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November 16, 2017
The Z Files: 2018 Pitching Tiers
Todd Zola gives a peek at his initial pitching tiers for next season and discusses whether Madison Bumgarner still belongs among the elite.
September 28, 2017
Collette Calls: New Pitch Fact Check
Jason Collette checks the outcomes of pitchers who said in spring they were adding a new pitch this year. Who actually followed through and what difference did it make?
September 23, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
Todd Zola files one last pitcher ranking as the 2017 season enters its final week. Rotations are in flux, making it a difficult week to rank the starters.
September 19, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco reviews Tuesday's slate and recommends Mike Zunino in an exploitable matchup against Rangers left-hander Martin Perez.
September 16, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Start Aces in Thin Supply
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is one of the few aces who will have two starts.
September 9, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: All Aces for Indians
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Indians' aces both get a pair of starts against AL Central foes.
September 8, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Christopher Olson is rolling with Mariners veteran Robinson Cano on the road against Ricky Nolasco and the Angels.
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco brings us his selections for Friday's slate, kicking things off with Nats ace Max Scherzer at home against the Phillies.
September 3, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist checks out the free-agent pool in the American League, where Garrett Richards is the latest young Angel to come off the DL and bolster their rotation.
September 2, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine finds the best waiver additions in the NL this week, but Tyler Glasnow might have to wait just a little longer for a callup.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Keuchel Leads Astros
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as Houston's Dallas Keuchel finds himself atop the AL with two starts against division foes.
September 1, 2017
Chris Olson is rolling with Royals slugger Mike Moustakas on the road in Minneapolis on Friday.
August 31, 2017
Mound Musings: Polishing Your Crystal Ball
Brad Johnson discusses the difficulty of predicting which developing arms will help your team now, and what to expect next year. He also notes that Tyler Glasnow’s improved pitching at Triple-A Indianapolis might bring him back to Pittsburgh soon.
August 27, 2017
Jan Levine runs down the NL's waiver pickups for this week, including a look at Patrick Corbin, who's in the midst of a lengthy hot stretch.
August 26, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Looking for Top Sale
Todd Zola ranks this week's projected starters, as Chris Sale enters a two-start week looking to rebound from a disastrous outing.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Chris Bennett reviews Saturday's slate and recommends rostering the Braves' young double-play duo of Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies against Rockies right-hander Kyle Freeland.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Adam Zdroik spots a couple of stacking options on Saturday's slate, including Jose Abreu and the White Sox facing the unproven Buck Farmer.
FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values
Given Tyler Skaggs' struggles at home this season, Juan Blanco is looking to take advantage with George Springer.
August 24, 2017
Mound Musings: See You in September?
With September around the corner, Brad Johnson focuses on pitchers who might be worth a look during the season’s final month, including Noah Syndergaard, who recently began actively throwing.
August 20, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Roughned Odor has been very strong against right-handed pitching at home, a situation he'll find himself in Sunday against the White Sox.
August 19, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dodgers Duo on Top
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers boats two dominate hurlers while much of the league deals with injuries.
August 12, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: MadBum's Back
Todd Zola ranks this week's starters as Madison Bumgarner is back atop the pitching list after three consecutive strong starts.
August 9, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Christopher Olson checks out Wednesday's slate and expects Kevin Gausman to continue his second-half resurgence against an Angels club that struggles against right-handed pitching.
August 5, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale of the Week
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Boston's Chris Sale gets a double dip of the Rays and Yankees.
July 29, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Duffy's on A Royal Cruise
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the trade deadline threatens to cause havoc. One pitcher sailing smoothly, though, is Danny Duffy, who has dominated since coming off the DL.
Just two hits shy of 3,000 for his career, Juan Blanco is expecting Adrian Beltre to join the exclusive club Saturday against the Orioles.
July 24, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik surveys Monday's slate and expects Steven Souza's huge July to continue against struggling Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman.
July 22, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dominant deGrom
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Mets' Jacob deGrom looks to continue his dominating run with two starts in pitchers' parks.
July 15, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Second-Half Surge for Kershaw?
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, as Clayton Kershaw, who looks poised for a second-half surge, is one of the few elite hurlers with two starts.
July 13, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Second Half Kicks Off
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitchers for this weekend's first post-break games. Corey Kluber lands in the top spot with start at the A's.
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