NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention James Shields's name.
January 24, 2015
Rounding Third: Revisiting Early Starting Pitchers
Jeff Erickson looks back at 2014 to review the benefits and drawbacks of targeting starting pitchers early in drafts.
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?
November 8, 2014
The Wheelhouse: 2014 Arizona Fall League Review
The Arizona Fall League is loaded with talent again in 2014. Derek VanRiper recaps the top players he saw on display over a recent one-week trip to the desert including Astros right-hander Mark Appel.
October 15, 2014
Collette Calls: In-Season Article Review
Jason Collette looks back at his in-season articles from 2014, including his pre-demotion take on Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.
October 10, 2014
Painting the Black: Chasing the Pennant
Jensen Lewis recalls his playoff experiences and projects both LCS's.
September 24, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Marisnick Sizzles
In Some Depth: Lineup Review
In the final 2014 installment of In Some Depth, Ryan Eisner looks around the league to see which teams used the greatest number of lineups this season.
September 20, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Down the Stretch they Come
With a playoff berth in the balance, the Mariners might need 18 innings out of Felix Hernandez this week, which would be just fine for fantasy owners.
September 19, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: UnFreeseing At The Plate
Chris Benzine discusses David Freese's second-half turnaround and hot September as reasons why you should pick him up.
September 14, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Buckle Down On Buchholz
Clay Buchholz is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts.
September 13, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Strasburg's Quiet Excellence
Stephen Strasburg might have disappointed some this year, but he's still having a fantastic fantasy season.
September 9, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: No Need to Panik
The second base spot has been mostly a dearth of offense for the Giants this season, but rookie Joe Panik's recent surge has turned the position from a weakness to a strength.
September 6, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Two Jokers for the King
Felix Hernandez gets two starts this week against teams he has dominated this year.
September 4, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Dropping Dead Weight For Hot Bats And Arms
August 30, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Fightin' Phillie
Cole Hamels has been in a groove since mid-May, and he'll look to continue it in two starts this week.
August 29, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Russellin' Some Feathers
Chris Benzine discusses his recommended pickup, the day's transactions, and takes a look at some value picks for Saturday.
August 28, 2014
Mound Musings: State of the Staff Overviews
The Nationals have solidified their position atop the division thanks to pitching, and Stephen Strasburg hasn't even hit his stride yet.
August 26, 2014
Collette Calls: Drew Smyly's Evolution
Drew Smyly remains a work in progress for Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey, but that evolution may go slowly, particularly as the team tries to fix Smyly's changeup, writes Jason Collette.
August 24, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Injuries Abound
A's reliever Luke Gregerson is Monday's recommended pickup on the heels of Sean Doolittle's oblique injury.
August 23, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kershaw
A two-start week for Clayton Kershaw comes at the perfect time for fantasy owners, especially for those in head-to-head leagues.
August 18, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Hot Carl
Carl Crawford's been playing every day and producing solid speed numbers for the Dodgers, but remains widely available.
August 16, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: No Taming this Tiger
Max Scherzer is one of the few things going right for the Tigers these days, as he's dominated in his recent starts.
August 13, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Rutledge Rusty, But Secure
August 11, 2014
MLB Barometer: Early Round Disasters
Scott Jenstad fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and laments his early round disasters in the NFBC.
August 9, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Killer 'Wrighty'
Adam Wainwright not only gets two starts this week, but he gets two teams that can't hit right-handers in the Marlins and Padres.
August 8, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Worley of a Pickup
Pirates starter Vance Worley has picked up his game on the mound in recent weeks, making him a viable option for fantasy owners.
August 2, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: A Vogt Of Confidence
Heavily-used utility player continues pace at the plate
Pitching Value Meter: Gray Gets All A's
Considering the absurd run he's on, Sonny Gray might be baseball's best mid-rotation starter after he went from ace to No. 3 in the rotation thanks to trades.
August 1, 2014
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian recommends his weekend value plays on DraftKings, including Stephen Strasburg against a weak Phillies offense.
July 28, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: The Strike-Thrower
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