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MLB Barometer: Digging the Long Ball

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler covers baseball and football for RotoWire. He is a veteran NFBC player and CDM Hall of Famer, winning the Football Super Challenge in 2013. A native Angeleno, Vlad loves the Dodgers and Kings and is quite possibly the world's only Packers/Raiders fan. You can follow him @RotoGut.

Fantasy baseball players love the long ball. After all, itís the one event on the field weíre most enamored by, the one we look forward to for our DFS lineups and itís subconsciously (and even consciously) the first category most of us gravitate towards.

Projecting second-half home runs can be a foolís errand, and of course, itís not as easy as just duplicating first-half totals. Weíve seen power bats sputter after the Home Run Derby and often cool off considerably after a hot three-month run. Additionally, little dings and injuries here and there, as well as the grind of an almost-everyday schedule takes its toll. Often September is an all-out crapshoot after rosters expand and players whose teams have clinched playoff berths are out of the lineup more frequently...

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