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Kyle Farmer Cincinnati Reds

The changes he made in his swing in the offseason may be coming together for him.

April -June .213/.282/.310  

July .317/.391/.541 

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Mickey Moniak Philadelphia Phillies

Then again - some guys might just take time to adjust at each level.

You see below his line for May/June

In July (54 ABs), .352/.390/.648, with K rate down to 20% (comparable to his minor league numbers in 2018-19.




Jankowski is red hot right now, but at 23 Moniak could be a nice long term play.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jonathan Villar New York Mets

Would be nice if he ran more ... even with a .308 OBP you'd think there would at least be double digit SBs by now.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Tarik Skubal Detroit Tigers

Put your money on Tarik tonight.

Stathead Lowlight: Rangers

Most runs allowed in a 4-game span while scoring just 2 runs or fewer in that span

Team Start EndRA Final Record RS
SDP2017‑09‑12 2017‑09‑164171‑912
TEX2021‑07‑162021‑07‑193935‑59*2
CHW1948‑05‑051948‑05‑093551‑1011
SLB1904‑08‑221904‑08‑243465‑872

* - current record

See the full list at Stathead.com's NEW Team Batting Span Finder

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Jackie Bradley Jr. Milwaukee Brewers

The Brew Crew's brain trust said more, please. He's not in the lineup.

Today's Matchups to Watch

  • Nelson Cruz vs. Dallas Keuchel: 64 PA, .327/.406/.673, 6 HR
  • Mitch Garver vs. Dallas Keuchel: 12 PA, .500/.500/.583, 0 HR
  • Freddie Freeman vs. Yu Darvish: 10 PA, .375/.500/.500, 0 HR
  • Josh Donaldson vs. Dallas Keuchel: 36 PA, .281/.361/.500, 2 HR
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. vs. Mike Minor: 16 PA, .267/.313/.467, 1 HR

View All Possible Matchup Histories for Today

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Enrique Hernandez Boston Red Sox

Pretty cool that Kiki rates so high playing center field.

MLB dWAR Leaders

                                                                  dWAR
Ryan McMahon 1.7
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 1.7
Jacob Stallings 1.4
Enrique Hernandez 1.4
David Fletcher 1.4
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Jon Lester Washington Nationals

Stathead Spotlight: Jon Lester

Most recent pitchers 37 years old or older to hit a home run

PlayerAge
(Yrs.Days)
DateTmOppHHR
Jon Lester37.1932021‑07‑19WSNMIA21
Bartolo Colon42.3492016‑05‑07NYMSDP11
Tim Hudson40.0562015‑09‑08SFGARI21
Ryan Vogelsong38.0432015‑09‑03SFGCOL11
A.J. Burnett38.1892015‑07‑11PITSTL11
Tim Hudson37.2902013‑04‑30ATLWSN21
Derek Lowe38.0912011‑08‑31ATLWSN11
Woody Williams40.2692007‑05‑15HOUSFG11
Greg Maddux39.0572005‑06‑10CHCBOS11
Randy Johnson40.0092003‑09‑19ARIMIL11

Excluding position players pitching

See the full list at Stathead.com's Batting Game Finder

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Juan SotoEnrique HernandezMichael ConfortoShohei OhtaniJon Lester

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Juan Soto* (WSN): 3-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

Enrique Hernandez* (BOS): 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Michael Conforto* (NYM): 3-6, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Trea Turner (WSN): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Mitch Garver (MIN): 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Tyler Naquin (CIN): 5-6, 4 RBI

Akil Baddoo (DET): 2-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

Dylan Carlson (STL): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Eduardo Escobar (ARI): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

J.D. Martinez (BOS): 4-4, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Pitchers:

Shohei Ohtani* (LAA): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 73 GmSc

Jon Lester* (WSN): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 72 GmSc

Lance Lynn (CHW): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 66 GmSc

Cole Irvin (OAK): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 65 GmSc

Spenser Watkins (BAL): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 65 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

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Kyle Gibson Texas Rangers

Alas (Spencer Patton thread) Gibson did pitch last night in Detroit. Catching up on all the action, even before I knew the score, I watched the condensed game. With considerable help from Gallo, who threw two runners out at the plate, he got through the first four innings with minimal damage. But then -- too painful to describe.

So I'll let Rotoworld.

07.20: Kyle Gibson was lit up for eight runs in five-plus innings by the Tigers on Monday. (Maybe the Rangers should have cashed Gibson in a couple of weeks ago.
He's given up 13 runs in his last two starts to take his ERA from an
AL-best 1.98 to 2.86. Tonight, he struck out just two and gave up 10 hits.)

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Spencer Patton Texas Rangers

Just catching up on baseball after taking the red eye from Seattle... When I saw Peter posting under not-young Spencer and saw the Rangers had taken a pasting in Detroit, I thought, uh-oh.

But Spencer didn't pitch. And the guy he replaced did. My luck continues.

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Hoy Jun Park New York Yankees
BTW I read Tim's comment 10 days ago and forgot it. But all credit to him, whether or not it works out, Hoy Jun Park is a great find. 
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Spencer Patton Texas Rangers

American Dream League Swat Report 7/19/21

If we had a $50 dollar budget there would have been no money bids. At $100 there might have been one. At $1000, well, we see how granularity works.

Random Hackers: dis ARendon LAA
Random Hackers: pur JMayfield LAA 1
Nattering Nabobs: res RGarcia Hou
Nattering Nabobs: pur GAllen NYY 17 (Pepps 5, Kids 1)
Nattering Nabobs: res MFoltynewicz Tex
Nattering Nabobs: pur NSandlin Cle 1 (Pepps 1)
Jerry's Kids: rel TChatwood Tor
Jerry's Kids: pur CHeuer CWS 0
Peppermartins: res MTauchman SF
Peppermartins: pur RLaMarre NYY 5 
Peppermartins: res JWendelken Oak
Peppermartins: pur SWatkins Bal 1
Bad Kreuznachs: res TWells Bal
Bad Kreuznachs: pur LLuetge NYY 0
Bad Kreuznachs: res VBrujan TB
Bad Kreuznachs: pur HPark NYY 0
Bad Kreuznachs: dis GUrshela NYY
Bad Kreuznachs: pur JWilson Oak 0
Nova: dis JTrevino Tex
Nova: pur JCastro Hou 0
Nova: res DHernandez Bos
Nova: pur DGuerra Oak 0
Moose Factory: res JBarlow Tex
Moose Factory: pur SPatton Tex 2
Jerry's Kids: res TTrammell Sea
Jerry's Kids: pur DanJohnson Cle 0
Random Hackers: mov JMayfield LAA 3B
Bad Kreuznachs: mov JWilson Oak 3B


Most notably, Moose Factory buys a Patton. Spencer Patton that is.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Hoy Jun Park New York Yankees

I had the same thoughts before ADL pickups this morning. One thing that caught my eye was a Yankee beat writer for the Yankees (for like a kajillion years) Bob Klapisch has been saying that the Yanks analytic team for some reason "don't like him."

So I benched Vidal Brujan to pick him up for free. Seems like there should be a place for contact, discipline, power, and speed on the ground no matter what the analysts say, but we'll see.

PS. Also, in Triple-A the Yanks have had him playing all over the diamond the last couple of weeks. Centerfield, middle infield, left field, to name a few. Trade bait (as long as it's not the Rays) or utility audition, a worthy risk.

PPS. Reading this again it sounds like I'm betting against Klapsisch's reporting. I guess I am. When you can get an obviously productive player for nothing, why not? I love Brujan, but the Rays are mosaicing their youngsters, as they always do. But there is a reasonable chance Klapische is right. I think that's the game.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies are buyers at the deadline. Here's Dombrowski on a podcast.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Starling Marte Miami Marlins

Just ended contract extension talks with Miami, making him an extremely likely trade candidate.  My Astros would sure love to have him, but pitching should probably be a higher priority for them.  Philly could sure use him, but needs bullpen help more.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Scott Kingery Philadelphia Phillies
Now having shoulder surgery and done for the season.  As ML pointed out back in March, he was smart to have signed that 2018 extension and bank his $24 million.
Bob Elam Bob-in-TX

oops, missed last week ... here's tonight's FAABs ...

Amnesia Reboot: rel MVierling Phi, prr WDifo Pit 2
Lynch Mob: rel SSouza FA, prr BOGrady SD 1
Fisher Catamounts: rel JLester Was, prr BreAnderson Mil 3
Brubaker's Yeasts: rel JArrieta ChC, prr MBumgarner Ari 13
Rhys's Pieces: rel YHernandez Was, prr SHilliard Col 2
Gashouse Gang: rel JGant StL, prr TToussaint Atl 1
Choes Balin: rel JNelson LAD, prr AMills ChC 1
Sugar Kings: rel WContreras Atl, prr AAdams SD 1

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox

Pitched all nine innings yesterday for win No. 8. Lowered his FIP to 3.91, his ERA to 3.90.

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Max Fried Atlanta Braves

J.D. Davis
Lucas GiolitoMax Fried

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Lucas Giolito* (CHW): 9.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 85 GmSc

Max Fried* (ATL): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 75 GmSc

Walker Buehler (LAD): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 67 GmSc

Luis Castillo (CIN): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 67 GmSc

Gerrit Cole (NYY): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 11 K, 67 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com


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J.D. Davis New York Mets

J.D. Davis
Lucas GiolitoMax Fried

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Max Muncy* (LAD): 4-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Mookie Betts* (LAD): 4-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R

J.D. Davis* (NYM): 3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Taylor Ward (LAA): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Tim Anderson (CHW): 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SDP): 4-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Willson Contreras (CHC): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jack Mayfield (LAA): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R

David Fletcher (LAA): 3-5, 5 RBI

Paul Goldschmidt (STL): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com


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