Don't tell this to anyone outside of Florida, but spring (training) is upon us, so it's time for fantasy baseball owners to break out of hibernation.
It sure feels a lot like winter, but Major League Baseball players have reported to camp and are preparing for the new season. Those managing a fantasy baseball club should follow that lead and report to their computers to conduct diligence research.
Before even delving into the nitty-gritty of draft strategy, sleepers and prospects, what about the first few rounds?
For the most part, it's best to keep it simple during the draft's early stages. Go with the best available players to fortify your team's core.
The following is a breakdown of the top 50 players in fantasy baseball. Keep in mind that these rankings were tailored to a rotisserie league with the standard five-by-five categories. Custom league settings should compel drafters to alter plans to fit those particular guidelines.
Note: Statistics courtesy of FanGraphs