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About Kyle Ringstad - RotoBaller

Dedicated DFS and roto-league player, focusing on MLB, NFL, and NBA. Diehard Minnesota sports fan (Vikings, T-Wolves, Twins, Wild, Lynx, UMD Bulldogs Hockey)

Kyle Ringstad - RotoBaller has written 23 articles so far, you can find them below.


BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Prior to his latest start against the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants 25-year-old starting pitcher Andrew Suarez had been on a pretty impressive roll. In his five starts prior to July 15th (where he gave up four earned runs over just five... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann worked 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing 11 hits, four runs (all earned), and one walk while striking out five. He served up two home runs in his outing, a solo shot by Kevin Kiermaier and a three-run bomb in the seventh inning... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers 23-year-old relief pitcher Joe Jimenez is going to be getting his shot as the team's primary closer, as regular closer Shane Greene was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.  The severity of the injury is not... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Fiers had another very quality outing on Saturday afternoon against the Texas Rangers, working six solid innings and allowing just one earned run off of five hits in a win. He also recorded six strikeouts and walked just one. The earned run came on a homer in the sixth inning... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Niko Goodrum had himself a nice day on Saturday, hitting 4-for-4, scoring a run, and recording his seventh steal of the year in a 7-2 win over the Rangers. He also took a walk, meaning he got on base all five times he stepped up to the plate. Goodrum's season slash... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos hit his 15th home run of the season as part of a 1-for-4 day at the plate. It was a solo bomb off of Rangers starter Cole Hamels, good for his 55th RBI of the year. Castellanos is enjoying a career year so far, slashing an impressive .302/.352/.513 with the... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers starting third baseman Jeimer Candelario has hit for a poor .234 batting average in 2018, but taking a quick glance at the rest of his statistics show that he can certainly still be a valuable contributor in fantasy baseball.  He holds... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Fiers lived up to his name on Monday afternoon, as he was absolutely on fire working his way through the Blue Jays lineup. He needed just 89 pitches to finish eight innings, striking out five, walking one and allowing just one run on a groundout by Teoscar Hernandez in the... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Power-hitting outfielder Mark Trumbo seems to be regaining his form, and doing so in a hurry.  For the season, Trumbo is hitting .268/.326/.476 with eight home runs, 22 RBI, and a .208 ISO - which are acceptable numbers considering he missed a... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones hit his sixth homer of the year off of Preston Guilmet in the ninth inning, adding two runs on to the end of a 9-1 win. He also notched a double in a 2-for-3 day, but his overall line for the season shows he still falls short of being fantasy... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was feeling it on Sunday against the Blue Jays, hurling seven innings while allowing just one run on five hits. He registered six strikeouts and didn't walk anyone in the process, picking up the win as the Tigers offense gave him plenty of breathing room in the fifth and... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos took Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A Happ deep in the fifth inning for his 13th home run of the season, plating four RBI as part of his 2-for-4 day. He nearly had another bomb in the ninth inning but was robbed by Kevin Pillar at the wall. All things considered,... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss against the Oakland Athletics. Castellanos provided all of the offense that the Tigers could muster against Sean Manaea and company as they lost their ninth contest in a row. The big day raised Castellanos' season slash line to .310/.359/.514 with... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Leonys Martin has been sent to the bench for Thursday's day game in Oakland. JaCoby Jones will slide over to Martin's usual center field spot, while Victor Reyes will get the start in right. This is nothing more than a typical maintenance day for Martin, though he has been sliding a bit... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra is now playing in his 10th MLB season, and he's having arguably the best season of his career. He has a .304/.342/.427 slash line with 31 runs scored, 36 RBI, six stolen bases, and five home runs on... Read More

This article aims to highlight starting pitchers who, based off of advanced statistics and predictive analytics, are primed to regress from their early-season fantasy value.  These pitchers currently boast sparkling, yet misleading ERAs with a few of them being aided by distorted Win/Loss records as well.  Cole Hamels, Julio Teheran, Junior Guerra, and Jhoulys Chacin... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: 23-year-old outfielder Franchy Cordero has been on the disabled list since May 28th due to a right forearm strain but is just one or two more Triple-A rehab starts away from making his return to the San Diego Padres lineup. He makes... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi (hip) is nearing his return to the rotation, and it seems that many fantasy owners cut bait with him as he has been sidelined since May 15th with a right hip strain.  Now is absolutely... Read More

Jordan Zimmermann made his first start since being placed on the disabled list on May 7th due to a right shoulder impingement. Facing the White Sox on Saturday afternoon, Zimmermann was perfect through four innings before allowing four earned runs on four hits in the fifth. He finished five innings and struck out four, but... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene got yet another chance at a save on Saturday afternoon, and proceeded to retire the White Sox in order while striking out two. Another day, another save for the hottest closer in baseball, who is now 19-for-22 on save chances after completing his fourth in as many days. He now... Read More

Detroit Tigers stud outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had himself a huge game on Saturday, going yard twice, driving in five RBI, and scoring two runs in a 3-for-5 effort. Castellanos sure did his part in the 7-4 win over the White Sox, as he snapped a miserable 3-for-31 streak over his last seven games. The upstart... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman/catcher John Hicks played a crucial role in Friday's victory over the Chicago White Sox. He hit his sixth homer of the year off of Reynaldo Lopez in the second inning, and later scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Hicks went 2-for-4 on the night overall with two runs scored,... Read More

Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann went 3-for-4 on Friday against the White Sox. His season slash line now sits at .249/.303/.358 with four homers, nine doubles, 20 RBI's, and 17 runs scored. As far as catchers go, McCann is right around league-average. His power at the catcher position is a bit of a rarity though,... Read More

The Detroit Tigers have activated starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list and sent pitcher Artie Lewicki to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Zimmermann had been out since May 7 due to a right shoulder impingement and will return to a 4.88 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and a 32/9 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene has been getting the job done lately, and Friday night was no different. Greene registered his third save in as many games and his fifth in the last eight games. This time he worked a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox, allowing just one two-out hit to Jose Abreu... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene collected another save against the Twins on Thursday, good for his 17th of the season out of 20 chances. He didn't quite notch a perfect outing in this one, though, as he did allow a two-out single to Robbie Grossman. Nothing came of it, and he also tacked on two... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones crushed a two-run home run to break a 1-1 tie and pull ahead of the Twins for good on Thursday. His big hit came in the seventh inning off of Twins starter Lance Lynn, who was very clearly left in the game a few batters too long. Jones has been... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer had it all working in a win on Thursday, scattering five hits and allowing just one walk and one earned run across seven innings. He also added four punchouts, and you could say he made it look easy as he stifled the scuffling Twins offense. The only blemish on... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Niko Goodrum had himself a very nice night, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in a comeback win over the Minnesota Twins. Goodrum and John Hicks will be platooning starts at first base to fill in for Miguel Cabrera, and the beginning of this new chapter... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene shut down the Minnesota Twins in order to close out Wednesday night's win. Greene struck out two in his flawless outing and is now an impressive 16-for-19 in save opportunities. He holds a 4.02 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP but has to start being taken seriously as a legitimate closer... Read More

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