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About Uncle Leo - RotoBaller

Your one stop for fantasy analysis and live advice. RotoBaller helps you win your fantasy football, baseball and basketball leagues.

Uncle Leo - RotoBaller has written 308 articles so far, you can find them below.


Shawn Tolleson (RP, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Saves Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Shawn Tolleson looks to be the new closer in Texas, at least for now. Neftali Feliz hasn't been great in the role all season, and Tolleson has now converted save chances on back-to-back nights. He's sporting a solid stat line on the season... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 7 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 7, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house tool... Read More

5 years ago

A.J. Ramos (RP, FLA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Saves Leagues ANALYSIS: Steve Cishek was finally pulled from the closer's role after his horrible start to the season, A.J. Ramos will get the first chance to replace him and grab some saves. He has some very nice numbers on the year -- in 17 IP, he has 21 K to go... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 6 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 6, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house tool... Read More

5 years ago

Jung-Ho Kang (SS/3B, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Kang was one of the biggest question marks coming into the year for fantasy baseball owners. He was a prolific shortstop in Korea, who hit a lot of home runs and stole bases too, and fantasy owners were all hoping to uncover a gem... Read More

5 years ago


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Week 5 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 5, and this week we also have a very special treat for you. Next to each matchup below, we have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. Just click the link next to the player name, and check... Read More

5 years ago

A.J. Pierzynski (C, ATL) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / All Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Soooo... A.J. Pierzynski is batting .422 on the year. His ridiculous stat line now looks like this: .422/.442/.689 with a 1.131 OPS, to go along with 3 HR, 8 Runs and 14 RBIs, over 52 plate appearances. This puts him... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 4 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Hopefully the start of the MLB and fantasy baseball season is treating you well so far, and your teams are tearing it up. Either way, we are here to help as always. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 4. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to... Read More

5 years ago

John Axford (RP, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Saves Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Earlier today, closer Adam Ottavino was placed on the DL with an arm injury. There's no timetable yet on his return, and John Axford will most likely step in as the replacement closer. There's a chance the Rafael Betancourt could be in the... Read More

5 years ago

Jesse Chavez (SP/RP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: With the recent news that Kendall Graveman has been sent down to the minors, Jesse Chavez will slide into the starting rotation. He pretty much pitched a gem in his first start of the season on Thursday, and has the potential to make... Read More

5 years ago


Yimi Garcia (RP, LAD) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: If you are in a league that counts saves, you may want to consider adding Yimi Garcia off the waiver wire if he's still available in your league. He notched the save last night, and has awesome numbers on the year racking up 16... Read More

5 years ago

Ryan Howard (1B, PHI) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues / Monitor in All Leagues OWNED IN: 49% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Let's face the facts. Ryan Howard will never be the fantasy star that he once was, or hit 40+ home runs again. But he is the quintessential power hitter, which means he'll do about 80% of... Read More

5 years ago

Carlos Rodon (SP/RP, CHW) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: It his been well chronicled on both RotoBaller and other sports websites, that Carlos Rodon is considered one of the top MLB starting pitcher prospects and rookies, and has the ability to make an impact in fantasy baseball leagues this year. It was announced earlier today that... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 3 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Hopefully the start of the MLB and fantasy baseball season is treating you well, and your teams are off to a roaring start. Either way, we are here to help as always. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 3. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to... Read More

5 years ago

Week 2 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Hopefully you are enjoying the start of the MLB season, and drafted an awesome fantasy team that's ready to dominate. Either way, we are here to help as always. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 2. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the... Read More

5 years ago


Jeurys Familia (RP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add for Saves in All Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Mets closer Jenrry Mejia had to stop throwing today (Monday, 4/6) while warming up due to elbow tenderness. Uh oh. While nothing is certain yet, apparently he experienced elbow soreness before the game -- and then while warming up before the 9th inning, he... Read More

5 years ago

Edward Mujica (RP, BOS) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft Target in Late Rounds / Immediate Waiver Wire Add ANALYSIS: With the recent news that Koji Uehara is still nursing an injury, Edward Mujica will start the year as the fill-in closer for the Red Sox. He may wind up being in that role longer than some would expect, if Uehara can't get over... Read More

5 years ago

2015 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings: Top 100

What's up RotoBallers. The MLB season is right around the corner, and this is the home stretch for our fantasy baseball drafts.  There has been a lot of recent news around MLB, so I thought I'd take a few minutes and give you our updated 2015 starting pitcher rankings for your fantasy baseball drafts. These... Read More

5 years ago

Francisco Rodriguez (RP, MIL) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Mid-to-Late Rounds in All Leagues ANALYSIS: I just did a fantasy baseball draft, and let's just say that Francisco Rodriguez was taken much later than he should have been. Maybe it's the fact the he signed late this offseason, or maybe people just don't believe in his skill set. Well at his current ADP... Read More

5 years ago

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RotoBaller is Obsessed with Baseball and Fantasy Baseball

The passionate writers at RotoBaller have been hard at work all preseason churning out 5-6 articles a day, giving you the relevant MLB news and the best fantasy baseball analysis and advice for your 2015 drafts. And they will continue churning milk into sweet cream for the rest of the MLB preseason. But on this Monday morning,... Read More

5 years ago


My Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy & Draft Day Tips

It seems like we spend so much time planning our draft-day strategy, but it's still tough to be fully prepared. You really never know what's going to actually happen in the draft, and when other managers are going to pick certain players, so it's important to adapt and make quick decisions. Flexibility is key during our drafts, which... Read More

5 years ago

Andre Williams (RB, NYG) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 49% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Rashad Jennings left last week's game with an injury, and hasn't practiced yet this week. It's looking more and more likely that he won't suit up for this week's game versus the Tennessee Titans, especially given that the Giants signed Chris Ogbonnaya as an insurance running... Read More

5 years ago

Jonathan Stewart (RB, CAR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: With the recent news the DeAngelo Williams is nursing a hand injury, and virtually certain to miss the Week 14 game versus New Orleans, Jonathan Stewart becomes an interesting name to consider grabbing off the waiver wire. The Carolina running game has been weak for... Read More

5 years ago

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Sunday Studs Recap: Top Ranked Fantasy Performers from Week 12

  Fantasy Stud Performers from Week 12 Below are the top 11 fantasy scorers for each position from Sunday's action. Why 11? Because it's my favorite number, and seems more fun than 10. All of the top scorers at each position are sorted by fantasy points for PPR leagues, but you can also sort all of... Read More

5 years ago

Sunday Studs Recap: Top Ranked Fantasy Performers from Week 10

  Fantasy Stud Performers from Week 10 Below are the top 11 fantasy scorers for each position from Sunday's action. Why 11? Because it's my favorite number, and seems more fun than 10. All of the top scorers at each position are sorted by fantasy points for PPR leagues, but you can also sort all of... Read More

5 years ago


Sunday Studs Recap: Top Ranked Fantasy Performers from Week 8

  Fantasy Stud Performers from Week 8 Below are the top 11 fantasy scorers for each position from Sunday's action. Why 11? Because it's my favorite number, and seems more fun than 10. All of the top scorers at each position are sorted by fantasy points for PPR leagues, but you can also sort all of... Read More

5 years ago

Travaris Cadet (RB, NO) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper PPR Leagues Owned in 13% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: For those of you who are in deeper PPR leagues where Travaris Cadet is still available, and you still have the ability to make add/drops off the Week 8 waiver wire before tonight's Saints vs. Packers game starts, you may want... Read More

5 years ago

Sunday Studs Recap: Top Fantasy Performers from Week 7

  Fantasy Stud Performers from Week 7 Below are the top 11 fantasy scorers for each position from Sunday's action. Why 11? Because it's my favorite number, and seems more fun than 10. All of the top scorers at each position are sorted by fantasy points for PPR leagues, but you can also sort all of... Read More

5 years ago

Anthony Dixon / Bryce Brown (RB, BUF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Most Leagues ANALYSIS: With the running back injuries to both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, third string running back Anthony Dixon was thrust into the lead RB role during Sunday's Week 7 game. After taking over, he picked up 51 rushing yards on 13 carries (3.9 YPC) and caught another 3 passes on... Read More

5 years ago

Jerick McKinnon (RB, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 15% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Everyone already knows about the Adrian Peterson situation, and it's not looking good for his chances of returning anytime soon (or at all) to the Minnesota Vikings. Running back Matt Asiata has been filling in as the lead running back, and doing a decent job, although his... Read More

5 years ago


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