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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Masahiro Tanaka's name.
July 22, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dominant deGrom
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Mets' Jacob deGrom looks to continue his dominating run with two starts in pitchers' parks.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
With left-hander Wade Miley on the hill for the Orioles, RotoWire's Greg Vara is all over Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.
July 16, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
With the Yankees trotting out Bryan Mitchell for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Sasha Yodashkin likes Andrew Benintendi's fantasy prospects.
July 15, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Second-Half Surge for Kershaw?
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, as Clayton Kershaw, who looks poised for a second-half surge, is one of the few elite hurlers with two starts.
July 13, 2017
The Z Files: Reviewing Rest-of-Season Pitcher Projections
Todd Zola follows up last week's column with a look at second-half projections for some top pitchers, including an expectation that better days are ahead for Justin Verlander.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Second Half Kicks Off
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitchers for this weekend's first post-break games. Corey Kluber lands in the top spot with start at the A's.
July 6, 2017
Mound Musings: Time to Turn it Around?
After discussing pleasant pitching surprises last week, Brad Johnson tackles disappointing first-half performances this week, including Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka.
July 3, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Monday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco checks in with his FantasyDraft recommendations for Monday, including the Reds' Joey Votto on the road at Coors Field.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Christopher Olson turns back the clock Monday, rolling with the Twins' Joe Mauer as one of his DraftKings selections at home against the Angels.
July 1, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg Hopes to Back Up Last Start
Todd Zola ranks this week's pitchers as Stephen Strasburg, who worked through back spasms last time out, gets two home starts.
June 28, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Chris Bennett checks in with his suggestions for Wednesday's FanDuel, starting with the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka on the bump against the White Sox.
FantasyDraft MLB: Wednesday Values
Paul Goldschmidt is always under consideration, but Greg Vara explains why he's an especially good play Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Christopher Olson surveys Wednesday's slate and expects a resurgent Andrew McCutchen to continue raking against Rays left-hander Blake Snell.
June 27, 2017
MLB Barometer: Top Pitching Trios
Vlad Sedler dives into his MLB Barometer with June coming to a close, focusing on the majors' best starting pitching trios before getting into his regular risers and fallers.
June 24, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Zack on the Attack
Todd Zola ranks this weeks starting pitcher as Arizona's Zack Greinke continues to mow down batters, posting his highest K/9 in nearly a decade.
June 23, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Christopher Olson delivers his picks for Friday's DraftKings slate, looking to Astros stud Carlos Correa to deliver the goods in the series opener in Seattle.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
In Friday's slate of games, Chris Bennett likes Milwaukee's lefty first baseman Eric Thames, who's hitting well against right-handed pitchers this season.
June 17, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kluber Climbing Back
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Cleveland's Corey Kluber keeps chipping away at his hefty ERA with outstanding control.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Adam Zdroik looks over Saturday's slate and can't pass up rostering a couple of the Rockies left-handed hitters at home against the Giants' Matt Cain, including Charlie Blackmon.
With an inexperienced lefty on the mound for the Twins, RotoWire's Greg Vara is going to be all over Indians first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.
June 15, 2017
The Z Files: Are All Fly Balls Created Equal?
Todd Zola wonders whether the elevated home run rates of pitchers such as Masahiro Tanaka are a result of more than just bad luck.
June 13, 2017
MLB Barometer: Attention to Detail
Vlad Sedler shares his MLB Barometer, focusing on the importance of attention to detail when it comes to managing your fantasy roster before getting into his weekly risers and fallers.
June 11, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist dips into the American League free agent pool and thinks Aaron Hicks' skill growth makes him a good bet to continue producing as the Yankees' starting center fielder.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Todd Frazier's bat is starting to heat up, and Chris Bennett explains why the White Sox third baseman should get plenty of fantasy attention Sunday against the Indians.
June 10, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Close at Top Price
Todd Zola breaks down this week's starting pitcher rankings as Boston's David Price has his velocity but is still fighting his command.
June 6, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Sasha Yodashkin delivers his Tuesday Yahoo picks, starting with Nationals ace Max Scherzer on the road in Chavez Ravine against the Dodgers.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Kevin Payne checks out Tuesday's slate and likes the price tag on Andrew Benintendi as he aims for the short porch at Yankee Stadium against Masahiro Tanaka.
June 5, 2017
June Starting Pitcher Rankings: Risers and Fallers
Derek VanRiper re-ranks the starting pitchers with two months of the 2017 season in the books.
June 4, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Joey Votto won't come cheap Sunday against the Braves, but Chris Olson explains why fantasy managers should strongly consider paying up for the Reds first baseman.
June 3, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Todd Zola breaks down this week's pitcher rankings as Max Scherzer finds himself on top as he is keeping the homers in check this season.
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