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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 28, 2011

    Trevor Bauer is the first 2011 draftee to make a debut on the top-50 lists. As others (Gerritt Cole and co.) start to sign, we'll have a bit of shuffling on these lists. As it stands, Bauer inking his name...

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    NL Player Notes - July 27th, 2011

    Ricky Nolasco- FLA- Caution- Nolasco wasn't as bad as he was in his last outing, but he didn't pitch a quality start yesterday. He came close, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 5.2 IP while striking...

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    NL Player Notes - July 26th

    Jose Altuve - Altuve certainly doesn't look the part, standing 5'5" on a good day, but the new Astros' 2B can hit with the best of them. The 21 year old hit .408 in the Cal League to prompt a...

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    AL Player Notes - July 26, 2011

    Alex Rios - It's almost like Adam Dunn and Alex Rios made a bet in the pre-season to see who could be worse in 2011. Right now, Dunn's probably winning but Rios isn't too far behind, especially with his .208/.255(!)/.301...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 25th, 2011

    Michael Pineda (SP - SEA): Pineda made it three straight ugly starts as we shelled by the Red Sox for 7 ER's in just 4 1/3 innings of work. He allowed 8 hits and a BB, while striking out...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 24, 2011

    BJ Upton OF (TB) - With lots of speculation that Upton may be traded, there's a good chance that such a move would be beneficial to his fantasy value. For starters, only a contender would likely trade for Upton...

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    NL Player Notes - July 24, 2011

    Ubaldo Jimenez - For all the hoopla about Ubaldo Jimenez's struggles earlier this season, the big right hander's stats entering today's outing against the Diamondbacks are close to his 2010 totals. He's striking out about the same number of batters...

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    NL Player Notes - July 23rd, 2011

    Hunter Pence- HOU- Cold- We may be seeing some regression to the mean in action. Even with a 3-for-22 in his last 6 games Pence still has a BABIP of .374. He has been extremely lucky so far this season...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 23, 2011

    JP Arencibia C (TOR) - The Blue Jays got rolled last night, and JP Arencibia was the lone bright spot as he blasted 2 solo homers. Arencibia has solid power (now 14 homers and a .215 ISO) that should...

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    AL Player Notes - July 22nd, 2011

    Jordan Walden- LAA- Caution- Although he has been saving games with regularity, Walden's strikeout numbers have been decreasing lately. After getting at least 1 K in 26 of his first 32 appearances this season, he only has strikeouts in 4...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 22nd, 2011

    Jhoulys Chacin (SP - COL): Chacin's struggles continued on Thursday as he 5 ER's on 4 hits and 7 BB's over 4 2/3 innings of work. It marked the 4th time in the last 5 outings Chacin has surrendered at...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - July 21, 2011

    1. Drew Stubbs (OF - Reds) - Stubbs was kept out of the lineup on Wednesday with knee issues after getting hit there by a pitch in Tuesday's game. Stubbs has been basically fantasy irrelevant in July with no HR...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 21, 2011

    Sampling of the 70+ weekly updates you get as a subscriber: NL 1 Bryce Harper WAS OF A+ Just .214 in 8 AA games, so cut him loose. Kidding of course. He's still great. 25 Trayvon Robinson LAD OF B+...

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    AL Player Notes - July 21, 2011

    C. J. Wilson - After walking more than 4 batters per game in his first year as a full-time starter in 2010, C.J. Wilson has lowered his walk rate to just 2.91 this season which has played a major...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 20, 2011

    Chris Perez RP (CLE) - Perez blew a save and took the loss last night. He only got one out before giving up a 2-run walk off single by Danny Valencia. In total, Perez walked 2 batters and gave...

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    NL Player Notes - July 19th, 2011

    Dontrelle Willis- CIN- Rise Value- In some senses yesterday's start was better than his 2011 debut. He only lasted 4.2 IP, but there was a rain delay in there that threw things off. He allowed 5 hits, but only walked...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 18th, 2011

    Mike Moustakas (3B - KC): Things continue to deteriorate for Mike Moustakas as he's mired in a 2-35 slump that has dropped his rookie batting line to just .212/.272/.269. He certainly hasn't been the beneficiary of good fortune as...

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    AL Player Notes - July 17, 2011

    Rich Harden - Like that crazy girlfriend you just can't quit, Rich Harden intrigued fantasy baseball managers on Saturday by tossing 6 innings and allowing just 2 ER while striking out 9. In 18 innings since coming off the DL,...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 16, 2011

    Jeff Karstens (SP--Pirates) Jeff Karstens continues to surprise as he opened up the second half against Houston with a complete game shutout for his eighth win of the season. Houston helped Karstens cause as he only needed 83 pitches to...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 15th, 2011

    Corey Hart (OF - MIL): Hart missed most of the first month of the season and became a bit of an afterthought for me in fantasy. After a slow start out of the gates he rebounded with a big...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 15, 2011

    Andruw Jones (OF--Yankees) In a one of his rare starts on Thursday, Andruw Jones hit two home runs for his fifth and sixth of the season. It was the second time this season that Jones had a multi-home run game...

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    NL Player Notes - July 11, 2011

    Francisco Cordero RP (CIN) - Cordero blew his third straight save yesterday, and his owners should be nervous. His 2.54 ERA is extremely misleading; Cordero has a 4.06 FIP. His skills are in decline. If you don't believe that...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 11th, 2011

    Eduardo Nunez (3B - NYY): Let's take a look at the new Yankees everyday 3B. Nunez showed intriguing skills in a short stint as an everyday player with the injury to Derek Jeter. He was making great contact (91%)...

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    AL Player Notes - July 10, 2011

    Derek Jeter SS (NYY) - Even a Yankee hater such as myself can't help but getting giddy at the awesomeness of baseball, which was on fully display yesterday as Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit was a homerun on a day...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 10, 2011

    Aaron Harang (SP--Padres) Coming off the DL, not having much in almost a month, Aaron Harang couldn't have asked for better start other than maybe to have walked away with a win instead of a n-decision. Harang left Saturday's game...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 9, 2011

    Dontrelle Willis (SP--Reds) Well, look who's coming back into town: The D-Train. Yes, the Reds confirmed on Friday that Dontrelle Willis will be making his 2011 debut on Sunday against Milwaukee. The Reds have a void to fill with Edison...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 8th, 2011

    Chase Utley (2B - PHI): It's been a while since we checked in on Chase Utley so let's see how his season has developed after missing the first 6 weeks of the season. Utley started slow hitting just .222/.364/.370...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - July 7, 2011

    1. Bud Norris (SP - Astros) - Norris did it again on Wednesday night. Another QS for the fireballer with a 7.0 IP, 2 ER performance that led to his 5th win of the season. That only makes him 10-for-18...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - July 7, 2011

    As a reminder, this is just a small sampling of hte 70+ prospect updates you'll get each week as a subscriber. National League 1 Bryce Harper WAS OF A+ .977 OPS with 19 SB but now the real test comes...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 7, 2011

    Justin Masterson (SP--Indians) Justin Masterson had perhaps one of his best outings of the year as he manhandled the Yankees for eight innings of scoreless baseball. He scattered three hits and two walks, struck out six for his seventh win...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - July 6, 2011

    1. Wandy Rodriguez (SP - Astros) - Wandy got roughed up a bit on Tuesday night, allowing 5 ER and 8 hits in 6 IP to get the loss. It was the 2nd time in his last 3 starts where...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 6, 2011

    Curtis Granderson (OF--Yankees) With the All-Star Break fast approaching, it's a great time to look at players who, if the season were to finish about now, would be considered for a possible MVP award. While Curtis Granderson would probably not...

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    NL Player Notes - July 5th

    Ubaldo Jimenez - Jimenez fanned 9 yesterday in just 5 1/3, but three runs allowed against Tommy Hanson was enough to send him to 3-8 on the year. The significant velocity drop and continually deteriorating GB rate have me very...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 4th, 2011

    Justin Smoak (1B - SEA): Smoak went 0-2 on Sunday and is now mired in a rather extended 36-179 slump that has seen his average fall from .315 to .240 and has pushed his OPS down over 200 points....

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    AL Player Profiles - July 3rd

    Phil Humber - Humber moved to 8-4 yesterday with seven shutout innings against the Cubs, and he's now thrown five straight quality starts (and 11 out of 12). I'm becoming more and more impressed with the 28 year old, although...

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    NL Player Notes - July 3rd, 2011

    Corey Luebke SP (SD) - Luebke's transition from reliever to start has been a great success thus far as he did not allow a run for the second consecutive start. His final line against the Mariners: 6 IP, 0...