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The Long Game: Distressed Asset Recovery

Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.

The Long Game: Distressed Asset Recovery

Last time out, I took a look at players who were earning far more than their salary and discussed whether or not they were worth keeping, or whether you'd be better off selling high. Now it's time to look at the flip side, those players who are severely underperforming their price tags, and discuss whether it might be worth picking them up off the scrap heap in anticipation of a rebound and some 2014 keeper value.

My criteria for determining which distressed fantasy assets to examine were pretty basic: these are players whose projected salary in 12-team 5x5 AL- or NL-only leagues was in double digits according to RotoWire's preseason forecasts, and who are now unowned in at least a third of CBS leagues (meaning there's a decent chance they will be available for you to pick up). They aren't blue chippers by any means, but they certainly have

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