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ADP Cost Analysis – Aaron Nola vs Lance Lynn

Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 8

Another fantasy week is in the books.  For owners fighting the injury big or looking for outfield help, here are five players to consider adding off the waiver wire, if available in your leagues.   Adam Eaton - (OF, CWS) - 57% Owned BALLER MOVE: Add in All Formats The White Sox leadoff man has... Read More

6 years ago

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Top 5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Streamers: Week 8 Waiver Wire

This will be a season-long, weekly piece on under-the-radar, two-start pitchers whom you should consider picking up for the following week of play.  I’ll give you a mix of starting pitcher options, some ideal for shallow leagues, some ideal for deep leagues.  This post will always be published well enough in advance of next week... Read More

6 years ago

Top 4 Hitter Streamers For Week 8: Waiver Wire Targets

  Week 8 Lineup Tools: Hitter Streamers It's been a sad week for baseball. Losing Jose Fernandez to what's looking like season ending Tommy John surgery isn't just a blow for fantasy owners, it's a body blow to baseball as a whole. Fernandez is one of those few players who makes you want to drop... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

  Middle Infield Waiver Wire Pickups So how’d you do in week 6 and the first half of week 7? Not great if you owned Jose Fernandez, Martin Perez or Carlos Beltran.   Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start or owned one of those players who get injured,... Read More

6 years ago

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Starting Pitcher Streamers For Week 7 (Part 2)

1. Jonathon Niese (New York Mets) Next scheduled start: Friday at Washington Considering that Niese is pitching for New York and has arguably been the team's most consistent pitcher, it's odd that he's owned in only 41% of Yahoo! and 44% of ESPN leagues.  Nevertheless, he is available and he's an excellent streamer on Friday.... Read More

6 years ago


Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups: First Base (1B) & Third Base (3B)

There is a blend of youth and experience in this week's list of potential waiver wire pickups and sleepers at the corner infield spots, as both rookies and veterans that are widely available have been producing solid numbers so far in 2014. One of the beauties of fantasy baseball is that the player pool is... Read More

6 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

My weekly look at the fantasy baseball diamonds in the rough is here! This week we have a prospect, some potential daily league players, and some waiver wire fillers that might get you through a tough stretch with your teams. Take a look and see if there is a good fit, some of these players... Read More

6 years ago

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Top Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 7

  Using Sabermetrics to Find Waiver Wire Pickups This weekly column will examine some good starting pitchers you should look to add over the next month. The quality of the pitchers will range between thin and deep leagues in order to reach the largest spectrum of fantasy owners. Each pitcher will be examined from a... Read More

6 years ago

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Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (NL Edition): Week 7

We've already passed Mother's Day Weekend, and the baseball season is rapidly approaching the warm weather and summer days. If you've been keeping an eye on your waiver wire, you've probably noticed some interesting trends, and surprising starts to the season. This week the majority of my waiver picks are guys who will see increased... Read More

6 years ago

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Top Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Streamers For Week 7

1. Mike Leake (Cincinnati Reds) Tuesday vs. San Diego Until the Padres start showing signs of being able to hit consistently, there's a strong possibility that a pitcher they face will be making these lists.  It just so happens that the pitcher they face Tuesday is also pretty good.  Leake, owned in 31% of Yahoo!... Read More

6 years ago


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Top 5 Hitter Streamers For Week 7: Waiver Wire Targets

Before you know it, it'll be mid-May-- just around the time you should start paying serious attention to your place in your league standings, and even more serious attention to the deficiencies of your lineup. While we're not out of small-sample-size woods yet by any means, with each passing game owners get a better idea... Read More

6 years ago

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Top 5 Two-Start (SP) Streamers: Week 7 Waiver Wire

  Five Starting Pitcher Streamers For Week 7 This will be a season-long, weekly piece on under-the-radar, two-start pitchers whom you should consider picking up for the following week of play.  I’ll give you a mix of starting pitcher options, some ideal for shallow leagues, some ideal for deep leagues.  This post will always be... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds: Week 7 Setup Men

While the holds statistic is hard to determine. since we never really know who will enter the game in the right situation, the players noted today feature a couple former closers and stellar setup men. All of these players are capable of being reliable setup men for their respective teams and players worth considering adding... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 7

Managing a fantasy team is an injury-enduring, stat-chasing battle for bragging rights that can be overwhelming at times. Help is on the way with five outfield sleepers to add off the waiver wire or to watch that can help keep your team in contention.   5 Waiver Wire Outfielders to Consider    Colby Rasmus -... Read More

6 years ago

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Top Four Waiver Wire Pickups For Strikeouts

Strikeout Totals Are Going Crazy Strikeouts are at an all-time high in baseball, with all 30 teams combining for 36,700 in 2013 to set the record.  The total strikeouts in baseball have climbed each year since 2006, which is crazy in itself.   With so many Ks available, if your fantasy pitching staff needs more, they... Read More

6 years ago


MLB Closers and Save Update - May 9th

  Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a sharp eye on all the closer and save news so you can focus on the rest of your team.  Find all the information you need on the back end of bullpens right here at Rotoballer.com, and be sure to check out our... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in week 5? Whether you came out of the gate strong or stumbled at the start, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful in the early goings—if they are available, snatch them... Read More

6 years ago

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Top Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 6 (Part 2)

This is the second article in what will be a weekly two-part series highlighting some of the best starting pitcher streamers for the week. Part 1 focused on Monday to Wednesday games, while Part 2 focuses on Thursday to Sunday games. Top Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 6   1. Ian Kennedy (San Diego Padres)... Read More

6 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6

  Five Fantasy Diamonds In The Rough Who May Become Your Best Friends I think I've found some fantasy gold for you in this edition of Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups.  Three of the five players featured in this article are ones that I would consider picking up right now.  Personally, my team has already... Read More

6 years ago

Five Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6

  Waiver Wire Starting Pitchers for Your Fantasy Baseball Team Earlier in the week we dug into the sabermetrics to find three solid waiver wire pickups for you.  Now we're taking a look at 5 more waiver wire pitchers who can help your fantasy baseball team in the short term. All ownership percentages from Yahoo!... Read More

6 years ago


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MLB Closers and Saves Update for May 6th

  Your Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a keen on all the bullpens so you can focus on the rest of your team.  Find all the information you need on the back end of bullpens right here at Rotoballer.com, and be sure to check out our up-to-date MLB fantasy... Read More

6 years ago

Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups: First Base (1B) & Third Base (3B)

The 2014 MLB season is about a month old, and while it is getting tougher to find players on the waiver wire that can upgrade your team across the board, the pool of available talent and sleepers is far from dried up. At the corner infield positions in particular, there are plenty of players that... Read More

6 years ago

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Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Your Team (Week 6)

  Hot Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Targets Each week I'll look at some good Starting Pitcher waiver wire pickups you should look to add to your fantasy baseball team.  These sleeper waiver wire targets will span shallow and deep leagues, and may include some two-start streamer pitchers. Each pitcher will be dissected sabermetrically to truly... Read More

6 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (NL Edition): Part 2

As we do each week, yesterday we brought you some deeper league pickup options from the National League going into the sixth week of the season. Every few weeks, we'll add a second article to this series to review some of our national league picks who should be owned in all NL-only and deep leagues, but for... Read More

6 years ago

Week 6 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

There are some great two start pitchers for Week 6 (Scherzer, Greinke, Ventura), and lots of other solid starting pitcher matchups as well.  As always, analyzing weekly matchups can help uncover SP sleepers off the waiver wire and some potential streamers for your fantasy baseball teams. Below we are taking a look at the entire... Read More

6 years ago


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Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (NL Edition): Week 6

We have officially put the first month of the baseball season in the books, and plenty of waiver wire sleepers have already developed for all league formats including NL-Only and AL-Only leagues. That seemed to go rather quickly, but like they say, time flies when you're having fun. This is usually about the time when less... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups For Runs Heading Into Week 6

  Waiver Targets to Help Your Team in Runs Finding specific category help on the waiver wire can be hard tough, but I’m here to help you find those stats to give you a bump in specific categories.  Today, I’m going to take a look at runs.  Runs can come sporadically, as they depend on... Read More

6 years ago

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Top 5 Two-Start (SP) Streamers: Week 6 Waiver Wire

  Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 6 This will be a season-long, weekly piece on under-the-radar, two-start pitchers whom you should consider picking up for the following week of play.  I'll give you a mix of starting pitcher options, some ideal for shallow leagues, some ideal for deep leagues.  This post will always be published... Read More

6 years ago

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5 Setup Men To Own: Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds Leagues

  Setup Men For Holds Leagues The holds statistic leaves us guessing who will enter the game in the right situation, and these players here include a couple former closers and stellar setup men. All of these players are capable of being reliable setup men for their respective teams and players worth considering adding if... Read More

6 years ago

Top 5 Hitter Streamers For Week 6: Waiver Wire Targets

  Fantasy Baseball Streamer Bats for Week 6 It's time for another installment of my weekly position player streamers article. As always I'll limit my search to players owned in less than 50% of leagues and I'll try to give some variety in position types. You all should know the rules by now though so... Read More

6 years ago


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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – Jo Adell

The most coveted type of player in fantasy baseball is the batter who can hit home runs, steal bases and hit for contact. Stolen bases are harder to find, as more big-league teams are opting to take a cautious approach to baserunning. Additionally, batting average has declined because hitters are striking out more often, as... Read More


ADP Cost Analysis - Gleyber Torres vs. Corey Seager

Fantasy baseball players acquire draft position through osmosis. The more drafts that take place, the larger sample we gain of how owners of all experience levels feel about someone. Granted, inexperienced players often rely on rankings from experts, which goes to form ADP into something resembling common rankings, but the outcome is unimpeachable, collected data... Read More


ADP Cost Analysis – Aaron Nola vs Lance Lynn

With fantasy baseball draft season in full swing, those of us who partake in this joyous game are now looking through as much draft data as possible in a bid to find players we love who have lower average draft positions (ADP) than we believe they should. All this to eke out as much draft... Read More


2020 Regression Candidates: Breakout Outfielders

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Taking Out the Trash: Pitchers Who Should Junk Their Worst Pitch

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