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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.


Jackie Bradley Jr. Sitting Friday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is sitting on Friday against the White Sox. Tzu-Wei Lin will start in center in his place. It’s not surprising that JBJ will get some rest, as he’s hitting a miserable .149/.236/.181 through 28 games. Bradley hasn’t been known for his bat but has stuck in the lineup... Read More

9 months ago

Andrew Benintendi Smacks Third Bomb

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Red Sox loss to the White Sox on Thursday night. Benintendi is hitting a solid .273/.349/.436 but has somewhat disappointed in the power department, with this being only his third homer. The 24-year-old is in an elite run-scoring position, hitting... Read More

9 months ago

Ryan Brasier Suffers Second Blown Save

Boston Red Sox reliever Ryan Brasier couldn’t shut the door on the White Sox on Thursday night as he let up a three-run home run to Nick Delmonico in the ninth. Matt Barnes was brought into the eighth inning and struck out the White Sox's two, three and four hitters in order. The two earned... Read More

9 months ago

Diego Castillo Picks Up Save For Rays

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo closed out the Rays 3-1 win on Thursday. He now has four saves on the season, two of which have come in the past week. It seemed like Jose Alvarado was going to be the clear-cut favorite for closing duties shortly after the season began, but he has... Read More

9 months ago

Charlie Morton Sits Down Nine

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton held the Royals to one run over 6 2/3 innings on Thursday. He ended the day with nine strikeouts, one walk and allowed five hits. This gem gives him a 2.52 ERA with a WHIP of 1.09 with 48 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings. Brandon Lowe waited until... Read More

9 months ago


Tyler Glasnow Wins AL Pitcher Of The Month

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow was named the American League Pitcher of the Month on Thursday. Is anyone surprised? The 25-year-old is 5-0 and holds a 1.75 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 38 strikeouts in 36 innings. It’s important to note that three of his six starts were against Boston (two) and Houston... Read More

9 months ago

Brandon Lowe Name AL Rookie Of The Month

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe was named the American League Rookie of the Month and hit a go-ahead home run on Thursday. Lowe has been slightly overshadowed by the recent call-up of his new teammate, Nathaniel Lowe. Brandon has taken ahold of his opportunity to play every day, evidenced by a slash line... Read More

9 months ago

Jalen Beeks Impresses

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings in the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday. Beeks followed opener Ryne Stanek, who dug the Rays into a three-run deficit in the first inning. Beeks only allowed one hit, two walks and struck out six on the day. He is used in a... Read More

9 months ago

Rays-Royals Postponed Tuesday

The Tampa Bay Rays game against the Kansas City Royals has been postponed on Tuesday due to heavy rain in the forecast. The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Blake Snell and Charlie Morton are each scheduled to pitch the back-to-back games. It’s a must-start game for both... Read More

9 months ago

Rafael Devers Has Two Hits In Win

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with a single and a double in the Sox's win over the A’s on Monday. Devers is still looking for his first home run, however, and is flying under the radar, as he is hitting consistently (.296/.389/.367) for an underperforming Red Sox lineup. The more impressive... Read More

9 months ago


Yandy Diaz Still Hitting

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz has continued his possible breakout campaign with two more hits on Monday against the Royals. There was concern about how much playing time he would see before the season began until injuries made way for him to claim the starting third base job. He’s currently hitting .298/.395/.596 with... Read More

9 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Earns Another Win

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos earned the win on Monday over the Royals. He entered the game in the second inning after the opener, Ryne Stanek, and proceeded to throw 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball, striking out four and walking one. He’s become a good source of wins (tied for second in MLB)... Read More

9 months ago

Closer Situation Murky In Tampa

The Tampa Bay Rays closer situation has been a tough one to predict lately. Reliever Jose Alvarado had been excellent to start the year and looked like he would keep the ninth-inning duties, but three saves from Emilio Pagan in the last week have brought up questions. On Sunday, Alvarado was called on in the eighth... Read More

9 months ago

Tyler Glasnow Continues to Dominate

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow threw a gem on Sunday against the Red Sox. He finished the day after 102 pitches with nine strikeouts, one walk, six hits and two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. He got into a bit of trouble in his last frame and was pulled before reaching seven... Read More

9 months ago

Nate Lowe Being Called Up To Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are calling up first baseman Nate Lowe on Monday to join the team in Kansas City. In 90 plate appearances this year for Triple-A Durham, Lowe slashed .300/.444/.543 with three home runs, 16 runs, 14 RBI and one stolen base. He also won minor league player of the year in 2018,... Read More

9 months ago


H2H Category Streamers - Week 5 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes to get 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

9 months ago

Rays-Red Sox Postponed Friday

The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox was postponed due to weather conditions on Friday night. Charlie Morton was scheduled to start for the Rays, so he will be pushed to Saturday and Tyler Glasnow will start Sunday. Josh Smith was called up from the minors to start for Boston,... Read More

9 months ago

Mike Zunino Homers In Second Straight Game

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mike Zunino hit his second home run of the season on Tuesday against the Royals. It was also his second in the past two games. Zunino hadn’t showed his power until he missed some time for the birth of his son Rhett over the weekend. Rays teammates have claimed this phenomenon... Read More

9 months ago

Tyler Glasnow Looks To Avoid Sweep

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow will take the mound Sunday to avoid a sweep by the Red Sox. Glasnow has been phenomenal so far this year, posting a 4-0 record, 1.13 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 24 innings. Despite his success thus far, fantasy owners should use caution when deciding to start or... Read More

9 months ago

Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe Out Sunday

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi (calf) is sitting Sunday because of a calf strain. Brandon Lowe will also get the day off with Joey Wendle’s return from the injured list. Manager Kevin Cash said that they expect Choi to be day-to-day going forward. Yandy Diaz will move over to play first base and... Read More

9 months ago


Jose Alvarado Gets Loss

Tampa Bay Rays closer Jose Alvarado took the loss on Saturday against the Red Sox. He let up two hits and the eventual game-winning sacrifice fly to Andrew Benintendi in the top of the ninth inning. This was Alvarado’s first loss and first run allowed on the season. He showed he won’t be perfect every... Read More

9 months ago

Austin Meadows Placed On Injured List

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a thumb sprain. In a corresponding move, infielder Joey Wendle was activated from the injured list. Meadows has been a huge part of the Rays success this year, slashing an impressive .351/.422/.676 with six home runs and three stolen... Read More

9 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 4 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes to get 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

9 months ago

Tommy Pham Fills Stat Sheet

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham went 4-for-5 with a home run, one run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in the Rays loss to the Orioles on Thursday. It’s nice to see the power numbers pick up for Pham, as he has already been aggressive on the base paths, stealing six bags so... Read More

9 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Earns Win Wednesday

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos followed opener, Ryne Stanek to pitch five innings and earn the win over the Orioles on Wednesday to improve to 3-0. Chirinos had his chance in a few starts to begin the season and pitched well. However, he got hit hard in relief against the Blue Jays, allowing six runs... Read More

9 months ago


Yandy Diaz Hits Fourth Home Run

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz cranked his fourth home run of the season on Wednesday against the Orioles. He went 2-for-4 on the day with one run scored and two RBI. Diaz has moved around the lineup a bit, hitting first, second, fourth and fifth in recent games. If the power production continues,... Read More

9 months ago

Ji-Man Choi Has A Big Day

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi went 2-for-2 with a home run, three runs scored, one RBI and two walks on Wednesday against the Orioles. This was Choi's first dinger of the season. He's flown a bit under the radar so far, slashing .293/.373/.453 through 16 games. Luck hasn't quite gone his way in... Read More

9 months ago

Tyler Glasnow Is Human But Dominates Again

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow earned the win over the Orioles on Tuesday to improve to 4-0 on the season. He didn't rack up the strikeouts in this one, notching only three over seven innings pitched. He also allowed seven hits, two earned runs and no free passes. Despite the seven hits, he... Read More

9 months ago

Blake Snell Lets Up One Hit In Loss

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell spun nine strikeouts and allowed one hit over six innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday. His brilliance wasn’t enough to get the win as Clay Buchholz nearly matched him, letting up one run in six innings. This should be a rare occurrence that Snell will pitch this... Read More

10 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 3 Waiver Wire

h2hThere are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes to get 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

10 months ago


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