If you could have one person help you with your fantasy baseball draft prep, who would you pick? Wouldn't it be a real-life MLB general manager? Having that much baseball experience and knowledge at your disposal would be one of the most invaluable fantasy tools you could be given.

As part of the 2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide, you get this exact of exclusive access.




Meet Jim Bowden, a 16-year veteran of the MLB GM ranks, who has forgotten more about baseball than many of us will ever learn in our lifetime. His connections to all 30 MLB teams’ front offices provides you with access to information no one else gets. 

With our Front Office Insights series, we go team-by-team examining everything from offseason moves to starting lineups and bench depth to the starting rotation and bullpen relief corps to prospects, and everything in between. We even go straight up the ladder to look at how a team’s front office traditionally handles the trade deadline.

In other words: Front Office Insights gives you everything you possibly want to know about a team for fantasy baseball purposes.

Today we are looking at the National League West. This division is (obviously) loaded with talent and one of the most fantasy-relevant in all of baseball. Even the Colorado Rockies - easily the weakest NL West team on paper - has players who potentially could put your fantasy team over the top. Lest we forget that Coors Field is the most extreme hitter-friendly environment in baseball - but we'll cover that more in our Ballpark Factors breakdown.

For better or worse, you NEED to familiarize yourself with each team in the NL West ahead of your fantasy baseball drafts - and that's exactly what Jim Bowden and I have done for you here.

Go team-by-team and get a fantasy preview of the NL West from the best in the business. We'll cover the Dodgers wild offseason which included them winning the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, what we should expect from the Arizona Diamondbacks after their surprising run to the World Series last season, life after Juan Soto for the San Diego Padres and more – all with a focus on helping YOU dominate your fantasy baseball drafts.

Welcome to the National League West!

Los Angeles Dodgers


San Diego Padres


Arizona Diamondbacks


San Francisco Giants


Colorado Rockies