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    NL Player Notes - September 4th, 2011

    Ian Kennedy SP (ARZ) - Last night Kennedy won his 18th game of the season, but this is another case where wins do not accurately reflect the skill of the pitcher. By our formula for expected wins, Kennedy should...

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    AL Player Notes- September 3rd, 2011

    Austin Jackson (CF-DET) Jackson went 3-for-5 with a home run, a strikeout, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI against the White Sox on Friday night. Over the last 8 days he has hit .412 with 4 walks and 2...

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    NL Player Notes - September 3, 2011

    Cole Hamels - This season has been, by far, Cole Hamels' best of his career. Not only does he enter today's outing against Florida with a career-low 2.58 ERA, he has also lowered his FIP from 3.67 in 2010 to...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 2nd, 2011

    Yovani Gallardo (SP - MIL): Directly after writing a post a few months back about Gallardo's value dropping he started flashing signs of his former self by posting 7 quality starts in 8 outings while posting a stellar 52:8...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - September 2, 2011

    1. Coco Crisp (OF - A's) - Crisp has been fairly consistent all season from an OBP and SB perspective. He had exactly 8 SB each month from April through July and 6 in August. With one today, he is...

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    AL Player Notes - September 1st, 2011

    Eric Hosmer- KC- Hot- Hosmer hit 2 homers last night, his first multi-homer game in the big leagues. He has had a solid rookie season, batting .278 with 14 homers since being called up in May. Hosmer still needs to...

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    NL Player Notes- September 1st, 2011

    Madison Bumgarner (SP-SFG) I have been fascinated for months by the numbers Bumgarner has posted in 2011. He threw one of his best games of the season on Wednesday against the Cubs. He shutout them out for 8 innings while...

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    NL Player Notes - August 31st, 2011

    Javier Vazquez- FLA- Hot- Vazquez shut out the Mets In his 7 IP last night, allowing just 3 hits. He exhibited the traits that have led to his resurgence, striking out 6 and walking only 1. Vazquez looks solid for...

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    AL Player Notes- August 31st, 2011

    Jeremy Hellickson (SP-TB) Hellickson's record fell to 11-10 after earning the loss last night against the Rangers. He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, 4 walks and 1 home run while striking out 4 in 6 innings of work....

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    NL Player Notes - August 30th

    Nick Evans - Nick Evans has started the last 5 games for the Mets, including a 4-8 performance yesterday during the Mets' sweep of the Marlins. Evans has posted a minor league ISO of .200 over 2735 AB's, so there's...

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    AL Player Notes - August 30th, 2011

    Anthony Swarzak SP (MIN) - I'd avoid starting Swarzak in all leagues today. He has a 3.62 ERA, but an xFIP of 4.87 exposes his true skills - or lack thereof. I'm never a fan of pitchers with low...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 29, 2011

    A sample of this week's notes..... Andre Ethier (OF-LAD) - Unless the Dodgers are sold and the current management is swept out, it's looking like Ethier's career with the Dodgers could be coming to a close. The latest incident has...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 29th, 2011

    Evan Longoria - (3B - TB): Longoria's started to put things together in a pretty big way of late, but I remain utterly perplexed that his performance this season hasn't continued to grow upon past levels. Longoria's improved his...

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    AL Player Profiles - August 28th

    Peter Bourjos - Bourjos homered again last night, giving him four in the past week along with a 341/383/648 line for the month of August. The OF situation in Anaheim is extremely crowded right now, and all five players involved...

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    NL Player Notes - August 28th, 2011

    Prince Fielder- MIL- FYI- For the first time in 5 games, Fielder wasn't walked and he hit a homer. His last 3 homers have come in games where he didn't have a BB. It looks like teams are careful with...

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    NL Player Notes - August 27th, 2011

    Chris Capuano (SP--Mets) When the Mets signed Chris Capuano during the off-season, they knew it was one of those low-risk/high-reward deals. For $1.5 million, the lefty came cheap. Sure, he been oft-injured but the Mets knew that he was capable...

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    NL Player Notes - August 26th, 2011

    Michael Bourn- ATL- Hot- Bourn tied his career high for hits in a game with a 4-for-5 effort yesterday. He has pretty much picked up right where he was with Houston after being dealt to the Braves at the deadline....

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    AL Daily Notes - August 26th, 2011

    Justin Morneau (1B - MIN): As with every baseball season there are a number of players that seem to haunt/tantilize owners all year long. Morneau appears to be one of those guys for owners based on the questions I...

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    AL Player Notes - August 25th, 2011

    Kyle Seager- SEA- Hot- Seager has raised his average to .313 on the strength of a 6-game hitting streak in which he has gone 15-for-25 with 2 homers, 5 doubles, 7 runs scored and 3 RBI. Seager's .397 BABIP is...

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    NL Player Notes- August 25th, 2011

    Carlos Gonzalez (OF-COL) Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 strikeouts, a walk and 3 RBI in the Rockies win over the Astros on Wednesday. The home run was his twenty-third of the season, and he improved his...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 25, 2011

    A sampling of this week's prospect updates: Natonal League 12 Brett Jackson CHC OF B+ Has turned it on in August - .369 with 5 HR. 29 K in 20 games however. 15 Jonathan Singleton HOU 1B B+ HR every...

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    NL Player Notes- August 24th, 2011

    Ryan Braun (LF-MIL) Braun went 2-for-3 with 2 doubles, 2 stolen bases, 2 walks, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored in the Brewers' victory over the Pirates. Braun now has a career high 28 stolen bases along with 25...

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    AL Player Notes - August 24th, 2011

    David Ortiz DH (BOS) - Ortiz has missed some games with a heel injury, but appears to be ready to rejoin the starting lineup today. Fantasy owners in daily leagues need to get Ortiz back in their lineups ASAP....

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    NL Player Notes - August 23rd

    Jordan Schafer - As David mentioned, Jordan Schafer did make his anticipated Astro debut yesterday, going 0-4 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. Schafer is likely to be the starting CF the rest of the way for Houston, and it...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - August 23, 2011

    1. Jacoby Ellsbury (OF - Red Sox) - Ellsbury has missed three straight games with a back injury, but the expectation is that he will return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday. The back injury stems from an...

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    AL Player Notes - August 22, 2011

    Jerome Williams - Back in 2003 a rookie right hander came on to the baseball scene in San Francisco, pitching 131 innings with a 3.30 ERA and 128 ERA+. At that time, 21-year old Jerome Williams looked like a sure...

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    NL Player Notes - August 21, 2011

    Brandon Beachy SP (ATL) - Beachy continued his stellar rookie season last night by limiting the Diamondbacks to 1 run over 6 IP. As usual, Beachy had his strikeout pitch going; he struck out 7 while walking just 1....

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    AL Player Notes - August 21, 2011

    A.J. Burnett - The rumors swirling around whether AJ. Burnett may eventually be moved to the bullpen are alive and kicking this morning after the Yankees' right hander was shelled on Saturday night by, of all teams, the Twins. Burnett...

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    AL Player Notes - August 20, 2011

    Rich Harden - I've said it before but it remains true. Rich Harden is like the really good-looking girlfriend that you just can't quit. On Friday, Harden reminded fantasy owners just how good he used to be in his heyday...

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    NL Player Notes - August 20th, 2011

    Craig Kimbrel (RP--Braves) If I had to vote on a ROY today, my vote would go to Craig Kimbrel who continues to put together a dominant rookie year and is quickly establishing himself as a top-tier closer. Kimbrel collected his...

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    NL Player Notes - August 19th, 2011

    Zack Greinke SP (MIL) - In keeper leagues, Greinke may be an undervalued commodity. The truth is he is elite. Greinke has a 2.92 FIP and 2.31 xFIP, but a deflated strand rate (66.7 LOB%) has inflated his ERA...

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    AL Player Notes - August 19th, 2011

    Jeff Francoeur (OF--Royals) The Royals rewarded Jeff Francoeur's fine efforts this season with a two year extension that is estimated around $13.5 million. Francoeur struggled to find consistency in his hometown Atlanta and had on-and-off times while playing for the...

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    AL Player Notes - August 18th, 2011

    David Price- TB- Hot- Price has thrown 2 straight quality starts against the teams at the top of the AL East, allowing just 1 run on 16 IP. This came after his usage eased up a little bit, with 3...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - August 18, 2011

    1. Geovany Soto (Catcher - Cubs) - Soto has been pretty inconsistent all year and his .220 average in August isn't helping much either. He has, however, been on a bit of power surge with 4 HR and 9 RBI...

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    NL Player Notes - August 17th, 2011

    J. J. Putz- ARI- Hot- Putz doesn't seem to be having any effects from the tendinitis that landed him on the DL last month. He recorded his 30th save of the season yesterday, allowing no hits, striking out 2 and...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - August 17, 2011

    Justin Verlander SP (DET) - Just another day at the office for Verlander as he held the Minnesota offense completely in check yesterday. He allowed just 1 ER in 7.2 innings of work while adding 7 strikeouts and just...