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    NL Player Notes - August 16th

    Lucas Duda - Duda reached base four times last night and homered for the 2nd straight game in the 5-4 win over the Padres, and he's now hitting 354/444/622 since the All-Star Break. He's going to play primarily 1B for...

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    AL Player Notes - August 16, 2011

    Juan Pierre - We're getting to the end of Juan Pierre's fantasy baseball career. Pierre is hitting .284 this season to go along with 20 steals but it's becoming obvious that age is catching up to the speedy outfielder....

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    NL Daily Notes - August 15, 2011

    Dan Uggla (2B-ATL) - We'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge Uggla, who saw his hitting streak end Sunday, just 23 games short of Joe DiMaggio's major league record. For the record, Uggla entered the streak batting just .173/.241/.327. He...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 15th, 2011

    John Danks (SP - CHA): It's been a frustrating season for Danks and his fantasy owners, but Sunday was a nice step in the right direction for his value and his production. Danks took a no-hitter into the 6th...

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    AL Player Profiles - August 14th

    Salvador Perez - Salvador Perez has arrived in Kansas City to assume the starting catcher's role, making four rookie regulars in the KC lineup right now. Perez is universally recognized as an excellent defender behind the plate, and he's apparently...

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    NL Player Notes - August 14, 2011

    Dan Uggla - We're one day closer to seeing Dan Uggla run through a huge banner with the number 57 on it. Uggla singled in his first AB and added his 27th HR of the season on Saturday to up...

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    AL Player Notes - August 13th, 2011

    Andy Dirks- DET- Hot- Dirks went 4-for-4 for the first time in his young career, hitting a double, scoring a run and knocking in a run. He also walked for the first time since July 15th. Dirks is hitting a...

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    NL Player Notes - August 13th, 2011

    Dan Uggla (2B--Braves) Dan Uggla continued his improbable hit streak going 3-for-3 with two home runs. He's now up to 32 games and all of this for a guy who has a lifetime contact rate of just 73.4%. Somewhat ironic...

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    AL Player Notes- August 12th, 2011

    Curtis Granderson (CF-NYY) Granderson went 1-for-4 with a strikeout, a home run and 2 RBI's agains the Angels yesterday. While he improved his slash line to .275/.367/.583, the home run was his third in two days and his thirty-second of...

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    NL Player Notes - August 12th

    Johnny Cueto (SP--Reds) Johnny Cueto continues to collect quality start after quality start. On Thursday, he dominated the Rockies as he pitched seven shutout innings, striking out nine and allowed just three hits with no walks. His ERA hit the...

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    AL Player Notes- August 11th, 2011

    Rick Porcello (SP-DET) The Indians knocked around Porcello last night in as his overall record fell to 11-7. Porcello, who hadn't allowed more than 3 runs in any start since June, allowed 11 hits, 1 home run and 8 earned...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - August 11, 2011

    1. Jonathan Sanchez (SP - Giants) - Sanchez continues to struggle and there are rumors out in San Francisco that his spot in the rotation is in jeopardy. Sanchez lasted 4.1 IP and allowed 4 ER and 5 hits, earning...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 11, 2011

    American League 8 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B A- HR binge was a very nice surprise. Should be able to stick around for quite some time. 9 Brett Lawrie TOR 2B A- Start to MLB career couldn't be going any better....

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    NL Player Notes- August 9th, 2011

    Chris Capuano (SP-NYM) Capuano earned a no-decision after he allowed 4 earned runs on 9 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts in 6 innings of work against the Padres last night. His record remains at 9-10 for the season. While...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - August 10, 2011

    Delmon Young OF (MIN) - While Young has certainly been a bust this season, I maintain he has value in standard mixed leagues going forward. When I told this to a friend in a discussion earlier today, he simply...

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    NL Player Notes - August 9th

    Nathan Eovaldi - The Dodgers dipped down to AA to replace Rubby de la Rosa in their rotation, and they may have come up with a guy worth taking a flyer on. Nathan Eovaldi is a 21 year old that...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 8th, 2011

    David Price (SP - TB): For the 2nd time in his last 3 outings, Price has struggled to handle the A's offense. On Sunday he wasn't able to get through the 5th inning before being pulled, allowing 4 ER's...

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    AL Player Notes - August 7, 2011

    Asdrubal Cabrera - To illustrate how much Asdrubal Cabrera has improved his power from 2010 to 2011, you just need to look at his ISO. The Indians' shortstop posted a .071 ISO in 2010 and entered Saturday's game against the...

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    AL Player Notes- August 6th, 2011

    Jon Rauch (RP-TOR) Rauch allowed 2 hits and 1 run, but he earned his eleventh save of the season in last night's victory over the Orioles. Before the game, John Farrell said he would stick with Rauch as his closer...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - August 6, 2011

    1. Jonathan Sanchez (SP - Giants) - I guess you probably could blame some cobwebs for Sanchez getting blown up last night. Afterall, it was his first start since June 24th so you can't expect him to be too...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - August 5, 2011

    1. Mark Trumbo (1B - Angels) - Trumbo isn't ready to slow down any time soon. With his 2nd HR in the last 3 games, he now has 21 for the season, giving him an AB/HR of 17.4. Other than...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 5th, 2011

    Jay Bruce (OF - CIN): Bruce's potential breakout was the talk of the fantasy landscape back in May, but since then he's struggled to live up to owners' increased expectations. After hitting .342/.402/.739 in May, Bruce has slumped to...

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    AL Player Notes - August 4th, 2011

    Matt Harrison- TEX- Cold- Harrison may be experiencing some regression to the mean. He has had 2 starts of the non-quality variety in his last 3 outings. His ERA hasn't suffered much as he has allowed only 4 runs in...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - August 4, 2011

    1. Tim Stauffer (SP - Padres) - Stauffer just keeps posting the quality starts. If his run support was just a little higher, his record would be much better than 7-8. With another QS last night, he now has 10...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - August 4, 2011

    The big news in the prospect world this week is Arizona signing No. 3 overall pick Trevor Bauer. Bauer joins Jarrod Parker and Tyler Skaggs to give the Dbacks arguably the best three-pack of pitching prospects in the game. Mix...

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    NL Player Spotlight - August 3rd, 2011

    Phil Hughes (SP-NYY) Hughes earned a six inning complete game shutout because the game was called after a rain delay during the seventh inning. Hughes allowed only 3 hits and struck out four to earn his second win of the...

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    NL Player Notes - August 3rd, 2011

    Derek Lowe- ATL- Cold- Lowe has only 1 quality start in his last 10 appearances. He suffered some bad luck last month with a .359 BABIP but didn't help himself with a K/BB ratio that dropped to 1.40 as he...

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    NL Player Notes - August 2nd

    Lucas Duda - Duda has started every game since the Beltran trade, so it looks like the Mets are going to try and live with his atrocious defense in the outfield for the time being. I can't believe they wouldn't...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - August 2, 2011

    1. Coco Crisp (OF - A's) - Coco Crisp gets little attention playing out in Oakland, but he is worth a fantasy look if you're desperate for some steals. His ownership has been steadily climbing, but still remains unowned in...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 1st, 2011

    Erik Bedard (SP - BOS): It wouldn't be a trade deadline if the Yankees and Sox both didn't make a deal, so the Red Sox snuck one in at the last minute, acquiring SEA LH Erik Bedard. Bedard's been...

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    AL Player Notes - July 31, 2011

    Cleveland Indians/Ubaldo Jimenez - In the big trade news of the evening, the Indians sent 4 minor leaguers to the Rockies in exchange for Ubaldo Jimenez. The trade is pending Jimenez's physical and should be finalized Sunday. The Rockies did...

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    NL Player Notes - July 30th, 2011

    Hunter Pence- PHI- Trade- The Phillies acquired Pence as regression to the mean may have been raising its ugly head. He has gone 9-for-46 since the All Star Break and with a BABIP still at .368 there is room for...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - July 29, 2011

    1. Erick Aybar (SS - Angels) - Erick Aybar snapped his 0-for-3 games cold spell with a solid 3-for-4 with a SB, 2 RBI, and a BB. That raises his average to .285 and gives him 21 SB on the...

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    NL Notes - July 29th, 2011

    Homer Bailey (SP - CIN): Coming into the season I was pretty optimistic there was some post-hype sleeper potential in Homer Bailey. He had finished the 2010 season really strong and had made improvements in both his BB and...

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    AL Player Notes - July 28th, 2011

    Ervin Santana- LAA- Hot- Santana extended his string of quality starts to 6 with the 2nd best quality start possible, a no hitter. Only a perfect game would have been better. He did allow 1 unearned run, walked 1 and...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - July 28, 2011

    1. Rickie Weeks (2B - Brewers) - Really tough break for Rickie Weeks owners. He turned his ankle pretty hard while stretching out a single and had to be helped off the field. He will head to the disabled list...