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The Z Files: By the Time I Get Back From Phoenix

Todd Zola

Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He's the defending champion in NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR 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 nominated for the 2015 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

Apologies for skipping last weekís column, I was in Phoenix for Baseball HQís annual fall First Pitch Forum, a weekend filled with fantasy baseball panels, drafts, and Arizona Fall League games plus extra-curricular activities with 150 other attendees and speakers.

Iíll admit Iím the last person you want to ask about specific players in the AFL, or even who I though stood out? Not only do I have a terrible memory for that sort of thing, it requires watching the game and not talking to someone or nodding off at the time. Iím not blessed with many skills, but being able to sleep in an upright position is one. While it helps me catch up on sleep while flying, it can be a hindrance other times. Letís just say thereís a reason I donít make any references to movies I recently saw.

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