A side effect of the boom in daily fantasy sports of late is the idea of players being temporary. You don’t hang on to any one player for more than a single night in DFS MLB. Sure you can select the same lineups night after night, but you’re not forced to. And temporary is antithetical to the types of leagues this article is about. Most players are familiar with the principles behind a re-draft league, or one that has every player available to be drafted each year, but a lot aren’t as familiar with the ways of the keeper or dynasty setups. As players of season-long fantasy baseball, it is highly important to have an idea as to how to attack whatever league you’re in, and that’s what we’re here for.

The main principle behind both league formats is simple: players get kept from year-to-year, however that’s where the similarities end for the most part. The drafts allow you to add on to your roster each year with fresh talent and perhaps even reserves in the form of...