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The Long Game: The Other Guys

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: The Other Guys

September for fantasy baseball owners is the bizarro version of the month as seen by normal folk. While parents sternly round up their young scamps and lock them back up in school, rotisserie owners welcome their own young scamps with beaming smiles and open arms as prospects get released into the sunlight of the major leagues when rosters expand, and inject some late life into flagging fantasy rosters.

While elite talents like Travis d'Arnaud and Xander Bogaerts have already gotten the call, and big-time likely call-ups like Billy Hamilton and Kevin Gausman need no introduction, there are plenty of other names who could be added to rosters when the calendar flips who should be on your radar too. I'm talking about major leaguers returning from injury, guys who don't have the bloom of youth on their cheeks but instead the pallor of convalescence. DL'ed veterans may not be as sexy as prospects, but clubs who sink resources

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