2019 MLB Draft Guide: Does the First Round Matter?
Fantasy baseball owners sweat over their first-round pick every year. Some analysts say it doesn't matter, but Howard Bender explains why your first-round pick is important and what it says about you as a fantasy baseball player.
They say the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, but clearly, those who say it have never dealt with fantasy baseball owners right before their draft. Countless hours have been spent researching players, projecting statistics and mock drafting. The last thing they want to do is screw up their drafts, thus giving us our third certainty in life – first-pick anxiety.
“Should I take Max Scherzer with my first pick or do I have to start with hitting?”
The anxiety is real and we understand exactly what you’re going through. Every single one of us was once a beginner and every single one of us still gets butterflies in our stomach when it’s time to make that first pick. Does the first round matter? Of course it does.
Don’t let some crotchety analyst beat you down and tell you it doesn’t matter...