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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.


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

8 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

8 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

8 months ago

Kevin Kiermaier Leaves Game With Leg Tightness

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (leg) was removed from the second inning of Thursday's contest with lower leg tightness. The injury occurred when Kiermaier dove for a ball in the first inning. Austin Meadows entered the game to replace him. Hopefully it's nothing major for Kiermaier, who is known for taking risks with his... Read More

8 months ago

Yonder Alonso Designated For Assignment

Chicago White Sox first baseman Yonder Alonso was designated for assignment on Thursday. He's likely played his last game with the White Sox and will become a free agent unless he is claimed off waivers. Alonso had been having a dreadful first year with the White Sox, slashing .178/.275/.301 with seven home runs and 27... Read More

8 months ago


Chris Taylor (2B/SS/OF, LAD) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor has been getting regular playing time all season and has started every game for the team in June. While he’s mostly been hitting somewhere in the middle-third or bottom-third of the lineup, he’s also led off on occasion,... Read More

8 months ago

Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: There’ve been some encouraging signs from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun this year. While Calhoun has mostly been a fringe waiver wire guy the past couple years, this year there’s been an uptick in his power numbers thanks to a new approach... Read More

8 months ago

Jordan Lyles (SP, PIT) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jordan Lyles appears to be nearing a return to the team. He was placed on the Injured List for experiencing hamstring tightness following his start on June 8. In his first rehab start in Triple-A on Sunday, he pitched 5... Read More

8 months ago

Anibal Sanchez (SP, WAS) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After a dreadful first month of the season, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez turned things around and has been in a nice groove. He followed up his 5.91 ERA in April with a 1.65 ERA in May and he currently has a 3.09... Read More

8 months ago

Diamondbacks Call Up Domingo Leyba

On Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks called up shortstop Domingo Leyba. The move came a day after the team sent first baseman Kevin Cron to Triple-A. Leyba has a slash line of .289/.343/.515 with 10 home runs, 49 runs and 41 RBI in 66 games at Triple-A this year. In addition to shortstop, Leyba also plays... Read More

8 months ago


Chris Paddack Allows Two Runs In Five Innings

Following his brief, week-long stint in the minors, San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Paddack returned to the mound on Saturday and turned in a decent outing, pitching five innings and allowing five hits, three walks and two earned runs while striking out one. Apart from the low strikeout total, the game was business-as-usual for Paddack,... Read More

8 months ago

Aaron Civale Pitches Six Scoreless Innings In Debut

Cleveland Indians pitcher Aaron Civale made the most of his MLB debut against the Tigers on Saturday, pitching six scoreless innings and allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out six. The 24-year-old was filling in for Mike Clevinger (ankle), who landed on the Injured List on Friday. One would imagine that Civale... Read More

8 months ago

Dakota Hudson Allows One Run Over Seven Innings

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dakota Hudson turned in his eighth straight quality start on Saturday against the Angels. He pitched seven innings and allowed five hits, one walk and one earned run while striking out six. The only run came on a solo shot from Albert Pujols. Hudson is now 6-3 on the year with... Read More

8 months ago

Peter Alonso Clubs 26th Home Run

New York Mets first baseman Peter Alonso went 2-for-4 with a home run, walk and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Cubs. The home run was his 26th of the year and tied Darryl Strawberry for the Mets' franchise rookie home run record. Alonso hasn't shown any signs of slowing down since... Read More

8 months ago

Todd Frazier Homers, Drives In Three

New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier helped lead an offensive explosion for his team on Saturday. Frazier went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a walk in the Mets' 10-2 win over the Cubs. The home run was Frazier's eighth on the season. He is now slashing .262/.354/.446 on the year. There's... Read More

8 months ago


Zack Wheeler Allows One Run Over Seven Innings

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler had one of his best outings of the year on Saturday against the Cubs. Wheeler pitched seven innings and allowed five hits, one walk and one earned run while striking out five. He improved to 6-5 on the year and now has a 4.69 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.... Read More

8 months ago

Jordan Hicks Leaves Game With Injury

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jordan Hicks (undisclosed) left Saturday's game in the ninth inning with an injury. The details of the injury are yet to be released, but Hicks didn't appear to be in much pain as he walked off the field. The Cardinals trainer was waved onto the field by catcher Yadier Molina... Read More

8 months ago

Danny Duffy Allows Three Runs In Eight Innings

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy had his longest outing of the season on Saturday against the Twins. He pitched eight innings and allowed six hits, two walks and three earned runs while striking out four. The three runs came on three solo home runs by the Twins. Duffy earned a no decision on... Read More

8 months ago

C.J. Cron Homers, Drives In Game-Winning Run In 10th

Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron helped lead the team to victory on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. His 10th inning single scored Luis Arraez and gave the Twins a 4-3 lead in a game they'd go on to win 5-3. Cron is having a great debut season in Minnesota,... Read More

8 months ago

Jose Berrios Leaves Game With Blister

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (finger) was removed from Saturday's start in the eighth inning due to a blister on his right ring finger. Berrios allowed a single and a walk to start the eighth inning before he was relieved by Taylor Rogers, who allowed both runners to score. All in all it was a... Read More

8 months ago


Jose Quintana Pounded By Mets

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana couldn't make it out of the fifth inning on Saturday as the Mets were absolutely all over him. He pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed nine hits, two walks, three home runs and eight earned runs while striking out just two. The outing inflated Quintana's ERA on the year from... Read More

8 months ago

Trey Mancini Returns To Lineup Saturday

After missing two straight games, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini (elbow) is back in the lineup Saturday, hitting second and playing first base. Mancini had missed the two previous games due to a left elbow contusion. Mancini is on a career-best pace this year, slashing .304/.361/.558 with 16 home runs, 35 RBI and 50 runs... Read More

8 months ago

Tigers Call Up Veteran Reliever Jose Cisnero

On Saturday, the Detroit Tigers called up 30-year-old relief pitcher Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Toledo. Cisnero last pitched in the major leagues with the Astros in 2014, then went on to play in international leagues before signing with the Tigers this offseason. Cisnero had a 2.95 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 44 strikeouts and 20... Read More

8 months ago

Aaron Hicks Back In Starting Lineup Saturday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (shoulder) will return to the lineup on Saturday, hitting sixth and playing centerfield. Hicks was out of the starting lineup the past two games for the Yankees with shoulder inflammation. However, he did enter Friday's contest in the fourth inning as a substitution for Cameron Maybin, who strained his... Read More

8 months ago

Leonys Martin Designated For Assignment

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin was designated for assignment on Saturday and will now either be traded or cut by the team in the next week. The move isn't much of a surprise as the 31-year-old has slashed just .199/.276/.343 on the year. Pitcher Aaron Civale was called up to replace Martin on the roster... Read More

8 months ago


Luis Urias (2B, SD) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres second base prospect Luis Urias is doing everything he can to earn a second call-up this season. At Triple-A El Paso this year, Urias is hitting .333/.424/.662 with 15 home runs, 36 RBI and 47 runs in 51 games. Urias earned... Read More

8 months ago

Hunter Strickland (RP, SEA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Hunter Strickland has been on the injured list since late March with a Grade 2 right lat strain, but he appears to be nearing a return, possibly by the end of the month. The Mariners haven’t had much luck filling... Read More

8 months ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays corner infielder Yandy Diaz took the fantasy world by storm in April, when he hit .291 with six home runs, 17 RBI and a .980 OPS. He then cooled off significantly in May and had his month cut short with a... Read More

8 months ago

Framber Valdez (SP/RP, HOU) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Since joining the Houston Astros pitching rotation, Framber Valdez has made two starts, both quality starts, allowing three earned runs across 13 innings while striking out 15 and walking just two. He has reduced his walks significantly from last year. In 2018, he had a... Read More

8 months ago

White Sox Calling Up Zack Collins From Triple-A

The Chicago White Sox are calling up catcher Zack Collins with Welington Castillo (back) landing on the 10-day injured list. Collins has nine home runs and 38 RBI with a slash line of .258/.382/.497 in 48 games at Triple-A this year. Collins and James McCann will be the only catchers on the White Sox roster... Read More

8 months ago


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