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    NL Player Notes- June 20th, 2013

    Eric Young Jr. -- After picking up Eric Young Jr. from Colorado on Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins took no time in announcing that "we'll probably play him quite often to see what he brings to the table. We're hoping...

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    NL Player Notes- June 19th, 2013

    Matt Cain-SF- Hot- Cain tossed his third consecutive quality start. His control was superb as 74 of his 110 pitchers were strikes and he struck out 10 batters without issuing a walk. The only downside is that the 2 runs...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 19th, 2013

    Wil Myers -- Wil Myers made his MLB debut last night, played both games of a double-header against Boston, and went just 1-for-7 between the two games. While Myers makes almost everyone's top 10 prospect lists, there are some who...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 18th, 2013

    Nick Franklin - Franklin hit his third homer of the year yesterday, and he's now hitting 299/382/522 in his first 20 games with Seattle. He has continued his impressive improvement in contact rate as he has moved to the majors,...

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    NL Player Notes - June 18, 2013

    Mike Leake - Mike Leake tossed seven innings and gave up 1 ER against the Pirates on Monday and now has a 7-3 record on the season. Leake also owns a 2.64 ERA and 3.76 xFIP. The biggest difference for...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 17th, 2013

    Corey Kluber (SP - CLE): I noted a few weeks ago on Twitter that I thought Corey Kluber had really turned a corner for the Indians. He seemed to be trusting his breaking ball more against LHB's and was finding...

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    NL Player Notes- June 17th, 2013

    Anthony Rendon- WAS- Hot- Rendon went 3-for-4 yesterday to bring his average up to .361. Underlying that is a .447 BABIP, so expect some negative regression in that department. Power should increase, though. Rendon had 6 homers in 152 PAs...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 16, 2013

    Elvis Andrus, SS TEX Andrus went 0-for-5 Saturday against Toronto and is 17-for-95 (.179) with a 17.4 percent strikeout rate over his last 24 games. Andrus' flyball rate is down this season, which is a positive for a player with...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 16, 2013

    Kenley Jansen -- Jansen blew his second save of the season last night and his first since being named the team's closer earlier this week. While this will hardly cost him the role, Brandon League did wind up taking the...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 14, 2013

    Adam Wainwright, RHP STL Wainwright became the majors' first 10-game winner with a dominant effort against the Mets Thursday afternoon. Wainwright outdueled Matt Harvey by allowing four hits and no runs over seven innings to lower his ERA to 2.18....

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    AL Player Notes- June 14th, 2013

    Hiroki Kuroda (SP-NYY)- Kuroda was fantastic in his outing against Oakland on Friday even though he did not earn a decision. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three in eight innings of work....

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    AL Player Notes- June 13th, 2013

    Jeff Baker- TEX- FYI- For those of you in 1-game eligibility leagues, Baker added 2B to his list of positions that already included 1B, 3B and OF. He went 0-for-4 last night but is still batting .317 with 9 homers...

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    NL Player Notes- June 13th, 2013

    Ryan Braun -- Ryan Braun, who has been sidelined since leaving Sunday's game with aggravation of a thumb injury he's been dealing with all year, said yesterday that his thumb feels no better. The team hopes he'll be able to...

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    AL Player Notes- June 12th, 2013

    Miguel Gonzalez (SP-BAL)- Gonzalez improved his record to 4-2 on Tuesday night after helping the Orioles to a 3-2 win over the Angels. He allowed only one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five in eight...

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    NL Player Notes- June 12th, 2013

    Chris Withrow- LAN- Rise Value- A move to the bullpen seems to have jumpstarted the 20th overall pick from 2007. Withrow had spent 3+ mediocre seasons at AA when the Dodgers' put him in the pen late last season. At...

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    NL Player Notes - June 11, 2013

    Carlos Gomez - Carlos Gomez continued his breakout season by collecting three hits, driving in two, scoring two runs and stealing a base for Milwaukee against Miami on Monday. Gomez is providing his fantasy owners with an excellent combination of...

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    Daily Fix 6/10/13 - Why Nelson Cruz and Hisashi Iwakuma are top plays!

    Starting last Monday the Daily Fantasy Fix moved to myfantasyfix.com. At our new home, we're offering additional content geared towards the daily fantasy industry, including more broad-based strategy articles on concepts like bankroll management, roster construction for game-type, etc. The...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 10, 2013

    A sampling of today's player notes... Hanley Ramirez (SS-LAD) - With all the hamstring injuries the Dodgers have had this year (Kemp, Crawford, etc.), might the Dodgers need to implement a revised pre-game stretching program? Ramirez has been in and...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 10th, 2013

    Mike Moustakas (3B - KC): Moustakas dreadful season continued on Sunday with another 0-3 that did include a walk. On the surface Moustakas has shown improvements in a few of his peripherals. He's cut down the strkeouts and improved his...

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    Daily Fix 6/9/13 - Why Troy Tulowitzki is an elite play and Nick Swisher carries incredible value!

    Starting Monday the Daily Fantasy Fix moved to myfantasyfix.com. At our new home, we're offering additional content geared towards the daily fantasy industry, including more broad-based strategy articles on concepts like bankroll management, roster construction for game-type, etc. The content...

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    Daily Fix 6/9/13 - Why Troy Tulowitzki is an elite play and Nick Swisher carries incredible value!

    Starting Monday the Daily Fantasy Fix moved to myfantasyfix.com. At our new home, we're offering additional content geared towards the daily fantasy industry, including more broad-based strategy articles on concepts like bankroll management, roster construction for game-type, etc. The content...

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    Daily Fix 6/9/13 - Why Troy Tulowitzki is an elite play and Nick Swisher carries incredible value!

    Starting Monday the Daily Fantasy Fix moved to myfantasyfix.com. At our new home, we're offering additional content geared towards the daily fantasy industry, including more broad-based strategy articles on concepts like bankroll management, roster construction for game-type, etc. The content...

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    NL Player Notes - June 9, 2013

    Jim Henderson -- Brewers reliever Jim Henderson be activated from the Disabled List today, although it's not 100% clear whether he'll return to the closer's role. Francisco Rodriguez has done a good job in his stead, although it still seem...

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    AL Player Notes - June 9, 2013

    Zach McAllister - The Indians placed starting pitcher Zach McAllister on the 15-day DL on Saturday and he is eligible to return on June 18 versus the Royals. That said, manager Terry Francona indicated that McAllister may miss anywhere from...

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    June 2013 Fantasy Pitcher Rankings

    In our continuing series on player recommendations, the latest edition of Strategy Manager + highlights the pitchers who are deviating from their projected production this season. On the ranking sheet (Pitcher Rankings for June) you will find 5 tiers...

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    NL Roundup: June 8th, 2013

    Francisco Liriano, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Rise in Value A couple of years ago, it seemed like all hope was lost for the veteran left-hander. He was coming off a second half with Chicago that saw him give up 34 earned...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 7th, 2013

    Yoenis Cespedes (OF - OAK): A few weeks back I called Cespedes a strong buy-low candidate as an OF who was seeing his value hurt by a low LD Rate that was causing a low BABIP. Cespedes is still suffering...

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    Daily Fix 6/6/13 - Why Chase Headley and Norichika Aoki are today's top value plays!

    Starting Monday the Daily Fantasy Fix moved to myfantasyfix.com. At our new home, we're offering additional content geared towards the daily fantasy industry, including more broad-based strategy articles on concepts like bankroll management, roster construction for game-type, etc. The content...

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    NL Player Notes- June 6th, 2013

    Julio Teheran- ATL- Hot- Teheran continues to improve as the season progresses. His near no hitter is his 6th straight quality start and the 7th time in his last 8 games where he has walked no more than 2 batters....

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    AL Daily Notes - June 6, 2013

    CC Sabathia, LHP NYA Sabathia tossed a complete game and allowed four runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts Wednesday against Cleveland. Sabathia has a 19/1 K/BB over his last two starts. Sabathia is still seemingly learning how to work...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 6, 2013

    A sampling of today's prospect notes: Pitchers 1 Archie Bradley ARI SP A 5 BB in 2 of his last 3 starts, but overall - 1.18 ERA and 11.0 K/9. 2 Gerrit Cole PIT SP A 7 shutout innings last...

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    Daily Fix 6/5/13 - Puig Mania Day 2

    Starting Monday the Daily Fantasy Fix moved to myfantasyfix.com. At our new home, we're offering additional content geared towards the daily fantasy industry, including more broad-based strategy articles on concepts like bankroll management, roster construction for game-type, etc. The content...

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    AL Player Notes- June 5th, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez- NYA- Warning- ARod's season may be over before it even began. He is one of the names in the Biogenesis scandal and is reportedly facing a 100-game suspension. MLB is looking to hit him with the penalty for...

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    Daily Fix 6/4/13 - A day for lefty-mashers like Kevin Youkilis!

    Starting Monday the Daily Fantasy Fix will be moving to myfantasyfix.com. At our new home, we'll be offering additional content geared towards the daily fantasy industry, including more broad-based strategy articles on concepts like bankroll management, roster construction for game-type,...

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    NL Roundup: June 5th, 2013

    Jeremy Hefner, SP, New York Mets: Rise in Value After recording his first win of the season in his ninth start, Hefner was wonderful again, showing good command in another quality start versus the rival Nationals. Hefner gave up a...

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    NL Player Notes- June 4th, 2013

    Tom Koehler (SP-MIA)- Koehler made his fifth start of the season (eleventh game) on Monday night against the Phillies, but he saw his record fall to 0-4. The right-hander allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits (two home runs)...