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February 23, 2017
The Saber's Edge: Predicting High-ERA Pitchers
Jeff Zimmerman looks for the traits that could determine which pitchers will struggle with an ERA greater than their ERA estimators. Is Shelby Miller doomed?
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.
February 14, 2017
Collette Calls: Mixed LABR Recap
Jason Collette explains each pick that he and Paul Sporer made in Monday's Mixed LABR draft. Who did they pass up Bryce Harper for in the first round?
February 8, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitchers 11-21
Doug Thorburn reveals his starting pitchers ranked 11-21 using his unique methodology for judging hurlers. Where does Stephen Strasburg rank?
February 1, 2017
The Z Files: Early Auction Trends
Todd Zola reviews some data from early NFBC auctions, and recommends spending what it takes to lock up a high-strikeout ace like Max Scherzer.
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.
November 29, 2016
The Z Files: Early Thoughts
Todd Zola ponders some draft strategies for 2017, including whether Nolan Arenado's elite counting stats make him a viable first overall pick.
November 22, 2016
The Z Files: Top 350 Pitching Outliers
Todd Zola looks at some pitchers he has ranked differently than the consensus, and suspects this will be another season in which Yu Darvish is long gone before he's willing to pull the trigger.
October 17, 2016
The Z Files: Calculated Risks
Todd Zola continues analyzing the strategy behind the picks he and Derek Van Riper have made in the first draft of the 2017 season, and gets out of his comfort zone with young slugger Miguel Sano.
October 7, 2016
The Z Files: Is It 2017 Already?
Todd Zola recaps some of the decisions he and Derek Van Riper have made as they take part in the very first draft of the 2017 season, but nabbing Mike Trout with the first overall pick was one of the easiest ones.
September 29, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Jayson Werth's production against left-handed pitching cannot be ignored, especially Thursday against the Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray, who has allowed 13 runs in his last 14.1 innings.
September 24, 2016
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 23, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
Adam Duvall is always worth consideration against a ground-ball pitcher, and he'll have just that matchup Friday against the Brewers.
September 20, 2016
MLB Barometer: Was Aces High a Bust?
Vlad Sedler looks at how this year's popular draft strategy of picking multiple ace pitchers in the early rounds worked out. That and more in this week's Barometer.
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 16, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Twins youngster Jose Berrios has really struggled this season, and RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin will look to take advantage through the Mets' Curtis Granderson on Friday.
September 10, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin loads up on power hitters Saturday and expects Chris Davis to give the Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann a rude welcome in his return to the mound.
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 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.
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 17, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco puts the ageless Adrian Beltre atop a Rangers mini-stack Wednesday against A's starter Sean Manaea, who has struggled on the road.
August 13, 2016
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 12, 2016
Despite facing a lefty, Juan Carlos Blanco explains why Robinson Cano is worth serious fantasy consideration Friday against the A's.
August 11, 2016
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.
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.
Sasha Yodashkin highlights some favorable matchups on Saturday's slate and is willing to pay top dollar for Ryan Braun hitting in the desert against the struggling Patrick Corbin.
August 5, 2016
Pitching 3D: Combing the Wreckage
With Clayton Kershaw likely done for the season, Jose Fernandez hitting an innings limit soon and other top-tier pitchers struggling, Doug Thorburn ranks the best hurlers for the rest of the season.
August 1, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Neil Parker analyzes the Monday baseball slate on Yahoo where lefty-killer Nelson Cruz has an enticing matchup against Boston southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Chris Archer gets to face an opponent outside the AL East on Monday, and while the Royals are the defending champs, Chris Olson explains why the Rays ace is worth fantasy consideration.
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