NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Maikel Franco's name.
March 29, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Spring Training Standouts
Dave Regan rumbles about some of the biggest performers this spring, and whether he thinks they're the real deal heading into the 2017 season.
March 16, 2017
Collette Calls: NL LABR Review
Jason Collette recaps the recent NL LABR auction and investigates where all the money was spent. Where were the values found?
March 14, 2017
MLB Barometer: Values Around the Infield
Vlad Sedler discusses value options at second base, third base and shortstop, including the surprisingly underrated Nick Castellanos.
March 9, 2017
Top 250 Dynasty League Rankings
James Anderson offers up his overall rankings for deep dynasty leagues, and puts Corey Seager firmly in the top 10 after his breakout 2016.
September 24, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin looks through Saturday's slate and recommends taking advantage of some advantageous splits, including Joc Pederson at home against Rockies' right-hander Chad Bettis.
September 23, 2016
The Z Files: Notes To Self For 2017
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
September 13, 2016
MLB Barometer: 2016's All-Value & All-Bust Teams
Vlad Sedler names his All-Value and All-Bust teams for 2016. Jackie Bradley Jr. was an easy pick for the former, but who else outplayed their ADPs?
September 10, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine's look at the week's free-agent options includes the Mets' Curtis Granderson, who is helping key New York's pennant push.
August 23, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco feels a need for speed Tuesday and likes the matchup for Billy Hamilton, particularly given the Rangers' struggles throwing out base stealers this season.
August 3, 2016
Farm Futures: Top Deadline Prospects On the Move
James Anderson looks at the top 10 prospects dealt at this year's trade deadline and wonders if Clint Frazier's timetable to reach the big leagues might be dialed back by the Yankees.
July 12, 2016
MLB Barometer: It's All Right To Be Wrong
Erik Siegrist explains why being wrong isn't always a bad thing in fantasy baseball and notes that Matt Moore might finally be fully recovered from his Tommy John surgery.
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 2, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Francisco Cervelli has a solid .831 OPS against lefties since the beginning of last season, and he has just that kind of matchup Thursday against the Marlins.
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 17, 2016
Juan Carlos Blanco checks out Tuesday's slate and likes the price on Gregory Polanco in a favorable home matchup against rookie hurler Aaron Blair.
May 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett sees a potential slugfest in Sunday's Red Sox-Astros matchup, which makes a Boston stack headlined by David Ortiz an enticing proposition.
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.
May 8, 2016
Juan Carlos Blanco finds plenty of bargains on Sunday's slate including resurgent Orioles starter Chris Tillman, whose price tag is still weighed down by his rough 2015.
May 5, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Lucas Duda has crushed right-handed pitching this season, and he has a solid matchup Thursday against the Padres to keep it going.
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?
DFS Baseball 101: April Team Batting Stats Report
Michaell Rathburn breaks down the stats from the season's first month. Who's hitting, who's not and which teams are playing best home and away? That and more.
May 2, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
With Mike Foltynewicz taking the hill for the Marlins on Monday, RotoWire's Kevin Payne is a heavy proponent of stacking the Mets' lefty hitters.
April 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
While he went hitless during the Yankees' trip to Toronto, Brett Gardner will look to bounce back at Yankee Stadium on Friday.
April 14, 2016
Daniel Murphy has started off his time with the Nats very well, and he's got a solid Thursday matchup against a struggling Julio Teheran.
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 7, 2016
It's not always worth paying up for a catcher, but James Seltzer explains why Brian McCann could be worth it Thursday.
April 2, 2016
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.
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 18, 2016
Team Previews: NL East
Can Yoenis Cespedes power the Mets to another division crown? RotoWire's Erik Siegrist tackles all five teams in the NL East.
February 16, 2016
Farm Futures: NL East Top 10s
The depth of the Mets' rotation pushes Steven Matz to the No. 4 slot, but RotoWire's James Anderson says there's no doubt Matz is the top pitching prospect this season.
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