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Clint Frazier (OF, NYY) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

Domingo German (SP, NYY) - Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Pre-season injuries to C.C. Sabathia and Luis Severino thrust young right-hander Domingo German back into a rotation spot, where he will slot in at No. 4 and start Monday's game. German posted some intriguing numbers last season, despite his 5.57 ERA and... Read More

5 months ago

The Cut List (Week 7): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

I know it's hard, but it's getting to the point that some of those early season investments are just not generating returns. The name value makes it hard to kick those guys to the curb, but holding onto them in the hopes of a turnaround can hurt your chances at a championship. Here is a... Read More

3 years ago

The Cut List (Week 5): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

The calendar is turning to May and Week 5 is about to start. The hot starters are beginning to cool off, and the sleepers may have hit the snooze button. Injuries, changes in the lineup, etc. - so many things are coming into play. Here is a list of some guys with whom you shouldn't... Read More

3 years ago

Five 2016 Second Base Sleepers

After you get past the elite options at second base, guys like Jose Altuve, things can get a little iffy. Because of that, it is pretty easy to just settle for a low-end player, punt that position, or even worse, reach for an overvalued player. As we get closer to Opening Day, here are some... Read More

3 years ago

Chris Young (OF, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all 14 team leagues or deeper. OWNED IN:  11% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Ever since being cut from the Mets last season, Young has had a resurgence with the Yankees. He is batting .257 on the season with 11 homers and 27 RBI. Those numbers don't jump out at you, but... Read More

4 years ago

Ivan Nova (NYY, SP) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in 14-team leagues or deeper OWNED IN: 14% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: After over a year away from the game to recover from Tommy John surgery, Nova came back strong against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. He pitched 6 and 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, allowing only three hits, two walks, and... Read More

4 years ago

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Is This Really The Return of the Old Alex Rodriguez?

Time to pull out the Pokémon cards and Sidekick phones. Alex Rodriguez is back to playing like an elite baseball player. In the first 12 games of the 2015 season, A-Rod is currently batting .316 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and a 1.157 OPS. Considering he last played a meaningful game in 2013 and... Read More

4 years ago

Alex Rodriguez (3B, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 55% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: There are a few truths that Alex Rodriguez will always be tied to. One of them is that A-Rod fits the term "professional hitter". The 3-time MVP winner is now approaching 40 and amidst all the scandal and controversy, A-Rod is out to... Read More

4 years ago

Chase Headley (1B/3B, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep / AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: When the New York Yankees traded for Chase Headley in 2014, they saw an immediate solution to the gap left by Alex Rodriguez at 3B. Even with the return of Rodriguez, Headley made clear in his 58 game stint with the... Read More

4 years ago

Nathan Eovaldi (SP, NYY) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft Target in Later Rounds / Waiver Wire Stash ANALYSIS: A name to keep in mind going forward is Nathan Eovaldi. Right now Eovaldi is in the fourth slot of the Yankees rotation, opening up plenty of opportunity to thrive. Owned in just 17% of leagues, Eovaldi is being criminally undervalued in relation to his potential... Read More

4 years ago

Jacoby Ellsbury: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Star

2011 - It Was A Very Good Year When the New York Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury as a free agent before the 2014 season they hoped they would be getting the same player who tore up the world of fantasy baseball in 2011. That season Ellsbury batted .321 with 32 HR, 39 SB, 105 RBI and... Read More

5 years ago

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Derek Jeter: The Man. The Icon. The Fantasy Legend.

If you were alive during the 90s, you know the name Derek Jeter, unless you lived under a rock. If you played baseball during that time, you probably attempted to imitate his swing. If you grew up in New York, and were asked to write a paper about who your hero was, the answer was... Read More

5 years ago

By Keith Allison (Flickr: Mark Teixeira) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

New York Yankees: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

  Let’s talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of New York Yankee fantasy baseball.   The Good Many fantasy baseball pundits have been waiting for Yangervis Solarte's early season success to fade but every time falls into a mini slump, he picks himself up, dusts himself off and starts hitting again. We are... Read More

5 years ago

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact Prospects: Outfield

Sometimes it's tough keeping up with the year to year ebb and flow of fantasy baseball positional scarcity. Outfield, from season to season, can be maddeningly shallow and frustrating on one hand, and fruitfully overflowing on the other. Looking at 2013 average draft position versus final rankings of fantasy outfielders would lead one to believe... Read More

6 years ago

AL East Preview & Rankings: Who Rises, Who Falls

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

6 years ago

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MLB News: Yankees Finally Sign Matt Thornton

Thornton Officially a Yankee The Yankees officially signed former White Sox reliever Matt Thornton to a 2-year, $7 million on Friday. The deal, which was agreed to earlier in the offseason, resulted in the Yankees designating Vernon Wells for assignment due to a lack of space on the 40-man roster. The 35-year-old Wells will not... Read More

6 years ago

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Top 10 Biggest Stories from the MLB Hot Stove News Season (So Far) - Part 2

Earlier in the week, we released Part 1 of the Top 10 Biggest Offseason Stories (So Far) in the 2013-2014 MLB offseason.  In this piece, RotoBaller Bill Dubiel follows up with the top 5 stories from the 2013-2014 MLB offseason.   5. Beltran Dons the Pinstripes After several spectacular seasons in St. Louis, the Yankees... 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