Learning from Fantasy Baseball 2009

March 16, 2011
Fantasy Baseball
by shawnzam

Before the Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons starts, fantasy baseball players are starting to set up their drafts and leagues. Fantasy baseball is exploding over the years because of the people love the MLB and Fantasy Sports allow them to follow even closer. More and more people are joining the fun of it. In fact, I’ve read a news article about how women are becoming a part of the sports scene. I love fantasy baseball. I’ve already won some championships over the past years I’ve been playing. In fact, I’ve won a fantasy baseball league in 2009 which I have played with my colleagues at a fantasy baseball site called www.FantasyFactor.com.
I have mastered creating mock drafts. Most of the time, I look for a good fantasy baseball site and I compare and analyze their stats and rankings when making my draft. I am not a fantasy baseball expert but I do have a strategy in playing a fantasy baseball game. And that is the reason why I won my league in 2009. It has worked for me a few times so let me share to you some of my tips to winning a league.
First of all, you should know that Jose Reyes is the most overrated player in fantasy baseball. He is a 5 category fantasy player but his average, power, and RBI potential are not worth for a first round pick. A shortstop position is scarce so I pick Harley Ramirez on the first round pick. In the early draft, I would pick a power hitter that will hit for a tom of average, home runs, and RBIs. Albert Pujols is the most consistent hitter in the major leagues and I would pretty much take him than the other players. However, my absolute favorite spot in a fantasy draft in a 10 team league is the 6-8 spots and in a 12 team league I like the 8-10 picks. Don’t worry, you can still get a wonderful player at the top because someone will probably pick on Reyes and I have seen Chase Utley go in the first round or in the early second round.
Last season, I often hear people question the fact I take pitcher so late during mock drafts. For me, pitchers are so much more volatile than position players. People with the last first round pick and the first second round pick have been consistently picking Johan Santana and Tim Lincecum back to back. Of course they are now going to have the best one two punch of any rotation in the league but for me, health among pitchers is much more of a concern than position players.
Like I said before I absolutely love doing fantasy drafts and playing against family and friends or complete strangers. If any of you who read this would be interested in starting a league for fun or to win cash prizes, then www.fantasyfactor.com is the best site for you.

Fantasy Factor is a new company founded by fantasy sports experts, that offers one day fantasy sports contests that can be played for free or for guaranteed cash prizes.

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