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About Reid Contini - RotoBaller

Your one stop for baseball news & fantasy advice. Bringing together the best fantasy baseball news, analysis and advice from around the web.

Reid Contini - RotoBaller has written 55 articles so far, you can find them below.


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Top 20 Shortstop (SS) Rankings, Tiers and Projections

With names like Rodriguez, Jeter, Garciaparra and Tejada, shortstop used to be one of the most loaded fantasy baseball positions. For a variety of reasons, those days are long gone - but don't despair. Sure, you won't find many elite SS power options floating around anymore, but that doesn't mean there's a dearth of SS... Read More

6 years ago

Top 60 Starting Pitchers (SP) - Rankings, Tiers and Projections

Never has starting pitching been so deep; the major league strikeout rate is through the roof and the era of cartoonish offense has subsided. There's little reason you can't put together a staff featuring three high-end pitchers, but the key to getting over the top is rounding out your rotation with young, ascending pitchers, or... Read More

6 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers (Week 21)

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 75% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead.  ... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers (Week 20)

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 75% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead.  ... Read More

7 years ago

2013 Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings: Tight End (TE)

This article is an introduction to RotoBaller's 2013 fantasy football rankings.  Today we'll be taking a look around the NFL at tight ends (TE), and give you our fantasy rankings and analysis.  RotoBaller.com’s team of writers will be releasing their fantasy football rankings and analysis over the next few weeks to help get you prepared... Read More

7 years ago


Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers (August Update)

We’re now four months deep into the baseball season, and fantasy owners are in the heat of the stretch run. For many of those in contention, they will live and die on their starting pitching.  RotoBaller has been updating our positional rankings over the past week. Today, we’re revisiting the starting pitcher rankings we initially published in April and... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Under-the-Radar Two-Start Matchups for Week 18

There are a bunch of two-start guys for Week 18, so this week I'm going to break down some of the fringier ones.  At least a few of these guys should be available on your waiver wire, so if you need an option for your stretch run or a pre-playoff matchup, this is the place!... Read More

7 years ago

Three Fringe Waiver Picks for the Coming Weeks

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago

RotoBaller Presents: Hitters to Target in the Second Half

Today we're going to take a look at some offensive candidates to turn it around in the second half. Each of these guys has underperformed to some degree, and might represent a really nice buy-low opportunity if his owner is frustrated with the lack of production. Billy Butler, 1B/DH (KC) First-half statistics: .271/.371/.402, 8 HR,... Read More

7 years ago

Jeremy Hefner (SP, NYM)

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Believe it or not, Hefner has been the best pitcher on the Mets– and one of the best in all of baseball– since the beginning of June. In that timeframe, the righthander has a 1.64 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 37/8 K/BB ratio over 44 IP. Those are elite... Read More

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Michael Brantley (OF, CLE)

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Brantley won’t blow you away in any one category, but he’s putting together a solid season across the board. Over the last month, the Indians outfielder has hit .281/.327/.494 with 5 HR and 19 RBI while chipping in five steals, and is now on pace to hit .284... Read More

7 years ago

Alfonso Soriano (OF, CHC)

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotter hitter than Soriano, who has put up a .296/.301/.676 triple-slash over the past three weeks and has slugged 12 HR since the start of May. His 10/77 BB/K ratio is hideous, but we’ve grown accustomed to that over the years; what potential owners... Read More

7 years ago

Three Fringe Waiver Picks for the Coming Weeks

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers (July Update)

The first three months of the 2013 fantasy baseball season are in the books, and now we’re really starting to get a feel for the fantasy baseball landscape. RotoBaller will be updating our positional rankings over the next week. Today, we’re revisiting the starting pitcher rankings we initially published in April and have updated in... Read More

7 years ago

Jhoulys Chacin (SP, COL)

Chacin is flying under the radar at 23% owned despite a relatively decent fantasy campaign thus far. Spectacular in April, the righthander struggled throughout May and into June, but he has righted the ship lately with three strong outings that have seen him allow just two earned runs over 23.2 innings with a ridiculous 18... Read More

7 years ago


Three Fringe Waiver Picks for the Coming Weeks

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers Week 13

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 60% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead. 6/25: Jake... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers Week 12

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 60% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead. 6/17: Bud... Read More

7 years ago

Three Fringe Waiver Picks for the Coming Weeks

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago

Three Fringe Waiver Picks for the Coming Weeks

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago


Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Prospects Who Will Get the Call in 2013

In this piece, RotoBaller takes a look at the top ten prospects that could arrive in the majors this year and potentially impact fantasy baseball leagues. 1. Oscar Taveras, OF (STL) Age: 20 Current level: Triple-A (Memphis) Current statistics: 132 PA, .317/.351/.480, 4 HR, 5 SB Taveras is baseball’s best offensive prospect, as he combines elite... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers (June Update)

The first 2 months of the 2013 fantasy baseball season are in the books, and we've gotten a good look at which players are off to hot starts and which guys are struggling in the early going.  RotoBaller will be updating our positional rankings over the next week. Today, we're revisiting the starting pitcher rankings we initially published in April... Read More

7 years ago

Three Fringe Waiver Picks for the Coming Weeks

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago

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Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers Week 9

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 50% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead.  ... Read More

7 years ago

Three Fringe Waiver Picks for the Coming Weeks

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago


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Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers Week 8

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 50% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead. 5/22: Brandon... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Fringe Waiver Targets for Week 7

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers Week 7

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 50% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead. 5/13: Hector... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Fringe Waiver Targets for Week 6

In this piece, RotoBaller delves deeper into three players who are currently in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List that you should look to own over the next few weeks. These are fringe players, available on the waiver wire in many leagues, who could have an immediate impact on your team. If you invest a roster spot in... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Undervalued Starting Pitchers Week 6

In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 50% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead. 5/7: Justin... Read More

7 years ago


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