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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.


Erick Fedde Solid on Wednesday

Washington Nationals right-hander Erick Fedde gave his team a quality start on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Fedde tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing just five hits while striking out two batters. When called upon in 2019, Fedde has given Washington some good innings. He now sports a respectable 3.50 ERA. However, his peripherals... Read More

6 months ago

Jason Vargas Notches Quality Start Wednesday

New York Mets left-hander Jason Vargas earned the win on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins and added a quality start in the process. Vargas went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits to go along with four strikeouts. Coming into the game, this was seen as a dreadful matchup for the soft-tossing southpaw. However,... Read More

6 months ago

Eduardo Escobar Cracks Two Homers Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eduardo Escobar had a big day at the plate Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. Escobar went 2-for-7 with two home runs and five RBI in the 19-4 victory. The veteran infielder now has 21 home runs this year and still sports an impressive .290 average. It's possible that his first-half power surge... Read More

6 months ago

Robbie Ray Earns Win Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray notched an easy victory on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. Ray went six innings, allowing four runs on six hits to go along with seven strikeouts. The D-backs offense provided the southpaw with 17 runs of support en route to a 19-4 victory. The win for Ray was his eighth,... Read More

6 months ago

Anibal Sanchez in Difficult Spot Sunday

Washington Nationals right-hander Anibal Sanchez has a tough matchup on Sunday on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies. Sanchez has really turned things around and will enter the matchup with a 3.66 ERA, but the Phillies offense has plenty of power on both sides of the plate. Although many of Philadelphia's top hitters bat from... Read More

6 months ago


Jacob deGrom Searching For a Win

New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom hopes to earn a win on Sunday in a favorable matchup against the Miami Marlins. DeGrom has been pitching very well of late, though he has little to show for it in the win column. The ace has only one win in his last 10 starts. Poor run support... Read More

6 months ago

Zack Greinke Should Thrive Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke will take the mound Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals in his first start of the second half. Greinke should have the platoon advantage against a right-handed heavy Cardinals team that has struggled offensively of late. The veteran is coming off a dominant first half that saw him post a... Read More

6 months ago

Patrick Corbin Notches Quality Start Saturday

Washington Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin showcased some filthy stuff on Saturday night against the Philadelphia Phillies despite a no-decision. Corbin lasted six innings, allowing three runs on six hits to go along with 10 strikeouts. It was his second straight game with double-digit strikeouts, though his ERA did creep up to 3.39 in the process.... Read More

6 months ago

Merrill Kelly Earns Tough Loss Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly had a reasonable start on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, but it ended in a hard-luck loss. Kelly allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits through five innings. He struck out five. The D-backs defense, along with a few seeing-eye hits plagued the rookie right-hander on Saturday night.... Read More

6 months ago

Noah Syndergaard Earns Win Saturday

New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard pitched a gem on Saturday night in a win over the Miami Marlins. Syndergaard went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits to go along with nine strikeouts. The victory improved his record to 7-4 on the season and lowered his ERA to 4.55 in the process. It... Read More

6 months ago


Stephen Strasburg Twirls Gem Friday

Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was on his game Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Strasburg tossed six shutout innings, allowing seven hits to go along with six strikeouts. He improved to 11-4 and lowered his ERA to 3.46 in the process. The ace righty, along with the rest of the Nationals staff, has been... Read More

6 months ago

Jason Vargas Hit Hard on Friday

New York Mets left-hander Jason Vargas struggled on Friday in a loss to the Miami Marlins. After cruising through the first two innings, Vargas ran into trouble in the third and sixth innings, as he allowed six earned runs on five hits through five-plus innings on the night. He dropped to 3-5 with a 4.23... Read More

6 months ago

Robbie Ray Dominates on Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray twirled a gem on Friday in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Ray threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on two hits to go along with eight strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 3.81 in the process. It's never been a question of talent for Ray, it's... Read More

6 months ago

Peter Alonso Wins Home Run Derby

New York Mets first baseman Peter Alonso brushed off a slow start to the Home Run Derby Monday and took home the trophy with a clutch final two rounds. Alonso needed nearly every second to top Carlos Santana in the first round before ousting Ronald Acuna Jr. and then Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final... Read More

7 months ago

Noah Syndergaard in Favorable Matchup Saturday

New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a solid matchup on tap Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. The Phillies struggle against right-handed pitching and have to face one of the more talented righties in baseball in a pitcher's park. Although Syndergaard hasn't been in dominant form all season, the platoon advantage he... Read More

7 months ago


Robbie Ray Looks For a Win Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray will look to earn a much-needed victory on Saturday when he squares off against the Colorado Rockies at home. Ray has not won a decision since June 9 and is coming off a poor start against the San Francisco Giants in which he only lasted four innings. As the case... Read More

7 months ago

Jacob deGrom Posts Another Quality Start

New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom posted another great outing on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies. DeGrom went seven innings, allowing just two runs on three hits to go along with 10 strikeouts. Since a rough patch early in the season, the righty has been every bit the ace he was last year in a... Read More

7 months ago

Christian Walker Hits Two Bombs Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker had a huge night on Friday in a win over the Colorado Rockies. Walker went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI. The two long balls gave the young first baseman 17 on the season. Since taking over as the primary D-backs first baseman after the trade of... Read More

7 months ago

Zack Greinke Dominates on Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke was masterful on Friday in a win over the Colorado Rockies. Greinke tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits to go along with nine strikeouts. The ace lowered his ERA to a sparkling 2.73 in the process. Although Greinke typically doesn't have these kind of strikeout outings, he is... Read More

7 months ago

Jason Vargas Solid on Wednesday

New York Mets left-hander Jason Vargas was decent on Wednesday in a tough matchup against the New York Yankees. Vargas threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits to go along with six strikeouts. The southpaw has done a nice job of late preventing runs after a disastrous start to the season. All... Read More

7 months ago


Merrill Kelly Notches Quality Start Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly had another nice outing on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kelly tossed six innings, allowing three runs on six hits to go along with two strikeouts. He was hit with a no-decision. The rookie has been very solid this year with the D-backs, posting a reasonable 4.03 ERA. He... Read More

7 months ago

Stephen Strasburg Masterful on Wednesday

Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg had a remarkable night on Wednesday in a win over the Miami Marlins. Strasburg tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out an eye-popping 14 hitters. The righty has been absolutely lights out against the Marlins in his career and that trend clearly continued. Strasburg will... Read More

7 months ago

Merrill Kelly in Tough Spot Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly will be challenged on Wednesday in a road start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kelly has been very consistent of late, posting a 2.75 ERA in six June starts. However, the Dodgers are one of the best offenses in all of baseball and are even tougher at home in Dodger... Read More

7 months ago

Jason Vargas Looks to Stay Hot Wednesday

New York Mets left-hander Jason Vargas will take the mound on Wednesday in a difficult matchup against the New York Yankees. However, Vargas has been very consistent of late, having surrendered three earned runs or less in 11 straight outings. The veteran tamed the Yankees on the road earlier this season and will now get... Read More

7 months ago

Stephen Strasburg Ready to Dominate Wednesday

Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has a juicy matchup against the Miami Marlins on tap for Wednesday. Strasburg has dominated the Marlins more than almost any pitcher in all of baseball. In the Nationals' last 12 games against Miami with Strasburg on the mound, the team is 12-0, while the right-hander is 10-0 with a... Read More

7 months ago


Juan Soto Has Big Day Tuesday

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto had another productive day at the plate on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins. Soto went 2-for-3 with a home run, triple, walk and two RBI. The home run off Miami starter Zac Gallen was his 15th of the season. The outfielder is now hitting .301 with a .960 OPS and... Read More

7 months ago

Greg Holland Blows Save Tuesday

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Greg Holland struggled with his control on Tuesday in a blown save against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Holland retired the first two hitters in the ninth before walking four straight to bring the tying run home. At that point, he was lifted from the game and T.J. McFarland walked in the Dodgers'... Read More

7 months ago

Taylor Clarke Looking For Another Win Tuesday

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taylor Clarke will look for a repeat performance against the Los Angeles on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Clarke has thrown two straight games of five innings and two earned runs allowed against Los Angeles, the latter start earning him a win at Chase Field. It won't be as easy Tuesday night on... Read More

7 months ago

Zack Wheeler Will Be Challenged Tuesday

New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler will take the bump on Tuesday in a tough matchup against the New York Yankees. The Yankees are scorching hot and coming off an offensive onslaught in London. In his last start against the Bombers, Wheeler was knocked around for nine runs (five earned) in a loss at Yankee... Read More

7 months ago

Patrick Corbin in a Plus Matchup Tuesday

Washington Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin should be one of the top pitchers on the board Tuesday when he takes on the Miami Marlins at home. Corbin has absolutely dominated Miami this season, posting a 2-0 record with a 0.56 ERA in two starts. The southpaw has been in great form his past few starts after... Read More

7 months ago


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