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The Super Twos: Fielkow's Law

Justin Fielkow

Justin Fielkow

Justin Fielkow is an attorney at the Franklin Law Group in Northfield, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Justin attended Tulane University Law School and obtained a Certificate in Sports Law. He has been writing for Rotowire since 2008, first while at the University of Wisconsin, then and still as the beat writer for the New Orleans Saints, and now as a featured columnist providing insight into the legal side of sport with a fantasy spin.

Entering 2013, American League Rookie of the Year and Tampa Bay outfield Will Myers likely cost fantasy owners a pick in the early middle rounds. For a player who had never taken a MLB at bat, that draft position seemed awfully high. Still, many owners were all aboard the hype train. In the end, Myers put up impressive across-the-board numbers, hitting .293 with 13 homers, 53 RBIs and 50 runs. There was just one problem: Myers didnít play his first game in a Raysí uniform until June 18, nearly three months into the MLB season.

The rationale behind Myersí delayed promotion to the Bigs wasnít about injury. Nor was it about getting him additional season in the minors. He had crushed the lesser competition at each minor league stop, including two years in Double-A and spending a full year in Triple-A in 2012. Additionally, it wasnít as if the Rays didnít clearly have a need for his big bat in the middle of their lineup. At the time of his promotion, the Rays owned a 36-35 recor

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