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Collette Calls: The Walking Dead

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Zombies are all the rage these days. There are plenty of zombie-related television shows and movies for one to view and a few popular zombie apps on phones for people to enjoy playing. I am so cool that I do not know the names of any of them! It is fitting that zombies are in style now because they are certainly all the rage in fantasy baseball in 2013.

Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz have been using the term, "Fantasy Zombie," as long as I can remember on the ESPN fantasy podcasts. A fantasy zombie is defined as, "a guy left for dead who has somehow risen from the grave to actually have real, legit fantasy value again." We have a few examples of that happening in 2013 at the quarter-way point as James Loney leads baseball in batting average with a .367 average while slugging .542. John Buck already has 10 home runs, Mark Reynolds has one-upped him, while David DeJesus has a higher slugging percentage than Albert Pujols and Josh

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