Fantasy: The Thinking Chair
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With only a few weeks left before Opening Day, it's crunch time for fantasy baseball. Most drafts are happening right about now, and the punditry heat is in full swing. (Yes, that was a bad pun. But it was an intentionally bad pun, so it's better. Or worse.)
There are first-round picks picks not worth discussing because they're obviously great -- from
Where it gets a bit more fun is watching the collective hive mentality decide on whether a given player is a pundit darling, or someone who consensus opinion believes is a fluke. What's amusing is that most folks making these claims seem to ignore the fact that so many others are doing the exact same thing. Take Phillies outfielder
The hive minds are buzzing, my friends -- and it's important to know what they are saying -- and who they are saying it about -- as it will impact you in your drafts.
On the flip side, everyone seems to have decided that
In fact, fantasy drafts seem to have a fairly serious anti-Cardinals bias. Ludwick's teammate,
I know I just shamelessly plugged two Cardinals players, but I still have no love for that team. As a Giants fan, I've been obligated to root against them ever since the days of
Taking a macro view, it used to be fairly well accepted that the American League had more fantasy studs than the National League. That isn't the case anymore -- one could even make the case that more top players reside in the Senior Circuit. But one place that's still very much true is the outfield. According to Mock Draft Central, 15 of the top 25 outfielders drafted reside in the American League. But when you look at the names involved, it isn't a particularly inspiring position. Only
The stud positions are now clearly 1B (with seven going in the top 25 picks) and shortstop. Even though only three shortstops go in that same top 25, it's clear that Ramirez, Reyes and
For instance, who do you like out of this list of players:
Speaking of bargains, did you know you can get a 17-game winner in the 17th round? Meet
Fantasy baseball is here. So say we all.
SO SAY WE ALL!