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Collette Calls: Uphill Battle

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.

Last season, Ian Kinsler was worth $21 in an AL-only league for the second consecutive season. In fact, it was the fifth time in six seasons he has been worth at least $20 as only his injury-shortened 2010 season prevented him from continuing that streak. Noticeably absent last season were his steals. In all of his full seasons, Kinsler had never failed to steal fewer than 21 bases prior to last season, when he stole just 15 bags and was also caught 11 times. Kinsler was well aware of this and blamed it on two factors, as he recently told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press:

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