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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 18 articles so far, you can find them below.

H2H Category Streamers - Week 11 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting an advantage over their opponent. Heavy lineup, heavy starting pitchers, no catcher, all (or mostly) reliever staff, no reliever staff, etc. Even if you play a balanced lineup, injuries can cause holes. A few weeks without a key player won’t kill a... Read More

8 months ago

Brandon Lowe Drives In Two Saturday

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe drove went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday. He ended up sitting in the second game with David Robertson taking over second base duties. Lowe's line hasn't improved much since the start of the year, he's now hitting .281 with 11... Read More

8 months ago

Ryan Yarbrough Spins Gem

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough got another start on Saturday and beat the Red Sox, pitching 7 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts, no walks, and one earned run. His only mistake was a home run ball to Jackie Bradley Jr. but was otherwise unhittable. This was a lineup without J.D. Martinez, but that doesn't... Read More

8 months ago

Mitch Moreland Back To The Injured List

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (quadriceps) was placed on the injured list on Saturday following an early exit from Friday night's game against the Rays. In a corresponding move infielder, Marco Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A. This is tough for Red Sox owners and fantasy power-seekers as Moreland had 13 homers and was... Read More

8 months ago

Ji-Man Choi Hits Sixth Homer

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi hit his sixth homer Friday off of Rick Porcello at Fenway Park to start the scoring in the Rays win. It wasn't long ago that Rays fans and media were calling for Nate Lowe to be brought back up to insert the power that Choi wasn't showing. He's... Read More

8 months ago

Avisail Garcia Still Flying Under The Radar

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia has been great in his first year as a Ray. He's posted 32 runs, 11 homers, 28 RBI, six steals, and a .304 batting average. He's also been hitting cleanup and showing great consistency. Garcia has hit six homers and a batting average of .341 over the last month... Read More

8 months ago

Rick Porcello Allows Four Runs

Boston Red Sox Starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed four runs over six innings against the Rays on Friday. He also allowed eight hits and struck out four on the night. Fantasy owners have been looking for a bit more from Porcello, but haven't quite got what they paid for in fantasy drafts. However, he is... Read More

8 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Goes Eight Strong Innings

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos got the start on Friday against the Red Sox and threw eight scoreless innings with six strikeouts, two walks, and only two hits. It's time for his 58% ownership in Yahoo leagues to make a jump. He's rocking a 7-2 record, 2.87 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and a 20.9 percent... Read More

8 months ago

Dwight Smith Likely To Land On Injured List

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Dwight Smith left Thursday's game due to a concussion. He made a great catch running into the wall and was pulled in the fifth inning. It's likely that he will land on the injured list unless he clears the concussion protocol. He hasn't been spectacular this season, hitting just .251 with 11 homers... Read More

8 months ago

Dominic Smith Starts In Left And Homers

New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith drew the start in left field on Thursday and homered in the Mets win over the Giants. He has only played outfield in four games this season but this shows the Mets trying their best to keep his hot bat in the lineup. Smith is now slashing a... Read More

8 months ago

Michael Chavis Has Cooled Off

Boston Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis has cooled off considerably and is hitting only .216 over the past month. He has nine runs, four home runs, and 15 RBI in that span and is hitting .176 over the past two weeks. He now owns only average marks in hard hit percentage, exit velocity, and... Read More

8 months ago

Jalen Beeks Throws Four Scoreless Innings

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and earned the win over the Tigers Thursday. Ryne Stanek let up one run in the first, but Beeks was able to shut the Tigers down until the late innings. At 4% ownership in Yahoo leagues, this is the perfect setup... Read More

8 months ago

Travis D'Arnaud Goes Deep Twice

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis D'Arnaud went 2-for-3 with two homers in the Rays win over the Tigers Thursday. The catcher was brought in because of injuries to Mike Zunino and Anthony Bemboom (knee) and is hitting .360 with two home runs in the past two weeks. He's fine being left off of rosters as... Read More

8 months ago

Justin Upton To Start Rehab Assignment Friday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton (toe) will begin his rehab assignment on Friday. This is updating an earlier report on him taking live batting practice. As mentioned in that report, Upton is a must-own outfielder for the rest of the season. He also may be able to be had for cheap for fantasy teams... Read More

8 months ago

Matt Barnes Earns Save Despite Earned Run

Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes allowed one run in his fourth save on Thursday over the Royals. He allowed a single to Alex Gordon and then an RBI double to Jorge Soler, but proceeded to strike out the next two batters to end the game. Barnes remains the go-to guy for the Red Sox... Read More

8 months ago

Max Kepler Goes Yard Three Times

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler hit three home runs off Trevor Bauer on Thursday. He added a single and walk to go 4-for-4 in the Twins win over the Indians. Kepler showed a glimpse of pop last year hitting 20 homers in 156 games but left something to be desired in his .224 batting average.... Read More

8 months ago

Avisail Garcia's Stock Still Rising With Homer

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia hit his 11th home run against the Tigers on Tuesday. He's been absolutely scorching with 15 runs, 7 homers, 17 RBI, 4 stolen bases, and a .300 batting average over the last month. That places him as the 22nd ranked player on Yahoo in that time span. His ownership... Read More

8 months ago

Willy Adames Hit Grand Slam Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames hit a grand slam in the eighth inning against the Tigers on Tuesday. It proved to be too little too late in a rough start from Blake Snell. Adames was 2-for-4 on the day with one run scored and the four RBI. He's been solid lately, hitting .291 with... Read More

8 months ago

Rafael Devers' Two RBI Come Batting Cleanup

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI on Tuesday against the Royals. He's been bouncing between the third, fourth, and fifth spot in the lineup and is still producing to the tune of a .314/.373/.498 triple slash with seven stolen bases. He's a must-start in all... Read More

8 months ago

Ryan Brasier Allows One Run In Ninth

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Brasier allowed one earned run in the ninth against the Royals Tuesday. He's had significantly more trouble this year than last, which is evident in his 4.01 ERA over 24 2/3 innings. He's 44% owned in Yahoo leagues right now and hasn't earned a save in the last month... Read More

8 months ago

Eduardo Rodriguez Goes 5 2/3 Innings

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was pulled after 5 2/3 innings and 89 pitches after allowing two earned runs on six hits. He earned the win and struck out seven Royals in this one and just missed the quality start. He was pulled for Heath Hembree after allowing a single and stolen base... Read More

8 months ago

Brandon Lowe Delivers Two-Run Double

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe was 2-for-6 with a two-run double on Wednesday against the Blue Jays. Lowe has gone from hot to somewhat average, hitting .255 with three homers and 10 RBI in the past two weeks. He’s still putting up numbers that keep him in the starting second baseman territory in... Read More

8 months ago

Blake Snell Good In No-Decision Wednesday

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell let up two runs on six hits, struck out five and walked two over six innings against the Blue Jays Wednesday. It was a fairly pedestrian night for Snell as he was pulled after only 87 pitches, likely because his last outing had him over 100 pitches. This... Read More

8 months ago

Avisail Garcia Hits Inside-The-Park Homer

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia hit an inside-the-park home run on Tuesday against the Blue Jays. He was 2-for-4 in the game with two runs scored and an RBI. He also hit leadoff despite mainly batting cleanup in recent games. Garcia is mashing right now with six runs scored, four homers, nine RBI, three... Read More

8 months ago

Diego Castillo Earns Save Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Diego Castillo earned the save in the Rays win over the Blue Jays Tuesday. He did allow an earned run on a sacrifice fly in the ninth, but was able to finish the frame without further damage. Castillo owns a 2.39 ERA on the year with six saves and 33 strikeouts... Read More

8 months ago

Ryan Yarbrough Earns Win Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings as the bulk reliever and earned the win Tuesday. Yarbrough had a rough start to the season but has settled in with his last few appearances. He has a 1.64 ERA, two wins, and one quality start in his last 11 innings which is... Read More

8 months ago

Another Huge Day For Austin Meadows

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, three RBI, one runs scored, and a stolen base. Meadows continues to be a great asset for fantasy owners and his three weeks on the injured list might be the only thing holding him back from the early AL MVP race. Either way,... Read More

8 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Throws No-Hitter Through Five Innings

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos got the start on Monday and didn’t allow a hit over five scoreless innings against the Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out seven in the start. This couldn’t be more frustrating for Chirinos owners as he had only thrown 69 pitches through five innings. Manager Kevin Cash... Read More

8 months ago

Avisail Garcia Still Producing

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia is hitting .270 with three home runs and three steals over the past two weeks. His season stats of 23 runs, nine homers, 22 RBI, six steals, and .280 batting average don’t jump off the page but are very solid. Garcia is a good place to look for power... Read More

8 months ago

Jose Alvarado Nails Down Save On Sunday

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jose Alvarado locked down the save on Sunday in the Rays win over the Indians. This save was his second in the last 10 days, which could be pointing to more opportunities to come. The Rays closer situation has been difficult to figure out, so it’s best just to roll with... Read More

8 months ago

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