The Z Files: Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Three
The Z Files: Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Three

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

The third installment of a four-part series designed to help you with the stretch drive will focus on the little things, some behind the scenes factors to consider when planning for the last five weeks of the season. Part One discussed what to expect from hitters over the final quarter of the season, while Part Two dealt with how to improve pitching ratios. Next week's will be a team-by-team review, identifying players not currently on the 25-man rosters with an opportunity to be a fantasy contributor.

This week, we'll look at the following items:
1. Breakdown of remaining schedules
2. Position eligibility
3. Affiliate teams headed for minor-league playoffs

Breakdown of remaining schedules

The first table displays the total number of games each team plays followed by the home/away split. Then comes the number each has via a weekly basis, starting with the partial week beginning Friday, Aug 24.

Team Total Home Away 8/24 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24
ARI351817376766
ATL341816357676
BAL352015466667
BOS331716366666
CHC351916367667
CIN341123367675
CLE351817367667
COL352015366767
CWS35161937666
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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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