In March, Caleb and I will be heading to Las Vegas and drafting a team in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship Main Event. This is a league that has a $1400 buy in, pays out $5600 for winning your division, and can pay out $100k for winning the entire event. I'm looking for advice.
I first learned of this league from this New York Times article about an Idaho pig farmer winning over $300k over the past few years. I've never been to Vegas and so it seemed to me like a good excuse to go.
I'm under no illusion that Caleb and I can win the entire shebang, but I'd like to be competitive in our subdivision. So who does everyone trust for fantasy projections? Historically, I've leaned on the Baseball Prospectus projections, and I'm not sure that's served me well in the past (possibly I'm not using the projections to their fullest capabilities.) I also have a blind spot when it comes to rookies and younger players, getting too caught up in the hype and over drafting them.
So what would be your strategy for a standard 5x5 league like this? Also looking for any books, websites, or magazines anyone would recommend. I'll probably end up buying just about every preview magazine, but it would be nice to hear which ones come highly recommended. Thanks!