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Wednesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day, Part Deux
Wednesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day, Part Deux
In a seemingly endless sea of September call-ups, the Phillies' Maikel Franco rates as one of the shining stars of the group.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Late Season Risers
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Late Season Risers
Even Renee Miller, who literally wrote a book on cognitive biases in fantasy sports, is not immune to using recent hot hitters like the Astros' Chris Carter.
In Some Depth: September Expansion
In Some Depth: September Expansion
The Cards are still waiting for Oscar Taveras to solve big league pitching, but for now he remains atop the RF depth chart in St. Louis. Could that change with expanded rosters?
Tuesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day
Tuesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day
As usual, Sept. 1 features a list of prospect and non-prospect call-ups a mile long -- with some noteworthy names mixed in.
Monday Lineup Card: Stealing Schafer
Monday Lineup Card: Stealing Schafer
Jordan Schafer was second in MLB with 11 steals in August.
FAAB Factor-AL: September Expansion Is Nigh
FAAB Factor-AL: September Expansion Is Nigh
September roster expansion is a day away, and after that it might not be too long until the Royals get back the services of Eric Hosmer.
FAAB Factor-NL: Soler Power
FAAB Factor-NL: Soler Power
Jorge Soler and Javier Baez are two of the reasons why the Cubs' future is bright. Jan Levine suggests that you break the bank to get Soler if you can in your leagues.
Draftster MLB: Fresh Faces and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Fresh Faces and Weekly Picks
With Daniel Murphy expected to miss significant time, Dilson Herrera should have the opportunity to get a bevy of at-bats for the time being.
Sunday Lineup Card: Finding Affordable Relief
Sunday Lineup Card: Finding Affordable Relief
Davis offers creative alternative to chasing saves.
Pitching Value Meter: Fightin' Phillie
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.
Saturday Lineup Card: Russellin' Some Feathers
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.
Dominate Your Duel: Pounding The Zone
Dominate Your Duel: Pounding The Zone
RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes a look at the benefits of throwing first-pitch strikes.
The Daily Duel: Flying High Again?
The Daily Duel: Flying High Again?
Chris Davis has fallen off from his impressive 2013 campaign, but he's currently a nice value on FanDuel, Kevin Payne writes.
Friday Lineup Card: Drew For You!
Friday Lineup Card: Drew For You!
As the season nears an end, Drew Smyly may offer you some much needed starting pitching help...
Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review
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.
The Saber's Edge: Second Half Skill Changes
The Saber's Edge: Second Half Skill Changes
Jason Hammel has struggled since being traded to Oakland. Jeff Zimmerman looks at Hammel's fall, and other second-half skill changes in this week's installment of The Saber's Edge.
Mound Musings: State of the Staff Overviews
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.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes a look at the top hitter and pitcher value plays on DraftKings this weekend.
Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Duds
Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Duds
Nelson Cruz has seen a dramatic drop in second-half production, but could he be poised for a rebound in September?
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 55: AFL Rosters Revealed
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 55: AFL Rosters Revealed
DVR & Bernie get ready for the waiver trade deadline, discuss the prospects that they are most excited to see in the Arizona Fall League, and more!
MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Lack of Pitching Trends
MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Lack of Pitching Trends
Renee Miller searched the end of the 2013 season looking for pitching trends that might carry over to the final weeks of the 2014 season, but unfortunately found few that applied.
Collette Calls: Drew Smyly's Evolution
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.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Hip Hip, Jorge!
Wednesday Lineup Card: Hip Hip, Jorge!
Jorge Soler is the latest of the Cubs' hot-hitting prospects to reach the majors.
Diamond Cuts: Captain of Bad Puns
Diamond Cuts: Captain of Bad Puns
Every pun using David Wright's last name has been already used, but Jeff Stotts is concerned about a bigger issue - Wright's shoulder. He wonders if there's something serious underneath the shoulder and neck issues that have bothered Wright lately.
MLB Barometer: The Fiers and the Furious
MLB Barometer: The Fiers and the Furious
Vlad Sedler overcomes his skepticism about Mike Fiers and relates how poorly most of the hyped rookies this year have played.
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cosart Gallery
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cosart Gallery
Jarred Cosart has been pitching well in a Marlins uniform, making him a streamable option down the stretch.
In Some Depth: Bet on Mookie
In Some Depth: Bet on Mookie
Mookie Betts once again has a clear path to playing time in Boston.
Monday Lineup Card: Injuries Abound
Monday Lineup Card: Injuries Abound
A's reliever Luke Gregerson is Monday's recommended pickup on the heels of Sean Doolittle's oblique injury.
FAAB Factor-AL: Second Half Surge
FAAB Factor-AL: Second Half Surge
Andrew Martinez chronicles Dustin Ackley's resurgence over the second half and tells you to break the bank for Rusney Castillo.
FAAB Factor-NL: September Speculation
FAAB Factor-NL: September Speculation
Will the Dodgers call up Joc Pederson when rosters expand in September? How about the Phillies - will they give Maikel Franco the call? Jan Levine gives you an early look at both in this week's article.
Draftster MLB: Promising Prospects and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Promising Prospects and Weekly Picks
While we are unlikely to have a powerhouse on our hands, Rymer Liriano could be a nice option in the final weeks of the season for owners looking for a player who has a chance to put up a few multi-point outings.
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kershaw
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.
Sunday Lineup Card: Arcia Heats Up Minnesota
Sunday Lineup Card: Arcia Heats Up Minnesota
Twins' outfielder continues to set torrid pace in August.
House of Shlain: The Lost Year
House of Shlain: The Lost Year
Byron Buxton's 2014 season has been a lost year, but he may end up spending time in the Arizona Fall League to play catch-up.
Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year
Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year
It was a bit of a lost year for Dylan Bundy, who came back from Tommy John surgery only to suffer a shoulder injury later in the season.
Saturday Lineup Card: A Case For Hellickson
Saturday Lineup Card: A Case For Hellickson
Clay Link looks at all of the day's injury news, some closer situations from around the league and explains why you should consider the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson.
Dominate Your Duel: Incorporating Catcher Framing Statistics into DFS Strategy
Dominate Your Duel: Incorporating Catcher Framing Statistics into DFS Strategy
RotoWire's Chris Olson explores ways to incorporate catcher framing into your FanDuel strategy.
Friday Lineup Card: Jay Is The Way
Friday Lineup Card: Jay Is The Way
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman looks to be back to himself after a Thursday night appearance...
Mound Musings: Working Around Trouble
Mound Musings: Working Around Trouble
The best pitchers know how to work around trouble, and few are better at it than Felix Hernandez, who has allowed a mere two home runs with runners on this year.
Behind the Numbers: Hot August Targets
Behind the Numbers: Hot August Targets
Travis Snider has impressed with the Pirates this year, but will he get enough at-bats down the stretch to help fantasy teams?
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes a look at the top DraftKings value plays for both pitchers and hitters this weekend.
The Saber's Edge: Second-Half Breakout Hitters
The Saber's Edge: Second-Half Breakout Hitters
Chris Carter has always shown a combination of impressive power and inconsistent contact skills, but is he finally putting all together in the in the second half? Jeff Zimmerman attempts to identify hitters having a breakout.
Thursday Lineup Card: Wada Ya Got To Lose?
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.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 54: Top of the Mountain
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 54: Top of the Mountain
DVR and Bernie discuss the season-ending surgeries for Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, look ahead to begin forming their 2015 third-base rankings, consider the value of Corey Kluber with respect to elite starting pitchers, and more!
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Plays
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Plays
RotoWire's Chris Benzine highlights value plays on FanDuel this week, including Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, who recently returned from injury.
MLB Barometer: Get Carter
MLB Barometer: Get Carter
Scott Jenstad doesn't want to talk about his slumping A's (but does anyhow), explains how to excel in the end game of a league, and pumps the value of the surging Chris Carter.
In Some Depth: See You in September
In Some Depth: See You in September
Dodgers fans have been calling for Joc Pederson and they should get their wish when rosters expand next month.
Diamond Cuts: Protecting McCutchen
Diamond Cuts: Protecting McCutchen
Jeff Stotts talks about the measures that the Pirates will take to protect Andrew McCutchen as he returns from his rib injury.
Tuesday Lineup Card: Hot Carl
Tuesday Lineup Card: Hot Carl
Carl Crawford's been playing every day and producing solid speed numbers for the Dodgers, but remains widely available.
Monday Lineup Card: Rocky Mountain Return
Monday Lineup Card: Rocky Mountain Return
Michael Cuddyer returned to the Rockies' lineup Sunday after hitting .611 with six doubles, nine RBI and seven runs scored over eight rehab games in the minors.
FAAB Factor-AL: Set Sail With Avisail
FAAB Factor-AL: Set Sail With Avisail
Avisail Garcia surprised the White Sox and his fantasy owners by getting back from his injury in August, when he was originally expected to miss the remainder of the season.
FAAB Factor-NL: Rymer Reason
FAAB Factor-NL: Rymer Reason
Rymer Liriano heads the list of NL callups for you to bid on this week. Jan Levine writes him and others up in this week's article.
Draftster MLB: Standout Performances and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Standout Performances and Weekly Picks
Mike Fiers struck out 14 batters in a six-inning performance against the Cubs on Thursday. Is he a legit option in daily games or a flash in the pan?
Sunday Lineup Card: The Return Of Avisail
Sunday Lineup Card: The Return Of Avisail
Avisail Garcia returns to the White Sox after four-month absence.
Minor League Barometer: Norris has New Lease on Life
Minor League Barometer: Norris has New Lease on Life
Daniel Norris is a prime example why you don't give up on a highly-touted prospect after just one bad year.
Pitching Value Meter: No Taming this Tiger
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.
Saturday Lineup Card: The Roof is on Fier(s)
Saturday Lineup Card: The Roof is on Fier(s)
Mike Fiers may only have a temporary place in the Brewers' rotation, but he has short-term value.
The Daily Duel: Joe Cool
The Daily Duel: Joe Cool
Joe Mauer is available at a cool discount after being shelved by an oblique injury.
Dominate Your Duel: Combining Skill Sets
Dominate Your Duel: Combining Skill Sets
RotoWire's Christopher Olson examines how to target matchups based upon two vital categories: power and speed.
Friday Lineup Card: Aoki Is A-OK
Friday Lineup Card: Aoki Is A-OK
One of the hottest players in the game right now is likely available for a free agent pick up...
Mound Musings: Poor Man's Darvish
Mound Musings: Poor Man's Darvish
The Padres' Odrisamer Despaigne made it out of Cuba with marginal stuff, but he's hard to hit because he has a wide aresnal of offerings.
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays for the Week
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays for the Week
Despite his recent relative mediocrity on the mound, Adam Wainwright's price on DraftKings makes him worth using Sunday against the Padres' woeful offense.
Behind the Numbers: Moves for the Home Stretch
Behind the Numbers: Moves for the Home Stretch
Teams out of the playoff race still have a lot to play for, including calling up the likes of Cubs prospect Kris Bryant.
The Saber's Edge: No Trouble with the Curve
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.
Diamond Cuts: Rocky Mountain Low
Diamond Cuts: Rocky Mountain Low
Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are on the DL ... again. The Rockies are going through a losing season ... again. Jeff Stotts has the latest on both injured stars.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 53: Year 2 Begins
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 53: Year 2 Begins
DVR and Bernie begin Year 2 of Short Hops by looking at the injuries mounting for the Tigers, discussing the arrival of Michael Taylor and Rymer Liriano, and much more!
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pining For Pineda
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pining For Pineda
Michael Pineda, out since late April due to a suspension and then a back injury, is finally set to make his return to the mound Wednesday.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Is He Worth The Money?
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Is He Worth The Money?
When do you use a stud hitter like Miguel Cabrera and pay the full price in DFS? Renee Miller delves into the question.
Collette Calls: Over Easy
Collette Calls: Over Easy
Jason Collette breaks down Jake Odorizzi's 2014 resurgence.
In Some Depth: Super Utility
In Some Depth: Super Utility
Arismendy Alcantara has already been moved off the infield by the Cubs, but he's playing regularly in center field following the arrival of Javier Baez.
MLB Barometer: Early Round Disasters
MLB Barometer: Early Round Disasters
Scott Jenstad fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and laments his early round disasters in the NFBC.
Tuesday Lineup Card: For No Rymer Reason
Tuesday Lineup Card: For No Rymer Reason
The newly-recalled Rymer Liriano could give Padres fans something to get excited about as the team plays out the string on another losing season.
Daily Baseball 101: Splitting the Splits
Daily Baseball 101: Splitting the Splits
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn takes a look at handedness and park factors to uncover even more indicators in building successful lineups for daily games.
Monday Lineup Card: Peralta Steals Home and the Attention of Fantasy Owners
Monday Lineup Card: Peralta Steals Home and the Attention of Fantasy Owners
Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta is Monday's recommended pickup.
FAAB Factor-AL: Many Happy Returns
FAAB Factor-AL: Many Happy Returns
Andrew Martinez reminds you to pay attention to the DL, where players like Wil Myers will be returning from after a lengthy absence.
FAAB Factor-NL: Bidding On Baez
FAAB Factor-NL: Bidding On Baez
Is Javier Baez available in your league? Jan Levine suggests how high you should bid on him and others in the National League in this week's column.
Draftster MLB: Baez Mania and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Baez Mania and Weekly Picks
Javier Baez came up mashing, forcing his price in daily games to rise quickly, but his strikeout rate makes him a volatile play that might not be worth the risk.
Sunday Lineup Card: One Last Ride With The Captain
Sunday Lineup Card: One Last Ride With The Captain
Jeter is the pickup of the week.
Pitching Value Meter: Killer 'Wrighty'
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.
Saturday Lineup Card: Worley of a Pickup
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.
The Daily Duel: Buy Now on Baez
The Daily Duel: Buy Now on Baez
Javier Baez's price has nowhere to go but up, so be sure to take advantage now while he's available at a discount.
Dominate Your Duel: Looking at Home Run Data
Dominate Your Duel: Looking at Home Run Data
RotoWire's Chris Olson explores home run data and how it can be applied when selecting your FanDuel roster.
Minor League Barometer: Walker's Not According to Plan
Minor League Barometer: Walker's Not According to Plan
2014 has not gone as planned for Taijuan Walker, who entered the season perhaps baseball's top pitching prospect.
Friday Lineup Card: Rockies Not Giving Hawkins Save Opportunities
Friday Lineup Card: Rockies Not Giving Hawkins Save Opportunities
As league trade deadlines approach, it's always smart to reassess your roster with only a third of the season remaining...
MLB Barometer: Schedules Down The Stretch
MLB Barometer: Schedules Down The Stretch
Who gets stuck facing the loaded rotations like the Nats down the stretch more than other teams? Erik Siegrist finds out.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
John Lester, Francisco Liriano and Johnny Cueto are among the starting pitchers RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian recommends targeting on DraftKings for the upcoming slate of games.
Mound Musings: Two-Strike Studs
Mound Musings: Two-Strike Studs
Putting hitters away in two-strike counts is one of the most important factors when evaluating pitchers, and no starter does it better than Felix Hernandez.
The Saber's Edge: Power Shifts
The Saber's Edge: Power Shifts
In this week's column, Jeff Zimmerman uses available data to analyze significant shifts in power, including the decline of Jay Bruce this season.
Behind the Numbers: Stretch-Drive Help
Behind the Numbers: Stretch-Drive Help
As we inch toward September, a player like Dustin Ackley, who's heating up and still offers mutli-position eligibility, can be useful.
House of Shlain: Confirmation Baez
House of Shlain: Confirmation Baez
Javier Baez didn't waste time before making an impact in the big leagues, homering in his debut against the Rockies on Tuesday night.
Daily Baseball 101: TradesSports MLB
Daily Baseball 101: TradesSports MLB
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his strategy for TradeSports MLB contests while also taking a forward look at upcoming NFL offerings.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 52: Deadline Fallout
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 52: Deadline Fallout
DVR and Bernie discuss the fallout from the trade deadline, the struggles of Mike Minor, the callup of Javier Baez, the breakout of Corey Kluber, and much more!
Wednesday Lineup Card: They Called Up Kennys!
Wednesday Lineup Card: They Called Up Kennys!
He may not be Byron Buxton or Miguel Sano, but Kennys Vargas is a Minnesota hitting prospect worth your attention.
Diamond Cuts: An Aversion To Avulsions
Diamond Cuts: An Aversion To Avulsions
Jeff Stotts details what the recent clarification of Andrew McCutchen's rib injury means.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: New Players Add Value
MLB Daily Games Strategy: New Players Add Value
Javier Baez makes his MLB debut Tuesday night, and Renee Miller says that players like him that are new to the pool are good sources for potential cheap value.
In Some Depth: The Next Call
In Some Depth: The Next Call
Javier Baez will join the Cubs on Tuesday as they continue to infuse their big league roster with young talent from the farm. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league following the non-waiver trade deadline in the latest installment of In Some Depth.