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About Adam Young - RotoBaller

Hi, I'm Adam Young. I am an avid fantasy sports player and strive to provide the best analysis possible to help you succeed in your leagues. I'm a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Green Bay Packers and Denver Nuggets, so as you can imagine people give me weird looks when I tell them that. I graduated from Monmouth University in 2015 and majored in Communications with a minor in Sports Communication.

Adam Young - RotoBaller has written 331 articles so far, you can find them below.


Jose Bautista Ties MLB Record on Thursday

New York Mets outfielder Jose Bautista helped crush the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday with a record performance at the plate. Bautista went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, three runs scored and seven RBI off the bench, tying an MLB record. Bautista entered the game for Brandon Nimmo after he was hit by a pitch... Read More

1 year ago

Amed Rosario Has Huge Day on Thursday

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario had a monster performance in the first game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Rosario went 4-for-7 with a home run, three runs batted in and a stolen base. The young shortstop helped contribute to a stunning 24-4 drubbing of the Phillies. Rosario has been on... Read More

1 year ago

Todd Frazier Has Big Night on Wednesday

New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier helped contribute to his team's 16-5 beatdown of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Frazier went 3-for-6 with a home run, double and four RBI. The veteran's home run came off Orioles starter Dylan Bundy in the fifth inning. Frazier has had an injury-plagued season, but when healthy he... Read More

1 year ago

Zack Wheeler Grinds Out Win on Wednesday

New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler did not have his best stuff on Wednesday, but he came out with a win against the Baltimore Orioles. Wheeler tossed five innings, allowing one run on five hits to go along with three strikeouts. The 28-year-old has quietly won six straight decisions, lowering his ERA from 4.44 to... Read More

1 year ago

Brandon Nimmo Has Career Day on Wednesday

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo had a day on Wednesday in a win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nimmo went 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI. The young outfielder is now 9-for-12 in his last three games and is providing the Mets with a glimpse of the future in an otherwise lost... Read More

1 year ago


Brandon Nimmo Has Another Multi-Hit Day on Tuesday

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was one of the lone bright spots on offense in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Nimmo went 2-for-3 with a a triple, a walk and two runs scored. That is now two straight games in which Nimmo has collected two hits and two runs. The 25-year-old... Read More

1 year ago

Jason Vargas Tosses Quality Start on Tuesday

New York Mets southpaw Jason Vargas had a solid outing on Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Vargas threw six innings, allowing just two runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out one. Normally, this would be a so-so stat line, but for Vargas it was a clear step in the right direction after... Read More

1 year ago

Juan Soto Goes Deep Again on Monday

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto hit his 15th home run of the season on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Soto took starting pitcher Miles Mikolas deep in the seventh inning. The 19-year-old has established himself as one of the game's superstars, as he upped his average to .301 on the year. He is firmly... Read More

1 year ago

Michael Conforto Launches Home Run on Monday

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a home run on Monday against the New York Yankees. Conforto helped provide run support for starter Jacob deGrom when he took reliever A.J. Cole deep in the top of the seventh inning. The young outfielder now has a modest five-game hitting streak and has posted... Read More

1 year ago

Jacob deGrom Wins Second Straight Decision on Monday

New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom took down the New York Yankees on Monday. DeGrom threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with 12 strikeouts. It was the second straight win for deGrom, who improved his record on the season to 7-7. The ace pitcher lowered his earned run average to... Read More

1 year ago


Noah Syndergaard Earns Win on Sunday

New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard picked up his eighth win of the season on Sunday against the Miami Marlins. Syndergaard pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits to go along with seven strikeouts. The ace has been hittable since returning from the disabled list on July 13. He has allowed 34 hits... Read More

1 year ago

Daniel Murphy Records Third Straight Multi-Hit Game on Saturday

Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. It was Murphy's third straight multi-hit game. During his mini-hot streak, the veteran is hitting .667. Murphy has turned things around after a slow start to his season. Now fully healthy,... Read More

1 year ago

Corey Oswalt Throws Quality Start on Saturday

New York Mets starting pitcher Corey Oswalt notched a quality start on Saturday against the Miami Marlins. Oswalt fired six innings, allowing three runs on six hits to go along with three strikeouts. The right-hander, despite pitching well, was hit with a no-decision. Since blowing up earlier this season in a start against Miami, Oswalt... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Zimmerman Cracks Two Home Runs on Saturday

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman had a monster day on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Zimmerman went 2-for-3 with two home runs and six RBI. The veteran is scorching hot in his last six games, hitting .500 with three home runs, three doubles and 10 RBI. Zimmerman's season has not gone according to plan,... Read More

1 year ago

Tanner Roark Wins Fourth Straight Start on Saturday

Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark continued his string of dominant outings on Saturday in a win over the Chicago Cubs. Roark tossed 7 2/3 innings, allowing just two runs on nine hits to go along with seven strikeouts. In his last four starts, the righty is 4-0 with a 1.21 ERA while averaging nearly a... Read More

1 year ago


Zack Wheeler Dominates Marlins on Friday

New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler won his fifth straight start on Friday against the Miami Marlins. Wheeler fired seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits to go along with eight strikeouts. The young righty has lowered his ERA from 4.44 to 3.82 in his last four starts and has gone at least... Read More

1 year ago

Jeremy Hellickson Flirts With No-Hitter on Friday

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson threw 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The right-hander struck out three and walked four. Hellickson was pulled from the game with just 89 pitches, and the bullpen blew the lead in an eventual loss. It appears Hellickson is not an option to... Read More

1 year ago

Gio Gonzalez Earns Win on Thursday

Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez hurled seven innings, allowing just one run on six hits with three strikeouts in a win against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Gonzalez consistently pounded the zone, which allowed him to pitch seven innings for the second time in his last three outings. Although the southpaw has had an inconsistent... Read More

1 year ago

Bryce Harper Scratched From Lineup on Thursday

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (leg) was scratched from the lineup on Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. Harper was hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game and will get the day off. The 25-year-old cracked his 28th home run of the season on Wednesday but is still hitting just .234 on the season. Other than... Read More

1 year ago

Brandon Nimmo Collects Three Hits on Wednesday

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-5 with three doubles on Wednesday in a win over the Cincinnati Reds. Nimmo also drove in three runs. The 25-year-old has been one of the lone brought spots for the Mets during an abysmal season. His .252 average shows he has some room for improvement, but his... Read More

1 year ago


Jacob deGrom Finally Earns a Win on Wednesday

New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom threw another gem on Wednesday and was finally rewarded for his efforts. DeGrom threw six shutout innings against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing just four hits while striking out 10. Despite lowering his earned run average to a microscopic 1.77, the ace earned just his sixth win of the season,... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Zimmerman Collects Three More Hits on Tuesday

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman capped off the doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves with another multi-hit day. Zimmerman went 3-for-3 in the nightcap with a double after going 3-for-5 with a home run and two doubles in the first game. The veteran is now 6-for-his-last-9 and has the ability to get hot in a... Read More

1 year ago

Juan Soto Launches 14th Home Run on Tuesday

Washington Nationals 19-year-old phenom Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a home run in the second game of a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. The long ball came off left-hander Sean Newcomb in the first inning. Soto has absolutely destroyed southpaws this season, hitting .387 with six of his 14 home runs on the... Read More

1 year ago

Max Scherzer Posts Another Quality Start on Tuesday

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer tossed another quality outing on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves in the second game of a doubleheader. Scherzer went seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits with six strikeouts. The lone blemish was a solo home run to Charlie Culberson in the sixth inning that tied the... Read More

1 year ago

Trea Turner Breaks Out of Mini Slump on Tuesday

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner helped set the table in a win over the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Turner went 3-for-5 with an RBI out of the leadoff spot. He also stole his 31st bag of the year. Turner was stuck in an 0-for-9 mini slump before Tuesday... Read More

1 year ago


Ryan Zimmerman Strikes in First Game of Doubleheader Tuesday

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman had a big day on Tuesday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves. Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBI. The first baseman went back-to-back with Bryce Harper in the fourth inning to help give the Nationals the lead for... Read More

1 year ago

Bryce Harper Blasts 27th Home Run on Tuesday

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper went yard in the first game of a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Harper finished the day 2-for-5 with the homer and two RBI. The 25-year-old continues to struggle with his batting average, which sits at .236, but his power numbers are still on pace with his career... Read More

1 year ago

Jefry Rodriguez Earns First Win on Tuesday

Washington Nationals right-hander Jefry Rodriguez notched his first career win on Tuesday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez tossed five innings, allowing one run on three hits to go along with three strikeouts. The Nationals prospect received plenty of run support, but was rather impressive against a talented Braves lineup. Rodriguez could be a factor... Read More

1 year ago

Juan Soto Has Platoon Advantage on Tuesday

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto should have a juicy matchup on Tuesday night against Atlanta Braves southpaw Sean Newcomb. Soto has absolutely mashed left-handed pitching this season, hitting an insane .375 with five home runs and 12 RBI. The 19-year-old has turned heads in his first year with Washington, slashing .310/.424/.556. As long as Soto... Read More

1 year ago

Nationals Sign Relief Pitcher Greg Holland

The Washington Nationals signed relief pitcher Greg Holland on Tuesday to help bolster their bullpen. Holland struggled mightily in the pen this season in his stint with the St. Louis Cardinals, posting a 7.92 ERA in 25 innings pitched. It is unlikely that Holland will immediately see any high-leverage situations, making him only a speculative... Read More

1 year ago


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