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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

Miguelangel Sierra - 2017 MLB Prospect Outlook

Though a defensive standout, Miguelangel Sierra seems to be getting more buzz for smashing 11 home runs in 121 at-bats this year in Rookie League. It is true that Sierra has great bat speed and control over the bat, but from what I have seen, showcases more gap power than home run power long term.... Read More

3 years ago

Five Rookie Wide Receivers With Big Fantasy Football Potential

Over the last two seasons, wide receivers like Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Kelvin Benjamin, Amari Cooper and Stefon Diggs have all made big fantasy impacts in their rookie seasons. This year’s draft class should continue that trend. Whether it’s the result of a perfect fit or an overwhelming bundle of talent, several... Read More

3 years ago

Rookie Struggles: A Deep Dive Into Michael Fulmer & Sean Manaea

Michael Fulmer and Sean Manaea were among two of the first prospects to be called up this year, and the results so far  have been less than impressive. Their ERAs sit above six, and holes have been identified. Every young pitcher will experience adjustment periods, and Fulmer and Manaea may be worth holding on to.... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for 2016 Fantasy Drafts

The Winter Meetings and all the action before it has been so fun to follow. How stacked is Arizona?! A rotation of Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller, Patrick Corbin, and Archie Bradley! That sounds lethal. I will say though that two trades stuck out in my mind as extreme overkill to get a solid player and that... Read More

4 years ago

Minor League Spotlight: Top Fantasy Pitching Prospects from Week 24

I was very ecstatic to hear that Barry Zito and Tim Hudson would oppose each other in their final career starts. It is just a nice story: former teammates who both started their careers in Oakland would face off against one another for one last hurrah. I hope they both pitch well. It would be... Read More

4 years ago


Minor League Spotlight: Top Fantasy Pitching Prospects from Week 22

This is quite the pickle that the Mets have found themselves in regarding Matt Harvey. They don’t want to push him past that 180 IP mark a season following Tommy John surgery, but they also need him in the rotation in the postseason to help them go all the way. If they are wise, they... Read More

4 years ago

Minor League Spotlight: Top Hitting Prospects from Week 20

Trea Turner was actually called up by the Nationals, and it happened before rosters expanded. Turner may not see starting time right away, but it may only be a little bit longer before a desperate Nationals squad plugs Turner into the shortstop spot to replace the underperforming Ian Desmond. With his job on the line, Matt Williams could... Read More

4 years ago

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MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for Fantasy (Week 20)

UPDATE: I had mistakenly reported that Nomar Mazara had been called up to the big leagues. He in fact has been promoted to AAA, but won't be joining the big-league club at this time. If and when he does get the call in September, Mazara may be given quite a lot of playing time, especially for... Read More

5 years ago

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MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for Fantasy (Week 19)

Jose Peraza was recently called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He should be owned in all leagues because of his speed and shortstop eligibility. Peraza will likely lose playing time when Howie Kendrick returns from his injury, but it appears Kendrick will be out for awhile. To be clear, this list is not the... Read More

5 years ago

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MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for Fantasy (Week 18)

As if the trade deadline weren’t intriguing enough, there have been plenty of prospects to receive the call up shortly thereafter. Tyler Duffey will be making a spot start for the Twins, Daniel Norris recently dominated the Orioles with his new club (the Tigers), and Jon Gray was recently promoted as well. The most interesting... Read More

5 years ago


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MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for Fantasy (Week 17)

As many of you know by now, I am a die-hard Reds fan. So when Johnny Cueto was traded to the Kansas City Royals, I was sad to see him leave, but was glad to see the Reds front office actually make a trade. A lot of Reds fans have complained about the return for... Read More

5 years ago

Minor League Spotlight: Top Fantasy Prospects from Week 11

That trade between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks is very odd to me. In case you missed it, The DBacks traded an injured and old Bronson Arroya and 19 year-old pitching prospect Touki Toussaint for utility man Phil Gosselin. That Diamondbacks must have seen something that most people don’t in Gosselin. Or maybe they... Read More

5 years ago

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for Fantasy (Week 11)

Wow. What a week for prospects. To start things off, Carlos Correa got called up and performed well in his first start ever against Chris Sale. Then it was announced that Byron Buxton, surprisingly, would be called up. Then it was Francisco Lindor getting called up, just a few hours after the Buxton announcement. If you have been... Read More

5 years ago

Vincent Velasquez (SP, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leauges OWNED IN: 2% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Vincent Velasquez was very solid in his Major League debut on Wednesday. He hurled 5 innings of shutout ball, walking 4, giving up 3 hits, and fanning 5. He managed this with only 90 pitches. It wasn't an incredibly efficient outing, and... Read More

5 years ago

Carlos Correa Roundtable: Fantasy Outlook, Projections & Analysis

Here at RotoBaller, we have discussed Carlos Correa at length over the past few days and weeks, and the MLB top prospect was finally promoted to the Astros on Sunday. After going 1-for-4 with an RBI in his major league debut, he followed that up by going 2-for-4 with a home run, stolen base, one run scored and... Read More

5 years ago


MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for Fantasy (Week Eight)

I feel like I need to clarify a name that can be found later on this list, each week that I do this Fantasy Prospects Power Rankings series. That would be Jameson Taillon. Taillon has yet to throw a pitch at any professional level since early 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Prior to... Read More

5 years ago

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Fantasy Baseball Week 7 Stock Watch: Prospect Stash List

Prospects are an essential part of any keeper or dynasty league. Keep in mind - they are also a valuable commodity in re-draft leagues if you have a keen awareness of which prospect's value is on the rise and can make an immediate fantasy impact once he gets the call. This week's edition of the... Read More

5 years ago

Champs or Chumps: What to Make of Utley, Samardzija, and Bryant?

You know the drill by now. Each week we will check out three players, and break them down in sabermetric detail to determine if they are "Champs" or "Chumps". We help you cut through the fog to understand what's really going on with a player and whether or not their performances are sustainable (if they're... Read More

5 years ago

Minor League Spotlight: Top Fantasy Prospects from Week 6

The Astros and the Cubs are eerily similar right now. Both are looking like they are on the verge of a potential postseason run for the first time in several years. They are loaded with young talent, both especially on offense, with just enough pitching to get them through games. The Astros have more pitching... Read More

5 years ago

Minor League Spotlight: Top Fantasy Prospects from Week 5

I have been very neutral in both of the Bryce Harper debates that have gone on between this season and last season. Last season, people were saying that he was overrated and will never be a great hitter. I knew that was too harsh on him considering his youth and still blossoming career (he is younger... Read More

5 years ago


Minor Leagues Spotlight: Top Fantasy Prospects from Week 2

This past week saw several top prospects get the call up to the Majors. Carlos Rodon, the number one prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, and Kris Bryant, the number one prospect in the Chicago Cubs system (and by many the number one prospect in baseball) each were called up to their respective big... Read More

5 years ago

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: NBA Rookie Sleepers & Busts

The tip off of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is just around the corner, but we are nearly four months removed from this past summer's NBA draft. In case you are in need of a refresher, the following are some NBA rookies to keep in mind heading into your fantasy basketball drafts, and some to... Read More

5 years ago

Rookie Sleepers: RBs to Target & Avoid in 2014 Fantasy Football

Everyone knows that the NFL is becoming more of a pass-friendly league with every season.  Quarterbacks rack up stats that would have seemed insane just ten years ago, but the true bell cow running back is quickly becoming a dying breed.  This scarcity, of course, means that landing a stud RB on your roster puts... Read More

5 years ago

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Rookies and Rookie Sleepers to Target in Fantasy Football Drafts

We had previously looked at the impact coaching changes around the NFL might have on fantasy football, here and here.  Now that the 2014 NFL draft has concluded, let's take a look at some of the NFL rookie sleepers for 2014 fantasy football who are in the best situations to succeed this year.   2014 Fantasy... Read More

6 years ago

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Eye on the Minors: Prospects Ready for a June Call-Up

  Recent Call-Ups It’s a busy time for prospects, as many exciting young players are near ready for a Major League call-up in mid-June or so. In the meantime, a few guys have received a taste over the past week: Jimmy Nelson, RHP, MIL The fact that Jimmy Nelson is ranked by some as the... Read More

6 years ago


Top Fantasy Baseball Prospects: 2014 Philadelphia Phillies

With so many seasoned veterans entrenched in the Phillies starting lineup there will be limited opportunities for players to make the jump from the farm system to fantasy relevance in 2014.  With an aging lineup comes the risk of injury or a trade deadline move that opens the door for an up and coming player to contribute to... Read More

6 years ago

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ADP Cost Analysis – Robbie Ray vs Trevor Bauer

With fantasy baseball draft season in full swing, those of us who partake in this joyous game are now looking through as much draft data as possible in a bid to find players we love who have lower average draft positions (ADP) than we believe they should. All this to eke out as much draft... Read More


2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as "the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – C.J. Cron

As another fantasy baseball season approaches, we once again have the chance to discuss C.J. Cron as a fantasy sleeper. Cron will be playing for his third team in three seasons. It is tough to wrap one's head around the idea that a player of Cron's talent continues to be undervalued by professional and fantasy... Read More


2020 Starting Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Points leagues may seem like a slight variation from traditional 5x5 category scoring leagues but you must approach draft day with a very different strategy if you wish to truly compete. All preseason long, RotoBaller has you covered with the latest rankings for all fantasy baseball league types. Here we present our points league rankings... Read More


Second-Half Improvements: Buy Into These Starting Pitchers

The second half of the season is always put under a microscope for starting pitchers. Fantasy players have a love for the second half of the season, as the belief is that pitchers who take a step forward could carry over that success the next season and perhaps even build upon it. But, as we... Read More


How to Attack RP in SV+HLD Leagues

No position has seen as much evolution in recent seasons as the relief pitcher. Gone are the days where starters were expected to go seven innings as most teams have embraced the idea of "super-bullpening" and try to fit as many pitchers that can throw 95+ MPH into their bullpen as they can. Many fantasy... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitch Info

One of the most fundamental questions in fantasy sports is if a player's current performance is sustainable. More than any other sport, baseball has a slew of statistical measures that can be dissected in numerous ways to analyze player performance. Pitch Info is a publicly-available pitch tracking system that provides a lot of different data to... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More


Mock Draft Review: Best Late-Round Targets

Last week, some members of the RotoBaller staff completed a 12-team mock draft for standard 5x5 format. After the draft, we each broke down our strategy and some of our favorite picks, which can be found here. However, I want to take a closer look at one portion of the draft in particular. Since we know that... Read More


Faster and Furious: Pitchers with Rising Velocity/Performance

Welcome fantasy baseball players! I’m sure that you, like me, are anxiously counting down the days until your drafts and Opening Day. While the fantasy season may not start for several weeks, there are plenty of things we can do to start preparing for a successful season. One of those things is to take a good... Read More


James Karinchak Is A Relief Pitcher To Know in 2020

One of the lesser-known players that intrigues me for the 2020 MLB season is Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak. The former Bryant Bulldog was drafted by Cleveland in the ninth round in the 2017 draft and went on to have one of the most outrageous statistical seasons in minor league baseball history. As someone who... Read More


2020 Relief Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Often regarded as an inferior fantasy baseball format, points leagues offer a different style of boasting over your friends or coworkers similar to that of fantasy football. These setups are typically head-to-head formats for a one-week stretch where the player with the most points gets a win. Easy right? While it's true that roster construction... Read More


2019 Barrel Breakouts: Who's For Real and Who's Next?

As pitchers and catchers get even closer to reporting and most fantasy leagues prepare for their drafts, everybody is looking for a leg up on the competition - a way to get in on a guy before everybody else does. In this article, we're going to look for a way to identify hitters who improved... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher BABIP

While FIP is a useful tool to predict a pitcher's future ERA performance, fantasy owners should remember that ERA, not FIP, is what really matters in most formats. This means that we are interested in the "luck" that separates the two statistics. While some of this luck is unpredictable, we can and should predict some... Read More


Second Year Player Preview: Fantasy Baseball 2020 ADP Analysis

Host Anthony Aniano of RotoBaller Radio discuss the 2020 fantasy baseball season and keeps you updated with all the latest news and analysis Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, every weekday afternoon from 1-2 PM ET, Saturday nights from 9-11 PM ET... Read More


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NFL Draft Combine Preview: Quarterbacks

With the Super Bowl now behind us, it is officially NFL Draft season! It's time to speculate on draft picks for teams, who should land where, and which players should be valued over others. This also marks the unofficial start to the 2020 fantasy football season. Getting in the early preparation can give owners a... Read More


RB Opportunity Share and Impact (AFC South & West): 2019 Review

We roll on with coverage of each of the eight NFL divisions, discussing the teams that are part of them and the running backs that were part of those teams in 2019. To present those teams and players I use a set of easy-to-read charts: treemaps. The graphics will hold all of the players of... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Anthony Miller

Many of you have already begun planning and building your 2020 rosters. This includes best-ball owners who have assembled teams in that popular format. A number of owners in redraft leagues are inspecting the early rankings, while those of you who are involved in dynasty leagues have continued your process of relentless roster evaluation. As the... Read More


Is Lamar Jackson Worth a First Round Pick?

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Why Lamar Jackson Should Be a First-Round Pick in 2020

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Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Tight End

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