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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Masahiro Tanaka's name.
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
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.
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.
April 9, 2016
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.
April 7, 2016
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.
April 2, 2016
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.
April 1, 2016
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.
March 19, 2016
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.
March 10, 2016
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?
March 4, 2016
Pitching 3D: Piloting the SP3
Doug Thorburn looks at the starting pitchers further down the rankings who could fill out SP3 spots and dissects which ones will likely pay off.
February 9, 2016
Overseas Scouting Report: Maeda Leads the Way
Patrick Newman and Peter Schoenke look at the players coming to MLB from Asia and Cuba, including Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.
February 4, 2016
Team Previews: NL West
RotoWire's Erik Siegrist takes a spin around the NL West with a team preview for each of the five clubs.
February 2, 2016
Draft Strategy : Navigating the NFBC Main Event
After a monster 2015 season in the NFBC, Vlad Sedler shares his plan from last year and looks ahead to this year's Main Event.
January 18, 2016
The RotoWire 200: 2016 Overall Rankings
Is Carlos Correa a top-10 pick in 2016? RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson shares his January installment of the RotoWire 200.
September 30, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
David Soda is building his lineup around Masahiro Tanaka tonight.
September 29, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Parker Powers Up
September 28, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Mr. Carter Goes To Seattle
Houston's Chris Carter just loves hitting homers in Safeco Field.
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: See You in the Spring
Ryan Braun has been shut down for the rest of the season because of a back injury, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts outlines whether the Brewers outfielder will be ready for spring training.
September 27, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich
Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.
September 26, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: A Fitting Jays-Yanks Finish
Erik Siegrist crunches the hitting numbers for the final week of the year and finds familiar foes on top in what could determine a playoff spot.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
Paul Sporer breaks down the starting pitching for the season's final week as Corey Kluber looks to end a frustrating season on a high note with two starts.
September 25, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Playoff Push Pickup, Pearceless
Chris Benzine discusses why Steve Pearce may be worth a pickup for the playoff push following his recent hot streak, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
Friday Lineup Card: O'Happy Day
With Zach Britton slowed by a back injury, Darren O'Day is shaping up to be a difference maker in the saves department over the final days of the regular season.
September 22, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Back, Back, Back, Gone
Back injuries have been keeping some of the game's premier hitters -- including Miguel Cabrera, Adam Jones and Ryan Braun -- out of the lineup in the season's final weeks.
September 21, 2015
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Time to Let Go
Giancarlo Stanton suffered a setback in his recovery from wrist surgery, and depending on how it is treated, he could be in jeopardy of missing time next year.
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