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    NL Player Analysis - June 16, 2014

    Billy Hamilton (OF-CIN) - Billy Hamilton hit his 3rd homerun in the last 7 days and now has 4 roundtrippers on the season. After a slow start, the Reds' speedster has stolen 14 bases and hit a respectable .267/.308/.392 since...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 15, 2014

    Billy Hamilton-Reds-OF Billy Hamilton was 2-3 with a homerun, 2 runs, and a walk. Hamilton has been a work in progress for the Reds. The only thing stopping Hamilton from wreaking havoc on the bases is his ability to get...

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    June 15th, AL Player Report

    Eugenio Suarez, Detroit Tigers - The Tigers shortstop got all the hard parts of the cycle completed, but couldn't seem to add a single as he finished the game 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. Since being called up...

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    NL Player Report, June 14th

    Gregory Polanco, Pittsburgh Pirates - While Polanco was actually called up a few days ago, June 13th is when he truly arrived. He recorded his first multi-hit game, capped off with a two run game winning homer in the top...

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    AL Player Notes - June 14, 2014

    Justin Masterson (SP-CLE). The bad Masterson showed up in Fenway on Friday night, as he lasted only 2 innings while giving up 5 ER on 3 hits and, most disturbingly, 4 walks while not registering a single strikeout. It appeared...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 13, 2014

    Brock Holt (3B/OF-BOS): Brock Holt continued his impressive 2014 campaign with a 2 for 4, 2 RBI night to lead Jon Lester and the Red Sox over the Indians. Holt has posted a .336/.373/.466 line through 32 games with 17...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 13, 2014

    A small sampling of today's player notes... David Peralta (OF-ARI) - Peralta made his big league debut this year after spending most of his previous pro career in the Cardinals organization...as a pitcher. He played the outfield in independent ball...

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    AL Player Analysis-June 11th, 2014

    I take a look at Michael Brantley's hot start and what to expect of Chris Davis going forward...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 12, 2014

    Tanner Roark (SP-WAS): Tanner Roark tossed 6 strong innings and, thanks in large part to Jayson Werth, picked up the win against Matt Cain and the Giants. Roark allowed 2 earned runs on 7 hits (0 walks) and added 4...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 12, 2014

    A small sampling of the 70+ prospect updates available to our subscribers: Hitters 2 Kris Bryant CHC 3B A Owns Southern League pitching - 1.419 OPS in last 10 G as of Monday's action. 3 Gregory Polanco PIT OF A...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 10th, 2014

    Ian Kennedy (SP-San Diego) There was some real optimism that Ian Kennedy would have a much better year in 2014 as he moved to a much more comfortable ballpark in San Diego. For a pitcher who has had trouble with...

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    AL Player Blog- June 11, 2014

    Ian Kinsler- The Tigers and fantasy owners both have to be pretty happy with the production Ian Kinsler has brought to their squads through the first 59 games of the season. Kinsler has shown increased value from a disappointing 2013...

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    NL Player Notes- June 10, 2014

    Andrew Heaney- MIA- FYI- Just about everyone is expecting Heaney to make his major league debut soon. The Marlins' Director of Scouting said he "is really close on the cusp of the Major Leagues." The question is when. If it...

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    AL Player Notes- June 10, 2014

    David Price (SP-TB). Price took the hill for a matinee against the Mariners on Monday and pitched well, allowing only 3 ER over 8 IP on 7 hits with 1 walk and 10 Ks. However, he received absolutely no support...

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    AL Player Notes- June 9, 2014

    Josh Hamilton- LAA- Hot- Hamilton seems to be getting back into form after a slow start coming off the DL. He had his 3rd multi-hit game in a row yesterday, going 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Hamilton is...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 8th, 2014

    Eric Hosmer (1B-KC) - Eric Hosmer hit his 1st homerun in over a month on Saturday against the Yankees. On the season, the Royal's first baseman has put up a disappointing .259/.298/.361 slash line with 2 HR and 28 RBI....

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    NL Player Analysis - June 8, 2014

    Eddie Butler (SP-COL). Butler, one of the Rockies top SP prospects, had a tough assignment for his major league debut on Friday night, facing the explosive Dodger offense in Coors Field. The results were predictable, as Butler was roughed up,...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 6th, 2014

    Matt Holliday, (OF-St Louis) After today's one for 4 performance, Matt Holliday's subpar season continues. In 270 plate appearances this year, Holliday has only 3 HR and is batting only .269. Holliday's 1.54 GB/FB rate points to one of the...

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    AL Player Analysis-June 5th, 2014

    John Jaso-Athletics-C John Jaso went 2-4 with his 6th homerun of the year off of Masahiro Tanaka. Jaso is starting to get some love in the fantasy community and it is righlty deserved. The Oakland Athletics have used the platoon...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 6, 2014

    Here is just a sample of today's player notes available to subscribers... Luis Valbuena (3B-CHC) - With Mike Olt no longer having the eyesight excuse and batting .158, Valbuena is getting plenty of playing time at third base. Batting fifth...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 5th, 2014

    Jarred Cosart - Cosart was fairly solid over 6 2/3 against the Angels Wednesday, allowing 8 hits and 3 runs while walking 1 and striking out 8. Cosart is barely owned in any format, and no one seems to think...

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    NL Player Blog- June 5, 2014

    Mike Minor- I wanted to touch upon Mike Minor after Wednesday's start and further some commentary that our own David Regan had on him over the weekend. As David pointed out, Minor has offered fair value to fantasy owners despite...

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    June 4th - NL Player Analysis

    Chase Anderson, Arizona Diamondbacks - Anderson picked up his fourth win in four starts Tuesday with six innings while allowing just one run via the solo homer. Anderson fits into the same category as Scott Carroll of the White Sox...

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    AL Player Blog- June 4, 2014

    Josmil Pinto- Josmil Pinto is one of many young catchers that will provide you some pop without much in the way of batting average. Pinto's current .227 average should regress in a positive manner given his .244 BABIP, but it...

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    AL Player Notes- June 3, 2014

    David Lough- BAL- Hot- Lough went 2-for-3 in his first start in about a week on Sunday and hit his first homer of the year. His average is still below the Mendoza Line at .176, suppressed by a .214 BABIP....

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    NL Player Analysis - June 3, 2014

    David Wright (3B-NYM) - David Wright added to his NL-leading hit total by adding 2 more on Monday, giving him 72 on the season. Unfortunately, his ISO is sitting at a weak .107 and he's currently on pace for his...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 2nd, 2014

    Josh Harrison - Harrison homered Sunday to give himself a modest five-game hitting streak to go along with a 294/330/486 line for the year. With all of the talk about Gregory Polanco (yes, he's a legitimate star) and Harrison's lack...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 2, 2014

    Josh Willingham -- Willingham went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's contest against the Yankees. That makes three dingers since he returned from the Disabled List just one week ago. There were some concerns when he came off...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 31, 2014

    I take in depth look at the struggles of Matt Kemp, the breakout of Charlie Blackmon, and what to make of Daniel Murphy.

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31, 2014

    Nelson Cruz (OF-BAL) - Nelson Cruz hit his major league leading 20th homerun and 53rd RBI in today's game in Houston. Cruz is now on pace for a career year and has quieted the critics who believed his power was...

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    AL Player Notes - May 31, 2014

    Oswaldo Arcia (OF-MIN). Arcia continued to wield a hot bat since his return from the DL, going 2 for 4 with 2 runs and his second HR of the season against the Yankees on Friday night. Arcia is now slashing...

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    Madison Bumgarner (SP- Giants) Madison Bumgarner continues to show why he is the clear ace of the SF pitching staff with another brilliant effort tonight. He picked up his 7th win on 7 shutout innings and 10 K's. He now...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 30, 2014

    Xander Bogaerts (SS-BOS): Xander Bogaerts continues to heat up at the plate. The Aruban sensation went 3 for 5 with 1 run and 1 RBI to lead the Red Sox to their 4th straight victory. He has pushed his season...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 30, 2014

    Zack Wheeler (SP-NYM) - Wheeler has had his ups and downs, but he was on the up side Thursday against the Phillies, improving to 2-5 (thanks Mets hitters) after tossing 6.1 innings of one run ball. Mist impressive was Wheeler's...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 29, 2014

    Tommy LaStella (2B-ATL): Tommy LaStella made his Major League Debut for the Braves and was one of the lone bright spots against John Lackey, lacing 2 singles in 4 AB's. After the struggles with Dan Uggla and Tyler Pastornicky, the...

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    AL Player Analysis-May 28th, 2014

    A quick analysis of AL action on May 28th. I take a look at Chisenhall, Carter, Springer, Archer, and Hardy.