Blog Posts - Jordan Branson

2016 RotoRob End of Season Third Base Rankings

Seager turned in his first 30-homer campaign in what was easily the finest effort of his career.
by RotoRob on Dec 13, 2016

2016 RotoRob Rest of Season Shortstop Rankings

Correa has clearly established himself as one of the top young studs in the game.
by RotoRob on Aug 22, 2016

2016 RotoRob Rest of Season Second Base Rankings

Looking for 40 steals from your middle infielder? Altuve is one of the precious few that can deliver that. It doesn't hurt that he's also enjoying a career year, even if he was slumping as the first half ended.
by RotoRob on Aug 2, 2016

The Wire Troll: Luis Valbuena Responding to the Pressure

Since coming off the DL after undergoing 2015 Tommy John surgery, McCarthy has had his strikeout pitch working, fanning 14 in 10 IP while going 2-0 with a sparkling 2.70 ERA. Watch for the Dodgers to slowly stretch him out in the second half, which w...
by RotoRob on Jul 10, 2016

2016 RotoRob Rest of Season First Base Rankings

Goldy's home run power has waned so far this season and he's not molesting lefties the way he usually does.
by RotoRob on Jul 5, 2016

The Wire Troll: Bud Norris Seeks Redemption

We're not saying Chisenhall has been hot over the past month, we're just saying we saw two hobbits throw a ring at him. The lefty is hitting .560 with three homers over his last five games, and a cool .342 BA over the last month. Chisenhall is hustli...
by RotoRob on Jul 3, 2016

The Wire Troll: Oh My, a New Closer in St. Louis?

But if Moya keeps up his current torrid pace, he could finally be up for good. Since his call up, the 6'7'', 260-pound mammoth is hitting .370/.433/.778 with three homers through seven games. Moya's current BABIP is extremely high, but even in Triple...
by RotoRob on Jun 26, 2016

The Wire Troll: Whit Merrifield an Unlikely Hero for Royals

The second Royal currently keeping the offense's heart beating is Orlando. The second year flyhawk is hitting a ridiculous .486 over the last two weeks, along with five extra-base hits and nine RBI. Over the week, Kansas City has scored the fourth mo...
by RotoRob on May 29, 2016

The Wire Troll: Steve Pearce Returns to Spark the Rays

Bour is finally beginning to regain his 2015 power stroke (when he bashed 23 dingers). In May, he has already gone yard five times and cut his strikeout rate in half from the first month. Bour is seeing the ball much better, as evidenced by his ridic...
by RotoRob on May 22, 2016

The Wire Troll: Can Mark Reynolds Stick at First Base in Colorado?

This dispersion really helps drive his all-around Fantasy contribution, which is evident by his almost even total of runs and RBI (11 and 10, respectively). So if you are in need of infield help, or could use a boost to your team's BA with modest hel...
by RotoRob on May 15, 2016

The Wire Troll: Miguel Montero on the Comeback Trail

Smoak has really grabbed hold of this opportunity, and is heating up as of late. Over his last five games, the switch hitter is batting .389 with two homers and a .500 OBP. Smoak is a much better hitter against RHP, which is a good fit for the Blue J...
by RotoRob on May 8, 2016

2015 RotoRob Football Awards

Lacy's weight made him an easy target (both literally and figuratively), and Anderson did less in 16 games than he did in his final eight in 2014, but Murray gets the nod by split-decision. While both Lacy and Anderson experienced statistical shortfa...
by RotoRob on Apr 6, 2016

2016 RotoRob MLB Draft Kit: Catcher Rankings

The fifth overall pick from 2008 has established himself as the king at catcher for several years now. Because of his ability to also play first base, he remains in the lineup nearly every day, last season reaching 150 games for the first time in his...
by RotoRob on Mar 25, 2016

2016 RotoRob MLB Draft Kit: Relief Pitcher Rankings

Our advice: buy a good closer, add a solid mid-tier one and then start tossing darts. Lots of 'em. With a projected closer turnover rate of around 25 to 30 per cent, you'll be using the wire quite a bit to round out your pen.
by RotoRob on Mar 6, 2016

2015 RotoRob Baseball Awards

Oh man, as super talented kids start arriving in the Bigs younger and younger and make a bigger impact each season, picking this award gets harder all the time. So many choices!
by RotoRob on Feb 8, 2016

2016 RotoRob MLB Draft Kit: Starting Pitcher Rankings

Kershaw's health is a small worry now, but he managed to avoid major injury in 2015 en route to another campaign in which he was next to impossible to hit.
by RotoRob on Jan 9, 2016

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