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MLB Barometer: One-Year Risers: Hitters

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Director of Media for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).

For the next two weeks, Iím focusing on changes over a greater period of time.

This week, itís all about hitters on the rise. Next week, I will focus on pitchers.

Most specifically, Iím using the FanGraphs Past Calendar Year Leaderboards to uncover some of the biggest risers in value since the middle of last season (last July 1).

Each playerís overall NFBC average draft position, and positional ADP rank are included beneath the position headings.

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