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February 27, 2017
Pitching 3D: Pitchers 61-70
Doug Thorburn looks at his next set of pitcher rankings using his unique combination of mechanics, stuff and stats. Will Hisashi Iwakuma bounce back or is he in permanent decline?
February 23, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL East
Brad Johnson breaks down each team's rotation in the AL East and discusses whether fantasy owners should pursue Michael Pineda this season.
December 1, 2016
RotoWire Roundtable: Composite Top 350 Rankings
Mike Trout is the unanimous top pick in the first Roundtable Rankings for the 2017 season, but Clay Link looks at the players who our rankers have very different opinions on.
October 19, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco reviews Wednesday's slate and recommends loading up on Blue Jays sluggers as they try to stave off elimination against Indians rookie left-hander Ryan Merritt.
October 13, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Max Scherzer won't come cheaply Thursday, but RotoWire's Chris Bennett explains why it's worth paying up for the Nats ace against the Dodgers.
October 6, 2016
Troy Tulowitzki's power declined considerably toward the end of the regular season, but RotoWire's Chris Bennett explains why the Blue Jays' shortstop is worth fantasy consideration Thursday.
September 24, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Plan for 2017 Now
As the 2016 season winds down, Jeff Zimmerman reviews what fantasy owners should be doing now to prepare for 2017.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Paul Sporer had a little trouble pushing the brilliant Max Scherzer to the top of the list in his last starting pitcher rankings of the season.
September 19, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Juan Blanco picks the Monday FanDuel slate where the Mariners' Robinson Cano looks like an excellent high-upside tournament play.
September 17, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Mr. Untouchable
Paul Sporer's pitcher rankings feature Jose Fernandez leading the way as the Miami ace has rarely been touched up at home this season.
September 10, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chief Starter
Paul Sporer can't get enough of the Indians' Carlos Corrasco, who's two-start schedule sets up nicely for him down the stretch.
September 9, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
Todd Frazier has hit 35 home runs this season despite a .214 batting average, and RotoWire's Chris Olson explains why the White Sox third baseman is a solid play Friday against the Royals.
September 6, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Making Sense of Pitch Spin Values
Jeff Zimmerman jumps into the deep pool of spin-rate data to find out what it means for pitchers and fantasy owners. What does spin rate tell us?
September 3, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Scherzer Works on K Street
Paul Sporer vaults Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher rankings as he has a good shot of keeping his run of double-digit strikeouts going in two starts this week in the nation's capital.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
With James Shields on the mound Saturday, Juan Carlos Blanco is loading up on Twins bats, with second baseman Brian Dozier leading the way.
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 27, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: No Way Jose on Road?
Paul Sporer explains why Jose Fernandez's road splits could be headed for better days in this week's pitcher rankings.
August 20, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yu the Man This Week
Paul Sporer likes the two-start week ahead for Rangers starter Yu Darvish, who has dominated batters since coming off the disabled list.
August 19, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analyzing the 40/20/10 Pitching Club
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the exclusive club of starting pitchers who have hit the trifecta with GB, K, BB rates of 40, 20, 10 and explains what it means for fantasy owners.
August 13, 2016
Collette Calls: Breaking Down J.A. Happ
Jason Collette analyzes whether the J.A. Happ's impressive run is a fluke or if something bigger is at play that might portend good things for the future.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Fernandez Still Rolling
Paul Sporer isn't troubled by Jose Fernandez's recent bump in the road as he has him on top of this week's starting pitcher rankings.
August 6, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Output
Paul Sporer boosts Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher ranking as the Washington hurler looks to have gotten a handle on his long-ball troubles.
July 31, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: National No. 1
A two-start week for Stephen Strasburg has the Nats' ace atop this week's pitcher rankings.
July 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Calming the Panic
Paul Sporer isn't worried about Jake Arreita thanks to his gem against the Mets, vaulting the Chicago ace to the top of this week's rankings.
July 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Marlin the Magician
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Miami's Jose Fernandez in the top spot as he has dominated the last couple of months.
July 14, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Kicking Off the Second Half
Erik Siegrist ranks team hitting in the first post-All-Star break period, and the Rockies look set up for a big start to the second half.
July 10, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
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 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco's Hitting his Stride
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who has taken off since returning from the disabled list in early June.
June 28, 2016
Pitching 3D: Grading the AL East
Doug Thorburn hands out first-half grades to each starting pitcher in the AL East and tells fantasy owners what to expect in the second half.
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