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About Chris Zolli - RotoBaller

Born in New Jersey, but living in South Carolina, Chris is a Divisional Lead. His previous work can be seen on FantasyPros, where he was the MLB Team Lead for two seasons, as well as FanGraphs.

Chris Zolli - RotoBaller has written 790 articles so far, you can find them below.


Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Phillies with discomfort in his right hamstring. Bregman tripled and scored in the top of the third inning before getting lifted, replaced by Yuli Gurriel at first base and Tyler White in the lineup. The young third baseman entered play Tuesday with... Read More

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart aggravated his left quad injury on Tuesday night against the Yankees. Cozart was held out of the Reds' starting lineup as a precautionary measure for the lingering injury, but he entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and had to beat out a fielder's choice to first base. Cozart was... Read More

Lewis Brinson On His Way Up

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sport, the Brewers are recalling top outfield prospect Lewis Brinson. Brinson struggled in his first stay at the major league level earlier this season, slashing .097/.200/.161 with 13 strikeouts in 14 games, but the talented 23-year-old has been tearing it up at Triple-A Colorado Springs and should see regular... Read More

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Tuesday night's win over the Padres due to quad tightness. Cespedes came out of the game after rounding the bases on a Little League home run (triple, error) in the top of the seventh inning. He hit a real home run in the top of the first inning... Read More

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week. Gonzalez ran curves without issue on Tuesday as he continues to progress in his recovery from a herniated disc. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the veteran first baseman will spend at least one week taking at-bats... Read More

Seattle Mariners outfielder Jarrod Dyson remains sidelined Tuesday with a hyperextended toe. Dyson suffered the injury Saturday when he crashed into the center field wall at Safeco Field and he has not played since. Mariners manager Scott Servais expressed optimism Tuesday that the speedy center fielder will be ready to go by the weekend. Dyson... Read More

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brock Stewart will start for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against the Twins. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he expects to get 50-60 pitches out of Stewart, who worked as a reliever for Los Angeles in June. He did not allow a run in 13 innings for the Dodgers, posting an... Read More

St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Luke Weaver has been scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night at Triple-A Memphis. This change comes moments after the Cardinals announced that Adam Wainwright had been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury. Weaver could fill Wainwright's spot in the rotation and may carry some fantasy... Read More

The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a stiff back. This comes out of nowhere for Wainwright, who had looked strong in his last several outings, and this disabled list stint should be a short absence. St. Louis will announce a corresponding roster move... Read More

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he expects Alex Meyer (shoulder) to return "relatively quickly." Meyer was placed on the disabled list late Monday night with a right shoulder injury, but an MRI taken Tuesday showed no major structural damage. The 27-year-old has posted a 3.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 75/42 K/BB ratio in... Read More

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, New York Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario "could be up in a week or so." The promotion will probably come after the Mets unload some pieces around the July 31 trade deadline, meaning that Asdrubal Cabrera is likely on the move. Rosario, 21, is batting .329/.367/.473 with seven... Read More

According to Jon Heyman, Chicago White Sox reliever Anthony Swarzak was traded to the Brewers for minor league outfielder Ryan Cordell. Ken Rosenthal first reported on Tuesday that Milwaukee was looking into the 31-year-old. Swarzak recorded his first career save over the Cubs on Monday with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and his 2.23 ERA this... Read More

J.J. Hardy Making Progress

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is scheduled to see a hand and wrist specialist on Monday. Depending on the results of that meeting, he could increase the intensity of his strengthening exercises after the checkup. The veteran shortstop has been on the disabled list since June 19 with a fractured right wrist and only has... Read More

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres. Curtis Granderson is in center field and batting leadoff, with Jay Bruce covering right field and hitting cleanup. This looks to be a routine breather for Conforto, who has an 1.167 OPS over the last 14... Read More

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Jason Kipnis (hamstring) ran the bases without any issues on Tuesday.His next step is fielding practice on Wednesday and Kipnis could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since July 9 because of a right hamstring strain. He is... Read More

Boston Red Sox shortstop Rafael Devers will start at third base and bat ninth Tuesday in his MLB debut. Devers got promoted to the majors on Monday afternoon, but did not start against Mariners left-hander James Paxton. He will make his debut against Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez and was slashing .311/.377/.578 with 20 home runs... Read More

Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour will hit the disabled list with a right oblique strain. While the injury is bad for fantasy owners, it is even worse for the Marlins, who were hoping that they could move Bour at the trade deadline to help rebuild the team. Bour suffered the injury in Monday night's... Read More

Chicago White Sox pitcher Anthony Swarzak is being looked at by the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade.Swarzak recorded his first career save over the Cubs on Monday with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and his 2.23 ERA this season is very exciting for fantasy owners and playoff contenders. While Tyler Clippard is the presumed closer for... Read More

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will be back for the Red Sox tonight against the Mariners. Bogaerts was a late scratch Monday after coming down with an illness, but he will start at shortstop and hit sixth Tuesday versus Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez. He only has a .475 OPS over the last 30 days,... Read More

Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour will hit the disabled list with a right oblique strain. While the injury is bad for fantasy owners, it is even worse for the Marlins, who were hoping that they could move Bour at the trade deadline to help rebuild the team. Bour has an .837 OPS over the... Read More

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Alex Meyer will be placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to July 20. Meyer was recalled to pick against the Nationals on Saturday and surrendered just one hit over seven shutout innings versus the Nationals. Unfortunately, the tall right-hander has a history of shoulder issues, so this... Read More

Derek Fisher Recalled

Houston Astros outfielder Derek Fisher was recalled from Triple-A Fresno, with James Hoyt sent back down to the minors. Fisher was 5-for-18 with two home runs in his first opportunity with the Astros this season and is hitting .318 with 22 home runs and 66 RBI in 84 games for Triple-A Fresno this season. There... Read More

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer left Monday's game with a left quadraceps injury. The Astros have revealed that Springer will not hit the disabled list and manager A.J. Hinch considers Springer day-to-day. The team recalled top prospect Derek Fisher last night and he could be due for more playing time if Springer misses a game... Read More

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury on Monday and will miss four-to-six weeks. Kershaw was removed after two innings on Sunday against the Braves. He missed ten weeks in 2016 after herniating a disk in his lower back and today's tests show that he... Read More

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was removed from Sunday's game with the Diamondbacks after just two innings, seemingly because of arm fatigue. Strasburg could not get loose for the bottom of the third inning and Matt Grace took over for him. Strasburg has a long and varied history of injuries, beginning with Tommy John surgery... Read More

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs because of a right quadriceps injury. Carpenter was injured running the bases and was replaced by Luke Voit at first base. The severity of Carpenter's injury is undisclosed as of this morning, but you would have to consider Carpenter day-to-day. Carpenter... Read More

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will join teammate Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list. Kenta Maeda will make McCarthy's start on Tuesday.  McCarthy will hit the disabled list with a blister on his throwing hand, missing time in what has been a strong season. He has allowed four runs or more in three of his... Read More

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury. Kershaw was removed after two innings on Sunday against the Braves. He missed ten weeks in 2016 after herniating a disk in his lower back and he will undergo further tests to access the severity. Kershaw... Read More

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was removed after two innings on Sunday against the Braves. Making matters worse for the Dodgers is that the injury that caused Kershaw to be removed for Ross Stripling was a back injury. He missed ten weeks in 2016 after herniating a disk in his lower back and he... Read More

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was removed from Sunday's game with the Diamondbacks after just two innings. Matt Grace took over for Strasburg in the bottom of the third, but the team is tight lipped on Strasburg's status. Strasburg has a long and varied history of injuries, beginning with Tommy John surgery early in his... Read More

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