Isiah Kiner-Falefa Headed Out On Rehab Assignment 4 months ago

Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa (finger) will head out on a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville and he will serve as the designated hitter on Monday. He is then expected to build up his work behind the dish with Nashville and Double-A Frisco, with the goal being ready to re-join the active roster to begin the second half right after the All-Star break. [...]

The Cut List (Week 14) - Time to Let Go? 4 months ago

We're halfway there in the baseball season, but hopefully your fantasy team is living on more than a prayer. (By Jove, that's terrible. Apologies.)Unless it's a points league, categories are starting to take more precedence at this point. Every hitter on this week's Cut List comes with a list of categories in which a need indicates greater or lesser use for the player to be on your team.Stats are through Friday, June 28. [...]

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Placed On Injured List 4 months ago

The Texas Rangers placed catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa (finger) on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a sprained ligament in his right finger. The Rangers acquired catcher Tim Federowicz from the Indians for a player to be named later or cash and moved pitcher Taylor Hearn (elbow) to the 60-day injured list. Kiner-Falefa was hitting only .231/.308/.343 with a homer and 13 RBI while splitting time with Jeff Mathis behind the dish. He wasn't all that attractive to fantasy owners, even in two-[...]

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Could Land On Injured List 4 months ago

Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa (finger) left the game early with a sprained right middle finger on Thursday and may need to go on the injured list. I dont like the way it looks to be honest with you, manager Chris Woodward said. If its a situation where he is going to be down, I dont think we have any choice, not with the games we have coming up. Jeff Mathis is behind the plate on Friday and is hitting ninth against A's starter Brett Anderson. [...]

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 8 5 months ago

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to take advantage of breakouts or impact bats before others sure can.The primary challenge of playing in an NL or AL-only league is often the lack of options regarding adding and subtracting players when needed. I[...]

Rest of Season Catcher Rankings - May Update 5 months ago


Rest of Season Third Base Rankings - May Update 5 months ago

Now that we are midway through May, it's a perfect time to update our Rest-of-Season mixed rankings and provide some analysis. RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, Pierre Camus, Bill Dubiel and Scott Engel want you to crush the competition and know that rankings can't end on draft day.Third base has been hit-and-miss in the early goings. A lot of the predictable studs are being studly, a few surprises have risen through the ranks. I'm most fascinated by some of the guys who were drafted early but wh[...]

Rest of Season Relief Pitcher Rankings - May Update 5 months ago


Rest of Season Second Base Rankings (May Update) 5 months ago


Isiah Kiner-Falefa Seeing Extended Time At Catcher 6 months ago

Texas Rangers utility infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa started Thursday's game behind the plate against the Los Angeles Angels. That was just his third start of the season, having started one game in each of the first two series. However, the Rangers are planning to have Kiner-Falefa start two more games this weekend (Saturday and Sunday). It is interesting to see Kiner-Falefa getting more time behind the plate, as it could pave the way to him becoming the No. 1 catcher for the Rangers. However, unt[...]