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August 19, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco reviews Saturday's slate and expects Anthony Rendon to keep raking against Padres left-hander Travis Wood.
FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values
Given Braves starter Julio Teheran's struggles against left-handed hitters this year, Juan Blanco is turning his attention to Reds first baseman Joey Votto on Saturday.
August 15, 2017
Minor League Barometer: Promoting the Phenoms
Jesse Siegel delivers his Minor League Barometer again this week, this time looking at some highly touted prospects that have already gotten the call to the big leagues.
July 31, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Monday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco delivers his best picks for Monday's slate, including Royals slugger Eric Hosmer on the road in Baltimore.
July 29, 2017
Chris Bennett reviews Saturday's slate and expects Adam Jones to supply good numbers out of the leadoff spot in a likely high-scoring affair against the Rangers.
July 9, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks over the American League free-agent pool heading into the All-Star break and examines the current plight of one-dimensional sluggers like the Angels' C.J. Cron.
July 2, 2017
Erik Siegrist dives into this week's free agent pool and wonders whether Clint Frazier's promotion is just the first of a wave of top prospects promotions.
June 25, 2017
Erik Siegrist checks out the available talent in the American League free-agent pool and finds some high-profile left-handed pitchers set to make their returns, including Carlos Rodon.
May 4, 2017
The Z Files: Strikeout Rate Surgers and Sliders
Todd Zola looks at hitters who have significantly changed their strikeout rates so far in 2017, and offers a surprising recommendation for those invested in Jose Altuve.
April 23, 2017
Erik Siegrist digs into a busy week of roster moves and shifting bullpen roles in the AL, and looks ahead at a wave of injured players set to make their 2017 debuts soon, including the A's Sonny Gray.
April 19, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Random Thoughts
Dave Regan uses his weekly rumblings to discuss a variety of topics, including breaking down 10 pitchers -- like the D-Backs' Robbie Ray -- that could be poised for a breakout season.
April 16, 2017
Erik Siegrist reviews the available free agents in AL player pools and thinks injuries may be opening up roster spots for top prospects like the Rays' Brent Honeywell.
April 14, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Christopher Olson brings us his best picks for Friday, including the Royals' Salvador Perez at home against unproven starter J.C. Ramirez of the Angels.
April 13, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Kevin Payne checks in with his best value picks for Thursday, including the Rockies' Jon Gray against the Giants at AT&T Park.
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Neil Parker brings us his best picks for Thursday, highlighted by the Birds' Manny Machado in the hitter-friendly confines of the Rogers Centre.
April 9, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks at the available talent in the American League and thinks Jose Berrios is still worth scooping up despite last season's poor big-league debut.
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.
February 21, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Finding Steals, AL Edition
In the second of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each American League team.
December 28, 2016
The Z Files: Looking For Breakouts
Todd Zola examines the overall trends for how many players actually break out in home runs and steals every season, and likes Nick Castellanos' chances of taking another step forward in 2017.
October 15, 2016
Collette Calls: Grading the AL Predictions
Jason Collette looks back at his 15 predictions for the Americanl League this year. Some, like the prediction for Michael Brantley, proved prescient, others did not.
September 16, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
While he has had more success against left-handed pitchers this season, Carlos Beltran is worth serious fantasy consideration Friday against A's right-hander Kendall Graveman.
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 5, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Juan Blanco picks the Monday FanDuel slate, as Dustin Pedroia continues to swing one of the hottest bats in the majors.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Bryce Harper has been a disappointing overall this season, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's worthy of fantasy consideration Monday against the Braves.
September 2, 2016
Franklin Gutierrez is always under consideration when the Mariners face a lefty, and Chris Olson explains why he has an especially good matchup Friday against the Angels.
Yasmany Tomas has hit lefties very well this season, and he now gets to face one at Coors Field in a game that should feature plenty of runs.
August 28, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Yordano Ventura has turned it around in the second half, but RotoWire's Neil Parker has no problem targeting him with Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. on Sunday.
August 25, 2016
The Z Files: Opportunity, Opportunity, Opportunity
Todd Zola stresses the importance of playing time over talent down the stretch and examines the factors that could impact the September promotion of prospects like Manuel Margot.
August 22, 2016
Collette Calls: A Look at Middle Infield Power
Jason Collette analyzes the dramatic increase in power among middle infielders this season, including Washington's Daniel Murphy, who might be the biggest surprise in the National League.
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