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The Wire Troll: Mike Fisher Hitting the Notes in Music City

The former Tampa Bay top pick is doing just fine with his fellow rookies in Arizona. The Coyotes may be hanging out in the league's cellar, but the youngsters are receiving quality minutes of top development. DeAngelo is one of those benefiting from...
by RotoRob on Dec 18, 2016

The Wire Troll: Gary Harris Fever Mounts in Denver

After a month-long absence because of a foot woe, Harris came back strong in a Thursday win over Portland with 18 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block. You would think he never left with a game like this, and that he would have...
by RotoRob on Dec 17, 2016

The Wire Troll: Sam Gagner Pacing Columbus Blue Jackets

So, a fire sale should be starting any time now in Colorado. The mighty Habs systematically dismantled the Avalanche 10-1 Saturday in what was just the latest of an unusually large amount of high scoring games this season. Seriously, some of these sc...
by RotoRob on Dec 11, 2016

The Wire Troll: Joe Ingles Gets a Chance

This veteran has never really shown a great offensive game, but is always an asset because of his steals. Lately, however, Allen is doing it all, recording double-doubles in two of the last three games, while flirting with a couple of more since the...
by RotoRob on Dec 10, 2016

The Wire Troll: Bryan Little Coming up Big

Stalberg has always been more of a "meat and potatoes" role player, but could the offense be coming to life for him? Maybe. He has just seven goals on the season, but he potted four of them last week. Proceed with caution.
by RotoRob on Dec 4, 2016

The Wire Troll: Andrew Harrison Running the Show in Memphis

Lamb is bouncing back from a hamstring injury, but isn’t letting up when given the minutes. He’s an all-around the board producer, working for a steady role in the rotation, and is only 24 years old. Give Lamb a look if you’re seeking some spor...
by RotoRob on Dec 3, 2016

The Wire Troll: Greg Garcia Providing Depth

All the injuries on the Dodger rotation have forced the team to be creative, and they have now turned to prospect De Leon to make his MLB debut on Sunday. Judging by his stellar work at Triple-A (7-1, 2.61 in 16 starts with 11.6 K/9), this kid is rea...
by RotoRob on Sep 4, 2016

The Wire Troll: Korean Invasion

The Korean theme continues with Kim, who impressed many a week and a half ago with his four-hit showing against Houston. That's earned him some extra PT of late, and with hits in three straight games, he's now batting a robust .319 -- a figure which...
by RotoRob on Aug 28, 2016

The Wire Troll: Chad Green Earns Rotation Time for Yanks

At this stage of the season, if you're a keeper league owner that's out it, you're scouring the minors for possible options. Drafted by the Phillies in the ninth round out of college last year, Laird hit well in his pro debut in 2015, but injuries li...
by RotoRob on Aug 21, 2016

The Wire Troll: Kelly Johnson Earning More PT

We'll always have Game Six of the 2011 World Series, right? Freese has never really lived up to the promise he showed early in his career with the Cards, but this season marks the closest he's come. He's batting .412 over the past week, enjoying what...
by RotoRob on Aug 14, 2016

The Wire Troll: Scott Schebler Gets His Shot

Yes, we've been ringing Josh's Bell for some time now and we still can't understand why he's being denied a longer look in the bigs. Sure, since his brief recall, he's struggled somewhat at Triple-A, but with multi-hit efforts in two of the last thre...
by RotoRob on Aug 7, 2016

The Wire Troll: Wade Miley Sent to B-More

Despite missing some time earlier this season, Martin has already topped double digits in both homers and steals. He's not going to hit for a high average (and his BABIP is about normal for him, so don't expect any relief there), but with a .325 wOBA...
by RotoRob on Jul 31, 2016

The Wire Troll: Dylan Bundy Finally Starting

Well, we're finally getting our wish Sunday as Bundy will start -- and get a very favourable matchup against the Rays, to boot. Taken fourth overall in 2011, the rookie hurler has a chance to stick in the rotation, at least for a time being. He's onl...
by RotoRob on Jul 17, 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

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: Jose Peraza Burning Up the Basepaths

A natural shortstop, Flores' ability to play every infield position not only helps guarantee him PT, but makes him valuable as a multi-position eligibility player. Take a look at him in deeper leagues if you need infield help.
by RotoRob on Jun 19, 2016

The Wire Troll: Alex Rodriguez Shows Some Life

Yes, this talented youngster burned lots of owners over the first few weeks of the season, ultimately landing on the DL before being demoted to Triple-A. But if Wednesday's start is any indication, Severino will soon be ready to get another crack at...
by RotoRob on Jun 12, 2016

The Wire Troll: Jarrett Parker Filling in for Giants

The versatile Lowrie has always been a solid BA man, but has particularly shone in that regard this season. With hits in nine of his last 10 games -- interrupted by an injury -- he's raised his average to .311, and smacked his first dinger of the yea...
by RotoRob on Jun 5, 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

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