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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.

Cardinals Prospect Marco Gonzalez Has Injured Elbow, Seeking Second Opinion

The Cardinals have announced Monday that one of their top prospects, starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, has suffered an elbow injury and will start the minor league season on the DL. The extent of the injury isn't yet know, but that a second opinion is already being sought is never a good sign. After wowing the... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Brantley to Begin Rehab Stint Tuesday, Return Imminent

The Indians announced Monday morning that outfielder Michael Brantley will begin his rehab assignment tomorrow at Triple-A Columbus. No timetable for his activation off the DL was given, but as he only played one Cactus League game before being shutdown for awhile, it's reasonable to think he'll need more than a couple. One of the... Read More

4 years ago

Yasmani Grandal (C, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Flea Flicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Sometimes in fantasy baseball, owners tend to know about a player long before they reach the Majors, which can stretch a career retrospective back further than the career itself. Yasmani Grandal is one of those players, at least for me. One of... Read More

4 years ago

Randal Gruchik Still Lost After Day Off, Might Be Time to Bench Until Spiral Ends

The Cardinals gave Randal Gruchik Saturday off in hopes of clearing his head after starting the season hitting .067 with zero counting stats. When he returned to the lineup Sunday, he went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and three walks. While the walks, his first of the season, were a positive sign, his continued goose eggs... Read More

4 years ago

Jeremy Hazelbaker Developing Into Spark Plug, Ride While It Lasts

If you were looking for an April darling likely to transform into a May pumpkin, Jeremy Hazelbaker is your man. Since taking over the fourth outfielder slot from the injured Tommy Pham, the career minor leaguer has turned heads without signs of slowing down. After going 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a RBI on... Read More

4 years ago

Brandon Moss Hits Three-Run Dinger, Still Fairly Cold

Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 Sunday, his lone hit a three-run home run. With today's performance, he's hitting .200 with one home run and four RBI over six games, with all three of his hits going for extra bases. Monday he will face off against right-hander Taylor Jungmann, whom he has never faced in his career.... Read More

4 years ago

Adam Wainwright Stinks Sunday, Next Start Might Not Be Much Better

The Braves dumped a heaping load of dung on Adam Wainwright and his fantasy owners Sunday, putting up five runs on him in six innings. He was especially stinky in the walk department, giving up five while only striking out two. After two starts, Wainwright is 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA. His next opponent will... Read More

4 years ago

Aledmys Diaz Making a Name For Himself With Cardinals, Building Reputation with Team

Aledmys Diaz is making a strong case that the Cardinals wasted their time bringing aboard the currently injured Ruben Tejada to fill the team's infield utility role. After going 2-for-4 with a home run in his first two games, he kept things running just as hot Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a triple, a walk and... Read More

4 years ago

Kolten Wong Starts 2016 Hot, Gets Starter With Weakness to Lefties Sunday

Kolten Wong is starting off 2016 on the right foot, collecting hits in four of his first five games. His three hits on Saturday pushed his average up to .333 for the season, and his three runs scored give him four total. His next opponent is second-year starter Williams Perez, pitching Sunday's series finale for... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Carpenter Has Best Game So Far, Faces Starter With a Lefty Weakness Sunday

Matt Carpenter enjoyed his best game at the plate in this very young season on Saturday in a 12-2 victory over the Braves. He went 2-for-3 with two walks, one RBI and one run. Carpenter's next opponent is Atlanta's Williams Perez, a second-year starter whom Carpenter has never faced. With a career ERA of 4.78... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Martinez Strong in Atlanta, Equally Strong in His Career Against Next Opponent

Carlos Martinez wowed the Braves in his first start of 2016 Saturday evening, both on the mound and at the plate in a 12-2 Cardinals win. On the mound, he pitched six innings of two run ball, allowing four hits and three walks, while striking out five. At the plate, he went 1-for-3 with two... Read More

4 years ago

Rajai Davis Struggling Out the Gate, Should Experience Better Results Sunday

Normally a quick starter over his career, Rajai Davis has scuffed out of the gate in 2016. Including today's 0-for-4, two-strikeout performance, he's hitting .143 with eight strikeouts and a single stolen base in four games. Luckily for him, the White Sox are trotting out Jose Quintana Sunday, whom Davis owns. Over 41 career at-bats... Read More

4 years ago

Yan Gomes Ties Game With Solo Homer, Hitting .067 Career Off Sunday's Starter

The Indians may have lost Saturday's game 7-3, but it wasn't from a lack of effort from Yan Gomes. Cleveland's starting catcher hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh to put his team ahead 3-2. After today's 1-for-4 performance, Gomes is hitting .214 with one home run and four RBI through... Read More

4 years ago

Bryan Shaw Takes First Loss of the Season, Lights Out Against Next Opponent

Bryan Shaw coughed up a one-run Indians' lead in the bottom of the seventh Saturday, saddling him and his team with the loss. While he gave up five runs total, he was undone by a three-run home run off the bat of Avisail Garcia. Before today's outing, he was 5-1 with a 3.71 ERA over... Read More

4 years ago

Cody Anderson Solid in Defeat, Faces Mets for First Time Next Start

Cody Anderson pitched a solid game in Cleveland's 7-3 loss to the White Sox this afternoon, giving up two runs in six innings. He also gave up two walks and six hits, striking out two. Anderson was in line for the win after Yan Gomes' solo home run broke a 2-2 tie in the top... Read More

4 years ago

Jonathan Schoop (2B, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Pick Up In All Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Flea Flicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Boy howdy, did Jonathan Schoop turn his fortunes around in 2015. He followed up a rookie season that saw him hit .209 with 16 home runs in 455 at-bats with a much more palatable .279 average and 15 home runs in... Read More

4 years ago

Anibal Sanchez (SP, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Pick Up In All Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Flea Flicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Once a solid mid-rotation arm, injuries and ineffectiveness have derailed Anibal Sanchez's career over the past two seasons or so. But nothing prepared fantasy owners for the tragedy of 2015, when his HR/9 spiked so fiercely, it broke off the chart... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Holliday Goes 2-for-5 Friday, Looking to Best Braves' Teheran Saturday

Matt Holliday enjoyed a decent Friday evening at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a run scored. He is now batting .200 on the season after four games, not quite the start fantasy owners were looking for after a very disappointing 2015. The Cardinals will face Atlanta starter Julio Teheran tomorrow. While Holliday is only hitting... Read More

4 years ago

Kevin Siegrist Picks Up the First Cardinals Win, Strong Career Numbers Versus Braves

Kevin Siegrist picked up the first Cardinal win of 2016, bringing the team to a 1-3 record. Siegrist pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two. The Cardinals' top setup man has two more games against the Braves on the docket this weekend. In six career games against them, he has a 1.80 ERA and eight... Read More

4 years ago

Trevor Rosenthal Saves His First of 2016, Has Strong Career Numbers Versus Weekend Opponent

Trevor Rosenthal picked up the first of what will be many saves this season Friday night, closing out a come from behind Cardinals win. Not wanting to give the Braves any hope of a comeback, he pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two. With two more games left in this series with Atlanta, if Rosenthal... Read More

4 years ago

Atlanta's Four Run Third Sinks Jaime Garcia, Expect Better Results Next Outing

Jaime Garcia had a forgettable start to his 2016 Friday, giving up four runs in six innings of work. All the damage came in the third, when the Braves plated four runs on five singles and an intentional walk. Garcia's next start will come next week against the Brewers. Over his career, he's 9-4 with... Read More

4 years ago

Yan Gomes Drives in Two, Faces Tough Left-hander Saturday

Yan Gomes drove in two runs Friday in a 7-1 Indians rout over the White Sox. He now has at least one RBI in consecutive games. While Gomes has hit lefties at a .286 clip over his career, he has been less successful against Saturday's starter Chris Sale, whom he has a .238 average against... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Napoli Has Good Friday, Forecast Predicts the Opposite for Saturday

Mike Napoli enjoyed a nice fantasy Friday, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Over three games so far, he's hitting .222 with four runs, a home run and one RBI. Despite hitting left-handers quite well over his career, tomorrow's starter Chris Sale has Napoli's number. Over the past five seasons, Napoli is hitting .077 against... Read More

4 years ago

Danny Salazar Strikes Out Seven in Win, Next Target is Rays

Danny Salazar made his regular season debut Friday against the White Sox, throwing 5.1 innings of one run ball in a 7-1 victory in Cleveland. He was a little wild, walking three, but by only giving up two hits and striking out seven, it didn't matter. Salazar is slated to face off against the Rays... Read More

4 years ago

Jake Lamb (3B, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team and Long-Term Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Third baseman Jake Lamb is looking to build upon last year's successful rookie season, taking full advantage of what should be his first full season in the Majors. With no real threat to his playing time currently on the roster, the only person Lamb... Read More

4 years ago

Marcell Ozuna (OF, MIA) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED: 41% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Marcell Ozuna had a 2015 to forget, and simply put, burned a lot of fantasy owners who were expecting a lot more. After hitting .269 with 23 home runs and 85 RBI in 2014, the 25-year-old followed it up by hitting .259 with 10... Read More

4 years ago

Zach McAllister Wins Wild One For Indians, Developing Into a Top Setup Man

In a game that saw both teams' starter knocked out before the sixth inning was complete, Zach McAllister took home the win. Coming in to relieve Ross Detwiler from making a bad situation even worse than he already had, McAllister held the Red Sox scoreless over 1.2 innings, allowing only a hit. After failing as... Read More

4 years ago

Cody Allen Saves Out Extra Innings Win, Continues Dominance Over Boston

After watching both teams swap the lead multiple times each, Cody Allen was given the chance to close things out for the Indians, and he did not disappoint. He pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out one on his way to his first save. With a 1.65 ERA and 19 strikeouts against Boston over 16.1 lifetime... Read More

4 years ago

Jose Ramirez Has Multi-Hit Night, Pushing For More Playing Time

Usually an infielder, Jose Ramirez found himself starting in left field against the Red Sox Wednesday, and he took advantage. He finished the game going 2-for-5 with a run and a RBI. With Cleveland's outfield a rotating door at the moment, the team is likely to go with the strongest bats from the bunch, a... Read More

4 years ago

Tyler Naquin Collects First Career Hit, Looks to Break Free From Time Share

In his first career start Wednesday, Tyler Naquin's had an up-and-down night. He went 1-for-2, collecting his first big league hit and run. But he also made a poor fielding decision in the sixth, causing an easy out to drop into play. Naquin is involved in the game of musical chairs Cleveland is playing with... Read More

4 years ago

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