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    N.L. Player Report June 22nd, 2015

    High Risk High Payoff: Domonic Brown (OF-PHI) - Due to the limited slate of NL games on Monday, very few guys qualify as good DFS value picks. Most players are iffy at best, and few have a high upside. As...

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    MyFantasyFix DFS 6-21-15 - Build Around Offense On Sunday

    Happy Father's Day everyone! Each weekend, we publish our free analysis of the daily plays position-by-position. If you haven't already tried out Daily Fantasy Baseball, now is the perfect time to take it for a test spin. The beauty of...

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    June 21st NL Player Analysis

    Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals - Poor Max Scherzer.... One strike away from perfection and he plunks Jose Tabata on the elbow. But I guess finishing off Josh Harrison one batter later to complete the no-hitter is a pretty solid consolation...

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    AL Player Report- June 21, 2015

    Chris Colabello- OF- TOR- Idea- Colabello has a fantastic slash line against LH pitching (.406/.457/.750.) So why are we talking about him when RH Chris Tillman is starting against the Jays? First, it's Tillman's reverse splits, with a .279/.370/.544 slash...

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    AL Player Report- June 20, 2015

    Mookie Betts (OF-BOS): Mookie Betts stayed hot, going 4 for 5 with 1 RBI and 1 SB to back Eduardo Rodriguez and lead the Red Sox' trouncing of the Royals. Betts has 19 hits in 16 June games, a run...

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    NL Player Analysis 6-19-2015

    Ian Desmond (SS-Nationals) Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday as he is getting a scheduled day off. Danny Espinosa is filling in for Desmond at shortstop. Desmond is having a very bad year with only 5 HR's,...

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    AL Player Report- June 19, 2015

    Ezequiel Carrera- OF- TOR- Idea- Carrera has put up decent but far from spectacular numbers against RH pitching with a slash line of .275/.338/.348 and 2 steals in 81 PAs (after topping 40 steals in each of the last 2...

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    AL Player Analysis- 6-17-15

    Drew Hutchinson (SP-Toronto) Drew Hutchison was the winning pitcher tonight as he tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball to pick up his 5th win of the season. Hutchison needed 105 pitches and was unable to get through the sixth inning....

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    June 17th AL Player Analysis

    Luis Valbuena, Houston Astros - Luis Valbuena has been one of the biggest power surprises in baseball this season as another two homers Tuesday gives him 16 on the season. He drove in four on the game pushing his total...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 17, 2015

    Danny Espinosa (INF-WAS) - Sure, the Nats scored 16 runs and Bryce Harper homered again, but how about Espinosa's day Thursday? He went 5-for-5 (all singles) with three runs scored. He didn't have an RBI, as all the runners kept...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 16, 2015

    Joey Butler, OF, TB Butler continued his fantastic rookie campaign, going 2-4 with a BB on Monday and raising his season line to a remarkable .344/.378/.516 and giving him a .400 BA (24-60) over his last 15 games. There are...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 14th, 2015

    A.J. Burnett-Pirates-SP AJ Burnett went 9 IP and gave up 0 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 4 K in the win against the Phillies. Burnett has been excellent in his return to Pittsburgh. Burnett has a 1.89 ERA...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 15, 2015

    Lance McCullers McCullers put in another strong outing on Sunday, going five no-hit innings, with four strikeouts and four walks. Although the start was another win for McCullers who is now 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA, the start did quite...

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    MyFantasyFix DFS - 6-14-15 - Can Toronto Help E-Rod Regress?

    Good morning everyone! Each weekend, we publish our free analysis of the daily plays position-by-position. If you haven't already tried out Daily Fantasy Baseball, now is the perfect time to take it for a test spin. The beauty of Daily...

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    June 14th AL Player Analysis

    Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins - This has been one of the busiest months in terms of super high level prospects getting called up that I can remember. Buxton is getting the call Sunday to Minnesota and likely will be inserted...

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    N.L. Player Report June 13th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Jeff Baker (2B-MIA) - Jeff Baker is a righty specialist with tons of pop. It's a good thing Jorge De La Rosa is starting on Sunday, because that means you can pencil Baker into your DFS lineup. Although...

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    NL Player Analysis 6-12-2015

    Jaime Garcia (SP-St Louis) With the injuries to Wainwright and now Lance Lynn, the Cardinals really need Jaime Garcia to add some stability to the rotation. So far, Garcia has pitched very well in the 5 starts since coming off...

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    AL Player Report- June 13, 2015

    Delmon Young- OF- BAL- Idea- Young has been tough on LH pitching this season, although he hasn't hit a homer against them. His slash line of .356/.370/378 gives a solid chance at some hits against C. C. Sabathia, who has...

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    NL Player Report- June 12, 2015

    Neil Walker- 2B- PIT- Idea- Walker has a .277/.330/.424 slash line against RH pitching, with all of his homers coming against them. With Kevin Correia making his 2015 major league debut against Pittsburgh this is a favorable matchup for Walker....

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    AL Player Report- June 11, 2015

    Vincent Velasquez (SP-HOU): Velasquez didn't allow a run through 5 innings, but he walked 4 and was pulled after 89 pitches. The future is now in Houston and Velasquez likely bought himself some time to prove himself in the rotation....

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    NL Player Blog- June 11, 2015

    Pedro Alvarez- Pedro Alvarez remains one of the most extreme splits players in baseball. His inability to hit left handed pitching has greatly limited his value to owners in most formats. The exaggerated splits for Alvarez are not the only...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 9, 2015

    Chris Heston Heston joined the record books on Tuesday night, tossing a no-hitter with just three hit batsmen being the only baserunners to reach all night (the first time that has happened in MLB history). Heston was just starting to...

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    AL Player Analysis- 6-9-15

    Justin Verlander (SP-Detroit) The much anticipated return of Justin Verlander to the Detroit rotation is upon us with his first 2015 start set for Saturday. He is coming off a strong rehab outing where he struck out nine batters and...

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    AL Player Analysis-June 8th, 2014

    Phil Hughes-Twins-SP Phil Hughes went 7.2 IP and gave up 3 ER on 7 H, 1 BB, and 3 K in the loss to the Royals. Hughes has gone back to the old Hughes after his breakout 2014 season. Hughes...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 8th, 2015

    Josh Reddick - I guess we should finally discuss Josh Reddick, huh? Reddick is exhibiting a severe increase in plate discipline this season by any measure (chase rate, swinging strike%, contact rate, swing%, BB rate, K rate), and it's coincided...

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    N.L. Player Report June 8th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Mike Bolsinger (SP-LAD) - Mike Bolsinger has been extremely reliable this season. His average fastball velocity might only be 86.6 MPH, but this hasn't stopped him from maintaining a 1.98 ERA. On Monday night, Bolsinger will have to...

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    June 7th NL Player Analysis

    Cameron Maybin, Atlanta Braves - Maybin is slowly but surely becoming fantasy relevant once again. He picked up another two hits Saturday giving him six multi-hit efforts in his last eight games. Maybin has also settled into the top two...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 6, 2015

    Jesse Chavez Chavez didn't quite have his 'A' stuff on the mound Saturday, breaking a string of two straight eight inning shutouts that he had thrown in late May. On Saturday, Chavez gave up four runs and eleven baserunners in...

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    Week 10 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    For anyone who puts most of their concentration into league-specific set-ups, the so-called 'trials and tribulations' of those in mixed leagues can seem like nonsense.  Their worries of an everyday player who happens to be going through a one-week slump...

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    A.L. Player Report June 6th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Billy Burns (OF-OAK) - How couldn't you pick Billy Burns in DFS leagues right now? Over his last seven games, Burns is 11 for 32 with six runs scored, four RBIs, and three stolen bases. On Saturday, Burns...

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    NL Player Blog- June 6, 2015

    Martin Prado- Martin Prado offers fantasy owners very little outside of a reasonable batting average from third base. Prado's modest power is down even for him in 2015 with a .083 ISO in comparison to his normal .130+ average of...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 5, 2015

    Anthony Rendon, 2B, 3B, WAS Rendon finally made his 2015 debut on Thursday, batting second, and going 2-4 with 2 strikeouts. After being one of the breakout stars in 2014, Rendon has been one of the biggest disappointments thus far...

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    AL Player Report- June 5, 2015

    Kole Calhoun- OF- LAA- Idea- Calhoun has hit RH pitching better than lefties, with a slash line of .265/.304/.401. Nathan Eovaldi has had a lot of trouble against LH hitting this season, with a slash line of .375/.435/.510. He has...

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    AL Player Report- June 4, 2015

    Hector Santiago (SP-LAA): Santiago fell prey to the regression monster on Wednesday, as the lefty allowed 5 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings, only striking out 3 Rays. Interestingly enough, the monster left some meat...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 4th, 2015

    David Peralta - Peralta continued his assault on RHP Wednesday, going 2-5 with a double against the Braves in a 9-8 loss. He's hitting 282/353/534 against righties and is ranked #54 among OF despite his part-time play, yet he's still...