This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
It's good to be back. I'll admit that it was becoming difficult to fill this space in recent weeks as negotiations continued to drag on and on, but things are about to get crazy in the fantasy baseball world. Spring training is in many ways the busiest time of the year for fantasy baseball, as owners scramble to draft three more leagues than they'd originally intended to manage, and we're about to have the wildest one in living memory all crammed into just three weeks.
Some of you may have (justifiably) tuned out over the last three-and-a-half months, so I'll use this column this week to catch you up. RotoWire's Roundtable Rankings (which I took part in alongside the excellent trio of Jeff Erickson, Clay Link and Todd Zola) returned Saturday and make for a great place to begin your return to draft prep. For this week's column I'll break down the biggest risers and fallers from our most recent rankings as compared to our final set from before the shutdown, which were made under the assumption that the season would only be delayed by two weeks, as was the official stance of Major League Baseball at that time.
This won't be purely a numeric ranking of which players rose or dropped the most total spots, as a drop from two to three is arguably more relevant than a drop from 60 to 80. I'll go through some of the more relevant movers within the top 100, as there's