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Rounding Third: Week 4 Primer

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

I Can't Quit You

If you've played fantasy baseball long enough, you probably have a particular player that you just aren't willing to toss aside, despite all evidence pointing to the notion that your faith has been misplaced. Maybe you want to believe in the player's pedigree, or perhaps whenever you've watched him play he's come through. Whatever the reason, that player ends up on a disproportionate number of your teams. At one point for me, that player was Austin Kearns. Now, I'm afraid it might be Travis Snider, who I picked up yet again in the NFBC Main Event league to fill in for the injured Cameron Maybin. My team, "El Scorchos," also took a $1 flyer on Gregor Blanco for the stolen bases. I have to debate whether I'm going to use him and start my #ImprisonChrisHeisey movement on Twitter, or stick with Heisey in a seven-game week for the Reds. I don't know if I can handle another invocation of the infield fly rule from him with the bases loaded and less than two

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