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    NL Player Analysis-August 15, 2014

    Tyson Ross (SP-San Diego) Tyson Ross has emerged this season as a very strong pitcher for the hapless Padres. Tonight's performance was not his best as he gave up 3 runs in 6 innings on 5 hits and 4 walks...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 15, 2014

    A small sampling of today's player notes available to subscribers... Mike FIers (SP-MIL) - It's apparently a mismatch no matter what team Fiers faces these days. Thursday was no exception, as Fiers fanned a career-high 14 over six inning of...

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    AL Player Notes- August 15, 2014

    Nick Swisher- CLE- Inj Update- Even if Swisher gets a second opinion on his knee that doesn't include surgery, that doesn't mean he will be productive for the final weeks of the season. He has a HR/FB ratio of 8.3%...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 13th, 2014

    Michael Pineda (SP-NYY) Michael Pineda returned to the mound today for his first start of the season since 4/23. He did not factor in the decision but pitched well giving up only 1 run and two hits while striking out...

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    NL Player Blog- August 14, 2014

    Todd Frazier- Perhaps not surprisingly, Todd Frazier has struggled to generate the power that made him such a successful piece of fantasy lineups in the early part of the season. Since the All-Star Break, Frazier has managed only 1 home...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 13th, 2014

    Devin Mesoraco (CIN) - Devin Mesoraco had another big night at the plate going 3-for-4 with his 20th double and 62nd RBI. A case could be made for drafting Devin Mesoraco as the first catcher off the board next season....

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    AL Player Blog- August 13, 2014

    J.D. Martinez- It is always tough to change our perception of a player in-season. Bias from past seasons always seems to seep in no matter how large a sample size we are given to review, and we are almost always...

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    AL Player Notes- August 12, 2014

    Yoenis Cespedes- BOS- FYI- Cespedes now has a single homer in his 35 PAs with Boston after hitting one out on Sunday. His HR/FB ratio had risen into double digits by the time of the trade from Oakland, but is...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 12th, 2014

    David Peralta - Through 8 August starts, Peralta has 5 multi-hit games to go along with 3 2Bs, a 3B, 2 HRs, and 2 SBs. He's also picked up 6 R and 10 RBI and has continued to show a...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 10th, 2014

    Miguel Cabrera-Tigers-1B Miguel Cabrera was 3-9 with 2 runs scored in the loss to the Blue Jays. Cabrera is slashing .304/17/84. Cabrera hasn't been hitting for power like we have all come to expect. Cabrera has been slowed by injuries...

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    August 11th NL Player Analysis

    Rymer Liriano, San Diego Padres - It only took Liriano 13 AAA games before the Padres were convinced that he was ready for the big leagues and are calling him up to the majors. Over two levels, Liriano hit 14...

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    AL Player Notes - August 9, 2014

    Chris Taylor (SS-SEA). Taylor appears to have won the job as the Mariners SS, at least for now, as he has gotten the start in six out of the last seven games. Taylor has certainly gotten off to a good...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 8, 2014

    Andrelton Simmons- (SS-ATL) It was a much anticipated season for Andrelton Simmons after hitting 17 HR and very good contact skills in 2013. While the contact rate has remained a strong 87.2%, the power has diminished significantly and the expected...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 8, 2014

    A small sampling of today's player notes. Ryan Howard (1B-PHI) - Howard may have some deeper league value yet. After going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against right-handers Thursday, Howard blasted an eighth inning grand slam off Houston left-hander Tony Sipp...

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    August 8th AL Player Analysis

    Shane Greene, New York Yankees - Greene dominated the Tigers over eight shutout innings to notch his third win of the season. He struck out five batters but walked three which is a season high for any of his starts....

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    NL Daily Notes - August 7, 2014

    Tommy Medica (1B/OF-SD): Tommy Medica went 2 for 5 with 1 run and 1 RBI to spark the Padres to victory. Those scouts and evaluators who worried about his long swing looked at his power numbers in the minors--19 in...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 6th 2014

    Chris Sale (CWS - SP) - Chris Sale took the loss on Wednesday but the lanky lefty is in the midst of his best season as a big leaguer and is currently on pace for career highs in strikeout rate,...

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    August 6th NL Player Analysis

    Brett Anderson, Colorado Rockies - Anderson left Tuesday's start one pitch into the fourth with what appeared to be a lower back injury. Up until that point, he was pitching well allowing one hit over three innings while striking out...

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    AL Player Blog- August 6, 2014

    Brian McCann- July was the best month of the year for Brian McCann, who finally showed some of the offensive capability that made him a high-priced free agent in the off-season and a top 10 fantasy catcher during draft season....

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    NL Player Notes- August 5, 2014

    Matt Cain- SF- Inj Update- Cain will have season ending surgery next Monday to remove bone chips. Cain had a stretch for several years where he threw a lot of pitches and a lot of innings. It may be taking...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 5th, 2014

    Jose Ramirez - Ramirez looks like he's going to be the starting SS for the Indians down the stretch, as Mike Aviles has only spelled him once since the Cabrera deal. Ramirez is a diminuitive switch hitter with a bit...

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    NL Player Notes August 4, 2014

    John Lackey (SP-STL). Lackey picked up a win in his Cardinals debut, tossing 7 innings and giving up 2 runs and 7 hits with no walks while striking out 4. Lackey's performance over the last year and a half...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 3rd, 2014

    Neftali Feliz -- Feliz blew his first save of the season on Sunday, allowing two runs on a walk and two hits, including a home run. He'd converted three straight since taking over for the recently traded Joakim Soria, so...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 2nd, 2014

    Justin Masterson-Cardinals-SP Justin Masterson went 6 innings and gave up 5 ER on 7 hits, 3 BB, and 4 strikeouts in his debut against the Brewers. Masterson has had a disappointing 2014 season, but a move to the National League...

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    August 2nd AL Player Analysis

    Anthony Ranaudo, Boston Red Sox - Ranaudo made his major league debut Friday getting the call after the Red Sox traded away over half of their starting rotation at the deadline. He pitched well, lasting six innings allowing just two...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 1, 2014

    Grady Sizemore (OF-PHIL) Grady Sizemore went 2-3 with an RBI in today's game as he started in LF in place of Dominoc Brown who was ill. Grady was a budding superstar for the Cleveland Indians during the 2005-2008 seasons. He...

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    AL Player Analysis-July 31st, 2014

    Carlos Santana-Indians-3B Carlos Santana was 2-4 with 2 RBI in the loss to the Mariners. Santana is slashing .234/20/52. Santana has been a disappointment overall, but has really picked it up as of late. Santana has hit .304 with 8...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 30th, 2014

    Kendrys Morales (DH-Seattle) Kendrys Morales was acquired by Seattle to provide an offensive spark after the dismal performance of Corey Hart. So far, he is 1-21 in his return to Seattle. His numbers with the Twins were hardly awe inspiring...

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    NL Player Blog- July 31, 2014

    Tanner Roark- Tanner Roark has managed to make himself fantasy relevant despite not being a terrific strikeout pitcher. His 19% K Rate is solid but hardly elite for a pitcher who has managed to become a solid back-end fantasy rotation...

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    July 30th AL Player Analysis

    Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres - Cabrera was activated from the disabled list before Tuesday's game and was immediately placed in his spot atop the Padres lineup. At the time of going down with his injury Cabrera was hitting just...

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    AL Player Blog- July 29, 2014

    Carlos Beltran- July has seen Carlos Beltran return to form a bit as a relevant fantasy outfielder. His .279/.343/.492 slash line is the best he has had this season although there is still some cause for concern. Beltran's season long...

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    AL Player Notes- July 29, 2014

    Danny Valencia- KC- Trade- Valencia was dealt to the Blue Jays in a 3-player deal for Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks. He will get some time at 3B until Brett Lawrie comes off the DL but then will likely return...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28

    Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler has dealt with hamstring issues for the majority of the 2014 season. His bat has been otherworldly when healthy, though. Soler showed all he needed to at Double-A Tennessee in just 22 games, slashing...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 27th, 2014

    Rick Porcello (SP-Detroit) Rick Porcello pitched a very strong game throwing 7 innings of 1 run ball (no ER) on 5 hits while striking out 6 in a no decision. His ERA dropped to 3.24 on the year. Porcello, 25,...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2014

    Matt Kemp (OF - BOS) - Gordon Estes of ESPN Boston reported that the Red Sox have interest in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Estes went on to speculate that Jon Lester, a free agent at the...

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    NL-Player Analysis-July 26th, 2014

    Johnny Cueto-Reds-SP Johnny Cueto threw 7 innings of shutout ball with 9 K's in the win against the Nationals. Cueto has not slowed down and has a 2.08 ERA over 155 innings with 157 K's. Cueto has remained healthy and...