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In Defense of Being Bearish
4 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at a couple of young stars he has ranked below their current market price, including the Braves' Ronald Acuna.
Building an Aceless Staff
11 days ago
Todd Zola looks at what it would take to build a competitive pitching staff without using early picks on true aces and focuses on upside arms like Zack Wheeler.
Practice What You Preach
18 days ago
Todd Zola looks at a couple of recent drafts in which he avoided chasing aces early, and instead found himself with Mike Foltynewicz topping his staff.
Chasing Aces
Chasing Aces
25 days ago
25 days ago
Todd Zola dives into the numbers to take a look at whether it's really necessary to grab an ace like Chris Sale with an early-round pick.
Hacking the System
Hacking the System
32 days ago
32 days ago
Todd Zola looks at a number of hitters who may be undervalued once you account for the stats accumulated by their temporary replacements on an active roster, such as the Rays' Tommy Pham.
The Truth About Tiered Drafting
39 days ago
Todd Zola explains how to utilize a tiered ranking of the player pool and when it might make sense to pass up Whit Merrifield for a player with similar value but a different skill set.
Finding Profit At the Margins
46 days ago
Todd Zola looks at how profitable some common draft strategies can be, including how much extra value multi-position eligibility is worth for players like Javier Baez.
Does Defense Matter?
Does Defense Matter?
52 days ago
52 days ago
Todd Zola examines how far we've come with analyzing how glove work can impact a pitcher's performance and whether it's worth getting into the weeds on how much an A's defense led by Matt Chapman can swing BABIP for Oakland hurlers.
Historical Draft Slot Values
59 days ago
Todd Zola looks at the average expected earnings for each slot in a snake draft and explains why drafting No. 1 doesn't always guarantee victory.
Drafting a Pitching Staff
67 days ago
Todd Zola walks through how he assembles a fantasy pitching staff and explains why Max Scherzer is the only hurler to get a pre-draft plan named after him.
Catching Targets
Catching Targets
74 days ago
74 days ago
Todd Zola looks for early-draft value at fantasy's weakest position and finds he's a little more optimistic than the market on Salvador Perez.
Early Market Disagreements Part Two
80 days ago
Todd Zola looks at five players he's not willing to spend current market price on, including rising Rays ace Blake Snell.
Early Market Disagreements
87 days ago
Todd Zola takes another look at five players he's more bullish on than the market right now, and thinks a better season from the Arizona offense could help Paul Goldschmidt regain some of his luster.
What Is a Projection?
What Is a Projection?
94 days ago
94 days ago
Todd Zola examines the philosophy behind player projections, and looks at why having a projected stat line for Anthony Rendon doesn't necessarily help you judge whether he's a good fit for the roster you're constructing.
Historical Top 200
Historical Top 200
100 days ago
100 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at the end-of-season top-200 performers over the last five years and thinks Charlie Blackmon's being discounted too heavily in early drafts given his track record.
Early Top 15 Pitchers
Early Top 15 Pitchers
109 days ago
109 days ago
Todd Zola offers his initial list of the top arms heading into 2019, and doesn't think Luis Severino's second half is a good enough reason to keep him out of the top 10.
Early Top 15 Hitters
Early Top 15 Hitters
116 days ago
116 days ago
Todd Zola lists his initial top 15 fantasy hitters heading into 2019, and warns against jumping the gun on assuming a big regression from Jose Ramirez.
Early Player Pool Observations
123 days ago
Todd Zola offers his early thoughts on the shape of the 2019 player pool and suggests that J.T. Realmuto may be the only catcher left worth an early-round investment.
Looking Back at 2018 Park Factors
130 days ago
Todd Zola runs park factors from the recently concluded campaign and takes a look at the impact the Chase Field humidor had on sluggers like Paul Goldschmidt.
Mad About Max
Mad About Max
137 days ago
137 days ago
Todd Zola looks at his strategy for drafting an ace heading into the first NFBC league of the 2019 season, and wonders how early might be too early for Max Scherzer.
Confession Time
Confession Time
143 days ago
143 days ago
Todd Zola looks back at a couple of tough years in showcase leagues and wonders if he's been relying too heavily on projected breakouts from young players like Luis Castillo.
Navigating the Home Stretch
151 days ago
Todd Zola looks at some factors that could impact playing time over the final days of the season, such as whether Mookie Betts will stay in the lineup to try and win a batting title or rest up for the playoffs.
Finding a Final Boost
Finding a Final Boost
158 days ago
158 days ago
Todd Zola looks at some under-the-radar hitters who could provide your lineup with crucial late-season production, including the Royals' Adalberto Mondesi.
Streaming Pitchers for Fun and Profit
165 days ago
Todd Zola digs into team hitting splits to try and figure out the best spots in which to stream marginal pitchers during your stretch run, such as the Braves' Julio Teheran.
Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Four
171 days ago
Todd Zola completes his look at players and strategies that can move the needle over the final weeks of the season and wonders if Josh Donaldson will find himself in a new uniform.
Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Three
177 days ago
Todd Zola provides some information you may not have considered to help with crucial roster decisions and notes that Aaron Hicks and the Yankees have the busiest remaining schedule in the league.
Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Two
186 days ago
Todd Zola looks at how feasible it is to make up ground in ERA and WHIP over the final quarter of the season, and how much a top reliever like Andrew Miller can help you do it.
Prepping For the Stretch Run
193 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down what sort of production you can expect over the final quarter of the season, even if you're rostering a surging player like Matt Carpenter.
Deadline Deal B-Sides
Deadline Deal B-Sides
198 days ago
198 days ago
Todd Zola looks at some lesser players whose fortunes improved as a result of trade deadline deals and wonders how Tommy Pham will handle playing in Tropicana Field.
The Myth of the Second-Half Player
206 days ago
Todd Zola looks at the idea of second-half players and finds little evidence to suggest a hitter such as Joey Votto has an innate ability to find another gear in the second half.