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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 13, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Back on the Cole Train?
Derek VanRiper considers the possibility of Gerrit Cole turning things around as a GPP option on Tuesday's 15-game slate.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Kevin Payne looks over Tuesday's slate and recommends stacking Mariners, including Robinson Cano, against struggling Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson.
June 10, 2017
DFS Baseball 101: FanDuel April-May Report
Michael Rathburn examines the early returns from starting pitchers on FanDuel to help DFS players figure out which teams to target and which to avoid.
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 8, 2017
The Z Files: Rest-of-Season Risers, Pitching Edition
Todd Zola completes his look at players whose projected value has changed the most since the beginning of the year, including the suddenly dominant Jeff Samardzija.
June 7, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Hitter and Pitcher Valuation
Dave Regan gets his rumblings off his chest again this week, turning to some advanced metrics and examining how they impact the fantasy valuation of pitchers and hitters.
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Chris Bennett is rolling with Tigers' second baseman Ian Kinsler at home against the Angels as one of his picks for FanDuel's Wednesday slate.
June 5, 2017
June Starting Pitcher Rankings: Risers and Fallers
Derek VanRiper re-ranks the starting pitchers with two months of the 2017 season in the books.
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.
June 2, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco subs in with his selections for Friday's DraftKings slate, rolling with Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis on the road in Kansas City.
May 30, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Sale Returns to Chicago
Derek VanRiper looks at the 14-game main slate for Tuesday night, which features Chris Sale's return to the south side of Chicago.
May 27, 2017
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.
May 25, 2017
The Z Files: Recalibrating Expectations, Pitching Edition
Todd Zola looks at pitchers whose rest-of-season earnings projection has dropped the most from Opening Day, including Cubs ace Jake Arrieta.
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 18, 2017
Mound Musings: Know When to Hold 'Em?
Brad Johnson dives into pitchers off to a great start this season to determine whether they’re keepers. On his “Hold ’Em” list is Cardinal veteran Michael Wacha, whose best days may not be behind him.
Collette Calls: Fighting the Long Ball
Jason Collette explores how pitchers are fighting back against baseball's home run surge and whether the key is pitching down the in zone as most assume.
May 17, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Rising in May
Dave Regan turns his rumblings toward players that are cranking things up in May, like Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Kevin Payne subs in with his best picks for Wednesday's slate, turning to the Royals' Sal Perez behind the dish at home against the Yankees.
FantasyDraft MLB: Wednesday Values
Greg Vara checks in with his FantasyDraft selections for Wednesday, including the Braves' Freddie Freeman on the road up in Toronto.
May 16, 2017
MLB Barometer: Profit Off Rockies' Good Problem
Vlad Sedler's weekly look around the majors includes a peek at the good problem the Rockies will soon have, which could make it time for fantasy owners to start shopping Mark Reynolds.
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 11, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Greg Vara looks over Thursday's slate and recommends jumping back on Mookie Betts, whose salary remains low despite his recent hot streak.
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.
May 4, 2017
Mound Musings: Spotlight on the Soft-Tossers
This week Brad Johnson tackles a question posed by a reader who asked whether Johnson considers pitchers who lack big arms like Cy Young winner and Boston Red Sox Rick Porcello.
May 3, 2017
DFS Baseball 101: FanDuel April Report
Don't start pitchers against the Nationals' offensive machine might seem obvious, but Michael Rathburn shines the light on other DFS numbers from April that aren't so obvious. Find out the best team to target on the road and more.
May 1, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Slow Starters & 5/1 DFS Breakdown
Derek VanRiper breaks down Monday's 11-game slate, and takes a closer look at a few slow starters, including Alex Bregman.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Christopher Olson brings us his best Monday DraftKings picks, including the Cards' Jedd Gyorko at home against the Brewers.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik previews Monday's slate and can't resist going chalk with Clayton Kershaw in a home matchup against the Giants.
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.
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