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About Nate Green - RotoBaller



Nate Green - RotoBaller has written 425 articles so far, you can find them below.


Hernan Perez Outrighted to Triple-A

Milwaukee Brewers infielder/outfielder Hernan Perez, who was designated for assignment on June 28, cleared waivers Wednesday and was sent to Triple-A San Antonio. Perez showed promise in 2016 with a .272 batting average, 13 home runs, and 34 stolen bases, but has not approached similar value since and was hitting just .235/.277/.383 in 160 plate... Read More

7 months ago

Brian Anderson Out of Lineup Wednesday

Miami Marlins outfielder/third baseman Brian Anderson is not in the team's lineup Wednesday after exiting Tuesday's game with an elbow contusion. For the most part, Anderson has been playing right field while Neil Walker starts at third base. Wednesday, Walker will stay at third and bat fourth, while Harold Ramirez takes Anderson's right field spot... Read More

7 months ago

Willie Calhoun Could See Second Base Time

Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has done some work at second base in recent days, and could also start doing some third base work as well. This development would seem to be a damning statement on incumbent second baseman Rougned Odor, who has hit a dreadful .189/.259/.369 in 2019. Calhoun is unlikely to be any... Read More

7 months ago

Tyler Flowers Takes Turn At Catcher

Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers is the team's eighth hitter Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. The rest of Atlanta's lineup is their standard arrangement. They are facing Phillies starter Nick Pivetta, who's been better since returning from a demotion on May 28, but still has just a 4.30 ERA, 32-10 K-BB ratio, and nine home... Read More

7 months ago

Dodgers Acquire Casey Sadler, Transfer Rich Hill

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Casey Sadler from the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday in exchange for pitcher Nathan Witt. Rich Hill was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room for Sadler on the 40-man roster. Hill is now not eligible to return until August, but his left forearm injury was scary regardless... Read More

7 months ago


Lucas Duda In Lineup Wednesday

On Wednesday, Kansas City Royals first baseman Lucas Duda is starting for the first time since Sunday as Cheslor Cuthbert sits. Duda will bat sixth against Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger. Duda is hitting a mere .173/.266/.321 in 94 plate appearances in 2019 and hasn't been a plus bat since 2017, making him an... Read More

7 months ago

Derek Dietrich Returns to Lineup

Cincinnati Reds infielder/outfielder Derek Dietrich is playing left field and batting sixth Wednesday after a day off Tuesday. Dietrich's bat has cooled significantly the past few weeks, with a .111/.304/.241 slash line in the last 28 days. His season line remains a strong .223/.351/.565, so OBP and OPS league owners should still be pleased with... Read More

7 months ago

Domingo German Officially Activated

As expected, New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German was activated from the injured list Wednesday to start vs. the New York Mets. Reliever Stephen Tarpley was optioned to make roster space. German was felled in early June by a left hip flexor strain with a 9-2 record, 3.86 ERA, and 1.11 WHIP in 13... Read More

7 months ago

Jesus Luzardo Pulled From Start

Oakland Athletics starting pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo was removed from a Triple-A start on Tuesday night after throwing four innings. The organization is calling it lat tightness and he will be evaluated later Wednesday. Luzardo is expected to join the Athletics rotation soon, although this episode could push him back. He should already be stashed... Read More

7 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 14 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to this week's Power Hitting Risers & Fallers. All stats are full season through Monday, July 1 (unless otherwise noted). The season is just over halfway done, and the home runs are still coming in bunches. That doesn't mean everyone's always hitting them all the time, and good thing for this column. Weekly reminders:... Read More

7 months ago


Trea Turner RBI Double Walks It Off

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit a walk-off RBI double for a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins Tuesday. It capped a 2-for-5 day for Turner, who also scored a run. The shortstop is now hitting a solid .277/.333/.476 on the season, but it's his 17 steals in just 45 games (despite none tonight) that... Read More

7 months ago

Patrick Corbin Honors Skaggs Before Dominating Marlins

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin, wearing the number 45 instead of his usual 46 in honor of his friend the late Tyler Skaggs, went seven innings and allowed just one run to the Miami Marlins Tuesday. He also had to weather a third inning rain delay, but ultimately walked none and struck out seven.... Read More

7 months ago

The Cut List (Week 14) - Time to Let Go?

We're halfway there in the baseball season, but hopefully your fantasy team is living on more than a prayer. (By Jove, that's terrible. Apologies.) Unless it's a points league, categories are starting to take more precedence at this point. Every hitter on this week's Cut List comes with a list of categories in which a... Read More

7 months ago

Max Scherzer Dominant in Detroit Return

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer earned his eighth victory of 2019 with eight innings of one-run ball in his first start at Comerica Park since departing the Detroit Tigers in free agency in 2014. He struck out 14, including all three batters faced in the eighth inning. Scherzer has a 1.70 ERA in his... Read More

7 months ago

Ryan Zimmerman The Designated Hitter In Return

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is batting sixth as the designated hitter Friday in his return from the injured list after a bout with plantar fasciitis. Fortuitously for Zimmerman and the Nationals, they are at Detroit for his return, providing the opportunity to ease him into action as the DH. Zimmerman likely won't get... Read More

7 months ago


Ryan Zimmerman Activated, Michael A. Taylor Demoted

The Washington Nationals activated first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the injured list on Friday and optioned outfielder Michael A. Taylor to make room on the active roster. Zimmerman will be splitting time at first base with fellow infielders Howie Kendrick and Matt Adams, dinging all three players' fantasy value. Of the three, only Kendrick, who... Read More

7 months ago

Kyle Seager Tweaked Right Hand Tuesday

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager said Thursday that he tweaked his right hand on Tuesday but hopes to be ready for Seattle's next series against the Houston Astros. Tim Beckham is playing Seager's third base position on Thursday. Seager was out until May 25 this season with an injury to his left hand, so... Read More

7 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton Looking At August Return

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (knee) will likely be out of action through the month of July with his latest injury, this time a PCL strain. Clearly, it is not a minor strain, which is frustrating both for fantasy managers and the Yankees given how much time Stanton has already missed this year with other... Read More

7 months ago

Twins Recall LaMonte Wade

The Minnesota Twins recalled outfielder LaMonte Wade from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday to take the injured Willians Astudillo's spot on the roster. Wade has shown strong on-base skills in the minors with a .391 career OBP and more walks (292) than strikeouts (268). He has some power and speed, but not a lot with 40... Read More

7 months ago

Willians Astudillo To Injured List

Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left oblique strain. It is not clear yet how severe the strain is, but obliques are always worrying. Plus, despite a notoriously minuscule strikeout rate (3.5%), Astudillo is only hitting .263 this season, with an overall slash line of .263/.282/.383.... Read More

7 months ago


Austin Riley Returns Thursday

Atlanta Braves left fielder Austin Riley returns to the lineup Thursday after a rare off day on Wednesday. Johan Camargo returns to the bench. Atlanta is facing Chicago Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood, who continues to struggle with his control, running a 5.1 BB/9 and 13.2 BB% this season. That may matter less with a free... Read More

7 months ago

Eric Thames, Travis Shaw In Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames and third baseman Travis Shaw are batting fifth and seventh, respectively, for Milwaukee's matinee hosting the Seattle Mariners Thursday. Both have the platoon advantage against starting pitcher Mike Leake. Thames is a solid play for DFS. Shaw, however, is not a good DFS value at any price or lineup... Read More

7 months ago

Dylan Moore Gets Start In Left Field

Seattle Mariners utility man Dylan Moore gets a rare start Thursday, playing left field and batting eighth at the Milwaukee Brewers. Mac Williamson, who played left in the first game of the series, is out, as is Kyle Seager. Seager also sat Wednesday and appears to be the odd man out with no DH spot... Read More

7 months ago

Spencer Turnbull Facing Lefty-Heavy Rangers

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull takes the hill Thursday against a Texas Rangers lineup that only features three right-handed hitters, including just one in the top six of the order. Despite a 3.29 ERA, Turnbull is running a 4.60 xFIP and also has just three victories thanks to the struggles of Detroit's offense. It's... Read More

7 months ago

Christin Stewart Returns, Niko Goodrum Out Thursday

Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart is back in the lineup Thursday after an off day Wednesday, while infielder Niko Goodrum is out of the lineup for the first time since June 18. Goodrum has been playing shortstop, a position filled by Harold Castro (batting seventh) Thursday. Stewart is batting cleanup against Rangers starter Ariel Jurado... Read More

7 months ago


J.T. Realmuto Off Thursday

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is out of the lineup Thursday against the New York Mets. Andrew Knapp is catching and batting eighth. Realmuto briefly dealt with a groin injury about a week previously, but this appears to be the standard catcher's rest for a day game after a night game. Knapp is not a... Read More

7 months ago

Robinson Cano Sitting Thursday

New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano is not in the team's lineup Thursday for a matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies. It's a routine day off for the .223-hitting Cano, as Jeff McNeil moves to second base while Juan Lagares gets a start in center field. Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola has struggled this year while... Read More

7 months ago

Jake Lamb Batting Fifth In Return From IL

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb (quadriceps) is playing first base and batting fifth in his return from the injured list on Wednesday. Christian Walker sits. Also of note in Arizona's lineup are the absences of Ketel Marte, who sat with a groin injury on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Adam Jones. Lamb will probably have... Read More

7 months ago

Francisco Mejia The Designated Hitter Wednesday

San Diego Padres catcher Francisco Mejia is their designated hitter Wednesday for the second game of a road series against the Baltimore Orioles. He is batting sixth. San Diego is showing some trust in the formerly highly-rated prospect, who has struggled as a Major Leaguer but is hitting .313/.353/.563 in 17 plate appearances since his... Read More

7 months ago

Jake Bauers Returns To Lineup Wednesday

Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers (ankle) will start in left field and bat sixth on Wednesday, his first start since Saturday. Outfielders Mike Freeman and Jordan Luplow are not in the lineup and Tyler Naquin slides down to ninth in the order. Luplow has not appeared in a game since pinch hitting and playing left field... Read More

7 months ago


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