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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 123 articles so far, you can find them below.


Prospects are one of my favorite aspects of fantasy sports. You get to cheer for young men who are striving to be the best they can in all facets of their chosen occupation. It is fun to track their progress and to prophesize over which prospect will be the next great player. Often times minor... Read More

Stars and Scrubs. Balanced approach. Regardless of the method chosen during drafts to fill your roster, your team likely needed more to get to the championship matchup or top of the standings. The skilled managers were ones who were able to discover players who would eventually break out. Every year there will be players that... Read More

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts hit a homer and stole a base to help the Red Sox set a franchise record in wins (106) with a 6-2 victory over the Orioles Tuesday. He finished the night 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Betts’ homer was his 32nd of the year and a new... Read More

Mookie Betts Fills Stat Sheet

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts hit his 31st homer of the season in a 4-3 loss to the Indians Sunday. His homer, a solo shot off Adam Pluto in the fifth inning, tied his career high, set in 2016. He finished the night 4-for-6 with two runs and an RBI. Betts also added two... Read More

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Trevor Cahill lasted only three innings and took the loss in a 5-1 game against the Twins Sunday. He had not pitched in the last couple of weeks due to a back injury. When he was pulled, he had allowed five runs, three earned, while striking out five batters and walking... Read More

Matt Olson Homers In Loss

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson produced the only A’s run of the game, serving as the only bright spot in a 5-1 loss to the Twins Sunday. He finished the game 3-for-4 with a solo shot in the second inning off Kyle Gibson. Olson's homer was his 28th of the year and he continues... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets first baseman/outfielder Jay Bruce has been a big disappointment this year. Bruce is normally known for his power and routinely provides 30 homers annually. Unfortunately, he has just nine this year. Bruce has slowly bounced back to give you... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago White Sox first baseman/outfielder Daniel Palka has been destroying pitching recently. He has six homers, nine RBI and a .273 average in the last 14 days. His 2018 rookie campaign has brought about 27 homers. Unfortunately, he does need to work... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Leagues   ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell has been a bag of mixed emotions this year. 2018 has not been what fantasy owners had expected, particularly following a 2017 season in which he hit 26 homers with 90 RBI. The outlook is trending up... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues   ANALYSIS: Over the last 30 days, Kansas City Royals infielder Hunter Dozier has four homers, 15 RBI, and a .269 average. It doesn’t sound particularly impressive. However, he is useful in most leagues if you just need power. Dozier has a 46% hard-hit rate,... Read More

It is likely the playoffs in head-to-head leagues have concluded. Hopefully, you are the champion. The season is not over for those in roto leagues. Now is the time to focus on speculative adds for players who may see increased roles or move to a better situation. The corner infield positions traditionally offer power with... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Astros first baseman Tyler White is right on the line, but why? How greedy are fantasy managers if they are not happy with the performance he provides. In the last 14 days, White has one homer with 11 RBI to go with... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil has turned it on and just will not stop. In the last 30 days, he has 19 runs, 12 RBI, and a .386 batting average. Admittedly, he doesn’t bring a ton of power with only one... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago White Sox corner infielder Matt Davidson shot out of the gates to start the season. He had nine homers with 18 RBI in March and April. However, since then he only has 11 homers in the rest of the season combined.... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: At 27 years old, Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi has come out of nowhere to be a viable fantasy asset down the stretch. He has made an impression in the second half with seven homers, 24 RBI and a .290 batting... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals first baseman Ryan O’Hearn continues to surprise and give the Royals hope that there are some young bats that can turn this organization around quicker than expected. Power. He is giving you nearly a homer a week. It starts... Read More

If you're reading this, then you likely still have some skin in the game. The championship round of the playoffs is starting in head-to-head leagues. Also, there are only a couple of weeks left for your Roto leagues. Whether you are coasting to a victory or scrounging for wins, take some time now to inventory... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Whether he is motoring around the bases or face-planting in the infield, Astudillo has been an exciting player to watch. Not only that but Astudillo, nicknamed La Tortuga (the turtle), has been a pleasure to own at the catcher position. In the last 14 days,... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Hedges has become league average. That is a much-needed reprieve from the dumpster fire that is the catcher position this year. A .173 batting average with two homers and 30 strikeouts in April did not enlist a lot of confidence. However, he has turned... Read More

This is it. We are one week into the playoffs in head-to-head leagues. Roto leagues are only three weeks from the end. It is time to do another in-depth analysis to find out exactly what you need to make yourself competitive or move up in certain categories. The corner infield positions traditionally offer power with... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has taken forever for people to realize that Johan Camargo is the third baseman for the Atlanta Braves and is more than a low-budget fill-in. He continues to earn not only your attention but also a place on your fantasy roster.... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy has been overlooked all season yet continues to excel at what he is capable of providing; he is a batting average guy. In the last two weeks, he has seven runs, seven RBI, one stolen base, and... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Some people are waiting for the 2017 Trey Mancini to return. It is likely that will be one of his career-best performances. However, the performance he had in the first half this year is also not indicative of his true talent. The skill he has... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Astros first baseman Tyler White has supposedly struggled the last couple of weeks, at least for our liking. During that time he hit three homers and 13 RBI with a .265 batting average. If nothing else, he has demonstrated he is human and... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit looks like a downright steal by the Yankees. They acquired him from the Cardinals at the deadline for a couple of pitchers in a trade that slipped by the attention of most fantasy analysts, as Voit appeared... Read More

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers out-pitched Yankees ace Luis Severino in an 8-2 victory Wednesday. He allowed two runs on three hits in six innings with five strikeouts and three walks. Fiers is having a great stretch in an A’s uniform. He is 4-0 with a 2.94 ERA in his last six starts. He... Read More

Stephen Piscotty Stays Hot

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty hit a homer in a 5-1 loss to the Yankees Tuesday. His homer in the second inning off J.A. Happ tied his career high with 22, set in 2016. Piscotty has been on absolute fire as of late. In the last 14 days, he is batting .327 with six homers... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: Phillip Ervin was a first-round pick in the 2013 draft. While he doesn’t have a star label on him, he did have a couple of minor league season that increased the hype and consequently the expectations. He has performed quite well since being called... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: The collection of assets at the catcher position year has been disappointing this year. Hedges has been on a rollercoaster of performance this year. The first couple of months were terrible but he quickly turned things around in July (.308), but it was partially... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Greg Allen was an afterthought for most fantasy managers, as he seemed like just another speed option that provided zero power with a mediocre batting average. He is doing his best to change people’s opinion with his second-half performance. During that time (79 at-bats),... Read More

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