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About Kyle Bishop - RotoBaller

Sometimes I can be brief.

Kyle Bishop - RotoBaller has written 930 articles so far, you can find them below.


As I mentioned last week, I'm one of more than 100 fantasy analysts participating in this year's #2EarlyMock. It’s been a fun way to run out the clock on a 2018 season that has been forgettable for me in terms of both my personal fantasy performance and the IRL collapse of my preferred team. As... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though a leg injury robbed Toronto Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. of a few weeks and perhaps a bit of momentum (recall that at the time of the injury, he had recorded multiple hits in 11 straight games), Gurriel has had... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has been a regular presence in this space down the stretch. His ownership rate has risen substantially during that time, but he still comes in well below the cutoff. Since August 1, the 22-year-old has hit... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Braves clinched their first division title since 2005 on Saturday. Credit for that is due to many players, and Johan Camargo is one of them. Seemingly an afterthought in Atlanta’s initial plans (remember that they opened the year with Jose Bautista penciled in... Read More

Last MI waiver wire pickups column of the year, Brent, can’t hold anything back now. After almost six months, it all comes down to this week. As we have every Sunday thus far, we'll look at the best middle infielders available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. These are based on standard 5x5... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: It's rare, but there are still times when a player emerges on the fantasy landscape and my response is, "Who?" Such is the case with Ty Buttrey. Originally a fourth-round pick of the Red Sox back in 2012, he washed out as a starter... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: I've spent most of the year warning fantasy owners against relying on Reynaldo Lopez. His early-season success did not reflect his peripherals and it was clear that a correction was imminent. That correction arrived near the end of the first half, as Lopez... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Franmil Reyes showcased some impressive pop in his first taste of MLB action, but also an allergy to contact that made him a batting average anchor. Since returning to the big leagues after a brief midseason demotion, however, Reyes has drastically cut down on the... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: Remember when everyone thought Greg Bird was going to be a fantasy stud? He's battled injury as usual, and been pretty terrible when he has played. Enter Luke Voit, a little-known 27-year-old who entered the season with 62 plate appearances in the majors. Since... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Bartolo Colon at least theoretically nearing the end of his career, there's an opening for a hefty baseball man to capture the hearts and minds of the Internet. Willians Astudillo could be that man. The Twins' backstop has hit well thus far since... Read More

As I mentioned last week, I'm one of more than 100 fantasy analysts participating in this year's #2EarlyMock. Before we get into the blow-by-blow, kudos to Justin Mason for putting the whole enterprise together. If you're curious as to how other analysts are approaching their drafts, another tip of the cap to Smada, who is... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays utility player Brandon Lowe went deep again on Saturday, bringing his total to five homers in just 101 plate appearances since arriving in the big leagues. Tampa’s recent surge is too little, too late for them to force their... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: After a forgettable first half, Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Adam Frazier has had a post-break surge that has flown under the radar in most fantasy formats. The small number of owners who have rostered him over the past two months have enjoyed... Read More

The finish line of the 2018 season is in sight. If you’re still in the hunt, congratulations are in order. Even if you fall short, to have successfully navigated the slings and arrows of five-plus months to get to this point is commendable. Hopefully, this column has and will continue to aid you in your... Read More

Friday Five: Vexing Valuations

With almost all of my fantasy teams dead in the water at this point, my attention has already begun turning toward the future. Naturally, upon receiving an invitation from The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational overlord, RotoGraphs writer, and t-shirt inspiration Justin Mason to participate in this year's Too Early Mock Draft, I jumped at the... Read More

Just three weeks remain in the 2018 fantasy baseball season. Given my personal trials and tribulations this year, I can’t say I’m sorry to see it end – at least, not until the offseason begins. Kudos to you for remaining in the hunt at this late juncture. I wish your teams better fortune than mine... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson may never live up to the hype he generated as a rookie a couple years ago, but he has been swinging the bat well lately. Over the past four weeks, the Braves’ shortstop has batted .293/.358/.573 with... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though his seven-game hitting streak came to an end on Saturday, Detroit Tigers utility man Niko Goodrum filled up the box score during that week. He homered three times, stole two bases, and scored seven runs while driving in an additional four. Goodrum’s... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames has cooled slightly over the last week or so, but he has still produced a .321/.397/.491 line with five homers, five steals, and 33 R+BI since the beginning of August. Saturday’s two-hit showing was his 11th... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: 2018 has not been a great season for Cleveland Indians infielder/outfielder Jason Kipnis overall, but he has caught fire at the plate in recent days. Over the past dozen games, the veteran is hitting .357/.404/.738 with four home runs, two stolen bases, and... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: The Angels have dealt with an avalanche of injuries to members of their starting rotation from the jump this season, culminating in the news from earlier this week that Shohei Ohtani will require Tommy John surgery. Jamie Barria's performance stands as a silver... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has allowed just 15 batters to reach base and two to score in his last five appearances, spanning 21 innings. Only one of those was an official start, as he is most often been used... Read More

Last week, we covered five under-owned hitters who could provide a boost to fantasy owners in the season's final month. Today, it's time to do the same for pitchers. With the end of the 2018 campaign rapidly approaching, it can be difficult to find worthwhile arms on the waiver wire in competitive leagues. That's true... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier has found a way into the lineup and onto the fantasy radar. The Pirates have fallen out of the playoff race in recent weeks, but it is not for lack of effort or results from Frazier.... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Since June 28, Tampa Bay Rays utility man Joey Wendle has failed to record a hit in just eight of 50 games played, and one of those was just a pinch-hit appearance. A two-hit night on Saturday gave him 19 such efforts... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS:  Kansas City Royals middle infielder Adalaberto Mondesi has been one of the best waiver wire pickups over the last weeks because of his speed and average. An 0-for-4 performance brought an end to a four-game multi-hit streak for Mondesi. He blasted a... Read More

It’s September, which means that children are back in school where they belong, football is back (yawn), and both the summer and the fantasy baseball season are winding down. With trade deadlines in the rearview mirror, the waiver wire is your only mechanism for improvement as we move into the home stretch and/or playoffs. Every... Read More

It's hard to say where the time has gone, but we're on the cusp of September baseball. Expanded rosters and pennant races will lead to different types of drama and intrigue as we bring the 2018 regular season to a close. More importantly, of course, your fantasy teams are sprinting toward the finish line. Whether... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson does not offer eligibility at multiple positions, but he has also been one of the hottest hitters in the game recently. In the last two weeks of action alone, the Braves’ shortstop has nearly doubled his home... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles outfielder/second baseman Jonathan Villar is working to rehabilitate his career with a move to Baltimore. At this point, it seems fair to say that Villar’s incredible 2016 performance was an aberration. However, since returning to everyday player status after his... Read More

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