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About Chris Zolli - RotoBaller

You will get a little bit of everything here. Some baseball, some football, some snark, all good times. The Yankees have my heart, Liverpool FC has my soul, and fantasy sports are my vice.

Chris Zolli - RotoBaller has written 132 articles so far, you can find them below.


BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is on a tear right now, going 2-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 31 2/3 since June 15 (five starts). While he allowed four runs (two home runs) in 6 2/3 innings against the Rays on July... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Hunter Strickland sidelined by a broken finger sustained while punching a door in anger after a blown save, the San Francisco Giants have tried a number of different relievers in the ninth inning. Most recently, they have been turning to Will Smith to shut... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Astros outfielderJosh Reddick has had something of a bizarre season thus far. He blasted six home runs in his first 18 games, then went over two months before hitting another. After hitting .281 and .314 in the last two seasons, Reddick's average... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward was seen as a free agent bust after a few rough offensive seasons, but has shown some good signs of late. He has a .306 batting average since the beginning of June, posting a .478 slugging percentage... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has a hit in each game that he has started this month, hitting a home run on July 8 and two homers on July 11. He has 15 extra base hits since the beginning of June (including... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique “Kike” Hernandez has nearly become indispensable for fantasy owners. Not only is he crushing the ball, .500 slugging percentage since the beginning of June, but he can play all over the field. He is only hitting .236... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis is a veteran showing signs of a turnaround after an abjectly awful start. Since the beginning of July, Kipnis has hit .250/.432/.571 with two homers, six runs scored, and six RBI. Over the last month, Kipnis has a... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo has received a lot of playing time this season with Yoenis Cespedes currently on the disabled list and has made the most of his opportunities. The 25-year-old is hitting .254/.377/.504 on the season, with 13 home runs... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco had a rough 2017 season, but his 2018 season is making it easier for fantasy managers to maintain their loyalty. The hope is that his production this season is indicative of the maturation that is more friendly... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Sergio Romo has been a man of many talents this season, pitching as a starter, middle reliever, and closer for Tampa Bay. Since moving into the closer's role, after the trade of Alex Colome, Romo has turned into... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi remains on far too many waiver wires, as fantasy owners are slow to pick him up after he comes back off of an injury. Lucchesi has yet to throw more than 5 1/3 innings since... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is on a tear right now, going 2-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 31 2/3 since June 15 (five starts). While he allowed four runs (two home runs) in 6 2/3 innings against the Rays on July... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward was seen as a free agent bust after a few rough offensive seasons, but has shown some good signs of late. He has a .303 batting average since the beginning of June, posting a .471 slugging percentage... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson got knocked around pretty badly to open 2018, but he has recently pitched like the first rounder that the Rockies drafted in 2011. Anderson has back-to-back starts where he has pitched eight scoreless innings and has... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique “Kike” Hernandez has nearly become indispensable for fantasy owners. Not only is he crushing the ball, .557 slugging percentage since the beginning of June, but he can play all over the field. He is only hitting .250... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor has found a way to stay in the lineup, even with the addition of players off of the disabled list. Taylor has a hit in the last four games that he has started and even scored three... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Minor has thrown four consecutive quality starts, putting him squarely on the lower end of the fantasy radar. Minor has has a 4.63 ERA in 91 1/3 innings with the Rangers this season, posting a 6-4 record and... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra has been hitless in four of his last six games, but his .341 batting average since the beginning of June is still attractive. Parra has knocked in 23 runs in this time span and is a .299... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scott Schebler has hits in three of the last five games and, while he only has one multi-hit game in his last 10 games, he has a .315 batting average since June 1. Schebler has a .380 OBP in... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Tyler Clippard is the current beneficiary of Roberto Osuna's suspension and Ryan Tepera's injury, as he is now the closer for the Blue Jays. While his role with Toronto is tenuous to say the least, Clippard has a... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Sergio Romo has been a man of many talents this season, pitching as a starter, middle reliever, and closer for Tampa Bay. In fact, Romo was the first 'opener' that the Rays employed this season, opening the... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz has four quality starts in his last six and his 3.46 ERA in 83 1/3 innings this season is very attractive. Moreso, Matz has struck out 76 batters this season and has a 52.4% ground ball... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has maintained his status as an elite power streamer, hitting two more home runs this week. Pederson is now up to 12 home runs since the beginning of June, posting a .272 batting average in 90 plate appearances.... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova has recorded three consecutive quality starts and has allowed just five earned runs in his last four outings. While he recorded no decisions in his last two starts, Nova is 2-0 with a 1.75 ERA in... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has a hit in 10 consecutive games that he has started, hitting a double on Wednesday and Thursday. He has 10 extra base hits this month (including two home runs), knocking in 10 runs, and scoring 18... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria has pitched very well for the Angels of late, solidifying a role in the rotation with Shohei Ohtani and Garrett Richards on the disabled list. While Richards will be back in the rotation, it is likely... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has still just won one game since the beginning of April, but there are still good reasons to own the former first round pick. Gibson has pitched at least six innings in each of his last four... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra had a five game hitting streak snapped in a pinch hit performance against the Dodgers on Friday, but still has a .368 batting average this month. Parra has four multi-hit games in his last 10 games and... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has hits in three of his last four games and now has a .283 batting average in June. He has also scored a run in three of his last six games and is up to 12 extra... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sam Dyson appears to be the closer of the moment in San Francisco, making him a nice addition. Hunter Strickland will not available for the next month or so and Dyson seems to be the man to fit... Read More

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