"If you want to go beyond just
the stats, really delve into the strategy behind the great game of fantasy
baseball, then this book is for you. We all may play the game differently,
but Henry Lee goes far deeper into new - and old - options and methods that
even if you have tried, you haven't tried quite like this. Take the extra
step and check it out. That is, unless you're satisfied with third place."
Why Just Play When You Can Win?
Start Dominating Your League
Winning your 2005
fantasy baseball league is much more than just uncovering bargains at your
draft or auction. You have to do more than just sign up for a league,
download some fantasy baseball 2005 player projections and show up. You must have a clear
strategy to guide your every move throughout the season, allowing you to
create advantages over your competition at each step of the way. This
is for you if you want those advantages in your league.
discover how easy it is to create:
Mock Draft and Auction
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cutter “strategy” that can be conveniently summed up in an acronym will help
you consistently dominate your league. You need to devise a customized,
comprehensive strategy that fits your style, your league, and your
competition. Fantasy Baseball Strategy is your guide to easily forming that
strategy. If only your favorite Major League Baseball team had this kind of
advantage! This is a must read for Fantasy Baseball 2005.
I can't tell you how valuable I found Henry Lee's book! After mainly
floundering in our 12-team league for 12 years, I followed Henry's
strategies for our draft and was in the top three all year, only to drop
to fourth on the last day of the season. If you want a strategy that
will catapult you to the top, look no further. Henry is the REAL DEAL! I
highly recommend this book and Henry's spreadsheet to anyone who wants
to win it not just be in it. Thank you, Henry!
Jonathan Leshanski, Baseball Book Reviewer, February
Book Review from
At Home Plate Fantasy Baseball
Strategy: Advanced Methods for Winning Your League
In the beginning when I
picked up Fantasy Baseball Strategy I wasn’t quite sure what to expect -
after all I had never heard of Henry Lee and had no idea what type of
information that he would be able to contribute about fantasy baseball. In
truth I didn’t expect to learn much more than I had in countless seasons of
playing fantasy baseball and talking and debating with many other skilled
With that in mind I have to admit that I was slightly blindsided by Mr.
Lee’s overall approach. The book details not only fantasy baseball strategy
but it also offers a system in which a player can use in creating a draft
plan AND a regular season strategy of their own. The basics of the system
are not complicated, but the details certainly are and in order to get it
all down the player would likely require an analytical brain, time and a lot
of hard work.
What this means of course is that the approach will not be for everyone, but
for those that take fantasy baseball as seriously as they do breathing this
book can open your eyes to some things that you likely overlooked.
One of the most wonderful things about Mr. Lee’s system is that it doesn’t
matter what kind of a draft you play with or what categories your league
uses - the system can be applied to every specific circumstance because you
are forced to customize it...READ
John Armstrong, customer from Jackson, TN, February 10,
A very satisfied customer!
Just wanted to let you know I got the book yesterday.
I've read it through once already and I liked it. As I read
it, I realized most of the expert's books, annuals, and web sites focus 75%+
of their content on player analysis. This book made me realize that it is
not 75% of the equation. I now understand why I failed to perform up to my
normal roto standards the past two years - I got so involved in player
analysis and projections that I forgot to focus on management. I also
believe most people fall into this trap, considering the content of expert
magazines, books, etc., which is why the information in this book will, I
believe, give me an advantage in my leagues this year.
I may notice more when I read it again (and I will, numerous
times.) Another thing I have really enjoyed today is reading the popular
message boards and seeing how the majority of the fantasy world thinks in
comparison. The typical schools of thought on many subjects differs greatly
from what this book presents, which means the readers of Fantasy Baseball
Strategy get that competitive advantage the author writes about.
All in all, very pleased. Can't wait to put it all to work.
Gary, a QA engineer from Fremont, CA,
February 3, 2004,
There is no comparison. The best book available.
Someone on a fantasy baseball discussion board said a good strategy book is
John Benson's. I just got back from the bookstore and read Benson's section
on 'Inside the game' from his Rotisserie Baseball 2004. There isn't much
there. Even though the book is 440 pages long, 45 are devoted to the
different rules, 45 I guess you could call strategy, and 350 pages are
devoted to individual players. It is published in November so I didn't even
look at the player analysis. Don't get me wrong, I'm thinking of ordering
his Future Stars book, but for strategy, there is only one clear cut choice.
I opened up Henry Lee's new book Fantasy Baseball Strategy and it is
phenomenal. He gives clear examples of how strategies can create advantages
Andy K., a real estate developer, January 19, 2004,
How much is this book worth to you? This is what I figure.
In my league, each of the 12 fantasy team owners puts in $100 into the pot
at the beginning of the year. So there is $1,200 at the end of the season to
be distributed among the top third of the league – the top four teams. I
read an article on CNNMoney that says the average fantasy baseball owner
spends $120 a year on books, magazines, services, administration fees, etc.
Let’s be conservative and say that figure is closer to $30 (though I
actually spend about $120). That means, the average owner spends $130 and
has a one in 12 chance of winning the league and one in three chance of
ending “in the money”. The author gives a very clear example of how most
owners do the same thing every year. They go off of dollar projections they
find in magazines or on the Internet and hope to find some bargains in the
draft. Everything after that is completely unplanned. If all the teams do
the same thing, then each one spends $130 to win $100 on average. In other
words, you can expect to lose $30 every year. The author argues convincingly
that an owner who thinks differently and has a comprehensive strategy for
the entire season, will significantly improve his chances of winning. You
will not outright win your league every year, but let’s say on average, you
end up in the top four in each of the five years after reading the book. I
think you will find that this is almost guaranteed after reading the book.
That means your expectancy goes from -$30 to $170 each year. I realize
people play fantasy baseball for much more than winning money, but I argue
that your satisfaction with your fantasy league season is proportional to
your standing in your league. The money just helps keep track. Over five
years, you can either expect to lose $150 without the book, or gain $850
with the book. The difference is $1,000. For a $20 book, you get a 5,000%
return on your investment! Where else can you get that kind of return?
Getting this book really is a no-brainer.
Chris, fantasy baseball fanatic, January 15, 2004,
It is about time!
Fantasy baseballers have needed a book like this for a long time. People
spend so much money on those fantasy magazines it is ridiculous. I know all
sorts of people who pay for subscription fantasy baseball news services.
What people really need is a strategy guide. Fantasy Baseball Strategy is
just what they need. It is like a GPS system guiding you directly to the
perfect strategy for you and your league. Everyone else isn't even using a
map; It's like they are relying on their sense of smell or something. They
get all this info and don't know what to do with it. All that info is
useless if it is not directed by a cohesive strategy.
A reviewer, 14 year veteran of fantasy baseball, January 14, 2004,
The New Bible of Fantasy Baseball!
This is the best book on fantasy baseball strategy there is...period! I have
read all the books, annually pick up all the magazines, and surf all the
Internet sites. This book really ties it all together. Without solid
strategies for what you will do throughout the entire season, you really are
just drafting blind. Mr. Lee makes creating strategies clear and easy to do.
By the time you are done with the book, you pretty much know how your league
will turn out. Honesty, I thought I knew everything there was to know about
fantasy baseball. Lee confirms much of what I held true, but also proves
with hard evidence that many of us have been misinformed by the 'experts'
Mike, a neon lighting company owner, January 14, 2004,
Get it Now, or Get it Later. But Eventually, You'll Need to Get it.
I agree with one of the previous customers that sooner or later, everyone in
you league will NEED to get a copy of this book. It sounds like hyperbole,
but I think this will eventually become the de facto book on strategy for
all fantasy baseball players. If you don’t have it, you will have no chance
at winning because everyone else will have read it already. The book really
is that good. Not only is it insightful, there is nothing out there like it.
I get so fed up by all the cookie cutter “strategies” that you read on the
Internet. Everyone knows that stuff does not work. There is just so much
garbage floating out there on the Internet. Probably the best point the
author makes is to tailor your strategies to your league. That includes the
rules and the behaviors of the people in it. I was dying of laughter as I
read the part about the types of trading partners. It was so easy to pick
out the “Romantic”, the “Cold Caller”, and all other types in my league. It
was entertaining, but will definitely be helpful as well when I am locked
into trade negotiations with them. You should read the whole thing through,
but when you get the book, the first thing you should do is turn to page 72
and look at that chart on when to find bargains in the draft. It is an
incredible example of how the draft is only half of what it take to win your
league. Most people treat it as if it is all that matters. Since it is only
half of your season, the rest of it is all strategy.
Woo, a long-time fantasy baseballer, January 14, 2004,
Shh...don't let anyone know you own this book.
Finally! Where was this book when I was losing all those years? I would have
dominated! Now everyone in my league is going to read this book trying to
get an edge. I don’t really know why I am writing this. They will probably
all get it for sure now. It really is a good book though. I am sure the
author wouldn’t like this, but I suggest you get this book for yourself and
don’t ever let anyone know you have read it. You will have a huge edge on
the competition. You can bust it out after someone else shows up with a
Belton, a security strategist, January 12, 2004,
The experts need strategy too.
I have been playing fantasy baseball since the days it was referred to as
rotisserie baseball. I have always been interested in the competitive aspect
of rotisserie baseball. The player projections don't mean too much to me
because everyone has the same information. I like to see how other players
react to the moves of others. I always look at the LABR fantasy baseball
mock draft put on by USA Today. I read the comments about how the experts
get carried away with their bidding and how they drafted a player too early.
Look at a fantasy baseball 2004 mock draft and you will see how emotions
come into play. If the experts can be greatly affected by the moves of their
opponents, so can the people in your league. Probably more. There is so much
room for error, rather so much opportunity to take advantage of, you need to
have solid fantasy baseball strategies in place.