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Nick Solak (2B, TEX) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

Nick Solak (2B, TEX) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Texas Rangers made a very public challenge to veteran second baseman Rougned Odor by calling up prospect Nick Solak. Solak is a contender to take Odor's job permanently in 2020, and for now he's doing everything he can to earn regular... Read More

5 months ago

Nick Solak (2B, TEX) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Rangers recalled infielder Nick Solak, whom they acquired from the Rays earlier in the year, just a few days ago but he has already made a strong impression on his new team. Solak has started all four games since being recalled,... Read More

6 months ago

Logan Forsythe (1B/2B/3B, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Journeyman infielder Logan Forsythe started five straight games for the Rangers this past week. His numbers weren’t anything particularly noteworthy during the stretch, but over the course of the season, he’s slashing .294/.408/.468 with 11 doubles. That .468 SLG% is well above his career... Read More

9 months ago

Logan Forsythe (1B/2B/3B, TEX) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Elvis Andrus' injury has freed up veteran infielder Logan Forsythe for a full-time job, at least for the time being. Forsythe has crushed the ball so far this season, posting a .320/.418/.534 slash line along with three home runs, 21 RBI and... Read More

9 months 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

4 years ago


Rougned Odor (2B, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Rougned Odor really stunk it up to start the season. As such, he was demoted to AAA to try and get himself going. Fortunately for the Rangers, the demotion was just the wake-up call Odor needed. He tore up Triple-A pitching to the tune... Read More

5 years ago

Mitch Moreland (1B / DH, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Is it too late for a 29-year-old, who was taken in the 17th round, to finally break out? Mitch Moreland would say this was all apart of the plan and everyone should take notice. Moreland's career .258 BA and .319 OBP does... 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

2014 Dynasty Leagues: Shortstop Keepers

  Top Five Shortstop Keepers for 2014 Dynasty Leagues   Jean Segura Segura was the obvious breakout star at the SS position. Owners that drafted him last year (249 ADP), ended up with huge numbers in the first half with 11 HR and 27 SB at the All Star break. He struggled through some injuries during... Read More

6 years ago

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Detroit Tigers Hot Stove: MLB News & Fantasy Baseball Analysis

  2014 Tigers Overview Consistently fielding one of the best teams on paper, and in terms of fantasy relevance, the 2014 Detroit Tigers team will be no different. After failing to make the World Series last year, the team did make some major changes. At the very top, long-time manager Jim Leyland stepped down after... 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

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

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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

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

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