This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
The Week That Was
I have played fantasy baseball for a lot of years and have been playing in the NFBC Main Event for 13 years now and I can say without a doubt this upcoming week of free agent bidding is going to be the wildest since I have been playing. Many times in May and June, we have an intriguing callup from the minors, and there have been some weeks we even have two or maybe three. Of course, sometimes those are names like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who is owned in every league or players who've been stashed in a decent percentage of leagues. This week sticks out because we now have seven (!!) callups who are going to garner a ton of bidding interest and gets bids in every league, but also, they are players who are almost universally available in leagues with only Keston Hiura more than 20 percent owned in the NFBC 15-team format.
Usually, when there is one hyped guy coming up, everyone in every league is focused on that guy, everyone bids on him and the price goes up as people realize the level of popularity. This week will be unique in that with so many players that will get heavy bidding, we don't really know which of the prospects fantasy owners will prefer. Plus, people will go big on a couple of guys and smaller on others, to make sure they don't end up with multiple guys at big prices and leave