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July 22, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dominant deGrom
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Mets' Jacob deGrom looks to continue his dominating run with two starts in pitchers' parks.
July 20, 2017
The Z Files: The Value of a Two-Start Week
Todd Zola digs into his pitcher ranking methodology to determine just how much impact a two-start week can have in place of a single start from a pitcher producing league-average numbers, such as Jake Arrieta.
July 15, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Second-Half Surge for Kershaw?
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, as Clayton Kershaw, who looks poised for a second-half surge, is one of the few elite hurlers with two starts.
July 9, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine runs down the possible waiver-wire options for this week, including the return of Kyle Schwarber to the Cubs.
July 2, 2017
Jan Levine profiles the top waiver-wire pickups for the week, including Randal Grichuk, whose power streak has followed him from the minors back to the Cardinals.
July 1, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg Hopes to Back Up Last Start
Todd Zola ranks this week's pitchers as Stephen Strasburg, who worked through back spasms last time out, gets two home starts.
June 28, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Christopher Olson surveys Wednesday's slate and expects a resurgent Andrew McCutchen to continue raking against Rays left-hander Blake Snell.
June 27, 2017
MLB Barometer: Top Pitching Trios
Vlad Sedler dives into his MLB Barometer with June coming to a close, focusing on the majors' best starting pitching trios before getting into his regular risers and fallers.
June 24, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Zack on the Attack
Todd Zola ranks this weeks starting pitcher as Arizona's Zack Greinke continues to mow down batters, posting his highest K/9 in nearly a decade.
June 23, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco brings us his selections for Friday's slate, starting with the Rays' Chris Archer on the bump at home against the Orioles.
June 18, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Michael Conforto has had a rough June, but Chris Bennett explains why the Mets outfielder could thrive Sunday against the Nationals.
June 17, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kluber Climbing Back
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Cleveland's Corey Kluber keeps chipping away at his hefty ERA with outstanding control.
June 15, 2017
The Z Files: Are All Fly Balls Created Equal?
Todd Zola wonders whether the elevated home run rates of pitchers such as Masahiro Tanaka are a result of more than just bad luck.
June 12, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Christopher Olson checks in with his picks for Monday's DraftKings slate, including Miguel Sano of the Twins in the series opener against the incoming Mariners.
FantasyDraft MLB: Monday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco delivers his best plays for Monday's FantasyDraft slate, including Nats ace Stephen Strasburg at home against the Braves.
June 10, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Close at Top Price
Todd Zola breaks down this week's starting pitcher rankings as Boston's David Price has his velocity but is still fighting his command.
June 3, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Todd Zola breaks down this week's pitcher rankings as Max Scherzer finds himself on top as he is keeping the homers in check this season.
May 30, 2017
MLB Barometer: Two Months In
Vlad Sedler delivers his weekly edition of the MLB Barometer, kicking things off with thoughts on Mike Trout's injury before getting into his weekly risers and fallers.
May 27, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco takes a look at Saturday's evening slate and recommends paying up for Charlie Blackmon in a home matchup against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale of the Week
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers and it's not surprise that Chris Sale is on top with two starts for the Red Sox.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Jake Lamb hit another home run off a right-handed pitcher Friday, and Greg Vara likes his chances of doing it again Saturday against the Brewers.
May 22, 2017
Christopher Olson brings us his best Monday DraftKings picks, starting with Yankees hurler Michael Pineda in the Bronx against the Royals.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik digs into Monday's slate and recommends Max Kepler as an affordable share of the Twins offense against the very hittable Ubaldo Jimenez.
May 20, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco Fights Off Injury Bug
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings has Carlos Carrasco on top in a two-start week after he dodged an injury bullet and had a start pushed back.
May 16, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Go for Goldy
Derek VanRiper looks at a smaller than usual 13-game Tuesday night slate.
FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values
Zack Greinke has been solid in hitter-friendly Chase Field this year, and Greg Vara explains why that should continue Tuesday against the Mets.
May 13, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg's Still Healthy
Atop the NL in Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings is Stephen Strasburg, who perhaps surprisingly has managed to stay healthy in the year of the injury.
May 6, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: It's Shark Week in SF
Todd Zola likes what he's seeing from Jeff Samardzija, whose bloated ERA doesn't match his underlying numbers. That and more in this week's pitcher rankings.
April 29, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yes Way, Jose
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as Minnesota prospect Jose Berrios is expected to make his 2017 debut after crushing Triple-A.
Adam Zdroik reviews Saturday's slate and thinks Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs should be involved in another high-scoring affair at Fenway Park.
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