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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.

Paul DeJong Out of Lineup for Sunday Finale

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong will sit out the series finale with Arizona on Sunday. It will be a well-deserved day off for DeJong, who has not missed a start since June 11. Yairo Munoz will get the start for St. Louis instead, going up against All-Star Zack Greinke,

7 months ago

Andrew Knizner to Start for St. Louis Sunday

The St. Louis Cardinals will go with Andrew Knizner behind the plate on Sunday in the finale with Arizona. Matt Wieters will get the day off after starting the last six games following the placement of Yadier Molina on the Injured List. Knizner is 0-for-7 to start his major league career, but he is hitting... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Dickerson Out of Lineup for San Francisco Sunday

Mercury News writer Kerry Crowley reports that San Francisco Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson will be held out of the lineup Sunday against Milwaukee due to back tightness. This is the second day in a row Dickerson is out of the lineup, but Crowley reports that manager Bruce Bochy believes Dickerson should be ready to return... Read More

7 months ago

Austin Slater Out of Lineup Against Brewers Sunday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater is out of the lineup on Sunday due to a fever, according to Mercury News writer Kerry Crowley. Slater has been hot lately (no pun intended), hitting .450 with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBI over his last seven games. Mike Yastrzemski will get the... Read More

7 months ago

Zack Greinke Gets the Start in Finale with St. Louis

The Arizona Diamondbacks will go with Zack Greinke to start the series finale with the Cardinals on Sunday. Greinke is 10-3 with a 2.73 ERA and an 8.0 K/9 this year, which earned him his fifth All-Star nod in the last six seasons. The Cardinals are hitting .242 and averaging four runs and nine strikeouts... Read More

7 months ago

Melky Cabrera Out of Lineup Sunday Against Cubs

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Melky Cabrera is out of the lineup on Sunday, as Corey Dickerson will slot in at left and Bryan Reynolds will move over to cover right field. Cabrera has been providing solid fantasy value this year, with a .305 average and six home runs and 31 RBI over 79 games. This is... Read More

7 months ago

Corey Dickerson Starting in Left for Pittsburgh Sunday

After a three-game absence from the lineup, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson returns to the lineup on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs. In limited playing time, Dickerson has provided some value in fantasy with a .270 average, 12 doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI in 30 games. He will be batting sixth against Jose... Read More

7 months ago

Edwin Encarnacion Out of Lineup Sunday

New York Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion will sit out of Sunday's game against Toronto. Encarnacion has struggled since being traded from Seattle, hitting .139 with 23 strikeouts in 72 at bats, but he has homered four times in 18 games with New York. After starting in 11 of the team's last 12 games, the... Read More

7 months ago

Aaron Hicks Out of Lineup Sunday Against Toronto

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is out of the lineup on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Hitting .236 with eight home runs this season, Hicks will get a day off after starting in 13 of the Yankees last 14 games. Brett Gardner will slide over to center and Mike Tauchman will start in... Read More

7 months ago

Gary Sanchez Out of Yankees Lineup Sunday

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will sit out Sunday's match up with the Blue Jays. Sanchez has struggled at the plate recently, hitting .105 over his last 10 games. The Yankees will send Austin Romine out behind the plate today to give the slumping Sanchez a day off.

7 months ago

Tom Eshelman Called Up, Will Start Sunday for Orioles

After trading Andrew Cashner to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles have recalled Tom Eshelman and have tabbed him to start Sunday's game against the Rays. Sunday will be the second start of Eshelman's career, as he will have a rematch against the Rays after allowing two runs on six hits and... Read More

7 months ago

Byron Buxton Out of Lineup on Sunday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton will sit out of Sunday's game against the Indians, according to Star Tribune writer LaVelle Neal. Buxton exited Saturday's game after making a hard diving catch in center field. There's no word of any major injury, so it appears for now that Sunday is just a day off to rest... Read More

7 months ago

Dylan Bundy Placed on Injured List

After leaving Friday's start early, Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dylan Bundy has been placed on the injured list with right knee tendinitis, according to MASNsports writer Roch Kubatko. Bundy said after the game that he had been experiencing discomfort in his knee while warming up prior to taking the mound and lasted only one inning... Read More

7 months ago

Zack Collins In, James McCann Out of Lineup Saturday

Chicago White Sox All-Star catcher James McCann is out of the lineup Saturday against the Athletics. It will be the first game off for McCann after starting the last 13 in a row, as rookie Zack Collins will get the nod behind the plate. Collins is 1-for-22 to start his major league career, with his... Read More

7 months ago

Willson Contreras Back in Lineup Saturday

After sitting out the last game before the All-Star break and the first game after, Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is in the lineup on Saturday where he will be batting fifth against the Pirates. Contreras is hitting .237 with six extra-base hits and two home runs over his last 10 games, but he is... Read More

7 months ago

Willy Adames Not in Lineup for Game 1 of Doubleheader

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames is not in the lineup against the Orioles in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. This will be only the seventh game since May 1 that Adames was not in the starting lineup, so it seems safe to say this is just a game off before he most likely starts... Read More

7 months ago

Randal Grichuk to Start Saturday for Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays will start Randal Grichuk in center field on Saturday afternoon, as he will bat sixth against New York Yankees starter J.A. Happ. Grichuk will take over for Teoscar Hernandez, who has started nine of the team's last 12 games. He is hitting .231 with 15 home runs for the season, and... Read More

7 months ago

Rowdy Tellez In, Justin Smoak Out of Lineup Saturday

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak is out of the lineup Saturday after starting in 10 of the team's last 11 games. Rowdy Tellez will take his place against the Yankees and will bat seventh against left-hander J.A. Happ. Owners should make sure to start Tellez in their lineups, as he is hitting .294... Read More

7 months ago

Colin Moran Out of Lineup for Pittsburgh on Saturday

After starting in 11 of the team's last 12 games, Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran is out of the lineup. It appears to be nothing more than a day off for the 26-year-old, who is hitting .293 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI this season. Jose Osuna will get the start at third... Read More

7 months ago

Ji-Man Choi Activated from IL, Batting Seventh Against Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays activated first baseman Ji-Man Choi from the injured list Saturday morning and he will be in the lineup against Baltimore in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader according to Tampa Bay Times writer Marc Topkin. Choi was hitting .242 with a home run and six RBI over his previous 10 games before... Read More

7 months ago

Luke Voit Returns to Lineup Saturday

New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit has been activated from the injured list and will be batting third against the Blue Jays on Saturday, according to writer Bryan Hoch. Voit landed on the IL after an abdominal strain suffered during the London series. Voit has already set career highs with 17 home runs... Read More

7 months ago

Robbie Ray to Start Series Opener with St. Louis

The Diamondbacks will go with Robbie Ray for the series opener with St. Louis on Friday night according to AP writer Jack Magruder. Ray has seen his ERA slowly climb upwards over the last month, as he has posted a 5.08 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over his last five starts. In his last start against... Read More

7 months ago

Eduardo Escobar Finishes Homer Short of Cycle, Continues Hot Streak

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eduardo Escobar fell a home run short of the cycle on Sunday against the Rockies, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored. After a 10-game stretch in June that saw him hitting .200 with six strikeouts to seven hits, Escobar has increased his average by 13... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Young Holds Rockies Hitless, Should be Added in Deeper Leagues

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Alex Young threw six hitless innings against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday to improve to 2-0 for the year. Young allowed only one base runner on a walk while recording three strikeouts in his second scoreless appearance in a row. His start is even more impressive because the Rockies had been averaging... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Young to Start in Finale for Arizona, Could be Good Streaming Play

Diamondbacks rookie Alex Young will get the start against Colorado on Sunday in the final game before the All-Star break according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic. Young has made two appearances with Arizona this year, as he allowed one run over five innings with five strikeouts in a start against the Giants and... Read More

8 months ago

Greg Holland Gets Save Against Rockies, Looks to be Closer Going Forward

After concerns that he might be on his way out of the closer role, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Greg Holland snapped a two-game skid and picked up his 13th save of the year on Saturday night. Holland allowed two hits while striking out one in his first scoreless inning of work since June 27. With back-to-back... Read More

8 months ago

Robbie Ray Strikes Out Eight, Gets Win Against Colorado

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray snapped his streak of three losses in his last four starts with a quality start against the Rockies. Ray allowed one run on two hits and five walks over six innings with eight strikeouts as he posted his first start of one or fewer earned runs since May 13. Ray... Read More

8 months ago

Greg Holland Blows Save Wednesday, Closer Role Potentially up for Grabs in Arizona

After blowing two saves on back-to-back nights, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo suggested that closer Greg Holland may not be in line for the next save opportunity according to The Arizona Republic writer Nick Piecoro. Following the loss, Lovullo, "was hesitant to deliver a vote of confidence when asked if Holland were [sic] still his... Read More

8 months ago

David Peralta has MRI on Shoulder, Owners Should Prepare for Possible IL Stint

Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta received an MRI on his shoulder on Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game early according to The Arizona Republic writer Nick Piecoro. Peralta said he felt discomfort in his shoulder on a check swing in his first plate appearance, and that it had been bothering him for roughly a month since returning... Read More

8 months ago

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 14

How is it already almost the halfway point of the season? We have the All-Star starters finalized, and the All-Star Game itself is a little over two weeks away. But more importantly, this is the 14th time this year we're looking at two-start streaming options. Looking back at Week 12, Cleveland rookie Zach Plesac was... Read More

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