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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Pedro Alvarez's name.
January 16, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Utilizing Barrel Rate
Derek VanRiper takes a look at one slice of the new MLB Statcast data with the hope of finding undervalued bats for 2017.
October 1, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin expects Jason Kipnis to get ready for the postseason in style Saturday against vulnerable Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez.
September 29, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: That's a Wrap
Dave Regan rumbles one last time this year, this time focusing on some of the biggest free agents of the upcoming offseason and what their fantasy impact could look like in 2017.
September 23, 2016
The Z Files: Notes To Self For 2017
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
September 16, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Twins youngster Jose Berrios has really struggled this season, and RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin will look to take advantage through the Mets' Curtis Granderson on Friday.
September 4, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Brian Dozier is near the top of the price scale for second basemen, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's worth paying up for Sunday against the White Sox.
August 23, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco feels a need for speed Tuesday and likes the matchup for Billy Hamilton, particularly given the Rangers' struggles throwing out base stealers this season.
August 21, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Steeltown's Turn
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, this time using a new statistic called the
August 11, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Jon Lester's price isn't the cheapest, but RotoWire's Juan Carlos Blanco explains why the Cubs starter is worth paying up for Thursday against the Cardinals.
August 7, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist considers the post-trade deadline fallout in the American League and finds three new closers but only one established premium bat added to the Junior Circuit's player pool.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett expects to see a couple of sluggers break out of their funks Sunday, including Jake Lamb in a juicy matchup against Jimmy Nelson.
August 5, 2016
Yankees starter Michael Pineda has allowed at least five runs in three of his last five starts, giving Sasha Yodashkin every reason to use Indians lefties Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.
August 4, 2016
The Z Files: Trade Deadline FAAB Strategies
Todd Zola examines how to handle the aftermath of a busy trade deadline and warns that there's more to post-deadline FAAB bidding than just throwing max money at Jonathan Lucroy.
With no real aces going Thursday, the available pitching options include plenty of question marks, but Neil Parker explains why Bartolo Colon is worth a look.
July 25, 2016
Minor League Barometer: The Trade Deadline Looms
Jesse Siegel tunes us into what's happening with some of the minors' most interesting prospects this week as the trade deadline approaches.
June 30, 2016
Zack Cozart has had plenty of success against lefties this season, and he could keep that going out of the leadoff spot Thursday against the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez.
June 10, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Byron Buxton has played well since his latest call-up, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes him Friday against the Red Sox's Steven Wright.
June 1, 2016
DVR's Top 350: June Update
Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.
May 28, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: AL East-bound
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for a trio of AL East squads.
May 21, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: White Sox Set to Pop
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitter rankings for the week, dominated by a trio of AL squads with eight and seven-game slates.
May 14, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Jays Get Gift of Twins
Erik Siegrist's weekly rankings has the Blue Jays on top as Toronto looks to get right against a Twins rotation that can kickstart any offense.
May 7, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Arizona's Turn to Mash
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Diamondbacks, Red Sox and Mets.
May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
DFS Baseball 101: April Team Batting Stats Report
Michaell Rathburn breaks down the stats from the season's first month. Who's hitting, who's not and which teams are playing best home and away? That and more.
April 28, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Skills Growth, and Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes hitters who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Is time to give up on Justin Upton?
April 25, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Future Sweet for Honeywell
Jesse Siegel's weekly look at which prospects are rising and falling includes pitcher Brent Honeywell, who could get promoted to Double-A soon.
April 16, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Blue Jays Set to Soar
The Jays' bats take the cake this week thanks to seven games in AL-East friendly ballparks, while a certain struggling AL Central squad comes in higher than you might think.
April 9, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Astros Ready to Blast Off
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming week of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Nationals, Rangers and Astros.
March 25, 2016
Spring Training Job Battles: Countdown to Opening Day
Clay Link checks in on all the major positional battles from around Major League Baseball. Is Aaron Sanchez a lock to make the rotation?
March 22, 2016
MLB Barometer: Analyzing ADP Risers, Fallers
Vlad Sedler looks at players who are shooting up the ADP charts this March, and others who are going in the opposite direction. Is there still profit to be made on a player like Trevor Story?
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