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Collette Calls: Breaking Down Brantley

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.

The Sabermetrics versus Scouting battle is mostly fought by stalwarts these days. Most level-headed folks understand that the two camps are more symbiotic than isolated while talking heads still live on to throw a side under the bus in order to fit narratives.

If you are still one of those who think that you can play fantasy baseball without reading the input of scouts, you're likely not a very successful fantasy player. Admittedly, I thought I could do things based on stats and ignore the clichés that were reported by writers via scouts in days past, but I became a better fantasy player when I listened to EVERYTHING that was out there. If a scout is saying something, listen. Case in point – Michael Brantley.

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