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    NL Player Notes - July 2nd, 2011

    Jair Jurrjens SP (ATL) - Jurrjens dominated the Orioles last night, tossing a complete game shutout. Jurrjens was more dominant than usual, striking out a season high of 8 batters while walking just 1. I know it seems like...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - July 2, 2011

    1. Francisco Liriano (SP - Twins) - Liriano started July on the right foot, posting a QS and earning a W (his 5th of the year). 7 of his last 9 starts, dating back to May 1st, have yielded 3...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 1st, 2011

    David Wright (3B - NYM): The news flow on David Wright has been steadily positive this week as we heard early in the week that he was cleared to resume baseball activities and on Wednesday the Mets provided a...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 1, 2011

    CC Sabathia (SP--Yankees) CC Sabathia came up big again on Thursday logging his eleventh victory of the season against four defeats. Sabathia tied his career high in strikeouts with thirteen and walked just two through 7.2 scoreless innings and lowered...

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    AL Player Notes - June 30th, 2011

    Felix Hernandez- SEA- Caution- Hernandez gave up 10 hits and 3 walks leading to 5 runs in 7.2 IP while striking out 6. This was his second non-quality start in his last 5 and 3rd in his last 7 starts....

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 30, 2011

    1. Mike Stanton (OF - Marlins) - Mike Stanton is going to finish the month of June with 5 HR. Not bad, but considering all 5 came in the first half of the month, we expected a huge breakout...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 30, 2011

    Note that this is just a sample of the the 70 or so prospect updates you get each week as a subscriber. National League 1 Bryce Harper WAS OF A+ Mini-slump has OPS down to a paltry .990. We think...

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    NL Player Notes - June 29th, 2011

    Doug Davis- CHN- Cold- Pitching the first game of a doubleheader, Davis needed to eat a lot of innings. He didn't. Davis ended up in there longer than he otherwise would have because of the twin bill and it ended...

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    AL Player Notes - June 29, 2011

    Mark Teixeira 1B (NYY) - Teixeira had a 4 RBI day yesterday while hitting his 24th homer of the year in the process. Teixeira is on pace for a career high in homers. His current career high is 43,...

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    NL Player Notes - June 28th

    Kelly Johnson - Johnson did have an RBI triple and a pair of walks yesterday, but the massive K totals this year are killing his production. Johnson's ISO has maintained its expected bump from the move to Arizona last year...

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    AL Player Notes - June 28, 2011

    Josh Tomlin - When Josh Tomlin owned a sub-3.00 ERA entering June, it was pretty clear he wasn't going to be able to maintain that level of success all season. And, predictably, Tomlin has posted a 6.60 ERA this month,...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 27th, 2011

    Jered Weaver (SP - LAA): I spent much of the early portion of the season handling some sell high questions regarding Jered Weaver by poo-pooing them and noting he was a Top 10 starter for the rest of the...

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    AL Player Profiles - June 26th

    Nelson Cruz - Cruz popped his eighth homer of the month yesterday in the 14-5 loss to the Mets, but the excellent ISO that he's posting this year is offset by deterioration almost everywhere else in his profile. His plate...

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    NL Player Notes - June 26, 2011

    Jayson Werth - Jayson Werth went 0-for-3 with a walk Saturday against the White Sox. After 3 straight seasons with ISOs of .225 or better, Werth's power numbers have dipped since arriving in Washington. He owns just a .175 ISO...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 25, 2011

    Jordan Zimmermann (SP--Nationals) Perhaps joining the ranks of the underappreciated is Jordan Zimmermann who threw seven shutout innings on Friday, walking one, allowing six hits and striking out four but wound up with a no-decision. In the process, Zimmermann lowered...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 25th, 2011

    Brandon Morrow (SP - TOR): We're Morrow-believers around these parts and Friday night was another great example why. Against a Cardinals lineup that hung up 12 on Roy Oswalt and the Phillies the night before, Morrow limited them to just...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - June 24, 2011

    1. Michael Pineda (SP - Mariners) - Just your typical 4-hit QS for Michael Pineda. He went 7.0 shutout innings while striking out 9 and recording just 1 BB. It was his 12th quality start out of 15 starts for...

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    AL Player Notes - June 23rd, 2011

    Zach Britton- BAL- Rise Value- Britton continues to improve. Over his last 3 starts he has given up 5 earned runs in 17.1 IP on 16 hits and 5 walks while striking out 15 batters. In his start last night...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 23, 2011

    1. Ian Kennedy (SP - Diamondbacks) - Kennedy didn't have his best stuff on Wednesday night, but it was good enough to earn him his 8th win of the year and 11 QS in 16 appearances. You knew Kennedy was...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 23, 2011

    Coming soon: The 2011 draftees. Guys like Gerrit Cole, Dylan Bundy, etc. will be added to these lists as they sign on the dotted line. Note: This is just a sample of the more than 70 updates you get each...

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    AL Player Notes - June 22, 2011

    Josh Beckett SP (BOS) - Beckett was scratched last night because of an illness, but it does appear that he'll start on Saturday against the Pirates. Frankly at this point, Beckett (1.86 ERA) is a must start anywhere, but...

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    NL Player Notes - June 21st

    Charlie Blackmon - Blackmon has impressed enough during his first few weeks with the club that Dexter Fowler was sent back to AAA upon his activation from the DL, exactly what Blackmon owners were hoping for. Blackmon isn't going to...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 20th, 2011

    Alcides Escobar (SS - KC): Escobar continued his hot streak with a game-tying HR in the 9th inning off of Fernando Salas in a 2-3 effort that raised his average to .255. Escobar has now hit safely in 11...

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    NL Player Notes - June 19th, 2011

    Huston Street RP (COL) - Street picked up his 20th save of the season last night, but he also gave up another run. Over his first 10 saves, Street had a 2.20 ERA, but over his past 10 saves,...

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    AL Player Notes - June 19, 2011

    Trevor Cahill - Trevor Cahill will try to break out of his recent slump and there aren't many better slump-busters for a pitcher than the Giants' offense. After posting a 1.88 ERA in March/April and a 2.72 mark in May,...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 18, 2011

    Doug Davis (SP--Cubs) Doug Davis got his first win of the season against five losses and it came against the New Yankees who were the unlikely victims. Davis pitched 7.1 innings and allowed just one earned run on three hits,...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - June 17, 2011

    1. Dustin Ackley (2B - Mariners) - The big news on the day is that Dustin Ackley finally got the call from the Mariners to join the big league squad. This call-up has been anticipated for awhile and he'll...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 17th, 2011

    Zack Greinke (SP - MIL): After a string of 4 straight consecutive starts I thought the buy-low window had closed on Greinke, but after a tough afternoon on Thursday perhaps the window is slightly ajar again. Greinke gave up...

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    AL Player Notes - June 16th, 2011

    Chris Perez- CLE- Hot- Perez picked up his 17th save yesterday as the Indians pulled into a percentage points lead in the AL Central. The most significant thing about the performance was that Perez has now gone 8 games (covering...

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    June 16, 2011

    This is just a sampling of the 70+ updates you get each week here as a subscriber... American League 4 Mike Moustakas KC 3B A 3-for-10 with a HR and 3 BB in first 3 games. Has to be exciting...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 16, 2011

    Jhoulys Chacin (SP--Rockies) Jhoulys Chacin pitched a terrific game against the Padres on Wednesday. Chacin picked up his eighth win against four losses, allowing just one earned run through six innings of work. He was relatively on the pitch count...

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    NL Player Notes - June 15th, 2011

    Chris Volstad- FLA- Cold- Volstad lost his 6th consecutive decision, getting battered by the Phillies. He allowed 8 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks while only striking out 2. Volstad has had problems keeping the ball in the park...

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    AL Player Notes - June 15, 2011

    Justin Verlander SP (DET) - Justin Verlander was simply dominant last night, flirting with his second no hitter of the season. He "settled" for a complete game shutout in which he allowed just 1 walk and 1 hit while...

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    NL Player Notes - June 14th

    Anthony Rizzo - Rizzo is a must-have in all formats after being called up last week by the Padres, as despite Petco Park's limiting factors Rizzo is expected to be a solid power source in fairly short order. The 21...

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    AL Player Notes - June 14, 2011

    Carlos Carrasco -- After loading the bases with nobody out in the 1st inning against the Yankees on Monday, Carlos Carrasco managed to get out of the inning without allowing a run and went on to completely dominated New York...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 13, 2011

    The following was just a sampling of the more than 100 player notes you'll get here daily as a subscriber... Allen Craig (OF-STL) - Tough break for Allen Craig, who is batting .336/.405/.523, but who is headed for the DL...