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Nationals Finally Break Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

May 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The Nationals have broken into the top five, while the Yankees (nine spots), Mets (six), Angels (seven) and Reds (five) took the biggest falls. Read more »

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Kansas City Displaying Staying Power

by Scott McCourtney

May 18, 2015 8:32 AM

The Royals have avoided a hangover following their surprise World Series appearance. They rank among baseball's best in both hitting and pitching. Read more »

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Dodgers, Cardinals Remain Atop Rankings

by Scott McCourtney

May 11, 2015 7:55 PM

With more than a month of games played we are starting to see some stability in the OPSERA rankings. The top five clubs have shuffled a bit, but remain constant. Read more »

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Dodgers Grab First Place, Astros Sneak Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Dodgers, Cardinals, Royals, Astros and Yankees comprise the top five in this week's rankings. One of those teams is not like the other. Read more »
Cardinals Emerge As Baseball's Best

by Scott McCourtney

Injuries may soon become a problem, but the Cardinals have taken over the top spot thanks to the second-best record in baseball. Read more »
Tigers Top First OPSERA Rankings Of Season

by Scott McCourtney

The Tigers have the best record in baseball and sit atop our first OPSERA rankings of the 2015 season. The remainder of the top five includes a few surprises. Read more »
The Cutoff Throw: Home Runs, Nationals & Milestones

by Andrew Perna

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Blue Jays Are Biggest Threat To Bryce Harper's Baseball Innocence

by Andrew Perna

One of the most random statistics in baseball, a sport filled with them, is that Bryce Harper has yet to face a pitcher young than him in the Major Leagues. Read more »
Can Anyone Challenge The Nationals In The NL?

by Andrew Perna

The Nationals are the popular pick to win the NL this season, but the Dodgers stand in the way of a World Series appearance. Read more »
Who Takes The American League?

by Andrew Perna

There isn't a clear-cut favorite in the American League this season, but the Mariners have the best chance to navigate successfully through 162 games. Can they get through the Angels, White Sox, Orioles and Tigers? Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 150 Overall

by Neema Hodjat

Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, Giancarlo Stanton, Paul Goldschmidt and Clayton Kershaw are the top-5 of our 150 fantasy baseball rankings for 2015. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Relief Pitchers

by Neema Hodjat

Without fail, closers are the most overdrafted position in fantasy baseball every season. The recommended strategy is to grab one established closer at a fair draft slot and then wait it out. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers

by Neema Hodjat

Starting pitching runs deep, so you can assemble a solid staff comprising mostly of pitchers in the later tiers without reaching for the likes of Clayton Kershaw. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfielders

by Neema Hodjat

Try to go with upside after you snag your top guys, as there will be a handful of guys in the lower tiers that will pop and bring you a great ROI. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Shortstops

by Neema Hodjat

The entire infield runs deep except for shortstop where Troy Tulowitzki is alone on tier 1 and there is a massive drop from tier 2 to tier 3. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Third Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

Looking at the third base landscape on a macro level, the best strategy is to be patient and grab two players from the tier 3 or 4 group, with at least one being an upside player. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Second Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

The delta between tier 1 and the next level is significant, so for strategy purposes, either grab a tier 1 guy or wait to fill your second base position later on (Wong or a tier 3 player). Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

First base runs deep this season, with a bevy of new stars emerging at the position. Up to five first basemen could conceivably go in the first round of your league. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catchers

by Neema Hodjat

Buster Posey once again stands alone at the top ahead of Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Santana, Devin Mesoraco, Yan Gomes, Salvador Perez, Evan Gattis and Yadier Molina. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Padres Continue To Remodel, Sign James Shields

by Andrew Perna

The Padres have retooled under A.J. Preller and signing James Shields may not be their final move. They have a surplus of starters and time to swing another blockbuster trade. Read more »

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