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September 23, 2016
The Z Files: Notes To Self For 2017
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
September 18, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist notes a lot of arms who could be available to help your staff's stretch run, including a revitalized Taijuan Walker.
September 16, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Twins youngster Jose Berrios has really struggled this season, and RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin will look to take advantage through the Mets' Curtis Granderson on Friday.
September 1, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: September Call-ups and 2017 Closers
Dave Regan uses his rumblings this week to speculate on September call-ups and who might nail down a closer's spot in 2017.
August 28, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks at the AL free agent pool prior to September call-ups and finds a trio of veteran outfielders making a late push to save their seasons, including the Tigers' Justin Upton.
May 7, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Arizona's Turn to Mash
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Diamondbacks, Red Sox and Mets.
April 28, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Skills Growth, and Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes hitters who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Is time to give up on Justin Upton?
April 23, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Big Week for Bucs
The Pirates lead the charge this week, thanks to a four-game set in Denver and three games at home against the bottom of the Reds' rotation.
April 12, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Jose Fernandez will look to bounce back from his poor opening start against a Mets team that may not be as good as many believe.
April 9, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Astros Ready to Blast Off
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming week of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Nationals, Rangers and Astros.
March 10, 2016
Reganís Rumblings: Dollar or Less Sleeper Picks
In his first column of 2016, David Regan discusses cheap options, including catcher J.T. Realmuto, who have big potential in deeper leagues.
March 9, 2016
Farm Futures: AL East Top 10s
James Anderson finishes off his preseason tour of MLB's farm systems with a look at the AL East, where Yoan Moncada headlines an impressive Red Sox list
February 26, 2016
Team Previews: AL West
Paul Sporer provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the American League West. Can Mike Trout keep the Angels out of the division basement?
September 20, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: New Shoe
Matt Shoemaker will return to the Angels' rotation Sunday, but is he worth a FAAB dart this late in the year? RotoWire's Andrew Martinez answers that question and more in this week's AL FAAB Factor.
September 15, 2015
Umpire Analysis: Umpire Analysis
Christopher Olson looks at this week's umpire matchups, which includes a good opportunity for Jay Bruce in daily leagues.
August 30, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Rocky Mountain High
Erik Siegrist ranks the hitting matchup for the next scoring period, and there was no debating the top spot with the Rockies playing eight home games this week.
August 27, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Don't Worry Dodger Fans!
August 10, 2015
MLB Barometer: Summer Rentals
Vlad Sedler suggests some short-term pickups to give your team a boost this week, like the Angels' C.J. Cron.
July 27, 2015
MLB Barometer: Staying Focused
Vlad Sedler cautions against premature NFL obsession - you've got a baseball league to win!
July 12, 2015
Giants seek to overcome struggles: Sunday Lineup Card
Faced with some rate bullpen adversity, Bochy leans on Romo.
July 6, 2015
MLB Barometer: Chicks Dig the Long Ball
Vlad Sedler projects the top home-run hitters for the second half. On which side of 40 will Baltimore's Chris Davis land?
July 3, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Friday Picks
RotoWire's Alex Spalding has picked out a number of solid value plays on Fantasy Aces to help DFS players build around Clayton Kershaw on Friday.
June 14, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux
Byron Buxton made his MLB debut Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Rangers.
June 13, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Values
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta loves the Orioles against the Yankees on Saturday, headlined by Adam Jones, who has excellent career numbers against opposing starter CC Sabathia.
May 29, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: Will the Hot Starts Continue?
David Regan looks at some of baseball's best this year, including Alex Rodriguez, and analyzes whether their hot starts will continue.
May 28, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Picks
James Seltzer thinks Brian McCann has finally turned the corner.
May 15, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Time To Be Franco
Chris Benzine discusses why Maikel Franco may say everyday at-bats at third base, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
May 8, 2015
With a number of higher-priced pitchers getting lit up this week, RotoWire's Alex Spalding thinks Matt Harvey will pay off Friday.
May 1, 2015
Jose Altuve absolutely abuses left-handed pitching, and RotoWire's Alex Spalding is paying the price for him in his FantasyAces lineups on Friday.
April 29, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
David Soda expects Andrew McCutchen to heat up
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