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Trent Grisham (OF, MIL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

Sam Travis (1B/OF, BOS) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Red Sox replaced veteran Steve Pearce with Sam Travis as their short-side platoon bat off the bench, a valuable role as a lefty smasher that Boston has often utilized. Travis' overall season of .266/.314/.468 doesn't jump off the page, but the... Read More

5 days ago

Randal Grichuk (OF, TOR) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk has gotten off to a hot start in the month of August, hitting .357 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in seven games. His season line has been solid as well, with 19 home... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mark Canha (1B/OF, OAK) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland A's outfielder Mark Canha is quietly having an outstanding season. He's sporting a .255/.381/.514 slash line with 17 home runs, 50 runs scored, 34 RBI, two stolen bases and a 135 wRC+. He's always flashed plus power in the big leagues,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Leury Garcia (OF/SS, CWS) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Leury Garcia just keeps on hitting. Over the last 10 games, he's accounted for 14 hits with two stolen bases and a home run. He's the permanent lead off hitter against both lefties and righties, and he has upside vs both.... Read More

3 weeks ago

Phillip Ervin (OF, CIN) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 16+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: When the Reds shipped outfielder Yasiel Puig to the Cleveland Indians at the trade deadline, it opened up a spot in the outfield. The team still has Nick Senzel, Jesse Winker and Josh VanMeter expected to reprise regular roles, but keep an... Read More

3 weeks ago


Bryan Reynolds (OF, PIT) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  If Reynolds isn’t owned in a league of yours, do yourself a favor and go pick him up. The switch-hitting rookie has been phenomenal and appears to only be getting better as he acclimates to major league pitching. He now has... Read More

3 weeks ago

Alex Verdugo (OF, LAD) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Verdugo just keeps on hitting. July was his worst season of the year, mostly due to bad luck. His BABIP dipped below .300 and his wOBA followed. He was still serviceable, though, holding a .344 against righties with three home runs. He’s... Read More

3 weeks ago

Marwin Gonzalez (1B, 2B 3B, SS, OF, MIN) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  The Twins have become the fastest team in MLB history to 200 home runs. Gonzalez has contributed plenty of his own with 12, but his real value comes as a switch-hitter who consistently drives the ball. Even in an off year... Read More

4 weeks ago

Anthony Santander (OF, BAL) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Orioles center fielder Anthony Santander has taken over a starting job and ran with it. In 43 games, Santander is slashing .304/.344/.509 with eight home runs, 30 RBI and one stolen base. His 5.9% walk rate and 18.2% strikeout rate are right... Read More

4 weeks ago

Jason Heyward (OF, CHC) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Heyward has leveled back off in July, after posting a .389 wOBA in June. He’s still worth an add, though, as he remains in the middle of the Cubs lineup and has posted a .366 wOBA against righties with 13 home... Read More

4 weeks ago


Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Kole Calhoun posted a .312 wOBA over the first three months of the season. Since, he’s sporting a .418 wOBA and .342 ISO. He’s up to 23 home runs on the season and finally starting to match his peripherals with a .265... Read More

4 weeks ago

Leury Garcia (SS/OF, CWS) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  If you’re in need of an all-around outfielder and can’t risk a ton of strikeouts, Leury Garcia is a phenomenal option. For one, he destroys lefties. If you see a few lefties coming up on the docket, his .392 wOBA is... Read More

1 month ago

Jason Heyward (OF, CHC) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  If Heyward is going to continue coming to the plate with runners all over the bases, it’s hard to see him slowing down. He’s up to 43 RBI on the season and his wOBA against right-handers is up to .379. He’s... Read More

1 month ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  It doesn’t look like Garrett Cooper intends to slow down anytime soon. What once looked like a fluky hot streak, has turned into what may have been Cooper turning the corner. Over just hit last seven games, Cooper has accounted for 10... Read More

1 month ago

JaCoby Jones (OF, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Tigers knew all along that JaCoby Jones was going to be an elite fielding center fielder with the potential to post 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases - but whose plate discipline would potentially hold him back. That's pretty much... Read More

2 months ago


Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After an incredibly ugly first half of the 2018 season, Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun has quietly rebounded to post some nice numbers over the last calendar year. So far in 2019 he has 14 home runs and three steals, along with a... Read More

2 months ago

Keon Broxton (OF, BAL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After limping to a .143 average out of the gate with the Mets, Keon Broxton was flipped to the Orioles. He's thrived in a small sample size in Baltimore, hitting .318/.348/.636 with a pair of home runs and a stolen base in... Read More

3 months ago

Oscar Mercado (OF, CLE) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: When the Indians first called up outfield prospect Oscar Mercado, it was assumed he'd take over an everyday role with the club. That didn't happen for a few weeks, but the recent DFA of veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez seems to have paved... Read More

3 months ago

Eric Thames (1B/OF, MIL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Brewers first baseman/outfielder Eric Thames has quietly hit the stuffing out of the ball this season, boasting a ridiculous 91.7 mile per hour average exit velocity along with a 45.5% hard hit rate. Tack on his 16.3% walk rate, one of the... Read More

3 months ago

Alex Verdugo (OF, LAD) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Verdugo has long been one of baseball's top prospects, but a crowded outfield in Los Angeles prevented him from having fantasy value outside of deep leagues. However, Verdugo has started four of the last five for the Dodgers, and today's announcement that... Read More

4 months ago


Jason Kipnis (CLE, 2B/OF) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS:  Cleveland Indians infielder/outfielder Jason Kipnis is having a rough 2018 overall, but he has been an offensively powerful player of late. While he only has 12 hits in September (.222 batting average), six of those hits have been extra base hits. Kipnis also has... Read More

11 months ago

Jason Kipnis (CLE, 2B/OF) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: 2018 has not been a great season for Cleveland Indians infielder/outfielder Jason Kipnis overall, but he has caught fire at the plate in recent days. Over the past dozen games, the veteran is hitting .357/.404/.738 with four home runs, two stolen bases, and... Read More

12 months ago

Trading Up: Offensive Category Targets

This article is the fourth in our series on trade and acquisition targets for the second half of the season. Part 1: Top-50 Players to Target Part 2: Mid-Tier and Bargain Targets on Offense Part 3: Mid-Tier and Bargain Pitchers Part 4: Offensive Category Targets Part 5: Pitching Category Targets Tweaking an offense to strengthen... Read More

1 year ago

Finding Cheaper, Better Alternatives by ADP

Hi, all. New guy here. Well, kind of -- new to RotoBaller, not new to fantasy baseball analysis. Maybe you have read my stuff at RotoGraphs (of the FanGraphs.com family). Maybe you haven't. It's all good either way. The RotoBaller staff has charitably offered me a slot on their MLB writing staff, which I graciously... Read More

3 years ago

Turning Two: Will Anyone Hit .350?

Turning Two: Can Anyone Hit .350?   Welcome back to our fourth edition of Turning Two. We've now discussed who will hit 50 HR, who will win 20 games, and who can put up a 20/20. Last week's topic was fairly common year over year, so let's tackle a real challenge: hitting .350. Hitting .350 is a daunting task.... Read More

4 years ago


Gerardo Parra (OF, COL) - 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

TARGET: Mid-Late Rounds (OF3) ADP: 234 ANALYSIS: ALERT. ALERT. Gerardo Parra is going to have a full-time playing opportunity at Coors Field. The Corey Dickerson trade to Tampa opening up a clogged outfield situation in Colorado, although it was difficult to see the Rockies not giving Parra ample playing time after signing him to a 3-year/$27.5M... Read More

4 years ago

Ender Inciarte (OF, ATL) - 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

TARGET: Late Rounds (OF3/OF4) CURRENT ADP: 217 ANALYSIS: I know what you're thinking right now. "Why do I want anyone on the Braves?" To that I say lay off my team, we're 'rebuilding'. Jokes aside, there is value to be found in middling clubs and Ender Inciarte is one of them. Part of the Shelby Miller trade... Read More

4 years ago

Turning Two: Will Anyone Join The 50 HR Club in 2016?

Turning Two: Who Will Hit 50 HR? Welcome, Rotoballers! Having trouble surviving without fantasy sports? (No offense, basketball). We've got just the remedy to prepare you for the upcoming baseball season with our new segment, Turning Two. So what is Turning Two? Turning Two is a weekly segment where fellow Rotoballers JB Branson and Max Petrie... Read More

4 years ago

Tampa Bay Rays Sign Grady Sizemore To Minor League Contract

The Tampa Rays signed Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract on Monday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The outfielder was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 1 after a slumping .245/.288/.296 batting line with not a single homer in 39 games. Sizemore will report to the team’s spring training complex in Port... Read More

4 years ago

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