Though it probably began with board/card games like Strat-O-Matic and APBA, the first version of what we refer to as fantasy baseball today was in a rotisserie format. The categories in roto make for some nice strategy, but there’s an argument that it maybe gets too far away from the real game. As fantasy football gained popularity, many people came to appreciate the simplicity and clarity of the points system. It’s gained steam on the baseball front ever since. This post aims to meet the needs of those people, providing links to a huge collection of content built around points league rankings and strategy.
Points League Rankings for 2020
- AJ Mass, ESPN: Points League Rankings, Top-300 and Positional – These rankings are from late August of 2019 but represent the latest iteration from the sports giant.
Points League Strategy
Many of the links below focus on strategy for the 2020 season, but we’ve also linked to older sources of points league strategy that can be applied in any season.
- Michael Florio, FantraxHQ: Points League Draft Strategy for 2019 – This article contains some specific recommendations for 2019, but also lays out some basic tenets Mr. Florio uses as his base strategy.
- Michael Waterloo, FantasyPros: Tips to Dominate Your H2H Points League Draft – Waterloo breaksdown the basics of his strategy for points league including which positions to target early and how to go about building a winning roster.