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Back to the grind with Vlad Sedler, who is impressed with Mark Teixiera's early-season production

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Two star pitchers were injured while batting over the last few days, with the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright possibly done for the season with an Achilles injury.

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Ian Kennedy is back, but is he available in your league? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's edition of NL FAAB.

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Josh Hamilton may be on the move, but he still has a bit more time on the shelf writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez in this week's edition of the AL FAAB.

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Should you start Taijuan Walker in a two-step Week 4? What schedules stand out this week?

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Paul Sporer ranks the coming week's starting pitchers, but is two home starts enough to make Corey Kluber the AL's top-ranked hurler?

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Matt Harvey has been dominant this season, including a high-90s fastball sooner than many expected, an

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Brad Johnson takes a look at the next wave of National League arms, including the Mets' Noah Syndergaard.

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David Regan sizes up each team in the early going, and he has little hope that Ryan Braun can do much to avoid becoming the worst contract in the majors.

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Jeff Zimmerman looks at deceptive early stats, including Adam Jones' otherworldly batting average.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss some surprisingly successful starting pitchers.

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Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss possible sell high starting pitchers.

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Jesse Siegel's weekly prospect watch finds Corey Seager as perhaps the best hitter in the minors after the recent callup of Kris Bryant.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the promotion of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Carlos Rodon, and much more!

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Ryan Eisner takes a look at several American League second basemen, including those that play left field in Seattle.

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James Anderson breaks down his trip to Springdale, Ark., to catch a number of prospects who could be in the majors sooner rather than later.

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DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss Monday's MLB injuries and their possible fantasy impact.

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Vlad Sedler is to bankroll management what Rob Deer was to place discipline.

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Yasiel Puig continues to deal with a hamstring injury, and RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts warns that a trip to the disabled list may be required to ensure a full recovery.

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Jason Collette dives into the details of why Chris Archer is proving to be a front-of-the-rotation talent for the Rays, and for fantasy owners.

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Chris Liss joins the TYT Sports crew to discuss whether or not teams can buy a championship with high payrolls.

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A number of players are coming back from injury soon, include Domonic Brown, writes RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's edition of NL FAAB.

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Back the truck up for Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez in this week's edition of the AL FAAB.

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Because the Rangers have only five games this week with two of them in Arizona, Mitch Moreland might have just two starts this week.

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Paul Sporer lays out the week's pitcher rankings and says the only thing holding back Matt Harvey is that he's not going deep into games.

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Chris Liss joins the TYT Sports crew to discuss the reaction to Alex Rodriguez.

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Justin Fielkow shows how new rules for international free agents helped determine Boston's plans for its two Cuban imports.

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Doug Thorburn breaks down the weekend series between the Padres and Cubs, which will include the Major League debut of Kris Bryant.

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Brad Johnson looks to ride the next wave of great American League pitchers

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Dave Regan looks at players like Mike Zunino who have started this season slowly and whether they will turn things around.

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Erik Siegrist explains why it's better to play small ball during FAAB bidding on players like Miguel Castro before they emerge rather than saving your budget for a big-bid strategy.

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Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss the fantasy value of Yasmany Tomas, whom The Diamondbacks just called up from the minors.

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Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss Taijuan Walker's early struggles.

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Jesse Siegel has an eye on one-time prospect Jesse Biddle, who could be ready to put himself back on the prospect map after a number of struggles.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the return of Matt Harvey, the closer carousel, and much more!

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Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the biggest gainers and decliners in fastball velocity this season, and he doesn't like what he sees from Koji Uehara's high-school fastball.

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Ryan Eisner reviews first-week lineups and platoon situations and finds some hidden values, especially in a potent Toronto offense.

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James Anderson checks in on Byron Buxton's early-season success, as well as some notable players in the Pacific Coast League like Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant.

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DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss three early season pickup candidates.

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Vlad Sedler -- and Elvis -- advise against snap decisions based on small sample sizes, like the slow start of Giancarlo Stanton.

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Despite feeling tightness in his quad, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is not expected to miss any time. He's one of the lucky ones discussed in Jeff Stotts' latest injury roundup.

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Chris and Ben discuss the beer prices at MLB Ball Parks.

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Not much sitting out there in the NL one week into the season, but Dexter Fowler is surprisingly available in many leagues, writes RotoWire's Jason Collette.

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Mike Moustakas is off to a good start. Has he finally turned the corner? RotoWire's Andrew Martinez writes about all of the potential AL free agents.

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Paul Sporer delivers his weekly pitcher rankings and finds only one starter worthy of jumping Clayton Kershaw in a one-start week. Who is it?

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Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss what Mat Latos owners should do.

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DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the Blue Jays big Friday and some under-the-radar AL outfielders.

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In his RotoWire writing debut, Doug Thorburn breaks down the weekend series between the Jays and Orioles.

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How many of this spring's big surprises will turn into real values? Brad Johnson discusses.

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Dave Regan sizes up the first week of the baseball season and likes what he sees in Colorado, especially from Nolan Arenado.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the Padres' trade for Craig Kimbrel, Archie Bradley’s opportunity in the Arizona rotation, their Opening Week observations, and much more!

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Jeff Zimmerman lets us in on the secret for the most underutilized stat in fantasy baseball, and how you can use it to your great advantage.

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Vlad Sedler looks for the breakout starting pitchers of 2015 who can be this year's Corey Kluber.

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The Cubs are the most intriguing team in baseball and James Anderson shares how they'll win the 2017 World Series.

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Despite being in the Opening Day lineup, Detroit's Victor Martinez is not out of the woods yet from his knee injury, and he could be rested early on.

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Clay Link recaps the winners and losers from all the major job battles in spring training.

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Carlos Martinez won the Cardinals' fifth starter job - you should go get him, writes RotoWire's Jeff Erickson.

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Koji Uehara's injury has opened the door for a couple of speculative plays in the AL this week, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.

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Chris Liss joins the TYT Sports crew to debate the importance of hitting versus pitching.

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Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural Value Meter for 2015, and familiar faces top the list, like Felix Hernandez, who takes on two division foes in Week 1.

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Jason Collette is back with bold predictions for the National League. Find out what stat he thinks Tim Linceum will lead the NL in for 2015.

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Brad Johnson details how to spare your rotation harm even when not all of your starting pitchers are elite.

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Dave Regan's top-10 lists includes Sleepers and Spring Overreaction Stats, such as Kolten Wong's spring struggles.

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Chris Liss joins the TYT Sports crew to make bold predictions for the 2015 MLB season.

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Jesse Siegel is not sold on Steven Souza, who has had a poor spring and is getting old for a prospect at nearly 26.

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Erik Siegrist looks at cheap buys who could pay off down the road, including Arizona's Jake Lamb, who has been overlooked with the arrival of Yasmany Tomas.

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Jeff Zimmerman offers tips on how to evaluate players in the early going of the season, including how to figure out when a player is hurt rather than just slumping.

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Vlad Sedler looks at players who are being overlooked this draft season, including breakout candidate Jake Marisnick.

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Jason Collette lays out bold picks for every AL team for 2015, including a big call for Toronto's Drew Hutchison.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the demotion of Javier Baez, the Jays' final roster decisions, and take a look at overvalued and undervalued players on all 30 teams.

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James Anderson breaks down the must-see minor league teams throughout the country and which players to base your trips on.

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Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is likely to start the season on the disabled list, opening up the door for someone else to grab the early ninth inning work.

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RotoWire President Peter Schoenke gives his annual take on MLB over/under bets. He's won 66.7 percent of his bets over 14 years.

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Chris Liss built his team around Clayton Kershaw.

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Brad Johnson hopes Jake Peavy's struggles last year will drive down his draft-day price because the veteran hurler can still help a fantasy team.

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Can the Pirates reach the playoffs for the third consecutive year? RotoWire's John Toperzer discusses their offseason and how they set up in his preview.

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Kris Bryant leads the way in the new RotoWire Roundtable prospects rankings.

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Dave Regan takes issue with the RotoWire cheat sheet, highlighing players at each position he thinks should be ranked higher, like San Francisco's Brandon Belt.

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Jeff Zimmerman looks at whether spring-training steal rates can predict regulare-seasonr rates and how the Dee Gordon trade will impact the Dodgers and Marlins.

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Jason Collette strategically maneuvered through the AL Tout auction, even receiving a hard-earned stamp of approval for grabbing Brett Cecil.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their corner infield rankings, discuss the injury to Hyun-Jin Ryu, and other spring training news and notes.

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As draft season winds down, Vlad Sedler tells who's climbing the rankings and who's dropping.

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The Rangers' offense could be dominant this season if Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo can fully recover from their injury-plagued 2014 seasons.

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After waiting forever in AL LABR, Chris Liss takes a much more aggressive tack in AL Tout.

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Jeff Erickson didn't come into Saturday's AL Tout Wars auction targeting Adam Jones, but walked away owning him nonetheless.

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Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss the Top 10 1B and 2B options heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Outfielders heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 SS and 3B heading into 2015.

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Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss the Top 10 Starting Pitchers heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Relief Pitchers heading into the 2015 season.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice
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Kevin Payne likes Ryan Howard and his rediscovered power stroke against John Lackey and the Cards.

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Paul Bruno is banking on Ryan Braun to break out of his sluggish start to the season against Reds starter Jason Marquis on Monday.

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Baltimore's Jimmy Paredes is Monday's recommended pickup after hitting .400 with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI and a steal over the last seven days.

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Hanley Ramirez is averaging 4.9 fantasy points per game over his last five, and RotoWire's Benny Ricciardi says he's a great FanDuel value on Sunday.

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Managers fret over high-leverage situations that demand the use of 'closers.'

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Joel Bartilotta is going with value Saturday night, including a low-priced Carlos Gonzalez who might never be cheaper.

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Chris Benzine discusses why it's worth keeping an eye on the Rockies' closing situation and more in Saturday's lineup card.

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Michael Rathburn pours over the numbers and explains why picking an elite pitcher like Felix Hernandez is almost always the best way to go in cash games.

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RotoWire's Benny Ricciardi is building his FanDuel lineup around Buster Posey, who will be playing at Coors Field on Friday.

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Josh Fathollahi recaps Week 2 of the RotoWire Baseball Championship and highlights some of his targets for Friday's contest.

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RotoWire's Alex Spalding is building his Friday FantasyAces lineup around Adrian Gonzalez, who leads the league in OPS this season.

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Mark Melancon returned to action on Thursday for the Pirates, landing his third save of the season, but Melancon isn’t the news here – it’s Tony Watson.

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James Seltzer thinks Chicago's Chris Sale is a good buy, despite the high price.

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Well, all of you Dellin Betances’ owners out there that were expecting a 40-save season? You can take comfort in knowing that Betances will at least nab a few saves here and there, while giving you dominant ratios and strikeouts.

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David Soda looks for Cole Hamels to rebound against the Marlins today.

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RotoWire's Neil Parker highlights Joey Votto and Giancarlo Stanton as two of his high-end hitters to target on FantasyScore for Wednesday's slate of MLB contests.

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RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes a look at which umpires to target in daily games this week.

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Ronny Mor loads up on Padres while they're visiting the friendly confines of Coors Field.

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DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss value daily fantasy picks for Tuesday's MLB games.

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Kevin Payne stacks his lineup with Padres as San Diego visits Coors Field.

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Paul Bruno fills out his Monday FantasyAces card with a mix of top-flight players and good values, like Starlin Castro.

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Ryan Rufe discusses why Anthony DeSclafani is worth a pickup in Monday's lineup card.

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Alex Rodriguez seems to have put his recent struggles behind him and Benny Ricciardi thinks he's a solid play in FanDuel contests Sunday.