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About Matthew Stamper - RotoBaller

Matt is a new journalism grad passionate about all things sports, and will win your fantasy league if you ask him to join.

Matthew Stamper - RotoBaller has written 18 articles so far, you can find them below.


There may be lots of baseball left, but not so much fake baseball, as we inch closer and closer to September. Playoffs are coming, and it's no secret that there aren't a lot of players left on the wire who can make a huge impact, but some of my pickups in the last few weeks... Read More

Just as the season was fast approaching in April, it is now fast approaching its end in August. The fantasy baseball playoffs are around the corner and it seems like the injury bug has bitten again, but fear not because the waiver wire is always full of pick-me-ups and replacements, it's just about sifting through... Read More

As usual in points leagues, we're trying to ride waves and hot streaks. Week 19 is home to tons of players who have picked it up and it may be because of their schedule, the weather or they've just gotten a little lucky by doing something right. Only a few weeks separate the regular season... Read More

After Monday's trade deadline, MLB teams aren't the only ones who have to deal with the consequences, fantasy baseball teams do too. With the amount of movement on July 31, some guys have new homes and new ballparks to play at, some have sunnier outlooks on places they play already, and some players might even... Read More

With the playoffs approaching, most of your fantasy baseball saviours and heroes for 2017 have been scooped up. Aaron Judge, Yonder Alonso, Eric Thames: all guys that have been gone for weeks in any sane league, but there are some short-term options always available to give you a boost. In points leagues especially, some short-term... Read More

Week 16 is a doozy, spanning 10 days, making many pitchers "two-start" guys and keeping us on our feet right after the All-Star break. If you're like me, the All-Star break was long and the desire to check my lineups hit every day. While I may not have had players playing games, I was still making... Read More

Unlucky number 13, or maybe for those of you sifting through the waiver wire, lucky number 13. At this rate, your league landscape should be coming into clarity and where you stand will help you determine what you need. If you're in a FAAB league, what percentage of your budget should you be using? Or... Read More

Week 11 is here and I've had to revisit some players that I've put on this list in the past. Didi Gregorius and Yuli Gurriel have both been on this list before, and as usual, my goal is to get them to that ownership number where I won't have to put them back on the... Read More

Double digit week! It's already week 10 and this season is just flying by. We're almost approaching the halfway mark of the season for most leagues, and there are still many diamonds to be found in the waiver wire rough. This week I went off the 30 to 50 board and gave out a few... Read More

Another week, another list of waiver wire pickups. This week, it seems like players who had slow starts are finally picking it up, and owners are picking them up. We're getting into that time of the year where it pays to take a shot on a guy and dump some well-known names if they aren't... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Through his time in the majors, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has always been a slightly above average hitter, with tons of speed, making him an important categories fantasy player, as he could contribute to steals without sacrificing too much. This year, he's still... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scott Schebler has it all going on right now. Schebler has already hit 14 home runs, and if it weren't for the mediocre team around him, he'd have some extra counting stats to show for it. Schebler has the benefit of... Read More

With the NHL and NBA seasons coming to a close, we can really focus on the MLB and get ready for it into full swing (ha ha, punny). I always find that this time of the year is difficult for the wire. Players who have had hot starts are already picked up, and a lot... Read More

The season is just flying by and as we're halfway through May, it's time to figure out where you stand. It's a little too early to be a seller or a buyer, but some of these waiver wire pickups are more than just fodder. These guys can give you the extra few points to put... Read More

May is finally here and just like the weather, we can only hope that some bats heat up too! After the first month, we definitely have a better feel of the players on our rosters we absolutely do not want to cut, and some of the "on the bubble" guys. Points leagues are nice because we're... Read More

As we close in on the last week of the first month of the season, let's remember one thing: there is a lot of baseball left to be played! A lot of waiver wire guys are out there for a reason, so let's try to find some diamonds in the rough. Maybe some of these... Read More

Let's look for some Easter eggs this week! Week 3 is where we're beginning to get that point in the season where you can see who is poised for a breakout, and who is just a flash in the pan. Now, since we're looking at points leagues, we don't mind those flashes in the pan,... Read More

Points leagues are a different beast compared to rotisserie leagues, because you're looking for someone who can fill the whole stat sheet, and when you can find some of those guys on the wire, they're golden. Here are a few guys who can contribute in points leagues, one at each position to consider for the next... Read More

For as awful as his April 2016 stats were, Chase Headley is making up for it in April 2017. Headley was all over the board on Tuesday, as he hit a solo homer, knocked in a second run on an RBI single and stole a base. The 32-year-old has gotten off to a quick start... Read More

The New York Yankees won their first game of the season Tuesday behind CC Sabathia's five scoreless innings. Sabathia threw 55 of his 85 pitches for strikes, walking two and striking out another pair on his way to his first win of the season. He also only gave up three hits, turning in a quietly... Read More

After Greg Bird won the Yankees' first base job, you'd think Chris Carter would try and step his game up. On Thursday, he did exactly the opposite. Carter had one hit in four tries, with two more strikeouts. He's now up to 22 strikeouts in just 41 at-bats. The 30-year-old has been boom or bust... Read More

In his last two games, Matt Holliday has doubled his home run totals for the spring. The 37-year-old veteran has been consistent at the plate with a .308 average, but his counting stats are kicking in. Holliday has hit two homers with four RBI and 10 total bases over the past week in which he... Read More

After Wednesday's start, Masahiro Tanaka has now thrown 18 2/3 scoreless innings this spring. Tanaka is penciled in as the Yankees Opening Day starter, but despite his strong preseason, he's still his own biggest critic. Tanaka thinks he can be sharper with his control, but his 22/3 strikeout to walk ratio is something that the... Read More

The Yankees named Greg Bird their Opening Day first baseman, and he celebrated by launching two homers against the Phillies on Wednesday. The first base job looked to be up for grabs this offseason when the Yankees signed Chris Carter to a one-year deal, but Bird has answered by hitting .439 with six home runs... Read More

After spinning five scoreless innings, Dellin Betances feels he's ready to contribute some of that magic to the New York Yankees. The reliever represented the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic although he had the option to pitch for the U.S. too. In his five innings of work, Betances struck out five while only... Read More

The New York Yankees will miss Didi Gregorius for at least six weeks, as he'll start the season on the DL with a strained shoulder. The Dutch product sustained the injury at the World Baseball Classic late last week on a double play ball. Gregorius celebrated a career year last season with 20 homers and... Read More

After a fantastic finish to the 2016 season, Gary Sanchez has kept the momentum rolling with a .414 average in March. The best part of it all, is that he's been doing it from any part in the lineup. He's hit anywhere from leadoff to cleanup this spring, and has produced wherever he's swinging the... Read More

After hurling 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball on Sunday, Adam Warren has shown the New York Yankees that he's ready for a rotation spot. The outing lowered the righty's ERA to 3.09 for the spring. Manager Joe Girardi still has two open rotation spots, and Warren's performance this spring hasn't made the skipper's decision... Read More