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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.


Mike Montgomery Shuts Out Tigers

Newly acquired Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Mike Montgomery shut down the Tigers for seven innings on Saturday to earn his first win for the new team. Montgomery struck out 12 and looked utterly dominant as he only allowed four hits and walked no one. This was Montgomery's first start without a pitch limit, and... Read More

6 months ago

Jason Myers Makes 55-Yarder

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers got off to a rocky start by pushing a 56-yard attempt wide right, but just before the end of the first half on Thursday, Myers was able to sneak a 55-yarder inside the right upright. Myers lost last year's kicking competition to Sebastian Janikowski, but after a Pro Bowl season... Read More

6 months ago

Barkevious Mingo Gets First Sack For Seattle

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Barkevious Mingo provided solid pressure all night in the team's first preseason game against the Broncos. Mingo played surprisingly deep into the game, all the way into the fourth quarter, as the coaches are trying to give him as many pass-rushing reps as possible. With Frank Clark in Kansas City, Jarran... Read More

6 months ago

J.T. Barrett Signed By Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have signed quarterback J.T. Barrett to the team for now, but he's not expected to be with the squad for long. Barrett was signed because Geno Smith had a minor surgical procedure on his knee on Friday, and that left Russell Wilson and Paxton Lynch as the only quarterbacks left on the... Read More

6 months ago

Ed Dickson Expected Out Through First Game

Seattle Seahawks tight end Ed Dickson is expected to be out for up to five weeks after having knee surgery, and it's not clear if Seattle will be keeping him now. Dickson was brought in last season, but he didn't play much of a role for most of his time with the team. Now with... Read More

6 months ago


George Fant Suffers Sprained Ankle

Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman/tight end George Fant went down with an ankle sprain in Thursday's game that head coach Pete Carroll described as "legit." While that's not a medical definition, it gives nothing but bad feelings about Fant's timetable. Fant is a hybrid player for Seattle, often working as a sixth offensive lineman/blocking tight end,... Read More

6 months ago

Jazz Ferguson Shows Off Strength With TD

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jazz Ferguson is one step closer to making the squad after he showed out in the first preseason game of the year. Ferguson snagged the most passes of any receiver Seattle receiver, led the team in receiving yards, and muscled his way ahead of a defensive back to snatch a six-yard... Read More

6 months ago

Xavier Turner Leads The Way Against Broncos

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver/running back Xavier Turner was the bell cow in the team's first preseason game against the Broncos, and it's not surprising if most readers have never heard of him. An undrafted rookie signed out of Tarleton State University, Turner is lucky if he's fifth on the depth chart at running back, and... Read More

6 months ago

Paxton Lynch Shines In First Preseason Game

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Paxton Lynch looked like a star when he was on the field against his former team on Thursday. Lynch took over from Geno Smith and commanded the second half of the game, throwing for 109 yards and a touchdown. Lynch's 11-for-15 performance garnered a lot of attention since it came against... Read More

6 months ago

Geno Smith Has Minor Surgery

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith underwent minor surgery on his knee on Friday to remove a cyst. Smith was given the start in Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos, but he was removed after the first half. Smith struggled in his half of work, going 3-for-9 for 58 yards and getting sacked twice. Smith is... Read More

6 months ago


Nolan Arenado Continues To Roll

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado smacked a single in Friday's game and scored the team's only run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and he somehow seems immune to the struggles the team is going through. While his team has fallen from second in the NL West to fourth in a matter of... Read More

6 months ago

Ian Desmond Is 1-For-20 In Last Five Starts

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond is in the midst of quite a slide. Desmond is hitting just .050 over his last five starts, last knocking a single a week ago. He did get a tiny moment of relief on Friday when he grounded out to bring the team's only run home, but it wasn't exactly... Read More

6 months ago

Scott Oberg Lit Up In Non-Save Situation

Colorado Rockies closer Scott Oberg did what most closers do when they are forced to pitch in a non-save situation. He got shelled. Oberg was called in on Friday to close out the game against the Padres while the Rockies were already trailing 3-1, and he promptly had his worst appearance all season. It was... Read More

6 months ago

Kyle Freeland Loses With Quality Start

The woes of the Colorado Rockies continued as starting pitcher Kyle Freeland did a rare thing and threw a great outing for the team, but the offense failed to help him out. Freeland tossed six innings while only allowing three earned runs on eight hits, two walks, and three strikeouts, but the Rockies only scored... Read More

6 months ago

Mike Badgley Nails Since Extra Point

Los Angeles Chargers kicker Mike Badgley had an easy gig in the team's first preseason game, nailing the only opportunity he was given. Badgley was summoned for an extra point on one of the team's two touchdowns, and he made it. There were no field goal opportunities as the Chargers seem to have finally settled... Read More

6 months ago


Hunter Henry Catches Two Passes

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry brought in both passes thrown his way in the team's preseason game against the Cardinals, showing that he was healthy and ready to be a regular target. Henry was heavily hyped coming into last season until he tore his ACL, but a pointless performance in last year's playoff... Read More

6 months ago

Mike Williams Snags Big Catch

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams hauled in a 28-yard catch on his only target in the team's first preseason game. Williams likely won't see a whole lot of action in the preseason since he's the team's clear-cut No. 2 receiver and has enough of an injury history to cause concern. The first-round pick... Read More

6 months ago

Justin Jackson Scores TD In First Game

Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson took over for starter Austin Ekeler against the Cardinals on Thursday night and hauled in one of the team's two rushing touchdowns on the night. Jackson saw a bit of use last season as a third-stringer who got a surprise start when injuries cost both Melvin Gordon and... Read More

6 months ago

Easton Stick Makes NFL Debut

Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback Easton Stick got his first chance in the NFL on Thursday when he was brought in to finish out the first preseason game against the Cardinals. Stick went 7-for-11 for 78 yards, but he did toss one pick on the evening. The North Dakota State alum is not expected to... Read More

6 months ago

Cardale Jones Sacked Twice In Debut

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Cardale Jones got the call to replace Tyrod Taylor after two series, but he looked considerably worse than his competition. Jones took a pair of sacks in his one series, including an ugly one where he had plenty of time to get rid of the ball but instead danced back and... Read More

6 months ago


Tyrod Taylor Shines For Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor looked fantastic in the first preseason game of the year against the Cardinals on Thursday. Taylor went 6-for-6 for 72 yards through the air and racked up a pair of runs for 34 more yards. He wasn't sacked a single time, and while he didn't score any touchdowns,... Read More

6 months ago

Alex Gordon Hits First Homer Of August

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has gotten off to an ice-cold start for the month of August, but he ran into one on Thursday that he was able to drive out of the yard. The homer was Gordon's first since July 23, and it was just his second hit this month. The 35-year-old has... Read More

6 months ago

Nick Dini Records First Major League Hit

Kansas City Royals rookie catcher Nick Dini made his major league debut on Thursday, and he laced a single to left in the top of the sixth to rack up his first major league hit. Dini is a pretty solid offensive catcher who was hitting .296 with 13 home runs in Triple-A this year before... Read More

6 months ago

Cheslor Cuthbert Knocks Eighth Home Run

Kansas City Royals corner infielder Cheslor Cuthbert went yard in Thursday's game against the Tigers to give him eight big flies on the season in just 238 plate appearances. Cuthbert was originally called up this year to fill in for Hunter Dozier while he was on the Injured List, but he's proven to have enough... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Dozier Smashes Two Homers

Kansas City Royals corner infielder Hunter Dozier recorded his second two home run game in the last week by drilling a pair of homers in KC's loss to Detroit on Thursday. Dozier is currently on a tear, recording three multi-hit games in his last four and scoring six runs in the short span. Following a... Read More

6 months ago


German Marquez Hit Hard By Astros

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez successfully made his start after having to leave his last one early due to full body cramps, but he was hit pretty hard by the Astros. Marquez gave up five earned runs in five innings while striking out four. Eight hits ate him up, including a pair of home... Read More

6 months ago

Charlie Blackmon Is On Another Tear

Remember when Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has had some other hot streaks this season that featured things like setting a record for most hits in a four-game series and hitting safely in 38 of 40 games? He slumped a bit after the All-Star break, but it looks like he's back. Blackmon has hit safely... Read More

6 months ago

Raimel Tapia Goes Deep In Houston

Colorado Rockies fourth outfielder Raimel Tapia took advantage of his chance on Tuesday and drove a super slow Zack Greinke curveball over the right-center wall for a three-run shot. Tapia's homer was his first in more than three weeks, but he's proven that he can be a pretty effective hitter in the majors this year.... Read More

6 months ago

Jorge Soler Hits 465-Foot Home Run

Kansas City Royals slugger Jorge Soler hit the longest home run of his career on Saturday when he murdered a meatball into the upper deck of the left field stands at Target Field. The solo knock traveled an estimated 465 feet, a blast of mammoth proportions. Unfortunately, KC would go on to lose the game... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Dozier Blasts Two Homers

Kansas City Royals corner infielder Hunter Dozier has come back down to Earth after an incredible start to the season, but he's still a threat every time he comes up to the plate. He blasted two solo home runs in Friday's game with the Twins, though it was in another losing effort. Dozier was hot... Read More

6 months ago


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