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Short Hops Podcast: Swap Meet
Short Hops Podcast: Swap Meet
Can the Cards fix Justin Masterson? DVR and Bernie get ready for the non-waiver trade deadline, discuss the deals that have already gone down, and much more!
Behind the Numbers: Beating Spring Predictions
Behind the Numbers: Beating Spring Predictions
A 2011 first-round pick, Sonny Gray is well on his way to ace status, a little sooner than perhaps expected.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Bet on Brett
Wednesday Lineup Card: Bet on Brett
The Colorado rotation is often a place where good pitchers go to die, but lefty Brett Anderson is doing his best to rewrite that narrative.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Getting What You Pay For
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Getting What You Pay For
RotoWire's Renee Miller digs into the starting pitching advanced stats to see what coorelates best with DFS scoring.
MLB Barometer: Minor Disappointment
MLB Barometer: Minor Disappointment
Mike Minor has been a disappointment for many fantasy owners this season, including RotoWire's Vlad Sedler.
In Some Depth: Out of Hand
In Some Depth: Out of Hand
Eric Hosmer has shown signs of rebounding from his poor first half in July, but a hand injury recently opened up time at first base for Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez.
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down DraftKings Pitching
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down DraftKings Pitching
Michael Rathburn delves into the data to show you the best and worst pitching values on DraftKings
Monday Lineup Card: Fly Hawaiian
Monday Lineup Card: Fly Hawaiian
Jedd Gyorko returns to the Padres on Monday for his first action since hitting the DL in early June.
FAAB Factor-AL: Moose Tacos
FAAB Factor-AL: Moose Tacos
Though Mike Moustakas's batting average remains a concern, he still merits a higher ownership rate in mixed leagues due to his power, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.
FAAB Factor-NL: Reunited - Will It Feel So Good?
FAAB Factor-NL: Reunited - Will It Feel So Good?
Jake Peavy's trade to the Giants reunites him with former manager Bruce Bochy? Can he conjure similar results now that he's back in the NL?
Draftster MLB: Trade Talk and Player Picks
Draftster MLB: Trade Talk and Player Picks
With trades shaking up the landscape a little, will Jake Peavy be a good play against the Dodgers in his first start as a member of the Giants?
Pitching Value Meter: Darvish Still Dealing
Pitching Value Meter: Darvish Still Dealing
Yu Darvish is having a down year that most pitchers would kill for, and this week he gets two starts.
Sunday Lineup Card: Yankees Look To Go Greene
Sunday Lineup Card: Yankees Look To Go Greene
A look at Sunday’s matchups (all times Eastern)
Collette Calls: Returning to Form
Collette Calls: Returning to Form
While many expected a disappointing 2014 season to continue with a move to New York, Brandon McCarthy has turned things around since joining the Yankees.
Saturday Lineup Card: New Life
Saturday Lineup Card: New Life
After flaming out in San Diego, Chase Headley has new life with the move the Bronx.
Minor League Barometer: Next Stop, the Bronx
Minor League Barometer: Next Stop, the Bronx
Luis Severino is having a breakout season and might be ready to help the Yankees as early as next year.
The Daily Duel: Rocky Road
The Daily Duel: Rocky Road
Wilin Rosario's home numbers this season have lagged behind his career marks, but Kevin Payne likes his current price on the eve of a weekend series at Coors Field.
House of Shlain: Rapid Riser
House of Shlain: Rapid Riser
Nick Shlain liked Joe Ross upon first seeing him in the Midwest League last season, and the Padres have already bumped him to Double-A in 2014.
Dominate Your Duel: Considering Weather Conditions
Dominate Your Duel: Considering Weather Conditions
With FanDuel recently debuting a weather tracking feature, RotoWire's Christopher Olson examines the impact of weather factors when selecting a daily lineup.
Friday Lineup Card: Phelps Offers Mid-Season Rotation Help
Friday Lineup Card: Phelps Offers Mid-Season Rotation Help
The Yankees have been looking for stability in their rotation of late...
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Jerry Donabedian runs through the value plays on DraftKings over the weekend, including Coco Crisp and other left-handed hitting Athletics.
Mound Musings: Playing for Keeps
Mound Musings: Playing for Keeps
For many owners, it's time to look toward next season, and that means identifying arms, like Nathan Eovaldi, who are the real deal.
The Saber's Edge: BABIP Swings
The Saber's Edge: BABIP Swings
Lonnie Chisenhall's 2014 breakout has been fueled by a significant shift in BABIP. How rare is an increase of that magnitude? Jeff Zimmerman dives into the numbers.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 50: The Big Five-O
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 50: The Big Five-O
DVR and Bernie hit the 50th episode mark and discuss Chase Headley in pinstripes, the Angels' acquisition of Huston Street, the ongoing struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and much more!
Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Surgers
Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Surgers
Jayson Werth has started the second half on fire, and the numbers show he is seeing the ball well this season.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Adding ISO To Your Arsenal
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Adding ISO To Your Arsenal
Looking for a way to sort out the variance in submitting your hitting lineups? Renee Miller suggests adding ISO to your toolbox.
Diamond Cuts: Tulo-git To Quit
Diamond Cuts: Tulo-git To Quit
Troy Tulowitzki finally hit the DL on Tuesday for the first time this season with his thigh injury.
MLB Barometer: The Price is Wong
MLB Barometer: The Price is Wong
Vlad Sedler basks in the glow of the RotoWire company trip to Las Vegas and raises the status of Kolten Wong in this week's edition.
In Some Depth: Brave New World
In Some Depth: Brave New World
The Braves have already cast Dan Uggla aside. Is it time for them to cut bait on B.J. Upton next? Ryan Eisner explores that and a few other potential job changes in this week's edition.
Tuesday Lineup Card: McCarthyism
Tuesday Lineup Card: McCarthyism
Unlucky and underrated, Brandon McCarthy looks like a strong second-half option in a wide variety of formats.
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays for the Week
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays for the Week
Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma and San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong highlight Jerry Donabedian's list of solid value plays this week.
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down Vegas Data - Part II (Run Totals)
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down Vegas Data - Part II (Run Totals)
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn dives deep into the numbers to find the best Vegas data regarding run totals.
Monday Lineup Card: Leave It To Lee
Monday Lineup Card: Leave It To Lee
All the info you need for Monday's daily action.
FAAB Factor-AL: Buyer Beware
FAAB Factor-AL: Buyer Beware
Danny Salazar returns to the majors this week, but RotoWire's Andrew Martinez preaches caution in your bidding.
FAAB Factor-NL: Vacancy In San Diego
FAAB Factor-NL: Vacancy In San Diego
With Huston Street now on the Angels, who will close for the Padres? RotoWire's Jan Levine answers that question and gives you his FAAB bids for the week.
Pitching Value Meter: Smooth Saling
Pitching Value Meter: Smooth Saling
As the second half gets into full swing, Chris Sale gets two teams this week that he usually dominates.
Sunday Lineup Card: Reel In Chris Young
Sunday Lineup Card: Reel In Chris Young
A look at Sunday’s matchups
Diamond Cuts: All-Scar Team
Diamond Cuts: All-Scar Team
In the year of the Tommy John Surgery, Jose Fernandez's injury has been the most impactful. Jeff Stotts reveals the rest of his annual All-Scar team in this week's article.
Saturday Lineup Card: d'Arnaud Regrets
Saturday Lineup Card: d'Arnaud Regrets
Travis d'Arnaud has been swinging a hot bat since his recall from Triple-A, and is now occupying the fifth spot in the order for the Mets.
Pitching Value Meter: Second-Half Kickoff
Pitching Value Meter: Second-Half Kickoff
All-Star starter Felix Hernandez is back in action as the second half kicks off this weekend.
Dominate Your Duel: Examining Conventional Wisdom
Dominate Your Duel: Examining Conventional Wisdom
RotoWire's Christopher Olson examines some of the most common daily fantasy advice, helping you build the most profitable lineup each day.
The Daily Duel: Bringing Up Buster
The Daily Duel: Bringing Up Buster
Giants catcher Buster Posey scuffled in the final two weeks leading into the All-Star break, making him a nice value on FanDuel, as Kevin Payne writes.
Short Hops Podcast: Second Half Primer
Short Hops Podcast: Second Half Primer
DVR and Bernie discuss the Futures Game, Home Run Derby, and All-Star Game, while sharing their expectations for the second half of the season.
Friday Lineup Card: Rookie Pitcher deGrom Groovin' Along
Friday Lineup Card: Rookie Pitcher deGrom Groovin' Along
The Mets continue to provide a surprising source of pitching help for fantasy owners...
Minor League Barometer: Promotion Time for Prospects
Minor League Barometer: Promotion Time for Prospects
Corey Seager is among a number of prospects who have earned recent promotions as he'll head to Double-A for the Dodgers.
Mound Musings: Looking into the Future
Mound Musings: Looking into the Future
Noah Syndergaard is one of many prospects who impressed at the Futures Game, but as a closer?
LABR Look: All-Star Impact
LABR Look: All-Star Impact
Bobby Colton reviews the current LABR Mixed League Standings and illustrates how important it has been to get the elite players in the game.
MLB Barometer: Cano vs. Rendon
MLB Barometer: Cano vs. Rendon
Would you rather own Robinson Cano or Anthony Rendon the rest of the way? Erik Siegrist fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and suggests that the answer isn't as clear as it might seem.
Draftster MLB: The Return of Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: The Return of Weekly Picks
There's plenty of offensive value this week on Draftster with struggling pitchers going up against potent lineups, but Boston's Clay Buchholz is one of the exceptions.
Behind the Numbers: 10 First-Half Breakouts
Behind the Numbers: 10 First-Half Breakouts
The groundball-loving Dallas Keuchel had a surprising first half, but can he keep it up in the second half?
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Brantley
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Brantley
Raw numbers alone don't explain Michael Brantley's breakout, but as Jason Collette writes, there was at least one scout who saw signs of improvement in 2013.
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down Vegas Data - Part I (Pitching)
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down Vegas Data - Part I (Pitching)
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn dives deep into the numbers to find the best Vegas data pitching values.
FAAB Factor-NL: Chase Headley, Relevant Again
FAAB Factor-NL: Chase Headley, Relevant Again
Chase Headley's new (old) grip on the bat has resurrected his fantasy value, making him a top pickup at third base this week.
FAAB Factor-AL: Holland Itching To Return
FAAB Factor-AL: Holland Itching To Return
Out all season, Rangers starter Derek Holland is ramping up his rehab and eager to return, making now the time to snatch him up for the stretch run.
Saturday Lineup Card: Here To Stay
Saturday Lineup Card: Here To Stay
Arismendy Alcantara is not merely an NL-only option. He is here for good and worthy of consideration in nearly all formats.
House of Shlain: This is Your Mendy's
House of Shlain: This is Your Mendy's
The Cubs have brought up Arismendy Alcantara, and he's already been placed in a prominent role. Nick Shlain breaks down the latest arrival from the Cubs' farm system.
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks
Even after a breakout campaign in 2013, Daniel Murphy offers value at second base on FanDuel at his current price.
Dominate Your Duel: Finding Low-Cost Producers
Chris Olson explores some of the key factors to consider when hunting for bargains on FanDuel.
Friday Lineup Card: Stubbs For Cheap Power
Friday Lineup Card: Stubbs For Cheap Power
Drew Stubbs may offer solid outfield depth down the stretch for your club...
Minor League Barometer: Biddle Takes a Break
Minor League Barometer: Biddle Takes a Break
It's not easy being a top prospect. Jesse Biddle is sidelined with what the Phillies describe as a
DraftKings MLB: Value Picks
DraftKings MLB: Value Picks
Oakland's Sonny Gray is one of the starting pitchers Jerry Donabedian recommends targeting on DraftKings this weekend.
Mound Musings: Tradewinds are Blowing
Mound Musings: Tradewinds are Blowing
The Phillies are said to be quietly checking for potential trade partners, and Cole Hamels is likely available.
The Saber's Edge: ERA Estimators
The Saber's Edge: ERA Estimators
Even if Johnny Cueto regresses to the level of his ERA estimators, he'll still be elite, but can he stay healthy in the second half? Jeff Zimmerman looks for hidden value on the mound.
Behind the Numbers: Spring Predictions Gone Wrong
Behind the Numbers: Spring Predictions Gone Wrong
You can't always be right, and Evan Longoria is one of the players we missed on this year. Why is he making us look bad?
Short Hops Podcast: The A's Go All-In
Short Hops Podcast: The A's Go All-In
DVR and Bernie discuss the additions to the Oakland rotation, the Marlins' quick hook for Andrew Heaney, and their All-Star Team selections on the eve of All-Star week in Minneapolis.
Daily Baseball 101: TradeSports MLB Contests
Daily Baseball 101: TradeSports MLB Contests
Jerry Donabedian evaluates his performance in TradeSports' new RBI contest.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Truth About Hot Streaks
MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Truth About Hot Streaks
Nolan Arenado had a long hitting streak earlier this year, but did his streak portend greater DFS success? Dr. Renee Miller discusses whether a player in the middle of a hot streak is more likely to help you in Daily Fantasy Baseball.
Wednesday Lineup Card: The Vogt is In
Wednesday Lineup Card: The Vogt is In
Josh Reddick's back-to-back disabled list trips looked like a major blow for the Athletics, but Stephen Vogt has added stability to right field, while occasionally seeing time behind the plate.
Diamond Cuts: Pop Goes the Quad
Diamond Cuts: Pop Goes the Quad
Edwin Encarnacion's quad injury headlines Jeff Stotts' weekly injury article.
Collette Calls: What Happened to Chris Davis?
Collette Calls: What Happened to Chris Davis?
Jason Collette takes a look at the struggles of Chris Davis on the heels of a 53-homer season in 2013.
MLB Barometer: Return of the Mac
MLB Barometer: Return of the Mac
Yovani Gallardo is one of 10 starting pitchers that Vlad Sedler believes will be better over the second half of the season.
In Some Depth: The Kid Is Alright
In Some Depth: The Kid Is Alright
In the absence of Evan Gattis (back), Christian Bethancourt has received a long look behind the plate from the Braves.
Daily Baseball 101: Evaluating DraftStreet Pitching
Daily Baseball 101: Evaluating DraftStreet Pitching
Michael Rathburn breaks down pitching on DraftStreet.
Rounding Third: Beating the Shift
Rounding Third: Beating the Shift
A rant about the shift after an Eric Hosmer hit leads this week's primer. See the top fantasy schedules this week, plus FAAB results in multiple industry leagues.
FAAB Factor-AL: First Big Trade!
FAAB Factor-AL: First Big Trade!
The first big trade of the season has happened, with the A's landing Jeff Samardzija. How much should you bid on him in your league? RotoWire's Andrew Martinez shares his opinion.
FAAB Factor-NL: Buy the Belt
FAAB Factor-NL: Buy the Belt
Brandon Belt highlights and extensive list of NL players returning from the DL this week. Jan Levine explains the free agent ramifications of his return among others this week.
Draftster MLB: The Importance of Peripherals and This Week's Picks
Draftster MLB: The Importance of Peripherals and This Week's Picks
Matt Kemp was too pricey earlier in the season, but his poor numbers against southpaws has finally brought his price down to $3,300, making him worth a flier Sunday.
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks
Now that he's back with the Cards, Kevin Payne recommends targeting Oscar Taveras for your FanDuel lineups.
Pitching Value Meter: Kershaw's Brilliance Limited this Week
Pitching Value Meter: Kershaw's Brilliance Limited this Week
Clayton Kershaw has been unreal lately, but he has only one start this week. Is that enough to knock him from the top ranking?
Saturday Lineup Card: Easy Street
Saturday Lineup Card: Easy Street
Huston Street nailed down another save Friday, making him a perfect 23-for-23 in save opportunities this season. Could he be moved to a contender prior to the deadline?
Dominate Your Duel: Survive or Revive
Christopher Olson takes a look at FanDuel's new Survive or Revive tournament and offers up advice on the new format.
Friday Lineup Card: Tomlindependence Day
Friday Lineup Card: Tomlindependence Day
Josh Tomlin is coming off a one-hitter against the Mariners. Can he keep it going against the Royals on America's birthday?
Top 200 Prospects: July Update
Top 200 Prospects: July Update
Mookie Betts' recent promotion to Boston could end his days on top prospect lists, but how high did he climb for his final ranking?
DraftKings MLB: Value Picks
DraftKings MLB: Value Picks
Jerry Donabedian examines strong plays on DraftKings for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Minor League Barometer: Comeback Story
Minor League Barometer: Comeback Story
Trevor Story is writing a new script this season after a horrific 2013 campaign, earning a promotion to Double-A.
Mound Musings: Second-Half Arms in the Spotlight
Mound Musings: Second-Half Arms in the Spotlight
If R.A. Dickey can harness his knuckleball a bit better, his home-run tate could drop in the second half of the season.
Thursday Lineup Card: Arenado Set To Return
Thursday Lineup Card: Arenado Set To Return
Nolan Arenado (finger) is set to make his long-awaited return to the Rockies on Thursday. Meanwhile, those scrambling to replace the likes of Evan Gattis (back) and Carlos Ruiz (concussion) should give some consideration to the Orioles' Caleb Joseph.
Behind the Numbers: 10 Surprising Numbers
Behind the Numbers: 10 Surprising Numbers
Dee Gordon has gone from looking like a Quad-A player to an All-Star in a surprising first half that has provided plenty of fantasy value.
The Saber's Edge: A Look at Batted Ball Profiles
The Saber's Edge: A Look at Batted Ball Profiles
Dallas Keuchel doesn't have an elite strikeout rate, but he has parlayed his high groundball rate and infield flyball rate into a breakout campaign in 2014.
Diamond Cuts: Evan Gattis's Back Injury
Diamond Cuts: Evan Gattis's Back Injury
RotoWire's Jeff Stotts says that the location of Evan Gattis's bulging disc in his back is troublesome.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Shortcuts
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Shortcuts
Renee Miller discusses the process for finding the best shortcuts when playing Daily Fantasy Baseball.