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Salary Cap Draft Primer (2023 Fantasy Baseball)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Jan 23, 2023
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Live look at Vladimir Guerrero Jr. watching fantasy managers bid him up in salary cap drafts.

Are you banking on Trea Turner carrying your team in Philadelphia? Are you hoping to cash in on the Ronald Acuna bounce-back season? If so, you’ll need one of the first three picks in your draft to land either superstar.

Exciting for you if you get it, but lame if you don’t.

See, the concept of snake drafts is fine, as more times than not, your first-round pick isn’t the one that will make or break your team. But the thought of needing added luck in hopes that a person falls to the available pool of players in order to put them on your team sucks.

That’s why I’m an advocate for salary cap drafts, and I encourage everyone to try them at least once.

Not only is there a new level of strategy that comes along with them, but it’s the most fun you’ll have drafting a team. And the draft is our favorite part of fantasy, after all.

Below, I’m going to go through my process when entering a salary cap draft and why I think it can help you when you enter yours. Just don’t use mine against me because then I’ll be mad.

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