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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Izenhart » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:52 am

Round two begins...

My first Yahoo draft of the year concluded earlier this evening, and of course I wanted to see what kind of team I could put together for this again because it was so much fun last year, and I think I had a very good draft. All 12 teams showed up and players were routinely falling for less than they usually go, 4 teams left money on the table, a total of $111 unspent league-wide, which was more than I'd ever seen. I capitalized on the bargains and stuck to my plan, spending slightly less on pitching this time around I think my only concern is going to be there. Here's what I came up with:

$260 spent
$172/$88 split

hitters
C Napoli (1B) $7
1B Encarnacion $27
2B Uggla $4
3B H Ramirez (SS) $27
SS Rollins $10
OF Heyward $29
OF Granderson $27
OF BJ Upton $18
DH Dunn (1B/OF) $7
DH Willingham (OF) $7

bench
1B Konerko $5 (totally unexpected)
2B/SS E Cabrera $3
2B/OF Bonifacio $1

pitchers
SP Hamels $24
SP C Lee $23
RP Rivera $7
RP Romo $7
P Chapman $18
P Estrada $3
P H Bailey $2
P C Janssen $2

bench:
SP Lohse $1
SP Miley $1

Bidding $5 on Konerko made me miss out on Fister and/or Harvey who went for $5 too, so as good as the deal was I think I would have been better off letting him go for $4. At least I'll have some trade value if I do need a pitcher.

In my next draft I'm going to trade a bat for an arm, paying for someone like Price instead of Encarnacion. Other than that I think this team will do well. Thoughts?
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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Quackman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:31 pm

looks like you executed your plan perfectly. good luck.

hey i got a cheap (20.00) snake draft on sunday 8pm, need two more lemme know if interested.
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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Izenhart » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:58 pm

I'm going to be doing a few serious leagues this year so I won't have time to do 6 more low BA teams. I've decided to stick to two, especially since the teams will be very very similar, but I wanted my second team to use a different format with different suggested auction values. I hopped on over to ESPN and picked a team there that I am happy with. I'll post 2-3 updates during the year on each team like I did last season. :-)

10 team league, ESPN roto.

$260 spent
$167/$93 split

Hitters:
C Napoli $6
1B Dunn $2
2B Kinsler $20
3B H Ramirez $27
SS Rollins $10
MI Uggla $6
CI LaRoche $1
OF Heyward $21
OF BJ Upton $20
OF Granderson $18
OF Jennings $12
OF Rios $9
DH Ortiz $8

Bench:
2B/SS Rutledge $2
OF C Gomez $5

Pitchers:
P Weaver $20
P Sabathia $18
P Chapman $16
P Latos $12
P Haren $11
P Morrow $7
P Rivera $6
P K Jansen $1
P Frieri $1

Bench:
P Perkins $1

I know it doesn't matter but the projected standings said I win the league by 8 points. So long as I don't run this into the ground I'm off to a good start. :-B
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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Quackman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:17 am

so it sounds like your scared?
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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Izenhart » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:05 am

Quackman wrote:so it sounds like your scared?


Sorry I couldnt do the draft at the time last Sunday I had people over, still willing to do this one more time for fun if you want to - shoot me a PM and we'll talk :-)
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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Izenhart » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:53 pm

Forgot to bump this last year. Of the three teams I punted BA I won one. Not the 100% success rate as the years before but my drafts weren't as strong and B.J. Upton was :-L

http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse? ... sonId=2013 is my winning team

also, Tristin Cockcroft has posted a very nice article describing the strategy on ESPN's front page of the baseball fantasy: http://espn.go.com/fantasy/baseball/sto ... -correctly

Gonna stick to two teams this year and see how it goes.
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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Quackman » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:02 pm

Izenhart wrote:Forgot to bump this last year. Of the three teams I punted BA I won one. Not the 100% success rate as the years before but my drafts weren't as strong and B.J. Upton was :-L

http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse? ... sonId=2013 is my winning team

also, Tristin Cockcroft has posted a very nice article describing the strategy on ESPN's front page of the baseball fantasy: http://espn.go.com/fantasy/baseball/sto ... -correctly

Gonna stick to two teams this year and see how it goes.


funny I read that espn article earlier and thought of this thread. Seems like the key to it is, productivity. Low ba is ok but the players still have to be productive for it to work. Good luck, im still not ballsy enough to try it.
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Re: Can you punt BA and still win your league?

Postby Izenhart » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:29 pm

Drafted a team A and team B today. ESPN leagues. Decided to do one H2H and one roto. In H2H I went more pitching heavy to give myself the best shot at sweeping pitching every week. In roto I went with more of a "balance" if you can call it that. Crossing my fingers Dee Gordon starts and gains 2B elig. If not, there's always Uggla on the waiver wire! Here's what I got:

STRONG ARM TACTICS (H2H)
C Evan Gattis $3
1B Adam Dunn $1
2B Jedd Gyorko $4
3B Pedro Alvarez $11
SS Everth Cabrera $9
MI Jed Lowrie $4
CI Jose Abreu $5
OF Bryce Harper $24
OF Yasiel Puig $19
OF Jose Bautista $17
OF Billy Hamilton $10
OF Curtis Granderson $6
DH Mark Teixeira $1

Bench:
SS Dee Gordon $1

SP Max Scherzer $18
SP Jose Fernandez $18
SP Chris Sale $19
SP Madison Bumgarner $17
SP Zack Greinke $15
RP Aroldis Chapman $16
RP Kenley Jansen $15
RP Sergio Romo $7
RP Jason Grilli $5

Bench:
SP Tony Cingrani $5
SP Sonny Gray $3

BOMBAY BOMBERS (roto)
C Brian McCann $9
1B Mark Trumbo $13
2B Jedd Gyorko $7
3B Pedro Alvarez $12
SS Jean Segura $14
MI Everth Cabrera $9
CI Jose Abreu $5
OF Giancarlo Stanton $22
OF Alex Rios $16
OF Nelson Cruz $6
OF Alfonso Soriano $7
OF Billy Hamilton $6
DH Adam Dunn $1

Bench:
1B/OF Brandon Moss $7
SS Dee Gordon $1

SP Max Schrezer $19
SP Jose Fernandez $21
SP Madison Bumgarner $20
SP Julio Teheran $8
SP Tony Cingrani $8
RP Kenley Jansen $16
RP Koji Uehara $9
RP David Robertson $7
RP Jason Grilli $8

Bench:
SP Danny Salazar $8

I'll try and remember to bump this at the ASB and again when the season ends.
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