I drafted in the NFBC Main Event the Saturday before the season started. Since the NFBC has no trading, the goal is to be as balanced as possible, while also knowing that in a 15-team league with excellent drafters, you are always going to leave the draft table needing something. I sat next to RotoWire's Derek VanRiper who drafted from the 9 spot and while he was fun to chat with during the draft, he did swipe some players from me, most notably Alex Rios who slipped all the way to the middle of the fourth round, but one pick short of getting to me.
After studying recent draft trends and drafting in the NFBC Primetime the day before, I knew the ace pitchers were flying off the board faster than ADP so I knew I had to get one of them by my third round pick and hoped one of them would make it to pick 3.8. Here is how the draft unfolded and what I was thinking before making each pick.
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