Fantasy Baseball Auction Primer
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by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Jan 4, 2019

This is my favorite article of the year to write. Seriously, just talking about a fantasy baseball auction makes the hairs on the back of my arm stand up and my wife roll her eyes and start texting her friends about how her husband is a dork. I’m not saying that’s inaccurate, but I admit it hurts.

Regardless of what fantasy sport you play, auctions are simply the best. You want to come in with a bang and purchase the three best players? Excellent. You want to sit back and not purchase anyone for a few hours only to clean up in the middle rounds? I feel that.

But of all the fantasy sports, a baseball auction requires the most preparation, and it’s not close. Often times, you have rosters of well over 25 players, many of whom will accumulate stats for more than 150 games. Differences in projections of a single home run or earned run allowed can mean massive swings in auction values.

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In other words, if you want to have a successful fantasy baseball auction, there’s no winging it. It requires dedication, preparation, and, most importantly, discipline. But trust me, the feeling of being in total control of a fantasy baseball auction is just about as good as it gets. So if you’re ready to get serious, join me on our auction primer journey, won’t you?

Before we begin, let me give my usual plug for the book “Winning Fantasy Baseball,” authored by Larry Schechter. He is, almost without question, the best fantasy baseball auction player in the world and his book changed my approach to fantasy baseball auctions many moons ago. If you are serious about becoming an elite fantasy baseball auction player, I highly recommend it. And no, I don’t get a cut of his book sales – just trying to point you in the right direction.

 

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