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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.

Jalen Beeks Solid Sunday

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks pitched well on Sunday against the Indians. He threw 4 2/3 scoreless frames with three strikeouts and three walks. It’s a good bounce back performance for Beeks coming off a rough appearance against the Dodgers last time out. He’s a good option against lesser lineups but is very risky... Read More

8 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Starting Monday

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos will get the start on Monday against the Blue Jays. Chirinos has mainly been used as a bulk reliever this year but with only two true starters, the Rays will look to Chirinos to save some of the bullpen Monday. Chirinos owns a 3.20 ERA over 50 2/3 innings... Read More

8 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 9 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

Kevin Kiermaier Hits Third Home Run In Last Four Games

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier hit a three-run inside-the-park home run on Thursday. It was his fifth of the season and third in his last four games. Kiermaier is feeling it right now, but shouldn’t be expected to keep up this power surge. He’s slashing .234/.300/.421 through 43 games with six stolen bases. The... Read More

8 months ago

Jimmy Nelson Has Rough Rehab Outing Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson (elbow) managed only 4 2/3 innings in his Triple-A rehab start on Thursday. He let up four earned runs on five hits striking out six and walking five. The good news is that all of the runs came in his final inning, which included a two-run home run by... Read More

8 months ago

Brendan McKay Promoted To Triple-A Durham

Tampa Bay Rays left-handed pitching prospect Brendan McKay will be pulled up to Triple-A Durham to start on Tuesday. The 2017 MLB first round draft pick has thrown 41 2/3 innings at Double-A with a stellar 1.30 ERA, 39.7 percent strikeout rate, and 5.8% walk rate. He has moved quickly through the Rays system and... Read More

8 months ago

Tommy Pham Gets Homers Started For Rays

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham hit a solo blast off of Rich Hill on Wednesday. It was his first homer since May 6th and the powerless streak may have fantasy owners panicking. However, there is no need to panic in this case. All of Pham’s Statcast marks are well above average and he’s hitting... Read More

8 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Lets Up One Run On Wednesday

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos let up one run in relief of opener Ryne Stanek on Wednesday. He only tossed 3 2/3 innings in this one striking out two against a tough Dodgers lineup. It’s possible that he will get a straight start or two in the Rays long stretch of consecutive games. He’s... Read More

8 months ago

Xander Bogaerts Keeps Raking

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-6 with one RBI on Wednesday. He’s hitting .375 over the past two weeks with a homer, 11 runs, and nine RBI. Bogaerts is just about as solid as they come when he’s fully healthy in the heart of the Sox order. It would be nice to see... Read More

8 months ago

Rafael Devers Hits Homer In Third Straight Game

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers has hit three home runs in his last three games. He homered on Wednesday against the Blue Jays to increase his total to six on the season. He’s also slashing a terrific .320/.390/.472 with six steals. If owners were disappointed in the power before this week, they sure... Read More

8 months ago

Michael Chavis Hits Game-Winning Homer

Boston Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis hit a game winning solo home run to lift the Red Sox over the Blue Jays Wednesday. There were doubts about him hanging on to the second base job with Eduardo Nunez available and Dustin Pedroia rehabbing, but those are long gone. This was his 10th home run... Read More

8 months ago

Marcus Walden Blows Save

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Marcus Walden blew the save opportunity in a 4-3 game on Wednesday. With the Red Sox struggling to find anyone who can lock down the ninth, the situation isn’t ideal for fantasy managers. Even Matt Barnes, who has been great so far, let up an eighth inning home run to... Read More

8 months ago

Setting Up Nathaniel Lowe's Return

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi has been a fairly solid hitter so far but has lacked the power of a typical corner infielder. There are no indications from the team about calling up Nathaniel Lowe, but it seems like it could be a possibility sooner than later. Through 31 games in Triple-A this... Read More

8 months ago

Mitch Moreland Homers Tuesday

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland hit a solo home run on Tuesday in the Sox loss to the Blue Jays. Although it’s only been a week, Moreland’s bat has cooled off a bit from the beginning of the month. Still, he’s been one of the Red Sox biggest producers this year. He’s doing... Read More

8 months ago

Jalen Beeks Roughed Up In Loss

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks was tagged for five earned runs on eight hits as the bulk pitcher on Tuesday. He wasn’t recommended to stream against a tough Dodgers lineup and we saw why in this one. He did manage to strike out four, but streaming Beeks should be limited to appearances against much... Read More

8 months ago

Jalen Beeks To Pitch Bulk Innings Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks is lined up to take the ball after opener, Ryne Stanek, Tuesday against the Dodgers. In each of his last two outings, Beeks was not used for more than 3 1/3 innings, but did earn a win in both. He has only let up one run in his last... Read More

8 months ago

Tommy Pham Production Not Concerning

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham has been struggling over the past few weeks. He’s only hitting .231 with one home run and no stolen bases in the past two weeks but has a .362 on-base percentage. Pham owners shouldn’t panic at this point and is a potential buy-low candidate. His walk rate of 15.5... Read More

8 months ago

Blake Snell Strikes Out Nine In No Decision

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell threw six innings of one run ball with nine strikeouts, but failed to get the win Saturday in New York. The Rays didn’t give him any run support, but ended up winning 2-1 on homers in the seventh and 11th innings from Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows, respectively.... Read More

8 months ago

Austin Meadows Hits Game-Winning Homer

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows hit a solo home run in the 11th inning Saturday night to lift the Rays over the Yankees in a 2-1 victory. Since his return from his thumb injury, Meadows is hitting .333 with three homers and a steal. It’s safe to say that he’s back and healthy and... Read More

8 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 8 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

Ryne Stanek To Open, Yonny Chirinos To Follow Friday

Tampa Bay Rays pitchers Ryne Stanek and Yonny Chirinos will make up the first two pitchers on Friday against the Yankees, respectively. Stanek typically pitches one to two innings on “opener” days with a couple of options to relieve him and pitch the next three to six innings. On Wednesday, Stanek opened and was followed... Read More

9 months ago

Diego Castillo Logs Fifth Save

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo shut the door in a 1-0 win over the Marlins Wednesday. There hasn’t been much consistency in the back end of the Rays bullpen but Castillo has two saves in the past two weeks and is looking like the guy for now. Also, Emilio Pagan and Jose Alvarado... Read More

9 months ago

Michael Chavis Hits Walk-Off

Boston Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis hit a walk-off single to lift the Red Sox over the Rockies on Wednesday night. Chavis was 2-for-5 on the night hitting out of the seven spot. The 23-year-old is now slashing .296/.406/.580 with seven home runs in 81 at-bats and has taken over the every day second... Read More

9 months ago

Brandon Lowe Continues Strikeout Streak

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe struck out again on Wednesday for his 12th strikeout in the past five games and 20th in the month of May. After a scorching start, Lowe has disappointed lately despite his still solid slash of .285/.336/.533 with eight home runs and three stolen bases. It’s likely just a... Read More

9 months ago

Willy Adames Struggling To Produce

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames has not lived up to his hype or 2018 numbers so far this year. He’s slashing .236/.319/.333 with only one home run and one stolen base. He’s also below average in every Statcast category with the exception of speed. Adames wasn’t projected to have a great batting average, but... Read More

9 months ago

Yandy Diaz Leaves Game With Ankle Discomfort

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz was removed from Wednesday’s game in the seventh inning due to ankle discomfort after rolling it rounding third base. He’s considered day-to-day for now and the Rays hope to have him back in the lineup on Friday against the Yankees. Diaz has cooled off from the beginning of... Read More

9 months ago

Yasiel Puig Hitting Fifth On Wednesday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig is hitting fifth in the Reds lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday. Jesse Winker will take over cleanup duties against righty Yu Darvish. After a rough start to the season, Puig has hit three homers and stole four bases in the past two weeks. This is much more of what... Read More

9 months ago

Jameson Taillon Moved To 60-Day Injured List

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list on Monday to make room for Jake Elmore. This means that Taillon won’t be eligible for activation until the beginning of July. Taillon hadn’t gotten on roll yet in his seven starts, posting a 4.10 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with a... Read More

9 months ago

James Paxton Throws Bullpen Session Tuesday

New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton (left knee) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday in a knee brace. He mentioned that he felt it (knee pain) a little bit, but overall felt good. The next step will be for him to throw another bullpen session on Thursday, also with the knee brace. He’ll continue... Read More

9 months ago

Nathan Eovaldi Throwing Again

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) began throwing again following his surgery to remove loose bodies from his elbow three weeks ago. He’s still about a month away from returning and there are valid questions of his effectiveness upon return. His ownership in Yahoo leagues has dropped to 40 percent, but he’s a... Read More

9 months ago

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