BATTERS: Lottery Tickets

Like many Americans, fantasy owners are fond of lottery tickets. Yet instead of hanging around checkout counters frantically scratching away at cards with convoluted premises, owners look for lottery tickets at the end of drafts. Each season, players that were afterthoughts in spring training are acquired either at the end of drafts or through waivers only to deliver extremely valuable production.

Full text available to BaseballHQ full subscription subscribers only. Please Subscribe at

Click here to subscribe

  For more information about the terms used in this article, see our Glossary Primer.