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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.


Carlos Santana Swats a Three Run Bomb, Eyes 2017 Contract

Carlos Santana wasted no time Wednesday putting the Indians on his shoulders, hitting a three run home run in the bottom of the first off right-hander Clay Buchholz. He would end the night 2-for-3. In a year where he is hoping to either play well enough to convince Cleveland to pick up his 2017 option... Read More

4 years ago

Jeremy Hazelbaker Continues Feel Good Story, Hits First Career Home Run

The feel-good story of the Cardinals' spring, 28-year-old rookie outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker continues his story with another tale of triumph. Drawing the start in center Wednesday, he went 1-for-3 with his first career home run. The seven year minor league veteran is getting his first taste of The Show, helping fill in for injured reserve... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Leake's Cardinals Debut a Disaster, Next Start May Not Be Better

After the Pirates jumped on Cardinals' starters in the first two games, Mike Leake was being looked at to stop the bleeding. Instead, he joined the other starters in feeding the Pirates' hitters, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.1 innings Wednesday, striking out one. Leake will look to get... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Carrasco Gives Up Three Home Runs, Better Results Awaits Him in Tampa

After his team staked him an early 4-0 lead, starter Carlos Carrasco gave it all up before getting chased in the sixth inning. All told, he gave up four runs on 10 hits in five innings, walking one and striking out five. Neither team's starter made it out of the sixth inning, so it may... Read More

4 years ago

Stephen Piscotty Gets Two Hits in an Extra Innings Loss

Outfielder Stephen Piscotty was one of the few bright spots in the Cardinals' extra innings loss to the Pirates Tuesday. In the third, he hit an RBI single before following it up with a triple in the fifth, all off the winning pitcher, starter Jonathon Niese. Piscotty, a career .297 hitter against righties, will look... Read More

4 years ago


Seth Maness Takes the Loss in Extra Innings

Reliever Seth Maness tried to contain the Pirates in extra innings Tuesday, but he came up short, giving up the winning hit to Jordy Mercer in the 11th. He finished the night pitching 1.1 innings, giving up a run on two hits and a walk, while striking out one. A bad outing stings every reliever... Read More

4 years ago

Jedd Gyorko Goes 2-for-5, Hits First Home Run of 2016

Shortstop Jedd Gyorko had the type of night fantasy owners are hoping to see more of this season, going 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. His home run came in the fourth off Pirates' starter Jonathon Niese. Tomorrow, the Cardinals face Juan Nicasio, who has limited Gyorko to a .200 average with no... Read More

4 years ago

Pirates Spoil Michael Wacha's First Start

The Pirates wasted no time jumping on Michael Wacha Tuesday, chasing him before the fifth inning could end. He wound up giving up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits over 4.1 innings, walking one and striking out three. Wacha will look for better results Monday at home against the Brewers. Despite less than stellar... Read More

4 years ago

Joba Chamberlain Has Successful Indians' Debut

After a rocky 2015 that saw him unable to keep his ERA under 4.00, Joba Chamberlain pitched a scoreless inning on Tuesday against the Red Sox, walking one. The luster has long worn off the one-time top prospect thanks to a variety of injuries over the years. Chamberlain has had an ERA below 4.00 only... Read More

4 years ago

Francisco Lindor Wastes No Time Rewarding Fantasy Owners

A trendy pick to be one of 2016's most valuable shortstops in fantasy, Francisco Lindor looks primed to justify those feelings as he goes 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 6-2 Cleveland loss to Boston. Both of his hits came off starter David Price and he didn't strikeout, despite the team doing so 15... Read More

4 years ago


Corey Kluber Roughed Up By Boston In First Start

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber was unable to tame the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day, giving up four runs on nine hits over 5.1 innings, including a two-run jack off the bat of Mookie Betts in the third. He also struck out five while walking two. Kluber will try again for his first win of... Read More

4 years ago

Collin Cowgill Draws Opening Day Start in Right Field for the Indians

Before the game was called due to weather, the Indians releases their Opening Day lineup and it features Collin Cowgill as the starter in right. With two outfield starters on the DL to start the season, the Indians have, obviously, gotten creative. With Cowgill, a career .232 hitter with little power and speed, coming off... Read More

4 years ago

Cardinals put Tommy Pham on the 15-Day DL (Oblique)

Looks like those precautionary reasons the Cardinals had for quickly pulling Tommy Pham from yesterday's season opener were fully founded as they have announced he is going on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. Though an MRI revealed he had a tear in that oblique, there is some optimism from the coaching staff... Read More

4 years ago

Seung Hwah Oh Makes Major League Debut With a Scoreless Inning

Seung Hwah Oh's MLB career has officially started Sunday as he pitched a scoreless seventh inning against the Pirates, striking out two in the process. He didn't take the easy route, walking the first two batters he faced. But after a groundout and the two aforementioned strikeouts, all was wiped clean. So far, so good... Read More

4 years ago

Yadier Molina Starts Season Hot, Goes 2-for-3

Looks like that surgically-repaired thumb is good to go as Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 against the Pirates on Opening Day. He also drew a walk and scored on a Matt Carpenter single in the ninth. With Molina's health seemingly no longer an issue, he'll look to keep the good times rolling Tuesday against Pittsburgh's Jonathon... Read More

4 years ago


Adam Wainwright Gives Up Three in Opening Day Loss

The Pirates beat the Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday afternoon to ring in the season. Adam Wainwright took the lose, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings, walking and striking out three. Certainly not his sharpest start, but Wainwright was able to minimize damage on a day where his whole team struggled. He'll look... Read More

4 years ago

Tommy Pham Leaves Opening Day With an Oblique Injury

After a scorching spring, the Cardinals rewarded Tommy Pham with the Opening Day start in left field with Matt Holliday making the start at first. This lineup bodes well for Pham's potential playing time going forward, with a lack of it the only thing holding his fantasy value back. What does not, temporarily at least,... Read More

4 years ago

Rajai Davis to Start the Season Keeping Left Field Warm for Brantley

With Michael Brantley unable to meet his aggressive timeline of being cleared by doctors in time for Opening Day, the Indians will turn to veteran Rajai Davis until his return. Davis had a decent, if unspectacular by fantasy standards, spring, hitting .250 with a home run, five RBI and three stolen bases. With Brantley dying... Read More

4 years ago

Josh Tomlin Wins Fifth Starter Job

Josh Tomlin won the last spot in the Indians' rotation, causing Trevor Bauer to be demoted to the bullpen. Despite putting up only so-so spring stats (1-0 record, 4.67 ERA, 1.56 WHIP), the team felt he was better suited to the unique rigors of being a fifth start than Bauer, something that should work in... Read More

4 years ago

Cody Anderson Secures a Spot in the Indians' Rotation

After battling all spring, Cody Anderson has bested the odds and won the fourth rotation spot in the Cleveland rotation. This spring, he went 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 24.2 innings in preparation for his sophomore season. After giving up a disturbing six home runs in six spring games... Read More

4 years ago


Trevor Bauer Temporarily Banished to Bullpen

Well, that's some egg on my face. After declaring Trevor Bauer had no worries of a demotion to the bullpen earlier this week, he received just that, losing his rotation spot after both his competitors, Cody Anderson and Josh Tomlin, leapfrogged him. The bright side (for Bauer, at least) is that the Indians have publicly... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Adams to Start 2016 in a Reserve Role

Matt Adams was hoping that he could take advantage of an open opportunity at first base this spring and restake his claim to it. He turned in an admirable performance, hitting .292 with a home run and five RBI over 18 games, but it wasn't enough to displace his other competitors, Brandon Moss and Matt... Read More

4 years ago

Jonathan Broxton Continues to Look Sharp in Red and White

There is something real good going on between Jonathan Broxton and the Cardinals. After starting off 2015 with a 5.89 ERA in 36.2 innings, the Brewers traded him to St. Louis where he reverted back to fantasy relevance, throwing 26.2 innings of 2.66 ERA ball, winning three and striking out 26. That trend continues this... Read More

4 years ago

Kevin Siegrist Throws Scoreless Inning, Strikes Out Two

Against the Yankees Thursday, Kevin Siegrist racked up another two strikeout outing this spring as he closed out the 9-1 Cardinals win with a scoreless inning. Our experts' 48th-ranked reliever now has two strikeouts in five of nine outing, giving him 11 in nine innings to go along with a 2.00 ERA and 0.78 WHIP.... Read More

4 years ago

Brandon Moss and the Tale of Two Positions

Going into Spring Training as our experts' 28th-ranked first baseman, Brandon Moss is leaving it having logged more time in the outfield than first base, 10 games to five. Manager Mike Mathney has been happy enough with the arrangement this spring that it will carry over into the regular season, meaning Moss should gain multi-positional... Read More

4 years ago


Trevor Rosenthal Saves His First Game of the Spring

It took him nine spring appearances to get it, but closer Trevor Rosenthal finally got his first save of 2016, closing out a win against Miami on Wednesday. While his spring stats of a 4.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and five walks seem troublesome at quick glance, there doesn't appear to be anything or awry, so... Read More

4 years ago

Howie Kendrick (2B, LAD) - 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

BALLER MOVE: Target ~240 ADP: 258 ANALYSIS: Howie Kendrick has always been able to produce an above-average batting average for his fantasy owners, as evidenced by his career .293 average. As a young man, his game also featured speed and double digit power, giving him value to spare. As a veteran, those homers and steals have begun... Read More

4 years ago

Edinson Volquez (SP, KC) - 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

BALLER MOVE: Target ~240 ADP: 260 ANALYSIS: Edinson Volquez may no longer come with the potential for reaching a higher ceiling of performance, but the 32-year-old has been a steady contributor the past two seasons for fantasy owners who took him in. In his first season with the Royals in 2015, Volquez went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA,... Read More

4 years ago

Harvey Injury Minor, White New Astros First Baseman, Kim Blowing Chance With Orioles

Fantasy Baseball Spring Training News and Notes for 3/30/16 The Matt Harvey Injury Freight Train Slows to a Leisure Putter After Monday's announcement that Mets' starting pitcher Matt Harvey, our experts' 13th-ranked starting pitcher, was going on the shelf with an undisclosed injury for an undetermined amount of time, there were a lot of audible gasps... Read More

4 years ago

Lonnie Chisenhall's Bad Spring May Have a Cause, Going on DL

Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall's crummy Spring Training has hit a brand new low as it has been announced he will start the season on the 15-day DL. Injuries to his right forearm and left wrist over the spring began to cut into Chisenhall's at-bats recently, not to mention the strain it put on his swing as... Read More

4 years ago


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