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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Masahiro Tanaka's name.
July 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Calming the Panic
Paul Sporer isn't worried about Jake Arreita thanks to his gem against the Mets, vaulting the Chicago ace to the top of this week's rankings.
July 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Marlin the Magician
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Miami's Jose Fernandez in the top spot as he has dominated the last couple of months.
July 10, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco offers his suggestions for your Sunday rosters and likes the price on Salvador Perez, as he's been heating up and gets a break from catching duties by slotting in at DH against the Mariners.
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
On the final day before the All-Star Break, Juan Carlos Blanco is looking to Andrew McCutchen against the Cubs to provide some fantasy production.
July 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco's Hitting his Stride
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who has taken off since returning from the disabled list in early June.
June 30, 2016
Mound Musings: Dissecting Pitcher Injuries
Brad Johnson is back. This week, he looks at a variety of player injuries and their impact on the fantasy world, including Angels pitcher Garrett Richards’ UCL tear.
June 28, 2016
Pitching 3D: Grading the AL East
Doug Thorburn hands out first-half grades to each starting pitcher in the AL East and tells fantasy owners what to expect in the second half.
June 25, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw in Pedro Territory
Paul Sporer breaks down this week's pitcher rankings and, no surprise, Clayton Kershaw is on top, but just how close is the Dodgers' ace getting to the all-time greats?
June 24, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Sasha Yodashkin can't resist investing heavily in some Coors Field action Friday and recommends anchoring your lineup with Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt.
June 18, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sonny Again in Oakland
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Oakland starter Sonny Gray, whose velocity has returned since he came off the disabled list three starts ago.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Price is Again Right
Paul Sporer's weekly rankings include a revived David Price who is pitching better than the Red Sox could have hoped when the season began.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
With a young righty on the mound for the Padres, Juan Blanco is all over Carlos Gonzalez at Coors Field on Saturday.
June 4, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lefty Two-Step for Lester
Paul Sporer can't ignore Jon Lester's matchup this week against two teams who are impotent against left-handers, as the Chicago hurler stops this week's rankings.
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.
The Z Files: Updated Top 20 Pitchers
Todd Zola unveils his updated pitcher rankings, including a surprise appearance in the top 20 by Rays' left-hander Drew Smyly.
May 31, 2016
MLB Barometer: On the Bubble
Vlad Sedler talks about players often on the roster bubble in leagues with 10 or more teams, including Minnesota Twin Eduardo Nunez, who’s lately been one of the best free agent pickups.
May 28, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two Jakes are Better than One
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings awards the top spot to the Cubs' Jake Arrieta, who gets two starts this week while the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale have but one.
May 21, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale-ing Ks for IP
Paul Sporer explains the tradeoff in strikeouts for Chicago's Chris Sale, who's still the AL's top starter, in this week's pitcher rankings.
May 15, 2016
Masahiro Tanaka has been up and down this season, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why it's worth going with the Yankees' pitcher Sunday against the White Sox.
May 14, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Kershaw
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, among other elite hurlers, has a two-start week.
May 12, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analyzing the 50/20/10 Pitching Club
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the exclusive club of starting pitchers who have hit the trifecta with GB, K, BB rates of 50, 20, 10 and explains what it means for fantasy owners.
Regan's Rumblings: Revised Top 100 Fantasy Players
Stricken by writer's block, Dave Regan instead shifts his rumblings this week toward an updated rankings list of his Top 100 MLB fantasy players.
May 7, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg at Home on K Street
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as a two-start week in D.C. for Stephen Strasburg has the Nationals ace atop the list.
May 4, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Pitcher Skills Growth, Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes pitchers who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Why are Dallas Keuchel's strikeouts down this year?
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?
April 30, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Good Week Ahead for Harvey
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers, including the Mets' Matt Harvey, who has increased his swinging-strike rate his last two starts and now gets to face two strikeout-prone teams.
April 23, 2016
Juan Blanco is all smiles over the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez at Coors Field where he'll face a right-hander he can hammer.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Wind In His Sale
Chris Sale has a nasty schedule this week. So, does that mean Paul Sporer dropped him in this week's pitcher rankings? On the contrary.
April 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Roaring Thunder
Noah Syndergaard faces off against the Phillies and Braves this week, and Paul Sporer wonders if he could reach 30 strikeouts.
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