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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Erik Johnson's name.
July 31, 2014
The Saber's Edge: Utilizing Velocity Decline
Pitchers lose velocity as they age, but how much of a drop does it take to become a red flag? Jeff Zimmerman looks at Mat Latos and other pitchers working with less velocity in 2014.
July 7, 2014
Rounding Third: Beating the Shift
A rant about the shift after an Eric Hosmer hit leads this week's primer. See the top fantasy schedules this week, plus FAAB results in multiple industry leagues.
April 30, 2014
Bats and Balls: April NFBC FAAB Review
K-Rod has proven a profitable waiver-wire pickup, but what's the best way to spend FAAB for saves?
April 27, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Don't Go it A-Loney
April 26, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: No Ordinary Joe
Has Jose Fernandez done enough to retain his claim as the NL's best pitcher even when Clayton Kershaw returns from the disabled list?
April 24, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Dice-K Gets a Save?
Daisuke Matsuzaka picked up a save for the Mets on Thursday. Could he become the new closer in Queens?
April 19, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: Boss Robbie Ross
Pitching Value Meter: Discounted Darvish Paying Off
Two starts in pitcher-friendly parks makes Yu Darvish this week's top hurler, giving owners who ignored the draft-day panic a nice profit.
April 14, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cleaning Up With Mesoraco
April 12, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Sonny Days in Oakland
Sonny Gray, who has a friendly start this week in Houston, is becoming a more complete pitcher this year.
April 8, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Moore Trouble Ahead?
The news surfacing late Tuesday that Matt Moore is reportedly dealing a torn UCL and may need Tommy John surgery could spell doom for the Rays.
April 5, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Maximum Strength
Max Scherzer hit the trifecta this week -- two starts in pitchers' parks against the National League.
April 3, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: All Eyes On Kemp
Matt Kemp is set to make his much-anticipated 2014 debut Friday against the Giants after a lengthy recovery from offseason ankle surgery.
March 29, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2014 Season
Justin Verlander looks poised this year to reclaim his former position as the top pitcher in the AL, but does that mean he is the top pitcher in this week's season debut of the Value Meter?
March 14, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: Opportunity Knocks
The rash of injuries in the Braves' rotation has opened up an unexpected competition this spring.
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 13, 2014
2014 White Sox Team Preview: Youth Movement
The White Sox had a dismal season all-around in 2013 to finish last in the AL Central. A series of moves and trades in the offseason made the team much younger, but likely well out of contention.
September 27, 2013
Saturday Lineup Card: A Good Marco-Brew
September 21, 2013
Sunday Lineup Card: Introducing Charlie Blackmon
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 15, 2013
Monday Lineup Card: Cueto Returns, Part III
The rundown of MLB action for Monday, including Johnny Cueto's return
September 14, 2013
Pitching Value Meter: Max Value
Detroit's Max Scherzer will take a fourth attempt at win No. 20 this week with a matchup against the White Sox.
September 13, 2013
Transaction Analysis: Injury Ends Ike's Season
Ike Davis' nightmare season ended this week with a trip to the 60-day disabled list thanks to an oblique injury.
September 9, 2013
Tuesday Lineup Card: Get Yourself A Dyson
September 8, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: Ellsbury's Injury Opens the Door
Jacoby Ellsbury will be out for an extended period of time with his latest injury. Andrew Martinez tells you who to pick up in his place.
September 7, 2013
Pitching Value Meter: Weaver gets his Wings Again
Jered Weaver recovered from a beating in the Bronx to hurl three quality starts in his last four outings, setting him up for a good run this week.
September 3, 2013
Wednesday Lineup Card: Grilli Set to 'Preheat' For Now
The Pirates activated Jason Grilli from the DL on Tuesday, but he'll be used in middle relief initially while the Pirates stick with Mark Melancon at closer.
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.
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