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What To Make Of Justin Verlander?

[caption id="attachment_14682" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: The Associated Press[/caption] When you drafted Justin Verlander in the 1st or 2nd round of your fantasy league, you weren't expecting a 3.77 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP, were you? At the end of May you dealt with a ton of buy low offers, which you rejected. Now another poor month has been logged and panic starts to set in. What is wrong ...

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Fantasy Analysis On Gausman, Heyward, Davis

[caption id="attachment_14243" align="aligncenter" width="600"] via msn.foxsports.com[/caption] Kevin Gausman arrived to “the show” with a lot of hype and failed to deliver during his first two starts. Owners kicked him to the curb, narrowly missing out on his first fine performance against the Tigers. So what can we make of the talented rookie going forward? The kid only has three major league starts and 6 ...

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Fantasy Input: 3 Bats & 3 Arms

[caption id="attachment_14028" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times[/caption] Matt Kemp's power outage is very real. His batted ball distance on homers and fly balls this year averages 269.79 feet, last year he lead the league with a 313 foot average distance. MLB average is 275-280 feet. The offseason shoulder surgery is the obvious culprit. The Dodgers likely would ...

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Fast Take- Josh Donaldson & Joe Mauer

[caption id="attachment_13986" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: Lance Iversen, The Chronicle[/caption] Donaldson has always flashed good plate discipline in the minors, but never really made great contact. As seen here, Donaldson has made the mechanical adjustments necessary to generate more power. He posted a .1000 OPS in AAA last year, .844 OPS in the bigs after the ASB, and currently has a ...

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Buy Low/Sell High- Lance Lynn, Victor Martinez, Carlos Gomez

[caption id="attachment_13966" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY SPORTS[/caption] Lance Lynn is off to another hot start this season, but just like last year it wasn't meant to last. Another correction is coming soon. He just can’t sustain success throwing the fastball 70% of the time. Gio Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw, and David Price are the only 3 pitchers from 2010-2012 to ...

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Clay Buchholz- Legit Or Not?

Clay Buchholz K/9 is definitely going to come back down to earth. His velocity hasn't changed from last year, his SwStr% is around career norms, and he's throwing fewer pitches in the zone.   [caption id="attachment_13858" align="aligncenter" width="600"] via thebostonjam.com[/caption] However, Jack Moore over at FanGraphs writes: "So what’s new? Via last night’s Blue Jays broadcast, Red Sox catcher Ja ...

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