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About Mo Castillo - RotoBaller



Mo Castillo - RotoBaller has written 293 articles so far, you can find them below.


Madison Bumgarner Set For A Great August

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner ended his July with a 2-2 record and a 3.68 ERA. After returning from a fractured hand, Bumgarner has been steadily finding his groove. His season numbers stand as follows: a 3-4 record with a 3.06 ERA to go with 51 strikeouts. All that said, the veteran might... Read More

1 year ago

Max Scherzer's ERA Steadily Climbing Every Month

Washington Nationals ace pitcher Max Scherzer is one of the most dominant strikeout artists in the game, but a telling statistic is being revealed this year. Scherzer's earned run average has risen every month of the 2018 season. In April, his ERA ended at 1.91. In May, 2.21. In June, it rose just .10 points... Read More

1 year ago

J.P. Crawford To Begin Minor League Rehab Assignment On Monday

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford (hand) is set to begin a rehab assignment on Monday with the Gulf Coast League. If all goes well with the assignment, Crawford could potentially rejoin the Phillies in early August. The 23-year-old has been out since June with a left hand fracture. While he hasn't been fantasy relevant thus... Read More

1 year ago

Yoan Moncada Hitting .350 In Career Against Royals

Chicago White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada has a plus matchup on the horizon. On July 31 — which is officially the trade deadline — Moncada and the White Sox will begin a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals, and the youngster has had quite the history against them. Moncada has gone 14-for-40 against... Read More

1 year ago

Jose Ramirez Is 0-For-15 His Last Seven Games

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez is officially in a bit of a cold streak. The All-Star infielder is 0-for-his-last-15 at-bats, not registering a hit in his last seven games. After hitting 11 home runs in May, Ramirez hit six in both June and July. But even with this current cold streak, Ramirez actually increased... Read More

1 year ago


Jose Berrios Allows Nine Hits In Defeat Sunday

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios was not at his best on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. He pitched just 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on a whopping nine hits, walking three and striking out six. The Red Sox needed just those three runs to defeat the Twins and hand Berrios his eighth... Read More

1 year ago

Aroldis Chapman Strikes Out Side On Sunday

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman flashed his overpowering stuff on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Charged with protecting a 6-3 lead, Chapman came in at the top of the ninth inning and proceeded to strike out the side to earn his 28th save of the season. Chapman's month of July was marked by... Read More

1 year ago

Mitch Garver Hits Difference-Making Double Thursday

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver continued his hot July on Thursday, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk against the Boston Red Sox. That double ended up being the difference in the game, as it broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning by scoring second baseman Brian Dozier. Garver is now hitting .474... Read More

1 year ago

Kyle Gibson Holds Red Sox To One Run On Thursday

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson earned his fifth win on Thursday and it came via a fantastic performance against the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox. Gibson went eight strong innings, allowing just one run on four hits, walking two and striking out seven. He even got out of a bases-loaded jam in the... Read More

1 year ago

Fernando Rodney Toils His Way To 22nd Save Thursday

Minnesota Twins closer Fernando Rodney secured his 22nd save of the season on Thursday, but it did not come easy. The veteran entered the ninth inning to protect a 2-1 Twins lead against the powerhouse Boston Red Sox, and instantly found himself in danger. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts led off the inning with a single. First... Read More

1 year ago


Aaron Hicks Goes 2-For-3 On Thursday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk during Thursday's 7-2 win against the Kansas City Royals. Hicks has been a bit of a streaky player this season, going through scorching hot stretches only to cool down suddenly; he's only 3-for-his-last-17 at-bats. With that said, Hicks' fantasy value has... Read More

1 year ago

Tyler Wade Recalled To Take Aaron Judge's Spot

New York Yankees utility man Tyler Wade has been recalled on Friday. He will join the team and try to help fill the enormous void left by Aaron Judge (wrist). Judge suffered a chip fracture after being hit by a pitch on Thursday. The Yankees depth will be tested while both Judge and Gary Sanchez... Read More

1 year ago

Zach Britton Pitches Perfect Eighth In Yankees Debut

New York Yankees setup man Zach Britton made his debut in pinstripes on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals. Coming into the eighth inning of a 7-2 game, Britton induced two groundouts — Britton's devastating sinker almost always results in ground ball outs — along with his first strikeout as a Yankee. Britton definitely lost... Read More

1 year ago

Domingo German Reportedly Left Game With Bicep Tendonitis

New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German had to leave Thursday's Triple-A game, and early reports indicate the reason was bicep tendonitis in his arm. The injury hasn't been confirmed, but it's being reported as an initial diagnosis. If confirmed, it'll be a big blow to the Yankees pitching depth, as German has been able... Read More

1 year ago

Yankees Expected To Seek Catcher, Pitcher Before Deadline

The New York Yankees have made two high-profile moves with the acquisitions of closer Zach Britton and starter J.A. Happ, and according to sources, they aren't done. Joel Sherman reports that the Yankees are now turning their attention to getting another catcher, as well as another starting pitcher if the market is right. With Gary... Read More

1 year ago


Luis Cessa Optioned, Shane Robinson Recalled

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa has been optioned to Triple-A on Thursday. The move comes in anticipation of Thursday's activation of reliever Zach Britton, as well as recently-acquired starter J.A. Happ's availability on Friday. For the time being though, outfielder Shane Robinson has been recalled to take Cessa's roster spot. Expect Robinson to... Read More

1 year ago

Logan Morrison, Jake Cave Out For Twins Thursday

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Logan Morrison and outfielder Jake Cave are both out of the lineup on Thursday against the Boston Red Sox. Max Kepler, Robbie Grossman, and Eddie Rosario will round out the outfield, while hot-hitting catcher Mitch Garver will handle designated hitter duties. Bobby Wilson will be behind the plate and catch for... Read More

1 year ago

Jorge Polanco Sitting Against Lefty On Thursday

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco will sit on Thursday against Brian Johnson and the Boston Red Sox. Ehire Adrianza will take his place in the lineup. Polanco has been hitting better as of late (.286 batting average in the last seven days) but is batting just .069 against left-handed pitching this season. Polanco's owners —... Read More

1 year ago

Red Sox Looking Into Blake Parker, Justin Anderson

The Boston Red Sox already acquired starter Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays, and it seems like they've turned their attention to the Los Angeles Angels. Specifically, the Angels bullpen. It was previously reported that teams were looking into Angels closer Blake Parker, and it seems the Red Sox are one of them. Parker... Read More

1 year ago

Miguel Andujar Not In Lineup Thursday

New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar is not in the starting lineup on Thursday. It appears he is just getting a regular day of rest. Neil Walker will start at third in his stead, with Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, and Greg Bird rounding out the rest of the infield. Fantasy owners are undoubtedly upset... Read More

1 year ago


Aaron Hicks Returns To Lineup, Austin Romine Catching Thursday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will return to the lineup on Thursday after two days on the bench. He will cover center field and bat fifth. Austin Romine will be behind the plate after a day off. Kyle Higashioka and Romine will be splitting catching duties while Gary Sanchez (groin) remains on the shelf.... Read More

1 year ago

Yankees Acquire J.A. Happ For Brandon Drury, Billy McKinney

The New York Yankees have officially acquired Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ. The Yankees traded infielder Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney for Happ. All players have been informed of the trade. Both Happ and the Yankees have been linked to each other since trade rumors began to pick up, and the... Read More

1 year ago

Nathan Eovaldi Officially Added, Brandon Workman Optioned

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has officially been added to the active roster. In a corresponding move, the Red Sox optioned right-handed reliever Brandon Workman to Triple-A. Workman was having a quality season for the Red Sox before the move, going 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 21 games, but room had to... Read More

1 year ago

Blake Parker Receiving Interest From Multiple Teams

Los Angeles Angels closer Blake Parker is reportedly receiving trade interest from multiple teams. Parker is 2-1 with a 3.11 ERA this season to go along with 10 saves and an excellent 10.1 strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio. Relief pitchers have been flying off the shelves in July so it makes sense that Parker is being inquired about.... Read More

1 year ago

Blake Swihart Catching On Thursday Against Twins

Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart will bat seventh and catch in favor of Sandy Leon Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. Third baseman Rafael Devers will bat sixth, while second baseman Brock Holt bats eighth. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts will clean up for the second game in a row. The Red Sox’s three-headed monster of outfielders Mookie... Read More

1 year ago


Ozzie Albies Returns To Braves Lineup Thursday

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (hamstring) is back in the lineup on Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will bat second between Ronald Acuna and Freddie Freeman. Charlie Culberson will return to his shortstop position. Kurt Suzuki will catch in favor of Tyler Flowers, while Dansby Swanson will sit the matchup out. As... Read More

1 year ago

Yankees To Send Brandon Drury, Billy McKinney For J.A. Happ

New York Yankees infielder Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney are expected to go to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for starting pitcher J.A. Happ. The deal is reportedly going through its final details. Drury is an extremely versatile player, though he has battled injury this season, as well as being the odd-man... Read More

1 year ago

Yankees, Blue Jays Have Trade Agreement For J.A. Happ In Place

Updating a previous report, the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have a trade agreement for J.A. Happ in place. Talks between the two clubs have intensified the past few days, and while the details of the trade remain to be seen, infielder Brandon Drury has been named as a key part of the... Read More

1 year ago

Yankees "Getting Closer" On J.A. Happ, Brandon Drury A Key Piece

The New York Yankees have long been linked to Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ, and now it seems like a deal might be done soon with versatile infielder Brandon Drury being a primary part of the package going to Toronto. According to MLB Network Insider Joel Sherman, the Yankees are getting closer on... Read More

1 year ago

Yankees Have Talked To Twins About Ervin Santana

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana just returned to game action from the disabled list on July 25, but it seems he already has suitors lining up for him. According to Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees have inquired about Santana's availability. The Yankees have been engaged in talks for a starting pitcher — especially... Read More

1 year ago


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