Baseball Prof's 2011 NFBC Draft: Rounds 1-15

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Baseball Prof's 2011 NFBC Draft: Rounds 1-15
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As fantasy baseball experts, and professors, we naturally look for as many possible ways to challenge ourselves during the baseball season. My favorites are usually "Beat the Streak," where you choose one hitter every day and try to beat Joe Dimaggio's 56-game hit streak, and joining obscure leagues with strangers and dominating them. Over the years, we have taken part in countless leagues but this year we decided to up the ante.

That's right. The professors are doing fantasy baseball—NFBC style.

If you aren't familiar with the NFBC—National Fantasy Baseball Championship—it's basically somewhere where fantasy nerds can get together and play for keeps. And by keeps, I mean a bit higher stakes than marbles. They also hold live drafts in select remote locations, but unfortunately we are all on a tight budget these days. You know, the economy...

So we decided to put our heads together and co-co-(tri?)manage a team and see if we can come out on top. With three brains behind the operations of our team (Da Professors, by the way) we already have three times the advantage over the competition. We can't lose!

Before I dive into analyzing our draft, you must know our league rules. ALWAYS KNOW YOUR LEAGUE RULES BEFORE DRAFTING! Knowledge is power.

League: Rotisserie, 15 teams, mixed

Draft: Slow snake draft, 50 rounds

Starting positions: 2 Catchers, 1 First Baseman, 1 Second Baseman, 1 Third Baseman, 1 Shortstop, 1 Corner Infielder, 1 Middle Infielder, 5 Outfielders, 1 Utility, and 9 Pitchers

Categories: Standard 5x5

It's a very deep league and we think it will give you a real insight into our strategy for drafting accordingly. We are ready and up for the challenge so let's get into the first fifteen rounds (225 picks) of this monster draft.

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