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About Christopher Olson - RotoBaller

I have been following sports with an eye towards analysis for the better part of 10 years in an attempt to improve my (and your) fantasy team. A DFS specialist, I am always happy to answer questions via my Twitter page @RealChrisOlson.

Christopher Olson - RotoBaller has written 698 articles so far, you can find them below.


Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre kept his productive season rolling Sunday against the A's, collecting two doubles and a run scored in the loss. Beltre appears to be getting stronger as the season progresses, as he came into the contest having notched season-high marks in ISO (.278) and slugging percentage (.589) in August. Those who... Read More

Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a loss to the A's on Sunday, marking his 16th blast of the year. Choo's power has all but evaporated in August as he came into the contest having notched just four extra-base hits in 23 games this month, but he has logged a .392... Read More

Rangers starter A.J. Griffin had a short outing against the Athletics on Sunday, when he allowed three runs (on two homers) in just 3 1/3 innings en route to his fifth loss of the season. Griffin has shown the ability to string nice outings together with the use of his slow curveball, but his extreme... Read More

Rangers lefty Cole Hamels was hit hard by the Athletics on Saturday, allowing six runs (including two home runs) on nine hits in just 4 1/3 innings. Hamels had been on an impressive run in August, allowing just six earned runs in his previous 29 frames, but the 33-year-old is still without a strikeout pitch,... Read More

Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez was activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday after recovering from a cyst that was on his shoulder. He will bat fifth in the contest against the Athletics. Delino DeShields will remain in the leadoff spot despite Gomez's return, while Nomar Mazara receives a day off. Gomez will man center field upon... Read More

Rangers manager Jeff Banister announced Thursday that right-hander Tyson Ross would be removed from the team's rotation in favor of Nick Martinez, who will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to start Friday against the Athletics. The announcement comes after Ross allowed three runs in just 3 2/3 innings against the Angels on Tuesday, raising... Read More

Adrian Beltre had a big night Wednesday, going 3-for-5 with two homers in a win over the Angels. It seemed unlikely that Beltre would be much of a contributor after sustaining a calf injury in the offseason, but the 38-year-old is on pace to have his best offensive season since 2012, as he has tallied... Read More

Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after colliding with pitcher Matt Bush in Sunday's game against the White Sox. Gallo was unable to play Monday as a result of the injury. The lefty slugger, who is expected to join the team in Anaheim on Tuesday, will be replaced... Read More

Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday due to a knee injury. Bush had to leave Sunday's game against the White Sox after colliding with third baseman Joey Gallo while attempting to catch a pop-up. There has been no indication that Bush will need to be out longer than... Read More

Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo is not with the team Tuesday after suffering a nasal fracture when he collided with pitcher Matt Bush Sunday against the White Sox. He missed Monday's contest against the Angels as a result of the injury. Gallo remains on the 25-man roster, but manager Jeff Banister said that he has... Read More

The Rangers lost two players to injury Sunday, as outfielder Joey Gallo and reliever Matt Bush had to leave the contest against the White Sox after colliding with each other. It appeared that the two smacked heads while converging on a pop-up in the top of the eighth inning. Gallo suffered a swollen lip and... Read More

Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will not play Sunday against the White Sox in order to rest. The day off comes after Choo homered in a 14-7 victory against Chicago on Saturday. Drew Robinson has hit just .200 in 40 at-bats this season, but has kept a .250 ISO and a .359 wOBA over that span.... Read More

Rougned Odor had a big game against the White Sox on Saturday, homering twice and driving in five runs in a 17-7 victory. Odor combines a four percent walk rate with a 23 percent strikeout rate, which may explain the peaks and valleys of his season, but his .204 ISO still makes him an intriguing... Read More

Rangers pitcher Martin Perez allowed six runs on seven hits through six innings en route to a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday. He walked three and struck out four in the contest. Perez reeled off two quality outings prior to the drubbing Saturday, but his lack of strikeouts combined with a 35 percent... Read More

The Rangers placed outfielder Carlos Gomez on the 10-day disabled list Saturday due to a cyst on his shoulder. He had missed the last four games as a result of the ailment. The injury could open the door for Delino DeShields to get regular playing time, as he has led off in each of the... Read More

Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox on Friday. Napoli is hitting just .197 with 25 homers over 102 games. While the power would play in any league, the veteran also owns a 34 percent strikeout rate, and has tallied... Read More

Rangers starting pitcher Andrew Cashner allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over 5 2/3 innings en route to a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday. He walked four and struck out two in the outing. It's not uncommon for Cashner to have a negative K/BB ratio in a start this season, and... Read More

The Rangers suffered a bit of a scare Friday when outfielder Nomar Mazara appeared to injure his knee while attempting to field a fly ball off the bat of Nicky Delmonico in the fifth inning. Mazara stayed down at the warning track for some time before getting to his feet but was able to remain... Read More

Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez will miss his fourth consecutive game Friday against the White Sox due to a cyst on his shoulder. There has been no indication that the injury will require a trip to the disabled list. Delino DeShields, who will lead off and play centerfield in Gomez's absence, could be worth a look... Read More

Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez will not play Monday against the Tigers, as manager Jeff Banister said he was "under the weather." There is no indication that he will miss extended time as a result of the illness. Gomez strikes out too much (30%) and doesn't walk enough (7.7%) but owns a .205 ISO over 86... Read More

Rangers Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will not play Monday against the Tigers, as manager Jeff Banister referred to the 30-year-old as being "a little banged up." It will be the second consecutive game Choo has missed, but there is no indication that he is dealing with a serious injury. Delino Deshields will DH and lead off... Read More

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre homered in a loss to the Astros on Sunday, providing the only run for his team in the contest. The 38-year-old has torn the cover off the ball since coming off the disabled list in May, notching a .311/.381./.540 slash line with 12 home runs over 235 at-bats. Beltre's current... Read More

Rangers pitcher Andrew Cashner was a hard-luck loser Sunday against the Astros when he allowed two runs over seven innings while striking out four batters. Cashner's ability to keep runs off the board despite his low strikeout rate is impressive, but it's worth noting that he came into the contest with an xFIP of 5.19,... Read More

Rangers starting pitcher Tyson Ross failed to complete six innings in his return to the rotation Saturday against the Astros, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings. He walked five batters and struck out two in the contest. Ross has always had issues with the free pass, but his best years came when he was... Read More

Rangers starting pitcher Andrew Cashner will start Sunday against the Astros after being scratched from his last outing due to a stiff neck. Cashner has arguably been the most consistent member of the rotation this season, having amassed a 3.36 ERA over 18 starts. It is a bit of a wonder that Cashner has been... Read More

Rangers starter Tyson Ross will start against the Astros on Saturday after missing nearly three weeks with a finger injury. Shaky command and a below average strikeout rate have contributed to an unsightly 7.52 for Ross over seven starts this season, but the 30-year-old was strong in his final rehab outing, allowing just one run... Read More

Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels continued his impressive run Friday against the Astros, tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits while striking out five batters. He has not allowed an earned run in his last two starts (16 innings). Hamels' strikeout numbers are still lagging behind his career averages, but he is finding success... Read More

Rangers pitcher Tyson Ross (finger) looked sharp in a rehab outing with Double-A Frisco on Saturday, allowing just one run over seven innings. He was able to throw 96 pitches and did not report feeling discomfort. Ross doesn't have a timetable for return, but would not be able to return before Aug. 14 in a... Read More

Rangers pitcher Martin Perez will have his next turn in the rotation skipped after allowing seven runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Twins on Friday. Andrew Cashner and A.J. Griffin will take the mound in the series against the Mets. It has been suggested that Perez may be tipping his pitches, but pitching coach... Read More

Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo was at it again on Sunday, homering off Minnesota Starter Jose Berrios for his 30th jack of the year. The bomb caps a monster week that saw Gallo tally five homers and 10 RBI over 25 at-bats. It is important to note that his strikeout rate is still hovering around 40... Read More

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