Freddie Freeman
Lack of lineup protection hurt Braves 1B Freddie Freeman in 2014
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
9/30/2014
News: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was great during clutch situations in 2013, finishing second in the majors with a .443 average with runners in scoring position. However, he wasn't nearly as productive in that area in 2014, batting .294 with runners in scoring position.

"I think the formula for Freddie is getting consistent chances," Braves hitting coach Greg Walker said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The (No.) 1 and 2 hole was up and down this year. We couldn’t find consistent answers there. We needed Jason (Heyward) in both spots, in the middle and leading off. That was not what he wanted to do. Jason views himself as a middle-of-the-lineup hitter. He’s a team player and he’s going to do whatever the manager asks him to do, but that’s what he views himself as, a middle-of-the-order hitter.

"But if you give Freddie consistent chances and they pitch to him, that’s another big key. You’ve got to have somebody behind him, that’s part of the puzzle. Yeah, Justin (Upton) had a great year hitting behind him this year, but one reason (Upton) had a lot of RBI is that Freeman walked a lot."

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Josh Satin
Josh Satin sidelined by hand fractuce
Josh Satin, 1B, NYM
9/28/2014
News: Mets infielder Josh Satin is unavailable for Sunday's season finale against the Astros after an X-ray and MRI on his hand revealed a fracture, ESPNNewYork.com reports. Satin will remain idle for six weeks while the hand heals.

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Lucas Duda
Lucas Duda swats walkoff shot Saturday
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
9/27/2014
News: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda launched a walkoff home run Saturday night, lifting his team to a 2-1 victory over the Astros at Citi Field.

Down one run with two outs in the ninth, Duda took Tony Sipp yard for a two run home run to end the game. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .251/.348/.473 with 29 homers and 88 RBI over 510 at-bats.

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Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt takes batting practice Saturday
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
9/27/2014
News: For the first time since fracturing his left hand in early August, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt took part in batting practice prior to Saturday's game against St. Louis, per MLB.com. Goldschmidt should be on track to be 100 percent healthy for spring training. He finished his 2014 campaign with a .300/.396/.542 slash line with 19 homers and 69 RBI over 406 at-bats.
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Ike Davis
Ike Davis back in lineup Saturday
Ike Davis, 1B, PIT
9/27/2014
News: Pirates first baseman Ike Davis is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Reds.

Davis sat out Friday's game with the flu. He returns to a .236/.348/.382 line with 11 home runs and 56 RBI in 356 at-bats between the Mets and Pirates.

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Justin Bour
Justin Bour cranks out three hits, scores four runs in doubleheader win
Justin Bour, 1B, MIA
9/26/2014
News: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour scored four runs in a productive night at the plate in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Nationals.

Bour singled in the second, doubled in two runs in the seventh and singled again in the ninth. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, four runs scored and two RBI in a 15-7 victory. He is hitting .294/.368/.382 with one home run and 11 RBI over 68 at-bats.

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Gaby Sanchez
Gaby Sanchez makes the best out of a rare start
Gaby Sanchez, 1B, PIT
9/26/2014
News: Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez made the best out of a rare start Friday night against the Reds, launching his seventh home run of the season in a 3-1 victory.

Sanchez took Mike Leake deep in the fifth inning for a solo home run. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .233 with seven homers and 33 RBI over 257 at-bats.

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Joey Votto
Joey Votto pretty much done for the year
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
9/26/2014
News: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is likely done for the rest of the year, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

General manager Walt Jocketty said "it doesn't make any sense at this point" to bring Votto back. He's been sidelined since July 5 due to a quad injury. Votto hit .255/.390/.409 over 220 at-bats. 

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Adam LaRoche
Adam LaRoche grabbing some pine in nightcap
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
9/25/2014
News: The Nationals are giving first baseman Adam LaRoche the night off for the second game of the Thursday doubleheader against the Mets.

LaRoche, who has three home runs in his last 11 games, is finishing up a bounce-back season with a stat line of .258/.362/.459.

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Tommy Medica
Tommy Medica homers, steals base in win Wednesday
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD
9/25/2014
News: Padres outfielder Tommy Medica went 2 for 3 with a three-run home run and a stolen base in his team's 4-3 win over the Rockies Wednesday.

Medica struck in the first inning, smashing a three-run blast to left field to put the Padres ahead for good. It was just his second home run since Aug. 3. Medica has hit .237/.290/.415 with nine home runs, 27 RBI and six stolen bases in 236 at-bats.

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