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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 3463 articles so far, you can find them below.


Salvador Perez Collides with Cheslor Cuthbert; Listed as Day to Day with Quad Contusion

Salvador Perez had a scary collision with Cheslor Cuthbert while chasing a foul pop up in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday, and he is currently listed as day to day with a quad contusion. Initially, the collision looked far more serious and Perez had to be helped off the field as he... Read More

3 years ago

Prospect Brett Eibner Records First Major League Hit; Flashed Power at Triple A

Brett Eisner thrilled the fans in Kansas City on Friday as he logged his first major league hit, a double in the seventh inning. Eibner isn’t expected to get much regular playing time for now, as he’s only filling in temporarily for Kendrys Morales who is sidelined with a sprained finger, but after flashing his... Read More

3 years ago

Eric Hosmer Plays Hero Role on Friday; Home Run and Four RBI

After poor bullpen management put Kansas City in a 5-2 hole against Chicago on Friday, Eric Hosmer came through with a two-run single in the bottom of the 7th to give the Royals the lead for good. Hosmer’s ninth home run of the season helped him continue his 20+ pace for 2016, which would be... Read More

3 years ago

Danny Duffy Carries Perfect Game through 5.1 Innings; Gives Up 5 Earned in Sixth Inning

Danny Duffy was spotless for the first five innings against the White Sox on Friday. However, after going deeper into the game than he ever had this season, Duffy began to struggle in the 6th inning. As he tired, he gave up three straight singles before a coaching visit determined he should keep pitching. He... Read More

3 years ago

Kendrys Morales Sitting for a Couple Days due to Sprained Finger; Underperforming in 2016 Anyway

Kendrys Morales has been dealing with a sprained finger and general bad hitting recently, so he will be on the bench for a few days. Brett Eibner will be filling in at DH while Morales recovers, and hopefully the time off will let him regain some of his power stroke from 2015. Morales has a... Read More

3 years ago


Cheslor Cuthbert Back to Regular Playing Time at Third; Prospect Gets Full Time Preview

After destroying Triple A pitching to the tune of a .333/.402/624 triple slash to start the season, Cheslor Cuthbert was initially called up to fill in for Mike Moustakas’s trip to the DL with a fractured thumb. After only two days back in Triple A, Cuthbert was recalled due to Alex Gordon going to the... Read More

3 years ago

Mike Moustakas DLed with Torn ACL; Possibly Done for 2016

For the third time this season, Kansas City downplayed an injury that turned out to be dramatically more serious than initially reported. Mike Moustakas was diagnosed with a torn ACL on Thursday and placed on the DL retroactive to May 23rd. Moustakas was back from his fractured thumb for only two games before a collision... Read More

3 years ago

Mike Moustakas Sits Out Again on Wednesday; Scheduled to Be Examined Upon Return Home

Against the Twins on Wednesday, Mike Moustakas sat out for the third straight game due to a reported knee contusion that occurred when he collided with Alex Gordon (now DLed due to a resulting wrist fracture) on Sunday. After missing the entire series in Minnesota, Moustakas is expected to be diagnosed by team physicians upon... Read More

3 years ago

Alcides Escobar Logs Three Hits in Loss; Hitting .317 for May

Alcides Escobar continues to fly under the radar amongst fantasy owners as he is only 50% owned in Yahoo and 39.4% owned in ESPN. Escobar is quietly on pace to steal more than 25 bases while hitting .260 or higher at one of the shallowest positions in baseball, and he’s had hits in all but... Read More

3 years ago

Paulo Orlando Extends Hit Streak to Nine; Now Hitting .397 on the Season

To the amazement of baseball fans everywhere, 30 year old journeyman Paulo Orlando continues to hit like a star. A single in the 6th inning on Wednesday extended his hit streak to nine, and he’ll continue to see regular playing time as long as he continues to perform. Unfortunately, his 16/1 K/BB ratio and astronomical... Read More

3 years ago


Dillon Gee Gets Bombed by Twins; Gives Up Three Homers in Loss

Dillon Gee’s ERA of 2.90 coming into Wednesday’s start at Minnesota looked pretty on the surface, but his underlying FIP of 4.42 told more of the story. The Twins brought Gee back down to Earth right from the start by leading off with back-to-back home runs and adding a third round tripper in the 5th... Read More

3 years ago

Wade Davis Records 12th Save; Loads Bases to Make Game Exciting

Wade Davis continues to be a force in the 9th inning, but he apparently decided the fans needed more entertainment late Tuesday. Davis loaded the bases after walking two batters in an inning for the second time this season, and his walk rate has ballooned to a frightening 4.86 BB/9 in 2016. This combined with... Read More

3 years ago

Lorenzo Cain Smacks Around Twins Pitching for Four Hits and Two RBIs; Hit Safely in 22 of Last 24 Games

Lorenzo Cain continues to tear the cover off the ball. He brought his current hit streak up to six games on Tuesday, and he’s had multiple hits in four straight games as well. He also snuck a surprise stolen base in against Minnesota, his first in 2016 that has come against a team that ranks... Read More

3 years ago

Edinson Volquez Throws 6.2 Strong Innings to Earn Fifth Win; Faces White Sox Next

As expected, Edinson Volquez pitched well against the Twins on Tuesday and waltzed into his fifth win of the season. Volquez gave up four runs (only two were earned) on six hits with six strikeouts. His walks were still a bit of an issue as he walked three batters and two of those, plus a... Read More

3 years ago

Cheslor Cuthbert Recalled from Triple A; Expected to Be Backup Infielder

Only two days after he was sent down to make room for the returning Mike Moustakas, Cheslor Cuthbert was recalled by Kansas City. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he is not initially expected to step into a regular role. Cuthbert is mostly expected to serve as insurance for if Moustakas’s knee injury turns out to be... Read More

3 years ago


Edinson Volquez Slated to Start Against Minnesota on Tuesday; Bounce Back Expected

Edinson Volquez has been quite unpredictable as of late with three terrible and two excellent outings in his last five, but his start against the Twins on Tuesday should go well as long as he keeps his walks under control. He has logged ten walks total in his last three poor outings versus only two... Read More

3 years ago

Mike Moustakas a Late Scratch Against Minnesota; Suffering From Bruised Knee

Mike Moustakas was scratched just before game time on Monday due to the bruised knee he suffered in a collision with Alex Gordon on Sunday. He is listed as day to day, but after already having two separate incidents this season where Royals management has downplayed injuries that turned out to be considerably more serious,... Read More

3 years ago

Ian Kennedy’s Start Shortened by Rain; Faces More Dangerous White Sox Next

After a rough first inning where he gave up two runs, Ian Kennedy settled down and was in a groove when his start was unfortunately cut short by rain. While Ned Yost sent him out after the 41-minute rain delay, Kennedy was pulled after getting the first batter he faced to line out. It’s a... Read More

3 years ago

Whit Merrifield Moves Into Fourth OF Role; Should See Playing Time Increase

Whit Merrifield is a 27 year old journeyman minor leaguer who could provide some sneaky value for those in very deep leagues. Alex Gordon’s injury moves him squarely into the role of the fourth outfielder, and once Paulo Orlando remembers that he’s Paulo Orlando and everyone is reminded that Jarrod Dyson can’t hit lefties, Merrifield... Read More

3 years ago

Jarrod Dyson Expected to Get Bump in Playing Time; Provides Nothing but Speed

While an injury in baseball always hurts someone, it also always provides a benefit for someone else. Alex Gordon’s fractured wrist opens up the door to more playing time for the fleet of foot Jarrod Dyson, and owners desperate for steals should jump at the opportunity to bolster their stats for the next few weeks.... Read More

3 years ago


Alex Gordon to DL with Fractured Wrist; Owners Can Move On

The Royals downplayed another injury by claiming yesterday that Alex Gordon was day to day with a bruised wrist. As was the case with Mike Moustakas’s fractured hand, a bruise has turned out to be a break, and Gordon will now be on the shelf for three to four weeks. Gordon has had a pitiful... Read More

3 years ago

Salvador Perez Continues to Strike Out More Than Ever; Power Increase Worth It?

Salvador Perez seemed like a known commodity with his last two seasons ended with identical .260 batting averages, similar K-rates of 14.0% and 14.8%, and exactly 70 RBIs both seasons. However, in 2016, the 26 year old’s average is down 15 points and his K-rate is up 7.8%, but his slugging is up 16 points... Read More

3 years ago

Paulo Orlando Continues to Streak; Expected to Continue Platooning

Paulo Orlando is riding a six game hitting streak and has even logged at least one extra base hit in four of those six games, but manager New Yost said on Sunday that he will continue to platoon Orlando with light-hitting speedster Jarrod Dyson, per Cody Stavenhagen at MLB.com. Orlando showed a small amount of... Read More

3 years ago

Alex Gordon Collides With Mike Moustakas; Gordon Listed as Day to Day

Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas collided while pursuing a foul pop in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game. Though the collision was not very hard, both players violently fell to the ground. While both initially remained in the game, Gordon was pinch-hit for in the top of the eighth. Reports after the game revealed that... Read More

3 years ago

Yordano Ventura Takes Third Loss; Continues to Walk Too Many Hitters

The White Sox hitters have logged the 11th highest number of walks this season, and Yordano Ventura was happy to contribute to their cause on Sunday. For the fourth time in his last six games, Ventura finished the day with more walks than strikeouts and now has an atrocious 13/19 K/BB ratio over his last... Read More

3 years ago


Ian Kennedy to Square Off Against Twins on Monday; Strong Play Against Weak Hitting Team

Ian Kennedy looked fairly strong in his last outing against Boston (5.2 IP, 9/1 K/BB, 2 ER), and he starts this week off with an outing in Minnesota. While Kennedy has his flaws (below average 35.4% GB rate, 4.15 FIP), just about every pitcher should be started against the Twins at this time. The Twins... Read More

4 years ago

Joakim Soria Provides Two Shutout Innings in Relief; Settled Down From Early Season Struggles

Joakim Soria is years removed from his best days, but for those in leagues that count holds, he still retains some value. After starting the season by giving up runs in seven of his first 12 outings, Soria has settled down and only surrendered a run in one of his last 11 appearances. His 9/5... Read More

4 years ago

Danny Duffy Throws 4.1 Scoreless Innings; Pitch Count Prevents Win

Danny Duffy looked very sharp on Saturday as he mowed down the White Sox for four and a third innings. After getting the first out in the fifth inning, manager Ned Yost pulled Duffy due to the predetermined pitch count limit. Since returning to the rotation, Duffy has logged 7.1 innings with an 8/2 K/BB... Read More

4 years ago

Lorenzo Cain Doubles in Go-Ahead Run; Expect Few Steals in Next Month

Lorenzo Cain was a hero of the game on Friday with his go-ahead double, but for those who are wondering where the stolen bases are will have to remain patient for quite a while. Cain has only stolen five bases in 2016, and those all came against teams that are terrible at holding runners. He... Read More

4 years ago

Dillon Gee Has Decent Showing Against Chicago; Gets First Win Since 2014

Dillon Gee looked rocky at times on Friday, but he was able to regularly escape dangerous situations and finish five innings for the win. Gee allowed two or more baserunners in three of his five innings, but timely ground balls and limiting his walks to just one overall helped him get out of the jams.... Read More

4 years ago


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