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Daniel Benjamin has written 949 articles so far, you can find them below.


Melky Cabrera Strikes Out Twice

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Melky Cabrera singled once and struck out twice in five at-bats during Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Reds. He has now struck out three times in his last eight at-bats, which is kind of surprising as the 34-year-old had struck out just five times in his previous 62 at-bats. Cabrera, who is... Read More

9 months ago

Josh Bell Hits 18th Home Run

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell continued swinging the bat well this year in Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Reds as he went 3-for-5, including a three-run bomb in the seventh inning. It was the fifth time this season he has collected at least three hits in a game. The 26-year-old now has hit 12... Read More

9 months ago

Bryan Reynolds Scores Two Runs In Win

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Reds. The 24-year-old left fielder is enjoying a fantastic rookie campaign, but the Vanderbilt product has been even better over the last 15 games, posting a slash line of .367/.446/.714 with four home... Read More

9 months ago

Steven Brault Goes Five Strong Innings

Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Steven Brault had his best outing as a starter in Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Reds, scattering three hits and two walks while tying a season high with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 scoreless innings. The key for the 27-year-old was throwing strikes, as he averaged 13.3 pitches an inning, and keeping... Read More

9 months ago

Steven Brault Has Tough Matchup Against Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Steven Brault is slated to make his third start of the season in a tough matchup against the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Brault, who gave up three hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings of relief work against the Dodgers on May 24, gets the ball as the Pirates starting... Read More

9 months ago


Niko Goodrum Hits Fourth Home Run

Detroit Tigers second baseman Niko Goodrum went 1-for-5 with a home run and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Orioles. It was the 27-year-old infielder's fourth homer of the season, although it was his first this month. He has struggled overall in May, hitting a lowly .181 and posting just a .490 OPS... Read More

9 months ago

Josh Bell Cracks 19th Double Of Season

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell continues playing at a career-high level. Bell extended his current hitting streak to eight games by belting his 19th double of the season, although it was his lone hit in four at-bats, in Tuesday's 11-6 loss to the Reds. The 26-year-old has been red-hot at the plate over the... Read More

9 months ago

Starling Marte Collects Two Hits In Loss

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a double (11th of the season) in Tuesday's 11-6 setback to the Reds. The 30-year-old center fielder has been inconsistent all season but may be starting to turn things around. He has posted a .360/.484/.720 slash line with two home runs, four RBI, four runs scored and... Read More

9 months ago

Gregory Polanco Goes Hitless With Three K's

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco continued his recent struggles at the plate on Tuesday in an 11-6 loss to the Reds, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. It is the sixth time in his last 10 contests that he has struck out multiple times in a game. The 27-year-old, who has struggled mightily against right-handers this... Read More

9 months ago

Kevin Newman Smacks Grand Slam

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Kevin Newman made his only hit in four at-bats count in Tuesday's 11-6 loss to the Reds as he cranked a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was the 25-year-old's first career home run. He has now recorded a hit in seven straight games, compiling a slash... Read More

9 months ago


Geoff Hartlieb Pounded For Seven Runs And Seven Hits

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Geoff Hartlieb endured the worst outing of his young career on Tuesday, allowing seven runs (all earned) on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work in the Pirates 11-6 loss to the Reds. He replaced starter Jordan Lyles, who left the game after four innings of work due to left... Read More

9 months ago

Mike Montgomery Optimistic About Being Available Tuesday

Chicago Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery (finger) left Monday's game against the Astros without throwing a pitch, but he is optimistic that he will be available for Game 2 of the series on Tuesday. The 29-year-old lefty was summoned to replace starter Cole Hamels, who was rocked for six runs, in the bottom of the fifth.... Read More

9 months ago

Pirates Acquire Pitcher Yefry Ramirez

The Pittsburgh Pirates added pitching depth by trading for Baltimore Orioles right-hander Yefry Ramirez on Monday. The Orioles optioned Ramirez to Triple-A Norfolk last week after he was pounded by the Indians for five runs (four earned) on six hits across 3 1/3 innings on May 20. He was 0-2 with a bloated 6.09 ERA... Read More

9 months ago

Jim Adduci Recalled, Starts In Right Field Against Astros

The Chicago Cubs recalled veteran outfielder Jim Adduci from Triple-A Iowa on Monday and promptly inserted him in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros. With Kris Bryant (neck) and Jason Heyward (hip) out of the lineup for the first of three games in Houston, Adduci earned the start in right field and batted fifth. The 34-year-old,... Read More

9 months ago

Chad Green Goes Just One Inning In Monday's Start

New York Yankees right-hander Chad Green made his third start of the season against the San Diego Padres on Monday. The 28-year-old reliever turned in his best performance in this recent role as an opener, striking out all three Padres that he faced while throwing just 14 pitches. He was replaced by right-hander David Hale... Read More

9 months ago


Dustin Pedroia Moved To 60-Day Injured List

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee) may be done for the season after being transferred to the 60-day injury list on Monday. His career also could be in jeopardy. The 35-year-old, who was with the Portland Sea Dogs on an injury rehab assignment, left the team's game on Friday and was scratched from Saturday's... Read More

9 months ago

Astros Recall Outfielder Derek Fisher

The Houston Astros have recalled right fielder Derek Fisher from Triple-A Round Rock. He replaces outfielder George Springer, who is expected to be placed on the injured list after leaving Friday's game with a hamstring injury, on the active roster. Fisher was really raking it with the Express to the tune of .314/.379/.555 with eight... Read More

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/17/19): NBA DFS Lineups

Tonight is Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals and this contest could determine whether this is a short or long series. The Milwaukee Bucks scored the final 10 points in Game 1 to take the contest and a 1-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors. The Bucks outscored the Raptors 32-17 in the final... Read More

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/3/19): NBA DFS Lineups

The third Friday of the postseason is back to a two-game slate. Both series, Celtics- Bucks and Blazers-Nuggets, are deadlock at one game apiece. But tonight's game will be the first time that Boston and Portland will host a game in the series. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy... Read More

10 months ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (4/30/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

For the second straight Tuesday, every MLB team is in action. Tonight's main slate starts at 7:05 pm eastern and covers eight contests. We've also got express and after hours slates to choose from. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 4/30/2019. The lineup... Read More

10 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (4/26/19): NBA DFS Lineups

There is only one game on the second Friday of the playoffs and it is an important as the Golden State Warriors look to close out the Los Angeles Clippers once again, but this contest is in Los Angeles. The Clippers stretched the series to six games by defeating the Warriors 129-123 on Wednesday in... Read More

10 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (4/19/19): NBA DFS Lineups

The first Friday night slate of playoff games is extremely important to the six teams in action as the Celtics and Trail Blazers could take a commanding 3-0 series lead with victories. Meanwhile, the Magic will look hold serve at home and take a 2-1 series lead over the Raptors. In six games against each... Read More

10 months ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (4/16/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

Another big Tuesday is on tap as all 30 teams are in action. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 4/16/2019. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. You can also read more DFS lineup picks... Read More

10 months ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (4/9/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

What's up RotoBallers! Welcome back to another fun-filled Tuesday of DFS action and our daily fantasy baseball analysis. There is plenty of action tonight with almost a full slate of games as 28 teams are in action. Three of the 14 games are afternoon contests while eight of the contests will get underway between 6:30... Read More

11 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (4/5/19): NBA DFS Lineups

Tonight marks the last Friday of the NBA season and there are a plethora of games with 13 contests on the docket. While 13 of the 16 playoff spots have already been accounted for there are still some things left to be decided, mainly in the east. There is a lot of juxtapositioning going on... Read More

11 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/29/19): NBA DFS Lineups

The 2018-19 NBA season is officially winding down with just two Friday's remaining on the schedule.There are just six games on tonight's slate. Seven of the 12 squads in action are currently playoff bound. The Charlotte Hornets are one of two Eastern Conference  teams that still has an outside chance of becoming one of the... Read More

11 months ago

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RotoBaller NBA Recap: Devin Booker Becomes Youngest Player To Drop 50 Points In Consecutive Games

Welcome to the RotoBaller NBA Recap. In this feature, we highlight three fantasy basketball takeaways from March 27's slate of NBA games. There were only five games on last night's docket with just one contest being decided by five or fewer points. Which was the Washington Wizards overcoming Devin Booker's 50-point and 10-rebound effort to defeat... Read More

11 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/22/19): NBA DFS Lineups

There are just three Friday's left in the 2018- 2019 NBA regular season. And its starting to get real. There are seven games on the March 22 docket. Of the 14 teams in action, nine are currently in the playoffs. Six of those nine teams are matched up against each other in intriguing matchups. Perhaps... Read More

11 months ago

RotoBaller NBA Recap: Marcus Smart's Flagrant Foul On Joel Embiid Propels 76ers

Welcome to the RotoBaller NBA Recap. In this feature, we highlight three fantasy basketball takeaways from last night's slate of NBA games. Wednesday's action saw a lot of great action and some important playoff results as well as a few surprises. 10 of the 18 teams that were in action last night are currently in the... Read More

11 months ago

2019 NCAA Tournament: Five Teams That Could Surprise

The 2019 NCAA Tournament is about ready to take over the sports world as the second round of the Tournament will get underway on Thursday and Friday. Every year there's one at least one team that "shocks the world" and makes a run to the Sweet 16/Elite Eight and sometimes to the Final Four --... Read More

11 months ago


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