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About Andy Patton - RotoBaller

Former Zag. Detroit Tigers fanatic who used to work for the Mariners (I know) and lives in the PNW. Use fantasy baseball to bond with my dad, which will continue to work as long as I always finish before him.

Andy Patton - RotoBaller has written 207 articles so far, you can find them below.


Dexter Fowler (OF, STL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: 33-year-old veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler fell way off the fantasy radar with his disastrous 2018 season. However, things have been much better in 2019, and he is finally starting to garner some attention again. Fowler is hitting leadoff for a surprisingly effective... Read More

3 days ago

Jon Berti (2B/SS/3B/OF, MIA) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Journeyman utility infielder Jon Berti has settled into a home in Miami, where he is serving as the team's leadoff hitter. Berti is slashing a tidy .267/.349/.435 with four home runs, five stolen bases, and 28 runs scored in 42 games played.... Read More

3 days ago

Abraham Toro (3B, HOU) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Astros lost shortstop Carlos Correa to yet another stint on the injured list. They have recalled unheralded prospect Abraham Toro in his place. Toro is a third baseman, which will allow Alex Bregman to shift over to shortstop to cover Correa.... Read More

3 days ago

Nick Solak (2B, TEX) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Rangers recalled infielder Nick Solak, whom they acquired from the Rays earlier in the year, just a few days ago but he has already made a strong impression on his new team. Solak has started all four games since being recalled,... Read More

3 days ago

Jose Iglesias (SS, CIN) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: When the Cincinnati Reds signed shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Tigers this offseason, it was primarily to have him fill a utility infielder role and provide positive value with his elite glove. Instead, Iggy has taken over as the team's starting shortstop,... Read More

3 days ago


Trent Grisham (OF, MIL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The artist formerly known as Trent Clark has fared exceptionally well in his brief big league cameo in Milwaukee. After getting recalled around the start of the month, Grisham is now slashing .308/.356/.590 with three home runs, eight runs scored and 10... Read More

1 week ago

Sam Travis (1B/OF, BOS) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Red Sox replaced veteran Steve Pearce with Sam Travis as their short-side platoon bat off the bench, a valuable role as a lefty smasher that Boston has often utilized. Travis' overall season of .266/.314/.468 doesn't jump off the page, but the... Read More

1 week ago

Kyle Seager (3B, SEA) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has a reputation as a slow starter. While he's consistently finished with around 20 home runs, around 75 RBI and around a .270 batting average, it usually takes him a few months to heat up. His 2018... Read More

1 week ago

Rowdy Tellez (1B/DH, TOR) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Blue Jays recalled slugging first baseman/designated hitter Rowdy Tellez from Triple-A Buffalo a few days ago, and manager Charlie Montoyo indicated that Tellez will get regular playing time down the stretch. That's bad news for Justin Smoak owners, but it also... Read More

1 week ago

Teoscar Hernandez (OF, TOR) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez was a statcast darling last season, leading to many pundits to predict a big breakout for him in 2019. That has not even remotely been the case so far this year, as his hard-hit rate has plummeted... Read More

1 week ago


Randal Grichuk (OF, TOR) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk has gotten off to a hot start in the month of August, hitting .357 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in seven games. His season line has been solid as well, with 19 home... Read More

2 weeks ago

Pedro Severino (C, BAL) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Orioles struck gold when they snatched veteran catcher Pedro Severino from the Nationals before the season began. He's been splitting duties behind the dish, but so far on the season he owns a very solid .272/.347/.452 slash line with 10 home runs,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kevin Newman (2B/SS, PIT) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Pirates infielder Kevin Newman has seen his performance dip since his exceptionally strong May/June, but he is still providing enough at the plate to merit consideration in 12+ team leagues. Newman is hitting .304 on the year, and his .283 xBA is... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mark Canha (1B/OF, OAK) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland A's outfielder Mark Canha is quietly having an outstanding season. He's sporting a .255/.381/.514 slash line with 17 home runs, 50 runs scored, 34 RBI, two stolen bases and a 135 wRC+. He's always flashed plus power in the big leagues,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Yoan Lopez (RP, AZ) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Diamondbacks finally made the decision to remove struggling veteran Greg Holland out of the closer role, choosing to go with the dreaded committee approach. The majority of saves will likely go to Archie Bradley, Yoshi Hirano or Yoan Lopez. Lopez has... Read More

3 weeks ago


Anthony Bass (RP, SEA) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Trader Jerry DiPoto dealt the Mariners two strongest relievers, left-hander Roenis Elias and right-hander Hunter Strickland, to the Nationals at the trade deadline. That means there will be a new closer in Seattle, and while it is not the most inspiring option,... Read More

3 weeks ago

Austin Nola (1B/2B, SEA) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: A relatively unheralded catching prospect for the Marlins, the Mariners signed Austin Nola as a minor league free agent this winter, and promoted him to the big league roster in June. While he is no longer a primary catcher, Nola has hit... Read More

3 weeks ago

Phillip Ervin (OF, CIN) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 16+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: When the Reds shipped outfielder Yasiel Puig to the Cleveland Indians at the trade deadline, it opened up a spot in the outfield. The team still has Nick Senzel, Jesse Winker and Josh VanMeter expected to reprise regular roles, but keep an... Read More

3 weeks ago

Travis Demeritte (2B/SS, DET) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Tigers shipped closer Shane Greene to the Atlanta Braves, getting a pair of quality prospects in return - left-hander Joey Wentz and infielder-turned-outfielder Travis Demeritte. After hitting .286/.387/.558 with 20 home runs, 74 RBI and a 137 wRC+ at Triple-A, the... Read More

3 weeks ago

Colin Moran (2B/3B, PIT) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Colin Moran's quietly solid season continues, as the Pirates infielder is slashing a tidy .288/.329/.458 with 10 home runs and 56 RBI. His July numbers have been electric, as the left-hander is hitting .348/.371/.455 with a .826 OPS and 12 RBI. However,... Read More

4 weeks ago


Anthony Santander (OF, BAL) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Orioles center fielder Anthony Santander has taken over a starting job and ran with it. In 43 games, Santander is slashing .304/.344/.509 with eight home runs, 30 RBI and one stolen base. His 5.9% walk rate and 18.2% strikeout rate are right... Read More

4 weeks ago

Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Rays first baseman/designated hitter Nate Lowe's overall numbers are solid, but are still being bogged down by his less than stellar big league start. Since July 4, when he was last recalled from Triple-A, Lowe is slashing .300/.397/.660 with five home runs... Read More

4 weeks ago

Jason Kipnis (2B, CLE) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is no longer the fantasy star that he was back in 2016, when he blasted 23 home runs and swiped 15 bases with a .275 batting average. After back-to-back disappointing seasons, Kipnis is quietly having a solid... Read More

1 month ago

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/SS/3B/OF, DET) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Uber-utility man Niko Goodrum has flashed a nice combination of power and speed this season for the Detroit Tigers. He currently has eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 83 games, putting him on pace for a 20/20 season if he... Read More

1 month ago

Roberto Perez (C, CLE) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: By virtually every measurable metric, fantasy or not, Indians catcher Roberto Perez has been a top-10 catcher in the MLB this season. He is currently boasting a .246/.333/.491 slash line with 16 home runs, 38 RBI and a wonderful 11.2% walk rate.... Read More

1 month ago


Spencer Turnbull (SP, DET) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After a short stint on the IL that carried over the All-Star break, Tiger right-hander Spencer Turnbull looked a little rusty in his return to the bump. He tossed three innings against the Royals, giving up five runs (four earned) on four... Read More

1 month ago

Alex Dickerson (OF, SF) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After 19 disastrous games with the Padres to start the year, Alex Dickerson was waived and ended up catching on with their NFC West foe to the North, the San Francisco Giants. Dickerson has had considerably more success in the Bay, boasting... Read More

1 month ago

Jaime Barria (SP, LAA) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: A quick glance at Jaime Barria's 5.20 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 1.23 HR/9 - not to mention the fact that he's currently in Triple-A - and most would assume he's a player you can skip right on by on the waiver wire.... Read More

1 month ago

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: It's been an admittedly tough season for Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario. Coming off a disappointing second half in 2018, Candelario got off to an ice cold start in 2019, which resulted in him facing two separate stints in Triple-A Toledo. He... Read More

1 month ago

Nick Ahmed (SS, AZ) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The only reason I can think that Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is only owned in 6% of leagues is that he's boring. His .262/.311/.429 slash line admittedly doesn't jump off the page, but he does have nine home runs, six stolen bases,... Read More

1 month ago


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