmar Gomez (SP-PHI): Gomez preserved the W for the Phillies to earn his 2nd consecutive save, enticing fantasy players to spend those FAAB dollars. Three issues, however, led me to limit my bids to less than 5% of my total...