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MLB Barometer: Making Sense of Bat Speed
26 days ago
Bat speed on its own can be misleading, but it's potentially very useful when combined with other metrics. What does it tell us about Corbin Carroll?
MLB Barometer: At the End of the First Quarter
33 days ago
Chris Sale is one of several players who have sustained surprisingly strong starts through the first quarter of the season.
MLB Barometer: The Best and Worst of April
40 days ago
Erik Halterman looks at the players who had the best and worst Aprils relative to their draft position, including Ranger Suarez, who finished the month as the best pitcher in fantasy baseball.
What Does It Mean for Jared Jones to Be This Good This Early?
48 days ago
Erik Halterman does a deep dive on Jared Jones' hot early season start and whether or not it's sustainable.
MLB Barometer: Hot Starts for Young Hitters
54 days ago
Anthony Volpe is one of this season's hottest starters, and his strong early results are backed by a new approach and a swing change.
MLB Barometer: Everyone's Hurt, but at Least Mike Trout Is Healthy
61 days ago
Starters may be dropping like flies, but at least we get to watch the best version of Mike Trout we've seen in years.
DraftKings MLB: Expert Picks and Plays for Wednesday, April 10
63 days ago
Stacking the Reds against Wade Miley in the veteran lefty's season debut could be the secret to success in Wednesday's DraftKings contests.
MLB Barometer: Winners and Losers From the First Week
69 days ago
Erik Halterman's first Barometer of the season focuses primarily on players whose roles have changed for better or worse, but in Shane Bieber's case, his two strong starts are highlighted.
2024 MLB Predictions: RotoWire Staff Picks for Divisions, World Series and Awards
76 days ago
A team of 22 RotoWire writers provide picks and predictions for the 2024 MLB season, and there's a whole lot of love for both Mookie Betts and the Dodgers.
RotoWire Roundtable: Our Latest Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Rankings
82 days ago
Injuries and signings have caused plenty of shifts in our rankings over the last two weeks, with Elly De La Cruz jumping up six spots due to teammates missing time.
Spring Training Job Battles: National League Update
83 days ago
Who's winning the National League's biggest job battles, and who's losing them? Three injuries in the Marlins rotation have put A.J. Puk in the former camp.
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Seoul Series Top Plays
85 days ago
Shohei Ohtani is a good bet to lead your DFS lineups pretty much every time he steps onto the field, and that's no different for Wednesday morning's season opener.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Seoul Series Showdown Picks
85 days ago
Tyler Glasnow is an expensive choice to captain your Wednesday DraftKings showdown lineups, but it's hard to pass him up, writes Erik Halterman.
Spring Training Job Battles: NL West
92 days ago
Many of the job battles in the NL West involve Rockies pitchers you want no part of, but whoever wins the Padres' closer role could return plenty of fantasy value.
RotoWire Roundtable: Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Spring Training Update
96 days ago
Ronald Acuna holds onto the top spot in the RotoWire Roundtable despite his knee scare, but there's plenty of movement behind him.
MLB Barometer: The Biggest Movers Since Spring Games Began
97 days ago
Which players are rising up draft boards this spring, and which players are tumbling down?
Spring Training Job Battles: NL Central
103 days ago
The NL Central is full of job battles as always this spring, though in a pleasant turn from most recent seasons, many of them feature exciting players like Chicago's Christopher Morel.
Four Clear Trends From EARTH ADP
105 days ago
Erik Halterman discusses trends from EARTH league drafts held throughout February, including a key takeaway that Corbin Carroll wasn't taken early in the first round.
Spring Training Job Battles: NL East
112 days ago
Positional battles with significant fantasy implications can be found throughout the NL East, including one in the Phillies outfield.
The Three Rookies Everyone is Watching this Spring
117 days ago
The new CBA means we have a good chance to see the best prospects in baseball make their team's Opening Day roster every year. How does this year's top trio stack up?
RotoWire Roundtable: Updated Fantasy Baseball Top-300 Rankings
126 days ago
It's still all Ronald Acuna at the top, but Julio Rodriguez has now claimed the second spot in the latest edition of the RotoWire Roundtable rankings.
The ATC Projections Are Now Available at RotoWire
133 days ago
The ATC projections can now be found on RotoWire's MLB player pages!
RotoWire Roundtable: Fantasy Baseball Top 300 January Update
149 days ago
The RotoWire Roundtable crew shares their latest rankings, with changes as high as the early first round.
Which Cities Could End Their Championship Droughts in 2024?
152 days ago
Championships droughts can be agonizing for both fanbases and cities. Erik Halterman dives into the details and tells you which dry spells could come to an end in the year ahead.
Why I Won't Be Drafting Shohei Ohtani This Season
186 days ago
Everybody loves Shohei Ohtani, and rightfully so, but it might be time to take a one-year break from drafting him, argues Erik Halterman.
RotoWire Roundtable: Fantasy Baseball Top 300 December Update
191 days ago
From Ronald Acuna Jr. to Ryan Jeffers, the RotoWire Roundtable crew shares their updated top-300 rankings.
RotoWire Roundtable: Top-300 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2024
221 days ago
The RotoWire Roundtable is back early this year, featuring an unsurprising consensus top pick followed by plenty of disagreement.
The New NBA In-Season Tournament Borrows Much From Soccer. Why Not Go Further?
223 days ago
The NBA borrowed some ideas from European soccer's cup competitions to build its new In-Season Tournament. But what if it went all the way?
MLB Picks: World Series Best Bets
229 days ago
Erik Halterman previews the World Series matchup between the Rangers and Diamondbacks with a look at the odds along with his World Series picks and MVP best bets.
Want Cheap Phillies Tickets? Fly to Phoenix
238 days ago
A dominant start to the NLCS by the Phillies has sent ticket prices collapsing in Arizona, creating a dilemma for Phillies fans.
MLB Picks: Championship Series Best Bets
241 days ago
Erik Halterman digs into the MLB Championship Series and lines up his best bets for the ALDS and NLDS with trips to the World Series on the line. Who will prevail in the Lone Star Series?
One Small Tweak to Fix the MLB Playoffs
243 days ago
What if the thing that's needed to fix the baseball playoffs is a bit more baseball?
MLB Picks: Division Series Best Bets
249 days ago
Erik Halterman gives his best bets from each MLB Divisional Series matchup. Can the Arizona Diamondbacks pull off the upset over the Los Angeles Dodgers?
MLB Picks: MLB Wild Card Betting Preview
253 days ago
Erik Halterman digs into the MLB Wild Card Round and makes his best bets for each series, including an exact outcome bet for the Phillies vs. Marlins clash.
MLB Playoffs: 2023 MLB Playoff Odds, Picks and World Series Best Bets
254 days ago
Erik Halterman previews the 2023 MLB Playoffs with his best World Series bets and more as the postseason gets underway. Can the Astros repeat as champions?
MLB Barometer: End-of-Season Risers and Fallers
257 days ago
Erik Halterman looks at the best and worst players by round for earned auction value rankings, including Freddie Freeman, who from a pure "spots gained" perspective, was the best pick of Round 1.
MLB Barometer: 2023 All-Risers Team
265 days ago
Erik Halterman's All-Risers Team highlights a group of players who have far outpaced preseason expectations, featuring Braves first baseman Matt Olson.
MLB Barometer: Mocks and Martians
279 days ago
Erik Halterman takes a quick look at 2024 before returning to the players making noise down the stretch in 2023, including Jasson Dominguez.
MLB Postseason: Seven September Series That Will Shape the 2023 Playoffs
286 days ago
It will be a September to remember for some teams, and one to forget for others. Erik Halterman lists seven series that will decide which clubs reach the 2023 MLB playoffs.
MLB Barometer: Setting the Stage for September
286 days ago
Erik Halterman looks at players who have impressed in recent weeks, starting with Bryce Harper, who in August has come roaring back to MVP form after Tommy John surgery last November.
MLB Barometer: Sophomore Surge
293 days ago
Erik Halterman writes about a set of risers that's particularly heavy on second-year players, starting with last year's AL Rookie of the Year, Julio Rodriguez.
MLB Barometer: Workload Management Season
300 days ago
Erik Halterman investigates who's hot and who's at risk of getting shut down, with Cleveland's Gavin Williams fitting both categories.
MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings Plays and Strategy for Saturday, August 12
305 days ago
Erik Halterman shares his top plays for Saturday's DraftKings MLB slate, including a potential Astros stack.
MLB Barometer: New Roles and New Levels
308 days ago
Erik Halterman takes a look at players who are in new roles or reaching new performance levels since the break, including Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim.
MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings Plays and Strategy for Monday, August 7
310 days ago
Erik Halterman shares his top options for Monday's MLB contests on DraftKings, with Atlanta's Michael Harris looking surprisingly playable for a number nine hitter.
2023 Philadelphia Eagles Preview: Roster Moves, Depth Chart, Schedule, Storylines and More
318 days ago
There was a shakeup in the Eagles backfield in the offseason, but Philadelphia nonetheless will ride the coattails of QB Jalen Hurts as he goes to work with the premier WR duo of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
MLB Barometer: Biggest Projection Changes
321 days ago
Erik Halterman discusses the players who have most changed their projections per THE BAT X this season, including Felix Bautista, who's now in a tier of his own among his fellow relievers.
Erik on DraftKings: MLB Best Bets for Thursday, July 20th (Video)
328 days ago
Erik Halterman joins DraftKings to discuss his best bets for Thursday's slate of games. Easy E is a fan of the Padres today, especially Fernando Tatis.
MLB Barometer: Atlanta's Overshadowed Star
328 days ago
Erik Halterman looks at players turning heads in recent weeks, starting with Matt Olson in Atlanta, who leads the NL in homers.
Erik on DraftKings: DFS Leans for Monday, July 17th (Video)
331 days ago
Erik Halterman joins DraftKings to discuss his DFS advice for Monday's slate of games. Easy E is skipping the top two pitchers and pivoting to Logan Gilbert.