Mock/Draft Analysis

A sneak peek at the 2018 draft

A sneak peek at the 2018 draft

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. While this may come as a shock to many of you; the younger version of myself was quite the dork. Long before the local socialite I’d become lived an elementary school kid who loved nothing more than a pair of scissors and […]

A Recap of Our Readers Roto League

A Recap of Our Readers Roto League

This year we put together several reader leagues to allow our fans to play against us. I participated in the CBS 5×5 league, with 10 teams. Frankly, it’s the shallowest league I’ve played in for at least a few years. Even though a 12-team league doesn’t seem that much larger, it is still enough to […]

A 5×5 Draft Recap

A 5×5 Draft Recap

As much as I enjoy points leagues, I still have to have a few 5×5 staples, and one of them is a 15 team, 4 keeper roto league. I found myself drifting toward waiting on pitching yet again, even when considering I had 4 hitter keepers. Here’s a breakdown of my team and how my […]

LEEG-Snake Draft Review

LEEG-Snake Draft Review

March 4th, 2015 marked the day some of fantasy baseball’s greatest minds got together to do battle in the League of Extraordinary Expert GM’s (LEEG). Drafting with this group can reduce you to feeling like a chess geek that has to go through the gauntlet in the old school American Gladiator show. Fortunately for me […]

LEEG Draft Recap

LEEG Draft Recap

The format for LEEG is extremely challenging. It is a 15 team expert league that mirrors NFBC format. We start 14 hitters (including two catchers), 9 pitchers, and have 7 bench spots with no DL. Free agent acquisitions are completed by weekly FAAB bidding every Sunday night. 15 teams with 30 roster spots each is […]

Draft Addict: Practicing What I Preach

So I did it. Despite a decent amount of success playing this game and taking hitters in the first round of every draft I have participated in throughout the past 19 years, I went against the grain and took a pitcher in the first round.  The simple explanation is that this game has changed and […]

LEEG Midseason Review

LEEG Midseason Review

  This year, I was granted the honor of joining the “League of Extraordinary Expert GMs” (LEEG) hosted by Mick Wayne of VicariousSports.com.  The competition has been fierce with the standings atop the leaderboard changing hands on what seems like an hourly basis.  Since the all-star break has given us a couple of days without any movement […]

LEEG Draft Review

LEEG Draft Review

All the painful winter months of shoveling snow and watching basketball and hockey highlights are finally over! Spring Training is here, and along with it comes draft season. Most people might think March Madness refers to college basketball, but for me it means juggling a hectic draft schedule with a full time job while still […]

The Schnurbach Foundation : Rounds 1-5

In the middle of another brutal Canadian winter, Fantasy Assembly’s Paul Hartman emailed my brother and I and asked if we wanted to join his start-up dynasty league.  With 40 rounds of drafting and 15 minor leaguers, this brother duo decided it would be a lot of fun to jump right in together.  Usually we try to […]

A Second Look at a New Keeper Draft

This year Paul started a new keeper league, with 20 active MLB players, 15 minors slots, and 5 bench players. The draft format was unique to me in that teams can take major or minor leaguers at any time. You can read more about Paul’s take in his post. I’m going to discuss my personal […]

Fantasy Squads Mock Draft

Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to participate in a mock draft hosted by David Kerr of fantasysquads.com. There was an impressive cast of fantasy baseball minds in the draft room. The following people were on hand to take part: Daniel Kelley (pinch hitting for Ray Guilfoyle) – @danielkelley […]

A Look at a New Keeper Draft

This year, I started a brand new 16 team H2H points keeper league on Fantrax. I’ve played in tough leagues, but my plan was to set up my most difficult format yet. I invited some of the best competitors I’ve played against in my 25 years playing fantasy baseball, as well as some new baseball […]

October Mock Roster Breakdown

Since we already analyzed each round of our super early mock draft earlier, this article will put all of the pieces together and look at everyone’s roster from top to bottom. You will see each owner’s complete roster and then get a few words most of the drafters highlighting both their own teams and some […]

Mock Draft Analysis: Rounds 16-25

The final rounds of any draft can really separate elite teams from the good ones. Hitting on a couple sleepers in this phase can help to put an already strong team over the top. Keep in mind that at least 25% of your team’s starting line-up (probably more) will be acquired via some combination of […]

Mock Draft Analysis: Rounds 6-15

I like to break a draft down into 3 phases. In the first phase, I don’t worry too much about position. I draft the best available player on my board. Starting in round 6 however, the focus starts to shift a little. Drafting for value is always important, but at this point I start thinking […]

October Mock Draft Analysis- Rounds 1-5

It is never too early to do a mock draft. Player values will certainly fluctuate between now and draft season as free agents sign, the injury bug bites and position battles start to take shape, but reading pieces like this can still give you an idea of what players our panel of experts are highest […]