Fantasy Baseball 2012: Ranking the Drafting Positions by Level of Importance

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Fantasy Baseball 2012: Ranking the Drafting Positions by Level of Importance
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With spring training just five weeks away, the time to start checking preliminary ranking lists and developing your 2012 fantasy baseball strategy is now.

While many seasoned owners simply head into the draft season with a list of the top 200 players and a highlighter for marking targets, creating the perfect recipe for success goes well beyond such a simple task.

One of the most important things that you should take into consideration heading into your draft is positional scarcity and positional value.

What categories are you hoping to fill with your first baseman?  How many shortstops are there that you'd be willing to have on your team?  When does drafting a second basemen pretty much become a coin flip?

The following slideshow answers these questions, ranks the positions and even gives you a few players to target.

We will assume a 5x5 10-team standard league (i.e. R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG & W, K, SV, ERA, WHIP)


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