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    AL Daily Notes - June 13th, 2011

    Francisco Liriano (SP - MIN): For all the crap we've given Liriano this year, Liriano was quite simply exceptional on Sunday. He had great fastball command something that has eluded him much of the season and it allowed him...

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    AL Player Profiles - June 12th

    Justin Ruggiano - Ruggiano has started five of the last six games for the Rays (and has hit in all of them), as Tampa continues to find productive spare parts to remain firmly in contention. Ruggiano's persistent issues with contact...

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    NL Player Notes - June 12, 2011

    Matt Garza - In his second start since coming off the DL, Matt Garza pitched well against the Phillies on Saturday, yielding just 1 ER in 6 innings while striking out 4 and walking 3. After a rough start...

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    NL Player Notes - June 11th, 2011

    Ryan Dempster SP (CHC) - My opinion on Dempster remains unchanged: buy low candidate. It may be taking longer than owners would like, but I'm confident Dempster will turn it around. Believe it or not, Dempster currently is posting...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - June 10, 2011

    1. Curtis Granderson (OF - Yankees) - Granderson finally hit his first HR of June on Thursday night, connecting for his 18th HR of the year and his first since May 31st. It also helps break a June skid that...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 10th, 2011

    Jair Jurrjens (SP - ATL): This is becoming a bit ridiculous. Jurrjens made it 11-11 in quality starts on Thursday night with 7 strong innings against the Marlins. He allowed 6 hits and 2 ER's and went his 2nd...

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    AL Player Notes - June 9th, 2011

    Danny Duffy- KC- Rookie- Duffy looked worse in his second start than he did in his first. Control is still an issue for the 22-year-old. He threw the same 54 strikes in the same 96 pitches as he did in...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 9, 2011

    1. Ricky Nolasco (SP - Marlins) - Nolasco didn't earn the W on Wednesday night, but he did hurl a QS that included 7.1 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's. Nolasco has had some bumps in...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 9, 2011

    If you took a look at this week's rankings and wondered where the 2011 draftees are, don't worry, I know there was a draft. It is my policy to not add guys to the prospect rankings until they sign a...

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    The June MLB Fantasy Pitcher Rankings

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    AL Player Notes - June 8, 2011

    Carlos Carrasco SP (CLE) - Carlos Carrasco tossed 8.1 shutout innings last night, earning the victory at home against the Twins. The peripherals were solid too as Carrasco struck out 6 while walking just 1 and giving up just...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - June 7, 2011

    1. David Price (SP - Rays) - David Price is starting to settle into a groove. Being inconsistent during the first two months of the season, Price has now posted 3 straight quality starts and has lowered his ERA to...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 6, 2011

    Note that this is just a small sample of the 80-100 player notes you get each day as a subscriber. Follow me on twitter - @vtadave Chris Carpenter (SP-STL) - Safe to say the window to "buy low" on Carpenter...

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    AL Daily Notes - June 6th, 2011

    Bobby Abreu (OF - LAA): Abreu extended his hitting streak to 6 games on Sunday with a 2-3 effort that included his 10th SB of the season and 2 more BB's. At 37 it appears Abreu's showing little signs...

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    NL Player Notes - June 5th, 2011

    John Axford RP (MLW) - We had John Axford as a top 10 closer in the preseason, and after a rocky start Axford is making good on our prediction. He locked down his 15th save of the year yesterday...

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    AL Player Notes - June 5, 2011

    Brian Duensing - Brian Duensing is learning a lesson about how luck plays into pitching stats such as wins and ERA. In 2010, Duensing posted a sparkling 2.62 ERA and went 10-3 for the Twins in 130 innings. However, he...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 4, 2011

    Ryan Braun (OF--Brewers) Ryan Braun was out of the starting lineup on Friday for the Brew Crew. It was the first time all season that Braun didn't start a game. Braun has a sore shoulder and the team decided to...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 3rd, 2011

    Kelly Johnson (2B - ARZ): Over the last two weeks Johnson's has done his best to make up for a horrific first six weeks of the season hitting .346/.393/.865 with 13 XBH's (6 HR's) in a 52 AB span....

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    AL Player Daily Notes - June 3, 2011

    Justin Smoak (1B - Mariners) - Smoak has been on a power tear lately. With his 9th HR of the year last night, Smoak now has 3 HR in his last 5 games. That raises his slugging to .464 and...

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    AL Player Notes - June 2nd, 2011

    Felipe Paulino- KC- Hot- Paulino exceeded expectations in his first start for the Royals yesterday, throwing 5 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits, walking no one and striking out 4. The conversion from relief back to starting may require a...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - June 2, 2011

    1. Rickie Weeks (2B - Brewers) - With another HR last night, Weeks has 3 HR in the last 8 games and has brought his season total to 10. The power has really emerged over the last three seasons and...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 2, 2011

    Note: this is just a sampling of he 70+ prospect updates you get each week as a subscriber. National League 1 Bryce Harper WAS OF A+ .184 in last 10 games to finish May with a .921 OPS for the...

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    AL Player Notes - June 1st, 2011

    Cliff Lee- PHI- Cold- Lee's record is below .500 again, at 4-5, after he had a poor performance in Washington. He allowed 6 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4 in 5.1 IP. Lee has continued...

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    AL Player Notes - June 1, 2011

    Alexei Ramirez SS (CHW) - Entering the season, Fantistics had Alexei Ramirez as a top 5 SS with the only concern surrounding him being his lack of plate discipline. However, Ramirez has shown more patience this year (BB% up...

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    AL Player Notes - May 31, 2011

    Chone Figgins - Perhaps the most damning indictment of Chone Figgins steep and drastic decline as a hitter is that the Mariners dropped him in the lineup on Monday from second to eighth and moved Brendan Ryan (!) up...

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    AL Player Notes - May 30th, 2011

    Elvis Andrus- TEX- Hot- Andrus was supposed to have the day off yesterday but instead ended up smacking a walk off single to win the game for the Rangers in the 9th. He had gone 2 for 15 in his...

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    Again, this is just as sample of the 100 or so updates you get each day as a subscriber. Follow me on Twitter - @vtadave Anthony Rizzo (1B-SD) - So what exactly are the Padres waiting for here? We'll get...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 29, 2011

    1. Wandy Rodriguez (SP - Astros) - Wandy Rodriguez landed on the 15-day DL yesterday after finding fluid in his elbow. The diagnosis sounds pretty bad, but Wandy was still able to throw a side session and only experienced slight...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 28, 2011

    Juan Miranda (1B--Diamondbacks) With Russell Branyan having been signed by the Angels, Juan Miranda only has Xavier Nady to split time with at first base. But having come back from a wrist injury on Thursday when he went 0-for-3, Miranda...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - May 27, 2011

    1. Adam Dunn (1B - White Sox) - Adam Dunn still hasn't turned it around and it has forced Ozzie Guillen to drop him in the lineup. He struck out 4 times on Thursday and that's all Ozzie had to...

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    NL Player Update - May 27, 2011

    Shaun Marcum - I've been touting Shaun Marcum as an underrated fantasy SP since the pre-season and he's lived up to the height so far, posting a 6-1 record with a sparkling 2.37 ERA and 2.69 FIP. The best...

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    AL Player Notes - May 26th, 2011

    C J. Wilson- TEX- Hot- I have just about completed the crossover from skeptic to believer where Wilson is concerned. He had two starts where he walked a total of 9 batters in 12 IP, but has only walked 2...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 26th, 2011

    Mat Latos (SP - SD): I've been pretty vocal on the negative aspects and the risks associated with investing in Latos this year, so it's only fair when he puts together a really strong start that I highlight some...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 26, 2011

    This is just a sampling of the 70+ prospect updates we do here each week. For the full lists, subscribe today... National League 1 Bryce Harper WAS OF A+ The Nats made it official in the past week, saying no...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 25, 2011

    Jair Jurrjens (SP--Braves) Jair Jurrjens notched his sixth win of the season on Tuesday pitching 7.2 scoreless innings, He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out four. Jurrjens was able to lower his ERA to 1.56. It was...

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    AL Player Notes - May 25, 2011

    Ricky Romero SP (TOR) - Earlier in the year I warned about Romero wearing down as the season went long and not to get overwhelmed by his early season peripherals (as I did last season). Well after posting a...