The baseball season — and, as a result, the fantasy baseball season — is a real grind. Yes, you’ve heard that before (along with other cliches like “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”), but let’s face it: Baseball is the only sport that has the term “dog days” regularly associated with it. Fantasy baseball drafts often present a microcosm of the entire season, from plotting your team-building strategy in the offseason to the excitement of the opening moments to the tediousness of the late portions. Mock drafts also closely match the usefulness of spring training: You can learn some valuable things for the regular season, but you don’t really want to sit through an entire offering.
Thankfully, the Fantasy Pros’ Mock Draft Simulator exists, and with it you can practice our draft strategy against expert rankings in mere minutes.
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Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300
Fully customizable to your league’s settings, the Fantasy Pros Mock Draft Simulator allows you to set the draft type (snake, auction, keeper, etc.), the number of roster spots and teams, player eligibility requirements, and scoring rules. You can even set your draft position if you already know your draft order or if you just want to try out different strategies for various picks in the first round.
After that, you can take a hands-off approach and simulate complete drafts almost instantly, or you can be hands-on and make your own picks, which takes a few minutes longer. (Added bonus: You don’t have anyone in the chat telling you to hurry up.)
The Fantasy Pros Mock Draft Simulator will, you guessed it, simulate picks for the other teams in your mock based on your desired rankings setting (experts consensus, Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, etc.). In an effort to make things a little more realistic, it doesn’t always choose the highest-ranked player for the other teams. That’s much more helpful than the skewed results from “live” mock drafts that default to auto-picking the highest-ranked players as soon as drafters leave the room (which, let’s face it, is often around round six or seven). It also helps you calculate when you should reach for your favorite sleepers, as the Mock Draft Simulator might let them fall in certain drafts or snatch them earlier than expected in others.
Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft: Practice your draft strategy
Without question, the best thing about Fantasy Pros Mock Draft Simulator is how efficiently you can practice different strategies. If you want to find out what would happen if you drafted a pitcher in the first round (or five pitchers in the first 10 rounds), have at it. If you want to know how your team would look if you target two “steals guys” early, you can. If you’re just dying to see whether a team with Shohei Ohtani the hitter and Shohei Ohtani the pitcher would destroy the internet, go ahead and take the risk at your own peril.
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If you’ve participated in even one fantasy baseball draft, then you know the Fantasy Pros Mock Draft Simulator can’t replicate every nuance of different owners. Still, you get a good idea of how drafts will play out based on different strategies and draft positions. And you can do so in a dog-day-free way that is neither a marathon nor a grind. That’s something we can all embrace.