NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Yordano Ventura's name.
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?
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.
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 22, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Snellzilla Gets the Call
The Rays will bring up Blake Snell for his MLB debut Saturday. Derek VanRiper hashes out his value, and takes a look around the rest of the American League.
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 13, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding breaks down a busy Wednesday slate and finds that Maikel Franco's reverse platoon splits make him an enticing option
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 8, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Prince Fielder continues to slot into the heart of a dangerous lineup, and he's got a solid matchup Friday, according to RotoWire's Neil Parker.
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.
April 1, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analyzing the Coors Effect
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the park effects of Coors Field and whether the adage to start all hitters and bench all pitchers in Colorado actually makes sense.
March 24, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Navigating a Unique Tout League
Jeff Zimmerman's Tout league has some unique rules that forced him to develop an interesting draft strategy, netting him some high-priced pitchers like Max Scherzer.
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 8, 2016
Injury Risk: Players to Avoid
Yordano Ventura appeared to take a big step forward in the second half of 2015, but are his seemingly minor arm issues pointing to a bigger underlying problem? RotoWire Injury Expert Jeff Stotts weighs in...
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.
October 6, 2015
Collette Calls: Scoring 2015 AL Predictions
Jason Collette holds himself accountable for his 2015 advice, reviewing each of his 30 American League predictions. Did he make the right call on Taijuan Walker, among others?
October 3, 2015
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian is counting on some late-season surgers to turn in strong final outings.
October 2, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Mad for Madson
Chris Benzine discusses why Ryan Madson could add a boost in the saves department over the final weekend of the season, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
September 28, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Monday Picks
Paul Bruno offers his recommendations for Monday's 10-game slate, including a Blue Jays stack against Chris Tillman headlined by Edwin Encarnacion
September 27, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich
Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.
September 26, 2015
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 22, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Back, Back, Back, Gone
Back injuries have been keeping some of the game's premier hitters -- including Miguel Cabrera, Adam Jones and Ryan Braun -- out of the lineup in the season's final weeks.
September 19, 2015
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Star Ace or Kershaw?
Paul Sporer weighs the idea of ranking a one-start Clayton Kershaw over a two-start ace in this week's edition of the Value Meter.
September 16, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Down The Stretch They Go!
Joe Panik’s season just ended as he was placed on the 60-day DL, so expect Kelby Tomlinson to get full-time at-bats down the last stretch of the season.
September 12, 2015
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chance for Redemption
Paul Sporer ranks this week's pitchers where Stephen Strasbur's two-start week gives him a chance to lessen the pain from a disappointing year.
September 7, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Kevin Payne offers his value suggestions for Labor Day, including the red-hot Kolten Wong
September 6, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Hola Javier!
Javier Baez is Monday's Recommended Pickup after he was called up by the Cubs when rosters expanded September 1.
September 5, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Bronx Bombing
Erik Siegrist reviews the coming week's hitting matchups, which looks like a great time to be a Yankee.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: How's Kershaw Not No. 1?
What's it take for Clayton Kershaw not to be the top-ranked fantasy pitcher? Paul Sporer explains in this week's edition of the Value Meter.
September 2, 2015
The Saber's Edge: Flying Under the Radar
Jeff Zimmerman looks at pitching prospects for 2016 you might have forgotten.
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