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July 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Calming the Panic
Paul Sporer isn't worried about Jake Arreita thanks to his gem against the Mets, vaulting the Chicago ace to the top of this week's rankings.
July 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 17, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Jason Kipnis continues to hit right-handed pitching well, and he has a solid matchup Sunday against the Twins to keep it going.
July 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Marlin the Magician
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Miami's Jose Fernandez in the top spot as he has dominated the last couple of months.
July 8, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Jose Abreu is starting to trend in the right direction, and Neil Parker explains why the White Sox first baseman is a solid fantasy option Friday against the Braves.
July 6, 2016
Pitching 3D: Grading the NL Central
Doug Thorburn continues his tour of baseball's rotations with a look at the NL Central, including the impressive Jake Arrieta, whose walk rate might be a concern in the second half.
July 4, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Midsummer Prospecting
Jesse Siegel tunes us into what's happening with some of the minors' most interesting prospects this week as the calendar flips to July.
July 3, 2016
The Rockies are not playing at Coors Field on Sunday, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why they're still solid options, including third baseman Nolan Arenado.
July 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco's Hitting his Stride
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who has taken off since returning from the disabled list in early June.
June 25, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw in Pedro Territory
Paul Sporer breaks down this week's pitcher rankings and, no surprise, Clayton Kershaw is on top, but just how close is the Dodgers' ace getting to the all-time greats?
June 19, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine surveys the free agent landscape in the NL and is impressed with the way Kolten Wong handled his brief demotion and possible switch to a new position.
June 18, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sonny Again in Oakland
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Oakland starter Sonny Gray, whose velocity has returned since he came off the disabled list three starts ago.
June 14, 2016
MLB Barometer: Nightmare Mess for Stanton Owners
Erik Siegrist ponders what to possibly do with Giancarlo Stanton, who's in an almost unprecedented slump, in this week's look at the risers and fallers around the majors.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Price is Again Right
Paul Sporer's weekly rankings include a revived David Price who is pitching better than the Red Sox could have hoped when the season began.
June 4, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lefty Two-Step for Lester
Paul Sporer can't ignore Jon Lester's matchup this week against two teams who are impotent against left-handers, as the Chicago hurler stops this week's rankings.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin looks over Saturday's slate and likes the price tag on Brandon Crawford as the Giants face a reeling Michael Wacha.
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 28, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two Jakes are Better than One
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings awards the top spot to the Cubs' Jake Arrieta, who gets two starts this week while the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale have but one.
May 24, 2016
MLB Barometer: Disconnect to Reconnect
Vlad Sedler talks about how temporarily disconnecting from data overload might help us make better fantasy decisions in this week’s Barometer, which also showcases Cameron Maybin’s return to Detroit.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco finds plenty of potential bargains on Tuesday's slate, including Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford in a favorable matchup against Andrew Cashner in his first start back from an injury.
May 21, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale-ing Ks for IP
Paul Sporer explains the tradeoff in strikeouts for Chicago's Chris Sale, who's still the AL's top starter, in this week's pitcher rankings.
May 19, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
James Shields has been tough to roster at times this season, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's worth serious consideration Thursday against the Giants.
May 14, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Kershaw
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, among other elite hurlers, has a two-start week.
May 7, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg at Home on K Street
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as a two-start week in D.C. for Stephen Strasburg has the Nationals ace atop the list.
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 28, 2016
David Ortiz has crushed right-handed pitchers during his career, and he's doing even better this season.
April 23, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Juan Blanco is all smiles over the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez at Coors Field where he'll face a right-hander he can hammer.
Sasha Yodashkin takes a look at Saturday's slate and recommends Rangers' slugger Adrian Beltre in a favorable matchup against lefty Carlos Rodon
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