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May
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. 

 
April
Waiver Wire: Useful pitching still available
Waiver options can't always make the pain of a lost Fantasy starter go away, but Al Melchior recommends a trio of widely available pitching alternatives who could help owners in a broad range of formats. 


By the Numbers: Playing the extreme splits
DFS may be all the rage, but Al Melchior makes the case that using splits to make lineup decisions isn't just for daily leaguers. 


Rotation Roundup for Week 4
Appearances can be deceiving, and Al Melchior identifies some starting pitchers who are worth sitting even though they are off to surprisingly good starts. 


Waiver Wire: Time for Nick? Sleeping on Santiago?
Al Melchior reconsiders how he values Nick Martinez and Hector Santiago, plus a second look at shortstop Zack Cozart. 


By the Numbers: Early-season identity crises
Early-season performances aren't always easy to interpret, but Al Melchior spotlights a few players with trends that could have long-term impact. 


Rotation Roundup for Week 3
There are plenty of available two-start pitchers for the coming week, but Al Melchior cautions that some popular options might not be the best ones to start. 


By the Numbers: A walk on the wild side
Pitchers with extreme control issues can be a hazard, and Al Melchior identifies six pitchers whose early starts need to be monitored. 


Waiver Wire: Looking for Mr. Wright's replacement
With David Wright looking likely for a trip to the disabled list, Al Melchior checks out a pair of potential third base pickups plus a closer-in-waiting. 


Rotation Roundup for Week 2
Two-start options on waivers are less than ideal this week, but Al Melchior highlights some pitchers who are worth picking up in his weekly preview. 


By the Numbers: Buying low and selling high based on BABIP
Being able to spot a fluky BABIP can be useful as you try to separate the buy and sell candidates from the players. Al Melchior takes a closer look at some prominent ones. 


Rotation Roundup for Week 1
Rotation decisions are easier in Week 1 than for most other weeks, but Al Melchior highlights a dozen pitchers who pose some dilemmas. 


2015 Draft Prep: Fantasy By the Numbers
Deep in the data are some obscure stats that just might come in handy on Draft Day. Al Melchior explores a couple dozen of these and their meaning for Fantasy owners. 


2015 Draft Prep: 12-team mixed Rotisserie draft
The CBSSports.com crew had its annual 12-team mixed Roto draft, and Al Melchior notes some of the late-breaking changes in player values. 

 
March
2015 Draft Prep: Busts 2.0
Some players are getting drafted earlier than Al Melchior anticipated, so he has rebooted his list of potential busts for the coming Fantasy season. 


2015 Draft Prep: Breakouts 2.0
Late-rounders like Mike Zunino and Kevin Gausman may offer more than their draft position would indicate. Al Melchior reviews his newly expanded breakouts list. 


2015 Draft Prep: Sleepers 2.0
Some players have retained their sleeper appeal over the course of draft season, while others have joined the ranks recently. Al Melchior presents his rebooted sleeper list. 


2015 Draft Prep: Al Melchior's auction strategies
Auctions can be fun but also challenging. Our Al Melchior provides a few tips for making the bidding process more enjoyable and productive. 


2015 Draft Prep: Al Melchior's Rotisserie strategies
Rotisserie has plenty of strategic nuances, but our Al Melchior lays out a few tips to simplify your Draft Day experience. 


2015 Draft Prep: 12-team, mixed Rotisserie mock
As the drama of spring training continues to unfold, the effect it has on drafts is palpable. Our Al Melchior review our latest version of a 12-team, mixed Roto mock. 


2015 Draft Prep: Al Melchior's Head-to-Head strategies
Formats matter. If you're accustomed to Roto drafting, Al Melchior has a handful of tips to ease your transition to the Head-to-Head game. 


2015 Draft Prep: 12-team, mixed H2H mock
Much has changed since our previous mixed Head-to-Head mock. Our Al Melchior highlights the players who saw their value move in a new direction in our latest draft. 


2015 Draft Prep: 10-team. NL-only H2H mock
From the suspenseful first pick forward, our Al Melchior reviews the highlights of our latest NL-only Head-to-Head mock draft. 


2015 Draft Prep: Closer Power Rankings
Knowing which closers to avoid is as important as knowing which to target. That's why Al Melchior has ranked all 30 teams in terms of their closer situations. 

 
 
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