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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.


Kyle Hendricks Goes Eight Strong Innings Against Astros

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks capped off his terrific month of May with his fourth quality start in five tries on Wednesday. He shut down the Houston Astros, allowing just four hits and one earned run while striking out seven across eight innings of work. In total, Hendricks went 4-0 in May with an... Read More

9 months ago

Dylan Cease Has Longest Outing Of The Year

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher prospect Dylan Cease went seven innings for the first time this season for Triple-A Charlotte. He struck out six and allowed six hits and two earned runs in a 2-0 loss. Cease now sports a 3.26 ERA on the season with 54 K's in 47 innings. White Sox general manager... Read More

9 months ago

Michael Wacha Gets Clobbered In First Relief Outing

The Philadelphia Phillies chased St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Genesis Cabrera out of his MLB debut  before the end of the fourth inning. He was charged with five runs, three of which were earned. Michael Wacha, who was moved to the bullpen within the past week, then took over and allowed three home runs. He was... Read More

9 months ago

Jorge Alfaro Goes 4-For-4, Pablo Lopez Turns in QS

Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro followed up his home run and three-RBI night Tuesday with a 4-for-4 showing Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants that included a double and a run. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Pablo Lopez went six innings and gave up just one earned run. Alfaro is proving to be a steady contributor for... Read More

9 months ago

Victor Reyes Sent Down, Spencer Turnbull To Return Friday

After Wednesday's 4-2 win against the Baltimore Orioles, the Detroit Tigers optioned outfielder Victor Reyes to Triple-A to make room for starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull to return from the bereavement list. Turnbull will start the Tigers next game on Friday in Atlanta. Turnbull has quietly had a solid season for the Tigers, sporting a 2.97 ERA with 62... Read More

9 months ago


Kolten Wong (2B, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Kolten Wong is currently on pace for career-best numbers in several categories, most importantly home runs, RBI and stolen bases. He’s started 49 of the Cardinals’ 52 games this year. He’s always had great plate discipline and this year has been no exception as he’s... Read More

9 months ago

Raimel Tapia (OF, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Raimel Tapia took over the leadoff spot in the Rockies lineup following the calf injury to Charlie Blackmon this past Thursday. Tapia recorded a hit in each of the five games he played in last week and is now slashing .282/.325/.507 on the year. Tapia's... Read More

9 months ago

Kevan Smith Likely To Return Wednesday

After going through a full workout on Saturday, Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith (concussion) appears to be set to return from the seven-day injured list when first eligible on Wednesday. Smith was placed on the injured list after suffering a concussion last Wednesday but has experienced no concussion-like symptoms in the past few days. Dustin Garneau... Read More

9 months ago

David Fletcher (2B/3B/OF, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The versatile David Fletcher has continued to produce for the Angels. Across the season, he’s sporting a .310 batting average and an elite 6.5 K%. If these two numbers continue, it’s going to be impossible for the Angels to keep Fletcher out of their daily... Read More

9 months ago

Logan Forsythe (1B/2B/3B, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Journeyman infielder Logan Forsythe started five straight games for the Rangers this past week. His numbers weren’t anything particularly noteworthy during the stretch, but over the course of the season, he’s slashing .294/.408/.468 with 11 doubles. That .468 SLG% is well above his career... Read More

9 months ago


Derek Dietrich (1B/2B/OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Life outside Miami sure has been nice so far for the left-handed Derek Dietrich. He’s hitting home runs at a rate unlike any we’ve seen before from him, 11 HR in 96 at-bats, compared with 16 HR in 499 AB last year, his most... Read More

9 months ago

Tyler Mahle (SP, CIN) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Nearly everything in Reds starter Tyler Mahle’s surface numbers and advanced stats point to a breakout this year. His 3.51 ERA through nine starts is backed by a 3.26 xFIP and a 3.55 SIERA. These are all major improvements on last year, his... Read More

9 months ago

Nicky Lopez - Welcome to the Show!

Amidst a week headlined by the call-ups of top prospects Keston Hiura, Brendan Rodgers and Austin Riley, it was easy to miss the Royals’ promotion of middle infielder Nicky Lopez. However, Lopez has wasted no time proving he warrants to be fully on our fantasy radars just like the rest of the bunch. Lopez has... Read More

9 months ago

Kyle Gibson (MIN, SP) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After a shaky start to the season, Gibson has really started to settle down. In his last six outings, he’s turned in three quality starts. His career-best 9.1 Ks per 9 so far this year shows a shift in his approach that’s extremely favorable to... Read More

9 months ago

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