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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.


Kyle Freeland Tosses Quality Start

In his first relatively good outing in a month, Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland threw a solid six innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday. Freeland allowed three earned runs in six innings while striking out seven, though he was overshadowed by his opponent's 17-strikeout performance. Freeland still walked three, and he was incredibly... Read More

8 months ago

Nolan Arenado Hits 11th Home Run

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado knocked his 11th home run of the season on Tuesday, and he's quietly stalking the MVP frontrunners once again. Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich are rightfully getting a ton of attention in the MVP race, but Arenado's cruising along behind them like a race horse waiting to make his... Read More

8 months ago

Mark Reynolds Knocks In Winning Run

Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds was the hero on Tuesday in Boston as he smacked a game-winning single in the 11th inning of a game Colorado should have lost. The Rockies overcame a 17-strikeout performance by Chris Sale to send the game into extra innings, and Reynolds came through in the clutch. Reynolds has... Read More

8 months ago

Charlie Blackmon Extends Home Run Streak

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon did it again against the Red Sox. Trailing 3-2 in the top of the eighth inning, Blackmon drilled his ninth home run of the season to give the Rockies a one-run lead. It extended his hitting streak to 11 games, his run scored streak to 11 games, and it was... Read More

8 months ago

Nicky Lopez Getting Called Up

The Kansas City Royals have elected to call up 24-year-old prospect Nicky Lopez for Tuesday's game. The second baseman is one of the team's top 10 prospects according to pretty much every scout out there, and he has raked so far this year in Triple-A Omaha. Lopez has hit .353 with three home runs and... Read More

8 months ago


Brendan Rodgers Hits Two Home Runs

Colorado Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers continued his pummeling of Triple-A pitching on Monday by drilling a pair of solo homers in Fresno. The 22-year-old has been destroying pitching so far this season to the tune of a 1.060 OPS with nine long balls. He's cut his strikeout rate down to 15.5%, he's walking nearly... Read More

8 months ago

Pat Valaika Called Up Once Again

The Colorado Rockies have summoned infielder Pat Valaika back to the majors to replace the struggling Garrett Hampson. Valaika is still riding high off a bout of success he had in a short stint in the majors two years ago, but so far this season, he's hit .074 in his first 27 at-bats in the... Read More

8 months ago

Garrett Hampson Demoted To Triple-A

The Colorado Rockies have sent second baseman Garrett Hampson back to Triple-A to try to work out what's wrong with his swing, and they've called up atrocious utility man Pat Valaika to take his spot because they apparently hate Brendan Rodgers. Hampson was given 93 scattered at-bats to prove himself, and he hit a paltry... Read More

8 months ago

Jorge Soler Expected To Become Main DH

The Kansas City Royals are making a big move, and it will push outfielder Jorge Soler into the main designated hitter role. The Royals are calling up their top second base prospect, Nicky Lopez, and that's going to shuffle a few guys around. One of those moves is that Whit Merrifield will move to right... Read More

8 months ago

Kelvin Gutierrez May See Less Playing Time

The Kansas City Royals have been impressed with rookie Kelvin Gutierrez's strong debut in the majors, but he may find himself the odd man out in the near future. KC has elected to call up top prospect Nicky Lopez, and that move could have repercussions across the lineup. Lopez is exclusively a second baseman, but... Read More

8 months ago


Whit Merrifield To Spend More Time In OF

The Kansas City Royals moved utility man Whit Merrifield to second base recently due to concern over the wear and tear of playing the outfield every day, but they've reversed course on that decision now that they've elected to bring up Nicky Lopez. Merrifield assured management that he'd have no problem handling the job, so... Read More

8 months ago

Ryan McMahon Doubles In A Run

Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon got the scoring started early on Sunday by doubling in Raimel Tapia in the second inning. He'd also single later in the game, hopefully opening the flood gates for more hits this week. McMahon has been slumping over the last couple weeks, and the double was particularly rare while he's... Read More

8 months ago

David Dahl Hits Well Against SD

Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl had been struggling along through a 5-for-31 stretch before the Padres came to town over the weekend, but their pitching seemed to cheer him up. Dahl went 6-for-14 in the series and hit a pair of doubles over the course of the last two games. While Dahl hasn't been artificially... Read More

8 months ago

Daniel Murphy Drives In Three

Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy is still recovering some from his hand and back ailments, but that isn't slowing down his ability to hit for extra bases. Murphy stepped in as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning of Sunday's contest and promptly cleared the bases with a three-run double. The concern coming off... Read More

8 months ago

Raimel Tapia Continues Blistering May

Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia took one deep against San Diego on Mother's Day, continuing a monster of a month. Tapia is now hitting .313 with five home runs for the season, but a lot of that is precipitated by a ridiculous .419 average in the month of May. His OPS of 1.261 is by... Read More

8 months ago


Jake Newberry Gives Up More Home Runs

Kansas City Royals reliever Jake Newberry was called upon to put out the fire in the third inning of Wednesday's shellacking by the Astros, and he did escape a jam by only allowing a sacrifice fly. Unfortunately, Michael Brantley put one in the seats off him in the next inning, and that now makes three... Read More

9 months ago

Jorge Lopez Loses Again

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jorge Lopez is stuck in a bad way after getting shelled by the Astros on Wednesday. Lopez surrendered six earned runs in 2 1/3 innings while allowing three home runs to Houston. It's Lopez's worst outing of the season, and it makes his fifth straight turn where he's allowed four... Read More

9 months ago

Martin Maldonado Ejected In Blowout

Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado was one of a host of Royals who couldn't find his way at the dish on Wednesday, but he hit poorly for less innings than any of his teammates. With KC trailing 9-0 in the top of the seventh inning, Maldonado struck out looking on a pitch that was... Read More

9 months ago

Adalberto Mondesi Blasts Mammoth Homer

Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi was at it again in Monday's losing effort to the Astros. With the Royals trailing by one in the top of the fifth inning, Mondesi took a Gerrit Cole fastball out to the deepest part of the park for a two-run shot. The 443-foot blast put KC in the... Read More

9 months ago

Glenn Sparkman Recalled, Placed In Bullpen

Last week, the Kansas City Royals leaned on pitcher Glenn Sparkman to make a spot start for them, and he looked great as he tossed seven shutout innings against the Rays. He was quickly sent back down, but now he's back for a while. Unfortunately, manager Ned Yost has decided to send him to the... Read More

9 months ago


Jakob Junis Struggles Against Astros

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis labored through 5 1/3 tough innings against the Astros on Monday before he was lifted from the game. Houston scored in four of the six innings in which Junis took the hill, and he allowed three home runs in the game. There was some early hype that Junis... Read More

9 months ago

Ryan O'Hearn Feasts On Tiger Pitching

Kansas City Royals first baseman Ryan O'Hearn is finally getting his shot in the bigs, but he's struggled so far. O'Hearn has blasted a couple homers to show off his prodigious power, but for the most part, he's been pretty quiet. This weekend against the Tiger though, O'Hearn was a happy camper. O'Hearn went 6-for-10... Read More

9 months ago

Kelvin Gutierrez Continues To Hit

Kansas City Royals third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez continues to see regular playing time because he continues to find a way to get it done at the plate. Gutierrez went 1-for-4 on Sunday and drove in another run, giving him 10 RBI in his first nine MLB games. Gutierrez particularly enjoyed the series in Detroit as... Read More

9 months ago

Ian Kennedy Walked Off By Detroit

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Ian Kennedy has been surprisingly effective in a short-term relief role this season, but his old problems came back to haunt him on Sunday. Brought on to pitch in the 10th inning of a tie game, Kennedy scattered two singles amongst two outs to start the inning. However, with two... Read More

9 months ago

Raimel Tapia Leads Comeback Effort

Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia took care of the comeback on Sunday by drilling a bases-clearing triple in the eighth inning to tie it up. He'd score on a go-ahead single by Ryan McMahon, acting as the winning run as well. Tapia is theoretically the team's fourth outfielder behind Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, and Ian... Read More

9 months ago


German Marquez Struggles Against Arizona

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez labored through an ugly outing on Sunday that saw him surrender five earned runs in six innings of work. Marquez hasn't been as sharp over the last few outings, allowing three or more earned runs in three straight trips to the mound, but his offense bailed him out on... Read More

9 months ago

Wade Davis Locks Down Fifth Save

Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday to put his fifth save in the books. Davis worked around an error he committed, and got the heart of Arizona's lineup out to finish the job. Davis hasn't had nearly as good of stuff as he has the last... Read More

9 months ago

Kyle Freeland Lit Up By Arizona

Colorado Rockies starter Kyle Freeland was expected to suffer from some correction this season, but Saturday's debacle against Arizona was a little harsh. The Diamondbacks hung eight earned on Freeland in six innings of work, including smacking three home runs off the lefty. This made two straight bad outings for Freeland, and he's now surrendered... Read More

9 months ago

Tyler Anderson Optioned To Triple-A

One day after he got shelled once again, the Colorado Rockies have demoted lefty Tyler Anderson to Triple-A to work on his issues. Anderson has been absolutely dreadful so far this year, and per Elias Sports, Anderson is the first pitcher ever to allow five or more earned runs in his first five starts in... Read More

9 months ago

Billy Hamilton Continues To Flail

The Kansas City Royals lineup certainly isn't devoid of speed, but one of the fastest members, outfielder Billy Hamilton, just still can't figure out how to get to first base regularly. This isn't a new problem for Hamilton, but it's gotten worse over the last week as he is now just 2-for-21 over his last... Read More

9 months ago


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