Personally, I’ve been playing fantasy baseball since 1999. That year, myself and some teammates scored our teams on paper at the end of every week looking back at box scores.

The game itself has changed dramatically in two decades. For instance, the NFBC has been established. As a hub for some of the top players and professionals in the world, the NSBC hosts a National Fantasy Baseball Invitational Challenge. In this league of leagues – literally – more than 300 of the top fantasy baseball players in the world square off for bragging rights and glory.

Therefore, it was only fitting with those drafts kicking off on Monday that Daniel Preciado make his first appearance on the Pine Tar Podcast.

Preciado has written about fantasy baseball at a number of different sites. Also, he finished in the upper tier in the 2019 Invitational.

In this episode:

  • Daniel talks about how he got started playing fantasy baseball.
  • He talks about some of the top draft trends seen thus far in 2020.
  • Sleepers for the upcoming season.
  • Individual thoughts on players like Gerrit Cole, Byron Buxton, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, and more.
  • What advice would he give a novice or fantasy baseball player that wants to become one of the best?
  • Bold predictions for the 2020 season (we talk some LA Dodgers).

Obviously, I’ve been playing for almost two decades now. The 1999 seasons of my first two picks ever – Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez – hooked me to this game for life.

Anyone who enjoys fantasy baseball or plays in a competitive league should enjoy the listen of episode two of the Pine Tar Podcast.