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Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.

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In Some Depth: Lineup Review

In the final 2014 installment of In Some Depth, Ryan Eisner looks around the league to see which teams used the greatest number of lineups this season.

In Some Depth: The Final Wave

Joc Pederson's call to the Dodgers is likely part of the final wave of prospects coming up to contribute in 2014. Can he carve out a significant role as the Dodgers push for an NL West title?

In Some Depth: September Expansion

The Cards are still waiting for Oscar Taveras to solve big league pitching, but for now he remains atop the RF depth chart in St. Louis. Could that change with expanded rosters?

In Some Depth: Bet on Mookie

Mookie Betts once again has a clear path to playing time in Boston.

In Some Depth: See You in September

Dodgers fans have been calling for Joc Pederson and they should get their wish when rosters expand next month.

In Some Depth: Super Utility

Arismendy Alcantara has already been moved off the infield by the Cubs, but he's playing regularly in center field following the arrival of Javier Baez.

In Some Depth: The Next Call

Javier Baez will join the Cubs on Tuesday as they continue to infuse their big league roster with young talent from the farm. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league following the non-waiver trade deadline in the latest installment of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Out of Hand

Eric Hosmer has shown signs of rebounding from his poor first half in July, but a hand injury recently opened up time at first base for Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez.

In Some Depth: Brave New World

The Braves have already cast Dan Uggla aside. Is it time for them to cut bait on B.J. Upton next? Ryan Eisner explores that and a few other potential job changes in this week's edition.

In Some Depth: The Kid Is Alright

In the absence of Evan Gattis (back), Christian Bethancourt has received a long look behind the plate from the Braves.

In Some Depth: Likely Movers

In this week's edition of In Some Depth, Ryan Eisner looks at the players likely to be traded by the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

In Some Depth: Time to Shine for Angels' Cron

With the release of Raul Ibanez over the weekend, the path to regular playing time is clear for C.J. Cron.

In Some Depth: Weak Links

The Yankees aren't getting much out of Derek Jeter, but will they acquire an upgrade this summer to make their playoff push in the second half?

In Some Depth: Up the Middle

In the absence of Matt Wieters (pictured), the Orioles have been getting much less production behind the plate. Ryan Eisner looks at that change and other recent shifts up in the middle in the latest installment of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: This Bird Is Ready to Fly

Oscar Taveras was called up over the weekend and the Astros are bringing up Jonathan Singleton on Tuesday. Ryan Eisner breaks down the playing time fallout in the latest version of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Opportunity Rocks

With Nolan Arenado (pictured) on the shelf with a broken finger, the Rockies are scrambling for options at third base. Ryan Eisner looks at the candidates for highly coveted at-bats in Colorado.

In Some Depth: Who's on First

Paul Goldschmidt leads a handful of first basemen who have played 100 percent of their teams' games at first base.

In Some Depth: Redbird Rising?

Peter Bourjos has been taking a larger share of the playing time in center field for St. Louis, but is Oscar Taveras primed to take over in the near future?

In Some Depth: The Trouble Spots

Billy Hamilton has rebounded from a rough first week, but his overall numbers still leave plenty to be desired. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league as the lightest-hitting regulars at each position.

In Some Depth: Running Away With the Job

Jackie Bradley Jr. has taken the Red Sox's starting center field job and run with it after Grady Sizemore appeared to have the upper hand coming out of spring training. Ryan Eisner takes his weekly look around the league at recent depth chart trends.

In Some Depth: The Duda Abides

The recent departure of Ike Davis has opened up the door for Lucas Duda at first base in New York.

In Some Depth: Senior Captain

Derek Jeter owners will likely be frustrated by the frequent rest The Captain requires during his final season.

In Some Depth: It's Getting Ugly

After an impressive spring, Dan Uggla's first week of 2014 looked more like his 2013 campaign. Ryan Eisner takes a look in the return of In Some Depth.

2014 White Sox Team Preview: Youth Movement

The White Sox had a dismal season all-around in 2013 to finish last in the AL Central. A series of moves and trades in the offseason made the team much younger, but likely well out of contention.

In Some Depth: 2013 Surprises

Braves catcher Evan Gattis was among the biggest depth chart movers this season. Ryan Eisner looks at similar movers around the diamond in the final installment of In Some Depth for 2013.

In Some Depth: Playing Out the String

With the D-Backs approaching mathematical elimination from a postseason berth, Matt Davidson could see an increased run of playing time at third base in the near future.

In Some Depth: Gaping Holes

The Mariners have gone through several catchers this season, but they have a long-term solution in 2012 first-round pick Mike Zunino. Ryan Eisner looks around the league at the biggest vacancies heading into the offseason.

In Some Depth: September Callups Special

Dee Gordon is back for another run with the Dodgers. Will he make any impact this time around?

In Some Depth: Rocky Road

As Ryan Eisner points out, Michael Cuddyer and the Rockies will spend a significant share of their remaining schedule away from Coors Field.

In Some Depth: Three's A Crowd

How will the Red Sox work Xander Bogaerts into their infield mix with Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks? Ryan Eisner takes a look in the latest edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Weeks Out For Months

Rickie Weeks is out for the season. Ryan Eisner discusses who will step into the playing time void for the Brewers.

In Some Depth: Suspension Fallout

Major League Baseball handed down suspensions to 13 players on Monday, creating opportunities in Texas where the Rangers will need to find internal options to deal with the loss of Nelson Cruz.

In Some Depth: Seizing the Day

Evan Gattis continues to see time in the Braves' outfield while B.J. Upton is on the disabled list. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at depth chart situations in flux heading into the non-waiver trade deadline.

In Some Depth: New Sensation

As Ryan Eisner points out in the latest edition of In Some Depth, Josh Phegley has quickly taken over the starting catcher spot on the south side of Chicago.

In Some Depth: The Green Key

Second base has been a revolving door in Oakland this season, but the A's hope that converted shortstop Grant Green is the answer. Ryan Eisner takes a look at the league in the latest edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Another Spin

Brett Wallace is back with an opportunity to play first base for the Astros after another good stretch at Triple-A. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league in the latest edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Opportunity Rox

Troy Tulowitzki's latest injury has provided another opportunity for Josh Rutledge, but he's failed to deliver so far. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at depth chart situations in flux.

In Some Depth: Contenders' Shopping Lists

Brian Roberts' latest injury has left a massive hole at second base. It wouldn't be surprising to see the O's shop for a second baseman before the trade deadline.

In Some Depth: Potential Deadline Moves

Ricky Nolasco is on the growing list of players likely to be moved at the trade deadline next month. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at the potential fallout.

In Some Depth: Falling Out

Are the Brewers getting closer to pulling the plug on Rickie Weeks? Ryan Eisner takes a look at depth chart situations around the league in this week's edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Next Man Down?

Could Ike Davis follow the likes of Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley with a demotion to Triple-A? Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at changing depth chart situations.

In Some Depth: Volatility Check

Tigers manager Jim Leyland rarely changes the lineup in Detroit, providing steady value for the hitters around Miguel Cabrera.

In Some Depth: Vintage Pronk

Travis Hafner has been a good fit for the Yankees so far, but what will happen if Alex Rodriguez returns with the limitation of handling DH duties?

In Some Depth: Flash Junior Returns

Injuries have ravaged the Dodgers' middle infield, providing Dee Gordon with another opportunity to provide speed for fantasy owners. Ryan Eisner examines middle-infield situations in flux around the league.

In Some Depth: żEl Oso Frio?

A recent slide at the plate won't cost Evan Gattis his roster spot in Atlanta, but will it make keeping him in the lineup less of a priority with the upcoming return of Brian McCann?

In Some Depth: Bad Footing

Albert Pujols has already been forced to DH rather than play first base due to his case of plantar fasciitis. If it gets worse, the Angels will be forced to make further adjustments. Ryan Eisner takes a closer look.

In Some Depth: Rock Lobster

Nolan Arenado's fast start at Triple-A on the heels of a strong spring may lead to an early-season promotion from the Rockies.

In Some Depth: Sobering Up

After convincing the Red Sox's front office he was ready for a look in the big leagues this spring, Jackie Bradley needs to start hitting again to secure his roster spot.

White Sox's Team Preview: Come Sale Away

The successful transition of Chris Sale to the rotation was one of many reasons the White Sox exceeded expectations last season.

NBA Team Previews: Memphis Grizzlies 2012-13

In Some Depth: All-Star Edition

It's hard to believe that Mike Trout faced an unclear path to playing time in April, but he leads Ryan Eisner's squad of All-Stars that emerged as in-season upgrades for their respective teams.

In Some Depth: Grinding It Out

With the Orioles still threatening, the Yankees may not have the luxury of resting Derek Jeter in the coming weeks.

In Some Depth: Scrambling For Options

The Yankees are struggling to replace Mark Teixeira, as he's once again sidelined by a nagging calf injury.

In Some Depth: Intriguing September Callups

The Rangers' Jurickson Profar headlines a list of intriguing September callups. Ryan Eisner takes a closer look.

In Some Depth: Roster Expansion Wish List

Arizona's Trevor Bauer makes Ryan Eisner's wish list of upcoming September callups.

In Some Depth: Time Warp

The Orioles have been leaning on former Pirate Nate McLouth as a regular -- in their No. 3 spot -- in recent weeks.

In Some Depth: Upcoming Schedule Effects

In Some Depth: Trades Open Depth Chart Spots

In Some Depth: Papi on the Shelf

With David Ortiz on the disabled list, the Red Sox are shuffling a handful of options through their DH spot.

In Some Depth: Crowd of Cards

In Some Depth: Blast From The Past

With Ben Sheets close to joining the Atlanta rotation, the jobs of Randall Delgado and Mike Minor are in jeopardy.

In Some Depth: Nearing the Deadline

In Some Depth: Leaving Las Vegas

Adam Lind is back with the Jays after a successful stint with Triple-A Las Vegas.

In Some Depth: Bumpy Comeback Trail

Another setback for Brett Gardner leaves the door open for playing time in left field in the Bronx.

In Some Depth: Interleague Part II

Kendrys Morales will have to dust off his glove and play first base when the Angels visit National League parks in the coming weeks.

In Some Depth: Manny Nearing Return

Owners who stashed Manny Ramirez away on draft day may finally begin to receive a return on their investment as his 50-game suspension ends this week.

In Some Depth: May: A Violent Thing

The Cubs have been ravaged by injuries behind the plate recently with Welington Castillo joining Geovany Soto on the shelf.

In Some Depth: It's No Longer Early

Ike Davis had a slow start the year, and it might not be long before he starts losing playing time.

In Some Depth: Job Battles Continue

Although Hector Santiago has fared well in the closer's role, the battle for the job to replace him between Matt Thornton, Addison Reed and Jesse Crain continues.

In Some Depth: Outfields in Flux

Jacoby Ellsbury's injury has opened up an unexpected supply of playing time in Boston.

In Some Depth: Backup Plan

Opening Weekend provides clues about how teams are getting by without their injured regulars. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league.

In Some Depth: Opening Day Roster Moves

Who replaces Chase Utley at second while he's out? Ryan Eisner digs in.

2012 White Sox Preview: White Sox 2012: Strange Times on the South Side

Memphis Grizzlies Preview 2011: Memphis Grizzlies Preview 2011

Tuesday Lineup Card: Perky Royals Saved in Holland

Mr. Moose: Tuesday Lineup Card

Tuesday Lineup Card: Catcher on the Corners

Tuesday Lineup Card: Help Over Yonder

Tuesday Lineup Card: Lincoln Looks Good

Tuesday Lineup Card: The Ride of Ben Revere

Wednesday Lineup Card: Con't Stand Ya!

Tuesday Lineup Card: Another Prospect Gets Promoted

Tuesday Lineup Card: I've Got Blisters On My Fingers

Tuesday Lineup Card: Beltran Ill, Sick Against Lohse

Sunday Lineup Card: First-Half Finale

Tuesday Lineup Card: Another Top Prospect Up

The Lineup Card: Greinke Good Against AL

Tuesday Lineup Card: Phillie Phireworks Expected

Sunday Lineup Card: On The Cust

Tuesday Lineup Card: Speedster Heads to Hollywood

Tuesday Lineup Card: Lookout for the Lee's

Tuesday Lineup Card: Pitchers' Delight

Tuesday Lineup Card: No Lockout Here

Tuesday Lineup Card: No. 3 Hitter on the Waiver Wire?

Tuesday Lineup Card: See Through The Smoak

Thursday Lineup Card: Back to the Thrown

Tuesday Lineup Card: Round Two

Tim Lincecum quieted the Dodgers' bats on Opening Day. Can he do it again? The numbers say yes.

Tuesday Lineup Card: Rickie Roll

Rickie Weeks is swinging a hot bat this year and has strong career numbers against Braves starter Derek Lowe.

MLB Team Previews: 2011 White Sox Preview

The addition of Adam Dunn gives the White Sox one of the most powerful lineup in baseball heading into the 2011 season.

2010 Memphis Grizzlies Preview: 2010 Memphis Grizzlies Preview

The Lineup Card: Chasing Saves

The Lineup Card: Quieting the Cards

The Lineup Card: Pena Heating Up

The Lineup Card: Nationals Spelling Bee

Saturday Lineup Card: Dream Weaver

It's been a career year for Jered Weaver and his numbers should only improve with another turn against the A's on Saturday.

The Lineup Card: It's in the Cards

Wandy Rodriguez hasn't been great against the Cardinals this year, but that could change on Tuesday.

The Lineup Card: Bird-Hunting Season

Hughes has mowed down the Blue Jays in their previous meetings, holding Toronto hitters to a .194 average.

The Lineup Card: Second Helpings

Tuesday marks the return of two of the most fantasy-friendly second baseman: Chase Utley and Dustin Pedroia.

The Lineup Card: North Side Nightmares

Kyle Lohse is coming off the disabled list Sunday to face a Cubs lineup that has dominated the pitcher in previous meetings.

The Lineup Card: Red Hot

Brandon Phillips boasts terrific career numbers against Pirates starter Paul Maholm.

The Lineup Card: Time for an Encore

Fresh off a no-hitter, Matt Garza will look to continue his historical success against the Yankees on Saturday.

The Lineup Card: Third Time's Not the Charm

Brett Myers has been successful against the Cubs this season, but history says the third meeting could be trouble.

The Lineup Card: (Tuesday's Edition) Dodger Blues

Rafael Furcal is one of many Dodgers who've had no luck against Tim Lincecum.

The Lineup Card: Alive and Wells

There haven't been any July fireworks from Vernon Wells yet, but a matchup with Carl Pavano could change that.

The Lineup Card: Not So Perfect

Armando Galarraga nearly tossed a perfect game, but his numbers against Twins slugger Joe Mauer are about as far from perfect as you can get.

The Lineup Card: Rollins May Return

For the first time since May 21, we may have a Jimmy Rollins sighting on Tuesday.

Wednesday Lineup Card: Santana Bounce Back

Johan Santana managed just one strikeout in his last outing, but he has fond memories of fanning Cleveland hitters with regularity.

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