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The Z Files: Hitting Category Surprises

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.

Itís my job to keep up with the news, to know everything happening. That said, weíre talking about 30 teams, 750 active players (with nearly that many on the disabled list) and 2,430 games. Sometimes stuff slips through the cracks. Occasionally, as Iím researching a player, I say, ďWow, I didnít know that.Ē Well, I often use a different word than wow, but you get the point. Today, Iím going to discuss five hitters who have surprised me recently, one per standard 5x5 rotisserie category. Next week itíll be the pitcherís turn.

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