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June 28, 2016
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.
June 25, 2016
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?
June 18, 2016
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.
June 16, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Some Metrics Advise Optimism
Dave Regan looks at BABIP and xFIP rates to find players who might be due for a correction after a sluggish start to the season. Are better days ahead for Jose Bautista?
June 12, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Lorenzo Cain has been a bit quiet recently, but Juan Blanco explains why he could break out Sunday against the White Sox.
June 11, 2016
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.
June 6, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Bringing the Heat on the Farm
Jesse Siegel tunes us into what's happening with some of the minors' most interesting prospects this week, including Cubs' Wilson Contreras, who has been mashing in the minors and appears primed for a shot with the big club this season.
June 4, 2016
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.
June 2, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Francisco Cervelli has a solid .831 OPS against lefties since the beginning of last season, and he has just that kind of matchup Thursday against the Marlins.
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Matt Kemp has been far from consistent this season, but James Seltzer explains why he could be productive Thursday against the Mariners.
June 1, 2016
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.
May 28, 2016
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.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Zack Cozart is hitless in his last 11 at-bats, but RotoWire's Juan Blanco explains why the Reds shortstop is worth fantasy consideration Saturday against the Brewers.
May 26, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: 10 Things I’d Like to See
Dave Regan has a few random thoughts on his mind, so he decided to get some of them off his chest in this week's edition of his Rumblings.
May 21, 2016
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.
May 16, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Mark Teixeira has struggled significantly this season, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why he could be a solid fantasy pick Monday against the Diamondbacks.
May 14, 2016
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.
May 11, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Christopher Olson surveys Wednesday's slate and likes Hanley Ramirez's chances of doing damage in a home matchup against A's left-hander Eric Surkamp.
Toeing the Line: Wednesday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist breaks down eight of Wednesday's betting lines, exploring which ones to avoid and where you should pull the trigger.
May 10, 2016
MLB Barometer: Striving for Stability
Vlad Sedler talks about the stability and camaraderie found in fantasy baseball, as well as who's on the upswing this week, including Cleveland's Danny Salazar.
May 7, 2016
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.
May 6, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Chris Archer appears to have turned around his early-season struggles, and Neil Parker explains why the Rays' hurler is a solid fantasy option Friday against the Angels.
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?
MLB Barometer: Fantasy Baseball the Ichiban Way
Vlad Sedler explains how he stays disciplined with his approach to fantasy baseball, and he looks at risers and fallers like the Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury in this week's Barometer.
May 2, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Garrett's a Gem in the Making
Jesse Siegel highlights minor leaguers moving up and down the charts, including Cincinnati prospect Amir Garrett, who continues to climb the pitcher rankings.
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.
Jason Heyward is still looking for his first home run as a Cub, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why it could happen Saturday against the Braves.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Chris Bennett likes the price tag on Albert Pujols for Saturday, as the Angels slugger is showing signs of breaking out of his slump and has had good success against Rangers left-hander Derek Holland
April 28, 2016
Mound Musings: How Patient Are You?
Brad Johnson explains that when a good pitcher starts a season with bad stats, i.e., Cardinal Adam Wainwright, fantasy owners need to figure out whether a turnaround is coming.
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