HQ NOW: Winner's circle, 2018 edition

"Baseball intelligence for winners" is a slogan we use here at BaseballHQ.com. Everything we do here is designed to help you win. But actions speak louder than words. As such, here are the top finishes BaseballHQ.com writers brought home this year in national expert competitions:

2018 First Place finishes

  • CBS NL-only Auction League (Brant Chesser)
  • RotoWire Dynasty Invitational (Ryan Bloomfield)
  • The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (TGFBI): BHQ writers won five of the 13 league titles in the inaugural year of this industry event:
  • Brian Rudd (2nd overall of 195)
  • Sam Grant (5th overall)
  • Brian Slack (9th)
  • Brant Chesser (11th)
  • Ray Murphy (23rd)
  • BaseballHQ.com also took the title of top-performing site in the TGFBI.

2018 Second place finishes

  • SirusXM-FSTA Experts League (Brent Hershey/Ray Murphy)
  • CBS AL-only Auction League (Brent Hershey)
  • The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (TGFBI): (Joe Pytleski, Arik Florimonte)
  • Ottoneu Experts League (Andy Andres)

In addition, those with BaseballHQ.com ties fared very well in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship's Main Event:

  • Long-time subscriber John Pausma took home First Place overall (and the accompanying $125,000 prize); 
  • BHQ writer Brian Slack (and his co-manager Nick Sackett) won two leagues and finished 4th and 6th overall;
  • BHQ co-GM Ray Murphy (and his co-manager Win Murray) won their league and finished 11th overall.

We know there are a lot more winners out there, too. Share your own successes with us in the comments area below, or in this forum thread.

Congratulations to all of our winners, staff and subscribers alike. For BaseballHQ.com's complete and impressive finishes in experts competitions over the years, visit our Titles and Awards page.

It's never too early to start your own journey to the winner's circle a year from now. See what a subscription to BaseballHQ.com includes in our What's Inside page, and start your prep for next year by pre-ordering our 2019 Baseball Forecaster and 2019 Minor League Baseball Analyst.


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