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Yoan Lopez (RP, AZ) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  For a guy that started the season as one of the hottest rookies, things got ugly in the middle of the first half and Walker is now just 30% owned. However, Christian Walker has completely turned things around in July. From... Read More

5 months ago

Nick Ahmed (SS, AZ) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The only reason I can think that Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is only owned in 6% of leagues is that he's boring. His .262/.311/.429 slash line admittedly doesn't jump off the page, but he does have nine home runs, six stolen bases,... Read More

5 months ago

Matt McLain Selected 25th Overall by Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Matt McLain with the 25th pick in the MLB amateur draft. McLain is a right-handed hitting shortstop that may also play second base and is coming from high school. McLain is described as a pure baseball player inside and out. He is a smooth defender with quick hands and feet to... Read More

2 years ago

Brandon Drury (3B/OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Drury was tearing it up for Arizona in the spring, but ultimately seemed poised for a super utility role in 2016. Things can change very quickly though, and, sure enough, it seems that Drury has carved out a starting role for... Read More

4 years ago

Cut List (Week 2): Players to Consider Cutting Bait On…

The first week of the season is always interesting. Fantasy players are overreacting like crazy to everything they see, or don't see, from their picks. Over the years you see some funny "rage drops" for flavor of the week guys you never hear from again. On that note, here are some guys that should be... Read More

4 years ago

Tyler Clippard Set Up To Be DBacks' Setup Man

Tyler Clippard did not have a great 2015 campaign. His strikeout rate was down, and his flyball rate was up. In 2014 with the Nationals, Clippard had an impressive 10.5 K/9 ratio. However it fell to 8.8 in Oakland in 2015, and then after going to the Mets in the same season it fell to... Read More

4 years ago

Rubby De La Rosa (SP, ARZ) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues. OWNED IN: 15% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The talent and the arsenal have always been there for Rubby De La Rosa and the warm fresh air of Phoenix seems to have brought out all of the best he has to offer. De La Rosa has compiled a 4.50 ERA to... Read More

5 years ago

Archie Bradley (SP, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Highly touted prospects are often proclaimed as saviors toward their organization. These same prospects are hyped ad nauseum and are often rushed to the big leagues. The Arizona Diamondbacks are hoping that Archie Bradley was worth the wait. Bradley spent 4 seasons... Read More

5 years ago

Jake Lamb (3B, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / All Keeper Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The Diamondbacks decided to play musical chairs this offseason and during spring training as to who would get the everyday at-bats. Jake Lamb was initially on the outside looking in, but has now emerged as a fantasy-relevant player in a short amount of time.... Read More

5 years ago

Archie Bradley Will Be Fifth Starter for Diamonbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect Archie Bradley will be taking Trevor Cahill's spot in the rotation, following his trade to the Atlanta Braves. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweeted: "I'm told that the Cahill trade does, as expected, open a spot in Dbacks rotation for top prospect Archie Bradley." Bradley will be joining a rotation with Josh Collmenter, Rubby... Read More

5 years ago

Rubby De La Rosa (SP/RP, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues / NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: A lot of the attention in the Arizona Diamondbacks rotation towards the end of Spring Training was geared towards Archie Bradley. This is a completely warranted opinion given the state of the rotation as a whole. However, an overlooked potential starter with... Read More

5 years ago

Second Half Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitching Sleepers

Starting Pitcher Sleepers For The Second Half For this week's column, I am going to discuss three starting pitchers who are second half sleepers in fantasy baseball. These pitchers are ready for a stronger second half after some struggles to start the year. Not coincidentally, all three have a history of improving beyond the All-Star... Read More

5 years ago

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2014 Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects: Fantasy Baseball Analysis

The following column will take a look at top prospects in Arizona's farm system from two angles -- opportunity and talent. The opportunity ranking, on a scale of 1 - 10, will be based on how likely it is that the player will have a fantasy impact in 2014. The talent ranking, on the same... Read More

6 years ago

Arizona Diamondbacks Lineup Analysis: 2014 Fantasy Baseball

This 2014 MLB preview will highlight likely starters at each position for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first section will address players who should be targeted by fantasy owners in their drafts in standard 5x5 leagues. The second section will preview hitters who should not be drafted as things are right now, but who should be... Read More

6 years ago

Arizona Diamondbacks Hot Stove: MLB News & Fantasy Baseball Analysis

  Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview When a baseball team finishes with a .500 record for two consecutive seasons you can expect some changes to be made. That is certainly the case with Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason. Arizona has been one of the more active teams in trying to improve their team for the upcoming season. One... Read More

6 years ago

Top 10 Biggest Stories from the MLB Hot Stove News Season (So Far), Part 1

  At RotoBaller, we stay on top of the news so that you don't have to.  Here are the top 10 biggest stories (well, the first half of them), from the MLB Hot Stove News Season   10. Trumbo Top Name in Three-Team Trade The Angels sent Mark Trumbo to Arizona, who sent Tyler Skaggs... Read More

6 years ago

MLB News and Analysis: What Team Will Masahiro Tanaka End Up With

  Where Will Tanaka Land?   Arguably the most talked about free agent of the offseason, 25-year-old Masahiro Tanaka has MLB owners drooling. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the specifics of this hype monster, here's a brief recap: Strikingly similar to Hiroki Kuroda, Tanaka features a low 90s fastball, excellent control, and... Read More

6 years ago

Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter: Savior of The Bullpen

The Arizona Diamondbacks have started off great in 2013, and they're surprising people by how well they've played, even through sustained injuries to key players like Eric Chavez, Aaron Hill and Adam Eaton.  They hope to see something from all three players this year, with some projecting to be back by the end of June,... Read More

6 years ago

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