March 5, 2021

Holding your fantasy baseball draft now anyway? Here’s how to tweak your strategy (ESPN)


Your league set its draft date long ago, and the decision has since been made to proceed as planned, despite our not currently knowing when Opening Day will be.

With such uncertainty — how many games and when the season might start — which adjustments are you making to your draft-day strategy? Is there a recommended approach for those who draft before we get an announcement on the 2020 season’s start date?

Our analysts, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Eric Karabell and AJ Mass, weigh in.

Mass: For the most part, my overall rankings are pretty much locked in stone at this point, at least until camps open back up and people actually resume baseball activities again. That said, with the current uncertainty, I think you have to assume anybody with an injury that was going to keep them out for a few weeks or even a few months gets a clean slate if you’re drafting today. Justin Verlander, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Willie Calhoun have to all be drafted today as if they’ll be 100% when the games ultimately do get played, don’t you guys think?

Read “Holding your fantasy baseball draft now anyway? Here’s how to tweak your strategy” at ESPN