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The Z Files: The Do's and Don'ts of ADP
5 days ago
Todd Zola examines the best ways to apply ADP to your own draft and advises you to keep league context in mind when considering the high price tag on top prospects like Luis Robert.
The Z Files: 2020 Park Factor Notes
12 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at the changes being made to ballparks and thinks Brandon Belt could get a power boost from the Giants moving in the fences at Oracle Park.
The Z Files: Tips for Projecting Playing Time
19 days ago
Todd Zola shares his tips on how to project playing time and tries to explain why Mike Trout doesn't get downgraded for the games he's missed in recent years.
The Z Files: Top 50 Outfielders, Part Two
24 days ago
Todd Zola finishes his initial outfield rankings and finds a virtual dead heat at the top of the list, with Ronald Acuna Jr. one of the trio of studs in the mix for the No. 1 spot.
The Z Files: Top 50 Outfielders, Part One
33 days ago
Todd Zola delivers the first installment of his top 50 outfielders and isn't too worried about the impact the Rangers' move to a new ballpark will have on Joey Gallo's power.
The Z Files: Top 20 Catcher and Infield Changes
40 days ago
Todd Zola uses a busy start to the Winter Meetings to make some adjustments to his catcher and infield rankings, with Yoan Moncada being one of the beneficiaries.
The Z Files: My Top 20 Shortstops
45 days ago
Todd Zola delivers his initial shortstop rankings and considers whether Trea Turner's speed-heavy profile makes him a riskier first-round pick than players with more power.
The Z Files: My Top 20 Third Basemen
55 days ago
Todd Zola delivers his initial rankings of the top fantasy third basemen and questions whether Matt Chapman will keep improving, or if he's found his level.
The Z Files: My Top 20 Second Basemen (Plus Two)
62 days ago
Todd Zola checks in with his initial rankings at the keystone and wonders how much longer Jose Altuve can remain among the elite at the position.
The Z Files: My Top 20 First Basemen
69 days ago
Todd Zola submits his initial top 20 first basemen and suggests tempering expectations a little for Pete Alonso's sophomore campaign.
The Z Files: My Top 20 Catchers
76 days ago
Todd Zola offers his first set of catcher rankings and wonders how much of a discount the market will place on Salvador Perez after he missed all of 2019.
The Z Files: My Top 20 Starting Pitchers
82 days ago
Todd Zola offers his first look at the top hurlers in his rankings and suggests Jack Flaherty may be ready to join the league's elite on the mound.
The Z Files: Fun With the First Round
90 days ago
Todd Zola looks at the top hitters available in 2020 drafts and wonders if Mookie Betts might be a bargain if he keeps falling out of the top five.
The Z Files: The Two-Headed Monster
96 days ago
Todd Zola reviews his first 2020 draft, selected in partnership with Derek VanRiper, and explains why he's bullish on Yoan Moncada.
The Z Files: Intriguing 2019 Park Factor Notes
104 days ago
Todd Zola looks at some of the park factor fallout from 2019 and tries to figure out how Target Field could suppress power even as Nelson Cruz and the Twins assaulted the single-season homer record.
The Z Files: It's Better To Be Lucky and Good
109 days ago
Todd Zola looks back on his TGFBI-winning roster and notes there was more than luck involved in him drafting breakout players like Cody Bellinger.
The Z Files: Hi, Can I Talk to Derek Please?
116 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at the options that will be available with the second overall pick in his first draft of 2020, with Christian Yelich on the short list.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Crazy Eights for Nationals, Phillies
122 days ago
Todd Zola's final hitter rankings of the season has the Nationals and Phillies set to play eight games each this week.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Subject to Change
122 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitching for the final week of the season, which is always tricky. Gerrit Cole is scheduled for two starts, but will he make both?
The Z Files: Tips for the Final Week
123 days ago
Todd Zola offers some tips for the final week of the fantasy season and recommends loading up on players from teams still in the playoff hunt, such as Jason Heyward and the Cubs.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Twins on Target
129 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings feature a Twins squad that has seven games at home against weak pitching.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Nationals, Astros Dominate Top-5
129 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching has the Astros and Nationals have separated themselves from the pack.
The Z Files: Ten More Late Season Darts
130 days ago
Todd Zola looks at some last-minute shopping options to boost your fantasy squad and thinks Zack Collins' plate discipline could be an asset down the stretch in formats that value OBP.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Stay classy, San Diego
136 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings are topped by the Padres, who project to lead the league in scoring this week.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Fun
136 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as the Mets' Jacob deGrom endures another year with fewer wins than he deserves.
The Z Files: A Dozen Darts
137 days ago
Todd Zola suggests some hitters who should see enough playing time in September to help you make a final push, including surprising Orioles catcher Pedro Severino.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Rays of Sunshine
143 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features a Rays team that gets seven home games against the weak pitching of the Orioles and Blue Jays.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Young Guns
143 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as a trio of emerging aces, including Cleveland's Mike Clevinger, populate the top 5.
The Z Files: Second-Half Bullpen and Basepath Observations
144 days ago
Todd Zola digs into recent stolen base and bullpen numbers looking for an edge and notes that Trea Turner isn't the only National who's been tearing up the basepaths lately.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: The Mile High Club
150 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Rockies have seven games, all at home, thanks to a Monday makeup game.