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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.
April 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/28
Derek VanRiper breaks down a heavy 15-game Friday night slate.
April 27, 2017
The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/27
Paul Goldschmidt and the D-backs look to tee off on Jered Weaver at Chase Field on Thursday night. Derek VanRiper takes a quick look at the four-game night slate.
April 26, 2017
Collette Calls: Analyzing Pitcher K Rates
Jason Collette investigates strikeout rates to determine whether the impressive early starts from pitchers like Danny Duffy are to be trusted.
The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/26
Another rainout Wednesday took one of the best starting pitching options of the board, but Derek VanRiper has a few backup plans in mind for Wednesday's slate.
April 21, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Start Kershaw is Tops
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings features none other than Clayton Kershaw on top as the Dodgers hurler has two starts this week.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Corey Kluber has been knocked around to begin the season, but Christopher Olson explains why he could bounce back Friday against the White Sox.
April 14, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Delivery
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitcher as Washington's Max Scherzer could have a big week with matchups against a couple of whiff-prone teams.
Oak's Corner: Week 2 Worries?
With the season in full swing, Scott Jenstad writes about the struggles of a few offensive players drafted early in most leagues, including Rockie Trevor Storyís subpar hitting.
April 10, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Monday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco likes a pair of Reds on the road in Pittsburgh to bring home the fantasy bacon Monday.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik delivers his best picks for Monday, including a trio of Cubs in their home opener at Wrigley against the Dodgers.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco subs in for Monday's DraftKings selections, looking to the Nats' Daniel Murphy for value at home against the Cards.
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Greg Vara checks out Monday's slate and recommends stacking Mariners, including Robinson Cano, against potential early-season mirage Charlie Morton.
April 8, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lester Gets Two at Home
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Cubs' Jon Lester gets two starts at friendly Wrigley Field. Is that enough to make him this week's top starter?
April 2, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Ben Zobrist doesn't have the same power as some other players at his position, but Chris Olson explains why he's still a solid fantasy option Sunday against the Cardinals.
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Christopher Olson breaks down the Opening Day DraftKings slate as Arizona's A.J. Pollock is back and ready to rake.
FantasyDraft MLB: Sunday Values
While Opening Day brings plenty of upper-tier pitching options, Greg Vara explains why Masahiro Tanaka's price is impossible to ignore Sunday against the Rays.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Sunday's limited Opening Day slate doesn't provide a ton of options, which is why Kris Bryant is worth paying up for, according to RotoWire's Chris Bennett.
March 31, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2017 Season
Todd Zola ranks Week 1's starting pitchers as Chris Archer has a fortunate opening with two home starts in what he hopes will be a rebound campaign.
March 30, 2017
The Long Game: March Madness
Erik Siegrist recaps his draft results from RotoWire's new staff keeper league in this edition of The Long Game.
March 28, 2017
MLB Barometer: Building Around Kershaw
Vlad Sedler's final preseason Barometer focuses on how to plan a draft around Clayton Kershaw and discusses the late-March shifts in pitcher ADPs.
March 23, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)
Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.
March 16, 2017
Collette Calls: NL LABR Review
Jason Collette recaps the recent NL LABR auction and investigates where all the money was spent. Where were the values found?
March 15, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Punting Batting Average
Derek VanRiper considers the roster construction process without worrying about batting average.
March 10, 2017
The Wheelhouse: NL LABR Review
DVR enters 2017 without a $30 player on his NL LABR roster, but could Trevor Story prove to be an early value in Year 2 at $26?
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.
March 2, 2017
The Saber's Edge: Regressing to the Mean
Jeff Zimmerman dives into how pitchers are affected by team BABIP and busts a myth about pitchers with extreme handedness splits.
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central
This week Brad Johnson takes an indepth look at each teamís rotation in the NL Central, including World Series winners Chicago Cubs and All-Star Jake Arrieta.
February 25, 2017
Pitching 3D: Pitchers 51-60
Doug Thorburn continues his countdown of his top starting pitchers ranked by his unique mix of mechanics, stuff and stats. Which Robbie Ray will show up this season?
February 6, 2017
Baseball Draft Kit: Building a Winning Pitching Staff
In his annual pitching primer, David Regan shares his tips for building a winning pitching staff.
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