August 27, 2014
Nelson Cruz has seen a dramatic drop in second-half production, but could he be poised for a rebound in September?
August 21, 2014
Travis Snider has impressed with the Pirates this year, but will he get enough at-bats down the stretch to help fantasy teams?
August 14, 2014
Teams out of the playoff race still have a lot to play for, including calling up the likes of Cubs prospect Kris Bryant.
August 6, 2014
As we inch toward September, a player like Dustin Ackley, who's heating up and still offers mutli-position eligibility, can be useful.
July 30, 2014
A 2011 first-round pick, Sonny Gray is well on his way to ace status, a little sooner than perhaps expected.
July 23, 2014
Jayson Werth has started the second half on fire, and the numbers show he is seeing the ball well this season.
July 16, 2014
The groundball-loving Dallas Keuchel had a surprising first half, but can he keep it up in the second half?
July 9, 2014
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?
July 2, 2014
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.
June 25, 2014
Justin Verlander is having a tough year, but he's still missing plenty of bats. What's that mean for his prospects the rest of this season?
June 18, 2014
David Ortiz's string of .300 seasons likely will end this year, but he's not lost at the plate and his luck should turn at some point.
June 11, 2014
David Price has been unlucky this season, as his xFIP, which is more than a run lower than his ERA, makes clear.
June 4, 2014
No prospect in recent memory has garnered scouting reports like Bryce Harper, but is he even a top-10 talent?
May 29, 2014
Where does Troy Tulowitzki rank now on a keeper list, and is his amazing start enough to look past his health issues?
May 22, 2014
How has Clayton Kershaw slipped ... on his own team? Answering that question and more in this week's edition of Behind the Numbers.
May 14, 2014
Mike Zunino has displayed good power this season and has improved his average too, making him worthy of a pickup in 12-team leagues.
May 7, 2014
Will Troy Tulowitzki keep up his torrid pace? Dave Regan shares the stats he looks to most when evaluating whether players will improve, maintain or regress.
April 23, 2014
As he slumps his way through April, is Chase Headley establishing a new baseline of performance?
April 16, 2014
The sample size is small, but can Dee Gordon reach 65 stolen bases and a .300 batting average this year?
April 9, 2014
The answer to that and more as this week's edition tackles some early season observations.
April 2, 2014
With four new closers already crowned, where will the closer wheel land next? Colorado's Rex Brothers might be a good bet.
March 27, 2014
No one questions Yasiel Puig's talent, but his fantasy value is hotly debated. Where should he go in drafts this spring?
February 14, 2014
After a disappointing loss to St. Louis in last year's NLCS, the Dodgers look to get over the hump and reach the World Series for the first time in 26 years. Cuban defector Alex Guerrero is the big wild card.
September 25, 2013
Michael Wacha was one of a number of pitching prospects to grab headlines in 2013. Can we expect more in 2014?
September 18, 2013
Is Max Scherzer worthy of the AL Cy Young award? Find out that and more as it's time to hand out awards for this season and make some top-10 lists for next season.
September 11, 2013
Fantasy owners are starting to lose patience with Mike Moustakas, if they haven't already, but what do we do with him and other underachievers come 2014?
September 4, 2013
Chris Davis is the poster boy for those who outperformed their draft stock this season. But can we expect these players to repeat their success next season?
August 28, 2013
Dave Regan surveys the field and answers the important questions, like who's going to replace Matt Harvey?
August 21, 2013
Gordon Beckham is having a nice season, and as his wrist heals, his power should pick up, making him a good addition in the stretch run.
August 14, 2013
Brian Dozier isn't a star, but the Twins infielder is having a year that can help fantasy owners win league titles.
August 7, 2013
Jean Segura has outperformed most expectations this year, but how will the fallout from the Ryan Braun saga impact him next season?
July 31, 2013
Is Chris Davis poised for a second-half slowdown? Or is he merely going through a dry spell with his power? Find out the answer to that and much more.
July 24, 2013
Even if Dee Gordon is called up to be a utility guy, the stolen-base potential alone makes him worth a look in a lot of formats.
July 17, 2013
Justin Upton a sleeper? Now's the time to roll the dice on the Braves outfielder after a lengthy struggle in the first half.
July 10, 2013
Forget the home runs, it's Pedro Alvarez's average and on-base numbers that are really surprising. But can he keep up that pace in the second half?
July 3, 2013
In which category does Jarrod Parker belong? An expected breakout hasn't happened yet for Parker, but can he turns things around in the second half?
June 19, 2013
Perhaps the fantasy MVP of the first half, Jean Segura is an easy All-Star pick. Not all choices are so easy, however. Who else should be an All-Star?
June 12, 2013
Jean Segura's breakout season has him positioned to be a top-20 fantasy pick next season. Assuming he can continue his current pace, of course. But can he?
June 5, 2013
Yasiel Puig will be the best Dodgers outfielder the rest of the way, according to David Regan.
May 22, 2013
Dexter Fowler's April looked like a long-awaited breakout, but he's come crashing back to earth in May. David Regan takes a closer look.
May 19, 2013
Carlos Zambrano has traded in the blue pinstripes of the Cubs and will soon be wearing the red ones of the Phillies. David Regan discusses him and Brandon Beachy among others this week.
May 15, 2013
Addison Reed is locked in as White Sox closer, but not all end-game situations are so secure. Who's next in line to close? How about closer sleepers?
May 8, 2013
A 5.57 ERA is not what owners had in mind when they drafted Matt Cain this spring, but does that make him a good buy-low candidate now? The answer to that question, and more, lies within.
May 1, 2013
Is Rickie Weeks the most frustrating player in fantasy baseball? Are his skills less than perceived? Is there any hope for his owners? Let's find out, and check others who are off to slow starts this season.
April 24, 2013
April is usually Matt Kemp's favorite month, but this season is a different story. What's an owner to do?
April 17, 2013
Brian McCann is on track for a late-April return from the disabled list. So what happens to Evan Gattis when McCann returns? That's but one of the many questions explored this week.,
April 10, 2013
Chris Davis is off to a scorching-hot start, but is he destined to flame out for the Orioles
April 3, 2013
Chase Utley's Opening Day performance served notice that fantasy owners would be wise not to write off the oft-injured slugger just yet.
March 27, 2013
Eric Hosmer tore up spring training last year before a disappointing sophomore campaign. Dave Regan highlights spring performances that have grabbed his attention.
March 20, 2013
Dave Regan examines the common links on the team's that he's drafted so far this spring, including Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown.
March 13, 2013
Justin Verlander is at the top of Dave Regan's board as he shares his top-50 starting pitcher and top-30 reliever rankings.
March 6, 2013
With the move into a loaded Toronto lineup, Jose Reyes tops Dave Regan's list of shortstops this season.
February 27, 2013
Dave Regan explains what he's looking for and shares his rankings at catcher, first base and second for 2013.
February 20, 2013
February 18, 2013
Dave Regan's annual column focusing on how to build a successful starting pitching staff.
January 30, 2013
For the Dodgers to fulfill their expectations, they need Hanley Ramirez to be more than just another big contract.
September 27, 2012
It's time to hand out season-end awards.Tim Lincecum's highly disappointing season leaves him with only a better-luck-next-year.
September 22, 2012
Justin Verlander gets two starts this week in what figures to be a tricky scoring period as teams jockey rotations with the playoffs in mind.
September 15, 2012
Jered Weaver could move up a day this week, making him a two-start starter.
September 13, 2012
Shallow leagues that see Marco Estrada on the waiver wire should pounce, as he could be a valuable addition as we head into the home stretch of the season.
September 8, 2012
Jered Weaver has already missed one start with a shoulder injury, and he could miss more. Will he return this week?
September 6, 2012
That Nats' mishandling of Steven Strasburg this season stands in stark contrast to the adroit touch the Braves used with Kris Medlen.
September 1, 2012
Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Tuesday, but it looks like he could get an extra start this week.
August 30, 2012
Will the gloves come off in 2013? If so, Stephen Strasburg could be the top fantasy pitcher entering next season.
August 25, 2012
Josh Beckett's acquisition would reshuffle the Dodgers rotation. Who would be bumped to make room for the former Red Sox?
August 23, 2012
Does Jered Weaver's low BABIP mean he's headed for an ugly correction? Or is he an exception to the rule? If so, why?
August 18, 2012
After tossing a perfect game, where does Felix Hernandez stand in the AL Cy Young race?
August 16, 2012
Where will Carlos Marmol be in 2013? Despite the this year's turmoil, he might end up right back with the Cubs.
August 11, 2012
Johnny Cueto is making a case for the NL Cy Young award, but he has some stiff competition.
August 9, 2012
Targeting Jeff Samardzija this spring has worked out fairly well, but the same can't be said for every spring target.
August 4, 2012
Jered Weaver is the week's top Value Meter pitcher with two starts against division foes not named Texas.
August 2, 2012
How much longer will the Angels put up with Ervin Santana in the rotation? And who will take his spot once he's dumped?
July 28, 2012
Stephen Strasburg takes the hill twice at home this week for the Nationals.
July 26, 2012
Hanley Ramirez's trade to the Dodgers could be just the beginning of an exciting trade deadline week. What other deals can we expect?
July 21, 2012
Two starts this week makes Clayton Kershaw the Value Meter's top-ranked pitcher.
July 19, 2012
Felix Hernandez's velocity might be down, but i hasn't seemed to matter.
July 14, 2012
Roy Halladay is slated to return Tuesday from the DL. Lucky for the Dodgers.
July 12, 2012
As baseball heads into the second half of the season, is it time to buy or sell Tim Lincecum?
July 7, 2012
Justin Verlander is one of the sure things during the whacky week of the All-Star Game.
July 5, 2012
Ervin Santana's been among the surprise pitchers this season - but not on the good side. What can we expect in the second half?
June 30, 2012
With two starts at home this week, Chris Sale gets the nod as the top AL pitcher in the latest edition of the Value Meter.
June 23, 2012
Derek Holland's shoulder injury is progressing to the point that he might return this week. Get him back in your lineup.
June 21, 2012
For all his flaws, Francisco Liriano misses bats, and he's probably available in shallow formats.
June 16, 2012
Matt Cain's perfecto was impressive, but it can't touch Sandy Koufax's for three simple reasons.
June 14, 2012
Jeff Samardzija is enjoying the benefit of a making batters miss. What can we learn from swinging-strike rate?
June 9, 2012
The season is young, but it's already been crazy: a perfect game, three no-hitters, Lance Lynn and R.A. Dickey have nine wins - and Cliff Lee has zero.
June 2, 2012
Cliff Lee gets two starts this week, making him the Value Meter's top pitcher.
May 31, 2012
Will Roy Halladay's shoulder injury doom the Phillies? Answers to that and more as we stroll around the league's 30 rotations.
May 26, 2012
Cole Hamels is stating his case for the NL Cy Young with a strong season for the Phillies. But is he the top-ranked pitcher in this week's Value Meter?
May 24, 2012
Johan Santana's re-emergence has been one of the biggest surprises of the year. We've got eight more for you.
May 19, 2012
Yu Darvish, who tops the pitcher rankings this week with two starts, is looking like the early favorite for the AL Cy Young award.
May 17, 2012
Dellin Betances projects as a No. 2 starter, but his lack of control this year could easily derail that projection. When should we expect him in the bigs?
May 12, 2012
Is it time for NL-only owners to start worrying about Cole Hamels getting traded?
May 10, 2012
Will Stephen Strasburg pitch enough innings to win the NL Cy Young crown this season?
May 5, 2012
Justin Verlander gets a couple of starts against two of the league's worst-hitting clubs this week, which makes him the Value Meter's top starter.
May 3, 2012
For Roy Halladay, strikeouts are way down and walks are up. Is his sub-2.00 ERA set to explode?
April 28, 2012
Stephen Strasburg enters the week with 25 Ks in 25 innings, but he's still third on his team in strikeouts.
April 26, 2012
Adam Wainwright has had a tough start to the year, but what should we expect for the rest of the season?
April 21, 2012
Fresh off a 12-strikeout performance, Felix Hernandez tops the AL rankings with two starts this week.
April 19, 2012
Matt Thornton isn't the closer yet on the South Side, but he appears next in line. Which relievers should you target now for saves later?
April 14, 2012
Roy Halladay stands atop the pitcher rankings with two starts this week, including one at Petco Park.
April 12, 2012
Jeff Samardzija's sparkling season debut makes us ask, where did that come from? The answer to that and more is here.
April 7, 2012
Justin Verlander squares off against James Shields this week in one of the better pitching matchups on the board.
April 5, 2012
Is the Mariners' Double-A rotation, beaming with three strandout prospects, better than the one in Seattle?
April 1, 2012
Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw tops the list of the inaugural Value Meter.
March 29, 2012
Matt Thornton looks to have the edge in a three-way battle for saves on the South Side. Where else can fantasy owners find saves on the cheap?
March 22, 2012
Instead of looking at K, BB and GB rates, what if we looked at a pitcher's percentages in those stats? How would that change our view of a pitcher like Tim Lincecum? Let's find out.
March 8, 2012
Rafael Betancourt is the top-ranked closer? Dave Regan says so. Check out his unqiue rankings formula.
March 1, 2012
Where does Tim Lincecum rank ... on his own team? Dave Regan offers predictions and observations for 2012.
February 23, 2012
Wade Davis' bid to land a Rays rotation spot is but one of many spring pitching battles around the league. Find out how it's all likely to shake out.
February 16, 2012
Clayton Kershaw could approach 300 strikeouts this season. Does that vault him over Justin Verlander as the league's top starter?
February 6, 2012
Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw were brilliant in 2011, but the Dodgers need more to win the NL West. Why is their future brighter than it was six months ago?
January 30, 2012
September 29, 2011
Ricky Nolasco might not
September 24, 2011
The season finale of the Value Meter belongs to Cliff Lee, who's had an outstanding year and is the top-ranked pitcher entering the final week.
September 22, 2011
Mariano Rivera is the all-time saves leaders, but where does he rank among closers entering next season?
September 17, 2011
The NL Cy Young race is down to three candidates. Has Clayton Kershaw done enough to get your vote?
September 15, 2011
Justin Verlander is the top fantasy pitcher heading into next season, but a few others are close behind.
September 10, 2011
Johan Santana appears set to return to the mound this week. Temper expectations for his 2011 debut.
September 8, 2011
Rich Harden's ERA after the break sits at just 4.55, but in 57.1 innings, Harden has 74 strikeouts for a solid 11.6 K/9.
September 3, 2011
Stephen Strasburg returns to the mound this week with two starts, but is that enough to make him the week's top-ranked pitcher? Is the Value Meter author nuts?
September 1, 2011
A year after Tommy John surgery, Stephen Strasburg is ready to get back on the mound for the Nationals.
August 27, 2011
Clayton Kershaw, this week's top Value Meter pitcher, has been one of the few bright spots for the Dodgers this year.
August 25, 2011
A maturing and improving Mat Latos is primed for a breakout 2012 campaign in San Diego.
August 20, 2011
Josh Beckett isn't a strong Cy Young candidate yet, but he was solid again in his last start and sports a 2.46 ERA.
August 18, 2011
A look around the league at the status of each team's rotation, including the drama in New York with A.J. Burnett and the Yankees.
August 13, 2011
Cliff Lee has two starts this week, which makes him the Value Meter's top pitcher.
August 11, 2011
Johnny Cueto's xFIP says his ERA should be higher, but an improved groundball rate is helping him overcome a diminishing strikeout rate. Which pitchers are due for a increase or decrease in ERA?
August 6, 2011
Not only is Justin Verlander's heater the fastest in the game, but it's also the most effective. No surprise that he tops the AL Value Meter this week.
August 4, 2011
Musings examines mound questions from around the league, includingTrevor Cahill's tough second half.
July 30, 2011
Clayton Kershaw makes two road starts this week, but with 67 strikeouts in his last seven starts, he is the top ranked pitcher on this week's Value Meter.
July 23, 2011
Justin Verlander, who has two starts this week, is making his case for the Cy Young award by averaging 7.5 innings per start this year.
July 21, 2011
Michael Pineda has looked much better than a mere rookie this season, but is he hitting a first-year wall already?
July 16, 2011
Roy Halladay starts the second half in a familiar spot - atop the Value Meter with two starts this week.
July 9, 2011
Jered Weaver is an All-Star, but he'll have a more inviting start in his first game back from the break.
July 7, 2011
Will Joe Nathan regain the closer role for the Twins? That's just one of a bevy of questions we tackle, looking ahead to the second half.
July 2, 2011
The Tigers' Justin Verlander dominated in June with a 0.92 ERA, and he leads off July as the top-ranked pitcher in this week's Value Meter.
June 30, 2011
James Shields sports a likely unsustainable strand rate. Does that mean he's due for an ERA correction?
June 25, 2011
Justin Verlander vs. the surprising Dillon Gee is one of a number of intriguing matchups this week.
June 23, 2011
Fausto Carmona was supposed to be the anchor for a young Indians rotation, but he's been anything but. What should we expect from him?
June 18, 2011
Jered Weaver is slated for two starts this week, one of which is up the road at Dodger Stadium in this year's installment of the Freeway Series.
June 16, 2011
The A's dodged a bullet with Brett Anderson, and hopefully they'll be equally as lucky with Trevor Cahill, who is clearly not himself these days.
June 11, 2011
Justin Verlander is the early favorite for the AL Cy Young, and with two starts this week, he's the top pitcher in this edition of the Value Meter.
June 9, 2011
Is Ubaldo Jimenez back? That's but one of the questions in the Mound Musings mailbag that gets answered this week.
June 4, 2011
Felix Hernandez gets two starts this week, and even though they come on the road, he's our No. 1-ranked starter.
June 2, 2011
How does Toronto's Shaun Marcum do it with a Reganesque Fastball?
May 28, 2011
This week's Value Meter offers a peak behind the curtain to see just how is it that a Josh Beckett ends up as the top-ranked AL pitcher.
May 21, 2011
Cole Hamels leads the National League this week, though AL pitchers dominate the mixed league rankings.
May 19, 2011
Neftali Feliz is back in the saddle for the Rangers, but is Tanner Scheppers a name we should know?
May 14, 2011
The AL and NL intersect this week, creating some interesting pitching matchups, including Josh Johnson vs. David Price.
May 12, 2011
Francisco Liriano just threw a no-hitter, but his velocity is down this year. Does velocity matter?
May 7, 2011
With two starts this week, Tim Lincecum tops the latest edition of the Value Meter.
May 5, 2011
Felix Hernandez leads the list of top starting-pitcher keepers. Who's the top-ranked reliever?
April 30, 2011
Johnny Cueto is nearing a return from the DL, and it could come as early as this week.
April 28, 2011
Wade Davis has had a lot of unsustainable good fortune this season, but not all
April 23, 2011
With starts against the A's and Rays this week, Jered Weaver tops the latest edition of the Value Meter. His sidekick in Anaheim isn't a bad option, either.
April 21, 2011
Ryan Franklin is out as the St. Louis closer. So, who does that mean is in?
April 16, 2011
Clayton Kershaw continues to improve his control, but unfortunately he only has one start this week.
April 14, 2011
What do advanced pitching metrics like O-Swing% and Z-Contact% tell us about a pitcher like Kyle McClellan?
April 9, 2011
It was an insane first week of the season, but Felix Hernandez looked good. He gets two starts this week, and is the Value Meter's top-ranked hurler.
April 7, 2011
The Dodgers' lifeless bats prevented Clayton Kershaw from notching two wins in the first week, but he still posted a 17:2 K:BB in 13 innings.
March 31, 2011
March 30, 2011
A mid-week Opening Day means extra starts in the first week of fantasy action for some pitchers. Yovani Gallardo gets three starts, but he's not the top-ranked pitcher in this year's inaugural Value Meter.
March 24, 2011
Joe Nathan is back, but how much can you expect from him this season? Those and other bullpen questions from around the league are answered in this week's Musings.
March 17, 2011
Who's better than Mariners ace and reigning American League Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez?
March 10, 2011
March 3, 2011
Cole Hamels is almost an afterthought given the state of the Phillies rotation, but he could be in store for huge things this year.
February 24, 2011
Derek Holland is one of a handful of candidates vying for a the last couple remaining spots in the Rangers rotation.
February 9, 2011
Matt Kemp should improve over last year's disappointing season, but will that be enough for the Dodgers to contend?
January 26, 2011
Felix Hernandez wasn't a casualty of the Verducci Effect in 2010
September 30, 2010
September 25, 2010
In the final Value Meter of the season, Felix Hernandez is the AL's top-rated pitcher this week as he gets two more starts to make his Cy Young case.
September 23, 2010
September 18, 2010
Jered Weaver takes the mound twice this week, making him the week's top-rated AL pitcher.
September 16, 2010
September 11, 2010
Johan Santana received some stunning news that leaves his 2011 fantasy value in question.
September 9, 2010
How the 2010 second half has affected next year's pitcher rankings in this look ahead.
September 4, 2010
Tim Lincecum has two advantageous starts this week, but he's not the week's top-rated pitcher. Who is?
September 2, 2010
August 28, 2010
Felix Hernandez gets two start this week against rather anemic offenses as he tries to convince voters that he is Cy Young worthy.
August 26, 2010
August 21, 2010
Adam Wainwright gets two starts next week, and they will both come against teams that are among the bottom five in the league in runs scored. No surprise: Wainwright heads this week's Top 100.
August 19, 2010
August 14, 2010
Johan Santana has a promising week ahead with starts against the Astros and Pirates.
August 12, 2010
August 7, 2010
Two starts this week make Tim Lincecum the league's top starting pitcher.
August 5, 2010
July 31, 2010
Yovani Gallardo has good matchups in two starts this week. but does that make him the NL's top-rated pitcher?
July 29, 2010
July 24, 2010
Jamie Moyer is done for the foreseeable future with an elbow injury. Have we seen the last of the ageless wonder?
July 22, 2010
July 17, 2010
Tim Lincecum shut out the Mets in his last start. This week, he has two NL West rivals on deck, which places him atop the pitcher rankings.
July 15, 2010
July 9, 2010
As we head to the All-Star break this week, Cliff Lee heads to his fourth team in less than a year after getting traded to the Rangers.
July 3, 2010
Jered Weaver hits the road for two starts this week against mediocre-hitting clubs.
July 1, 2010
June 26, 2010
Adam Wainwright sits atop the pitcher rankings this week with two starts at home.
June 24, 2010
June 19, 2010
Tim Lincecum has had his ups and downs this year, but he's back atop the value meter with two starts this week.
June 17, 2010
June 12, 2010
Adam Wainwright faces two of the AL's worst-hitting clubs this week, which makes him the week's top-rated pitcher.
June 10, 2010
June 4, 2010
The Stephen Strasburg shows debuts this week against a couple of lackluster teams. Is that enough to make him this week's top-ranked pitcher?
June 3, 2010