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The Z Files: Keeper League Inflation Dos and Don'ts
9 days ago
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.
SXM Highlights: Is Zach Plesac being overvalued?
12 days ago
Jeff and Todd debate whether or not Cleveland starting pitcher Zach Plesac is being overvalued in early expert drafts.
The Z Files: Outfield Studs to Duds
16 days ago
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.
The Z Files: Your Favorites At Six
23 days ago
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.
Baseball Draft Kit: Magazine Mock Draft
25 days ago
Fernando Tatis went No. 1 overall in the Dec. 21 RotoWire Magazine Mock Draft. See the full results here.
The Z Files: Hot Tracks at the Hot Corner
30 days ago
Todd Zola spins the hits at third base, where his tiers approach leaves Jose Ramirez in a class all by himself.
The Z Files: Flexibility Second To None
37 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down his tiers at the keystone and finds a plethora of multiple eligibility options, including the Mets' Jeff McNeil.
The Z Files: Who's on First?
44 days ago
Todd Zola offers up his first base tiers, where Freddie Freeman finally seems to be getting his due.
The Z Files: Catch as Catch Can
52 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down his catcher tiers and notes that Will Smith has the skills, if not the playing time projection, to be his top-ranked backstop.
The Z Files: Starting Pitchers -- A Tierful Experience
59 days ago
Todd Zola offers an alternative to a standard tiered approach to drafting, intended to help determine whether rostering an aging ace like Max Scherzer is right for your squad.
The Z Files: Relievers -- From Tears to Tiers
67 days ago
Todd Zola looks at a volatile reliever pool heading into 2021 and finds that Aroldis Chapman is part of a much smaller elite tier than usual.
The Z Files: Should Playoff Performance Influence Projections and Rankings?
74 days ago
Todd Zola ponders whether it makes sense to include 2020 postseason performances in 2021 projections, and looks at how considering different factors impacts Randy Arozarena's projected numbers.
The Z Files: Early Draft Pick Follies
82 days ago
Todd Zola looks at how early selections can impact subsequent picks when constructing a roster, and why simply taking the "best" player available isn't always the best course of action.
The Z Files: Focusing On the Big Picture
89 days ago
Todd Zola considers how to handle the extra uncertainty that will accompany projections for 2020 breakout players like Zach Plesac, no matter how much effort is put into generating them.
The Z Files: The Two-Headed Monster
98 days ago
Todd Zola reviews his first draft of 2021 and explains why he finds value in co-managing the team, as well as why Juan Soto got the nod with the eighth overall pick.
The Z Files: Adjusting 2021 Projections for the Regional Schedule
107 days ago
Todd Zola considers how to approach 2020's regional schedule when it comes to next year's projections, and what it might mean for Central-division stars like Yu Darvish.
The Z Files: So Much To Think About
121 days ago
Todd Zola contemplates all the extra factors that will go into his 2021 projections and wonders if a significant postseason workload might be an advantage for pitchers like Jesus Luzardo.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Capitol Offense
126 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features the defending champion Nationals reduced to playing the role of spoiler with eight home games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Down the Stretch They Come
126 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's pitching as the season comes into the final stretch. What's that mean for aces like Gerrit Cole with the playoffs on tap?
The Z Files: Under the Microscope -- Fernando Tatis
128 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down Fernando Tatis' stellar 2020 performance and considers the question of whether he'll emerge as the consensus first overall pick in next year's drafts.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Double the Run
133 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings has the Cardinals on top with 10 games scheduled this week, including three doubleheaders.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Last Call
133 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's staring pitching as the regular season comes down the stretch. This the last week to be relatively confident in two-start opportunities.
The Z Files: Three-Week Planner
139 days ago
Todd Zola shares his charts of remaining schedules so fantasy managers can take advantage of players with the most games left.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: To the Nines
140 days ago
Todd Zola's hitter rankings features three teams with nine games this week, including the A's.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Flourishing Freshmen
140 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching, as Cristian Javier is one of a handful of young hurlers with two starts.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: New York, New York
147 days ago
Todd Zola's hitter rankings features five teams with eight games this week, including the Yankees.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Let's Play Two
147 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as the Indians' Shane Bieber is one of the few dependable two-start options.
The Z Files: Top 50 Fantasy Pitchers So Far
148 days ago
Todd Zola looks over the top pitching earners so far in 2020 and finds that Liam Hendriks has proven to be one of the few closers worth a big investment.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Damage in the Desert
154 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features a struggling Diamondbacks squad that could break out with seven home games against weak pitching.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Back to Normal
154 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as two-start hurlers are back in full effect, including Chicago's Lucas Giolito, who's in a groove.
The Z Files: Top 50 Fantasy Hitters So Far
155 days ago
Todd Zola compiles his top 50 fantasy earners among hitters to date, and it should be no surprise which young star tops the list.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Let's Play Two
161 days ago
Todd Zola's hitter rankings feature a slew of double-headers, including two for the Cardinals, who have a nine-game week.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double Trouble
161 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's pitching, but despite the slew of doubleheaders, the two-start outlook remains bleak.
The Z Files: New Beginnings
162 days ago
Todd Zola looks at starting pitchers he may have underestimated coming into the season, including a trio of Cubs and Atlanta's Max Fried.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: City of Brotherly Runs
168 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings has the Phillies on top with seven home games against mediocre pitching.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Slim Pickings
168 days ago
Todd Zola ranks starting pitchers in a week with few elite two-start hurlers. Max Scherzer is scheduled for two starts, but he's also dealing with a hamstring injury.
The Z Files: It's Early, But ...
170 days ago
Todd Zola recommends not putting too much emphasis on early-season data but notes that, unlike Aaron Judge, many batters aren't making contact with their usual authority so far.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Mile High Club
175 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings has the Rockies on top as they're set to face a couple of weak pitching staffs.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Rich Get Richer
175 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as Jacob deGrom is one of a number of top-tier pitchers scheduled for two starts.
Pitching & Hitting Rankings Primer: How the Sausage is Made
176 days ago
Todd Zola gives a peak behind the curtain at how his weekly pitcher and hitter rankings are devised. There's much, much more than meets the eye.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Motown's Greatest Hits
182 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Tigers are the only team with seven home games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Bottom of the Barrel
182 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as the Yankees' Gerrit Cole is one of the few top starters with two starts in the next scoring period.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: In the Red
184 days ago
Todd Zola's hitter rankings kick off this week with the Reds getting a favorable opening-week schedule.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Buy One, Get One Free
184 days ago
Todd Zola ranks starting pitching for the opening weekend of baseball's new season and includes a look ahead to next week.
The Z Files: Last Minute Draft and FAAB Advice
187 days ago
Todd Zola looks at some wrinkles in the 2020 schedule and thinks the regional alignment will allow Phillies like Bryce Harper to add extra value on the basepaths.
RotoWire Roundtable: 60-game Q&A Part 2
188 days ago
Our four rankers are back to answer more of the questions regarding how they're tackling the 60-game fantasy baseball season.
RotoWire Roundtable: Updated Rankings for 60-game Season
196 days ago
Our rankers are back for the second installment of the Roundtable for the 60-game season. How are they handling Mike Trout for the time being?
The Z Files: The Schedule's Effect on Player Expectations
197 days ago
Todd Zola looks at the potential impact of MLB's new schedule and thinks a number of Atlanta hitters could benefit, including Ozzie Albies.
The Z Files: Monitoring National League Camps
203 days ago
Todd Zola indicates what he'll be looking for in terms of news out of NL summer camps, where Dylan Carlson is one of a number of promising prospects with uncertain debut dates.
The Z Files: Monitoring American League Camps
205 days ago
Todd Zola previews the current state of American League rosters and notes that Aaron Judge and the formidable Yankees offense should be fully healthy for Opening Day.