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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Brantley's name.
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.
February 5, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitching Top 10
Doug Thorburn breaks down his top-10 starting pitchers using his hybrid method of ranking pitchers both according to stats and skills. How does a pitcher like Corey Kluber rank?
January 30, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Building Around Kershaw
Derek VanRiper looks back at his team from the FSTA Draft and considers the implications of drafting Clayton Kershaw in Round 1.
October 15, 2016
Collette Calls: Grading the AL Predictions
Jason Collette looks back at his 15 predictions for the Americanl League this year. Some, like the prediction for Michael Brantley, proved prescient, others did not.
August 30, 2016
MLB Barometer: Is Betts No. 1 in 2017?
Vlad Sedler looks ahead to 2017 and how the first round of a 12-team fantasy draft might shake out. Is Mookie Betts the No. 1 overall pick?
August 11, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analzying Dual-Threat Players
Jeff Zimmerman looks at players who have can contribute to fantasy teams with both power and speed, like the Twins' Eduardo Nunez.
Regan's Rumblings: 30 Teams, 30 “Interesting” Guys
Dave Regan rumbles about 30 different players -- one per team -- with an eye toward planning for the 2017 fantasy season.
July 25, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kershaw Surgery a Possibility
Jeff Stotts describes Clayton Kershaw’s post-injury pitching attempts as unsettling and discusses the possible ramifications of surgery if Kershaw ultimately goes that route.
July 24, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks through American League waiver wires and finds that Danny Duffy is still criminally underowned in fantasy leagues.
July 20, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco is more than happy to pay up Wednesday for the red-hot Evan Longoria facing a left-handed pitcher in Coors Field.
July 12, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team
It’s that time of year again. As baseball takes a break before the second half of the season, Jeff Stotts brings us his six annual All-Scar Team, which includes Mets third baseman David Wright.
July 10, 2016
Erik Siegrist sees a lot of turmoil, and a lot of bidding opportunities, in AL bullpens this week as Wade Davis was just the first of three elite closers to break down heading into the All-Star break.
July 6, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Team Batting Stats Report Update
Michael Rathburn breaks down the key batting splits through June that offer an inside edge to DFS players. Don't look now, but here come the Astros.
June 9, 2016
Michael Rathburn breaks down the key team batting stats to help DFS players know when to stack certain teams and when to avoid them completely.
The Z Files: Top 10 Surprising Hitters
Todd Zola looks at the rest-of-season projections for 10 hitters off to surprisingly good starts and doesn't like Eduardo Nunez's chances of keeping up his current pace.
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 31, 2016
MLB Barometer: On the Bubble
Vlad Sedler talks about players often on the roster bubble in leagues with 10 or more teams, including Minnesota Twin Eduardo Nunez, who’s lately been one of the best free agent pickups.
May 16, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Boxberger Rehabbing Slowly
Jeff Stotts explains that following surgery in mid March, Rays closer Brad Boxberger is slowly progressing but will miss more time than the expected eight weeks.
May 12, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Revised Top 100 Fantasy Players
Stricken by writer's block, Dave Regan instead shifts his rumblings this week toward an updated rankings list of his Top 100 MLB fantasy players.
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 30, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Giant Advantage for San Fran
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Blue Jays, Giants and Astros.
April 26, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Jose Abreu performs very well against knuckleballers, and he'll get the luxury of facing on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
April 25, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Brantley, Travis Eye Return
Jeff Stotts reports that Indians outfielder Michael Brantley and Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis are gearing up for a return to their respective teams.
April 10, 2016
Clay Link explores a variety of AL waiver-wire options heading into Week 2, including a couple of Twins looking to give Minnesota a much-needed boost and a high-profile Rangers prospect ready to make a splash.
April 5, 2016
MLB Barometer: Taking All Betts
Vlad Sedler's opening-week look at who's hot and who's not, includes Boston's Mookie Betts, who looks like the total package in just his second full season.
April 4, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Arriving Prospects
Jesse Siegel looks at prospects who will impact big league teams this season, including Minnesota outfielder Byron Buxton.
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Headfirst Slide Hobbles Pollock
Jeff Stotts says the benefits of a headfirst slide don’t outweigh the risks, as evidenced by D'Back A.J. Pollock’s fractured elbow.
April 2, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Opening Day is Here
Erik Siegrist ranks the teams for the season's opening week according to which has the matchups for hitters. No surprise, the Blue Jays are picking up where they left off last season.
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 28, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Little Faith in Braun's Back
Jeff Stotts is pessimistic that Ryan Braun can put his back injury issues behind him this season, or at least he's not willing to take the risk.
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