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    NL Player Notes- April 4th, 2013

    Tim Lincecum- SF- Caution- To say that Lincecum had control issues last night would be an understatement. Not only did he walk 7 in his 5 IP, but the slimmest majority of his 91 pitches were strikes (46.) Lincecum gave...

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    Daily Notes from the AL

    Chris Davis (1B-BAL): Davis had a monster game on Wednesday, going 4 for 4 with a home run, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored. He has homered in back-to-back games to start the season and is looking primed to...

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    4/4 Fantistics Daily Fantasy Fix

    I had an interesting day in the daily fantasy world yesterday, getting absolutely crushed on a couple of sites - that's what I get for not taking Drew Dinkmeyer's play of the day, Freddie Freeman - but redeeming myself...

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    AL Player Notes- April 3rd, 2013

    Yu Darvish- TEX- Hot- The most impressive thing about Darvish's outing last night might not be the near perfect game. Ok, maybe that is the most impressive. Very close, though, is that he struck out 14 and didn't walk anyone....

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    NL Player Notes- April 3rd, 2013

    Shaun Marcum (SP-NYM)- Marcum, who was initially penciled in to start on Sunday against the Marlins, is now doubtful to pitch after he cut Tuesday's bullpen short because of neck pain. The injury prone right-hander was slated to be...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 2nd, 2013

    Felix Hernandez - Hernandez was brilliant last night, allowing just three hits and a walk to the A's over 7 2/3 innings, striking out 8. There has been a lot of talk about Felix's declining velocity over the past few...

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    NL Player Notes - April 2, 2013

    Collin Cowgill - Collin Cowgill smashed a grand slam for the Mets on Monday and finished 2-for-5 including a double versus the Padres. Cowgill got shipped from the Athletics to the Mets this past offseason and won the starting centerfield...

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    Opening Day Daily Fantasy Fix

    Welcome to the debut installment of the Fantistics' Daily Fantasy Fix! In this spot each day myself, Michael Leone, and fellow Fantistics' writer Drew Dinkmeyer will bring you advice as how to approach the day's daily fantasy games. Before...

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    NL Player Notes - April 1, 2013

    Jose Fernandez - In a surprise move, the Marlins decided to put highly-touted prospect Jose Fernandez on the Opening Day roster and he will make his major league debut Sunday versus the Mets. Not sure anyone expected this decision since...

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    Daily Notes from the AL

    David Ortiz (DH-BOS): Reports out of Red Sox camp indicate that Big Papi's rehab of his sore Achilles heels is progressing favorably. If all continues to move in the right direction Ortiz could play in a few minor league...

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    Fantistics Baseball Player Projections Blog 3/2/2013

    Observations from the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues... Nelson Cruz- TEX- OF- Cruz woke up with chest soreness yesterday and spent the day in the hospital undergoing tests. If the stress test he had went well then he will be released...

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    Preseason Prep - February 18, 2013

    Brian McCann, C, ATL - We already know McCann will miss at least the first two weeks of the season after having shoulder surgery back in October, but we really care about the other 24. The 28-year-old catcher is coming...

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    Preseason Prep - February 15th, 2013

    Colorado Rockies: RF Playing Time: Michael Cuddyer vs. Tyler Colvin Prior to the 2012 season, the Rockies signed former Twin Michael Cuddyer to a 3-year, $31.5 million deal that appeared to lock their middle of the order in place...

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    NL Player Notes - October 1st, 2012

    Mitchell Boggs- STL- FYI- In leagues that count holds, Boggs has been golden, picking up 34 of them after last night. Boggs has had good fortune this year, with his 2,21 ERA well below his FIP of 3.43. However, that's...

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    NL Player Notes - September 30, 2012

    Michael Morse - Michael Morse cracked a grand slam in the first inning against the Cardinals on Saturday and finished 1-for-4 with 4 RBI. Morse hasn't been as good as he was during his breakout season in 2011 but...

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    NL Player Notes - September 29, 2012

    Giancarlo Stanton - Giancarlo Stanton had a great game against Cliff Lee and the Phillies on Friday, belting 2 hits including a HR and a double. Stanton has only played in 118 games this season, but still reached a new...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 28th, 2012

    Jhoulys Chacin (SP - COL): Chacin picked up the win on Thursday, but that was about the only positive to come out of another uninspiring start. Chacin allowed 3 ER's on 7 hits and 4 BB's over 5 innings...

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    NL Player Notes - September 27th, 2012

    Matt Cain- SF- Great Player- Cain needed only 91 pitches to get through 7 shutout IP. He has only thrown 110 or more pitches 10 times this season, two fewer than last year. Cain hasn't had the same work load...

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    AL Player Notes- September 27th, 2012

    CC Sabathia (SP-NYY)- Sabathia delivered his second straight strong performance on Wednesday afternoon against the Twins. He allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out ten over eight innings of work. Sabathia improved his record to...

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    AL Player Notes - September 26, 2012

    Chris Perez - Chris Perez had an interesting 9th inning against the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing a HR and 2 walks before getting out of the jam and picking up his career-best 37th save. For those that follow me...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 25th, 2012

    Jed Lowrie - Lowrie has come off the DL well, hitting in eight straight games in which he received an at-bat to the tune of 300/364/467. We talk a lot about the obvious skills like speed, power, contact ability, etc.,...

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    9-25 AL Daily Notes

    Edwin Encarnacion DH (TOR) - Looking over leaders in certain categories in order to get a head start on who may be over or under valued heading into 2013, I was taken aback when I saw that Encarnacion leads...

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    AL Player Notes - September 24th, 2012

    Blake Beavan- SEA- Stats- Beavan has experienced a roller coaster ride this season. In his two June starts before being sent to the minors for a month he had a BABIP of .379 and LOB% of 43.9%. That's not to...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 24, 2012

    Andrelton Simmons (SS-ATL) - The Braves already traded one shortstop of the future away recently, with Elvis Andrus going to the Rangers a few years ago in the Mark Teixeira deal. They won't make that mistake again with Simmons. Simmons...

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    AL Player Profiles - September 23rd, 2012

    Ichiro Suzuki - Ichiro reached base five more times yesterday in the marathon win over the A's, and he's 14-20 with 3 doubles, 2 homers, and 5 steals in the last five games. No Yankee OF is signed through next...

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    NL Player Notes - September 22, 2012

    Chris Carpenter - The Cardinals' Chris Carpenter made his season debut on Friday against the Cubs, tossing 5 innings and allowing 2 ER on 5 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Carpenter had missed the entire season up to...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 21st, 2012

    Mike Fiers (SP - MIL): Fiers really struggled on Thursday against an opponent that he had some previous success against this year (18:3 K:BB Ratio in 11 2/3 IP). Fiers allowed 3 ER's on 5 hits and a walk...

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    AL Player Notes- September 20th, 2012

    Craig Kimbrel (RP-ATL)- Kimbrel recorded his 38th save of the season on Wednesday night against the Marlins. He threw a shutout inning while allowing just a hit and lowering his ERA to 1.10 for the year. The 24 year-old has...

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    AL Player Notes - September 20th, 2012

    C. J. Wilson- LAA- Cold- Wilson experienced a lot of regression to the mean in August, when his 7.99 ERA was well above his 5.03 FIP. Even after getting knocked out early last night Wilson is still experiencing some good...

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    AL Player Notes - September 19, 2012

    Felix Doubront - I like Felix Doubront less and less with each passing start. After posting OK-to-decent ERAs with excellent strikeout rates in 3 of the first 4 months of this season, the wheels have fallen for the southpaw in...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 18th, 2012

    Adam Eaton - Eaton, if I understand the D-Backs philsophy correctly, should still get a bunch of playing time the last two weeks even after Chris Young returns from his quad injury. Eaton has been fairly impressive since coming up...

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    AL Player Notes - September 18th, 2012

    Carlos Santana- CLE- Stats- Santana is experiencing some regression to the mean. His .314 September BABIP is a driving force in his .316 average this month. His power returned after a weak start to the season, with 28 of his...

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    AL Player Notes - September 15, 2012

    Desmond Jennings (OF - TB) - Jennings had two more hits and stole his 27th base, raising his line to .251/.316/.397. After an awful first four months, he has hit .287/.353/.481 since August 10. After last year's excellent debut in...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 16th, 2012

    Ivan Nova (SP - NYY): Nova was spectacular in his return from the DL on Saturday against the Rays. Nova allowed just 2 ER's on 4 hits and 2 BB's over 6 innings while striking out 8 and posting...

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    NL Player Notes- September 15th, 2012

    Carlos Marmol (RP-CHC)- Marmol registered his twentieth save of the season in Friday afternoon's game against the Pirates to preserve the 7-4 win for the Cubs. He threw a shutout inning with out allowing a hit to lower his...

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    AL Player Notes- September 14th, 2012

    Brett Anderson (SP-OAK)- Anderson was credited with his first loss of the season on Thursday afternoon against the Angels. He allowed five runs on nine hits, one home run and one walk while striking out five in five innings...