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    AL Daily Notes - May 7th, 2012

    Mike Trout (OF - LAA): The fantasy world has been captivated by the strong start of phenom Bryce Harper, but I remain steadfast in my belief that Mike Trout is the premier fantasy asset between the two this year....

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    NL Player Notes - May 7, 2012

    Bryce Harper - Give this kid credit, he's got moxie. After getting plunked by Cole Hamels on the first pitch of his first AB on Sunday, Harper went to third on a Jayson Werth single and then stole home when...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 6, 2012

    1. Dee Gordon (SS - Dodgers) - After hitting over .300 in the minors and posting a .350+ OBP, Gordon has struggled at the big league level. So far this season, he is at a .229/.269/.307, but has still managed...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 6th, 2012

    Adam Jones OF (BAL) - Jones cracked his 7th homer of the year last night. In the pre-season I took the under on 23 homers for Jones and seeing as how he is almost a third of the way...

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    AL Player Spotlight - Saturday 5/5

    1. David Robertson (RP, NYY) - The addition of a cutter to Robertson's pitch repertoire last season transformed him from a solid middle inning reliever into an un-hittable dominating force in the late innings of games. His strikeout rate leaped...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 5, 2012

    Chad Billingsley (SP - LAD) - Billingsley struggled at Wrigley Field, allowing four runs on eight hits (one home run), walking three and striking out four. He has pitched well so far this season, but continues to struggle with the...

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    AL Player Notes- May 4th, 2012

    Jeff Niemann (SP-TB)- Niemann earned his second win of the season on Thursday holding the Mariners to three runs over 5.2 innings of work. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Niemann, who has an ERA...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 4th, 2012

    Ross Detwiler (SP - WAS): Detwiler made it 5-5 in starts he's held the opposing team to 3 ER's or less with 6 1/3 strong innings against the Diamondbacks. Detwiler limited ARZ to just 1 ER on 3 hits...

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    AL Player Notes - May 3rd, 2012

    Chone Figgins- SEA- Cold- Figgins has been unlucky again this season, as he was in limited time in 2011. His .254 BABIP is over 70 points less than his career average, explaining a lot of his .198 average. His 26.0%...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 3, 2012

    1. Corey Hart (OF - Brewers) - Could we be seeing multiple position eligibility out of Corey Hart in the near future? There are reports floating around that Hart took some practice grounders at 1B before yesterday's game. Hart has...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 3, 2012

    Hitters 10 Travis d'Arnaud TOR C A- .390 in last 10 games after slow start. We'll see him later this year. 12 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B A- .384 and ready when needed. LaHair hitting nearly as well for Cubs however....

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    NL Player Notes- May 2nd, 2012

    Trevor Cahill (SP-ARI)- Cahill improved his record to 2-2 after limiting the Nationals to just one run over 7.1 innings of work. He allowed five hits and one walk with five strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 3.13. While...

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    NL Player Notes- May 2nd, 2012

    Trevor Cahill (SP-ARI)- Cahill improved his record to 2-2 after limiting the Nationals to just one run over 7.1 innings of work. He allowed five hits and one walk with five strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 3.13. While benefiting...

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    AL Player Notes - May 2, 2012

    Chris Davis - The Orioles' first baseman slugged his fifth HR of the young season and finished 3-for-4 against the Yankees on Tuesday. Up until this year, Davis had been a typical quad-A player who wasn't able to put it...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 1, 2012

    1. David Ortiz (DH, BOS) - Ortiz continued his white-hot start, belting two home runs to go along with a walk to raise his season line to an outstanding .405/.457/.726. Most impressive were that both were off lefty Tommy Milone,...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 1st, 2012

    Bryan LaHair - Another day, another homer (and a double) for LaHair, as the Cub 1B finishes April with 8 doubles, 5 HRs, and a .780 SLG. His swinging strike% and overall K rate scream for some regression here, as...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - April 30, 2012

    1. Adam Dunn (1B - White Sox) - Is he back? Probably a little too soon to say definitively, but the power stroke has at least shown signs of returning through the first month of 2012. He has 4 in...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 30, 2012

    Summary: Saves Sunday came from Kenley Jansen (2), Sean Marshall (5), Craig Kimbrel (8), John Axford (5), Santiago Casilla (4), and Ramon Ramirez (1). Don't get excited about Ramirez. It was an extra-inning game and Frank Francisco had already pitched...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 4

    Just to preempt some questions that I'll get this week ... I see Prospect Central as a way to talk a little more in depth about some prospects that don't get a huge amount of copy in the fantasy...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 29, 2012

    1. Yadier Molina (C, STL) - While many Fantasy players draft Molina for his steady batting average and predictable production, the most talented of all the Molina brothers keeps rewarding them with more than they could possibly have hoped for....

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    AL Daily Notes - April 29th, 2012

    Scott Downs RP (LAA) - In his first day as the Angels' closer (with the role temporarily being removed from Jordan Walden's hands), Downs worked a perfect 9th inning to record his first save of the year. Downs struck...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - April 28, 2012

    1. Bryce Harper (OF - Nationals) - The day has come. Bryce Harper was called up to the big leagues and joined the Washington Nationals. He will make his major league debut today against the Dodgers. Harper was hitting...

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    AL Player Notes - April 28, 2012

    Francisco Cordero - Filling in for the injured closer Sergio Santos, Francisco Cordero did what Francisco Cordero do - he blew a save. The Mariners touched Cordero for two runs in the ninth inning on Friday. Last season, Cordero posted...

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    AL Player Notes- April 27th, 2012

    Matt Moore (SP-TB)- Moore did not earn a decision in the Rays win over the Angels, but he did pitch well in his 5.2 innings of work. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits (one home run)...

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    NL Player Notes - April 27th, 2012

    Huston Street- SD- Hot- Like the Maytag repairman, the life of a closer on a victory-challenged team can be a lonely one. Street got his second save of the season last night and has performed well whenever called upon. He...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 26th, 2012

    NL Quick Pitch: The Rockies and Pirates split a double-header on Wednesday and once again no team topped 5 runs in a game played by the Pirates. Charlie Morton and Juan Nicasio had good results pitching in each end...

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    AL Player Notes - April 26th, 2012

    Scott Feldman- TEX- Drop Value- If the Rangers' off day this week had been Monday instead of Wednesday, Feldman wouldn't have had to have been used as a spot starter last night. However, that's not the way the schedule was...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 26, 2012

    American League 2 Mike Trout LAA OF A+ First 18 games - .400/.463/.600. Wells and Hunter? Both with sub-.700 OPS's. 3 Jesus Montero SEA C A .241/.259/.370, but then again, no one in Seattle is hitting right now. 4 Manny...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 25th, 2012

    Brandon Morrow SP (TOR) - During Spring Training both Morrow and his manager, John Farrell, commented that they would like to see Morrow use his offspeed stuff more often and attempt to get some weak contact earlier in counts....

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    NL Daily Notes - April 24th, 2012

    Jose Altuve - Altuve had another pair of singles and a steal yesterday, and I'm beginning to think that hitting in the #8 slot benefits Altuve and his natural selectiveness. Altuve pressed a bit upon coming to the bigs last...

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    AL Player Notes - April 24, 2012

    Elvis Andrus - Before diving into a review of Elvis Andrus, let's remember he doesn't turn 24-years old until August. There is a ton of room for improvement with this kid, who went 2-for-4 with two singles on Monday. He...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 23, 2012

    NL Summary: Saves Sunday came from Rafael Betancourt (5), Sean Marshall (3), and J.J. Putz (5), while we had a pair of East Coast games postponed due to rain. ... Meanwhile, Rafael Furcal had three more hits to raise his...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 23rd, 2012

    AL Quick Pitch: Josh Hamilton continued his assault on the AL with his 7th HR and his 1st SB of the season in a 3-2 win over the Tigers. Drew Smyly pitched well for the Tigers limiting the Rangers...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 3

    A.J. Pollock - Third Base - Diamondbacks The D-backs purchased the contract of A.J. Pollock from AAA in response to Chris Young's injury. The 24 year old missed all of 2010 regular season with elbow surgery but returned for...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 22nd, 2012

    Phil Humber (SP - CHA): In a day when a number of elite aces were scheduled to throw, Phil Humber stole the show. Humber registered the 21st perfect game in major league history on Saturday against the Mariners. Humber...

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    AL Player Notes- April 20th, 2012

    Jason Hammel (SP-BAL)- Hammel earned his second win of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.37 on Thursday against the White Sox. He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out a career high...