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Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:59 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2011 7:07 pm
 

2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft #4

         With the start of the 2011 MLB season just days away I participated in my 4th Draft this past Sunday (5 fantasy drafts total). As with my past posts I will detail the draft results below. This particular draft was the 1st of my two money league drafts that I am participating in this year. It is through Yahoo! Sports and is a 10 team H2H league ($25 buy in). In the past this has been a free & highly competitive league, but this year we decided to make it a pay league to increase the excitement and competition even more! In fact this is the longest running league I have ever been associated with and it has become a tradition of sorts each season. I was fortunate enough to win the league last season and hope to defend my title, but it won't be easy! This will actually be the 6th season with the same group of owners! The other difference between this draft and the others I have posted on here is that my younger brother also competes in this league so the sibling rivarly is also there, and adds to the overall enjoyment of this league in what can be a dreadfully long fantasy season.        
         Overall, I wasn't as happy with this draft and the results as in previous ones, but I was able to get decent value considering I had the last pick in this year's draft (#10 pick). I did draft players that I knew were injured (Utley & Morales), but I couldn't pass them up at the spots where I was able to select them within the draft, Utley  and Morales respectively. I think my SP staff is decent with proven innings eaters in Lackey and Nolasco to fill out the bottom of the rotation. Lester and Soria are probably what many would consider reliable or safe selections and I had to make a point of selecting a few key players like this throughout that specialized in certain categories and were almost guaranteed not to fail. Some other players like this included Ichiro (STL & HITS & AVG.)
and A-Rod (HRs & RBIs). I am gambling on a huge season from Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Upton, and also hope that Jose Reyes returns to form. My RP other than Soria is probably my biggest question mark on this particular roster as both Rodney and McGee's roles as Closer are far from secure. As in past seasons I will go to the waiver wire or trading block to land more consistent sources of Saves as well as work on improving my lineup and rotation too. Please see the draft results below.

TEAM NAME : GRADE A

--Batting--
C- Carlos Santana
1B- Adrian Gonzalez
2B- Chase Utley *Injured*
3B- Alex Rodriguez
SS- Jose Reyes
OF- Justin Upton
OF- Ichiro Suzuki
OF- B.J. Upton
U- Pablo Sandoval
U- Kendrys Morales *Injured*
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BN- Starlin Castro  SS
BN- Gordon Beckham 2B
BN- Jason Bay OF
BN- Freddie Freeman 1B


--Pitching--
SP-Jon Lester
SP-Mat Latos
SP-Chris Carpenter
RP-Joakim Soria
RP-Fernando Rodney
RP-Jake McGee
P-Clay Buchholz
P-Trevor Cahill
P-Ricky Nolasco
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BN-John Lackey SP


        As always comments or advice are welcome. I will post my results for Draft #5 on Thursday or Friday of this week which will then be followed by a recap of all of the drafts, and a look at player selections/positions, etc. Stay tuned & again many thanks for taking the time to read my posts!
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:19 pm
 

2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft #2

Baseball's almost here! As promised here is the second fantasy squad that I drafted last evening. I posted my first team Hanley Time that I drafted last month for CBSSports.com, and that team was part of a 10 Team H2H league. In that particular league I had the 3rd overall pick; however, last night when I drafted my second fantasy draft for Yahoo! I had the 10th overall pick in a 12 team H2H league. One other noticeable difference between last night and the February CBS Sports Draft was that every single team owner showed up to draft with the exception of one! They had informed the league owner that they wouldn't be there beforehand. It was an overall impressive showing and the draft took under an hour and a half to complete with 12 teams. It was an extreme change from the other draft where at most 3 team owners appeared at some point to pick their players and that was only 10 teams! Check out how I did drafting last night, and any thoughts or comments are welcome as always!

Team Name : MARLO's_WIRE 

LINEUP-

  • C -   Matt Wieters
  • 1B - Adrian Gonzalez
  • 2B - Gordon Beckham
  • 3B - Ian Stewart
  • SS - Alexei Ramirez
  • OF - Jason Heyward
  • OF - Michael Stanton
  • OF - Domonic Brown
  • U  -  Starlin Castro
  • U -   Adam Jones
  • BN - Desmond Jennings (OF)
  • BN - Adam Lind (1B, OF)
  • BN - Mike Moustakas (3B)*Dropped*
  • BN - Cameron Maybin (OF) *Dropped*
  • BN - Sean Rodriguez (2B,OF) *Added*

ROTATION-

  • SP - Roy Halladay
  • SP - Jon Lester
  • P -   Mat Latos
  • P -   Jake Peavy
  • P -   John Lackey
  • P -   Brian Matusz
  • RP - Joe Nathan
  • RP - Drew Storen
  • BN - Brandon Webb
  • BN - Jair Jurrjens *Added*
 
 
 
 
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