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OBP League Draft Primer (2023 Fantasy Baseball)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Mar 12, 2023
Adley Rutschman

Adley Rutschman gets a big bump in OBP leagues versus AVG leagues.

What makes fantasy baseball special – besides how long it is – is the endless number of formats you can play in. While the general ideas are the same – roto, categories, points, draft-and-holds – you can tweak the settings to adjust with the current game that we see on the field and move off of the more traditional scoring settings that fantasy baseball was founded on.

I won’t league-shame anyone. If you’re having fun, that’s all that matters.

But the one change I recommend for players who want to try something new without it being too overwhelming is shifting from batting average to on-base percentage leagues.

The rest of the scoring can stay the same, but swapping out batting average for on-base percentage allows players who have the valuable skill-set of getting on base to have fantasy value, and not just those who get on base by getting a hit.

But how should it change your strategy for building your team? Should it at all?

Below, I’ll cover how I approach OBP leagues and the lessons I’ve learned from playing in a ton of leagues that use this format.

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