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About Zach Alexander - RotoBaller

I'm originally from Maine, currently traveling the country and on a mission to hit every MLB ballpark. Back to back fantasy baseball champion who sends daily trade requests. If there's an undervalued player who can help your team, I'll help you find him.

Zach Alexander - RotoBaller has written 197 articles so far, you can find them below.

Walker Buehler Rocked In Colorado

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler was charged with seven earned runs on 13 hits in the Dodgers eventual win over the Rockies Thursday. Interestingly, he didn't allow a home run but was knocked all over the park over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one on the night. The 24-year-old has... Read More

4 months ago

Charlie Blackmon Falls Homer Short Of Cycle

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was a home run short of the cycle on Thursday in the Rockies loss to the Dodgers. He went 3-for-5 with one run scored and two RBI on the night and was one out away from getting a sixth at-bat. Blackmon has done Blackmon things this season despite some time... Read More

4 months ago

Max Muncy Hits Two Homers Thursday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in the Dodgers win over the Rockies Thursday. He's proven that last year was no fluke by slashing .274/.378/.519 with 19 homers and 52 RBI on the season. His eligibility boosts his value with the ability to slot him in at... Read More

4 months ago

Ozzie Albies Hits 13th Homer

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Braves loss to the Cubs Thursday. It was his 13th on the season and he is now rocking a .284/.345/.472 slash with six stolen bases on the season. Albies is still subject to some streakiness but his 19 runs, six... Read More

4 months ago

Hector Neris Blows Save Thursday

Philadelphia Phillies closer Hector Neris was called on to protect a one-run lead in the top of the ninth but proceeded to allow three runs while being charged with a blown save. Over only 33 2/3 innings this season, Neris owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 34.1 percent strikeout rate with 16 saves. He's had... Read More

4 months ago

Craig Kimbrel Earns First Save As Cub

Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel shut the door on the Braves Thursday night to earn his first save as a Chicago Cub. He allowed a hit, a walk, and struck out one, taking 20 pitches to get through the ninth. Some shakiness should be expected as he gets acclimated to live games, but expect Kimbrel... Read More

4 months ago

Jalen Beeks Throws 3 1/3 Scoreless Innings

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings on Thursday in the Rays win over the Twins. He came on after opener Ryne Stanek tossed the first two innings allowing two runs. Beeks now has a 5-0 record with a 2.79 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 51 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings. He's... Read More

4 months ago

Xander Bogaerts Hits Go-Ahead Two-Run Bomb

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning of a tie game Tuesday to put the Sox ahead 5-3. It was his lone hit on the night but made it count notching two runs (one on an error) and two RBI on the night. Bogaerts and Rafael Devers have... Read More

4 months ago

Rafael Devers Goes 4-For-4 In Win

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in the Red Sox win over the White Sox on Tuesday night. Devers has enjoyed a massive breakout this year with 57 runs, 12 homers, 49 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a triple slash of .308/.362/.503. The 22-year-old has... Read More

4 months ago

Brendan McKay Could Be Called Up In Early July

Tampa Bay Rays No. 2 ranked prospect Brendan McKay could be called up sometime in July. With Tyler Glasnow (forearm) suffering a setback, the 23-year-old may get the opportunity to pitch at the big league level soon. McKay has made five appearances (25 innings) in Triple-A and posted a 1.08 ERA with a 0.76 WHIP.... Read More

4 months ago

Tommy Pham Staying Hot

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham has continued to post an excellent average and on-base percentage despite somewhat disappointing counting stats. Pham has hit .318 with a .414 OBP in the past month, but only posted 14 runs, three homers, nine RBI, and one stolen base. No one would consider this a bad month, but... Read More

4 months ago

Blake Snell Beat Up Again

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell only lasted 3 1/3 innings on Tuesday against the Twins. He allowed seven runs on 11 hits and posted four strikeouts before exiting after 80 pitches. Snell has been downright awful lately combining to pitch only seven innings in his last three starts. This brings him to a... Read More

4 months ago

David Price Only Lasts 1 1/3 Innings Thursday

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price allowed six earned runs on five hits and was pulled after only 1 1/3 innings Thursday against the Rangers. This one was supposed to be a layup for Price but he ended up getting shelled by a surprisingly hot Rangers lineup. This won't happen to Price often so... Read More

4 months ago

Xander Bogaerts Hits Go-Ahead Homer

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run to put the Red Sox up 7-6 in the seventh inning against the Rangers Thursday. He was 2-for-3 in the game with a walk out of the fifth spot in the order. Bogaerts is mashing this year to a .295/.379/.531 triple slash with 14... Read More

4 months ago

Ryan Yarbrough Allows Five Runs

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough managed to get through six innings while allowing five runs on five hits, two walks, and four strikeouts. He's been able to throw a couple of nice games here and there but has been inconsistent as evidenced by his 5.59 ERA. Despite some rough starts, he's still been an... Read More

4 months ago

Joey Wendle To Be Activated Friday

Tampa Bay Rays utilityman Joey Wendle (wrist) is expected to be activated off of the injured list on Friday. Wendle was very productive in his rookie season in 2018 slashing .300/.354/.435 with seven home runs and 16 steals. He was also fourth in AL rookie of the year voting. Despite his eligibility at nearly every... Read More

4 months ago

Austin Meadows Out Thursday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is resting Thursday in the series finale in Boston against lefty David Price. Meadows has cooled off a bit over the past two weeks hitting only .241 with two stolen bases but no home runs. He's also been a bit worse against lefties despite still hitting them to a... Read More

4 months ago

Nick Kingham Acquired By Blue Jays

Former Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Nick Kingham was acquired by the Blue Jays on Thursday for cash considerations. The 27-year-old has been pretty bad through 34 2/3 innings with the Pirates and posting a 9.87 ERA. He has managed 32 strikeouts in those innings but just couldn't get going as he did the previous year... Read More

4 months ago

Nomar Mazara Sitting Thursday

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara is out of the lineup Thursday in Boston. He's been a very solid producer thus far slashing .266/.320/.443 with nine homers and three steals. He's on pace for an 80 run, 20 homers, 80 RBI season which would be solid for where he was drafted. There isn't much of a... Read More

4 months ago

Start Yandy Diaz Against Lefty Thursday

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz is a good option batting cleanup Thursday against the lefty Tyler Skaggs. Diaz is slashing .349/.423/.603 against left-handed pitchers this season. In addition, Skaggs has been very inconsistent going six or more innings only once in the past month and has allowed a .272 batting average to right-handed... Read More

4 months ago

Brandon Woodruff Solid In No-Decision

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff threw seven innings and allowed three runs against the Astros Wednesday night. This one went 14 innings so he didn't get the win, but struck out six and walked three on his way to the quality start. This brings Woodruff to a very solid 3.87 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and... Read More

4 months ago

Mike Moustakas Hits Go-Ahead Homer

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer to take the lead in the 14th inning against the Astros Wednesday night. Moose has been absolutely on fire lately hitting .370 with 13 runs scored, eight homers, and 13 RBI in the past two weeks. Five of those homers have come in the past... Read More

4 months ago

Yandy Diaz Heating Back Up

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz went 3-for-5 with an RBI from the leadoff spot Wednesday against the A's. After a bit of a slump and injury, he's back hitting .326 over the last two weeks with six runs scored, one home run, and three RBI over his last 46 at-bats. He's still above... Read More

4 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Allows Two Runs In Quality Start

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos fired six strong innings on Wednesday, allowing two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts against the A's. The Rays weren't able to give him much run support and the bullpen collapsed late in the game giving Chirinos a no-decision. This start brings him to a 7-2 record with... Read More

4 months ago

Yoan Moncada Out Tuesday

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada is sitting on Tuesday. He exited Monday nights game with upper back tightness and did not return. The injury was noted by sources as a day-to-day injury and a short-term absence is possible. J.D. Martinez has also missed multiple games in a row with the same issue but... Read More

4 months ago

Adam Jones Out Tuesday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones is sitting again Tuesday. He returned from a hamstring injury and hit cleanup on Monday, but is back out. This could be related to the hamstring injury that he suffered or at least a plan to manage it. Keep an eye out for more information from the club on the... Read More

4 months ago

Scott Kingery Staying Hot

Philadephia Phillies utilityman Scott Kingery has been swinging a hot bat with everyday playing time. He's hit .286 with four homers over the last two weeks in 49 at-bats. He is an intriguing add, as he was once a top prospect but faltered in his first season in 2018. With the Phillies loaded lineup and... Read More

4 months ago

Kevin Kiermaier Shows Power And Speed

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier hit another home run on Monday against the Athletics. It was his seventh of the year and third in the past two weeks. He's also added 10 steals on the year and a mediocre .249 batting average. Kevin Kiermaier has been a more valuable fantasy player than Tommy Pham... Read More

4 months ago

Ji-Man Choi Homers Monday

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI on Monday in the Rays win over the Athletics. Choi has been hot lately, hitting .386 with three homers in the past two weeks. The contact has been there all season, as evidenced by a batting average of .283, but... Read More

4 months ago

Charlie Morton Dominant Monday

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings against the Athletics on Monday. He tossed seven strikeouts, two walks, and allowed two hits in the win. It's hard to believe that he's actually improved from last season despite moving into a tougher division to pitch in. Morton is now rocking a stellar... Read More

4 months ago

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