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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Wacha's name.
March 23, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)
Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.
March 15, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Who Are These Guys?
Dave Regan delivers another edition of his preseason rumblings, going over a list of relatively unknown players that could become tangible fantasy commodities in 2017.
Pitching 3D: Risers
Doug Thorburn looks at the pitchers whom he plans to target in drafts this season, with an eye toward profit potential above and beyond the consensus value, including Ranger Yu Darvish.
March 2, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central
This week Brad Johnson takes an indepth look at each teamís rotation in the NL Central, including World Series winners Chicago Cubs and All-Star Jake Arrieta.
February 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z
Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.
February 27, 2017
Collette Calls: Analyzing Last Year's New Pitches
Jason Collette analyzes pitchers who added a new pitch to their arsenals last season and what difference, if any, it made. Why didn't Michael Wacha's new cutter help him more?
Pitching 3D: Pitchers 61-70
Doug Thorburn looks at his next set of pitcher rankings using his unique combination of mechanics, stuff and stats. Will Hisashi Iwakuma bounce back or is he in permanent decline?
February 25, 2017
Pitching 3D: Pitchers 51-60
Doug Thorburn continues his countdown of his top starting pitchers ranked by his unique mix of mechanics, stuff and stats. Which Robbie Ray will show up this season?
October 8, 2016
The Saber's Edge: How I Won Tout Wars
Jeff Zimmerman took home a Tout Wars title, but it came down to one nail-biting Christian Yelich at-bat on the last day of the season. Find out how he did it.
October 1, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin expects Jason Kipnis to get ready for the postseason in style Saturday against vulnerable Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez.
September 18, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine takes a look at the National League free agent pool this week, and who you might be able to squeeze some value out of with the season nearing a close.
September 1, 2016
Mound Musings: See You in September?
Brad Johnson examines pitchers who might be worth a look for your fantasy team during the seasonís final month, including Texas Ranger Derek Holland, who came back from injury in late August.
August 31, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding targets Phillies lefty Adam Morgan with a Nationals stack Wednesday, headlined by the surging Jayson Werth.
August 14, 2016
This week's looks at the National League's FAAB candidates includes St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina, has been on fire since the All-Star break.
August 12, 2016
Pitching 3D: Casting Call
Doug Thorburn looks at a few younger pitchers who could make fantasy impacts this season and may still be on the waiver wire in many fantasy leagues.
August 8, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Jose Bautista has struggled since returning from the disabled list, but a matchup Monday against the Rays could help him bust out.
August 6, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Output
Paul Sporer boosts Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher ranking as the Washington hurler looks to have gotten a handle on his long-ball troubles.
July 31, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: National No. 1
A two-start week for Stephen Strasburg has the Nats' ace atop this week's pitcher rankings.
July 28, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Neil Parker thinks Chris Davis is due to end his power outage Thursday as part of an Orioles stack with favorable salaries and a less-than-daunting matchup.
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
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.
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