I guess it is not unusual for a 31-year-old male to like fantasy baseball, but let me explain. First, I think most people who play fantasy sports probably enjoy football the best, but I think there is just too much luck involved. What happens week to week is, in some ways, completely uncontrollable. I’ve been playing for 7 years now, and it is always the same.
Now, fantasy baseball, specifically rotisserie, requires much more skill. You need to be more adept at picking the best players because you will have their statistics for the entire year…none of this week to wins and losses. If you pick the best group of players, you are more likely to be at the top at the end of the season. I firmly believe this. Yes, injuries and down years can be a killer, but more often than not, your wise player selection will shine through.
The other reason fantasy baseball rules is the statistics. Baseball is a statistical sport much more than fantasy football. If I ask you to list off the statistics needed to make a baseball player “good”, I think you can do it. While football does have some yearly milestones, I think “good” is such a week to week thing that it is hard to pin that down. Plus, football players are judged a lot by their intangibles than their overall statistics. Baseball is made for fantasy sports…I only wish April was closer.