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    AL Daily Notes - April 1st, 2014

    Tommy Hunter - Hunter immediately put himself in jeopardy as the O's new closer with an HBP and a single to two of the first three hitters in a 2-1 game, but he nailed down his first save of the...

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    NL Player Notes- April 1, 2014

    Adam Wainwright- STL- Caution- Wainwright threw 7 scoreless IP, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 9. However, he did have some control issues, with 43 of his 105 pitches being balls and walking 4 batters, mare than in any...

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    AL Player Analysis - March 31, 2014

    Casey Janssen (RP - TOR) - After missing most of the spring due to a sore shoulder, the pitcher tweaked his back on Friday. The Blue Jays decided to play it safe with their closer and start him on the...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 30, 2014

    I know it's not the official start to the MLB season, but it is Opening Night for baseball in America. This marks the season long grind for players and fantasy owners alike. Check out our analysis of the National League.

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    AL Player Analysis - March 30, 2014

    Kevin Gausman (SP - BAL) - The Orioles optioned top prospect Kevin Gausman to Triple-A on Saturday. With the logjam in the starting rotation, the Orioles decided it would be better for the pitcher's development to stay stretched out in...

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    Preseason Prep - March 21, 2014

    Dodgers second base situation By all accounts, Dee Gordon has won the starting second base job over Alex Guerrero. Both have travelled to Australia for the two-game series against Arizona, but that is likely due to MLB's granting of a...

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    NL Player Notes- September 29th, 2013

    Yasiel Puig -- Puig who has been sitting out with a foot injury, took batting practice yesterday and will likely play in today's regular season finale. Puig has taken the majors by storm this year, posting a .322 batting average...

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    AL Player Notes- September 28th, 2013

    Victor Martinez (C/DH-DET): Martinez was out of the starting lineup with a scheduled night of rest, although he did log a 0-1 night after pinch-hitting in the late innings. VMart has incredibly moved his season line to a solid .301/.355/.430...

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    NL Player Notes: September 26th, 2013

    Daniel Murphy, 2B/1B, New York Mets -- Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a stolen base (his 20th straight without being caught)in New York's 1-0 win over Cincy yesterday afternoon. Two nights ago, he had the deciding 3-run homer on a 12-pitch...

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    AL Player Notes- September 26th, 2013

    Dan Straily- OAK- Hot- Straily finished his season with a loss but it was a quality start. It was only the 4th quality start in his last 12 outings as he has gone through some regression to the mean. Straily...

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    NL Player Notes - September 25th, 2013

    Michael Wacha (SP-STL): Wacha was 1-out away from a no-hitter but Ryan Zimmerman broke it up with a single. The rookie finished with 9 K's and 2 BB's in 8 and 2/3 innings, picking up his 4th win of the...

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    AL Player Notes- September 25th, 2013

    Addison Reed- CHA- Cold- Reed blew his third save of the month, giving him a conversion rate of only 50% in the last month of the season. He came close to pulling it out, striking out 2 of the batters...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 24th, 2013

    Dioner Navarro - Those of you still battling the last few days of the year should definitely take a look at Navarro, who is the starting catcher for the final handful of games with Wellington Castillo going under the knife....

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    AL Player Notes - September 24, 2013

    Derek Holland - Derek Holland allowed 0 ER on six hits with nine strikeouts in nine innings versus the Astros on Monday. Holland entered the start with a 3.43 ERA and 3.73 FIP, which are both career-best marks. He's cut...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 23nd, 2013

    Miguel Cabrera -- Fantasy's (arguable) top player, Miguel Cabrera, faces uncertain playing time in the final week of the season. Apparently his leg is black and blue, and manager Jim Leyland is most concerned with getting him healthy for the...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 23nd, 2013

    Miguel Cabrera -- Fantasy's (arguable) top player, Miguel Cabrera, faces uncertain playing time in the final week of the season. Apparently his leg is black and blue, and manager Jim Leyland is most concerned with getting him healthy for the...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 23nd, 2013

    Miguel Cabrera -- Fantasy's (arguable) top player, Miguel Cabrera, faces uncertain playing time in the final week of the season. Apparently his leg is black and blue, and manager Jim Leyland is most concerned with getting him healthy for the...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 22nd, 2013

    Nick Franklin - Franklin has scuffled down the stretch before hitting in his last five games, and that might scare some folks off for 2014, but I think that's being a bit pessimistic. Franklin has been very unfortunate with his...

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    AL Player Notes- September 20th, 2013

    Tim Beckham- TB- Rookie- Beckham debuted as a pinch hitter and got a single in his first major league at bat. The pessimist would say he has nowhere to go but down. But that would be depressing. Realistically, Beckham hit...

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    NL Player Notes - September 20th, 2013

    Jean Segura (SS-MIL): Segura (hamstring) did not play Thursday. While he is considered day-to-day, the Brewers are going to monitor him into the weekend and may shut him down if the hammy doesn't respond positively. It had already been a...

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    AL Player Notes: September 19th, 2013

    Brian Dozier, 2B, Minnesota Twins -- Dozier finished 1-for-3 with an RBI yesterday which proved to be the game winner. It was Dozier's 62nd RBI of the season in what was his first year as the everyday 2B for Minnesota....

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    NL Player Notes: September 19th, 2013

    Carlos Gonzalez -- After seeing a hand specialist yesterday, Carlos Gonzalez reiterated his intention to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right middle finger at the end of the season. He remains available for non-hitting duties, but...

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    AL Player Notes- September 18th, 2013

    Anibal Sanchez (SP-DET)- Sanchez continued his spectacular 2013 campaign on Thursday, but did not earn a decision in the Tigers win over the Mariners. He allowed two runs on six hits (one home run) and two walks while striking out...

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    NL Player Notes- September 18th, 2013

    Matt Harvey- NYN- Inj Update- If Harvey isn't going to stretch out his final surgery decision beyond the month of two reported then there isn't much further impact on next year. If he ends up having the surgery, then it...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 17th, 2013

    Andrew Cashner - Cashner is accelerating through the finish line this year, showing marked improvement over the last month that culminated (for the time being) in a brilliant one-hit shutout of the Pirates on Monday. Cashner has just 5 walks...

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    AL Player Notes - September 17, 2013

    Alex Cobb - Alex Cobb drew a tough matchup against the Rangers on Monday, but allowed just 2 ER on six hits over eight innings to go along with 10 strikeouts. Cobb owned a 3.08 ERA and 3.22 xFIP in...

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    NL Player Notes: September 15th, 2013

    Lucas Duda, OF, New York Mets -- Duda had a nice double header, reaching base five times (three hits, two walks) in eight plate appearances, including a solo homer. The big fly was his 14th of the season, and his...

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    AL Player Notes- September 14th, 2013

    Marcus Semien (2B/3B-CHW): Semien went 2 for 5 with 1 run and 1 SB. He has started 3 consecutive games, rotating between 2B and 3B, and has gone 4 for his last 8. Semien posted a .903 OPS at AA...

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    AL Player Notes- September 13th, 2013

    A.J. Griffin- OAK- Hot- Griffin tossed his second quality start in 3 outings. He is still gaining help from good fortune as his ERA for the game was 1.29 while his 1-game FIP was 3.05 Griffin's Season differential between the...

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    NL Player Notes: September 13th, 2013

    Wilson Ramos, C, Washington Nationals -- Ramos is about as hot as a fantasy batter gets at the moment, blasting his third home run in his last five contests, and his 13th overall this season, helping the Nationals handle the...

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    AL Player Notes - September 12, 2013

    Edwin Encarnacion -- Toronto manager John Gibbons said yesterday that Edwin Encarnacion, who has been out since Saturday with a wrist injury, may not back this year. E5 has been one of the most effective players in fantasy baseball this...

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    NL Player Notes - September 12, 2013

    Mike Leake - Mike Leake faced the Cubs on Wednesday and yielded 0 ER on four hits and four walks. He struck out six over 5 2/3 innings. After a stellar first half of the season, Leake's been inconsistent in...

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    NL Player Notes - September 11th, 2013

    Mark Melancon (RP-PIT): Melancon narrowly escaped with his 13th save, allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits in the process. His .85 ERA/2.16 xFIP coming in to the contest alluded to such regression popping up. With that being said, it's...

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    AL Player Notes- September 11th, 2013

    Matt Wieters (C-BAL)- Wieters went 0-for-3 with a RBI in the Orioles loss to the Yankees last night. The switch-hitting catcher continues to be one of the more disappointing fantasy players once again, as he is hitting .231/.286/.417 with 21...

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    NL Player Notes- September 10th, 2013

    Jean Segura- MIL- Stats- Segura has gone 15-for-55 in his last 13 games so he might be showing signs of reviving a bit from his second half slump. He has also swiped 2 bases in his last 5 games after...

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    AL Player Notes - September 10, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez -- A-Rod went 2-for-4 with a home run last night, but more interestingly, he did so out of the two-spot for the first time this season. He's been batting mostly fifth and sixth since the Yankees acquired Alonso...