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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 3670 articles so far, you can find them below.


Kendrys Morales Continues to Roll; Homers and Doubles Twice on Thursday

Kendrys Morales terrorized St. Louis’ pitching staff over the four-game set that included two games at each team’s home park. Morales went 3-4 on Thursday with two doubles, a home run, and two RBIs, and he finished the series with one home run, four RBIs, and an incredible .750 batting average. Morales also logged two... Read More

4 years ago

Kendrys Morales May See Time in Outfield in Interleague Play; Just an Option for Now

Kendrys Morales is actually a fairly athletic DH, so with him swinging a scorching bat right now, Ned Yost told Jeffrey Flanagan at MLB.com that he remains an option to play in the outfield. Owners shouldn’t go expecting such a thing to happen, but if he could get squeezed in enough times to gain outfield... Read More

4 years ago

Yordano Ventura Resumes Wild Ways; Gives Up Seven Earned Runs

Perhaps Machado doesn’t cure pitchers with punches. Yordano Ventura pitched poorly on Tuesday as the Cardinals forced Ventura to throw a lot of pitches and capitalized when he made mistakes. Ventura gave up seven earned runs in just 5.1 innings, and he walked three along the way. He should draw the Phillies next, an easier... Read More

4 years ago

Lorenzo Cain Strains Hamstring; MRI Expected on Wednesday

Lorenzo Cain strained his hamstring while stretching for first on Tuesday, so he is expected to see the doctor on Wednesday. An MRI will be scheduled, and an update should be expected soon. Either way, it is unlikely that Cain will be in the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

4 years ago

Yordano Ventura Returns Against Cardinals; Did Manny Machado Cure His Ills?

Yordano Ventura has completed his eight game (one start) suspension, and he will return Tuesday against the Cardinals. Ventura has struggled in 2016 as he’s posted a 4.54 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP that’s mainly caused by a 4.08 BB/9 that ranks as the 8th worst amongst qualified starters. However, after getting socked by Machado,... Read More

4 years ago


Danny Duffy Excellent for Eight Innings; Longest Start of the Season

Danny Duffy had been a bit rough in his last two turns, but he brought his best stuff against St. Louis on Monday. Duffy allowed two runs in the first, but then he was unstoppable as he shut out the Cardinals for the next seven innings and struck out eight while walking none. Duffy was... Read More

4 years ago

Kendrys Morales Goes 4-4 with 2 RBIs; Has Hit Safely in 12 of Last 13 Starts

Kendrys Morales has been on a tear as he hit two solo home runs on Sunday to help lead the Royals to a win over Houston, and he continued his hot streak on Monday with a 4-4 day with a double and a pair of RBIs. Morales had been terrible at the plate for the... Read More

4 years ago

Ian Kennedy Pitches a Seven Inning Gem; Strikes Out 11 Astros

Ian Kennedy had an “on” day on Sunday as he struck out 11 and only gave up one run over seven quality innings against Houston. Kennedy only walked one and gave up three hits as well, as his gem helped Kansas City escape their recent spate of terrible starting pitcher performances. While this was a... Read More

4 years ago

Brett Eibner Optioned to Triple-A; Sent Down to Make Room for Alex Gordon’s Return

Brett Eibner performed admirably in Alex Gordon’s absence, but the veteran is still good enough that Eibner was relegated back to the minors upon his return. Eibner hit .297/.350/.514 over his 10 big league starts, so if owners can stash him, they can expect that he’ll return at some point during the season. The combination... Read More

4 years ago

Kris Medlen Goes 4.2 Innings in Rehab Start; Throws 69 Pitches and Gives Up No Earned Runs

Kris Medlen’s recovery from rotator cuff inflammation has been progressing slowly, and he took another step forward on Saturday as he pitched well at Triple-A Omaha. Medlen’s pitch count is still low, so he will have a few more starts in the minors before being considered for a major league return. Medlen was atrocious before... Read More

4 years ago


Alex Gordon Returns with a Bang; Doubles and Homers in First Game Back

Alex Gordon’s solid rehab performance carried over to his first game back with the team on Saturday as he homered and doubled upon his return. Since Gordon’s injury was a wrist fracture, there was some concern as to whether he could regain his power stroke, but he looks fine so far. Owners should buy aggressively... Read More

4 years ago

Chris Young Facing Astros on Saturday; Shouldn’t be Started Until Consistently Good

Chris Young had a great start on Sunday against Detroit, giving up just one run in six innings, but it was first quality start in his last five starts. Last time Young faced the Astros, he was lit up for six earned runs in just 4.2 innings, and without some level of consistency, owners are... Read More

4 years ago

Top Prospect Raul Mondesi to Begin Rehab Assignment; Returning from PED Suspension

Raul Mondesi was suspended 50 games for PEDs on May 10, but because he is on the 40-man roster, he can undergo a rehab assignment at a lower level before returning to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Mondesi already had five home runs and 11 stolen bases in just 25 games to start the season, so owners... Read More

4 years ago

Alex Gordon Expected to Return on Saturday; Hit Well in Rehab

Alex Gordon has been on the shelf since May 23 with a fractured wrist, but he appears to have completed his rehab assignment and is expected to return to Kansas City on Saturday. Gordon went 7-for-22 across two minor league levels during rehab. His return will push the duo of Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando... Read More

4 years ago

Edinson Volquez Sets Royals Record; Most Runs Ever Given Up by Starting Pitcher

Edinson Volquez was thrashed by the Astros on Friday to the tune of 12 runs (11 earned) in just one-plus innings of work. Volquez was tagged for nine earned runs in the first but was sent back out to hopefully eat up innings to save the bullpen. Instead, he allowed the next three hitters on... Read More

4 years ago


Alex Gordon Hitting Well in Rehab Assignment; Could Return This Weekend

Alex Gordon’s recovery from his broken wrist seems to be going well as he has gone three for six with a home run at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Though Gordon was hitting just .211 with four homers on the season prior to the injury, he still has the potential to be a solid performer moving forward.... Read More

4 years ago

Ian Kennedy Takes Loss against Mets; Pulled Early for Pinch Hitter

Ian Kennedy wasn’t sharp against New York on Tuesday, but his early exit was more due to offensive maneuvering than his performance. After giving up two runs in four innings, Kennedy was lifted in the 5th for a pinch hitter in hopes of capitalizing on a run scoring opportunity. He was saddled with the loss... Read More

4 years ago

Omar Infante Released; Veteran Becomes Unrestricted Free Agent

After designating Omar Infante for assignment last week, the good times are officially over for the Royals veteran second baseman. Kansas City waived Infante on Tuesday, so he will now be an unconditional free agent who is free to sign with any team. Though his recent numbers with the Royals were poor, expect Infante to... Read More

4 years ago

Alcides Escobar Hasn’t Stolen a Base in 30 Days; Speed Boost in NY Unlikely

Alcides Escobar looked like he was poised for another great season halfway through May, but a month later, he looks like he’s barely interested in playing. Since May 20th, Escobar has posted a terrible triple slash of .214/.225/.254 with zero SBs. Those numbers are 46, 71, and 86 points below his respective career averages. However,... Read More

4 years ago

Ian Kennedy Set to Square Off Against Mets on Tuesday; Risky Start for Fantasy Owners

Ian Kennedy is a mediocre SP who drifts between excellence and incompetence. Kennedy’s current problem is gopheritis, where eight home runs in his last three starts has led to 16 earned runs in just 18.1 innings, otherwise known as a 7.85 ERA. However, he’s also posted six strikeouts in two of those three outings, and... Read More

4 years ago


Whit Merrifield Hits Safely in 8th Straight Game; Has Reached Base in 14 of Last 15 Games

Whit Merrifield has not only landed himself an everyday job in Kansas City, but he’s quietly been a strong fantasy second baseman over the last two weeks. Merrifield has posted a triple slash of .328/.348/.507 with two home runs, two stolen bases, eight RBIs, and ten runs scored since June 4th. His low walk rate... Read More

4 years ago

Chris Young Throws Quality Start; Still Not a Recommended Pick Up

Chris Young has been plagued by injury, old age, and home runs this season, but he harkened back to his younger self on Sunday as he threw six quality innings against Detroit. Young struck out seven, only walked one, and has only allowed two home runs in his last 10.1 innings, a huge improvement over... Read More

4 years ago

Salvador Perez Extends Hit Streak to 11; Eight Multihit Games During Streak

Red hot Salvador Perez picked up two hits against the Tigers on Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. During his streak, Perez is hitting .467 and slugging an outstanding .844 as he’s added five home runs and a pair of doubles to his season totals. He remains on pace to handily surpass... Read More

4 years ago

Alex Gordon to Begin Rehab Assignment on Sunday; No Timetable for Return Set

Alex Gordon has been cleared to play and assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas for temporary rehabilitation. The length of his rehabilitation is unknown at this point, but assuming all goes well, Gordon should be expected back in Kansas City before next weekend. Hopefully, the time off will allow Gordon to return to form and improve... Read More

4 years ago

Yordano Ventura Accepts Suspension; Will Miss One Start

As predicted, Yordano Ventura dropped his appeal of his suspension just after completing his most recent start so that he will only miss one start while serving his eight games. Ventura has been pitching well as of late, but he’s still unpredictable at best and owners should be hesitant to buy in just yet. However,... Read More

4 years ago


Kendrys Morales Helps Royals Take Down Tigers; Extends Hit Streak to Seven

Kendrys Morales lit up the Detroit pitching staff on Saturday as he went 4/5 with five RBIs in Kansas City’s easy victory. Morales has loved Detroit’s pitching as he has gone six for his last seven with a home run, eight RBIs, and five runs scored over the last two games of the series. On... Read More

4 years ago

Salvador Perez Extends Hit Streak to Eight; Hitting .444 over Last Seven Games

Salvador Perez is on fire right now. With another hit on Thursday, he has stretched his hit streak to eight games and has raised his season average to .294. He’s also slashing an otherworldly .444/.464/.926 over his last seven games with four home runs and seven RBIs. Perez is on pace to set new career... Read More

4 years ago

Danny Duffy Knocked Around by Tigers; Takes No Decision

Danny Duffy didn’t pitch terribly on Thursday, but Detroit’s big bats punished him dearly for the mistakes he did make. Duffy only gave up four hits over five innings of work, but three of those were solo home runs. Though he struggled more than he recently has, Duffy still left the game with the lead... Read More

4 years ago

Brett Eibner Continues Hit Streak; Hits First MLB Home Run

Rookie Brett Eibner was off to a scorching start before a sprained ankle sent him to the DL, but on Thursday, he picked up right where he left off. Eibner has a hit in every game he’s played, and one of Thursday’s two hits was his first home run in the majors. The 2010 second... Read More

4 years ago

Danny Duffy to Face Tigers on Thursday; Should be Started Even With Tough Matchup

Danny Duffy is set to square off against Justin Verlander and Detroit on Thursday, and it won’t be an easy task. The Tigers are averaging 5.4 runs per game over their last 10, and Verlander has gone 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA over the last month, so Duffy will have to be excellent to stand... Read More

4 years ago


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