How is the draft affected?
When everyone was preparing for this fantasy baseball season, they were ready for the season to start at the end of March. As a result, the majority of the fantasy baseball community drafted their teams in March and some even earlier than that.
However, with three months of no action, a lot has changed. Some players have gotten healthy enough to be ready for the new Opening Day. Other players lose their value with the shortened season. Those power-only hitters don’t have that many games to reach the 30-home run plateau compared to the full 162 games.
That brings up the question, should fantasy baseball leagues redraft? My initial reaction is no. Trying to get 10 or 12 people to agree on a draft date the first time is hard enough, trying to do it again is near impossible.
Looking at the team I drafted in March, there isn’t much I don’t like. There might be a player or two that won’t have the same value over 60 games compared to 162 games but they can still help. I can safely say the same about your team.
If you need any improvement, you should be able to find someone on the waiver wire to help over the two-month season.
The next topic is one fantasy baseball owners are going to have trouble with this season.