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About JB Branson - RotoBaller

From the woods of GA. Bachelors in Finance from prestigious Kennesaw State University. Field Artillery Officer, US Army. Keeper Player Valuation Formula is my baby. MLB, NFL, a dab of NBA. @RowdyRotoJB

JB Branson - RotoBaller has written 158 articles so far, you can find them below.


Turning Two: Who Will Join the 20/20 Club in 2017?

Welcome back to our fifth edition of Turning Two. We've now discussed candidates for 50 HR, .350 BA, 300 K, and 20 W for the 2017 season. This week's topic is a bit easier but still a noteworthy accomplishment: pulling off a 20/20 campaign. For those that don't know, 20/20 means 20 home runs and 20 steals. In... Read More

3 years ago

Cody Bellinger (1B, LAD) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~400 CURRENT ADP: 461 ANALYSIS: A former fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft, Cody Bellinger has now become a top-10 prospect in MLB. The 21-year-old hit 29 HR with eight steals across three levels of the minor leagues in 2016, after demolishing High-A ball (30 HR, 10 SB) the previous season. He... Read More

3 years ago

Tommy Joseph (1B, PHI) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~190 CURRENT ADP: 214 ANALYSIS: Tommy Joseph exploded onto the fantasy baseball scene during his rookie season in 2016 by smacking 21 HR with a monstrous .248 ISO, both ranking third among rookies. His PA:HR ratio (16.5:1) was actually better than that of Edwin Encarnacion, who led the position with 42 HR.... Read More

3 years ago

Justin Bour (1B, MIA) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~270 CURRENT ADP: 302 ANALYSIS: Justin Bour was a popular low-end sleeper pick heading into the 2016 season, and he was certainly on his way to proving that to be true heading into July. In just three months he had racked up 15 HR, 46 RBI and a .873 OPS. The excitement came to an... Read More

3 years ago

Top 100 Keeper Values for 2017

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to the finale of my series on keeper leagues. Today we'll take a look at the final product, the top 100 Keeper Values, after analyzing each tier at every position this offseason. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft round... Read More

3 years ago


Relief Pitchers and Closers - Overvalued and Undervalued

Now that the first day of Spring has passed, we are now entering the prime season for fantasy baseball drafts. Before you enter your draft room this year, it would behoove you to check out our ADP analysis pieces here at RotoBaller. This will ensure you have a good working knowledge of how players are... Read More

3 years ago

Greg Bird (1B, NYY) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~183 CURRENT ADP: ~246 ANALYSIS: Many fantasy owners were already excited about Bird heading into the 2016 season after he hit 11 HR in only 46 games following a late season call-up in 2015. But fans received the disappointing news prior to spring training that Bird would miss the season after having shoulder... Read More

3 years ago

JB's 10 Bold Predictions for 2017

Welcome back to the most infamous series at RotoBaller, our pre-season bold predictions. Since the beginning of this week through the end of next week, our brightest baseball minds offer their most audacious projections for the 2017 fantasy baseball season. Thanks to the Army sending me to the swamps of Louisiana, I missed out on the fun... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Starting Pitchers: Tier Two

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at starting pitcher keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier two)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Outfield Rankings - Tier One

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at outfield keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier one)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago


Turning Two: What Pitchers Will Win 20 Games in 2017?

Welcome back, Rotoballers! We are now on the fourth edition of Turning Two. If you have missed our other pieces, how dare you. We have discussed who will hit 50 HR, who will rack up 300 K, and who will hit .350. Our next topic flips back to the pitchers. Which pitchers will reach the 20 win mark?... Read More

3 years ago

No Slumps Here: Sophomores Set to Break Out in 2017

2016 was a amazing season in terms of the number of rookies making a splash in fantasy baseball. We saw elite first years from the two Rookies of the Year Corey Seager and Michael Fulmer. We were blessed with glimpses of greatness from the likes of Trevor Story, Gary Sanchez, and Trea Turner. Then there were the two... Read More

3 years ago

First Basemen Breaking Out in 2017

If you have not yet noticed in your early fantasy drafts or mocks this year, power is no longer a premium in fantasy baseball. Speed is the new currency, and if you want it, you have to be willing to pay big and early for it. With that being said, there is no longer quite... Read More

3 years ago

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2017 Keeper Values: Outfield Rankings - Tier Two

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at outfield keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier two)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago

Turning Two: Will Anyone Hit .350 in 2017?

Welcome back to our third edition of Turning Two. We've now discussed who will hit 50 HR, and who will rack up 300 K. This week we flip back to the hitters to discuss a challenge that has not been tackled in seven years; hitting .350 for a season.  A .350 batting average is a daunting task. Hell, .330 is... Read More

3 years ago


2017 Keeper Values: Shortstop Rankings - Tier One

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at shortstop keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier one)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Shortstop Rankings - Tier Two

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at shortstop keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier two)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago

Turning Two: Who Will Rack up 300 K in 2017?

Welcome back, RotoBallers! We are now on the second edition of Turning Two. If you missed our debut, we discussed who will hit 50 HR in the 2017 season. Our next topic flips to the second part of the diamond: the pitchers. Will any pitcher reach the 300 K mark? 300 strikeouts in one season is no... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Third Base Rankings - Tier One

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at third basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier one)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Third Base Rankings - Tier Two

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at third basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier two)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago


Turning Two: Who Will Hit 50 Homeruns in 2017?

Welcome, Rotoballers! Having trouble surviving without fantasy sports? (No offense, basketball). We've got just the remedy to prepare you for the upcoming baseball season with the return of a 2016 favorite, Turning Two. So what is Turning Two? Turning Two is a weekly segment where fellow Rotoballers JB and Ben Ruppert will be tackling various topics (Who will... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Third Base Rankings - Tier Three

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at third basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier three)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Second Base Rankings - Tier One

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at second basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier one)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Second Base Rankings - Tier Two

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at second basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier two)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Second Base Rankings - Tier Three

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at second basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier three)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft... Read More

3 years ago


2017 Keeper Values: First Base Rankings - Tier One

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at first basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier one)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: First Basemen Rankings - Tier Two

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at first basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier two)  for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: First Base Rankings - Tiers Three and Four

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at first basemen keeper values for fantasy baseball (tiers three and four) which include eight undrafted players and a veteran taken in the first round of 2016 drafts, for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper... Read More

3 years ago

Biggest Risers and Fallers of 2016 - Quarterbacks

The 2016 fantasy football season has come and gone. It is such a bitter period of time we currently reside in, as we watch great football games on television but no longer have our fantasy teams to constantly monitor and tinker with. Allow yourself to mourn, for it is natural and quite healthy. But before... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Catcher Rankings - Tier One: Gary Sanchez

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at catcher keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier one), featuring Gary Sanchez, for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must... Read More

3 years ago


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