Rotation Roundup for Week 13
You won't find many big names on waivers, but Al Melchior recommends several of the potentially overlooked options among two-start pitchers this week.
By the Numbers: The next level of flyball data
Some pitchers have excelled at avoiding long flies, others not as much. Al Melchior identifies six pitchers on the flyball distance extremes and looks at what could be in store for them.
Waiver Wire: How is Butler doing it?
The Rays have needed Joey Butler's offense, and increasingly, so do Fantasy owners. Al Melchior takes a look at the surprising outfielder, along with three other potential pickups.
Rotation Roundup for Week 12
The best reinforcements for your pitching staff may not be the most popular ones. Al Melchior identifies a few deep sleepers to consider for the coming week.
Waiver Wire: Is Sano ready for the show?
The Twins may be ready to recall another top prospect, and Al Melchior explores his value along with that of three surprising pitchers.
Rotation Roundup for Week 11
If you've been waiting for a bounty of two-start options, this is your week. Al Melchior sifts through the potential free agents for the best pickups in standard mixed leagues.
By the Numbers: Early-season breakdowns and breakouts
Some apparent breakout candidates have flopped, while others were missed altogether. Al Melchior reviews them all and sizes up their rest-of-season value.
Waiver Wire: Players on the rebound
Lost in the week's big stories are a trio of players who have been resurgent of late. Al Melchior explains why each needs to be added in Fantasy.
Rotation Roundup for Week 10
If you're looking for two-start help this week, check your bench first. Al Melchior reviews some options to consider, both on waivers and reserves.
By the Numbers: A hard look at underachieving hitters
It may be hard to sit a hitter who was costly on Draft Day, but Al Melchior wonders if there are reasons to be optimisitc about this season's biggest disappointments.
Waiver Wire: Opportunity knocking for pitchers on the rise
A trio of 25-year-old hurlers may have a chance to make a Fantasy impact in the near future. Our Al Melchior looks into whether now is the time to add them to your teams.
Rotation Roundup for Week 9
It's a thin crop of two-start pitchers for the coming week, but Al Melchior identifies a few one- and two-start pitchers worth claiming.
By the Numbers: Decision time for slumping starters
We preach patience with your high-end players, but Al Melchior argues that it's finally time to bench some of your struggling stud pitchers.
Waiver Wire: Getting better with time?
The best waiver pickups aren't always the youngest or flashiest. Al Melchior takes a look at three veteran players who might not be getting their due.
Rotation Roundup for Week 8
The crop of available two-start pitchers might not look enticing for Fantasy Week 8, but Al Melchior points out that the splits tell a different story for pitchers like J.A. Happ and Joe Kelly.
Waiver Wire: Keystone conundrums
Second base has been surprisingly deep in Fantasy, and Al Melchior highlights a few of the more widely available options to consider.
Rotation Roundup for Week 7
Quality two-start pitchers are scarce for the coming week, and Al Melchior picks through the meager offerings for standard mixed league owners.
By the Numbers: Playing the field with hit location data
Does it matter whether a hitter pulls the ball or uses the whole field? Al Melchior looks at some players with extreme tendencies that could change their Fantasy fortunes.
Waiver Wire: Braving the free agent options
The Braves have been a little better than many expected, and Al Melchior highlights a few players from their roster who could boost your Fantasy fortunes as well.
Rotation Roundup for Week 6
Some pitchers drafted as aces haven't delivered, but Al Melchior recommends owners start their studs as well as a few lesser-owned alternatives.
Waiver Wire: Deep league reinforcements
While standing pat may be the best plan in many formats, Al Melchior highlights a handful of players who are worth adding in deeper leagues.
By the Numbers: Getting over Draft Day crushes
With Draft Day more than a month behind us, Al Melchior is left pondering some sell-high candidates he selected, and whether it's better to keep them around.
Rotation Roundup for Week 5
You may need several two-start pitchers to survive the coming week, and Al Melchior assesses several of your options.