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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 429 articles so far, you can find them below.

Kirk Cousins Solid Option at ADP

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had the best year of his career in 2018, tallying 4,298 passing yards, a 30/10 TD/INT ratio, and a sparkling 70.1% completion percentage. However, Cousins finished the year as QB13, and there seems to be a consensus that the Vikings will shift to a run-centric approach in 2019 (after finishing... Read More

7 months ago

Alexander Mattison Solid Late-Round Handcuff

Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison could offer some intriguing value in the late rounds of 2019 fantasy drafts, both for his handcuff status behind the oft-injured Dalvin Cook and for his standalone value in what looks to be a more balanced offense this season. Run-game-guru Gary Kubiak recently said that Mattison has "shown... Read More

7 months ago

Dalvin Cook Primed For Breakout Season

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has had an up-and-down start to his career. Drafted as a second-round pick out of Florida State, Cook played in just four games his rookie season before tearing his ACL, and his 2018 was plagued by nagging hamstring issues that cost him five games. Notably, Cook had just three... Read More

7 months ago

Charlie Blackmon Stuck In July Slump

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been in a prolonged slump, something very uncharacteristic for the ninth-year veteran who holds a .303 career batting average. In the month of July (48 at-bats), Blackmon is hitting .167/.216/.208 with no home runs and just three RBI. His K/BB ratio is 14/3 over that stretch as he is... Read More

7 months ago

Yoan Moncada Smacks 17th Bomb

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 5-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Moncada is having a breakout year at the plate, slashing .303/.361/.529 while chipping in 17 home runs, 50 RBI, and 52 runs scored over 333 at-bats in... Read More

7 months ago

Caleb Smith Posts Solid Start On Thursday

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith threw five innings, gave up two earned runs on five hits, and struck out seven while walking two on Thursday afternoon. Smith was actually in line for the win, but the Miami bullpen blew the lead en route to a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. Smith holds... Read More

7 months ago

Wilson Ramos Not In Lineup Thursday Night

New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos is absent from the starting lineup for Thursday night's tilt against the San Francisco Giants. This move is presumably due to starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard's preference to have Tomas Nido behind the plate defensively. Ramos hasn't had a great 2019 season, though he remains a back-end starting catcher in... Read More

7 months ago

Taylor Rogers Nails Down Multi-Inning Save

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers shut the door on the Cleveland Indians in a 5-3 victory on Friday night. Rogers pitched a clean last two innings, allowing just one hit and striking out three for his 13th save of the year. Rogers has been lights-out this season, with a 1.73 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 32.5%... Read More

7 months ago

Mitch Garver Hits 14th Homer Of Season

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The homer came in the eighth inning off of reliever Tyler Clippard and gave the Twins a two-run cushion en route to the win. Garver is slashing .294/.372/.619 with 14 homers, 36 RBI, and 34... Read More

7 months ago

Nelson Cruz Smacks Solo Bomb In Comeback Win

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with his 17th homer of the year in Friday's 5-3 comeback win over the Cleveland Indians. The bomb came in the first inning off of Indians starter Mike Clevinger with two outs and no one on base. Cruz is slashing .278/.368/.561 with 17 home runs, 47 RBI,... Read More

7 months ago

Jorge Polanco Scores Three Runs, Steals Base In Win

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco hit 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, and a steal in Saturday's 10-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. It's a wonder how Polanco didn't register an RBI on a day that the Twins scored 10 runs, but fantasy owners will take the productive game nonetheless. For the season,... Read More

8 months ago

Max Kepler Cranks Two Homers

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler kept his strong season going in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Kepler hit 2-for-5 with two solo home runs in the contest, his 20th and 21st homers of the year. He has surpassed his previous career high (20) in home runs before the All-Star break in what... Read More

8 months ago

Nelson Cruz Has Monster Day At Plate

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz broke out the big bat in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Cruz hit 4-for-5 with two homers, a double, and five RBI to propel the Twins to their 53rd win of the season. He blasted a two-run shot off Ivan Nova in the first inning and... Read More

8 months ago

Jose Berrios Takes Loss Against White Sox

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios took a tough loss in Friday's 6-4 defeat against the Chicago White Sox. Berrios threw 7 and 1/3 innings and gave up nine hits and three earned runs, though three unearned runs scored due to two throwing errors by shortstop Ehire Adrianza. He struck out five and walked no... Read More

8 months ago

Miguel Sano Swats Two Bombs In Loss

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano provided the only offense for the Twins in their 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Sano hit 2-for-4 with two two-run homers and a walk in the game. For the year, Sano is hitting .207/.292/.537 with 11 home runs, 19 RBI, 22 runs scored, and... Read More

8 months ago

Nelson Cruz Absent From Lineup Friday

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup for Friday night's tilt against the Chicago White Sox. Jorge Polanco will bat leadoff at designated hitter and Ehire Adrianza will start at shortstop and hit seventh. Cruz had been on a tear prior to his current seven-game stretch, where he's slashing .233/.361/.300... Read More

8 months ago

Jorge Polanco Hits Double, Scores Run

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 2-for-7 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in an 18-inning 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. The Twins MVP-candidate was proclaimed the American League's starting shortstop in the All-Star Game during the extra innings of this game, though he wasn't able to do... Read More

8 months ago

Martin Perez Pitches Well In No-Decision

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Martin Perez turned in a solid performance on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays in the Twins 5-2, 18-inning loss. Perez threw seven innings and gave up three hits and two earned runs, while he struck out six batters and walked just one in the contest. Perez is 7-3 on the... Read More

8 months ago

Mike Minor Throws Complete-Game Gem

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Mike Minor threw his second complete game of the season in a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Minor gave up five hits and just one run, a solo shot in the fourth inning off the bat of Brandon Dixon. He also struck out seven and walked just... Read More

8 months ago

Jordan Yamamoto Notches Another Win

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto had another solid outing in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The 23-year-old gave up two hits and two earned runs over five innings, improving his record to 3-0 in just his third start of his career. He struck out seven Phillies but also walked four in the... Read More

8 months ago

Carlos Santana Hits 17th Bomb Of Season

Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana had another nice game on Sunday, hitting 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored, and a walk in the 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The homer came in the fifth inning off of starter Daniel Norris and was Santana's 17th of the year. Currently on pace to have... Read More

8 months ago

Jose Ramirez Has Productive Game

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in the 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon. The highly-drafted Ramirez has been among the biggest disappoints in fantasy baseball so far this season, as he's hitting .211/.299/.320 with five homers, 29 RBI, 31 runs scored. He is 18-for-20 in... Read More

8 months ago

Bryce Harper Looking To Break Slump

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has, thus far, not lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him coming into this season. Harper is hitting .242/.355/.448 on the year, adding 12 home runs, 50 RBI, 41 runs scored, and four steals. He holds a 28.7% strikeout rate (8th highest among qualified hitters) and a subpar... Read More

8 months ago

Brad Peacock Shines In Loss

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock took the tough-luck loss on Friday as Houston fell to the New York Yankees by a score of 4-1. Peacock allowed just five hits and two earned runs over six innings in a quality start, while he also struck out 11 batters and walked no one in the contest.... Read More

8 months ago

Mike Leake (SP, SEA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Mike Leake hasn't exactly set the world on fire this season and he's never been a pitcher that fantasy owners can really get excited about in his entire 10-year career. This season, he has a subpar 16.7% strikeout rate, 91.4 MPH average exit velocity,... Read More

8 months ago

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 months 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 months 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 months 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

8 months 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

8 months ago

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