Itâ€™s baseball season, long-lost Razzball friends! Okay, fantasy baseball season. Okay, fantasy baseball drafting season. Okay, fantasy baseball drafting season for fantasy baseball writers and mildly disturbed folk who couldnâ€™t make it through the first day of 2018 without entering into a fantasy baseball draft (proud to count myself a member of both of those elite groups, thank you very much).
Drafting the first week of January feels downright crazy. Well, is downright crazy. Projecting stats takes on a new layer of complication right now with such a ridiculous number of draftable players unsigned, and itâ€™s trickier than ever trying to guess how fellow owners might be valuing players. I recently completed my first official fantasy baseball draft of the year, and found my instinct taking over regularly, leading me to impulsively click on a name which was far below other, higher-ranked names on my tidy little spreadsheet, simply because I had a gut feeling. Sure, we could call it womenâ€™s intuition, if we wanted to sound like we were writing this article in 1978. (As it turns out, there are studies that support some version of womenâ€™s intuition being a biological reality, due to the fact that females are exposed to less testosterone in the womb, which leads to an extra â€śsense.â€ť Google if bored).
â€śWhatâ€™s the point, lady??!â€ť you ask…Please, blog, may I have some more?