2019 MLB Draft Guide: Maximizing Late-Round Value
They say fantasy baseball championships are won in the later rounds of your draft and Jon Impemba shows you how best to utilize those late-round picks and maximize your value.
A major component to a successful draft is the ability to maximize value in the later rounds. There are a few ways to do this, so let’s take a look, while keeping in mind that, ultimately, each fantasy player will develop their own strategy as the draft wears on.
Draft for Need
This is the most obvious one, right? In this scenario, you should head into your draft with a few players you are comfortable with as a starter. If you end up deciding to completely punt a position, or if things just do not go as expected during your draft, at least you have them as a safety net. It’s important to have these players in mind as you get towards the later rounds where the statistical separation between players is less obvious than in early rounds. Often these players specialize in one specific stat such as stolen bases or home runs. These players may not completely “wow” you across the board, but they can certainly get the job done and contribute to a winning fantasy team. Looking at...