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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 Holds Mets In Check, Leaves With Hamstring Cramp

Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin held the Mets in check over five innings Saturday en route to his first victory of the year. He gave up one run on four hits and a walk, striking out six. Tomlin's day was cut short by a right hamstring cramp, leaving the sixth before throwing an official pitch. The... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Santana Hits Two-Run Home Run of the Season, Faces Struggling Matt Harvey Next

Designated hitter Carlos Santana continues to look like a solid fantasy run producer Friday, adding to his RBI count with a two-run home run against the Mets. On the season, he now has eight RBI to go along with two home runs. Santana will face right-hander Matt Harvey for the first time Saturday. While Santana... Read More

4 years ago

Juan Uribe Welcomes Back NL Pitchers With Three Hits, Decent Low-End Option This Weekend

Juan Uribe welcomed a return to hitting off of NL pitching Friday, going 3-for-4 with a walk against the Mets. With today's performance, he raises his average over 100 points to .174. While Uribe's career average against the Mets looks real bad at .216, he has hit them collectively better the past three years, hitting... Read More

4 years ago

Cody Anderson Sunk By Three Homers, Faces Mariners Next in So-So Matchup

Starting pitcher Cody Anderson wasn't able to last long in Cleveland's Friday loss to the Mets. He was eventually chased in the fifth inning, finishing the day having given up five runs (including three home runs) and one walk, while striking out five. Anderson will face the Mariners for the first time in his career... Read More

4 years ago

Aledmys Diaz Hits Three-Run Home Run, Taking Over Shortstop Job

Shortstop Aledmys Diaz took part in a six home run Cardinals outburst today, going 2-for-5 with a three-run home run. The rookie infielder is now hitting .407 with two home runs, eight RBI and eight runs. With his strong start, he appears to have overtaken Jedd Gyorko on the shortstop depth chart. Until further notice... Read More

4 years ago


Carlos Martinez Stifles Reds in Victory, Has Stiff Matchup Versus Cubs Next

Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez held the Reds in check during Friday's start while his teammates smacked six home runs in a 14-3 Cardinals win. Over seven innings, he gave up three runs on six hits and one walk, striking out six. His next opponent should be the Cubs, a team he has struggled against in... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Holliday Crushes Two Bombs, Trying to Prove He's Recovered From Last Year's Power Outage

Outfielder Matt Holliday only hit four home runs in an injury-shortened 2015, causing many a fantasy owner to call his power into question. Could his ability to hit home runs have evaporated so suddenly? If today's two home run performance is any indication, the answer is a resounding no. After today's game, he is hitting... Read More

4 years ago

AL-Only League Waiver Wire Pickups For Week Two: Hardy, Buchholz, Jepsen and More

As week two comes to a close, fantasy owners are going through the first motions of roster decisions. In most mixed leagues, the talent floor between free agents and the bottom of a team's roster are fairly close, allowing for less agonizing over dropping slumping players. For AL-only owners, that is not the case as... Read More

4 years ago

Danny Salazar Masterful Against Rays, Walk Rate His Only 2016 Blemish

Starting pitcher Danny Salazar is looking every bit the equal to his more experienced co-aces Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber this season, and his latest start is no different. He dazzled and frazzled Rays' hitters over six scoreless innings, striking out 11 on the way to his second win. Kluber has been lights out so... Read More

4 years ago

Rajai Davis' Demise Not Here Yet, Flashes Speed and Power Thursday

On a Thursday where the Indians had quite a few productive players in their 6-0 win over the Rays, outfielder Rajai Davis took home the cake. He went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two stolen bases. After hitting .300 last April, Davis came into today's game hitting .148 with two runs, one RBI,... Read More

4 years ago


Tyler Naquin Drives in First Career RBI, Fighting For Playing Time

Rookie outfielder Tyler Naquin is being eased into the Cleveland lineup, but with more games like Thursday's, he should be able to push for a bigger share of center field. Against the Rays, he went 3-for-5 with his first career RBI, driving in Collin Cowgill with a single. If Naquin plays tomorrow, he will get... Read More

4 years ago

Jeremy Hazelbaker Keeps Rolling With Third Homer, Has Great Friday Matchup Against Reds

The Hazelbaker Express continues to fly around the rails, delivering bundles of stats to all his fantasy owners. Against the Brewers on Thursday, outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run off reliever Chris Capuano. The Cardinals welcome the Reds into town tomorrow, who will send rookie Tim Melville and his 4.75 career... Read More

4 years ago

Kolten Wong Hitless in Return to Lineup, Draws Rookie With a Career 4.75 ERA Friday

After sitting out Wednesday's contest, second baseman Kolten Wong returned to the lineup today against the Brewers, going 0-for-3 with one RBI. While he has yet to get on a roll, Wong hasn't been a black hole either thanks to contributions to the counting stat categories. Over eight games, he is hitting .200 with two... Read More

4 years ago

Jaime Garcia Embarrasses the Brewers in Complete Game, Has Great Next Matchup

Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia was at the top of his game Thursday against Milwaukee, one-hitting the Brewers in a 7-0 complete game shutout. He rolled all game, allowing only a single hit and walk, striking out 11 batters in the process. Garcia will draw the Cubs next week, a team he has a history of... Read More

4 years ago

Jeremy Hazelbaker (OF, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Pick Up in 12+ Team and NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Flea Flicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Jeremy Hazelbaker has sure been the fantasy darling during this first helping of games in 2016. In the first eight games of both this season and his Major League career, he is hitting an absurd .500 with all... Read More

4 years ago


Trevor Rosenthal Coughs Up Lead, Takes His First Loss of 2016

Closer Trevor Rosenthal came into a 4-4 game in the ninth Wednesday to preserve the tie. He promptly got the first two batters out, but after walking pinch hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis, he gave up a no doubt home run to Domingo Santana, eventually taking the loss. After posting a 4.00 ERA in nine spring innings,... Read More

4 years ago

Jedd Gyorko Goes Hitless in Milwaukee, Blowing Opportunity at More Playing Time

Jedd Gyorko had about as solid of a shot at landing a starting gig with his new team, the St. Louis Cardinals, when injuries bit the team this spring. But just like he squandered his chances in Spring Training, he is doing the same in the regular season. Gyorko went 0-for-3 today while filling in... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Leake Suffers First Loss, Has a Good Matchup Upcoming

Starting pitcher Mike Leake's Cardinals career is off to a real poor start so far. After tonight's four runs allowed in six innings effort, he is now 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA, 1.84 WHIP and six strikeouts in 10.1 innings. Leake is in no way this bad, but it is a stiff reminder that regardless... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Carrasco Throws Gem in His First Win, Great in Limited Exposure Against Next Opponent

Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was brilliant Wednesday against the Rays on his way to secure his first win of the year. He pitched eight innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk, striking out eight. Carrasco is now sporting a 3.46 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in his first two starts.... Read More

4 years ago

Jason Kipnis Hits First Homer, Hits Well at Tropicana Field

Second baseman Jason Kipnis has been enjoying a fantastic Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Rays in a 4-0 victory. On the season, he is hitting .273 with one home run, three RBI and three runs so far. Tomorrow, Kipnis faces Tampa's ace, right-hander Chris Archer. In six career at-bats against... Read More

4 years ago


Marlon Byrd Failing to Take Advantage of Chisenhall's Absence, Deep League Bench Option Only

Outfielder Marlon Byrd is in the middle of an early season slump. After going 0-for-2 Tuesday, he's now hitting .157 after four games. With right field influx even before Lonnie Chisenhall's injury, Byrd's cold start continues to leave the position an open door. While he has the potential to produce at a high quality level... Read More

4 years ago

Francisco Lindor Hits First Homer of 2016, Improving Career Numbers Against Rays

The good times continue to roll for shortstop Francisco Lindor and his fantasy owners. During Tuesday's contest against the Rays, Lindor clubbed a Matt Moore offering for his first home run of the season, finishing the day 2-for-4. He is showing no sign of a sophomore slump, hitting .368 with one home run, one RBI... Read More

4 years ago

Juan Uribe Goes Hitless Again, Time to Drop or Bench

Juan Uribe's Indians tenure has gotten off to a frigid start. After Tuesday's 0-for-2 performance, he is hitting .059 in 5 games with a run scored. Brought in as a veteran to help a young win-now club, Uribe isn't in any danger of losing his MLB job, but his fantasy owners should greatly consider replacing... Read More

4 years ago

Cody Allen Can't Stop the Bleeding, Might Not Find Reprieve Until He Leaves Tampa Bay

Closer Cody Allen came in with two outs in the eighth after the Rays knocked out starter Corey Kluber with the intent of keeping a close game just that. Instead, he was promptly walked Logan Morrison before serving up a home run to Evan Longoria. After two appearances and 1.1 innings, Allen is sporting an... Read More

4 years ago

Corey Kluber Falls Apart Late, Next Start a Decent Matchup Against the Mets

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber was well on his way to his first win of the season Tuesday, entering the sixth inning with a 1-0 Indians lead against the Rays. But after allowing three runs in the next two innings, including a two-run homer to Logan Forsythe, those hopes were dashed. He finished the day with... Read More

4 years ago


Tyler Lyons Pitches Scoreless Inning, Striking Out Two

Reliever Tyler Lyons closed out Monday blowout Cardinals win with a clean ninth, striking out two. In three innings pitched this season, he is 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and three strikeouts. If Lyons can put the lid back on his home run tendencies after giving up 12 in 60.0 innings last year... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Adams Collect a Single in His Only At-Bat, Continues to Ride the Pine

Matt Adams was able to collect an at-bat in Monday's blowout 10-1 victory over the Brewers, hitting a single. With Matt Holliday's transition to first base a success, Adams has role as platoonmate to Brandon Moss has been downgraded closer to benchwarmer, collecting only 13 at-bats so far. Without an injury, it looks extremely likely... Read More

4 years ago

Yadier Molina Collects Three Hits, Looking Great Post-Thumb Injury

Appears that any concerns that catcher Yadier Molina would be hindered in the early goings of 2016 after multiple off-season thumb surgeries were unfounded. Molina brought his season average up to .276 with a 3-for-4 performance against the Brewers Monday in a 10-1 Cardinals victory. Adding in today's two RBI and one run, he now... Read More

4 years ago

Randal Gruchik Snaps Slump, Pulls Starter Weak Against Righties Next

There we go. Just as I said yesterday, patience with young outfielder Randal Gruchik will payoff, and during a 10-1 Cardinals victory over the Brewers on Monday, it sure did. He went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs and one RBI, pushing his season average up 100 points to .167. Gruchik will look build upon... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Wacha Dazzles Brewers Monday, Salivating Over Weekend Matchup

After starting the season 0-3, the Cardinals have surged back in a big way since, the latest instance being Monday's 10-1 obliteration of the Brewers at the hands of Michael Wacha and his merry band of bats. He pitched six innings of shutout ball, giving up four hits and a single walk, while sitting seven... Read More

4 years ago


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