Daily Fantasy Baseball: Hooking Up With DraftStreet.com

by Howard Bender on June 24, 2013

draftstreet logoAdmittedly, I’ve never been one to accept change. I’ve always been more of a stuck-in-his-ways, old-school guy bordering on being the curmudgeon who sits on his porch collecting baseballs and Frisbees from those careless neighborhood kids who are playing to darn close to my yard. So when daily fantasy baseball games started becoming all the rage, I shied away and stuck to my good old-fashioned roto leagues. I played in a few with some industry folk but it was never more than one or two a month and I never really put much stock into the concept playing. But after a conversation with a colleague of mine, I’ve begun to see the merits of playing a daily fantasy baseball and decided to delve a little deeper. The folks over at DraftStreet.com were not only helpful with the barrage of questions I hit them with, but they’ve also given me an opportunity to play more regularly for free and test the waters.

So now I’m inviting you to join me for the next four weeks — if you know the daily fantasy game well then this should be a no-brainer for you and if you’re like me and just want to test it out without having to invest any coin, then this is the perfect opportunity to try it out. For the next four weeks, every Friday, DraftStreet.com has set me up with a FREE one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes to play in and invite anyone and everyone to join. If you don’t have a DraftStreet.com account, you can sign up for free and then follow the link below to get to the free contest.

This free contest will be Pick ‘em style drafting. The way Pick ‘Em leagues work is you have 8 tiers of players and each tier will have players to choose from. All you have to do is select 1 player from each tier. There’s absolutely nothing to lose and it takes 5 minutes to build a team. You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts on Friday June 28th at 7:05 ET at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available.

CLICK HERE to sign up for free and join the $300 Freeroll on DraftStreet.com.

I don’t want this to come off as a sales pitch here. I am genuinely trying this out for the first time myself and hoping to develop a strategy that, in the end, will allow me to continue playing successfully in the future. But with DraftStreet.com accommodating me the way they are, I thought this would be a fun way to compete with my readers at no cost to either of us.

I hope to see you join up this week and if so, good luck!
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1 Perry June 26, 2013 at 2:31 am

I’m curious what your colleague noted as the merits of daily fantasy…

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2 Howard Bender June 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm

He was just looking at it from the perspective of someone who loves the game, loves fantasy, but maybe doesn’t have the time to commit to a league. With so many leagues using daily roster moves, if you miss a day, you can be screwed. If you’re late to the waiver wire because of other commitments, you’re left scraping the bottom of the barrel and can have trouble building a competitive squad. Also, in most games you can draft anyone you want and aren’t limited by the rules of a regular fantasy league. It’s simply an abbreviated variation on the roto game — quick and easy.

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3 Perry June 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

That makes some sense. However, if a person loves fantasy baseball so much, there are plenty of season-long leagues that cater to more casual usage: weekly lineups, etc. To me, daily fantasy also misses out on the best part of fantasy games: the draft.

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