Rounding Third: Fear of Missing Out
Rounding Third: Fear of Missing Out

This article is part of our Rounding Third series.

As someone who has already finished 12 drafts, you'd think by now I'd have nearly every player I want. Surprisingly, you'd be wrong. Maybe I like too many players, but it's a vast baseball universe. As a result, I have some Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) of these players going off and being big difference-makers, with me not having any pieces of them. Fred Zinkie and I had a podcast this week focusing on our FOMO players — I highly recommend you check that out. We covered Fred's primary guys, and a handful of mine. I'll go a little more in-depth on my list now.

Even here, this list isn't exhaustive, but it's a good overview of some of the highlighted players I've missed out on. I've also left out obvious first-round players — we all want players who are obviously that good, and getting them is either a function of paying top dollar in an auction or drawing the right spot in a snake draft. Also, this list doesn't include the Best Ball, Mock Draft, Scoresheet or Strat-o-Matic leagues I've drafted.

Finally, this should be obvious but in case it isn't, this is not a fade list. Quite the opposite, in fact —  these are players I really want, but haven't gotten. They're good players! But for whatever reason I haven't gotten them — whether it's draft structure, one particular shortcoming or even a misreading of the market, they just haven't landed on my roster. Here's that non-exhaustive list,

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Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
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