MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers
MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers

This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.

What if you had one mulligan for each of your drafts?

Let's assume that in this more forgiving fantasy landscape, injuries have been turned off all season – the way you could remove them from the equation in NHL 95.

What would you go back and change?

Would you save it for a few more weeks in order to get a longer read on the player pool?

In an auction, maybe it was a player you were too aggressive with while price enforcing. Maybe it was a situation where you wanted to go the extra dollar, but decided not to. In a draft, maybe you felt that Domingo Santana vs. Joey Gallo was a toss-up, and you decided that the swing-and-miss risk of Gallo exceeded the playing time concerns facing Santana in a crowded Brewers outfield.

The early weeks of the season wreak havoc on our emotions.

As players' lines wildly fluctuate throughout March and April, our confidence can follow a similar pattern.

My 2018 regret is not being aggressive enough with Rafael Devers.

The early signs are pointing toward last year's skills being stable, and as a 21-year-old in a loaded Boston lineup, the rapid growth potential is nearly unmatched.

Have a draft-day decision you definitely want back? Share it in the comments section below.


Javier Baez, 2B/SS, CHC – Baez hit three homers over the past week, lifting his season total to seven, while pushing his slash line to .292/.363/.736 (1.099) after wrapping up a

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Derek is the Director of Media for, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).
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