The Fantasy Injury Exam Room - Five Weeks for Aaron Judge? rotoballer.com Wed 4/24/19 8:30 AM

In our weekly feature in collaboration with Inside Injuries, we take a comprehensive look into major injuries and their Fantasy implications.The medical team at Inside Injuries breaks down each players outlook from physical perspectives. RotoBaller then provides in-depth fantasy recommendations based on the impact of every injury breakdown. Its an unrivaled combination of medical and fantasy expertise, designed to help you gain a true advantage in your roster management.Inside Injuries predicts [...]

Mallex Smith, Ryon Healy Sitting Sunday rotoballer.com Sun 4/14/19 1:27 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith and third baseman Ryon Healy are not in the starting lineup on Sunday. Mitch Haniger slides over to center field and will hit leadoff, while Dylan Moore is at the hot corner and is hitting ninth against Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. Haniger will always be a fine DFS option, but he won't have a chance to drive in as many runs on Sunday in the leadoff spot. Moore has only four hits in 21 at-bats (.190) for the Mariners and should be avoided in D[...]

Sauceda's Slants - Take Action on Early Season Trends rotoballer.com Fri 4/12/19 8:50 AM

Someone recently DMd me on Twitter asking where Ive been. Where had my writing gone? I must admit, I was flattered that someone enjoyed my work and was curious why we hadnt seen more.So what? [...]

Tim Beckham Is the Post-Hype Breakout You've Been Looking For rotoballer.com Fri 4/12/19 7:30 AM

Tim Beckham is the MVP. At least, he was one week into the MLB season. He earned the year's first American League Player of the [...]

Mallex Smith Sets Table Nicely For Mariners rotoballer.com Tue 4/2/19 10:02 AM

Seattle Mariners center fielder Mallex Smith led off for the club once again Monday night and reached base three times. He went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base as he got the offense rolling scoring the first run of the game. It was the second theft of the season for Smith, and he should continue to pile up the stolen bases and the runs leading off for the M's this year. The team moved him down in the order against a left-hander on the weekend, but he batted .337 off these arms a year ago [...]

Mallex Smith Stuffs Stat Sheet Friday rotoballer.com Sat 3/30/19 1:36 AM

Seattle Mariners center fielder Mallex Smith had an impactful day as the team's leadoff hitter in Friday's contest versus the Red Sox. He took Nathan Eovaldi deep in the first inning and picked up a walk and a stolen base in his 1-for-3 night. Smith was also robbed of extra bases by Jackie Bradley Jr. in the third inning, but settled for a sacrifice fly on the play instead. Don't expect the power to continue much this season as he only hit two home runs in 2018, but he should finish the year[...]

Mallex Smith Leading Off Friday Night rotoballer.com Fri 3/29/19 6:32 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith is starting in center field and is hitting leadoff on Friday night against Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi. Smith should hit atop the team's lineup when they face a right-handed pitcher like this evening. The 25-year-old didn't play in the team's first two games in Tokyo last week but is good to go now. He went 1-for-5 with a triple in the home opener on Thursday and will provide fantasy owners will plenty of speed and runs hitting atop the orde[...]

Predicting the Top 10 Finishers in Stolen Bases in 2019 rotoballer.com Thu 3/28/19 10:30 AM

Predicting the leaders in steals for the upcoming season may sound like a straightforward task, but its not as easy as it seems.There is quite a bit of variance involved, and the league as a whole has seen a sharp decline in stolen base attempts since the 2012 season (about 700 fewer attempts). Past production, sprint and speed score metrics, and 2019 projections all factor into this Top 10 stolen base leader list.Opportunity is also key, as some players get the green light more often and certai[...]

Mallex Smith Will Start Home Opener rotoballer.com Wed 3/27/19 7:52 PM

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais announced that Mallex Smith(elbow) will start in center field for the teams home opener. His status was in limbo after a limited spring with an elbow injury, but thats a long ways from his legs where the majority of his fantasy appeal resonates. Its unclear where Smith will bat in the lineup on Thursday, but he figures to see the majority of at-bats at the top of the Mariners order this season. Smith remains one of the top stolen base threats in the league [...]

Mallex Smith Will See First Game Action Monday rotoballer.com Mon 3/25/19 6:49 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith has been sidelined all of spring training with an elbow issue. The club plans for Smith to lead off in Monday nights exhibition against the San Diego Padres, but they only plan on playing him for three at-bats. Smith will be out there in Tuesdays contest as well, so these two days will be a true test for his availability on Opening Day. Its a situation to monitor closely to see what the Ms decide to do with their speedster, but if an IL stint were requir[...]