More often than not, playing in your fantasy baseball home league is more about bragging rights than anything else. Beat your buddies and you can walk a little taller throughout the offseason because you were smarter and played a savvier game all year. Sure, you can each kick in $100 to create a prize pool, but we’re not talking about potentially life-changing money. But with the rise of daily fantasy sports (DFS) and the ever-increasing number of competitors in the National Fantasy Baseball Championships (NFBC), people aren’t looking to bring home just the bacon -- they want the whole damn pig.

If you’ve got some disposable income and you’re looking to bank some real coin playing fantasy baseball, there are a number of high-stakes platforms ready and waiting for you. However, you need to make sure that you have your eyes wide open going in and are ready to commit. What we’ve put together for you here are just some tips to keep in mind if you’ve decided to walk down the...