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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 22, 2017
Oak's Corner: A Look at Some 2018 Fades
Scott Jenstad focuses on players whom he thinks underperformed this year, like Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who, after eight consecutive seasons of hitting over .300, has hit just .249 this year.
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 10, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Fantasy managers will have to pay up for him, but Chris Olson explains why Stephen Strasburg should pay off Sunday against the Phillies.
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 5, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Neil Parker explores Tuesday's DraftKings slate, locking in the Indians' Danny Salazar on the mound against the White Sox.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Sasha Yodashkin checks in with his Tuesday Yahoo suggestions, leading off with the Braves' Julio Teheran at home against the Rangers.
September 2, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Neil Parker provides his recommendations for Thursday's DraftKings slate, using one of his pitcher slots on the Cardinals' Michael Wacha in San Francisco.
FantasyDraft MLB: Thursday Values
Adam Zdroik explores Thursday's FantasyDraft slate, recommending Yankees veteran hurler CC Sabathia at home against Boston.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Greg Vara isn't thrilled with the pitching options on Thursday's slate, which makes paying up for Giancarlo Stanton more palatable.
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.
August 25, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco uses one of his Friday pitcher slots on Jacon deGrom of the Mets on the road in D.C.
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 10, 2017
Collette Calls: Super Stanton
Jason Collette looks at several players who have caught his attention recently, including Giancarlo Stanton, who looks like a first-round pick in 2018.
August 8, 2017
Neil Parker breaks down his Tuesday DraftKings selections, pinpointing Indians ace Corey Kluber as a great pitching option at home against the Rockies.
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.
August 3, 2017
Greg Vara reviews Thursday's slate and can't resist rostering an expensive Charlie Blackmon at home against Rafael Montero and the Mets.
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.
July 23, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Andrew Benintendi has been very solid against right-handed hitters away from Fenway Park, and he has an excellent matchup Sunday against the Angels.
Giancarlo Stanton won't come cheaply, but Chris Olson explains why the Marlins outfielder is worth the fantasy investment Sunday against the Reds.
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 21, 2017
Oak's Corner: Thames Is Striking Out
In his weekly recap, Scott Jenstad examines the long slump that’s keeping Milwaukee’s Eric Thames fantasy numbers abysmally low.
July 20, 2017
The Z Files: The Value of a Two-Start Week
Todd Zola digs into his pitcher ranking methodology to determine just how much impact a two-start week can have in place of a single start from a pitcher producing league-average numbers, such as Jake Arrieta.
July 18, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Kevin Payne checks out Tuesday's slate and recommends stocking up on Yankees, including rookie Clint Frazier, as they face Bartolo Colon in his Twins debut.
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 1, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg Hopes to Back Up Last Start
Todd Zola ranks this week's pitchers as Stephen Strasburg, who worked through back spasms last time out, gets two home starts.
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