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Weekly Hitter Rankings: Texas Two Step
6 days ago
Evan Carter and the Texas Rangers join the Houston Astros atop the Weekly Hitter Rankings, presented by Todd Zola.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To Stream or Not To Stream
6 days ago
Zack Wheeler headlines the Weekly Pitcher Rankings, presented by Todd Zola.
The Z Files: Meet the New Individual Weekly Player Rankings
9 days ago
Todd Zola introduces individual player rankings to the Weekly Hitter Rankings and offers a peek at how they get compiled, and how they might get adjusted as the season progresses.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: South Side of Chicago Is the Battest Part of Town
13 days ago
Luis Robert and the Chicago White Sox face a full slate of games and front Todd Zola's Weekly Hitter Rankings for the Week of April 1-7.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: One at a Time
13 days ago
Corbin Burnes and Spencer Strider lead the contingent of starters in the Weekly Pitcher rankings set by Todd Zola.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Batter Up!
17 days ago
A four-game series against the Rockies makes the Diamondbacks the most attractive lineup for the opening weekend.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: PLAY BALL!
17 days ago
Even with a tough matchup against the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park on Opening Day, Spencer Strider takes the top spot in the first Weekly Pitcher Rankings of the year.
RotoWire Roundtable: Our Latest Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Rankings
21 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.
The Z Files: Five Is the New Four
32 days ago
Todd Zola considers the impact of extra rest on starting pitchers and wonders if the Orioles will treat Corbin Burnes with the same care that the Brewers did.
RotoWire Roundtable: Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Spring Training Update
35 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.
The Z Files: How Does Changing Divisions Affect ERA?
60 days ago
Todd Zola considers the impact of changing teams on pitching like Corbin Burnes, over and above how a new home venue might alter their projections.
RotoWire Roundtable: Updated Fantasy Baseball Top-300 Rankings
65 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 Z Files: Projectability of Hitter Strikeout Rates
70 days ago
Todd Zola look at how players like Adolis Garcia made significant improvements in their strikeout rates, and whether any lessons can be drawn that could help project 2024 breakouts.
The Z Files: Surveying 2024 Park Factors
80 days ago
Todd Zola reviews park factors for 2024 and notes that the change in Camden Yards' dimensions is likely having an impact on righty sluggers like Ryan Mountcastle.
RotoWire Roundtable: Fantasy Baseball Top 300 January Update
88 days ago
The RotoWire Roundtable crew shares their latest rankings, with changes as high as the early first round.
The Z Files: Projecting Pitcher's BABIP
90 days ago
Todd Zola considers a new approach to regressing a pitcher's BABIP, which suggests better days should be ahead for Hunter Greene.
The Z Files: How Much Influence Does a Pitcher Exert?
100 days ago
Todd Zola digs into year-to-year correlations on pitching metrics to see which ones a hurler like 2023 All-Star Mitch Keller might be more likely to repeat.
The Z Files: Pitchers I Rank Lowest
114 days ago
Todd Zola digs into the projections on pitchers he has ranked lower than his compatriots on the RotoWire Roundtable, including NL Cy Young winner Blake Snell.
The Z Files: Pitchers I Rank Highest
124 days ago
Todd Zola continues his review of Roundtable Rankings where he's out of step with the consensus, and holds his ground on the Twins' Bailey Ober.
The Z Files: Some 'Splaining To Do
130 days ago
Todd Zola follows up the latest update to the Top 300 Roundtable with a look at some players he made significant adjustments to, including Yordan Alvarez.
RotoWire Roundtable: Fantasy Baseball Top 300 December Update
130 days ago
From Ronald Acuna Jr. to Ryan Jeffers, the RotoWire Roundtable crew shares their updated top-300 rankings.
The Z Files: Hitters I Rank Lower
146 days ago
Todd Zola looks at some hitters he has ranked lower than his Round Table colleagues, and promises his caution with regard to drafting Adley Rutschman isn't an Orioles thing.
The Z Files: Hitters I Rank Highly
154 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at hitters he has ranked ahead of the pack in the RotoWire Top 300 Roundtable, and isn't sure why everyone else is so down on Ozzie Albies.
RotoWire Roundtable: Top-300 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2024
160 days ago
The RotoWire Roundtable is back early this year, featuring an unsurprising consensus top pick followed by plenty of disagreement.
The Z Files: Projecting 2024 Stolen Bases
174 days ago
Todd Zola takes an initial look at how to handle stolen base projections for 2024, especially when it comes to outliers from last year's league-wide boost like Bo Bichette.
The Z Files: NFBC - Postseason Hold 'Em Rankings
189 days ago
Todd Zola offers some strategy tips for the NFBC's Post-Season Hold 'Em Contest and has Mookie Betts at the top of his rankings once he equalizes for games played.
The Z Files: Underdog Fantasy Playoff Best Ball Rankings Refresh
196 days ago
Todd Zola offers an update on the Underdog best-ball playoff contest and explains why he has so much exposure to Julio Rodriguez and the Mariners.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Snake Eyes
202 days ago
Todd Zola has his MLB Hitter Rankings, with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Rookie of the Year favorite Corbin Carroll driving toward a playoff berth.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yeah, But
202 days ago
Todd Zola has Weekly Pitcher Rankings for the final week of the 2023 season, with plenty of scenarios in play for pitchers who could get pulled from starts based on their teams' playoff status.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Senior Week
209 days ago
Todd Zola digs in with his Weekly Hitter Rankings, including the Dodgers and Freddie Freeman having one of the best schedules of the week with seven home games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Start Me Up
209 days ago
Todd Zola rocks and fires with his Weekly Pitcher Rankings, including a two-start week for Milwaukee's Freddy Peralta.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: 99 Games of Ball on the Wall
216 days ago
Todd Zola steps up to the plate with his Weekly Hitter Rankings, and a full week of games, including the White Sox and Luis Robert in the spotlight.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Running Out of Time
216 days ago
Todd Zola rocks and fires with his Weekly Pitcher Rankings, including a two-start Brandon Woodruff at the top of the rankings.
The Z Files: Underdog Fantasy Playoff Best Ball Rankings
219 days ago
Todd Zola reviews Underdog's new playoff best-ball leagues, where the runaway success of Atlanta and Ronald Acuna in the regular season may actually hurt their value to your roster.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Desert Heat
223 days ago
Todd Zola digs in with his Weekly Hitter Rankings, highlighting a week of good matchups for the Arizona Diamondbacks and All-Star Corbin Carroll.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Stretch Run
223 days ago
Todd Zola comes out of the stretch with his pitcher rankings, with the Yankees' Gerrit Cole continuing his pursuit of the Cy Young with a two-start week.
Todd's Takes: Winning Isn't Everything
226 days ago
Todd Zola makes the case for innings pitched over wins or quality starts as a fantasy category and shares his thoughts from Tuesday's box scores.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: The Rich Get Richer
230 days ago
Todd Zola steps in the box with his Weekly Hitter Rankings, with Ronald Acuna and the high-powered Braves going mile high to Coors Field to open the week.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: End of the Dog Days
230 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at the end of the dog days of summer with his Weekly Pitcher Rankings, with Blake Snell at the top of the heap facing a favorable two-start week.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: The Week Chicago Thrived
237 days ago
Todd Zola digs in with his Weekly Hitter Rankings, including both Chicago teams having seven games. Luis Robert of the White Sox could add to his home run total.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lonely at the Top
237 days ago
Todd Zola has his Weekly Pitcher Rankings, with Zac Gallen not only on top, but facing a tempting two-start week.
The Z Files: Expect the Unexpected?
239 days ago
Todd Zola tries to deduce which players have been lucky or unlucky this season when it comes to homers and thinks Spencer Torkelson could increase his power pace down the stretch.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Cardinals Flying High
244 days ago
The Cardinals take the top spot in this week's hitter rankings, with the team set for seven home games against sub-par pitching staffs.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dancing with Myself
244 days ago
Todd Zola ranks next week's starting pitchers, with Tyler Glasnow's two-step earning him the top spot.
Todd's Takes: Opening Arguments and Easy Graders
246 days ago
Todd Zola investigates whether using an opener leads to more wins and shares his observations from Wednesday's MLB action around the league.
The Z Files: Predicting Pilfers
247 days ago
Todd Zola digs into the question of whether steals are predictable, and considers how to account for a player who dominates his team's pilfers, such as the Nationals' CJ Abrams.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Hot-lanta
251 days ago
Todd Zola steps up for his Weekly Hitter Rankings, and the high-flying Atlanta offense led by superstar Ronald Acuna are on deck for eight games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Taking Things in Stride
251 days ago
Todd Zola rocks and fires with his Weekly Pitcher Rankings, featuring Braves ace Spencer Strider at the top of the pack.
The Z Files: Four Month Check-up
252 days ago
Todd Zola looks over offensive trends through the first four months of the season and sees no sign that the resurgence in steals led by players like Corbin Carroll will abate.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Something Brewing
258 days ago
Todd Zola takes his hacks with the Weekly Hitter Rankings, including superstar Shohei Ohtani facing a tasty lineup of seven right-handed starters in a row.