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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.


Lonnie Chisenhall Hits First Homer of 2016, Hitting Well in Cleveland

Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall wrapped up May in a fabulous way Tuesday. He went 3-for-4 with three RBI, including his first home run of the season. This wraps up a May where he hit .313 with eight RBI and two stolen bases. Cleveland will be at home until Monday, which bodes well for Chisenhall's immediate future.... Read More

4 years ago

Josh Tomlin Suffers First Loss In Eight Months, Next Matchup Not Great

Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin suffers his first loss since September 2015 Monday as the Indians fell 9-2 to the Rangers. He only lasted 3.2 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, striking out one. The Indians will welcome the Royals to Cleveland for Tomlin's next start Saturday. Over his career, he is 7-4 with... Read More

4 years ago

Juan Uribe Keeps Inching Towards Fantasy Relevance, Draws Favorable Matchup Tomorrow

Third baseman Juan Uribe went 2-for-4 Monday in the Indians' 9-2 loss to the Rangers. He is now hitting .284 for the month of May, bringing his season average up to .248 in the process. While Uribe has never faced tomorrow's starter Colby Lewis before, several factors tilt the meeting towards the batter. Not only... Read More

4 years ago

Marlon Byrd a Perfect 4-for-4 Monday, Streaking Into June

Outfielder Marlon Byrd is heating up in a big way, going 4-for-4 Monday to push his season average up to .270. He also hit his third home run of May, giving him five total on the year. With a 12% ownership rate in Flea Flicker leagues, there is plenty of room aboard the Byrd train... Read More

4 years ago

Trevor Rosenthal Strikes Out Three in Non-Save Situation, Poor Matchup Next Two Days

Closer Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless frame to get some work in during the Cardinals' 6-0 win Monday. He struck out three and walked one over his inning, breaking his two-game walk-free streak. Despite the clean inning today, Rosenthal hasn't had much success against the Brewers recently. Since 2015, he has an 8.89 ERA against... Read More

4 years ago


Aledmys Diaz Looking to Close Out May On a High Note, Faces Struggling Starter Tuesday

Shortstop Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 Monday as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 6-0. Since going hitless 5/21-5/24, he's only gone hitless once in the six games since. With tomorrow's starter right-hander Wily Peralta an absolute mess when pitching at home this season--a 8.76 ERA in five starts--Diaz will look to improve on his already gaudy... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Martinez Rebounds Monday, So-So Matchup At Home Up Next

Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez rebounded from the six-run outing he had last time out to shutout the Brewers Monday. He allowed five hits and one walk over eight innings, striking out eight as he improved to 5-5, breaking a five-game losing streak. With Martinez's struggles at home this season (5.03 ERA, four of his five... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Carpenter Collects Four Hits, Dominates Tomorrow's Starter

Third baseman Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 Monday, scoring three times in the Cardinals' 6-0 win over the Brewers. He added two more doubles to his extra base hit count in May, with 15 of his 23 hits this month getting him past first base. The Cardinals face one of Carpenter's favorite targets Tuesday in right-hander... Read More

4 years ago

Jedd Gyorko Starts at Second Over Kolten Wong, Neither Holding Fantasy Water

Second baseman Jedd Gyorko drew the start at second base Sunday against right-hander Stephen Strausburg over Kolten Wong. The choice paid off for the Cardinals as he went 2-for-3 on the day. As seems to be the case with both of these two, right when it looks like they've turned a corner to fantasy, they... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Wacha Suffers Fourth May Loss, Bench Until Slump Passes

Starting pitcher Michael Wacha took his fourth loss of the season Sunday as the Nationals easily defeated the Cardinals. He gave up three runs on four hits and a walk over six innings, striking out six. With all the Cardinal rotation members scuffing outside of Mike Leake this month, it is hard to view this... Read More

4 years ago


Cody Allen Riding Seven Inning Scoreless Streak, Favorable Matchup in Next Series

Closer Cody Allen has begun to find his form as May comes to a close. He is currently riding a seven inning scoreless streak that has seen him collect one win, two saves and 10 strikeouts in the process. Though no longer at threat to push into the top-tier of fantasy closers, Allen is still... Read More

4 years ago

Jose Ramirez Comes Up Short Sunday, Hitting Lefties Well This Season

Outfielder Jose Ramirez broke a three-game hitting streak and six-game run scored streak Sunday. He finished the day 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout. Turning into a nearly full-time player this season thanks to his position flexibility and his team's needs, Ramirez is hitting .304 with three home runs, 22 RBI and four stolen... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Clevinger Knocked Around Again, This Prospect Needs More Polish

Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivered another clunker Sunday as his roster spot teeters on the edge of demotion. He allowed four runs on four hits and three walks over four innings, striking out four. The Indians' best starting pitcher prospect who was also "MLB-ready" appears to be anything but, as evidenced by his 8.39 ERA... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Adams Returns to Lineup Saturday, Drives In Two With Pinch Hit

First baseman Matt Adams returned to the Cardinals Saturday after missing the past couple games with back stiffness. He went 1-for-1 in his sole at-bat, hitting a two-run double. It appears safe to return the hot-hitting Cardinal to fantasy lineups. If Adams is wasting away on your league's waiver wire, remedy that issue immediately.

4 years ago

Lonnie Chisenhall Removed From Saturday's Game, Questionable For Sunday

Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall left Saturday's game in the fifth inning with blurry vision. The cause was dirt getting in his eyes after a slide. After the game, there was no mention on if he would miss Sunday's game. But with the sensitivity of eyes and the game being an afternoon one, Chisenhall isn't a lock... Read More

4 years ago


Michael Brantley Has No Timeline For Return, Fantasy Owners Will Be Waiting

Outfielder Michael Brantley has been making limited progress since his return to the disabled list in mid-May. He has been able to do some light hitting drills, but nothing on back-to-back days. This is just another in a growing line of blows to Brantley's value this year. With no timetable for his return, fantasy owners... Read More

4 years ago

Yadier Molina Breaks Four-Game Hitless Streak, Not Likely to Succeed Sunday

Catcher Yadier Molina went 1-for-4 Saturday to break a four-game hitless streak. He has slowed down after a fabulous first month and a half, bringing his May average down to .229 in the process. Despite the slump, Molina has been an above-average fantasy option at catcher thanks to his steady batting average. The Cardinals face... Read More

4 years ago

Adam Wainwright Allows Four Runs, Still Unstartable In All Leagues

Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright's train wreck of a 2016 continued Saturday as he and the Cardinals won 9-4 over the Nationals. He allowed four runs on six hits and zero walks over seven innings, striking out five. May hasn't treated Wainwright much better than April, giving him two awful months in a row. Wherever his... Read More

4 years ago

Ruben Tejada Designated For Assignment, Ends Cardinal Career With a Whimper

Infielder Ruben Tejada wrapped up a terrible tenure with the Cardinals when he was designed for assignment Saturday following third baseman Matt Carpenter's return from the paternity list. A decent reserve and occasional deep league starter with the Mets, he was injured early upon him joining St. Louis. Once Aledmys Diaz took his spot with... Read More

4 years ago

Yan Gomes Drives In Three Saturday, Stuffing Stat Lines When He Can

Catcher Yan Gomes has been killing his fantasy owners in the batting average department but not in the counting stats. After going 2-for-5 Saturday with three RBI, he now has three home runs, seven runs scored and 14 RBI for the month despite hitting .182. The Indians will face off against right-hander Chris Tillman Sunday,... Read More

4 years ago


Danny Salazar Recovers From Rough Last Outing, Draws Okay Matchup Next

Starting pitcher Danny Salazar recovered from a rough start last time out to secure the victory Saturday over Baltimore. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks, striking out five. Next time out, Salazar will face Kansas City, a team he has slowly gotten better against each season. In his last outing against... Read More

4 years ago

Francisco Lindor Steals Sixth Base of May, Not Great Matchup Sunday

Shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 Saturday, scoring two runs and stealing his sixth base of May as the Indians won 11-4 over the Orioles. He has 11 multi-hit games this month, including six three-hit games. The Indians face right-hander Chris Tillman Sunday in a matchup favoring the pitcher. Tillman is allowing opposing right-handed batters to... Read More

4 years ago

Zach McAllister Caught Bryan Shaw's Early Season Jitters, Continue to Avoid

Relief pitcher Zach McAllister may have caught whatever it was the ruined teammate Bryan Shaw's April as the runs continue to pour in. After allowing three runs over one inning Friday, he is now 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 2.14 WHIP for the month. Any chances he had to move up the save totem... Read More

4 years ago

Rajai Davis Bringing Counting Stats Despite Woeful Average, Still Deep League Only

Outfielder Rajai Davis has been struggling to keep his batting average up in May. After going 1-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Orioles, he is hitting .195 with three home runs, 13 RBI and four stolen bases for the month. Davis has pushed his way up to the top of the center field depth chart... Read More

4 years ago

Jason Kipnis Extends Hitting Streak to Five, Great Matchup Tomorrow

Second baseman Jason Kipnis extended his hit streak to five, going 1-for-5 with three strikeouts Friday. He's now hitting .292 with three home runs and 14 RBI for the month of May, picking his pace up slightly post-April. The Indians face struggling right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez tomorrow in a matchup that should benefit all of Cleveland's... Read More

4 years ago


Stephen Piscotty Slams Door On Nationals, Great Matchup Saturday

Outfielder Stephen Piscotty made his sixth home run of the season really count. He crushed a grand slam off Nationals' ace Max Scherzer to help the Cardinals win 6-2 on Friday. With a robust stat line of .324 with six home runs and 30 RBI on the season, Piscotty has been one of the best... Read More

4 years ago

Brandon Moss Hitless Friday, Droppable In Most Leagues

First baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss went 0-for-3 in Friday's win over the Nationals. With the hot-hitting Matt Adams cutting into his playing time, his leash has grown increasing short, something days like this doesn't help. There are definitely more home runs to come in Moss's future, but their frequency looks to be anything but consistent. Unless... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Adams Sits With Back Stiffness, Still Just Day-To-Day

Infielder Matt Adams sat out Friday's game with the same mid-back stiffness that caused him to leave Thursday's game early. While he indicated he would be available to pitch hit on Friday, it did not happen as the team easily defeated the Nationals, 6-2. Adams has been one of that hotter players in May, hitting... Read More

4 years ago

Jhonny Peralta Moving Rehab to Double-A, Stash Now Before It's Too Late

Injured shortstop Jhonny Peralta's rehab has progressed to the next level as he'll move up to Double-A Springfield Friday. He leaves Single-A Peoria having gone 3-for-13 in five games. Peralta hasn't failed to hit double digit home runs since 2005, and with plenty of 2016 left, there's little reason to think that streak won't continue.... Read More

4 years ago

Greg Garcia Taking Full Advantage of Momentary Call-Up, Carpenter Back Sunday

Infielder Greg Garcia went 1-for-2 Friday with his first home run of the season. He's been filling in at third while Matt Carpenter has been out on paternity leave. After starting his minor league career as a potential double digit home run guy, Garcia's only had three since 2015 (though they've all come in the... Read More

4 years ago


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

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