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May 18, 2017
The Z Files: Early Season Hitting Disappointments
Todd Zola updates his rest-of-season projections and looks at some of the biggest disappointments, including Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista.
May 9, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Kevin Payne looks over Tuesday evening's slate and expects big things from Jonathan Villar against Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz.
May 4, 2017
Farm Futures: International League Roundup
James Anderson pays a visit to the International League and is encouraged by the improvements Clint Frazier has made with his plate discipline.
May 2, 2017
MLB Barometer: Judge, Jury, Executioner
Aaron Judge is off to a huge start for the Yankees, and Vlad Sedler likes his chances of clearing 30 homers in his rookie campaign. That and more in this week's Barometer.
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 21, 2017
The Saber's Edge: Stars are the Riskiest Picks
Jeff Zimmerman's analysis of playing time and risk contradicts what most fantasy owners believe -- the top players are not the safest draft picks. Which players are?
February 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z
Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.
February 21, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Finding Steals, AL Edition
In the second of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each American League team.
September 11, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist reviews this week's available free agents in the American League, with Jordan Zimmermann leading a wave of veteran arms coming off the DL.
August 19, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Many people could be fading Dustin Pedroia due to his righty-on-righty matchup, but RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin explains why the Red Sox second baseman is in play Friday against the Tigers.
June 21, 2016
MLB Barometer: Assessing the Fantasy Player Pool
Vlad Sedler looks at the fantasy winners and losers at each position as midseason approaches, including first baseman Brandon Belt, who is the only Giant outearning his preseason ADP.
June 1, 2016
DVR's Top 350: June Update
Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.
May 18, 2016
Farm Futures: Texas League Hitters Roundup
James Anderson moseys down to the Texas League on his tour of the minors and thinks that Alex Bregman has nothing left to prove at Double-A.
May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
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 13, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding breaks down a busy Wednesday slate and finds that Maikel Franco's reverse platoon splits make him an enticing option
April 1, 2016
DFS Strategy: Mining for Value in Overlooked Areas
Paul Sporer reveals overlooked sources of value in DFS baseball as Opening Day approaches.
March 22, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value in the Nuances of Baseball
Michael Rathburn breaks down a few key situations for DFS players to take advantage of, including American League pitchers starting in National League parks.
March 3, 2016
Team Previews: AL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the AL Central. Can Eric Hosmer lead the Royals to a third straight pennant?
November 4, 2015
Collette Calls: Overdrafted & Underdrafted
In his latest in a series of self-reflections, Jason Collette looks back at players he deemed overdrafted or underdrafted prior to Opening Day.
October 3, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: Handing Out the Hardware
Dave Regan names his award winners in each league, but does Zack Greinke have a chance in a tight NL Cy Young race?
September 20, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Still STARlin?
Starlin Castro is red-hot for the Cubs, hitting .391 with four home runs and 13 RBI over the last 15 games.
Sunday Lineup Card: Bour-n Identity
Marlins slugger makes the case for ownership at season's end.
September 2, 2015
David Soda thinks Ryan Braun is primed for a big night against Pirates lefty Jeff Locke.
August 31, 2015
MLB Barometer: There's Always Next Year
Vlad Sedler is prepping for next year's drafts with a look at 2016's top pitching options.
August 10, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Kevin Payne picks a blast from the past - the red-hot Chase Utley.
August 4, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: If the Shoe Fits, Wear It
July 24, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Another Mets Prospect Promoted
July 20, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Monday Picks
Paul Bruno offers his suggestions for Monday's lineup, which include Charlie Blackmon swinging a hot bat in Coors Field
July 1, 2015
David Soda likes the shoulder-injury discount on Baltimore slugger Adam Jones
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