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    NL Player Notes - August 18, 2012

    Brian McCann - The Braves' catcher got a routine day off in hopes of helping him clear his mind. McCann has been in a prolonged slump, hitting just .114 over his past 15 games to go along with a .114...

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    NL Player Notes - August 17th, 2012

    Chipper Jones- ATL- Old Player- With the season he's been having you couldn't blame Jones for doing a Brett Favre and taking back his end-of-season retirement. He has 10 homers in 266 ABs. Jones' .315 average isn't hugely luck-based since...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 17th, 2012

    Derek Holland (SP - TEX): A perplexing year for Derek Holland continued as he tossed 5 shutout innings against the Yankees before imploding in the 6th inning and allowing 4 ER's. He finished the start having allowed 5 hits...

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    AL Player Notes - August 16th, 2012

    Nick Blackburn- MIN- Cold- In the two months since we last discussed Blackburn's horrible season, things haven't gotten any better. His ERA of 7.33 has some bad luck built into it, with a BABIP of 3.26 and LOB% of 63.8%....

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    NL Player Notes- August 16th, 2012

    Mark Buehrle (SP-MIA)- Buehrle won his tenth game of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Phillies. He allowed two runs on five hits, a home run and a walk while striking out three in seven innings of work....

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    AL Player Profiles - August 15th, 2012

    Andy Dirks - Dirks singled, homered, and walked twice yesterday in the 8-4 win over Minnesota, and he's been playing every day since his return, hitting 378/442/568. Dirks has improved in every facet of his offensive game except speed the...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 14th, 2012

    Michael Fiers - Fiers had his QS streak stopped at 9 last night in Colorado, as the 27 year old rookie allowed eight runs on nine hits in just two-plus innings. Fiers really has been brilliant since his promotion to...

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    AL Player Notes - August 14, 2012

    Anibal Sanchez (SP - DET) - Sanchez was lit up for the third time in four starts as a Tiger, as the Twins pounded him for five runs on 12 hits (one home run) in five innings. He has had...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 13, 2012

    Matt Carpenter (3B-STL) - With David Freese in an 0-for-14 slump, Carpenter got the nod at third base on Sunday and he took advantage, going 4-for-6 with a double and three RBI to raise his impressive slash line to .312/.385/.505....

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    AL Daily Notes - August 13th, 2012

    AJ Pierzynski (C - CHA): Back in April I wrote an extensive blurb about how AJ Pierzynski's hot-start simply could not be sustained. I recommended not only selling high if you owned Pierzynski but passing on him outright in...

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    AL Player Profiles - August 12th, 2012

    Hisashi Iwakuma - I've been more and more impressed with Iwakuma lately, as the 31 year old "rookie" managed his fifth straight start allowing three earned runs or less last night against the Angels, as he held them to three...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 12th, 2012

    Wade Miley (SP - ARZ): Hopefully you took my advice earlier in the week when I touched on Wade Miley's recent hot streak. I noted Miley's skills have been great, but a favorable schedule may be inflating some of...

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    AL Player Notes - August 11, 2012

    Manny Machado - In his second career game, Manny Machado batted eighth and clubbed 2 HRs with 4 RBI. He's now 4-for-8 in his first two games at the major league level. With a .266/.352/.438 slash line at AA this...

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    NL Player Notes - August 10, 2012

    Madison Bumgarner (SP - SF) - Bumgarner allowed just three hits in six innings in St. Louis while striking out seven against just one walk, but his home run problems continued as he served one up to Carlos Beltran. He's...

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    AL Player Notes - August 9, 2012

    Salvador Perez (C - KC) - Perez hit his sixth home run in just over 120 at bats and is now hitting .317/.341/.512. The backstop never showed much power in the minors or in his call-up last season, but he...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 9, 2012

    The following is just a sampling of the 70+ prospect notes you'll see this week... Hitters 33 Carlos Correa HOU SS B .596 OPS in 35 games, so not much to be excited about here. 36 Byron Buxton MIN OF...

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    NL Player Notes- August 8th, 2012

    Cole Hamels (SP-PHI)- Hamels threw a complete game shutout on Tuesday night against the Braves. He allowed five hits without a walk and six strikeouts to improve his ERA to 3.14 and record to 12-6. With a 3.51 FIP...

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    AL Player Notes - August 8, 2012

    Kyle Seager (3B - SEA) - Seager hit his 12th home run as part of a 2-7 night in Baltimore. He is now hitting .247/.311/.403. He is hurt badly by Safeco Field, as he hits a ton of fly balls...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 7th, 2012

    Matt Garza (SP - CHC): In the battle between the Cubs training staff and Matt Garza in diagnosing Garza's elbow it appears the Cubs training staff has won out. Garza was placed on the disabled list on Tuesday and...

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    AL Player Notes - August 7, 2012

    Billy Butler - Billy Butler crushed his 21st HR of the season on Monday against the White Sox and now has 67 RBI. At 26-years old, Butler is having his best season having tied his career-high in HRs and posted...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 6, 2012

    Brett Jackson (OF-CHC) - Jackson got the call on Sunday and was immediately inserted into the starting outfield batting second. It's been a relatively disappointing season for Jackson, who was batting .256/.338/.479 with 15 homers and 27 stolen bases. 47%...

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    AL Player Notes - August 4th, 2012

    Nate McLouth- BAL- FYI- The Orioles didn't add McLouth to their roster yesterday. This means he could exercise his opt out clause and try to sign with another team. McLouth is hitting just .244 at AAA Norfolk but has slugged...

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    NL Player Notes- August 3rd, 2012

    Ross Ohlendorf (SP-SD)- The Reds knocked around Ohlendorf on Thursday afternoon, as he could not get through a full two innings of work. He ended up allowing six runs on six hits, one home run and three walks while...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 3rd, 2012

    Mike Trout (OF - LAA): When I wrote back on May 21st that I thought Mike Trout was a Top 15 OF the rest of the way, I thought I was being bold... Instead, it turned out I was...

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    AL Player Notes - August 2nd, 2012

    Elvis Andrus- TEX- Hot- Andrus went 4-for-6 with a steal and 3 RBI last night. He was expected to have a career path similar to Omar Vizquel, starting slow offensively and waiting for his hitting to catch up to his...

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    NL Player Notes- August 2nd, 2012

    Jeff Karstens (SP-PIT)- Karstens improved his record to 4-2 for the year after a strong start against the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon. He allowed just one run on three hits (one home run) and one walk while striking out...

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    AL Player Notes - August 1, 2012

    Ryan Dempster - Ryan Dempster was finally traded from the Cubs on Tuesday, just before the July 31st 4 p.m. EST trade deadline. Dempster was shipped to Texas in exchange for minor leaguers Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks. The right...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 31st, 2012

    Steve Pearce - This is a total flyer, especially since Brad Mills has already said that he doesn't envision Pearce as an everyday player right now, but a RH hitter with power heading to the land of the Crawford boxes...

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    AL Player Notes- July 31st, 2012

    Kendry Morales (DH/1B-LAA)- Morales went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts, two home runs and six RBI to help lead the Angels to a rout against the Rangers last night. He was able to improve his slash line to .271/.315/.420, and the...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 30, 2012

    Just a sampling of the dozens of daily player notes you would get each day as a subscriber. Josh Johnson (SP-MIA) - Johnson made what could be his final start as a Marlin Sunday, though it's very possible that his...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 30th, 2012

    Gavin Floyd (SP - CHW): I'm not really sure what is going on with Gavin Floyd, but I'm not particularly encouraged. While Floyd has now tossed 3 straight quality starts and allowed just 3 ER's in his last 20...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 28th

    Francisco Liriano - Liriano is heading intra-division, as the White Sox took a gamble on the 28 year old lefty, sending Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernandez, two decent to fair prospects, over to the Twins. Liriano was pasted by those...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 29th, 2012

    Josh Johnson SP (MIA) - Johnson is almost a must start today in daily fantasy baseball contests. He has the best matchup you could ask for (San Diego) and is pitching at home (3.35 ERA) where he has been...

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    AL Player Notes - July 28, 2012

    Zach Greinke - The Brewers' Doug Melvin said he would trade Zach Greinke before the deadline and he stuck to his word on Friday, shipping the right hander to Anaheim in exchange for Jean Segura and two AA pitchers. This...

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    AL Player Notes- July 27th, 2012

    James Shields (SP-TB)- Shields earned his seventh loss of the season on Thursday against the Orioles after struggling through six innings of work. He allowed five runs on six hits and five walks, but he did strikeout 10 opposing...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 27th, 2012

    Starling Marte (OF - PIT): Baseball America's preseason #73 rated prospect debuted with a bang on Thursday night as Marte homered off the first pitch he saw. Marte finished the evening 2-4 with that run and RBI, immediately sending...