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Fantasy Articles Featuring Masahiro Tanaka

Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Masahiro Tanaka's name.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks

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.

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.

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Worth the Price

Paul Sporer ranks this week's starters as Boston's David Price faces a huge test in the AL East against Baltimore and Toronto.

The Saber's Edge: What to Watch in the Early Going

Yes, it's early, but Jeff Zimmerman has his eye on some specific stats and themes that can pay dividends. Find out why he's so interested in Billy Hamilton's groundball rate.

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2016 Season

Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural 2016 Pitcher Rankings, and it's not hard to guess who tops the list as Clayton Kershaw begins the year at two of the league's best pitchers' parks.

The Long Game: Inflation Busters

Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.

Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL West

Brad Johnson concludes his series looking at pitchers to watch with the NL West, and leading the way is Arizona's Patrick Corbin.

Pitching 3D: Tough Decisions, Outside the Top 50

Doug Thorburn goes deeper into the RotoWire composite pitcher rankings to find a few that may outperform this season, and a few he'll likely be avoiding in drafts.

Team Previews: AL East

Jason Collette previews all five teams in the American League East. Can Chris Archer and an improved offense push the Rays to the front of the pack?