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Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 11

Sauceda's Slants: Folding Aces

There are very few Fantasy experiences more pleasing than hitting on a late-round sleeper or sneaky waiver acquisition — not unlike the experience of finding a twenty-dollar bill in your pocket that you had completely forgotten. When landing these types of players, common refrain tends to be, “sell high!” But for anyone who’s played in... Read More

5 months ago

The Waiver Wire Watch List: Week 11

So we're two months into the season, and a lot of pictures are becoming more clear. Maybe you hitched your wagon to Joey Votto and are in need of a corner infielder? Perhaps you've been riding George Springer to success but are now stuck without your best outfielder for weeks. No matter the situation, it... Read More

5 months ago

Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers and Starts Week 11

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 06/10-06/16. 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 column highlights... Read More

5 months ago

Ketel Marte Just Woke Us Up

Sound the alarms! We’ve got a power surge from Arizona that won’t go out! Oh, it’s nothing, just another one of those monstrous months from Paul Gold-- Wait, Goldy’s no longer in the desert. Then who is the source of this power surge? Ketel Marte?? Second on the team in home runs with 14 in... Read More

5 months ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 10

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

5 months ago


Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 10 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 10! 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

5 months ago

Top 30 Impact Prospects for Redraft Leagues (Week 10)

It was a quiet week for prospect promotions and catcher Will Smith was the only position player who was promoted and stuck. He’s had some swing-and-miss to his game but he’s hitting .286 with a home run through his first 14 MLB at-bats. Jon Duplantier got another recall to The Show and was gifted with... Read More

5 months ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 10

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

5 months ago

Statcast Pitcher Studs and Duds - wOBA-xwOBA Difference for Week 10

Welcome back to RotoBaller’s pitchers Statcast studs and duds article series! Each week we will select an advanced stat, choose two studs and two duds, and analyze what those stats could mean for future fantasy output. My first article in this series involved expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA) against and I hinted that we could... Read More

5 months ago

Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts from Week 10

Welcome back to "Are You For Real?" Each week, we look at lower-owned starting pitchers who have performed unexpectedly well in their last outing(s). This week we head south for a deep dive on two Texas right-handers, the veteran Lance Lynn and the youngster Ariel Jurado. Then we hop over to Miami for a peek... Read More

5 months ago


Hard-Hit Leaders - Statcast Hitter Studs and Duds (Week 10)

In the latest edition of Statcast Studs and Duds for offense, we're going to shorten the range of outcomes. I will look at leaders in hard-hit balls over the past month only. Also, rather than simply isolating Hard% as a metric, I am looking at the total leaders in batted ball events that qualify as... Read More

5 months ago

Strikeout Rate Risers and Fallers - Buy or Sell for Week 10

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

5 months ago

2019 MLB Amateur Draft Preview

The 2019 Amateur Draft is upon us, and owners are either more excited to get more prospects or to finally get away from the creepy MLB Network nursery ad. While there is still some time for changes in terms of how the draft plays out, there are a few trends that owners should be looking... Read More

5 months ago

Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 10

May is coming to an end, but luckily, buy and sell windows are still open on a certain set of players discussed in today's piece. There is nothing worse than seeing one of your guys underperform, but if that is the case, eight times out-of-ten it is most prudent to hold on until they at... Read More

5 months ago

The Waiver Wire Watch List: Week 10

So we're two months into the season, and a lot of pictures are becoming more clear. Maybe you hitched your wagon to Joey Votto and are in need of a corner infielder? Perhaps you've been riding George Springer to success but are now stuck without your best outfielder for weeks. No matter the situation, it... Read More

5 months ago


Top 30 Prospects for 2020 Dynasty Leagues (Week 9 Update)

The Top 30 overall dynasty players ranking is back. June should be an interesting month for prospects. We’re going to have the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft in a few days which is always exciting because it’s going to infuse the minor leagues with more than 1,000 new players, although many won’t fall under the true... Read More

5 months ago

Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers and Starts Week 10

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 06/03-06/09. 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 column highlights... Read More

5 months ago

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 9

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

5 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 9 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 8! 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

5 months ago

Sauceda's Slants: Buy Low Report - 8 Hitters to Target

There’s something positively blissful about scanning your rosters and seeing double-digit — or *gasp* single-digit! — ranks up-and-down the roster. But let’s be clear: these stats are in the past. They’re already banked. They shouldn’t overpower our valuation of them going forward because, really, that’s all that matters — what are they likely to produce... Read More

5 months ago


Top 30 Impact Prospects for Redraft Leagues (Week 9)

The Top 30 list continues to leak prospects. This past week, hitters Cavan Biggio and Josh Naylor, as well as pitcher Mitch Keller were beckoned to The Show. And both hitters had immediate impacts on their teams over the weekend, while Biggio taking the cake on Sunday with a three-hit performance, which included a home... Read More

5 months ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 9

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

5 months ago

Statcast Curveball Movement Profiles for Week 9

Welcome back to RotoBaller’s pitchers advanced stats and StatCast studs and duds article series! Each week we will select an advanced stat, choose two studs and two duds, and analyze what those stats could mean for future fantasy output. For this week we will use Statcast's new pitch movement tab to look at pitchers' curveball... Read More

5 months ago

Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts from Week 9

Welcome back to "Are You For Real?" Each 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 pair of young right-handers, Griffin Canning of the Angels and Dakota Hudson of the Cardinals. Ownership is based on Yahoo leagues and is accurate as... Read More

5 months ago

xSLG Leaders - Statcast Hitter Studs and Duds (Week 9)

For this week's iteration of Statcast Studs and Duds, it's back to the expected stats. This time, we'll look at slugging percentage by comparing players' Expected Slugging (xSLG) to their actual Slugging (SLG) rates. For those unfamiliar with this metric, Expected Slugging Percentage (xSLG) is formulated using exit velocity, launch angle and, on certain types of... Read More

5 months ago


Strikeout Rate Risers and Fallers - Buy or Sell for Week 9

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

5 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 9 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting 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

5 months ago

The Waiver Wire Watch List: Week 9

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

5 months ago

Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 9

We are nearly a third of the way through the fantasy season and things are starting to figure themselves out. For example, Kris Bryant has seemingly found his stroke and shut the window closed on buy-low opportunities. Several other players around the league are also beginning to find their groove, yet there are still a... Read More

5 months ago

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