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Leury Garcia (MI/OF, CHW) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Leury Garcia has had a quietly useful 2019 season so far. The 28-year-old entered Sunday's action hitting .294 with five home runs, eight stolen bases, and 56 runs scored. The latter ranks 17th in all of baseball, a consequence of Garcia remaining entrenched as... Read More

8 months ago

MLB Podcast on RotoBaller Radio: Hot Waiver Wire Pickups And Sleepers For Week 7

RotoBaller is very excited about the start of year two on very own radio station. You can now find new weekly shows on BlogTalkRadio live or on demand, and on iTunes under podcasts. Also stay tuned for more shows being added as the season goes on. Every Tuesday night, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano of... Read More

4 years ago

Kelby Tomlinson Continues Productive Run; Consider in Deep/NL-Only Leagues

Giants shortstop Kelby Tomlinson picked up two hits in three at bats on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks. Tomlinson, spending time in both middle infield positions, has made the most of the action he's seen over 24 games in 2016. He's picked up 17 hits and four walks over 54 plate appearances, while walking four times and... Read More

4 years ago

J.J. Hardy (SS, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: 14+ Team Leagues and AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Flea Flicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Once a perennial home run threat at a fantasy position with few of them, shortstop J.J. Hardy has been inconsistent entering the twilight years of his career. Once a perennial 20-homer threat, he has hit only 19 since 2014 (including his... Read More

4 years ago

Ball Street: Roto Never Sleeps - MLB Recap Featuring Butler, Utley, Fiers, Machado, Betts, Travis and More

With week 3 coming to a close, let's recap some players whose stocks might be rising or falling. Now that we're almost through April, we're developing a decent sample size so we can start to see who might be for real and who we should cut. Stats current as of 9am, 4/24/2015     MLB... Read More

5 years ago


Top Five Shortstop Sleepers for 2015: Fantasy Baseball Rankings Analysis

  Five Undervalued Shortstops for 2015 So you've had a great draft, taking the best player available in each round. You are reasonably certain you will contend in all categories, and then you remember that you still need to fill a SS and MIF slot and it is Round 17. Ugh. While shortstop can be a... Read More

5 years ago

Top 5 Middle Infielders: MLB Prospects and Impact Rookies for 2015

  A Bleak Landscape In 2001, ten middle infielders hit at least 20 home runs. Rich Aurilia, with 37, would have been tied for second in baseball with Giancarlo Stanton and Chris Carter last year. That year? He was tied for second...among middle infielders, with Bret Boone. Alex Rodriguez's 52 bombs, which paced the American... Read More

5 years ago

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

So how’d you do this season? If you need some help getting through the playoffs, look into these sleeper middle infielders for a quick boost to your lineup.   Second Base Waiver Wire Pickups Jose Ramirez: (CLE) - Owned in 8.0% of leagues Since being moved up to the second spot in the lineup, Ramirez has... Read More

5 years ago

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Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups: Hitters & Pitchers For Week 22

  This week's Deep League Pick Ups are players that were not necessarily counted on at the beginning of the season, yet their impressive performances of late are making them invaluable. Take a look and see if there is one for one of these players on your fantasy team.   Waiver Wire Options for Deeper Leagues... Read More

5 years ago

Jonathan Schoop (2B, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues / Deeper Leagues (14+ Teams) ANALYSIS: At this point in the season, if you are in a mixed league and looking to turn to Jonathan Schoop as the savior of your MI slot (or even worse, 2B slot), then you are probably the captain of a sinking ship, or just fighting... Read More

6 years ago


Neil Walker (2B, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE:  Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: The former first-round draft pick is entering his age-28 season, coming off an underwhelming performance in 2013.  Don't let his lack of production last year fool you, though-- here's a guy at a really thin position who will not hurt you in any category, and as a member... Read More

6 years ago

Alcides Escobar (SS, KC) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Stash in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Escobar is coming off a disappointing 2013 season, where he put up a .234/.259/.300 line and a lowly .559 OPS. Escobar will never get you any power production, or win you any leagues on his own, but he has stolen 22, 35 and 26 bases the past three seasons.... Read More

6 years ago

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – Jo Adell

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