TGFBI: Gav’s 2021 Review – The Worst Year Ever

Oh wow! In 15-plus years of fantasy baseball, April 2021 was the worst I have ever known. There was a stage when eight of our first 11 picks were out injured.

A couple of ambitious FAAB bids (Adolis Garcia) and adept in-season management by my co-manager David Runciman helped salvage the season, but we just failed to scrape into the top half.

Lessons for 2022

  1. Don’t draft Adalberto Mondesi in the second round

2. Don’t rely on free agency for closers.

To be fair, we invested an early-round pick on Nick Anderson, but after that, we just took speculative relievers. We spent the rest of the season overspending in free agency.

3. Don’t leave catchers too late

I was adamant that I wanted to leave catchers until the final two rounds, but I hadn’t expected other teams to take a third catcher. Tyler Stephenson was my ROY pick – he slipped under the radar of most fantasy baseball writers – so I was ecstatic when we got him. Dom Nunez looked like another potentially blockbuster rookie in Coors Field… but he wasn’t

Featured image of Adalberto Mondesi by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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