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    April 10th, 2016 - AL Player Analysis

    Nomar Mazara, Texas Rangers - It's expected that we'll see an announcement later tonight/early about Nomar Mazara being called up to make his major league debut Sunday. Shin Soo Choo suffered a calf injury Saturday and Mazara was pulled from...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 10th, 2016

    Matt Kemp (OF -SD) - Matt Kemp tagged Jorge De La Rosa for two homeruns on Saturday in Coors, finishing the night 3-for-5 with 6 RBI. As we shouted all pre-season, Kemp looks poised for a bounceback season in 2016,...

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    AL Player News- April 9th, 2016

    Chris Archer (SP-TB): The Orioles torched Chris Archer for 6 earned runs while racking up 10 hits and 2 walks across his 5 innings. While he has been quite unfortunate through 2 starts (7.20 ERA/2.91 xFIP) and has struck out...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 9th, 2016

    Jorge Soler - OF, Cubs - Trending Upward - With Kyle Schwarber out for the rest of the season, the Cubs will turn to Jorge Soler to fill the void in left field. Soler makes for an interesting pickup, particularly...

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    AL Player Report- April 8, 2016

    Didi Gregorius- SS- NYA- Idea- Gregorius is looking to continue his hot start in Cleveland. Posting a .272/.321/.391 slash line against RH pitching in 2015 (and hitting 8 of his 9 homers against them) as well as a .306/.355/.399 slash...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 8, 2016

    Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) - Suarez has officially caught my eye, as he hit a grand slam yesterday, his second home run of the season. Suarez displayed some power in limited time last year with a 12.1% HR/FB rate,...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 7, 2016

    Patrick Corbin, SP, ARI Corbin allowed 4 ER's in 7 IP against the Rockies on Wednesday, giving up 3 HR's but also striking out 6 without a BB. While his ERA doesn't look good, it's important to remember that two...

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    AL Players News-April 6, 2016

    Michael Pineda-Yankees-SP Michael Pineda went 5 IP and gave up 6 ER on 8 H, 0 BB, and 5 K's against the Astros. Pineda was on the wrong end of some bad luck last year. He had a 4.37 ERA...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 6, 2016

    Zack Greinke (SP-ARI) - Monday was a glorious day for Dodgers fans, as not only did the boys on blue roll to a 15-0 win over Tyson Ross and the Padres, but Zack Greinke was hammered for seven runs in...

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    April 6th AL Player Analysis

    Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins - DraftKings Salary $4,500 There are a pair of Twins who have great numbers against Yovani Gallardo, Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier. Unfortunately all of Mauer's hits have been singles whie Dozier has at least put...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 5, 2016

    Denard Span Span was gathering quite a bit of preseason buzz as a strong rebound candidate in 2016, and he made those writers feel smart, at least for a day, with a massive Opening Day performance. Span went 2-for-4...

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    AL Player Analysis- Monday, April 4, 2016

    Felix Hernandez (SP - SEA) - King Felix was on the mark early yesterday through 4 IP before running into some problems against the Texas lineup, partly aided by an infield error, and further exacerbated by a walk and another...

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    AL Player Report- April 4, 2016

    And now the games count! Chris Tillman- P- BAL- Idea- The righthanded Tillman will be facing a Twins' lineup that is weighted towards righthanded hitting and at least one of the lefties had reverse splits in 2015. Tillman didn't perform...

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    Preseason Prep - March 12, 2016

    Dodgers - Starting Rotation in Flux As usual, injuries have struck the Dodgers' rotation. Brett Anderson is out until at least July after undergoing back surgery. Hyun-Jin Ryu is targeting mid-May for his return from labrum surgery, but a torn...

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    Preseason Prep - February 27, 2016

    Dodgers Shortstop - Just One Man In an announcement that surprised exactly no one, new LA manager Dave Roberts announced this week that Corey Seager would play shortstop exclusively this year. Most scouts eventually expect that as he fills out,...

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    AL Player Blog- 10/3/2015

    Carlos Santana- It has been a struggle for Carlos Santana this season, which isn't necessarily a great thing considering that we have been saying that for some time. It seems the decrease in Santana's batting average that we saw in...

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    A.L. Player Report October 2nd, 2015

    DFS Picks: Logan Forsythe (2B-TB) - It's hard not to pick Logan Forsythe in DFS leagues when a lefty is pitching. Forsythe's .299 AVG against LHP is 26 points higher than his AVG against RHP. He also has a 16.7...

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    AL Player Analysis - October 1, 2015

    Xander Boegarts, SS, BOS Boegarts has been one of the few bright spots for the Red Sox this season and has by far been the top fantasy SS in 2015 according to the ESPN player rater. While he does boast...

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    NL Player Blog- September 30, 2015

    Michael Conforto- As we close out the 2015 season, we need to look towards 2016 assets for fantasy purposes. Michael Conforto certainly classifies as an asset of interest heading into the 2016 season. His .236 ISO has been a huge...

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    AL Player Analysis-September 29th, 2015

    Michael Pineda-Yankees-SP Michael Pineda went 6 IP and gave up 7 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 4 K in the loss to the Red Sox. The owners who held onto Pineda through all of his injuries and missed...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 30, 2015

    Matt Wisler (SP-ATL) - Perhaps the Nationals are feeling a bit deflated being out of the playoffs and having to have Jonathan Papelbon as a teammate, but Wisler's seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday was still a nice stat line....

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    NL Daily Notes - September 29th, 2015

    David Peralta - The standard September caveat of "make sure he's in the lineup" applies, but I like Peralta very much against Christian Bergman tomorrow. Peralta is priced at $3600 and is hitting 318/375/541 against RHP this year. I also...

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    NL Player Report- September 28, 2015

    Justin Turner- 3B- LAN- Idea- Turner has a chance to exploit some reverse splits in today's game. His slash line against RH pitching is .316/.384/.532. Jake Peavy's slash line against RH hitting is .268/.310/.414. This puts Turner in a dominant...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 28, 2015

    Mike Morin Huston Street is officially out for the season, and can be cut in all non-dynasty leagues in which owners were hoping for better news. Street left Saturday's game with a groin injury, and it turned out serious enough...

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    AL Player Analysis 9/27

    Carlos Correa - Carlos Correa launched two homers Saturday giving him on the season with 61 runs driven in. Even those who felt Correa would be a superstar have to be impressed/surprised about exactly how fast he reached the level...

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    N.L. Player Report September 27th, 2015

    DFS Picks: The Trio Daniel Murphy (2B-NYM) - All the signs point to Murphy having a big day on Saturday. To start, Murphy will be playing in Cincinnati. Great American Ballpark has above average Park Factors in runs, home runs,...

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    AL Player Report- September 26, 2015

    Carlos Rodon (SP-CHW): The lefty posted a typical Carlos-Rodon start, allowing 2 earned runs in 6 innings in earning his 9th win while also walking 5 Yankees. His BB-rate, which is hovering around the 12% mark, continues to hold him...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 25, 2015

    These are a few NL players who have dissappointed fantasy owners this season and what to expect going forward: Mat Latos, SP, FA Latos has been inconsistent all year, but he was atrocious in his short stint with the Dodgers,...

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    AL Player Report- September 25, 2015

    Avisail Garcia- OF- CHA- Idea- Garcia has a .284/.338/.379 slash line against LH pitching. C. C. Sabathia has had his problems with RH hitting this year, borne out in his .302/.360/.499 slash line against them. Garcia has an edge in...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 23, 2015

    Keyvius Sampson (SP-CIN) - It's going to be an open competition in Cincinnati for 2016 rotation spots and Sampson is looking to stake his claim for one of the five precious spots. Sampson allowed just one run over 5.1 innings...

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    AL Player Blog- 9/23/2015

    Greg Bird- Greg Bird's early returns have been fantastic for fantasy owners. Bird has shown a very solid power profile during this first small sample of his major league career. The biggest positive that we have seen from Bird is...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 22, 2015

    With only a couple weeks left in the season, many fantasy owners (especially in roto-leagues) may need to focus on one specific category. Here are some widely available players that may not be considered "all-around" but can used to help...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 22nd, 2015

    Starlin Castro - Castro remains on fire, adding to a September hard contact rate of 39% with a pair of doubles in the 9-5 win over the Brewers. Since resuming "most of the time" status on 8/24, Castro is 30-73...

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    NL Player Report - September 21, 2015

    Julio Teheran (SP-ATL): Julio Teheran continued to thrive towards the season's finish line, allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits and 1 hit and striking out 8 across 8 and 1/3 innings against the Phillies. Teheran has been slightly unfortunate...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 21st, 2015

    Logan Forsythe - Forsythe doubled and homered on Sunday, giving him 31 and 17 respectively on the year. This is pretty clearly a career year for Forsythe, who is pretty much maxed out at this level of power if you...

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    9/20 NL Player Analysis

    Brandon Phillips - Brandon Phillips raked out three hits Saturday and drove in his 64th and 65th RBI of the season. Phillips has enjoyed a nice bounce back season to being fantasy relevant at the season, even if the days...