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Charging the Mound: How to Rank Injured Players and Prospects - With Video

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

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).

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jeff Erickson" Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:02am
To: "Christopher" Subject: Re: Charging

Hey Chris, I thought that I'd start this week inspired by an internal debate we had here at RotoWire. We're going to adjust how we rank injured players and elite prospects that haven't yet been called up by their parent organizations. The process of ranking players has an element of art beyond science to begin with, but factoring these two classes of players is especially tricky.

In many leagues, there are a small number of reserve and DL spots, occasionally none of the latter. It becomes a challenge to stash injured players and prospects as the injuries and marginal performances pile up. In Yahoo Friends & Family we have just three bench spots

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