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About Joey C - RotoBaller

Joey Christopoulos runs his own fantasy football web series Tuddy Guys (youtube.com/tuddyguys). The Chicago-born comedian currently lives in Los Angeles and works in commercials as an actor. Joey has been performing sketch comedy in The Cool Table for the past 12 years. He has a BFA in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College Chicago and is a die hard Chicago sports fan. His credits also include writing/directing three full length sports comedy plays about the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Joey C - RotoBaller has written 4834 articles so far, you can find them below.


Justin Upton Hitting .378 Against Right-Handed Pitching

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton has gotten off to a solid start since being activated from the injured list on June 17. Upton is slugging only .435 over his last six games but has found early success against right-handed pitching. Through his first 45 at-bats against righties, Upton is slashing .378/.451/.667 with one double... Read More

3 months ago

Shohei Ohtani Scuffling As Angels Are Surging

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will try and shake out of a 3-for-19 (.157) slump when the team takes on the Astros on Tuesday night. The Angels are on fire right now, but Ohtani has cooled off since the All-Star break. Ohtani is still slugging .514 in the month of July but is... Read More

3 months ago

David Fletcher Continues To Produce

Los Angeles Angels infielder/outfielder David Fletcher continues to produce from the top of the lineup heading into Tuesday night's action against the Astros. Fletcher is slashing .310/.390/497 from the leadoff spot this season and has jump-started the offense over the past month. He is hitting .385 in the month of July, .419 over his last... Read More

3 months ago

Robinson Chirinos Mired In Deep Slump

Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos will try and shake out of a 3-for-31 (.091) slump as the team prepares to take on the Angels Tuesday night. After slugging .529 in the month of June, Chirinos' offensive production has come crashing back to earth. On the season, Chirinos was slugging .521 on June 14 but that... Read More

3 months ago

Michael Brantley Off To White-Hot Second-Half Start

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley will try and stay hot Tuesday against the Angels. Over his last seven games, Brantley is 13-for-27 (.481) with one home run, three doubles, four runs batted in, seven runs scored and 21 total bases. After a day off on Monday, expect Brantley to be back in the lineup against... Read More

3 months ago


Alex Bregman Slugging .572 In Away Games

Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with one RBI in the Astros 9-6 loss to the Angels on Monday night. Bregman returned to the lineup over the weekend after needing stitches in his chin from a ground ball straight to the face. Bregman has seven runs batted in over his last nine games played... Read More

3 months ago

Yordan Alvarez Hitting .400 Over Last Seven Games

Houston Astros first baseman Yordan Alvarez has cemented a spot in the Astros lineup moving forward as the team prepares to take on the Angels on Tuesday. Alvarez is slashing .400/.471/.700 over his last seven games with two home runs, three doubles and eight runs batted in. Alvarez has been a fantastic fantasy streamer since... Read More

3 months ago

Andrew Heaney Hopes To Hold Down Astros Again

Los Angeles Angels starter Andrew Heaney will face the Astros for the second time this month Tuesday night in Anaheim. Heaney pitched an emotional five innings on July 6, allowing two runs as he dedicated his start to his close friend and teammate Tyler Skaggs. The start was a step in the right direction after... Read More

3 months ago

Hector Rondon To Serve As Opener Tuesday

Houston Astros pitcher Hector Rondon will serve as the opener Tuesday when the team takes on the Angels in Anaheim. After 396 appearances in the major leagues, Rondon will take the mound in the first inning to start the game. Rondon is having a solid season but is posting a 6.75 ERA over his last... Read More

3 months ago

Albert Pujols' Three RBI Key To Win

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with three RBI in the Angels 9-6 win over the Astros on Monday night. The surging Angels overcame an early deficit thanks to Pujols racking up RBI in a matter of two innings. The veteran slugger drove in a run with a double in the fourth... Read More

3 months ago


Andrelton Simmons Goes Deep En Route To Victory

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit his fifth home run of the season as the Angels took down the division-leading Astros 9-6 Monday night. Simmons hit a solo shot in the third inning as the Angels would go on to erase an early 3-0 deficit. Simmons came into the game slashing .300/.328/.492 at home... Read More

3 months ago

Yuli Gurriel Stays Hot

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 in the Astros 9-6 loss to the Angels on Monday. Gurriel has been a streaming darling over the last 16 games, hitting .393 with 11 home runs and 23 runs batted in. The multi-hit effort on Monday now has the 35-year-old slashing .405/.457/1.000 in the month of... Read More

3 months ago

George Springer Pops Two Home Runs In Loss

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and three runs batted in as the Astros lost to the Angels 9-6 on Monday. For Springer, home runs 19 and 20 on the season are only the second and third round-trippers since returning from the injured list on June 25.... Read More

3 months ago

Julian Edelman Should Maintain PPR Value

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is in line to once again be quarterback Tom Brady's favorite target as the beginning of training camp looms. The 33-year-old caught 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns through 12 games last season, including 26 receptions for 388 yards in three playoff games. Edelman racks up... Read More

3 months ago

Riley Ridley Will Have To Earn Way On Offense

Chicago Bears wide receiver Riley Ridley was a surprise selection when the Bears drafted him in the fourth round. The rookie, and brother of the Falcons Calvin Ridley, is a big receiver who has impressed the coaching staff throughout the offseason workout programs. But fantasy owners need to be patient with a prospect like Ridley... Read More

3 months ago


Mike Trout Not In Lineup Monday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (calf) is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros. Trout has been white-hot at the plate lately but was removed from the game on Sunday with tightness in the calf. The injury doesn't appear to be serious and keeping him off his feet for a few days seems... Read More

3 months ago

Hansel Robles Posting 0.55 ERA Over Last 15 Appearances

Los Angeles Angels closer Hansel Robles notched his 13th save of the season Sunday in the Angels 6-3 win. The team is playing inspired baseball right now and Robles is taking full advantage. Robles has seven saves since June 1 and has a 0.55 ERA over his last 15 appearances. He has 19 strikeouts over... Read More

3 months ago

Kole Calhoun With Four Home Runs In Last Nine Games

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun went 1-for-3 on Sunday, including hitting his 21st home run of the season against the Mariners. It has been a streaky season for Calhoun thus far but right now is trending in the right direction. Calhoun is currently slashing .333/.381/.692 over his last nine games with two doubles, four... Read More

3 months ago

Josh Reddick Hitting .318 Away From Minute Maid Park

Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the Astros 12-4 win over the Rangers on Sunday. Reddick is quietly having another quality season hitting in the lower third of a potent offense has been especially lethal hitting on the road this season. Through 42 games away from Minute Maid Park, Reddick... Read More

3 months ago

Justin Verlander Now 8-2 On Road This Season

Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander struck out seven batters in six innings as the Astros beat the Rangers 12-4 on Sunday. Verlander (11-4) allowed only two runs and gave up zero home runs for the first time since June 6. The right-handed hurler is having another amazing season despite an alarming amount of home runs... Read More

3 months ago


Yuli Gurriel Slugging .968 Over Last 15 Games

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel has picked up in the second half right where he left off, going 6-for-13 (.461) since the All-Star break. Gurriel continues to swing the hottest bat in all of baseball, slashing .395/.439/.1.053 with one double, eight home runs, 12 runs scored and 18 runs batted in over his last... Read More

3 months ago

Jose Altuve Heating Up

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a grand slam on Sunday as the Astros beat the Rangers. Altuve now has seven hits over his last two games and is 8-for-16 (.500) over his last three played with two doubles, two home runs and six runs batted in. It has been vintage Altuve... Read More

3 months ago

Mike Davis To Compete For Touches In Backfield

Chicago Bears running back Mike Davis will head into training camp looking to become more than the 'forgotten' man in the team's backfield. Most of the fantasy buzz this summer has gone towards teammates Tarik Cohen and rookie David Montgomery but don't count out Davis. The free agent acquisition fell short of having a 'breakout... Read More

3 months ago

Kole Calhoun On Pace For Career-High In Home Runs

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun will be ready to slug when the Angels open up the second half against the Mariners on Friday. Calhoun already has 19 home runs this season through his first 86 games played after hitting exactly 19 home runs in 2017 and '18. Calhoun's career-best is 26 in 2015 and... Read More

3 months ago

Mike Trout Ready To Dominate Second Half

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is on pace to have perhaps his best season as a pro as the team prepares to kick off the second half against the Mariners on Friday. Trout already has 47 extra-base hits through his first 87 games this season with a fantastic OPS of 1.098. There are virtually... Read More

3 months ago


Albert Pujols To Provide Power, Little Else In Second Half

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will look to shake loose of a hitting slump that ended his first half of the season when the team plays the Mariners on Friday. The future Hall of Famer is at the point in his career where he is a one-dimensional value in fantasy. His slugging percentage... Read More

3 months ago

Shohei Ohtani Heads Into Second Half On A Roll

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will try and keep his hot streak alive as the team opens up the second half of the season against the Mariners on Friday. Ohtani is slashing .357/.357/.893 over his last seven games played and is hitting .388 over his last 49 at-bats. Ohtani's fantasy value is limited... Read More

3 months ago

David Fletcher Hoping To Put Full Season Together

Los Angeles Angels infielder/outfielder David Fletcher hopes to replicate his solid first half of the season when the team opens up a series with the Mariners on Friday. Fletcher has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels this season, hitting .315 combined in the months of May and June. He also has been an above... Read More

3 months ago

Can Jonathan Lucroy Turn His Season Around?

Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy will try and put his disappointing first half behind him when the team opens up a series on Friday against the Mariners. Lucroy enjoyed a promising first two months of the season, slugging seven home runs through his first 151 at-bats and posted a .493 slugging percentage in the... Read More

3 months ago

Can Yordan Alvarez Keep It Up?

Houston Astros first baseman Yordan Alvarez will try and replicate his fantastic first half when the team opens up the second half of the season on Thursday. The rookie has been fantastic, slashing .342/.415/.726 through his first 19 professional games with seven doubles, seven home runs and 25 runs batted in. Alvarez clearly cannot maintain... Read More

3 months ago


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