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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.


Wil Myers Feels Comfortable Taking a Step Back From Leadership Role

According to a story from the San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is "happy to have ceded the mantle and the burden of Padres leadership to Eric Hosmer." With Hosmer becoming the leader in the clubhouse, Myers should be able to step back and focus more on his performance on the... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Dickerson To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

San Diego Padres outfielder Alex Dickerson (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery later this month and miss his second straight season, according to The Athletic's Dennis Lin. Dickerson had not appeared in a game this spring, so this injury does not affect the competition in the outfield to crack the Padres Opening Day lineup. What this... Read More

2 years ago

Dollar Day Auction Targets for Fantasy Baseball Drafts

The latter part of an auction draft is arguably the most fun part. All of the obvious players to own are long gone, and now owners must go searching through the coal to find the one diamond that will make the difference for their team. Owners were patting themselves on the back after finding $1... Read More

2 years ago

Bryan Mitchell Scratched From Saturday Start

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell was scheduled to start against the Diamondbacks on Saturday, but was scratched shortly before first pitch due to neck stiffness. Manager Andy Green downplayed the injury after the game, saying that Mitchell should be back on the mound in a couple of days. This spring, Mitchell has made... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Gomez (OF, TB) - 2018 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~310 CURRENT ADP: 351 ANALYSIS: After back-to-back seasons of declining numbers, Gomez quietly had somewhat of a bounce-back season in 2017 with the Rangers — putting up numbers close to those from his 2014 All-Star season. In 105 games last season, 17 home runs, 13 stolen bases and an .802 on-base plus... Read More

2 years ago


Top Fantasy Baseball Prospects - AL Central

If you are in a dynasty league, then the number one thing you likely focus on year-round are prospects. It's a never-ending hunt to find the best prospect and acquire them for the lowest cost possible. Not only are owners looking for the best prospect, they also have to discern whether or not they will... Read More

2 years ago

Robbie Erlin Strong In Unscheduled Start

Battling for one of the final two spots in the Padres rotation, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Robbie Erlin took to the mound in an unscheduled start on Saturday night. Bryan Mitchell was scratched with a neck injury, giving Erlin a chance to prove himself. Erlin threw 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball, allowing only... Read More

2 years ago

Franchy Cordero Day-to-Day With Groin Tightness

According to MLB.com beat writer AJ Cassavell, San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero is listed as day-to-day as he deals with tightness in his groin muscle. San Diego's No. 12 prospect, according to MLB.com, Cordero was hitting .343 with two home runs and a 1.179 OPS over 16 games this spring as he battled for... Read More

2 years ago

Clayton Richard Officially Named Opening Day Starter

As many have speculated, the San Diego Padres have officially announced that starting pitcher Clayton Richard will be their Opening Day starter, according to MLB.com beat reporter AJ Cassavell. Richard will take the mound on March 29 at Petco Park against the Milwaukee Brewers. Last year, he compiled an 8-15 record with a 4.79 ERA... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Lauer is Solid Against Giants, Strengthens Case for Landing in Rotation in 2018

San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Lauer didn't factor into the decision Thursday night, but he had another strong outing as he allowed only one run on four hits while striking out four over four innings. Over four appearances this spring, Lauer is 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 10 2/3 innings. One... Read More

2 years ago


Best Ball Sleepers and Late Round Targets for Fantasy Baseball

Best ball leagues are one of the latest variations of fantasy baseball that are quickly growing in popularity. Draft day is the only day of the year where owners will have control over their roster. There is no waiver wire and there are no trades. Owners won't even set daily lineups, as they will instead... Read More

2 years ago

Best-Ball Draft Strategy Overview for Fantasy Baseball

It's finally March, which can only mean two things: Spring Training and fantasy drafts. All the effort spent on rankings and draft prep finally come to fruition. Once your draft is completed, you then get to spend every day of the rest of the season analyzing player performances, scouring waiver wires and setting the best... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Implications - J.D. Martinez to the Red Sox

The national nightmare is finally over. After weeks upon months of fantasy owners developing carpal tunnel syndrome from hitting F5 repeatedly, desperately searching for any new updates, J.D. Martinez has signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. After accumulating a .251 average and .687 on-base plus slugging percentage with 24 home... Read More

2 years ago

The Rockies Pitching Rotation - A Wise Investment?

For years Coors Field has been seen as a hitter's dream and a pitcher's nightmare — a place where hitters' slugging percentages grow and pitchers' ERAs die. When it comes to fantasy baseball, the general rule of thumb has been to sit your starters when they're in Colorado. But what about the Rockies' rotation? They... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Implications - Yu Darvish to the Cubs

The first domino finally dropped in what has been an abnormally slow off-season for free-agent signings, as Yu Darvish agreed to a six-year, $126 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. The top free agent starting pitcher this offseason, Darvish will join Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood in a potent Cubs rotation. Pitching... Read More

2 years ago


Three Up, Three Down - 2018 Catcher Prospects

It's time to do some catching up with catcher prospects. Every year it seems that catcher prospects have the most dramatic changes — both positive and negative — in their perceived value and potential out of any other position player prospects. This year is no different, as some former first-round picks now teeter on the... Read More

2 years ago

Three Up, Three Down - 2018 Outfield Prospects

For most minor league outfield prospects, 2017 was generally a good year across the board for them all. Many prospects continued to trend upward in their fantasy value, with some putting up very impressive numbers. Some outfielders though stumbled slightly on their journey to the majors, and because of the success of other players, their failings... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Implications - Carlos Santana to Phillies

After spending the first eight years of his career in Cleveland, Carlos Santana is finally getting a change in scenery as he joins the Philadelphia Phillies. The signing comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the Phillies finished with the third-worst record in MLB in 2017 and are clearly in a rebuilding mode. Santana will take... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Implications - Gerrit Cole to the Astros

The Gerrit Cole sweepstakes have finally come to an end and the Houston Astros are the new home of the 27-year-old former first round pick. Houston traded third baseman Colin Moran, outfielder Jason Martin and pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz to Pittsburgh in order to add Cole to an already formidable Astros rotation. With... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Implications - Yonder Alonso to Indians

It was a breakout year for Yonder Alonso in 2017, as he recorded career-highs in home runs (28), on-base percentage (.365) and slugging percentage (.501). Alonso has generally been able to get on base at a good rate with a career .340 OBP, but it was the power surge that was the most surprising for... Read More

2 years ago


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