Top Three Players you must have in your Fantasy Team
Feb 27, 2014
.For many fantasy baseball enthusiasts, ensuring you select the right team is the most important part of your mid-morning coffee break. With games each night the temptation to chop and change your roster is huge and the rivalries among colleagues can get unbearable..For others, fantasy baseball is simply a fun way of adding a bit of spice to your sports viewing. Often fans will select players based on more than just stats. These guys are called the jokers, those ‘not taking it too seriously’, and in the end they are the ones who don’t pull all their hair out on Sunday afternoon..Well, sometimes it’s better not to take things too seriously, which is why we have before you the top three exciting baseball players who, although they may not win you that office league, will guarantee a bit of fun..1. Chris Davis – Baltimore OriolesBy no means the most entertaining guy off the plate, Baltimore’s Chris Davis is nevertheless the real deal with a bat in hand. The Orioles have had little to cheer about for some time but 2013 saw the rise of Davis – their bulging muscled leftie slugger – who makes fans betting MLB World Series sit up and watch each pitch with intensity..A stunning 53 home runs last year means Davis is likely to reach the bleachers once every three games, a record rarely matched in the MLB. He’s probably the most fun guy to watch in the sport right now..2. Brandon Phillips – Cincinnati Reds“This ain’t a career. This ain’t a job. This is fun.” Whereas Davis is one to watch for his sporting prowess, Brandon Phillips is your go-to guy for hijinks off the field. The charismatic three-time MLB All Star remains a fan favourite in the stands at the Great American and among fans betting MLB World Series, for his charm and regular outbursts of wit and good humour add a warm glow to the often icy, serious nature of competitive baseball..The added advantage of Phillips is that while you enjoy watching him play, the 2013 Golden Glove winner can also score points for your fantasy team..3. Ryan Braun – Milwaukee BrewersWhile many fantasy baseball fans aim for top spot in their leagues, others love to claim that inglorious bottom prize. Finishing last is simply amusing, which is why – if you’re out of the race to win the league – you should turn your attention to Ryan Braun. Possibly the most disliked man in baseball other than Alex Rodriguez – due to admitting his part in the biogenesis scandal – Braun has a lot to prove in 2014 but remains the guy most of us want to fail..If you’re not too hot on your fantasy baseball, you can always get involved with MLB betting, and hope Braun slips up on his way to first base – a minor thrill of schadenfreude for those who champion fair play over winning dirty..