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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.


David Peralta Leads D-Backs with Two RBI in Loss

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta had his third multi-hit performance over his last five games on Monday, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies. Peralta has been starting to heat up lately, as he is now 8-for-24 over the last week with three doubles, four RBI and three runs scored. Peralta... Read More

7 months ago

Miguel Cabrera Out of Lineup Tuesday

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera is out of the lineup on Tuesday against the White Sox. Once one of the top players in fantasy, Cabrera hasn't provided much this year outside of a high average as he's hitting .284 over 94 games with seven home runs and 43 RBI. Brandon Dixon will slot in... Read More

7 months ago

James McCann Sitting Out Tuesday Against Detroit

Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann is out of the lineup on Tuesday afternoon against the Tigers. McCann has been one of the better offensive catchers in the league this year, hitting .281 with 12 home runs in 82 games. Welington Castillo will start behind the plate for Chicago, and with a .176 average and... Read More

7 months ago

Evan Longoria Activated from IL, Batting Fifth for Giants on Sunday

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria was activated on Sunday from the Injured List and is in the starting lineup against the Rockies. It will be Longoria's first appearance in almost three weeks after landing on the IL with plantar fasciitis. Longoria is hitting .241 with 13 home runs this season, and owners looking... Read More

7 months ago

Nomar Mazara Back in Lineup Sunday

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara is back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Tigers after sitting out Saturday's game. Mazara has been riding a hot streak over his last 10 games, hitting .308 with two doubles, three home runs, five RBI and nine runs scored. Mazara owners should plan to start him today... Read More

7 months ago


Eddie Rosario Back in Twins Lineup Sunday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario is back in their starting lineup on Sunday after a day off, and he will be batting cleanup against the Royals. Rosario has been on a hot streak lately, hitting .289 with two home runs and eight RBI over his last 10 games. Owners should plan to put him back... Read More

7 months ago

Jorge Polanco Out of Lineup Against Royals

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against Kansas City. Polanco has started the last 15 games for Minnesota, so it appears this is just a day off for him. Ehire Adrianza will get the start at short for the Twins today, and he will most likely not be... Read More

7 months ago

Michael Brantley Out of Astros Lineup Sunday

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is sitting out of Sunday's game against the Mariners. Brantley had started in the last five games for Houston, and was the starter in 11 of their last 12 games. Josh Reddick slides over from right to left for Houston, and Jake Marisnick will get the start in center with... Read More

7 months ago

Tim Beckham Back in Lineup Sunday

Seattle Mariners outfielder Tim Beckham is back in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Astros, and he will be batting sixth in the lineup. Over his last 10 games, Beckham is hitting .257 with four doubles, a home run, seven runs and seven RBI. Beckham could be a good play against Astros starter Justin... Read More

7 months ago

Kris Bryant Out of Lineup Sunday Against Brewers

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is out of the lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Brewers. Sun-Times writer Brian Sandalow reports that Bryant is dealing with "a little bit of a knee thing", but that he could have been available to play Sunday. Owners should consider Bryant as day-to-day for now, and look to... Read More

7 months ago


Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 18

The trade deadline has come and gone, and while there weren't as many big name starting pitchers on the move this year outside of Zack Greinke, not one but two of the pitchers from last week's column found new homes. So apologies to those of you who grabbed Tanner Roark and Mike Leake for Week... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Young Pitches Well but Takes Loss Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Alex Young earned his first loss of the season on Friday night against the Nationals. Despite the loss, Young recorded a quality start against Washington — allowing two runs over six innings while striking out a career-high nine batters. Young hasn't been a high-strikeout pitcher for Arizona, but he has been consistent... Read More

7 months ago

Ketel Marte Out of Lineup Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte is out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the New York Yankees. This appears to be just a day off for Marte, who has started in every game for Arizona since June 26. Owners should adjust lineups accordingly today, and anticipate starting Marte when the Diamondbacks return to action on... Read More

7 months ago

Robbie Ray Strikes Out 11 in Final Start Before Trade Deadline

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray struck out 11 Marlins over six innings on Sunday but was handed his seventh loss of the year. Ray allowed just three runs — two earned — on seven hits against the Marlins as the Diamondbacks offense was held to just one run. After this last stretch has seen Arizona... Read More

7 months ago

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 17

Can you believe it's almost the end of July. I don't know about you all, but this summer has just been one giant blur to me. We've seen a lot of great performances out of this column, while others...let's just not think about them. It's time to crown a champion from the Week 15 list,... Read More

7 months ago


Ketel Marte Continues Hot Streak with Homer Against Baltimore

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte continued to build on a career-year on Wednesday night, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and his 22nd home run of the season. Marte has been riding a hot streak since the beginning of June, as he is now hitting .376 with nine home runs, 23 RBI and... Read More

7 months ago

Carson Kelly Homers in Diamondbacks Win

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly only had one hit in the 5-2 victory on Wednesday night, but he made it count as he launched a three-run home run for his 12th homer of the season. Kelly is now batting .200 in the month of July, but the home run was his third in his last... Read More

7 months ago

Taylor Clarke has Career Night Against Orioles

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Taylor Clarke had his best start of the year on Wednesday night against the Orioles, as he earned the win while striking out a career-high seven batters. Clarke allowed two runs on four hits over six innings to record his third quality start of the season. It was a good performance for... Read More

7 months ago

Yoan Lopez Gets the Save for Arizona on Wednesday

After closer Greg Holland made an early exit, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Yoan Lopez entered the game and retired all three batters he faced to earn his first save of the year. Lopez has been one of the top relievers for the D-Backs this year, posting a 2.79 ERA and a 1.060 WHIP to lead the... Read More

7 months ago

Greg Holland Exits Early Against Orioles

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Greg Holland made an early exit on Wednesday night after walking the two batters he faced. MLB.com writer Steve Gilbert reports that Arizona manager Torey Lovullo does not believe Holland is dealing with an injury, and that instead "the ball was not coming out of his hand well". The Diamondbacks have an... Read More

7 months ago


David Peralta Nearing Return from IL

AP writer Jack Magruder reports that Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta will play in his second rehab game in the Arizona League on Tuesday night, and that he could be nearing a return from the Injured List soon. Despite an injury-marred season, Peralta has been able to contribute in fantasy when healthy, as he is... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Young Roughed Up in Start Against Brewers

After allowing just two runs over his first 18 2/3 career innings, Arizona Diamondbacks starter Alex Young allowed a career-high four runs over four innings against Milwaukee. His shortest start of the year, Young still managed to match his career-high with five strikeouts while avoiding the loss. Despite this speed bump, Young is still one... Read More

7 months ago

Zack Greinke Pitches Well in D-Backs Loss

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke had another strong start on Saturday, but a shaky effort by the bullpen cost him the win. For the second time in his last three starts, Greinke pitched seven innings with nine strikeouts, as he allowed two runs on six hits and a walk against Milwaukee. There really isn't much... Read More

7 months ago

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 16

We're getting closer to the trade deadline, so we may be seeing some pitchers on the move very soon. With pitchers potentially on the move, that could make for some interesting new names popping up in this column through the rest of the season. So while we wait to see who goes on the move,... Read More

7 months ago

Merrill Kelly Shines in Diamondbacks Loss

Despite the team's loss on Thursday night, Arizona Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly put together his best start in five weeks against the Milwaukee Brewers. Kelly allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts over seven innings against Milwaukee, and did not factor into the decision. Kelly has had an up-and-down season to say the... Read More

7 months ago


Alex Young Shines Against Rangers

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Alex Young improved to 3-0 on Tuesday night as he allowed just one run against the Texas Rangers. Young allowed the lone run on three hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings. The strikeout rate is low as he owns a 6.3 K/9 over 18 2/3 innings,... Read More

7 months ago

Ketel Marte Continues Hot Streak Against Texas

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte continued to swing a hot bat on Tuesday, as he finished 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored in the win over Texas. Marte is now hitting .422 over the last 30 days with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, 13 runs scored and eight RBI.... Read More

7 months ago

Jarrod Dyson Breaks Hitless Streak in D-Backs Win

After entering Tuesday 0-for-13 over his last three games, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the win against Texas. Dyson also picked up his 21st steal of the season, moving him into a tie for fourth in the majors and one steal behind National... Read More

7 months ago

Brewers Looking at Robbie Ray

MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are now also showing interest in Arizona Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray. That makes at least four teams now looking at Ray, as reports surfaced Monday that the Phillies, Yankees and Astros are interested in the 27-year-old lefty. Ray is 7-6 this year with a 3.81... Read More

7 months ago

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 15

And we're back in action after the All-Star Break. We've still got time to take a look at the two-start streaming options for this upcoming week. Taking a look back at the last two columns, Marco Gonzales was the best pick out of a lackluster Week 13 selection. Gonzales finished 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA... Read More

7 months ago


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