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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Brandon Belt's name.
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.
April 28, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Skills Growth, and Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes hitters who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Is time to give up on Justin Upton?
April 19, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: The Art of Stacking
Michael Rathburn discusses how best to stack lineups in daily fantasy baseball and what batting order positions players should target in their stacks.
April 18, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Joey Votto is one of the more expensive options at first base Monday, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne has a number of value plays to fit in the Reds' slugger.
Nolan Arenado hit very well against right-handers last season, and he's got a nice matchup Monday to show he can still do it.
April 9, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Astros Ready to Blast Off
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming week of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Nationals, Rangers and Astros.
April 2, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Opening Day is Here
Erik Siegrist ranks the teams for the season's opening week according to which has the matchups for hitters. No surprise, the Blue Jays are picking up where they left off last season.
March 22, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value in the Nuances of Baseball
Michael Rathburn breaks down a few key situations for DFS players to take advantage of, including American League pitchers starting in National League parks.
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.
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.
December 22, 2015
Collette Calls: Examining Skill Growth
Jason Collette examines a number of key stats to discuss which players could be headed for a breakout in 2016, including the Royals' Lorenzo Cain, who is making more hard contact and hitting more fly balls.
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