This article is part of our The Z Files series.We've all had one. Be it the thin metal variety or the rainbow-colored, plastic version, everyone has played with a Slinky, or at least tried. Usually at our grandparents' house, we put it at the top of the stairs, carefully placing one end on the next step down, and then watching in zealous amazement as the Slinky traverses down two or three more before fizzling out.
What does a Slinky have to do with fantasy baseball? Picture grabbing one end and letting the rest fall to the floor. The loops at the top are furthest apart, with the difference lessening down the spiral until the last several lay on top of each other. Each loop represents the expected production for each pick in a snake draft.
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