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About John M - RotoBaller.com

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John M - RotoBaller.com has written 11 articles so far, you can find them below.


Fantasy Baseball Advice: Going Prospecting! On the Farm Report for 4/29/2013

If you want this article and other high-end fantasy baseball analysis delivered to you on a daily basis, sign up for our daily newsletter. RotoBaller Farm Report for 4/29/2013 Jesse Biddle (LHP, PHI) followed up his exceptional outing on 4/22 with another gem on Sunday, striking out 10 and allowing one hit over six shutout innings... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Going Prospecting! On the Farm Report for 4/26/2013

If you want this article and other high-end fantasy baseball analysis delivered to you on a daily basis, sign up for our daily newsletter. RotoBaller Farm Report for 4/26/2013 Byron Buxton (OF, MIN) is hitting .404 (23-of-57) in 16 games with 2 HR, 10 RBI and 7 SB at Cedar Rapids. The Twins’ top pick... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: On the Farm Report for 4/24/2013

RotoBaller Farm Report for 4/24/2013 Mike Zunino (C, SEA) has adjusted to AAA pitching and has raised his average to .259 with 10 extra-base hits in his last 14 games.  He also has 5 HR and 25 RBI in 54 AB.  With Jesus Montero struggling and Kelly Shoppach uninspiring, expect to see the quick-rising Zunino... Read More

7 years ago

RotoBaller Impact Prospects Revisited

I wanted to take a quick moment to revisit my preseason prospect rankings, which looked at the top fifteen prospects who I expect to make an impact during the 2013 season. Based on spring performance and some delightfully unexpected roster moves (I'm looking at you, Miami), I found it necessary to adjust the rankings a... Read More

7 years ago

Breakout or Bust? Redux! The Fantasy Impact of Second-Year Prospects

Devin Mesoraco Many expected big things from Devin Mesoraco last season, and with very good reason. The Reds’ top catching prospect had breezed through AAA in 2011, hitting .289 with 15 HR and 71 RBI, and in late March of last year they announced he had made the big-league club out of spring training. Everyone,... Read More

7 years ago


2013 Fantasy Baseball Breakout or Bust: Yu Darvish

In December of 2011 The Texas Rangers posted $51.7M to the Nippon-Ham Fighters to win the right to negotiate with their 25-year-old star pitcher, Yu Darvish. Subsequently, Darvish signed a 6-year, $60M contract. Did the Rangers’ huge gamble in Darvish pay off in his rookie season? Lets take a look at his 2012 numbers to find out:... Read More

7 years ago

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Breakout or Bust? The Fantasy Impact of Second-Year Prospects

Brandon Belt Just about two years ago, Brandon Belt was a hot topic among fantasy enthusiasts, and with good reason. The young Giants first baseman had just blown through three levels of the minors in 2010, finishing with a combined .352 BA, 24 HR and 112 RBI. In 2011, he picked up right where he... Read More

7 years ago

Top Ten Middle Relievers Who Could Be Closers in 2013

Closer is an important spot on any fantasy baseball roster, but you should avoid spending too much on draft day, because as many as a third of Opening Day closers are replaced by the end of each season. RotoBaller says to keep an eye on the setup men that sit behind some of the shakier... Read More

7 years ago

RotoBaller 2013 Impact Prospects, Part III

This is the last of a three-part series counting down the top fifteen prospects who will make a fantasy impact in the 2013 season. See Part I and Part II for a thorough discussion of #15 through #6. Keep in mind that this list is specifically focused on fantasy impact players– those guys who you... Read More

7 years ago

RotoBaller 2013 Impact Prospects, Part II

This is the second in a three-part series counting down the top fifteen prospects who will make a fantasy impact in the 2013 season. Keep in mind that this list is specifically focused on fantasy impact players– those guys who you can expect to contribute significantly to their teams and yours in the coming campaign.... Read More

7 years ago


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RotoBaller 2013 Impact Prospects, Part I

This is the first in a three-part series counting down the top fifteen prospects who will make a fantasy impact in the 2013 season. Keep in mind that this list is specifically focused on fantasy impact players-- those guys who you can expect to contribute significantly to their teams and yours in the coming campaign.... Read More

7 years ago

More Recent Articles

 

Week 12 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


Colts Conundrum: What To Do With Marlon Mack Hurt

Hello, my name is Eric Samulski, and I spent all my FAAB on Brian Hill last week. Phew! I’m glad we got that out of the way. Now that that’s on the table, we can talk honestly about this week's biggest running back decision: How the Colts will replace Marlon Mack, who just underwent surgery on... Read More


NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 12) - Targets and Avoids

Sunday was one of the worst Sunday's Vegas has had all season and remaining entrants in survivor pools nearly had the same fate. However, the Vikings rallied from a 20-0 halftime deficit, the 49ers scored late, and the Cowboys win was much narrower than it should have been. The Saints, Bills, and Ravens took care... Read More


Offensive Line Rankings Analysis: Week 12

Apologies for not making it out last week. I welcomed my daughter into the world, and while I would have loved the distraction of looking at the ability of offensive lines, that wasn't going to happen. Moving onto Week 12, the outcome of your season-long leagues is now taking shape and you know if you... Read More


Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Kenny Golladay

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody else on your bench. Disaster Recovery is here to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting and to help you decide if you should... Read More


Wide Receiver Leaderboards Entering the Final Stretch - NFL Next Gen Stats

We've consumed our first "double-digit week" set of games. That means we've entered the final part of the season and, in fact, the fantasy football playoffs are closer than you may realize. There are just three more weeks to go until we hit Week 14 and celebrate our presence in the run for the chip,... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Jeff Driskel, Deebo Samuel, Kenyan Drake

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 12

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-8 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-3 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More


FAAB Bidding - Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More


Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

This could be the most exciting installment of waiver wire adds in a while. Not that any of these choices are necessarily league-winners but at least we have a bunch of new names to ponder. Bye weeks are nearly over but this one will be particularly tough with the high-scoring Chiefs, Vikings, Chargers, and Cardinals... Read More


Week 12 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Almost out of time to make that last push for the playoffs--no time like the present to squeak out a win because you picked the right defense. Below are RotoBaller's Week 12 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 12 of the NFL and... Read More


Week 12 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

It's Week 12, and the fantasy football playoffs are just around the corner. Teams are jostling for playoff position both in the real world and the fantasy world. You gotta have the right kicker at the right time in the right matchup, and it matters now more than ever. The margin for error in these... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

The regular season continues to advance at a relentless pace as we have now entered the planning process for Week 12. Some of you are concentrating on building lineups that will commandeer a spot in the fantasy playoffs, while others are making slight adjustments to teams that have already secured their place in the postseason.... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

Week 11 is behind us and we're getting closer and closer to the end of the fantasy regular season. For some of us, Week 12 represents the final chance to get into the postseason, while for others we have another week or two left. Here, to help you get ready for the playoffs, is a... Read More


Week 12 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

With fantasy football leagues only a couple weeks away from their playoffs, this is not the time for teams to be short a tight end. Not only do fantasy footballers have no Travis Kelce or Hunter Henry during this crucial week in their fantasy seasons, they do not get to take advantage of using a... Read More