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February 27, 2014
Mound Musings: AL Central Spotlight
Even a modest draft-day discount on Justin Verlander will prove valuable for fantasy owners this season.
February 21, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: An Early Look
Now that spring training is in full swing, Brian Pelowski looks around the league at jobs that are up for grabs. Can Miguel Sano become the Opening Day starter at third base in Minnesota?
February 9, 2014
2014 Royals Team Preview: Banking On Offense
The Royals have addressed some needs to keep a productive offense together, but can their starting rotation hold up enough to be competitive?
February 8, 2014
The Wheelhouse: 30/30 - Pitching
Can Max Scherzer maintain the gains that made him an elite starter in 2013? DVR looks around the league in the first edition of the Wheelhouse of 2014.
January 24, 2014
House of Shlain: Prospect Mock Thoughts
RotoWire's Nick Shlain participated in a prospect mock recently and is sharing his thoughts on the first two rounds.
September 27, 2013
Saturday Lineup Card: A Good Marco-Brew
September 26, 2013
Mound Musings: Kids on Parade Watch List
Taijuan Walker is one of the younger arms on this year's list of pitchers who made their marks in 2013, but he's also one of the best.
September 25, 2013
Bats and Balls: Wrapping Up the 2013 Season
Michael Wacha was one of a number of pitching prospects to grab headlines in 2013. Can we expect more in 2014?
September 22, 2013
Monday Lineup Card: Yelling for Yelich
FAAB Factor - AL: Looking Ahead
Mariano Rivera had his going away ceremony Sunday in Yankee Stadium. Andrew Martinez breaks down the team's alternatives for the future.
September 21, 2013
Pitching Value Meter: Season Finale
Adam Wainwright is on a roll in his last three starts and with two starts this week lands the NL's top spot in the season finale of the Pitching Value Meter.
September 20, 2013
Transaction Analysis: Kemp's Finally Back
Matt Kemp made his long-awaited return to the Dodgers this week, but just how much he can offer fantasy teams remains to be seen.
September 17, 2013
Wednesday Lineup Card: Riding Out the Season in a Pinto
Catcher Josmil Pinto is making some noise for the Twins in the season's final month.
September 16, 2013
Tuesday Lineup Card: Enter Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
The rundown for Tuesday's MLB action
September 2, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Closing Out the Season
The Giants' Kyle Crick is among the next wave of upper-tier pitching prospets. Who else makes the grade?
August 25, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: September Speculation
Andrew Martinez surveys who we might see get the call when rosters expand in September. The O's Kevin Gausman makes the list, but what role will he have?
August 19, 2013
Bernie On The Scene: AL Notebook
Chia-Jen Lo has always impressed our resident scout Bernie Pleskoff. Could he emerge as the closer in Houston for 2014? In this week's column, Bernie cleans out the AL half of his notebook.
August 6, 2013
House of Shlain: Organizational Top-10 Lists: AL
With Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton ascending in their system, the Twins may have the best collection of minor league talent in baseball. Nick Shlain takes a look around the American League and shares his top-10 from each organization.
July 31, 2013
Bats and Balls: Questions for the Second Half
Is Chris Davis poised for a second-half slowdown? Or is he merely going through a dry spell with his power? Find out the answer to that and much more.
July 18, 2013
Mound Musings: Futures Game Fallout
Noah Syndergaard pitches older than his young age and, as he showed at the Futures Game, gives the Mets a lot to like.
July 16, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Bradley's Stuck in Neutral
A first-round selection in the 2011 draft, Jed Bradley has been stuck at High-A for the better part of two seasons.
July 12, 2013
Top 200 Prospects: A New No. 1
With the addition of the 2013 draft class, Byron Buxton tops the latest Top 200 list from Nick Shlain and Jesse Siegel.
June 12, 2013
Bernie On The Scene: A Look At Right-Handed Pitching Prospects
Miami's Jose Fernandez may have the highest ceiling of the current crop of young right-handed pitchers in or approaching the big leagues.
June 9, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: More Prospect Speculation
Andrew Martinez speculates about a prospect call-up in addition to Wil Myers (pictured here). Read to see his take on the Tigers' Nick Castellanos.
June 6, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Thorny Issue for Brewers
Tyler Thornburg has had a miserable 2013 and is in danger of getting passed over promotion yet again in the Brewers organization.
May 20, 2013
Profar's Last Stand: Top 200 Prospects - May Update
On the eve of his 2013 season debut with the Rangers, Jurickson Profar tops the list for Jesse Siegel and Nick Shlain in their latest Top 200 prospect rankings.
May 7, 2013
Minor League Barometer: High-A Sensation
Francisco Lindor might not hit for much power, but he has plenty of tools to succeed at higher levels, including the big-league level.
April 11, 2013
Bernie On The Scene: Random AL Thoughts
RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff sees Seattle's Mike Zunino as a star in the making.
March 5, 2013
Top 200 Prospects: Russell On the Rise
With an impressive professional debut last season, Addison Russell's stock is rising quickly.
February 5, 2013
Royals' Team Preview: Ready to Leap?
With the acquisition of James Shields from Tampa Bay and a strong young nucleus, are the Royals primed for a return to the postseason?
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