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About Nick Mariano - RotoBaller

Just your run of the mill fantasy sports player who loves talking shop. Just kidding. I'm actually a slightly above average fantasy sports player who loves talking shop. I was ranked 2018's most-accurate fantasy baseball draft ranker, 2018's 11th-most accurate in-season fantasy football ranker (9th place in '17) per FantasyPros. NY born and raised, but now you can find me in Boston with my loving fiancee and more Red Sox fans than I ever thought I'd encounter. I run on trails and hike up mountains. Addicted to apples and peanut butter. I could read about cognitive biases forever. Yankees, NY Giants, NY Rangers. However, a decade of fantasy sports has really given me more of an appreciation for all teams. I also have a soft spot for the Buccaneers (it's a long story going back to Madden 2000). Feel free to reach out on Twitter, @NMariano53, I'll discuss just about anything.

Nick Mariano - RotoBaller has written 1468 articles so far, you can find them below.


Week 8 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

To start or to sit this starting pitcher? This is the philosophical quandary that has plagued some of the greatest minds of our time. Not many people know that Discourse on the Method by Rene Descartes was actually about the method of streaming pitchers. We pick up where he left off with our weekly starting pitcher matchups... Read More

16 hours ago

Nick Mariano's Waiver Picks - Get 'Em While They're Hot (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. We're playing the back nine of May and leaving that "25% complete" sign for the fantasy baseball season in the dust. This time of year has been particularly exciting, as mega prospects are being called up left and right. Many are widely owned and... Read More

PREMIUM 5 days ago

Rest of Season Starting Pitcher Rankings (May Update)

The calendar's turned to May and we're heading out to the mound for a Rest-of-Season update of our mixed rankings analysis. RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, Pierre Camus, Bill Dubiel and Scott Engel want you to crush the competition and know that rankings can't end on draft day. Check out our fantasy baseball rankings dashboard for the... Read More

5 days ago

Nick Mariano's Waiver Picks - Get 'Em While They're Hot (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to mid-May, Premium RotoBallers. There's little time to waste, as my Saturday's been quite hectic and I want to dive into this exciting player pool! This time of year is so much fun. Everyone's still questioning what's real and what isn't, and we... Read More

PREMIUM 2 weeks ago

Week 7 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

Mid-May marks the fantasy baseball season's quarter pole, which can be exciting as data becomes robust, but also frightful for pitching as warmer air leads to long flies. Are you keeping tabs of park factors, team stats and pitchers tweaking with their repertoire? Well, we here at RotoBaller are, with the aim to ease your... Read More

2 weeks ago


Rest of Season Shortstop Rankings (May Update)

The calendar's turned to May and we're whipping it around the horn for a Rest-of-Season update of our mixed rankings analysis. RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, Pierre Camus, Bill Dubiel and Scott Engel want you to crush the competition and know that rankings can't end on draft day. Check out our fantasy baseball rankings dashboard for the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Week 6 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

With over one month of the 2019 MLB season behind us, fantasy owners have a grip on how aggressive they must be with starting pitchers. Are you already way ahead or behind on projected innings in roto leagues or always losing strikeouts in your weekly H2H matchups? We here at RotoBaller set out to ease... Read More

2 weeks ago

Week 5 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

With roughly one month of the 2019 MLB season in the books, fantasy owners should have a sense of their team and needs relative to their leaguemates. Are you already way ahead or behind on projected innings in roto leagues or always losing strikeouts in your weekly H2H matchups? We here at RotoBaller set out... Read More

3 weeks ago

Week 4 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

We're now in "late April" and can start to talk ourselves into hot or cold starts being for real, including the juicy baseballs that are destroying pitchers! Welcome back everyone to our starts/sits column for Week 4. We here at RotoBaller set out to ease your decision-making with our weekly starting pitcher matchups and recommendations. In... Read More

1 month ago

Week 3 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

Mid-April means trends are rounding into form and you can start to believe in stats, aren't you excited? Welcome back everyone to our starts/sits column for Week 3. We here at RotoBaller set out to ease your decision-making with our weekly starting pitcher matchups and recommendations. In case you missed it, this is our sixth year now... Read More

1 month ago


Week 2 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers

Baseball is in full swing, didn't you miss it? Welcome back everyone to our starts/sits column for Week 2. We here at RotoBaller set out to ease your decision-making with our weekly starting pitcher matchups and recommendations. Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 2, which will be updated as rotations are announced and... Read More

1 month ago

Updated Week 1 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers

Opening Day is finally here! Welcome back everyone to our starts/sits column for Week 1. We are back again this year with our weekly starting pitcher matchups and recommendations. In case you missed it, this is our sixth year now writing this weekly column, helping fantasy baseball managers pick the best pitchers weekly. Below are... Read More

2 months ago

Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups - After The Draft

Howdy, RotoBallers, and welcome to our all-encompassing waiver wire piece that is meant to follow your drafts and beat the mad rush to the WW grocery store once games start. In light of this, join me as we go position-by-position and look at players whose Yahoo ownership rate is 30% or under. I'll highlight some... Read More

2 months ago

Man vs. Machine: Nick Mariano and THE BAT's Undervalued and Overvalued Players

What do I, Nick Mariano, have in common with great minds such as Ken Jennings, Gary Kasparov, and Lee Sedot? Before, I wouldn’t have had an answer, but now I can say that we’ve all had the honor of challenging incredible Artificial Intelligence minds! Nevermind that those other three guys got crushed in their “Man... Read More

2 months ago

Intro: Finding Overvalued Players Using Expected Draft Values

Yesterday we introduced the concept of Expected Draft Values and looked at four undervalued players that are prime targets in 2019. Today, we'll look at four overvalued players. Stay tuned the next few days as we bring you a deeper look at undervalued and overvalued players from each position using Expected Draft Values. Generally, what... Read More

2 months ago


Intro: Finding Undervalued Players Using Expected Draft Values

At RotoBaller, we are all about bringing you the best analysis in the fantasy sports universe. We’re proud to unveil a draft-season project that looks at the past 10 years of draft data to find undervalued and overvalued players based on Expected Draft Values.  This series introduction will briefly break down our methodology and then... Read More

2 months ago

Updated First Base Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

The clock ticks ever closer to Opening Day and we here at RotoBaller are back to give one final round of position-by-position analysis with a mixed-league, 5x5 framework. We’re going to start at the most glorious position on the field: first base. No, I didn’t play first myself, why do you ask? While there are... Read More

2 months ago

Nick Mariano's 10 Bold Predictions for 2019

2018 was a banner season for baseball's Marianos, as Mariano Rivera was headed full steam ahead towards a unanimous Hall of Fame entry and yours truly was cruising with the most accurate fantasy baseball ranks of the season per FantasyPros, unbeknownst to me until recently. I'm still riding high off of that and you're all... Read More

2 months ago

Nick Mariano's Early-Round Avoids in H2H Points Leagues (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Fantasy baseball drafts (and their articles) are almost all about finding the next superstar and unearthing talent late, but we can't forget that surrendering value by over-drafting can be just as crucial. There's insight out there for most anything, but coverage of points leagues... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago

Nick Mariano's Players to Target in H2H Points Leagues (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Fantasy baseball drafts (and their articles) usually cater to the biggest stars or the deepest sleepers, but there are very few articles that simply discuss the mid-round targets that deserve a boost in points league formats (even if points veterans will laugh at some... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago


ADP Comparison - Overpriced / Underpriced Players on Yahoo

Average Draft Position (ADP) is a must-have piece of information when it comes to drafting. While every league is different and may have a particularly aggressive or conservative group of owners when it comes to certain players, it’s the best tool we have when analyzing players’ value. Now, instead of just talking about total ADP... Read More

3 months ago

ADP Comparison - Overpriced / Underpriced Players on CBS

Average Draft Position (ADP) is a must-have piece of information when it comes to drafting. While every league is different and may have a particularly aggressive or conservative group of owners when it comes to certain players, it’s the best tool we have when analyzing players’ value. Now, instead of just talking about total ADP... Read More

3 months ago

ADP Comparison - Overpriced / Underpriced Players on ESPN

Average Draft Position (ADP) is a must-have piece of information when it comes to drafting. While every league is different and may have a particularly aggressive or conservative group of owners when it comes to certain players, it’s the best tool we have when analyzing players’ value. Now, instead of just talking about total ADP... Read More

3 months ago

Nick Mariano's 2019 Draft Sleepers List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. It's everyone's favorite pre-draft word to throw around and likely threatens to take the top spot on some Google Analytics the closer we get to that premier fantasy baseball draft season. Yup, we're talking about sleepers. But let's just get this out of the way:... Read More

PREMIUM 3 months ago

Nick Mariano's 2019 Late-Round Fliers List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Howdy, RotoBallers! I hope you're ready to take chances, make mistakes and get messy. We’re here to dig a little deeper into the draft room and look for players that would be wise to take a flier on in the late rounds. It can... Read More

PREMIUM 3 months ago


Nick Mariano's Auction Draft Strategies and Tips (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Congratulations to you and your leaguemates for electing to play in the vastly superior format that is auction-based fantasy baseball. We can draw many parallels here, but playing/reading your fellow owners and managing your own money well lends itself best to poker. We're here... Read More

PREMIUM 3 months ago

Nick Mariano's 2019 AAF Rankings (PPR)

While Super Bowl LIII and another Patriots parade that surrounded my condo marked the end of the 2018-19 NFL season, football is not over. In case you've been living under a rock and missed the huge news, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) starts up on February 9 -- yes, this Saturday -- and ends with... Read More

3 months ago

Outfield - Early Points League Rankings and Tiers

It’s never too early to start looking toward the fantasy baseball season, so I’m here to continue RotoBaller’s position-by-position rankings analysis series for points league and head-to-head (H2H) formats with the incredibly deep outfield position. There is a seemingly neverending stream of useful bats, but there are still clear chokepoints where the risk portfolio thickens.... Read More

4 months ago

First Base - Early Points League Rankings and Tiers

It’s never too early to start looking toward the fantasy baseball season, so I’m here to kick off RotoBaller’s position-by-position rankings analysis series for points league and head-to-head (H2H) formats with the hard-hitting first base position. Traditionally a power haven, first base has a fairly clear top three tiers and then the floor starts to... Read More

4 months ago

Nick Mariano's 2019 Early-Round Overvalued List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Fantasy baseball drafts (and their articles) are almost all about finding the next superstar and unearthing talent late, but we can't forget that surrendering value by over-drafting can be just as crucial. In order to evaluate overvalued players here, we're going to utilize Average... Read More

PREMIUM 4 months ago


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