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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Mike Leake's name.
August 2, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: A Cespedes for the Rest of Us
Jan Levine reviews this week's FAAB bids, which are choke full of fallout from the trade deadline, including the arrival of Yeonis Cespedes in Queens.
August 1, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Veteran Leadership
While left to wonder what's next in Cincinnati, Brandon Phillips churns out professional at-bats.
Pitching Value Meter: Welcome to the AL, Johnny
Former Red Johnny Cueto could have a rude welcome to the AL as he begins his Royals career with a couple of tough road starts. How far did Paul Sporer drop him in this week's rankings?
July 31, 2015
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian is seeking cheap sources of strikeouts this weekend.
July 30, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Trade Deadline Closer Carousel
July 29, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Closer, Here! Get Your Cubs Closer, Here!
July 28, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Closer Carousel
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday-Wednesday Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian likes a Syndergaard-Iwakuma pitching duo for Tuesday night.
July 27, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Tulo-ronto
After a decade in Colorado, Troy Tulowitzki was stunningly moved to a new home late Monday night, as he'll join the Blue Jays' star-studded lineup
July 26, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Nat Nearing a Return
Ryan Zimmerman is Monday's Recommended Pickup as he nears a return from the DL to the Nationals' lineup.
July 25, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Quietly Building A Contender
Mike Leake does not feature an overwhelming arsenal, but he could provide a needed boost.
Hitter Value Meter: Nothing Like a July Homestand
Erik Siegrist breaks down the coming week's hitter rankings, which finds the Rangers in the enviable position of facing homer-prone CC Sabathia in Arlington.
Pitching Value Meter: Never a Reason to Worry
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers and can't help but shake his head at those who fretted over Clayton Kershaw earlier this season.
July 23, 2015
Bats & Balls: Potential Trade Deadline Impact
David Regan looks over some big names who could be on the move at the trade deadline, including the Reds' Johnny Cueto.
July 21, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: No Joe Schmo
July 19, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Red Tide Could Rise
Erik Siegrist's weekly look at the best hitting matchups finds the Reds in an enviable position at home and on the road this week.
FAAB Factor - NL: Rockie Rookies
Eddit Butler will get the start for the Rockies on Sunday, but is Jon Gray a better bet to hold down the job in Colorado? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's NL FAAB factor.
July 18, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Sale-ing into the Second Half
Paul Sporer ranks the week's starters, but he can't stop marveling at Chris Sale, whose strikeouts continue to set him apart.
July 17, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Second-Half Kickoff
Paul Sporer lays out the rankings for the first weekend of the second half, and, surprise, Max Scherzer is still on top.
July 16, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Cron, C.J. Cron!
You have to hope that the All-Star break doesn’t hurt C.J. Cron’s bat too much, as he has multi-hit games in five out of the last six games played.
Hitter Value Meter: The Second Half Begins
Erik Siegrist breaks down the weekend series', but a doubleheader gives the Royals and White Sox a one-game advantage over the rest of the league.
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian thinks the Cubs' pitching staff will be too much for the Braves to handle this weekend.
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Picks
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi takes FantasyDraft's revamped baseball contests for a test ride and targets Jason Kipnis as a solid value play for Friday's contests.
July 10, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Friday Picks
Adrian Gonzalez started the season hot, and while he struggled in June, he has four home runs in his last seven games, making him an attractive piece on Fantasy Aces, according to RotoWire's Alex Spalding.
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Jason Kipnis has been excellent against right-handed pitching this season, and Benny Ricciardi has a number of value plays to allow DFS players to fit Kipnis in comfortably.
July 9, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: The Forgotten Castellanos
Nick Castellanos was a once heralded prospect in the Tigers organization but is now showing a resurgence, giving owners an intriguing pick up in leagues.
July 4, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Power Surge
Twins' prospect Miguel Sano could provide a boost in run production.
July 5, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Benny Ricciardi breaks down a number of solid value plays for Sunday contests on FanDuel to help fantasy owners afford the hot-hitting Bryce Harper.
Pitching Value Meter: Strength vs. Strength
Paul Sporer ranks this week's pitchers and is already looking forward to the showdown between Chris Sale and the lefty-smashing Blue Jays.
July 2, 2015
Man + Machine: First Impressions
Neil Parker experiments with the RotoWire Daily MLB Lineup Optimizer and discusses the results on FanDuel and DraftKings.
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