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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Are you someone constantly on the lookout for the next potential closer? That’s what we are trying to pinpoint here, with our Top 5 Closer In Waiting Power Rankings. These rankings look at the pitchers who appear capable of taking over their team’s respective closing duties (though in some cases, will need some help to get there). Keep in mind, if a pitcher is currently part of a committee they (read more...)

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing): TEX: Tolleson blows SV (1 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The 2016 NFL Draft is barely in our rearview mirror, but that’s not going to stop anyone from looking ahead to 2017 is it?  The running back draft class has the chance to be historic, with one lock for the first round and a few others who could join him.  Obviously a lot can happen between now and then (injuries, players opting to stay in school, off the field issues, etc.), but (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We had some poor pitching performances: Matt Moore allowed 7 ER over 4.1 IP against the Dodgers (he’s allowed 3+ ER in four of six starts this season, with a 4.95 ERA) Sonny Gray allowed 7 ER on 11 H and 1 BB, striking out 6, over 7.0 IP against the Mariners We had some big performances at the plate: Chris Carter continued to mash the baseball, going 2-4 with 2 HR, 3 RBI (read more...)

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Rotoprofessor Looking For New Writers, Apply Today!!
Tue, May 03, 2016 Category: BASEBALL
There are currently numerous opportunities for writers to get involved on Rotoprofessor.  We are looking for writers for various sports including (but not limited to): Baseball Football College Football College Basketball All positions will go through a 2-month trial, which will be unpaid.  After that we will review each writer’s status and determine if there will be compensation paid after that (this is not a guarantee that you will be paid, as the feedback/timeliness/dependability of your work will be considered).  All (read more...)

Has Rubby De La Rosa Finally Figured Things Out?
Tue, May 03, 2016 Category: BASEBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) When we talk about Rubby De La Rosa we seem to always be talking about potential, though he never seems to be able to put it together.  After a slow start to the season has that finally changed?  Over his past two starts he’s allowed 1 ER over 13.0 innings, striking out 16 and walking just 2.  Even more promising is that both starts came at home, where he consistently (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Houston Astros have proven willing to be aggressive with their prospects in the past, so seeing anyone thrive at Double-A means that they are going to be on radars.  The fact that he is already on the 40-man roster makes the move that much easier to envision.  Given the struggles that Houston has endured thus far, with their starters owning a 4.92 ERA entering play on Monday (fifth highest in the (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Saturday it was announced that the Braves had promoted their top prospects one level apiece, with Ozzie Albies heading to Triple-A and Dansby Swanson assuming the vacated spot at Double-A.  While Albies is the younger of the two, just 19-years old, it would appear that he’s closer to arriving in the Majors. Considering the start Albies was off to at Double-A the move made sense, as he was hitting .369 with 1 HR, (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) With Raisel Iglesias scratched from today’s start due to a shoulder issue the Reds will reach down to Triple-A for a spot starter, as Tim Adleman will make his Major League debut.  He’s gotten off to an inauspicious start at Triple-A in ’16 with a 4.24 ERA, though as we all know that doesn’t always tell the entire story (he does have a 1.00 WHIP, 2.12 BB/9 and 1.40 GO/AO).  (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There are rumors that the Braves could summon Tyrell Jenkins from Triple-A to make a start on Monday.  According to Mark Bowman (via Twitter): “Norris will be in the bullpen today. The #Braves haven’t decided yet, but Folty or Jenkins could start instead of Norris on Monday.” Jenkins had originally been included in our preseason Top 10 rankings, but with all of the trades the team made to buoy their prospect depth (read more...)