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Waiver Worthy: Four Veteran Bats That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked (Carlos Gonzalez & More)

by Will Overton

It’s always fun to be watching for the next big thing in fantasy baseball. We all want to be “first” to jump on the most recent call up who is oozing with potential and upside and grabbing the right young guy can be a game changer for your season. All I’m going to say is don’t get stuck on this one theme.

There are veteran bats that can get overlooked on the waiver wire. The guys we’re going to talk about here might not have the names that pop, but they can still bring the value:

 

Carlos Gonzalez – OF, Colorado Rockies
We all know that Gonzalez is a slow starter and this year was no different, but this year he is coming off what was a disappointing 2017 campaign. This means he got a lot less grace from fantasy owners and he is now owned in less than 20% of leagues. In true Gonzalez fashion, things are heating up. Read more

10 Important Stories From 05/29/18 Box Scores: Are We Buying Meadows’ Unbelievable Start, Pitchers Emerging (Snell/Gibson) & More

by Will Overton

After a full slate of day games on Memorial Day we got a full slate of night games last night. You may not have been able to stay up and watch or follow box scores after the dreaded Tuesday at work that feels like a Monday. We took care of you though and we have the biggest stories of the night broken down right here:

 

1) The Extended Heater Continues for Michael Brantley
What a month of May it has been for Michael Brantley and he is looking to end it with a bang too. Brantley teed off on White Sox pitching last night going 3 – 4 with 2 R, 1 HR and 2 RBI. This now extends Brantley’s hitting streak to 18 games, which now includes eight multi-hit games. For the month of May total he is hitting .343 with 23 R, 7 HR and 26 RBI. Brantley has been hampered by injuries for much of the last two seasons, but now he is clearly healthy and looking like the guy who was a top 20 outfielder 2014 – 2015. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Is There Any Fantasy Value to be Found in the Rays Infield?

by Will Overton

The Tampa Bay Rays have been better than expected, hovering right around the .500 mark for the season. That doesn’t speak to their fantasy appeal, as you can find many of the Rays sitting on the waiver wire. Currently only two hitters are owned in over 50% of leagues, Wilson Ramos and C.J. Cron, with everyone else available in at least three-quarters of leagues.

The question is, are we missing out on anyone? Specifically, is there any value to be found in the infield?  We’re going to break them down separately, but one thing to note is three of these four guys are eligible at multiple positions and eligible for both middle infield and corner infield spots (which can be a big boost for your bench).

Let’s now look at each of them specifically and their potential fantasy value:

 

Daniel Robertson – 2B, 3B, SS: Robertson is the highest owned player we’ll be breaking down, sitting at 22% owned on ESPN. He is also the guy who has rightly earned the multi-position eligibility, having started 10+ games at each of his three positions. More recently Robertson is settling in at 2B, but still covers others positions based on injury needs. Read more

10 Important Stories From 05/21/18 Box Scores: Recent Callups Delivering (Soto, O’Neill) , Young Pitchers Impressing (Berrios, Pivetta) & More

by Will Overton

We all know Monday’s suck, but baseball makes it a little better at least. I hope your welcome back to the work week wasn’t too bad yesterday. If you we’re too busy or just too tired after a long Monday to watch all the games and check all the box scores, we’re here to make things easy for you. We’ve got the top 10 stories of the night from a fantasy baseball perspective, so let’s get to work breaking it all down:

 

1) The 19-Year-Old Juan Soto With a Memorable First MLB Start
The new youngest player in baseball was called up on Saturday by the Nationals, pinch-hit on Sunday with a strikeout, but made his first start last night and did not disappoint. Soto was playing left field and hitting sixth last night, and in his first at-bat of the game he hit his first major league homerun. Soto finished the night 2 – 4 with 2 R, 1 HR and 3 RBI. Read more

10 Important Stories From 05/14/2018 Box Scores: Giving Up On Quintana, Sluggers Busting Out, Deep League Sleeper & More

by Will Overton

We had a nine-game slate last night and unless you live on the west coast or are a night owl you probably missed half the games with a west coast slate. Have no fear though, the RotoProfessor staff runs on little sleep and we have you covered! We’re breaking down the top10 stories of the night and giving you the fantasy implications. Now let’s get to work:

 

1) Another Rough Outing for Jose Quintana
It was starting to seem like things we’re going to even out for Jose Quintana after a bad start to the season. Quintana had two quality starts in his last three outings and had his ERA down to 4.42, but that was short lived. Last night the Braves teed off on the Cubs starter, as he ended his night with a line of 4.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 3 BB and 6 K. Quintana couldn’t keep the Braves off the bases and couldn’t keep the ball in the park allowing three HR’s. I don’t anticipate his ERA will stay above 5.00 like it is now, but he’s clearly still got some things to work out. His next scheduled start is against Cincinnati which makes it hard to bench him, but he’s definitely not a must start right now. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Need for Speed – Five Guys Who Can Fill Your Need for Steals

by Will Overton

I’ve been writing this article for RotoProfessor for a few years now and there is one theme that I bring up year after year, the importance of knowing what you need when you hit the wire. To many fantasy baseball owners don’t pay enough attention to the standings in establishing their plans.

If you’re looking to replace that injured or struggling second baseman take a minute and check out your standings to see what kind of replacement you could use. Are you short on power or speed? Can you take on a batting average dead weight? Don’t add a guy to add a guy, make the best move for your team.

Today we are going to be focusing on players you can grab if you need to boost your team stolen base totals. Let’s take a look: Read more