This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
I am writing this with Opening Day games on, and I admit, while the lack of fans is a touch weird, it is phenomenal to have live games on, both to obviously watch, but also to have as background noise while working, well except for when Alex Rodriguez referred to the Astros as "sleepers" this season. This was a really fun week of drafts and I drafted three teams over the last seven days. While my big baseball drafts are always among my favorites days of the year, this time felt even a little more special, as we weren't sure we were ever going to get them and that made me appreciate it just that little bit more. Hopefully, we will all be drafting in person and seeing everyone in this great community again next year!
Opening Day started with quite a bang, as two of the top 30 players in recent drafts missed their openers. Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19, and Clayton Kershaw went on the Injured List with some back stiffness that surfaced while lifting weights on Wednesday. This wild first day brought up the question I have been asked many times about this short season: Will it be a lot more random or lucky than most seasons? There is no doubt a season that's 37 percent as long as normal is going to have more variance, as not only do players not have the entire season to normalize their production through slumps and streaks, but fantasy