Fantasy Baseball 2013: Analyzing If Risky Early-Round Picks Are Worth the Gamble

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Fantasy Baseball 2013: Analyzing If Risky Early-Round Picks Are Worth the Gamble
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Fantasy sports are all about taking risks. Every pick comes with its own cost-benefit analysis, and drafting a bust in the early rounds can lose you a fantasy league a whole lot faster than nailing your sleeper selections in the later rounds will win it.

But sometimes, a gambler you must be (or, at least, that's what Yoda would say if he was into fantasy baseball).

That's why I've decided to study eight high-risk, high-reward early-round picks and determine if they are worth your time or should be ignored and left to a more naive owner. All of these players have plenty to get excited about, but each also paints a cautionary tale.

Draft them at your own risk you must. 

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