Collette Calls: Value in the Scrap Heap For 2022

Collette Calls: Value in the Scrap Heap For 2022

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

All dollar values referenced are 15-team mixed league standard format from our Earned Auction Value Calculator.

Welcome to the eighth edition of my annual contribution to the RotoWire draft content. Normally, this article is written with a specific word count in mind to stay within the constraints of the magazine, which would be hitting the shelves in early January. This year, this article will only live online, so the shackles are removed and I can really have some fun with this article, which I always consider my way of kicking off the new season of fantasy research. While research never truly ends, I do take a bit of a hiatus from writing in November and early December to focus on the player capsules, and that was again the case the last few weeks.

I am proud of the track record of this particular piece because it has certainly helped give readers an early hint at players who did have strong bounceback or breakout seasons on the heels of disappointing seasons. Three seasons ago, Yandy Diaz, Lance Lynn, Jeff Samardzija and Jake Odorizzi were suggested as targets. In the short season of 2020, Brandon Nimmo, Corbin Burnes, Kyle Tucker and JaCoby Jones were discussed as targets even though the piece itself was penned in early December 2019. Last year's installment suggested Luis Urias ($14), C.J. Cron ($19), Anthony DeSclafani ($15), Jonathan India ($19) and Tyler O'Neill ($27). Each of those players went in the 20th round or

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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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