NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Masahiro Tanaka's name.
January 27, 2015
Injury Risk: Players to Avoid
In his annual column, Jeff Stotts plants the red flags around the players to avoid on draft day in 2015.
January 24, 2015
Overseas Scouting Report: The Next Wave
Patrick Newman and Peter Schoenke examine the players poised to make the move from Asia or Cuba to MLB. Is there another player like Yasiel Puig in this year's crop of talent?
15-Team Magazine Mock: ADP Stock Watch
Clay Link compares the results of our 15-Team Magazine Mock to the early NFBC Average Draft Position (ADP) data.
Rounding Third: Revisiting Early Starting Pitchers
Jeff Erickson looks back at 2014 to review the benefits and drawbacks of targeting starting pitchers early in drafts.
January 15, 2015
Rounding Third: The RotoWire 200
Jeff Erickson's initial set of top 200 overall rankings for 2015 predictably has Mike Trout on top, but who follows after Trout?
November 7, 2014
Painting the Black: A Way Too Early Look at 2015
Jensen Lewis shares his opinion about some of 2014's standout performers, including the Giants' Madison Bumgarner.
September 26, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Not Paxing It In
Chris Benzine discusses why James Paxton is a good option to start Saturday as the season nears its end.
September 21, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Dealin' Derek
Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 22:3 K:BB over his last four starts.
Draftster MLB: Pricey Returns and Weekly Picks
Masahiro Tanaka will be back on the mound Sunday, but will he be worth the hefty price tag?
September 20, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: Beantown Building Blocks
The Red Sox starter has recaptured his 2013 form just in time for the season's close.
Pitching Value Meter: Down the Stretch they Come
With a playoff berth in the balance, the Mariners might need 18 innings out of Felix Hernandez this week, which would be just fine for fantasy owners.
September 19, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: UnFreeseing At The Plate
Chris Benzine discusses David Freese's second-half turnaround and hot September as reasons why you should pick him up.
House of Shlain: Bound to Leave Boston?
What will the Red Sox do with Mookie Betts this offseason? A crowded outfield and the long-term commitment to Dustin Pedroia could lead to a trade out of Boston this winter, Nick Shlain writes.
September 18, 2014
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Part II
Prospect pitcher Kevin Gausman is up to stay and is built to be a workhorse for the Orioles.
Bats and Balls: Handing Out the Hardware
Mike Trout is an easy choice for AL MVP, but who has been the most valuable fantasy player relative to ADP this season?
September 16, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pull for Pollock
After going M.I.A. for three months while recovering from a broken hand, the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock has burst back on the scene in September, picking up where he left off in May.
Tuesday Lineup Card: Juan For The Road
September 14, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Buckle Down On Buchholz
Clay Buchholz is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts.
September 10, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Matzek Begins To Realize His Potential
September 9, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: No Need to Panik
The second base spot has been mostly a dearth of offense for the Giants this season, but rookie Joe Panik's recent surge has turned the position from a weakness to a strength.
September 7, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Collin-g McHugh
Astros starter Collin McHugh is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA over his last five starts.
September 6, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: Discount On Dizzying Speed
A bout with dizziness makes Holt available for pickup.
September 4, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Dropping Dead Weight For Hot Bats And Arms
Mound Musings: 2015 Draft Day Aces
Clayton Kershaw is, of course, the top fantasy pitcher heading into 2015, but who else should be on your short list of starters to watch?
September 3, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Second Shot For Heaney?
Diamond Cuts: A Core Problem
Jeff Stotts discusses the core injury that's been troubling the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in this week's MLB injury report.
September 2, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day, Part Deux
In a seemingly endless sea of September call-ups, the Phillies' Maikel Franco rates as one of the shining stars of the group.
September 1, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day
As usual, Sept. 1 features a list of prospect and non-prospect call-ups a mile long -- with some noteworthy names mixed in.
August 31, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Stealing Schafer
Jordan Schafer was second in MLB with 11 steals in August.
August 29, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Russellin' Some Feathers
Chris Benzine discusses his recommended pickup, the day's transactions, and takes a look at some value picks for Saturday.
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