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February 20, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitchers 41-50
Doug Thorburn reveals pitchers ranked 41-50 using his unique methodology. Which Matt Harvey will show up this season?
February 16, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitchers 31-40
Doug Thorburn reveals the rest of his top-40 starting pitchers using his unique methodology for judging hurlers. Is he crazy to have Adam Wainwright ranked so high?
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 6, 2017
Baseball Draft Kit: Building a Winning Pitching Staff
In his annual pitching primer, David Regan shares his tips for building a winning pitching staff.
Baseball Draft Kit: Finding Value in the Scrapheap
Jason Collette looks for sources of value available at a significant discount on draft day.
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 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
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 6, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
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.
October 5, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco previews a slate featuring the NL Wild Card Game and a couple of ALDS Game 1s, and recommends paying up for Mookie Betts in Cleveland.
September 30, 2016
Pitching 3D: Splits Happen
Doug Thorburn tries to get an early gauge on the 2017 fantasy value of three pitchers who have certain splits that could greatly affect their potential for next season.
September 24, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Nelson Cruz has crushed lefties this season, and he has an ideal matchup for plenty of fantasy production Saturday against the Twins.
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.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Christopher Olson looks to exploit some flyball hitter versus groundball pitcher matchups Saturday and recommends finding room on your roster for Brandon Belt.
September 22, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Hardware Time
Dave Regan uses his rumblings this week to briefly reminisce on the career of Vin Scully before diving into who he would give his awards to for this season.
Mound Musings: The 2016 Season Pitching Awards
Itís time for Brad Johnsonís annual Mound Musings awards. Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is on his list after impressing Johnson with his continued consistency over two great years in Washington.
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 14, 2016
Juan Carlos Blanco stacks some Diamondbacks against Rockies rookie Jeff Hoffman on Wednesday, with Paul Goldschmidt leading the way.
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
Pitching 3D: No Walks in the Park
After breaking down a few of pitchers who have increased their strikeout rates this season, Doug Thorburn examines how a few others have dramatically cut down their walk rates.
September 8, 2016
Mound Musings: A Who's Who of Rotation Aces for Draft Day 2017
Brad Johnson details his top three draft-board arms for next year in both National and American Leagues. At the top of his list is Clayton Kershaw, who Johnson believes will continue to have major first-round impact.
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.
Christopher Olson can't pass up the chance to roster a Rockies hitter at home against Braden Shipley, despite the price tag, and Charlie Blackmon's strength against the curve makes him an ideal fit.
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.
DFS Baseball 101: Value Hitters for August
Michael Rathburn discusses midseason callups who have yet to see a big spike in their FanDuel salaries, like Boston's Andrew Benintendi.
August 19, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Many people could be fading Dustin Pedroia due to his righty-on-righty matchup, but RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin explains why the Red Sox second baseman is in play Friday against the Tigers.
August 16, 2016
MLB Barometer: DFS Lessons Learned
Vlad Sedler shares what he's learned from successful DFS players and looks around the league for those heating up, like Colorado's Charlie Blackmon, and those cooling off.
August 14, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Adam Duvall has been very solid against right-handed pitching this season, and he's been particularly good at Miller Park, where the Reds will play Sunday.
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