Shawn Siegele begins the 2022 Best Ball Workshop with the single most important lesson in all of best ball.
As I start the Best Ball Workshop for 2022, I want to give a big thanks to the RotoViz community for all of the support and enthusiasm surrounding the 2021 journey. I also want to thank the FFPC for their congratulations and promotion of the RotoViz 1-2 finish in the Best Ball Tournament, where RV writer Conor O’Driscoll won the $100,000 top prize, followed by an OT live podcast team with Colm Kelly, Blair Andrews, and me in second place.
Mike Beers’ best ball tools have been the foundation for crushing these contests and 2021 was another banner year. Even when I remove that tournament entry from the calculation, my best ball teams produced a 70% return on a flurry of first-place finishes across FFPC Slim, Classic, and Superflex.
I had the great pleasure to co-manage teams with Colm, Blair, and Zachary Krueger. If you want to learn from these guys, Colm and Zach run a best ball podcast series on our new RotoViz Radio best ball feed.
Long-time readers know that the Workshop uses an evidence-based approach to synthesize the best tactics across positional groups. We combine that intel with advanced player analysis to give you the intersection of structure and player selection.
We also look at when to tweak our structural approach to fit our own boards. These tactical switches are often necessary to stay a step ahead of the pack. The overall results from that second-place tourney team’s build confirm the importance of flexibility.
How we got to that construction and whether we’ll be employing it again in 2022 will be part of this year’s workshop. Before we get to Lesson 1, make sure you check out Michael Dubner’s two-part tour de force that teaches you everything you need to know about best ball.