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Rounding Third: Week 5 Primer

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).


Week 5 Primer - Droppers Regret, Schedule Quirks, FAAB Results

A good league forces you to make tough decisions on whom to drop in addition to who to pick up. And thus, regret is a normal aspect of fantasy baseball, beyond simply whiffing on a guy at the draft table - here's looking at you, Jesse Chavez. So far my biggest in-season regret is dropping Marcus Stroman in AL Tout Wars. I saw Stroman pitch in the Arizona Fall League and heard the various minor league and pitching experts on the various panels coo about his talent while lamenting his lack of size. More than once the comparison was made to Roy Oswalt - though to be fair, anytime there's a short right-hander with talent, he gets compared to Oswalt. But listening to those kudos put Stroman on my endgame radar and I spent a buck on him at the end of the Tout auction. But then he had a rough spring and got sent down, and in my infinite wisdom I dropped him after all of two weeks, only to see Mastersball.co

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