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Statcast Pitcher Risers/Fallers - Post-Break Contact Quality (Week 19)

Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts (Week 19)

Welcome to our surprising starts series. Every week we’ll be going over a few surprising starting pitcher performances around the majors to determine whether these starts were smoke and mirrors or something more. This week we're looking at the two top pitching prospects from 2016, as well as a pitching prospect from 2013 that failed... Read More

1 year ago

AL-Only Waiver Wire Team of the Week: September Call-Ups Edition

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

1 year ago

New Faces in Baltimore - ETAs on Fantasy Prospects

The trade deadline has finally passed, but the real work is just beginning for fantasy owners. Sifting through the prospects dealt is hard to do, as most fantasy players do not have the time or opportunity to see these players, and instead have to look and project from stats to date. That is where we... Read More

1 year ago

Hitter Streamers (Week 19) - Head-to-Head Leagues

Welcome back to my hitting streamers column for Week 19, taking a look at hitters to add or stream off the waiver wire for this week's scheduled games. To keep things simple, I pick from players who are 50% owned or less and who play at least seven games in the week.  If someone jumps... Read More

1 year ago

Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 19

The deals are finally done, or at least most of the ones that matter. You've probably read our MLB Trade Deadline breakdown by now, but it's time to get deeper by looking at some of the names that weren't making headline news over the past week. Scouting players who may be undervalued and re-assessing players who... Read More

1 year ago


Power Risers/Fallers for Week 18: Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Week 18 of the 2018 MLB season and a new week of our investigation into the steepest power trenders in baseball, whether those trends are positive or negative. As the season has blown by into August and the MLB trade deadline has passed, the window of opportunity to snag a surging slugger or... Read More

1 year ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 18: Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers! 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 player's batting average... Read More

1 year ago

2018 Prospects - Top 30 Impact Rookies for Fantasy Leagues (Week 18)

Hello everyone, and welcome to my weekly Top-30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies! In this series, I will be going over the top prospects in baseball and discussing which ones figure to have an impact for the rest of this fantasy baseball season. What a crazy week it has been! The trade deadline passed with... Read More

1 year ago

Start Your Dynasty Team Rebuild From The Waiver Wire

If your dynasty or keeper team is at the back of the pack, now might be the time to rethink strategies. At the very least, it is time to take stock before other under-performing teams do the same and the resource pool becomes limited. Minor moves now could set your team up for success starting... Read More

1 year ago

NL-Only Waiver Wire Team of the Week: MLB Week 18

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

1 year ago


Statcast Hitter Analysis - Left-Handed xwOBA Splits (Week 18)

A left-handed pitcher takes the mound, a left-handed batter hits the bench. We see it all too often, especially in the later innings when managers love to play the same-handed split matchups in the bullpen. Your star players (does Bryce Harper still count?) won't be affected, but many others will. Not all left-handed batters suffer... Read More

1 year ago

Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts (Week 18)

Welcome to our surprising starts series. Every week we’ll be going over a few surprising starting pitcher performances around the majors to determine whether these starts were smoke and mirrors or something more. The Texas Rangers took it to the Houston Astros this weekend, becoming the first team to sweep the Astros this season. That... Read More

1 year ago

Potential Risers/Fallers After the MLB Trade Deadline

The MLB Trade Deadline is one of the most exciting parts of the baseball season. Contenders get to bolster their rosters for the playoff push while rebuilding clubs get to add potential studs to their growing farm system. With players such Manny Machado, Zach Britton, Mike Moustakas and many others already moved, teams around the... Read More

1 year ago

Statcast Pitcher Risers/Fallers - Middle-Inning xBA (Week 18)

Welcome back to Rotoballer's series using Statcast to extrapolate, dig into, and commiserate over data to examine pitching performances. The weekly series will be dynamic as we fine-tune our findings and enlighten ourselves on the information and tools at our disposal. Throughout the season, a common theme in our discussions has been pitcher efficiency. Whether... Read More

1 year ago

Surplus to Requirements - Minor Trades and Fantasy Implications

For fantasy baseball owners the trading deadline is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, the hope is that players move into better spots on better teams, or at the very least, do not move to worse spots. On the other hand, trades lead to changes, and changes are not always good... Read More

1 year ago


AL-Only Waiver Wire Team of the Week: MLB Week 18

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

1 year ago

Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 18

In a relatively active week on the MLB trade market, we now have several impactful moves to digest from a fantasy standpoint. While real-life GMs always assume trades will work in their team's benefit, the reality is that not all players are able to adapt to their new team in a positive way. With more... Read More

1 year ago

Hitter Streamers (Week 18) - Head-to-Head Leagues

Welcome back to my hitting streamers column for Week 18, taking a look at hitters to add or stream off the waiver wire for this week's scheduled games. To keep things simple, I pick from players who are 50% owned or less and who play at least seven games in the week.  If someone jumps... Read More

1 year ago

Statcast Pitcher Risers/Fallers - RP Trade Candidates (Week 17)

Welcome back to Rotoballer's series using Statcast to extrapolate, dig into, and commiserate over data to examine pitching performances. The weekly series will be dynamic as we fine-tune our findings and enlighten ourselves on the information and tools at our disposal. We've rolled over the All-Star break and the trade deadline is fast approaching. With... Read More

1 year ago

Power Risers/Fallers for Week 17: Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Week 17 of the 2018 MLB season and a new week of our investigation into the steepest power trenders in baseball, whether those trends are positive or negative. As the season is already nearing the beginning of August, the window of opportunity to snag a surging slugger or to deal a down-and-out disappointment... Read More

1 year ago


Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 17: Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers! 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 player's batting average... Read More

1 year ago

2018 Prospects: Top 30 Impact Rookies for Fantasy Leagues (Week 17)

Hello everyone, and welcome to my weekly Top-30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies! In this series, I will be going over the top prospects in baseball and discussing which ones figure to have an impact for the rest of this fantasy baseball season. Several of the top trade chips have already been moved so far... Read More

1 year ago

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NL-Only Waiver Wire Team of the Week: MLB Week 17

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

1 year ago

Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts (Week 17)

Welcome to our surprising starts series. Every week we’ll be going over a few surprising starting pitcher performances around the majors to determine whether these starts were smoke and mirrors or something more. With only the weekend's games to chose from it was slim pickings this week on the sleeper starting pitcher front. It does... Read More

1 year ago

AL-Only Waiver Wire Team of the Week (7/23 - 7/29)

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

1 year ago


Statcast Hitter Risers/Fallers - BA vs Defensive Shifts (Week 17)

Defensive shifts have become a controversial topic, believe it or not, as some people actually contend it is "ruining the game." Recently fired skipper Mike Matheny was in that camp and may have been given the axe in part due to his unwillingness to embrace analytics or any of the changes in modern baseball. Given that... Read More

1 year ago

Strikeout Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 17: Buy or Sell?

Due to a combination of harder throwers and hitters focusing on hitting for power, strikeouts are at an all-time high in baseball. For pitchers, this is an ideal trend. The ability to generate swings and misses is the most important skill to possess, as it's the only true way to control what happens after the... Read More

1 year ago

Prospects Stat Scouting - Deep-League Hitters to Target at the Deadline

Imagine this scenario: you are an owner who plays in a dynasty league, but all the known prospects have been already taken.  No Francisco Mejia, no Brendan Rodgers, and no Bo Bichette.  Your team sits in the rebuild section of the standings and now is an excellent time to start flipping those assets for the... Read More

1 year ago

Hitter Streamers (Week 17) - Head-to-Head Leagues

Welcome back to my hitting streamers column for Week 17, taking a look at hitters to add or stream off the waiver wire for this week's scheduled games. To keep things simple, I pick from players who are 50% owned or less and who play at least seven games in the week.  If someone jumps... Read More

1 year ago

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