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    NL Daily Notes - July 13, 2013

    Jeremy Hefner, SP, NYM Hefner has been an above-average starter for most of the season, but he's still owned in just 27 percent of Yahoo! leagues, likely because he has just four wins. Over his last 15 starts, Hefner has...

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    NL Notes - July 12th, 2013

    Yonder Alonso (1B - SD): After a short rehab stint in which he was 6-11, the Padres felt they had seen enough from Yonder Alonso and will activate him on Friday off the disabled list. Alonso was putting together a...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 12, 2013

    Derek Jeter -- Jeter was activated from the Disabled List yesterday, DHing and batting second for New York. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored, but he left the game early with a quad strain. He'll go for...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 11, 2013

    Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA Pujols has snapped out of a 4-for-41 funk by going 8-for-21 with two home runs, seven RBI, four walks and one strikeout over his last six games. Any hope for a turnaround for Pujols is directly...

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    NL Player Notes - July 11th, 2013

    Ryan Howard -- Howard's surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee on Wednesday was deemed a success. That's the best news his owners could have hoped for, but Howard will still be on the shelf for six-to-eight...

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    NL Player Notes- July 10th, 2013

    Wily Peralta- MIL- Hot- For someone who threw a 3-hit shutout last night, Peralta wasn't as impressive as his line looks. He threw 113 pitches, 71 of them for strikes. After the first 4 IP, though, Peralta had thrown 29...

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    AL Player Notes- July 10th, 2013

    Chris Archer (SP-TB)- Archer delivered one of his better performances of the year on Tuesday night against the Twins, as he helped lead the Rays to a win over the Twins. He allowed just one run (unearned) on three hits...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 9th, 2013

    Josh Phegley - I feel compelled to put my two cents in on Phegley, who has gone 3-10 with a pair of homers and 4 RBIs in his first 3 games with Chicago, despite the two reviews of the 25-year...

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    NL Player Notes - July 9, 2013

    Jeff Locke - Jeff Locke continued his 2013 Houdini act by tossing seven innings and giving up 2 ER against the Athletics on Monday. He now owns a 2.15 ERA in 109 innings. Locke entered Monday's start defying the odds...

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    AL Notes - July 8th, 2013

    Billy Butler (DH - KC): Butler is having one of the stranger 2013 campaigns. Butler has dramatically tightened his strike zone (26.2% Chase Rate) and is swinging at a career low 40% of pitches overall. As a result, he's dramatically...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 8, 2013

    Josh Satin (1B-NYM) - Satin continued his strong run at first base, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a stolen base, RBI, and run scored. He's now batting .382/.485/.600 in 55 at-bats. With Ike Davis back from Triple-A, it remains to...

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    NL Player Notes- July 6th, 2013

    Giancarlo Stanton- MIA- Cold- Stanton has cooled off since the calendar flipped to July. He is 2-for-18 in the early days of the month, with no extra base hits. Stanton has drawn 5 walks in 5 games already this month,...

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    AL Player Notes - July 5th, 2013

    Elvis Andrus -- Andrus was moved to the eighth spot in the order last night, and the move appears to be semi-permanent. Andrus is triple-slashing just .242/.297/.284, and his .196/.265/.216 slash in June was even worse. Chances are good that...

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    AL Player Notes- July 4th, 2013

    Jon Lester (SP-BOS)- After a string of tough starts, Lester was able to turn in one of his best starts of the year on Thursday night against the Padres. While he did not earn a decision, Lester did have a...

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    NL Roundup: July 4th, 2013

    Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates: Hot Batter Alvarez continues to swing a blazing hot bat, hitting a three-run bomb to give the Pirates a lead they wouldn't squander. The blast was his 21st of the season already and his 11th...

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    NL Player Notes- July 3rd, 2013

    Wily Peralta-MIL- Hot- Peralta had finally started coming around but had to leave last night's game with a hamstring injury. He had allowed 10 ER in 23.1 IP across his previous 4 starts but only struck out 9 batters. Last...

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    AL Player Notes - July 3, 2013

    David Price - Making his long awaited return from the DL, David Price faced the Astros on Tuesday in his first start since May 15. The lefty has been dealing with a triceps injury. Price tossed seven strong innings and...

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    NL Notes - July 2nd, 2013

    Gerardo Parra - Parra left last night's game after falling on his face diving for a ball. Parra left the game, and there was initial concern about the injury, but Arizona has said that his removal was precautionary and that...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 2nd, 2013

    Martin Perez - Perez is a guy that few are talking about just yet, and there may be a bit of prospect fatigue about him as he's been on the top-10 lists for the Rangers for 4-5 seasons. Perez has...

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    AL Notes - July 1st, 2013

    Jed Lowrie (SS - OAK): Watching fantasy owners' deal with Jed Lowrie's 2013 season has been a great lesson in behavioral finance. Lowrie started off the season exceptionally hot and looked like one of the best bargains during draft season....

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    NL Daily Notes - June 30th, 2013

    Miguel Montero - Montero doubled and homered yesterday as he continues to heat up slowly after a miserable first two months of the year. Montero went through a similar pattern last season before breaking out in mid-June en route to...

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    AL Player Notes - June 30, 2013

    Esmil Rogers - Esmil Rogers shut down the Red Sox on Saturday by allowing zero runs on six hits with six strikeouts over six innings. Rogers now owns a 3.12 ERA in 60 2/3 innings this season. While Rogers has...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 28, 2013

    Matt Garza, RHP, CHC Garza limited the Brewers to one run on eight hits and struck out 10 over seven innings Thursday afternoon to pick up his third win. After a rough start - he had a 6.26 ERA over...

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    AL Player Notes- June 28th, 2013

    Derek Holland (SP-TEX)- Holland threw a gem on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees to improve his record to 6-4.He allowed two hits without issuing a walk and struck out seven as his ERA dropped to 3.14 for the year. The...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 27, 2013

    Michael Cuddyer, OF COL The red-hot Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with two solo homers Wednesday against the Red Sox, giving him 13 homers and 45 RBI this season. Cuddyer's 20.6 percent HR/FB isn't much higher than what he put up last...

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    AL Player Notes- June 27th, 2013

    Chien-Ming Wang- TOR- Stats- Wang has a 2.18 ERA since signing with the Blue Jays earlier this month but it is built on good luck. His FIP is 4.07 and his K/9 is 4.35. During Wang's minor league time with...

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    NL Player Notes- June 26th, 2013

    Edwin Jackson- CHN- Cold- Jackson gave up 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 1 in 4.2 IP. He was lucky to get as far as he did. For the first few innings his Strike/Ball ratio...

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    AL Player Notes - June 26, 2013

    Ivan Nova -- After he made a successful spot start Sunday against the Rays, the Yankees announced yesterday that Ivan Nova could be given another start in the near future. With a 10.1 K/9 and 3.70 xFIP this year, Nova...

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    NL Player Notes - June 25, 2013

    Ryan Howard - The Phillies' Ryan Howard sat out Monday's game with a sore knee and is considered day-to-day. Howard is actually having a very good month of June, despite the lingering knee issue. He owns a 1.085 OPS this...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 24th, 2013

    Jarrod Parker - Parker continues to impress, tossing his 9th consecutive QS yesterday by holding the Mariners to a pair of Raul Ibanez homers and little else over 7 innings. Parker's numbers continue to return to normal after an absymal...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 23rd, 2013

    Jacob Turner - Things are starting to look a bit positive for Turner if you look a little deeper than the standard categories. Through five starts, Turner is 1-0 with a 1.97 ERA, but he's only fanning 5.6/9 while walking...

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    AL Roundup: June 23rd, 2013

    Nelson Cruz, OF, Texas Rangers: Hot Batter The Texas slugger finished 2-for-4 while hitting his 19th home run of the season, which was enough to hand the Cardinals the loss, 4-2. After hitting a very underwhelming .216 with a .282...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 22, 2013

    Zoilo Almonte (OF-NYY): Zoilo Almonte shined in his first start for the Yankees, going 3 for 5 with his first career homer to lead the Bronx Bombers to victory over the Rays. Almonte isn't a highly touted prospect but he...

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    NL Player Notes - June 22, 2013

    Cole Hamels - Cole Hamels took on the Mets Friday evening in Philadelphia and gave up 4 ER over six innings. He struck out five and his ERA now sits at 4.50. Despite the inflated ERA, I'm not that concerned...

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    AL Roundup: June 21st, 2013

    Justin Morneau, 1B, Minnesota Twins: Run Producer Morneau finished last night's game 1-for-4, but his only hit netted two RBI en route to Minnesota's 8-4 victory over the White Sox yesterday. It has been an odd year for the Twins...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 20, 2013

    Rick Porcello, RHP DET Porcello came into Wednesday's start with a 1.33 ERA and a 30/4 K/BB in 27 innings over his last four starts and a 2.84 ERA and a 56/10 K/BB in 57 innings since allowing nine runs...