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About Michael Grennell - RotoBaller

I've been writing about baseball for six years now, and I've been playing fantasy baseball for almost 10. I spent the 2016 season as the beat writer covering the Ogden Raptors for the local newspaper, and now I'm the social media intern/team photographer for the Bristol Pirates.

Michael Grennell - RotoBaller has written 369 articles so far, you can find them below.


Madison Bumgarner Close to Signing with Diamondbacks

Free agent starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner is close to signing a five-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks according to ESPN writer Jeff Passan. Bumgarner has struggled with some injuries over the last few years, but this year saw him throw 200 innings for the first time since 2016. He finished the 2019 season with a... Read More

1 month ago

Asdrubal Cabrera Sitting Out Wednesday Night

Washington Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera is out of the lineup on Wednesday night against the Twins. Cabrera will get the night off, but he has been heating up at the plate lately with a .359/.419/.590 slash line with two home runs and 13 RBI over his last 10 games. Brian Dozier will get the... Read More

4 months ago

Christian Yelich Out for Year With Fractured Kneecap

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (kneecap) is out for the remainder of the 2019 season with a fractured kneecap, according to the Journal Sentinel. Yelich exited the game in the first inning on Tuesday after fouling a pitch off his right kneecap. With Yelich out, this will likely mean an increase in playing time for Lorenzo... Read More

4 months ago

Gavin Lux Finishes Triple Short of Cycle Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux finished a triple short of the cycle on Tuesday night, as he went 3-for-4 with a double and his first career home run against the Orioles. Lux had been 0-for-11 over his last four games entering Tuesday. His value for the rest of this season will fluctuate, but... Read More

4 months ago

Corey Seager Homers Twice on Tuesday Night

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in Tuesday's win against the Orioles. While Seager has seen his average drop 10 points since August 30, he now has four home runs and 13 RBI over his last 10 games. Owners will hope this could be... Read More

4 months ago


Albert Pujols Sitting Out Tuesday Night

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Indians. Pujols has been heating up at the plate over his last 10 games, hitting .293/.356/.585 with three home runs and nine RBI in that span. Jared Walsh will get the start at first in his place... Read More

4 months ago

Mike Trout Could Return to Lineup on Wednesday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout could return to the lineup as early as Wednesday, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Trout underwent a cryoblation procedure on his foot on Monday to treat a neuroma that had been causing him pain for the last month. Manager Brad Ausmus said that Trout could return... Read More

4 months ago

Mike Yastrzemski Not in Giants Lineup Tuesday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski will have the night off on Tuesday against the Pirates. He's been hitting well over his last 10 games with a .286/.394/.464 slash line as he gets his third day off of the month. Austin Slater will get the start in left in his place, as he is hitting... Read More

4 months ago

Josh Bell Returns to Pirates Lineup Tuesday, Batting Cleanup

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is back in the Pirates lineup and batting cleanup on Tuesday after sitting out the last two games. From all indications, it appears Bell was just getting some rest, and owners should make sure to plug him back into their lineups against the Giants.

4 months ago

Christian Yelich Exits Tuesday's Game Early

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (knee) was removed from Tuesday's game in the first inning after fouling a pitch off of his right knee, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was replaced mid at-bat by Trent Grisham, who finished the plate appearance by striking out. There's no word yet as to the... Read More

4 months ago


Ian Desmond Out of Rockies Lineup Tuesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond is out of the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Cardinals. Desmond is hitting .278 with two home runs with seven runs and four RBI over his last 10 games, and this appears to be nothing more than a day off for the 33-year-old. Raimel Tapia will slot in at... Read More

4 months ago

Tommy Pham Out of Rays Lineup Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Tommy Pham is out of the lineup on Tuesday against the Rangers as he deals with an elbow/forearm strain. Tampa Bay Times writer Marc Topkins reports that manager Kevin Cash expects Pham to return to the lineup on Wednesday possibly as the left fielder but at the very least as... Read More

4 months ago

Byron Buxton Out for the Year

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the 2019 season after undergoing shoulder surgery on Tuesday, according to the Star Tribune. He reportedly had surgery Tuesday afternoon to repair a torn labrum, and he is expected to miss five to six months as a result. Buxton has been out since the beginning... Read More

4 months ago

Howie Kendrick In As DH For Washington Tuesday

The Washington Nationals will slot in infielder Howie Kendrick as their designated hitter on Tuesday night in Minnesota, where he will bat fifth in the lineup. Kendrick is hitting .316 with a double and four runs scored over his last 10 games, although seven of those appearances have come as a late-inning substitution. He could be... Read More

4 months ago

Wilmer Flores Homers in D-Backs Loss Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Wilmer Flores went 1-for-3 with his eighth home run of the year. Flores has been riding a hot streak recently, as he is now hitting .451 over his last 15 games with four doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored. He doesn't get enough playing time to be... Read More

4 months ago


Merrill Kelly Earns Loss Despite Quality Start Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly pitched well on Monday despite suffering the loss against the Mets. He earned his 13th quality start of the season in the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings. Kelly has been very inconsistent all season long, and after posting... Read More

4 months ago

Yordan Alvarez Breaks Out of Slump

Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez led the way in a Sunday afternoon blowout of the Mariners, finishing 4-for-6 with three doubles and six RBI. Entering Sunday's game, Alvarez had been hitting .211 over his previous 10 games and had two hits over his last 16 at-bats. Despite the low average, he was still hitting... Read More

4 months ago

Jack Flaherty Strikes Out 10 in Win Sunday

St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty struck out 10 Pirates on Sunday afternoon to earn his 10th win of the season. It was his third 10-strikeout performance of the year, as he tossed eight scoreless innings while allowing eight hits and one walk. Flaherty has been virtually untouchable over his last 12 starts, posting a... Read More

4 months ago

Mike Soroka Suffers Loss on Sunday

Atlanta Braves starter Mike Soroka suffered the loss on Sunday against the Nationals, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk over six innings. While it was the most runs he allowed in a start since July, he also recorded seven strikeouts against Washington — his most since July 14. While his ERA has... Read More

4 months ago

Yan Gomes Homers Twice Sunday in Atlanta

Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes had his first multi-home run performance since 2017 on Sunday, as he went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs against the Braves. Gomes has been heating up at the plate when he gets playing time, hitting .316 with three home runs and seven RBI over his last 10... Read More

4 months ago


Noah Syndergaard Allows Four Runs in Five Innings on Sunday

After a scoreless outing in his last start, New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs over five innings with five strikeouts on Sunday against the Phillies. After stringing together eight quality starts in a row with a 1.82 ERA in that span, Syndergaard is now 1-1 with an 8.40 ERA over his last... Read More

4 months ago

Robinson Cano Homers Sunday Against Phillies

New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano's only hit of the afternoon on Sunday was his 12th home run of the year, as he went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI. It was Cano's second home run since returning from the IL, and he is now hitting .455 with four RBI and three runs... Read More

4 months ago

Wilson Ramos Finishes Triple Short of Cycle on Sunday

New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos led the team on offense in Sunday's loss, as he finished 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Ramos is now hitting .405 over his last 10 games with eight RBI and six runs scored, and he has raised his season average by... Read More

4 months ago

Avisail Garcia Continues Hot Streak

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia led the team to victory over the Blue Jays, as he finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored on Sunday. Garcia is up to 19 home runs for the season now, and he has heated up at the plate over his last... Read More

4 months ago

Austin Meadows Homers in Rays Win Sunday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and three runs scored on Sunday afternoon against the Blue Jays. The home run was Meadows' 28th of the season, and his fourth over his last 10 games. After showing some struggles in August where he hit .221, Meadows seems to... Read More

4 months ago


Eugenio Suarez Homers Twice on Sunday

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez led the team on Sunday afternoon, going 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored. After Sunday's performance, Suarez has hit 10 home runs with 17 RBI and 13 runs scored over his last 14 games. There aren't many hitters hotter than Suarez right now, so... Read More

4 months ago

Ketel Marte Launches Fifth Homer in Last 10 Games on Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte continued his recent assault on National League pitching Sunday, as he went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Reds. Marte is now hitting .459 over his last 10 games with five home runs, 15 RBI and nine runs scored. He has 32 home runs and 91 RBI... Read More

4 months ago

Mike Leake Pitches Well in Arizona Loss Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Mike Leake recorded his second quality start in his last three outings on Sunday, as he allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings against the Reds. While it's nice to see Leake pitching well after a rough start to his Arizona career, owners shouldn't put... Read More

4 months ago

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Week 24

Everyone's excited for football season. Except for me. As a Bears fan, this year has gotten off to a rough start. But enough about football. You're here to see who to add for Week 24. Anthony DeSclafani started off Week 22 strong with eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings against Miami, but his second outing... Read More

4 months ago

Christian Walker Out of D-Backs Lineup Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker is out of the lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Reds. Walker is hitting .243 with two home runs and five RBI over his last 10 games as he will get a day off from the starting lineup. Jake Lamb will get the start at first for Arizona and... Read More

4 months ago


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