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

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

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

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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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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 the 120 Sports crew to discuss the top power hitters, speed demons and hot prospects.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top Five Sleepers and Busts 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.

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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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RotoWire's group of baseball experts is back with its latest roundtable rankings, in which Nolan Arenado, among others, takes a big jump up the list.

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

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Brad Johnson hopes nearly a year off with injury will drop Derek Holland's draft-day price because he could be a bargain this year.

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Dave Regan looks into his crystal ball for the upcoming season and sees some bold things in store for the likes of Paul Goldschmidt.

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Erik Siegrist discusses how to best attack auctions in leagues where inflation has greatly raised the prices of many stars.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their middle-infield rankings, and discuss the Mets' rotation without Zack Wheeler, the depleted starting pitching depth of the Rays, and a few ongoing job battles around the league.

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Looking for a breakout pitcher? Jeff Sullivan shares the key stat for targeting pitchers on the verge of breaking out, and he has the data to back it up.

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Anthony Rendon would likely have hit the 15-day DL if the regular season was already underway, but RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts thinks he should be back before Opening Day.

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James Anderson explains the details of Super Two status, and how service time considerations will likely impact the arrival of Kris Bryant in 2015.

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James Anderson tiers this year's crop of prospects based on their expected contributions in one-year formats, including the Mets' Noah Syndergaard, who is now one step closer to the big league rotation.

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Robinson Cano could face a disproportionate number of lefties this year in AL West play.

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George Springer and the Astros are on the rise, writes RotoWire's Ryan Rufe.

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Is this the start of a third run to a World Series for the Marlins? If so, players like Marcel Ozuna will need continued steps forward.

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The Orioles were quiet this offseason compared to their AL East foes, but they are also getting the services of a number of key players back, including Manny Machado at third base.

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Jimmy Rollins was dealt away by the Phillies this offseason, as they final began the painful process of rebuilding.

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Brad Johnson recognizes the risk in Michael Wacha, but the young hurler's upside is worth betting on, especially at a discounted draft-day price.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the rash of injuries around the league including the ailments of Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, and Marcus Stroman, while also looking at their strategies and results following their recent NL-only and staff keep

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Dave Regan looks around spring training and finds a lot to react, and overreact, to, including the exciting upside of Nolan Arenado.

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Jeff Zimmerman's AL LABR draft strategy was to spread his dollars, and he ended up spending big on only one player, Jose Abreu.

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Jason Collette analyzes the recent LABR auction and finds few bargains among power hitters as the league-wide drop in home runs is fueling fantasy inflation.

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RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts kicks off this season's Diamond Cuts with news that Yu Darvish is likely headed for Tommy John surgery.

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Five hours of excruciating auctioning Chris Liss wouldn't wish on his worst enemy.

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In the final installment of his spring organizational rankings, James Anderson looks at Archie Bradley and the other top prospects of the National League West.

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Did you outfox your keeper league last year and get Corey Kluber? Congrats! Now, how long should you keep him? Erik Siegrist discusses the nuances of long-term keeper decisions.

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Kolten Wong is a player on the rise, but where in the order will he hit? Tony Goldenstein breaks down the Cards chances this season.

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The Red Sox seem to have accepted that they are best off as a big-market, high-scoring offensive club writes RotoWire's Johnny Clemeno. Mookie Betts is one of the more interesting players on this year's squad.

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David Regan turns his attention to overvalued players this week and finds Jose Abreu as one of the biggest names to avoid this season.

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Brad Johnson turns to the AL Central this week for pitchers whom fantasy owners should highlight on their cheat sheets, including Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco.

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In this week's episode, DVR & Bernie share their catcher rankings, and discuss several draft day toss-ups for the upcoming season.

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Spring training stats don't mean much, and player information can he hard to find. Jeff Zimmerman outlines four important things to look for in spring training and, just as important, how to find them.

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Chris Smith lays out his plan for taking over a dynasty-league team, including how to figure out when a great player like Mike Trout is worth dumping.

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Clay Link details all the relevant job battles from around the league prior to the start of spring ball.

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A loaded Cubs system leads the pack in the NL Central, while the pending arrival of Kris Bryant should provide an immediate power boost to the heart of the lineup.

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Justin Fielkow checks on the Josh Hamilton situation and what it means for fantasy owners.

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Edwin Encarnacion has been a steady source of power ever since joining the Blue Jays. Can he stay healthy for more than 128 games this season?

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The Twins aren't likely to contend in 2015, but they made some strides last year and have a slew of high-upside prospects like Miguel Sano that could be up by the end of the season.

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Jason Collette looks at pitchers who are adding new pitches to their arsenals this year and what difference, if any, it might make. Will Justin Verlander turn things around wtih a new cutter or two-seamer this year?

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The Rangers used more players last season than any team in the history of baseball, as the injuries hit early and just kept coming. Do they have enough to contend with improved health?

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DVR & Bernie return to talk about the big news early on in spring training -- including the clean bills of health for Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, and Manny Machado.

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Dave Regan names sleepers at each position in his inaugural column of 2015, including Joey Votto whose only question this year is health.

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Jeff Zimmerman ranks setup men according to the number of saves they could get this season, and Philadelphia's Ken Giles might be the best bet.

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The Rockies did little to address their pitching needs in the offseason, and thus, expectations are low even with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez approaching full health. Is the end of an era near in Colorado?

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Brad Johnson continues his look around the big leagues and finds some intriguing arms in the NL East, including the Mets' Noah Syndergaard.

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The Indians weren't very busy this offseason, but their big trade was to acquire Brandon Moss from the A's. Darin Brown previews their chances for 2015.

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James Anderson looks at the top prospects in the NL East, including Mets farmhand Noah Syndergaard.

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The A's unloaded a number of their front-line players this offseason, but Sonny Gray remains among their core players.

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Hitting Winners

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The Mariners upgraded offensively this offseason, but the team's playoff hopes could hinge on how much the pitching staff regresses from last year's historic numbers.

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Kevin O'Brien suggests that what the Brewers get from Jean Segura this season will go a long way towards deciding if they are a contender this year, after an offseason that featured few big changes.

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Jason Collette looks at players carrying premium prices this spring, including Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong.

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Brad Johnson makes the case that drafting Masahiro Tanaka and his questionable elbow is worth the risk at what likely will be a reduced draft-day price.

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The White Sox made big strides last season, then were big players this offseason to give Jose Abreu more help. Will it be enough to contend in the AL Central?

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The Braves underwent an overhaul under new president of baseball operations John Hart. How will the team fare after dealing three of their four best hitters?

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Erik Siegrist discusses what to do in this lower run-scoring environment, and cautions against giving Corey Kluber a long contract extension, in case the rumored strike zone changes occur.

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Chris Smith looks at potential value targets outside the Top 250 in Average Draft Position, including Colorado's Eddie Butler.

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GM A.J. Preller put his stamp on the franchise, trading for Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, and signing James Shields in an unprecedented flurry of offseason moves. But do the Padres have enough to compete with the Dodgers and Giants in the West?

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The Mets are getting closer to contending, and a strong return by Matt Harvey from Tommy John surgery could go a long way towards them advancing near a playoff goal.

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In the third installment of his preseason Top 10 Prospects series, James Anderson looks at Houston's Carlos Correa and the AL West.

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The Tampa Bay Rays lost their GM and manager this offseason, and turned over significant portions of their lineup as well. Will there be anyone else besides Evan Longoria that can help carry the offense?

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Anthony Rendon had a breakout season in 2014, but he and his teammates fell short in the playoffs last year. Erik Siegrist explores whether their offseason moves will allow them to take the next step.

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Health will be a major obstacle for the Tigers in 2015, with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez recovering from offseason surgeries.

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The first installment of the Roundtable Rankings are up for 2015! Check out the panel's divide on Mookie Betts, among others.

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The Angels ran away with the AL West last year before running into the Royals' buzzsaw in the playoffs. This year they're already dealing with injuries to Garrett Richards and Josh Hamilton, and adjusting to the Howie Kendrick trade.

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The Yankees' chances of competing in the AL East could depend on Masahiro Tanaka's health this season, according to RotoWire's Jason Braverman.

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The Giants are a little sadder now that they are without the Panda, but they can console themselves with three World Series wins in the last five years. Josh Fathollahi describes their efforts to defend their crown.

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Javier Baez continued his impression of a windmill in winter ball, and RotoWire's Kenn Ruby suggests that his and the team's lack of plate discipline could hold them back in 2015.

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Yordano Ventura will be asked to step as the Royals' ace this year after James Shields signed with the Padres over the offseason.

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DVR & Bernie discuss James Shields' decision to sign with the Padres, share their Top 20 outfield rankings, and take a look at sleepers and busts at the same position.

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Matt Kemp's trade to the Padres was the highlight to a significant overhaul by the Dodgers and new President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman.

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Jason Collette looks at the current ADP data to find players being consistently drafted too high, or too low. Is it time to buy on Baltimore's Chris Davis again?

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James Anderson shifts his focus to the AL Central as he continues his six-part series looking at each organization's top-10 prospects heading into the 2015 season.

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Has our game become less about predicting the career arcs of players like Bryce Harper and more about gaming the system?

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice
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Finding a diamond in the rough Sunday could call for starters versus playoff teams.

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RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his list of value plays on DraftKings for the final weekend of the regular season.

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RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look back on the baseball season from a DFS perspective.

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Chris Benzine discusses why James Paxton is a good option to start Saturday as the season nears its end.

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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.

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RotoWire's Chris Olson uses the strategic approaches highlighted throughout the season to construct a FanDuel lineup for Wednesday night.

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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.

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Masahiro Tanaka will be back on the mound Sunday, but will he be worth the hefty price tag?

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Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 22:3 K:BB over his last four starts.

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The Red Sox starter has recaptured his 2013 form just in time for the season's close.

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Chris Benzine discusses David Freese's second-half turnaround and hot September as reasons why you should pick him up.

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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.

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RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look at the current FanDuel value picks at each position.

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Is it time to cut bait on LaTroy Hawkins?

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RotoWire's Clay Link looks Thursday's pitching matchups, all of Wednesday's injury news, and suggests owners go out and scoop Rusney Castillo.

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RotoWire's Christopher Olson examines the benefits of targeting certain spots in the lineup.

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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.

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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.

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Clay Buchholz is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts.

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Second-tier players on one particular contending team lead postseason runs.

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RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes a look at two of the most pressing questions in daily fantasy baseball.

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RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look at the current FanDuel value picks at each position.