I have been playing fantasy baseball for about 10 years now, and I have done a variety of leagues. Most are traditional leagues, and a few have been out of the ordinary. I have always enjoyed one part of each season more than any others: the draft. So much goes on in the two hours it takes to draft that has such a profound effect on the season’s end-result.
Your league can’t be won on draft day, but it certainly can be lost. For that reason,
I think we would all agree that we would much rather have player B on our fantasy team. He hits for a clearly better average and his counting stats are also a bit more elevated. I say a bit, because player A does have an advantage in HR.
Everyone has their own strategy when it comes to closers. It is the most volatile position in fantasy baseball. Some like to draft the elite closers early to ensure dominance. I will say that in a head to head league, that might not be a bad idea since they account for 1/10th of the weekly score. Some people like to wait until late and snag what’s left. Some even punt the saves category all together to load up in other areas. I will say that I believe it is never a good idea to punt a category in
16) Ian Kennedy (69.75) – A lot of people are going to find reasons not to draft Kennedy. Maybe they will point to his inexperience or ballpark he calls home. His 2011 season was one of the best tat franchise has seen. He held hitters to a .141 average with RISP. He also showed great control, the ability to strike out batters, and held hitters to a miniscule .227 average. At pick 70, I am buying.
Ok, so I have put some thought into this, and here’s what I think makes outfielders so tricky to rank. With other positions, there is a typical expectation for performance. For example, corner infielders are expected to provide power and run production. Middle infielders are expected to score runs, hit for a good average, and maybe steal bases. With outfielders, there is such a variety of skill sets, that it is hard to rank one over the other. Michael Bourn wont hit