Franco Hits MLB Leading Home Run, Wright Makes Spring Debut, LaRoch... rotoballer.com Sat 3/19/16 6:24 AM

This article references Adam LaRoche, David Wright, Franklin Gutierrez, Maikel Franco, Nelson Cruz and more! Fantasy Baseball Spring Training News and Notes for 3/19/16

Maikel Franco Hits MLB-Leading Seventh Spring Homer

Third baseman Maikel Franco continues his torrid spring, hitting his MLB-leading seventh home run Friday during a 15-12 Phillies victory over the Pirates. The next closest player has four. For the spring, Franco is now batting now a spectacular ?. Since bursting onto the fantasy scene last May, Franco hasn't looked back. As a rookie, he hit .280 with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 80 g[...]Keep on reading: Franco Hits MLB Leading Home Run, Wright Makes Spring Debut, LaRoche Retirement Scandal Continues

Adam LaRoche: A Very Deep League Consideration for 2016 rotoballer.com Tue 1/26/16 6:08 PM

This article references Adam LaRoche, Mike Olt and more! Adam LaRoche isn’t dead yet! He’s close though. Entering his age-36 season, he needs to show that he deserves the at bats after a miserable 2015.

Known for being a second half player, many owners stuck with him through the horrible first half hoping for life in the warmer months. It never came. He ended the year with a .207 average and only 12 home runs while striking out at an absurd 27.5% clip. He offers no glove as the designated hitter, and if you can’t hit you won’t play. His tra[...]Keep on reading: Adam LaRoche: A Very Deep League Consideration for 2016

MLB Bust Players At 1B and 3B - What It Means for 2016 rotoballer.com Tue 11/24/15 6:00 AM

This article references Adam LaRoche, Adonis Garcia, Andrelton Simmons, Anthony Rendon, Billy Butler, Denard Span, Evan Gattis, Freddie Freeman, Ian Kinsler, Jayson Werth, Joe Mauer, Jose Abreu, Justin Upton, Michael Cuddyer, Miguel Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, Ryan Zimmerman, Victor Martinez, WIlson Ramos and more! Welcome back, readers. Hopefully you've enjoyed the first three segments of this series as we look further into players that broke out in 2015 and others that received the "bust" label.

This edition will focus on corner infielders that failed to deliver on their expectations. My selections will be influenced by their respective ADP (Average Draft Position) coming into 2015. We won't be discussing the Michael Cuddyers or Billy Butlers of the world because let's be real, you didn't plan on sol[...]Keep on reading: MLB Bust Players At 1B and 3B - What It Means for 2016

First Base Prospect And Dynasty Rankings rotoballer.com Sun 9/13/15 6:10 AM

This article references 1B, 3B, A, Adam LaRoche, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew McCutchen, Anthony Rizzo, Austin Hedges, Brandon Belt, Brandon Moss, Buster Posey, C, Carlos Correa, Chris Colabello, Chris Davis, Christian Walker, Greg Bird, Gregory Polanco, James Loney, Jesus Aguilar, Joey Gallo, Josh Bell, Justin Morneau, Kris Bryant, Mark Reynolds, Mark Teixeira, Matt Olson, Mike Napoli, Mike Trout, OF, Prince Fielder, RB, Ryan Howard, SP, SS, Starling Marte, TE, WR and more! Over the next several weeks, we'll be covering dynasty prospects at every position. I'll do my best to provide a thorough list with analysis for some of my favorite picks. There will be a few blind spots - particularly in the lower minors and international leagues. If there is ever a player you think deserves mention, I'd like to hear about it. The surest way to contact me is via Twitter @BaseballATeam. I intend to actively cultivate and update these rankings. Don't worry, we'll re-publish aft[...]Keep on reading: First Base Prospect And Dynasty Rankings

Deep League Waiver Wire: Week 20 rotoballer.com Sun 8/16/15 6:00 AM

This article references 1B, 2B, 3B, A, Adam LaRoche, Avisail Garcia, C, Danny Valencia, David Holmberg, Ichiro Suzuki, John Lamb, Kelly Johnson, Martin Perez, Melky Cabrera, Michael Lorenzen, OF, RB, Robert Stephenson, SP, SS, TE, Trayce Thompson and more! Hello and welcome to the Week 20 deep waiver wire targets. The fantasy baseball season is entering the final stretch, especially for those of you with league playoffs. For those of you in leagues with exceptional depth, these six widely available players could bring you ever closer to that league championship. Featured this week will be a certain Hall-of-Famer, a "Splash Brother's" brother, and a super sleeper in an all rookie rotation.

Prefer using a phone? Our famous 2015 Sleepers & W[...]Keep on reading: Deep League Waiver Wire: Week 20

Adam LaRoche (1B, CWS) - Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Mon 7/20/15 2:52 PM

This article references 1B, A, Adam LaRoche, C, OF, SP, SS, TE and more! BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only and Deep Mixed Leagues

ANALYSIS: Most of the time, you should be wary of putting too much stock into first and second half splits. In the case of Adam LaRoche, however, it seems safe to expect a better performance going forward. For his career, the veteran has posted a .767 OPS before the break and an .860 mark after. So while he, like most of his teammates, has been a disappointment so far, brighter days should lie ahead. If you’re looking for other reasons to ho[...]Keep on reading: Adam LaRoche (1B, CWS) – Waiver Wire Pickups

Five Corner Infield Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds for Week 16 rotoballer.com Sat 7/18/15 6:19 AM

This article references 1B, 3B, A, Adam LaRoche, C, Chris Colabello, Joe Mauer, Juan Uribe, Kyle Seager, OF, RB, SP, SS, TE, Trevor Plouffe and more! The second half of the MLB season has begun. By this point, you should have a pretty solid handle on your roster and its chances for success. Those of you fortunate enough to still be in the hunt should be looking for every little edge. That’s where we come in. RotoBaller’s ongoing waiver wire coverage remains an excellent asset for the discerning and handsome fantasy owner.

These corner infielders are available in the majority of Yahoo leagues and can aid you in your quest for fake baseb[...]Keep on reading: Five Corner Infield Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds for Week 16

Fantasy Baseball Midseason Rankings: First Base rotoballer.com Mon 7/13/15 7:33 AM

This article references 1B, A, Adam LaRoche, Adam Lind, Adrian Gonzalez, Albert Pujols, Anthony Rizzo, Ben Paulsen, Brandon Belt, C, Carlos Santana, Chris Carter, Chris Davis, Edwin Encarnacion, Eric Hosmer, Freddie Freeman, Ike Davis, Joe Mauer, Joey Votto, Jose Abreu, Justin Bour, Logan Morrison, Lucas Duda, Mark Reynolds, Mark Teixeira, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Napoli, Mike Trout, Mitch Moreland, OBJ, OF, Paul Goldschmidt, Pedro Alvarez, RB, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, SP, SS, TE, WR, Yonder Alonso and more! Welcome to the All-Star break, which gives us the chance to catch our breath roughly halfway through the marathon of the regular season. Rather than the composite approach we took to our preseason rankings, we're offering tiered rankings for each position.

I had planned to name each tier after Coen Brothers films, but Alex Chamberlain beat me to the punch. So even though he doesn't have No Country for Old Men or Fargo as the top tier and is therefore objectively wrong, I'm not going to steal [...]Keep on reading: Fantasy Baseball Midseason Rankings: First Base

Adam Laroche (1B, CHW) - Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Sat 6/6/15 4:14 PM

This article references A, Adam LaRoche, SP and more! BALLER MOVE: Add in All Deep Leagues

OWNED: Fleaflicker 54%, ESPN/Yahoo 47%, CBS 66%.

ANALYSIS: If someone were to look at Adam Laroche so far this this year you wouldn't be all that impressed. His line reads, .237/.365/.391 to go along with 6 HR, 21 R, 22 RBI. Not exactly what people were hoping for when they drafted or bought Laroche in the draft.

If you start to look at his underlying stats you may have a slightly different opinion on him. His BB% is above average sitting at 15.8% [...]Keep on reading: Adam Laroche (1B, CHW) – Waiver Wire Pickups

Adam LaRoche (1B, CHW) - Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Fri 6/5/15 1:00 PM

This article references A, Adam LaRoche, Jose Abreu, SP and more! BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues with CI Spot

OWNERSHIP: 54% Fleaflicker

ANALYSIS: Despite being 35, Adam LaRoche can still produce at a respectable level. In each of the past five seasons in which he saw at least 400 at-bats, LaRoche smashed 20 or more home runs, including 33 and 100 RBI in 2012. Now in his first year with the Sox, he got off to a slow start, finishing the month of April with a .191/.286/.353 slash line. While his average is still just a mere .237, his OBP has skyrocketed to [...]Keep on reading: Adam LaRoche (1B, CHW) – Waiver Wire Pickups