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About Nate Green - RotoBaller

Nate Green - RotoBaller has written 60 articles so far, you can find them below.

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 20 - Buy or Sell?

Since the past few weeks, through players like Trey Mancini, have demonstrated that a player's track record is more important than their Statcast numbers during a hot or cold spell, it's time to reorient a little towards season numbers. Each player's entry starts with a line of their key numbers over the course of the... Read More

3 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 19 - Buy or Sell?

The last edition of Power Hitting Risers & Fallers came out on the trade deadline. News had broken about a big trade involving Cleveland. So far, in this very young post-deadline campaign, both sluggers Cleveland acquired have had a rough couple of weeks. Before we get there, there's the happier news of several risers to... Read More

3 months ago

Zach Davies Reportedly to Injured List

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies is heading to the injured list with a not-yet disclosed ailment. Davies held a 2.20 ERA after 12 starts which has since regressed to 3.74. His peripherals in those first 12 starts did not inspire confidence but perhaps this injury became a hindrance as well. Once the move is... Read More

3 months ago

Franmil Reyes Hitting Eighth Monday

Cleveland Indians designated hitter Franmil Reyes has been dropped from sixth to eighth in the batting order Monday after a four-strikeout game on Sunday. Jordan Luplow gets a bump to sixth in the order, from ninth. Reyes is hitting just 2-for-15 since coming over in the Trevor Bauer trade. While Reyes' future remains bright, and... Read More

3 months ago

70-Pitch Limit for Spencer Turnbull

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull is returning from a back injury on Monday, and will be limited to roughly 70 pitches according to manager Ron Gardenhire. The limit makes Turnbull even less enticing as a fantasy option Monday, especially for those who need wins, considering also Detroit's league-worst offense facing Chicago White Sox starter... Read More

3 months ago

Gleyber Torres In Lineup At Designated Hitter

New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres is batting cleanup on Monday as the designated hitter against the Baltimore Orioles. Torres exited Sunday's game with a core injury but appears to be fine enough to hit, if not take the field. Gio Urshela also sustained an injury Sunday and is not in the lineup. DFS players... Read More

3 months ago

Trent Grisham Leading Off Again as Keston Hiura Returns

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Trent Grisham is leading off for the second consecutive game on Monday. Second baseman Keston Hiura is back after a day off Monday, batting cleanup, while Ryan Braun (for a second consecutive day) and Travis Shaw sit. Milwaukee is facing the Pittsburgh Pirates and pitcher Dario Agrazal. While the game is in... Read More

3 months ago

Derek Dietrich Heading For Injured List

Cincinnati Reds infielder/outfielder Derek Dietrich was placed on the injured list Monday with shoulder inflammation. Dietrich had only played in two of Cincinnati's previous five games. He has slumped badly since hitting 12 home runs in May and it seems unlikely he will be a contributor during the stretch run, now for multiple reasons. He... Read More

3 months ago

Jordan Zimmermann Placed on Injured List

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was placed on the injured list on Monday with a right cervical spasm. Zimmermann, who still has one year remaining on a $110 million contract he signed with Detroit in 2016, has been a fantasy negative all year with a 1-8 record, 7.13 ERA, and just 52 strikeouts in... Read More

3 months ago

Freddie Freeman Returns to Lineup

After a simple day off on Sunday, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is back in action at his usual third batting order spot on Monday. Austin Riley heads back to the bench while Matt Joyce will be the designated hitter for a visit at the Minnesota Twins. Freeman is always a premium DFS option... Read More

3 months ago

Travis d'Arnaud, Avisail Garcia Out Monday

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis D'Arnaud and outfielder Avisail Garcia are among those not in the team's Monday lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays. Mike Zunino is behind the dish batting eighth for the second straight game while Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier return to the lineup after sitting vs. a left-hander Sunday. Jacob Waguespack... Read More

3 months ago

Aristides Aquino Gets Cleanup Spot

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino is batting fourth for the first time in his young career on Monday, playing right field. Josh VanMeter and Phillip Ervin are sitting for Cincinnati against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval, who will be making his Major League debut. Aquino, 25, already has a home run in just... Read More

3 months ago

Ryan O'Hearn Back in Lineup

Kansas City Royals first baseman Ryan O'Hearn is starting Monday, his first start since Wednesday. He will bat sixth as shortstop Humberto Arteaga sits. O'Hearn is hitting a putrid .176/.272/.309 in 231 PA this season, for a wRC+ a full 100 points lower than last season (153 to 53). His .283 xWOBA by Statcast is... Read More

3 months ago

Matt Skole In Lineup As White Sox Regain DH

Chicago White Sox first baseman Matt Skole will bat sixth in his first start of the 2019 season on Monday. Jose Abreu is still in the lineup batting third, just as the designated hitter for a road game in Detroit. Skole only has three pinch hitting appearances so far this season, with two singles and... Read More

3 months ago

The Cut List (Week 19) - Time to Let Go?

The trade deadline has come and gone. Arguably only one widely-rostered player, Luke Jackson, became unusable thanks to a trade at the deadline. So not much has changed around here. It's now really getting to that point in the fantasy season where cuts are going to be highly based on statistical needs, which are much... Read More

3 months ago

Stephen Strasburg Tattooed By Arizona

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg gave up nine runs in 4 2/3 innings Saturday, taking the loss as Washington fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 18-7. Strasburg was coming off of July NL Pitcher of the Month honors, but you wouldn't know it from the nine hits, two walks, and three home runs he allowed.... Read More

3 months ago

Marlins Trade Zac Gallen To Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired starting pitcher Zac Gallen from the Miami Marlins in exchange for shortstop prospect Jazz Chisholm on Wednesday. Gallen has a 2.72 ERA this season but just 4.46 xFIP. His fantasy value is about where it was before -- worth a flyer in 12-teamers and keeper/dynasty formats -- given the better team,... Read More

3 months ago

Tanner Roark Traded To Athletics

The Oakland Athletics traded for starting pitcher Tanner Roark from the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Roark is 6-7 with a 4.24 ERA this season, but now goes to a friendlier home park and a slightly better team. That will provide a modest bump to his fantasy value if he holds down a rotation spot, in... Read More

3 months ago

Giants, Brewers Swap Drew Pomeranz, Mauricio Dubon

The San Francisco Giants traded pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black to the Milwaukee Brewers for infield prospect Mauricio Dubon. Pomeranz has a 5.68 ERA this season, but a 3.26 in June and July. Going from AT&T Park to Miller Park hurts his value more than the Brewers better supporting cast helps. Dubon, 25, is... Read More

3 months ago

Nationals Also Add Roenis Elias To Pen

The Washington Nationals traded for relief pitcher Roenis Elias from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, minutes after making a deal for reliever Daniel Hudson. Like Hudson, Elias loses any fantasy value he may have had before the trade, because he won't be getting save situations in Washington. Elias has also struggled this season to a... Read More

3 months ago

Jonathan Lucroy Activated, Batting Eighth

Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy was activated from the injured list on Wednesday and will catch and bat eighth against the Detroit Tigers. Lucroy was hurt in the collision with Jake Marisnick back on July 8 and missed the roughly three weeks that was expected. Unfortunately Lucroy has not produced much this season, just... Read More

3 months ago

Nationals Acquire Daniel Hudson

The Toronto Blue Jays traded reliever Daniel Hudson to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. Sean Doolittle is entrenched as Washington's closer, so Hudson doesn't gain any fantasy value from the move, and in fact loses any that he might have had as a Ken Giles handcuff. The return from Washington is not yet known, but it... Read More

3 months ago

Nick Castellanos In Lineup

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos is in the lineup as the designated hitter for Detroit's 4:07 game against the Los Angeles Angels, batting second. There is a lot of trade speculation around Castellanos, who also recently made news for discussing the difficulty hitting at Comerica Park. Comerica hasn't played overly large, with a 0.950 home... Read More

3 months ago

Cubs Trade Martin Maldonado to Astros for Tony Kemp

The Chicago Cubs traded catcher Martin Maldonado to the Houston Astros on Wednesday in exchange for second baseman/outfielder Tony Kemp. The fantasy ramifications of this trade are minor. Maldonado was not fantasy relevant before or after the deal. Kemp could see somewhat more time with the Cubs than he did with the Astros, who had... Read More

3 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 18 - Buy or Sell?

It's trade deadline day. Will any actual trades be made, and which hitters will change parks, and for better or for worse? Lots of unanswered questions. However, most of the players below are unlikely to move. 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 18) - Time to Let Go?

Welcome to the last Cut List before the July 31 trade deadline. Emphasis on dead, because there has still been little action on the trade front. The next week should be pretty fun if things heat up. For now, however, players are on the team they're on, and judgments should be made accordingly. Stats are... Read More

4 months ago

Wilmer Flores In For Jake Lamb

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores will play second base and bat sixth on Wednesday against left-handed Baltimore Orioles starter John Means, with Jake Lamb sitting and Eduardo Escobar taking over at third. Arizona last faced a left-handed pitcher on Saturday and that was also the last time Flores played and Lamb sat, so there would... Read More

4 months ago

Bryce Harper Out Wednesday

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is getting a breather Wednesday among several shakeups in the Philadelphia lineup. Philadelphia is at Detroit and thus using a DH, who will be Rhys Hoskins batting third. At Hoskins' first base spot is J.T. Realmuto, with Andrew Knapp catching. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez will lead off with shortstop Scott... Read More

4 months ago

Gary Sanchez Lands On Injured List

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was placed on the injured list Wednesday with a left groin strain suffered Tuesday night. Catcher Kyle Higashioka was recalled and will share duties with Austin Romine. Fantasy owners should certainly keep Sanchez stashed. Even by catcher standards, Romine is not a fantasy asset, while Higashioka will presumably play... Read More

4 months ago

Robbie Grossman, Jurickson Profar Back In Lineup

Oakland Athletics outfielder Robbie Grossman and second baseman Jurickson Profar are back in the lineup Wednesday after sitting in favor of Chad Pinder and Franklin Barreto on Tuesday. Grossman is batting seventh and Profar ninth. Grossman has been a better real-life hitter than in fantasy in 2019, while Profar has better counting stats but is... Read More

4 months ago

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