Is there a fantasy baseball
auction that will happen on your league right now? I know your excited
and you want to get players as soon as possible for your fantast
baseball team. Dont jump into excitement yet. Think first and read this
tips for fantasy baseball auction draft.
1. Spend early, but not too much
fantasy team ever wins the championship without having at least a
couple of studs on it and you cant be the person who sits there and
doesnt spend in the first half hour of the draft. You have to have
someone along the lines of Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, or Alex
Rodriguez that you pretty much know you can count on to produce. But,
Im not saying you spend 75% of your budget on four players and sit back
and wait for one dollar bargains for the rest of the night. Balance
your money well for your team.
2. Be sure to hit all the categories
auctions are also rotisserie leagues, and while free agency is always
an option, I always like to get my team off on the right foot and be
sure that I get someone who is going to help me in certain categories.
Dont come out of the auction already looking like you are going to have
to punt steals or saves, which are the two most popular categories to
give up on. Usually you can get some good bargains late in the night in
specialists in those categories and then you just have to be diligent
throughout the year maintaining your team. You can have a category or
two that you are strong in, but dont come out of the night with gaping
holes in your team.
3. Dont get into a bidding war
are always guys that we all like and want to target and are dying to
have on our team. The problem is the price tag starts going higher and
higher and soon it is higher than you expected. But damn it, you want
the guy. Well, the next thing you know you spent ten to fifteen dollars
more to get that player than you had thought you should and that could
be a huge detriment to your team. Keep your head and dont go chasing a
player for way too much. Sometimes someone else is just upping the price
tag because they know that you really like that player.
4. Never be the guy who has no money left after the first half hour
you try to get to spend the majority of your money on say the first six
guys on your roster and then try to piece things together the rest of
the night you will fail. Not only do you need balance in baseball, but
it is a very long season and there are always injuries. You will leave
yourself no depth and likely be out of the running before the All-Star
Break. There is a fine line between smart spending early and killing
your chances before your auction is even over. Spend wisely!
5. Never be the guy who has tons of money left with not much time left to go…
the opposite end of the spectrum there is the person who refuses to
spend the money it takes for the top stars and thinks that they can win
the league by being patient and put together a team of mostly lower
level stars and mid range solid fantasy players. This seems like it could work, but every team needs those studs that carry your team in certain times of the year.