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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.


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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 months ago

Top 10 First Base Prospects - 2019 Fantasy Baseball Redraft Rankings

We're back with another list of 2019 impact prospects. Today the focus is on first base. While it is never fully stocked with quality depth, this might be the weakest the position has ever been heading into the season. With such a shallow group of options, it is important to know who will be called... Read More

10 months ago

Undervalued Draft Targets - Staff Rankings vs. ADP

Here at RotoBaller, we've been producing fantasy baseball analysis all offseason. As part of that, our awesome MLB team has written up detailed 2019 fantasy baseball outlooks for 400+ players. These player outlooks include RotoBaller's analysis on how we expect a player to perform in 2019, where to target them in 2019 drafts, and supporting... Read More

10 months ago


2019 MLB Fantasy Outlooks - Starting Pitchers

Here at RotoBaller, we've been producing fantasy baseball analysis all offseason. As part of that, our awesome MLB team has written up detailed 2019 fantasy baseball outlooks for 400+ players. These player outlooks include RotoBaller's analysis on how we expect a player to perform in 2019, where to target them in 2019 drafts, and supporting... Read More

10 months ago

Three Up, Three Down for Prospects - Third Base

Third base prospects are when things get serious. It is the position where you find some of your big-power hitters. Of course, you’ll see your share of warts as no prospect is perfect. I know, I know; some will differ greatly on that topic. Essentially, power is excellent, but sometimes it has a cost to... Read More

10 months ago

Three Up, Three Down for Prospects - Shortstop

Shortstops are generally the most athletic players on the field. It is also a very important position, defensively, but we don’t really concern ourselves with that in fantasy, aside from ensuring a player will be able to stay on the field. As usual, there is a vast collection of athletic players to choose from, and the... Read More

10 months ago

Three Up, Three Down for Prospects - First Basemen

Power. Nothing else defines the position more than pure, raw power. If you have it, you better display it in abundance, or there will be concerns. If you are smaller in stature, there will be concerns. If your talent is just hit tool, there will be concerns. If your defense is lacking, there will be... Read More

11 months ago

Top 10 Dynasty Second Basemen - Fantasy Baseball Prospects

Hey, RotoBallers. We have already started breaking down prospects in dynasty leagues, by position, beginning with catcher, outfield, and starting pitcher. Today I'm writing about my top-10 second basemen prospect rankings for 2019 dynasty baseball leagues. The second base position is a difficult spot to find natural players raised in the position. Most are positional migrants, kicked off their position to a... Read More

12 months ago


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