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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.


Weekend Pitching Streamer Options: The Best & Worst

With the fantasy baseball playoffs right around the corner, every game you get out of your starting pitchers becomes more and more important. While it's always smart to look at the waiver wire to try and find pitching sleepers and pad stats during the weekend, not every guy is worth picking up. With that in... Read More

5 years ago

Javier Baez: Rookies, Prospects and Recent Call-Ups Evaluation

  Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups Top MLB prospect Javier Baez has been called up to The Show, and made his major league debut last night for Chicago Cubs . Although he's one of many top prospects in Chicago’s loaded farm system, Baez has plenty of hype behind him and big upside for the future. Along with the recent... Read More

5 years ago

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Archie Bradley: MLB Rookies, Prospects & Call-Ups Analysis

  Can Someone Please Call Me Up Already? I’m going to paint you a picture: imagine you are the top pitching prospect of the 2014 season. Your team is at the bottom of their division and in desperate need of a momentum shifter. So why in all holy hell have you not debuted this season... Read More

5 years ago

Odrisamer Despaigne: Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

  Padres Rookie Pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne Last week, Padres rookie Odrisamer Despaigne came close to being the first pitcher in San Diego’s history to throw a no hitter. He eventually fell short in the 8th inning, finishing with 2 hits, 3 walks and 5 K’s in 7 2/3 innings. Despite being a rookie, this is... Read More

5 years ago

Noah Syndergaard: MLB Rookies, Prospects & Call-Ups Evaluation

Heading into the second half of the 2014 MLB season, it is easy to see which teams have become buyers and sellers. In the sellers' case, when trading away pieces, the likely corresponding move is to bring up MLB prospects in place of the departing player. When players are traded in MLB, it creates opportunities... Read More

5 years ago


Kyle Hendricks: MLB Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups After trading away both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago Cubs are short on major league starting pitching for the rest of 2014. With all the hype around the Cubs stacked infield prospects, including Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell, their prospect pitchers can... Read More

5 years ago

Taijuan Walker: MLB Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups Taijuan Walker finally made his long awaited 2014 debut. His debut in the Seattle Mariner's rotation this year hit a few road bumps early on, as the former first rounder from 2010 dealt with a shoulder injury to start the season before beginning the year in AAA. In 6 AAA starts, Walker worked... Read More

5 years ago

Mookie Betts: MLB Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups Mookie Betts made his major league debut recently after skyrocketing through the minors in early 2014. While showing he has what it takes to make it in the majors, and solidifying himself as a top MLB prospect, clearly the offensive struggles of the Red Sox along with Betts’ willingness to play the... Read More

5 years ago

Top Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 10

  Starting Pitchers to Target off the Waiver Wire This weekly column will examine some good starting pitchers you should look to add over the next month. The quality of the pitchers will range from shallow to deep leagues, and  each pitcher will be analyzed with sabermetrics to truly see their value and show if their hot... Read More

5 years ago

Top Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 8

This weekly column will examine some starting pitchers you should consider adding off the waiver wire over the next month, as they may be sleepers depending on your league format. The quality of the pitchers will range between thin and deep leagues in order to reach the largest spectrum of owners. Each pitcher will be... Read More

5 years ago


Jason Hammel (SP, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Jason Hammel has had a nice start to his 2014, going 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 37 Ks in 47.2 innings. Considering he’s on the Cubs in the bottom of the ever competitive NL Central, it’s an immediate handicap in terms of fantasy relevance. However,... Read More

5 years ago

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Top Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 7

  Using Sabermetrics to Find Waiver Wire Pickups This weekly column will examine some good starting pitchers you should look to add over the next month. The quality of the pitchers will range between thin and deep leagues in order to reach the largest spectrum of fantasy owners. Each pitcher will be examined from a... Read More

5 years ago

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Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Your Team (Week 6)

  Hot Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Targets Each week I'll look at some good Starting Pitcher waiver wire pickups you should look to add to your fantasy baseball team.  These sleeper waiver wire targets will span shallow and deep leagues, and may include some two-start streamer pitchers. Each pitcher will be dissected sabermetrically to truly... Read More

5 years ago

Aaron Harang (SP, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS:  After starting the season owned in 4% of leagues, Aaron Harang is now taken in 79% and is barely considered a ‘Waiver Wire player’ at this point. His last start may have been his best, going 6 innings, giving up only 1 run while striking out 11. It’s... Read More

5 years ago

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Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Targets For Week 5

This weekly column will look at some good Starting Pitchers you should look to add over the next month. The quality of the pitchers will range between thin and deep leagues, and may include some two-start pitchers, in order to reach the largest spectrum of players and potential sleepers. Each pitcher will be dissected from... Read More

5 years ago


Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: After Jackie Bradley Jr. initially lost the Center Field position battle to Grady Sizemore, the young Boston prospect has since been recalled, survived the activation of Shane Victorino from the DL, and has now been made the everyday CF. Owned in only 5% of Yahoo leagues, Bradley is hurt... Read More

5 years ago

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Waiver Wire Strategy: How to Play the Waiver Wire

Following up my article on how not to play the waiver wire, which you can see here, today I have more tips, this time on how to properly play the fantasy baseball waiver wire. We are now in Week 3, and there have been tons of injuries, with Adrian Beltre, Ryan Zimmerman, Matt Latos, and Jose Reyes... Read More

5 years ago

Corey Hart (1B, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Mixed Leagues ANALYSIS: After missing the entire 2013 season due to recovering from knee surgery, Corey Hart is back with a new team in the Seattle Mariners, as well as a new lease on life. Through the first couple weeks, his .231 BA isn’t too promising, but he does boast 4... Read More

5 years ago

How NOT To Play The Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire

If drafting a team is where you build your army for the fantasy season, then consider the waiver wire that army's greatest weapon. No team ever goes through a season without needing to replace players due to injury, lost playing time or just plain sucking. In smaller leagues, it’s a bit easier to find quality... Read More

5 years ago

Kyle Lohse (SP, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS:  After his killer 2012 campaign with the Cardinals that saw him put up career numbers, Lohse followed it up in 2013 with solid numbers: 11 Wins with 5.7 K/9, 3.35 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  Now at 35, Lohse has not shown any signs of slowing down (with... Read More

5 years ago


Casey McGehee (3B, MIA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: I’ll start off by saying Casey McGehee will not be any threat to the front-end Third Basemen, this will just be about his ability to play for your fantasy team as opposed to the average 3B. Let’s call it fantasy WAR. The 31 Year Old McGahee has had... Read More

5 years ago

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Grady Sizemore - Must Own Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups

  Grady Sizemore (OF, BOS) - Must Own Waiver Pickup It was announced prior to the Boston Red Sox Opening Day that Grady Sizemore had won the starting Center Field job from prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. After not playing in a major league game since 2011, Sizemore, 31, will have the responsibility of filling the... Read More

5 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers at Shortstop

Shortstop is a tricky position in fantasy baseball with some decent talents available across the board. You might use one of your first picks to grab Hanley Ramirez or Troy Tulowitzki, play it safe with one of the other 10 SS ranked in the overall top 150, or wait to fill the position and play... Read More

5 years ago

Top 10 for Steals: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

  Top Ten In Steals For 2014 Stolen Bases are a tricky statistic in fantasy baseball. In most cases, the player you draft to boost your SB total will not be contributing highly in other categories. That is why when there are players on the board who not only are speedsters, but can add some... Read More

5 years ago

Top 10 For OPS: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

  Top Ten OPS Hitters for 2014 OPS, a stat which combines on-base percentage and slugging percentage, has become the new favorite fantasy statistic, replacing the traditional batting average in many leagues. It reflects more than just hits and outs, rewarding things like walks and home runs which show who the best hitters truly are. While... Read More

5 years ago


Top 10 For Saves: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Predictions

I have a very strong opinion about closers in fantasy baseball, and that is they are the most overrated position in the game. Much like defenses in football, closers are very often drafted many rounds too soon. Relievers contribute little to most pitching stats, and there are often plenty of valuable options lower down the... Read More

5 years ago

Ubaldo Jimenez: Fantasy Baseball Impact of Baltimore Orioles Signing

  Ubaldo Jimenez - 2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact In the days since Spring Training started some big-name pitchers have come off the market. First  Bronson Arroyo signed with Arizona, then AJ Burnett with Philadelphia. Now, perhaps the starter with the biggest upside has found a home, as Ubaldo Jimenez signed a 4-year $48 Million deal... Read More

5 years ago

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Draft Day Tips For The Perfect Fantasy Baseball Team

  Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy for Roto Leagues It’s officially Fantasy baseball season! While everyone shakes the snow off and begins to rejoin their leagues from last year, the countdown until draft day begins. For most teams their entire season rides on having a good draft, as picking the wrong players can ruin the year... Read More

5 years ago

AJ Burnett: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact of Phillies Signing

  AJ Burnett - 2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact After stating publicly that he would either re-sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates or retire, A.J. Burnett now finds himself moving east across the great state of Pennsylvania to join the Philadelphia Phillies rotation. News broke on Thursday that the 37-year-old signed for one year $16M. The signing... Read More

5 years ago

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Fantasy Impact Of Bronson Arroyo Signing With Arizona Diamondbacks

  Bronson Arroyo - 2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact After spending most of his offseason trying to find a home for 2014, 13-year veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo finally signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks for two years and $23.5M. Though probably less than what he wanted as far as dollars and length of term, the 36-year-old workhorse... Read More

5 years ago


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