As the draft season gets started, everyone is making their preparations to be as they call “in the money”. There is no exact science on how to get ready, but here is some advice from Chris Liss on “How I Get Ready for My Drafts”:
filing every player into a by-position spread sheet. When I don’t know or remember everything there is to know about a player (and that’s the case for most of them), I click through to his player page for the latest update
Eventually, I’ve got everyone who could conceivably be drafted on the sheet, and I’ll edit it until I feel it’s in roughly the right order. By the end of that process – it’s about eight hours per league – I have a pretty good grasp of what’s going on. I know what everyone did in the past, what their status is for this season (health and role-wise), who they’re competing with currently for at-bats, and what prospects might eventually push them. I’ll know which prospects have a shot to get playing time this year, even if they’re not the most highly touted ones.