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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 30 articles so far, you can find them below.


BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor Hildenberger has not had a great season, there's really no other way of spinning it. He's sitting at a 4.31 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 59/22 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and has allowed an eye-popping 11 homers on the year. His... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene had a really tough time on Monday, serving up two home runs en route to getting walked off by the Chicago White Sox in a 4-2 loss. Greene gave up a solo homer to Daniel Palka, a single to Wellington Castillo, and then the walk-off home run by Matt Davidson.... Read More

Niko Goodrum Swats 16th Homer

Detroit Tigers first baseman Niko Goodrum went 1-for-4 with a home run in Monday's loss to the Chicago White Sox. His solo blast came in the 7th inning off White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez. It was his 16th home run and 45th RBI of the year. His season slash line sits at .234/.306/.429, chipping in... Read More

Matthew Boyd Records Ninth Win

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd outdueled the combination of Lance Lynn and Sonny Gray on Sunday, tossing six innings while allowing five hits and three earned runs as part of an 11-7 Tigers victory. He also struck out six and walked just one, throwing 64 of his 98 pitches for strikes. Two of his... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes played a huge role in the Tigers 11-7 win over the Yankees on Sunday. The young prospect finished 4-for-5 with his first career home run, a solo shot off of Sonny Gray in the 6th inning. He also added a double, scored two runs, and plated three RBI in his... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had a solid day at the plate on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double, his 20th home run, two RBI, and two runs scored. He had gone since August 23 without a home run (8 games), but delivered a big two-run shot in the fourth inning off Yankees reliever Tommy... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris left Saturday's game against the New York Yankees after experiencing "left leg cramping" in the fourth inning. Norris, who was activated off the 60-day disabled list for today's start, was actually putting together a nice start before exiting the game. He went 4 1/3 innings, giving up just two... Read More

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to release wide receiver Kendall Wright, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Wright signed a 1-year deal in March with just $300K guaranteed, but the Vikings are opting to go young with Laquon Treadwell, Stacey Coley, and Brandon Zylstra rounding out the receiving core behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Niko Goodrum hit his 15th homer of the season on Friday night as the Tigers lost to the Yankees 7-5. Goodrum's blast came in the fourth inning off of Yankees starter Luis Severino, and he also drew a walk as part of his 1-for-3 day at the plate. In Goodrum's last... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann had a solid outing against the New York Yankees on Friday night, allowing four runs (one earned) off three hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked just one. He actually had a no-hitter brewing up until the sixth inning, when a Tigers error opened the door... Read More

This article will take a look at the current state of the 2018 rookie running back class and determine which players are potential “value” draft picks in accordance with their average draft position (ADP).  A value pick is generally perceived as a player that will outperform his draft slot.  Last year, for example, Kareem Hunt... Read More

Latavius Murray Bounces Back

Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray redeemed himself on Friday night after fumbling twice in a week two loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Against the Seattle Seahawks in week three, Murray rushed 10 times for 24 yards and a touchdown, chipping in three catches for 32 yards on seven targets. Murray finished the 2017 season... Read More

Minnesota Vikings starting running back Dalvin Cook had two rushes for one yard in his first NFL game since tearing his ACL against the Detroit Lions just four weeks into the 2017 season. The results weren't much as he played just one series, but the fact that Cook is healthy and taking snaps is positive... Read More

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs had four catches for 51 yards as part of a 21-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. Diggs was targeted a team-high eight times by quarterback Kirk Cousins, and he has now caught 7-of-12 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in the preseason. Diggs has seemingly... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd pitched a very serviceable game on Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox, throwing six strong innings of six-hit, no-run baseball. Boyd also registered six strikeouts against just one walk, throwing 65 of his 103 pitches for strikes to improve his record to 8-11 for the year. Boyd has... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos is fresh off of earning AL Player of the Week, and all he does is continue to mash. On Thursday afternoon, Castellanos went 2-for-4 with his 19th home run of the season coming off of James Shields in the sixth inning. Over his last seven games, he's hitting .379 with... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ronny Rodriguez had himself a big day at the plate on Thursday afternoon, hitting 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, and two RBI. Rodriguez did his part in the Tigers 7-2 win over the White Sox, as his solo bomb in the sixth inning off of James Shields was... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: At this point in his career, you know exactly what you're getting from Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo.  The 6'4", 225 lb power-hitter has averaged a staggering 24.77 home runs per season dating back to his first full year in the MLB... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo needs to be owned in more leagues, plain and simple.  In 2018, he has a .265/.387/.503 slash line, chipping in 15 homers, 39 RBI, 65 runs scored, and eight stolen bases.  Make no mistake, an on-base... Read More

Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Daniel Carlson has secured his spot as the team's kicker heading into the 2018 season following the release of seven-year veteran Kai Forbath. Carlson and Forbath engaged in a heated competition all summer, but many expected the Vikings to choose the rookie after they traded up to select him in the... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was looking to earn his third straight quality start heading into Wednesday's contest with the Chicago White Sox. The end results, however, weren't pretty. Zimmermann made it through five innings but allowed six earned runs on nine hits, giving up homers to sluggers Matt Davidson and Jose Abreu in... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had a productive day on Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, and a run scored in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. Castellanos rebounded from yesterday's 0-for-5 effort and has remained a steady force in an otherwise tumultuous season for the Detroit Tigers. His season slash line... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 5-for-5 on Monday with a home run, two doubles, and five RBI as the Tigers beat the White Sox 9-5. This was Castellanos' first five-hit game in his career, and it came at a great time as he had been slumping (hitting just .166 over his past 12 games).... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Embattled starting pitcher Trevor Cahill is having a very solid year in 2018, bouncing back from a rough 2017 season in which he finished with a 4.93 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and an eye-popping 1.71 HR/9.  The 30-year-old is now playing in his 10th season... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Blaine Hardy did not have his best stuff on Wednesday afternoon against the Los Angeles Angels, taking the loss after allowing five earned runs and seven hits over five innings. He struck out three, walked one, and surrendered home runs to Kole Calhoun, Justin Upton, and Albert Pujols. The disappointing outing... Read More

In what has to be classified as one of the more confusing trades during this year's crazy trade deadline, The St. Louis Cardinals shipped outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera, outfielder Justin Williams, and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez. The Rays, in addition to Pham, receive $500,000... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene shut the door on the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon, doing his part in the 7-4 victory. The save was his 23rd of the year, and he also recorded one strikeout and one walk in the process. Greene now has a 4.11 ERA, but still ranks among the top fantasy... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd had a very solid showing on Wednesday afternoon in an 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals. Boyd threw six innings, allowed two earned runs off of seven hits, and walked no one while striking out seven. The win was his first since June 7 against the Red Sox,... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was saddled with the loss on Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals, allowing four earned runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked just one, but this was a rough outing for the 32-year-old as he threw just 59 of his 84 pitches... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had a solid night against the Kansas City Royals, going 1-for-3 with a triple while also scoring two runs and drawing a walk. Tuesday night's performance raises his slash line to .301/.354/.508 with 15 home runs, 56 RBI, and 54 runs scored. Castellanos has continued mashing in what has been... Read More

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