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    NL Player Notes - September 25, 2011

    Jhoulys Chacin - In what will be his last start of the season, Jhoulys Chacin draws the Astros today looking for his 12th win in 2011. In 30 starts, Chacin hasn't been as sharp as he was in 2010 when...

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    AL Player Notes - September 24th, 2011

    Alfredo Simon- BAL- Hot- Simon allowed 3 run on 6 hits and only 1 walk while striking out 5 in 8 IP last night. For the 4th start in a row he got more ground balls than fly balls. For...

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    NL Player Notes- September 24th, 2011

    Clayton Kershaw (SP--Dodgers) If you were given the task of picking a pitcher, one pitcher, to build your team around not only now but for the future, there might be a pretty heated debate. Names like Strasburg, Verlander and King...

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    AL Player Notes - September 23rd, 2011

    Kosuke Fukudome- CLE- Hot- Regression to the mean had been hitting Fukudome, as he went 3-for-26 in the 7 games before last night. That was to be expected as he came to the Indians with a .330 BABIP. He countered...

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    NL Player Notes- September 23rd, 2011

    Chris Capuano (SP-NYM) Capuano did not earn a decision on Thursday against the Cardinals. He allowed 4 runs on 8 hits, 2 home runs and 2 walks while striking out 4 in 4.2 innings of work. His ERA increased...

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    AL Player Notes - September 22nd, 2011

    Alexei Ramirez- CHA- Hot- Regression to the mean has been Ramirez' friend. He extended his current hitting streak to 8 games and is hitting .321 in September. His .34 monthly BABIP has his season mark up to .289 so there...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - September 22, 2011

    NL Quick Pitch: 1. Wandy Rodriguez (SP - Astros) - Wandy gave up a couple of runs early, but settled down and hurled a quality start, going 7.0 IP and allowing 2 ER, 4 H, and 2 BB while recording...

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    AL Player Notes - September 21st, 2011

    Rich Harden- OAK- Cold- After registering only 1 K in 5.1 IP in his last start, the 1.0 K/IP ratio last night might seem good. The problem is that he only lasted 3 IP because he was getting hit hard...

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    NL Player Notes - September 20th

    Cory Luebke - Luebke continued his excellent September run, allowing only a two-run shot to Mark Ellis over 7 innings of work in an 8-2 win in Colorado. Luebke has struck out either 8 or 9 batters in 6 of...

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    AL Player Notes- September 19th, 2011

    Freddy Garcia (SP-NYY) Garcia had his third straight below average start yesterday against the Blue Jays. He allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, 2 home runs and 3 walks while striking out 4 in 4.2 innings pitched. His record...

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    AL Player Notes- September 18th, 2011

    Carlos Santana (C/1B-CLE) Santana went 2-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI against the Twins yesterday. The home run was his twenty-fifth of the season and he improved his overall line to .239/.352/.457. Among catchers with more than...

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    NL Player Notes - September 18th, 2011

    Yovani Gallardo SP (MIL) - Gallardo was dominant last night as he struck out 13 batters and yielded just 2 hits and 1 ER over 6 IP. For the second straight season, Gallardo made significant improvement in terms of...

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    NL Player Notes - September 17th, 2011

    Javier Vazquez- FLA- Hot- Vazquez has said he is going to retire after this season. If he keeps pitching the way he has been latterly, though, there will undoubtedly be several million reasons for him to rethink that decision, all...

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    AL Player Notes- September 17th, 2011

    CJ Wilson (SP-TEX) Wilson was a tough luck loser on Friday night against the Mariners. He allowed 4 runs (only 1 earned) on 6 hits, 1 home run and 2 walks while striking out 8 in 6.1 innings pitched....

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    NL Daily Notes - September 16th, 2011

    Drew Pomeranz (SP - COL): Pomeranz opened some eyes in his first major league start as he was able to keep the ball on the ground (58% GB Rate) and demonstrated strong pitch efficiency, needing just 67 pitches to...

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    AL Player Notes - September 16th, 2011

    James Shields (SP--Rays) Let's face it. Was anyone picking James Shields to have the kind of year he's put together in 2011 after a 13-15 record and a 5.18 ERA last season? The crazy thing about Shields is that the...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - September 15, 2011

    1. Bud Norris (SP - Astros) - Norris pitched great on Wednesday, but drew the short straw and was matched-up with Roy Halladay as an opponent. Norris' final line was a quality start of 7.0 IP allowing just 4 hits,...

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    AL Player Notes - September 15, 2011

    Max Scherzer - Max Scherzer's fantasy owners get a really nice matchup today as the Tigers' right hander draws the Athletics in Oakland. Scherzer's ERA has jumped from 3.50 in 2010 to 4.27 this season and his FIP has...

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    NL Player Notes - September 14th, 2011

    Joel Hanrahan- PIT- Cold- After going 8 games without allowing a run, Hanrahan has been scored on the last two games. He has given up 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 1 in 1.2 IP....

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    AL Player Notes - September 14, 2011

    Jered Weaver SP (LAA) - I have a feeling Weaver may be overrated in 2012 drafts. His 2.44 ERA is a far ways away from his 3.01 FIP and even further from his 3.67 xFIP. Also, his K/9 dropped...

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    NL Player Notes - September 13th

    Matt Dominguez - Matt Dominguez is up and playing for the Marlins, and while he may not be their #1 prospect as a bat, he's certainly the one with the best combination of upside and current opportunity. I'd expect that...

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    AL Player Notes - September 13th, 2011

    Ben Zobrist- TB- Hot- Zobrist went 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a run and 3 RBI. It extended his current hitting streak to 6 games in which he has gone 8-for-26. That's not a very hot streak and yesterday was his...

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    AL Player Profiles - September 12th

    Alejandro De Aza - A single, double, walk, and two more steals for De Aza yesterday as the 27 year old is now hitting 324/365/565 through 108 AB's. Clearly there is a ton of regression to come here, but De...

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    AL Player Profiles - September 11th

    Addison Reed - Reed has stepped right into the White Sox pen and pitched like he belongs, fanning 6 in his first 2 2/3 MLB innings. The 22 year old throws 95 easily with a very solid changeup and an...

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    NL Player Notes - September 11, 2011

    Stephen Strasburg - In his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery, Stephen Strasburg takes the mound against the Astros at home today. The Nationals also announced on Saturday that Strasburg will pitch 3 more times this season which...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - September 10, 2011

    1. Mike Napoli (1B / C - Rangers) - Mike Napoli continues to put up some big numbers in 2011. With his 3rd HR in the last four games, he now has 25 for the season for an incredible AB/HR...

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    NL Player Notes - September 10th, 2011

    Todd Helton (1B--Rockies) As we head into mid-September, there are many fantasy owners who seasons are winding down and are looking ahead to next year. Which brings us to a guy by the name of Todd Helton; Helton, who after...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - September 9, 2011

    1. Brett Gardner (OF - Yankees) - Brett Gardner has had a solid year for sure, swiping 43 bases and playing a solid left field for the Yanks. He's had a couple of rough months to end the season though,...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 9th, 2011

    Jerry Sands (OF - LAD): The Dodgers recalled Sands on Tuesday, but he got his first start since being recalled on Thursday, going 0-3 with a run. Playing time should be a bit more plentiful with Sands going forward...

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    AL Player Notes - September 8th, 2011

    Justin Verlander- DET- Hot- Verlander might be showing a little bit of fatigue as he only has 1 quality start in his last 3. He only gave up 4 runs in each of the non-quality starts so it hasn't been...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - September 8, 2011

    1. Andrew McCutchen (OF - Pirates) - McCutchen had himself a day on Wednesday, cranking out 2 HRs and driving in 4. He has now eclipsed the 20/20 mark with 22 HR and 20 SB with a few weeks left...

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    AL Player Notes - September 7th, 2011

    C. J. Wilson- TEX- Hot- Wilson threw his first career shutout last night, giving him 6 quality starts in his last 7 appearances. His only non-quality start happened after he had thrown 4 consecutive outings of 110 or more pitches....

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    NL Player Notes- September 7th, 2011

    Brett Myers (SP-HOU) Myers pitched well against the Pirates last night as he improved his ERA to 4.66 and saw his record go to 4-13. He allowed 1 run on 4 hits (1 home run), and struck out 6...

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    NL Player Notes - September 6th

    John Lannan - After last night's 5 1/3, one run performance against LA, Lannan has now gone seven straight starts allowing three earned runs or fewer, bringing his ERA down to 3.48. Unfortunately, there have been nine unearned runs in...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 5th, 2011

    Jeremy Hellickson (SP - TB): I'm starting to feel like this is personal. After Hellickson made me look foolish by ramping up his strikeout rate, he goes out throws a nice complete game victory while recording just 1 K....

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    AL Player Notes - September 4th, 2011

    B. J. Upton- TB- Hot- Upton went 2-for-4 with 5 RBI last night. This breaks a 4-for-40 slump in his previous 13 games. Upton's average has been dragged down by a .273 BABIP this season and has in fact been...