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    AL Player Analysis - September 20, 2015

    Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley Jr. clubbed his ninth home run of the season as part of a two-hit day in which he drove in three on Saturday, continuing with his sweet swinging second half of the season. Bradley was particularly...

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    A.L. Player Report September 19th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Logan Forsythe (2B-TB) - There are too many reasons to pick Logan Forsythe in DFS leagues. On Saturday Forsythe and the Rays are set to face off against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles. In his career against Chen...

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    NL Player Report- September 18, 2015

    Daniel Castro- SS- ATL- Idea- Castro has had success against LH pitching in his limited major league experience. He has a slash line of .346/.370/.538 against them in 26 ABs and hit his only homer off a southpaw. Adam Morgan...

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    A.L. Player Report September 18th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Yovani Gallardo (SP-TEX) - It's time to give Yovani Gallardo the respect he deserves. This season Gallardo has cruised through lineups to the tune of a 3.35 ERA. On Friday Gallardo will matchup against the Seattle Mariners, who...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 17, 2015

    Here is a look at some of the fantasy disappointments in the AL this year, and what to expect looing forward: Greg Holland, RP, KC After back-to-back seasons with an ERA under 1.50 and a WHIP below 1.00, Holland has...

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    NL Player Blog- September 17, 2015

    Gio Gonzalez- Gio Gonzalez hasn't been able to maintain his top tier strikeout stuff throughout 2015 in the same way he did previously. Gonzalez's 21.7% K Rate is the lowest it has been since 2011. Clearly, it isn't a great...

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    AL Player Analysis-September 15th, 2015

    Josh Tomlin-Indians-SP Josh Tomlin went 9 IP and gave up 2 ER on 4 H, 0 BB, and 6 K in the loss to the Royals. Josh Tomlin has had a career resurgence in the second half. He has posted...

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    Jason Hammel (SP-CHC) - With a 9.1 K/9 and 3.73 ERA, it's been a productive season for Hammel, even if the recent results haven't been up to par. Tuesday against the Pirates, Hammel lasted just 3.2 innings while allowing four...

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    NL Player Report- September 14, 2015

    Tucker Barnhart- C- CIN- Idea- Barnhart has a .285/.352/.392 against RH pitching. He doesn't have much power (3 homers in 158 ABs against them) but his strengths match favorably with the weaknesses of Tim Hudson. His slash line of .317/.378/.429...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14, 2015

    Shin-Soo Choo Choo continued his quietly strong season on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with three runs, a home run and two RBI. Choo is now slashing .259/.357/.443 for the year as a whole, and .326/.456/.547 since the All Star Break. That...

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    N.L. Player Report September 13th, 2015

    Add Drops: Chris Coghlan (OF-CHC) - Chris Coghlan has adjusted nicely to batting third. On Saturday night Coghlan had a crucial two run double and run scored in Chicago's 5-7 loss. As the three hitter, Coghlan is hitting .255 with...

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    AL Player Report- September 12, 2015

    Lorenzo Cain (OF-KC): Lorenzo Cain should be raising more eyebrows with his breakout 2015. The burgeoning star hit 2 homers in a losing effort, going 3 for 4 with 2 runs, 2 RBI, and 1 BB. With 16 homers, 27...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 10th, 2015

    Tyson Ross-Padres-SP Tyson Ross went 7 IP and gave up 3 ER on 4H, 0 BB, and 6 K in the loss to the Rockies. Tyson Ross has been excellent once again. He has a 3.24 ERA (2.90 FIP), despite...

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    AL Player Report- September 11, 2015

    Shin-Soo Choo- OF- TEX- Idea- Choo has had a solid performance against RH pitching this season, with a slash line of .285/.384/.503 against them. He has slugged 14 homers in 302 ABs against them. That's the same number that Jesse...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 10, 2015

    As I did last week for the NL, here are some candidates for fantasy MVP in the American League: Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC Cain has developed into one the best players in the American League, hitting .312 with 14 HR's,...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 9, 2015

    Ryan Weber (SP-ATL) - It's not often that I see a name in the boxscore that I'm not familiar with, but Weber is that guy this week. Tuesday, Weber tossed six innings of two-run ball against the Phillies, allowing four...

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    AL Player Blog- 9/9/2015

    Erasmo Ramirez- The summer has not been particularly kind to some Tampa pitching. Alex Cobb went down early with a serious injury. Matt Moore has been a shadow of his former self in his return from Tommy John surgery. Drew...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 8th, 2015

    Anthony DeSclafani - DeSclafani has quietly been improving since the beginning of August, maintaining an ERA in the high 3.00's while cutting the walks and increasing the K totals. His strong outing Monday against the Pirates (7 1/3 IP, 1...

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    NL Player Report - September 7, 2015

    Odubel Herrera (OF-PHI): Odubel Herrera, the Rule 5 pick from the Rangers, continued to impress with the Phillies, going 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and 1 BB from the leadoff spot, although it wasn't enough to tame the red-hot...

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    AL Player Report- September 7, 2015

    Logan Forsythe- 2B- TB- Idea- Forsythe has a slash line of .311/.386/.636 with 9 homers in 132 ABs against LH pitching. He will be facing 39-year-old Randy Wolf who in his brief major league experience this season has posted a...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 6, 2015

    Jose Quintana Quintana had his best start in a month and a half on Saturday, throwing seven shutout innings in which he gave up seven hits and had a 5:0 strikeout to walk ratio. Qunitana did his dominating against the...

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    A.L. Player Report September 5th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Nathan Eovaldi (SP-NYY) - Nathan Eovaldi is an automatic win. On Saturday Eovaldi and the Yankees will host the Rays. At home, Eovaldi is 5-0 with a 3.08 ERA and a .239 BAA. Despite the small dimensions of...

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    A.L. Player Report September 4th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Drew Hutchison (SP-TOR) - Drew Hutchison is unbeatable at home. This season Hutchison is 11-1 with a 2.46 ERA at Rogers Centre. He also has a .226 BAA and a 7.90 K/9. Hutchison's dominance at home warrants DFS...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 3rd, 2015

    Eduardo Escobar - Escobar continued his hot hitting Wednesday, picking up a single and a walk while scoring a run for the 11th straight game. He's really blossomed playing every day, hitting 295/375/577 over the month of August and scoring...

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    NL Player Blog- September 3, 2015

    Raisel Iglesias- It was tough to understand what Raisel Iglesias could be when he got the call. So far, he has been absolutely fantastic. His 27% K Rate shows an elite level of strike out potential. His 7.2% BB Rate...

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    AL Player Analysis-September 2nd, 2015

    Drew Smyly-Rays-SP Drew Smyly went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 10 K in the win against the Orioles. Drew Smyly has been an interesting case this year. He pitched well early on...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 2, 2015

    Darrin Ruf (1B-PHI) - Ruf had a huge night against the Mets and Jon Niese Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a home run and six runs driven in. The huge night raised Ruf's disappointing slash to .245/.292/.406. it was his first...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1, 2015

    As we head into the final month of the regular season, it's time to take a look at some of the candidates for 2015 fantasy MVP. These are not necessarily the best players overall, but players who have contributed the...

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    NL Player Report- August 31, 2015

    Adonis Garcia- OF- ATL- Idea- Garcia has hit 4 homers in 28 ABs against LH pitching. Chris Narveson has allowed 4 homers to RH hitters in 10 IP. In this collision of extreme but small sample sizes Garcia has a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31, 2015

    Miguel Sano Sano continues to impress, going 1-for-2 with two runs, a home run and two RBI on Sunday. Sano reached via two walks in addition to his homer, and he's now slashing .287/.398/.591. Sano's 162-game projections are pretty absurd...

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    AL Player Report 8/30/15

    Edwin Encarnacion - And the fantasy MVP for the evening went to Edwin Encarnacion who extended his hit streak to 24 games, oh and hit three homers and drove in nine runs in the Blue Jays 15-4 thrashing of Buck...

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    N.L. Player Report August 30th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Noah Syndergaard (SP-NYM) - At home Noah Syndergaard is a lock. 7-1 with a 1.82 ERA, I'll take that any day. Splits aside, Syndergaard owns a 9.80 K/9 and a 1.14 WHIP. His 96.9 MPH fastball ranks in...

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    AL Player Report- August 29, 2015

    Blake Swihart (C-BOS): Blake Swihart went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 1 RBI, hitting an inside-the-park homer to fuel the Red Sox to an extra-inning victory. While most catching prospects take several years to develop offensively, we may...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 27th, 2015

    Zack Greinke-Dodgers-SP Zack Greinke went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 9 K in the win against the Reds. At this point Greinke has to be battling his teammate for the NL Cy...

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    AL Player Report- August 28, 2015

    Franklin Gutierrez- OF- SEA- Idea- John Danks was tagged for 7 runs in 5 IP Sunday against Seattle. He faces them again today. Gutierrez has a slash line of .333/.372/.625 with 5 homers in 72 ABs against LH pitching. This...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27, 2015

    Chris Bassitt, SP, OAK Bassitt finally had a rough outing, allowing 4 ER's on 7 hits and 5 BB's in 4.1 IP on Wednesday. This marked the first time in 10 starts that Bassitt allowed more than 3 ER's in...