Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.
September 29, 2016
Erik Siegrist digs into the Thursday night matchup as Andy Dalton hopes to get the Bengals back on track against the Dolphins.
September 25, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the free agent pool heading into the season's final week and notes that any pitcher facing the moribund A's offense could be worth adding, even a normally-untouchable player like Jered Weaver.
September 24, 2016
Erik Siegrist goes over his weekly hitting rankings one more time for the final week of the regular season, which, fittingly, are dominated by the league-leading Chicago Cubs.
September 22, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews an NFC South Monday night showdown as Drew Brees and the Saints face the Falcons in what could be a shootout.
September 18, 2016
Erik Siegrist notes a lot of arms who could be available to help your staff's stretch run, including a revitalized Taijuan Walker.
September 17, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game schedules for the Red Sox, Angels and Orioles.
September 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday Night matchup as Ryan Mathews leads the Eagles into Chicago for date against the Bears.
September 11, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews this week's available free agents in the American League, with Jordan Zimmermann leading a wave of veteran arms coming off the DL.
September 11, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down the hitter rankings for the week as David Ortiz and the Red Sox have seven games at Fenway Park.
September 8, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night games, as Todd Gurley looks to get the Rams' return to L.A. off on the right foot against the 49ers in an NFC West showdown.
September 4, 2016
Erik Siegrist sorts through this year's wave of September call-ups and DL activations and recommends bidding big on Yoan Moncada as your last chance to add a potential impact bat.
September 4, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for this week, topped by some attractive seven-game slates for the Indians, Rockies, Cardinals and Mariners.
September 3, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews RotoWire's Steak League auction where a clear lesson emerged: value buys come before the market is set.
August 28, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks at the AL free agent pool prior to September call-ups and finds a trio of veteran outfielders making a late push to save their seasons, including the Tigers' Justin Upton.
August 27, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Twins, Cubs and White Sox.
August 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, this time using a new statistic called the
August 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
August 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitter rankings for this week, topped by seven-game slates for the Cubs, Nats, Indians and Red Sox.
August 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the waiver options in the AL and finds some young arms making names for themselves, including Astros starter Joe Musgrove.
August 9, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks at under-the-radar targets to help you in specific categories as your league's trade deadline approaches and is also amazed at the way Justin Verlander has turned back the clock.
August 7, 2016
Erik Siegrist considers the post-trade deadline fallout in the American League and finds three new closers but only one established premium bat added to the Junior Circuit's player pool.
August 6, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, topped by both teams from the state of Texas
July 31, 2016
Erik Siegrist takes a look at the AL free agent pool as the trade deadline nears and notes that no one's fantasy outlook improved more than Dellin Betances.
July 30, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, dominated by eight American League teams with seven-game slates.
July 25, 2016
Erik Siegrist analyzes the upcoming Cowboys season as Romo and company look to reclaim the NFC East crown.
July 24, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks through American League waiver wires and finds that Danny Duffy is still criminally underowned in fantasy leagues.
July 23, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Rangers, Red Sox and Cubs.
July 17, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the AL free agent pool coming out of the All-Star break and suggests bidding big on the first impact player to switch leagues at the trade deadline, Drew Pomeranz.
July 17, 2016
Erik Siegrist discusses a few topics of interest to keeper league owners including which prospects seem poised to inherit big league jobs after the trade deadline.
July 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist ranks team hitting in the first post-All-Star break period, and the Rockies look set up for a big start to the second half.
July 12, 2016
Erik Siegrist explains why being wrong isn't always a bad thing in fantasy baseball and notes that Matt Moore might finally be fully recovered from his Tommy John surgery.
July 10, 2016
Erik Siegrist sees a lot of turmoil, and a lot of bidding opportunities, in AL bullpens this week as Wade Davis was just the first of three elite closers to break down heading into the All-Star break.
July 3, 2016
Erik Siegrist sifts through the names available in American League free agent pools and can't help but be impressed by Mike Zunino's return to the majors.
July 2, 2016
Erik Siegrist lists his hitting rankings for this week, highlighted by 22 teams with seven-game slates led by the scorching-hot Indians.
June 26, 2016
Erik Siegrist ranks the week's offenses and notes that Matt Carpenter and the Cardinals have a great slate that includes the use of the DH in Kansas City.
June 26, 2016
Erik Siegrist finds a lot of impact talent on AL waiver wires this week, including just-promoted Astros first baseman A.J. Reed.
June 24, 2016
Erik Siegrist lays out the basics for starting and running a fantasy football keeper league, including the unique aspects of dynasty leagues.
June 24, 2016
In this week’s edition of the Long Game, Erik Siegrist takes a look at prospects who are likely to be available in your league’s free agent pool, when someone like the Astro’s Alex Bregman is already taken.
June 19, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the available talent on AL waiver wires and notes that while Troy Tulowitzki has been a major disappointment as a Blue Jay, he still has too much upside to ignore.
June 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist ponders what to possibly do with Giancarlo Stanton, who's in an almost unprecedented slump, in this week's look at the risers and fallers around the majors.
June 12, 2016
Erik Siegrist checks out the available National League free agents while everyone waits for Super-2 callups and finds a strong group of veterans coming off the DL, including Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta.
June 11, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the week, dominated by the Blue Jays' and a top five that consists entirely of American League squads.
June 10, 2016
In this week's edition of the Long Game, Erik Siegrist gives some direction on what you can do if your team is spinning it's wheels -- and going nowhere fast -- two months into the season.
June 4, 2016
Erik Siegrist finds a lot to like the Rockies' schedule this week, as Colorado gets a break with an extra home game and by missing Clayton Kershaw in Dodger Stadium.
May 28, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for a trio of AL East squads.
May 25, 2016
Erik Siegrist hits us with his Wednesday betting picks, exploring some interesting lines with a pair of underdogs that might be worth pulling the trigger on.
May 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitter rankings for the week, dominated by a trio of AL squads with eight and seven-game slates.
May 18, 2016
Erik Siegrist explores some of the betting lines for Wednesday, looking to the Twins, Brewers and Rockies for victories.
May 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist gives us his theory on
May 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist's weekly rankings has the Blue Jays on top as Toronto looks to get right against a Twins rotation that can kickstart any offense.
May 11, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down eight of Wednesday's betting lines, exploring which ones to avoid and where you should pull the trigger.
May 7, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Diamondbacks, Red Sox and Mets.
May 6, 2016
Erik Siegrist gives us some interesting betting lines to sink our teeth into for Friday, and breaks down who to target -- and who to avoid -- on a busy 15-game slate.
May 4, 2016
Erik Siegrist explores the disappearance of stolen bases in today's game and what it means for fantasy owners.
April 30, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Blue Jays, Giants and Astros.
April 27, 2016
Erik Siegrist gives us his Wednesday MLB betting picks, punctuated by a trio of underdogs.
April 23, 2016
The Pirates lead the charge this week, thanks to a four-game set in Denver and three games at home against the bottom of the Reds' rotation.
April 20, 2016
Erik Siegrist highlights some interesting lines for Wednesday's games and looks at Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies as an underdog play against the visiting Mets.
April 16, 2016
The Jays' bats take the cake this week thanks to seven games in AL-East friendly ballparks, while a certain struggling AL Central squad comes in higher than you might think.
April 15, 2016
Erik Siegrist uncovers a handful of widely available, overlooked big leaguers and prospects that could prove useful as the season wears on.
April 13, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks over the lines for Wednesday's games and wonders if it's worth fading Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals
April 9, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming week of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Nationals, Rangers and Astros.
April 6, 2016
Erik Siegrist takes a look at six interesting MLB betting lines for Wednesday, highlighted by a potential upset in the NL West.
April 2, 2016
Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.
April 2, 2016
Erik Siegrist ranks the teams for the season's opening week according to which has the matchups for hitters. No surprise, the Blue Jays are picking up where they left off last season.
March 27, 2016
Erik Siegrist explains the nuts and bolts of his Weekly Hitter Rankings and how it can help fantasy owners this season.
March 20, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks at the league-wide drop in stolen bases and how owners in keeper leagues can take advantage of the trend.
March 13, 2016
RotoWire's Erik Siegrist reviews the most interesting season-long prop bets for the upcoming baseball season, including whether to take the easy road and pick Bryce Harper for NL MVP.
March 5, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks for keepers from last season who are cheap enough and have enough upside to keep again this season, like Tampa Bay's Steven Souza.
February 18, 2016
Can Yoenis Cespedes power the Mets to another division crown? RotoWire's Erik Siegrist tackles all five teams in the NL East.
February 4, 2016
RotoWire's Erik Siegrist takes a spin around the NL West with a team preview for each of the five clubs.
February 4, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews Super Bowl 50 as Cam Newton's rushing prowess could prove the difference for the Panthers vs. the Broncos. But what's the pick?
January 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the conference championships as Cam Newton hopes to lead the Panthers past the Cardinals on his way to his first Super Bowl.
January 15, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down the divsional playoff games as the Steelers look to survive at Denver with injuries up and down the roster, including a banged up Ben Roethlisberger. Can they do it?
January 8, 2016
Erik Seigrist previews the wild-card round of the playoffs as Kirk Cousins and the Redskins look to knock off a struggling Packers team. Can the Pack rally?
January 2, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down Week 17 as Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings travel to Green Bay to face the Packers with the NFC North title at stake.
December 24, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup between Cincinnati and Denver as Brock Osweiler and the Broncos look to clinch a playoff spot.
December 17, 2015
Erik Siegrist breaks down the Monday night game as the Drew Brees and the Saints look to fend off the visiting Lions.
December 10, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as the Eli Manning and Giants look to keep their playoff hopes alive against the Dolphins.
December 2, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday Night game as Dez Bryant and the Cowboys look to stay alive in the NFC East against the Washington Redskins.
November 25, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday Night as Johnny Manziel is still the story in Cleveland with the a banged-up Baltimore squad coming to town.
November 19, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Tyrod Taylor and the Bills travel to the New England for an AFC East showdown with the Patriots.
November 12, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Andy Dalton and the Bengals look to stay unbeaten.
November 5, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup between the Bears and Chargers as Philip Rivers looks to keep a prolific passing game rolling.
October 29, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night game where Cam Newton will try to keep the Panthers rolling as the Colts come to town.
October 22, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as the Cardinals and Carson Palmer welcome to the Ravens to the desert.
October 15, 2015
Erik Siegrist analyzes the Monday night matchup as Sam Bradford and the Eagles look to score an NFC East victory against the Giants.
October 8, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup between the Steelers and Chargers as Le'Veon Bell seeks to carry Pittsburgh to victory. Will he do it?
October 1, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews Monday Night Football as Russell Wilson and the Seahawks take on the visiting Lions.
September 26, 2015
Erik Siegrist crunches the hitting numbers for the final week of the year and finds familiar foes on top in what could determine a playoff spot.
September 24, 2015
Erik Siegrist analyzes a Monday night matchup that sees Jamaal Charles leading the Chiefs into Green Bay for a showdown with the Packers.
September 19, 2015
Erik Siegrist ranks the hitter matchups this week with the White Sox on top thanks to a doubleheader.
September 17, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews Monday Night Football where Andrew Luck and the Colts will look to get back on track against the Jets.
September 12, 2015
The Twins' productivity at home this season has Minnesota and its mashers like Brian Dozier atop this week's hitter rankings.
September 9, 2015
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday Night Football games, including a tough matchup at home against the Vikings for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers.
September 7, 2015
Matt Harvey isn't the only pitcher who will have his workload scaled back in September, writes Erik Siegrist.
September 5, 2015
Erik Siegrist reviews the coming week's hitting matchups, which looks like a great time to be a Yankee.
August 31, 2015
Erik Siegrist looks at the latest happenings around the league, including advice for the soap opera in the nation's capital.
August 30, 2015
Erik Siegrist ranks the hitting matchup for the next scoring period, and there was no debating the top spot with the Rockies playing eight home games this week.
August 26, 2015
Erik Siegrist picks some winners from the recent spate of injuries, including Richard Rodgers, who could see his red-zone looks increase with Jordy Nelson out.
August 23, 2015
Erik Siegrist tours NFL training camps for the latest news and notes, including a bad day for Jordy Nelson and the Packers.
August 22, 2015
Erik Siegrist breaks down the coming hitter slate that finds the Diamondbacks in prime position with a long homestand this week.
August 21, 2015
Erik Siegrist identifies players, like Adam Wainwright, who might be both available in September to help in the stretch run and good keepers for 2016.
August 15, 2015
Erik Siegrist breaks down the hitting matchups this week with the Yankees face nothing but homer-prone, right-handed starters.
August 8, 2015
Erik Siegrist ranks the hitter matchups for the upcoming scoring period as the Royals have a seven-game homestand.
August 7, 2015
Erik Siegrist examines the fallout from the trade deadline on keepers leagues and discusses how owners might better approach FAAB bidding.
August 1, 2015
Erik Siegrist ranks this week's hitting matchups, and -- surprise -- the Blue Jays, who were already strong at the plate, are on top with the newly acquired Troy Tulowitzki.
July 31, 2015
Erik Siegrist looks at the fallout from the trade deadline and players who will see their fantasy stock rise, and those who will see it fall, like Drew Storen.
July 26, 2015
With Jonathan Papelbon expected to be traded this week, this might be the last time to grab Ken Giles, writes RotoWire's Erik Siegrist in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
July 25, 2015
Erik Siegrist breaks down the coming week's hitter rankings, which finds the Rangers in the enviable position of facing homer-prone CC Sabathia in Arlington.
July 23, 2015
Who will emerge out of the Cowboys' crowded backfield unit to take hold of the starting running back job behind the league's best offensive line in 2015-16?
July 23, 2015
Erik Siegrist looks at some of this year's bums, like Washington's Ian Desmond, and discusses whether dynasty owners should buy low.
July 19, 2015
Erik Siegrist's weekly look at the best hitting matchups finds the Reds in an enviable position at home and on the road this week.
July 16, 2015
Erik Siegrist breaks down the weekend series', but a doubleheader gives the Royals and White Sox a one-game advantage over the rest of the league.
July 13, 2015
Erik Siegrist crunches the xFIP numbers looking for second-half pitching buys -- and sells. Which way does Matt Harvey fall?
July 5, 2015
Erik Siegrist highlights the best matchups for hitters in weekly formats, including a rare eight-game period for Kolten Wong and the Cardinals
July 3, 2015
Erik Siegrist looks at some of this year's surprises, like Oakland's Billy Burns, and discusses whether dynasty owners should hold for the future or sell at peak value.
June 27, 2015
With Coors Field silent this week, Erik Siegrist has a new team atop the hitter rankings in the Diamondbacks.
June 20, 2015
Erik Siegrist's weekly look at the best hitting matchups finds the Tigers in an enviable position as they'll miss two of the best pitchers in their division this week.
June 18, 2015
Erik Siegrist explains how the changing nature of minor-league promotions and long-term contracts are impacting the fantasy baseball world.
June 13, 2015
With all 30 clubs playing seven games this week, RotoWire's Erik Siegrist breaks down which teams have the best hitting matchups.
June 6, 2015
Erik Siegrist debuts the RotoWire Hitter Value Meter this week, which lays out the teams and hitters facing friendly schedules, not so friendly ones, for the upcoming scoring period.
April 16, 2015
Erik Siegrist explains why it's better to play small ball during FAAB bidding on players like Miguel Castro before they emerge rather than saving your budget for a big-bid strategy.
April 2, 2015
Erik Siegrist looks at cheap buys who could pay off down the road, including Arizona's Jake Lamb, who has been overlooked with the arrival of Yasmany Tomas.
March 19, 2015
Erik Siegrist discusses how to best attack auctions in leagues where inflation has greatly raised the prices of many stars.
March 9, 2015
Did you outfox your keeper league last year and get Corey Kluber? Congrats! Now, how long should you keep him? Erik Siegrist discusses the nuances of long-term keeper decisions.
February 19, 2015
Erik Siegrist discusses what to do in this lower run-scoring environment, and cautions against giving Corey Kluber a long contract extension, in case the rumored strike zone changes occur.
February 15, 2015
Anthony Rendon had a breakout season in 2014, but he and his teammates fell short in the playoffs last year. Erik Siegrist explores whether their offseason moves will allow them to take the next step.
February 3, 2015
Brad Boxberger was tremendous in a setup capacity last season, and now he might be the Rays' closer to begin 2015 while Jake McGee recovers from his elbow injury.
September 18, 2014
Was Kyle Lowry's success merely a result of his pursuit of a new contract last season, or will he be worth his high price tag this season?
September 5, 2014
After a falling short in their first-round playoff series with the Penguins, Boone Jenner and company will look to make an upward push in the Metro Division standings in 2014-15.
August 7, 2014
Who gets stuck facing the loaded rotations like the Nats down the stretch more than other teams? Erik Siegrist finds out.
July 17, 2014
Would you rather own Robinson Cano or Anthony Rendon the rest of the way? Erik Siegrist fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and suggests that the answer isn't as clear as it might seem.
June 23, 2014
Keeping Romo Upright
May 1, 2014
The Astros defied convention by calling George Springer up before the Super Two milepost passed, but not before delaying his free agency by a year.
April 12, 2014
Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.
March 28, 2014
Heading into the final draft weekend, Erik Siegrist tackles the annual inflation problem, and discusses a few volatile players in new places.
February 16, 2014
Despite falling well short of expectations in 2013 and losing their manager to retirement, the Nationals are again the heavy favorites in the NL East. Is this the season Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg break through and reach their true potential?
September 27, 2013
Jonas Valanciunas is in line for a breakout. Will Rudy Gay's eye surgery help his efficiency? Can Kyle Lowry stay healthy? Will DeMar DeRozan extend his range?
September 13, 2013
In addition to a favorable move to the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets have solved their goaltending woes with Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky.
September 1, 2013
While most keeper league players look for prospects among the September callups, Erik Siegrist reminds readers of another source of free agent value - veterans like Neftali Feliz coming off the DL.
August 8, 2013
With the passing of the non-waiver trade deadline, the keeper value of several players changed. Erik Siegrist takes a look at the stock of Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta and others.
July 25, 2013
Erik Siegrist is debating whether to make a move in the RotoWire Staff League and trade for Joey Votto. He uses the power of Standard Deviations to make an informed decision.
July 7, 2013
Erik Siegrist looks at some of the top underperformers from this season, like the Yankees' Phil Hughes, to determine whether they're worth a bid to land them on the cheap.
June 24, 2013
June 20, 2013
Erik Siegrist looks into four outliers from this season and whether they are good keeper targets, or someone you should deal right away in keeper leagues, including the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin.
May 31, 2013
If you're playing for next year, don't waste any time in the rebuilding process, and do whatever it takes to find those elite keepers.
May 15, 2013
Erik Siegrist's decision to buy Mark Teixeira in the auction of the RotoWire Staff League had long-running implications beyond his purchase price.
April 27, 2013
You might be having Mark Teixeira coming back soon, but your opponents will be getting other improvements, too.
April 11, 2013
Fernando Rodney was an elite FAAB pickup last season, but as Erik Siegrist discusses, rarely will you hit that big home run on the fantasy waiver wire.
March 28, 2013
Should you invest in an ace in your keeper league auction like Justin Verlander, or are you better off spreading your pitching dollars around? Erik Siegrist discusses the alternatives you have.
March 17, 2013
Erik Siegrist's Keeper League column discusses one of the most important issues facing you in a keeper league - how long do you extend your top keepers like Eric Hosmer?
February 9, 2013
The Nats' mix of a strong young nucleus and steady veterans has put the franchise in position as perennial World Series contenders.
September 14, 2012
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April 3, 2012
Where does Yu Darvish rate on Erik Siegrist's pitchers list?
February 26, 2012
Bryce Harper tops Erik Siegrist's list of hitters under the age of 25 in terms of his economic upside.
February 12, 2012
A lot rides on Hanley Ramirez's healthy return and cross-over to third base.
September 15, 2011
An In-depth look at the 2011 Columbus Blue Jackets
May 26, 2011
Chris Volstad is more than a tease, but he could be on the verge of respectability or better.
March 11, 2011
Bryce Harper is another piece of the puzzle poised to make the near future exciting in Washington.
February 21, 2011
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June 24, 2010
Cowboys Look to Build on Playoff Success
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