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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.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
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.
August 21, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
Juan Carlos Blanco makes sure to get a piece of the Diamondbacks' offense Sunday against Luis Perdomo by rostering the red-hot Jean Segura.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco is looking to use right-handed hitters against Padres starter Luis Perdomo, and that always starts with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
August 20, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin sees a lot of vulnerable left-handed pitchers on Saturday's slate, putting hitters like Mookie Betts in prime situations to succeed.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Chris Bennett makes sure to get a piece of the Colorado offense at home against Mike Montgomery on Saturday, and there's no bigger piece than Nolan Arenado.
August 16, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Team Batting Stats Report Update
Michael Rathburn analzyes teams' key batting stats to help DFS players exploit lineups and matchups, and he explains how the Angels are the new Royals.
August 15, 2016
Danny Valencia is always worth attention when he faces a lefty, but Kevin Payne explains why the A's third baseman is an even better play Monday against the Rangers.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Jayson Werth has hit lefties very well this season and now gets to take on Jorge De La Rosa at Coors Field.
August 11, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analzying Dual-Threat Players
Jeff Zimmerman looks at players who have can contribute to fantasy teams with both power and speed, like the Twins' Eduardo Nunez.
The Z Files: Thinking About 2017
Todd Zola looks ahead to next season and wonders whether Mookie Betts will be overvalued at the draft table based on the likely swoon in the offense around him.
August 9, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Giancarlo Stanton's season-long numbers are lagging behind previous years, but he has an excellent matchup Tuesday against Giants.
August 3, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco finds a lot of favorable matchups on Wednesday's slate including David Ortiz, who has three homers in 10 career at-bats against Hisashi Iwakuma.
July 25, 2016
Dallas Keuchel seems to be finally turning it around, and he has an excellent matchup Monday against the Yankees, who have struggled with left-handed pitching this year.
July 23, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
While Josh Tomlin has been solid this season, he's struggled keeping the ball in the park, which should play well in selecting Mark Trumbo on Saturday.
Hanley Ramirez paid big dividends when he blasted three home runs on Wednesday, and Juan Carlos Blanco is expecting more fireworks Saturday against the Twins.
July 21, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Nolan Arenado has struggled out of the All-Star break, but Neil Parker explains why the Rockies third baseman is a very attractive play Thursday against the Braves.
July 19, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco sifts through Tuesday's slate and likes Nick Castellanos' upside against a marginal left-handed starter like Tommy Milone.
July 18, 2016
Danny Valencia's defense has cost him some playing time of late, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne says he's absolutely worth a play Monday against the Astros if he can get the start at DH or first base.
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