Collette Calls: Pedigree Bias?

Collette Calls: Pedigree Bias?

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

There is a scene in "Top Gun" where Goose is talking to Maverick after the latter got the duo into trouble after buzzing the flight control tower at the Naval Air Station Miramar:

Goose: When I realized we were off to Top Gun, all I could think about was that trophy. I've got to be straight with you, Mav. Right now, I just hope we graduate. I've got a family to think about. I can't afford to blow this.

Maverick: I guess that fly-by wasn't such a big hit, huh?

Goose: I  know it's tough. The academy rejected you because you're Duke Mitchell's kid. You have to live with that reputation, but it's like you're flying against a ghost. 

This is how I imagine fantasy managers talking with Cavan Biggio as we close out the season. Our preseason rankings placed the progeny of a Hall of Famer at 118, but the hype around him was very real as his final ADP during the draft season was nearly 60 spots higher at 63. It has to be tough on the young man when his last name elicits visions of an on-base machine who can steal bags and hit for pop. Biggio even enjoyed the luxury of allowing other famous last names to steal the early spotlight, yet there he was being selected aggressively across multiple formats. He was fourth on the second base ADP charts behind only DJ LeMahieu, Ozzie Albies and Whit Merrifield. The reach

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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