So the ad-wizards at Athlete’s Angle decided it would be a good thing if we started a fantasy baseball listener league. Normally I would jump all over the opportunity to show off my sporting knowledge prowess, however, after making a fantasy football draft blooper reel with our last listener league and having my NCAA March Madness bracket completely destroyed through the first couple rounds of the tournament (I’m still not convinced VCU has a basketball team and do not ask me what VCU stands for or where they’re from), it’s high time to call for some help from the pros. You know, the guys who know everything about everything until the games are played.
Maybe you’re in the same boat I am. Maybe those jerk Athlete’s Angle ad-wizards have gotten to your friends as well. Hell, maybe you just want to try something new and you want to compete in the Athlete’s Angle listener league (if that’s the case, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org and those very same jerk ad-wizards will send you an invite). Either way, we’re all looking to get a baseball education without investing any significant amount of effort. Fortunately for you, I’ve taken all of the Googling out of the equation, saving you from having to sort through any one of the 250 useless stats baseball people have come up with.
First of all, let’s talk stategy. I have no experience in fantasy baseball. Which positions should I draft first? Is it better to have good hitters or good pitching? Well, the good folks at profantasybaseball.com have taken care of this. Check it out right here.
Okay, you have you strategy, now let’s take a look at the players. Profantasybaseball.com actually does an okay job getting the information in your hands. You can print off player rankings for each position right here. For me, I’m not crazy about this. Drafts happen fast and it’s extremely difficult to keep your wits about you once things get rolling. The last thing I need to be doing is flipping between 12 sheets of paper trying to find the player I thought would have made for a real nice draft pick.
Here is the all-in-one fantasy baseball cheat sheet provided by hawkfantasysports.wordpress.com. It’s all-in-one but that’s about it. There’s no injury help and no stat extras. Still, for the bare minimum, this will get you through.
As much as I would like to get away from the big boys of sports media, they know what they’re doing. ESPN has good coverage and they are still probably one of the best all-in-one stops around. Check out their draft coverage right here.
This is my first crack at looking for draft material. If you have any better stuff, I would love for you to post a comment and include a link. I am also trying to find some decent fantasy baseball podcasts, post links to those as well.