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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Brandon Belt's name.
December 28, 2016
The Z Files: Looking For Breakouts
Todd Zola examines the overall trends for how many players actually break out in home runs and steals every season, and likes Nick Castellanos' chances of taking another step forward in 2017.
November 8, 2016
Farm Futures: Arizona Fall League Roundup
James Anderson provides some first-hand looks at the top prospects in this year's AFL, and expects Brent Honeywell to be in the Rays' rotation sometime this summer after his dominant showing in the Fall Stars game.
October 8, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Christopher Olson offers some strategy tips for playing short slates such as Saturday's, and thinks Daniel Murphy's likely low ownership makes him an intriguing option against Rich Hill.
September 24, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin looks through Saturday's slate and recommends taking advantage of some advantageous splits, including Joc Pederson at home against Rockies' right-hander Chad Bettis.
Christopher Olson looks to exploit some flyball hitter versus groundball pitcher matchups Saturday and recommends finding room on your roster for Brandon Belt.
September 17, 2016
Christopher Olson expects some big games Saturday from some big-time hitters, including Rougned Odor as he faces off against A's rookie Raul Alcantara.
September 13, 2016
MLB Barometer: 2016's All-Value & All-Bust Teams
Vlad Sedler names his All-Value and All-Bust teams for 2016. Jackie Bradley Jr. was an easy pick for the former, but who else outplayed their ADPs?
September 12, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Dee Gordon has struggled of late, but RotoWire's Neil Parker explains why the Marlins' second baseman could jump out of his funk Monday against the Braves.
September 10, 2016
Christopher Olson looks for platoon advantages Saturday, making Brandon Belt an enticing choice in the Arizona desert against the vulnerable Archie Bradley.
August 26, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes the idea of stacking Blue Jays on Friday against the Twins, with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki leading the way.
August 25, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
The matchup doesn't seem ideal, but Neil Parker explains why Mike Trout is worth serious fantasy consideration Thursday against the Blue Jays.
August 4, 2016
The Saber's Edge: How to Judge Breakouts vs. Hot Streaks
Jeff Zimmerman delves into what to look for when deciphering a streak vs. a skills change for hitters. Is Daniel Murphy showing skills growth, or is he destined for significant regression?
August 3, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
The Yankees have one of the worst wOBAs against left-handed pitching this season, and that was before they traded away Carlos Beltran, setting up nicely for Steven Matz on Wednesday.
July 26, 2016
MLB Barometer: Navigating the Trade Deadline
Vlad Sedler discusses how to handle the trade deadline and still keep some FAAB money for the stretch run. That and more in this week's look at who's up and who's down in baseball.
July 7, 2016
The Saber's Edge: The Intersection of Plate Discipline, Age and Contact
Jeff Zimmerman builds on last week's article that discussed player age and plate discipline to see which contact values might indicate a change in a player's performance.
July 1, 2016
The Saber's Edge: How Age Impacts Plate Discipline
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the relationship between a player's age and plate discipline, and perhaps it makes sense that Carlos Gomez's contact rate has nosedived this season.
June 21, 2016
MLB Barometer: Assessing the Fantasy Player Pool
Vlad Sedler looks at the fantasy winners and losers at each position as midseason approaches, including first baseman Brandon Belt, who is the only Giant outearning his preseason ADP.
June 15, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analyzing Batted-Ball Velocity
Jeff Zimmerman examines batted-ball velocity and which players have experienced the effects of changing velocity from last year, like Jose Altuve.
June 11, 2016
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.
June 2, 2016
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 30, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Ben Zobrist has a solid 1.044 OPS against left-handed pitching this season, which lines up well for facing the Dodgers' Alex Wood on Monday.
May 28, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: AL East-bound
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for a trio of AL East squads.
May 14, 2016
The Long Game: Buying High
Erik Siegrist gives us his theory on
May 12, 2016
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.
The Z Files: Contact Rate Risers and Fallers
Todd Zola looks at big changes in player contact rates to determine whether we should change our expectations for some early over-achievers and under-performers, including the Royals' Alex Gordon.
May 8, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
David Peralta always comes under serious consideration when he's up against a righty, and Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's almost a must-play Sunday against the Braves.
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?
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Two of the Blue Jays' sluggers appear underpriced on DraftKings, and RotoWire's Alex Spalding is jumping at the opportunity to grab them both.
April 30, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Giant Advantage for San Fran
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Blue Jays, Giants and Astros.
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