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    NL Player Analysis - April 28, 2015

    Steve Cishek, RP, MIA Cishek blew the save Monday allowing a three-run homer to Daniel Murphy and is now 1 of 3 in save chances. While his ERA sits at 11.37, he does have 6 strikeouts in 6.1 IP and...

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    N.L. Player Report April 27th, 2015

    DFS Picks: John Lackey (SP-STL) - Any pitcher who faces the Phillies has an immediate fantasy value. The Phillies are the lowest scoring team in the majors, only averaging 2.58 runs per game. Their team batting average and OBP are...

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    MyFantasyFix DFS - 4-26-15 - Jose Abreu & Hanley Ramirez Are Core Plays on Sunday

    Each Sunday 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 Fantasy is the...

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    April 28th NL Player Analysis

    Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals - On a day where Carlos Carrasco facing the Tigers is the highest priced pitcher on the day, Lance Lynn against the Brewers for $8,800 seems like an absolute bargain. It's no secret that the...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 26, 2015

    Jed Lowrie Lowrie is a good guy to pick up, especially for teams in need of shortstop help. Lowrie is 6-for-11 in his last three games, and with Lowrie, the question is never whether he can hit, but whether he...

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    NL Player Analysis April 25, 2013

    Joe Wieland (SP-LAN). The Dodgers have announced that they are calling Wieland up to start either Saturday or Sunday against the Padres. Wieland is an intriguing streaming option in NL-only leagues, as, when healthy, he has consistently put up K...

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    AL Player Analysis- 4-24-15

    Michael Pineda (SP-NYY) Michael Pineda was masterful today as he picked up his third win pitching 7 innings of 1 run ball while striking out 7. He was extremely fortunate last year as his startling comeback from a 2 year...

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    AL Player Report- April 24, 2015

    Devon Travis- 2B- TOR- Idea- Travis has been very hot in his rookie season. Against southpaws he has posted a .364/.417/1.000 slash line. This is despite a .250 BABIP. Last season Drew Smyly had a slash line of .262/.322/.441 and...

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    NL Player Blog- April 24, 2015

    Pedro Alvarez- Pedro Alvarez has opened the 2015 season with a solid power performance, and he is a solid daily play against right handed pitching. Alvarez doesn't have much upside to alter his season long value, but if the Pirates...

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    AL Player Report - April 23, 2015

    Devon Travis (2B-TOR): Devon Travis (ribs) returned to the lineup with a vengeance, as the rookie hit his 4th homer of the year and stole his 1st base to lead the Jays' humbling of Ubaldo Jimenez. You have to love...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 23, 2015

    Cole Hamels (SP-PHI). All you Cole Hamels owners who were panicking because of Hamels' 5.00 ERA coming into Wednesday's game against the Marlins can now relax. Hamels went 6 innings, giving up 1 unearned run on 5 hits and three...

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    April 22nd AL Player Report

    Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians - Carlos Carrasco was dominant in his return to the mound Tuesday after having been hit in the face with a line drive his last time out. He tossed just five innings (which may have been...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 22, 2015

    Mark Melancon (RP-PIT) - Melancon entered Tuesday's game against the Cubs with a two-run lead in the ninth inning, but due up were Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant By the time those three were done, the bases were...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 21, 2015

    Here are a few players that are off to hot starts which could very well continue throughout the season: Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE Bauer continued his early season dominance on Monday, throwing 7 shutout innings against the White Sox, only...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 20, 2015

    Steve Souza Maybe the projection systems do know something we mere humans don't, as STEAMER/PECOTA darling Steve Souza continued his great start to the 2015 season on Sunday. With a 3-for-5 day, Souza raised his slashes to .289/.373/.533, while connecting...

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    NL Player Report- April 20, 2015

    Dexter Fowler- OF- CHN- Idea- Fowler has yet to get a hit off a southpaw in 2015, but he added two more against righthanded pitching yesterday. The Cubs are facing A. J. Burnett, who had a slash line of .244/.368/.417...

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    MyFantasyFix DFS - 4-19-15 - Find Value With Richards, Greene & Duda

    It's the 3rd week of the Fantasy Baseball season and DFS is in full swing. 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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    N.L. Player Report April 19th, 2015

    DFS Picks: Kris Bryant (3B-CHC) - Kris Bryant didn't hit any home runs on Saturday, but he did reach base five times. Bryant displayed veteran level maturity by walking three times in six plate appearances. In each of those at...

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    April 19th AL Player Report

    Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays - Donaldson has been feasting on the Braves pitchers over the first two games of the series launching three homers including a walk off blast in the 10th Saturday. He's finally providing some of the...

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    NL Player Report - April 18, 2015

    Wil Myers (OF-SD): Remember me, he said sardonically to a baseball world focused on the hype surrounding Kris Bryant. The he, in this case, is none other than Wil Myers, a forgotten former top prospect who hit a game-winning 3-run...

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    NL Player Report - April 17, 2015

    Kris Bryant (3B-CHC): It's official: the Cubs are calling up Kris Bryant today, thus beginning a new era in the windy city. He only posted a 1.042 OPS in 7 AAA games with 3 homers to start the season, actually...

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    AL Player Report- April 17, 2015

    Stephen Vogt- C- OAK- Idea- Vogt has a good chance to keep his hot start going against Roberto Hernandez (the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona.) Hernandez had a slash line of .246/.358/.387 and FIP of 5.65 against lefthanders last...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 15th, 2015

    Dan Haren-Marlins-SP Dan Haren picked up his first win Wednesday by giving up 2 ER over 7 IP on 3 H, 2 BB, and 5 K. Haren is in a good spot in Miami, pitching half his games in a...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 16, 2015

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CLE). Bauer was solid again in picking up his second win of the season against the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon. Bauer lasted 6 innings, giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 8. One...

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    Odrisamer Despaigne (SP-SD) - Despaigne continued his good fortune Tuesday, allowing just a run on two hits over seven solid innings against the Diamondbacks. His 4:2 K:BB in 11.2 innings indicates a lack of dominance, but if you actually watch...

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    AL Player Analysis- 4-14-15

    CC Sabathia (SP-NYY) In Sabathia's first start of the season, the strikeouts were certainly there but the outcome was a loss. Today's game was no different. Sabathia took the loss again giving up 4 runs on 7 hits while striking...

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    AL Player Analysis-April 13th, 2014

    J.D. Martinez-Tigers-OF J.D. Martinez was 1-3 with a HR (4), 1 R, 2 RBI, and 1 BB. Martinez has shown no signs of slowing down after his breakout 2014 season. If you purely look at his numbers, he would be...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 14, 2015

    Sometimes early in the season people make quick judgements on players based on small sample sizes. The following are a few players whose performances so far have been a bit surprising, but not very likely to continue. Eddie Butler, SP,COL...

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    NL Player Report- April 13, 2015

    Mike Fiers- P- MIL- FYI- Watching Fiers Friday night prompted some thoughts. His velocity ranged from 91 mph down to 71. He also had very strong control, with 59 of his 89 pitches strikes and only allowing one walk in...

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    NL Player Analysis, April 12th 2015

    Kyle Kendrick, Colorado Rockies - Ahhh.... This is the Kendrick we all expected and if you added him and started him in Colorado you probably deserved to have had this happen to you (thought the same thing when someone in...

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    A.L. Player Report April 12, 2015

    DFS Picks: Nathan Karns (SP-TB) - Nathan Karns is an extremely cheap DFS pickup for Sunday. Karns comes in at a low price due to his inexperience at the major league level, and his poor performance on Tuesday. He may...

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    AL Player Analysis- 4-11-15

    Chris Davis (1B- Baltimore) Chris Davis had his first 2 hits of the new season in the Orioles 12-5 loss to Toronto. Davis had what we term a very unlucky season last year. He had a BABIP of .242 that...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 11, 2015

    Tyler Matzek (SP-COL). Matzek had a decent outing against the Cubs on Friday, but was too inefficient with his pitches to hang around long enough for the win. Matzek gave up only 1 run over 4 inning while striking out...

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    AL Player Report- April 10, 2015

    Steve Pearce- 1B- BAL- Stats- In his breakout season of 2014, Pearce feasted on lefthanders, putting up a slash line of .327/.405/.704 against them. In addition he went .329/.416/.600 in Camden Yards. Today the Orioles have their home opener against...

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    NL Player Analysis 4-10-2015

    AJ Burnett (SP-Pitts) AJ Burnett opened his season today against the Cincinnati Reds with a no decision pitching 5.1 innings giving up 4 hits, 1 walk, and 2 ER while striking out 7. Burnett is coming off an injury riddled...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 9, 2015

    Rick Porcello (SP-BOS). A day after inking a four-year extension with the team, Porcello made his debut in a Red Sox uniform Wednesday night in Philadelphia. After starting with 5 shutout innings, the wheels came off a little bit for...