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2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

Welcome to the 2023 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit! We’ll have you covered on all things fantasy baseball leading up to your fantasy baseball draft.

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2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit: Strategy & Advice

Expert Fantasy Baseball Draft Advice

Fantasy Baseball Draft Tools & Resources

Expert Consensus Rankings

Fantasy Baseball Projections

2024 Fantasy Baseball Resources

Fitz’s Fantasy Baseball Draft Primers

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy

Fantasy Baseball Draft Advice: Players to Target

Fantasy Baseball Draft Advice: Players to Avoid

Fantasy Baseball Draft Advice

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Fantasy Baseball Mock Drafts

12-Team Leagues

10-Team Leagues

Dynasty Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy Baseball Prospects

Who Should I Draft?

MLB Free Agency

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings

The 2023 MLB season is in the books, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the upcoming campaign. While much of the MLB landscape is sure to change over the offseason, it can be helpful to get an early sense of where the experts stand in terms of initial fantasy baseball rankings. We’ll have you covered as we approach the spring and new season, but for now let’s take a look at early 2024 fantasy baseball rankings.

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2024 Fantasy Baseball Player Projections

Don’t trust any particular projection system? We combine all the major baseball projections into a consensus.

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MLB Closer Depth Chart

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy

What is Fantasy Baseball?

Fantasy baseball is an online game where participants act as managers of virtual baseball teams based on real-life Major League Baseball (MLB) players. The performance of these players in actual games determines the results in the fantasy league. It’s a blend of skill, strategy, and a little bit of luck, akin to the real-world decisions team managers must make.

Basic Strategy for Fantasy Baseball Success

1. Understand Your League’s Format and Scoring

Before drafting your team, it’s essential to understand the scoring system and rules of your specific league, as this will influence your drafting and management strategy. Knowing whether you’re in a points-based, category-based, or head-to-head league will guide you in selecting players whose strengths align with the scoring system.

2. Drafting Your Team Wisely

A solid draft is the foundation of a successful season. Here are a few tips for the drafting phase:

  • Balanced Team: Ensure you have a balanced team with a mix of power hitters, average hitters, speedsters, starting pitchers, and relievers.
  • Position Scarcity: Be aware of the depth of talent at each position. Some positions, like shortstop, may have fewer high-quality players, making it beneficial to draft a top player at that position early.
  • High-Floor Players: Early in the draft, focus on players with a proven track record of consistency.
  • Upside Picks: In the later rounds, look for “upside” players. These are athletes who have the potential to outperform their draft position.

3. In-Season Management

  • Stay Active: Constantly look for ways to improve your team through waivers, trades, and free-agent pickups.
  • Mind the Matchups: Pay attention to player matchups, platoon splits, and ballparks. Starting a pitcher in a hitter-friendly park, for example, can be risky.
  • Injury Management: Stay on top of player injuries and have backups ready for your key players.