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Ike Davis (1B, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Ignore In All But Deepest Mixed and NL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: The Ike Davis that hit 32 round-trippers in 2012 has ceased to exist ever since. With only 16 homers in 580 at-bats since his breakout 2012 campaign, Davis has cemented himself as a platoon hitter with no real fantasy value in all but... Read More

5 years ago

4 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Sleeper Streamers for Week 19

This piece focuses on the best two-start starting pitcher streamers and sleeper waiver wire pickups for Week 19 of fantasy baseball. These sleeper pitchers are near or below 50% ownership in Yahoo! leagues, and some are ideal for shallow leagues, but most are under-the-radar starters that can be considered in head-to-head leagues.   Danny Duffy, KC –... Read More

5 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups: Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in the first half? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders that could be useful in the next few weeks. If they are... Read More

5 years ago

Nick Kingham (SP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep NL-Only Leagues Upon Call-Up / Continue Scouting ANALYSIS: Kingham was promoted to Triple-A by the Pirates in June with the intention of getting him to the majors sooner than later. Despite a shaky performance in his most recent outing, he owns a 3.04 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP with 91... Read More

5 years ago

Trending Up & Trending Down: Week 17 Report

  Fantasy Baseball Trends For Week 17 I'd like to begin this week's report by doing somewhat of a follow up to my article from two weeks ago. I really still like Hughes's K/BB ratios, but it's hard to ignore his current results. I've dropped him until he shows signs of improvement, and recommend you... Read More

5 years ago


Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

It’s another look at the deepest of the deep waiver wire pickups. In our newest trash-to-treasure edition, we have some hot sleeper pitchers and a young prospect coming off injury. I hope you find some sleeper hitters worth salvaging from the bottom of the pile.   James Loney - 1B, TB Owned in 19% of... Read More

5 years ago

Jeff Locke (SP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Most Leagues ANALYSIS: If the rebounding Jeff Locke is still available in your league, you better Locke him up.  His biggest problem last year was his inability to go deep into games due to high pitch counts as a result of walking a ton of batters.  It appears his stint in... Read More

5 years ago

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Streamers: Post All Star Break

  We’ve officially entered the unofficial second half of the 2014 season.  Not only is MLB primed for some fantastic races, but it appears most fantasy leagues are still there for the taking.  This puts some added pressure to make sure your streamers are the correct choices from here on out.  Below are some of... Read More

5 years ago

Edinson Volquez (SP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Edinson Volquez is having the best year of his career since 2008 with the Reds, putting up a 3.65 ERA. His strikeout rate is down at 5.92 K/9 but so are his walks at a 3.00 BB/9. Overall that 2:1 K:BB is not very impressive. However, his batting... Read More

5 years ago

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B.J. Upton (OF, ATL) - Waiver Wire Analysis

You need to enable JavaScript to run this app. BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting / Ignore in Most Leagues ANALYSIS: B.J. Upton has been a complete and utter disappointment to both the Braves and to fantasy baseball owners over the past two years. In his 2014 campaign, Upton has managed just a .215 batting average with seven home... Read More

5 years ago


Fantasy Baseball ROS Rankings: July Update

  RotoBaller Fantasy Baseball Rankings for July 2014 Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen, J.D. Martinez and Billy Hamilton stole the fantasy baseball headlines during the month of June.  Kershaw put up one of the best pitching months in recent history, while J.D. Martinez came out of nowhere to revive many lucky fantasy owners hopes if they picked... Read More

5 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Buy and Sell: Starting Pitchers for Week 15

We’ve made it to July and it’s time to take a realistic look at your fantasy roster. If your team resides close to the bottom of the pack it’s time for you to make some serious moves. Even if your team is in last place you still have a chance to manipulate your roster and... Read More

5 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Hitters Trending Upwards / Downwards

The point of this article is to highlight fantasy baseball batters and pitchers who have been hot lately or players that have been colder than the Batman villain Mr. Freeze. The article will highlight the players most recent stats, with some advice about what should be done with the player for the rest of the season.... Read More

5 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 14 Sleepers

Among the deep league options this week are four interesting starting pitchers. Some of these starting pitcher sleepers are vets putting together decent stretches, while others are potential front line starters establishing themselves. I hope that you are able to find something to your liking that can give you an edge on the competition.   Lucas Duda -... Read More

5 years ago

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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14

The first half of the season is history and fantasy owners are battling hard to stay atop the standings. The free agent market is slim this time of year and it can be tough to find quality additions on the waiver wire. Here are five names that can make an immediate impact in the outfield.... Read More

5 years ago


Third Base (3B) & First Base (1B) Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

There are a lot of newcomers on this week's list of potential pickups at the corner infield spots as several players seeing the first regular playing time of their careers are starting to produce consistent results. Granted, there are always more question marks about an unproven player, but there is also more upside. Perhaps more... Read More

5 years ago

Josh Harrison (2B / 3B / OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Harrison was only supposed to play for the Pirates as long as Neil Walker was hurt. However, considering that Harrison has played to a .306/.347/.478 triple slash one has to imagine they'll try to find room for him in their lineup even when Walker returns. Harrison won't... Read More

5 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (NL Edition): Week 13

Another week is in the books as we keep steam rolling toward the midway part of the 2014 baseball season. It's really time to start making moves, and targeting those potential sleepers for categories that you may be struggling in. Each week we will show you a few potential waiver wire gems to grab in... Read More

5 years ago

Charlie Morton (SP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Tired of inconsistency in your starting pitchers? You might want to take a look (or second look) at Charlie Morton. Before his recent blowup at Wrigley (6 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 ER, 2 HR, 6K), he was sporting a 3.09 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and a 6.9 K/9 in... Read More

5 years ago

Mark Melancon (RP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Racking up saves is 50% opportunity and 50% talent. Mark Melancon has always had the talent, and he's about to get his 2nd 2014 opportunity. After racking up 10 saves while Grilli landed on the DL, Melancon had been relegated to setup duties. All he did over his last 10 outings was throw 9.1... Read More

5 years ago


Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 12 (Part 2)

Below are some of the starting pitcher streaming sleepers for the second half of Week 12 to consider adding off your league’s waiver wire. Some of these SP options can be considered sleepers for your team depending on the league format and depth, including NL-Only, AL-Only and head-to-head formats.  Unfortunately the Braves are facing four starters that... Read More

5 years ago

Top 10 Minor League Hitting Prospects: Part 2

Yesterday we looked at the top 6-10 prospects. Today we bring you the top 5 hitting prospects for 2014 fantasy baseball.   Top 5 MLB Hitting Prospects   5) Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs, 3B) 2014 Minors Stats: .353/.460/.701 with 20 HR, 8 SB Relevant Categories: Batting Average, Homers, Steals Expected Call-Up Date: September Kris Bryant... Read More

6 years ago

Gregory Polanco (OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues ANALYSIS: Some experts will try to tell you that the 22 year old Gregory Polanco should have already been called up because the Pirates have needed him so desperately, but despite his tearing up of the minor leagues thus far in 2014, Pittsburgh's outfield situation has been crowded by young, and... Read More

6 years ago

MLB Power Rankings: The Top and Bottom

The MLB season is really heating up and some teams have emerged as legit title contenders. The top part of NL West has really taken off with two teams getting involved in the latest power rankings.  Other teams are not looking as good, and find themselves towards the bottom of the barrel. These MLB rankings... Read More

6 years ago

Mark Melancon (RP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Jason Grilli has be struggling this year, and hit the DL today after blowing a couple of saves. If you're looking for closers off the waiver wire, Mark Melancon may still be available in your league as he will be filling in as the Pirates closer and can be added... Read More

6 years ago


Charlie Morton (SP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting; 2-Start Stream this Week ANALYSIS: Charlie Morton (6% ownership) had a no decision in his 2014 debut against the Chicago Cubs.  He pitched 6 innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 6. Coming off a solid 2013 where he used a change in his arm slot to much success, Morton looks to build upon... Read More

6 years ago

NL Central Preview & Rankings: Who Rises, Who Falls

The 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, let’s take a look at which NL Central teams will improve upon their 2013... Read More

6 years ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Analysis: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

  2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Staff Preview The Pirates pitching last season carried the team to 94 wins, the most in over 20 seasons. The pitching staff accounted for the third-best ERA in the majors a year ago at 3.26. They also had the second-most saves with 55, which means they won a lot of... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Outfielders on the Rise: Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

Every successful fantasy season is marked by those players who make you look like an absolute genius. In 2013, it was breakout seasons by Jean Segura, Carlos Gomez and Jose Fernandez which made fantasy owners look like gurus. The constant search for the next big thing is one reason we come back year after year... Read More

6 years ago

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact Prospects: Outfield

Sometimes it's tough keeping up with the year to year ebb and flow of fantasy baseball positional scarcity. Outfield, from season to season, can be maddeningly shallow and frustrating on one hand, and fruitfully overflowing on the other. Looking at 2013 average draft position versus final rankings of fantasy outfielders would lead one to believe... Read More

6 years ago


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