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    NL Daily Notes - September 9th, 2014

    Jeff Locke - Locke has fit the bill of a spot starter pretty well for most of this year, and he continued that trend on Monday with a 7 IP, 1 ER performance against the Phillies. Locke allowed just 3...

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    AL Player Notes - September 9, 2014

    Henry Owens (SP-BOS). The Red Sox announced that they are calling up Owens, one of their top pitching prospects, to pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season. This news, while irrelevant to single-season players, should be...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 8, 2014

    Shane Greene -- Greene bounced back from his worst outing of the year on Sunday, surrendering just 2 runs (neither earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings while striking out 4 batters. It was an encouraging performance...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2014

    Drew Storen (RP - WAS) - Drew Storen received the call in the 9th inning to close out the game for the Nationals. It was the first save opportunity that the team has seen since removing Rafael Soriano from the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 6, 2014

    Adam Eaton (OF-CHA). Eaton went 1 for 5 in an extra-innings loss to the Indians on Friday night. Despite the fact that I have added and dropped Eaton numerous times this year, I still believe Eaton can be a solid...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-29-2014

    Travis D'Arnaud (C-Mets) Travis D'Arnaud had 3 hits and 4 runs batted in today as he clubbed his 13th HR of the season. D'Arnaud is starting to look more like the prized prospect that made him a 1st round draft...

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    AL Player Analysis-September 4th, 2014

    Hector Santiago-Angels-SP Hector Santiago went 5 innings and gave up 4 ER on 8 hits, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts in the win against the Twins. Santiago has a 3.46 ERA over 112 innings with 97 strikeouts. Santiago showed promise...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 4, 2014

    Danny Salazar (SP-CLE): Salazar followed Miguel Gonzalez with his own CGSO, shutting down the Tigers in allowing 8 hits and striking out 9. Impressively, the frequently wild Salazar didn't walk a single batter in the effort as he outshined Justin...

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    September 3rd NL Player Analysis

    Justin Masterson, St. Louis Cardinals - The Cardinals announced that Justin Masterson has been removed from the rotation and will pitch for at least the foreseeable future out of the bullpen. Simply put, Masterson has been terrible since coming over...

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    AL Player Notes- September 3, 2014

    Derek Holland- TEX- Hot- Holland didn't get a decision but he did throw a quality start in his 2014 major league debut. His freak knee injury during the offseason kicked off an avalanche of health issues for the Rangers, but...

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    NL Player Notes- September 2, 2014

    J. J. Hoover- CIN- FYI- Hoover is back with the Reds as the season for AAA Louisville is done. Hoover managed to get tagged with 10 losses for Cincinnati in only 46 games covering 55.2 IP before getting optioned last...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31th, 2014

    Miguel Cabrera -- Detroit star Miguel Cabrera sat out Sunday's game after leaving early in the second game of the team's double-header on Saturday. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that he could give Miggy four or five days off to...

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    NL Player Notes - September 1, 2014

    Jordy Mercer (SS-PIT). Mercer went 2 for 4 with his 8th HR of the year off Johnny Cueto on Sunday afternoon, running his season slash line to .258/.304/.375. After a rocky start to the season, Mercer has quietly been a...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 30th, 2014

    Jason Heyward-Braves-OF Jason Heyward was 3-4 in the loss to the Marlins. Heyward is slashing .275/11/54 with 14 SB. Heyward has never lived up to his potential, but remains a solid fantasy player because of his contributions across the board....

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    AL Daily Notes - Aug 31, 2014

    Aaron Sanchez (RP-TOR): tossed two scoreless innings of his own to pick up his first career save as the Jays bypassed Casey Janssen. A closer controversy could be brewing north of the border. After showing flashes of dominance in the...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-29-2014

    Stephen Strasburg (SP-Wash) This has been a very confounding season for Stephen Strasburg. When I looked athim earlier in the year it looked like everything was pointing to a very strongseason. The results have been anything but. Since July 1st...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 28th, 2014

    Billy Hamilton-Reds-OF Billy Hamilton was 2-2 with 2 runs scored, 2 walks, and 2 RBI in the win over the Cubs. Hamilton is slashing .267/6/46 with 69 runs scored and 51 stolen bases. Hamilton has really slowed down post all-star...

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    AL Player Notes- August 29, 2014

    Dustin Ackley- SEA- Stats- Ackley credits his second half surge to a change in mechanics. It may not be quite correct. He had exactly the same Batting EYE in each half (.40.) His FB% was also precisely the same (34.1%....

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    NL Daily Notes - August 28, 2014

    Zack Wheeler (SP-NYM): While Julio Teheran grabbed most of the headlines with his quality start and win, Zack Wheeler tossed yet another quality start of his own, allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits and 3 walks and adding 7...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 27th, 2014

    Albert Pujols (1B-LAA) After an injury plagued 2013 season that saw him only play in 99 games, many thought this year would be a major rebound for Pujols. It has been anything but. He is batting only .277 and he...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 27, 2014

    Ken Giles (RP-PHI): Ken Giles struck out the side in the 8th and picked up his 3rd win of the season. The man who many have dubbed as the closer of the future for the Phillies has now posted a...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 26th, 2014

    Tanner Roark - I like Tanner Roark. I think he can be a solid back-end starter due primarily to his excellent control and one other thing......his schedule. Roark's peripherals have actually gotten worse across the board in the second half,...

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    AL Player Notes- August 26, 2014

    Shin-Soo Choo- TEX- Inj Update- The curse that has hovered over the Rangers this season wasn't finished. Choo has been declared done for the season with a bone spur in his elbow. Although he had hit 4 homers in 90...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 25th, 2014

    Sean Doolittle -- Doolittle underwent an MRI on Sunday and was subsequently placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right intercostal muscle. That's a tough blow for fantasy owners as the race for saves at the end of the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 25th, 2014

    Bryce Harper (OF - WAS) - Bryce Harper continued his hot August by going 2-for-5 with a homerun and a double to knock in 2 RBI. His ISO on the season now sits at a meager .133 and his 77/29...

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    AL Player Notes - August 23, 2014

    Joe Kelly (SP-BOS). Kelly had his first decent outing as a member of the Red Sox, tossing 5 shutout innings while giving up only 1 hit and 3 walks while striking out 5. However, he did not pick up the...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 22, 2014

    Adam Wainwright (SP-STL) Adam Wainwright was the loser this evening giving up 5 runs (4 ER) in 6 innings while walking 3 and striking out 2. He has been an absolute stud pitcher since 2009 but the fact is that...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 21st, 2014

    Phil Hughes-Twins-SP Phil Hughes went 7 innings and gave up 1 ER on 5 hits and 8 strikeouts in the win against the Indians. Hughes has a 3.65 ERA over 165 innings with 148 strikeouts. Hughes has a 3.23 x...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 21th 2014

    Garrett Richards (LAA) - Garrett Richards took on the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night but left the game in the second inning on a stretcher. He was covering first base when his left knee gave out and was unable...

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    AL Player Blog- August 20, 2014

    Austin Jackson- Austin Jackson is finally starting to run. After a disappointing season marked by his worst power output since he got called to the major leagues (3.3% HR/FB rate in both 2010 and 2014), Jackson has begun to show...

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    NL Player Notes- August 19, 2014

    Will Harris- ARI- FYI- Harris was called up after posting an ERA of 0.83 since being sent back down to AAA in June. He got into the game last night and lost, running his major league record to 0-3. Harris...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 19th, 2014

    Bud Norris - Norris pitched very well on Monday, holding the White Sox to 2 runs on 3 hits over 7 innings of work, striking out 5 without walking a batter. Norris has improved his control, GB rate, and velocity...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18th 2014

    Kennys Vargas -- Vargas went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, 3 RBI, and 2 runs on Sunday against the Royals. The big day brings Vargas' batting average up to .317, and the long-ball was his third of the season....

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    NL Player Notes August 18, 2014

    Josh Collmenter (SP-ARZ). Collmenter owners had to be a bit disappointed, as he lasted only 4 innings against the Marlins in Miami on Sunday afternoon, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits while striking out 4. This should be about...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 17th 2014

    Drew Smyly (SP - TB) - Making his 3rd start for the Tampa Bay Rays, Smyly took on Shane Greene and the New York Yankees at home in the Trop. He tossed his second straight quality start by going 7...

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    August 16th AL Coverage

    Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox - Buchholz actually turned in his second straight quality start, tossing seven innings of two run baseball while striking out nine which is his second highest total for the season behind the 12 he struck...