As the season drags along, the quality of players in the free agent pool continues to dwindle, although the diamonds in the rough certainly continue to command plenty of demand and fairly high prices. Here’s a recap of this past week’s FAAB action:
It feels like we just got here, but in truth, the party is almost over. I am referring to the final week of the FanDuel Baseball Championship Qualifier, which takes place Wednesday at 7 P.M. ET.
Every so often on-air or in a column, we preach it’s not just who you pick up, it’s who you decide to cut becomes a critical decision. Often the decision is easy – you have an injured player and no DL slots, or a player is sent to the minors, etc… But in tighter leagues, especially the NFBC where there are no DL slots, who you cut becomes important as well. So if we’re going to list pickups in our various leagues, why not list the drops as well?
After a few quiet weeks, we had a decent inventory of players to bid on this week.
The highlights included Mallex Smith, who replaces the injured Kevin Kiermaier in Tampa Bay and perhaps could be the biggest source of stolen bases in our free agent pools all season, Felipe Rivero as the Pirates’ closer, and Pat Neshek who appears to be closing on those scarce occasions when the Phillies have a save opportunity.
Are injured studs like Mike Trout, Madison Bumgarner or Zack Britton killing your season-long fantasy baseball squad? Heck, is Steve Pearce’s calf injury annoying you? Either way, let go of your season-long rotis blues and enjoy another fun daily fantasy FanDuel Baseball Championship Qualifier. There are only two more qualifying events left to make it to the cash prize round. Now is the time to hop to it!
Our joint RotoWire-Fanduel event is a bi-weekly competition that allows participants to compete for cash prizes while attempting to qualify for the championship contest. The tournament has been running since April 5th, with the two remaining qualifying events occurring today and June 14th. Make it to the June 28th championship round and you’ll compete for an extra $2,000 in cash prizes plus RotoWire subscriptions. How do you make it to the champ round? CLICK HERE to learn all the details.