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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 342 articles so far, you can find them below.

John Hicks Knocks Sixth Home Run to Help Beat White Sox

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

1 year ago

James McCann Notches Three Hit Day

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

1 year ago

Jordan Zimmermann Activated From DL

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

1 year ago

Shane Greene Can't Stop Recording Saves, Tallies 18th of Year

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

1 year ago

Shane Greene Shuts Door in Ninth to Record 17th Save

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

1 year ago

JaCoby Jones Hits Go-Ahead Homer in Thursday's Win

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

1 year ago

Michael Fulmer Dominates Twins on Thursday

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

1 year ago

Niko Goodrum Shines as Miguel Cabrera's Replacement

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

1 year ago

Shane Greene Nails Down 16th Save of Season

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

1 year ago

Francisco Liriano To Make Rehab Start on Sunday

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (hamstring) is set to start in a minor league rehab game on Sunday as he makes his way back to the Tigers rotation. Liriano threw a 60-pitch simulated game before Tuesday's game at Comerica Park and emerged pain-free and is ready to take the next step. He will presumably... Read More

1 year ago

Frankie Montas (SP/RP, OAK) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Write off Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas at your own risk. The young, hard-throwing right-hander has been traded three times before the age of 25, and the consensus seemed to be that he didn't have what it takes to stick in an... Read More

1 year ago

Steven Wright (SP/RP, BOS) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright is a bit of a lone ranger in today's MLB landscape - he is the only active pitcher still fooling professional hitters throwing a pitch that averages just 74.2 MPH.  That pitch, of course, is the... Read More

1 year ago

Jon Jay (OF, ARI) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jon Jay's usefulness as a fantasy commodity is clear in that you pretty much know what you're going to get from him fantasy-wise. Now in his ninth year, he sports an impressive .289 AVG and .355 OBP for his career.  Similarly in 2018, Jay... Read More

1 year ago

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: At 37 years young, Ben Zobrist is one of the oldest position players with an every day role in the MLB. The reliable second baseman has been doing his thing for a very long time now, first making his MLB debut with the... Read More

1 year ago

Alex Wilson To Be Activated From DL on Thursday

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson (foot) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday, according to Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire. The Tigers primary setup man will resume his usual role after being out since May 7 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Wilson carries a 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 16 strikeouts... Read More

2 years ago

Jeimer Candelario Out of Lineup Wednesday Night

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (finger) is not in the Tigers starting lineup Wednesday night against the Red Sox. Candelario was taken out of Tuesday's game after injuring his right index finger. Ronny Rodriguez will make a spot start at third base and will hit ninth against Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Ronny should... Read More

2 years ago

Sandy Baez Impressive in First MLB Appearance

Detroit Tigers pitcher Sandy Baez tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his first MLB appearance against the Yankees on Monday, striking out four without allowing a single hit. He did walk four batters after taking over for starting pitcher Drew VerHagen, but it was otherwise a great start to the 24-year-old's MLB career. Baez's minor... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Carpenter Leaves Thursday's Start, Will Be Placed on DL

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ryan Carpenter left his start on Thursday against the Angels with a right oblique injury. Carpenter was in noticeable pain after giving up a solo home run to Angels catcher Jose Briceno in the top of the fifth inning. The Tigers have announced that they will place Carpenter on the 10-day... Read More

2 years ago

Nicholas Castellanos Continues to Mash in Win Over Angels

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a double in Thursday's day game versus the Angels. He has been on fire the past two games, registering six hits (three of them doubles) in his last 10 at-bats. He is on pace to post career-best numbers in every category except for home runs, slashing .325/.371/.507... Read More

2 years ago

Jeimer Candelario Removed From Thursday's Game

Detroit Tigers starting third baseman Jeimer Candelario (wrist) got hit in the wrist by a pitch and was removed from Thursday afternoon's game against the Angels. X-rays came up negative and Candelario escaped with a left hand contusion. Consider him day-to-day. Candelario is slashing an impressive .272/.363/.521 with an .894 OPS thus far this season... Read More

2 years ago

Jeimer Candelario Activated From DL

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (wrist) has been activated off the 10-day DL. He will resume his role as the starting third baseman, and hit third Friday night against the White Sox. Candelario is slashing .272/.359/.497 with five homers on the year. OF Mikie Mahtook was optioned to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move.

2 years ago

Albies vs Acuña – Comparing Young Fantasy Phenoms

No, this isn’t an article analyzing which player has the more uncommon first name in the storied 115-year history of the MLB – Ronald is rarer than Ozzie, by a tally of five to nine for those who are wondering. This article is about taking a stand on one of the Braves two ultra-talented young... Read More

2 years ago

Mitch Moreland (1B, BOS) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland has been absolutely mashing the ball when given the opportunity in 2018. He is a classic platoon hitter who has the honor of hitting in the heart of the most potent offense in the MLB. On... Read More

2 years ago

Jeimer Candelario Takes Grounders on Thursday

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (wrist) was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with left wrist tendinitis. The wrist is an issue he's dealt with before and it may require surgery eventually, but for now he'll try to play through the pain. He is hitting .272/.359/.497 with five home runs, three triples,... Read More

2 years ago

Matthew Boyd Tallies Nine Strikeouts in Comeback Win Over Mariners

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd had himself a solid start on Thursday against the 24-19 Mariners. Boyd threw for six innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out nine and walking just one. The Tigers rallied to win the game late, meaning Boyd had to settle for the no-decision despite the strong... Read More

2 years ago

JaCoby Jones Diagnosed With Left Hip Contusion

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones (hip) left Wednesday's game after appearing to land awkwardly on or near the first base bag while trying to beat out an infield hit. He has been diagnosed with a left hip contusion, but it is noteworthy that he stayed in the game to play center field the next half... Read More

2 years ago

Nicholas Castellanos Homers in Return

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos (pinkie) hit a solo home run in his return to the Tigers lineup on Tuesday night. He had missed the last few games after being hit by a pitch on his left pinkie, but his pinkie seemed fine as he went 1-for-4 with his fourth HR of the year off... Read More

2 years ago

Francisco Liriano Has Ugly Outing Against Indians

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Francisco Liriano didn't have his best stuff Tuesday as he labored through 4 1/3 innings, giving up four earned runs (all coming off two home runs) on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts. He only threw 51 of his 91 pitches for strikes and put the Tigers in an... Read More

2 years ago

Shane Greene Struggles Early But Records Save

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene made it tough on himself on Tuesday, committing a two-out throwing error and a wild pitch, but he stranded the tying run on third base as he got Michael Brantley to ground out. This marks Greene's eighth save in nine chances, and he has now lowered his ERA to 3.93... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Wilson Won't Come Off DL Friday

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson (foot) won't be ready to come off the disabled list on Friday but is hoping to return to the Tigers bullpen in about two weeks. Wilson was placed on the DL on May 7 with a plantar fascia tear in his left foot. He has resumed a throwing program... Read More

2 years ago

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