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Top AAA Starting Pitchers

Flickr - BeGreen90 3, 4 or 5 starts is a small sample size when evaluating a pitcher, but Steven Matz of the New York Mets is dominating the PCL, a league known for being hitter friendly! Zach Lee could be making an MLB start soon as the Los Angeles Dodgers are without Brandon McCarthy (TJ Surgery) and Hyun-Jin Ryu still without a timetable to return to the rotation.   Anyone...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

Flickr - BeGreen90 It is already May 1st and baseball season is in full swing.  That includes the Minor Leagues, where plenty of hungry kids are just waiting for their chance to get called up to The Show.  We track AAA hitters the same way we do the MLB hitters, and with our scoring system rank the best AAA bats in the Pacific Coast League and International League.  Anyone...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox Photo Gallery

Keith Allison Oriole Park at Camden Yards will feature a game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox this afternoon.    However, they will play in an empty stadium due to the ongoing protests in Baltimore.    This will make for a unique sporting event and even better photography.    We will update this post throughout the game.       View...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Place Masahiro Tanaka on DL

The New York Yankees will place their high prized pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the DL with a small strain in his right forearm.The Yankees will shut down Tanaka for 7-10 days and he will be sidelined for a month or so. Tanaka was scratched from his start tonight and Chase Whitley started in his place. Expect Whitley to stick around the Yanks rotation while Tanaka is out.Tweets about...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie Will Undergo Thumb Surgery

View image | gettyimages.com The Houston Astros will be without their shortstop Jed Lowrie until after the all-star break, as he will undergo surgery to repair a ligament tear in his right thumb.Lowrie is a big reason the Houston Astros are 12-7 and sit atop the AL West. He was hitting .300 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI. In his absence Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar will handle...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Homer Bailey Watch - Right Elbow Ligament Sprain

View image | gettyimages.com After making just two starts this year, the Cincinnati Reds might be without starting pitcher Homer Bailey for the long term. Bailey has a right elbow ligament sprain that could require Tommy John Surgery and would mean he would miss the rest of the 2015 season, as well as part of the 2016 season.Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are two pitchers...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers lose Brandon McCarthy for Season

View image | gettyimages.com The Los Angeles Dodgers have been hit with another injury. This time it's pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who will miss the rest of the 2015 season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. McCarthy will have to undergo Tommy John Surgery, which will cost him part of the 2016 season as well.McCarthy was 3-0 this year with a 5.87 ERA. He struck...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Buy or Sell

View image | gettyimages.com Mark Teixeira is off to a hot start, which is something new.  He crushed two home runs off of Jacob deGrom in the Subway Series, and then one off of Matt Harvey the following night.  With 8 home runs and 18 RBI, it's hard to ignore Tex anymore.  But that .242 average is here to stay.  In 7 seasons (including 2015) with the Yankees, Texeira...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Place Yasiel Puig on 15 Day DL

View image | gettyimages.com   The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 15-Day DL, after aggravating a hamstring injury on Friday night.  Puig was heating up during a 5 game hit streak that featured 3 straight multi-hit games, raising his batting average from .222 to .293 before Friday night.  Andre Ethier is the immediate beneficiary, and is relevant...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright Watch - Possible Achilles Injury

Adam Wainwright slipped and injured himself running out of the batters box in the 5th inning of tonight's St. Louis Cardinals - Milwaukee Brewers game. With the possibility of this being an Achilles injury, this could possibly end the Cardinals Ace season. Updates to follow! Tweets about wainwright
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura Gets a 7-Game Suspension

Well we all knew it only a matter of time before the MLB handed down a penalty on the Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. In back to back starts he was ejected from the game and caused multiple bench clearing scuffles. Ventura will receieve a 7 games suspension for the bench clearing brawl that he caused on Thursday night against the White Sox.In 4 starts this year, Ventura is 2-1 with...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist Lands on DL

View image | gettyimages.com The Oakland Athletics have placed Ben Zobrist on the DL with a medical meniscus tear. Zobrist was hitting .240 in his first season with the A's, with 1 home run and 8 RBI. The team will bring up Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville.No word on the timetable for Zobrist. He tried to play through the injury but the team is playing it safe by placing him...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Activate Drew Smyly

View image | gettyimages.com The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-8 to start the 2015 MLB season and have done so without Drew Smyly, who has been out with shoulder inflammation.  Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Nate Karns have made 12 of the teams 16 starts.  Archer and Odorizzi have been lights out, Karns, not so much.  Smyly is a huge upgrade to a rotation that has seen Matt...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Pitchers to Add Making Two Starts in Week 4 (4/27-5/3)

View image | gettyimages.com   With leagues limiting moves, so fantasy owners do not stream their way to victory, picking up two start pitchers is crucial in fantasy baseball.  Here are some options that are most likely available in your league, that can give you two starts next week.  Do not be afraid to add them this weekend if you have an extra move or two available...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Watch - Foot to be Examined by Doctors

View image | gettyimages.com The Mets are rolling winning 9 straight games and sitting at 11-3 on the year, however it hasn't been a smooth ride. Along the way, they've lost David Wright to a hamstring injury, Travis d'Arnaud got off to a hot start and then broke his hand after being hit by a pitch and Jerry Blevins was dominating lefties out of the bullpen before breaking...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista Watch - Shoulder Soreness

View image | gettyimages.com The Toronto Blue Jays plan on keeping Jose Bautista out of the lineup for the next couple of days as Bautista is suffering from shoulder soreness. Bautista was dealing with shoulder soreness for over a week, but aggrevated it even more after trying to throw out Delmon Young at first base from right field.There is a good chance Joey Bats ends up on...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Understanding the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are currently in 1st place in the American League West, with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses.  This despite the fact that as a team, they are hitting just .210, last in the MLB and lead the league in strikeouts.  However, they are 5th in the MLB in walks and 2nd in stolen bases.  Their 18 home runs is tied for 4th in baseball, yet they have a -1 run differential...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New Rotoderby Contests!

Rotoderby is offering amazing prizes for the month of May!  A $200 entry will get you into a $2,000, winner take all pool.  Catch is, it's a 12 team pool and first come first serve!   If you miss out on that action, there is a $1,750 prize pool for an entry free of just $100.  This one pays out 5 prizes.  Gameplay All teams compete on just 3 stats: HR (5pts) RBI ...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball's Luckiest Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Yesterday we focused on those MLB players with the worst luck to begin the season, looking at LD% and BABIP. Today we look at those around the Majors hitting lots of fly balls, and still owning a BABIP above .300. There have been just 27 players since 2010 that finished the season with a FB% greater than 43% and a BABIP over .300.    Maybe...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Call Up Addison Russell - Will Play 2B

View image | gettyimages.com Just 12 games into the MLB season, the Chicago Cubs are throwing all their eggs in the basket. Addison Russell, one of baseball's top 5 prospects, will join the Cubs in Pittsburgh and play second base.  He is a natural shortstop, but Starlin Castro is there...for now.  Russell was acquired in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal last season...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy Out With Fractured Toe

View image | gettyimages.com Another day, another catcher injured. This time it's Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers. If things couldn't get any worse for the 2-11 Brewers, they will be without their starting catcher as they'll place him on the DL with a fractured toe. Lucroy will join Carlos Gomez on the DL. Also Scooter Gennett who has a hand injury might land on the...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball's Most Unlucky Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com The following is a list of players in the MLB who are hitting line drives in more than 20% of their ABs, but have a BABIP below league average.  These are players that you might want to consider holding onto if you own them, or trying to acquire on the cheap as their luck should change, soon....hopefully!   Name LD% BABIP Ben Revere...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Buy or Sell

View image | gettyimages.com Alex Rodriguez is back and it's like he never left!  He already has 4 home runs on the season and picked up 11 RBI, all while hitting .316.  In the New York Yankees 3 game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays,  A-Rod scored 6 runs, hitting two home runs in the opener and drove in 4 runs that game.  It was his second 4 RBI game of the season.  If you own...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Travis d'Arnaud Fractures Hand

View image | gettyimages.com The New York Mets are off to an 10-3 starts, winning 8 games in a row, and Travis d'Arnaud has been a big reason.  He is hitting .317 with 2 home runs and 10 RBI and even threw out Dee Gordon twice in the Mets 4 game sweep over the Miami Marlins.  However, he was hit by a pitch in the 7th inning of today's game, and x-rays confirmed a fracture. ...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Place Greg Holland on DL

View image | gettyimages.com It's a good thing the Kansas City Royals have one of, if not the best bullpen in the MLB. They just placed their closer, Greg Holland, on the disabled list with a pectoral strain. Wade Davis is next in line to pick up a save with Kelvin Herrera picking up a vulture save or two on back to back nights.  The 3 headed monster has pitched 14 innings...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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