NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Brantley's name.
March 29, 2017
The Saber's Edge: Early Season Stories
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the storylines fantasy owners need to follow through the early part of the season. How will A.J. Pollock respond after a year cut short by injury?
March 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: When Auction Plans Go Wrong
What do you do when an auction doesn't start off as planned? Derek VanRiper shares his experience from Saturday's Tout Wars Mixed League Auction.
March 22, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Exploring Additional Prospects
Dave Regan contributes his weekly rumblings again with the season a few weeks away, breaking down a crop of lesser-known prospects that could make an impact in the next year or two.
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?
MLB Barometer: Mining the Outfield
Vlad Sedler's latest Barometer breaks down the outfield by ADP, pointing out profit potential in players like the Royals' oft-injured Lorenzo Cain.
March 9, 2017
Top 250 Dynasty League Rankings
James Anderson offers up his overall rankings for deep dynasty leagues, and puts Corey Seager firmly in the top 10 after his breakout 2016.
March 8, 2017
The Saber's Edge: Analyzing PA Projections
Jeff Zimmerman studies plate-appearance projections and whether fantasy owners can glean an advantage from that information. Are there enough plate appearances to go around in Chicago?
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.
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