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David Regan is a five-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, and was named the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

Fantasy sports articles written by David Regan

Behind the Numbers: 2015 Breakout Predictions

Nolan Arenado was limited by illness and injury this year, setting himself up for a breakout season in 2015.

Behind the Numbers: 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?

Behind the Numbers: Failed Expectations

Few players fell as hard this year as Jay Bruce, who has been sub-replacement level after three straight years of 30 homers.

Behind the Numbers: Overvalued for 2015

Johnny Cueto might be having a great season, but it takes time to rebuild trust, and he hasn't proven that he can be trusted in 2015.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Behind the Numbers: Pitchers to Target and Avoid

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?

Behind the Numbers: Hitters to Target

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.

Behind the Numbers: Gaining an Edge with xFIP

David Price has been unlucky this season, as his xFIP, which is more than a run lower than his ERA, makes clear.

Behind the Numbers: Is Bryce Harper Overrated?

No prospect in recent memory has garnered scouting reports like Bryce Harper, but is he even a top-10 talent?

Behind the Numbers: Revisiting Keeper Rankings

Where does Troy Tulowitzki rank now on a keeper list, and is his amazing start enough to look past his health issues?

Behind the Numbers: Answering the Mailbag

How has Clayton Kershaw slipped ... on his own team? Answering that question and more in this week's edition of Behind the Numbers.

Behind the Numbers: Scanning the Wire

Mike Zunino has displayed good power this season and has improved his average too, making him worthy of a pickup in 12-team leagues.

Behind the Numbers: My Favorite Metrics

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.

Behind the Numbers: Small Sample Size, Big Conclusions

As he slumps his way through April, is Chase Headley establishing a new baseline of performance?

Behind the Numbers: Learning From Small Sample Sizes

The sample size is small, but can Dee Gordon reach 65 stolen bases and a .300 batting average this year?

Behind the Numbers: Is Brandon Belt's Power for Real?

The answer to that and more as this week's edition tackles some early season observations.

Behind the Numbers: Closer Roulette

With four new closers already crowned, where will the closer wheel land next? Colorado's Rex Brothers might be a good bet.

Behind the Numbers: Players Who are Hard to Value

No one questions Yasiel Puig's talent, but his fantasy value is hotly debated. Where should he go in drafts this spring?

2014 Dodgers Team Preview: Locked And Loaded

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.

Behind the Numbers: Wrapping Up the 2013 Season

Michael Wacha was one of a number of pitching prospects to grab headlines in 2013. Can we expect more in 2014?

Behind the Numbers: 2013 Awards, 2014 Top-10s

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.

Behind the Numbers: 2013 Underachievers in 2014

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?

Behind the Numbers: 2013 Overachievers in 2014

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?

Behind the Numbers: Stuff on My Mind

Dave Regan surveys the field and answers the important questions, like who's going to replace Matt Harvey?

Behind the Numbers: 30 Players for the Stretch Run

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.

Behind the Numbers: Winning with Non-Stars

Brian Dozier isn't a star, but the Twins infielder is having a year that can help fantasy owners win league titles.

Behind the Numbers: Surpises and Disappointments 2013

Jean Segura has outperformed most expectations this year, but how will the fallout from the Ryan Braun saga impact him next season?

Behind the Numbers: Questions for the Second Half

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.

Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Sleepers for Deep Leagues

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.

Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Sleepers

Justin Upton a sleeper? Now's the time to roll the dice on the Braves outfielder after a lengthy struggle in the first half.

Behind the Numbers: Trending Up, Trending Down

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?

Behind the Numbers: Likes and Dislikes

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?

Behind the Numbers: All-Star Picks

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?

Behind the Numbers: Brewer Breakout

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?

Behind the Numbers: 10 Fearless Predictions

Yasiel Puig will be the best Dodgers outfielder the rest of the way, according to David Regan.

Behind the Numbers: May Turnarounds, Duds & Surprises

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.

FAAB Factor-NL: Big Z's New Stripes

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.

Behind the Numbers: Closer Scenarios Around the League

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?

Behind the Numbers: Cain He Rebound?

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.

Behind the Numbers: Is Weeks Just Weak?

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.

Behind the Numbers: April Heroes and Zeroes

April is usually Matt Kemp's favorite month, but this season is a different story. What's an owner to do?

Behind the Numbers: Looking Over Gattis' Shoulder

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.,

Behind the Numbers: Will Davis Flame Out?

Chris Davis is off to a scorching-hot start, but is he destined to flame out for the Orioles

Behind the Numbers: Opening Day Headlines

Chase Utley's Opening Day performance served notice that fantasy owners would be wise not to write off the oft-injured slugger just yet.

Behind the Numbers: Spring Training Heroes

Eric Hosmer tore up spring training last year before a disappointing sophomore campaign. Dave Regan highlights spring performances that have grabbed his attention.

Behind the Numbers: Multiple Shares

Dave Regan examines the common links on the team's that he's drafted so far this spring, including Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown.

Behind the Numbers: Pitcher Rankings

Justin Verlander is at the top of Dave Regan's board as he shares his top-50 starting pitcher and top-30 reliever rankings.

Behind the Numbers: Positional Rankings: SS, 3B, OF

With the move into a loaded Toronto lineup, Jose Reyes tops Dave Regan's list of shortstops this season.

Behind the Numbers: Positional Rankings

Dave Regan explains what he's looking for and shares his rankings at catcher, first base and second for 2013.

Bats and Balls: An Offseason Review

Draft Starting Pitching: A Few Tips and Tricks

Dave Regan's annual column focusing on how to build a successful starting pitching staff.

Dodgers' Team Preview: Big Spending, Big Expectations

For the Dodgers to fulfill their expectations, they need Hanley Ramirez to be more than just another big contract.

Mound Musings: And the Winner is ...

It's time to hand out season-end awards.Tim Lincecum's highly disappointing season leaves him with only a better-luck-next-year.

Pitching Value Meter: In the Home Stretch

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Double Dip

Jered Weaver could move up a day this week, making him a two-start starter.

Mound Musings: Starters for the Stretch Run

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Falling Angel?

Jered Weaver has already missed one start with a shoulder injury, and he could miss more. Will he return this week?

Mound Musings: The Strasburg Situation

That Nats' mishandling of Steven Strasburg this season stands in stark contrast to the adroit touch the Braves used with Kris Medlen.

Pitching Value Meter: Dodger Double Duty

Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Tuesday, but it looks like he could get an extra start this week.

Mound Musings: Top 50 Keepers for 2013

Will the gloves come off in 2013? If so, Stephen Strasburg could be the top fantasy pitcher entering next season.

Pitching Value Meter: Beckett in Blue

Josh Beckett's acquisition would reshuffle the Dodgers rotation. Who would be bumped to make room for the former Red Sox?

Mound Musings: Breaking Down Pitcher 'Truths'

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?

Pitching Value Meter: Perfect Cy Young Candidate

After tossing a perfect game, where does Felix Hernandez stand in the AL Cy Young race?

Mound Musings: Projecting 2013 Closers

Where will Carlos Marmol be in 2013? Despite the this year's turmoil, he might end up right back with the Cubs.

Pitching Value Meter: Red Dawn

Johnny Cueto is making a case for the NL Cy Young award, but he has some stiff competition.

Mound Musings: Pitchers Targeted, Avoided

Targeting Jeff Samardzija this spring has worked out fairly well, but the same can't be said for every spring target.

Pitching Value Meter: Halos Haymaker

Jered Weaver is the week's top Value Meter pitcher with two starts against division foes not named Texas.

Mound Musings: A Look at the 30 Rotations

How much longer will the Angels put up with Ervin Santana in the rotation? And who will take his spot once he's dumped?

Pitching Value Meter: Dominating D.C.

Stephen Strasburg takes the hill twice at home this week for the Nationals.

Mound Musings: Hanley Goes Hollywood

Hanley Ramirez's trade to the Dodgers could be just the beginning of an exciting trade deadline week. What other deals can we expect?

Pitching Value Meter: Think Blue

Two starts this week makes Clayton Kershaw the Value Meter's top-ranked pitcher.

Mound Musings: Second-Half Observations

Felix Hernandez's velocity might be down, but i hasn't seemed to matter.

Pitching Value Meter: Roy Wonder

Roy Halladay is slated to return Tuesday from the DL. Lucky for the Dodgers.

Mound Musings: Answers for the Second Half

As baseball heads into the second half of the season, is it time to buy or sell Tim Lincecum?

Pitching Value Meter: All-Star Week

Justin Verlander is one of the sure things during the whacky week of the All-Star Game.

Mound Musings: Good Surprises, Bad Surprises

Ervin Santana's been among the surprise pitchers this season - but not on the good side. What can we expect in the second half?

Pitching Value Meter: Sale-a-brate Good Times

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Ready for Rangers Return

Derek Holland's shoulder injury is progressing to the point that he might return this week. Get him back in your lineup.

Mound Musings: Shallow League Material

For all his flaws, Francisco Liriano misses bats, and he's probably available in shallow formats.

Pitching Value Meter: House of Cain

Matt Cain's perfecto was impressive, but it can't touch Sandy Koufax's for three simple reasons.

Mound Musings: Swing and a Miss

Jeff Samardzija is enjoying the benefit of a making batters miss. What can we learn from swinging-strike rate?

Pitching Value Meter: Still Searching for a W

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Top of the Charts

Cliff Lee gets two starts this week, making him the Value Meter's top pitcher.

Mound Musings: A Stroll Around 30 Rotations

Will Roy Halladay's shoulder injury doom the Phillies? Answers to that and more as we stroll around the league's 30 rotations.

Pitching Value Meter: Cole Powers Phillies

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?

Mound Musings: 9 Surprises So Far

Johan Santana's re-emergence has been one of the biggest surprises of the year. We've got eight more for you.

Pitching Value Meter: Cy Yu

Yu Darvish, who tops the pitcher rankings this week with two starts, is looking like the early favorite for the AL Cy Young award.

Mound Musings: Help is on the Way

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?

Pitching Value Meter: On the Trade Block?

Is it time for NL-only owners to start worrying about Cole Hamels getting traded?

Mound Musings: Pitching Predictions

Will Stephen Strasburg pitch enough innings to win the NL Cy Young crown this season?

Pitching Value Meter: Top Tiger

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.

Mound Musings: Pitchers to Target & Avoid

For Roy Halladay, strikeouts are way down and walks are up. Is his sub-2.00 ERA set to explode?

Pitching Value Meter: Nats Own K Street

Stephen Strasburg enters the week with 25 Ks in 25 innings, but he's still third on his team in strikeouts.

Mound Musings: Fast Starts, Slow Starts

Adam Wainwright has had a tough start to the year, but what should we expect for the rest of the season?

Pitching Value Meter: Felix Holds Court

Fresh off a 12-strikeout performance, Felix Hernandez tops the AL rankings with two starts this week.

Mound Musings: Closers in Waiting

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?

Pitching Value Meter: Roy's Rollin'

Roy Halladay stands atop the pitcher rankings with two starts this week, including one at Petco Park.

Mound Musings: Early Questions, Early Answers

Jeff Samardzija's sparkling season debut makes us ask, where did that come from? The answer to that and more is here.

Pitching Value Meter: Everything's Aces

Justin Verlander squares off against James Shields this week in one of the better pitching matchups on the board.

Mound Musings: 30 Teams, 30 Questions

Is the Mariners' Double-A rotation, beaming with three strandout prospects, better than the one in Seattle?

Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2012 Season

Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw tops the list of the inaugural Value Meter.

Mound Musings: Sleeper Relievers: Finding Saves

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?

Mound Musings: A Fresh Perspective

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.

Mound Musings: Ranking the 30 Closers

Rafael Betancourt is the top-ranked closer? Dave Regan says so. Check out his unqiue rankings formula.

Mound Musings: Predictions & Observations

Where does Tim Lincecum rank ... on his own team? Dave Regan offers predictions and observations for 2012.

Mound Musings: 30 Rotations Entering Spring

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.

Mound Musings: Top 100 Starting Pitchers

Clayton Kershaw could approach 300 strikeouts this season. Does that vault him over Justin Verlander as the league's top starter?

2012 Dodgers' Preview: Dodgers 2012: Bright Future

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?

Fantasy 101: Building A Great Fantasy Pitching Staff

Mound Musings: 2012 Breakout Candidates

Ricky Nolasco might not

Pitching Value Meter: Season Finale

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.

Mound Musings: Top-50 Relievers for 2012

Mariano Rivera is the all-time saves leaders, but where does he rank among closers entering next season?

Pitching Value Meter: Cy Young Race

The NL Cy Young race is down to three candidates. Has Clayton Kershaw done enough to get your vote?

Mound Musings: Top 100 Starters for 2012

Justin Verlander is the top fantasy pitcher heading into next season, but a few others are close behind.

Pitching Value Meter: Read to Return, Finally

Johan Santana appears set to return to the mound this week. Temper expectations for his 2011 debut.

Mound Musings: Pitchers for the Stretch Run

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Welcome Back

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?

Mound Musings: Notes From Around the League

A year after Tommy John surgery, Stephen Strasburg is ready to get back on the mound for the Nationals.

Pitching Value Meter: Dodger Blues

Clayton Kershaw, this week's top Value Meter pitcher, has been one of the few bright spots for the Dodgers this year.

Mound Musings: 2012 Breakout Candidates

A maturing and improving Mat Latos is primed for a breakout 2012 campaign in San Diego.

Pitching Value Meter: Under the Radar

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.

Mound Musings: Rotation Watch

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.

Pitching Value Meter: The Future is Bright

Cliff Lee has two starts this week, which makes him the Value Meter's top pitcher.

Mound Musings: ERA vs. xFIP

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?

Pitching Value Meter: Ace of the League

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.

Mound Musings: Random Notes From the Hill

Musings examines mound questions from around the league, includingTrevor Cahill's tough second half.

Pitching Value Meter: Ks For Days

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.

Pitching Value Meter: No Taming this Tiger

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.

Mound Musings: Is Michael Pineda Fading?

Michael Pineda has looked much better than a mere rookie this season, but is he hitting a first-year wall already?

Pitching Value Meter: Roy Wonder

Roy Halladay starts the second half in a familiar spot - atop the Value Meter with two starts this week.

Pitching Value Meter: All-Star Gem

Jered Weaver is an All-Star, but he'll have a more inviting start in his first game back from the break.

Mound Musings: Questions for the Second Half

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.

Pitching Value Meter: On the Prowl

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.

Mound Musings: All-Stars, Strand Rates, Bullpens

James Shields sports a likely unsustainable strand rate. Does that mean he's due for an ERA correction?

Pitching Value Meter: Week of Intrigue

Justin Verlander vs. the surprising Dillon Gee is one of a number of intriguing matchups this week.

Mound Musings: Pitchers on the Fringe

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?

Pitching Value Meter: Interleague Play Continues

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.

Mound Musings: 30 Questions for 30 Rotations

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Cy Young Campaign

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.

Mound Musings: Answering the Mailbag

Is Ubaldo Jimenez back? That's but one of the questions in the Mound Musings mailbag that gets answered this week.

Pitching Value Meter: It's Good to be the King

Felix Hernandez gets two starts this week, and even though they come on the road, he's our No. 1-ranked starter.

Mound Musings: The Shaun Marcum Story

How does Toronto's Shaun Marcum do it with a Reganesque Fastball?

Pitching Value Meter: How the Sausage is Made

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Hamels

Cole Hamels leads the National League this week, though AL pitchers dominate the mixed league rankings.

Mound Musings: 30 Bullpen Sleepers

Neftali Feliz is back in the saddle for the Rangers, but is Tanner Scheppers a name we should know?

Pitching Value Meter: Interleague Play Begins

The AL and NL intersect this week, creating some interesting pitching matchups, including Josh Johnson vs. David Price.

Mound Musings: Five Burning Questions

Francisco Liriano just threw a no-hitter, but his velocity is down this year. Does velocity matter?

Pitching Value Meter: Top of the Charts

With two starts this week, Tim Lincecum tops the latest edition of the Value Meter.

Mound Musings: Top Keeper Pitchers

Felix Hernandez leads the list of top starting-pitcher keepers. Who's the top-ranked reliever?

Pitching Value Meter: Red Ready

Johnny Cueto is nearing a return from the DL, and it could come as early as this week.

Mound Musings: Learning From xFIP

Wade Davis has had a lot of unsustainable good fortune this season, but not all

Pitching Value Meter: Halo Power

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.

Mound Musings: Starters, Relievers and Stuff

Ryan Franklin is out as the St. Louis closer. So, who does that mean is in?

Pitching Value Meter: In Full Control

Clayton Kershaw continues to improve his control, but unfortunately he only has one start this week.

Mound Musings: Advanced Metrics Analysis

What do advanced pitching metrics like O-Swing% and Z-Contact% tell us about a pitcher like Kyle McClellan?

Pitching Value Meter: Off and Running

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.

Mound Musings: Opening-Week Reflections

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.

Mound Musings: Rotation Surprises

Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2011 Season

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.

Mound Musings: Examining the 30 Bullpens

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.

Mound Musings: Top 100 Starting Pitchers

Who's better than Mariners ace and reigning American League Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez?

Mound Musings: Regan's Top 10s (Or Close to it)

Mound Musings: Philly Phantastic

Cole Hamels is almost an afterthought given the state of the Phillies rotation, but he could be in store for huge things this year.

Mound Musings: Back of the Rotation Candidates

Derek Holland is one of a handful of candidates vying for a the last couple remaining spots in the Rangers rotation.

MLB Team Previews: 2011 Dodgers Preview

Matt Kemp should improve over last year's disappointing season, but will that be enough for the Dodgers to contend?

Mound Musings: Spotting Overvalued and Undervalued Starting Pitchers

Felix Hernandez wasn't a casualty of the Verducci Effect in 2010

Mound Musings: Undervalued, Overvalued for 2011

Pitching Value Meter: This is It: The 2010 Finale

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.

Mound Musings: Vegas Breakfasts & Pitching Prospects

Pitching Value Meter: Weaver's the One

Jered Weaver takes the mound twice this week, making him the week's top-rated AL pitcher.

Mound Musings: Let's Hand out the Hardware

Pitching Value Meter: Johan's Future ... ?

Johan Santana received some stunning news that leaves his 2011 fantasy value in question.

Mound Musings: 2011 Top 50 Revised

How the 2010 second half has affected next year's pitcher rankings in this look ahead.

Pitching Value Meter: Down the Stretch They Come

Tim Lincecum has two advantageous starts this week, but he's not the week's top-rated pitcher. Who is?

Mound Musings: Changes in Velocity

Pitching Value Meter: Cy Young Charge

Felix Hernandez gets two start this week against rather anemic offenses as he tries to convince voters that he is Cy Young worthy.

Mound Musings: 30 Rotations Heading into Sept.

Pitching Value Meter: The 'Wright Choice For the Top Spot

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.

Mound Musings: Kershaw Drops the Walks

Pitching Value Meter: Favorable Schedule

Johan Santana has a promising week ahead with starts against the Astros and Pirates.

Mound Musings: Ten for Your Consideration

Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Tim

Two starts this week make Tim Lincecum the league's top starting pitcher.

Mound Musings: The Year of the Pitcher

Pitching Value Meter: This Week's Rankings

Yovani Gallardo has good matchups in two starts this week. but does that make him the NL's top-rated pitcher?

Mound Musings: Studs and Duds

Pitching Value Meter: Time's Up?

Jamie Moyer is done for the foreseeable future with an elbow injury. Have we seen the last of the ageless wonder?

Mound Musings: Can they Keep It Up?

Pitching Value Meter: A Giant on the Mound

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.

Mound Musings: 10 Burning Questions

Pitching Value Meter: Lone Star All-Star

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.

Pitching Value Meter: Leave it to Weaver

Jered Weaver hits the road for two starts this week against mediocre-hitting clubs.

Mound Musings: The Best Prospect Pitchers

Pitching Value Meter: Home Cookin'

Adam Wainwright sits atop the pitcher rankings this week with two starts at home.

Mound Musings: 2011 SP Draft Board

Pitching Value Meter: Two for Tim

Tim Lincecum has had his ups and downs this year, but he's back atop the value meter with two starts this week.

Mound Musings: Closers in Waiting

Pitching Value Meter: Interleague Play is Back

Adam Wainwright faces two of the AL's worst-hitting clubs this week, which makes him the week's top-rated pitcher.

Mound Musings: BABIP Check-in

Pitching Value Meter: It's Showtime

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?

Mound Musings: Examining 30 No. 5 Starters