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    AL Daily Player Notes - June 29, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani (minor deity - LAA) - Ohtani only managed one hit in 5 trips to the plate on Monday, but that one was his 26th HR of the season. We were talking about him on the Fantistics Insider Baseball...

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    Pirates Rookie Max Kranick tosses 5 Perfect Innings in MLB Debut - June 6 2021

    Max Kranick (SP-PIT) Kranick made his major league debut for the Pirates, firing 5 perfect innings, striking out 3. The Rookie wasn't afforded a shot at perfection as a lengthy rain delay forced the Pirates to go to the bullpen....

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    Ohtani Continues to Mash - June 28, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani (DH-LAA) went 3-4 with a double, a triple, a homer, a walk, a stolen base, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI against the Rays on Sunday. The 26 year-old is breaking out in a big way in 2021...

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    Gallo Staying Hot - AL Player Analysis, June 27th 2021

    Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers - Joey Gallo had a ridiculous game with two homers and two walks while driving in five runs. Gallo has been heating up over the last week with four homers in the last six days and...

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    Castillo is Turning Things Around - June 27, 2021

    Luis Castillo, SP, CIN Castillo struck out 6 in 7 shutout IP against the Brave on Saturday, as he continues to try and turn around his season. In the month of June, Castillo owns a 1.71 ERA and 32:12 K:BB...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 25, 2021

    Alek Manoah-Blue Jays-SP Alek Manoah went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Orioles. Manoah has now made six starts and has a 3.34 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP. He...

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    A Closer Look - Week 13

    The carnage is real, people! This week was a challenging one for several struggling closers and unfortunately, a pair of dedicated closers actually lost their jobs. Both Hector Neris and Stefon Crichton were removed from their roles (Crichton removed from...

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    Is Corbin Burnes Legit? - June 26, 2021

    Corbin Burnes (SP-MIL) earned a quality start against the Rockies on Friday afternoon as he allowed just 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work. The 26 year-old righty threw 61...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 24, 2021

    Matt Olson-Athletics-1B Matt Olson was 2-3 with 1 R, 2 BB, and 1 SB against the Rangers. Olson is having a monster season hitting .302 with 20 HR, 49 R, 53 RBI, and 2 SB. The power has been there...

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    The Insane Week of Kyle Schwarber - June 25, 2021

    Kyle Schwarber, OF, WAS The historic hot streak continued for Schwarber on Thursday as hit two more HR's against the Marlins, giving him a ridiculous 8 HR's over his last 5 games, and 12 in his last 13 games. After...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - June 24, 2021

    Jonathan Schoop (2B/1B - DET) - Schoop doubled and homered (his 5th in 8 games) on Wednesday, and that was after coming into the game hitting 365/422/811 for the month of June. He's frankly been terrific since mid-May, and I...

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    Uncle Charlie Morton - June 23, 2021

    Charlie Morton, Atlanta Braves - Charlie Morton spun the best start of the season on Tuesday to win his seventh game of the season. Morton struck out 11 Mets' hitters over seven shutout innings and allowed just a single hit...

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    What a Wander-ful World! - June 23, 2021

    Wander Franco, SS, TB Franco made his long-awaited and much anticipated MLB debut for the Rays on Tuesday and he did not disappoint, going 2-4 with a double, a HR, and 3 RBI in a loss to the Red Sox....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 22nd, 2021

    Kyle Gibson, SP, TEX Gibson gave up two runs across 5.2 innings and improved his record to a perfect 5-0 on the season. The veteran righty is enjoying a career year so far in 2021. He currently owns a 2.17...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 22, 2021

    Rhys Hoskins- 1B- PHI- Hot- Hoskins has had a power surge over the last few days, slugging 3 homers in his last 4 games. He now has 15 homers for the season so is pretty much on track to reach...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 20, 2021

    Sean Manaea-Athletics-SP Sean Manaea went 5.1 IP and gave up 2 ER on 3 H, 2 BB, and 11 K's against the Yankees. Manaea has a 3.01 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through his first 15 starts. His strikeout rate is...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 21, 2021

    Kyle Schwarber powered the Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Mets on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with three homers and four RBIs. Schwarber one-upped himself on Sunday after slamming a pair of homers on Saturday. After giving Washington an early...

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    AL Weekly Player Report - June 20th, 2021

    IN THE LINEUP Anthony Rendon is dealing with a strained triceps and returned to the lineup for the Angels on Saturday... Mitch Haniger dealt with a minor knee injury this week but has since returned to his normal spot in...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 20, 2021

    Adam Wainwright- P- STL- Stats- Wainwright's start got pushed to today with the rainout yesterday. He has pitched on 5 days' rest in 9 of his 13 starts this season and that might help explain why he has put up...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 20, 2021

    Carlos Correa went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs scored, and a walk on Saturday vs. the White Sox. Correa's eighth-inning solo blast was the seventh and final run in Houston's 7-3 win over Chicago. The bomb was Correa's...

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    A Closer Look - Week 12

    A Closer Look - Week 12 Don't look now, but we're down to just seven closer committees in major league baseball! That may seem like a lot, but considering that over one-third of the league had one earlier this year,...

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    Carlos Rodon is for Real - June 19, 2021

    Carlos Rodon (SP-CHW) was effective again, this time allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks while recording 8 punchouts over 7 innings on the mound against Houston on Friday. He tossed 67 of his 106 pitches for strikes...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 19, 2021

    Gregory Polanco went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk, and a stolen base against the Indians on Friday. Polanco helped fuel Pittsburgh's five-run first inning en route to an 11-10 victory with his seventh homer of the year. He...

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    Altuve Continues Power Surge - June 18, 2021

    Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU Altuve continued his ridiculous power surge on Thursday, going 2-3 with a HR in a blowout win over the White Sox. That's 8 HR's in the last 10 games for the diminutive second baseman, and 4...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 18th, 2021

    Kevin Gausman, SP, SF Gausman gave up two runs in eight innings of work against the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon. The 30-year-old gave up four hits and struck out six on his way to improving his record to 8-1 on...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 17th, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani, SP/DH, LAA Ohtani hit his 19th homer and stole his 10th base of the season in Oakland on Wednesday night. The versatile 26-year-old has taken his offensive game to another level so far in 2021. He is just...

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    NL Daily Player Notes - June 17th, 2021

    Freddie Freeman (1B - ATL) - Freeman extended his hitting streak to 6 games with a 2-4, 2 BB night against the Red Sox that included his 16th HR of the season. Freeman has had one year in his career...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 16, 2021

    Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a walk-off grand slam on Tuesday against the Rangers. With the Astros trailing by one in the bottom of the 10th, Houston loaded the bases with nobody out for Altuve, who promptly sent everyone home....

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    Wise Choice - June 15, 2021

    Patrick Wisdom, 3B, CHC Wisdom continued his incredible breakout campaign on Monday going 1-2 with his 9th HR of the season. Those 9 HR's have come in 20 games and over a mere 59 PA's, leading him to a sensational...

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    Steady J.D. - June 15, 2021

    JD Martinez, DH (BOS) Martinez extended his hitting streak to five games with a single in four at bats. Despite hitting safely in nine of his last 10 games, Martinez has cooled off over the last month. After a blistering...

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    Rodon Continues to Shine - June 14, 2021

    Carlos Rodon, SP, CWS Rodon sparkled once again against the Tigers on Sunday, carrying a no-hitter into the 7th inning and finishing with 1 ER allowed on 1 hit and 2 BB's in 7 IP, while striking out 9. Rodon...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 14, 2021

    Josh Harrison- 2B- WAS- Hot- Harrison went 4-for-4 with a double yesterday and was 6-for-8 with 3 doubles in the three games between Saturday and Sunday. He is now slashing .279/.354/.399. Harrison's Exit Velocity of 86.9, Barrel% of 4.6%, and...

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    Olson's Emergence - June 13, 2021

    Matt Olson, 1B (OAK) Olson hit his 16th home run on Saturday but more impressive were the three other hits. The four-hit effort raised his batting average to .285, which is 46 points higher than his career average. Olson has...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 11, 2021

    Anthony DeSclafani-Giants-SP Anthony DeSclafani went 9 IP and gave up 0 ER on 2 H, 1 BB, and 8 K's against the Nationals. DeSclafani has been very good this year. He has a 3.09 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through thirteen...

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    Stroman Keeps Outperforming His Peripherals - June 13, 2021

    Marcus Stroman (SP-NYM) earned the W against the Padres as he allowed just 1 run on 6 hits and a walk while recording 8 punchouts over 6.1 innings of work. He threw 57 of his 85 pitches for strikes and...

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    A Closer Look - Week 11

    It's Week 11 in the fantasy baseball season and currently 9 teams are employing a closer-by-committee in the 9th inning. The interesting thing to note is that only one of those teams is in the National League while eight...