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About Ellis Canady - RotoBaller

I enjoy helping fantasy players become not only better fantasy players but exceptional fantasy managers. Dynasty team strategies. Trade tactics. Prospect savvy. Enjoy baseball to the fullest.

Ellis Canady - RotoBaller has written 161 articles so far, you can find them below.


Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 8

Managers can easily make decisions to affect their team positively, but often they're too hesitant, cautious, or even scared. Sometimes you have to make the hard choice to choose a player in the right circumstance to produce. These are the best players when we start streaming. We look at the matchups and other variables to... Read More

3 days ago

Streaming Pitchers To Fill The Void in 2019

To say that the starting pitcher position has been underwhelming to start the year is an understatement. What was hoped to be a strength for many teams has yet to come to fruition. Part of the reason is that starters haven’t been as effective as desired. That frustration will potentially get rectified once the weather... Read More

2 weeks ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

Managers can easily make decisions to affect their team positively, but often they're too hesitant, cautious, or even scared. Sometimes you have to make the hard choice to choose a player in the right circumstance to produce. These are the best players when we start streaming. We look at the matchups and other variables to... Read More

2 weeks ago

Diego Castillo (SP/RP, TB) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Diego Castillo started the career as an exceptional opener in the Rays innovative pitching strategy. He started 11 games and finished 2018 with a 4-2 record. Now, Castillo is a part of the three-headed monster that locks down the Rays victories alongside Jose Alvarado and... Read More

3 weeks ago

Harrison Bader (OF, STL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: Harrison Bader had a rough start to the season as he was hamstrung by injury. When he has been on the field, he performed poorly particularly in the form of an increased strikeout rate (31%) and a reduced contact rate (70%). However, in the last... Read More

3 weeks ago


Raimel Tapia (OF, COL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Raimel Tapia is one of the best platoon players out there right now. He’s hit better than most guys with consistent playing time. Case in point, he’s hit four homers, stole a base, and has a .314 batting average in the last two weeks. This... Read More

3 weeks ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6

Managers can easily make decisions to affect their team positively, but often they're too hesitant, cautious, or even scared. Sometimes you have to make the hard choice to choose a player in the right circumstance to produce. These are the best players when we start streaming. We look at the matchups and other variables to... Read More

3 weeks ago

Renato Nunez (3B, BAL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSIS: Renato Nunez was a trendy pick-up a few weeks ago after a few homers put him in the spotlight. He’s tallied six total bombs on the season but the power dried up in the last nine games which were mostly on the road. Nunez will... Read More

3 weeks ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 5

Managers can easily make decisions to affect their team positively, but often they're too hesitant, cautious, or even scared. Sometimes you have to make the hard choice to choose a player in the right circumstance to produce. These are the best players when we start streaming. We look at the matchups and other variables to... Read More

4 weeks ago

Brett Gardner (OF, NYY) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Brett Gardner still produces but seemingly in bunches these days. Thus far he’s hit a few homers before a streak of games alternating zeros with by multi-hit days. In the end, if he continues his .336 OBP, it will be enough to get him into... Read More

4 weeks ago


Ramon Laureano (OF, OAK) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ramon Laureano has had a mixed bag to start the year. He’s had three homers and two stolen bases, but it comes with a .247 average. His defense will keep him on the field, so at-bats should never be an issue. The power and speed combination is... Read More

4 weeks ago

Adam Frazier (2B/OF, PIT) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: Adam Frazier hasn’t had a strong start but he’s at least getting a few hits now and then; he's got a hit in each of the last five games. Frazier owns the leadoff spot and possesses a solid bat with a bit of speed... Read More

4 weeks ago

Cheap Steals, Where Art Thou?

The topic of stolen bases can elicit a wide variety of opinions. To some, it is viewed as a trivial and useless category. To others, it is the mountain bypass through which you can catapult past idle teams toward the top of the standings. Regardless of your stance, the truth is that stolen bases have... Read More

4 weeks ago

Mike Tauchman (OF, NYY) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Mike Tauchman has been one of the primary beneficiaries of the walking calamity that is the Yankees team. Coming up in the Rockies organization, he was viewed as a high-average guy with speed. In his six minor league seasons, he has a .304 batting average... Read More

1 month ago

Renato Nunez (3B, BAL) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Renato Nunez has been a pleasant surprise for the Orioles and a shocking sight for the Athletics and Rangers. He spent the first eight years in Oakland before being discarded and picked up by the Rangers, who subsequently did the same thing after mediocre performances.... Read More

1 month ago


Danny Santana (2B/OF, TEX) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Danny Santana was forced into the starting role when Rougned Odor hit the IL with a knee sprain. In the last 14 days, he has been serviceable with a homer, four stolen bases, and a .290 batting average. Thus far, he has career-bests in strikeout... Read More

1 month ago

Delino Deshields (OF, TEX) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Deshields is a prime acquisition target for those that want to rack up some cheap steals. In the last two weeks, he's stolen four bases and has maintained a solid .269 average as well. Generally, people aren’t concerned with batting average for power hitters.... Read More

1 month ago

Clint Frazier (OF, NYY) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: Frazier is the prime beneficiary of a horrible situation on the Yankees side of New York. Injuries continue to pile up, with Aaron Judge seemingly being the most recent victim of the infectious injury bug. In only 52 at-bats, Frazier has climbed to a second-place... Read More

1 month ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 4

Managers can start to look at stats and use that information to initiate movement through the waiver wire. There is still no reason to make any rash decisions. Let your studs play so that you can get credit for the good if they've been playing poorly. Some outfielders would be better suited to stream for... Read More

1 month ago

Shortstop - The Under-Appreciated Glamour Boys of '19

Shortstop has long been a position comprised of the nobles and the bastards. People would flock towards the highborn and turn a frigidly cold shoulder to anyone else. Fantasy managers were basically elitists in the purest definition of the word in regard to shortstops. It is time to start spreading the love and realize that... Read More

1 month ago


Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3

Managers continue to slide through the waiver wire at alarming rates. Try not to overreact and make rash decisions. Let the underperforming stars get into a groove. Their numbers will normalize. Some outfielders would be better suited to stream for a hot bat. Others need to be replaced just because they are no longer on... Read More

1 month ago

Alex Gordon (OF, KC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: What is in the water these days. The fountain of youth is real in KC. Maybe its all the young speedsters running all over the place for the Royals but something has lit a fire in Alex Gordon. On the year he is batting .390... Read More

1 month ago

Jeff McNeil (2B/3B/OF, NYM) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jeff McNeil was brought up and shocked the fantasy community in 2018. It wasn’t miraculous, but it was steady, consistent production that led many teams to a fantasy championship. He finished the year with three homers, seven RBI, and a .329/.381/.471 triple slash. Also impressive was his... Read More

1 month ago

Waiver Wire Strategy - Recycling Post-Hype Draft Sleepers

Fantasy baseball is very much a “what have you done for me lately” environment. If players are playing poorly, fantasy managers will give up on them. All too often players are getting dropped that have no business being on the waiver wire. Some guys are just down on their luck and end up tossed into... Read More

1 month ago

Take Advantage of Your Competitors' Early Season Panic Attack

You are a savvy fantasy manager. You’re committed. Patient. You have the gumption to see a task to the end. You don’t have shaky nerves. You don’t run at the first sign of controversy. You lean in and charge forward. Unfortunately, or maybe I should say fortunately, not all fantasy players are created equal. How... Read More

1 month ago


Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

Managers continue to dig through the waiver wire at alarming rates for a season that just begun. Try not to overreact and make rash decisions. Trust in your draft strategy and the players you drafted. Give them time to get into a groove, which should be more than a single week. While there hasn’t been... Read More

2 months ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 1

The season has officially begun and managers are already ravaging through the waiver wire for various reasons. Some are overreacting and contemplating rash decisions. Let us help you before you do anything drastic. Aside from stars and scrubs, there hasn’t been enough time to determine if your current options in the outfield will provide the production... Read More

2 months ago

Ellis Canady's 10 Bold Predictions for 2019

Bold predictions. The time where we come up with ideas that should happen because in our minds they make sense. Statistical analysis, prognostication, voodoo, card reader, etc. None of these are completely certain methods to achieve the forecast that we have in mind. So, we put our idea to text, bury them in the digital... Read More

2 months ago

Top 10 Shortstop Prospects - 2019 Fantasy Baseball Redraft Rankings

We're back with another list of 2019 impact prospects. Today the focus is on shortstop. The crop of talent this year starts off very strong, and then does a few hops and jumps bouncing around the skill and potential spectrum. Few positions are completely stocked with premium talent in the top-10, but compared to others,... Read More

2 months ago

Winning Strategies For Your Dynasty League Startup Draft

Some people enjoy playing fantasy baseball one season at a time, drafting a new roster every year. Others are fascinated with drafting a team and managing it year after year towards multiple championship trophies. The latter individuals are best suited to play in dynasty leagues. For rosters to be competitive annually, they have to possess... Read More

3 months ago


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