Nearly everyone began playing baseball roto style. You might have been in a 4x4 league (Wins/ERA/WHIP/SV and AVG/HR/RBI/SB) if you’re old school, or perhaps a 5x5 setup if you’re a bit later to the game (Wins/ERA/WHIP/K/SV and AVG/HR/RBI/Runs/SB). As the years have gone by, we’re now starting to see a bunch of 6x6 or 7x7 leagues as well. There’s another direction you can go in if you’re looking for a new challenge, or just a return to a set-up you played in years past (this “other” style has been around forever). With that, let’s break down the other main option for fantasy baseball – the points league.

YOU MUST KNOW YOUR SCORING SYSTEM

This one seems obvious, but it’s way more important in a points league that it is in a roto set-up. You have to know the system so you can know how to properly evaluate players (there’s more on this line of thought below). A few examples.

Does the league reward two points for a steal, or one? Doesn’t sound like much, of course, but if...

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