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About Andrew Ericksen - RotoBaller

An enthusiast on all things sports and especially all things fantasy sports, Andrew was raised amidst a Detroit sports scene that included an 0-16 Lions team and a 119-loss Tigers team, but still his Detroit fan-hood never wavered. Andrew is thrilled to be part of the RotoBaller team, eager to give his insight on the right moves for fantasy players to make throughout the season.

Andrew Ericksen - RotoBaller has written 159 articles so far, you can find them below.


Erik Swanson Serving As Opener Wednesday

The Seattle Mariners will roll out pitcher Erik Swanson as an opener for Wednesday's game against the Athletics. Manager Scott Servais suggested that Swanson could go two innings if he pitches well before giving way to Tommy Milone. This will be the seventh start of the season for Swanson who has an 8.04 ERA and... Read More

15 hours ago

Mac Williamson Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mac Williamson, who was designated for assignment by the team on Monday, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma. He will remain a member of the Mariners' organization for the time being. Williamson put up some gaudy power numbers with Triple-A Sacramento as a member of the Giants' organization the... Read More

15 hours ago

Mitch Haniger Cleared For Light Activity On Wednesday

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger (testicle), who has been sidelined since June 6 with a ruptured testicle, finally received a positive update on Wednesday. He was cleared by doctors to begin light activity, such as playing catch and hitting off a tee. While there is still no timetable for his return, there's at least now... Read More

16 hours ago

Jay Bruce Placed On 10-Day Injured List

The Philadelphia Phillies placed Jay Bruce (oblique) on the 10-Day Injured List on Wednesday with a right oblique strain. The team recalled Nick Williams from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster. Bruce left Tuesday's game with the injury and was initially listed as day-to-day until Wednesday's move to the Injured List. Bruce has... Read More

16 hours ago

Juan Graterol Making First Start Of Season

The Cincinnati Reds called up catcher Juan Graterol from Triple-A and he will make his first start of the season on Wednesday against the Cubs. He'll hit eighth in the order as starting catcher Kyle Farmer gets the day off. Graterol has a slash line of .249/.301/.325 with two home runs and 26 RBI across... Read More

16 hours ago


Josh Allen Determined To Learn From Rookie Mistakes

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a higher interception rate than touchdown rate and a completion percentage of just 52.8% during his rookie year. Going into his sophomore season, Allen seems very aware of the mistakes he made as a rookie and is eager to fix them. During an interview on XM NFL Radio last... Read More

3 days ago

Renato Nunez (1B, 3B, BAL) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The breakout year has continued for Baltimore Orioles corner infielder Renato Nunez. He has been on fire so far in July, slashing .314/.351/.657 with three home runs and seven RBI in nine games. On the year, Nunez has 21 home runs and 51 RBI,... Read More

3 days ago

Leury Garcia (SS, OF, CWS) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago White Sox outfielder Leury Garcia has led off in every start he's made for the team since May 28. He hit .268 in June and scored a total of 18 runs in the month. Garcia's been with the White Sox since 2013,... Read More

3 days ago

Sean McDermott On Devin Singletary: "He’s Got A Lot To Learn"

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary enters his rookie year with a complicated path towards playing time. Veterans LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon all block his path toward playing time. When asked about Singletary at OTAs, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said, "He’s made progress, you notice a little bit of who he... Read More

7 days ago

Frank Gore Could Play Past 2019

In a recent interview, 36-year-old Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he has a wait-and-see approach to his career going forward. “I just go how I feel,” he said in the interview, “If I feel I can’t do it no more, then I call it.” Gore is the NFL's... Read More

7 days ago


Emilio Pagan (RP, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It's been a bit of a revolving door so far this year for the closer job in Tampa Bay, but right now, Emilio Pagan appears to be in the best position to earn saves in the near future. Jose Alvarado (oblique) could be... Read More

1 week ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins outfielder Garrett Cooper has become a mainstay in the heart of the team's lineup this year. He has a slash line of .306/.375/.473 with eight home runs and 31 RBI across 51 games on the season. He's shown a solid ability... Read More

1 week ago

Andrew Benintendi Sitting On Thursday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays. J.D. Martinez is getting the start in left field, while Christian Vazquez is starting at designated hitter. Benintendi sat out three of the last four games in June with a quadriceps injury and perhaps there... Read More

2 weeks ago

Yolmer Sanchez Leaves Game In Third Inning

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yolmer Sanchez (hand) was lifted from the third inning of Thursday's game after an incident on a pick-off attempt. While Sanchez was on first base following a single, Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd attempted to pick him off. During the play, Sanchez dove toward the bag and his right hand was... Read More

2 weeks ago

Anthony Rendon Hits 20th Home Run

Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Thursday. Rendon has had a phenomenal first half of the season and is on pace to shatter several of his career best marks. He now has 20 home runs, 60 RBI and 64 runs on the year. His career-best... Read More

2 weeks ago


Anibal Sanchez Allows One Earned Run Over Six Innings

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez stayed hot against the Marlins on Thursday, pitching six innings and allowing five hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out two. He is now 5-6 on the year with a 3.66 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. This was his fourth quality start in his last five outings.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Aaron Judge Out Of Starting Lineup On Thursday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is not included in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Rays. Mike Tauchman is filling in at right field, while Aaron Hicks is bumped up to the second spot in the lineup. This is only the second game Judge hasn't started since his return to the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kyle Seager Sitting On Thursday

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Cardinals. Tim Beckham is getting the start at third base and hitting sixth in the lineup. Seager started four straight games after an injured wrist sidelined him from June 26 to June 28. In those four games post-injury,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Freddie Freeman On Pace For Career-Best Year

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been an elite fantasy contributor for several years now, but this season, he may have taken his game to the next level. His outstanding first half of 2019 can be credited to a mix of increased power and increased opportunities for RBI with Ronald Acuna leading off for... Read More

2 weeks ago

Bryse Wilson Sent Back To Triple-A

On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves sent pitcher Bryse Wilson back to Triple-A Gwinnett and called up fellow pitcher Grant Dayton. While the move may seem surprising on the surface, following Wilson's strong outing against the Phillies on Wednesday, it certainly makes sense personnel-wise for the team's current situation. With Anthony Swarzak (shoulder) on the Injured... Read More

2 weeks ago


Alex Wood Scheduled For Rehab Start Saturday

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alex Wood (back) has yet to make his debut with the team since his trade from the Dodgers last December. He suffered a lower back strain in spring training and has had multiple setbacks since. Now, however, he is slated to make his first rehab start of the year on Saturday with... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ronald Acuna Playing At Elite Level

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna went on a complete tear in June and is looking every bit the part of a deserving first rounder come 2020 draft season. Acuna hit .331 in June with nine home runs, 28 runs, 21 RBI and six stolen bases. Over the season, he has a slash line of .292/.373/.506... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kevin Kiermaier Out Of Starting Lineup Thursday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (wrist) will not start Thursday's game, his second straight game out of the starting lineup. Although Kiermaier didn't start the team's previous game on Wednesday, he did enter in the eighth inning of the game as a pinch runner and went on to steal a base. The injury doesn't... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kris Bryant Back In Lineup Thursday

Chicago Cubs third baseman and outfielder Kris Bryant sat on Wednesday to rest his knee, but he's back in the lineup on Thursday, hitting third and playing right field. Bryant's had a bit of an uneven season, as he struggled for the first month of the year, then went on to have a monstrous month... Read More

2 weeks ago

JaCoby Jones Placed On Injured List

On Thursday, the Detroit Tigers placed outfielder JaCoby Jones (low back strain) on the 10-day Injured List. Jones has been a mainstay in the Tigers' lineup all year, starting in centerfield and typically batting ninth, but starting in mid-June, he began leading off a good amount. Jones doesn't contribute much in fantasy terms, with a... Read More

2 weeks ago


Tigers Call Up Outfielder Victor Reyes

The Detroit Tigers called up outfielder Victor Reyes on Thursday to take the roster spot of fellow outfielder JaCoby Jones (low back strain), who was placed on the 10-day Injured List. Reyes appeared in five games for the Tigers earlier this year. Over his 65 games in Triple-A, he's had a slash line of .302/.326/.480... Read More

2 weeks ago

Rays Call Up Jake Faria And Nate Lowe

On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays called up both pitcher Jake Faria and first baseman Nate Lowe from Triple-A. Both players have already been up this season and there's certainly no guarantee they will remain with the big league squad long. Lowe is the more intriguing of the two from a fantasy perspective for now.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Rays Place Brandon Lowe On Injured List

On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays placed second baseman Brandon Lowe (right shin bruise) on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to July 3. He'll be first eligible to return on Saturday, July 13. Lowe found himself in a bit of a cold streak starting in mid-June, but his season-long numbers are still stellar as he... Read More

2 weeks ago

Amir Garrett Placed On Injured List

The Cincinnati Reds placed relief pitcher Amir Garrett (left lat strain) on the 10-day Injured List on Thursday. Garrett leads all Reds pitchers in appearances this year with 42. He's had an outstanding season with a 1.70 ERA and 14 holds. His 35.3% strikeout rate ranks amongst the top five percent in the league. While... Read More

2 weeks ago

Reds Call Up Josh VanMeter From Triple-A

On Thursday, the Cincinnati Reds called up shortstop Josh VanMeter as Amir Garrett (left lat strain) was placed on the Injured List. VanMeter appeared in 28 games for the Reds in May and June, but had a rough go of it, slashing .220/.347/.615 with zero home runs and just three RBI. However, VanMeter has had... Read More

2 weeks ago


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