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MLB Barometer: Early Draft Season Helium

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Director of Media for, 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).


Pronunciation /ˈhiːliəm/ (HEE-lee-əm)

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Player values fluctuate a lot over the course of draft season. Thankfully, the National Fantasy Baseball Championship ...

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