In a straight draft, or serpentine-style draft, there are many things you can do to increase your chances of success at the draft table. Keep in mind, you can’t win your league on draft day – you’ll need to be a good general manager during the season no matter who you draft. Focus on building a solid team with only minor weaknesses. If you could use one more solid starter, or upgrade your fifth outfielder, you can easily handle that. If your three middle infielders are all terrible, you might have already dug your grave.
The best offense on Draft Day is a good defense. Make sure you don’t lose the league on Draft Day. If you focus on building that solid team, and being a true contender, there are only three things you need to know. Know your competition, know the talent, and know the numbers.