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About Justin Berglund - RotoBaller

Lover of all sports, but the Red Sox are always #1. Avid fan of the Patriots and Islanders as well. Fantasy baseball and football contributor. I have been featured on shows such as 'The Herd' and 'Clubhouse Confidential'. "Love That Dirty Water, Boston You're My Home"

Justin Berglund - RotoBaller has written 124 articles so far, you can find them below.


Brett Anderson (LAD, SP) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Most Leagues ANALYSIS: Owned in only 7% of Fleaflicker leagues, Brett Anderson might not be the best pitcher on waivers, but he does have value pitching at two pitcher-friendly parks this week in San Francisco and San Diego. In 11 innings of work so far this season, Anderson has seven strikeouts and just two walks,... Read More

5 years ago

Top Five Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Week Three

Quality over quantity. Every fantasy owner knows this. But when looking at the starting pitcher free agent waiver wire for the coming week, ideally you would like to have a guy that is going to be on the mound more than once. Most teams are going to have a couple of starters pitching twice in... Read More

5 years ago

Daniel Norris (SP, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Next week, Daniel Norris pitches against the Rays and Braves, two offensively deficient teams. Entering his first full season in the majors, Norris owns a 5.40 ERA in just 6.2 innings over just five appearances. Spending most of 2014 in the minor leagues, he had a strong 12-2 record with a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and a... Read More

5 years ago

Top Five Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Week Two

Quality over quantity. Every fantasy owner knows this. When looking at the starting pitcher free agent waiver wire, you would like to have a guy that is going to be on the mound more than once. Most teams are going to have a couple of starters pitching twice in a given week which in turn... Read More

5 years ago

Archie Bradley Will Be Fifth Starter for Diamonbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect Archie Bradley will be taking Trevor Cahill's spot in the rotation, following his trade to the Atlanta Braves. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweeted: "I'm told that the Cahill trade does, as expected, open a spot in Dbacks rotation for top prospect Archie Bradley." Bradley will be joining a rotation with Josh Collmenter, Rubby... Read More

5 years ago


Fantasy Baseball Draft Plans: The Lessons Of Starting Pitcher Injuries

The Plague of Failing Elbows Since the beginning of spring training, we have seen starting pitchers Yu Darvish, Marcus Stroman, Cliff Lee, and Zack Wheeler all go down with with injuries. This, along with the outbreak of Tommy John surgeries in baseball the past few seasons, has left fantasy owners searching for "safe" starting pitching. How do we weed... Read More

5 years ago

Zack Wheeler Tears UCL, Tommy John Surgery Likely

Mets right handed pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, and is likely heading for Tommy John surgery, the team announced Monday morning. Wheeler is heading back to New York to get a second opinion before going under the knife. Wheeler was complaining of tenderness in his arm after giving up six... Read More

5 years ago

Draft Day Tips: Sleepers, Closers and Other Drafting Strategies

  It’s officially fantasy baseball season! While everyone shakes the snow off and rejoins their leagues from last year, the countdown until draft day begins.   Draft day is easily the most important day of any season, as even the best fantasy baseball players can’t afford to miss their draft. Last season I wrote an... Read More

5 years ago

Matt Shoemaker (SP, LAA) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target late in all leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Shoemaker got his shot in early May 2014, and stayed in the rotation until an oblique strain ended his season in mid-September. Shoemaker ended 2014 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA and a 124/24 K/BB rate, earning himself second place in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.... Read More

5 years ago

Cliff Lee Could Retire With Elbow Surgery

Cliff Lee stated on Monday that the ramifications of having surgery on his left elbow might be significant. If Lee were to opt for the surgery as opposed to rest, he would likely miss the entire 2015 season. However, Lee is also aware of the possibility that his career could be over. “It would be 6-8... Read More

5 years ago


Collin McHugh (SP, HOU) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Round 15-17 ANALYSIS: Collin McHugh started the 2014 season in Triple-A, having posted an 0-8 record and an 8.94 ERA for his career, but an early injury to Scott Feldman led to McHugh's recall. A seemingly temporary move turned into 25 starts, during which he went 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA,... Read More

5 years ago

Jansen Undergoes Foot Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

The Dodgers announced Tuesday closer Kenley Jansen will be out at least 8-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left foot. The announcement, via Jon Weisman states: “This morning at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Dodger pitcher Kenley Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. This was discovered when Kenley... Read More

5 years ago

Jonathan Lucroy Injures Hamstring, out 4-6 Weeks

One of the biggest breakout players of the 2014 season will be limping into Spring Training. Brewers Catcher Jonathan Lucroy injured his hamstring, according to the team's Twitter page. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy is expected to miss 4-6 weeks of Spring Training with a mild strain of his right hamstring. (continued) — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) February... Read More

5 years ago

Padres To Sign James Shields

James Shields has finally found a home, reportedly agreeing on a deal with the San Diego Padres, said to be worth between $72M and $78M, pending a successful physical. Chris Cotillo was the first to break the news of the signing. This ends a long offseason for Shields, who also reportedly had offers from the Marlins, Blue Jays... Read More

5 years ago

Shane Victorino (OF, BOS) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Late in Very Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Considering he missed all but 30 games in 2014, Shane Victorino is a big risk for fantasy owners in terms of health. Throw in his declining production and the deep outfield competition he’ll face in Boston, and you have the recipe for a player who should go... Read More

5 years ago


Shane Victorino: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Outfield Deep Sleeper

2015 Could be a Bounce-Back Year for Victorino Looking at the current Red Sox 2015 outfield, there are plenty of guys who will be sharing at bats. Heading into Spring Training, the Sox will have recent signings Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo entrenched as regulars, as well as Daniel Nava, Allen Craig, Shane Victorino and youngsters... Read More

5 years ago

Orioles Acquire Travis Snider

The Baltimore Orioles have had major setbacks in their outfield this off-season. They were not able to resign Nelson Cruz, who ended up signing with Seattle. They also said goodbye to long time Baltimore staple Nick Markakis, who signed with the Braves. In their first addition to their 2015 outfield, the O's today made a... Read More

5 years ago

Nationals Make Stephen Strasburg Available

The Nationals signed the biggest of all the free agents this off-season in Max Scherzer. The move prompted plenty of trade rumors surrounding Washington starters Jordan Zimmerman and Doug Fister, both of whom will be free agents at the end of the season. However, a new name has been thrown into the pot, one that... Read More

5 years ago

Jonny Gomes Signs With The Atlanta Braves

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports broke the news that the Atlanta Braves signed outfielder Jonny Gomes to a one year deal worth four million dollars. Source: Jonny Gomes has a deal with the Atlanta Braves. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) January 23, 2015 The deal has a vesting option for 2016 worth between $3-4 million pending on... Read More

5 years ago

Collin McHugh: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Sleeper

  Can Colin McHugh Replicate His Breakout 2014? Nobody had Collin McHugh on their fantasy radar prior to 2014. Around this point last year, McHugh was designated for assignment by the Rockies and picked up by the Astros. At the time, his small sample performance in the majors was a 0-8 record with an 8.94 ERA,... Read More

5 years ago


Cole Hamels Not Likely To Be Traded by Phillies

At the annual winter banquet hosted by the Phillies’ Double-A affiliate in Reading, PA, General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. provided a big update on the future of the biggest name in this off-season’s trade market, Cole Hamels. “I think Cole Hamels is going to be in our uniform, frankly," Amaro stated. "I don’t really foresee... Read More

5 years ago

Max Scherzer Signs With The Washington Nationals

If the Washington Nationals weren't already the front-runners in the NL East, they certainly are now. Max Scherzer, the top prize of the 2014-2015 MLB free agency, has landed in the District of Columbia. He has signed a seven year deal worth $210 million. The Nationals, who already had one of the deepest rotations top... Read More

5 years ago

Tigers Slugger Miguel Cabrera Is Out Of His Walking Boot

In an update from this week's previous story, Miguel Cabrera is one step closer to getting back on the field, and his next step is going to feel much lighter after shedding his walking boot. Today, he posted a picture on Instagram and Twitter of him without said boot after a visit from Dr. Robert Anderson,... Read More

5 years ago

Matt Moore Aiming For June Return to the Rays Rotation

Nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, Matt Moore sees the light at the end of the tunnel that will get him back on the field. Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times has reported that Moore is slated to begin throwing off of a mound the last week of January.  Tompkin also stated that... Read More

5 years ago

Evan Gattis Traded To Houston Astros

The Atlanta Braves are continuing their offseason fire sale, today trading slugger Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three minor league prospects. The deal is pending a physical. Gattis now becomes the third key Braves player traded this offseason after Justin Upton and Jason Heyward were both sent packing. Gattis, 28, came out of... Read More

5 years ago


Miguel Cabrera's Ankle To Be Evaluated In February

Two time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera is set to have a CT scan of his ankle in February. Cabrera underwent surgery last October to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot. The visit next month to Dr. Robert Anderson, an Orthopedic Surgeon in North Carolina, should provide... Read More

5 years ago

Matt Shoemaker: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

  Matt Shoemaker: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper As is with virtually every team every season, the five men who made up the Angels' opening day starting rotation were not the same who ended in it. Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs went from bottom of the rotation starters to promising rotation staples, but they ultimately hit... Read More

5 years ago

Jonathan Stewart (RB, CAR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Stewart had his best game of the season last week, getting 20 carries against the Saints for 155 yards and a TD worth 21.50 standard fantasy points. Stewart is going into a nice matchup against an underachieving Buccaneers run defense who has given up an average of 28.8 fantasy... Read More

5 years ago

Biggest Week 15 Waiver Wire Movers On Fleaflicker: Who's Here To Stay

  Top Fleaflicker Players Added For Week 15 For the few that are still competing in their leagues fantasy playoffs, congrats. Most leagues are now into the semifinals, and everybody still hanging in needs all the help they can get. What’s a week in fantasy football without lineup destroying injuries? Andre Ellington is officially done for... Read More

5 years ago

Biggest 14 Waiver Wire Movers On Fleaflicker: Who's Here To Stay

Week 14 is here, and most of our leagues are in the playoffs. Looking at the available players being added in Fleaflicker, though, I don’t see too many of them starting for you in the playoffs. Many of these players simply had breakout games within their team roles, and likely won’t see much of an... Read More

5 years ago


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