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    AL Daily Player Notes - June 12, 2012

    Cliff Pennington SS (OAK) - For those of you in AL leagues and deep mixed leagues and need for some speed up the middle, Pennington should rebound from his slow start (.208/.260/.290). He has just a .185 singles average...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - June 11, 2012

    1. Jemile Weeks (2B - A's) - Weeks was certainly impressive in 2011 hitting .303/.340/.421 with 22 SB in 97 games. While 2012 has gotten off to a slow start for Weeks, he is showing slow and steady signs of...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 11, 2012

    Chipper Jones (3B-ATL) - Chipper is back off his latest DL stint and was in Sunday's lineup for the Braves. He's made it known that 2012 will be his final season playing baseball, but it's pretty clear that when healthy,...

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    NL Player Notes - June 10, 2012

    Gio Gonzalez (SP - WAS) - Gonzalez continued his dominant season, holding the Red Sox to two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out five. His dominance of NL lineups has been very impressive,...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 10th, 2012

    Scott Diamond (SP - MIN): Scott Diamond extended his streak to 7 straight starts with 3 ER's or less allowed while picking up his 5th win of the season on Saturday against the Cubs. Diamond allowed just 7 hits...

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    NL Player Notes - Saturday 6-9-12

    1) Bryce Harper - Harper continues to be the straw that stirs the drink for the Nationals. He had another big game Friday night against the Red Sox, going 3 for 5 with a home run, three RBI and two...

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    AL Player Notes - June 9, 2012

    Hiroki Kuroda - Entering Friday's start against the Mets, Hiroki Kuroda had been a disappointment since coming over to the Yankees this season, missing fewer bats and giving up more HRs. I had him pegged for an ERA around...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 8th, 2012

    Coco Crisp (OF - OAK): For the first time in a long time we saw some life out of Coco Crisp. Crisp homered, tripled, walked and drove in 4 while scoring a run. The two extra base hits doubled...

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    NL Player Notes- June 8th, 2012

    RA Dickey (SP-NYM)- Dickey improved his record to 9-1 after shutting out the Nationals for 7.1 innings on Thursday. He allowed just four hits (none for extra bases) and two walks while striking out eight. Dickey now as a 2.44...

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    AL Player Notes - June 7th, 2012

    Yan Gomes- TOR- Rookie- Gomes is back with Toronto and might get some playing time. He was hitting .349 at AAA when called up. Manager John Farrell has been making noise about using Gomes as a super sub player since...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 7, 2012

    1. Bud Norris (SP - Astros) - It looked like it was going to be one of those nights for Bud Norris. He allowed a quick 3 ER in the first inning, but then settled down and just allowed 1...

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    NL Player Notes- June 6th, 2012

    Chris Young (SP-NYM)- Young made his first start of the season and earned a no decision against the Nationals. He allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two in five innings of work....

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    AL Daily Notes - June 6th, 2012

    Colby Rasmus OF (TOR) - Rasmus continued swinging a hot bat last night going 5-5 with a homer and a double; he scored 4 times and drove in 3. Schuyler wrote an optimistic blurb abut Rasmus a week ago...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 5th, 2012

    Dillon Gee - Gee tossed his 4th straight quality start yesterday, holding the Cards to three runs (two earned) over 7 IP, striking out 8 in a no-decision. Gee has struck out 28 over 27 1/3 IP during this stretch,...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 4th, 2012

    Jake Arrieta (SP - BAL): Jake Arrieta's ugly May struggles (6.17 ERA) continued on into June as he yielded 4 ER's on 2 hits and 4 BB's over 4 2/3 innings on Sunday. Early in the season the jump...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 4, 2012

    Tommy Hanson (SP-ATL) - Shoulder injuries can be troublesome, so I was a little down on Hanson entering the season, but with the exception of a recent start against the Cardinals, he's been just fine recently. Sunday, Hanson did allow...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 3rd, 2012

    Howie Kendrick - I am definitely ready to cut bait on Kendrick in just about all formats. He hasn't had an XBH since May 9th, and he has regressed in just about every facet of the game this year at...

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    NL Player Notes - Sunday June 3, 2012

    1) Hanley Ramirez (3B, MIA) - After slumping through a good portion of the first six weeks of the season, Ramirez has turned it on over the last 15 games to raise his batting average 48 points from .230 to...

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    NL Player Notes - June 2, 2012

    Madison Bumgarner (SP-SF) - Bumgarner was outstanding against the Cubs, allowing just two runs (both bequeathed) on eight hits in eight innings, punching out 11 without walking a batter. After fanning just 30 in his first 52 1/3 innings, he...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 2nd, 2012

    PJ Walters SP (MIN) - For those of you who like to play stacked lineups (heavy on one team) in daily fantasy baseball salary cap formats such as Draftstreet, go with the Indians today. They face Walters (who I...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 1st, 2012

    Justin Smoak (1B - SEA): The Smoak monster has been unleashed over the last 12 games (.313/.365/.646) as Smoak has launched 5 HR's and driven in 15. Is this the beginning of something clicking for the young 1B prospect...

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    AL Daily Notes- May 31st 2012

    Will Middlebrooks - Middlebrooks stayed hot yesterday, going 2-4 with his 6th homer in the 6-4 victory over Detroit. The 23 year old has forced Boston to keep him up in the majors even after the return of Kevin Youkilis,...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 31, 2012

    1. Ryan Dempster (SP - Cubs) - It was easily Dempster's worst outing of the season. He lasted just 4.1 IP and allowed 6 ER, 3 HR, 4 BB, and 6 hits. Lucky for him, the Cubs bounced back and...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 30, 2012

    James Shields (SP - TB) - Shields was victimized by BABIP against the White Sox, allowing six runs (five earned) on 10 hits in six innings despite striking out eight, walking one and not surrendering a home run. His ERA...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 31, 2012

    Hitters 2 Billy Hamilton CIN SS A 12 SB in a recent 6-game run gives him 52 in 47 G with a .389 OBP. Free Billy! 3 Wil Myers KC OF A 1.034 OPS in first 12 AAA games. Playing...

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    NL Player Notes- May 30th, 2012

    Carlos Quentin (LF-SD)- Quentin went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in the Padres loss to the Cubs on Tuesday in his second game back from the disabled list. Analysts have speculated that Quentin will have a...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 29th, 2012

    Melky Cabrera - Cabrera is putting up ridiculous numbers this year for the Giants, including a 426/452/667 line for the month of May after another five hits in the last two games. He has improved his contact rate to over...

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    AL Player Notes - May 29, 2012

    Adrian Gonzalez - Now that Albert Pujols is back to being Albert Pujols, baseball fans can turn their attention to Boston and focus on another great slugger who can't seem to get on track. Adrian Gonzalez collected a single...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 28, 2012

    Starlin Castro (SS-CHC) - Castro profiles as a perennial All-Star, but there is still some work he needs to do to reach his ceiling. Sunday, Castro was 1-for-4 with his third homer of the season and is now batting .313/.322/.432....

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    AL Player Daily Notes - May 28, 2012

    1. Hiroki Kuroda (SP - Yankees) - Kuroda had one of his best starts, if not THE best, of the season. He hurled an 8.0 IP, 4-hit shutout against the A's on Sunday to earn his 4th win of the...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 8

    This is a sample of Insiderbaseball.com's weekly Prospect Central column featuring in-depth analysis of over 120 prospects each season. Please visit Insiderbaseball.com or click the "Home" tab at the top of the page to see all the great insights...

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    NL Player Notes - Sunday May 27

    1) Kyle Kendrick (SP/RP, PHI) - Kendrick dealt the Cards a complete game shutout Saturday at Busch Stadium. He scattered seven hits, did not walk anyone, and needed only 94 pitches (70 strikes) to dispatch the Cardinals. It was Kendricks'...

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    AL Player Notes - May 27th, 2012

    Ryota Igarashi- TOR- Cold- In his latest call up, Igarashi has again failed to translate minor league success to the major league level. He has appeared in both Toronto games since being called up Friday and has allowed 4 runs...

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    NL Player Notes - Saturday 5/26

    1) Dillon Gee (SP, NYN) - Nine strikeout over seven innings against the Padres Friday night gave Gee a total of 52 strikeouts in 56.2 IP for the season. Gee's strikeout rate (8.3 K/9) is the best he's ever posted...

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    AL Player Notes - May 26, 2012

    Eric Hosmer - The Royals' first baseman finished Friday's game 1-for-4 with a run scored. I've written this about Eric Hosmer multiple times in the past two seasons - he's got to improve his balls in play distribution. After...

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    NL Player Notes- May 19th, 2012

    Devin Mesoraco (C-CIN)- Mesoraco went 1-for-3 with a walk and a grand slam on Thursday night. The home run was his second of the season, and he improved his slash line to .213/.310/.344 for the season. Mesoraco has not gotten...