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About Joe Hannon - RotoBaller

Born and raised in Chicago. Die Hard White Sox, Blackhawks, Bears, and Bulls fan. Cried my eyes out as a young lad on October 12, 1993 at Comiskey Park when the Blue Jays knocked the Sox out of the ALCS - been a huge fan ever since.

Joe Hannon - RotoBaller has written 84 articles so far, you can find them below.


Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Morrison, Rosario, Hardy, Hamilton, Gibson)

Hey RotoBallers. Welcome to my Week 6 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-Only fantasy baseball leagues. It’s always a challenge to stay ahead of the curve in deeper fantasy formats, so it is important to know which players are performing well now and which will play well all season long. Whether your team is... Read More

5 years ago

Johnny Giavotella (2B, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues Owned In: 3% of FleaFlicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The Angels appear to have found themselves an everyday second baseman in Johnny Giavotella. After playing sparingly for the Royals over the last few seasons, Giavotella is making the most of his opportunity in Los Angeles. He is batting .302 on the season... Read More

5 years ago

Kyle Lobstein (SP, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed and AL-Only Leagues Owned In: 1% of FleaFlicker Leagues ANALYSIS: With Justin Verlander sidelined, Kyle Lobstein was only supposed to be a temporary replacement. Instead, Lobstein has impressed in his three starts, posting a 2-1 record. He has gone deeper into the game with each start, and has yet to allow... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Giavotella, Saunders, Lobstein)

Hey RotoBallers. Welcome to my Week 4 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-Only fantasy baseball leagues. It’s always a challenge to stay ahead of the curve in deeper fantasy formats, so it is important to know which players are performing well now and which will play well all season long. Whether your team is... Read More

5 years ago

Chris Young (OF, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 18% in Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The one drawback to owning Chris Young right now is that he is not guaranteed to be in the lineup every day. With that said, Young has been making the most of his opportunities and could be in line for more consistent playing time.... Read More

5 years ago


Darren O'Day (RP, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Despite not tallying many wins or saves, Darren O’Day is still an excellent fantasy option. He can help lower the ERA and WHIP of any fantasy squad. In seven innings, O’Day has allowed just two hits and one run while striking out seven batters. He has a... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Flaherty, Young, O'Day)

Hey RotoBallers. Welcome to my Week 3 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-Only fantasy baseball leagues. It's always a challenge to stay ahead of the curve in deeper fantasy formats, so it is important to know which players are performing well. Whether your team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, here are... Read More

5 years ago

Jake Marisnick (OF, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: The Astros have a lot of emerging talent, including outfielder Jake Marisnick, who was acquired from the Marlins last year. He stands 6′ 4″, 220 pounds and is just 24 years old. He has a promising mix of power and speed, and has shown his potential during the opening... Read More

5 years ago

Mark Canha (1B/OF, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: The Athletics were set on platooning Mark Canha with fellow first baseman Ike Davis, with the former only starting against left-handed pitchers. However, Canha is off to a hot start and has found some extra playing time in the outfield, as well. He has at least one hit in... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Canha, Marisnick, Milone)

  Hey RotoBallers. The first week of the baseball season is in the books. Here is my week 2 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-only fantasy leagues. The pickings can be pretty slim in deeper fantasy formats, so it's important to know which players are performing well. Whether your team is dealing with... Read More

5 years ago


Week 24 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Hockey season is coming to an end! Here is my week 24 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 24)

Hockey season is winding down! Here is my week 24 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that can help steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you... Read More

5 years ago

Avisail Garcia (OF, CHW) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Avisail Garcia as a late-round outfielder in all formats. ANALYSIS: A lot has been made of Avisail Garcia's potential over the last few years. However, the fact remains that he has yet to generate the gaudy numbers that many claim he is capable of producing. He has been around for a few years now,... Read More

5 years ago

Week 23 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Here is my week 23 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and format. For those trending downward, it might... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 23)

What’s up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 23 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that can help steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back... Read More

5 years ago


Week 22 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Here is my week 22 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and format. For those trending downward, it might... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 22)

What’s up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 22 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that can help steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back... Read More

5 years ago

Week 21 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Here is my week 21 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and format. For those trending downward, it might... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 21)

What’s up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 21 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that can help steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back... Read More

5 years ago

Week 20 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Here is my week 20 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and format. For those trending downward, it might... Read More

5 years ago


Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 20)

What’s up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 20 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that can help steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back... Read More

5 years ago

Week 19 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Here is my week 19 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and format. For those trending downward, it might... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 19)

What's up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 19 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that will steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back on... Read More

5 years ago

Jorge Soler (OF, CHC) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target as OF3 ANALYSIS: With all of the hype surrounding the Cubs heading into 2015, one name that has nearly been lost in the shuffle is Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. At 6’4”, 215 pounds, Soler is an impressive physical specimen with five-tool talent. He hit .340 with 15 HR and 57 RBI in... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 18)

What’s up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 18 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that will steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back on... Read More

5 years ago


Jorge Soler: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Outfield Sleeper

  For Owners In Need of HR and RBI, Soler Might be a Perfect Sleeper Candidate Expectations are sky-high in the Windy City. First Baseman Anthony Rizzo has guaranteed an NL Central Division Title. In order to fulfill that promise, the Cubs will need their nucleus of young talent to contribute in a big way.... Read More

5 years ago

Carlos Rodon (SP/RP, CWS) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Late in Keeper Leagues ANALYSIS: At some point this season, Carlos Rodon will be a member of the Chicago White Sox. He features a low-to-mid 90’s fastball and a devastating, late-breaking slider. In three seasons at North Carolina State University, Rodon compiled a 25-10 record with a 2.24 ERA and a 1.06... Read More

5 years ago

Carlos Rodon: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Sleeper

  If Rodon Cracks the Rotation, He Will Make an Impact in 2015 At some point this season, Carlos Rodon will be a member of the Chicago White Sox. It remains to be seen whether or not he will be a part of the Opening Day roster. Furthermore, the jury is still out regarding his... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 17)

What’s up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 17 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that will steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back on... Read More

5 years ago

Week 17 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Here is my week 17 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and format. For those trending downward, it might... Read More

5 years ago


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