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The Z Files: The Rundown on Runs
Yesterday
Todd Zola takes another look at the 2022 offensive environment as Dylan Cease has helped lead a summer resurgence in strikeouts and run suppression across the league.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: The Calm after the Storm
2 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting matchups ahead of a week in which four teams will play just five games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Flying Solo
2 days ago
Todd Zola ranks pitchers ahead of a week in which very few have a pair of appealing starts, with Zack Wheeler a notable exception.
Todd's Takes: Trade Reactions, Part One
3 days ago
Todd Zola analyzes Thursday's MLB action with a specific focus on the effects of recent trades.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Dog Days of August
9 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitters with the under-the-radar offense being the White Sox featuring Tim Anderson.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Hug Watch Edition
9 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, with Corbin Burnes set for a pair of very appealing matchups.
Todd's Takes: Dumb Excuses
11 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down Wednesday's MLB action and critiques the faulty logic behind not trading within your division.
The Z Files: First Half Earnings Review - Outfielders, Starting Pitchers and Relievers
11 days ago
Todd Zola completes his look at first-half earnings and notes that Michael Harris might be among the most valuable hitters in the game if he'd begun the year in the majors.
The Z Files: First Half Earnings Review: Catchers and Infielders
15 days ago
Todd Zola examines the best catchers and infielders of the first half, with Jonah Heim part of a group of young backstops who made some noise.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Seeing Red
16 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Red Sox and Reds both have seven games at home.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: On the Lookout
16 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as Shane McClanahan returns fresh off his All-Star appearance with two starts.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Let the Games Begin
19 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting for both short and long post-break scoring periods, with the Astros set to play 12 games in 11 days.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Long and Short of It
19 days ago
Todd Zola ranks pitchers for both short and extended post-break scoring periods, with Jon Gray on a roll and set for a three-start week.
Todd's Takes: The Book and The Man
21 days ago
Todd Zola's breakdown of Sunday's box scores includes a look at a rare poor outing from Spencer Strider.
Todd's Takes: Altitude and Attitude
23 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down Friday's box scores and offers a reminder of just how tough it is to pitch at Coors Field.
The Z Files: Pitcher Streaming -- A Cautionary Tale
26 days ago
Todd Zola reconsiders some recent assumptions he made in regard to picking opponents for streaming options like Seattle's Marco Gonzales.
Todd's Takes: Defending the Yankees and a Striking Rant
28 days ago
Todd Zola shares his thoughts from Sunday's MLB games, including a look at the Yankees' much-improved defense.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: AL Central Playing Pieces of Eight
30 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's hitting for a week in which four teams play eight games while three teams play just five.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Athletics and Pirates Hitting Upstream
30 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching options, with Gerrit Cole topping the list.
Todd's Takes: A Rookie Review and Presenting a Rant
31 days ago
Todd Zola shares his thoughts on the latest MLB action, with Brayan Bello showing promising stuff but still looking like a rookie in his debut outing.
The Z Files: Humidor Me
32 days ago
Todd Zola digs into the numbers to try and determine whether the installation of a humidor in St. Louis has helped Paul Goldschmidt and company launch more homers.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: A Red Hot Week
37 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features a Reds team with eight home games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: And Stay for Fireworks After the Game
37 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as schedule gets going with the July 4 holiday.
Todd's Takes: Lack of an Appeal and Lack of Appeal
38 days ago
Todd Zola shares his thoughts on Thursday's MLB action, which left him unconvinced by Shane Bieber.
Todd's Takes: Giolito's Change, Doval's Control and a 37-Year-Old Regret
39 days ago
Todd Zola shares his thoughts on the latest MLB action, including an encouraging outing from the struggling Lucas Giolito.
The Z Files: Improving Rest of Season Projections
40 days ago
Todd Zola explains some of the work he's been doing to improve his rest-of-season projections, with the math spitting out some pessimistic numbers for Jose Berrios.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Guardians of the AL Central
44 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings feature a Guardians team with eight games this week, all at home.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Ray Bringing the Heat
44 days ago
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Robbie Ray looks to continue his recent run with two soft home dates.
Todd's Takes: Not So Dreary, Judging RBI and Bam!
46 days ago
Todd Zola gives his thoughts on Wednesday's MLB action, including a reassessment of Brandon Drury's rest-of-season projection.
Todd's Takes: So You Want to be an Official Scorer?
47 days ago
Todd Zola recaps the previous day's baseball action, including an argument for creating a 'team error' scoring option.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: The Baddest Part of Town
51 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the White Sox are set up for seven home games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Now With Rostership Levels
51 days ago
Todd Zola adds a new feature to the week's starting pitching rankings -- rostered percentages.
The Z Files: What Happens When the Luck Runs Out?
51 days ago
Todd Zola reviews some pitchers who may have benefitted from good luck to date and isn't convinced Sandy Alcantara has graduated from very good pitcher to true ace.
Todd's Takes: Running, Not Running and Overrunning
53 days ago
Todd gives his thoughts on the last two days of MLB action, games which featured a botched bunt, brilliant baserunning and a near no-no.
Todd's Takes: Missed Calls, Fly Balls & a Tantrum
55 days ago
Todd Zola recaps Monday night in baseball as Aaron Nola and Sandy Alcantara squared off in Philly.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Phill 'er Up
58 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Phillies line up for an eight-game week.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Streaming Upstream
58 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings don't feature a whole lot of top quality two-start pitchers this week.
The Z Files: Flyball Exit Velocity Changes
59 days ago
Todd Zola looks at players hitting the ball with more or less authority than last season, including Toronto's Matt Chapman.
Todd's Takes: Closing in Boston, Running on Ruiz & Much More
60 days ago
Todd Zola reviews Wednesday's baseball action, including a look at the Red Sox-Angels series that features two teams going two ways.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Backing the Buckeye State
65 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings feature Ohio teams that have seven games each against below-average pitching.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Worst Ever?
65 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching, which might just be the weakest slate of two-start pitchers ever.
The Z Files: Taking Stock of a Memorial Day Mock
66 days ago
Todd Zola analyzes the results from a Memorial Day mock draft as Mookie Betts re-establishes himself as a top fantasy pick.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
72 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features a Cubs team slated for nine games this week thanks to a pair of doubleheaders.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Eclipsing the Century Mark
72 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as Kevin Gausman is one of the few top arms with two starts.
The Z Files: Time For a Change
72 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down whether adjustments are warranted on the rest-of-season projections for a number of pitchers, including Atlanta's Kyle Wright.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Playing the Platoons
79 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features an A's team set to face four lefties, which means it's time to leverage platoons.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Decision Time
79 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as we've reached the point where fantasy owners must decide whether to continue to stream pitchers.
The Z Files: Sometimes, Crime Does Pay
80 days ago
Todd Zola examines the league-wide stolen-base environment and identifies some speedy players who could be valuable as streaming options, including Andres Gimenez.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Sense of Humidor
86 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly hitter rankings features a Royals team that has eight games on the docket.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Mercury Rising
86 days ago
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as warming weather is contributing to more scoring. Sugar Shane McClanahan only has one start, but still tops the AL rankings.