RotoWire Roundtable: Mid-March Update
RotoWire Roundtable: Mid-March Update

This article is part of our RotoWire Roundtable series.

The RotoWire Roundtable started a few years ago as a way of offering up multiple perspectives on the player pool with the hope of generating engaging dialogue about the players we differ about. Of course, it also yields a consensus "opinion" with the average, or mean rankings from each of the five panelists.

This year's panel includes:

  • Jeff Erickson 'JE'
  • Derek VanRiper 'DVR'
  • Clay Link 'CL'
  • Todd Zola 'TZ'
  • Tim Heaney 'TH'

    The initial ranks were compiled the afternoon of Friday, March 16. We have one final update to the list scheduled for 3/16 and 3/23.

    Keep an eye out for additional articles and blog posts between updates, highlighting our strongest differences throughout this list.

    Additionally, custom rankings for most other formats are available through the in-draft software and on our

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    Jeff Erickson
    Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
    Tim Heaney
    Before RotoWire, Tim spent a decade with and USA TODAY Fantasy. The Boston University alum is a FSWA award winner (USA TODAY Fantasy Baseball podcast group) and a two-time finalist (Best Fantasy Baseball Podcast for RotoWire, Best Baseball Article for USA TODAY). Tim competes in Tout Wars and is a former competitor in LABR. He squeezes in fantasy advice between rants about television, music, craft beer and pro wrestling.
    Clay Link
    Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday during baseball season on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and every Thursday on the Prospect Podcast.
    Derek VanRiper
    Derek is the Director of Media for, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).
    Todd Zola
    Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.
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