Rebuilding a Dynasty Baseball Roster

Here is the full Rebuilding a Dynasty League Roster series, all in one place for quick reference:

Part 1: Setting the Table
Part 2: Establishing Your Time Horizon
Part 3: The Evaluation Stage
Part 4: The Opening Trades
Part 4a: Wait at Your Own Peril
Part 5: The Free Agents
Part 6: The Re-Evaluation Stage
Part 7: The Secondary Targets
Part 8: The Waiting Game
Part 8a: The Challenge Trade
Part 8b: Know Your Waiver System and Draft Rules
Part 9: The Draft
Part 10: The Turn
Part 10a: The Makings of the Turn
Part 11: Pushing In Your Chips
Part 12: The Prestige

Addendum 1: The 2013 Draft (Apr 2013)
Addendum 2: One Year Later (Jun 2013)

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


  1. Stephen Raymond
    March 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    This is the best article of its type I have ever read. No check that. It is the only article of its type I have ever read and it is spectacular. Thanks

    • March 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm — Reply

      Thanks Stephen – I really appreciate that.

    • Nash
      May 15, 2019 at 6:39 am — Reply

      Completely agree! I am just now entering this process and I feel so much better about how I have approached it thus far! Incredibly helpful!

  2. April 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    Great series, helped me with a lot of leagues and now I’m winning!

  3. February 25, 2014 at 7:29 am — Reply

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  4. Drew
    February 28, 2014 at 7:44 pm — Reply

    This is absolutely incredible and I plan to use it this year for sure! Quick question…do you have a system of inflation/deflation in regards to drafting young players and older players? I am in a 12-team dynasty league, auction style, and I’m trying to figure out how to adjust the standard values based upon age (i.e. how much is Freeman worth vs. Pujols).

  5. December 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    I loved this read. It’s incredible. Just wondering, any plans on continuing it?

  6. […] we begin, if you are not sure whether or not to rebuild–or how to go about rebuilding– start with this excellent series at The Dynasty Guru. That’s the complete course on rebuilding. This is just a supplemental ancillary. We’re starting […]

  7. April 10, 2018 at 2:03 am — Reply

    How did this team turn out 5+ years later? Would be interesting to see a retrospective analysis of the rebuild!

  8. Evan
    January 26, 2022 at 10:58 am — Reply

    Just wanted to say that, when I did have to rebuild a dynasty team many years ago, this set of articles helped out immensely. Really valuable reading! Not only would it be interesting to see if there are any updates to the strategies and thoughts, but I echo the idea of seeing how the dynasty team is doing now.

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