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About Yossef M - Rotoballer

I've lived and breathed sports ever since I can remember. Fantasy football, baseball and hockey are my areas of expertise.

Yossef M - Rotoballer has written 78 articles so far, you can find them below.

Lewis Brinson Showing Signs Of Life In Triple-A

Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson is giving team management a reason to take notice. Since he was sent down, the 25-year-old former top-20 prospect has hit .277/.369/.454 with five home runs, 19 runs, 26 RBI and six stolen bases across 36 games with Triple-A New Orleans. This is a welcome sight after Brinson managed to... Read More

6 days ago

Joey Votto Leaves Game With Back Stiffness

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game due to back stiffness. Votto was having a good day at the plate before being removed, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run off Cleveland starter Zach Plesac. There's no word yet as to the extent of his injury, but the Reds do have... Read More

7 days ago

Setback For Nathan Eovaldi Not Viewed As Long-Term

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi's (elbow) latest setback is not viewed as anything serious, according to Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "No. Unfortunately, it’s longer than we’d like. The longer he’s out, the longer it takes to build back. But no, not long term." Eovaldi, who has been out since April 17, was... Read More

7 days ago

Steve Cishek Carted Off Field While Warming Up

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Steve Cishek (leg) was carted off the field Wednesday during warm-ups. Cishek's right leg was hit by a ball, which doesn't sound like much, but it was enough to warrant him being carted off the field. There's no word yet on the severity of the injury, but this doesn't look good. Further... Read More

7 days ago

Chris Rusin Clears Waivers, Sent To Triple-A

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Rusin has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque. Rusin allowed four runs over his two appearances (one inning) this season. The 32-year-old had solid numbers in 2017, posting a 2.65 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 71 strikeouts over 85 innings, but fell off last season and looks... Read More

7 days ago

Blue Jays Call Up Jordan Romano

The Toronto Blue Jays called up relief pitcher Jordan Romano from Triple-A on Wednesday. The Canadian pitcher was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Texas Rangers over the winter but was ultimately sent back to Toronto, as he didn't crack the Opening Day roster. Romano holds an ugly 6.10 ERA and 1.35 WHIP... Read More

7 days ago

Bo Bichette Expected To Return Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop prospect Bo Bichette (hand) is expected to rejoin the Buffalo Bisons Thursday after being sidelined with a broken hand for over a month. The Blue Jays No. 2 overall prospect was having a somewhat slow start to the season, batting just .245/.317/.396 with one home run and three steals over eight... Read More

7 days ago

Mike Shawaryn To Continue To Pitch In Relief Role

Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Shawaryn will continue to pitch out of a relief role, according to manager Alex Cora. Shawaryn, who pitched through the minor leagues as a starter, has pitched well so far in a limited amount of work, compiling 11 strikeouts over six innings to go along with a 2.65 FIP. If... Read More

7 days ago

Aaron Hicks Sitting Wednesday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is getting the day off Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. This is a routine day off for Hicks, who will be available off the bench. It's been a slow start for the 29-year-old, who has hit just .224 with two home runs and has been striking out at... Read More

2 weeks ago

Juan Soto Continues Hot Streak In Nationals Win

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto kept up his torrid pace Wednesday, collecting three hits in the Nationals win over the Chicago White Sox. Soto, by his standards at least, started off the season somewhat slowly but has come alive of late. Over his last 17 games, he's racked up four home runs, 17 runs and... Read More

2 weeks ago

Rougned Odor Getting Day Off Wednesday

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor is getting a breather Wednesday against Baltimore Orioles left-hander John Means. Logan Forsythe will start at second and bat sixth in his place. Forsythe, who has done well against left-handed pitchers this season with a .302 average and .412 on-base percentage, could be of use as the Orioles rookie... Read More

2 weeks ago

Leonys Martin Out Wednesday, Oscar Mercado To Get Start

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin will get the day off Wednesday against Minnesota Twins left-hander Martin Perez. In his place in center field will be rookie outfielder Oscar Mercado. Mercado has had a decent start to his big league career but needs to lower his strikeout rate and have more patience at the plate if... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mitch Garver Out Wednesday

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver is getting the day off Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians. Garver has gone 1-for-7 in his return from the injured list and has been somewhat of a revelation for the Twins so far this season. His .314/.410/.698 slash line is superb and the 28-year-old already has nine home runs over... Read More

2 weeks ago

Hunter Renfroe Not In Starting Lineup Wednesday

San Diego Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe is getting the day off Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Renfroe has become a more than useful fantasy contributor so far this season, smacking 17 bombs over 55 games. On the season, Renfroe is hitting .250/.301/.610 with 25 runs, 33 RBI and he's even chipped in three stolen bases,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Chance Sisco Not In Starting Lineup Tuesday

Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco is not in the starting lineup Tuesday night. The former top prospect was called up Monday after tearing through Triple-A. Overall, Sisco is batting .289/.383/.530 with 10 home runs, 30 runs and 37 RBI through 44 games. Sisco has struggled the past two seasons with strikeout issues but has taken... Read More

2 weeks ago

Derek Dietrich And Jesse Winker Not In Lineup Tuesday

Cincinnati Reds second baseman/outfielder Derek Dietrich and first baseman Jesse Winker will get the night off against St. Louis Cardinals rookie left-hander Genesis Cabrera on Tuesday. Kyle Farmer will slide in at second and bat seventh while Jose Peraza will man left and bat eighth. Farmer, who has gone .303/.343/.667 to go along with three home... Read More

2 weeks ago

Buster Posey Out For Second Consecutive Game Tuesday

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the New York Mets. Posey tweaked his hamstring on Saturday but it doesn't look like he will miss too many more starts. Stephen Vogt is behind the plate and will bat fifth against Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Vogt carries little... Read More

2 weeks ago

Miguel Cabrera Returns To Lineup Tuesday

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (knee) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cabrera sat out Sunday's game and considered season-ending knee surgery, but looks to be good to go after consulting with four specialists. Cabrera's counting stats are definitely taking a hit this season, but the 36-year-old,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Delino DeShields Gets Start Tuesday

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields is getting the start in center field and will be batting fourth Tuesday night against Baltimore Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy. DeShields was recalled Sunday and will most likely split starts with Danny Santana until Joey Gallo (oblique) is able to return from the injured list. Triple-A wasn't helping DeShields, who was... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mike Clevinger To Make Rehab Start This Week

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger (back) will start a rehab assignment this week in Triple-A. No setbacks occurred after he pitched in a simulated game on Saturday and he is currently throwing a bullpen session on Tuesday. Assuming all goes well, we could see Clevinger back on the mound in the next week or... Read More

2 weeks ago

Josh Bell To Sit Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell will be getting the day off Tuesday. This is a normal day of rest for the 26-year-old who was just named National League Player of the Week. Jose Osuna will man first base and bat sixth against Atlanta left-hander Max Fried and doesn't carry much fantasy value at all.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Red Sox Promote Jarren Duran To Double-A

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran has been promoted to Double-A Portland. The seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft was having no problems his first time facing High-A pitchers, slashing .387/.456/.543 with four home runs, 49 runs, 19 RBI and 18 stolen bases over 50 games. Duran's ability to get on base at a high... Read More

2 weeks ago

Lucas Giolito Named AL Pitcher Of The Month

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito took home American League Pitcher of the Month honors for the month of May. The 24-year-old pitched to the tune of a 1.74 ERA and 0.82 WHIP to go along with 46 strikeouts over 41 1/3 innings this month to take home the award. Following a disastrous 2018... Read More

2 weeks ago

Travis Shaw Activated

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Travis Shaw (wrist) has been activated off the injured list and rookie second baseman Keston Hiura has been sent down to Triple-A San Antonio. With how atrocious Shaw has been so far this year, this is a somewhat surprising move sure to have fantasy owners and Brewers fans alike up in arms. Other... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ervin Santana Assigned To High-A

New York Mets starting pitcher Ervin Santana has been assigned to High-A St. Lucie. Santana had been working out in Port St. Lucie since signing with the Mets. Through three starts this season with the Chicago White Sox, Santana compiled a downright ugly 9.45 ERA and 1.88 WHIP, giving up 14 earned runs through only... Read More

2 weeks ago

Hyun-Jin Ryu Named NL Pitcher Of The Month

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has been named the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of May. Ryu was awarded Player of the Week honors earlier in the month. The 32-year-old pitched absolutely brilliantly through the month of May, striking out 36 batters to go along with a minuscule 0.59... Read More

2 weeks ago

Trevor Story Named NL Player Of The Week

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been named National League Player of the Week. This follows teammate Nolan Arenado, who took home the honors last week. Story went absolutely ballistic this week, slashing .524/.583/1.048 with nine runs scored, three doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBI. The 26-year-old is firmly entrenched as the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Michael Chavis Wins AL Rookie Of The Month

Boston Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis has taken home American League Rookie of the Month honors for the month of May. The 23-year-old rookie had looked as if he may be starting to get figured out by big league pitchers before his two-hit performance against the Yankees on Sunday. Overall, Chavis is slashing an... Read More

2 weeks ago

Fernando Tatis Jr. To Start Rehab Assignment Monday

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Amarillo on Monday. Tatis looked like everything he was hyped up to be during his 27 games in the majors this season, and with how scarce the production from the shortstop position is, he should be reinserted into your lineups... Read More

2 weeks ago

Derek Dietrich Sitting Out Friday

Cincinnati Reds second baseman/outfielder Derek Dietrich is getting the day off Friday. After never hitting more than 16 home runs in a season, Dietrich has been an absolute revelation for the Reds so far, already surpassing his career high in home runs through only 53 games. It hasn't been all smooth sailing, though, as all... Read More

3 weeks ago

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