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About Tommy Vaughn - RotoBaller

Tommy Vaughn is an 18 year old Business-Management major at San Diego State University. He is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants and a believer in the even year philosophy.

Tommy Vaughn - RotoBaller has written 48 articles so far, you can find them below.


Washington Nationals flamethrower Stephen Strasburg was placed on the disabled list on Thursday with a pinched nerve in his neck. Strasburg was scheduled to start tonight against Miami. This move is not encouraging for Strasburg owners, but at least it's not an injury related to the shoulder that already cost him six weeks of this... Read More

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has a great matchup when the Cubs face the Cardinals on Thursday night and resume action after the All-Star break. Rizzo has proven to be a streaky hitter, and a streak is expected from the imposing left-handed hitter as the second half begins. Rizzo is 9-for-39 against Martinez, with... Read More

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna will have a big day at the plate on Thursday. Ozuna is a contender to have a strong second half and become a true fantasy baseball asset. It seems that owners have been waiting to bank on Ozuna for years now, and when he escaped Miami, the forecast was... Read More

Former Cleveland Indians catcher Francisco Mejia will be the lone Indian that is traded to the Padres for relievers Adam Cimber and Brad Hand. Mejia has been a highly touted prospect for the last couple of years. Mejia is currently in Triple-A for the Indians, and hasn't contributed at the major league level. Closer Brad... Read More

Brad Hand Traded To Indians

Former San Diego Padres closer Brad Hand has been traded to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, sources around baseball confirm. Hand is a huge boost to a Cleveland bullpen that has been struggling without big lefty Andrew Miller. Hand gives Cleveland the opportunity to choose between two of the best lefty options in the game.... Read More

The San Francisco Giants have proven to the rest of the league that they aren't just a team full of washed-up veterans in 2018. The same team that has preached pitching and defense, and done it well, by winning three World Series Championships in five years, has a problem: pitching. The Giants lost ace Madison... Read More

The Cleveland Indians further increased the strength of their bullpen as they acquired relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber in the same deal. Hand is obviously the headliner, but Cimber will prove to be a valuable asset for a Cleveland bullpen that will lose Andrew Miller and Cody Allen to free agency this offseason. Cimber... Read More

The reigning World Series champion Houston Astros have been in contact with the Tampa Bay Rays with the hopes of acquiring catcher Wilson Ramos. Ramos is a huge trade chip for a Rays team that is four games above the .500 mark. He has 51 RBI and 14 homers thus far into 2018. Ramos can... Read More

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Andrew Suarez will attempt to continue his dominance when he starts against the Athletics on Sunday. Suarez has been absolutely magnificent and is a huge reason why the injury-ridden Giants have been able to stay in contention. Suarez has a great curveball, and the lefty owns a 8.25 K/9 ratio... Read More

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a great chance to build on his successful season when he faces the Diamondbacks on Thursday. Do not let Coors Field scare you, as Freeland has a 2.89 ERA in seven starts in the high altitude so far in 2018. Freeland will not get many strikeouts, but has... Read More

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (back) swung a bat on Wednesday. According to manager AJ Hinch, Correa felt "really good" yesterday. This is a huge sign for Correa owners as he could begin a rehab assignment in the near future. A young shortstop like Correa dealing with a bad back is not an issue to... Read More

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers will go to the 10-day disabled list on Thursday. Devers has some left shoulder inflammation and was described by Boston manager Alex Cora as "banged up." Devers has a possibility of only missing five games because of the All-Star Break. His earliest activation time is next Saturday. Devers... Read More

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman and outfielder Eric Thames crossed the plate three times on Wednesday. This is interesting because Thames only went 1-for-4. The power hitter continues to thrive in the leadoff spot and should be owned in all formats. Thames faces Jameson Taillon on Thursday as he attempts to stay hot. Thames made waves... Read More

Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra is not in the lineup on Thursday. This is because left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray is pitching for the Diamondbacks. The struggling outfielder is just 2-for-19 in the last week. Noel Cuevas will start in Parra's place, and is not a good DFS option, even at Coors Field, simply because we... Read More

Oakland Athletics second and third baseman Jed Lowrie will not play on Thursday. This appears to be a day of rest for the 34-year-old. Lowrie has quietly had an extremely productive 2018 season and is one of the largest reasons for Oakland's surprisingly successful year. The switch-hitter will be replaced by Chad Pinder, who hit... Read More

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is beginning to show the baseball world exactly what his potential is. The superstar is hitting to a .609 average in his last week and is doing this at the top of a potent Boston lineup. Hitting in front of JD Martinez has led to Benintendi scoring 68 runs... Read More

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will return to action and face Charlie Morton on Thursday. Piscotty exited Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch on his left wrist, but he will be back in the lineup today. Piscotty has had a great season after coming back home to the Bay Area to take care... Read More

Oakland Athletics first baseman and outfielder Matt Olson will hit fifth and play first base in his return to the lineup on Thursday. Olson missed Wednesday's matchup after his back tightened up, but there was much speculation that he would return to action on Thursday after receiving two pinch-hit opportunities on Wednesday. Olson already has... Read More

Houston Astros utility man Marwin Gonzalez will hit the field during Thursday's matchup with the Oakland A's. Gonzalez will start at shortstop and bat seventh in his return to the lineup. He missed Wednesday's game because he was spiked during Tuesday's matchup. The versatile fielder will generate many at-bats while Carlos Correa sits out. Gonzalez... Read More

The Oakland Athletics have optioned Chris Bassitt to Triple-A Nashville and made room for righty Trevor Cahill to return to action on Thursday. Bassitt had a respectable 3.38 ERA in six starts with the A's. Cahill will return after missing a little more than a month with a strained right Achilles. Cahill has had excellent... Read More

Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis will continue to "kHRush" during Thursday's daytime matchup with the Houston Astros. Davis will face righty Charlie Morton, and he has hit Morton pretty hard in the past. Davis is 3-for-11 against Morton, but two of those three hits have left the yard. Oakland's surprise season has been held together... Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (concussion) will start a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Thursday night. The catcher suffered a concussion and has been sidelined since June 21. He should be able to join the Pirates fairly soon, but it is necessary for Cervelli to see some minor league action before transitioning back into an... Read More

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo hit his 16th homer of the year on Wednesday. A quietly productive 2018 season has found Choo after he revitalized his career in 2017 following an injury-ridden 2016 campaign. This homer makes it 44 straight games that Choo has reached base safely. The 35-year-old from South Korea is a fantasy... Read More

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is not expected to help fantasy owners on Thursday against the White Sox. The superstar will face lefty Carlos Rodon and Springer has not had success against him in the past. Springer is 1-for-12 against Rodon and has struck out three times in those appearances. Rodon has held right-handed hitters... Read More

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez will face the Seattle Mariners on Friday. Marquez is an extremely valuable streaming option, as he will face the Mariners in Seattle and escape Coors Field. Marquez has turned in spectacular numbers on the road this season, except one hiccup in Philadelphia. Seattle's whole team only has 15 at-bats... Read More

New York Yankees second baseman Tyler Wade will be activated on Friday and join the 25-man roster. This move will happen shortly after Gleyber Torres landed on the 10-day disabled list. The 23-year-old has not seen much action in the majors and is not expected to contribute much in terms of fantasy value. Wade has... Read More

Miami Marlins outfielder J.B. Shuck has been designated for assignment on Thursday. This move is in anticipation of Garrett Cooper being activated from the 60-day disabled List. The 31-year-old has hit for a .192 average so far in 2018, and it is unsure if another team will pick Shuck up. The veteran has been in... Read More

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger will have some extra confidence as he faces righty Jaime Barria and the Angels on Thursday. Haniger has two hits, both home runs, in just three plate appearances against Barria. Haniger has been a fantasy asset all year, and has worked his way towards becoming an anchor bat for any... Read More

Seattle Mariners southpaw Ariel Miranda has been released Thursday. This move was made so the pitcher can pursue an opportunity to pitch in Japan. He made one spot start with the big league team in 2018 and pitched fairly well, but he ultimately never stuck in the rotation. Miranda was 5-0 with a 3.97 ERA... Read More

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will have a plus matchup on Thursday as the Sox take on the Astros. It is rare to support any hitter that opposes flamethrower Justin Verlander, but Abreu hits Verlander extremely well. Abreu is 15-for-38 in his career against Verlander and five of those hits have left the... Read More

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