Fantasy Baseball Thread
My league's draft is in about a month. I play in a 5x5 Rotisserie Auction Style Draft personally. I figured this thread would be for general question, rants, musings, and comments.
Over the last couple of days, I've thrown together my goal team. Here it goes.
C Yadier Molina for 5
1B Freddie Freeman for 10
2B Ian Kinsler for 25
3B David Freese for 8
SS Elvis Andrus for 13
MI Jhonny Peralta for 5
CI Michael Young for 15
OF Jacoby Ellsbury for 30
OF Jayson Werth for 10
OF Michael Morse for 10
OF Michael Bourn for 8
U Chris Young for 5
U Jason Heyward for 3
P Roy Halladay for 30
P Chris Carpenter for 15
P Doug Fister for 10
P Brandon Morrow for 8
P Zack Greinke for 15
P Brandon Beachy for 5
P Matt Moore for 1 (Plan on keeping him for the next two years, as well)
P Josh Johnson for 15
P Madison Bumgarner for 7
P Francisco Liriano for 2
Leaves me with $5 in wiggle room
It's that time of year again! I'm still licking my wounds over how my AL Only season ended. I finished in 2nd place by a half point. An extra save (I missed out on one because I didn't realize Kyle Farnsworth had come off the DL ~10 days before the end of the season), an extra steal, or an extra win would have given me that half point.
On the final day of the season, Phil Humber threw a gem and I was poised to get that win. But then Chris Sale blew it in the 9th.....and I now forever hate Chris Sale ($140 diff between 1st and 2nd place).
Nevermind the borderline collusion trade between a husband/wife combo in our league. The husband sent Paul Konerko, Michael Young, and Alexei Ramirez to his wife for Alex Gordon, Casey Kotchman, and Tyler Flowers. Gordon had value as a keeper for this year, but that was a pretty hefty price for on keeper.
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I should be set up pretty well going into this season in terms of keepers. Long story short, we can keep guys at +$7 from what we paid for them in 2011. Here's my list of potentials:
[9 teams | 2 C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | CI | MI | 5 OF | DH | 5 SP | 3 RP | 1 P | 7 BN]
C: Carlos Santana ($15) - .239 average hurt, but 30 homer potential is worth the $15. Plus it's a two catcher league, so this is a huge bonus category.
TBD: Mark Trumbo ($8) - Got unexpected value out of him for $1 last season. Rumblings of him moving to 3B? 3B was fairly shallow in the AL last year. But not sure he'll get enough ABs and I'm kinda skeptical of him repeating.
1B: Eric Hosmer ($13) - Comparable CI would go for the high teens, so this seems like a logical keep.
OF: Matt Joyce ($8) - Tremendous for $1 last year but his BABIP was high and eventually caught up to him. $8 for 20 HR / 10 SB is solid value though.
OF: Desmond Jennings ($8) - Had to wait forever last season, but he was a huge boost when he finally got called up.
OF: Mike Trout ($13) - Probably won't keep him at that price, but I still can't seem to completely dismiss it.
RP: Jordan Walden ($8) - Cheap for a closer.
RP: Kyle Farnsworth ($12) - Also cheap, but also have to worry about him being traded (in our league, if the guy gets dealt to the NL, you have to drop him).
We can keep two people coming out of the draft and then one more at the end of the year. I had drafted Jesus Montero and Mike Minor as keepers, but I traded them for Michael Morse and someone else and then I kept Jurrjens as my end of the year reneg, and I traded him for someone as well, so I'm going into the draft with a clean sheet.
Its the most wonderful time of the year.....
h2h points - 12 team - through yahoo ($11 to join - winner gets $100)
funds held with www.fantasysportsvault.com
live snake draft: 3/25 - 12:30 est
c, 1b, 2b, 3b, ss, of, of, of, util, util
sp, sp, sp, sp, sp, rp, rp
2 dl spots
runs = 1 pt
singles = 1 pt
doubles = 2 pts
triples = 3 pts
home runs = 4 pts
rbi = 1 pt
stolen bases = 1 pt
caught stealing = -1 pt
walks = 1 pt
strikeouts = -.5 pt
errors = -.25 pt
outfield assits = .25 pt
wins = 7 pts
losses = -4 pts
saves = 5 pts
outs = 1 pt
hits = -1 pt
earned runs = -1 pt
walks = -1 pt
strikeouts = 1 pt
quality starts = 3 pts
blown saves = -2 pts
weekly league - rosters set on mondays.
pm if interested.
Looking for active members for a 12 person roto league on Yahoo. Draft is Thursday March 1st.
I also have an auction draft for Saturday March 24th. Never done an auction draft before, willing to try it.
Just wondering some of your thoughts on what you guys think are underrated players. Holland, Heyward, Lind and Crawford are players that I think will exceed expectations.
Yahoo league needing 5 maangers.
Draft is Thursday March 1st. 10 person Roto league (changed from 12).
How did I do in this trade?
I drop Ted Lilly
It is a dynasty league.
I just took over a team in a keeper league. I can keep up to 5.
Votto, Tulo, Kinsler, Halladay, Kershaw.
Santana and Bourn intrigue me, but those are the 5 I have to keep, right? Tulo and Kinsler's injury history scare me, but still...
Just had a draft the other day, here is how I ended up. 11th pick out of 12 in a snake draft.
1. (11) Jacoby Ellsbury (Bos - OF)
2. (14) Prince Fielder (Det - 1B)
3. (35) Jered Weaver (LAA - SP)
4. (38) Starlin Castro (ChC - SS)
5. (59) Brian McCann (Atl - C)
6. (62) Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,OF)
7. (83) Ian Kennedy (Ari - SP)
8. (86) Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP)
9. (107) Lance Berkman (StL - 1B,OF)
10. (110) Heath Bell (Mia - RP)
11. (131) Gio Gonzalez (Was - SP)
12. (134) Jordan Walden (LAA - RP)
13. (155) Nick Swisher (NYY - 1B,OF)
14. (158) Edwin Encarnacion (Tor - 1B,3B)
15. (179) Jeremy Hellickson (TB - SP)
16. (182) Josh Willingham (Min - OF)
17. (203) Yadier Molina (StL - C)
18. (206) Hisashi Iwakuma (Sea - SP)
19. (227) Yunel Escobar (Tor - SS)
20. (230) Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Bos - C)
21. (251) Francisco Cordero (Tor - RP)
22. (254) Javier Vázquez (Mia - SP)
23. (275) Danny Espinosa (Was - 2B)
Last few picks are crap, maybe Vazquez comes back lol.
I also got a trade offer immediately after:
To them: McCann (C) and Hellickson (SP)
To me: Soto (C) and Wainwright (SP)
I have other options at catcher but not sure I want to give up McCann and this is assuming Wainwright comes back strong.
I had my draft today. How is my team? I think its very good except I need stolen bases. I didn't know that Carpenter might be injured as well.
LF D Young
Hosmer, Ike Davis and Markakis as bench players
RP Matt Moore
If I traded Peralta for Dee Gordon would that be even? I hate giving up power.
Canucksfan, I like Montero, a lot. He's a good power hitter, and he has something to prove this year being a contract year. Dbacks and him have held off talks until the end of the season, so if he has a strong year he can look for more money.
For those interested. I did a draft with my friends and all of us are Jays fans. I thought Lawrie would go for around $30. Two idiots were bidding for him. He went for $48!! Miguel Caberra went for $49.
I find auction drafts are the best.
Dynasty/Keeper League Team I just picked up.
C - Mike Napoli
1b - Mark Teixeira
2b - Robinson Canó
3b - José Bautista
SS - J.J. Hardy
OF - Nick Swisher
OF - Jason Bay
OF - Ty Wigginton
Util - David Ortiz
Util - Jhonny Peralta
Util - Geovany Soto
BN - Johnny Damon
BN - Chris Heisey
SP - Dan Haren
SP - Tim Hudson
SP - Bronson Arroyo
RP - Joakim Soria
RP - Jim Johnson
RP - Jordan Walden
RP - Tyler Clippard
RP - Matt Capps
SP - A.J. Burnett
SP - Phil Hughes
3 Picks in the draft.
Lots of stats included in this H2H points league. One thing's for sure, I've got alot of work to do with that pitching staff. Yikes. Beastly infield though.
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