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

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

20 hours 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

2 days ago

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups List

Back by popular demand in 2019... RotoBaller has brought back for the MLB draft season and regular season our Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups List.  Be sure to also use our other lineup tools shown in the icons below. Using your phone? Be sure to also download our free app which includes news,... Read More

2 days 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

PREMIUM 2 days ago

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

3 days ago


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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

4 days 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 days 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 days 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

7 days ago

Cleveland Rocked - How to Recover from Key Injuries to the Tribe

Things aren't going well for the Cleveland Indians in 2019. The offense did very little to try and improve over the offseason, watching left fielder Michael Brantley and catcher Yan Gomes walk and trading slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz. Carlos Santana has looked great, but Jake Bauers has not performed as well as Diaz... Read More

7 days ago

Sauceda's Slants - Take Action on Early Season Trends

Someone recently DM’d me on Twitter asking where I’ve been. Where had my writing gone? I must admit, I was flattered that someone enjoyed my work and was curious why we hadn’t seen more. So what? Why am I telling you this? All for the glorification of my massive ego? (And perhaps to suggest you’re... Read More

7 days ago

Believing In Matt Boyd - Is A Breakout Season Approaching?

We’re nearly two full weeks into baseball’s regular season, and waiver decisions are already challenging. With several big name players already landing on the shelf early this year, we have to dissect whose hot start is worth believing in to fill our roster voids. One of the names making a huge impact so far this... Read More

7 days ago


Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers and Starts - Week 3

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 4/15 - 4/21. 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

7 days ago

Top 30 Impact Prospects for 2019 Redraft Leagues (Week 2)

Can you believe the baseball season is already flying by?! Some teams already have a dozen games in hand at the MLB level, while the minor league season has been underway since last Thursday. With minor league games now underway, it’s time for another update of the ‘Impact Prospects for 2019.’ Since last we visited... Read More

7 days ago

Finding the Next Josh Hader - Undervalued Relievers with Legit Upside

As the reliever game in the Majors has changed over the past few years, so must the fantasy community. With the growth of players like Josh Hader, Andrew Miller, and Ryan Pressly, the number of fastball-slider relievers, who can pitch multiple-innings, offer new chances to rack up Ks and holds. While not off to a... Read More

1 week ago

AL-Only Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

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 week ago

Contact Rate Risers & Fallers for Week 2 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 2! 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

1 week ago


Buxton, Kepler Have Something to Prove - The King's Insider Report

The Minnesota Twins are going to be a fun team to watch this season, whether it’s for real or fantasy purposes. They could sneak up and win the American League Central, and help fantasy owners a lot in the process if three key offensive players continue to perform well. Byron Buxton is the true cornerstone... Read More

PREMIUM 1 week ago

NL-Only Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

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 week ago

Statcast Hitter Studs and Duds - Exit Velocity for Week 2

Welcome to this year's first iteration of Statcast Hitter Analysis. Each week, I will select a different metric to evaluate unexpected names at the top and bottom of the Statcast Leaderboards. Even if you aren't well-versed in Statcast, you know exit velocity. Even the crustiest of old-school baseball announcers have incorporated this term in his... Read More

1 week ago

Statcast Pitcher Studs and Duds - xwOBA for Week 2

Welcome to the first edition of Statcast pitchers analysis this season! Statcast provides a ton of interesting and insightful advanced metrics that we can use to predict future fantasy performance. Each week we will select one of these stats and choose two risers and two fallers to analyze and ultimately determine what those stats could... Read More

1 week ago

Are You For Real? Surprising SP Starts from Week 2

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). Major league batters are striking out at an astounding 23% clip so far this season, which has resulted in plenty of unheralded hurlers racking up massive strikeout totals. We're looking at... Read More

1 week ago


Strikeout Rate Risers and Fallers - Buy or Sell for Week 2

Welcome to the first edition of pitching strikeout rate risers and fallers this season! As fantasy players and analysts, we have many different advanced stats at our disposal, but some are more helpful than others for fantasy purposes. One of the more useful stats for analyzing pitchers is K%. Strikeout percentage holds direct fantasy value... Read More

2 weeks ago

Buy or Sell - Undervalued and Overvalued Players for Week 2

The first official week of fantasy baseball is coming to an end and many of you are celebrating your draft hits and lamenting the misses. Realistically, there is no way to definitively know whether you made the correct decision or not for at least another month. It's a tormenting feeling at times because you may... Read More

2 weeks ago

Week 2 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

2 weeks ago

Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers & Starts for Week 2

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 4/8 - 4/15. 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

2 weeks ago

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