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Collette Calls: Running Down a Dream

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.

With less than eight weeks left in the baseball season, you are running out of time to close gaps in your standings to win your fantasy league. I am right there with you as I am 3.5 points out of first in my local AL-only league and several categories are very tightly packed. Any of us that are in competitive races likely spent the last week or two selling off attractive keeper contracts for immediate help, but now it is time to see just how much of an impact players can have over the final two months of the season.

When I get down to the final third of the season, I tend to ignore the ratio categories simply because most of that goodwill or damage has already been well-established. For example, in my league, my staff has a 1.226 WHIP this season. If I were to have two pitchers go today and both throw perfect games, it would improve my WHIP to 1.200 even. My team is hitting .265 on the season; if they were to go 20 for 40 tonight, they would be hitting .267. Simply put, it i

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