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About Billy Stonick - RotoBaller

Billy Stonick has over 20 years of fantasy baseball experience starting at the ripe old age of 11. Outside of the stats world, Billy tours sports stadiums and national parks throughout the country and is an adventure junkie.

Billy Stonick - RotoBaller has written 3022 articles so far, you can find them below.


Cheslor Cuthbert Launches Sixth Homer

Kansas City Royals infielder Cheslor Cuthbert ripped his sixth home run of the season into the left-center seats on Thursday afternoon, getting the scoring started for the Royals. Cuthbert's blast continued his trend of hitting more balls out of the park even though he's hitting more grounders than ever. Cuthbert's previous career-high of 12 home... Read More

1 day ago

Brad Keller Snags Sixth Win

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller cruised to his sixth win of the season on Thursday when he went 6 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs. Though two unearned ones scored after a Cheslor Cuthbert error in the first inning, Keller settled down and only allowed seven more hits over his next 5... Read More

1 day ago

Bubba Starling Steals First MLB Base

Kansas City Royals rookie Bubba Starling has finally made the leap to the majors, and he snagged his first stolen base on Thursday to help the team sweep the White Sox. The injury-prone prospect who was long considered one of the best in the KC farm system but perennially underperformed put together a strong first... Read More

1 day ago

Billy Hamilton Drives In Two In Win

Kansas City Royals outfielder Billy Hamilton knocked a pair of singles on Thursday to plate a pair of runs and help the team sweep the White Sox. Hamilton is a natural fit to be a trade chip to go elsewhere, since he's only on a one-year deal and is arguably the fastest man in the... Read More

2 days ago

Ian Kennedy Records Fifth Save Since Break

Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was at it again on Thursday as he nailed down his fifth save since the All-Star break. Kennedy was touched up for his first allowed run of the second-half of the season, but a three-pitch punch out of AJ Reed ended the Chicago comeback. Kennedy is the perfect type... Read More

2 days ago


Wily Peralta Tries To Lose Game, Fails

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wily Peralta tried his best to spoil a five-run lead on Wednesday night, but teammate Ian Kennedy came in to put out the fire at the last second. Peralta was tasked with the easy job of protecting the monster lead for just one inning, but after allowing two runners and... Read More

2 days ago

Danny Duffy Throws Quality Start In Win

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy posted his best start since the All-Star break when he held down the White Sox for six innings en route to his fourth win of the season. Duffy's start on Wednesday night included five strikeouts and no walks, and he only allowed two earned runs during his six... Read More

2 days ago

Jorge Soler Knocks In Runs With Singles

Kansas City Royals slugger Jorge Soler is mostly known for the damage he does with the long ball, but he showed that he can help win a game with just singles on Wednesday. Soler came up with runners on in both the first and fifth innings, and he successfully plated three of them with a... Read More

2 days ago

Whit Merrifield Is Killing It

Kansas City Royals All-Star Whit Merrifield is loving life since he made his first All-Star team. Merrifield was officially named to the team on June 29, and all he's done is hit since then. Merrifield began his current 15-game hit streak on that day, and he's hitting .410 over that span. He's hit one home... Read More

2 days ago

Nicky Lopez Fills In Admirably

Kansas City Royals rookie Nicky Lopez just got a big job, and so far, he's off to a great start. Lopez has mostly been working as a second baseman this season, but now that star shortstop Adalberto Mondesi is headed to the Injured List with a dislocated shoulder, Lopez will be tasked with picking up... Read More

2 days ago


Adalberto Mondesi To The Injured List

Kansas City Royals budding superstar Adalberto Mondesi is headed to the Injured List after suffering a partial dislocation of his left shoulder. Officially termed a subluxation, the injury was suffered when Mondesi dove to attempt to catch a foul ball on Tuesday night. Mondesi verified for reporters that he felt the shoulder pop, but it... Read More

2 days ago

Mike Williams Getting More Attention

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams burst onto the scene last season with his team-leading 10 touchdowns, but he's just getting started. Williams and teammate Keenan Allen were named the third-best receiver duo by NFL.com analyst James Jones, and Jones pointed out that 2019 might be a huge year for Williams thanks to a... Read More

3 days ago

Melvin Gordon Wants To Stay With Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon clarified over the weekend that even though he is pushing for a new contract, he still wants to stay with the Chargers if he can. Gordon spoke out because he was upset that people were saying that he didn't want to go back to the Chargers, but he... Read More

3 days ago

Ian Kennedy Locks Down His 14th Save

Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy pitched his way through an exciting ninth inning at home on Monday to nail down his 14th save of the season. Kennedy scattered a hit and a walk amongst his three outs, but a double play erased the threat before it could allow the game to get tied up.... Read More

4 days ago

Cheslor Cuthbert Knocks In Another Run

Kansas City Royals infielder Cheslor Cuthbert racked up two more hits and another RBI to keep his hot streak going on Monday. Since the All-Star break, Cuthbert has knocked in five runs in just 15 at-bats spanning four games. His two singles on Monday night helped guide KC to the win, and he's proven to... Read More

4 days ago


Jakob Junis Dominates White Sox

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis was nearly untouchable against Chicago on Monday night as he struck out 10 batters while allowing just one earned run in seven innings of work. The 26-year-old was on fire in his first start since the All-Star break, allowing just five hits and walking one. A solo homer... Read More

4 days ago

Raimel Tapia Records Four Hits On Monday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia took full advantage of a doubleheader with San Francisco by smacking a pair of hits in each game on Monday. Tapia was a pinch-hitter that entered the first game for Trevor Story after he was pulled due to the contest being a blowout, and he went 2-for-2 with a solo... Read More

4 days ago

German Marquez Shelled By SF

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez was blasted by the Giants in the first half of Monday's doubleheader. Marquez surrendered a whopping 11 earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings, considerably more earned runs than he's ever given up in an outing before. Marquez was walloped right from the start, giving up five earned runs... Read More

4 days ago

Chris Iannetta Launches Pinch-Hit Homer

Colorado Rockies backup catcher Chris Iannetta came up in the top of the eighth inning on Sunday with his team in a five-run hole. He took care of 40% of that. Iannetta hit a rocket just over the wall in left-center on a 3-1 fastball to bring in two runs and keep Colorado in the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ryan McMahon Takes Hot Streak Into Break

Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon may finally be putting something together, if he can keep it going on the other side of the All-Star break. McMahon's been given chance after chance, and he's almost always disappointed, but he's on a little hit streak as he enters the break. McMahon hit .350 over his last six... Read More

2 weeks ago


Scott Oberg Provides Relief

In a Colorado Rockies bullpen that seems to constantly be in turmoil, reliever Scott Oberg has been the only dependable piece so far. Oberg has worked as the closer, the setup man, the guy who gets a couple innings to finish out a loss, and he's taken it all in stride. Oberg tossed a shutout... Read More

2 weeks ago

German Marquez Takes Another Loss

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez continued to struggle in his final outing before the All-Star break. Marquez was saddled with the loss against Arizona on Sunday after allowing five runs, four earned, in six innings. Marquez struck out five and only gave up six hits, but those were capped with a Nick Ahmed home... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ian Kennedy Embracing Closing Role

Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy isn't exactly the second coming of Mariano Rivera, but he's proven to be decent at the job so far. He also seems to recognize that his future as a professional baseball player depends on him excelling in the role. Kennedy told reporters this weekend that he's enjoying the role... Read More

2 weeks ago

Whit Merrifield Steals 100th Career Base

Kansas City Royals second baseman/outfielder Whit Merrifield hit a milestone on Saturday when he swiped his 100th career bag. Merrifield is the sixth-fastest Royal to reach the mark, doing so in just 474 games. Merrifield is riding an eight-game hitting streak into the final game before the All-Star break, and the steal bumped him up... Read More

2 weeks ago

Alex Gordon Still Owns Scherzer

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon absolutely dominates Max Scherzer, and nobody knows why, not even Gordon himself. Gordon went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk against Scherzer on Saturday, compiling half the team's hits against the Cy Young winner, raising his career batting average to .390 against Scherzer. After the game, Gordo was... Read More

2 weeks ago


Glenn Sparkman Makes Unfortunate Highlight

Kansas City Royals pitcher Glenn Sparkman was tasked with going six innings against the Nationals on Saturday to give the bullpen some rest, and he did his job. He allowed four earned runs in six innings to take the loss, but at least he didn't get lit up like last time he went out there.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Daniel Murphy Hits 7th Homer

Following an ugly start to the season with a terrible thumb injury, Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy has settled right back into his groove. Murphy blasted one into the pool in right-center to get the scoring started in the top of the second inning, and he's now knocked in 44 runs in the first... Read More

2 weeks ago

Trevor Story Collects More Oreos

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story revealed a cute story this week when reporters asked about the stash of Oreos in his locker. Story hit his 18th home run of the season on Saturday, and he later revealed that someone sends him a package of Double Stuf Oreos for every jack. Story explained that when he... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jake McGee Keeps Trend Alive

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake McGee doesn't seem like anything too special this season, but he's actually second in the league in a category. McGee tossed a shutout inning on Saturday, but like most of his innings this season, it wasn't the kind of dominant relief inning one would expect from a high-leverage reliever with... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jon Gray Takes Loss Against Arizona

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray didn't have a terrible outing on Saturday in Arizona, but the three earned runs he allowed were enough to overcome his offense. A two-run home run by Jake Lamb in the sixth inning did Gray in, ending his day prematurely. Gray had been on a roll recently with three... Read More

2 weeks ago


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