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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 131 articles so far, you can find them below.

Yoan Moncada Forced From Sunday's Contest

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada (back) left Sunday's game against the New York Yankees with upper back tightness. Moncada was 0-for-1 with a walk before exiting the game and was replaced by Jose Rondon. Moncada is somewhat quietly having a breakout season, slashing .295/.348/.506 with 12 homers, 39 RBI, and 38 runs scored.... Read More

8 hours ago

Welington Castillo Leaves Game On Sunday

Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo (back) was taken out of Sunday's game against the New York Yankees with lower back tightness. He was starting at designated hitter and was 1-for-1 in the game before being pulled. White Sox beat writer Scott Merkin reports he will be re-evaluated tomorrow, though you can probably pull the... Read More

8 hours ago

Kurt Suzuki Hit By Pitch, Exits Game

Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was taken out of Sunday afternoon's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being hit by a pitch in the collarbone area. Suzuki was the victim of a bad hop off the dirt from his pitcher, and it's really too bad he was forced to leave this game. He was hitting... Read More

8 hours ago

Chris Sale Notches 10 Strikeouts In Victory

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale threw six innings and gave up six hits and two earned runs in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Sale also racked up 10 strikeouts and walked just one, throwing 68-of-103 pitches for strikes in the contest. He now sits at 3-7 with a 3.49 ERA, 0.97... Read More

1 day ago

Yordan Alvarez Goes Deep Yet Again

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez is on an absolutely unbelievable tear to begin his MLB career. The 21-year-old hit cleanup for the Astros on Saturday, hitting 3-for-4 with an opposite-field solo blast that traveled 439 feet and reached 109.6 MPH exit velocity. Alvarez also notched six total bases in the Astros 7-2 win over the... Read More

1 day ago

Dee Gordon Held Out Of Lineup Saturday

Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon (wrist) is being held out of the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the Oakland Athletics. Gordon recently returned from a stint on the injured list due to a bone bruise in his right wrist, and he's feeling sore after starting two games for the Mariners. The 31-year-old... Read More

1 day ago

Brendan Rodgers Optioned to Triple-A

Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers was sent back down to the Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque on Saturday. Rodgers was rocking a subpar .246/.300/.277 slash line with no homers, seven RBI, seven runs scored, and a 22/4 K/BB ratio over 65 at-bats. The Rockies have Ryan McMahon at the second base spot, though he's not setting... Read More

1 day ago

Miles Mikolas Hammered By Marlins

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas got rocked by the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, giving up eight hits, five earned runs, and a walk over five innings in the 9-0 loss. He gave up a grand slam to Garrett Cooper in the sixth inning and only registered four strikeouts against the mostly-punchless Marlins... Read More

4 days ago

Matt Olson Knocks 11th Homer

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson hit 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The blast was Olson's 11th of the season, but he also struck out twice and left three runners stranded on base. For the season, Olson is hitting .234/.333/.539 with... Read More

4 days ago

Yandy Diaz Stays Hot In Loss

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz had another productive outing in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics, hitting 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the 7th inning. Diaz is 11-for-27 (.407 average) with a home run, two doubles, three RBI, and three runs scored in his last six games played. He has raised... Read More

4 days ago

Yordan Alvarez Homers In Major League Debut

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in his first game as a pro, making a profound statement in his long-awaited debut. His 413-foot blast came in the 4th inning off of Baltimore Orioles starter Dylan Bundy, and the hit registered at an impressive 107.3 MPH exit velocity. Alvarez also... Read More

1 week ago

Robbie Ray Notches 10 Strikeouts In Victory

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray had a great outing on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, leading the way in a 5-3 Diamondbacks win. Ray pitched 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs while striking out 10 hitters and issuing just one walk. He gave up a two-run homer to... Read More

1 week ago

Mitch Garver Stays Hot With RBI Double

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver hit 1-for-4 in Sunday afternoon's 12-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Garver got the Twins onslaught started with an RBI double in the first inning, and he also came around to score a run. Garver also walked twice in the contest. The Twins catcher is slashing an impressive .317/.410/.693 with... Read More

1 week ago

Jake Odorizzi Strikes Out Eight In Win

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi tossed six solid innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 12-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, striking out eight and walking just one in the contest. Odorizzi threw 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes, and the bottom-tier Tigers lineup couldn't get much of anything going against the resurgent pitcher.... Read More

1 week ago

Nelson Cruz Homers In Fourth Straight Game

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz had another great day at the plate on Sunday afternoon, swatting 3-for-6 with a two-run homer and three RBI in the Twins 12-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. This marks the fourth straight game with a home run for Cruz, and he's now slashing .279/.359/.565 on the year with... Read More

1 week ago

David Dahl Collects Four Hits On Thursday

Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl had an impressive showing on Thursday afternoon, going 4-for-5 and swatting his fifth home run of the year in an 11-10 win in 10 innings over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dahl also scored two runs, swatted two RBI and took a walk in the contest. He's now slashing an impressive .319/.372/.512... Read More

2 weeks ago

Keston Hiura Deserves Your Attention

Prospect call-ups have been getting all the baseball headlines recently - Austin Riley has been mashing, Brendan Rodgers has Coors Field, and fantasy owners are salivating over the presumed promotion of uber-prospect Yordan Alvarez. Oh, and some guy named Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is getting his first taste of the majors, no big deal. With all... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kenta Maeda Expected To Hit Injured List

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda will likely be placed on the injured list, according to a Dodgers contributor for the LA Times. It is yet to be announced what the injury actually is, though an announcement will be made with his placement on the IL. This does seem like odd timing - Maeda... Read More

1 month ago

Charlie Blackmon Stays Hot With Two Homers

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon had another great day at the plate on Sunday, hitting 2-for-3 with two towering home runs, three RBI, and a walk in the 10-7 win at Coors Field. His bombs were absolute moon shots that each eclipsed 450 feet, and they both came off of Padres starter Nick Margevicius. He... Read More

1 month ago

Cody Bellinger Continues Torrid Streak

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger finished 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals. His numbers are absolutely ridiculous at this point, as he's slashing .407/.486/.772 and has 14 homers, 38 RBI, 37 runs scored, and seven stolen bases on the year. He leads... Read More

1 month ago

Hyun-Jin Ryu Loses No-Hitter In Eighth

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has gotten off to an incredible start the season, but he elevated his game to another level on Sunday against the Washington Nationals. Ryu went eight strong innings with nine strikeouts, one walk, and just one hit allowed to Gerardo Parra with one out in the eighth inning.... Read More

1 month ago

Nicholas Castellanos Goes 3-For-4 With Homer

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had himself a productive fantasy day in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. He finished 3-for-4 with a two-run shot in the first inning to get the scoring started for the Tigers. Castellanos has been a relative disappointment in the early going, slashing .278/.331/.465 with just three home runs,... Read More

1 month ago

Jake Odorizzi Spins Another Gem

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi continued his run of brilliance on Friday, allowing just one hit to the Detroit Tigers over seven scoreless innings in the Twins 6-0 win. Last week's AL Player of the Week struck out five batters and issued no walks as he improved his record to 5-2 on the season.... Read More

1 month ago

Mitch Garver Hits Eighth Bomb

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver was 1-for-1 at the plate in Friday night's 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers, blasting his eighth home run of the year on a two-run shot in the fourth inning. He also drew three walks and scored another run in a very productive night for the starting catcher. Garver is... Read More

1 month ago

Jorge Polanco Drives In Three Runs

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a walk in Friday night's 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. The 25-year-old is off to a blistering start to the season, slashing .341/.412/.644 with seven homers, 17 RBI and 22 runs scored as a key cog in the upstart Twins offense.... Read More

1 month ago

Max Kepler Hits Eighth Homer In Victory

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 1-for-4 with his eighth homer of the year in Friday night's 6-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The blast came in the fifth inning off of Tigers starter Tyson Ross, and he also drew a walk in the contest. Kepler is slashing .254/.326/.484 with eight home runs, 18 RBI... Read More

1 month ago

Is Ryan Braun Worth Buying Low?

Ryan Braun is 35 years old and playing in his 13th season manning left field for the Milwaukee Brewers (though he played solely at third base his rookie year, when he slashed an unbelievable .324/.370/.634 with 34 homers, 97 RBI, and 15 steals). He faced an uphill battle in his pursuit to put the reputation-damaging PED... Read More

2 months ago

Niko Goodrum Has Hit, Walk, Stolen Base In Loss

Detroit Tigers outfielder Niko Goodrum went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Thursday's performance raised his batting average to a team-best .293, while his stolen base off of starter Shane Bieber was his first of the year. He has also smacked six doubles so far... Read More

2 months ago

Predicting the Top 10 Finishers in Stolen Bases in 2019

Predicting the leaders in steals for the upcoming season may sound like a straightforward task, but it’s not as easy as it seems. There is quite a bit of variance involved, and the league as a whole has seen a sharp decline in stolen base attempts since the 2012 season (about 700 fewer attempts). Past... Read More

3 months ago

Ross Stripling Offers More Value than Charlie Morton Based on ADP

When it comes to fantasy drafts, really for any sport, what we all should be most focused on is the word value. For every player you are considering, you should be asking yourself “what value is this player most likely to provide?” ADP, recent form, and similarly-priced players should all be taken into consideration when attempting... Read More

3 months ago

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