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Charging the Mound: Midseason Values

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: Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:08am
To: Chris Liss
Subject: Charging - Midseason Values

We're in the middle of doing our midseason RotoWire Roundtable rankings, which should be up on the site next week. For those unfamiliar with the Roundtable rankings, we take the opinions of five different RotoWire writers to construct a set of composite overall rankings. I find the exercise useful as a snapshot of player value roughly halfway into the season. There are some midseason drafts and even monthly leagues, plus it can be used as a guide for those looking to extract value along with addressing categorical needs in trades.

Midseason ranks always seem tougher to me than doing them before the season starts. Sometimes having more information about a player confuses the issue rather than clarifies it. Here are a few dilemmas that I encountered in the process.

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