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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention J.J. Hoover's name.
August 20, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine scours the waiver wire for the National League's best options this week as Brandon Nimmo takes over in the outfield for the Mets after Curtis Granderson was traded to the Dodgers.
May 24, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: 10 Things I Wonder About
Dave Regan uses his weekly rumblings to explore 10 things he wonders about, like if Twins hurler Jose Berrios is overhyped.
May 4, 2017
Mound Musings: Spotlight on the Soft-Tossers
This week Brad Johnson tackles a question posed by a reader who asked whether Johnson considers pitchers who lack big arms like Cy Young winner and Boston Red Sox Rick Porcello.
April 30, 2017
Jan Levine breaks down the NL waiver wire for the week as David Peralta is tearing it up at the plate for the Diamondbacks.
August 2, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rougned Rising in Texas
Vlad Sedler's look around the majors includes Texas' Rougned Odor, who is quickly developing into a star. And at 22, he still has plenty of room for growth.
May 8, 2016
Jan Levine highlights the NL's free agent options for the week, and notes that there could be a new closer in Cincinnati.
May 5, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Re-Rank Fallout: Closers
Cubs closer Hector Rondon is moving up the overall ranks. Should he be considered a top-10 closer? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.
May 1, 2016
Jeff Erickson looks through the week's best NL waiver options and highlights some top prospects who could soon get the call to the majors, including the Phillies' Nick Williams
April 24, 2016
Todd Zola gives him free agent suggestions for the Senior Circuit, and notes that Chase Utley is getting more playing time than expected with the Dodgers.
April 21, 2016
Mound Musings : Assessing Emerging Opportunity
Brad Johnson explains what to look for when determining which pitching prospects will soon get opportunities. Find out why Brandon Finnegan gets the edge against more talented pitchers.
Regan's Rumblings: Buy-Low Candidates
Dave Regan rumbles about a bunch of underachieving fantasy assets thus far this season and whether or not you should try to buy low on their services.
April 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Walking the Tightrope
Vlad Sedler discusses the tightrope act that comes with giving up on drafted players for free agents in this week's Barometer, which also spotlights the rise of Jake Odorizzi.
April 3, 2016
Jan Levine looks over the winners of spring job battles for roster-worthy buys, and sees a lot of moving parts in Arizona due to A.J. Pollock's latest injury
April 1, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Getting a Jump on Free Agents
David Regan looks at players who likely went undrafted this spring and could help fantasy owners as waiver-wire pickups in Week 1, like Arizona's Jake Lamb.
March 25, 2016
Spring Training Job Battles: Countdown to Opening Day
Clay Link checks in on all the major positional battles from around Major League Baseball. Is Aaron Sanchez a lock to make the rotation?
March 20, 2016
Collette Calls: NL Predictions
Jason Collette looks into his crystal ball for each team in the National League. Will Yasiel Puig rebound with a new manager in Los Angeles or is he doomed to disappoint?
March 18, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central
Brad Johnson continues his tour through baseball with a look at pitchers to watch in the NL Central, including St. Louis' Adam Wainwright.
March 5, 2016
The Long Game: Scrubbing Your Keeper List
Erik Siegrist looks for keepers from last season who are cheap enough and have enough upside to keep again this season, like Tampa Bay's Steven Souza.
March 3, 2016
Spring Training Job Battles: And We're Off
Clay Link previews all the major job battles from around the league. Can Drew Hutchison make amends for last year and earn a spot in the starting rotation?
February 12, 2016
Collette Calls: NL Closers in Waiting
We all know about Jeurys Familia, but Jason Collette tells fantasy owners who they should also be focused on in the Mets' bullpen, and on every NL team.
February 11, 2016
Team Previews: NL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
December 29, 2015
Collette Calls: National League Closers
A few recent trades have left the National League with significantly fewer upper-tier closers, and Jason Collette wades through the best of the rest.
July 21, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: No Joe Schmo
July 9, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: A Bullpen Walk-Through
David Regan offers up a status report on the closer situations for all 30 teams, including the woeful Reds who might be tempted to deal Aroldis Chapman.
July 2, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: 30 Teams, 30 Questions
David Regan takes a tour of all 30 depth charts, and among other thoughts has some concern over Gregory Polanco's progress
June 25, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Scoop Up Hoover
Hoover is an intriguing pick-up in leagues if you’re scrounging for saves, especially with the rumors floating around that Chapman could be moved in a deadline trade.
June 12, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Getting To Know Eugenio
Chris Benzine discusses what Zack Cozart's injury means for the recently recalled Eugenio Suarez, and why you should consider him for your league.
September 2, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day, Part Deux
In a seemingly endless sea of September call-ups, the Phillies' Maikel Franco rates as one of the shining stars of the group.
August 21, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Jay Is The Way
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman looks to be back to himself after a Thursday night appearance...
April 14, 2014
Rounding Third: Difficult Cuts
Even though Jake Odorizzi has newfound job security in the Rays' rotation, Jeff Erickson cut him on his NFBC Main Event team.
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