Re: Newbie tips
Do some research so you have an idea what you want to do. Use sites like fantasybaseballcafe and sportsfanatics, not necessarily as gospel but as starting points for rankings, tiers, strategies, etc. I would strongly suggest being as prepared for the draft as possible because players you want or were counting on, will often be drafted by the person in front of you and you need to be able to have another option in mind. Don't be afraid to try out your own strategy, listen to the "experts" but use their info. in tandem with your own knowledge, projections, hunches. Don't necessarily follow the run on SP's or closers or 2B's just because everybody else is taking them. Find the right niche for you, be it big $$$, playing with friends, in person drafts, roto, H2H, minor leagues, there are a million ways to play and have fun.
More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.