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    AL Player Notes - July 26th, 2012

    Justin Smoak- SEA- Idea-Smoak is 1-for-5 with 3 walks in his first 2 games since being sent to AAA Tacoma. It is quite possible that Smoak's minor league stay will be brief. He was hitting just .189 for the Mariners...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 26, 2012

    Just a sample of the 70+ prospect notes this week available to subscribers. Hitters 1 Billy Hamilton CIN SS A Relatively slowing down a bit in AA with 8 SB in 11 G, but .528 OBP isn't bad. 2 Wil...

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    NL Player Notes- July 25th, 2012

    Cliff Lee (SP-PHI)- Lee was shelled by the Brewers on Tuesday night, but did not earn the loss because of the Phillies comeback in the eighth inning. He allowed six runs on 12 hits (four home runs) and one walk...

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    AL Player Notes - July 25, 2012

    Travis Blackley (SP - OAK) - Blackley continued his amazing season, limiting the powerful Blue Jays offense to just a solo home run on five hits in seven innings. He struck out eight with no walks as his ERA with...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 24th, 2012

    Josh Rutledge - Josh Rutledge was only in the minors for 855 AB's, but the Tulowitzki injury has created an opportunity for him to play consistently with the Rockies. Rutledge has hit 368/390/684 in his first 10 games with Colorado...

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    AL Player Notes - July 24, 2012

    Ichiro Suzuki - Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-4 on Monday. That, in itself, isn't big news. The fact that he posted that batting line as a member of the Yankees against his former team, the Mariners, is big news. On Monday,...

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    NL Player Notes - July 23, 2012

    Daniel Murphy (2B - NYM) - Murphy had four hits including two doubles against the Dodgers and also walked to raise his line to .306/.344/.434. The second baseman has become a very solid hitter for average as he's always hit...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 22nd, 2012

    Buster Posey C (SF) - Posey had a phenomenal day at the plate going 4-5 with his 12th homer of the year. He is now hitting an impressive .314/.382/.498. Posey is clearly one of the top hitting catchers in...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 21st, 2012

    Michael Brantley (OF - CLE): I got into a mini-twitter battle with Joe Hettler the other night about Michael Brantley so I figured I'd use this space to explain my thoughts on Brantley, a player I've always liked. The...

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    NL Player Notes - July 20th, 2012

    Bryan Shaw- ARI- Cold- A key part of Arizona's blowing a 6-0 lead yesterday was a poor performance by Shaw. He only retired 1 of the 5 batters he faced and was charged with 2 ERs (4 overall) on a...

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    AL Player Notes - July 19th, 2012

    Nelson Cruz- TEX- Hot- Cruz went 2-for-3 yesterday to bring his July average to .341. However, it is being driven by a .441 BABIP. Cruz has yet to hit a homer this month so Fantistics' Drew Dinkmeyer's analysis from late...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 19, 2012

    Just a sampling of the more than 70 prospect notes we publish each week... Hitters 1 Billy Hamilton CIN SS A 109 SB in 87 games and yes, he gets the bump to AA. 2 Wil Myers KC OF A...

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    NL Player Notes - July 18, 2012

    Buster Posey (C - SF) - Posey had three hits including two doubles in five at bats to raise his line to .302/.354/.479. After having his season cut short in May last year due to a brutal leg injury, the...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 17th, 2012

    Michael Fiers - Fiers is, ahem, on fire right now for the Brewers, tossing his 5th straight quality start last night against the Cards in a 3-2 loss. Fiers has allowed 3 runs over 34 2/3 innings in his last...

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    AL Player Notes - July 16, 2012

    Josh Beckett - Boston's Josh Beckett yielded 3 ER on 8 hits against the Rays on Sunday. He also struck out 7 and allowed 2 free passes. For the season, Beckett's numbers are pedestrian - 4.44 ERA, 6.80 strikeout...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 16, 2012

    Just a small sample of today's player notes: Ben Sheets (SP-ATL) - Well this was unexpected. Starting for the first time since the 2010 season with the A's, Sheets held the Mets to two hits over six shutout innings Sunday....

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    AL Player Notes - July 15th, 2012

    David Robertson- NYA- Hot- Robertson gave up a hit, but didn't walk a batter after 3 straight appearances giving up a base on balls. He continued his impressive strikeout pace, fanning 2 of the 4 batters he faced. Of Robertson's...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 15th, 2012

    Yadier Molina C (STL) - Molina whacked his 14th homer of the year yesterday, and I really can't fathom the offensive turnaround he has experience the past 2 seasons. From 2004-2010, Molina posted ISO's ranging between .080 and .106....

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    AL Daily Notes - July 14th

    Franklin Morales - Morales got right back into the win column after his first poor start, holding the Rays to two doubles and three walks over five innings last night. Morales has loads of potential as a lefty with mid-90's...

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    NL Player Notes - July 14, 2012

    Ryan Zimmerman (3B - WAS) - The All-Star break was no obstacle to Zimmerman's hot streak, as he hit his ninth home run (sixth since June 26) as part of a 3-4 night to raise his line to .250/.314/.401. His...

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    AL Player Notes- July 9th, 2012

    James Shields (SP-TB)- Shields delivered another sub-par outing on Sunday against the Indians. He did not earn a decision keeping his record at 8-5, but he allowed five run (four earned) on ten hits (one home run) and two...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 9, 2012

    This is just a sample of our daily notes. Tim Lincecum (SP-SF) - Maybe they will take the All-Star break and push him back to give him a bit more rest between starts than normal, but the Giants need to...

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    AL Player Notes - July 8, 2012

    Adrian Beltre (3B - TEX) - Beltre hit his 15th home run of the season as part of a 3-5 night to raise his line to .326/.356/.527. Despite the near-30 home run pace, his power is down as his ISO...

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    NL Daily Player Notes - July 8th, 2012

    James McDonald SP (PIT) - James McDonald continued his torrid 1st half with a 10 K performance against the Giants. He walked none and allowed just 1 ER off of 4 hits. I'm more apt to believe in McDonald's...

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    NL Player Notes - July 7, 2012

    Rickie Weeks (2B - MIL) - Weeks hit his seventh home run to raise his line to .194/.311/.332 as he attempts to climb out of a huge hole. He is walking more than normal, but his usually high strikeout rate...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 7th, 2012

    Jake Peavy SP (CHW) - Peavy earned his 7th victory while striking out 7, walking 1 and allowing just 1 ER in 7.1 IP last night. The outing lowers Peavy's ERA to 2.85. I think Peavy's improvement in control...

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    AL Player Notes - July 5th, 2012

    Matt Harrison- TEX- Idea- Harrison credits his June success to working with the team psychologist. Maybe that helped, but it certainly didn't hurt that Harrison had a BABIP of .260 and a LOB% of 89.5% for the month. His FIP...

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    NL Player Notes - July 5, 2012

    Cliff Lee - Our long national nightmare is finally over as Cliff Lee has won a baseball game. He tossed 8 innings against the Mets and struck out 9 while giving up just 2 ER. If you subscribe to...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 4th, 2012

    Ervin Santana SP (LAA) - When playing in daily fantasy leagues, it always helps to know your weather, and with the wind projected to be blowing out to RF in Cleveland combined with some other factors I like my...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 3rd, 2012

    Neil Walker - Walker reached base for the tenth straight game, going 2-4 with a double and a homer in the 11-2 rout of the Astros. Walker is taking his time heating up this year, but has increased his ISO...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 2nd, 2012

    Jered Weaver (SP - LAA): Weaver has picked up right where he left off since coming back from the DL, allowing just 1 ER in 12 2/3 innings while recording 23 fly-ball outs and posting a solid 3.0 K:BB...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 2, 2012

    Allen Craig (1B/OF-STL) - This is no fluke folks. In close to 2,000 minor league at-bats, Craig is a career .308/.369/.518 hitter. After hitting his 11th homer of the season Sunday, Craig is batting a healthy .311/.382/.608 this season and...

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    NL Player Notes - July 1, 2012

    Wade Miley (SP - ARI) - Miley was crushed in Milwaukee, allowing eight runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings as he allowed three home runs. The 25-year old lefty has been excellent so far prior to last...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 1st

    Chris Carter - Chris Carter is back with the A's for his 5th tour of duty, and he's started this one with a bang, going 3-7 with a double and two homers in two games against the Rangers. Carter is...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 30th, 2012

    Yasmani Grandal - The catcher of the future may become the catcher of the present for the Pads, as the struggling Nick Hundley was demoted to AAA, opening the door for Grandal to wrest the backstop role away. Grandal has...