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    NL Player Analysis - May 28, 2014

    Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs - Arrieta had a decent outing against the Giants picking up his first loss of the season along with allowing four runs in six innings. Arrieta has yet to throw more than six innings on the...

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    AL Player Blog- May 27, 2014

    Jose Reyes- I will admit to being down on Jose Reyes at the beginning of the season. A 2013 marred by injury had me second guessing Reyes as reasonable option for 2014. Early on, another hamstring issue seemed to prove...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 26, 2014

    Dayan Viciedo could easily have his best season in the majors this year, and he already has a 25-bomb campaign on his resume. The 25-year old hit his fifth home run of the season Monday, giving him 20 RBIs and...

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    NL Player Notes- May 27, 2014

    Andrelton Simmons- ATL- Cold- Simmons went 1-for-4 yesterday, getting only his second hit in his last 6 games to drop his average to .259. On the plus side he drew a walk, his first one since May 7th. At the...

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    NL Player Notes - May 26, 2014

    Josh Beckett (SP-LAN). The Josh Beckett comeback tour continued on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia, as Beckett spun the first no-hitter of the 2014 season against the Phillies, striking out 6 and allowing only 3 walks. Beckett now has a 2.43...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 26, 2014

    Zach Britton -- Britton collected his second save of the year on Sunday, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth with a strikeout. Britton is a bit of a strange choice to close for the Orioles considering that he's a lefty without a...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 24, 2014

    A lot of fake-baseball owners are beginning to question their investment in Matt Carpenter. The Red Birds' leadoff hitter is riding a modest six-game hitting streak and has scored 32 runs on the season, good for placement among the top...

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    May 25th AL Player Report

    Samuel Denudo, Minnesota Twins - Denudo put together a solid start against the Giants giving up two runs in 5.2 innings but couldn't get the win as he left trailing 2-0. He has made four starts now for the Twins...

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    AL Player Notes - May 23, 2014

    John Lackey (SP-BOS). Lackey had a strong outing in a no decision against the Rays on Friday nights, hurling 7 shutout innings and giving up only 5 hits and one walk, while striking out 3 and dropping his ERA to...

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    AL Player Notes - May 24, 2014

    John Lackey (SP-BOS). Lackey had a strong outing in a no decision against the Rays on Friday nights, hurling 7 shutout innings and giving up only 5 hits and one walk, while striking out 3 and dropping his ERA to...

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    NL Player Analysis-MAY 23rd, 2014

    Kenley Jansen (RP, LAD) Kenley Jansen is 3rd in the NL with 14 saves after his outing tonight. His cut FB velocity is up almost 2 mph this year sitting at an impressive 95.5 mph. So what's the problem? Sometimes...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 23, 2014

    A small sampling of the player notes available to subscribers daily... Odrisamer Despaigne (SP-SD) - Given the environment, it's worth paying attention to any Padres pitcher these days, and this Cuban import may be another success story. The organization is...

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    AL Player Notes- May 23, 2014

    Leonys Martin- TEX- Hot- Martin had missed two games due to neck stiffness. He was healthy yesterday but didn't start because the Tigers put a lefty on the mound. Martin was pressed into service when Daniel Robertson was hurt in...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 22nd, 2014

    Phil Hughes - Hughes continued his solid start to the season on Wednesday, moving to 5-1 by scattering seven Padre singles over seven innings, fanning seven without walking a man. Hughes has taken his typically solid control to new levels...

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    NL Player Blog- May 22, 2014

    Jeff Samardzija- Few pitchers in baseball have more tough luck no decisions than the Shark. Wednesday's match-up with the Yankees was yet another frustrating day for Samardzija. He pitched 7 shutout innings striking out 3 and allowing 7 base runners...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 21, 2014

    Latroy Hawkins, Colorado Rockies - Despite picking up the win after allowing the go ahead run in the ninth, Hawkins has strung together a couple of poor outings as he has allowed runs in each of his last three appearances....

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    AL Player Blog- 5/21/2014

    Stephen Drew- The Boston Red Sox announced on Tuesday the re-signing of Stephen Drew for the remainder of the 2014 season. Drew is expected to spend 7-10 days in the minor leagues getting up to speed prior to making his...

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    AL Player Notes- May 20, 2014

    Raul Ibanez- LAA- Cold- Ibanez was only hitting .148 and didn't start last night's game. His slow start can mostly be attributed to bad luck, with a BABIP of .181. He has had similar slow starts each of the previous...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 19

    Jason Heyward has strung together a five-game hitting streak and might finally be turning the corner after a slow start to the season. Heyward went three-for-four, with two runs and two stolen bases last night. Improving his five-game numbers to...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 18th, 2014

    Yoenis Cespedes (OF- Oakland) Yoenis Cespedes had a monster game today going 2 of 5 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI's. This performance brought his BA up to .262 to go along with 7 HR, 23 runs and 27 RBI's....

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    NL Player Analysis - May 19, 2014

    Troy Tulowitzki (COL - SS) - The Rockies shortstop launched his NL-leading 13th homerun on Sunday, but finished the game just 1-for-5. On the year, Tulowitzki has had at least one hit in each of Colorado's home games except for...

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    May 18th, AL Player Report

    Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers - The source of Prince Fielder's power issues this year may have been identified Saturday as the first baseman will miss a few games with a herniated disk in his neck. He received a nerve blocking...

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    NL Player News - May 18, 2014

    Shelby Miller (SP-STL). Miller dominated the Braves on Saturday afternoon, pitching 7 innings of 1 run (zero earned) ball, striking out 7 while allowing only 5 hits and 2 walks. The solid performance improved Miller's season ERA to 2.79. This...

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    NL Player Analysis-MAY 16th, 2014

    Yasiel Puig (OF-Dodgers) Yasiel Puig smacked his 8th HR of the year and knocked in his 33nd RBI going 3-5 in tonight's game. Puig continues to put on display the electric talent that made him a rookie sensation last year....

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    AL Player Notes - May 17, 2014

    Alex Cobb (SP-TB). Cobb is scheduled to make what he hopes will be is only rehab start on Saturday night and, barring any setbacks, is hoping to return to the Rays' rotation on May 22. Cobb's return will be welcomed...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 16, 2014

    Zach Britton (RP-BAL): Zach Britton pitched a 1-2-3 9th on Thursday to pick up his first career save. Even though Tommy Hunter warmed in the pen, Buck Showalter let Britton finish the job against two right-handed batters, a significant sign...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 16, 2014

    A small sampling of our notes for our subscribers.... Billy Hamilton (OF-CIN) - Hamilton managed to go 2-for-5 with a pair of singles Thursday against the Padres and NOT steal a single base. Given that he's batting just .266/.302/.385, not...

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    AL Player Analysis-May 14th, 2014

    I take a look at some players that are under performing and some that are over performing based upon their peripheral stats.

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    NL Daily Notes - May 15, 2014

    Domonic Brown (OF-PHI): Garrett Richards shut down Domonic Brown and the Phillies' bats. Brown has looked awful at the plate this year, and after the 0-for-4, 2 k performance last night, his season line now sits at .221/.282/.294. Interestingly, Brown...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 15, 2014

    A small sampling of this week's player notes for subscribers. Hitters 1 Byron Buxton MIN OF A Not a good year so far: 3-for-20 and back on the DL with a wrist injury. 2 Kris Bryant CHC 3B A 1.045...

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    May 14th NL Player Report

    Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves - Mike Minor finally had a 2013 Minor-esque performance with 6.2 shutout innings while striking out six with three hits allowed. It was Minor's first outing without allowing a homerun and he lowered his FIP in...

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    AL Player Blog- May 14, 2014

    Clay Buchholz- After his first 7 starts of the season, fantasy owners are probably fairly frustrated with Clay Buchholz. His 6.44 ERA and 15.8% K Rate pale in comparison to his 2013 numbers, and he does not even seem like...

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    NL Player Notes- May 13, 2014

    Aramis Ramirez- MIL- Stats- Ramirez turns 36 next month and this is the second time in 2 years that he has had left leg issues. His durability is definitely in question. Ramirez got off to a very good start due...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 13, 2014

    C.J. Wilson (SP-LAA). Wilson had a rocky outing against the Jays on Monday, giving up 5 ER on 6 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings. On the bright side, Wilson did fan 8 Toronto hitters. If there is one...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 12th, 2014

    Seth Smith - The red-hot Smith only managed two hits Sunday after missing the cycle by a homer and a single respectively the past two days, and he's now hit in 8 straight with 7 doubles, 3 triples, and a...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 12, 2014

    C.C. Sabathia -- After complaining of knee soreness following Saturday's game, C.C. Sabathia underwent an MRI and was placed on the Disabled List on Sunday. The good news is that there's no structural damage, just fluid that needs to be...