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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 662 articles so far, you can find them below.


Trevor Cahill Earns Quality Start Against Blue Jays

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Trevor Cahill pitched a quality start in a 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays Tuesday. In six innings, he allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six batters and only walking two. Cahill has been a surprisingly successful acquisition for the Athletics this year. He raised his record to... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Pomeranz Walks Four In Loss

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz took the loss against the Phillies Tuesday. Pomeranz was not very productive in this outing and his record drops to 1-5 with a 6.56 ERA. Pomeranz allowed two runs on four hits in five innings while striking out three and walking four batters. He threw 95 pitches and... Read More

2 years ago

Start Your Dynasty Team Rebuild From The Waiver Wire

If your dynasty or keeper team is at the back of the pack, now might be the time to rethink strategies. At the very least, it is time to take stock before other under-performing teams do the same and the resource pool becomes limited. Minor moves now could set your team up for success starting... Read More

2 years ago

Stephen Piscotty Homers In Offensive Assault Against Jays

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty hit a solo homer in support of a 10-1 victory against the Blue Jays Monday. He finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Piscotty has really picked up the production after a slow couple of months to start the season. In the last 30 days, he has... Read More

2 years ago

David Price Pitches Great, Settles For No-Decision

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price pitched eight innings but did not factor into the decision of a 2-1 win over the Phillies Monday. He allowed one run on eight hits while striking out five and walking one batter. This is only the second time Price has pitched eight or more innings this season.... Read More

2 years ago


Matt Chapman Puts One Over The Wall At Coors

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman contributed a homer to the offense in a 3-2 loss to the Rockies on Sunday. Chapman’s homer was his 13th of the season and he is one shy of tying his HR total of his rookie season in 2017. He batted second for the entire series in Colorado and... Read More

2 years ago

Khris Davis Hits HR In Loss

Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis hit a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Rockies Sunday. His homer (28) came in the seventh inning off German Marquez to bring the deficit to one run. Davis is constantly undervalued despite his annual power production. It could be because his batting average (.249) is lower than... Read More

2 years ago

Craig Kimbrel Protects Win Over Twins Sunday

Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel secured his 33rd save of the season in a 3-0 victory against the Twins. He pitched a clean ninth inning with one strikeout. It was a nice bounce-back from his blown save against these same Twins on Friday. In 45 innings, he has two wins with 64 strikeouts and... Read More

2 years ago

J.D. Martinez Provides Offense In Win

Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez drove in all three runs in a 3-0 victory against the Twins Sunday. Martinez finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a double. He increased his MLB-leading RBI total to 89. Martinez also leads the league in HR with 32. He remains an elite hitter with a .326/.390/.643 slash line.

2 years ago

Ryon Healy (1B/3B, SEA) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners corner infielder Ryon Healy is well-known for his streaky performance and had a spell of good production this past week. He hit three homers and drove in 12 with a .429 batting average. Do not get too excited about the average.... Read More

2 years ago


Kendrys Morales (1B, TOR) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales has yet to show his age and is hitting cleanup for the Blue Jays. Even at 35 years old, he is not a handicap to any fantasy lineup. By itself, his 12 HR and .257 average... Read More

2 years ago

Matt Chapman (3B, OAK) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman took full advantage of a week in tremendously hitter-friendly environments last week. The entire Athletics offense put on a power display. Over the last seven days, Chapman is hitting .483 with two home runs, five RBI, and... Read More

2 years ago

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Braves infielder Johan Camargo might be a surprise addition to this list. This recommendation is assuming that Atlanta does not make a trade for a third baseman before the deadline. Regardless, he fits a purpose and is getting consistent playing time.... Read More

2 years ago

Week 18 Waiver Wire - First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

It is week 18 and as we move closer to the playoffs, every win is vital. Don’t become complacent, regardless of your place in the standings. You don’t need to manage your active roster the next few days so take this opportunity to clean things up. Spend some time rummaging through the waiver wire to... Read More

2 years ago

Chris Sale Takes No-Decision Despite Excellent Outing

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale stuck out 10 batters in a no-decision against the Twins Friday. Sale pitched a great game but was unable to get his 12th win of the season. He finished the night only allowing three hits in six innings while walking two batters. Sale has tallied 17 quality starts and... Read More

2 years ago


Craig Kimbrel Blows Save Opportunity

Boston Red Sox Craig Kimbrel failed to convert a four-out save chance Friday against the Twins. Because of the bullpen struggles, Kimbrel was forced to come on in the eighth inning, when he is only 8-for-12 in save opportunities. The damage was done in the top of the ninth when he walked two batters and... Read More

2 years ago

Mookie Betts Delivers Walk-Off Homer

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts hit his 25th HR of the season in the 10th inning of a 4-3 victory over the Twins Friday. The homer was his only hit of the night but he did add a stolen base, his 19th of the year. Since the All-Star break, he is batting a lowly... Read More

2 years ago

Blake Treinen Gets 25th Save In Extra Innings Tuesday

Oakland Athletics closer Blake Treinen struck out one batter in a scoreless 10th inning against the Rangers to earn his 25th save of the season. The A’s offense has been clicking on all cylinders, which keeps them in every game and presents more save opportunities for Treinen. He has a 5-2 record with a minuscule... Read More

2 years ago

Jeurys Familia Gets Win In Comeback

Oakland Athletics reliever Jeurys Familia pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts to earn the win in a 13-10 victory over the Rangers Tuesday. Familia has picked up two wins since being acquired from the Mets on 21 June. In his brief performance in an A’s uniform, he has three strikeouts in four innings without... Read More

2 years ago

Jed Lowrie Breaks Hitless Streak

Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie hit a solo homer in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers to break an 0-for-19 skid. He finished the night 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Now sitting at 17, Lowrie has set a new career-high in homers. Despite the hitless streak, Lowrie is still having a... Read More

2 years ago


Khris Davis Caps Comeback With Homer In 10th

Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis hit a three-run homer in the top of the 10th to put the finishing touches on a 13-10 comeback over the Rangers Tuesday. It was Davis’ only hit of the night and he was one strikeout short of a golden sombrero. Davis has now hit four homers in the last... Read More

2 years ago

Matt Chapman Joins Outburst With Three-Run Homer

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman drove in four runs in support of a 15-3 win over the Rangers on Monday. Chapman’s 11th homer of the season came in the seventh inning off of Matt Moore, his first HR since Jun 10. Many people are expecting a homer explosion from Chapman, in part to his... Read More

2 years ago

Stephen Piscotty's Offensive Barrage Continues

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty continued his success at the plate with his 13th homer of the season Monday in Texas. He added a double (27th) and finished the night 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI. Piscotty has continued to regain his old swing path and the success has followed. In the last 30... Read More

2 years ago

Khris Davis Clobbers Third Homer In Two Days

Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis hit his 24th homer of the year in a 15-3 rout over the Rangers. His opposite-field shot came in the 8th inning off Alex Claudio. He added his 21st double of the year and finished the night 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI. Davis is known to be a... Read More

2 years ago

Craig Kimbrel Gets 32nd Save

Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel collected his 32nd save in an imperfect outing Monday against the Orioles. Kimbrel came on in the ninth but allowed one run on two hits before locking things down. He allowed a double to Renato Nunez, which was his first extra-base hit allowed since June 12th. With a 13.29... Read More

2 years ago


Mitch Moreland Hits First Homer In Nearly A Month

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland hit his 12th homer of the season in a 5-3 victory over the Orioles Monday. Moreland has cooled off tremendously from his .305 average in April and .300 in May. Currently his average sits at .274 on the year. In the last 30 days, Moreland has two homers... Read More

2 years ago

Week 17 Waiver Wire - First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

It is week 17 and the All-Star break has passed. Don’t become complacent, regardless of your place in the standings. You don’t need to manage your active roster the next few days so take this opportunity to clean things up. Spend some time rummaging through the waiver wire to find assets to assist your endeavors.... Read More

2 years ago

Greg Bird (1B, NYY) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is very quickly turning his season around, hitting .321 with three home runs, five runs scored, and 12 RBI this week. The short porch in right field of Yankee Stadium is particularly advantageous for a left-handed hitter like... Read More

2 years ago

C.J. Cron (1B, TB) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays first baseman C.J. Cron is thankful to be in the month of July. He is working his way back from a terrible June in which he hit for a .130 batting average. In two weeks of July, Cron has... Read More

2 years ago

Kendrys Morales (1B, TOR) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales is proving that age is nothing, but a number and is on a power surge. Overall, it might be easy to believe that his bat is slowing down as his season stats do not look... Read More

2 years ago


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