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The Z Files: OK, I'm SOLD
4 days ago
Todd Zola reconsiders his stance against adding holds as a roto category, and takes a look at the impact it would have on relievers like Devin Williams.
The Z Files: Projections and the New Rules
18 days ago
Todd Zola looks at how the changes coming to MLB in 2023 affect player projections, including how a more balanced schedule might impact pitchers like Dylan Cease.
The Z Files: Saving the Best for First
49 days ago
Todd Zola discusses the strategic decisions made to lock up a 2022 title in the Premature Edraftulation League, and nabs Trea Turner to headline the 2023 roster.
The Z Files: NFBC Holdem Rankings and Strategies
57 days ago
Todd Zola shares his gameplan and his rankings for NFBC Postseason Holdem contests.
MLB: Postseason Cheat Sheet and Strategy
61 days ago
Todd Zola tackles the MLB Postseason Cheat Sheet for RotoWire and discusses his approach to postseason leagues this year.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Navigating the Final Series
66 days ago
Todd Zola ranks hitting matchups ahead of an abbreviated week in which the Cubs will get to face a shaky Reds pitching staff in one of the best places to hit.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Decisions, Decisions
66 days ago
Todd Zola ranks starting pitchers ahead of a short week in which workloads are full of uncertainty.
Sorare MLB: Welcome Home, Ketel
67 days ago
Todd Zola shares his experiences navigating through Sorare's new MLB game. Will the addition of Ketel Marte help Todd's long-term build?
Sorare: Dabbling in the Market
70 days ago
Todd Zola continues to dabble with Sorare, searching for players whose value could jump.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: I Don't Like Mondays
73 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the upcoming week's hitting matchups ahead of a seven-day stretch in which only four teams play seven games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: And Then There Was One
73 days ago
Robbie Ray tops Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings thanks to a pair of home matchups against a pair of struggling opponents.
Todd's Takes: Passing Judgment
75 days ago
Todd Zola discusses the AL MVP race and shares his biggest fantasy takeaways from Wednesday's MLB action.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Focus on the NL West
80 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting matchups for a period in which the Rockies will play seven games at home.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Cease Tops a Busy Week
80 days ago
Two-start pitchers fill eight of the top nine spots in Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings, but Jacob deGrom earns a spot near the top despite being scheduled for just one start.
Introduction to Sorare: An MLB NFT Game
82 days ago
Todd Zola provides a breakdown for getting started with Sorare.
Todd's Takes: Popping Out and Popping Off
87 days ago
Todd Zola discusses foul territory and the new MLB rules before picking out the most fantasy-relevant bits of info from Friday's MLB slate.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Oprah, Ernie. Ernie, Oprah.
87 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting matchups ahead of a week full of doubleheaders, with the Reds set to play nine games in seven days.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Patience is a Virtue
87 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, with the widely-available Bailey Falter's two-start week earning him a top-30 spot.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Brewing Up an Eight-Pack
94 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting matchups, with the Brewers and Giants both set to play eight games in seven days.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Back to Nola
94 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, with Aaron Nola taking the top spot thanks to a pair of easy divisional matchups.
Todd's Takes: Arsenals and Angles
96 days ago
Todd Zola analyzes pitchers with limited arsenals before tackling the most interesting fantasy fall-out from Wednesday's schedule.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Something Brewing with Milwaukee and Boston
101 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting matchups, with the Red Sox topping the list.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Twice Fried for Extra Crispiness
101 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings are topped by Max Fried, who's set to face a pair of light-hitting lineups.
The Z Files: Whipping Your Team Into Shape
103 days ago
Todd Zola tries to dispel the myth that it's harder to make up ground in the ratio categories in roto formats, and examines when it makes sense to roster relievers like Andres Munoz over middling SPs.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Phillies Head Quiet Week
108 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting matchups, with the Phillies set to play seven games at home against a pair of struggling teams.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: New Math Says One Start Likely Better than Two
108 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, with Max Scherzer in great form ahead of a two-start week.
Todd's Takes: Testing an Old Hypothesis and the Exploits of New Players
110 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down Wednesday's MLB action and tries to pinpoint exactly why pitcher perform worse from the stretch.
The Z Files: Raking Since the Break
112 days ago
Todd Zola looks at players who have been putting a hurting on the ball since the All-Star break as Matt Chapman's results continue to lag behind his batted-ball profile.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: How I Met Your Pitchers
115 days ago
Todd Zola ranks hitters ahead of a week in which Astros lefties will face seven straight right-handed starters.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Business Picking Up
115 days ago
Todd Zola's ranks this week's upcoming starting pitchers, with Luis Castillo set for a pair of easy matchups.
Todd's Takes: Adjusting for Zombies and Lobs
117 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down Wednesday's MLB action and comments on extra innings and position players pitching.
The Z Files: The Rundown on Runs
121 days ago
Todd Zola takes another look at the 2022 offensive environment as Dylan Cease has helped lead a summer resurgence in strikeouts and run suppression across the league.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: The Calm after the Storm
122 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting matchups ahead of a week in which four teams will play just five games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Flying Solo
122 days ago
Todd Zola ranks pitchers ahead of a week in which very few have a pair of appealing starts, with Zack Wheeler a notable exception.
Todd's Takes: Trade Reactions, Part One
123 days ago
Todd Zola analyzes Thursday's MLB action with a specific focus on the effects of recent trades.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Dog Days of August
129 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitters with the under-the-radar offense being the White Sox featuring Tim Anderson.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Hug Watch Edition
129 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, with Corbin Burnes set for a pair of very appealing matchups.
Todd's Takes: Dumb Excuses
131 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down Wednesday's MLB action and critiques the faulty logic behind not trading within your division.
The Z Files: First Half Earnings Review - Outfielders, Starting Pitchers and Relievers
131 days ago
Todd Zola completes his look at first-half earnings and notes that Michael Harris might be among the most valuable hitters in the game if he'd begun the year in the majors.
The Z Files: First Half Earnings Review: Catchers and Infielders
135 days ago
Todd Zola examines the best catchers and infielders of the first half, with Jonah Heim part of a group of young backstops who made some noise.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Seeing Red
136 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Red Sox and Reds both have seven games at home.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: On the Lookout
136 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as Shane McClanahan returns fresh off his All-Star appearance with two starts.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Let the Games Begin
139 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting for both short and long post-break scoring periods, with the Astros set to play 12 games in 11 days.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Long and Short of It
139 days ago
Todd Zola ranks pitchers for both short and extended post-break scoring periods, with Jon Gray on a roll and set for a three-start week.
Todd's Takes: The Book and The Man
141 days ago
Todd Zola's breakdown of Sunday's box scores includes a look at a rare poor outing from Spencer Strider.
Todd's Takes: Altitude and Attitude
143 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down Friday's box scores and offers a reminder of just how tough it is to pitch at Coors Field.
The Z Files: Pitcher Streaming -- A Cautionary Tale
146 days ago
Todd Zola reconsiders some recent assumptions he made in regard to picking opponents for streaming options like Seattle's Marco Gonzales.
Todd's Takes: Defending the Yankees and a Striking Rant
148 days ago
Todd Zola shares his thoughts from Sunday's MLB games, including a look at the Yankees' much-improved defense.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: AL Central Playing Pieces of Eight
150 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting for a week in which four teams play eight games while three teams play just five.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Athletics and Pirates Hitting Upstream
150 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching options, with Gerrit Cole topping the list.