As the popularity of fantasy sports continues to grow, so do the options for choosing a format in which to play. For fantasy baseball, the rotisserie format still seems to be the gold standard, but with society’s current need for instant gratification with regard to winning and losing, the head-to-head format has grown exponentially. Why wait until the end of a six month-long marathon to decide the winners when you can start charting wins and losses on a week-to-week basis?

Personally, the roto format is my preference for baseball, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get behind the head-to-head format for a variety of reasons. After all, most fantasy football leagues use head-to-head and, more often than not, I have a great time playing. Different strokes for different folks, right? So rather than put my traditionalist hat on and preach against head-to-head baseball, I’ll lay out some pros and cons and let you decide for yourself. And from there, I’ll discuss head-to-head strategies...

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