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    NL Player Analysis- July 23, 2021

    Paul Goldschmidt- 1B- STL- Hot-Goldschmidt went 0-for-2 snapping his 16-game hitting streak. However, he walked twice, which kept him with a string of 19 games reaching safely. He has gone 26-fir73 in this stretch, walking 11 times, slugging 5 homers,...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 22nd, 2021

    Jorge Polanco (SS - MIN) - Polanco had a great day against the White Sox Wednesday, going 3-4 with a 2B, HR, and SB in the 7-2 win. He has 4 HR and 3 SB in the past 8 games,...

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    Touki Shoves in Return - NL Player Analysis July 21st, 2021

    Touki Toussaint, Atlanta Braves - Touki Toussaint was activated from the IL to start Tuesday's game and tossed a gem against the Padres. He allowed just one run over 6.2 innings and struck out five batters. An interesting development in...

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    Touki Shoves in Return - NL Player Analysis July 21st, 2021

    Touki Toussaint, Atlanta Braves - Touki Toussaint was activated from the IL to start Tuesday's game and tossed a gem against the Padres. He allowed just one run over 6.2 innings and struck out five batters. An interesting development in...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21st, 2021

    Gary Sanchez, C, NYY Sanchez went 2 for 3 with a homer and a walk on Tuesday night against the Phillies. The 28-year-old backstop now has three homers over the past five contests and his 17th on the season. The...

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    MVP a Disappointment? - July 20, 2021

    Jose Abreu, 1B (CHW) Abreu contributed in each leg of Monday's doubleheader, tallying an RBI double in Game 1 and hitting his 17th home run in Game 2. Yet he's only hitting .252 this season. The reigning AL MVP has...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 20, 2021

    Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, three runs, five RBIs, and a walk on Monday against the Marlins. Soto helped pace Washington's 18-1 victory with his third multi-homer game of the season -- two of which have...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 18, 2021

    Joe Musgrove-Padres-SP Joe Musgrove went 5 IP and gave up 4 ER on 8 H, 2 BB, and 3 K's against the Nationals. He has now made 18 starts and has a 3.14 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. The breakout season...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 19th, 2021

    Gleyber Torres (SS - NYY) - Torres homered twice and walked 3 times Saturday and Sunday against Boston as he continues to show signs that he is breaking out of his season-long slump. I understand how bad he's been this...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 18, 2021

    Randal Grichuk- OF- TOR- Stats- Grichuk has put up consistently decent power numbers this season. He has 17 homers for the year, with 5 in April and June, 4 in May, and 3 so far in July. His other production...

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    Freddie Freeman Has Returned to Form - July 18, 2021

    Freddie Freeman (1B-ATL) went 2-3 with a homer and 2 RBI on Saturday against the Rays. After a slow start to the season, the 31 year-old is now batting .285 with 21 dingers and 54 RBI across 397 plate appearances....

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    A Closer Look - Week 16

    Happy second half, fantasy baseballers! With fantasy football just around the corner (have you checked out InsiderFootball.com, recently?), this is the time of the season that separates the championship teams from the pretenders. The All-Star break is the unofficial cutoff...

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    Subtle Improvements - July 17, 2021

    Yoan Moncada, 3B (CHW) Moncada drove in the White Sox' only run on Friday, hitting a double off Lance McCullers Jr. to score Tim Anderson in the first inning. He also walked and struck out once. Moncada is still only...

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    Jake Cronenworth Cycle powers Padres in Slugfest- July 17, 2021

    Jake Cronenworth (1B/2B - SD) Cronenworth hit for the Cycle Friday going 4-5 for in the Padres slugfest. The first time All Star has followed up last years breakout season with another strong effort, as the game raised his season...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 11, 2021

    Luis Castillo-Reds-SP Luis Castillo went 5.1 IP and gave up 1 ER on 3 H, 6 BB, and 6 K's against the Brewers. Castillo now has a 4.65 ERA and 1.41 WHIP which is not bad considering his horrific start....

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    A New and Improved Robbie Ray - July 12, 2021

    Robbie Ray (SP-TOR) was dynamite against the Rays on Sunday afternoon as he tossed 7 shutout innings in which he allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk while racking up 11 punchouts. The 29 year-old lefty fired 71 of his...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 10th, 2021

    Jake Odorizzi, SP, HOU Odorizzi turned in another solid performance, giving up two runs on seven hits across 6.0 innings of work on Friday night against the Yankees. The oft-injured Odorizzi seems to be fit again and is starting to...

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    Brad Miller Still Has Power - July 9, 2021

    Brad Miller, IF, OF, PHI Miller joined the Phillies starting lineup on Thursday for just the 2nd time since June 23, and he made it count, going 3-5 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI in a blowout win over the...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 7, 2021

    Trevor Larnach-Twins-OF Trevor Larnach was 1-3 with an HR (7) and 1 BB against the White Sox. Larnach is in the lineup most days and when he is starting he is batting third which is an indication of the Twins...

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    NL Daily Player Notes - July 8th, 2021

    Chris Paddack (SP - SD) - Paddack was shelled for the 2nd time in 3 starts on Wednesday, this time allowing 9 runs (8 earned) on 9 hits to the Nationals in just 2 innings. There are some bright spots...

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    Heyward's Wayward - July 7, 2021

    Jason Heyward, OF (CHC) Heyward put together a rare two-hit game in what can only be described as "garbage time" late in the Cubs' 11th straight loss. The 8th-inning single drove his batting average UP to .198. Then he tallied...

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    AL Fantasy All-Stars - July 6, 2021

    The MLB all-star teams were officially announced on Sunday, and as always, there are plenty of quality players who didn't make the cut. The following players didn't make the real AL all-star roster, but they have been all-stars in fantasy:...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 6, 2021

    Baez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, two RBIs, and a walk vs. the Phillies on Monday. Baez was one of Chicago's few bright spots in an ugly 13-3 loss by knocking in two of the team's three runs,...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2021

    Joe Ross-Nationals-SP Joe Ross went 6.2 IP and gave up 3 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 11 K's against the Dodgers. Ross now has a 4.02 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through 16 starts. The skills have upticked this...

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    Franco Hits Second Career Homer - AL Player Analysis, June 5th 2021

    Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays - It's been a slow start to Wander Franco's major league career, but a 2-4 effort Sunday pushed his current hitting streak to four games. He also homered for the first time since his major...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2021

    J.T. Realmuto- C- PHI- Cold- Realmuto went 1-for-4 yesterday with a triple. It was his first extra base hit since June 20. Since that date Realmuto has gone 4-for-38, striking out 8 times and walking twice. He has seen his...

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    Motown Mashers: Jonathan Schoop and Eric Haase (Huh?) - July 4, 2021

    Jonathan Schoop (1B-DET) went 2-4 with a homer, a walk, and 3 RBI against the White Sox on Saturday. The 29 year-old is putting together his best season since 2017, when he hit .293 with 32 homers and 105 RBI...

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    McCullers on the Cusp - July 3, 2021

    Lance McCullers Jr., SP (HOU) McCullers left the game with the Indians scoreless with one out in the 6th inning, but Brooks "Let-Inherited-Runners-Score" Raley allowed McCullers' two baserunners to score. McCullers finished with the following line: 5.1 IP, 6 H,...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 3, 2021

    Zack Wheeler settled for a no-decision on Friday against the Padres despite tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings, limiting San Diego to four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. Wheeler appeared to have his seventh win sewed up when he...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 2, 2021

    Jacob deGrom settled for another no-decision after allowing three runs on five hits and no walks with 14 strikeouts over seven innings against the Braves. The three earned runs were a season-high for deGrom, and all of them came in...

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    Kikuchi Shines again as Surprising Mariners Keep Winning - July 2, 2021

    While the Roster may not be as star studded as other Teams, The Mariners continue to win. Let's check out how some of their Key Contributors have been doing following their 7-2 win Thursday. Yusei Kikuchi (SP-SEA) Kikuchi continued his...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 1, 2021

    Trea Turner hit for his third career cycle on Wednesday, going 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, a solo homer, four runs, and two stolen bases against the Rays. Turner became just the fourth player in MLB history with a...

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    Bobby Bradley Bashes Again - July 1, 2021

    Bobby Bradley (1B-CLE) went 2-3 with a pair of solo homers in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader with Detroit. The 25 year-old has provided plenty of pop since being recalled from Triple-A, as was hitting .265 with 8 homers...

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    Trevor Rogers Continues to Be Elite - NL Player Analysis, June 30th 2021

    Trevor Rogers, Miami Marlins - Trevor Rogers allowed just two runs over 5.2 innings but dodged some bullets with four walks in the start, his first time walking four since his opening start of the season. He still struck out...

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    Julio Rodriguez promo and 2 Ohtani homers - June 30, 2021

    Jameson Taillon (SP-NYY) - The Taillon trade is looking like a big win for the Pirates at this point, with Roasney Contreras looking like a top-100 prospect and Taillon struggling. Tuesday, the right-hander was gifted with 11 runs, leading to...

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    Castellanos Looking Like an All-Star - June 29, 2021

    Nick Castellanos, OF, CIN Castellanos went 3-5 with a double, a HR, and 7 RBI in a blowout win against the Phillies on Monday. Castellanos had only hit 2 HR's in his previous 30 games, but he did hit 13...