Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/6/13
photo credit: Minda Haas I don’t mean to brag (well, maybe a little) but I won all my fantasy baseball leagues last year. Even taking into account my utter brilliance, what really carried me to victory was my Bryce Harper/Mike Trout combo patrolling the outfield for each of my imaginary teams. Also, on my imaginary teams, Harper and Trout share a small apartment and are constantly getting into Odd Couple-esque comedic shenanigans; Harper got his eye-black makeup all over Trout’s trophy case and Trout’s clean-cut ways embarrassed Harper when Bryce had Nick Swisher, Kevin Youkilis and AJ Pierzynski over for poker night. Hilarious! The point is, rookies aren’t just for keeper leagues. Sure, they carry more risk than the average player and will generally produce at a lower level but fantasy leagues are won by getting value. It’s not just who has the best first round pick, who which third rounder yields first-round value, the player who can nab a quality starter in round 17 and picks solid replacements
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