RotoWire Roundtable: 60-game Q&A

RotoWire Roundtable: 60-game Q&A

This article is part of our RotoWire Roundtable series.

Our first installment of the RotoWire Roundtable composite rankings for the 60-game season went live Saturday.

The brief Q&A that follows provides a look into the thinking of our four rankers. They will all be elaborating on their responses through articles, podcasts and radio shows in the weeks ahead, and in the meantime questions are more than welcome in the comments section.

Which players did you bump up the most on account of the universal DH?

Todd Zola: Jay Bruce, Sam Hilliard, Austin Riley, Howie Kendrick

Clay Link: I brought Jesse Winker back into my Top 300. A.J. Pollock got a bump. Yoenis Cespedes is the biggest riser for me – he was not on my 350 but word out of New York is that he will be DHing a lot, and there was at least one glowing report about how he was faring in live BP before camp was suspended.

Erik Halterman: The Cardinals and Mets were the two teams that I saw as having a few too many genuinely interesting players to fit into an eight-man lineup. I moved up a handful of guys on both teams who weren't guaranteed full-time roles.

Jeff Erickson: Sometimes I worked in pairs - because it's not always the player being used as the DH. So, the combination of Tommy Edman and Matt Carpenter got a boost with the Cardinals, similarly Joc Pederson and A.J. Pollock both benefit with the Dodgers (though they still have to account for Chris

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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).
Erik Halterman
Erik Halterman is an MLB staff writer at RotoWire. He also covers KBO, NPB and CPBL daily fantasy contests.
Clay Link
Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, MLB Network Radio and twice a week on the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast during baseball season.
Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 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 named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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