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About Scott McCloy - RotoBaller

I'm a father,husband, teacher and coach. Currently high school coach for baseball and football. My wife would call me a sports and fantasy sports addict. My first true love was baseball and I've been addicted since I was 5. If there is a sporting event on TV, I'm watching! Crazy Cubs fan, named my kids Addison and Maddux(named my dog Dunston)! Also fan of Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls and Michigan Wolverines. Follow me on Twitter @mccloy24

Scott McCloy - RotoBaller has written 53 articles so far, you can find them below.


BALLER MOVE: Target ~160 Overall ANALYSIS: Jean Segura had a down year in 2014, but he was injured and had gone through a terrible family tragedy. He just never got going like he had in 2013, but that is partially due to a .276 BABIP, down from .326 in 2013. The result was almost 50 fewer hits, and for somebody... Read More

  Draft Strategy for Deep Leagues What are deep leagues?  Are they anything over 10 team leagues?  The phrase "deep leagues" gets thrown around a lot on fantasy websites.  You see headlines like, “Deep League Sleeper” and “Deep League Targets” all over the internet.  Who are they targeting?  Are they targeting me since I’m in... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Draft Target in Mid-to-Late Rounds ANALYSIS: Finding cheap SB and HR in the later rounds of your fantasy baseball drafts will help you win championships. Leonys Martin of the Texas Rangers can be that source of cheap steals, as he is currently an undervalued asset. Martin has 67 SB in the last two years, which... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target ~120 Overall ANALYSIS: Alex Rios might not reach his career high stolen bases of 42 last year, but Rios will very likely net 30+ SB for the Royals. Ned Yost loves to run, so Rios should see plenty of opportunities. When you consider his .275 BA and 15-20 HR, you are looking at a great OF option.... Read More

  We're Baaaaaaaack! What constitutes a bounceback or rebound year for hitters? For the sake of this list, I’m going to provide you with 10 hitters who should return to career averages or at least provide you with more than they gave in 2014.   Below are the first 5 hitters who should return you great “value”... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target ~80 Overall ANALYSIS: Jay Bruce has been a favorite of mine for the last three years, but he really killed us last year. Bruce was just awful in 2014, and it can be attributed to injuries. Somehow, he managed to talk the Reds into allowing him back on the field 14 days after tearing his meniscus... Read More

Welcome back to the second installment of We’re Baaaaaaaack! If you missed the first five bounce back candidates, be sure to check it out. This next group of hitters will also return the kind of value that fantasy experts look for in their drafts. Pull the trigger on these five guys at or around their ADPs, and you... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target as Low-End CA1 ANALYSIS: Miguel Montero is coming off a season in which he fell short of his career averages in HR, R, AVG, OBP and SLG. In the first half, he hit 11 HR, drove in 52 runs and earned his second All-Star appearance, but hit just .212 with 22 RBI and two HR... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target as 3B1 ANALYSIS: The Chicago Cubs may choose to wait two weeks to bring up Kris Bryant, giving themselves control over their top prospect through 2021. Bryant was Baseball America’s 2014 Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .325 with 43 HR and 110 RBI. Translating that success to the big league level is hard... Read More

  Better in Chicago? I understand the Chicago Cubs addition of Miguel Montero was not all about his bat. He is also an upgrade defensively over Wellington Castillo. You can read all about his ability to frame and his defensive metrics in this great piece from Fangraphs. He'll hit in the middle of the rebuilt Cubs lineup.... Read More

  The North Side's Savior? When called up, Kris Bryant will become at least the 25th different third basemen to play for the Chicago Cubs since the year 2000. The regime of Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have made the moves necessary (trade of Luis Valbuena) to open up the hot corner for Bryant. However,... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target in Rounds 10-12 ANALYSIS: Melky Cabrera is coming off a good season with the Blue Jays in which he hit .301 with 16 HR and 73 RBI. Cabrera has hit 64% of his home runs from the left side of the plate in his career, and his new team, the White Sox, play... Read More

Melky Cabrera: A Questionable Past Melky Cabrera will be joining his sixth team this spring after signing a three-year, $42 million dollar contract with the White Sox. Cabrera is coming off a good season with the Blue Jays in which he hit .301 with 16 HR and 73 RBI. His strong performance undoubtedly helped him to... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target as High-End 3B1 ANALYSIS: In 2014, Josh Donaldson finished in the top four in HR, RBI, R and OPS among third basemen. He posted 29 HR, 98 RBI and 93 R, but hit a lowly .255, down from .301 in 2013. His counting numbers increased from 2013 to 2014, but his rate... Read More

  Josh Donaldson Can Still Be a Sneaky Draft Day Value All-Star Josh Donaldson is taking his talents up north, crossing the border to the launching pad known as the Rogers Centre. This is great news for his fans and current owners. Donaldson’s trade was part of Billy Bean’s dismantling of the Oakland A’s. The trade was... Read More

You were pretty excited and confident after your draft.  You bragged to your buddies about your awesome fantasy baseball team full of sleepers and counted your winnings before the first pitch.  Now, with the All-Star break upon us, you’re left thinking, why me? If you feel this way, you probably drafted one or more of the below... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Chris Coghlan has found a new home in a Chicago Cubs uniform. The 2009 NL Rookie of the Year has found a rebirth on the north side of Chicago.  Over the last 30 days, Coghlan has been one of the top hitters in all of baseball.  In those 30 days,... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Kole Calhoun had a scorching June, hitting .346 and has kept it up through the All-Star break hitting .333 in July.  On the season, Calhoun sits at .295 mainly because of a slow start and the fact that he had a ligament sprain in his ankle that put him... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues  ANALYSIS: Justin Ruggiano has been on fire as of late, since June 25th through July 7th, Ruggiano is hitting .463 (19/41) with 6 doubles,  2 HR and 9 RBI.  This streak has raised his season average to .295.  Ruggiano has showed his power before when he was with the Marlins,... Read More

  Fantasy Baseball Saves Sleepers Update As we head into the last week before the All-Star break, the MLB bullpen situations are still volatile in some ballparks. We take a close look on all the closers, saves and bullpen news and analysis twice a week so you can focus on the rest of your fantasy baseball teams.  Find all... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Tanner Roark is 7-5 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the Nationals, so if he is still on your waiver wire (somehow) go get him.  Oh you want more reasons to get him? How about the fact that Roark pounds the strike zone and limits his free passes? ... Read More

After a much needed 2 week vacation, I’m back to help you with any bullpen questions you may have. We keep a close look on all the closers, saves and bullpen news and analysis twice a week so you can focus on the rest of your fantasy baseball teams.  Find all the information you need... Read More

Your Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a close look on all the closers, saves and bullpen news and analysis twice a week so you can focus on the rest of your fantasy baseball teams.  Find all the information you need on the back end of MLB bullpens right here... Read More

As of May 28th, there have been 11,982 strikeouts in Major League Baseball.  It’s your hope as a fantasy baseball Owner that you can get as many of those strikeouts as possible on your fantasy team.  It’s our job to help you find those strikeouts sleepers so that you can  get a bigger piece of that... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues, AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Roenis Elias, the rookie left handed starting pitcher out of Cuba, has done a respectable job in his first 11 starts making him a waiver wire option to consider.  His 7.89 K/9 is 4th amongst all rookie pitchers with at least 10 starts, adding him to the list... Read More

Your Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a close look on all the closers, saves and bullpen news and analysis twice a week so you can focus on the rest of your fantasy baseball teams.  Find all the information you need on the back end of MLB bullpens right here... Read More

Your Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a close look on all the bullpen news and analysis twice a week so you can focus on the rest of your fantasy baseball team.  Find all the information you need on the back end of bullpens right here at Rotoballer.com, and be... Read More

Your Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a close eye on all the bullpen news and analysis twice a week so you can focus on the rest of your fantasy baseball team.  Find all the information you need on the back end of bullpens right here at Rotoballer.com, and be... Read More

Strikeout Totals Are Going Crazy Strikeouts are at an all-time high in baseball, with all 30 teams combining for 36,700 in 2013 to set the record.  The total strikeouts in baseball have climbed each year since 2006, which is crazy in itself.   With so many Ks available, if your fantasy pitching staff needs more, they... Read More

  Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a sharp eye on all the closer and save news so you can focus on the rest of your team.  Find all the information you need on the back end of bullpens right here at Rotoballer.com, and be sure to check out our... Read More

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