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About Tony Peters - RotoBaller

Tony Peters is a freelance writer whose favorite baseball team is his hometown heart-breakers, the Seattle Mariners. He lives for fantasy baseball year round, especially anything to help him get an edge in his long-standing AL-only auction keeper league. He lives with his son and cat in Western Washington.

Tony Peters - RotoBaller has written 1265 articles so far, you can find them below.

Josh Tomlin Losing Fantasy Steam, Trade Value Dropping With Each Start

Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has been losing steam in July after spending the first three months of the season as one of fantasy's biggest surprises. He was knocked around by Baltimore Saturday in his last start, giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out eight. This brings his July stat line to a... Read More

4 years ago

Kolten Wong Crosses The Plate Once In Cardinals' Victory, Growing Slightly Less Awful

Second baseman Kolten Wong has been slowing becoming less awful as July wanes on. After going 1-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, he is hitting .250 with a stolen base in 40 at-bats this month, bringing his average up to .234. With the Cardinals missing multiple infielders, there is opportunity for Wong to reclaim... Read More

4 years ago

Tommy Pham Hits Fourth July Home Run, Should Be On The Radar Of Deep Leaguers

Outfielder Tommy Pham has been working on reestablishing himself as a potential starter in the crowded Cardinals outfield since returning from Triple-A. After hitting his fourth home run of July in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, he's hitting .259 with four home runs, seven RBI and one stolen base in 58 at-bats this month. Pham... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Mayers Explodes Into Dodger Victory Confetti During ML Debut, Can Be Promptly Forgotten

Starting pitcher Mike Mayers made his Major League debut Sunday in magnificent fashion. He gave up nine runs on eight hits and two walks over only 1.1 innings. Mayers was only up to make a spot start after Tyler Lyons pitched multiple innings his last time out. His name can be promptly forgotten.

4 years ago

Stephen Piscotty Drives In Two, Surging Towards August

Outfielder Stephen Piscotty drove in two Sunday as the Cardinals lost to the Dodgers 9-6. He finished the day 2-for-4 for the second consecutive day, raising his season average to .295. The heat of the summer isn't holding Piscotty back as he is hitting .321 with five home runs and 18 RBI in July as... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Wacha Throws Messy Yet Successful Start, Won't Be So Lucky Next Start

Starting pitcher Michael Wacha was anything but effective Friday in the Cardinals' extra-innings victory over the Dodgers. He only gave up two runs over six innings, but had to work out of numerous jams due to giving up 10 hits and one walk. Wacha is a must-bench for his next start on the road against... Read More

4 years ago

Juan Uribe Collects Only His Fifth Of The Month Friday, Fantasy Owners Shouldn't Hold Out

Third baseman Juan Uribe has taken a decent June hot streak and wasted all that goodwill since. After going 1-for-4 in the Indians' 5-1 loss to the Orioles Friday, he has only five hits for the month, four of which are singles. This isn't the first time Uribe has looked dead to rights and came... Read More

4 years ago

Trevor Bauer Roughed Up Friday, Has A Decent Rebound Matchup Next Week

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was roughed up by the Orioles Friday despite a strikeout-rich matchup. He was chased in the fifth inning after giving up five runs on five hits (including two home runs) and four walks, striking out five. Not quite the way his fantasy owners wanted to start off the weekend. Bauer will... Read More

4 years ago

Aledmys Diaz Puts Up Third Straight Two-Hit Day, Producing On All Fantasy Cylinders In July

Shortstop Aledmys Diaz is showing this month that he is just as potent as he ever was. After going 2-for-5 in Thursday's win over the Padres, he now has three two-hit games in a row. He has been a fantasy all-star in July, hitting .328 with three home runs, 11 RBI and two stolen bases.... Read More

4 years ago

Adam Wainwright Fantastic In No-Decision, Next Matchup Way Better Than Surface Shows

Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright was fantastic Thursday in the Cardinals' 6-5 loss to the Padres. He allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out eight along the way. On the surface, his next start on the road against the Mets looks like a disaster-in-the-making thanks to his career 4.62 ERA at Citi Field. But with... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Adams Extends Hitting Streak To Four, Still Looking For Pre-Back Injury Form

First baseman Matt Adams kept his modest hitting streak alive Wednesday, pushing it to four games. He finished the day 1-for-3 with a double as he continues to come up short in July. Adams just hasn't been the same since going down for a few days with a back injury a few weeks ago, hitting... Read More

4 years ago

Jaime Garcia Gets ERA Back Under 4.00, Draws Okay Matchup In Next Start

Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia was able to get his 2016 ERA under 4.00 with a decent performance against the Padres Wednesday night. He allowed one run on six hits and two walks, striking out four enroute to his seventh win of the season. The Cardinals will travel to New York to face the Mets in... Read More

4 years ago

Yadier Molina Has First Multi-Hit Game In Nearly 3 Weeks, Finally Picking Up Steam After June Slump

Catcher Yadier Molina picked up his first multi-hit game since July 1st Wednesday as he looks to finally be past his June freefall. After going 2-for-4 with his third home run of the season, he's hitting .279 with two home runs for the month of July. While the hopes of Molina being able to hit... Read More

4 years ago

Seung Hwan Oh Slams The Door On Padres For Third Save, Looks To Be The Closer For The Season

Closer Seung Hwan Oh picked up the save in the first game of the Cardinals' double-header with the Padres Wednesday. He pitched a clean inning, striking out two as he picked up his third save of the season. Former closer Trevor Rosenthal continues to look completely untrustworthy, so the contending Cardinals aren't likely to switch... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Holliday Swats 17th Home Run Wednesday, Hit One Out Last Time He Faced Next Starter

Outfielder Matt Holliday hit his 17th home run of the season as the Cardinals took the first game of Wednesday's double-header. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the solo home run representing his only hit. Holliday has been fairly quiet at the plate in July, hitting .217 with two home runs in 46 at-bats this... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Martinez Picks Up Ninth Win, Next Start Is Very Fantasy Friendly

Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez kept San Diego away from the spoils of victory Wednesday as the Cardinals defeated the Padres in the first game of the day's double-header. He allowed two runs on four hits and one walk over seven innings, striking out five. Martinez will face the Mets on the road in his next... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Brantley Suffers Another Setback, Droppable In Most Single-Season Leagues

Outfielder Michael Brantley has suffered another setback in his return and recovery from off-season shoulder surgery. He was removed from rehab games earlier this week after complaining about soreness and was scheduled for an MRI. This is a huge blow that likely keeps him out until September at the earliest, if he comes back at... Read More

4 years ago

Tyler Naquin Makes Two Deposits Into The Bank Of Dingers, Emerging As AL's ROY Forerunner

Outfielder Tyler Naquin heard the news of Michael Brantley's latest setback, and raised the Indians a performance and a half Wednesday. He finished the day 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI as the Indians sank the Royals 11-4 with ease. While he definitely possesses some power, this pace of 12 homers already is... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Carrasco Takes Home The Win Wednesday, Draws Favorable Matchup Next Start

Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco held the Royals scoreless over six innings Wednesday, picking up the win in the Indians' 11-4 victory. He allowed only one hit and two walks, striking out six along the way. After this performance, he's 7-3 with a 2.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 85.2 innings this year as... Read More

4 years ago

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Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 16 (American League)

As a long-standing fan of WWE (despite and in spite of its glaring issues), I am excited for the roster draft that shall have already happened by the time this comes out. In an attempt to shake up stagnant TV ratings, the company is holding a roster draft live Tuesday night where two on-site general... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Napoli Clubs 21st Home Run Monday, Pushes Hitting Streak To Eight

First baseman Mike Napoli demolished a Brian Flynn pitch Tuesday for his 21st home run as the Indians beat the Royals 7-3. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the home run and two RBI. As was hoped, the slump he was in coming into July has been washed away, with him hitting .298 with five... Read More

4 years ago

Danny Salazar Strikes Out Seven In 11th Win, Has Decent Matchup At Home Next Start

Starting pitcher Danny Salazar kept the Royals in-check Tuesday as he lead the Indians to a 7-3 win. He gave up two earned runs on eight hits and one walk over 6.2 innings, striking out seven as he picked up his 11th win of the season. The Indians welcome the Nationals to Cleveland for Salazar's... Read More

4 years ago

Jason Kipnis Stays Hot Tuesday, Hitting .296 Versus Righties Like Tomorrow's Starter

Second baseman Jason Kipnis extended his latest hitting streak to four Tuesday in the Indians' 7-3 win over the Royals. He finished the day 2-for-4 with a stolen base. After today's performance, he's hitting .339 with four home runs, 13 runs scored and two stolen bases for the month of May as he pushes towards... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Leake Fans 11 Monday, Absolutely Locked In At The Moment

Looks like starting pitcher Mike Leake has no plans to rest on his laurels this season after reaching his career statistical average mid-season, something he has made very clear in July. After holding the Padres to one run while striking out 11 over six innings Monday, he is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP,... Read More

4 years ago

Jedd Gyorko Hits First Home Run In Three Weeks, Continues To Be A Frustrating Fantasy Play

Backup infielder Jedd Gyorko went a perfect 3-for-3 Monday night in the Cardinals' win against San Diego. He hit his eighth home run of the season, along with driving in two runs, giving him 22 on the season. After a terrible June that saw him hit .176, Gyorko has revived his bat in July, hitting... Read More

4 years ago

Yan Gomes To Miss Up To Eight Weeks With Shoulder Injury, Can Be Dropped By Most

The worry that catcher Yan Gomes seriously hurt himself Sunday was proven to be founded Monday as the Indians announced his trip to the disabled list. He will miss four to eight weeks as he heals from a separated AC joint in his shoulder. With his bat dried up but his playing time continuing in... Read More

4 years ago

Corey Kluber Fantastic As Bullpen Blows Win, Draws Decent Matchup Next Start

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber was fantastic is his start against the Royals Monday. He shut them out over seven innings, striking out eight. But the bullpen immediately caught on fire and burned his win to the ground. Kluber draws a decent matchup in his next outing, a road start in Baltimore. While the Orioles are... Read More

4 years ago

Francisco Lindor Goes Deep Monday, Great Matchup Versus Left-Hander Tomorrow

Shortstop Francisco Lindor went deep Monday as the Indians lost 7-3 to the Royals. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the solo home run representing his only hit. The dinger is his 11th of the year, one less than he hit all of last season. Lindor draws a great matchup Tuesday when the Royals send... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Wacha Ran Ashore By Marlins Sunday, Sit For Next Start Against The Dodgers

Starting pitcher Michael Wacha was unable to make it past the fifth inning as the Marlins ran him out early. He finished the day allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings, striking out four. Wacha is still nowhere near the level of production that the Cardinals and fantasy owners were... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Holliday Hits First July Homer Sunday, Struggling To Carry Fantasy Weight Currently

Outfielder Matt Holliday hit his first home run of July Sunday during the Cardinals' 6-3 loss to the Marlins. He finished the day 3-for-4 with a solo home run. The July struggles for Holliday have been harsh, with him hitting just .205 with one home run and six RBI. On Monday, he'll face left-hander Christian... Read More

4 years ago

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Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

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