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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.


Tommy Pham Homers Twice

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham hit two home runs in the Rays game against the White Sox on Wednesday. He finally got ahold of his first bomb of the season in the first inning and followed it up with a second in the fourth inning. Both were off White Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez,... Read More

10 months ago

Another Huge Game For Austin Meadows

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows stayed hot on Wednesday, going 3-for-5 in a rout of the White Sox. He scored two runs, knocked in three RBI and was a triple shy of the cycle. He seems to be liking the leadoff spot for the Rays and there's no reason he shouldn't stick there for... Read More

10 months ago

Tyler Glasnow Beats Rain And White Sox

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow was absolutely filthy despite rainy conditions in the Rays win over the White Sox on Wednesday. His outing ended after six scoreless innings, 11 strikeouts, one walk, two hits and 85 pitches. Glasnow was consistently throwing 95 mph heat and had some serious movement on his breaking pitches.... Read More

10 months ago

Austin Meadows Goes 4-for-5 In The Leadoff Spot

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows had an electric game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI. He also walked once and struck out once, batting leadoff against right-hander Ervin Santana. This performance could force manager Kevin Cash to keep Meadows in the leadoff spot. He's also slashed .308/.386/.534... Read More

10 months ago

Charlie Morton Good Through Five Innings

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton allowed two earned runs, struck out seven and walked three over five innings against the White Sox on Tuesday. Morton said after the game that he was having trouble commanding his fastball, which got him behind in counts early in the game. He leaned on his breaking pitches... Read More

10 months ago


Blake Snell Strikes Out 11 White Sox

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell struck out 11 and let up one earned run on six hits with no walks on Monday. The only mistake was a home run in the fifth inning, but it was plenty to earn him the win and quality start. He managed to finish off the sixth inning... Read More

10 months ago

Willy Adames Wakes Up, Goes 3-for-4

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double and two runs scored Monday against the White Sox. A hot Adames would make the Rays even more dangerous after their impressive start to the season. He is now 6-for-11 at the dish over the past three games after going 1-for-27 to... Read More

10 months ago

Joey Wendle Won't Be Ready Thursday

Tampa Bay Rays infielder Joey Wendle will not be ready for game action once he is eligible to come off of the injured list on Thursday. Manager Kevin Cash noted that he should be back shortly after that timetable. This will likely keep Yandy Diaz and Brandon Lowe in line for everyday at-bats with Daniel... Read More

10 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 2 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

10 months ago

Willy Adames Sitting In National League Park Saturday

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames is getting the day off in San Francisco on Saturday. Shortstop will be covered by Daniel Robertson as the team faces right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Adames will be taking a seat in the midst of a 1-for-23 slump. It's wise for fantasy managers to keep in mind that when fully... Read More

10 months ago


Tyler Glasnow Handles The Giants

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow struck out six, allowed three hits, one earned run and one walk in his start against the Giants on Friday. Glasnow is showing improvement over his past two starts. In 2018, he was targeted for his 29.1 percent strikeout rate. This year, he's is maintaining a lower strikeout... Read More

10 months ago

Willy Adames Remains Cold, Still In Lineup

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames is just 1-for-23 in his plate appearances so far this season. The Rays are showing patience with Adames as he works through his current slump. It will be interesting to see how the Rays approach the situation as they regain their strength from injuries early in the year. Joey... Read More

10 months ago

Yandy Diaz Smashes Homer, Breaks Bat

This isn't something that we see often. On Friday, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz blasted a home run off of Dereck Rodriguez, breaking his bat in the process. The third baseman completed his two-hit bid, racking up two RBI in the Rays win over the Giants. He'll continue to see everyday at-bats as Joey... Read More

10 months ago

Mookie Betts Comes To Life, Sox Fall Short In The Desert

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts posted three hits, scored two runs and drove in two against the Diamondbacks on Friday. The reigning MVP is coming to life, as evidenced by a nice performance, including a two-run homer in the desert on Friday. The Red Sox failed to come away with a win despite Betts'... Read More

10 months ago

Blake Swihart Turns In Another Good Start

Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart posted another two-hit bid on Friday in the Red Sox loss against the Diamondbacks. Swihart has made the most of his promotion so far, slashing .500/.571/.833 in his 12 at-bats for the Red Sox. This is what the Red Sox have been waiting for and fantasy owners will hope... Read More

10 months ago


Rick Porcello Can't Pitch Out Of Red Sox's Slump

The Boston Red Sox starters weren't projected to be their weak spot in 2019. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed to strike out five before turning the ball over to Brian Johnson after 4 2/3 innings. It's tough to trust anyone in the... Read More

10 months ago

Blake Snell Finds It, Strikes Out 13

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell went seven innings, allowing two hits, a walk and striking out 13 in his start against the Rockies on Tuesday. It's always good to see your ace follow up a clunker with an absolutely brilliant start. He had said in his first start he was leaning on his... Read More

10 months ago

Yandy Diaz Out Wednesday, Available To Pinch Hit

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz (ankle) will sit on Wednesday against right-hander German Marquez and the Rockies. Diaz tweaked his ankle and left the game early Tuesday night, however, he said he'll be available to pinch hit if needed. Manager Kevin Cash said that Diaz was scheduled for an off day Wednesday anyway,... Read More

10 months ago

Tommy Pham Extends On-Base Streak To 37 Games

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday, extending his on-base streak to 37 games. This matches the second longest on-base streak in franchise history. Pham is quietly producing for the Rays, slashing .278/.350/.278 with two stolen bases in 18 at-bats. He’s a great outfield option, as he is a true... Read More

10 months ago

Kevin Kiermaier Adds Three-Run Bomb Monday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier hit a three-run home run in the Rays rout of the Rockies on Monday. Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with four RBI and one run scored on the day. He’s had trouble staying on the field, playing in less than 106 games in each of the past three seasons. When healthy,... Read More

10 months ago


Brandon Lowe Homers in Win

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe jacked a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in the Rays win over the Rockies Monday. The home run was his first hit of the season. He also struck out twice, which brings him to seven strikeouts in 13 at-bats so far.... Read More

10 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 1 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

10 months ago

Austin Meadows Hits Two-Run Bomb In Win

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows smacked a two-run home run off of Wade Miley to boost the Rays over the Astros on Sunday. Meadows had a nice day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run scored from the five-hole. He also drove in Tommy Pham on a two-out single to... Read More

10 months ago

Yonny Chirinos Dominates Astros

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos allowed one earned run on two hits over seven innings with six strikeouts Sunday against the Houston Astros. He also earned the win as the Rays completed a combined three-hitter. Manager Kevin Cash’s decision to give Chirinos a true start rather than using him as an opener paid off... Read More

10 months ago

Matt Duffy Expects To Be Out Until Mid-May

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (hamstring, back) says that he expects to be out until around mid-May. Duffy hasn’t been on fantasy radars, however, this gives Yandy Diaz the chance to get everyday at-bats in the heart of the Rays lineup. Diaz has gone 4-for-11 with one monster home run and one walk... Read More

10 months ago


Yonny Chirinos To Start Sunday

The Tampa Bay Rays will opt to start pitcher Yonny Chirinos on Sunday against the Houston Astros. In 2018, Chirinos was mainly used as either the opener or followed the opener on bullpen days. However, he averaged roughly five innings per appearance, totaling 89 2/3 innings last year and pitched to a 3.51 ERA with... Read More

10 months ago

Jose Alvarado Posts Second Save In As Many Days

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jose Alvarado earned his second save in two days in the Rays win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. He didn’t get into any trouble in this one, pitching a clean inning while striking out two. He should rack up quite a few save opportunities this year and is a low-profile... Read More

10 months ago

Tyler Glasnow Solid Through Five Innings

Tampa Bays Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow allowed one earned run on six hits in the Rays win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. He struck out four and walked only one en route to his first victory of the season over one of the best lineups in baseball. It’s encouraging that Glasnow got through... Read More

10 months ago

Mitch Moreland Belts Pinch-Hit Game-Winner Friday

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning off Hunter Strickland on Friday. Moreland didn’t get the start in this one, as manager Alex Cora opted to start Sam Travis with Steve Pearce (calf) starting the season on the injured list. This will be the challenge with owning... Read More

10 months ago

Charlie Morton Strikes Out Eight Against His Former Team

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton earned the win against a familiar Houston Astros lineup on Friday. He struck out eight, walked two and scattered three hits over five innings against his former squad. Morton will try to follow up his career year in 2018 to help the Rays compete in the high-powered American... Read More

10 months ago


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