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Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Diaz is becoming more and more popular and should find himself over 50% owned very soon. This Rays team has continued to hit and he’s slotted into the cleanup hole on a consistent basis. His wOBA is up over .362 since the... Read More

5 months ago

Avisail Garcia (OF, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: While Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia is never going to repeat his magical 2017 season, when he slashed .330/.380/.506 with 18 home runs and five stolen bases, he is showing plenty of signs that he still has something left in the tank here in... Read More

5 months ago

Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Rays first baseman Nathaniel Lowe's first crack at the big leagues did not go so hot earlier this season. He slashed a respectable .263/.310/.316 with five runs scored in 42 plate appearances, but did not record a single home run - only... Read More

5 months ago

Joey Wendle (2B/SS/3B/OF, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Rays utility infielder Joey Wendle was a fantasy darling last year. An unheralded 28-year-old rookie, Wendle slashed .300/.354/.435 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases. As a speedy middle infielder with multi-position eligibility, it's no surprise he was a frequently added late-round... Read More

5 months ago

Joey Wendle (2B/SS/3B/OF, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Rays are planning to activate utility infielder Joey Wendle from the injured list on Friday. Wendle has missed almost the entire season with a wrist injury, and was hitting just .136 with two RBI in eight games before going down. However,... Read More

6 months ago


Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Nathaniel Lowe has long been one of the better hitting prospects in the Rays system, and he finally got his chance to show off at the big league level. Through five games, Lowe has slashed .263/.286/.316 with a pair of runs... Read More

7 months ago

Avisail Garcia (OF, TB) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Garcia's 2019 season is shaping up a lot like his out-of-nowhere 2017 campaign, where he slashed a blistering .330/.380/.506 with 18 home runs and 80 RBI, thanks to a bloated .392 BABIP. So far in 2019 he's hitting .304/.351/.551 with four round-trippers... Read More

8 months ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: It's hard not to love what we've seen out of Yandy Diaz in a short sample this season. He's slashing a blistering .310/.394/.621 with a 12.1% walk rate and just a 9.1% strikeout rate. He's always shown strong plate discipline, high contact... Read More

8 months ago

Future Tense: Arizona Fall League, Part III: Mesa Solar Sox

In our second part, I commented on how the Astros were at least a year early by making the playoffs this year and that the future looks even better. That’s true too for the Chicago Cubs, one of the teams seeding the Mesa Solar Sox. The Oakland Athletics went into rebuilding mode this year, and... 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

5 years ago


James Loney (1B, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Freshly activated off his recent DL stint and ready to make an impact in deep leagues is James Loney. You likely have a quality first baseman already due to the depth of the position and have no need for one even in a deep... Read More

5 years ago

Kevin Kiermaier (OF, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues. OWNED IN: 35% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: In any sport there always seems to be those types of players who do all of the little things that go unnoticed. Even though it may not show up on the stat sheet their presence is invaluable to any team. In the... Read More

5 years ago

Four Starting Pitcher Breakout Candidates for 2015

In order to stay relevant and competitive in MLB baseball, a team must have a constant flow of rising young pitching. Without this key element a team might as well yell over their PA system to their fans, "Expect fireworks before, during and after tonight's game. Direct your eyes upwards at all costs."   The... Read More

5 years ago

Desmond Jennings (TB, OF) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft in Late rounds of All leagues as a OF4/UTIL. ANALYSIS: There are some premium positions in fantasy baseball that have a so-called "inner circle" of elite talent. These are the guys worth reaching for to maximize value in your draft. However, the OF position is loaded with talent ranging from speed demons... Read More

5 years ago

Matt Moore Aiming For June Return to the Rays Rotation

Nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, Matt Moore sees the light at the end of the tunnel that will get him back on the field. Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times has reported that Moore is slated to begin throwing off of a mound the last week of January.  Tompkin also stated that... Read More

5 years ago


Three Overvalued Shortstops: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

The position of shortstop in fantasy baseball is traditionally a relatively shallow spot in terms of position scarcity.  Over the past few seasons, though, there has been an influx of talented young middle infielders with a wide array of skills.  Some bring pop. Some have an innate ability to get on base. Others pick up... 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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