The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fantasy Baseball

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fantasy Baseball


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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fantasy Baseball by Mike Zimmerman, Michael Zimmerman

Not everyone gets to play Major League baseball. In fact, not everyone has played Little League or even pick-up games. But everyone can play fantasy baseball—and it seems as if almost everyone does, with the huge boost the game received via the Internet. Fantasy Baseball is the greatest thing to happen to baseball fans since the invention of the sport itself, according to Michael Zimmerman, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fantasy Baseball. You are the one with all the power—you are the owner, general manager, and manager in a league of your own. See how to draft real major league players to form your own team. Use real stats from each real season. Use your own money. And if you win, you own the right of all rights: bragging. And if you stink? You have only yourself to blame.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028638300
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication date: 02/18/2000
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.43(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Michael Zimmerman has been a professional writer for 11 years and a baseball fan for a lot longer. Most of his summer hours are spent researching the National League for his fantasy baseball team, the Fedora Brigade. He lives in the New York metropolitan area-not easy for a Philadelphia Phillies fan-with his wife, child, and dog.

Table of Contents

Part 1: What's Your Fantasy? 1(45)
Get Into the Game
Going Batty
The Perfect Pitch
Part 2: A League of Your Own 45(20)
Lining Up the Unusual Suspects
Rules: Democracy or Death? (Death's Easier)
Part 3: "Do You Feel a Draft?" 65(58)
Draft Day Prep, Part 1: Fantasy
Draft Day Prep, Part 2: Reality
The Day the Earth Stands Still: Your Draft
It Ain't over Yet: The Supplemental Drafts
Nothing Like the Real Thing: Zim's Draft, 1999
Part 4: Managing Just Fine 123(32)
I'll Trade Ya
Ulcers, Hair Loss, and Other Season-Ending Injuries
The Replacements (Not the Band)
Part 5: It's a Long, Hot Summer 155(60)
April and May: Opening Day Jitters and the Virtue of Patience
Things Heat Up: June to the All-Star Break
The Dog Days: July and August
September Panic
Part 6: How Did You Do? 215(32)
Time to Reflect
Keep the Dream Alive (Even on Life Support)
No Rest for the Stupid: Zim's Off-Season, 2000
Part 7: For Your Commish Only 247(56)
The Lone Voice of Reason
Wyatt Earp Told Me There'd Be Days Like This
Wrap It Up... and Smoke It
A Sample Rulebook
B Useful Web Sites
C Books and 'Zines
D The "Trash Talk" Glossary
Index 303

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of baseball since I was little, but just recently got seriously interested in fantasy baseball. I was looking for a book that could help teach me the fundamentals. This book is it. It gives you all the necessary strategy from draft day to the end of season. It¿s filled with practical advice and humor (I agree with all his movie picks). But don't expect this to be a guide to tell you who to pick. You're going to have to do a lot of your own research if you want to make this book work for you. Even if you've been playing fantasy baseball forever, I'd still recommend you get a copy. I'm sure there¿s something new you can learn. It helped me out a ton.