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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 304 articles so far, you can find them below.


Week 4 Waiver Wire - First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

Corner Store is open! Primary shoppers: Eugenio Suarez owners, Greg Bird owners, Jake Lamb owners, Justin Turner owners, Josh Harrison owners, and Josh Donaldson. It is only week four and a couple of corner infield stars have already spent time on the DL and recently returned which will make your life less stressful. Hopefully your... Read More

2 years ago

Mookie Betts And Hanley Ramirez Out Of Lineup

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts and first baseman Hanley Ramirez are getting a routine day off, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. This comes a day after the Red Sox were no-hit by Sean Manaea of the Athletics. Mitch Moreland will fill in at first and Andrew Benintendi will play center while... Read More

2 years ago

David Price Gets Start Against Athletics

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price gets the start against the Athletics in the first night after the Red Sox were no-hit. He has a much better matchup than teammate Chris Sale as Price will go up against Daniel Mengden on Sunday. Price has a career 4-2 record with 3.13 ERA in 60 innings... Read More

2 years ago

Bobby Poyner Activated From And Optioned To Pawtucket

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Poyner (hamstring) was activated off DL from his rehab assignment at Pawtucket and subsequently optioned back to Pawtucket on Sunday, according to the Red Sox. This is a surprising move as Poyner had been pitching well prior to the injury, with a 2.57 ERA and 24.1 K/BB. Evidently the... Read More

2 years ago

Marcus Semien Hit HR And Scored All Three Runs

Oakland Athletic shortstop Marcus Semien served as the spark plug and the offense needed in support of Sean Manaea's no-hitter. Semien hit his second homer of the season in the fifth off Chris Sale. He ended the night 2-for-3 with one RBI and all three runs for the Athletics. Semien got off to a slow... Read More

2 years ago


Chris Sale On Wrong End of No-Hitter

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale had a very solid outing but was outpitched by Sean Manaea in a 3-0 loss to the Athletics on Saturday. He pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out 10 batters and walking only one. Sale will take his turn normal turn in the rotation... Read More

2 years ago

Sean Manaea Throws No-Hitter Against Potent Red Sox

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manea pitched a no-hitter against the offensively explosive Red Sox in a 3-0 win on Saturday. Even more remarkable was he outpitched ace Chris Sale in the effort. Coming into the game, Manaea had a career 13.50 ERA against the Red Sox with a record of 1-2. To start the... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Blackburn Begins Throwing Program

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Paul Blackburn (forearm) threw on Saturday as scheduled, according to Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News. The plan is for him to pitch every other day to continue to build up his arm strength. There is no timeline for his return. Manager Bob Melvin said, "I think he felt pretty good... Read More

2 years ago

Yusmeiro Petit Returns From Family Leave

Oakland Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit was activated from family emergency leave, according to Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News. Petit was spending time in Venezuela with his mother who is battling a serious illness. It is understandable that it will be on the mind of Petit on a daily basis and thus justifiable if he... Read More

2 years ago

Tyler Thornburg To Throw Live BP In Boston Starting Friday

Boston Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will scheduled to throw live batting practice when the Red Sox return to Boston for their upcoming home stand, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. He still has quite some time before he returns to the majors. The recovery process from thoracic outlet surgery extends back... Read More

2 years ago


Xander Bogaerts To Rehab At Pawtucket

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will play rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic. Bogaerts will avoid the turf in Toronto and re-join the Red Sox when they return home to face the Tampa Bay Rays. Be prepared to make room on your active... Read More

2 years ago

Steven Wright Injures Back In Rehab Start

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright left a Triple-A rehab start with back stiffness, according to Christopher Smith of MassLive.com. Until he left, Wright had pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs and two walks but striking out three. He is recovering from a knee surgery in May 2017. Once activated from DL,... Read More

2 years ago

Mitch Moreland Joins Slam Fest; No Additional Playing Time To Be Had

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland hit a grand slam in a 7-3 win against the Athletics on Friday. It was his second homer of the season and the team's fifth grand slam on the year. In only 39 at-bats, Moreland has a slash line of .333/.400/.615. Unfortunately, the offensive roster is so talented,... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Pomeranz Inefficient In First Start Off DL

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz threw 88 pitches to get through 3 2/3 innings against the Athletics on Friday. He allowed three runs on five hits with two walks, but he did strike out seven batters. Pomeranz struggled just like others have in their first start back from disabled list. He will look... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Pomeranz Activated For Friday Start

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) was activated from the disabled list and will start Friday against the Athletics. Pomeranz has a career 1.80 ERA against Oakland. Stream him where you can in head-to-head leagues. In rotisserie leagues, be cautious about using your innings on his first start back.

2 years ago


Andrew Benintendi Finally Gets First HR

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi hit his first homer Thursday night against the Angels. Benintendi hit a solo shot in the sixth inning against Nick Tropeano. He finished the night going 2-for-5 with three RBI. Benintendi has started heating up and in the last week has a .333 average with eight RBI, two doubles,... Read More

2 years ago

Eduardo Rodriguez Has Quality Start Against Angels

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, in his third start since coming off the disabled list, picked up a quality start in an 8-2 win against the Angels on Thursday. He ended the night in six innings with five strikeouts and allowed two runs and three walks. He has a favorable matchup against Toronto... Read More

2 years ago

Tyler Thornburg To Throw On Friday

Boston Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will throw on Friday, according to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston. The next plan is for him to return to Boston on the upcoming homestand for regular tests. There is no set timetable following the tests, so we will have to wait and see. It has been... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Pomeranz Is Not On Pitch Count Against Athletics

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will start against the Athletics on Friday. Manager Alex Cora said Pomeranz should be full go and throw 100 to 105 pitches, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. Pomeranz has a career 1.80 ERA against the Athletics, so he could potentially be a good streaming... Read More

2 years ago

Blake Swihart To Get Start Against Athletics

Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart is likely to start a game this weekend, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. Manager Alex Cora stated that Swihart will likely start at designated hitter or in left field in one of the games against the Athletics. In eight games, Swihart is batting .250. While the Red... Read More

2 years ago


Xander Bogaerts' Return Likely In A Week

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (ankle) is not going to play this weekend, according to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston. Bogaerts is recovering well but still has lingering concerns. It appears that Bogaerts will make his return on the Red Sox's next homestand. This would alleviate any issues with... Read More

2 years ago

Xander Bogaerts Doing Agility Drills On Thursday

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (ankle) was on the field in Anaheim doing agility drills, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. Bogaerts continues to progress in his rehab. This is the third consecutive day of workouts. There is no set timeline yet for his return. Barring some sudden activation, it is likely... Read More

2 years ago

Bobby Poyner Finishes Inning Of Rehab Thursday

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Poyner (hamstring) pitched an inning of rehab for the Portland Sea Dogs, according to Kevin Thomas of the Portland Press Herald. He allowed one hit and struck out one. Marcus Walden was called up from Triple-A when Poyner went on the disabled list and will likely be the choice... Read More

2 years ago

Rick Porcello Picks Up MLB-Leading Fourth Win

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello pitched a very controlled game, leading his team to a 9-0 victory against the Angels on Wednesday. He also picked up his MLB-leading fourth win of the season. Porcello ended the night scattering six hits in six scoreless innings and striking out six batters. He hasn't allowed a... Read More

2 years ago

Rafael Devers Hits A Grand Slam

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers hit a grand slam in the third inning of a 9-0 win against the Angels on Wednesday. It was the fourth grand slam on the young season for the Red Sox. He finished the game 2-for-5 with four RBI. Devers continues to demonstrate that he is one of... Read More

2 years ago


Christian Villanueva (3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Christian Villanueva continues to bat cleanup in the Padres lineup, giving him ample opportunities for RBIs. His average stands at .327 on the season. In the last week, Villanueva has a .310 AVG, a .408 OBP and hit three homers with four runs... Read More

2 years ago

Hanley Ramirez Batting Second Against Angels

Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez is batting second Wednesday night against the Angels, according to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic. Ramirez is having a good year, hitting .327 with three homers and 15 RBI. He has yet to hit second this year but has a career .255 average from the two-hole. Start him... Read More

2 years ago

David Price Gets The Win Against Angels

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price came away with the victory in the matchup against Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday. Price was given 10 runs of support to make the task easier. He did have some command issues but finished the night with one run allowed in five innings with six strikeouts and four walks.... Read More

2 years ago

Mookie Betts Has Monster Game

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts hit three solo home runs in a 10-1 win against the Angels Tuesday. He set the tone from the first at-bat by hitting a homer off Shohei Ohtani. Betts finished the night 3-for-3 with two walks. He raised his slash line to .389/.493/.796 and has an MLB-leading 19 runs... Read More

2 years ago

Stephen Piscotty Finally Heating Up

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-3 Tuesday night against the White Sox. He finished with a run, three RBI and two doubles. Piscotty continues his recent hot streak, raising his average to .295. In the last week, Piscotty is hitting .440 with a homer, three runs and four RBI while hitting at the bottom... Read More

2 years ago


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