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    AL Player Report- August 26, 2015

    Francisco Lindor (SS-CLE): Lindor continued to show that his "bat" is rapidly approaching his "glove," as the rookie went 3 for 4 with 1 run and 3 RBI to push his season line to .306/.341/.433. He is posting marks close...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 25, 2015

    Nathan Eovaldi, SP, NYY Eovaldi threw 8 shutout innings and struck out 7, making it back-to back outings with 7+ strikeouts. The problem is that the last time he struck out at least 7 before these two starts was back...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 23rd, 2015

    Eduardo Rodriguez-Red Sox-SP Eduardo Rodriguez went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 1 K in the loss to the Royals. Rodriguez looked good and has continued his up and down rookie season. Through...

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    NL Player Report - August 24, 2015

    Raisel Iglesias (SP-CIN): While Chase Anderson picked up the win, Raisel Iglesias stole the show, striking out 13 and allowing 1 earned run in 7 strong innings against the Diamondbacks. Iglesias, who has posted 5 straight quality-starts, is demonstrating better...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 23, 2015

    Luis Severino Severino collected his first MLB win on Saturday for the Yankees, tossing six innings of one-run ball. Severino allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out six in the win, lowering his ERA to 1.50, but raising his...

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    NL Player Report 8/23

    Joe Ross - Joe Ross, like many others, owns the Brewers in 2015. After tossing eight shutout innings in his second career start earlier this year, Ross baffled the Brew Crew again over seven innings allowing a lone solo shot...

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    AL Player Blog- 8/22/2015

    Byron Buxton- Byron Buxton is back in the big leagues, and fantasy owners will have to figure out what to make of the consensus top prospect on the planet. Buxton is an excellent example of a player that will have...

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    A.L. Player Report August 21st, 2015

    DFS Picks: Drew Smyly (SP-TB) - Ignore Drew Smyly's stat line against the Rangers, because it was his first start in over three months. Smyly, who had missed time with a shoulder injury, should look good as new against the...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 20th, 2015

    Jonathan Schoop - Schoop hit his 9th homer of the year against Noah Syndergaard, boosting his line to 301/335/529 through 153 ABs this year. People need to get on the bandwagon here, as 2B with 25-30 HR power do not...

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    NL Player Blog- August 20, 2015

    Starling Marte- Starling Marte has proven to be one of the better power/speed combinations in the National League in 2015. The biggest difference to Marte owners this season has been his ability to generate more power. His 14 home runs...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 18th, 2015

    Trevor Bauer-Indians-SP Trevor Bauer went 1.2 IP and gave up 5 ER on 6 H, 1 BB, and 1 K in the loss to the Red Sox. There are a couple of thing that we know about Trevor Bauer. He...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 19, 2015

    Chase Utley (2B-PHI) - It could be a smokescreen of course, but as of this week, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro has stated that he expects Utley to remain with the Phillies through the end of the season. We don't know...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 18, 2015

    In honor of the Mets doing so well this year, and with a shout out to my Uncle Vernon, I have written about some of the players that have contributed to the Mets' playoff push, and what to expect from...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 16th, 2015

    Carlos Carrasco-Indians-SP Carlos Carrasco went 7 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 3 BB, and 7 K in the loss to the Twins. Carrasco's season line sits at 3.63 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 162 K in 151.1...

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    NL Player Report- August 17, 2015

    Jean Segura- SS- MIL- Idea- Segura has hit .303 against LH pitching this season, going against a career trend of having reverse splits. He also has not suffered on a pro rata basis in the steal department when facing southpaws,...

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    A.L. Player Report August 16th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Best Pick: Carlos Carrasco (SP-CLE) - If you need a sure thing then Carlos Carrasco is your guy. Over his last ten starts Carrasco has thrown eight or more innings five times. In three of those five outings...

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    AL Player Report- August 15, 2015

    Adam Eaton (OF-CHW): Eaton continued his scorching second half, going 2 for 4 and hitting a 2-run homer, his 10th of the season. He has posted a .420 wOBA since the break and is starting to deliver on the promise...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-14-2015

    Jose Reyes, (SS- Rockies) It was reported by Jon Heyman that Jose Reyes cleared waivers and that there is some interest in him from a couple of teams. Any team interested would have to take on a fairly sizable contract...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 13th, 2015

    Khris Davis-Brewers-OF Khris Davis was 0-3 with a walk in the loss to the Brewers. Davis has been earning his nickname this month (crush). He has a .257 AVG, but you are not expecting that from him, but are expecting...

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    AL Player Report- August 14, 2015

    Preston Tucker- OF- HOU- Idea- Although Alfredo Simon has performed well against RH hitting; lefthanders have smacked him around to the tune of a .303/.366/.540 slash line. Tucker has posted a slash line of .280/.342/.544 against RH pitching. This makes...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 13, 2015

    Hisashi Iwakuma The big story of Wednesday night was Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter. Iwakuma gave up three walks and struck out seven, joining the record books with 116 pitches. Iwakuma has the pedigree that he should have been rostered despite a...

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    AL Player Report 8/12

    Lorenzo Cain - Lorenzo Cain is showing no signs of slowing down on his breakout 2015 season with a 4-for-4 effort Tuesday including his 12th homer of the season. Cain is in the middle of a small hot streak, picking...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 12, 2015

    Jeremy Hellickson (SP-ARI) - Okay it was just the Phillies, but Hellickson was nonetheless brilliant Tuesday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball (an unearned run) on seven hits with a 6:0 K:BB. The outing lowered Hellickson's ERA to 4.73 though...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2015

    Michael Brantley, OF, CLE After a solid first half of the season, Brantley has picked it up a notch since the all-star break, slashing .390/.474/.610 thus far in the second half. He isn't on pace to match his numbers from...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 11th, 2015

    Jonathan Gray - Gray was excellent on Monday, allowing a solo homer to Travis D'Arnaud and a couple of walks over six innings, striking out 5 Mets. He didn't get the win due to some very questionable managing from Walt...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 9th, 2015

    Marco Estrada-Blue Jays-SP Marco Estrada went 6.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 3 BB, and 6 K in the win to the Yankees. Estrada has continued to defy logic, that a flyball/HR prone pitcher could succeed...

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    NL Player Report - August 10, 2015

    Jimmy Nelson (SP-MIL): While he earned the no-decision and allowed 4 earned runs, Jimmy Nelson continued to demonstrate development. He has improved his chase, swinging strike, and contact rates, and while his control has lagged behind, Nelson has shown flashes...

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    NL Player Report 8/9

    Jose Fernandez - Bad news came Saturday for baseball fans as Jose Fernandez left the team to fly back to Miami to get his right shoulder examined. He said he felt the tightness after his start Friday against Atlanta, and...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 9, 2015

    Jose Abreu Abreu hit a pair of bombs on Saturday, bringing his season total to 21 home runs. That figure may be a bit lower than his owners were hoping for given his 36 home runs in his rookie season,...

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    AL Player Blog- 8/8/2015

    Mark Teixeira- The Yankees have been waiting for several seasons for Mark Teixeira to heal from the wrist injury he suffered prior to the 2013 season. Well, the wait ended in 2015. Teixeira hit his 30th home run on Friday...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-7-2015

    Ian Desmond (3B-Nationals) $3100 Ian Desmond has finally started to hit the ball with authority of late. In 65 PA's since July 20, he has clubbed 5 HR's, driven in 11, and scored 12 runs while batting .293 with a...

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    NL Player Report- August 7, 2015

    Odubel Herrera- OF- PHI- Idea- Herrera has performed well as a Rule V pick, particularly against RH pitching. He has a slash line of .291/.323/.435 against them. Veteran James Shields has had some struggles against LH hitting, with a slash...

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    A.L. Player Report August 7th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Top Pick Cole Hamels (SP-TEX) - When the opposition's offense averages 3.51 runs/game at home, you have a chance to make a killing. Cole Hamels is set to take on a Mariners lineup that only has three offensive...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 6th, 2015

    Jonathan Schoop - Schoop was 1-3 with a 2B and a HBP on Wednesday, and he's hit in 7 of his last 8 to bring his line up to 299/336/551 for the year. His power numbers are extremely impressive, as...

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    NL Player Blog- August 6, 2015

    Yasiel Puig- Puig has been a shadow of the player that stormed MLB two summers ago. His ISO is down to .168 as his HR/FB seems to have locked in at the 11-12% range over his last 878 plate appearances....

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    AL Player Report- August 5, 2015

    Henry Owens (SP-BOS): Owens allowed 3 earned runs and struck out 5 in 5 innings in what was a respectable debut. While scouts love the stuff that he wields from his 6'6" frame, many are unsure if he'll ever develop...