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About Mike Schwarzenbach - RotoBaller



Mike Schwarzenbach - RotoBaller has written 100 articles so far, you can find them below.


Scott Kingery On Fire In June

Philadelphia Phillies utilityman Scott Kingery has been on an extended hot streak since the calendar flipped to June, batting .353 with a whopping .804 slugging percentage. During this streak, Kingery is making hard contact at a 63.2 percent rate and pulling hitting almost 40 percent fly balls. The fun won't last forever as his 33.3... Read More

19 hours ago

Vince Velasquez To Open For Cole Irvin

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Vince Velasquez will start vs the Braves on Sunday with Cole Irvin likely to be the bulldog behind the opener. Irvin has struggled thus far carrying a 5.48 ERA into the game with his FIP not much better at 4.89. It appears the Phillies hope deploying an opener in front... Read More

3 days ago

Ryan Yarbrough Rocked By Angels

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough gave up five runs in six innings vs the Angels Thursday. Yarbrough, who usually works behind an opener, was given the opportunity to start Thursday which proved to be a mistake. He served up a three-run homer to Shohei Ohtani in the first inning before settling in somewhat. Yarbrough's... Read More

5 days ago

Bryan Reynolds Has Big Day Thursday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and a run scored Thursday vs Atlanta. Reynolds had sat the previous two games but continues to prove he belongs in the everyday lineup. Reynolds is hitting .350 with a .965 OPS and now has 55 hits in 48 games played in the... Read More

5 days ago

Justin Upton Nearing Return

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton (toe) could rejoin the team next week in Toronto, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Upton has been out since spring training with turf toe but has been playing at High-A Kane County and is scheduled to move to Triple-A Salt Lake this weekend. Upton has reached base six times... Read More

5 days ago


Luke Jackson Earns 10th Save

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson earned his tenth save of the season Wednesday allowing two hits and an unearned run but hung on to preserve the win. Jackson was shaky again in this one, he's allowed at least one hit in ten straight appearances. His saving grace is an elite 35.8 percent strikeout rate... Read More

5 days ago

Giancarlo Stanton Could Return Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as Tuesday according to Manager Aaron Boone. Stanton has been on the Injured List since April 1 with various injuries but finally appears ready to rejoin the Yankees lineup. Stanton has hit three home runs in two games with High-A Tampa and is scheduled... Read More

5 days ago

Joe Musgrove Struggles In Loss

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove struggled Thursday afternoon against the Braves allowing six earned runs in four innings. Musgrove was pitching on two days rest after being ejected in the first inning on Monday, but it didn't seem to affect him as he only allowed one run through the first four innings before imploding... Read More

5 days ago

Rhys Hoskins Set Up For Big Weekend

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins has been heating up the past few games, just in time for a key series against the Braves. Hoskins has seven hits in his past five games and has been making hard contact at a 45 percent rate since the calendar turned to June. Hoskins is second in the... Read More

5 days ago

Jay Bruce Has Big Game Tuesday

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 with a run, RBI, and a walk in the Phillies win over Arizona Tuesday. Bruce has now hit safely in seven of eight games since being traded to the Phillies. Bruce is making 54 percent hard contact since the trade, and hitting fly balls at a 62.5 percent... Read More

1 week ago


Scott Kingery Homers Again

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Scott Kingery hit his seventh home run of the season Tuesday night in a win against the Diamondbacks. It was Kingery's third homer in his past two games and a continuation of a longer hot streak. Since June 1, Kingery is making hard contact at a 61.5 percent rate and has a... Read More

1 week ago

Jake Arrieta Posts Quality Start

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta allowed three earned runs in six innings to earn a win Tuesday vs the Diamondbacks. Arrietta had traffic all over the basepaths, he allowed six hits and four walks but managed to escape trouble and earn a quality start. Arrieta had given up five earned runs in each of... Read More

1 week ago

Aaron Nola Takes Loss Versus Reds

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola gave up three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched but took the loss Sunday vs Cincinnati. Nola gave up four hits, three walks, and struck out seven in the quality start. Nola was cruising through six innings but ran into trouble in the seventh and two outs. He... Read More

1 week ago

Zach Eflin Pitches Well Friday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin was sharp Friday night allowing two runs, one earned, while striking out six in 6 1/3 innings pitched. Eflin did walk four in the game, which is out of character for him, but none of those walks came around to score as Eflin improved his record to 6-5. His... Read More

2 weeks ago

Hector Neris Records Save No. 12

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris recorded the final five outs Wednesday to earn his twelfth save of the season. Neris allowed a walk and struck out two for his second save in as many days. Before the season, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he would play the matchups late but he seems to be... Read More

2 weeks ago


Adam Haseley Collects First Hit

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Adam Haseley got his first career hit Wednesday in San Diego. Haseley had an RBI double in the eighth inning off Craig Stammen to give the Phillies a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The youngster is now 1-for-8 in his major league career. He was tearing up Triple-A pitching to the tune of... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jay Bruce Homers Again

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jay Bruce homered again Wednesday afternoon in his second game with the team. This is certainly one way to make a good impression as Bruce now has three home runs in two games since being traded by Seattle. Bruce is still not guaranteed everyday playing time with Scott Kingery and Adam Haseley... Read More

2 weeks ago

Corbin Martin Sent Back To Triple-A

Houston Astros starting pitcher Corbin Martin was sent back to Triple-A Round Rock after another disappointing start Monday in Seattle. Reymin Guduan was recalled in a corresponding move and head to the bullpen. Houston has said lefty Framber Valdez will take Martin's spot in the rotation. Martin was good in his first start but hasn't... Read More

2 weeks ago

Blake Snell Struggles In Detroit

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell was roughed up for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Tigers Tuesday. It was a rare bad outing from the ace who had not given up more than two runs in a start since May 1. The good news for fantasy owners is Snell did strike... Read More

2 weeks ago

Shane Bieber Sharp Against Twins

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber had a good start Tuesday night vs the Twins giving up two earned runs in seven strong innings. Bieber gave up five hits with a walk and six strikeouts on the evening. The only damage that came against Bieber was solo home runs by Marwin Gonzalez and Eddie Rosario.... Read More

2 weeks ago


Chase Anderson Struggles Versus Marlins

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson struggled Tuesday night at home vs the lowly Marlins giving up four earned runs in four innings. Anderson has now failed to record a quality start in any of his six starts this season. Anderson had a promising season in 2017 but he's battled various injuries the past couple... Read More

2 weeks ago

Max Fried Roughed Up By Pirates

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried struggled Tuesday night in Pittsburgh surrendering 5 runs in 4 innings pitched. Fried gave up 9 hits with 2 walks and only struck out 3. It was a disappointing start for the young left-hander who has now given up at least four earned runs in back-to-back starts. Despite his... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jeff McNeil Activated From Injured List

New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil (hamstring) was activated from the Injured List Tuesday and is batting leadoff vs the Giants. McNeil has been on the IL since May 21 with a hamstring injury. McNeil doesn't offer much pop, he has only a .467 career slugging percentage but does have a .418 on-base percentage.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Justin Turner Absent From Lineup Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is not in the lineup Tuesday night at Arizona. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it is a planned day off for the veteran third baseman after Turner returned to the lineup Monday. Turner had missed the teams previous four games with a hamstring injury so Los Angeles is... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jose Alvarado Aiming To Return This Weekend

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jose Alvarado (family) is aiming to return to the team either Saturday or Sunday. Alvarado was placed on the family medical emergency list this past weekend and has been in Venezuela dealing with a private matter. Alvarado is part of a messy bullpen situation in Tampa. He shares the team... Read More

2 weeks ago


Cesar Hernandez Leading Off Tuesday

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez will bat leadoff against Chris Paddack and the Padres Tuesday night. Hernandez had been a bottom of the order guy, but with Andrew McCutchen out for the year with an ACL tear, the switch-hitting infielder should see the bulk of the time atop a stacked Phillies lineup. Last season... Read More

2 weeks ago

Andrew McCutchen To Have MRI Tuesday

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI Tuesday after leaving the game Monday night. McCutchen injured his left knee while in a rundown and needed to be helped off the field. Fantasy owners will need to wait for the results of the MRI, but it's not a good sign the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Trevor Cahill Hit Hard Monday

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Trevor Cahill was rocked for five earned runs in only 4 1/3 innings Monday afternoon in Wrigley Field. Cahill came on in the second inning after opener Cam Bedrosian and retired the first six batters he faced. After that things unraveled, eventually leading to a five-run sixth inning where Cahill... Read More

2 weeks ago

Keston Hiura Optioned To Triple-A

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Keston Hiura has been sent down to Triple-A San Antonio the team announced Monday. Hiura was batting .281 with five home runs in 69 plate appearances but the team decided to send him back down to make room for Travis Shaw who is coming off the injured list. Hiura was striking... Read More

2 weeks ago

David Peralta Activated From IL

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day Injured List Monday. Peralta will play left field and bat third against Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. Before the injury, which cost Peralta almost two weeks, he was batting .309 with a 357 on-base percentage. He could be even better if he'd elevate the ball... Read More

2 weeks ago


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