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About Billy Johnston - RotoBaller

2011 graduate of the University of Alabama who has since migrated to Nashville, TN. I love two things: the Braves and my Crimson Tide. I've grown up loving both, without waiver. You can follow me on Twitter @BillyJohnston14, where you will get a full dose of both Braves and Alabama.
Website: http://www.rotoballer.com/author/bjohnston/
Billy Johnston - RotoBaller has written 38 articles so far, you can find them below.


With the recent trade from the Colorado Rockies to the Tampa Bay Rays, Corey Dickerson’s opportunity for more playing time has drastically improved. Unlike his tenure with the Rockies, Dickerson’s position as an everyday outfielder is his to lose. Tampa Bay will likely look to use Dickerson as their everyday left fielder. Dickerson’s last season... Read More

Don't Get Caught Watching The last installment of my four part series on auction strategy is all about the money. Specifically, you should spend all of it. Your plan and budget are set, and now it is time to start drafting. You set a lovely, structured plan. Now you're immediately challenged by other owners spending... Read More

We previous looked at Part 1 (How to Prepare for Auction Drafts) and Part 2 (Five  Key Mistakes to Avoid Making) of our Auction Draft Strategy series. Today we look at how to budget your team's salary. The most important strategy for auction drafts is how to budget your allowance. Keeping track of how your dollars are... Read More

There are many ways your auction can blow up before your eyes. Part Two of my strategy for auction drafts is focused around five key mistakes to avoid making in auction drafts. This list of five is comes from my own experience at the auction table in more than a few auction leagues over the years. These... Read More

Going Once, Going Twice... An auction is the most exciting way to draft in fantasy baseball, but it can also be the most difficult. For this article and the three to follow, I will be using the assumption that your league’s standard settings give you a $260 allowance. For those unfamiliar with the process, that is... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target Late in Deep, NL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: As of early March, Arismendy Alcantara hasn’t won any of the starting nine field positions but is listed second on Chicago’s depth chart at both second base and center field. However, with Joe Madden now in Chicago, plenty of opportunity for at bats in a utility role... Read More

RUN, RUN, RUN! Predicting the top five or six stolen base leaders is a relatively easy process. Those guys are in situations that breed an abundance of opportunities and they do not have much, if any, depth behind them competing for playing time. They rack up stolen base by the dozens and have a clear... Read More

  With the season only a month away, some fantasy owners have already started drafting, and everyone else is preparing to do so.  Most (if not all) leagues value runs batted in (RBI) as a scoring statistic, and it's as important as any scoring stat out there.  But it's not always so easy to forecast.  ... Read More

Andrew Heaney had a busy offseason in which he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Miami Marlins only to be traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim five hours later. At Anaheim, Heaney will compete for the final spot in the starting rotation with Hector Santiago and Nick Tropeano, according to... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target as OF2 ANALYSIS: Billy Hamilton's 56 SB last year still were good for the second-most in the league (Dee Gordon, 64). However, Hamilton left a lot to be desired last year, with only 72 runs scored and a mediocre .250 batting average. Understandably, Hamilton owners were driven crazy by his inconsistency, but he... Read More

The Flash, Sometimes While Billy Hamilton didn't steal 100 bases last year, his 56 still were good for the second-mostin the league (Dee Gordon, 64). However, Hamilton left more to be desired last year, with only 72 runs scored and a mediocre .250 batting average. Understandably, Hamilton owners were driven crazy by his inconsistency. It was... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target Late In Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Out of the three shortstops in Houston, the other two being Jed Lowrie and Marwin Gonzalez, Jonathan Villar is the only one who has any stand out skill – speed. In only 87 games last year, Villar snagged 17 SB. He stole another 24 in 51 games in Triple-A. It is not... Read More

  Busted Hips, Busted Fantasy Asset Matt Kemp’s first half of 2014 was as ugly as they come with only eight home runs, 35 RBI, and a .269 batting average. He fixed whatever was bothering him in the first half by hitting 17 homers, 54 RBI, and a .309 average in the second half. Moving... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target in Late Rounds ANALYSIS: This offseason, Andrew Heaney was traded from the Marlins to the Dodgers to the Angels in one day. In Anaheim, Heaney will compete for the final spot in the starting rotation with Hector Santiago and Nick Tropeano, according to the Angels' official site. In just 29.1 innings last year, Heaney... Read More

A Sleeper If He Plays Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar is a deep sleeper this year. Out of the three shortstops in Houston, the other two being Jed Lowrie and Marwin Gonzalez, Villar is the only one who has any stand out skill - speed. The itch to develop Villar into a big league asset should set in rather... Read More

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