This article is part of our RotoWire Roundtable series.
Our first installment of the RotoWire Roundtable composite rankings for the 60-game season went live Saturday.
The brief Q&A that follows provides a look into the thinking of our four rankers. They will all be elaborating on their responses through articles, podcasts and radio shows in the weeks ahead, and in the meantime questions are more than welcome in the comments section.
Which players did you bump up the most on account of the universal DH?
Clay Link: I brought Jesse Winker back into my Top 300. A.J. Pollock got a bump. Yoenis Cespedes is the biggest riser for me – he was not on my 350 but word out of New York is that he will be DHing a lot, and there was at least one glowing report about how he was faring in live BP before camp was suspended.
Erik Halterman: The Cardinals and Mets were the two teams that I saw as having a few too many genuinely interesting players to fit into an eight-man lineup. I moved up a handful of guys on both teams who weren't guaranteed full-time roles.
Jeff Erickson: Sometimes I worked in pairs - because it's not always the player being used as the DH. So, the combination of Tommy Edman and Matt Carpenter got a boost with the Cardinals, similarly Joc Pederson and A.J. Pollock both benefit with the Dodgers (though they still have to account for Chris