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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Masahiro Tanaka's name.
April 21, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Start Kershaw is Tops
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings features none other than Clayton Kershaw on top as the Dodgers hurler has two starts this week.
April 14, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Delivery
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitcher as Washington's Max Scherzer could have a big week with matchups against a couple of whiff-prone teams.
April 11, 2017
MLB Barometer: It's a Marathon
Vlad Sedler talks panicky owners off the ledge and identifies this week's Barometer risers and fallers, with the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes landing in the latter category.
April 8, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lester Gets Two at Home
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Cubs' Jon Lester gets two starts at friendly Wrigley Field. Is that enough to make him this week's top starter?
April 6, 2017
Pitching 3D: Anatomy of a Blowup
Doug Thorburn breaks down the season-opening clunkers for Masahiro Tanaka and Jose Quintana. What went wrong? What went right?
The Z Files: The Necessary Evil of Park Factors
Todd Zola analyzes park factors for all 30 clubs, and thinks pitching in Great American Ballpark might not be such a handicap for young Reds hurlers like Brandon Finnegan.
April 4, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Sasha Yodashkin brings us his best value picks for Tuesday, including a $12 catcher in Stephen Vogt at home against the Angels.
April 2, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Ben Zobrist doesn't have the same power as some other players at his position, but Chris Olson explains why he's still a solid fantasy option Sunday against the Cardinals.
FantasyDraft MLB: Sunday Values
While Opening Day brings plenty of upper-tier pitching options, Greg Vara explains why Masahiro Tanaka's price is impossible to ignore Sunday against the Rays.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Sunday's limited Opening Day slate doesn't provide a ton of options, which is why Kris Bryant is worth paying up for, according to RotoWire's Chris Bennett.
April 1, 2017
Oak's Corner: Sometimes Spring Does Matter
Scott Jenstad looks at a handful of players who forced their way onto Opening Day rosters with impressive springs, including Delino DeShields, who has been the biggest fantasy story of March.
March 31, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2017 Season
Todd Zola ranks Week 1's starting pitchers as Chris Archer has a fortunate opening with two home starts in what he hopes will be a rebound campaign.
March 28, 2017
MLB Barometer: Building Around Kershaw
Vlad Sedler's final preseason Barometer focuses on how to plan a draft around Clayton Kershaw and discusses the late-March shifts in pitcher ADPs.
March 25, 2017
Pitching 3D: System Audit
Doug Thorburn analyzes the pros and cons of his personal pitcher rankings system. Find out how he'll use the rankings to draft.
March 9, 2017
The Wheelhouse: AL LABR Review
Clay Link reviews his AL LABR auction. What was the plan going in? Did he ute?
Top 250 Dynasty League Rankings
James Anderson offers up his overall rankings for deep dynasty leagues, and puts Corey Seager firmly in the top 10 after his breakout 2016.
February 25, 2017
Pitching 3D: Pitchers 51-60
Doug Thorburn continues his countdown of his top starting pitchers ranked by his unique mix of mechanics, stuff and stats. Which Robbie Ray will show up this season?
February 23, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL East
Brad Johnson breaks down each team's rotation in the AL East and discusses whether fantasy owners should pursue Michael Pineda this season.
February 11, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitchers 22-30
Doug Thorburn Doug Thorburn reveals the rest of his top-30 starting pitchers using his unique methodology for judging hurlers. Will Gerrit Cole bounce back after a disappointing 2016?
February 8, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitchers 11-21
Doug Thorburn reveals his starting pitchers ranked 11-21 using his unique methodology for judging hurlers. Where does Stephen Strasburg rank?
February 1, 2017
The Z Files: Early Auction Trends
Todd Zola reviews some data from early NFBC auctions, and recommends spending what it takes to lock up a high-strikeout ace like Max Scherzer.
September 26, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Contenders Might Have to Dump Harper
Jeff Stotts rounds up the final week of injury news as Bryce Harper owners have a difficult decision to make with the Nats' outfielder sidelined.
September 24, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Paul Sporer had a little trouble pushing the brilliant Max Scherzer to the top of the list in his last starting pitcher rankings of the season.
September 22, 2016
Mound Musings: The 2016 Season Pitching Awards
Itís time for Brad Johnsonís annual Mound Musings awards. Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is on his list after impressing Johnson with his continued consistency over two great years in Washington.
September 20, 2016
MLB Barometer: Was Aces High a Bust?
Vlad Sedler looks at how this year's popular draft strategy of picking multiple ace pitchers in the early rounds worked out. That and more in this week's Barometer.
September 17, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Mr. Untouchable
Paul Sporer's pitcher rankings feature Jose Fernandez leading the way as the Miami ace has rarely been touched up at home this season.
September 15, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
With not many high-end pitching options for Thursday's slate, RotoWire's Chris Bennett will be paying up for Orioles third baseman Manny Machado against the Rays.
September 10, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chief Starter
Paul Sporer can't get enough of the Indians' Carlos Corrasco, who's two-start schedule sets up nicely for him down the stretch.
September 8, 2016
Mound Musings: A Who's Who of Rotation Aces for Draft Day 2017
Brad Johnson details his top three draft-board arms for next year in both National and American Leagues. At the top of his list is Clayton Kershaw, who Johnson believes will continue to have major first-round impact.
September 3, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Scherzer Works on K Street
Paul Sporer vaults Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher rankings as he has a good shot of keeping his run of double-digit strikeouts going in two starts this week in the nation's capital.
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