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Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT STRATEGY: FIRST BASEMAN

We are up to the first baseman as we continue with our position draft strategy for 2017 fantasy baseball and flat out, this is where you want to go when it comes to finding a major dose of your team’s power.  One of our sacred draft commandments is to almost guarantee yourself of having a first baseman by the end of Round 2, so important is it to get a top thumper there.  What makes this so important as well is that the rest of your league knows this as well and so they too will be going hard after a slugging first baseman among the top 24 selections.  So in order to not be left behind when it comes to formulating your team compared to the rest of your league, you need to be full-bore into this position right away. 

In addition, it would be a great idea to double-dip here as well when it comes to securing your UTIL or CI spot.  Grabbing a second slugging first baseman to fill your UTIL or CI spot is a great idea as you really will cement your power numbers going that route.  Just be sure not to go too early when making that choice as you want to have some roster flexibility with your picks and clogging up the UTIL or CI spot too early removes that ability.  

1 comment:

  1. It seems to me that 3B is mich deeper than 1B this year. I'd rather double dip there in the first three rounds since the tradition is to focus on 1B. Sometimes it's better to zig when everyone else is zagging

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