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About Nicklaus Gaut - RotoBaller



Nicklaus Gaut - RotoBaller has written 22 articles so far, you can find them below.


Walker Buehler Fans 11 in Domination of Fish

After three relatively lackluster starts, Dodger's second-year pitcher Walker Buehler reminded everyone who he is on Sunday, shutting out the Miami Marlins over seven innings. Buehler scattered five hits while striking out 11 and walking none and the third-place finisher in 2018's rookie of the year race is firmly entrenching himself as one of the... Read More

19 hours ago

Nick Castellanos Ends Losing Streak With Walk-Off

Losers of six straight, and eight of their nine games since the All-Star break, the Detroit Tigers got a needed pick-me-up from right-fielder Nick Castellanos, as the 26-year-old ended Sunday's extra-inning affair against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning. An impending free agent on... Read More

19 hours ago

Travis D'Arnaud Stays White Hot With Grand Slam in Rays Win

Former Mets prospect and current Tampa backstop Travis D'Arnaud put an exclamation point on his powerful week at the plate, blasting a hanging slider from rookie Dylan Cease into the upper deck, while the bases were fully juiced. The grand slam on Sunday caps off a week that began with D'Arnaud hitting three home runs... Read More

20 hours ago

Kevin Gausman Dominates In Return From IL

Out since June 10 with plantar fasciitis, Atlanta Braves starter Kevin Gausman was activated off of the 10-day IL on Sunday in time to face the Washington Nationals. Gausman made his return a triumphant one, going seven strong innings before being pulled in the eighth after he allowed the first two men to reach base.... Read More

20 hours ago

Kevin Kiermaier Hits the IL With Thumb Sprain

In the midst of his healthiest season since 2015, Tampa Bay outfielder Kevin Kiermaier was placed on the 10-day IL on Sunday after jamming his thumb on a headfirst slide into first base. The news was actually considered good for Kiermaier, as an MRI revealed that the injury is just a sprain and will not... Read More

20 hours ago


Jean Segura Exits Sunday With Heel Injury

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jean Segura exited Sunday's game against the Pirates, after re-aggravating his bruised left heel. Segura initially hurt his foot on June 15 but only missed two games, returning to pinch-hit on Wednesday and playing through the weekend. The 29-year-old veteran said the heel has been bothering him since the original injury but... Read More

21 hours ago

Zack Wheeler Close To Returning To Mets Rotation

On the IL with a shoulder impingement since July 12, Zack Wheeler came out of his bullpen on Sunday feeling good enough that the Mets are now evaluating whether or not to insert him back into the rotation during their upcoming series with San Diego. Manager Mickey Callaway still thinks that Wheeler may need to... Read More

21 hours ago

Jimmy Nelson Makes First Rehab Start

On the IL since June 28th with fluid buildup in his elbow, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson made his first rehab appearance on Saturday, throwing one inning for the Low-A Timber Rattlers. The veteran lefthander struck out one batter, giving up one earned run with no walks. Nelson had only just returned on June... Read More

21 hours ago

Andrew Heaney Returns Home to the IL

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Angels placed starter Andrew Heaney on the IL with left shoulder inflammation, with no current timetable for his return. The 28-year old left-hander said he first felt discomfort during his start against Houston on July 6 but hoped to pitch through it, pitching again against Houston last Tuesday, throwing 103... Read More

22 hours ago

Brandon Woodruff Hits IL With Oblique Strain

Fantasy owners everywhere held their breath when talented rookie Brandon Woodruff threw just one pitch in the fourth inning of Milwaukee's game in Arizona on Sunday, before calling for the trainer and leaving the game with left side discomfort. Before his exit, Woodruff needed 78 pitches to get through three frames, giving up four earned... Read More

22 hours ago


Bryan Reynolds (OF, PIT) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: Maybe it's because he plays in Pittsburg, or maybe it's because he spells his first name with a "y", but Bryan Reynolds gets no respect and is still available in 70% of leagues. This in spite of the fact that if Reynolds qualified with 15... Read More

1 day ago

Scott Oberg (RP, COL) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: With 14 Saves but an ERA north of six, Wade Davis doesn't exactly have a hammerlock on Colorado's closing job. And right there breathing down his neck, is Scott Oberg having a career-year with a 1.35 ERA and 27.8% K-rate. Oberg's overall numbers are great... Read More

2 days ago

Tyler Beede (SP, SFG) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Former top prospect Tyler Beede is showing signs of having figured some things out and after throwing eight shutout innings against the Mets in his last start, the fantasy world is starting to take notice. Over his first nine starts of 2019, Beede had... Read More

2 days ago

Alex Wood (SP, CIN) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: After hurting his back in spring training and then suffering two setbacks in his rehab, it seems that Alex Wood is finally close to debuting for his new team. Wood made a third rehab appearance on Wednesday, striking out three over two scoreless innings... Read More

2 days ago

Luis Urias (2B, SDP) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS:  After an 11-game cup of coffee in the spring, San Diego top-prospect Luis Urias has been called back up to the big club and becomes at least a speculative add in most leagues. In that brief stint in April Urias only slashed .083/.281/.125 with... Read More

2 days ago


H2H Category Streamers - Week 17 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting an advantage over their opponent. Heavy lineup, heavy starting pitchers, no catcher, all (or mostly) reliever staff, no reliever staff, etc. Even if you play a balanced lineup, injuries can cause holes. A few weeks without a key player won’t kill a... Read More

4 days ago

Alex Bregman Blasts Off With 25th Home Run of the Season

With the Astros already leading five to zero, Alex Bregman put one of the final nails in Angels pitcher Matt Harvey's coffin of a start, hitting a 408-foot home run when the former Dark Knight tried to sneak a flat 91 mph fastball straight down the middle of the plate. Thursday's blast off of Harvey... Read More

4 days ago

George Springer and Friends Give Harvey Another Dark Night

With the Astros already leading the Los Angeles Angels two to zero in the second inning, George Springer kicked off the runs parade against Angels starter Matt Harvey, hitting a 368-foot round-tripper to the opposite field on a center-cut Harvey fastball. Harvey would later leave the game after giving up six runs in five innings... Read More

4 days ago

Wade Miley Continues Renaissance Against Angels on Thursday Night

Wade Miley continues to be an effective pitcher and the Houston Astros continue to add to the mythology of their player development department. On Thursday night, Miley no-hit the Los Angeles Angels until Brian Goodwin broke up the 32-year-old's bid for a no-no with a two-out double in the bottom of the fifth inning. Miley... Read More

4 days ago

Cincinnati Reds Quickly Running Out of Bad Catchers

Cincinnati officially has a catcher emergency on their hands, with injuries to Curt Casali and Kyle Farmer forcing them to join the already injured Tucker Barnhart on the IR. The Reds are now down to Juan Graterol, who was recently promoted from AAA, and Ryan Lavarnway, who they signed the day after he was released... Read More

4 days ago


Eddie Rosario Jacks Up the A's to Break Twin's Losing Streak

Losers of their last three games and down 3 - 1 in the sixth inning, the Minnesota Twins needed a spark to get their sputtering offense back on track. Left-fielder Eddie Rosario provided that spark and more, entering as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and crushing a 414-foot three-run home run on the first... Read More

4 days ago

Stephen Strasburg Strikes Out Seven, Drives in Five.

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg had a fine night against Atlanta on Thursday, striking out seven Braves on his way to picking up his twelfth victory of the year. But the 30-year-old Strasburg saved the best for his bat, going three for three at the dish while scoring two runs and driving in five. After leading... Read More

4 days ago

Nathan Eovaldi Breezes Through Rehab Appearance, Set to Return Over Weekend

Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi made his first and only rehab appearance on Thursday, pitching a scoreless inning for Boston's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate, throwing 11 of his 19 pitches for strikes while walking one and striking out three. Eovaldi is expected to return to the Red Sox during their weekend series with the Orioles.... Read More

4 days ago

Looking Ahead - Prospects to Add for Dynasty Rebuilds

In the world of fantasy baseball, the All-Star break should be a time for reflection. A time for reflection and a time for honesty, as you sit in judgment on what is the best direction that your fake team should take. For those in redraft leagues, these decisions are all about the now. What, if... Read More

5 days ago

Tanner Roark (SP, CIN) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Through his first 11 starts, Cincinnati Reds starter Tanner Roark seemed to be having a career resurgence, posting a 3.20 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 56 innings. But all was not shiny under the hood, as he was helped in large... Read More

1 week ago


Jake Bauers (1B/OF, CLE) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: A popular sleeper pick heading into 2019, Indians outfielder and first baseman Jake Bauers never really woke up once the season started, with his ownership cratering as fast as his batting average. Through the first two months of the season, Bauers slashed .217/.307/.339 with only... Read More

1 week ago

Griffin Canning (SP, LAA) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Headed into his last start before the All-Star break, Angels pitcher Griffin Canning was having a fine start to his rookie year; sporting a 3.79 ERA over his first 11 starts while striking out just over a batter per inning. But on... Read More

1 week ago

Miguel Sano (1B/3B, MIN) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: After missing the first six weeks of the season, and coming off a year in which he slashed a lowly .199/.281/.398, it's not surprising that Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is available in over two-thirds of leagues. But in his first forty games since... Read More

1 week ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 15 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting an advantage over their opponent. Heavy lineup, heavy starting pitchers, no catcher, all (or mostly) reliever staff, no reliever staff, etc. Even if you play a balanced lineup, injuries can cause holes. A few weeks without a key player won’t kill a... Read More

2 weeks ago

You Don't Know Jack (Flaherty)

Never a lauded prospect as he made his way through the St. Louis Cardinals' system, starting pitcher Jack Flaherty nevertheless made a splash in 2018, taking advantage of the playing time afforded to him by injuries to rotation mainstay Adam Wainwright. Part of a loaded 2018 rookie class in the National League, which included supposed... Read More

2 weeks ago


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