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Weekly Hitter Rankings: Clam Chowder and Boston Baked Beans
Yesterday
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features a Red Sox squad with a full week of home games, starting with Monday's annual early morning game.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Just Another Marathon Monday
Yesterday
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitchers, as Lucas Giolito gets two starts, including the Patriots' Day game in Boston on Monday morning.
The Z Files: Maximum Exit Velocity, Minimum Value
2 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at how much predictive value a metric like maximum exit velocity actually has, and what it might mean for a hitter high on the MaxEV leaderboard like Willi Castro.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Ranking Two-Start Pitchers - Week 3!
2 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
The Z Files: The Fallacy of Stabilization and an Early Look at Home Runs
8 days ago
Todd Zola offers some thoughts on early-season trends, including the home run surge led by Nick Castellanos and the Reds.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Royal Treatment
8 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings feature a Royals squad that will have the benefit of seven home games this week.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Pocket Aces Abound
8 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as a number of aces are scheduled for two starts, including the Yankees' Gerrit Cole.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Ranking Two-Start Pitchers!
9 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link look at the RotoWire Steak League pickups before grading all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale for the Week of April 12th.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Jays Flying South for the Summer
15 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting, as the Blue Jays are headed to Florida for 'home' games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double Trouble
15 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching, as quality two-start candidates like Jacob deGrom are in short supply.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Closer Update, 2x Starters, FAAB
16 days ago
Clay Link and Lord Zola discuss Opening Day and the odd closer events, plus FAAB moves and the upcoming two-start pitchers for Week 2, which includes Chicago's Carlos Rodon.
The Z Files: Weekly Rankings Primer
16 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down how the Weekly Pitcher and Hitter Rankings are generated, and explains what to consider when deciding between a speedster and a slugger like Bobby Dalbec.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Play Ball!
19 days ago
Todd Zola unveils is hitter rankings for the first week of the season. The Padres look poised for a strong start.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: No Joke, Opening Day is Almost Here
19 days ago
Todd Zola kicks off the 2021 baseball season with his inaugural weekly pitcher rankings. Shane Bieber's in a great spot for a strong start.
RotoWire Roundtable: Final Update
22 days ago
Individual sets of Top 350s from Jeff Erickson, Todd Zola, Clay Link and Erik Halterman are compiled into a Top 300 composite ranking for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Sleepers!
23 days ago
Clay and Lord Zola divulge their new sleepers from the latest news as well as summarize their ultimate sleeper picks from the past few weeks. The list includes Tampa Bay's Pete Fairbanks.
The Z Files: Pitchers Possibly Helped Most By the New Ball
23 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at pitchers who could benefit if MLB's new ball does curtail homers and finds some support for Lucas Giolito's rise up draft boards.
Baseball Draft Kit: The Challenges in Projecting for 2021
26 days ago
Jeff Erickson and Todd Zola discuss the challenges in projecting players for 2021 after last year's 60-game schedule.
RotoWire Roundtable: Weekend Update
28 days ago
Individual sets of Top 350s from Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, Todd Zola and Erik Halterman are compiled into a Top 300 composite ranking for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Tout Wars Weekend, Staff Keeper League, and More!
30 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss Tout Wars weekend and the RotoWire Staff Keeper League draft before diving into Todd's latest Z-Files column.
The Z Files: Candidates To Lose Homers With the New Baseball
30 days ago
Todd Zola tries to determine whose power numbers might be impacted the most by MLB's new baseball, and finds reason to be concerned about Cavan Biggio.
RotoWire Roundtable: March 12 Update
37 days ago
Individual sets of Top 350s from Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, Todd Zola and Erik Halterman are compiled into a Top 300 composite rankings for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Razzslam, Best Ball strategy, AL LABR, and More!
37 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss their roster builds in the Razzslam Best Ball league, their drafts in AL LABR, the Beat Todd Zola league and much more.
The Z Files: Adjusting on the Fly
37 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down his thought processes in the middle of some recent drafts and explains how he adjusted to winding up with Zac Gallen as his staff ace in a 12-team league.
SXM Highlights: Is Ozzie Albies Overrated?
39 days ago
Todd Zola and Chris Liss think ATL second baseman Ozzie Albies and his #33 ADP is wildly overrated.
RotoWire Roundtable: Top 300 Composite Rankings
43 days ago
Individual sets of Top 350s from Jeff Erickson, Todd Zola, Clay Link and Erik Halterman are compiled into a Top 300 composite ranking for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
The Z Files: Salary Cap Drafts in a Remote Setting
43 days ago
Todd Zola takes time out from his AL LABR prep to offer tips on how to handle online salary cap leagues, and advises you not to get cute with the timing of your bids on a target like Dansby Swanson.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Beat Clay Link Draft Review
44 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link recap their fantasy baseball drafts, including the "Beat Clay Link League".
SXM Highlights: Is Yelich's ADP Destined to Rise?
48 days ago
Jeff Erickson and Todd Zola expect Christian Yelich's spring to have a big impact in his average draft position.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: TGFBI, Jarred Kelenic and more!
51 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link recap the news from around Major League Baseball. Nick Senzel tabbed the Reds' everyday CF...are you drafting him? Would you draft Senzel over Kelenic?
The Z Files: Changing Wins to Innings and Saves to Solds
51 days ago
Todd Zola examines the impact of new scoring categories on the pitching side, including the rise in value of top set-up men like Tyler Duffey.
SXM Highlights: Zola Likes Harper In 2nd Round
54 days ago
Chris Liss and Todd Zola discuss Bryce Harper going with the 20th pick in Monday's FSGA Champions Draft.
SXM Highlights: Jose Abreu And His Lack of Runs Scored
55 days ago
Chris Liss and Todd Zola discuss the appeal of Jose Abreu. Liss is concerned about his lack of runs scored. Todd sees reasons for optimism
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Realmuto Injury, Dunedin, and More!
58 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link recap the news from around Major League Baseball. How significant is Realmuto's injury? What's in store for the new Blue Jay's arena? Find out on this week's fantasy baseball podcast.
The Z Files: Putting a Price on Multiple Eligibility
58 days ago
Todd Zola examines the added value provided by players eligible at multiple positions, such as Cavan Biggio, in different league formats.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: News + Best-Ball Strategy!
65 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link recap the news from around Major League Baseball before diving into Todd's latest Z-Files looking at best-ball leagues.
The Z Files: Best Ball Fever
65 days ago
Todd Zola offers his tips for best ball leagues and explains why he shies away from utility-only players like Nelson Cruz.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Bauer to the Dodgers
72 days ago
Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss Trevor Bauer's surprise move to the Dodgers, Kolten Wong to the Brewers and much more!
The Z Files: Revisiting Component Average Exit Velocity
73 days ago
Todd Zola considers the perils of relying on average exit velocity for analysis rather than looking at the component batted-ball types that drive BABIP for a player like Atlanta's Austin Riley.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Signings, Picks and More!
79 days ago
The first Friday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast of 2021 is live! Todd and Clay discuss a number of topics including this week's signings and their picks in the Arizona Fall League speakers draft.
The Z Files: Dissecting Draft Dynamics
80 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at real-time roster construction during drafts and how staying the course, from Mookie Betts in the first round on down, can produce a winning foundation.
The Z Files: 2021 Positional Player Pool Analysis
84 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down the player pool to look for actionable trends and is amazed by the depth of talent at shortstop, headlined by Fernando Tatis.
The Z Files: Keeper League Inflation Dos and Don'ts
94 days ago
Todd Zola looks ahead to keeper auctions and how inflation can affect pricing, and when it might make sense to protect an expensive ace like Jacob DeGrom.
SXM Highlights: Is Zach Plesac being overvalued?
97 days ago
Jeff and Todd debate whether or not Cleveland starting pitcher Zach Plesac is being overvalued in early expert drafts.
The Z Files: Outfield Studs to Duds
101 days ago
Todd Zola wraps up his positional tiers with the outfield, and finds he can't quit Marcell Ozuna even without knowing what uniform he'll be wearing in 2021.
The Z Files: Your Favorites At Six
108 days ago
Todd Zola marvels at the depth and quality available at shortstop and offers some advice on how to construct an offense around an early-round speedster like Trea Turner.
Baseball Draft Kit: Magazine Mock Draft
110 days ago
Fernando Tatis went No. 1 overall in the Dec. 21 RotoWire Magazine Mock Draft. See the full results here.
The Z Files: Hot Tracks at the Hot Corner
115 days ago
Todd Zola spins the hits at third base, where his tiers approach leaves Jose Ramirez in a class all by himself.
The Z Files: Flexibility Second To None
122 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down his tiers at the keystone and finds a plethora of multiple eligibility options, including the Mets' Jeff McNeil.
The Z Files: Who's on First?
129 days ago
Todd Zola offers up his first base tiers, where Freddie Freeman finally seems to be getting his due.