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Collette Calls: Profits & Losses

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.

One of my favorite articles to do each year is to look back and how well or how poorly the experts speculated on players at the draft. While baseball accepts a 70 percent fail rate on its hitters, fantasy prognostication aims for a 70 percent success rate. No expert is never going to nail the exact home run or strikeout total, but if you are way off on your projections on draft day, it makes for a rather long season.

Let's look at how the 15-team mixed auctioneers did in the first year where OBP was used instead of batting average using values from Rotowire's value engine.

These were the top 11 players that turned the biggest profits in 2013:

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