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Chris Taylor Los Angeles Dodgers

I heard you twice the first time.

jeff merk jeffamerk
Juan Soto Washington Nationals

The 28 HR isn't a surprise ... nor is the .286 BA.  But I don't think anyone saw a 12-1 SB ratio coming.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Chris Taylor Los Angeles Dodgers

If you're worried about his wrist, he's having no problem with A-ball pitching after 4 rehab starts (14 AB, 1 BB, 2 K, .429 BA with 1 HR).  Expect him back within a week, which creates some interesting roster decisions for the Dodgers.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Luis Robert Chicago White Sox

Luis Robert, OF, White Sox -- Robert drove in three runs for Triple-A Charlotte. Robert hit a two-run home run in the third inning, followed by a solo blast in the eighth inning. Chicago’s top prospect is heating up, smashing four home runs while driving in 10 RBIs across his last 10 games.

Alex Patton Alex

Last night's FAAB results ...

Garry Oaks: rel EHernandez Mia, prr JRojas Ari 5
Fisher Catamounts: rel TWingenter SD, prr DRodriguez SF 2
Fisher Catamounts: rel JNelson Mil, prr DHudson Was 8
Choes Balin: rel TWatson SF, prr FGalvis Cin 5
Choes Balin: rel TShaw Mil, prr LWebb SF 6
Lords of Flatbush: rel TWhite LAD, prr RArozarena StL 5
Lords of Flatbush: rel ChMartin Atl, prr MAlbers Mil 1
Lynch Mob: rel YHirano Ari, prr JKuhnel Cin 6
Gashouse Gang: rel TLocastro Ari, prr TFrance SD 4
Gashouse Gang: rel DAgrazal Pit, prr HStrickland Was 1
Ribbie and Roobarb: rel EInciarte Atl, prr DNunez Col 2

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Alex Bregman Houston Astros

Along with Arenado the 15th and 16th members of this years 30 HR club. 27 members last year. 48 players currently have 25 or more.

van wilhoite LVW
Aristides Aquino Cincinnati Reds

In answer to your question......for a first time member.....yes.

van wilhoite LVW
Josh Lindblom Oakland Athletics

Update time from the KBO. Josh Lindblom is currently leading the KBO in ERA (2.03), WHIP(.96), K's
(152), Wins (19), and IP (155). He's a bit long in the tooth at
32-years-of-age, but is having an outstanding campaign and one that will
generate interest from MLB teams.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mike Moustakas Milwaukee Brewers

Two more homers today to give him 30.  At $10 million he is vying with Brantley for top bargain FA sluggers of the offseason. And now 2B eligible.  Nice.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Kyle Seager Seattle Mariners

After having missed the first half, he's really putting together a solid season in the second half.  A lot of it has to do with the juiced ball, but he's putting up rate states similar to 2017.  That is a solid bounce back after being pretty bad last year and then suffering a relatively severe injury.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Daniel Hudson Washington Nationals

A serious case of wish-fulfillment. In the next email...

Sean Doolittle placed on the IL

August 18, 2019

Washington Nationals – The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the IL on Sunday with right knee tendinitis. Daniel Hudson has been the most effective arm in the bullpen lately and is likely the best bet for saves in the near future. Hunter Strickland could also get a look.

Updated hierarchy: *Hudson | Strickland | Rodney.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex

I despaired at the MLB trade deadline when Hudson went to the Nats, instead of Giles to anybody. But now...

Washington Nationals — Sean Doolittle blew a three-run lead giving up three home runs and four runs in just 13 pitches.  Doolittle’s velocity was down and manager Davey Martinez said he may need to reconsider Doolittle’s workload.   If Doolittle receives more rest, that could open up more save chances for Daniel Hudson, Hunter Strickland and maybe even our old friend, Fernando Rodney.

Hierarchy remains: Doolittle | Hudson | Strickland.

Peter and I are just about the only ones in the ADL who like the experimental rule of keeping the stats of players traded to the NL, even though virtually every team has reason to be glad.

Alex Patton Alex
Ryan Yarbrough Tampa Bay Rays

In his next start again has the day's best Game Score.


Ryan Yarbrough* (TBR): 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 10 K, 0 BB, 77 GmSc

Steven Brault* (PIT): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 8 K, 1 BB, 76 GmSc

Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS): 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 4 K, 2 BB, 72 GmSc

Jacob deGrom (NYM): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 70 GmSc

Jordan Zimmermann (DET): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 5 K, 0 BB, 70 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at

I wonder if anyone else has done that this year?

Alex Patton Alex
Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers

Saturday's two-homer club.

Yesterday's Top Performers


Christian Yelich* (MIL): 5-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB

Ryan Braun* (MIL): 3-6, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB

Trevor Story* (COL): 3-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Yordan Alvarez (HOU): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Danny Santana (TEX): 2-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Gleyber Torres (NYY): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Ryan McMahon (COL): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at

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Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox

It's about time.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs

Bryant's homer was the only damage to Brault, who allowed two other baserunners in seven innings and took the loss.

Alex Patton Alex
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins

Posting his best walk rate since his 2015 debut.

Mike Landau ML-
Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs

Today's Matchups to Watch

  • Matt Carpenter vs. Anthony DeSclafani: 34 PA, .444/.559/.926, 3 HR
  • Kris Bryant vs. Steven Brault: 15 PA, .583/.667/1.000, 1 HR
  • Paul Goldschmidt vs. Anthony DeSclafani: 20 PA, .500/.550/.833, 1 HR
  • A.J. Pollock vs. Mike Foltynewicz: 12 PA, .600/.667/1.000, 1 HR
  • Curtis Granderson vs. German Marquez: 12 PA, .571/.750/1.000, 1 HR

View All Possible Matchup Histories for Today

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Joel Kuhnel Cincinnati Reds

Yesterday's Debut

P Joel Kuhnel (CIN)

Born: February 19, 1995 (Age: 24-178d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX).

Debut: 1.0 ip, 1 er, 1 k, 0 bb

Alex Patton Alex
Max Muncy Los Angeles Dodgers

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Max Muncy (LAD)

Pitcher: Sean Newcomb (ATL)

Situation: Top 7th, 2 out, 1-2 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  ATL 3, LAD 2

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
3 runs scored on the play, and LAD's win probability increased 47% points, to 77%
LAD went on to win the game, 8-3

View the full game Boxscore at

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