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2019 RotoBaller MLB Challenge - And The Fantrax Winner Is...

Pitchers Advanced Statistics: Keys to Analyzing Fantasy Trends

Advanced Pitcher Stats for Fantasy Baseball One of the most misunderstood books in the last decade or so was Moneyball, the Michael Lewis novel about the Oakland A's that really brought advanced statistical analysis into the mainstream. A lot of people thought it was just about valuing On-Base Percentage looking at college players, but those were just... Read More

5 years ago

Video: Analyzing the Top 3 Shortstops (SS) That Will Outperform Their ADP

The 2015 fantasy baseball season is fast approaching RotoBallers. We are here to provide you with the most current and in-depth analysis every single day leading up to the busy draft season, and the start of the 2015 MLB season. Several times per week, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph will review the key player news and... Read More

5 years ago

Using Ace Composite Rating (ACR) in Your 2015 MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft

ACR is a Useful Tool for Evaluating Pitchers in Fantasy Baseball Last season I introduced a new statistic I had been working on called Ace Composite Rating (ACR). When I created ACR, what I really wanted was a statistic that could be used to evaluate starting pitchers that was both accessible to average baseball fans and useful to... Read More

5 years ago

My Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy & Draft Day Tips

It seems like we spend so much time planning our draft-day strategy, but it's still tough to be fully prepared. You really never know what's going to actually happen in the draft, and when other managers are going to pick certain players, so it's important to adapt and make quick decisions. Flexibility is key during our drafts, which... Read More

5 years ago

MLB Podcast on RotoBaller Radio: Fantasy Baseball Second Base & Shortstop Rankings

Preseason Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Second Base & Shortstop RotoBaller is very excited about the launch of our very own radio station. You can now find our new shows on BlogTalkRadio live or on demand, and on iTunes under podcasts. Every Wednesday night at 9:30 PM EST, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and co-host Anthony Aniano of DraftSmashers Radio will... Read More

5 years ago


Video: Analyzing the Top 3 Second Basemen (2B) That Will Outperform Their ADP

The 2015 fantasy baseball season is fast approaching RotoBallers. We are here to provide you with the most current and in-depth analysis every single day leading up to the busy draft season, and the start of the 2015 MLB season. Several times per week, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph will review the key player news and... Read More

5 years ago

Video: Analyzing the Top 3 Starting Pitchers (SP) That Will Outperform Their ADP

The 2015 fantasy baseball season is fast approaching RotoBallers. We are here to provide you with the most current and in-depth analysis every single day leading up to the busy draft season, and the start of the 2015 MLB season. Several times per week, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph will review the key player news and... Read More

5 years ago

Video: Analyzing the Top 3 Outfielders (OF) That Will Outperform Their ADP

The 2015 fantasy baseball season is fast approaching RotoBallers. We are here to provide you with the most current and in-depth analysis every single day leading up to the busy draft season, and the start of the 2015 MLB season. Several times per week, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph will review the key player news and... Read More

5 years ago

MLB Podcast on RotoBaller Radio: Fantasy Baseball First Base & Third Base Rankings

Preseason Fantasy Baseball Analysis: First Base & Third Base RotoBaller is very excited about the launch of our very own radio station. You can now find our new shows on BlogTalkRadio live or on demand, and on iTunes under podcasts. Every Wednesday night at 9:30 PM EST, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and co-host Anthony Aniano of DraftSmashers... Read More

5 years ago

Conspiracy Theories and the "D" in R.O.I.D.S.

  Conspire With ROIDS As we begin cycling off our first official ROIDS program, I want to direct your attention away from fantasy baseball for a moment. A popular Katy Perry song goes: “So you wanna play with magic? Boy, you should know what you’re falling for. Baby, do you dare to do this? 'Cause I’m coming at... Read More

5 years ago


Putting the "I" in R.O.I.D.S. to Find Late Round Draft Sleepers

  An International Flair Welcome to the third installment of my fantasy draft sleeper series, hilariously known as R.O.I.D.S. In the last two installments we looked at deep sleepers with unique opportunities and rankings anomalies. Today, we are  focusing on the letter "I" for International prospects. Over the last several years, Cuban defectors Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig, Yoenis... Read More

5 years ago

2015 Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Sell High on Madison Bumgarner

  Stop the Madness: Now is the Time to Deal Madison Bumgarner Buy low and sell high. It’s a simple motto to understand, but nearly impossible to live by. The challenge is recognizing what’s the peak and what’s the valley. Back in 2011, I tried to use this strategy on the stock market. (Uh-oh.) I just... Read More

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Putting the "O" in R.O.I.D.S to Find Late Round Sleepers

  My Apologies Let me start by offering my most sincere apology. I should not have offered nudes of my Dad, as I learned they are almost impossible to get. He has a beard and is quite wily. Nevertheless, in an attempt to reconcile, I offer a scintillating and sensual description of two of the downright... Read More

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Use Fantasy Baseball R.O.I.D.S to Identify 2015 Draft Sleepers

  Do you remember the 197th pick of your last fantasy baseball draft? It was around 10pm, and there you were, sipping a good beer in a slight panic. After 15 rounds of fierce draft scrutiny, your ability to process cognitive thought melted away. You were frantically trying to decide between Michael Brantley and Grady Sizemore and the stress... Read More

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Getting A Grip On Holds: Relief Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some sleeper setup men and some looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could... Read More

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Week 26 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. If you are reading the column, then your teams are most likely still in the championship chase as we head into the final week of the fantasy baseball season. It's been a fun and exciting year of MLB action, and we've had a blast here at RotoBaller providing our fantasy baseball analysis. Hopefully... Read More

5 years ago

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5 Sleeper Bats That Can Help You Win Your Fantasy Baseball League

Its Now or Never! This is it! This is your last chance to make a push to win your fantasy baseball league. As we watch Derek Jeter fade off into the sunset, we still have work to do. We’ve got to plug those holes in your fantasy baseball lineup. So we’re going to sneak up on... Read More

5 years ago

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Getting A Grip: Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds

  While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some sleeper setup men and some looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the... Read More

5 years ago

FanDuel MLB Lineup Picks, Advice & Sleepers for 9/17

There is such a thing as an east coast bias.  There’s also such a thing as a Beltway Bias and that term does deserve to be capitalized.  The Orioles and the Nationals both clinched their respective divisions last night the way every organization should clinch a division.  My beltway bias oozed out of my pores... Read More

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Week 25 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we continue heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 25. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. This week there are plenty of... Read More

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Getting A Grip: Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some sleeper setup men and some looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could... Read More

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Top 5 Hitter Streamers: Waiver Wire Targets For Week 25

I'm sad to say it, but this week will be this year's final installment of my weekly streamers article. I hope that you all have enjoyed these pieces and that I've been able to help at least a few of you make up ground in your leagues and weekly matchups. For now though we still... Read More

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3 Waiver Wire Adds To Make For The Fantasy Baseball Playoffs

We are now in the last month of the regular season, and looking for that the fantasy baseball championship. At this point, most of you reading this are among the select few who are in the playoffs, or close enough that you still have a shot. Every team can use an extra boost, whether to make the postseason, earn a better seed... Read More

5 years ago

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Deeper League Catchers: Waiver Wire Options for Week 22

  Three Catchers For Deeper Leagues As we near the end of the MLB season and the fantasy baseball playoffs are upon us, here are some waiver wire catcher options that might help you in deeper leagues and 2-catcher formats, if they're still available.   Hopefully your fantasy baseball teams are still in the thick of... Read More

5 years ago

Week 24 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we continue heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 24. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. This week there are... Read More

5 years ago


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5 Sleeper Hitters That Will Help You Win Your League

  IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON!!....but there’s a pesky little fantasy baseball league or two or three that you still need to keep an eye on. Don’t lose focus on the task at hand. Your fantasy football draft is done and you might be patting yourself on the back or maybe you’re down in the dumps because... Read More

5 years ago

Top 5 Hitter Streamers: Waiver Wire Targets For Week 24

It's hard to believe that baseball season is almost over. Between the start of the NFL season and the home stretch of the MLB season, I know that we've all got a lot on our plates right now, so I'll keep this introduction short and sweet. Just like always, I've presented five sleepers of varying... Read More

5 years ago

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Fantasy Baseball Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups

Summer is over and the last weeks of the baseball season are upon us. How do you close out the season in style? By picking up the right sleepers at the right time. If you are a fantasy deep league player, do your homework and find the right September call up to help your fantasy baseball... Read More

5 years ago

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Bold Fantasy Baseball Drops You Need To Make Heading Into The Playoffs

We are now in the last month of the regular season, and the last week before the fantasy playoffs, if you’re not already in your league’s postseason. At this point, most of the people reading this are the select few who are in the playoffs, or close enough that they still have a chance at... Read More

5 years ago

Insider Secrets To Winning In Daily League Fantasy Baseball (DFS)

In this first installment of our insider's guide to winning at daily fantasy baseball leagues, we will begin to tackle the very intricate art of finding deep sleepers and value picks each and every day you set an MLB lineup for DFS leagues. When planning your projections and daily fantasy league draft strategy, the most... Read More

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The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 8)

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Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 8

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 8 Lightning Round

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