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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.


Jedd Gyorko Officially Part of a Shortstop Time Share

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has announced that the shortstop position will be a fluid one, rotating between Jedd Gyorko and Ruben Tejada. Coming into Spring Training, Gyorko was set to be the main backup to shortstop and second base, but after hitting .200 this spring with 13 strikeouts, he's forced the Cardinals to search for... Read More

4 years ago

Trevor Bauer Has His Best Spring Start Yet at a Critical Juncture

Trevor Bauer had his best start of the spring Tuesday as he shut down the Angels in a 1-1 tie over the Mariners. Bauer went six scoreless innings, scattering seven hits, striking out seven and walking none. Last year's American League leader in walks has only issued four so far in 20.0 spring innings to... Read More

4 years ago

Ruben Tejada to Split Time at Shortstop in Regular Season

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has announced that the shortstop position will be a fluid one, rotating between Ruben Tejada and Jedd Gyorko. In the five games since Tejada's signing with St. Louis, he's hitting .353 with one RBI, which is already light years better than Gyorko's .200 average, zero home runs and 13 strikeouts all... Read More

4 years ago

Tyler Naquin Makes Indians' Opening Day Roster

I was waiting for the green light to drop on outfielder Tyler Naquin's Opening Day roster status and that day has come. Receiving official word from the Indians on Friday, Naquin is now expected to open the season as the starter in center field after hitting .476 this spring. With a profile that screams fourth... Read More

4 years ago

Kolten Wong Leaves Game With Knee Injury

Kolten Wong left Saturday's game in the fourth inning after landing hard on his left knee. Thankfully, post-game tests revealed no serious injury, and Wong isn't expected to miss more than one or two games. As the ninth-best second baseman as ranked by our experts, fantasy owners should have high hopes for Wong's 2016 after... Read More

4 years ago


Yadier Molina All But Certain To Be Active Opening Day

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny shared with reporters Friday that catcher Yadier Molina has done everything he could think of to prove he is ready for Opening Day. Molina's ability to handle the rigors of hitting were his final test, and while his timing isn't all the way back, he has shown enough progress that his... Read More

4 years ago

Seung Hwah Oh Finding Early Success in Majors

Seung Hwah Oh will have no problem adjusting to pitching in the Major Leagues if his Spring Training stats are any indication. In seven appearances, Oh has a 2.35 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and a single walk. The biggest negative is his lack of strikeouts, his anticipated blemish, of which he only has three. Being able... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Martinez Shuts Down Marlins Over Five Innings

Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez threw his best game of the spring in his last start, throwing five innings of shutout ball against Miami. He gave up only two hits and one walk while striking out five. Coming into his first spring with a guaranteed starting job, Martinez has not disappointed with his 2.79 ERA and... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Carpenter Hits RBI Double in Cardinals' Tie

Third baseman Matt Carpenter has had a rough spring so far, but he looked more like himself Friday against the Mets when he went 1-for-3 with a RBI double. Over 13 spring games, our experts' 10th-ranked third baseman is hitting .219 with one home run and two RBI. While Carpenter's performance this spring has been... Read More

4 years ago

Adam Wainwright Tuning Up Against the Nationals

The ace of the Cardinals' rotation Adam Wainwright was on the losing end of a friendly rivalry with the Nationals' ace Max Scherzer on Thursday as Wainwright gave up four runs in 4.1 innings. While not as sharp as he would have liked, Wainwright still struck out four batters, including downing last year's NL MVP... Read More

4 years ago


Trevor Bauer Goes Five Strong Against the Dodgers

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer had his best start of the spring Thursday when he went five strong against the Dodgers, giving up one run on four hits and a walk, striking out five in the process. Bauer's strikeout potential continues to shine this spring as he has 12 in 14.0 innings, but so has his... Read More

4 years ago

Tyler Naquin Hits Two Home Runs, Still Competing for Center Field Job

Center fielder Tyler Naquin continued his bid for the Indians' open center fielder job Wednesday as his two home runs lead the team to a 7-6 win against the Royals. Despite the fact that the Indians keep bringing in new veteran outfielders to their mix, it is their 2012 first round draft pick Naquin who... Read More

4 years ago

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Change of Scenery: Four Pitchers on New Teams in 2016

Another off-season complete, another game of musical chairs. Quite a lot of pitching talent has changed uniforms during this time, so RotoBaller is here with an update on four of the bigger names to don new garb. Editor's note: Be sure to also check out our 2016 fantasy baseball rankings dashboard. Our rankings assistant tool... Read More

4 years ago

Spring Injury News on Tulowitzki, Bautista, Ellsbury and Others

Fantasy Baseball Spring Training News and Notes for 3/24/16 Injury Update Desk is Overflowing With News Normally, this news and notes section isn't limited to only injury-related updates, but there was enough updates on fantasy relevant players that the obvious theme couldn't be ignored. Two prominent members of the fantasy world and the Toronto Blue... Read More

4 years ago

Mike Leake is Lights Out This Spring

Don't look now, but the de facto ace of the Cardinals' Spring Training rotation is one of the fresh faces in camp, Mike Leake. In three starts and 11 innings, Leake has a 0.82 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 12 strikeouts. While it would be unreasonable to expect Leake to keep his ERA and WHIP under... Read More

4 years ago


Jamie Garcia Working to Improve on Early Spring Results

Jaime Garcia skipped his normal minor league start Monday in favor of a start with the Cardinals' minor league squad the same day. The reason for the change isn't an issue of concern for fantasy owners, Garcia was simply interested in an in-depth, controllable start where he could work on specific aspects of his game,... Read More

4 years ago

Juan Uribe Solves Visa Problems, Returns to Spring Training

Visa problems forced Juan Uribe away from Spring Training on March 12th, but his time in exile has come to an end. Uribe returned to the Indians' clubhouse Sunday, before returning to game action Monday. Uribe went 0-for-3 in the game, not quite picking up where he left off when he went 3-for-6 in his... Read More

4 years ago

Tony Peters' 10 Bold Predictions for 2016

Often a bold prediction is simply buying into the hype of a certain player, and chasing that down with a shot of wishful thinking. A can-do attitude is a key part of why the best Major Leaguers do what they do. They know they can, therefore they do. So maybe, just maybe, with the help... Read More

4 years ago

Carlos Carrasco Continues Strong Spring in Latest Start

In his third start of the spring, Carlos Carrasco went four solid innings against Texas, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking none. RotoBaller's experts love Carrasco's potential to keep the good times rolling in 2016 by ranking him 18th among starting pitchers, something he has lived up to this spring. In three... Read More

4 years ago

Josh Tomlin Failing to Impress Amidst Fifth Starter Competition

Opening up Spring Training with the inside track on the fifth starter job thanks to an off-season extension, Josh Tomlin is struggling to take advantage of that. After 11.1 spring innings, he has an ERA of 7.15, 2.12 WHIP and nine strikeouts. Opposing batters have been teeing off Tomlin, hitting .429 off of him. Main... Read More

4 years ago


Ruben Tejada Signs With Cardinals

The Cardinals have announced the signing of shortstop Ruben Tejada. The former Met was released by New York and immediately scooped up by St. Louis to help the team feel better about the next two months without starter Jhonny Peralta. Tejada doesn't offer much in fantasy value, as the career .255 hitter completely lacks power... Read More

4 years ago

Yadier Molina Takes His First Spring At-Bats

Yadier Molina finally made his Spring Training debut Friday against the Tigers, playing seven innings behind the plate and collecting three at-bats. While he went 0-for-3 in those at-bats, the most important thing is that Molina didn't report any physical issues post-game with his surgically-repaired thumb. Rotoballer's 21st-ranked catcher is no longer looking questionable to... Read More

4 years ago

Tommy Pham to See Extra At-Bats During the Regular Season

Tommy Pham may be a fourth outfielder on a team already fielding three potential All-Star outfielders, but his hard work and potent bat continue to draw admiration from his teammates and coaching staff alike. This spring has been no exception as Pham has hit .290 with one home run, four runs scored and three stolen... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Holliday Expected to Play First Base Occasionally During the Regular Season

What initially seemed like insurance in case of another Brandon Moss face plant at the plate or a fun spring exercise, there have been new developments in the story known as Matt Holliday playing first base for the Cardinals. Namely, that Holliday will be playing at first base not based on anyone's performance, but when... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Brantley to Make Cactus League Debut Saturday

We could call this story "The Domino Effect" because Michael Brantley is not only knocking down every obstacle put in his way, he has been knocking them down with increasing frequency. It appears as if Brantley's minor league game Thursday went off without a hitch as Indians manager Terry Francona has announced that Brantley will... Read More

4 years ago


Franco Hits MLB Leading Home Run, Wright Makes Spring Debut, LaRoche Retirement Scandal Continues

Fantasy Baseball Spring Training News and Notes for 3/19/16 Maikel Franco Hits MLB-Leading Seventh Spring Homer Third baseman Maikel Franco continues his torrid spring, hitting his MLB-leading seventh home run Friday during a 15-12 Phillies victory over the Pirates. The next closest player has four. For the spring, Franco is now batting now a spectacular... Read More

4 years ago

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Four Pitchers Coming Off Tommy John Surgery Set to Break Out

With so many pitchers taken down by Tommy John surgery every year, it can be hard to keep track of where they all are in their recovery. RotoBaller is here with an update on four starting pitchers to remember for draft day and into the early part of the season. These players may start the season... Read More

4 years ago

Corey Kluber Riding Spring Scoreless Streak

This week, Corey Kluber took four more spring innings and threw them on his scoreless inning fire as he continues to burn red hot this spring. Over three starts and nine innings, RotoBaller's 16th-best starting pitcher is 2-1 with a 0.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 11 strikeouts. Kluber looks ready to improve on a great... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Brantley Makes Minor League Start Thursday

Continuing his hard push to make the Indians' Opening Day roster, Michael Brantley took the next step Thursday when the outfielder made his spring debut with the Indians' minor league squad. He made the start in left field, collecting an outfield assist and receiving two at-bats. Brantley's timetable has now become fluid, changing from some... Read More

4 years ago

Marlon Byrd Signs Minor League Deal With Indians

A day after Lonnie Chisenhall tried to stay optimistic despite hitting .048 this spring, the Indians passive-aggressively took the road of pessimism by agreeing on a minor league deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd. Splitting time between the Reds and Giants last year, Byrd hit .247 with 23 home runs and 73 RBI. He... Read More

4 years ago


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