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
- 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
I’ll add more here as and when I think of it.