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Cheap Steals, Where Art Thou?

Deeper AL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 4

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

6 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 4 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 4! Our premium tools allow us to get out ahead of trends in player performance, including contact rate. Every Wednesday, we'll be looking at some players that have seen an increase in contact rate and some that have seen it decline. Contact rate can foretell a... Read More

6 months ago

Top 30 Impact Prospects for 2019 Redraft Leagues (Week 4)

The Top 30 list continues to evolve as prospects get closer to compiling meaningful amounts of at-bats. And we’re also gaining a better understanding of what big league performances are sustainable, and which ones were the result of small-sample noise. Jonathan Loaisiga and Jon Duplantier rejoin the list after demotions from their respective Major League... Read More

6 months ago

Deeper NL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 4

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

6 months ago

Early-Season Surprises - RotoBaller Staff Buy/Sell Advice

It's hard to believe we're nearly one month into the 2019 Major League Baseball season already. Some players have wasted no time making their mark, namely Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Jose Altuve, and Domingo Santana. Does one of those names look out of place? It sure does, but Santana is far from the only player... Read More

6 months ago


Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts from Week 4

Welcome to our Surprising Starts series, where every week we look at lower-owned starting pitchers who have performed unexpectedly well in their last outing(s). This week we're hitting all points of the surprising starts spectrum. We're looking at a veteran castoff in Homer Bailey, an under-the-radar pitching style change in Jordan Lyles, and a young... Read More

6 months ago

Week 4 Waiver Wire Watch List

As important as it is to be active on the waiver wire, snagging that next hot bat or pitcher on a roll before anyone else can, let's be honest--there are only so many roster spots. That's why your watch list is just as important as your waiver wire activity, and perhaps even more so. Throughout... Read More

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Statcast Pitcher Studs and Duds - Exit Velocity for Week 4

Welcome back to RotoBaller’s pitchers risers and fallers article series! Each week we will select an advanced stat, choose two risers and two fallers, and analyze what those stats could mean for future fantasy output. The next stat we will use is one that has become immensely popular for hitters but can also be used... Read More

6 months ago

Identifying Potential Risers & Fallers for Fantasy Baseball

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Taking a look at the last seven days, and focusing on recent extreme shifts in contact rate, we can identify players who might be imminently rising or falling from a fantasy performance perspective. Diving a little deeper into the players listed below can assist... Read More

6 months ago

Strikeout Rate Risers and Fallers - Buy or Sell for Week 4

Welcome back to the pitching strikeout rate risers and fallers article series! Each week we will take a look at two K% risers and two fallers, analyze what is behind those changes, and then decide if they are actionable. A pitcher can best control their fate by generating swings and misses, so this exercise holds... Read More

6 months ago


Statcast Hitter Studs and Duds - Barrels (Week 4)

We're back with another edition of Statcast Risers and Fallers for Hitters. It's time to reach into the Barrels leaderboard in order to find out who is generating high-quality contact early in the 2019 season. If you aren't familiar with how Barrels are defined, the best place to start is with our own Rick Lucks'... Read More

6 months ago

Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 4

We are nearly a month into the fantasy baseball season and it is a prime time to buy in on players whose production could be legit/should be better, or hop off the sinking ships while there is still some semblance of hope. As we all should know, baseball is a game of ebbs and flows.... Read More

6 months ago

Buying and Selling the Young Friars

As a sport, baseball’s greatest cultural advantage might be its roots as a game which begins with the thaw of winter and the arrival of spring. There is nothing more generally inspiring for all fans than the promise of Spring Training and the potential growth of young players. That’s especially true when those prospects play... Read More

6 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

6 months ago

Shortstop - The Under-Appreciated Glamour Boys of '19

Shortstop has long been a position comprised of the nobles and the bastards. People would flock towards the highborn and turn a frigidly cold shoulder to anyone else. Fantasy managers were basically elitists in the purest definition of the word in regard to shortstops. It is time to start spreading the love and realize that... Read More

6 months ago


Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers & Starts Week 4

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 4/22 - 4/28. Whether you're looking to maximize the number of games played, exploit favorable matchups, or fill in for injured players, streaming hitters can be a fruitful strategy for those willing to put in a little work every week. Keep in mind that this... Read More

6 months ago

Deeper NL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 3

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

6 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 3 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 3! Our premium tools allow us to get out ahead of trends in player performance, including contact rate. Every Thursday, we'll be looking at some players that have seen an increase in contact rate and some that have seen it decline. Contact rate can foretell a... Read More

6 months ago

Deeper AL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 3

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

6 months ago

Motor City Madness - Can Detroit's Starters Keep Up Their Hot Start?

While the Mariners have gotten most of the attention as the "tanking team that is actually good", the Detroit Tigers have shown glimpses of being better than advertised this season as well. Most of that has been in their pitching. Expected to be their weakest link heading into the season, the Tigers looked even more... Read More

6 months ago


Engel's Angles - Pivotal Starts Coming for Paxton, Peacock, Velasquez

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry resumes Tuesday with the teams not playing to the usual levels of success that fuel the hype. Both squads are under .500, and even the pitching matchup does not seem as outstanding as expected on paper. The struggles of Chris Sale and his 9.00 ERA are well documented. For the Yankees,... Read More

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Pitcher Studs and Duds - BABIP for Week 3

Welcome back to RotoBaller’s pitchers risers and fallers article series! Each week we will select an advanced stat, choose two risers and two fallers, and analyze what those stats could mean for future fantasy output. The next stat we will use is BABIP, or batting average on balls in play. BABIP is rooted in three... Read More

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Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts from Week 3

Welcome to our Surprising Starts series, where every week we look at lower-owned starting pitchers who have performed unexpectedly well in their last outing(s). This week we're looking at a trio of NL West hurlers, each of whom once had relatively high expectations at one point in their career but have now been discarded by... Read More

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Strikeout Rate Risers and Fallers - Buy or Sell for Week 3

Welcome back to the pitching strikeout rate risers and fallers article series! Each week, we will take a look at two K% risers and two fallers among pitchers, analyze what is behind those changes, and then decide if they are actionable. This exercise is particularly useful for fantasy players because K% holds direct fantasy value... Read More

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Statcast Hitter Studs and Duds - xwOBA (Week 3)

Welcome back to our weekly Statcast Hitter Analysis series. Each week, I will select a different metric to evaluate surprising names at the top and bottom of the Statcast Leaderboards. Many fantasy baseball owners are starting to see the value of MLB's Statcast advanced stats in order to help identify potential risers and sleepers. Just as... Read More

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Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 3

Week three is upon us and madness has officially ensued. Daniel Vogelbach is a hot waiver add and the Yankees are starting a Triple-A roster. Left is right and down is west. The early season struggles to hop on the train before it leaves a particular station is always interesting to watch. Everyone wants the... Read More

6 months ago

Week 3 Waiver Wire Watch List

As important as it is to be active on the waiver wire, snagging that next hot bat or pitcher on a roll before anyone else can, let's be honest--there are only so many roster spots. That's why your watch list is just as important as your waiver wire activity, and perhaps even more so. Throughout... Read More

6 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

6 months ago

Tim Beckham Is the Post-Hype Breakout You've Been Looking For

Tim Beckham is the MVP. At least, he was one week into the MLB season. He earned the year's first American League Player of the Week honors after hitting .423 with three HR, eight RBI, eight runs scored and a 1.401 OPS in the first seven games. So much for the theory that a trip... Read More

6 months ago

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