Online betting with
The rotisserie leagues for fantasy baseball, that's where it all
started. Fantasy football may rule the fantasy geeks' landscape, but fantasy baseball has been around longer. And betting on baseball has been around even longer than that. The indiscretions of Pete Rose and the 1919 Chicago “Black Sox” are no longer a problem for the average sports fan, having been legitimized by online access and the introduction of fantasy sports betting sites.
In 2012, fantasy baseball leagues have been merged with online betting to make the experience more intriguing and potentially more
Before you place your first bet online, you'll want to know a few
things. Where should you go? How should you pick your team? What trends affect the outcome? Here are a few fantasy baseball
betting tips to get you started.
http://partners.fanduel.com/processing/clickthrgh.aspbtag=a_1724b_2 and http://www.draftstreet.com/register.aspx?r=toad
seem to be the most well respected sites among fantasy sports bettors. Both free leagues and cash betting leagues are available. Fanduel.com features deposits by paypal, and instant payouts.
Both sites use salary cap leagues.
Both sites have daily and weekly leagues, so your commitment is never a burden.
But you don't want to just place a bet, right?
You want to win. Here are acouple of insights that are important to daily and weekly fantasy baseball.
The landscape of baseball has been invaded by the Moneyball trend. Sabermetrics, made famous by Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A's, is predominant in real life baseball, and needs to be understood for fantasy baseball betting online.
While sabermetrics may not translate perfectly to fantasy baseball and
winning bets, you, the online bettor must know how they impact players, because most MLB general managers put their teams together this way.
Home runs and RBI are sexy, but teams are now loaded with speed players with good on base percentage and runs scored. Many leagues use some version of these stats. Be aware of the glamour stats, but also take note of the boring stats such as walks, runs, and
Baseball is the oldest of the major sports in the USA, and many of the
old school trends also remain true to this day. Baseball historically has the highest home field winning percentage of the major sports, and consequentially, the stats usually reflect this. Teams on long road trips usually have diminished stats.
Baseball is also the streakiest of any sport.
Pitchers and hitters go on hot streaks and also go through slumps
throughout the season. To be a winner, you'll have to go with the hot hand. Factor this into your fantasy baseball bets.
Remember, the daily and weekly fantasy baseball online game is different from the season long fantasy sports leagues. Pick the hot players whenever available.