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May 21, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: No Cooling Colabello
May 16, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Living Up to the Hype
Paul Sporer is particularly impressed this week with Matt Harvey, who has not had trouble living up to his preseason hype.
May 15, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Time To Be Franco
Chris Benzine discusses why Maikel Franco may say everyday at-bats at third base, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
May 10, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Kris Bryant finally hit his first home run in the majors Saturday, and RotoWire's Benny Ricciardi thinks he could see another Sunday.
May 9, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: The Cubs' Forgotten Young Gun
For all the hype surrounding Bryant, it's another Cubs' infielder with short-term value.
Pitching Value Meter: The Golden Archer
Paul Sporer likes what he sees from Chris Archer, despite consecutive four-walk games, enough to vault him up the rankings in a two-start week.
May 3, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Swooning for Swihart
Boston's Blake Swihart is Monday's recommended pickup after the Red Sox called him up from the minors in the wake of Ryan Hanigan's injury.
May 2, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: It's Good to be the King
Paul Sporer's top-ranked pitcher this week is a two-start Felix Hernandez, who is so good his disappointments are envied by lesser pitchers.
April 30, 2015
Bats & Balls: Is Bryce Harper the New Jack Cust?
David Regan looks at storylines from the first month and wonders if Bryce Harper has become a three-true-outcomes player.
April 29, 2015
The Saber's Edge: Patience has Virtues. And Limits.
When should we start paying attention to early-season stats? Jeff Zimmerman offers some guidelines.
April 28, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Marisnick Swings a Hot Stick
Dominate Your Duel: Umpire Analysis
Christopher Olson reviews this week's umpire matchups and finds a pitcher-friendly play in Jeff Nelson, who can't bring himself to issue walks.
Collette Calls: The Ups and Downs of Whiff Rates
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who have seen a great increase in strikeouts this season and those, like Stephen Strasburg, who have seen their K rates drop. What's made the difference?
April 25, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kluber
Paul Sporer ranks the coming week's starting pitchers, but is two home starts enough to make Corey Kluber the AL's top-ranked hurler?
April 24, 2015
Daily Baseball 101: How to Pick a Starting Pitcher
Michael Rathburn pours over the numbers and explains why picking an elite pitcher like Felix Hernandez is almost always the best way to go in cash games.
April 23, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Elementary, My Dear Watson!
Mark Melancon returned to action on Thursday for the Pirates, landing his third save of the season, but Melancon isnít the news here Ė itís Tony Watson.
April 18, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Harvey Invisible in Late Innings
Paul Sporer lays out the week's pitcher rankings and says the only thing holding back Matt Harvey is that he's not going deep into games.
April 17, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Travis To The Top
Chris Benzine discusses why Devon Travis is worth a pickup among other things in Saturday's lineup card.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian offers up his favorite pitchers, batters, and lineup stacks for the upcoming weekend.
April 12, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Values
Benny Ricciardi is all over Bryce Harper on Sunday against a pitcher who threw only 12 major-league innings last season.
April 11, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Recycling Closers
Joakim Soria becomes the latest in a line of reused relievers.
Pitching Value Meter: Slow Week for Kershaw
Paul Sporer delivers his weekly pitcher rankings and finds only one starter worthy of jumping Clayton Kershaw in a one-start week. Who is it?
April 7, 2015
MLB Barometer: Hahn Solo
Vlad Sedler looks for the breakout starting pitchers of 2015 who can be this year's Corey Kluber.
April 6, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: First Closer Down
On Opening Day, the Mets' Jenrry Mejia became the first closer to lose his job, as he was unable to warm up due to elbow stiffness.
April 4, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2015 Season
Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural Value Meter for 2015, and familiar faces top the list, like Felix Hernandez, who takes on two division foes in Week 1.
March 21, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: March Top 350
RotoWire's group of baseball experts is back with its latest roundtable rankings, in which Nolan Arenado, among others, takes a big jump up the list.
February 19, 2015
Braves Team Preview: In With The New
The Braves underwent an overhaul under new president of baseball operations John Hart. How will the team fare after dealing three of their four best hitters?
February 14, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: Valentine's Edition of the Top 350
The first installment of the Roundtable Rankings are up for 2015! Check out the panel's divide on Mookie Betts, among others.
January 19, 2015
The Wheelhouse: 25 Things You Should Know Before Draft Day
Derek VanRiper shares some of the tools that he uses to prepare during the offseason, along with some early discoveries about the player pool heading into 2015.
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