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Dan Straily Released By Marlins

The Miami Marlins have released starter Dan Straily and will be going with their younger arms to start the season. Straily gave up 11 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings this spring, while striking out 14 and walking five. Young fireballer Sandy Alcantara was a surprise choice to start the year and likely took Straily's... Read More

11 hours ago

Pablo Lopez, Trevor Richards Both Make Marlins Rotation

Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez has been tabbed to open the season in the rotation, along with Trevor Richards. Both pitchers had impressive springs and will join Jose Urena, Caleb Smith and surprise opener Sandy Alcantara to face a formidable NL East division. Lopez immediately turned heads this spring with a noticeable uptick in his... Read More

11 hours ago

Sandy Alcantara Will Open In Marlins Rotation

Miami Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara will be a part of the Marlins rotation, a surprising development given his struggles to find the plate this spring. He beat out Dan Straily for a spot despite walking 11 batters in 15 spring innings to go with 21 strikeouts. He still pumps a fastball in the upper 90s... Read More

12 hours ago

Updated Third Base Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

We are continuing our updated analysis of points league tiered rankings with the hot corner. Third base has a treasure trove of fantasy stars in the making, if things break right of course. If you are relatively new to points leagues, you need to pay close attention to the difference between these rankings and that... Read More

18 hours ago

Updated Outfield Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

As we enter the final stretch for drafting it is time to take a look at the latest iteration of points leagues rankings from our amazing hard working rankings staff. Starting with the outfield is always fun because there is so much depth at the position, especially if you only require three of them, as... Read More

18 hours ago

Brian Anderson Continues To Be Top Sleeper Candidate

Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson finished spring training with a .354 batting average, six runs, nine RBI and two home runs in 48 at-bats. He had a promising spring training after finishing last year with not only an impressive .273/.357/.400 batting line but with 87 runs and 65 RBI in his first full season... Read More

21 hours ago

Updated Starting Pitcher Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

We're back up on the bump for this edition of our mixed rankings analysis, and not a moment too soon. The 2019 baseball season is already here! RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, JB Branson, Bill Dubiel, Pierre Camus, and Scott Engel want to make sure you are prepared for last-minute drafts, so they have given their... Read More

1 day ago

Wei-Yin Chen Will Start Season In Bullpen

Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen will start the 2019 season as a reliever, manager Don Mattingly announced on Sunday. The move is not entirely surprising as opponents have batted Chen around this spring. In 16 1/3 innings, batters have scored 17 runs off 21 hits, three of which were homers. He's only struck out eight... Read More

2 days ago

Updated Second Base Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Continuing on our points league tiered rankings analysis we move over to the keystone position. Second base has the deepest talent pool that it's seen in recent years as it’s full of elite bats at the top and high-upside youngsters in the lower tiers. With two games in the regular season already in the books,... Read More

2 days ago

Wei-Yin Chen Expected to Be in Marlins Rotation

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen admitted that he's not at 100 percent, but the Marlins starter is still in line to make the team's starting rotation. According to beat writer Joe Frisaro, Chen is projected to be the team's third or fourth starter behind Jose Urena and Dan Straily. Chen is just 13-18 since... Read More

2 days ago

Curtis Granderson Makes Opening Day Roster

Miami Marlins outfielder Curtis Granderson will be on the team's Opening Day roster when the season begins, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Granderson, who recently turned 38 years old, split time between the Blue Jays and Brewers last year, launching 13 home runs in 123 games. Granderson is long past his prime, but his 69... Read More

2 days ago

Peter O'Brien Optioned to Triple-A

The Miami Marlins have optioned outfielder Peter O'Brien to Triple-A, according to beat reporter Joe Frisaro. O'Brien was having a productive Spring Training, but it looks as if the Marlins will keep Rosell Herrera as the fourth outfielder when the season starts. O'Brien has some pop in his bat, and it wouldn't be surprising to... Read More

2 days ago

Neil Walker Homers Off Max Scherzer

Miami Marlins third baseman Neil Walker hit a home run off Nationals starter Max Scherzer on Friday, bringing his on-base percentage in March to .344 and his slugging percentage to .633. That makes four home runs this spring for the veteran, who is slotted to regularly bat third against righties and can also play first base.... Read More

3 days ago

Garrett Cooper Making Powerful Case To Make Team

Miami Marlins outfielder Garrett Cooper is doing everything he can to crack the Marlins 25-man roster. The 28-year-old went 2-for-3 on Friday, bringing his spring training OPS to .991 with a week to go. The Marlins already have Curtis Granderson, Lewis Brinson locked up to start the season, with only Pete O'Brien as Cooper's main... Read More

3 days ago

Jorge Alfaro Will Be Marlins Opening Day Catcher

Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (knee) has been named the team's Opening Day catcher by Don Mattingly. Alfaro has not played in almost three weeks, but will be catching on Saturday when the team faces the Astros. Acquired over the offseason in the J.T. Realmuto trade with the Phillies, Alfaro has been dealing with knee... Read More

3 days ago

Rookie Catchers that Could Help You in 2019

It’s not enough to just be overflowing with talent to have a good rookie season. You also need to have an opportunity. And $1 buys, or late-round selections likely won’t win you a championship on their own but most championship seasons in fantasy baseball need a little luck from those picks or a lucky waiver... Read More

4 days ago

Updated Shortstop Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

Our updated fantasy baseball tiered rankings analysis rolls on with the shortstop position. With the 2019 MLB season technically underway in Japan, RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, JB Branson, Bill Dubiel, Pierre Camus, and Scott Engel have given their rankings a final update. Check out our fantasy baseball rankings dashboard for a current list any time. Shortstop... Read More

4 days ago

Updated Outfielder Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

We continue our fantasy baseball tiered rankings analysis with a look at the star-studded outfield position With the 2019 season beginning in a matter of days, RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, JB Branson, Bill Dubiel, Pierre Camus, and Scott Engel have given their preseason rankings a final update. Check out our fantasy baseball rankings dashboard for a... Read More

4 days ago

Man vs. Machine: Nick Mariano and THE BAT's Undervalued and Overvalued Players

What do I, Nick Mariano, have in common with great minds such as Ken Jennings, Gary Kasparov, and Lee Sedot? Before, I wouldn’t have had an answer, but now I can say that we’ve all had the honor of challenging incredible Artificial Intelligence minds! Nevermind that those other three guys got crushed in their “Man... Read More

4 days ago

MLB Closers and Saves: Fantasy Baseball Depth Charts

Saves are an important component for many fantasy baseball leagues. Closers are one of the most volatile positions in fantasy baseball, and one of the highest turnover positions in MLB. Each year, closers drop like flies and many MLB teams make in-season changes due to injuries or poor performance. Stay on top of all closer depth... Read More

4 days ago

RotoBaller Presents The King and Pocket Aces

Check out the newest podcast team here at RotoBaller HQ, featuring two of the best in the industry. We are thrilled to introduce the awesome duo of Scott "The King" Engel and Anthony "Pocket Aces" Aniano of RotoBaller Radio - tune in below as they discuss the fantasy baseball preseason and get you prepped for your upcoming drafts.... Read More

4 days ago

Updated Third Base Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

We move to the left side on the infield now in our fantasy baseball tiered rankings analysis with the third base position. The 2019 baseball season is already here! RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, JB Branson, Bill Dubiel, Pierre Camus, and Scott Engel want to make sure you are prepared for last-minute drafts, so they have... Read More

5 days ago

Second Base Draft Sleepers for 2019

I've written before about my qualms with the term "sleeper." In an age where more information is available than ever before, the odds that you'll catch any of your rivals napping on a particular player are fairly low. Having said that, it's still useful to consider players whose average draft position comes in well below... Read More

5 days ago

Drew Steckenrider Projected For Most Save Chances

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Drew Steckenrider, who had five saves as a rookie, is projected to get most of the save opportunities in the ninth inning, but left-hander Adam Conley will also get a shot if the matchups are more favorable for him. Sergio Romo, who has 109 career saves, is another option for Miami.... Read More

5 days ago

Updated Catcher Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

We continue our fantasy baseball tiered rankings analysis with everyone's favorite - the catcher position. With the 2019 season beginning in a matter of days, RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, JB Branson, Bill Dubiel, Pierre Camus, and Scott Engel have given their preseason rankings a final update. Check out our fantasy baseball rankings dashboard for a current... Read More

6 days ago

Five National League Outfield Sleepers for 2019

Sleepers, draft values, ADP bargains...whatever you want to call them, every fantasy owner is looking for them at this time of year. Identifying and acquiring players whose production will outstrip the investment required to land their services is the crux of the game. It's often what separates the winners and losers, and it's arguably the... Read More

6 days ago

Infielders Who'll Continue to Break Out In 2019

2018 was a fantastic year for a number of MLB players. Breaking out and either surprising people or reaching your true potential must be a fantastic feeling for players who have put in years of work to get to where they are. Those breakout players are also a lot of fun for fantasy baseball owners.... Read More

6 days ago

The King's Insider Report - National League East

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. The King’s Award-Winning Fantasy Baseball Insider Series continues on RotoBaller with a look at the National League East. Last time, we focused on the New York Mets, and now here’s an insider outlook from a former pitcher in the division who now works as a broadcaster.... Read More

PREMIUM 7 days ago

Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball Part 13 - Statcast for Pitchers

Previously, we looked at Barrels, a stat combining exit velocity and launch angle to measure how often a batter makes quality hard contact. As much as batters want to hit a Barrel every time, pitchers want to avoid them at all costs. Yet there is some evidence that pitchers do not have the same influence... Read More

7 days ago

Updated Second Base Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

We continue our fantasy baseball tiered rankings analysis with the second base position. With the 2019 season kicking off in a matter of days, RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, JB Branson, Bill Dubiel, Pierre Camus, and Scott Engel have given their preseason rankings a final update. Check out our fantasy baseball rankings dashboard for a current list... Read More

7 days ago

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