Welcome to my 4th edition of this topic. I have helped a lot of people over the years in prepping for their drafts. Fantasy baseball doesn't really qualify as betting, but consider fantasy baseball a long term prop bet, that you have control over, that pays you odds.
I wont just list general thoughts, but I will answer anyones specific question, or strategy or anything.
How about this little tidbit to get you started.........If I had my choice to take any 3b I wanted.........I would trade that right for ANYTHING
The Seattle Mariners are loaded with talented starting pitchers in the minors. In a keeper league who would you target?
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Thanks for the question. As you have seen first hand, it is hard to start up leagues and maintain them. I am 40 years old and have been playing fantasy baseball for 15 years. I have played in many a keeper league........and I cant tell you how many leagues I have been in went away after 3 or 4 years.........always after I win or have set my team up for years to come.......and in some rare cases.........BOTH! My rule of thumb........I NEVER chase, look for or even think about minor league pitching. I am a Yankee fan and have my eye on the killer B's. Now, they were on the radar in 2011, and they wont sniff the majors until the end of this year or most likely 2013. They will be on pitch counts and innings limits for 2 or 3 years after that. So if I held them in 2011, it would take 5 seasons to get a #1 or #2 starter out of it........way too much time and effort. If I am out of it, I am sure I can trade for some young pitching, but only pitching that is major league ready ........Young pitching is the hardest thing to find.......real or fantasy league. Not sure how most would like my philosophy, but I rarely spend more than 10 bucks on a pitcher in an auction or select a pitcher until round 8 of a draft. Pitchers are high risk options.........I buy batters......and more specifically one trait of a batter........POWER. Power will always get you ANYTHING you want in fantasy baseball on the trade market. In real baseball, you can never have enough pitching........in fantasy baseball, you can never have enough power.
Best of luck my man
But if I had to answer your question. Paxton is the guy to get. A lefty with a blazing fastball would make a nice compliment to King Felix
13 team mix. Having trouble figuring the last 2 keepers. Jem. Weeks ($10),, Cueto ($6),,Walden ($10),,Masterson ($10),,Latos ($16)... What 2 would you go with? Thanks for the help. Vin
Can you list the rest of your team. Tell me who you kept already and I can answer better
Billy, thanks for doing the thread.. New to fantasy baseball, and am wondering what you think is the best league setup, its a 12 team league and right now they have it as Head to Head scoring based on total points combined, usin both leagues and having daily lineups...
shouldnt we be doing roto and either just american or national instead of both?
help a brotha out... and if this was football, id have a 300-500 league for you no problem... lol
Im protecting. A. Cabrera for $6,,,Strasburg $6,,,D. Jennings $6,,,A.Gordon $6,,,B. Lawrie $10. Could only protect up too 7. Nobody else was worthy. Thanks, Vin