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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Brantley's name.
March 24, 2015
MLB Barometer: A Wink and a Smyly
As draft season winds down, Vlad Sedler tells who's climbing the rankings and who's dropping.
March 21, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: March Top 350
RotoWire's group of baseball experts is back with its latest roundtable rankings, in which Nolan Arenado, among others, takes a big jump up the list.
March 10, 2015
Collette Calls: LABR Draft Recap
Jason Collette analyzes the recent LABR auction and finds few bargains among power hitters as the league-wide drop in home runs is fueling fantasy inflation.
March 2, 2015
Farm Futures: Top 10 Prospects: NL Central
A loaded Cubs system leads the pack in the NL Central, while the pending arrival of Kris Bryant should provide an immediate power boost to the heart of the lineup.
February 26, 2015
Bats & Balls: Sleepers to Target
Dave Regan names sleepers at each position in his inaugural column of 2015, including Joey Votto whose only question this year is health.
February 25, 2015
Indians Team Preview: Rolling Tribe Gathers Moss
The Indians weren't very busy this offseason, but their big trade was to acquire Brandon Moss from the A's. Darin Brown previews their chances for 2015.
February 22, 2015
Brewers Team Preview: More From the Core
Kevin O'Brien suggests that what the Brewers get from Jean Segura this season will go a long way towards deciding if they are a contender this year, after an offseason that featured few big changes.
February 14, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: Valentine's Edition of the Top 350
The first installment of the Roundtable Rankings are up for 2015! Check out the panel's divide on Mookie Betts, among others.
January 27, 2015
Bargain Basement Bats: The 2014 Disappointments
Vlad Sedler looks for value -- and players to stay away from -- coming off of disappointing 2014 campaigns. Is Jedd Gyorko primed for a rebound?
January 19, 2015
The Wheelhouse: 25 Things You Should Know Before Draft Day
Derek VanRiper shares some of the tools that he uses to prepare during the offseason, along with some early discoveries about the player pool heading into 2015.
January 15, 2015
Rounding Third: The RotoWire 200
Jeff Erickson's initial set of top 200 overall rankings for 2015 predictably has Mike Trout on top, but who follows after Trout?
December 17, 2014
Behind the Breakout: Rendon's Rapid Rise
Anthony Rendon paired good health with his elite offensive upside en route to a full breakout in 2014. Paul Sporer takes a closer look.
November 13, 2014
Behind the Breakout: Brantley Goes Boom
What changed for Michael Brantley during his 2014 breakout? Paul Sporer takes a closer look.
November 7, 2014
Painting the Black: A Way Too Early Look at 2015
Jensen Lewis shares his opinion about some of 2014's standout performers, including the Giants' Madison Bumgarner.
October 27, 2014
Collette Calls: Profits & Losses - Hitters
Anthony Rendon stayed healthy and was among the biggest sources of profit among hitters in 2014. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
September 30, 2014
Collette Calls: Reviewing 2014
In his look back through the columns leading into the 2014 season, Jason Collette was right to pass on Michael Wacha as a top-100 overall player.
September 26, 2014
The Daily Duel: Season Review
RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look back on the baseball season from a DFS perspective.
September 21, 2014
Draftster MLB: Pricey Returns and Weekly Picks
Masahiro Tanaka will be back on the mound Sunday, but will he be worth the hefty price tag?
September 18, 2014
Bats & Balls: Handing Out the Hardware
Mike Trout is an easy choice for AL MVP, but who has been the most valuable fantasy player relative to ADP this season?
September 7, 2014
Draftster MLB: Unexpected Value and Weekly Picks
Scott Feldman isn't an exciting pitcher, but he does enough to get the job done in daily games, giving players an opportunity to use more of their salary cap on hitting.
August 7, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Colby Lewis On The Rise?
August 4, 2014
Daily Baseball 101: The Art of Stacking
Stacking is a commonly-used strategy in daily MLB games, but some sites limit the opportunity, which has made mini-stacking popular.
July 25, 2014
House of Shlain: Rapid Riser
Nick Shlain liked Joe Ross upon first seeing him in the Midwest League last season, and the Padres have already bumped him to Double-A in 2014.
July 21, 2014
In Some Depth: Brave New World
The Braves have already cast Dan Uggla aside. Is it time for them to cut bait on B.J. Upton next? Ryan Eisner explores that and a few other potential job changes in this week's edition.
July 17, 2014
MLB Barometer: Cano vs. Rendon
Would you rather own Robinson Cano or Anthony Rendon the rest of the way? Erik Siegrist fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and suggests that the answer isn't as clear as it might seem.
July 16, 2014
Bats & Balls: 10 First-Half Breakouts
The groundball-loving Dallas Keuchel had a surprising first half, but can he keep it up in the second half?
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Brantley
Raw numbers alone don't explain Michael Brantley's breakout, but as Jason Collette writes, there was at least one scout who saw signs of improvement in 2013.
July 10, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Biddle Takes a Break
It's not easy being a top prospect. Jesse Biddle is sidelined with what the Phillies describe as a
DraftKings MLB: Value Picks
Oakland's Sonny Gray is one of the starting pitchers Jerry Donabedian recommends targeting on DraftKings this weekend.
July 6, 2014
FAAB Factor-AL: First Big Trade!
The first big trade of the season has happened, with the A's landing Jeff Samardzija. How much should you bid on him in your league? RotoWire's Andrew Martinez shares his opinion.
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