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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Jeff Samardzija's name.
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 19, 2014
Collette Calls: Flash Delirium
Jason Collette reviews a flurry of offseason moves, including the trade that sent Dee Gordon from the Dodgers to the Marlins.
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.
September 26, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Not Paxing It In
Chris Benzine discusses why James Paxton is a good option to start Saturday as the season nears its end.
September 23, 2014
MLB Barometer: Blue Bloods
Matt Kemp has caught fire at just the right time for the Dodgers. Will it be enough for them in the playoffs?
September 21, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Dealin' Derek
Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 22:3 K:BB over his last four starts.
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
Painting the Black: The Wild Card Races
Jensen Lewis projects the winners and losers of the Wild Card races over the last 10 days of the season.
September 16, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pull for Pollock
After going M.I.A. for three months while recovering from a broken hand, the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock has burst back on the scene in September, picking up where he left off in May.
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 5, 2014
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his value picks on DraftKings for the weekend, including the slumping Yasiel Puig.
Dominate Your Duel: Effectively Utilizing Splits
RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes an in-depth look at the value of batter and pitcher splits.
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 28, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review
The year did not go according to play for prospect Taijuan Walker, who has dealt with injuries, command issues and criticism from the Mariners.
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 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 20, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Wada Ya Got To Lose?
Since joining the Cubs in July, Tsuyoshi Wada (along with Kyle Hendricks) has helped the North Siders transition easily from the losses of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
August 19, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Carrasco Heating Up In Indians Rotation
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
The Saber's Edge: No Trouble with the Curve
With an excellent curveball, Corey Kluber has had a full breakout in 2014. Jeff Zimmerman looks at the trends of the curve, and seeks out other pitchers with the potential to take a big leap forward.
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 3, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Gyorko Going Gone
Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been hot since returning from the DL on July 28.
August 2, 2014
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.
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