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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Chris Sale's name.
April 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Wind In His Sale
Chris Sale has a nasty schedule this week. So, does that mean Paul Sporer dropped him in this week's pitcher rankings? On the contrary.
April 20, 2016
Toeing the Line: Wednesday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist highlights some interesting lines for Wednesday's games and looks at Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies as an underdog play against the visiting Mets.
April 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Roaring Thunder
Noah Syndergaard faces off against the Phillies and Braves this week, and Paul Sporer wonders if he could reach 30 strikeouts.
April 14, 2016
Mound Musings: Checking the NL Bullpens
Last week, Brad Johnson gave us an in-depth look at AL closer situations, now the NL gets its turn, including the Diamondbacks' Daniel Hudson.
April 9, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Worth the Price
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starters as Boston's David Price faces a huge test in the AL East against Baltimore and Toronto.
April 7, 2016
The Z Files: Finding Viable DFS Pitchers
Todd Zola explores the kinds of pitchers to use in DFS cash games, and why it makes sense to pay up for top-shelf hurlers like Chris Archer
April 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2016 Season
Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural 2016 Pitcher Rankings, and it's not hard to guess who tops the list as Clayton Kershaw begins the year at two of the league's best pitchers' parks.
The Long Game: Inflation Busters
Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.
April 1, 2016
Draft Strategy: Building a Winning Pitching Staff
In his annual pitching primer, David Regan offers up several key pieces to build a great pitching staff.
Regan's Rumblings: Getting a Jump on Free Agents
David Regan looks at players who likely went undrafted this spring and could help fantasy owners as waiver-wire pickups in Week 1, like Arizona's Jake Lamb.
March 29, 2016
MLB Barometer: Keep an Eye on Edwin
Vlad Sedler has his eye on Edwin Encarnacion, who could end up a steal of the draft if his ADP keeps falling, provided he gets healthy, of course.
March 23, 2016
The Z Files: A New Look At Pitching Tiers
Todd Zola breaks down how NFBC historical data led him to focus on ERA when assembling his pitching tiers, putting Clayton Kershaw in a tier all by himself
March 22, 2016
MLB Barometer: Analyzing ADP Risers, Fallers
Vlad Sedler looks at players who are shooting up the ADP charts this March, and others who are going in the opposite direction. Is there still profit to be made on a player like Trevor Story?
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.
March 17, 2016
The Z Files: Making the Sausage Part Two, Pitcher Projections
Todd Zola looks at projecting pitcher performance and whether last year's unexpected performances, like that of Chris Sale, can expected again.
March 13, 2016
MLB Prop Bets: Top Wagers for 2016
RotoWire's Erik Siegrist reviews the most interesting season-long prop bets for the upcoming baseball season, including whether to take the easy road and pick Bryce Harper for NL MVP.
March 3, 2016
Team Previews: AL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the AL Central. Can Eric Hosmer lead the Royals to a third straight pennant?
February 27, 2016
The Saber's Edge: When Do Aces Decline?
Jeff Zimmerman delves into the numbers to determine the age ace pitchers start to decline and what it means this season for starters like Adam Wainwright.
February 19, 2016
Pitching 3D: Tough Decisions in the Top Tier
Clayton Kershaw is the clear-cut top pitcher once again, but Doug Thorburn breaks down the next tier of options and which players he would target.
February 17, 2016
The Z Files: Victims of Misfortune
Todd Zola uses metrics outside a pitcher's control to find hurlers due for better luck and better numbers in 2016, including Indians ace Corey Kluber
February 2, 2016
Draft Strategy : Navigating the NFBC Main Event
After a monster 2015 season in the NFBC, Vlad Sedler shares his plan from last year and looks ahead to this year's Main Event.
January 29, 2016
Pitching 3D: Intriguing Arms of the AL Central
Doug Thorburn explains how a pitcher's torque is graded and then uses those scores to discuss five key pitchers from the AL Central, including whether Justin Verlander can finally bounce back.
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.
January 8, 2016
Pitching 3D: Intriguing Arms of the NL West
Doug Thorburn examines five pitchers from the National League West and breaks down their mechanics to help evaluate their potential value for the 2016 season.
October 3, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: Handing Out the Hardware
Dave Regan names his award winners in each league, but does Zack Greinke have a chance in a tight NL Cy Young race?
October 1, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Pillar Still Swiping Bases!
Kevin Pillar picked the perfect time to shine for the Blue Jays, going 16-for-27 over his last seven games.
September 26, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: A Fitting Jays-Yanks Finish
Erik Siegrist crunches the hitting numbers for the final week of the year and finds familiar foes on top in what could determine a playoff spot.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
Paul Sporer breaks down the starting pitching for the season's final week as Corey Kluber looks to end a frustrating season on a high note with two starts.
September 24, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
James Seltzer's picks for a deep Thursday slate of games.
September 23, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Hey, Mikie!
Mikie Mahtook should get steady full-time at-bats down the stretch over the last week and a half of the season.
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