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About Aaron Schooler - RotoBaller

Former minor league pitcher in Twins organization. I currently live in Peoria, AZ and make frequent spring training visits as much as possible. Born and raised in Washington State so I'm a long-time fan of Seattle sports - Seahawks, Huskies, Mariners and the team formerly known as the Supersonics. Father of three kids, two older boys who play lots of travel baseball. My little girl bounces around the tennis court.

Aaron Schooler - RotoBaller has written 45 articles so far, you can find them below.

Cody Asche (3B, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting; Add in NL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Asche is off to a nice start for the Phillies, batting .250 with 1 HR, 2 RBI and 4 Runs over 4 games.  After three solid minor league seasons at the plate, the 23 year old has established himself as the starter at third base.  Proceed with caution... Read More

6 years ago

Erick Aybar (SS, ANA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Aybar’s value would be higher if he were batting at the top of the lineup instead of near the bottom.  It would give him extra at bats and more opportunities to score runs behind a powerful offense.  Mike Scioscia has decided on Kole Calhoun as the leadoff man because of... Read More

6 years ago

Jenrry Mejia (SP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting in Standard Leagues, Add in Deeper or NL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: The good news is Jenrry Mejia won the fifth starters job for the Mets with a strong spring.  In cactus league play, he posted a 2.70 ERA in his four starts and averaged nearly a strikeout per inning.  Last year, in limited appearances,... Read More

6 years ago

3 Up, 3 Down for Week 1 of Fantasy Baseball

Spring Training has winded down, and the few roster spots left open have been determined.  Now is the time when players are starting to lock in and mentally prepare for the MLB season.  It is no longer a time to “work on stuff”, instead the results are more realistic as to what you can expect... Read More

6 years ago

Risers and Fallers: 2014 Spring Training Review for Fantasy Baseball

During spring training, opportunities are won and lost for playing time.  We are trying to determine if breakout players from the previous season will continue their success, and Spring Training is a good place to look for a sign of things to come.   Three Risers 1) Brad Miller  Miller came in the Mariner camp knowing... Read More

6 years ago

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National League Outfield (OF) Sleepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

After the marquee names have disappeared in your fantasy draft, it may be time to look for specific needs from the remaining outfield pool.  These three National League outfielders may be light on power and driving in runs, but high on speed and run scoring potential.  Each of these players is a bit of a... Read More

6 years ago

American League Outfield (OF) Sleepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

With so many outfielders to evaluate, there are a few that may slip through the cracks in your fantasy draft.  The three I have chosen here are big components of their teams for 2014.  In fact, each will probably even be given time to settle into their new role on the club.  If you are... Read More

6 years ago

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3 Overvalued Relief Pitchers: Rankings Analysis

A relief pitcher is constantly living on the edge of success and failure.  One pitch can mean the difference between a good night sleep and a lot of tossing and turning.  Anyone that thinks that the ninth inning is just like any other is not factoring in the rapid heartbeat, adrenaline rush and tighter grip on... Read More

6 years ago

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Three Undervalued Relief Pitchers: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Undervalued Relief Pitchers for Fantasy Baseball Drafts Relief pitchers are the most difficult to get a gauge on when it comes to making predictions.  Most position players are going to produce close to their career numbers by the end of the season, but relievers could skyrocket or go south in a hurry. A lot depends... Read More

6 years ago

Three Undervalued Starting Pitchers: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Pitchers can flourish given the right conditions.  If he is supported by a team that can supply above average defense and run support, the numbers may exceed the quality of the arm.  The three underrated pitchers that I selected are capable of putting up better numbers than their projected preseason value. Think of the Yankees... Read More

6 years ago

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Three Overvalued Starting Pitchers: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

How many times have you heard the phrase; if he can just stay healthy?  Over and over again a player seems to be a difference maker only to land on the disabled list nearly every year.  For pitchers, physical issues are a huge red flag.  It wasn’t long ago that Roy Halladay was considered an... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Under the Radar Relief Pitchers: Sleeper Keepers for 2014

  Five Under the Radar Keeper Relief Pitchers in 2014 Other than the gold standard of closers (Kimbrel, Chapman, Mariano Rivera-retired), relief pitchers can break your heart.  They turn it loose for an inning or two, blowing gas or off speed pitches that are nearly unhittable.  Running it up there at 98 mph is all well... Read More

6 years ago

Five Under the Radar Starting Pitchers: Sleeper Keepers for 2014

  Five Under the Radar Keeper Starting Pitchers in 2014 Starting pitching is such a valuable commodity in the baseball world.  GMs are always trying to put together a formula that will translate into high velocity, movement and horse-like durability.   Investing in these arms, whether it is at the fantasy level or professional level is... Read More

6 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 5 Breakout Pitchers That May Regress in 2014

MLB organizations continue to pump out quality arms, and 2013 was another banner crop of young pitchers. Some of these pitchers made a significant impact on starting rotations and fantasy baseball leagues, or were key contributors for playoffs runs. Take a look at the Cards or A’s pitching staffs, loaded with fresh arms and prepared... Read More

6 years ago

MLB Hot Stove: Where Will Free Agents Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jiminez, and Ervin Santana Sign?

  MLB Hot Stove Analysis: Where will Cruz, Ubaldo and Santana Land in 2014? Usually when the calendar flips over to January there are a few bargains to be had for shoppers. Not so much in the world of baseball free agency however. Even with spring training closing in, there are a few players still... Read More

6 years ago

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