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About Nate Green - RotoBaller

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

Alex Gordon Out, Lucas Duda In Wednesday

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians. Cheslor Cuthbert moves up to third in the order, where Gordon has typically been since Adalberto Mondesi's injury, while Whit Merrifield makes a rare start in left field in his usual leadoff spot. Lucas Duda makes his first start... Read More

5 months ago

Eric Sogard Takes A Seat Wednesday

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman/designated hitter Eric Sogard is out of the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against the New York Yankees. Cavan Biggio plays second base and takes Sogard's usual leadoff spot, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the designated hitter batting second, and Brandon Drury is in at third base batting eighth. Of the three, Guerrero... Read More

5 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton Out Wednesday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is not in the team's lineup Wednesday after hurting his knee Tuesday night. Results from a planned MRI are not yet known. Brett Gardner takes the left field spot Stanton occupied Tuesday and bats ninth. That's too low in the order to make him a good DFS play despite... Read More

5 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 13 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to this week's Power Hitting Risers & Fallers. All stats are full season through Monday, June 24 (unless otherwise noted). Not much in the way of introduction this week, except that you may have seen a few of these names around these parts before, so let's jump in to the weekly reminders. EVAB (pronounced... Read More

5 months ago

The Cut List (Week 13) - Time to Let Go?

At this point in the season, nearly half over, you should pretty much know what you have on your fantasy team. (Unless you have Jose Ramirez.) Chances are, if you still have a certain frustrating player on your roster -- especially one you drafted -- you've had plenty of chances to remove them but have... Read More

5 months ago

Austin Voth Strong In 2019 Debut

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Austin Voth took a no-decision in his first appearance of 2019 on Sunday after allowing just two runs in six innings against the Atlanta Braves. Voth walked no one and struck out seven while also allowing just four hits, but two of them were solo home runs. Voth was just making... Read More

5 months ago

Austin Voth Starting Sunday

Washington Nationals pitcher Austin Voth will start the team's Sunday contest against the Atlanta Braves. Due to postponements Monday and Tuesday, the Nationals will be playing their sixth game in five days, hence the need for a spot starter. It will be Voth's first appearance of the 2019 season after he played in four games,... Read More

5 months ago

Joe Ross Now Running 11.30 ERA

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Joe Ross allowed four runs in 2/3 of an inning on Saturday, raising his season ERA to 11.30 in Washington's 13-9 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Ross has allowed three home runs and nine walks in just 14 1/3 innings in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. Pitching... Read More

5 months ago

Trevor Story To Injured List

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right hand sprain. The Rockies called up infielder Brendan Rodgers to take his roster spot. Story is obviously a stash in all formats while on the IL. Rodgers will be taking his second MLB stint this year after he was... Read More

5 months ago

Jose Peraza Out Thursday

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Jose Peraza is not in the team's lineup for Thursday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Jose Iglesias takes over at short batting seventh. The Reds are facing Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson in his third start of the season after spending all of 2018 recovering from a shoulder injury. Nelson has only... Read More

5 months ago

Drew Smyly Designated For Assignment

Texas Rangers pitcher Drew Smyly was designated for assignment Thursday, effectively ending an unfortunate tenure with the club. Smyly had not pitched since 2016 due to Tommy John surgery. In 13 games with Texas this season, nine of them starts, Smyly allowed a whopping 19 home runs in just 51 1/3 innings. He also walked... Read More

5 months ago

Trevor Story Out, Ian Desmond Batting Second

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is not in the team's lineup Thursday after suffering a thumb injury Wednesday. He is still day-to-day as he is set to undergo an MRI. Story's shortstop position will be taken by Pat Valaika batting eighth, while his usual second spot in the order goes to outfielder Ian Desmond for... Read More

5 months ago

Kevin Cron In For Christian Walker Thursday

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Kevin Cron will bat sixth Thursday against the Colorado Rockies as Christian Walker takes a seat. It's Cron's first start in place of Walker since June 14. Cron is off to a .233/.277/.605 start in the first 47 PA of his career, displaying plenty of power but not enough to put... Read More

5 months ago

Nomar Mazara Off Thursday

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara is out of the lineup Thursday, as the team's outfield against the Cleveland Indians consists of Willie Calhoun, Delino DeShields and Danny Santana with Shin-Soo Choo serving as the designated hitter. Texas faces Cleveland starter Shane Bieber, who has a 3.92 ERA due to 16 home runs allowed. Choo, leading off... Read More

5 months ago

Victor Robles Reaches Double-Digit Homers

Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles hit his 10th home run of the season Wednesday, a solo shot to add insurance in a 2-0 Nationals victory. It was only Robles' second home run since May 15, as the rookie has been struggling mightily of late, resulting in just a .236/.304/.413 including Wednesday. Nonetheless, he remains a... Read More

5 months ago

Max Scherzer Dominates With Busted Face

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer threw seven scoreless innings and came away with the victory in Washington's 2-0 win over the Phillies Wednesday, completing a sweep of a doubleheader. Scherzer broke his nose and got a black eye Tuesday and looked a mess on the mound, but that didn't affect the stuff one bit:... Read More

5 months ago

Patrick Corbin Gets Back On Track Against Phillies

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin pitched seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday afternoon in a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Corbin, who entered the game with an 11.37 ERA in his past three starts, allowed a solo home run to Scott Kingery in the first inning, but settled down from then on. Corbin... Read More

5 months ago

Juan Soto Has Big Day Wednesday

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI, a walk, and a stolen base in Washington's 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of a doubleheader Wednesday. He is now hitting .294/.393/.502 on the year. The steal was Soto's fourth of the season (in four attempts) in 62... Read More

5 months ago

Brian Dozier, Gerardo Parra Lead Charge Wednesday Afternoon

Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier and outfielder Gerardo Parra drove in five of the team's six runs in a 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Both had an RBI double, Parra in the fourth inning and Dozer in the seventh, before they hit back-to-back home runs... Read More

5 months ago

Franmil Reyes Returns to Lineup

San Diego Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes is starting for just the second time in six games on Wednesday. He reportedly had a stiff neck over the weekend, but has pinch hit in all four games on the bench during the recent stretch. The Padres' lineup is out too late to be of use in most... Read More

5 months ago

Wander Franco Now's No. 1 Prospect

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop prospect Wander Franco is the No. 1 prospect, according to after an update Tuesday, as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez and Victor Robles are no longer considered prospects. Rounding out the new top five are Tigers pitcher Casey Mize, Padres pitcher MacKenzie Gore, Angels outfielder Jo Adell, and... Read More

5 months ago

Mike Moustakas Out Wednesday

As expected, Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mike Moustakas is not in the lineup Wednesday. Moustakas left Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch on the hand. Travis Shaw will make his first start since Sunday, batting seventh and playing third base. Jesus Aguilar is also out of the lineup as Yasmani Grandal moves to first... Read More

5 months ago

Sean Newcomb To Concussion IL

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb was placed on the seven-day injured list on Wednesday. Newcomb was hit in the head by a line drive back on June 15 and while it was unclear for a while how much time he'd miss, the Braves will clearly be without him for at least a few days now.... Read More

5 months ago

Zac Gallen Call-Up Reportedly Imminent

Miami Marlins starting pitcher prospect Zac Gallen will reportedly be called up to start in place of Pablo Lopez against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Lopez will reportedly head to the injured list. Coincidentally, the Marlins acquired Gallen from the Cardinals in their 2017 trade of Marcell Ozuna. While Gallen lacks top-100 prospect pedigree,... Read More

5 months ago

Max Scherzer Likely to Pitch Wednesday Night

Despite a broken nose and a black eye, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer is preparing to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Scherzer bunted a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday and was later diagnosed with the broken nose. He's not officially starting yet, but you can see why Scherzer has... Read More

5 months ago

Yandy Diaz To Injured List

Tampa Bay Rays infielder Yandy Diaz was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right hamstring tightness. This will be Diaz's second IL stint in 2019 after a short stay for a left hand contusion from May 20 to June 1. The Rays called up Daniel Robertson to take Diaz's place. Robertson is batting... Read More

5 months ago

CC Sabathia Gets Three Lefties Wednesday

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia faces the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Tampa Bay is nonetheless starting three left-handed hitters: Austin Meadows batting third, Brandon Lowe sixth, and Ji-Man Choi eighth. Sabathia has already allowed 15 home runs in 57 innings, so even Meadows and Lowe might make for good DFS picks at... Read More

5 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton Out Wednesday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who just returned from a two-month long stint on the injured list on Tuesday, takes a seat for Wednesday's game against Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays. It makes some sense that the Yankees would slowly reintroduce Stanton into the lineup, especially after trading for Edwin Encarnacion. Encarnacion... Read More

5 months ago

Roman Quinn Making First Start Since IL Return

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn, who returned from the injured list on Monday, is making his first start since April 24 on Wednesday. He will play center field bat seventh against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin in the first game of a doubleheader. Scott Kingery moves to third base to stay in the lineup,... Read More

5 months ago

Jose Altuve Returns to Astros Wednesday

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is batting third in his return to the team's lineup on Wednesday. Altuve has been out since May 12 with a left hamstring strain. With the long layoff, DFS players may want to wait a couple days to see how Altuve fares before using him. Standard fantasy managers, meanwhile,... Read More

5 months ago

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