quick shot: a double fantasy

Wow, is it really fantasy baseball season already? Fantasy Sports Tarnation It seems like last years fantasy freakout just ended! Two rather large leagues will dominate my time this year and add to that wrapping up hockey (to be covered in the next post, I promise) and school and work and whatever else comes up this summer, it should be interesting.

First Team

This was, as usual, an in-person draft. Thankfully, I didn’t take the number one draw this year (I pulled double ones, #11). It is essentially the same managers as the past few years, which means they are mostly aggressive and we all know an aweful lot about one another’s habits both in drafting and season maneuvering.

It is a points based league of 13 teams. The lineup includes the typical IF alignment with three OF, plus one utility player active each day. Two starting pitchers, two relievers and three “any” pitchers. Five bench spots total. All positions must be filled every day and there’s a 21 inning minimum on pitching per week.

C Brian McCann – Atl
C/1B Mike Napoli – Tex
1B/2B/OF Ben Zoberist – TB
2B/3B/SS Juan Uribe – LAD
3B/SS Miguel Tejada – SF
3B Pedro Alverez – Pit
SS Rafal Furcal – LAD
OF – Austin Jackson DET
OF – Maggilo Ordonez DET
OF – Nyjer Morgan – Mil

SP Josh Johnson FLA
SP David Price TB
SP Wandy Rodreguez FLA
SP Ian Kennedy Ari
SP Anibal Sanchez Fla
SP Jake Peavy CWS
SP John Danks CWS

CL Mariano Rivera NYY
CL Jonathan Papelbon Bos
CL Jose Valverde Det

And my first moves were to
DL SP Jake Peavy
Drop Fausto Carmona Cin
Add SP Brian Duensing Min
Add SP Derek Holland Tex

Second Team

The second team actually drafted before the first team did, for a change. The downside was the online live draft was rife with technology problems that prevented me (and apparently several others) from fully participating. Sad as that may be, it probably didn’t go as poorly as it could have, all things considered thanks to some pre-planning and a little luck.

The league is head to head, 16 teams. The lineup includes the typical IF alignment with OF being the three separate positions, plus two utility players active each day. Three starting pitchers, two relievers and three “any” pitchers. Five bench spots total – and 3 DL slots. All positions must be filled every day and there’s a 21 inning minimum on pitching per week.

C/1B Victor Martinez – Det
1B Ryan Howard – Phi
1B/2B/3B Ty Wigginton – Col
1B/LF – Adam Lind – Tor
2B/3B Neil Walker – Pit
2B/3B/SS/LF/RF – Omar Infante – Fla
3B Evan Longoria – TB
SS Jose Reyes – NYM
CF Chris Young – Ari
CF Colby Remus – Stl
RF Justin Upton – Ari
RF Jay Bruce – Cin

SP Zack Grinke – Mil
SP Wandy Rodreguez – Hou
SP Hiroki Kudora – LAD
SP John Lackey – Bos
SP Edison Volquez – Cin
SP James Shields – TB
SP Johnny Cuento – Cin
SP Edwin Jackson – CWS

CL Andrew Bailey – Oak
CL Brad Lidge – Phi
CL Fernando Rodney – LAA

My first few moves were to clean up after injuries:
Drop injured CL Brad Lidge
Drop injured SP Johnny Cuento
DL CL Andrew Bailye
DL SP Zach Grinke
DL Evan Longoria

Add RP Kerry Wood – CWS
Add RP Brian Fuentes – Oak
Add SP Brandon Beachy – ATL
Add SP Zach Britton – Bal
Add SP Anibel Sanchez – Fla

thoughts??

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