Whats your biggest come back in Fantasy Baseball from the All-Star break on? Roto or Head-to-Head League? If you have any other details like how you did it, how far behind you were (points/games), who carried your team, any crucial midseason pickups/trades, etc.
Or how about your biggest comeback with a month left?
The leagues I have won I've always been within a few spots of first place in a Roto league probably within 15 total points 6X6 10 man league. Nothing Spectacular.
Last season I was in 8th place at the break and finished in 2nd. It was NL Only for money too, so it made it even sweeter. I basically punted Hr's and RBi's in the 2nd half and focused soley on Pitching Ratios, BA, SB, and Runs. I calculated where I needed to trade my power players to, in order to lower somebody else in the over all standings. Picked up the key players that would move me up the ladder and walla ... everything worked like a charm as I slipped into 2nd place on the final week.
I think my biggest comeback was last season, when I turned a 20-point 5x5 deficit into a lead of 10-15 points in the final month (against Dan S., no less ). It was a just-for-fun league, and I had saved up a huge chunk of my IP cap in the early going while relying heavily on hitters ... you can guess the rest. Spot starters can go a long way.
Anyway, it was just an experiment, but an interesting one.
In '02 I was running 14th in a 16-team H2H ($) league the third week of June (so actually a couple weeks before the break).
I moved up to 6th to grab the final playoff spot -- then won the first-round matchup before getting dumped in the semis. Got my investment back and a little beer money .
I've been playing with the same guys since Jr. High. I win every other year or so, maybe a little more often than that. But my closest friend in the league has never, never been able to beat me. He's never finished above me in 12 years.
One summer a few years ago, though, I was away from my computer for a few months. I couldn't check from May until late August. All I had was my draft and that was it. When I had the opportunity to check, I found out that I was way down in the standings, 4th or 5th place.
So I got serious. I checked obsessively. And on the last day of the season, I took first place, beating my friend by .00something in Whip. Good times.
I was 11 out of 13 (roto) at the beginning of May and 9 or 13 at the end of May last year thanks to guys named Riske, Herges and Contreras. But I stormed back to snag 2nd place on the last weekend thanks to the second halfs of Teixera, Mench, Lee and Santana, a trade for Tejada and making up tons of points in saves.
AKhomebrewer wrote:In '02 I was running 14th in a 16-team H2H ($) league the third week of June (so actually a couple weeks before the break). I moved up to 6th to grab the final playoff spot -- then won the first-round matchup before getting dumped in the semis. Got my investment back and a little beer money .
I have a similar story. In 04, I was in dead last in our 10 team, H2H $ League at the end of June. I turned it around at that point and won a lot of games to finish only 5 games behind the division winner and wound up winning the entire thing.
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