It’s been a wild week in the Bell household! My wife and I welcomed our third child into the world last Friday… A healthy baby boy to go along with our two lovely daughters. On top of that my oldest daughter played in her first tee-ball game. My heartstrings were pulled a lot last weekend.
With all of that going on, I also received an invitation to play in a test league for a new fantasy baseball format. You may recall that Ron Shandler created and ran a monthly game format during the 2015 season. The game was intended to be a middle ground between the ultra-fast, yet time consuming, DFS format and the sluggish grind of the six-month long rotisserie game. That original incarnation of the game was closed down but league hosting site Fantrax.com is attempting to bring back a slightly different version. They set up two test leagues composed of various industry analysts (and me, somehow!) in order to garner feedback and suggestions on how to make the monthly format work.
What follows is an outline of the rules, the participants, and the strategy I used in selected my roster. After I share my process, I’d love your feedback and thoughts on what you would have done differently. Read the rest of this entry »