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Breakouts and Gems - 2018 MLB Waiver Wire Stars

Here are my top value plays for Fanduel today. I did not include the Mets-Phillies afternoon game which is not included on the Fanduel slate. There are a lot of awful matchups, pitching-wise, to take advantage of today. I would recommend a stack of Tampa lefties against Colby Lewis, Rangers righties against Drew Smyly, Twins... Read More

  Outfielder Options For Fantasy Baseball For fantasy owners looking to boost their outfield, here are five options to consider adding off of the waiver wire. This week's list features two outfielders returning from injury and three others that have been putting the ball out of the ball park. These five outfielders can be considered sleepers... Read More

This might be my favorite time of the year. Baseball is gearing up into its playoff stretch, fantasy players are duking it out for the right to championship honors, and football teams are strapping on the pads and getting ready for the first few games of the preseason. It's a good time to be a... Read More

So how’s your team looking for the fantasy baseball home stretch? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm… or in this case, the roster. If you play fantasy baseball, I don't need to tell you that Chicago Cubs prospect... Read More

With the fantasy baseball playoffs right around the corner, every game you get out of your starting pitchers becomes more and more important. While it's always smart to look at the waiver wire to try and find pitching sleepers and pad stats during the weekend, not every guy is worth picking up. With that in... Read More

Sleeper Starting Pitchers For Week 19 Jimmy Nelson - SP, MIL  13% Owned in Yahoo!, 6% in Fleaflicker Jimmy Nelson is one of the Milwaukee Brewers’ top prospects. He pitched very well vs. the Giants on Tuesday, holding them to 7 baserunners over 7 IP allowing just 3 ER while racking up a 5:1 K:BB ratio. Aside... Read More

  DFS Underpriced Studs! Starting Pitcher Picks For 8/8 Alright RotoBaller's, time for a reality check! Is your fantasy baseball team so far out of it you barely want to log in every day and set your lineup? The thing is, we know you have so much fantasy baseball knowledge, and you probably even downloaded RotoBaller's FREE iPhone waiver... Read More

It's hard to believe that we are already in the final couple of months of the 2014 MLB regular season. It is now or never for those fantasy owners looking to make a move up the standings and into contention for a title, and while many of the season's top waiver wire pickups have been... Read More

What’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we start heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 19. 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 we... Read More

I have been viciously attacked by a summer cold recently and it appears this monstrosity of an infection has made it its goal to neutralize me where it hurts most: my mind.  As a result, I must apologize to my beloved readers as my wit right now may not even be up to Kenny Bania... Read More

Deep league Waiver Wire Pickups This week’s edition includes a pair of catchers and outfielders. While none of these players will knock your socks off, each has put together a fairly solid season. Take a look, and maybe you will find something that you need to bolster your lineup.   Russell Martin, PIT / Dioner Navarro, TOR... Read More

Time To Answer For The Mistakes Made On Draft Day Many fantasy league trading deadlines are quickly approaching and you need to evaluate what your team needs in order to make that last push for a playoff spot. If your team’s needs include starting pitching, I'm here to help. I’ve identified another four starting pitchers... Read More

Today is a packed day with FanDuel running separate tournaments for early and late games.  I changed my format around a little to reflect my picks based on the FanDuel groupings of early/late games.  Below are my DFS picks for the day, utilizing FanDuel budgets and scoring systems.  I don’t think I have to tell... Read More

  Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups Top MLB prospect Javier Baez has been called up to The Show, and made his major league debut last night for Chicago Cubs . Although he's one of many top prospects in Chicago’s loaded farm system, Baez has plenty of hype behind him and big upside for the future. Along with the recent... Read More

There Is A Casting Call For Young Live Arms In Boston Prior to the July 31 trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox held a complete fire sale of their starting pitchers, dealing away four out of five of their opening day rotation. Jon Lester, Jake Peavy, John Lackey and Felix Doubront were all shipped out... Read More

With the whirlwind of activity at the non-waiver trade deadline this past Thursday, we saw the big names like David Price, Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes change teams. But looking at the transaction wire, or hearing reports on TV, there are always the unnamed minor leaguers who come to teams as throw-ins or for organizational depth.... Read More

Have a Burning Fantasy Baseball Question? RotoBaller Matt Libonati (@libonatim) will be answering your fantasy baseball questions on Monday August 4th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST. Come join in on the fun, and get your fantasy baseball questions answered.  The chat will stay open all day, so feel free to write your question in now, or just come back... Read More

I was watching ESPN's weekly television series "Boston vs. New York" last night when I heard something crazy.  It appears that Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is retiring.  This was news to me, as I have heard nothing about his retirement.  Were you all aware of this?! Below are some of my Week 19 picks for... Read More

Here are my top value plays for FanDuel and DFS leagues today. We have a short slate of just seven games today, and all starting pitchers are right-handed, which eliminates a lot of the typical platoon lefty-killers from consideration. Looking back at last week’s picks, I have to apologize for the Madison Bumgarner recommendation; he... Read More

3 Catchers For Deep Leagues This week I wanted to concentrate on backstops that are producing on teams that aren't exactly offensive power-houses. All of these guys are worth a look in most 12+ team leagues, all AL/NL-Only and all 2-Catcher Leagues.   Jason Castro - C, Houston Astros BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: The Astro's have... Read More

This piece focuses on the best two-start starting pitcher streamers and sleeper waiver wire pickups for Week 19 of fantasy baseball. These sleeper pitchers are near or below 50% ownership in Yahoo! leagues, and some are ideal for shallow leagues, but most are under-the-radar starters that can be considered in head-to-head leagues.   Danny Duffy, KC –... Read More

  The trade deadline has officially passed, and I for one must say it was a week to remember, to be sure. Lester is now an Oakland Athletic, David Price is now a Tiger, and somehow the former MVP candidate Allen Craig has found his way onto the Red Sox. Most importantly for fantasy owners,... Read More

What’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we start heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 18. 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 we... Read More

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

This article is subtitled the "Yahoo! Sleeper Edition," not because these players are sleepers in Yahoo! formats, but because Yahoo! fantasy owners are entirely sleeping on them unjustly. The first player in this article is one of my hidden gems whom I think can really make an impact the rest of the season, followed by three... Read More

Who Is Popping Out Of Your Fantasy Cake? With baseball's looming trade deadline this close, by the time you read this starting pitchers like Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and Ian Kennedy might be hopping a flight to join their new teams as general managers hope to put the final touch on their rosters... Read More

  Outfielders Options For Fantasy Baseball Looking for a replacement while George Springer is on the shelf? Maybe you just need some extra speed or power to add to your fantasy lineup. Below is a list of five outfielders whom I believe are undervalued looking towards Week 19, and are worth adding off of the waiver wire... Read More

We are creeping closer and closer to the end of the fantasy baseball season and the playoffs. Meaning it's getting more and more important to pay attention to who is getting hot and who is getting cold. A hot player could make the difference between making the playoffs or not. So could a cold player.... Read More

  Can Someone Please Call Me Up Already? I’m going to paint you a picture: imagine you are the top pitching prospect of the 2014 season. Your team is at the bottom of their division and in desperate need of a momentum shifter. So why in all holy hell have you not debuted this season... Read More

Fantasy baseball owners are always looking for the next sleeper or big player from the waiver wire to help improve their teams. Every year there are starting pitchers who come out of nowhere to make a huge splash, and then there are guys who take a little bit longer to develop or round into form as... Read More