A Few Things to Remember
I will try to put any updates on the article in RED at the top like I did for NFL, so make sure you check back periodically as lock approaches
As you all know, one of the strategies I use every night if I am going all in on a pitcher is to also put in what I call a “hedge team” where I stack AGAINST my main pitcher and pitch the popular pitcher I am FADING on a team. I do this in case my pitcher implodes and the chalk hits, so I at least have 1 team still live. It is a strategy everyone frowned upon when I started doing it 5 years ago, and now it is a popular strategy (pats self on back).
DISCLAIMER: I am the most transparent person with whom I am playing every night that you will ever meet and will always tell you who I am attacking and fading. This year is a bit different than in years past though because we have this fucking amazing optimizer which I have never had access to before during MLB. Almost every night I will be setting a bunch of lineups from our optimizer and entering them in small dollar tournaments and I won’t be messing with a lot of them, so if I say I am “fading someone” that is in my main lineups…..if I build 50 lineups with the opto and some of the guys I am fading end up in there i am not going to remove them. Those will be mostly on my lower dollar entry teams. I just want to say this incase I were to hit big on a $20 optimized lineup where I had 50 entries with someone I said I was fading so you don’t think I am being shady.
I am trying to narrow this down to just the guys I am really rostering (along with the studs that have to be mentioned even if I am fading) so if you don’t see a guy on the list, it doesn’t mean I hate him, it just means I like some other guys better
PS….I ALWAYS PUT IN SOME SMALL HEDGE STACKS AGAINST PITCHERS I GO ALL IN ON……...USUALLY FOR ABOUT 5-10% OF MY $ IN PLAY AS A HEDGE.