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    July 27th AL Player Analysis

    Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays - Jeremy Hellickson was recalled Saturday to start for the Rays and was very effective despite running up a very high pitch count. The righty lasted just 4.2 innings but struck out five while scattering...

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    AL Player Notes 7/26/2014

    Josh Tomlin (SP-CLE). Tomlin continued to pitch in bad luck in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday night, as he gave up 4 runs (3 earned) over 5.1 innings. Tomlin gave up 7 hits and struck out 5 and...

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    July 26th AL Player Analysis

    Grady Sizemore, Philadelphia Phillies - Sizemore continued his excellent work for the Phillies going 3-for-5 out of the leadoff spot with two runs. While for the season his average sits at just .239 he is hitting an impressive .341 since...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 25, 2014

    J.P. Arencibia (C/1B-TEX): J.P. Arencibia hit his 4th homer of the season to provide the lone spark for the punchless Rangers offense. With Geovany Soto likely out for a month, look for Arencibia to see regular playing time. Arencibia is...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 25, 2014

    Yangervis Solarte (3B-SD) - Solarte will apparently be the everyday third baseman and #2 hitter after coming over in the Chase Headley trade. Normally that's a prime spot in a lineup ahead of the team's best hitter, but instead, Solarte...

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    AL Player Analysis-July 23rd, 2014

    Brian Dozier-Twins-2B Brian Dozier was 1-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Indians. Brian Dozier parlayed a strong start to his 2014 season into an All-Star and HR Derby appearance. Dozier's season line reads .239/19/47 with 16 SB...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 24, 2014

    Ian Kennedy (SP-SD): Ian Kennedy picked up his 8th win after tossing another quality start, this time against the lowly Cubs lineup. He allowed 3 earned runs on 3 hits and 5 walks while adding 6 strikeouts. Many have raised...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 23, 2014

    Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals - Carpenter hasn't quite lived up to the lofty preseason standards he set for himself after his MVP caliber 2013 season, but the second baseman has been a good fantasy asset for owners this season....

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    AL Player Blog- July 23, 2014

    Chase Headley- The Yankees made their first offensive addition of the 2014 trade season by acquiring Chase Headley for the stretch run. Headley will now be available in AL-Only formats for pick-up so getting an idea of whether his July...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21

    Dustin Pedroia didn't reach base in the Red Sox's 14-run outburst against the Blue Jays Monday night. He was held hitless, bringing his slash line down to .272/.339/.368. Pedroia has four home runs and two stolen bases on the season,...

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    NL Player Blog- July 22, 2014

    Gregory Polanco- Gregory Polanco is becoming one of the poster boys in 2014 for my "shiny new toy syndrome". In every league, owners overvalue prospects to the determent of older, more proven assets. Polanco was widely thought of as a...

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    AL Player Notes - July 21, 2014

    Justin Masterson -- Masterson threw 71 pitches in a rehab outing on Sunday, allowing two runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Masterson, who has been a major disappointment this year, has been on the DL with...

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    NL Player Notes - July 21, 2014

    Odrisamer Despaigne (SP-SD). Despaigne flirted with history on Sunday afternoon, as he took a no-hitter into the 8th inning against the Mets. Unfortunately he gave up two hits and a run in that inning, thereby losing both the no-hitter and...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 20, 2014

    Chris Dickerson (OF-CLE) - Since being acquired and subsequently called up by the Indians earlier this month, Chris Dickerson has been on a tear. The 32-year old outfielder is now with his 5th team in 9 years and has filled...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 19

    Todd Frazier stole his 15th base of the season yesterday afternoon. With 19 bombs, over 50 runs and RBIs, and a plus-average, he has proven to be the only five-category contributor at his position. Reds Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto...

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    AL Player Notes- July 19, 2014

    Xander Bogaerts- BOS- Stats- During the Break, Scott Boras was quoted as saying he still had confidence in clients Bogaerts and Stephen Drew. With Bogaerts, Boras has reason to think that he will break out of his slump before too...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 14th, 2014

    Enrique Hernandez - Hernandez is a pretty interesting case, as he kind of slipped off the radar for a few years after being drafted in the 6th round (with a $150K bonus) of the 2009 draft out of the American...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 14th, 2014

    Johnny Cueto (SP - CIN) - Johnny Cueto finished off the best half-season on his career on Sunday at home against the Pirates. Unfortunately, he lasted just 6 innings and yielded 3 runs on 5 hits while tallying 7 strikeouts....

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    NL Player Notes - July 13, 2014

    Jimmy Nelson (SP-MIL). Nelson did not prove to be the savior the Brewers were looking for. He got absolutely drilled by the Cardinals in a 10-2 drubbing on Saturday, giving up 8 runs (6 earned) on 8 hits and 2...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 12th, 2014

    (David Robertson CL-NYY) David Robertson had to follow the legendary Mario Rivera and has been successful this year in a way that would make the Sandman proud. Robertson picked up his 23rd save today striking out 2 of the 3...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 11th, 2014

    Jake Arrieta (SP- Cubs) Jake Arrieta pitched another quality start today giving up 4 runs (3ER) on 4 hits and 3 walks with 6K's in a no decision effort. The Cubs rotation was filled with question marks coming into the...

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    AL Player Notes - July 12, 2014

    Miguel Gonzalez (SP-BAL). Gonzalez had a solid outing against the Yankees on Friday night, tossing 8 innings of two run ball in a no-decision. Gonzalez gave up only 6 hits and walked none, while striking out 5 in reducing his...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 11, 2014

    Michael Brantley (OF-CLE): In the middle of his breakout season, Michael Brantley logged a 2-for-4, 1-run, 2-RBI night to lead the Tribe over the Yankees. Brantley now has a .911 OPS and a .398 wOBA to go with 14 homers,...

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    NL Player Notes- July 11, 2014

    Jeurys Familia- NYN- Caution- Familia officially has a tired arm and his use might curtail some. Hopefully this isn't connected with his appearance on July 4th. Familia had been getting into a lot of games but hadn't been worked that...

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    AL Player Analysis-July 9th, 2014

    Jason Kipnis-Indians-2B Jason Kipnis was 2-7 with a run scored in the loss to the Yankees. Kipnis has been a disappointment to many fantasy owners who expected him to build on his breakout 2013 season. Kipnis is slashing .251/3/23 over...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 10, 2014

    Jean Segura (SS-MIL): Jean Segura continued his 2014 struggles with another 0-for-4 night. There are a number of ways to capture Segura's ineptitude at the plate, but the fact that his wOBA has plummeted 74 points from last season says...

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    July 9th NL Player Analysis

    Vidal Nuno, Arizona Diamondbacks - It's probably safe to say Nuno enjoys pitching in the NL already as he was great in his first start since being traded by the Yankees to Arizona. He threw seven shutout innings with seven...

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    AL Player Blog- July 9, 2014

    Jacoby Ellsbury- Jacoby Ellsbury is pretty close to the player that fantasy owners should have expected in the pre-season. Ellsbury's plate patience, contact rates and speed generally paint the picture with perhaps a little positive regression in the second half,...

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    NL Player Notes- July 8, 2014

    Marco Estrada- MIL- Cold- Estrada couldn't pull off a third straight quality start, lasting only 5 IP and giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. He also gave up his 27th homer of...

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    AL Player Notes - July 8, 2014

    Manny Machado (3B-BAL). Machado had a big night against the Nationals on Monday, going 5 for 6 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and his 8th HR. Machado is now slashing .261/.308/.404 on the season and is rewarding those owners who...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 7th, 2014

    Jeff Samardzija -- Samardzija impressed in his Oakland debut on Sunday, allowing a single run on 5 K and 1 BB in 7 innings pitched. A trade of Samardzija was inevitable, but being traded into the American League was far...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 7th, 2014

    Jeff Locke - After an 8 inning, 3 hit, 2 run (1 earned) performance against the Phils Sunday, Jeff Locke has now rattled off 6 straight quality starts since returning from AAA. Most remember last year's flukily good first half...

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    NL Player Notes - July 6, 2014

    Andrew Heaney (SP-MIA). Heaney's rough introduction to the majors continued on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, as he was drilled by the Cardinals for 5 ER on 8 hits and 3 walks, while registering only 1 K over 3.2 innings....

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    AL Player Analysis - July 6, 2014

    Carlos Santana (CLE -3B) - Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 and raised his season batting average to .208. He started off the season in ugly fashion by posting a slash line of .159/.159/.261 through the season's first two months. He hit...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 4

    Kole Calhoun appears locked into the leadoff spot for the potent Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. However, he also appears locked into a platoon with Colin Cowgill. The left-handed hitting Calhoun has just 39 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this season....

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    NL Player Analysis-July 4th, 2014

    Matt Cain (SP-SF) What are we to make of Matt Cain this year? A prime rebound candidate after last year's 8-10 4.00 ERA swoon, Cain was always considered a front line pitcher whose peripherals did not always support his performance...