Todd Zola discusses the ethics of dealing top players like Whit Merrifield when you're out of the title picture in your league.
Todd Zola looks over the top relief options for any open roster spots on your staff coming out of the All-Star break, including potential new Phillies closer Ranger Suarez.
Todd Zola takes a look at how much second-half movement is generally possible in each roto category and how much impact an elite base stealer like Whit Merrifield can have on your fortunes.
Todd Zola takes a look at 10 hitters who have turned their seasons around, including Seattle shortstop J.P. Crawford.
Todd Zola takes another dive into spin rate and tries to establish some parameters on what a significant change in rpm might look like for pitchers such as Sonny Gray.
Todd Zola takes a look at the spin rate leaderboards on individual pitches and finds some surprising numbers from veteran hurlers like Adam Wainwright.
Todd Zola takes a look at the narratives being used to explain league-wide numbers so far in 2021, as spin rate artists like Trevor Bauer come under increasing scrutiny.
Todd Zola offers up the top of his draft board for second-chance leagues and factors in more than just projected earnings for Jacob deGrom.
Todd Zola takes a dive into the numbers on a half-dozen disappointing hurlers, including the Angels' Dylan Bundy.
Todd Zola takes a look at some early-season pitching surprises, including Taijuan Walker, to try and determine who will regress and who might maintain their gains.
Todd Zola takes a look at early-season data on average flyball exit velocity and distance and thinks there is a power surge in C.J. Cron's future.
Todd Zola breaks down pitchers who have seen big spikes in their strikeout rates, such as Dustin May, to try and determine if the improvements are sustainable.
Todd Zola dives into the data on early-season strikeouts to try and figure out why pitchers like Corbin Burnes are racking up such huge numbers.
Todd Zola takes a look at how much predictive value a metric like maximum exit velocity actually has, and what it might mean for a hitter high on the MaxEV leaderboard like Willi Castro.
Todd Zola offers some thoughts on early-season trends, including the home run surge led by Nick Castellanos and the Reds.
Todd Zola breaks down how the Weekly Pitcher and Hitter Rankings are generated, and explains what to consider when deciding between a speedster and a slugger like Bobby Dalbec.
Todd Zola takes a look at pitchers who could benefit if MLB's new ball does curtail homers and finds some support for Lucas Giolito's rise up draft boards.
Todd Zola tries to determine whose power numbers might be impacted the most by MLB's new baseball, and finds reason to be concerned about Cavan Biggio.
Todd Zola breaks down his thought processes in the middle of some recent drafts and explains how he adjusted to winding up with Zac Gallen as his staff ace in a 12-team league.
Todd Zola takes time out from his AL LABR prep to offer tips on how to handle online salary cap leagues, and advises you not to get cute with the timing of your bids on a target like Dansby Swanson.
Todd Zola examines the impact of new scoring categories on the pitching side, including the rise in value of top set-up men like Tyler Duffey.
Todd Zola examines the added value provided by players eligible at multiple positions, such as Cavan Biggio, in different league formats.
Todd Zola offers his tips for best ball leagues and explains why he shies away from utility-only players like Nelson Cruz.
Todd Zola considers the perils of relying on average exit velocity for analysis rather than looking at the component batted-ball types that drive BABIP for a player like Atlanta's Austin Riley.
Todd Zola takes a look at real-time roster construction during drafts and how staying the course, from Mookie Betts in the first round on down, can produce a winning foundation.
Todd Zola breaks down the player pool to look for actionable trends and is amazed by the depth of talent at shortstop, headlined by Fernando Tatis.
Todd Zola looks ahead to keeper auctions and how inflation can affect pricing, and when it might make sense to protect an expensive ace like Jacob DeGrom.
Todd Zola wraps up his positional tiers with the outfield, and finds he can't quit Marcell Ozuna even without knowing what uniform he'll be wearing in 2021.
Todd Zola marvels at the depth and quality available at shortstop and offers some advice on how to construct an offense around an early-round speedster like Trea Turner.
Todd Zola spins the hits at third base, where his tiers approach leaves Jose Ramirez in a class all by himself.