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    Khris Davis (OF-MIL) - With the departures of Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra, Davis has a clear path to regular at-bats. He had a hit and two RBI Tuesday but is still batting just .230/.318/.407. On the plus side, he...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2015

    Nori Aoki, OF, SF Since returning from the DL on July 27, Aoki has gone a measly 3-17 in 5 games. Some might take this to mean he is still recovering from injury, but I'm more inclined to say that...

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    N.L. Player Report August 3rd, 2015

    DFS Picks: Derek Dietrich (2B-MIA) - Derek Dietrich makes an interesting DFS pick against Bartolo Colon. Dietrich's .527 SLG, .895 OPS, and .263 ISO are elite. Factor in Bartolo's .316 BAA lefties and 5.57 ERA on the road, and this...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 2, 2015

    Hisashi Iwakuma Iwakuma bounced back nicely from a rough last outing, nearly tossing a complete game shutout against the Twins on Sunday. Iwakuma's final line read: 8.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, with the lone run...

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    AL Player Report- August 2, 2015

    Logan Forsythe- 2B- TB- Idea- Forsythe has broken out this season. Although his AVG and OBP have been slightly better against RH pitching his power numbers are significantly better against southpaws, as evidenced by a slash line of .273/.360/.586. Wade...

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    A.L. Player Report August 1st, 2015

    DFS Picks: Kyle Gibson (SP-MIN) - Kyle Gibson comes at a DFS discount due to his consecutive six run outings. Unlike Gibson's previous two opponents (NYY and LAA), the Mariners do not have a dangerous offense. This season Seattle is...

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    NL Player Analysis 7-31-2015

    Yoenis Cespedes: (OF-NY Mets) In a move sure to excite their fans, the Met's acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers in exchange for RHPs Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa. Fulmer and Cessa are in the Minors but both are reputed...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 30th, 2015

    Carlos Martinez-Cardinals-SP Carlos Martinez went 5 IP and gave up 5 ER on 10 H, 0 BB, and 6 K in the win against the Rockies. Carlos Martinez has been great this year, but has a 2.34 ERA and 3.42...

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    AL Player Report- July 31, 2015

    Ah, trading deadline time. Jake Diekman- RP- PHI- Trade- The Rangers' bullpen ranks 29th in the Rangers in OPS allowed. Diekman will probably become a key part of the attempt to correct those shortcomings. Although he has an ERA of...

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    NL Player Analysis 7-29-2015

    Jon Lester (SP-Cubs) Jon Lester gave up only two runs over eight innings and struck out a season high 14 for his 6th victory on the season. Overall, he has been as advertised. He combines an excellent 25% K rate...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2015

    With the MLB trade deadline looming, here are a few players whose fantasy values have been (or could be in the future) affected by trades: Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL Tulowitzki was traded from the Rockies to the Blue Jays late...

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    July 29th AL Player Analysis

    Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles - Chris Davis had a monster game off Braves' starter Julio Teheran with two homers and five RBI in the Orioles' win. He quietly has posted some nice counting stats in a rebound year, with a...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 28, 2015

    Adam Eaton, OF, CWS Eaton collected 3 hits including a 2B and a 3B on Monday finishing a HR away from the cycle. After a slow start to the season, Eaton is hitting .281/.358/.461 with 45 runs scored over his...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 28th, 2015

    Gerardo Parra - Parra came into Monday's game with a line of 408/469/704 for the month of July, and he managed a 1-2 line with two walks against Chris Heston and the Giants Monday night. Parra isn't really doing a...

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    AL Player Analysis-July 26th, 2015

    Rougned Odor-Rangers-2B Rougned Odor was 2-5 with his 8th HR and 3 RBI in the loss. Odor is hitting .348 with 4 HR, 4 3B, and 5 2B in July. Odor has been red hot since being called up and...

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    NL Player Report - July 27, 2015

    Matt Wisler (P-ATL): The rookie picked up his 5th win after allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 3 in 7 innings. While Wisler has plenty of long-term upside, temper expectations for the remainder of 2015. He isn't missing enough...

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    July 26th NL Player Analysis

    Cole Hamels - If Saturday was the last day that Cole Hamels threw in a Phillies uniform, he made it as memorable as possible with a no-hitter against the Cubs. The only baserunners he allowed came on a pair of...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 25, 2015

    Devon Travis Travis has been back just about a month now, and his average is yet to fall. Despite posting a somewhat lofty .343 BABIP, Travis has actually risen his batting average since returning from injury, as he is now...

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    NL Player Analysis 7-25-2015

    Zack Greinke (SP-LAD) The Dodgers announced that Zack Greinke will return to start against the Mets on either Saturday or Sunday. Greinke was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday for the birth of the couple's first child. He has...

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    AL Player Blog- July 25, 2015

    Justin Verlander- The first 6 starts of the 2015 season have been a big time struggle for Justin Verlander. He has suffered from an unusually low strikeout rate of 14.5% and truly high HR/FB rate of 16.3%. Obviously, these are...

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    NL Player Report- July 24, 2015

    Jorge Soler- OF- CHN- Idea- Soler doesn't have a great slash line against RH pitching at .257/.298/.411. However, he has hit all 5 of his homers against them and the Cubs will be facing Jerome Williams. Williams has a slash...

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    A.L. Player Report July 24th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Xander Bogaerts (SS-BOS) - One matchup I'm interested in watching on Friday is Xander Bogaerts versus Justin Verlander. This season Bogaerts is hitting .306 with a .364 BABIP and a 15.3% K rate. His opposition, Verlander, has been...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 23rd, 2015

    Rougned Odor - I'm having a tough time containing my excitement about this kid lately, and another 3-4 day (single, triple, homer, walk) Wednesday isn't helping things any. Odor is now 40-108 (.370) with 7 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR,...

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    NL Player Blog- July 23, 2015

    Noah Syndergaard- The pitcher nicknamed "Thor" struggled with his control on Wednesday night. He walked 5 batters in 5 innings pitched. This is unusual for Syndergaard as he has been a pretty consistent in keeping runners off-base with the free...

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    AL Player Report- July 22, 2015

    J.D. Martinez (OF-DET): J.D. hit his 27th homer of the season as part of a 2-for-5, 3-run, 2-RBI effort. The league average speed off bat mark doesn't support Martinez' 23% HR/FB rate; additionally, his 16% swinging-strike rate, 70% contact rate,...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 22, 2015

    Kyle Schwarber (C-CHC) - Schwarber came up big in the Cubs' 13-inning win Tuesday, going 4-for-7 with a pair of homers and four RBI. All he's done in his first 11 MLB games is bat .410/.439/.744 with three homers and...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 21, 2015

    Marlon Byrd, OF, CIN Byrd continued his late-career power surge on Monday, hitting his 16th homerun of the season. He looks to reach 24 HR's or more for the 3rd year in a row, a mark he hadn't reached until...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19, 2015

    Jonathan Schoop Schoop has been mashing the ball since his return from injury, with his third home run in nine games (and just eight starts) coming on Sunday. Schoop is now slashing .305/.339/.661 for the season (62 plate appearances) and...

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    N.L. Player Report July 20th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Rubby De La Rosa (ARI-SP) - Ignore Rubby De La Rosa's 5.06 ERA and 4.72 FIP on Monday. De La Rosa is set to take on the Marlins, who are a train wreck without Giancarlo Stanton. Since losing...

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    AL Player Report- July 19, 2015

    Jonathan Schoop- 2B- BAL- Idea- Schoop has been hot since coming back from the DL. Before last night's 2-for-4 performance he had a slash line against RH pitching of .324/.361/.735 and had hit 4 homers in 34 ABs against them....

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    July 19th NL Player Analysis

    Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers - The reports of Clayton Kershaw's demise were greatly exaggerated.... Well if anyone actually believed that he wasn't the pitcher he's been his whole career. Kershaw followed his best start of the season with one...

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    NL Player Analysis 7-17-2015

    Kyle Schwarber (C- Cubs) Cubs recalled Kyle Schwarber from Triple-A today and he is catching and hitting second in the lineup. While he is a work in progress as a catcher, Schwarber is almost certain to receive the lion's share...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 17, 2015

    Ubaldo Jimenez Jimenez had his worst outing of 2015 on Friday, allowing seven runs (a season high) in just 4.2 innings with the long ball being Jimenez's biggest enemy. Giving up home runs to Victor and J.D. Martinez is one...

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    NL Player Report - July 13, 2015

    Michael Conforto (OF-NYY): Conforto went 2 for 2 and scored a run in the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game. Many Mets' fans are clamoring for his promotion, and given the injuries and struggles with the big club (sorry, Kirk Nieuwenhuis),...

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    AL Player Blog- July 13, 2015

    Brain McCann- Brian McCann has been far more valuable in the first half of 2015 than he was during the majority of 2014. McCann has walked more (8.4% to 5.9%), but he is also striking out at a higher rate...

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    July 12th AL Player Analysis

    Jason Grilli - In a huge blow for the Braves, Jason Grilli suffered a ruptured achillies Saturday and will miss the rest of the season. He's been great for the Braves this season and he was likely going to bring...