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MLB Barometer: Twin Powers

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler has been a contributor to various sites covering daily fantasy and salary cap games since 2010. Vlad is a veteran Diamond Challenge and NFBC player and is a member of the CDM Hall of Fame winning the Football Super Challenge in 2013. You can follow him on Twitter @RotoGut or email him with questions or thoughts at

MLB Barometer - Twin Power

Intuition plays a very, very strong part in my fantasy decision-making. That's why I chose the Twitter handle @RotoGut - not because I'm some prodigal seer of the future, but because I believe that people with many years of experience in our hobby start to develop strong feelings that trump small sample sizes. We've all seen the Chris Shelton's of the baseball world come and go. We've been fooled before and we know when not to buy in. Our intuition goes against popular belief far too often - the outcomes don't always go our way, but we feel better about the lineup decisions we've made that just feel right and is truly our own.

Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink really got me thinking about our adaptive unconscious and how sometimes a spontaneous decision based on very little information is often better than the well thought out ones. How many times have you agonized over a lineup decision? Or should I say, how many

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