Fantasy Baseball 2012: 10 Keys to a Successful Draft

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Fantasy Baseball 2012: 10 Keys to a Successful Draft
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This could be the biggest mistake of an article I have ever written.

Not because I am afraid of negative feedback. Not because it lacks quality.

None of those reasons.

You see, my father and friends are some of my most consistent readers on here. They're also the rabble that makes up my yearly fantasy league, The Irwin Classic. Our league is heading into its fifth year and each year I have been into the playoffs (while winning it all twice).

And now, I'm going to give away my trade secrets.

It can only make the competition stronger and the league more fun, though.

So back to the matter at hand. No matter what kind of fantasy league you are in, there's an obvious amount of importance placed on the draft. On draft day, you are essentially creating the foundation for the rest of your fantasy season.

The following slides are a list of the top 10 strategic keys that could give you the best draft class of your league.

*Our league is a head-to-head weekly points league so that's where my examples will come from. However, the tips are universal and can aid anyone come draft day.

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