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About Chris Doyle - RotoBaller

Writer at Rotoballer.com. | Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains.

Chris Doyle - RotoBaller has written 34 articles so far, you can find them below.


Week 16 Waiver Wire Watch List

The all-star break is almost here, which means we’re getting ever so close to the MLB trade deadline and, of course, the fantasy trade deadline. The waiver wire can play just as important a role, too. Whether you’re unable to strike a deal or need to backfill your roster after completing a two-for-one trade, it’s... Read More

9 months ago

Week 15 Waiver Wire Watch List

The dog days of summer are upon us - at least in the fantasy baseball world. If you’re deep in the hole it takes a lot of effort and discipline to stay focused but it’s important to remember there’s still time to make up ground whether you’re in a rotisserie or head-to-head league. There’s plenty... Read More

10 months ago

Week 14 Waiver Wire Watch List

This is the point in the season where things start to get interesting, especially in fantasy circles. Prospects continue to rise and the real life trade deadline is just a month away, which means potential new opportunities for some of baseball’s brightest. It also means sample sizes are getting ever so larger, helping us make... Read More

10 months ago

Week 13 Waiver Wire Watch List

Now that summer is officially here, it’s the perfect time to take a hard look in the mirror. Are you a contender or a pretender? Are you close enough to be a buyer? Should you sell off assets and acquire young talent or draft picks in your dynasty league? It’s still a little early to... Read More

10 months ago

Week 12 Waiver Wire Watch List

Here we are halfway through June and we’ve still got plenty of fresh faces on the watch list to go along with some repeats who just won’t seem to go away. Whether it’s an injury replacement like John Hicks or a forgotten-about multi-category asset such as Kevin Kiermaier, there are again a wide variety of... Read More

10 months ago


Week 11 Waiver Wire Watch List

Finding players is getting tougher and tougher as the weeks roll by, but hopefully you've been following along and building your watch list into a black book of sorts. Need help in the power department? Have a spot to fill due to injury? Bring up your watch list and don't miss a beat. Highlighted by... Read More

11 months ago

Devin Mesoraco (C, NYM) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco has found new life since being traded from the Reds. The new-ish Mets catcher has seen his ownership rise 20 percentage points in the last week and a half. Despite his continued hot hitting (5 HR,... Read More

11 months ago

Kyle Barraclough (RP, MIA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough will not be the closer in Miami with Brad Ziegler out of a job. Manager Don Mattingly has seemingly grown tired of Ziegler’s recent lackluster performance, and Barraclough could be the beneficiary. While this is not set in stone... Read More

11 months ago

Waiver Wire Watch List - Week 10 Free Agents

It’s hard to believe we’re through two full calendar months of the season, but here we are. The contenders have begun to separate themselves from the pretenders in both real life and fantasy, but with two thirds of the season left to play there’s still time to make up ground. This week’s theme is certainly... Read More

11 months ago

Max Stassi (C, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi has been tearing the cover off the ball all season (.303/.367/.562 in 89 AB) and will finally get a chance for more playing time. He will get a chance to take over behind the plate for the... Read More

11 months ago


Week 8 Waiver Wire Watch List

We’re heading into week eight of the fantasy baseball season and so far we’ve built a pretty extensive watch list on both the hitting and pitching sides. This week is no different as we add a number of potentially impact bats and some intriguing arms to the mix. You’ll also notice some repeats who have... Read More

11 months ago

Week 7 Waiver Wire Watch List

We’ve basically reached the quarter-pole of the 2018 season which means it’s time to start settling in for the summer months. The shine of the new season is starting to wear off and it’s getting a bit easier to assess player performances to-date. This week’s watch list contains some intriguing names, from hyped prospects like... Read More

11 months ago

Week 6 Waiver Wire Watch List

Whether it’s a post-hype sleeper, a late blooming prospect or a hanging-on veteran, it pays to keep tabs on anyone and everyone who could potentially be a useful piece at some point during the fantasy season. You just never know when you’ll need to dip into the waiver wire to help plug a hole. This... Read More

12 months ago

Ottoneu Waiver Wire Report - RotoBaller's Staff League

Ottoneu leagues, available on Fangraphs, are a different beast, and for good reason. Most of the scoring formats are more advanced, there are intense roster requirements and it’s a year-round commitment. It warrants constant monitoring and tinkering to fully optimize your lineup, and the innings restrictions per roster slot certainly force you to make some... Read More

12 months ago

Junior Guerra (SP, MIL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Junior Guerra is throwing it all the way back to 2016 in the early-going with a microscopic 0.82 ERA through his first 22 innings. He has not allowed a single home run yet, which was his Achilles heel... Read More

12 months ago


Week 5 Waiver Wire Watch List

With a month in the books for 2018 we're starting to get some more clarity. We know that Didi Gregorius is the new Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole is the most untouchable pitcher in the world and everyone on the Oakland A's can mash. Ok, so we aren't really any further ahead than we thought. Even... Read More

12 months ago

Week 4 Waiver Wire Watch List

Every Monday we’ll be checking in on some names to keep an eye on and add to your watch list. Some may require quick action while others are simply options to keep in mind down the road. We're still in the very early stages of the season but every bit of additional data helps. Here's... Read More

1 year ago

Week 3 Waiver Wire Watch List

Every Monday we’ll be checking in on some names to keep an eye on and add to your watch list. Some may require quick action while others are simply options to keep in mind down the road. We're still in the very early stages of the season but every bit of additional data helps. Here's... Read More

1 year ago

Mike Foltynewicz (SP, ATL) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has always had the stuff, but never seemed to be able to put it all together for very long stretches. If his start to this season is any indication, he may be turning a corner. Foltynewicz... Read More

1 year ago

Colin Moran (3B) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: While Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran is more of a deep league target given his current ownership,  this is a very underrated hitter who could be an impact bat at a corner infield slot in 12-teamers. Moran always had a... Read More

1 year ago


Shin-Soo Choo (OF, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Available in just under 50% of leagues, Shin-Soo Choo is a solid option to have on your watch list if you are in need of a boost or an injury replacement. The 35-year-old Choo tends to be an afterthought come draft day, yet has... Read More

1 year ago

Week 2 Waiver Wire Watch List

Every Monday we’ll be checking in on some names to keep an eye on and add to your watch list. Some may require quick action while others are simply options to keep in mind down the road. We're still in the very early stages of the season but every bit of additional data helps. Here's... Read More

1 year ago

Week 1 Waiver Wire Watch List

Every Monday we’ll be checking in on some names to keep an eye on and add to your watch list. Some may require quick action while others are simply options to keep in mind down the road. We’re just days into the 2018 MLB season but we’ve already seen a number of outstanding performances worthy... Read More

1 year ago

Later-Age Fantasy Breakouts for 2018

Common wisdom used to suggest that a hitter’s true prime was his age-27 season, but in recent times that seems to have shifted to a younger age as more and more players break into the league earlier. That said, we’ve still seen our fair share of late breakouts over the last number of years, with... Read More

1 year ago

Second Basemen Set to Breakout in 2018

Second base is one of the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball, but also one with a ton of promise. Whether it’s speed, power or both, the keystone is in a tremendously interesting state heading into 2018. Today I take a look at three second basemen who I expect to have strong seasons for fantasy baseball owners.... Read More

1 year ago


Overvalued - NL Outfielders Set to Bust in 2018

One of biggest mistakes fantasy owners can make is overpaying for career years. While some players experience legitimate breakouts, others are the product of a fortunate set of circumstances. Of course, some players are just plain overvalued. As we inch closer to the start of the regular season, it's more important than ever to identify... Read More

1 year ago

ADP Rankings Debate - Cody Bellinger vs. Freddie Freeman

As with a number of ADP debates, Cody Bellinger and Freddie Freeman both offer the skills for success in 2018. Each first baseman is going in the first two or three rounds of fantasy baseball drafts, but chances are you'll only be able to snag one. Which young slugger will deliver better value in 2018?... Read More

1 year ago

Eduardo Rodriguez (SP, BOS) - 2018 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~ 310 CURRENT ADP: 330 ANALYSIS: It seems like Eduardo Rodriguez has been talked about forever, but the power lefty only turns 25 in April; this is shocking to say the least. Rodriguez has had trouble staying on the field the past few seasons due to right knee injuries, but when healthy... Read More

1 year ago

Devon Travis (2B, TOR) - 2018 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~ 375 CURRENT ADP: 413 ANALYSIS: Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: Devon Travis is injury-prone. That may actually be a huge understatement, as the Blue Jays second baseman has not had a single healthy major league season in three tries. Knee and shoulder ailments have forced Travis to... Read More

1 year ago

Ottoneu Draft Strategy

Ottoneu is a format that only the fantasy baseball obsessed know about. For years I’ve been eyeing an Ottoneu league but was hesitant to take the plunge; the massive rosters, complex scoring system and year-round commitment were overwhelming, to say the least. But this year I’m ready to make the leap, having signed on with... Read More

1 year ago


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