Baseball Draft Kit: How to Prepare Like a Main Event Champion
Baseball Draft Kit: How to Prepare Like a Main Event Champion

This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.

So you want to win $150,000 playing fantasy baseball this year?

No problem, easy. Let me give you my foolproof 13-point plan to winning the National Fantasy Baseball Championship's Main Event in these next two thousand words and if you follow my plan EXACTLY then you are a LOCK to win the big prize.

Right. There obviously is no secret way to win the NFBC Main Event (and if I had such a plan, I wouldn't give it away here). But I am happy to share a bit of my annual process that could lead to you winning an overall title and a nice big check.

This could also be titled, "Why I Still Hate Luis Castillo".

Last winter, Castillo was among the sexiest players in fantasy. People were certain he was the next big thing. Words like "Pedro" were being used when describing his upside. It was all a bit absurd, and I proudly said so on radio and social media – fade Castillo hard at his price.

As someone who has discussed Middle East politics, religion and all manner of politics on TV and radio, let me assure you no single take I have made got the reaction that dissing Castillo elicited. People were livid.

I calmly explained to people it had nothing to do with his talent, it had everything to do with his cost (his ADP was 80th overall last year in the NFBC Main Event) and the likelihood of him returning a profit at

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Silver
Rob talks baseball on the Launch Angle podcast. He writes about baseball at Baseball Prospectus and was the 2016 NFBC Main Event winner. He talks politics on CBC's Power and Politics.
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