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How the NFBC Main Event Was Won: Learning from the Past
How the NFBC Main Event Was Won: Learning from the Past
Scott Jenstad takes a look back at the NFBC Main Event winning squad from 2014 to prepare for the upcoming season.
Collette Calls: The Age 27 Theory
Collette Calls: The Age 27 Theory
Should you target players entering their Age 27 season? Jason Collette breaks it down...
Bats and Balls: How to Value Pitching
Bats and Balls: How to Value Pitching
In his annual magazine column, David Regan lays the groundwork for a quality pitching staff.
Stathead vs. Scout: The Dividing Line
Stathead vs. Scout: The Dividing Line
Co-hosts of the Short Hops podcast, Derek VanRiper and Bernie Pleskoff weigh in on the players they disagree about for the 2015 season.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 71: SP Rankings
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 71: SP Rankings
In this week's episode, Bernie & DVR remember Mr. Cub, and share their starting pitcher rankings!
Endgame Odyssey: Closer Roles In Flux
Endgame Odyssey: Closer Roles In Flux
Yet again, the Mets have uncertainty with their closer role heading into spring training. Brad Johnson breaks down the unsettled ninth-inning situations around the league.
Bargain Basement Bats: The 2014 Disappointments
Bargain Basement Bats: The 2014 Disappointments
Vlad Sedler looks for value -- and players to stay away from -- coming off of disappointing 2014 campaigns. Is Jedd Gyorko primed for a rebound?
Injury Risk: Players to Avoid
Injury Risk: Players to Avoid
In his annual column, Jeff Stotts plants the red flags around the players to avoid on draft day in 2015.
Overseas Scouting Report: The Next Wave
Overseas Scouting Report: The Next Wave
Patrick Newman and Peter Schoenke examine the players poised to make the move from Asia or Cuba to MLB. Is there another player like Yasiel Puig in this year's crop of talent?
15-Team Magazine Mock: ADP Stock Watch
15-Team Magazine Mock: ADP Stock Watch
Clay Link compares the results of our 15-Team Magazine Mock to the early NFBC Average Draft Position (ADP) data.
Rounding Third: Revisiting Early Starting Pitchers
Rounding Third: Revisiting Early Starting Pitchers
Jeff Erickson looks back at 2014 to review the benefits and drawbacks of targeting starting pitchers early in drafts.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 70: The Nats Go Mad For Max
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 70: The Nats Go Mad For Max
In this week's episode, DVR & Bernie discuss the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer, the Astros' recent flurry of transactions, the potential impact of Dexter Fowler in Chicago, and much more!
Collette Calls: The Chosen 10
Collette Calls: The Chosen 10
Fresh off of last week's Hall of Fame announcement, Jason Collette puts the top of the draft board under a microscope. Did Miguel Cabrera make the cut?
Picks and Pans: Home Sweet Home
Picks and Pans: Home Sweet Home
Joe Sheehan shares his annual list of players to target and avoid in drafts for 2015. With the move from Los Angeles to Boston, Hanley Ramirez may be primed for a big year.
The Wheelhouse: 25 Things You Should Know Before Draft Day
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.
Rounding Third: The RotoWire 200
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?
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 69: NL Offseason Report Cards
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 69: NL Offseason Report Cards
In the second episode of 2015, Bernie & DVR grade the offseason progress of National League clubs. Not surprisingly, the overhaul in San Diego has earned high marks.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 68: AL Offseason Report Cards
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 68: AL Offseason Report Cards
In the first episode of 2015, Bernie & DVR grade the offseason progress of American League clubs. Is the supporting cast in Kansas City strong enough for another run into October for Eric Hosmer and company?
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: San Diego is on a Mission
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: San Diego is on a Mission
In this week's episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie discuss the Padres' busy offseason, Bernie's Top 10 prospects to begin 2015, and much more after last week's episode was destroyed by an unwanted Skype update.
Collette Calls: Myers Heads West
Collette Calls: Myers Heads West
The acquisition of Wil Myers from the Rays is yet another new piece obtained by Padres general manager A.J. Preller.
Collette Calls: Flash Delirium
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.
Behind the Breakout: Rendon's Rapid Rise
Behind the Breakout: Rendon's Rapid Rise
Anthony Rendon paired good health with his elite offensive upside en route to a full breakout in 2014. Paul Sporer takes a closer look.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: Winter Meetings Recap
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: Winter Meetings Recap
DVR & Bernie recap a very active 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego -- including several trades and big free agent signings.
Collette Calls: Round Tripper
Collette Calls: Round Tripper
After a trade sent Jason Hammel from the Cubs to the A's last summer, he returned to Chicago as a free-agent this week. Jason Collette breaks down the latest moves around the league as the Winter Meetings begin.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 66: Free Agent Frenzy
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 66: Free Agent Frenzy
DVR & Bernie discuss the Red Sox's big free-agent acquisitions, a blockbuster between the Blue Jays and A's, and the D-backs' addition of Yasmany Tomas.
Behind the Breakout: A Big Step From McHugh
Behind the Breakout: A Big Step From McHugh
What drove the breakout for Collin McHugh last season? Paul Sporer breaks down one of the biggest surprises of 2014.
Collette Calls: The Week in Review
Collette Calls: The Week in Review
The Cards parted with Shelby Miller this week to get Jason Heyward from the Braves. Jason Collette looks at the impact of the trades and free-agent signings from the past week.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 65: Stanton Gets Paid
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 65: Stanton Gets Paid
DVR & Bernie discuss Giancarlo Stanton's new contract with the Marlins, V-Mart's return to Detroit, a blockbuster trade between the Cards and Braves, and much more!
Behind the Breakout: Brantley Goes Boom
Behind the Breakout: Brantley Goes Boom
What changed for Michael Brantley during his 2014 breakout? Paul Sporer takes a closer look.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 64: Free Agency Begins
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 64: Free Agency Begins
Bernie & DVR analyze the hitters from the Arizona Fall League, discuss the Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards, and break down the start of free agency by looking at the top free agents and their likely destinations.
The Wheelhouse: 2014 Arizona Fall League Review
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.
Collette Calls: Profits & Losses - Pitchers
Collette Calls: Profits & Losses - Pitchers
Jason Collette looks at the sources of profit and loss among pitches, including the slew of relievers that failed to return the value of their draft day price.
Painting the Black: A Way Too Early Look at 2015
Painting the Black: A Way Too Early Look at 2015
Jensen Lewis shares his opinion about some of 2014's standout performers, including the Giants' Madison Bumgarner.
Short Hops Podcast: Fall Stars Recap
Short Hops Podcast: Fall Stars Recap
Bernie & DVR recap the 2014 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game, the start of free agency with the extension of qualifying offers, and new managers for the Cubs and Twins.
Diamond Cuts: Brewers Win Martin-Monahan Award
Diamond Cuts: Brewers Win Martin-Monahan Award
The Brewers' training staff managed to limit the impact of Ryan Braun's oblique injury and helped prevent their pitchers from going under the knife this season.
Short Hops Podcast: A Short Hop Before Game 7
Short Hops Podcast: A Short Hop Before Game 7
How much will the Giants use Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday? With Game 7 on the slate, Derek & Bernie discuss their expectations for the final installment of the Giants-Royals World Series.
Collette Calls: Profits & Losses - Hitters
Collette Calls: Profits & Losses - Hitters
Anthony Rendon stayed healthy and was among the biggest sources of profit among hitters in 2014. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 61: The Fall Classic Begins
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 61: The Fall Classic Begins
DVR & Bernie discuss the first two games of the World Series, more Arizona Fall League prospects, and offseason surgery for Brandon Moss.
Painting the Black: Predicting the World Series
Painting the Black: Predicting the World Series
Jensen Lewis uses a series of metrics to predict that Alex Gordon and the Royals will win the World Series over the Giants.
Short Hops Podcast: RotoWire Short Hops Episode 60: Royal Flush
Short Hops Podcast: RotoWire Short Hops Episode 60: Royal Flush
DVR & Bernie recap the ALCS, discuss the Dodgers' changes in the front office, a new manager in Arizona, and the first two weeks of Arizona Fall League Action.
Collette Calls: In-Season Article Review
Collette Calls: In-Season Article Review
Jason Collette looks back at his in-season articles from 2014, including his pre-demotion take on Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.
Painting the Black: Chasing the Pennant
Painting the Black: Chasing the Pennant
Jensen Lewis recalls his playoff experiences and projects both LCS's.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Comparative Lessons
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Comparative Lessons
Renee Miller reflects on the MLB DFS season and compares the primary components of the major sports in Daily Fantasy Sports.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 59: October is Here!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 59: October is Here!
DVR & Bernie recap the AL Wild Card game, break down the Divisional Series matchups, consider the next step for the A's, and much more!
Collette Calls: Reviewing 2014
Collette Calls: Reviewing 2014
In his look back through the columns leading into the 2014 season, Jason Collette was right to pass on Michael Wacha as a top-100 overall player.
Sunday Lineup Card: Playing Out The String
Sunday Lineup Card: Playing Out The String
Finding a diamond in the rough Sunday could call for starters versus playoff teams.
Saturday Lineup Card: Not Paxing It In
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.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his list of value plays on DraftKings for the final weekend of the regular season.
The Daily Duel: Season Review
The Daily Duel: Season Review
RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look back on the baseball season from a DFS perspective.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 58: A Look Back
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 58: A Look Back
DVR & Bernie look back at the surprises and disappointments of 2014, consider various changes for their leagues in 2015, and begin to look at players to target and avoid for next season.
Friday Lineup Card: Ender's Game!
Friday Lineup Card: Ender's Game!
Ender Inciarte is currently in the middle of a 13-game hit streak and may offer you help over these last few days of the season.
Mound Musings: Kids on Parade Watchlist
Mound Musings: Kids on Parade Watchlist
Noah Syndergaard struggled most of this year with nagging minor injuries, but he needs to be on every fantasy owner's radar.
The Saber's Edge: The 2014 Report Card
The Saber's Edge: The 2014 Report Card
Jeff Zimmerman looks back at his columns from 2014 to see the hits and misses, including his projected struggles for Evan Longoria.
In Some Depth: Lineup Review
In Some Depth: Lineup Review
In the final 2014 installment of In Some Depth, Ryan Eisner looks around the league to see which teams used the greatest number of lineups this season.
Bats and Balls: 2015 Breakout Predictions
Bats and Balls: 2015 Breakout Predictions
Nolan Arenado was limited by illness and injury this year, setting himself up for a breakout season in 2015.
Dominate Your Duel: The All-DYD Team
Dominate Your Duel: The All-DYD Team
RotoWire's Chris Olson uses the strategic approaches highlighted throughout the season to construct a FanDuel lineup for Wednesday night.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Betting the House
Wednesday Lineup Card: Betting the House
Indians left-hander T.J. House hasn't gotten the publicity of Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, but his late-season success has helped the Tribe remain on the edge of the Wild Card race.
2014-2015 Flames Preview: Rebuilding, But Improving
2014-2015 Flames Preview: Rebuilding, But Improving
Sean Monahan represents one of the many reasons for Flames fans to be optimistic about the future, but a playoff berth this season may be too much to ask.
MLB Barometer: Blue Bloods
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?
Monday Lineup Card: Dealin' Derek
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.
FAAB Factor-NL: Worth Remembering
FAAB Factor-NL: Worth Remembering
RotoWire's Jan Levine implores you not to be simple-minded and forget about the recovering injured players like Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez in his final FAAB article of the season.
FAAB Factor-AL: Walker Gets His Shot
FAAB Factor-AL: Walker Gets His Shot
Taijuan Walker subbed in for the injured Roenis Elias last week and is worth your consideration for the final week, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.
Draftster MLB: Pricey Returns and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Pricey Returns and Weekly Picks
Masahiro Tanaka will be back on the mound Sunday, but will he be worth the hefty price tag?
Sunday Lineup Card: Beantown Building Blocks
Sunday Lineup Card: Beantown Building Blocks
The Red Sox starter has recaptured his 2013 form just in time for the season's close.
Pitching Value Meter: Down the Stretch they Come
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.
Collette Calls: Late Bloomer
Collette Calls: Late Bloomer
The Orioles DFA'd Steve Pearce earlier this season, but he's been a nice surprise for the AL East Champions in his age-31 campaign.
Saturday Lineup Card: UnFreeseing At The Plate
Saturday Lineup Card: UnFreeseing At The Plate
Chris Benzine discusses David Freese's second-half turnaround and hot September as reasons why you should pick him up.
Painting the Black: The Wild Card Races
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.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Picks
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian evaluates quality picks on DraftKings for this weekend's slate of games, including Indians starter Corey Kluber, who faces off against the Twins on Sunday.
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look at the current FanDuel value picks at each position.
House of Shlain: Bound to Leave Boston?
House of Shlain: Bound to Leave Boston?
What will the Red Sox do with Mookie Betts this offseason? A crowded outfield and the long-term commitment to Dustin Pedroia could lead to a trade out of Boston this winter, Nick Shlain writes.
The Saber's Edge: Projecting Power for 2015
The Saber's Edge: Projecting Power for 2015
Javier Baez has shown incredible power in the second half of 2014, but how much can he deliver in 2015? Jeff Zimmerman looks at the possibilities for Baez, and several others for next season.
Friday Lineup Card: Hawkins Hurting More Than Helping
Friday Lineup Card: Hawkins Hurting More Than Helping
Is it time to cut bait on LaTroy Hawkins?
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Part II
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Part II
Prospect pitcher Kevin Gausman is up to stay and is built to be a workhorse for the Orioles.
Bats and Balls: Handing Out the Hardware
Bats and Balls: Handing Out the Hardware
Mike Trout is an easy choice for AL MVP, but who has been the most valuable fantasy player relative to ADP this season?
Thursday Lineup Card: Vote Yea On Rusney
Thursday Lineup Card: Vote Yea On Rusney
RotoWire's Clay Link looks Thursday's pitching matchups, all of Wednesday's injury news, and suggests owners go out and scoop Rusney Castillo.
Diamond Cuts: Frustrating September Injuries
Diamond Cuts: Frustrating September Injuries
Josh Hamilton has been bothered by a shoulder injury this month, and because it's expanded roster season, he hasn't had to be put on the DL, leaving his fantasy owners in the lurch.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pull for Pollock
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.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Pitching Game Theory
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Pitching Game Theory
Sonny Gray has been a significant bargain among the elite starting pitchers in DFS play this season. Renee Miller looks for ways to identify bargains among starting pitchers in her article this week.
MLB Barometer: Old Huddy Duddy
MLB Barometer: Old Huddy Duddy
Tim Hudson has been a serious second-half fader, and RotoWire's Vlad Sedler wonders whether there's a rebound left in him.
Dominate Your Duel: Constructing An Efficient Lineup
Dominate Your Duel: Constructing An Efficient Lineup
RotoWire's Christopher Olson examines the benefits of targeting certain spots in the lineup.
Painting the Black: The Bullpen Mentality
Painting the Black: The Bullpen Mentality
RotoWire's Jensen Lewis discusses the transformation of Carlos Carrasco this year, suggesting that his adoption of the 'bullpen mentality' has made him a successful starter.
Monday Lineup Card: Buckle Down On Buchholz
Monday Lineup Card: Buckle Down On Buchholz
Clay Buchholz is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts.
FAAB Factor-AL: Fields of Dreams
FAAB Factor-AL: Fields of Dreams
Josh Fields has picked up a couple of saves over the last week, for those of you trying to collect every last save down the stretch.
FAAB Factor-NL: Stretch Run Pickups
FAAB Factor-NL: Stretch Run Pickups
Wilin Rosario just returned from the DL, and some of his owners may have been impatient with his performance and then his injury and might have dropped him, suggests RotoWire's Jan Levine.
Draftster MLB: Fresh Opportunities and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Fresh Opportunities and Weekly Picks
Edinson Volquez will face the Cubs and their 84 wRC+ against right-handed pitching Sunday, which makes him an attractive option for those that don't want to spend for Jon Lester or Clayton Kershaw.
Sunday Lineup Card: Facing the Giants
Sunday Lineup Card: Facing the Giants
Second-tier players on one particular contending team lead postseason runs.
Pitching Value Meter: Strasburg's Quiet Excellence
Pitching Value Meter: Strasburg's Quiet Excellence
Stephen Strasburg might have disappointed some this year, but he's still having a fantastic fantasy season.
Saturday Lineup Card: Ramirez Ripe For The Picking
Saturday Lineup Card: Ramirez Ripe For The Picking
Chris Benzine discusses what value Jose Ramirez has now that he has moved to the second spot in the order.
Dominate Your Duel: Answering Fundamental Questions
Dominate Your Duel: Answering Fundamental Questions
RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes a look at two of the most pressing questions in daily fantasy baseball.
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look at the current FanDuel value picks at each position.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
Despite a tough matchup against the Tigers, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian likes the Indians Carlos Carrasco as an option on DraftKings this weekend.
Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin
Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin
The Rangers may not be fighting for a playoff spot this season, but they do offer solid free agnet choices.
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Nathan Eovaldi can handcuff hitters with both velocity and movement and should be ready next season to help owners from the get-go.
Collette Calls: The Breakout
Collette Calls: The Breakout
Giancarlo Stanton has become an NL MVP candidate while having a full breakout in his age-24 season. What has changed? Jason Collette takes a closer look at the Marlins' star outfielder.
The Saber's Edge: Future Closers
The Saber's Edge: Future Closers
Ken Giles has all of the tools to become a closer, but he needs the Phillies to find a taker for Jonathan Papelbon in order to ascend to the ninth-inning role in Philadelphia.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode: 57: Wild Cards in Flux
Short Hops Podcast: Episode: 57: Wild Cards in Flux
Can the Brewers stop their free fall and earn a postseason berth? DVR & Bernie discuss Milwaukee, the changes in Arizona and Texas, and look ahead at their preliminary second-base rankings for 2015.