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    NL Daily Notes - April 20th, 2012

    NL Quick Pitch: The Astros offense broke out against Tom Gorzelanny and the rest of the Nats bullpen racking up 11 runs. Seven Astros had multiple hits in the effort as everyone got involved. The run support was enough...

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    AL Player Notes - April 19th, 2012

    Joe Nathan- TEX- FYI- Nathan got into last night's game because he hadn't pitched in a couple of days. He entered the 9th inning with a 4 run lead so it wasn't a save situation. However, a walk, error and...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - April 19, 2012

    We start off this Thursday's Quick Pitch with injury news from around the National League. Chris Young was placed on the disabled list with a slight ligament tear in his shoulder. Its the first time he has been on the...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 19, 2012

    Hitters 31 Nick Castellanos DET 3B B+ Off to a great start with a .410/.442/.564 line in 39 at-bats. 35 Mike Olt TEX 3B B+ .209 through 11 games and still not making near enough contact - 65% CT%. 38...

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    NL Player Notes- April 18, 2012

    Freddie Freeman (1B-ATL)- Freeman returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday night after getting the day off on Monday and went 2-for-4 with a double, a strikeout and two RBI. Freeman managed to raise his slash line to .195/.233/.244,...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 17th, 2012

    Chase Headley - Headley banged three doubles yesterday in Colorado to extend his hitting streak to eight games, and he also has 7 XBH for the year already. I think that some of the small improvements that he's been making...

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    AL Player Notes - April 17, 2012

    Fernando Rodney - Fernando Rodney recorded two outs on Monday against the Red Sox en route to his fourth save of the season. The former Tiger has now tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed just one base runner on a...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - April 16, 2012

    NL Quick Pitch: Saves on Sunday from Sean Marshall and Joel Hanrahan (first of the year for both), and Arizona's Bryan Shaw (his second - more on him in a minute). ... With the news that Brian Wilson is done...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - April 16, 2012

    AL Quick Pitch: Brandon League is a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities to begin 2012. If he can normalize his road/away splits from last year (SLG% of .254 at Safeco, .407 everywhere else), he'll be considered near the top of...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 15th, 2012

    Kelly Johnson - Johnson bashed his third homer of the young season yesterday in the 6-4 loss to Baltimore. I think Johnson is in store for a big year north of the border, as he's coming off of a second...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 2

    Freddy Galvis - Second Base - Phillies 21-year-old Freddy Galvis started off the season 0- for -10 before collecting a 2-run double to snap the streak. He entered the weekend 5- for -14 including his first career HR on...

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    AL Player Notes - April 14, 2012

    Jacoby Ellsbury - Our Fantistics software pinned Jacoby Ellsbury as one of the top overall players in 2012 so it's understandable if his fantasy owners said a few extra prayers last evening after the Boston outfielder injured his shoulder sliding...

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    NL Player Notes - April 13th, 2012

    Ryan Ludwick- CIN- Stats- Ludwick has a Batting EYE of 1.00, which would indicate a marked increase in selectivity. However, it looks like that might be a statisrtical bubble when his plate discipline numbers are examined. His Swing% has actually...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - April 13, 2012

    AL Quick Pitch: Derek Holland has now pitched two straight quality starts to begin the season. With improvements to WHIP and his GB% over the last couple of years, there are good things ahead (except for an unlucky schedule...

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    AL Player Notes - April 12th, 2012

    Nick Markakis- BAL- Idea- Markakis has gone 4 games without a hit after opening the season with 2 multihit games. His average now stands at .238. This could be a good time to buy low if you need some help...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 12th, 2012

    NL First Pitch: There were a bunch of "aces" scheduled to throw on Wednesday, but a few of them turned out to be jokers as Tim Lincecum and Josh Johnson both had outings that could arguably go down as...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April12, 2012

    Hitters 31 Mason Williams NYY OF B+ Two doubles in debut. .863 OPS and 28 SB in just 68 games a year ago. 32 Jonathan Singleton HOU 1B B+ 4-for-16 to start AA career. Hopefully a big part of...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 11, 2012

    Kyle Drabek SP (TOR) - I am a little bit more optimistic about Drabek than my co-analyst Joe Hettler. Drabek was a disaster last year, but his status as a former top prospect and reports in Spring Training of...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 10th, 2012

    David Freese - Freese is one of my favorite kinds of guys to draft mid-round: a guy that hasn't yet had success at the big league level yet has never failed to have success elsewhere (career minor league line of...

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    AL Player Notes - April 10, 2012

    Yu Darvish - It's safe to say Yu Darvish had a less than desirable first inning in the majors. Facing the Mariners, Darvish walked the leadoff batter, Chone Figgins, struck out Dustin Ackley, allowed three straight singles, threw a wild...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 9, 2012

    Andrew Cashner (RP-SD) - Cashner is a former first-round draft pick, so it's not a surprise that when he's healthy, he's good. Watching him Saturday, Cashner was in the 98-100 mph range with his fastball. He mixed in an 88...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 9th, 2012

    Max Scherzer SP (DET) - Scherzer 's attempt to rebound from a disappointing 2011 season got off to a rocky start. Scherzer did not make it out of the 3rd inning against the Red Sox. He gave up 7...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 8th, 2012

    Kurt Suzuki/Derek Norris - Suzuki is another player that, like J.P. Arencibia in Toronto, can't really afford an off-year with a top prospect breathing down his neck. Derek Norris has opened 2012 with five hits in his first three games,...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 1

    Drew Smyly - Tigers - SP The Tigers will start the season with Drew Smyly as their 5th starter, even if he will start the season in the minors to get a start in while the 5th slot comes around....

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    AL Daily Notes - April 7th, 2012

    Mike Moustakas 3B (KC) - Moustakas went 0-3 in his 2012 debut. Moustakas came up last season as one of the Royals best prospects and could be a star in the future. However, I have doubts that he will...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 6th, 2012

    Chris Perez RP (CLE) - Joe H. and I have talked previously on Twitter and in this space about the warning signs revolving Chris Perez. Sure enough, he blew a 3 run lead on Opening Day. Perez gave up...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 6th, 2012

    Chris Perez RP (CLE) - Joe H. and I have talked previously on Twitter and in this space about the warning signs revolving Chris Perez. Sure enough, he blew a 3 run lead on Opening Day. Perez gave up...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 6th, 2012

    NL First Pitch: Mets fans probably didn't notice that the fences were moved in at all on Thursday as the Mets won a pitcher's duel 1-0 behind a strong effort from Johan Santana and the Mets bullpen. Santana's velocity...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - April 5, 2012

    As a reminder, each week from here until the end of the minor league season, we'll provide prospect notes on more than 60 players as well as updates to our Top 50 hitters, Top 50 pitchers, Top 5 prospects in...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - April 5, 2012

    NL Quick Pitch: Happy Opening Day! We get started reviewing some tidbits from last night's game. Josh Johnson struggled a bit by scattering 10 hits, but still got the QS despite earning the loss. The ongoing question with JJ will...

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    2012 Preseason Prep- February 23

    News, notes and analysis from spring training camps, as I celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday... Neftali Feliz- TEX- Control is the big question about Feliz as he moves from closer to starter for the Rangers. His BB/9 rose from 2.34...

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    Player Commentary - February 18, 2012

    Dodgers closer - Javy Guerra is likely to enter camp and perhaps the season as the team's closer, but soon enough, it's going to be the Kenley Jansen era. Among all players in baseball history with a minimum of 50...

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    NL Player Notes - September 27th

    Randall Delgado - Randall Delgado has been adequate in his 7 starts this year for the Braves, posting a 2.83 ERA while managing only 1 quality start with very poor peripherals relative to his minor league totals. Delgado is certainly...

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    AL Player Notes - September 27, 2011

    Joe Mauer - Joe Mauer didn't play yesterday and isn't playing tonight because, as we all know, he's out with mild pneumonia. However, Mauer will be healthy to start next year (in theory) so one of the big questions heading...

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    AL Player Notes - September 26th, 2011

    Brian Matusz- BAL- Stats- Matusz' record setting (and not in a good way) ERA of 10.69 this season had a huge component of bad luck in it. His BABIP was .382 and his LOB% was 56.4%. Matusz yielded homers like...

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    AL Player Profiles - September 25th

    Jerome Williams - Williams improved to 4-0 in his return to the big leagues after a 4-year hiatus, as he's posted 4 QS in 6 while tallying a 2.95 ERA. His standard rates don't look all that impressive on the...