I'm going to be a first time baseball commish this season, and I was looking for a few insights into what I can do.
I'm starting with a bunch of guys who played Fantasy Football last fall, but most of them have never played Fantasy Baseball. Since this is our first year I want to make sure it is fun.
I've chosen a H2H league because it sparks more competition through a season than just Roto.
I'm not sure on what kind of lineups to use. My plan is to have
1 starter at C,1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF, OF, OF, UTIL
2 starting pitchers
3 other pitchers
and then 9 bench players, this would give a team a 25 man roster (10 teams/250 total players), but with only 16 of those 25 starting I'm worried. Do you think 25 is a good number for a league with a lot of first timers? Does it make it too deep of a league?
The other thing that we do for football is make the rule that you must draft starters before you draft bench players, I'm not sure I would want to do this for baseball, but then again I wasn't sure I liked it in football, but really thought it made for better competition. (Nobody likes the guy who drafts 4 running backs in the first 5 round, because nobody else gets anything good). What do you think?
And finally in the draft we would obviously snake, and draft 23 players. And ask players to go to the waiver wire for the final two players, whomever they may be.