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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 427 articles so far, you can find them below.

Niko Goodrum Crushes 15th Home Run

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

1 year ago

Jordan Zimmermann Pitches Well In No-Decision

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

1 year ago

Analyzing Value in the Rookie RB Class (Beyond Saquon Barkley)

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

Dalvin Cook Returns To Action

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

1 year ago

Stefon Diggs Hauls In Four Catches Friday

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

1 year ago

Matthew Boyd Notches 8th Win of Season

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

1 year ago

Nicholas Castellanos Hits 19th Home Run

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

1 year ago

Ronny Rodriguez Shines at Plate on Thursday

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

1 year ago

Mark Trumbo (OF, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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

1 year ago

Brandon Nimmo (OF, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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

1 year ago

Daniel Carlson Wins Kicker Competition

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

1 year ago

Jordan Zimmermann Struggles in Loss

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

1 year ago

Nicholas Castellanos Notches Two RBI in Loss

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

1 year ago

Nicholas Castellanos Has Stellar Day at Plate

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

1 year ago

Trevor Cahill (SP/RP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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

1 year ago

Blaine Hardy Roughed Up Over Five Innings

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

1 year ago

Tommy Pham To Rays - Fantasy Implications

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

1 year ago

Shane Greene Records Save Against Reds

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

1 year ago

Matthew Boyd Has Strong Outing Against Royals

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

2 years ago

Jordan Zimmermann Takes Loss Versus Royals

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

2 years ago

Nicholas Castellanos Has Productive Night

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

2 years ago

Shane Greene Nails Down 20th Save

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene closed the door on the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, putting the final touches on a 5-4 comeback win for his 20th save of the year. Greene allowed just one hit and didn't walk or strike out anyone in the process. He is now 20-for-23 on save opportunities and... Read More

2 years ago

James McCann Has Big Day At Plate

Detroit Tigers starting catcher James McCann was the hero on Monday night, knocking in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the ninth inning off of Royals reliever Jason Hammel. The double was part of a 3-for-4 day for McCann, as he also had another single that plated a run in the 5-4 comeback... Read More

2 years ago

Francisco Liriano Struggles Against Royals

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Francisco Liriano was disappointing yet again on Monday night, throwing just 4 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs. He struck out six but also walked three batters as he struggled with his control all evening, throwing just 55 of his 95 pitches for strikes. He also hit a... Read More

2 years ago

Niko Goodrum Gets Rare Day Off

Detroit Tigers second baseman Niko Goodrum is sitting out Monday night's game at the Kansas City Royals. Ronny Rodriguez is getting the start at second base and hitting second in the lineup. Rodriguez could be worth a look as a cheap streaming option in daily fantasy leagues as he's facing the unproven Heath Fillmyer, who... Read More

2 years ago

Blaine Hardy Struggles In Spot Start

Unsurprisingly, Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Blaine Hardy struggled to contain the potent Boston Red Sox lineup in his spot start on Sunday afternoon. Hardy allowed five hits and four earned runs in just three innings while striking out three and walking no one. He did have a limited pitch count of 50-60 pitches and was... Read More

2 years ago

Jeimer Candelario Hits Solo Bomb in Loss to Red Sox

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario hit a solo home run as part of a 1-for-4 day at the plate, his 14th of the year. The bomb came in the seventh inning off of reliever Brandon Workman, and it served as the lone run of the game for the Tigers as they struggled mightily against... Read More

2 years ago

Jason Heyward (OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: It may seem like Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward has been in the league forever, but in fact, he's just 28-years-old.  Now playing in his 9th MLB season, Heyward is having a very serviceable year. He seems to have lost a lot... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Suarez (SP, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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

2 years ago

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