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Collette Calls: Lyles on the Rise

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.

At one point or another in our fantasy baseball playing careers, we have all been guilty of writing off prospects as busts with a hair trigger. Domonic Brown entered 2013 with a .236/.315/.388 slash line in 492 plate appearances with just 12 home runs. He had a hot spring in the Grapefruit League which drew a few people back in , but many have missed out on a .275/.322/.543 season this year as he has already hit 19 home runs in 286 plate appearances. Many were clamoring for the Rays to call up Wil Myers to make the Rays' Opening Day roster and screamed like petulant children as he was kept down in the minors until Father's Day. To be fair, I joined that fray a week before his callup. That said, Myers has just four hits in his first 21 plate appearances, has not walked yet, and has but one extra-base hit.

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