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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 895 articles so far, you can find them below.

Francisco Lindor Hits .304 With 11 Doubles In June

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor increased his season-long batting average to .291 after hitting .304 in June. He doubled 11 times, scored 17 runs and added six stolen bases in his productive month. Lindor is amongst the top 10% of the league in xBA (.296) this year and his 42.9% hard-hit rate is a career-best... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Bregman On Pace For Career-Best In Home Runs

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman certainly didn't disappoint in the power department last season when he hit 31 home runs and added 103 RBI. However, as we've just passed the midpoint in the 2019 season, he finds himself on pace for a new career-high in home runs. With 22 home runs in 83 games,... Read More

7 months ago

Jose Urquidy To Start For Astros on Tuesday

The Houston Astros are calling up pitcher Jose Urquidy from Triple-A to start Tuesday's game against the Rockies in Colorado. The 24-year-old Urquidy has split 2019 in Double-A and Triple-A, posting a 3.40 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 104 strikeouts and 15 walks across 76 2/3 innings. He's an extremely risky start for Tuesday's matchup... Read More

7 months ago

Jose Altuve Hitting .292 Since Return From Injured List

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve missed a total of about five weeks while nursing a left hamstring strain. He has played in 11 games since his return from the Injured List on June 19 and has shown some promising signs. His season-long batting average when he went on the Injured List was .243, but... Read More

7 months ago

Christian Yelich Hits .365/.437/.712 In June

It was a monster of a month for Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich in June. He started the month with an 18-game hitting streak and went on to compile eight home runs, eight stolen bases, 20 runs and 18 RBI across 26 games. Going into July, Yelich leads the majors in home runs (29), he's... Read More

7 months ago

John Brown Appears Set For Starting Role In Buffalo

The Buffalo Bills invested in their receiving core this offseason by adding both John Brown and Cole Beasley via free agency. The Bills signed Brown to a 3-year, $27 million contract and at this stage, the former Cardinal and Raven looks to be almost a sure thing as one of the team's starting outside receivers.... Read More

7 months ago

LeSean McCoy Eager For Bounce-Back Season

2018 was a rough year for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy. The veteran saw career lows in rushing yards (514) and yards per carry (3.2) amidst the Bills' 6-10 season. Now, as McCoy heads into his 11th season, he's eager to forget year 10 and embrace the developing quarterback and new teammates surrounding him.... Read More

7 months ago

Bills Have Invested In Josh Allen's Supporting Crew

Coming off an up-and-down rookie year, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen finds himself in a new position heading into his second season. In his rookie year, he was surrounded by extremely young wide receivers as well as a questionable offensive line that led to him being under pressure at a very high rate. This offseason,... Read More

7 months ago

Cole Beasley Set To Be Safety Valve For Bills

The Buffalo Bills padded their receiving core this offseason with the addition of free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley and the former Cowboy appears to be in line for a big role with the team this year. While quarterback Josh Allen enjoyed a good amount of success during his rookie campaign, he struggled with his... Read More

7 months ago

T.J. Yeldon Embracing Competition At RB

Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon finds himself in a new position this year. During his time in Jacksonville, Yeldon had very little tutelage from veteran running backs and was occasionally the most seasoned running back the Jaguars had. That won't be the case this year for Yeldon, who is entering his fifth NFL season.... Read More

7 months ago

Eric Sogard (2B/SS, TOR) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: There haven't been many offensive highlights for the Toronto Blue Jays this year as the team only has two regular players hitting over .260 on the year. Yet one of those two players, second baseman Eric Sogard, has quietly been having a career year... Read More

7 months ago

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker has continued to hit in the middle of the team's batting order while he has enjoyed his breakout season. He is slashing .256/.329/.477 with 14 home runs, 35 RBI and 42 runs across 81 games this year. His... Read More

7 months ago

Scott Oberg (RP, COL) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis has been absolutely abysmal in June, allowing 12 earned runs over 10 1/3 innings while blowing two of his seven save opportunities. Meanwhile, setup man Scott Oberg has flourished this season, including a solid stint as the team's closer... Read More

7 months ago

Logan Allen (SP, SD) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Through two major league starts, San Diego Padres pitcher Logan Allen is 2-0 with two quality starts, a 1.38 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. You can't really ask for much better than that from the 22-year-old rookie, who is scheduled for two starts in... Read More

7 months ago

Yoan Moncada Out Of Lineup Friday

Chicago White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada (knee) will not start Friday's series opener against the Twins. Moncada left in the first inning of Chicago's last game on Wednesday after getting hit in the knee by a pitch. The White Sox seem optimistic that Moncada will avoid the Injured List, so hopefully he can return... Read More

7 months ago

Justin Smoak Activated From Injured List

The Toronto Blue Jays activated first baseman Justin Smoak (quad) from the Injured List on Friday. He will return to the starting lineup immediately, playing first base and hitting sixth in Friday's game. He missed the team's previous 12 games due to his quad injury. Smoak has been serviceable so far this year with a... Read More

7 months ago

Twins Call Up Lewis Thorpe From Triple-A

The Minnesota Twins called up pitcher Lewis Thorpe from Triple-A prior to Friday's game. Thorpe is one of the organization's top prospects and will look to make his MLB debut this weekend. The Twins fired through their bullpen in Thursday's 18-inning thriller against the Rays, so Thorpe may just be up for a short stint... Read More

7 months ago

Eddie Rosario Placed On Injured List

The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Eddie Rosario (ankle) on the Injured List on Friday. Rosario left Wednesday's game after running out a single, then went on to sit for Thursday's game. The Twins haven't made clear what the expected length of the injury is, but hopefully he'll be back when first eligible after the All-Star... Read More

7 months ago

Jose Ramirez Placed On Paternity List

The Cleveland Indians placed third baseman Jose Ramirez on the paternity list on Friday. The timing is rough for fantasy owners as the move comes right before the Indians' three-game road series against Baltimore, a heavenly matchup and environment for hitters. Ramirez could very well miss the entire series, then rejoin the team prior to... Read More

7 months ago

Diamondbacks Activate Alex Avila From Injured List

The Arizona Diamondbacks activated catcher Alex Avila (calf) from the Injured List on Friday. The team also sent catcher Caleb Joseph down to Triple-A. Avila has a .220/.410/.508 slash line with five home runs and 11 RBI in 25 games this year. The player most affected by Avila re-joining the team will be Carson Kelly,... Read More

7 months ago

Jimmy Nelson Placed On Injured List

The Milwaukee Brewers placed starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson (elbow) on the 10-day Injured List with right elbow effusion on Friday. The move is retroactive to June 26. The team called up Corbin Burnes to fill the roster spot. Nelson has pitched in four games this year and has shown no signs of regaining the form... Read More

7 months ago

Rangers Claim Jesse Biddle Off Waivers

The Texas Rangers claimed relief pitcher Jesse Biddle off waivers on Friday after he had been designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners. Biddle had been traded to the Mariners in a late May deal that sent Anthony Swarzak to the Braves. Biddle appeared in 11 games for the Mariners after the trade and was... Read More

7 months ago

Dodgers Promote Gavin Lux And Dustin May To Triple-A

Two of the Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospects, middle infielder Gavin Lux and pitcher Dustin May, were promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday. Both had been having exceptional seasons at Tulsa. Lux was slashing .313/.375/.521 with 13 home runs, 37 RBI, 24 runs and seven stolen bases in 64 games. May... Read More

7 months ago

Edwin Diaz Blows Save, Charged With Fifth Loss

A wild finish to Thursday's game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies ended in the worst way possible for Mets closer Edwin Diaz. The Mets took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Diaz imploded, allowing two home runs and a total of five earned runs while recording just one... Read More

7 months ago

Aaron Nola Strikes Out 10 For Second Straight Game

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola blanked the Mets on Thursday, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out 10. This was the second straight 10-strikeout effort for Nola following his eight-inning gem against the Marlins on June 21. Hector Neris blew the team's 1-0 lead in the... Read More

7 months ago

Jean Segura Hits Walk-Off Home Run For Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jean Segura capped a thrilling ninth inning with a three-run home run to give the Phillies a 6-3 victory over the Mets on Thursday. The Phillies entered the ninth with a 1-0 lead, but back-to-back blown saves by Hector Neris and Edwin Diaz prompted a combined eight runs for the clubs in... Read More

7 months ago

Spencer Turnbull Leaves Game With Shoulder Fatigue

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull (shoulder) was lifted after two innings on Thursday and was replaced by reliever Nick Ramirez. The injury has been described as shoulder fatigue and an MRI revealed no structural damage, which is of course good news for Turnbull going forward. In this game, Turnbull allowed one hit, one walk... Read More

7 months ago

Joey Gallo Clubs Two Home Runs

Texas Rangers first baseman Joey Gallo carried his team's offense in his third game back from the Injured List on Thursday. He went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk in the team's 3-1 victory over the Tigers. He now has 19 home runs and 44 RBIs with a .279/.427/.676 slash line across 53... Read More

7 months ago

Ariel Jurado Pitches Seven Scoreless Innings

Texas Rangers pitcher Ariel Jurado cruised through Thursday's start against the Tigers, pitching seven innings and allowing six hits, one walk and no runs while striking out four. This was Jurado's longest outing of the year and his first time allowing fewer than two earned runs in a start. Jurado is now 5-3 with a... Read More

7 months ago

Yordan Alvarez Leaves Game With Knee Discomfort

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez (knee) was lifted from Thursday's game after the third inning with what was described as left knee discomfort. He went 0-for-1 with a strikeout in the game before being replaced by Tony Kemp. The Astros were already down 6-0 in the game. Alvarez had fouled a ball off his knee... Read More

7 months ago

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