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About Bill Dubiel - RotoBaller (FantasyPros 2017 #4 Most Accurate Fantasy Baseball Ranker)

NFL, MLB, and college basketball. Bills, Yankees, Bonnies/Orange. I am all about intelligent debate when it comes to fantasy sports. Nobody is ever 100% correct, and I enjoy a good, respectful argument. Reach out to me @Roto_Dubs for anything and everything.

Bill Dubiel - RotoBaller (FantasyPros 2017 #4 Most Accurate Fantasy Baseball Ranker) has written 537 articles so far, you can find them below.


Waiver Wire for Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in week 9? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm… or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielder sleepers who could be useful off the waiver wire in the next... Read More

5 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

Middle Infield Waiver Wire Pickups So how’d you do in week 8? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your fantasy baseball team can always use a shot in the arm… or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful off... Read More

5 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

  Middle Infield Waiver Wire Pickups So how’d you do in week 6 and the first half of week 7? Not great if you owned Jose Fernandez, Martin Perez or Carlos Beltran.   Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start or owned one of those players who get injured,... Read More

5 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in week 5? Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful in the early goings—if they are available, snatch them... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

  Middle Infield Waiver Wire Options So how’d you do in week 4? Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful in the early... Read More

5 years ago


Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in Week 3? Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start, your team can always use a shot in the arm - or in this case, the roster. I will be analyzing potential SS and 2B sleepers off the waiver wire all year long, for different... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups for Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in week 2? Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful in the early goings—if they are available, snatch them... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in Week 1 of fantasy baseball action? Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful sleepers in the early goings... Read More

6 years ago

Three Overvalued Second Baseman: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Here's the deal: I'm not hating on any of these players. The three I discuss here are talented players, and I am not saying you should not draft them...I'm merely warning you not to draft them too early. There might be a rush for them, given the relative thinness of the position, but you can... Read More

6 years ago

Three Undervalued Second Baseman: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Undervalued Second Baseman for Fantasy Baseball Drafts You're getting ready for your season, so I'm sure you've read the rankings from your favorite analysts. I'm here to tell you why they're wrong in some cases-- here, it's regarding undervalued second basemen. Let's get to it, shall we?   Daniel Murphy Murphy busted out somewhat in... Read More

6 years ago


NL Central Preview & Rankings: Who Rises, Who Falls

The offseason is winding down, which means it’s time to evaluate which teams made the right moves and which ones got caught sleeping. Although there are still some big names out there that could help some teams whose rosters are lacking, let’s take a look at which NL Central teams will improve upon their 2013... Read More

6 years ago

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Derek Jeter: The Last Yankee Hero

  Derek Jeter: The Last Yankee Hero Unlike many other current sportswriters, I’m not going to write like the Captain is dead. Don’t get me wrong—when I found out Derek Jeter was retiring, I legitimately could not focus for the rest of my work day. I will attend as many games as I can to... Read More

6 years ago

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Best of the Rest: Potential Impact Second Basemen for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

  Potential Impact Second Basemen for 2014 Last week, we looked the Top 20 Second Basemen for 2014 Fantasy Baseball.  These are the second basemen that probably aren’t going to begin the season in anyone’s starting fantasy lineup, but could make a potential impact at some point in the season. These guys might be bench players... Read More

6 years ago

NL East Preview and Rankings: Who Rises, Who Falls

The offseason is winding down, which means it’s time to evaluate which teams made the right moves and which ones got caught sleeping. Although there are still some big names out there that could help some teams whose rosters are lacking, let’s take a look at which NL East teams will improve upon their 2013... Read More

6 years ago

Top 20 Second Basemen (2B) - Rankings, Tiers and Projections

  Second Base (2B) - Fantasy Baseball Rankings & Projections Going into 2014, second base just might be the thinnest position in fantasy baseball. Doesn’t matter how you score it, how you slice it-- this position is 50 Shades of Weak. But, you do still need one on your team, so let’s make it happen... Read More

6 years ago


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AL Central Preview and Rankings: Who Rises, Who Falls

  The offseason is winding down, which means it’s time to evaluate which teams made the right moves and which ones got caught sleeping. Although there are still some big names out there that could help some teams whose rosters are lacking, let’s take a look at which AL Central teams will improve upon their... Read More

6 years ago

AL West Preview and Rankings: Who Rises, Who Falls

The MLB offseason is winding down, which means it’s time to evaluate which teams made the right moves and which ones got caught sleeping. Although there are still some big names out there that could help some teams whose rosters are lacking, let’s take a look at which AL West teams will improve upon their... Read More

6 years ago

AL East Preview & Rankings: Who Rises, Who Falls

The MLB offseason is winding down, which means it’s time to evaluate which teams made the right moves and which ones got caught sleeping. Although there are still some big names out there that could help some teams whose rosters are lacking (Matt Garza, Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez come to mind), let’s take a look at... Read More

6 years ago

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The Post-Tanakalyptic Wasteland: SP Free Agents That Remain (Part II)

  In Part 1 of the Post-Tanakalyptic Wasteland, I examined the top three position players remaining in the MLB free agent pool. Here are the top three remaining pitchers—who needs them, who wants them, and where they might end up.   Top Remaining MLB Free Agents - Pitchers 1. Ervin Santana Santana had a very nice... Read More

6 years ago

The Post-Tanakalyptic Wasteland: Where the Remaining MLB Free Agents Will Land (Part I)

The race is over, and there’s an oft-mentioned team at the finish line. The New York Yankees signed Masahiro Tanaka to a 7-year, $155 million deal on Wednesday morning, one of the richest deals a pitcher has ever received. Assuming that Tanaka is anywhere near as potent as he was in Japan, this should be... Read More

6 years ago


2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Carlos Santana's Fantasy Value

  2014 Outlook for Carlos Santana Catcher has always been a fairly weak position from a fantasy standpoint, and the talent pool may be getting even thinner. After being usurped as the starting catcher by 26-year-old Yan Gomes for roughly two months, Carlos Santana has been experimenting at third base and will continue to do... Read More

6 years ago

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MLB Expands Instant Replay Usage & Rules

For years, baseball intelligentsia have debated over whether or not instant replay should be instituted in baseball, and if so to what extent. Finally, Major League Baseball took a revolutionary step a few days ago, as its owners unanimously approved the expansion of instant replay. Baseball is a game of inches, yet the onus has... Read More

6 years ago

MLB News and Analysis: Clayton Kershaw's Smart Long-Term Deal

  Clayton Kershaw's New Deal Long-term deals have become all too common in the modern MLB.  It’s easy to see the appeal—if a GM can lock down a perennial all-star, they would be foolish not to. ...or would they?    Let’s break down three of the biggest MLB free agent contracts in the last three... Read More

6 years ago

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Fall From Grace: The Alex Rodriguez Saga, PED Timeline & MLB Suspension

  The Alex Rodriguez PED Saga You know the name, you’ve heard the stories. Alex Rodriguez’s meteoric rise to fame and excessive fortune is outmatched only by his catastrophic fall from grace, the latest chapter of which is developing before our eyes.   The Rise Most baseball fans can remember the glory years of Alex... Read More

6 years ago

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MLB News: Yankees Finally Sign Matt Thornton

Thornton Officially a Yankee The Yankees officially signed former White Sox reliever Matt Thornton to a 2-year, $7 million on Friday. The deal, which was agreed to earlier in the offseason, resulted in the Yankees designating Vernon Wells for assignment due to a lack of space on the 40-man roster. The 35-year-old Wells will not... Read More

6 years ago


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Top 10 Biggest Stories from the MLB Hot Stove News Season (So Far) - Part 2

Earlier in the week, we released Part 1 of the Top 10 Biggest Offseason Stories (So Far) in the 2013-2014 MLB offseason.  In this piece, RotoBaller Bill Dubiel follows up with the top 5 stories from the 2013-2014 MLB offseason.   5. Beltran Dons the Pinstripes After several spectacular seasons in St. Louis, the Yankees... Read More

6 years ago

The Hall of Shame: Why the MLB HOF Voting System Doesn't Work

Another year, another explosion of debate about the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year’s entries are Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and the Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas, all of whom are more than deserving of enshrinement. But this article is not about who made the Hall of Fame—it’s about who didn't make it, and the... Read More

6 years ago

Top 10 Biggest Stories from the MLB Hot Stove News Season (So Far), Part 1

  At RotoBaller, we stay on top of the news so that you don't have to.  Here are the top 10 biggest stories (well, the first half of them), from the MLB Hot Stove News Season   10. Trumbo Top Name in Three-Team Trade The Angels sent Mark Trumbo to Arizona, who sent Tyler Skaggs... Read More

6 years ago

MLB News and Analysis: What Team Will Masahiro Tanaka End Up With

  Where Will Tanaka Land?   Arguably the most talked about free agent of the offseason, 25-year-old Masahiro Tanaka has MLB owners drooling. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the specifics of this hype monster, here's a brief recap: Strikingly similar to Hiroki Kuroda, Tanaka features a low 90s fastball, excellent control, and... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 8 Lightning Round

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