RotoWire Partners

Rounding Third: Beating the Shift

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 15 Primer

"I don't care what the stats say..."

A couple of weeks ago I was driving back from Vegas after a crazy short stay there (less than 24 hours), lucky to be able to listen to a couple of baseball games on the way back thanks to satellite radio. Listening to a ballgame is my favorite option when driving, especially on a long drive. But because of what I do for a living, or maybe just because I'm an obsessive baseball fan, I listen with a critical ear, far more than I used to do when younger. And because of that, I've encountered quite a few topics to take umbrage against.

At any rate, when I started the drive, the only live game was the White Sox-Royals game in Chicago, meaning I had to listen to the White Sox broadcast. It's well known that their television broadcast, featuring Hawk Harrelson, is the least sabermetric-friendly broadcast out there. But the radio pairing of Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson is nearly as bad, or

You've reached the end of our free article preview.
See below to find out how you can read the full version of this article.

Subscribe to RotoWire now and you'll be reading the full version of this article in minutes.

At RotoWire, we give our subscribers everything. That means not only will you be able to read this article, you'll be able to read ALL our articles.

Plus, you'll get all of these great benefits:

➤ Amazing draft kits.  ➤ Full stat projections.
➤ Exclusive cheat sheets.  ➤ Customizable rankings.
➤ Instant news updates.  ➤ Free multi-sport access.
➤ Private expert Q&A.  ➤ And much more!

Get Access To RotoWire Now

Already Registered? Login Now

If you already have a RotoWire account, please login below with your username and password.



Forgot your password?
Click here to have your user info emailed to you.

Questions? Need Assistance?
Talk to a live person toll free at (888) 201-3057.