Never Give Up In Fantasy Baseball, Even If It Seems Hopeless With Five Weeks LeftDepending on your fantasy baseball league's structure, there's either one week to go before the head-to-head playoffs begin or five weeks to go to the end of the Rotisserie season. Regardless, you should never give up on your fantasy team, no matter what place it occupies in the league standings. Since other owners will give up, you can use that to your advantage in order to finish as high as possible. Your roster just may end up surprising you in the end.
Reliable And Steady Fantasy Baseball Players Are Better Than Risky Rookies Right NowAs Major League Baseball teams approach the final 45 games of the season, almost all of them are giving playing time to rookies right now. It's always a risk to go with a rookie if your fantasy baseball team is challenging for the league championship in mid-August. While you may strike gold with a rookie, more often than not you're going to strike out with a first-year player. It's better instead to acquire non-flashy veteran players for the stretch drive, because wise fantasy baseball owners know they are reliable options.
Fresh New Faces Join Veterans In New Fantasy Baseball Roles Every AugustOnce the dust from the Major League Baseball trade deadline settles, it's easy for fantasy baseball team owners to find new players that improve the roster. Some of these accidental fantasy studs are fresh faces to the MLB circuit, while others are veterans making comebacks or players that have been on the bench biding their time. Regardless, the key is to find those players quickly and get them into your starting lineup fast enough to make a difference in the final weeks of the fantasy season.
Halfway Through The Fantasy Baseball Season, Where Does Your Team Stand?Looking at the standings in your league and finding your weakest statistical categories can make all the difference in the world come late August and September.
Some Slow-Starting Players Are Now Worth A Look In Fantasy BaseballIt happens every year in fantasy baseball: Players get drafted every March that end up struggling during the first six weeks of the season, so owners drop them. Yet by late June, those players recover and really start to hit. They'll end up where they should by September with good stats.
It's Time To Assess Strengths And Weaknesses In Fantasy BaseballSmart fantasy baseball owners will analyze the standings in their league to see where their team needs improvement—and perhaps where the team can spare some statistics in a trade. Picking up new players only makes sense if these moves help the team in the standings, after all.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
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7 Interesting Position Players Heading Into The MLB OffseasonAvila really isn't anything special, but he's a good solid serviceable catcher. He's going to wind up signing and not making much news, but this is a guy you want on your ball club. He was an All Star in 2011, and though I doubt he gets back there, he's a good piece for any team that needs a catcher.