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Travis Shaw (BOS, 1B/3B) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: After usurping the starting job from Kung Fu Panda, Travis Shaw continues to hit. Shaw has hit safely in 10 of the last 11 games and is hitting .333 on the season. His BABIP is a lofty .435 so it indicates... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9 Percent of Leagues ANALYSIS: A rare bright spot in what's been a challenging season for the Red Sox, Shaw has hit .288/.354/.522 with 11 homers in 184 at-bats since being promoted to the Show. He's knocked in 10 runs in the last two weeks while... Read More

Astute readers may have noticed that this column has increasingly made references to 2016 in predicting what the future may hold for featured players. While the statistical trends referred to hold value over time, there is simply not enough season left to assert that they definitely - or even probably - will impact a player... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Even when a pitcher struggles, the good ones always seem to figure it out. Clay Buchholz has always had electric stuff and if there was ever a time to buy in again that time is now. The Boston Red Sox are struggling... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Despite the preseason surplus of outfield depth the Boston Red Sox had, injuries to Hanley Ramirez, Daniel Nava and Shane Victorino forced the team to make a move, acquiring Alejandro De Aza from the Baltimore Orioles after he had been designated for assignment. Starting the... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 67% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The Boston Red Sox have battled pitching woes throughout this season and they finally decided to pull the trigger on Eduardo Rodriguez to help alleviate those problems. Rodriguez had started 100 games with over 500 IP in the minors and has the... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 57% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The last of the four heralded hitting prospects of the Boston Red Sox has arrived to ignite some fires within the clubhouse. Rusney Castillo had a few bumps in the road after signing a big deal to come to Boston but its... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWED IN: 42% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: It has never been a question whether or not Clay Buchholz has the talent to be one of the top pitchers in all of baseball. He still might not quite be there, but he should be owned in all fantasy leagues because of his talent... Read More

Can Someone Please Call Me Up Already? Is he a prospect? No. Is he a rookie? Technically, but not really. Regardless, Rusney Castillo is the latest international player creating a buzz around the league. Last week, Castillo signed a seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, the largest contract ever given to an... Read More

The MLB offseason is winding down, which means it’s time to evaluate which teams made the right moves and which ones got caught sleeping. Although there are still some big names out there that could help some teams whose rosters are lacking (Matt Garza, Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez come to mind), let’s take a look at... Read More

After winning back-to-back AL West Championships, you would think on the Oakland A’s there would be at least one fantasy superstar in the lineup. However, this group is not centered on one bat, but on numerous pieces that when put together equal more than the sum of its parts. While this is a noble approach... Read More

If there is one thing that ‘Moneyball’ taught us about the Oakland A’s, it’s that they do not need to be big spenders in order to put a winning team on the field. The defending American League West Champions for the past two seasons did not have many needs to address with their young, sabermetrics... Read More

  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