Straightforward Tips in Building a Competitive Fantasy Baseball Team

by Kylie Elcano

Playing fantasy baseball has become a fad nowadays and those who want to fully enjoy the fun factor of this game should bear in mind that a championship fantasy baseball team begins with strategic drafting.

Drafting the right set of players that will complement each other is a plus factor when it comes to fantasy baseball. It is like having a state-of-the-art batting cage net (click here) that can help in baseball training.

For starters, fantasy baseball enthusiasts should take heed of their fantasy draft schedule. If they forget this, the computer will take the center fielders for the early rounds. However, before strategizing draft plans, it would be best to make sure that they can be there on draft day. Afterwards, they need to take note of the following:

  • Stock: In stock leagues, the league that will be played starts with a payroll and participants pick players by taking into account the amount of their contract. Throughout the season, the player salaries fluctuate based on the stock market situation.
  • Head to head: When it comes to head to head leagues, fantasy baseball participants will be pitted against another participant for one week. At the end of the week, whoever wins every category will reflect in the win-loss column.

    In this game mode, participants need to make sure that they will field the right set of players because they will be locked for the whole week.

Drafting Strategy

After the type of league has been finalized, it is time to prepare for the draft. A good strategy to follow is to acquire the best positional players that are available and then take pitching players afterwards.

Most of the time, quality pitchers become available late in the second or third round, depending on the number of teams in the league.

After a couple of rounds of taking quality players, it would be best to take intermediate mid fielders or catchers since those positions can be extremely weak in the latter rounds.

After filling out the starting line up taking up bench players for offensive purposes, it would be best to sign multi-position players. Taking such players is a must because individuals who can play effectively at more than one possession are notable assets.


All in all, building a competitive fantasy baseball team is an easy for those who will refer to the tips and pointers above. Following them can go a very long way for those who want to fully enjoy the fun factor of the said activity.

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