This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.
The National Fantasy Baseball Championship ("NFBC") is a high-stakes national competition that I consider the best fantasy baseball contest in the business. The NFBC has leagues at many price points, but the two most popular contests are the 15-team league Main Event and the 12-team league RotoWire Online Championship. Both of these contests reward teams for winning their respective league, but also feature an overall competition with the champion winning $125,000 (Main Event) and $100,000 (Online Championship). Drafts are held online and live and I can't recommend the live events highly enough. For all the details on prizes and the numerous contests available, head to nfbc.stats.com.
Last year was my 10th season playing in the NFBC and it has exponentially increased how much I enjoy fantasy baseball. I play in some other leagues, but the majority of my time and energy is dedicated to my teams in this contest. I have had some great seasons, a couple bad ones and a few middling ones, but no matter how I finish, I find myself always learning something, so I thought I would share some lessons I have learned to hopefully help you succeed in the NFBC.
Don't Draft Hyped Minor League Pitchers
There is no one way to draft and while there are always outliers and exceptions to every rule, I am a big believer in this lesson. With only seven bench spots in the NFBC, it is extremely difficult to fill one of those spots on a pitcher who starts