Todd Zola explains why he ranked Michael Cuddyer, Chris Sale and others much higher than the aggregate in ESPN's Top 250 second-half rankings, and why he ranked players like Joey Votto and Jon Lester lower.
Todd Zola examines the peripheral numbers of several starting pitchers off to hot starts, such as Matt Harvey, Jon Lester and Justin Masterson, to see whether they can be expected to maintain their early success.
Tristan H. Cockcroft examines the peripheral stats of six players in his top 100 starting pitcher rankings who were traded in the past five days, including Ryan Dempster and Zack Greinke, and sets his new ranks.
Todd Zola examines such advanced statistical categories as tERA, xFIP and LOB% to determine which pitchers are due for a regression (such as Ryan Vogelsong) and which are good buy-low candidates (Adam Wainwright).
Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the schedule and offers helpful tips for the second portion of an extra-long "Week 1" of the fantasy baseball season, including notes on Mark Buehrle, Kevin Youkilis and others.