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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.


Jorge Polanco Sitting Out of Thursday's Game

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco is getting a night off on Thursday as he will sit out against the Red Sox. Despite seeing an eight-game hitting streak snapped in Wednesday's loss, Polanco is hitting .381 with a .911 OPS over his last 10 games. Luis Arraez will start at short and hit second for Minnesota... Read More

6 months ago

Max Kepler Hitting Leadoff for Minnesota on Thursday Night

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler is in the lineup and batting first for the Twins on Thursday against the Boston Red Sox. Kepler left Wednesday's game early due to upper chest soreness, but the move was described as "precautionary". Everything appears to be good to go for Kepler, who is hitting .257 with two home... Read More

6 months ago

Lorenzo Cain Back in Lineup Thursday, Will Hit Leadoff

After missing the last four games with a lingering knee injury, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain is back in the starting lineup on Thursday and will hit leadoff against the Cubs. Owners will need to continue to monitor Cain's status over the next few days, but for now he'll look to break out of a... Read More

6 months ago

Javier Baez Returns to Lineup Thursday

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is back in the lineup on Thursday night and will bat fifth for the Cubs against Milwaukee after missing the last two games with a sore thumb. Baez had injured his thumb while sliding on Sunday afternoon, and had been replaced by Addison Russell for the Cubs' series with Seattle.... Read More

6 months ago

Starling Marte Out of Pirates Lineup Again Thursday

After not having missed a game since the middle of June, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is out of the lineup for the second straight day against the Marlins on Thursday. There's been no official word of injury, so it could simply be another day off for Marte, but it is enough to raise some... Read More

6 months ago


Miguel Rojas Sitting Out on Thursday Against Pittsburgh

Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas is out of the lineup for Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This will simply be a night off for Rojas, who is 1-for-14 in three games since coming off the Injured List. Jon Berti will start for Miami and bat leadoff for the Marlins, as he is hitting .256... Read More

6 months ago

Reynaldo Lopez Strikes Out 11 in Complete-Game Win

Chicago White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez tossed a complete game on Thursday afternoon to earn his ninth win of the season in a 7-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Lopez allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out 11 for his first double-digit strikeout performance since July. This was a stellar... Read More

6 months ago

Welington Castillo Has Big Day at the Plate Thursday

Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo led the way in Thursday's 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, as he finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. This was a breakout game for Castillo, who had struggled over his last 10 games with a .176 average that dropped his... Read More

6 months ago

Sean Murphy Not in Oakland Lineup on Thursday

After making his MLB debut on Wednesday, Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy is not in the lineup Thursday afternoon against the Angels. Murphy was 1-for-3 in his debut, with his lone hit coming on his first career home run. Josh Phegley will get the start behind the plate for Oakland, as he enters the game... Read More

6 months ago

Eduardo Rodriguez Earns Win Wednesday Over Twins

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez tossed seven scoreless innings on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins to improve to 17-5 on the year. Rodriguez allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight Twins to earn his fourth consecutive victory. He now has a 1.03 ERA over his last three starts with... Read More

6 months ago


Mookie Betts Homers Twice, Drives in Five on Wednesday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts led the way in a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night, as he finished 4-for-5 with two home runs, five RBI and two runs scored. It was Betts' second two-homer performance in his last five games, as he is now hitting .300 with four home runs... Read More

6 months ago

Zac Gallen Tosses Seven Scoreless Innings on Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen threw seven scoreless innings against the Padres on Wednesday night and exited the game in line for his third win of the season. Gallen took a bid for a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and finished the night allowing one hit and one walk while striking out eight. He now... Read More

6 months ago

Zack Wheeler Earns First Win in Nearly a Month on Wednesday

After going 0-1 over his last four starts, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler snapped the winless streak with his 10th win of the year on Wednesday against the Nationals. Wheeler allowed one run on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings to secure the win. After a three-start stretch that... Read More

6 months ago

Robinson Cano Homers in First Game Back from Injured List

After missing the last month with a torn hamstring, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano returned to the lineup on Wednesday night and hit his 11th homer of the season as he finished 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. It was a good first game back for the 36-year-old, who had been... Read More

6 months ago

Peter Alonso Hits 45th Homer of Season on Wednesday

New York Mets first baseman Peter Alonso went 1-for-5 at the plate against the Nationals on Wednesday, hitting his 45th home run of the year in the fifth inning. The home run was his fifth over his last 11 games, as he is hitting .283 with eight RBI and 10 runs scored over that span.... Read More

6 months ago


Max Kepler Exits Game Wednesday With Upper Chest Soreness

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler (chest) left Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox early due to upper chest soreness, according to Dan Hayes of The Athletic. Kepler had been 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts when he was replaced by Ian Miller. Hayes reports that Kepler was removed as a precaution during the seventh... Read More

6 months ago

Jaylin Davis Finishes MLB Debut 1-for-3 on Wednesday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis went 1-for-3 with a walk in his major league debut on Wednesday night. Davis hit an infield single for his first hit in his first at bat in the second inning before exiting the game as part of a double switch in the sixth. Between Double-A and Triple-A this... Read More

6 months ago

Jose Urena Blows Save Wednesday Night

Miami Marlins closer Jose Urena blew his first save of the year on Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates came away with a walk-off 6-5 win. Urena entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run lead but he failed to record a single out as he allowed three runs on three... Read More

6 months ago

Wilmer Flores in Lineup Wednesday, Batting Fifth Against Padres

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores will get the start at second base on Wednesday night and he will be batting fifth in the lineup against San Diego. Flores has been one of the hottest hitters in the league lately — when he's getting playing time that is — as he is hitting .484 with three... Read More

6 months ago

Josh Rojas Finishes Triple Short of Cycle on Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Josh Rojas led the team at the plate on Monday night as he went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored against the Padres. Rojas has homered twice now over his last five games and has five RBI, but Monday's performance was his first multi-hit game... Read More

6 months ago


Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Week 23

With rosters expanding this week, we will get the chance to see a lot of interesting fantasy option popping up throughout the league. So keep an eye out next week for some newcomers to potentially make this list. In the meantime though it's time for our weekly recap. There's no doubt as to who the... Read More

6 months ago

Eduardo Escobar Hits Fourth Homer in Last 10 Games

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar had only one hit on Saturday night, but it left the park for his 32nd home run of the year. Escobar has now continued his power display he's been putting on his last 10 games, as he has two doubles, one triple and four home runs with 11 RBI... Read More

6 months ago

Robbie Ray Picks Up 12th Win of the Year Against Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray struck out six Dodgers over five innings on Saturday night to improve to 12-7 on the year. Ray allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks, as Saturday marked just the second time in his last seven starts he allowed four or more runs in an outing. He continues... Read More

6 months ago

Zac Gallen Strikes Out Six in D-Backs Win Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen had six strikeouts over five innings on Friday night in the Diamondbacks' win over the Dodgers. Gallen did not factor into the decision, as he finished the night with three runs allowed on five hits and one walk. He has now thrown at least six strikeouts in six of... Read More

6 months ago

Brian McCann, Austin Riley Likely to Return Saturday

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann (knee) and third baseman Austin Riley (knee) will likely be activated on Saturday as part of September roster expansion, according to The Athletic's David O'Brien. McCann landed on the injured list with a left knee sprain on Aug. 21, while Riley has been out since Aug. 13 with a partial LCL tear... Read More

6 months ago


Jason Heyward Sitting Out Friday Against Brewers

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is out of the lineup on Friday afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers. Heyward has struggled lately, hitting .178 with a .578 OPS over his last 10 games for Chicago. Ian Happ will get the start in center instead, but he likely won't provide much help in fantasy today either as... Read More

6 months ago

Mike Moustakas Out of Brewers Lineup Again Friday

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas is out of the starting lineup again after missing the past two games with a wrist bruise. Moustakas has provided solid power from third base this year with Milwaukee, hitting 31 home runs with 76 RBI for the Brewers. Hernan Perez will get the nod at third on Friday,... Read More

6 months ago

Eric Thames Out of Milwaukee Lineup on Friday

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames is out of the lineup on Friday afternoon against the Cubs. The Brewers will keep Thames on the bench against the left-handed starter Jose Quintana, and instead they will slot in Yasmani Grandal at first with Manny Pina getting the start behind the plate.

6 months ago

Wilmer Flores Continues Hot Streak

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Wilmer Flores continued what has been a red-hot streak as of late on Thursday night, as he went 3-for-5 at the plate with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored against the Dodgers. Despite splitting time as a starter and a replacement off the bench, Flores is hitting .563 over... Read More

6 months ago

Eduardo Escobar Hits 30th Homer on Thursday

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning of the Diamondbacks' win over the Dodgers on Thursday to give him 30 for the season. He finished 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored to continue what has been a career-year for Escobar. With 30 home runs and... Read More

6 months ago


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