Trying to win the FSWA championship ... again

Two weeks ago I drafted my team for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association competition, a multileague slugfest in which teams compete not only to finish first in their own separate 12-team roto leagues but also first in the overall competition amongst teams in all leagues. I don't have to tell you that winning a multileague competition takes a great draft, shrewd in-season moves and a whole lotta luck.

Last year, I happened to have all three, finishing first out of 72 teams.

It's going to be even tougher to win it all in 2014, with 96 teams taking part in the eight-league battle. Below I've listed my team, drafting out of the sixth slot. This is a 5x5 roto league with tweaks to the categories and settings. Hitting categories include runs, RBI, stolen bases, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Pitching categories include quality starts, saves, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP. Hitters have a maximum number of games played as a group that's so high it's virtually unattainable without an unfathomable run of injury luck.

Pitchers, however, are restricted to a limit of 180 starts, with no limit on appearances or innings. For that reason, I like to load up my team with quality RPs and use my bench spots to cycle my rotation into the lineup. Normal 14-hitter, nine-pitcher starting lineup applies, with a five-man bench.

My draft results are posted below. Will it be enough to win back-to-back championships? We'll see.

6    Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS  
19    Shin-Soo Choo, Tex OF  
30    Buster Posey, SF C  
43    Albert Pujols, LAA 1B  
54    Ryan Zimmerman, Wsh 3B  
67    Wil Myers, TB OF  
78    Matt Cain, SF SP  
91    Aaron Hill, Ari 2B  
102    Mat Latos, Cin SP  
115    Jered Weaver, LAA SP  
126    Hisashi Iwakuma, Sea SP  
139    Danny Salazar, Cle SP  
150    Khris Davis, Mil OF  
163    Jonathan Papelbon, Phi RP  
174    Huston Street, SD RP  
187    Patrick Corbin, Ari SP  (cut, replaced with James Paxton)
198    Adam Lind, Tor 1B  
211    Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS  
222    Jose Veras, ChC RP  
235    Carlos Quentin, SD OF  
246    LaTroy Hawkins, Col RP  
259    Eric Young Jr., NYM OF  
270    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mia C  
283    Matt Joyce, TB OF  
294    Jesse Crain, Hou RP  
307    Ben Revere, Phi OF  
318    Jake Peavy, Bos SP  
331    Kelvin Herrera, KC RP 

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