H2H Category Streamers - Week 8 Waiver Wire rotoballer.com Sat 5/18/19 10:35 AM

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting an advantage over their opponent. Heavy lineup, heavy starting pitchers, no catcher, all (or mostly) reliever staff, no reliever staff, etc. Even if you play a balanced lineup, injuries can cause holes. A few weeks without a key player wont kill a season, but why accept losing when you can stream?Streaming can be a risky business. If you do it right and check the necessary boxes, you can win the week. This column wi[...]

Mallex Smith Goes Deep In MLB Return rotoballer.com Fri 5/17/19 9:20 AM

In his first game back after being recalled from Triple-A, Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith went yard in his return. He finished the night going 1-for-4 batting ninth in the order, his likely spot in the lineup until he gets his bat going. Smith had a miserable start to 2019 and was sent down in late April to tune in swing after missing most of spring training. Over his 10 games with Tacoma, he hit .333 with seven stolen bases which was encouraging enough for the M's to bring him back. [...]

Mallex Smith Recalled From Triple-A rotoballer.com Thu 5/16/19 2:03 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday. Smith was a popular player in draft season but only posted a .165/.255/.247 slash line before being demoted. He hit .333/.375/.467 at Tacoma in 48 plate appearances and now finds himself back with the big league club. If Smith was dropped in your league, he's worth picking back up now for the steals, although Seattle's somewhat crowded outfield and Smith's MLB struggles early in the year remain concerns for [...]

Mallex Smith Expected To Return This Week rotoballer.com Sun 5/12/19 4:41 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith was sent down to Triple-A two weeks ago to refine his swing after slashing .165/.255/.247 to begin the year. He still found success on the bases stealing eight bags, but the M's made the move after Smith missed most of spring training with an elbow injury to give him more time to catch up to big league pitching. The speedster is currently batting .361 in Triple-A with seven steals as the team sent down Braden Bishop on Sunday hinting that Smith will be [...]

The Cut List (Week 7) - Time to Let Go? rotoballer.com Sun 5/12/19 7:00 AM

The 2019 season is now one-fifth over for every team in MLB, and one-quarter over for some. By the end of the month in just under three weeks time, it'll be one-third finished. If you've hung on to a certain player in a certain roto league, depending on how often you played or benched them, they could have cost you quite a bit in the standings, even by season's end.Stats are through Friday, May 10. As we say every week: Remember that these recommendations are for standard leagues up to 12 teams,[...]

Rest of Season Outfielder Rankings (May Update) rotoballer.com Wed 5/8/19 7:15 AM

The calendar's turned to May and today we'll look to the outfield for the next part of our Rest-of-Season rankings update and 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. Check out our fantasy baseball rankingsdashboard for the very latest rankings which are continually updated.Outfield is deep enough that these rankings go 155 deep with 14 tiers. Not all these players belong [...]

The Cut List (Week 6) - Time to Let Go? rotoballer.com Sun 5/5/19 7:00 AM

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Mallex Smith Optioned, Braden Bishop Called Up rotoballer.com Tue 4/30/19 7:50 PM

The Seattle Mariners optioned outfielder Mallex Smith to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday and called up outfielder Braden Bishop in a corresponding move. Smith has eight steals on the season but was hitting .165/.255/.247 in 97 at-bats to begin the year and was recently moved to the bottom of the batting order. If you're in need of speed, he should be held onto in mixed leagues while he figures things out on the farm. Dee Gordon benefits with the move to the leadoff spot. Bishop, the team's No. 11 pro[...]

Mallex Smith is Sitting Out on Thursday rotoballer.com Thu 4/25/19 6:22 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers. Smith hasn't recorded a hit in his last 20 at-bats, so it's not surprising to see him getting the night off. Mitch Haniger will bat first and play center field, while rookie Dylan Moore starts in right field and bats eighth versus lefty Taylor Hearn. Haniger is worth looking at in DFS contests on Thursday.

Mallex Smith Finding Steals Despite Early Slump rotoballer.com Wed 4/24/19 9:59 AM

Seattle Mariners center fielder Mallex Smith stole his eighth base of the season Tuesday night as he finished the night 0-for-3 with a walk. The speedster is doing what fantasy owners had anticipated for him, as his steal total now ties him for second in the league as he sits one behind Tim Anderson. The bad news is that Smith is currently on an 0-for-14 skid, and he's batting a lousy .188 on the season. The M's have moved him down to the bottom of the order in his last two starts as they try to[...]