The Z Files: Hacking the System
The Z Files: Hacking the System

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

A few times this offseason, I've discussed a bug in conventional player valuation methodology. Sage fantasy baseball managers can take advantage of this imperfection, building a roster with the potential to amass more stats that their competitors.

The shortcoming has to do with the number of players assigned positive value. The common practice presumes players drafted into an active roster spot will stay there all season, regardless if they're slumping, disabled, sent down to the minors, etc.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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