A Useful Approach to Your Fantasy Baseball Strategy

Apr 13, 2011


By Abe Bellini
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My boss is a fantasy baseball nut! As a resident of the greater Boston area I’ve never seen him get exited during the New England Patriots’ season, which, as a die-hard Patriots fan, makes little sense to
me. If I mention the Boston Celtics to him, it’s as if I am talking to him about field hockey.
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However, fantasy baseball, and the Red Sox baseball season IS of importance to him! I think he sees himself as a self-proclaimed fantasy baseball guru, and I think it’s with good reason.
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Every fantasy baseball season starts off the same for him. Slow, and miserable! He drags dirt for a few months and then things start to click. He loves the drama!
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He usually wins in his league or finishes runner up, but let’s face it, it’s all about winning!
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He is able to place first because of the strategy he uses. It is not a unique strategy, but I think he does it better than most.
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During the fantasy baseball draft he overloads on hitters, almost paying no attention to pitchers! I don’t even think he picks up one ace. His plan is to dominate the hitting stats like RBI, Home Runs, and Runs. He also grabs guys with speed who are willing to fight for extra bases, and dig out ground balls. Players who steal bases also bring some merit to his method.
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As pitiful as his start usually is, he continues to dominate his leagues. Amazing to think that as of April 13, 2011 he has one collective win amongst his pitchers (an all-time worst), he still has enough power inhis lineup to muscle it out until his pitchers come around.
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I don’t think everyone needs to follow this same system, but I believe you need a consistent system to be successful for years to come. Learn, create, and develop a system that will work best for you. Good
Luck!

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