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Todd Zola

Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He's the defending champion in NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR 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 nominated for the 2015 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

Back in the winter, when we were finalizing plans for the 2017 season, I lobbied to take over the siteís Weekly Pitching Rankings column. The reason was, to be honest, Iíve yet to see a column of this nature handle rankings as they should be done. To be clear, I donít know the method utilized by others, but Iíve yet to see someone detail their process and have it satisfy my requirements. Perhaps this is unfair, but my sense is almost everyone starts with a general ranking, then adjusts by feel based on the number of starts, home versus away, and quality of opponent.

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