Las Vegas, NV — The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) Experts’ Baseball Draft was held in Las Vegas, NV on January 16, and featured industry leaders such as USA Today, CBS Sports, Rotoworld
, and Fantasy Alarm. The annual event represents the inauguration of the fantasy baseball season, and is an early trend-setter for fantasy baseball player value and projections.
The draft lasted 29 rounds and took three hours, with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki garnering the first overall selection. The event was broadcast live, pick-by-pick, on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, with additional commentary from each of the 13 participants.
Sports Guru and SiriusXM/Fantasy Alarm Show personality, Jeff Mans, selected 11th overall, and was very happy with the draft results.
“Getting Justin Upton at the eleven spot was as much a steal as you’ll get in the first round.” Jeff Mans said. “He provides so much upside in every category, and could very well be one of the top five players in fantasy baseball this year. We were also happy to snag Stephen Strasburg at the end of the fifth round. We won’t throw 200 innings, but will be an elite option for strikeouts and WHIP.”
Tune-in live to KDWN 720 AM to hear Jeff Mans’ recap of the draft as well as general sports hilarity and commentary on January 17, at 8pm PST.
ABOUT JEFF MANS
Jeff Mans is a decorated fantasy sports guru who has been writing and broadcasting about fantasy sports for 20 years. Jeff has hosted several of his own shows, appeared on numerous radio shows across the country, and has been published in USA Today Sports Weekly and online onCBSSPORTS.com and FOXSPORTS.com. Jeff’s company, Fighting Chance Fantasy Sports was acquired by Fantasy Alarm LLC in 2010 and Jeff is now the Senior MLB & NFL writer, and host of the Fanatasy Alarm Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio.
ABOUT THE FANTASY SPORTS TRADE ASSOCIATION (FSTA)
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) was founded in 1999 to provide a forum for interaction between companies in a unique and growing fantasy sports industry. The FSTA is proud to represent more than 100 member companies in a mature industry with a market size estimated at 27 million Americans.