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About Nate Green - RotoBaller

Nate Green - RotoBaller has written 413 articles so far, you can find them below.

Miguel Cabrera Returns Wednesday

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup Wednesday after having not played since Friday due to knee soreness. It's been a pretty tough year for Cabrera, who in 132 games is hitting .285/.350/.391 with 10 home runs for an awful Detroit squad. The good news is Detroit has six games left,... Read More

3 months ago

Jake Elmore Making Rare Start

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jake Elmore is starting his fourth game of the year on Wednesday, playing right field and batting seventh against the Chicago Cubs. Outfielder Kevin Kramer is out for the first time since Friday. Elmore hadn't played since 2016 before his Sept. 17 call-up, which makes for a nice story, but he's not... Read More

3 months ago

Marwin Gonzalez Still Out

Minnesota Twins outfielder/infielder Marwin Gonzalez is not in the lineup Wednesday, a day after being scratched with oblique tightness. It's the kind of injury with only a few days left that could end his season, and he's borderline as a fantasy asset anyway, so look for better as the season concludes. Gonzalez has mostly played... Read More

3 months ago

Josh VanMeter Returns to Lineup

Cincinnati Reds outfielder/infielder Josh VanMeter is in the lineup for the first time since Friday after missing time with an illness. He is back in the leadoff spot against Milwaukee starting pitcher Jordan Lyles. The game starts at 6:40 but even if it is in your DFS slate, VanMeter is not the best target. In... Read More

3 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 26 - Buy or Sell?

With under a week to go, streaming is the name of the game if you need power. The more available a player has been, the more likely they are to be a riser in this edition, and fallers are more likely to be rostered since you have drops to go with your pickups. Additionally, the... Read More

3 months ago

The Cut List (Week 26) - Time to Let Go?

Here it is, the final week. With 96% of the season in the books, anyone can be considered droppable under the correct circumstances. Most obvious would be a situation where you have already hit a playing time cap and thus have no use for anyone who plays that position. Or if you are 15 home... Read More

3 months ago

Franmil Reyes Back in Lineup

Cleveland Indians designated hitter Franmil Reyes is back in the lineup Thursday after missing two games due to what the team only called a family issue. Reyes is only hitting .200/.293/.340 with one home run in 14 games in September but does have 11 RBI thanks to Cleveland's lineup ahead of him. He's nonetheless a... Read More

3 months ago

Jack Flaherty Draws Tough Cubs Matchup

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty is drawing his toughest matchup in some time on Thursday as St. Louis faces the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley. It may be Flaherty's hardest start since an August 7 bout against the Dodgers, but he handled that one with ease: seven innings, no runs, and 10 strikeouts. He... Read More

3 months ago

Harrison Bader Returns to Lineup

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader is back in the lineup batting eighth Thursday after an off day on Wednesday. Matt Carpenter, in turn, returns to the bench as his lost season continues. Eighth is obviously not the best lineup spot for DFS purposes against the Chicago Cubs and starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks. You may... Read More

3 months ago

Jean Segura Leaves with Apparent Hamstring Injury

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jean Segura left Thursday's day game with an apparent left hamstring injury. Segura has disappointed this season with a .283 average and 10 steals, his worst marks since 2015 and 2012, respectively, and at this point in the season any injury of even intermediate seriousness means an end to the season but... Read More

3 months ago

Jeimer Candelario Batting Fifth Thursday

Detroit Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario, who has been dealing with triceps soreness, is back in the team's lineup and playing first base on Thursday. However, the Tigers are facing the Cleveland Indians and starting pitcher Mike Clevinger, so the entire Detroit lineup is a DFS fade even with a small slate. As for Candelario's value... Read More

3 months ago

Domingo German On Leave in Domestic-Violence Case

New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German has been placed by MLB on administrative leave under its domestic-violence policy. There are no details about the case itself. For what it's worth, there are obvious fantasy implications. German will miss at least one start, as the administrative leave requires at least seven days off. German's 4.03... Read More

3 months ago

Brandon Woodruff Experiencing Arm Soreness

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff, who just returned from an oblique injury on September 17, told reporters Thursday that he experienced some arm soreness after his two-inning appearance. Even though his oblique seemed okay, this is obviously not something the Brewers or fantasy managers want to hear. Woodruff would be a worthwhile fantasy option... Read More

3 months ago

Manny Machado Sitting Thursday

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado takes a seat for Thursday's matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers. Despite 30 home runs, this season has been a major disappointment for Machado, who is hitting just .253/.332/.456 with 79 runs scored, 82 driven in, and a 5-for-8 record stealing bases. This is his second day off in... Read More

3 months ago

Blake Treinen Out for Rest of 2019

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Blake Treinen will miss the rest of the 2019 season with back and shoulder issues. After posting a 0.78 ERA in 2018, Treinen lost his closing job after a June injury and did not come close to reclaiming it, and now his lost season is over. He is still owned in... Read More

3 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 25 - Buy or Sell?

Less than two weeks left, and if you still need an extra home run or two, time is running out to get it. Are September's risers the answer? Are the fallers going to continue to fall? Weekly reminders: EVAB (pronounced ee-vab or ev-ab) is simply exit velocity on "air balls" - meaning fly balls and... Read More

3 months ago

The Cut List (Week 25) - Time to Let Go?

Only two weeks to go! Not much time in roto, but enough if things are close, or if you're entering crunch time in a head-to-head playoff. If you're facing those circumstances, you know it's no time to get casual. The players themselves don't have much time to turn things around either. Players do go through... Read More

3 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 24 - Buy or Sell?

A lot of this week's risers aren't actually too surprising. (We were going to talk about Jurickson Profar but the May 19 game resumption appears to have irreparably damaged the reliability of his two-week splits, which show him hitting .262 in some places and .298 in others. In short, though, you can ride his streak,... Read More

3 months ago

Anthony Rizzo Leading Off Thursday

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the leadoff hitter on Thursday as the team is shaking things up a bit. Kyle Schwarber is in the three-hole for the first time all season and Kris Bryant hits cleanup for just the second time. Ian Happ is also making his first start since September 3, while... Read More

3 months ago

Manny Machado Out Thursday

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado is not in the team's lineup Thursday, his first off day since August 21. It looks to be a standard sit for rest. Second baseman Ty France gets a rare start at third base in his place and will bat sixth. The Padres are facing the Chicago Cubs... Read More

3 months ago

Trevor Story, Daniel Murphy Out Thursday

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and first baseman Daniel Murphy are not in Thursday's lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals. Both appear to be fine health-wise. Garrett Hampson plays short batting sixth and Josh Fuentes bats seventh playing first base. Moving up in the lineup are outfielder Raimel Tapia and second baseman Ryan McMahon. It's... Read More

3 months ago

Kevin Newman Takes Seat Thursday

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman is off for Thursday's series finale at the San Francisco Giants. Cole Tucker will play short and bat sixth, while second baseman Adam Frazier moves to Newman's usual leadoff spot. No one usually makes for a particularly good DFS hitting play at Oracle Park, and Tucker's rookie struggles make him... Read More

3 months ago

Christian Yelich To Avoid Surgery

Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich, out for the rest of 2019 with a broken patella, will not need surgery on the fracture. Yelich is thus expected to be good to go at the start of 2020, so dynasty owners should be relieved. As is often the case in September, however, the Brewers have not... Read More

3 months ago

Paul Goldschmidt Out of Thursday's Lineup

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is off on Thursday for a series finale at Coors Field. In his place is Rangel Ravelo batting fifth. As with any visit to Coors Field, the entire Cardinals' lineup is tempting for DFS purposes. Ravelo is an unknown quantity who should probably be avoided, but someone like... Read More

3 months ago

Adalberto Mondesi Off Thursday

Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi gets the day off on Thursday. It's his first time on the bench since returning from a shoulder injury on September 1 and there is no apparent setback, just a routine day. In his place is Nicky Lopez batting ninth, who can easily be ignored in DFS. In fact,... Read More

3 months ago

Daniel Palka Getting Another Shot

Chicago White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka is in the lineup and batting sixth on Thursday. He replaces Leury Garcia, who just returned from bereavement leave and is sitting after starting Tuesday and Wednesday. It's been an unfortunate campaign for Palka, who is now 1-for-54 on the year with six walks and a hit-by-pitch in 61... Read More

3 months ago

Jeff McNeil Off Thursday

New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil is not in the team's lineup for Thursday's day game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It looks like a simple off day, with none of McNeil's health issues from earlier in the season at play this time. Robinson Cano returns from an off day to play second base and bat... Read More

3 months ago

Jarrod Dyson Returns, Batting Eighth

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson, who missed two straight starts and three out of four with performance issues, is back in the lineup Thursday. But he's only batting eighth, a far cry from the leadoff spot he often occupied throughout the first five months of the season. Not surprisingly, he is someone to avoid in... Read More

3 months ago

Ronny Rodriguez Back Hitting Cleanup

Detroit Tigers infielder Ronny Rodriguez, after sitting Tuesday's game and Wednesday's postponement, is playing second base and batting cleanup in the first game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees Thursday. Rodriguez has some pop but is an overall quite bad MLB hitter with a .220/.248/.451 slash line this season. He is not a... Read More

3 months ago

Gleyber Torres, Gary Sanchez Out to Open Doubleheader

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres and catcher Gary Sanchez are sitting for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. DJ LeMahieu returns to his leadoff spot after getting the day off on Tuesday and plays second. Austin Romine catches batting ninth. The Yankees are facing homer-prone Tigers starter Matthew Boyd,... Read More

3 months ago

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