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Turning Two: Who is Breaking Out in 2016?

Welcome back to episode seven of Turning Two. To this point we've focused on stat-based material: who will hit 50 HR, who will win 20 games, who can put up a 20/20, who can hit .350, who can reach 50 saves, and who will post a sub-2.00 ERA. Now we'll shift to a broader topic: breakout players for 2016. Finding the... Read More

RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph (@RealTalkRaph) will be talking all things fantasy baseball tonight at 9:oo PM EST with co-host and MLB expert Anthony Aniano (@AAnianoFantasy), Tuesday February 16th, to prepare for fantasy baseball draft season and discuss the top MLB news and player updates. They will be answering all of your first base rankings questions live on the air, so... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Is it too late for a 29-year-old, who was taken in the 17th round, to finally break out? Mitch Moreland would say this was all apart of the plan and everyone should take notice. Moreland's career .258 BA and .319 OBP does... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12 Team Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Lind is about as consistent a bat as you can find available on the wire. First base is usually a pretty deep position so it's easy to overlook Lind. His Achilles heel is that he struggles against southpaws, but then again most... Read More

Victor Martinez is expected to rejoin the Detroit Tigers next Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press. The 1B/DH was originally expected to come back from a knee injury after the all-star break. Those rumors apparently aren’t true as Martinez was cleared to take part in baseball activities with the goal of rejoining the club next week.... Read More

Joey Terdoslavich was been activated from the DL and made his season debut on Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to CBS Sports. Terdoslavich served as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-1 in his debut. The Atlanta Braves utility man has been battling a wrist injury all season. During his rehab assignment, he had a .310/.389/.448... Read More

The Seattle Mariners boosted their struggling lineup, thanks to a trade Wednesday with the Arizona Diamondbacks for Mark Trumbo. The outfielder/first baseman is the biggest name in a deal that involved six players. In the deal, the Mariners acquired OF Mark Trumbo and LHP Vidal Nuno from the Diamondbacks for C Welington Castillo, RHP Dominic Leone,... Read More

Matt Adams’ season is now in jeopardy as the St. Louis Cardinals first basemen will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a torn right quadriceps muscle. The same 3-4 month timetable that the Cardinals announced on their Twitter account still stands now that it has been reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Adams will... Read More

Matt Adams will likely head to the DL after being diagnosed with a strained right quad on Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals first basemen hurt the quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Arizona Dbacks. The 26-year-old slugger limped off the field... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All leagues OWNED IN: 62% Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Historically, Mark Teixeira starts his seasons terribly until he turns it on and doesn't look back. This season has been different despite a .242 BA. Teixeira, 35, is one off the MLB lead in HR with eight in the young season. He’s also among... Read More

I’m always considering new, different and creative ways to deliver fantasy baseball theory to the masses. I want to try and push the fantasy baseball envelope. For instance, this week, I will be offering my Top five 1B Dynasty Keepers in old fashioned, typed out, words that you can read. In addition, I will perform the story in... Read More

Undervalued First Base Draft Targets You don’t win a fantasy baseball league in the first round.  The principles of value based drafting teach us that while it's important not to whiff on your first round pick, a first rounder can nearly never guarantee winning a league.  The actual key, however, is finding the unheralded players in the... Read More

  Buy At Your Own Risk The Boston Red Sox did their damage before December rolled around this offseason, securing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to long-term deals to solidify their infield. Combined with full seasons from Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo, expectations are high in Beantown to become a juggernaut offense. On that note,... Read More

It's hard to believe that baseball season is almost over. Between the start of the NFL season and the home stretch of the MLB season, I know that we've all got a lot on our plates right now, so I'll keep this introduction short and sweet. Just like always, I've presented five sleepers of varying... Read More

  Remember, these picks are posted early in the day for your convenience, and without knowledge of the teams’ starting lineups. ALWAYS check starting lineups before finalizing your FanDuel entries.  Also, you've got to check out RotoBaller's new BvP (batter vs. pitcher) analysis tool, which shows you all the daily matchup stats for every single hitter in the... Read More

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