Some fantasy baseball sites went into hibernation for the winter, but not Crackerjacks. We were posting content all year long, fueled by heaping helpings of caffeine, prayers from my mother, and A-Rod urine. Man, that’s got a kick to it!
Now other great fantasy baseball sites have awoken from their offseason slumber. With so many great sites out there to help you with your fantasy baseball drafts, I felt like it was only appropriate to link the best ones.
Here you go, your Friday 5: Great Fantasy Baseball Draft Resources.
1. Mr. Cheatsheet You know you are in for something good when a site has developed their own system for identifying sleepers and custom roto values.
But Mr. Cheatsheet specializes in downloadable Excel draft tools, hence the site name. Give it a try.
2. Outliar Baseball By looking for consistency and players with real, repeatable skills Outliar routinely finds new way to evaluate players and spot breakouts or declines. If you are a fantasy owner that is looking for an edge you need to read a site or two that will give you a perspective you may not have considered before.
In addition, for a small fee Andy from Outliar will create a custom spreadsheet for you that finds replacement value for unique and unusual leagues. This is invaluable if you play in a 6×6, 7×7 or a league that uses scoring categories that are off the beaten path. Give Outliar a look.
3. Baseball Professor I said it before on Twitter, but I think Baseball Professor is putting out some of the best fantasy baseball content on the web right now and I can say that being pretty proud of this site I’m writing for now.
Baseball Professor is counting down their Top 200 players with a a full profile of each player. Each profile gives in depth analysis, projections for 2014, comparable players and a look toward 2015 and beyond, which is invaluable for dynasty leagues. Give it a look.
4. Smart Fantasy Baseball We’ve been partnering with Tanner from Smart Fantasy Baseball to create our 2014 rankings and projections for our 2014 Draft Kit. He also writes an occasional article here on Crackerjacks. But his work with us is simply on the side. He also obviously runs Smart Fantasy Baseball.
If you have any interest at all in creating your own fantasy baseball projections or maintaining a set of Excel spreadsheet tools to go with you into the draft, you need to check out Smart Fantasy Baseball.
5. Sports Illustrated Speaking of partnerships, you can click through to SI’s Swimsuit Issue right from the nav bar. Who said we never give you anything.
But SI also has been rolling out fantasy baseball content. Click here to check it out.