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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.


Antonio Senzatela Wins With No Strikeouts

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela was expected to have an easier draw since he was facing the Mets, but it wasn't expected to be that easy. Senzatela didn't strike out a soul in six innings of one-run ball in New York, allowing him to take the win. Senzatela walked two and gave up four... Read More

6 months ago

Raimel Tapia Has One More Big Night

Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia is likely headed for part-time playing time now that star outfielder Charlie Blackmon is back from the Injured List, but he took advantage of one last night as a regular on Friday. Tapia went 2-for-5 with a run-scoring double and a stolen base, his first since May 1, in Colorado's... Read More

6 months ago

Tony Wolters Keeps Up Hit Parade

Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters came into the 2019 season as a defensive specialist. He hit .170 last year, and his career-best was .259 back in 2016. Sure, he is 27, but everyone expected him to flirt with the Mendoza line, not .300. After knocking a single on Friday, Wolters is now sitting at .296... Read More

6 months ago

Danny Duffy Struck By Liner, Stays In Game

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy took a line drive to the knee in the second inning of Thursday's ball game against the Red Sox, but after writhing in pain for a few minutes, he decided to stay in to finish the job. He was instead chased in the next inning when he got... Read More

6 months ago

Alex Gordon Rips 10th Home Run

The corpse of Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon continued its rise from the dead on Thursday by drilling a line drive home run into the seats in the bottom of the seventh against the Red Sox. Gordon's home run was a laser that just snuck over the wall in right-center, but the solo shot... Read More

6 months ago


Ian Desmond Doubles Twice

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond played a central role in carrying the team to victory over the Cubs on Thursday as he doubled twice, driving in one run and scoring another in the 3-1 game. The doubles broke an 0-for-12 streak that Desmond was caught up in, and it's his first game with multiple extra... Read More

6 months ago

Peter Lambert Sets Franchise Record In Debut

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert set a new franchise record by striking out nine batters in his major league debut against the Cubs on Thursday. Lambert tossed seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just four hits and walking one as he nailed down a win for the Rockies. Lambert was considered a top-five... Read More

6 months ago

David Dahl Keeps Hitting

Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl smacked three more hits on Wednesday including a double and a triple in the team's failed comeback bid against the Cubs, and he's now raised his batting average up to .337 for the season. That's been great for owners, but that's not even close to sustainable. While Dahl has cut... Read More

6 months ago

Trevor Story Walks Twice, Doesn't Strike Out

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has improved his strikeout rate pretty dramatically over the last few years, but he still strikes out more than 26% of the time. Due to this, Wednesday's game was a bit of a rarity for Story. In five plate appearances against the Cubs, Story walked twice and didn't strike out... Read More

6 months ago

German Marquez Rocked By Cubbies

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez got lit up at Wrigley on Wednesday when he surrendered eight earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Marquez gave up three in the fifth, but it all came crashing down in the sixth when he lost control. Over the course of six batters, Marquez gave up a double, a... Read More

6 months ago


Whit Merrifield Is Striking Out A Ton

Kansas City Royals utility man Whit Merrifield is known for his speed, his versatility, his late start in the majors, and his contact rate. He's not usually known for whiffing. That's what he's really excelling at recently though. Over his last eight games, the man with a career strikeout percentage of just 16% has struck... Read More

6 months ago

Jorge Lopez Continues To Struggle

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jorge Lopez was moved to the bullpen a few weeks ago to see if he could be the next KC convert from below-average starter to power reliever. It looks like a pretty big failure so far. After a spotless two-inning appearance to begin his relieving career, Lopez picked up one last... Read More

6 months ago

Jakob Junis Dominated By Red Sox

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis had a tough draw on Wednesday by facing off against Boston's ace Chris Sale, and unfortunately, he succumbed. After two quick runs in the first, only one of which was earned, Junis cruised until the fifth inning. It all fell apart in the fifth as he allowed three... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Murphy Goes Yard At Wrigley

Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy pushed a Kyle Hendricks fastball out to left-center in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game to extend his current hitting streak to five games. He also knocked in another run, and he's now hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. He's hitting .360 during the span... Read More

6 months ago

Jeff Hoffman Hit Hard By Cubs

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman got an extended run in the team's rotation two years ago, and he was bad. He's now been given three turns in a row this season, and he's been better, but only slightly. Tuesday's start against the Cubs featured some bad luck, like stranding half the runners who got... Read More

6 months ago


Brad Keller Victimized By Poor Offense

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller hasn't been lights-out this season, but he took another loss on a quality start on Sunday because his offense let him down. Keller allowed three earned runs in the start on Sunday, and that's been the magic number for him this season. So far, Keller has allowed three... Read More

6 months ago

Cheslor Cuthbert Continues To Hit Well

Since being called up three days ago, Kansas City Royals third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert has done a fine job of filling in for breakout star Hunter Dozier, who is sidelined with a pulled chest muscle. Cuthbert has hit safely in all three games, including a 3-for-4 day on Sunday and a solo shot on Friday.... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Senzatela Pitches Well Against Toronto

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela put in another solid performance on Sunday as he shut down the Blue Jays for the series sweep. Senzatela went six innings while only allowing one earned run and four hits. The run and half the hits came in the first inning, when Senzatela worked out of an early... Read More

6 months ago

Nolan Arenado Teased For Home Run

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is playing so well that his teammates even make fun of some of his home runs. Arenado drilled his 16th of the season on Sunday, but the 432-foot blast came one inning after Chris Iannetta hit one 476 feet, so his teammates provided a polite golf clap and proceeded... Read More

6 months ago

Chris Iannetta Hits Bomb For 5th Homer

Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta isn't having a spectacular season by any measurement, but at least he made his way on to a leaderboard. Iannetta took a 2-2 pitch to one of the furthest places the Rockies have ever seen. Iannetta's tape measure home run smacked off the bricks at the very back of the... Read More

6 months ago


Charlie Blackmon Feeling Better

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon told reporters Saturday that he's gaining confidence in his injured calf and is already feeling good while hitting and throwing. Blackmon injured the calf on May 24, but the team will likely take their time in getting the star outfielder back out there since they're on a winning streak without... Read More

6 months ago

Wade Davis Throws Bullpen Without Issue

Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis threw a bullpen on Friday and felt no ill effects from the work on Saturday, a big step in his recovery from the oblique injury that he suffered on May 14. There's still no announced timetable for Davis, and it's not clear whether he'll need a minor-league rehab assignment, but... Read More

6 months ago

Scott Oberg Records Second Save

Colorado Rockies temporary closer Scott Oberg looked like he was going to have the day off on Saturday after the Rockies took a four-run lead into the ninth inning, but a rocky outing for Carlos Estevez meant Oberg had to come in to nail down the last out with the tying run at the plate.... Read More

6 months ago

David Dahl Has Another Multi-Hit Game

Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl popped three hits on Saturday against Toronto, giving him his third multi-hit game in the last four contests. Dahl was the only member of the team to record multiple hits on a day when Toronto's pitching did pretty well overall, and the recent run has raised Dahl's overall batting average... Read More

6 months ago

Raimel Tapia Hits Little League Home Run

Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak on Saturday by knocking a hard grounder through to right-center field. What should have been a single with a chance of becoming a double due to Tapia's speed instead turned into a Little League home run when center fielder Jonathan Davis allowed it to scoot under... Read More

6 months ago


Jon Gray Strong Against Toronto

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray shut out the Blue Jays for 6 2/3 innings on Saturday as the Rockies won their seventh straight game. Gray only allowed two hits in the match and struck out seven as he posted his third quality start in his last five outings. In fantasy, Gray's up-and-down nature has... Read More

6 months ago

Brian Flynn Logs More Work Than Starter

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Brian Flynn was tasked with dragging the team through the game with the Rangers after starting pitcher Homer Bailey left in the fourth inning, and he did a better job. While Bailey only faced 19 hitters, Flynn took on 20 and only allowed one earned run in the four completed... Read More

6 months ago

Adalberto Mondesi Continues SB Dominance

Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi is a stolen base machine. Sensing that his league lead had been cut to five by Tim Anderson of the White Sox, Mondesi got his wheels spinning and swiped his 21st bag of the season on Saturday. Mondesi is on pace to top 60 steals this season, and that's... Read More

6 months ago

Homer Bailey Loses Again

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Homer Bailey was hit hard once again as he was chased in the fourth inning of Saturday's matchup in Texas. Bailey cruised through the first three innings of the start before unraveling in the fourth inning, in an early repeat of yesterday's performance by teammate Danny Duffy. Bailey also succumbed... Read More

6 months ago

Martin Maldonado Exits With Forearm Tightness

Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado left Saturday's game with the Rangers in the bottom of the sixth inning due to tightness in his right forearm. No announcement was made after the game, so he should be considered day-to-day for now. Maldonado is in his first season with the Royals after signing a one-year deal... Read More

6 months ago


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