I am a champion at fantasy baseball, so to speak. Last week against Rock†own™ (the first place team at the time), I won 9-0-1!
As I stated in my previous article, I used my theory of stacking up my fantasy baseball pitching as opposed to having five players on the bench (much like my opponent) that aren't scoring any points when they're not playing. For the week I finally dropped Brad Penny and picked up Toronto Blue Jays pitchers Scott Richmond and Brian Tallet in consecutive days to add to my pitching numbers. I picked up a win and 10 strikeouts combined between the two. In my 9-0-1 win, the tie was in strikeouts. If I hadn't picked up the extra starting pitchers, it could have easily been 9-1 or even worse.
With my style of play and the complete opposite style of my opponent, I can say that my theory is proven from that week of play. I can't say it enough; anyone can produce on offense, fantasy baseball pitching wins championships.
This week I am currently in the lead 6-2-2 against Take2, the seventh place team. After my big victory last week I am 3.5 games ahead in first place with a 26-10-4 record. I'm going to have to finish the week strong to keep the first place spot and again, by adding and dropping probable pitchers throughout the week. I also have an issue that my two bench players, Kevin Youkilis (DL) and Manny Ramirez (Suspended) can't sub in for anyone who has a day off or no game that day. This week will be an exciting test to see how I can manage to come out on top.
I'll let you know how it goes next week. Take the advice for your fantasy baseball league that pitching is the ultimate key to winning.