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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Justin Smoak's name.
March 23, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)
Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.
March 16, 2017
Farm Futures: Anticipating Call-Up Dates
James Anderson gives a preview of potential call-up dates for top prospects like the Phillies' J.P. Crawford, as front offices balance service time considerations against developmental concerns and major league roster needs.
March 7, 2017
MLB Barometer: Preseason Tenets
In 2017's first edition of the Barometer, Vlad Sedler offers his advice for a successful draft season and dives into underpriced players at catcher and first base, like the South Siders' Jose Abreu.
February 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z
Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
July 28, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: They're Hot ... But Will It Continue?
Dave Regan rounds up a handful of players who have been as hot as any over the last couple weeks and looks to forecast whether they'll be viable waiver-wire adds down the stretch.
July 17, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist reviews the AL free agent pool coming out of the All-Star break and suggests bidding big on the first impact player to switch leagues at the trade deadline, Drew Pomeranz.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: O Canada
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the week, dominated by the Blue Jays' and a top five that consists entirely of American League squads.
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 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.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin suggests a Giants stack in the desert against Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin, headlined by the always-dangerous Buster Posey.
May 10, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco looks over Tuesday's slate and notes that Brett Gardner is heating up just in time to face struggling Royals right-hander Kris Medlen.
May 8, 2016
Clay Link takes us through his American League waiver-wire options for this week, which includes a pair of Angels starting pitchers vying for a spot in the rotation.
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.
April 30, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Giant Advantage for San Fran
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Blue Jays, Giants and Astros.
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 24, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a pair of Red Sox starting pitchers and a handful of Blue Jays infielders.
April 23, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Big Week for Bucs
The Pirates lead the charge this week, thanks to a four-game set in Denver and three games at home against the bottom of the Reds' rotation.
April 22, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Snellzilla Gets the Call
The Rays will bring up Blake Snell for his MLB debut Saturday. Derek VanRiper hashes out his value, and takes a look around the rest of the American League.
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 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
While he went hitless during the Yankees' trip to Toronto, Brett Gardner will look to bounce back at Yankee Stadium on Friday.
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.
April 3, 2016
Clay Link surveys the American League waiver wire where as Matt Shoemaker has worked his way into the Angels' rotation thanks to an injury to C.J. Wilson.
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?
August 20, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: September Call-Ups
David Regan looks at possible September reinforcements for each team, including Rockies shortstop prospect Trevor Story
August 6, 2015
Mound Musings: New Faces in New Places
Brad Johnson continues his examination of the trade deadline deals and how David Price and the rest will fare in their new homes.
August 4, 2015
Fantasy 101: Winning Tournaments with Home Runs
Winning tournaments on FanDuel requires a lot of things to go right, and it's imperative to maximize the number of home-run hitters on your squad.
July 16, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: The Second Half Begins
Erik Siegrist breaks down the weekend series', but a doubleheader gives the Royals and White Sox a one-game advantage over the rest of the league.
July 7, 2015
In Some Depth: Off the Bench
Ryan Eisner picks an all-star squad of players that started this season out of the starting lineup.
June 21, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Red Byrd Return
Monday's Recommended Pickup is a 37-year-old outfielder who returned from a broken wrist much earlier than expected.
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