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August 1, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Welcome to the AL, Johnny
Former Red Johnny Cueto could have a rude welcome to the AL as he begins his Royals career with a couple of tough road starts. How far did Paul Sporer drop him in this week's rankings?
July 31, 2015
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian is seeking cheap sources of strikeouts this weekend.
July 29, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Jose Bautista left Tuesday night's game early, but David Soda is going back to Joey Bats for Wednesday's contests.
July 28, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Closer Carousel
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday-Wednesday Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian likes a Syndergaard-Iwakuma pitching duo for Tuesday night.
July 25, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Never a Reason to Worry
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers and can't help but shake his head at those who fretted over Clayton Kershaw earlier this season.
July 24, 2015
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Picks
Despite the high price tag, RotoWire's Josh Collacchi is targeting Charlie Blackmon in FantasyDraft's GPP contests for Friday.
July 23, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Say It Ain't So, Bo!
Bo Schultz only needed two pitches to retire two batters in the ninth inning on Thursday for the Blue Jays to snag his first save of the season.
July 18, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Sale-ing into the Second Half
Paul Sporer ranks the week's starters, but he can't stop marveling at Chris Sale, whose strikeouts continue to set him apart.
July 17, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Schwarber Could Stay
Chris Benzine discusses why the Cubs could change their tune and make Schwarber the everyday catcher, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
Pitching Value Meter: Second-Half Kickoff
Paul Sporer lays out the rankings for the first weekend of the second half, and, surprise, Max Scherzer is still on top.
July 16, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Cron, C.J. Cron!
You have to hope that the All-Star break doesn’t hurt C.J. Cron’s bat too much, as he has multi-hit games in five out of the last six games played.
Hitter Value Meter: The Second Half Begins
Erik Siegrist breaks down the weekend series', but a doubleheader gives the Royals and White Sox a one-game advantage over the rest of the league.
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian thinks the Cubs' pitching staff will be too much for the Braves to handle this weekend.
July 12, 2015
Giants seek to overcome struggles: Sunday Lineup Card
Faced with some rate bullpen adversity, Bochy leans on Romo.
FAAB Factor - NL: New Closer in Atlanta
Jason Grilli is done for the season. Will Jim Johnson start pitching in the ninth in Atlanta? RotoWire's Jan Levine is back with this week's edition of the NL FAAB Factor.
July 10, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Stop, Heaney Time
Chris Benzine discusses why Andrew Heaney has earned a spot in the rotation and on fantasy rosters, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
July 6, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Kevin Payne thinks Jose Abreu is an attractive play today, even at a premium price.
July 5, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday
Twins starter Ervin Santana allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in his return from suspension Sunday against the Royals.
Hitter Value Meter: Holding All The Cards
Erik Siegrist highlights the best matchups for hitters in weekly formats, including a rare eight-game period for Kolten Wong and the Cardinals
July 4, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Strength vs. Strength
Paul Sporer ranks this week's pitchers and is already looking forward to the showdown between Chris Sale and the lefty-smashing Blue Jays.
June 29, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Tinker with Taylor
June 27, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Maximum Output
Paul Sporer has moved Max Scherzer ahead of Clayton Kershaw as his top pitcher in baseball, and the Nationals' ace takes his rightful spot atop the weekly rankings.
June 24, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Randal Grichuk, Untapped Power Source
Grichuk is prone to a streaky bat, but the power potential he carries in a potent Cardinals lineup is worth the risk.
June 20, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Back on his Throne
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starters and is relieved that Felix Hernandez rebounded after a couple of non-King like starts.
June 19, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Schwarber Can Stick
Chris Benzine discusses why Kyle Schwarber could stick around with the Cubs, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian Still Loves Cleveland's K-Inducing Rotation
June 14, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
There are a number of solid plays at third base on Sunday, but Benny Ricciardi says Kris Bryant is at the top of the list for FanDuel.
Sunday Lineup Card: Promotion Sunday
Lindor and Buxton add their names to the list of top prospects to make ML debut this season.
June 13, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Hero in the Bronx
Paul Sporer's weekly value meter showcases a surging Masahiro Tanaka, who is starting to look like the dominant pitcher from early last season.
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