All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 89

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    AL Player Notes - June 30, 2012

    Coco Crisp - Coco Crisp has struggled for much of this season, but he's showing some life of late by batting .360 with 7 steals and 10 runs in his past 15 games. On Friday, Crisp went 1-for-4 with 1...

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    AL Player Notes- June 29th, 2012

    Ivan Nova (SP-NYY)- Nova continued his strong month of June by throwing 7.1 solid innings against the White Sox on Thursday night. He did not earn a decision, but allowed just one run on six hits and three walks while...

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    AL Player Notes - June 28th, 2012

    Roy Oswalt- TEX- Cold- It wasn't just the number of hits that Oswalt gave up last night, it was how he gave them up that was disconcerting. He wasn't having problems finding the strike zone. Oswalt threw 74 of his...

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    NL Player Notes- June 28th, 2012

    Zack Greinke (SP-MIL)- Greinke earned his ninth victor of the season on Wednesday against the Reds improving his overall record to 9-2 and his ERA currently rests at 2.82. He allowed two runs on five hits (one home run)...

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    AL Player Notes - June 27, 2012

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C - BOS) - Saltalamacchia hit his 14th home run, most among catchers in all of baseball. He is now hitting .255/.303/.542. His plate discipline remains suspect as he's struck out over four times as many as he's...

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    NL Daily Player Notes - June 27th

    Cameron Maybin OF (SD) - Maybin went 0-4 last night to drop his batting average on the season to a dreadful .201 mark. If the Padres are patient with Maybin and continue to play him every day, this is...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 26th, 2012

    Jason Castro - Castro is 4-7 with a pair of doubles and a homer over the past few days, and there are a few reasons for optimism in the 25 year old's underlying stats this year. Castro was indeed a...

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    AL Player Notes - June 26, 2012

    Kevin Youkilis - In his debut with the White Sox on Monday, Kevin Youkilis finished 1-for-4 and hit from the No. 2 hole in the lineup. I really like seeing Youkilis in the 2-spot as he should get good pitches...

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    AL Player Notes - June 25, 2012

    Kevin Youkilis (3B - CHW) - Youkilis' trade speculation finally ended as the third baseman was dealt to the White Sox. The situation couldn't be better for him from a fantasy perspective, as he goes to the launching pad of...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 25, 2012

    Trevor Bauer (SP-ARI) - You can hardly blame the Diamondbacks for not promoting Bauer despite his carving up of Double-A and Triple-A hitters. Dan Hudson and Ian Kennedy are rotation mainstays; Trevor Cahill has a big contract and has been...

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    NL Player Notes - June 24th, 2012

    Chase Utley 2B (PHI) - For those of you who have stashed Utley all season long, you may be finally rewarded. The Phillies could activate Utley Wednesday. While Utley owners must be rightfully excited, expectations must be realistic as...

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    NL Player Notes - Saturday 6/23

    1)Vance Worley - Worley was a hard luck loser again Thursday night, pitching seven strong innings and giving up just two runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Once again, the Phillies offense failed to back him...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 23rd, 2012

    Jason Hammel BAL (SP) - I just made an imaginary bet with fellow analyst Drew Dinkmeyer that Ervin Santana would have a better ROS fantasy wise than Hammel. Oops. Hammel got the scale immediately posting in Drew's favor as...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 24th, 2012

    Chris Archer (SP - TB): As owners head into the weekly deadline for lineup decisions I'm sure many will be wondering if Chris Archer makes for a potential two-start pickup. Archer is scheduled to face the Royals on Monday...

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    NL Player Notes - June 22nd, 2012

    James McDonald- PIT- Hot- Facing the team with the worst record in the AL, McDonald dominated, allowing 1 run in a complete game. He continued the control he has shown this season, issuing no walks. McDonald's K/9 ratio has dropped...

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    AL Player Notes - June 22, 2012

    Alex Avila (C - DET) - Avila was activated from the DL and went 1-4 against the Cardinals. Following last year's breakout campaign, the backstop is hitting just .252/.337/.427 in 45 games. Regression was expected, but his LD% is actually...

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    AL Player Notes - June 21st, 2012

    Yu Darvish- TEX- Caution- Darvish has put together consecutive solid starts after hitting a rough patch. It must be kept in mind that these starts were against Houston and in San Diego. Also, Darvish threw a season high 122 pitches...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 21, 2012

    1. Yovani Gallardo (SP - Brewers) - Another QS for Gallardo gives him 12 out of his 15 starts for the season. His three non-QS were two against the Cardinals in April (as I wrote about in a previous post)...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 21, 2012

    Hitters 1 Billy Hamilton CIN SS A Last Saturday: on base 3 times, stole 5 bases. 80 SB in first 66 games. 2 Wil Myers KC OF A 45 XBH (24 HR) in first 66 games, so Royals may have...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 20th, 2012

    Colby Rasmus OF (TOR) - Rasmus has made some obvious changes in his swing over the past year (closer to the plate, more straight up, much lower leg kick) and it appears to be paying off in a big...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 20, 2012

    1. Lance Lynn (SP - Cardinals) - While R.A. Dickey improved to 11 wins on Monday, Lynn tried to match it on Tuesday. Lynn was unsuccessful in his pursuit as he allowed 5 ER and 9 H for the loss...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 19th, 2012

    Brandon Belt - Belt had a single, double, two walks, and a steal last night in the 5-3 win over the Angels, and he's now hit in 7 straight and is batting 342/458/658 for the month. I know the Giants...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - June 19, 2012

    1. Shin Soo Choo (OF - Indians) - Choo went yard for the 3rd time in the last 5 games (he had a 2 HR game last week) and raised his OPS to .774. His power continues to trend in...

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    NL Player Notes - June 17, 2012

    Cliff Lee (SP - PHI) - Lee was on track to get his first win of the season taking a three-run lead into the bottom of the eighth, but he and the Phillies defense unraveled as the Blue Jays tied...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 18, 2012

    Brad Lincoln (SP-PIT) - Lincoln came into Sunday's action averaging nearly 93 mph with his fastball and he was even better than that Sunday, sitting in the 92-94 range generally, and hitting 95 several times. Unfortunately, Indians batters weren't fooled,...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 18th, 2012

    Garrett Richards (SP - LAA): For the third consecutive start Garrett Richards held an opponent to 2 ER's or less and for the second straight start we're left wondering just how he did it. Richards posted the following peripherals...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 17th

    Brandon Moss - Moss has played almost every day since his recall from AAA, and over the last five games he's gone 8-21 with all eight hits going for extra bases. He's knocked in 10 runs while scoring 7, but...

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    NL Player Notes - June 16, 2012

    Ryan Dempster (SP - CHC) - Dempster threw seven shutout innings against the Red Sox, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out three to lower his ERA to 2.11 and extend his scoreless streak to 22 1/3...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 16, 2012

    Phil Hughes SP (NYY) - Hughes picked up his 7th victory of the season yesterday as he pitched wonderfully against the Nationals. He allowed just 1 ER in 6 IP while striking out 9 and only walking 2. Currently...

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    AL Player Notes- June 15th, 2012

    Jeremy Hellickson (SP-TB)- The Mets offense roughed up Hellickson on Thursday to the tune of eight runs in 3.2 innings of work. He allowed nine hits (three home runs) and one walk while not recording a strikeout. While struggling...

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    AL Player Notes - June 14th, 2012

    Scott Feldman- TEX- Stats- Feldman takes the mound tonight having lost his last 5 starts and posting an ERA of 7.13 as a starter. He has been the victim of some bad luck, with a 43.1% LOB% when he starts....

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 14, 2012

    1. Stephen Strasburg (SP - Nationals) - Strasburg was masterful once again. He improved his record to 8-1 with a 2.45 ERA and has an incredible K/9 of 11.7. Of course, Strasburg's fantasy value may be limited a bit because...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 14, 2012

    Lots of changes this week as 2012 draftees have started signing and we saw Jorge Soler ink a monster deal with the Cubs. Hitters 20 Jorge Soler CHC OF B+ High-risk / high-reward type of guy, but the Cubs needed...

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    NL Player Notes- June 13th, 2012

    Freddie Freeman (1B-ATL)- Freeman went hitless in four plate appearances with two strikeouts in the Braves 6-4 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday. He has struggled through the first two weeks of June hitting .212/.212/.242 with zero home runs...

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    AL Player Notes - June 13, 2012

    Dustin Pedroia (2B - BOS) - Pedroia went 0-4 against Miami to lower his line to .273/.332/.411. After a hot start, the second baseman has been derailed by a thumb injury suffered on Memorial Day, as he's just 3-28 in...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 12th, 2012

    Steve Lombardozzi - Lombardozzi is still not to the point where he should be owned in the majority of formats, but the Nats' utility man is basically playing almost 2/3 of the time now and sees his value growing by...