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About Rek - RotoBaller

I like Pina Coladas and fantasy sports-but in seriousness I grew up a hardcore New York Sports fan. My bedroom is so covered in baseball and football memorabilia that my friends jokingly refer it to as the mini Hall of Fame. They're probably right. If you have any questions, are looking for advice, or just want a friendly person to chat with follow my twitter @RekedFantasy

Rek - RotoBaller has written 156 articles so far, you can find them below.


Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Aaron Judge

  You be the Judge I remember a time when the Yankees farm system was among the most barren out there. Today it's still not quite the best, but it does have some nice pieces. The Yankees are going to need those prospects to live up to their potential to compete. Once such player is the... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Jesse Winker

There are some exciting outfield prospects out there. I already introduced you to Joc Pederson, whom has been tearing it up so far in the majors. I'm sure you know by now about Byron Buxton, and maybe someday I'll write an article about him. However, I'm not sure if you know about Jesse Winker. He... Read More

4 years ago

J.P. Crawford: Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive

For Crawford, A Bright Yet Distant Future For years the Phillies had an offensive star at the shortstop position in Jimmy Rollins. In case you're unaware, Rollins was traded to the Dodgers this past off-season. So who do the Phillies have at shortstop now? Freddy Galvis. Does that name inspire you? No? Me either. So... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Jose Peraza

Peraza's Time Draws Near It's hard to find quality offensive players at either shortstop or second base. That's common knowledge. That's why teams like the Yankees are rumored to be looking to the trade market for some help. One such guy they have been rumored to like is Jose Peraza. Now the Braves' front office... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Kyle Schwarber

Another Young Cub to Watch Something commonly known in fantasy baseball circles is that catchers are not particularly exciting. It's obviously due to their lack of at bats and the fact that their defensive position wears on their offensive ability over the course of a season. However, to entirely write off the importance of catchers for... Read More

4 years ago


Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Noah Syndergaard

  Big-Time Prospect in the Big Apple By now you know my stance on pitching. Just in case you developed a case of amnesia in the recent weeks, I think it's so deep with major league talent it's not worth paying much attention to prospects. That is, unless a very special prospect comes along. The... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Greg Bird

The Yankees Future? First base is one of the deepest positions for dynasty purposes. However, the average age of my top 20 at the position is 29 years old. Additionally, only four of my top ten are under the age of 30. While it's easy to remain fantasy relevant into your mid-30's at first base,... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty/Keeper Deeper Dive: Devon Travis

It seems I have a thing right now for second base prospects picked in the 13th round. Just ask Micah Johnson. There haven't been many familiar names out of the top 300 picked in the 13th round these past ten years. The odds are not in favor of both Johnson and Devon Travis being successful.... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty/Keeper Deeper Dive: Joc Pederson

The Dodgers outfield has continually been a good place to look for outfielders the past few seasons, whether it was Andre Ethier before his decline, Matt Kemp during his super star days, or Cuban sensation Yasiel Puig. You can add another name to that list of Dodger outfielders you should be targeting. The 22-year-old Joc... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Dylan Bundy

Pitching is so deep these days I'm not sure why anyone in the fantasy community is focusing on the prospects to be honest. Sure, you may be lucky and catch the next Jose Fernandez. However, there's a reason Fernandez is so special. It's not often prospects pan out as well as he has, and even... Read More

4 years ago


Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Jake Lamb

The Brewings Of A Star In Arizona The big news of this off-season for the Arizona Dbacks was that they signed Cuban sensation Yasmany Tomas in November. Due to a lack of need in the outfield, they figured they'd audition him at third base this spring. To date, Tomas has seemingly proved himself too bulky to... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Joey Gallo

The Next Big Power Prospect You've probably heard of Kris Bryant by now. Some fantasy pundits are aggressively ranking him among the top 10 third basemen for this coming year. While I like Bryant, I'm not willing to quite commit that level of hype to him yet. However, you're probably so used to hearing about him... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Francisco Lindor

The Next Wave You've heard a lot already about Addison Russell, Corey Seager, and Carlos Correa. They are the next wave of super star shortstops here to save us from the lack of depth at the position. If you pay attention to prospect lists, you may have even heard of Francisco Lindor. It's not that surprising... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Michael Taylor

  Dynasty League Target Michael Taylor The 24 year old Michael Taylor has been getting a lot of attention lately after Denard Span went down with an injury. Given the fact that I didn't rank Taylor in my top 60 dynasty outfielders I clearly disagree with the hype to an extent.  Let's find out why. Taylor... Read More

4 years ago

Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Micah Johnson

  Dynasty League Target Micah Johnson Who is Micah Johnson? That's a question a lot of Sox fans will be asking themselves in a few short weeks. Well, let me be among the first to introduce you to the 24 year old second baseman. Johnson was the 13th pick in the ninth round of the... Read More

4 years ago


Dynasty / Keeper Deeper Dive: Kennys Vargas

A Hidden Gem First base is even more important of a position in dynasty than standard formats. Considering first base is one of the primary positions for offensive output, you want to make sure you're set at the position for years to come. However, if you miss out on the Paul Goldschmidt or Anthony Rizzo... Read More

4 years ago

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2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Relief Pitchers

The Final Chapter I considered skipping out on this article because of how volatile the closer position is in fantasy baseball. At the end of the day though, every fantasy team needs closers, dynasty and redraft leagues. Closers are the only relief pitchers we really value in the fantasy baseball community unless you play in a... Read More

4 years ago

2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my dynasty starting pitcher rankings for fantasy baseball. Last week we looked at the top 30 pitchers for keeper / dynasty leagues. We are deep into dynasty season here at RotoBaller, and we've already analyzed dynasty rankings for Third Base, Catcher, Shortstop, First Base, Second Base and Outfield Part 1 and Part 2. Just because these guys... Read More

4 years ago

2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers (Part 1)

This is part 1 of my dynasty starting pitcher rankings for fantasy baseball. We are deep into dynasty season here at RotoBaller, and we've already analyzed dynasty rankings for Third Base, Catcher, Shortstop, First Base, Second Base and Outfield Part 1 and Part 2. In standard drafts, ignoring starting pitchers until late is fine. There are plenty of quality arms littered throughout... Read More

4 years ago

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2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfield (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my dynasty rankings for fantasy baseball. We looked at part 1 last week, and before that we analyzed dynasty rankings at Third Base, Catcher, Shortstop, First Base, and Second Base.  These rankings are for a fresh dynasty draft where you are primarily drafting to win but also strongly considering the future upside and downside of... Read More

4 years ago


2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfield (Part 1)

I'm breaking up this dynasty / keeper league rankings article into two parts. It has to be done. To give any sort of depth in the outfield position, you at least have to rank 50-60 outfielders. I ranked 60 in total, and this article will cover the first 30 on my list. Remember, these are my... Read More

4 years ago

2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Second Base

  Second base is one of the more interesting positions to me personally. It's not the deepest in terms of known commodities, but there are a lot of young guys who could make an immediate impact. The trouble was ranking those who haven't seen any major league action. Below are the results. Editor's Note: Be... Read More

4 years ago

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2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Base

  Dynasty Rankings at First Base Over the past few weeks, we have gone through our dynasty fantasy baseball rankings for catcher, third base, and shortstop. Today we bring you the top dynasty / keeper league first basemen. First Base is one of the deepest positions in fantasy baseball.  There is an abundance of power to draft at first in... Read More

4 years ago

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2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Shortstop

  Dynasty Rankings at Shortstop Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed our dynasty fantasy baseball rankings for catcher and third base. Today we bring you the top dynasty / keeper league shortstops. I bet over the last few years people have missed the early 2000's. At least in regards to fantasy shortstops. There... Read More

4 years ago

2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catcher

  Dynasty Rankings at Catcher After opening the series with third base, it's time time to rank the next position in my dynasty baseball series - catcher. This is not the most glamorous position to rank. Catchers don't play as many games as the other positions, but there is still something to be said for obtaining a top tier backstop.... Read More

4 years ago


2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Third Base

  Dynasty Rankings at Third Base I promised I'd do something between the end of my football articles and the beginning of my regular season baseball articles right? Well here is the project I'm working on. Fellow RotoBaller writer Zach Wilkens and I are starting up a dynasty baseball league in January, which has me very... Read More

4 years ago

Latavius Murray (RB, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Have you guys noticed the pattern yet? When Latavius Murray does well, the Raiders win!  Obviously after the big game against the Chiefs in Week 12, he didn’t do much. That tends to happen when you end up with a concussion that keeps you out for a week. This past Sunday, Murray... Read More

5 years ago

Kerwynn Williams (RB, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues ANALYSIS: No, you did not read that wrong. I am, in fact, recommending you a player that is 0% owned on Fleaflicker. I’m not sure if you heard, but Andre Ellington has officially been confirmed done for the year, and many have speculated which running back would win the job out of the... Read More

5 years ago

Andre Williams (RB, NYG) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Most Leagues ANALYSIS: Admittedly I’m breaking my own rule of 50% or under here, but just by a little bit. I’m also going to level you with guys: I could list a bunch of fringe players for you to go chasing, but considering the time of the year, we know who is or... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 15 Running Backs: Waiver Pickups, Adds & Playoff Matchups

It's been a crazy week. Many typically reliable fantasy assets like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Lesean Mccoy had very quiet games, just in time for the first round of the playoffs. But if you're still reading this, I can only assume you've advanced to the next round. Congratulations! Let's get started on finding some deeper running backs... Read More

5 years ago


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