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Rounding Third: Saves Strategy Upheaval?

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).

In the 2018 RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide, I dwelled quite a bit on the unprecedented homer-friendly environment in Major League Baseball, and what that means for our roster construction. The basic takeaway from that article is that there were a record number of homers hit in 2017, both in raw totals and in a per-game basis. You cannot possibly draft enough power if you think you have enough, you probably still need more. Last year, to reach the 80th percentile in homers in the NFBC, you needed to average nearly 23 homers per offensive lineup slot.

But where are you going to ...

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