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6 Best Things to Spend $101 on in Fantasy Baseball

Sure, there’s a lot of free content in the Fantasy Sports world, including pretty much everything on our site here, at SoCalledFantasyExperts.com. And earlier this week, we introduced you to the 64 Best Free Fantasy Baseball Draft Tools on the web.

With that said, there are still plenty of great tools, services and advice out there Fantasy Baseball owners should consider.

In the interest of full disclosure, there are some things on this list that we get paid as affiliates, but that doesn’t mean we’d try to send you to a bad product. It does us no good for you to sign up with a service/product, only to hate it, and in turn, end up hating us for introducing it to you.

It’s like how you hate your buddy that set you up with the “five-stage clinger” that won’t leave you alone now.

We won’t do that, I promise!

6 Things to Spend $101 on in Fantasy Baseball

Some of the following items are for the entire season, whereas some are just for one month or so. Even if you use it just through the rest of Spring Training, and into the first few weeks of the season (the most important weeks?), it’s worth it.

1. FantasyPros.com’s Draft Wizard Pro — $15.95

In my opinion, FantasyPros.com is the best thing to happen to Fantasy Baseball since live scoring. They compile the rankings from dozens of Fantasy Baseball writers, and they use it to help you win your Fantasy leagues. It’s like you crowdsourced your Assistant GM job!

For just under 16 bucks, you’ll get the draft assistant for your Fantasy league, which will help suggest players for you to draft based on the expert rankings. You’ll also get the “Opponent Pick Predictor,” and you can assess your team’s “strengths and weaknesses” throughout the entire draft. Know when you’re coming in last in WHIP! You can synchronize your draft assistant directly with ESPN and Yahoo! leagues, and it supports both auctions and drafts, as well as keeper leagues. You can also import rankings from anywhere, if you’d like.

2. SiriusXM Internet Radio — $14.99 per mo.

Let’s say you only use it for a month, it will still be the best $15 you’ve ever invested in Fantasy Sports. The SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Channel has a ton of awesome shows on it, as well as experts drafts (like LABR and Tout Wars), and it’s a fantastic place to call in and get advice from dozens of Fantasy Baseball hosts.

Personally, I think paying for the 9am to 1pm ET block alone is worth the money. My three favorite shows are:

  • “The Fantasy Funhouse” – with Nando Di Fino and Tony Cincotta, powered by RotoExperts.com
  • “SiriusXM Fantasy Drive” – with Ray Flowers and Kyle Elfrink
  • “RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today” – with Chris Liss, Derek VanRiper, Jeff Erickson and a mix of other RW guys

And if you decide to buy it for the entire year, you can get the Internet-only service for less than $200. You’ll get every MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL game, and every NASCAR race, not to mention, Howard Stern. If you want to add car radio service, it’s just $18.99 per month.

3. RotoWire.com Baseball Season Subscription — $39.99

I’ve always had affection for the fellas over at RotoWire.com because they were the guys that introduced the world to Fantasy news updates online back in the mid-‘90s.

For this price, you get their Fantasy Baseball rankings, projections, cheat sheets, and their awesome player news, obviously. You’ll also get access to their Fantasy Baseball draft software.

4. Player Alerts from FantasyAlarm.com — $9.99

These player alerts are sent straight to your iPhones or iPads in real-time to help you in leagues with daily lineups – or for your Monday lineup settings. You’ll be alerted when a player doesn’t appear in that night’s lineup (about 60-90 minutes before game time), or if a player has been placed on the disabled list, sent to the minors or placed on the inactive list. It’s also going to let you know if your player is in a game that has been postponed/rained out.

This app is actually FREE – but for $10, you can sync multiple leagues, so you never get screwed, and you’ll get the “Ask the Expert” feature. That gives you access to Jeff Mans and Ray Flowers all season long!

Your wife/girlfriend should get this app for you, just so you’re not wasting time checking Fantasy news every 10 minutes for the hour before games start!

5. MLB.TV Subscription — $19.99 per mo.

MLB TV - Best Things to Spend Money OnYou can watch over 250 Spring Training games – and tons of out-of-market MLB regular season games – online on your computer. (For an extra $5 per month, you can watch them on your smartphones, tablets and about 400 other devices. You’ll get high-definition quality steaming video of every game, Live Game DVR controls, with real-time highlights, and updated stats within the app, in a picture-in-picture format.

The coolest thing? Drag and drop which games you want to watch – and you can have four games split on your screen with the “Mosaic” mode!

6. The 2015 Big Board: Fantasy Baseball Draft Assistant — $5

So this is actually one of our premium products! With updated projections and rankings, this is absolutely one of the best – and cheapest – Fantasy draft tools out there. Here are some of the great features available with the 2015 Big Board:

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  • Fully customizable to your league’s settings
  • Uses z-score method to generate ranks and auction values directly from player projections
  • Choose from your favorite projections, or easily make your own
  • Automagically finds replacement level based on your league settings
  • Set up a category punting strategy
  • Calculates standard 5×5 value for reference
  • Create and track a watch list
  • Search players by name/position

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  • Shows ‘best remaining player’ for each position and each stat
  • Auto-update ESPN/Yahoo/CBS Ranks and ADPs
  • Mark+hide drafted players for in-draft management
  • The draft assistant helps you track projected performance of your team vs. everyone else’s, including roto ranks and remaining budget
  • Track all team rosters
  • Calculates inflation for auction drafts
  • Supports up to 16 teams, Mixed/AL/NL, CBS, ESPN, Yahoo, and rosters of nearly any shape/size

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Are there some Fantasy Baseball tools you think should be among the best things to spend money on for 2015? Drop a comment below and let us know.

So if you have an extra $101 lying around the house, stuck in the couch cushions, or maybe coming back in your tax refund, then consider these items — and dominating your Fantasy Baseball league!

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Sports online since 2000 – and playing Fantasy Sports since 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner, along with Big Unit and Big Papi. A veteran of hundreds of drafts in the past 15 years alone, Gonos is closely acquainted with sleepers, breakouts and busts – as he has drafted many of all three. He was a Senior Fantasy Writer for CBSSports.com for five years, and he has been columnist on SI.com and FanDuel.com, while also getting published on MLB.com, NFL.com, FoxSports.com and USAToday.com.
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