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About RJ Stacey - RotoBaller

RJ Stacey - RotoBaller has written 112 articles so far, you can find them below.

Ronald Acuna Extends Hitting Streak To Nine Games

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna went 2-for-5 in Sunday's win over the Miami Marlins. The showing extended the young phenom's hit streak to nine games. He has hit .462 over the streak. The 20-year old has been on quite the tear since the all-star break and is up to 21 homers and 11 stolen bases... Read More

1 year ago

Ronald Acuna Homers Twice On Tuesday

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna was 3-for-5 with two home runs in the 10-6 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday. The dynamic young outfielder has been on an epic tear as of late and has eight homers over the last seven days. The 20-year-old stud is up to 19 homers on the season and a... Read More

1 year ago

Ronald Acuna On The Bench For Game 1

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals. Adam Duvall is playing left field and batting fifth. Duvall has a pretty good matchup against Jefry Rodriguez. Expect the 20-year-old to be in the lineup for game two of the doubleheader.

1 year ago

Preston Tucker In Lineup For Cincinnati

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Preston Tucker will make his first start since being traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Reds. He will bat seventh and DH against Detroit. Tucker was one of the hottest hitters in the league at the beginning of the year but really started to fade resulting in spending time in the... Read More

1 year ago

Wilmer Flores Remains In Lineup Wednesday

New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores is still in the lineup Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Flores left the 25-4 loss Tuesday early after dizziness, but is back in there batting third Wednesday and playing first base. He has a pretty solid matchup against Tommy Milone and could be a decent option in DFS leagues... Read More

1 year ago

Neil Walker Not In Lineup Wednesday

New York Yankees infielder Neil Walker will not be in the lineup Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Walker has actually been swinging a hot bat with nine hits over his last 18 at bats but will get the day off in this contest. Greg Bird is handling first base while Giancarlo Stanton is the designated... Read More

1 year ago

Jeff McNeil On The Bench Wednesday

New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil will not be in the lineup Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. It is a bit surprising after being one of the only bright spots in the 25-4 loss Tuesday, hitting his first MLB homer. However, it is Phillip Evans playing second base and batting seventh. The 26-year-old was a... Read More

1 year ago

Brad Brach Acquired By Braves

Relief pitcher Brad Brach was traded to the Atlanta Braves from the Baltimore Orioles Sunday. Brach was the default closer after the Zach Britton trade but that is no more. Brach has struggled this season and is likely behind A.J. Minter for saves while Arodys Vizcaino is on the disabled list. Brach has a 4.85... Read More

1 year ago

Mets Confirm Yoenis Cespedes Out For Season

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will indeed get surgery on both of his heels and will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. This was expected but is now official and was announced by the team. What a season to forget for Cespedes who has spent the majority of the year on the disabled... Read More

1 year ago

Cesar Hernandez Out Of Lineup Wednesday

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez will be on the bench Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jesmuel Valentin is at second base and batting eighth in the early start. Hernandez was held without a hit in seven at-bats in Tuesday's marathon. It seems to just be a day off and no word on any... Read More

1 year ago

Yasmani Grandal Gets Day Off Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is on the bench Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Grandal hit two homers in the extra innings game on Tuesday but will get the day off in the early start on Wednesday. The scorching hot catcher should be back in there for the next game. Austin Barnes is behind... Read More

1 year ago

Maikel Franco Out Of Second Game Sunday

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco is out of the lineup in the second game of the doubleheader Sunday against the San Diego Padres. Franco went hitless in the first game of the doubleheader. Mitch Walding is at third base for the Phillies. He is still without a hit in the 2018 season. Franco has... Read More

1 year ago

Arodys Vizcaino Heads Back To Disabled List

Atlanta Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino has been placed on the 10-day disabled with shoulder inflammation. Peter Moylan has been activated for Saturday's game. This is the same injury he missed time with already in 2018. A.J. Minter is the likeliest to get save opportunities but Dan Winkler could be in the mix as well. The... Read More

1 year ago

Kevin Pillar On Bench Wednesday

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. Randal Grichuk will take over in center field with Curtis Granderson in right field. It is just a day off for Pillar, who should be back in the lineup for the next game. Grichuk and Granderson have tough matchups... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Nola Will Pitch Saturday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola will start Saturday against the Miami Marlins. This means Nola will be able to pitch in the All-Star game. The 25-year-old ace has pitched every bit like an All-Star in 2018, with a 2.27 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 126 strikeouts in 123 innings. He's been one of the best... Read More

1 year ago

Asdrubal Cabrera Not In Mets Lineup Wednesday

New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (elbow) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Cabrera left the game Tuesday aggravating a left elbow injury. The injury is not considered serious. but he will get the day off. He could be back for their next game. Wilmer Flores is batting third, playing second... Read More

1 year ago

Kurt Suzuki Not In Lineup Wednesday

Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. It is just a regular day off for Suzuki. Tyler Flowers is behind the plate and batting fifth. Flowers is a decent option as a cheap catcher in DFS against Sam Gaviglio batting in the middle of the lineup... Read More

1 year ago

Sergio Romo Picks Up Easy Save

Tampa Bay Rays closer Sergio Romo pitched a clean inning Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers to pick up his 11th save of the season. Romo struck out two in the 4-2 victory. The 35-year-old has been used in many roles this season but has settled in as the closer for manager Kevin Cash lately. His... Read More

1 year ago

Vince Velasquez Activated From Disabled List, Starting Wednesday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez (forearm) has been activated off of the 10-day disabled list and will start Wednesday against the New York Mets. This move was expected but has now been made official. Velasquez has been unpredictable as usual in 2018 but has a good matchup against the Mets. He is worth a... Read More

1 year ago

Michael Taylor Remains Out Of Lineup

Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is out of the lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday. That makes four games in a row where the speedy outfielder is the odd man out. Adam Eaton has five hits in his last two games and is in the first spot in the order again for the Nationals. Eaton... Read More

1 year ago

Freddie Freeman Expected To Play Thursday

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (arm) should play Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Freeman would probably be back in the lineup after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game. The 28-year-old slugger is having an MVP-caliber year with a .308/.399/.530 line and is one of the premiere options... Read More

1 year ago

Freddie Freeman Has Upper Arm Contusion

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been diagnosed with an upper arm contusion after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees. He left the game in the top of the third inning. This is good news so far for the slugging first baseman, who... Read More

1 year ago

Anthony Rizzo Not In Lineup Wednesday

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. It's just a day off against left-hander Francisco Liriano for the slugging Rizzo. Victor Caratini is at first base for the Cubs. The 28-year-old Rizzo has 12 homers, 58 RBI and a .769 OPS so far in 2018. Caratini... Read More

1 year ago

Luiz Gohara Recalled From Triple-A

The Atlanta Braves have recalled pitcher Luiz Gohara from Triple-A Gwinnett. Evan Phillips was sent back down to Triple-A. Gohara is one of the top prospects in the Braves system but has struggled in 2018 with the Major League club with a 6.89 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. He will be used in a long-relief role... Read More

1 year ago

Arodys Vizcaino Activated From Disabled List

Atlanta Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) has been activated off of the 10-day disabled list. He missed two weeks with right shoulder inflammation. The right-hander has a 1.82 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 15 saves in 2018. A.J. Minter and Dan Winkler will both move back to roles in the seventh and eighth innings. Vizcaino should... Read More

1 year ago

Max Fried Likely To Start Saturday

Following the trip to the disabled list for Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy (knee), Max Fried is expected to be recalled to start Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Fried has a 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 11 innings with the Major League team in 2018. The left-hander would be a very... Read More

1 year ago

Ronald Acuna Activated Off Of Disabled List

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna (knee) has been activated off of the 10-day disabled list. The 20-year-old phenom has been out since late May with a mild ACL sprain but will be back in the lineup Friday following their day off of Thursday. Acuna has five homers and a .779 OPS in 2018 and has the... Read More

1 year ago

Ender Inciarte Pulled With Oblique Injury

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte was pulled late in Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds after feeling a "slight twinge" in his oblique. It does not seem to be serious and he is expected to be ready for Friday's game. Inciarte was 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in the loss to the... Read More

1 year ago

Carlos Correa Sits Out Again Wednesday

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. This is the second straight game he will miss with back stiffness. Marwin Gonzalez is at shortstop. The 23-year-old has 13 homers and a .832 OPS in 2018. He is considered day-to-day.

1 year ago

Travis Shaw Out Of Lineup Again Wednesday

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. This is the second game Shaw has missed in a row with a sore wrist. Hernan Perez is starting again at third base. Shaw has struggled over the last month but has 14 homers and an .819 OPS... Read More

1 year ago

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