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About Phil Goyette - RotoBaller



Phil Goyette - RotoBaller has written 63 articles so far, you can find them below.


Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (knee) could be activated from the DL as soon as Tuesday, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman. Murphy has been playing rehab games for the Harrisburg Senators of the AA Eastern League. Murphy will play for Harrisburg over the weekend and then undergo an evaluation of his knee on Monday.... Read More

Former Washington Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson has opted out of his minor league contract with the Nationals and will be released on Saturday. Jackson had a 3.40 ERA in 10 starts for AAA Syracuse in 2018. Jackson has pitched for 13 different organizations in a 15-year professional career, so don't rule out the possibility... Read More

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Madson (chest) was activated off the disabled list on Thursday. Madson had been sidelined with a chest strain after pitching in three of four games during the series at Arizona a couple weeks back. Madson is a nice waiver wire target in holds leagues and deeper leagues where a heavy... Read More

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season against the Orioles on Wednesday. It was a solo shot for Harper in the third inning against Baltimore starter David Hess. Harper added to his National League-leading home run total and now has moved into a tie for the most home runs... Read More

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer spun another gem on Wednesday en route to picking up his 150th career win. Mad Max dominated through eight innings against Baltimore, allowing no earned runs on two hits and one walk. He punched out 12 batters and currently leads all baseball with 120 strikeouts in 79 2/3 innings... Read More

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton (ankle) has been cleared to start his minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Double-A Harrisburg. According to manager Dave Martinez, Eaton will play both left field and center field during his rehab assignment. If everything goes well during his rehab, Eaton should be ready to come off the disabled... Read More

Washington Nationals outfield phenom Juan Soto has been moved up to the leadoff spot for Wednesday's game against Baltimore. Soto has a juicy matchup against Baltimore right-hander David Hess, a young pitcher with a 5.82 FIP thus far this season for the scuffling Orioles. Soto, still only 19, has racked up four multi-hit games in... Read More

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu continued his torrid pace on Saturday, going 4-for-4 and getting on base five times. Abreu hit a home run, two doubles, a single, and walked in five plate appearances. Abreu's batting average in 2018 is up to .319. He's hit nine home runs and 19 doubles, slugging .560... Read More

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson powered the White Sox to a 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers Saturday, launching two home runs and driving in a career-high four runs on the day. Anderson has made great strides in his development in 2018, as he's walking way more often (8.0 BB%), striking out way less... Read More

Chicago White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson (back) was scratched again on Saturday for back tightness. Davidson has now been left out of the starting lineup for four straight games due to his back issues. Davidson was originally penciled in the lineup to hit cleanup on Saturday but was pulled after batting practice when his... Read More

Chicago White Sox top outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez hit a go-ahead grand slam home run in the 9th inning for the AA Birmingham Barons on Saturday. Jimenez, 21, has now hit nine home runs in 34 AA games this season. He's probably the best power-hitting bat in the minor leagues at this point. Look for... Read More

Chicago White Sox starting pitching prospect Dylan Cease was dominant in his start on Thursday, striking out nine batters over a career-high 7 1/3 innings of work for the A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash. Cease, 22, hit 99 mph on a fastball which was his 102nd pitch of the night. Cease is pushing for a promotion up... Read More

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon left his rehab start at AAA Charlotte on Thursday after being struck in the head with a line drive. According to the Chicago Sun-Times Daryl Van Schouwen, Rodon managed to avoid injury from the line drive. It's a shame Rodon got tagged, as he was cruising before he... Read More

The Washington Nationals have optioned starting pitcher Erick Fedde back to Triple-A Syracuse, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman. Fedde made his first start of 2018 on Wednesday against the Padres and looked pretty good, working 5 2/3 innings while striking out six batters and only allowing one earned run. His four-pitch mix was working well... Read More

The Chicago White Sox have claimed catcher Dustin Garneau off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Friday in wake of the Welington Castillo performance-enhancing drug suspension news. Garneau, 30, was a 19th-round draft pick of the Rockies back in 2009. Garneau will serve as organizational depth at catcher for the White Sox going forward. He... Read More

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Thursday, according to the team. Gonzalez has made three starts for the White Sox this season, walking more guys than he's struck out. If you still own him for some strange reason, you should drop him now and forget... Read More

Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson is still dealing with pectoral soreness and doesn't look to be immediately ready to return to the active roster. Madson made 25 throws at 50 percent effort on Tuesday. According to Madson, he hurt his pectoral muscle throwing harder than average last week against Arizona, and the pectoral muscle cramped... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tyler O'Neill, who was traded to the Cardinals for starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, brings tons of raw power potential with him to the big leagues. O'Neill, still only 22, abused Triple-A pitching before getting called up this season, launching 13 home runs in... Read More

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto has been penciled into the big league lineup for the first time in his career on Monday. Soto, 19, will be playing left field and batting sixth for the Nationals against the San Diego Padres. The Padres are starting left-hander Robbie Erlin on Monday. The Nationals have said that ordinarily... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jack Flaherty's ownership percentage in fantasy leagues is bound to take a drastic leap forward after Sunday's 13 strikeout performance against the Phillies. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny showed tons of faith in the rookie, allowing him to throw 120 pitches and work 7 2/3... Read More

Chicago White Sox reliever Jace Fry picked up his first career save in the White Sox win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Fry, 24, got the save opportunity because the Rangers had a lineup full of lefties to face him in the ninth inning. Fry chews up lefties, who looked foolish against him on... Read More

Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson has been sent to the DL with a sore pectoral muscle. Madson had been unable to pitch in Saturday's game due to chest soreness. Nationals manager had been using Madson in a setup role ahead of closer Sean Doolittle. Madson, 37, had some bad luck this season, as his actual... Read More

Washington Nationals outfield prospect Juan Soto has been promoted to the MLB club, according to Byron Kerr of MASN. The Nationals need outfield depth with recent injuries to Howie Kendrick and Rafael Bautista. Soto, 19, began the season with A-Full Season Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League, but has been promoted three times since then.... Read More

Chicago White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka came through in the clutch on Saturday, driving in two runs with a triple in the third inning. Palka, 26, was an unheralded outfield prospect coming into the season, but he has made the most out of his opportunity in 2018. He has posted a .271/.295/.542 slash line in... Read More

Chicago White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka came through in the clutch on Saturday, driving in two runs with a triple in the third inning. Palka, 26, was an unheralded outfield prospect coming into the season, but he has made the most out of his opportunity in 2018. He has posted a .271/.295/.542 slash line in... Read More

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito managed to limit the damage in a decent start against the Rangers on Saturday. Giolito worked six innings and managed to pick up the win. Gilito scattered four hits and two walks over the six innings, striking out three batters. He allowed three runs on the night but... Read More

Chicago White Sox closer Nate Jones racked up the save for the White Sox Saturday. Jones has now picked up the save in each of the last two save opportunities for the White Sox. It was a bit of a bumpy ride Saturday, as Jones allowed the first two runners to get on base, but... Read More

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer is now scheduled to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scherzer will be starting the game on seven days' rest. Not that Scherzer needs any more help this season, but a little extra rest can't hurt. Scherzer has a nice matchup today against... Read More

Chicago White Sox utility man Yolmer Sanchez will likely get some starts in the outfield in the near future, according to The Athletic's James Fegan. Friday's injury to Nicky Delmonico, who is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a broken hand, will accelerate the need to get Sanchez some outfield reps. Sanchez, still only 25,... Read More

Chicago White Sox outfielder Nick Delmonico has been diagnosed with a fracture of the third metacarpal on his right hand, according to the team's official Twitter account. Right now the team is estimating that Delmonico will miss four-to-six weeks of action. Delmonico was lifted from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch. Delmonico owners... Read More

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