quick shot: fantasitc failure

Fantasy Sports Tarnation In keeping with the now Tuesday tradition of being thankful for the happenings around me, I am thankful for playing in two highly competitive and enjoyable fantasy baseball leagues this year.

What I’m not as thankful for are my teams respective ranks in said leagues. Then again, when you consider my opening day rosters from the Double Fantasy post and where they are at now from injuries and not available and other shuffling it’s not hard to see why.

Since it is the All Star break, I’m going to, as usual, make a quick note on who my all stars are, because when you consider that, it is kind of makes sense how my teams are performing (how many snubs? not many. how many former stars are under-performing? lots)

First Team

It isn’t exactly a wholesale makeover on the starting lineup, but it’s pretty damned close with only three players surviving the first half of the season. Closers remain intact (which, one would hope, drafting those three) and most of the starting pitching remains the same too, with just some shuffles to accommodate injury and poor play. I started off pretty poorly but made enough of a comeback from 13th to 9th and only a few points out of 8th, so I shouldn’t be a disappointed considering it’s a pure points league.

C Brian McCann (Atl) NL Starter
C/1B Mike Napoli (Tex)
1B/2B/3B Ben Zobrist (TB)
2B/SS Ryan Theriot (StL)
SS Erick Aybar (LAA)
SS/3B Jhonny Peralta (Det) – AL Reserve
3B Scott Rolen (Cin) – NL Starter
OF Johnny Damon (TB)
OF Torii Hunter (LAA)
OF Coco Crisp (Oak)
DL/OF Jason Kubel (Min)

SP David Price (TB) AL Reserve
SP Ian Kennedy (Ari)
SP Anibal Sanchez (Fla)
SP Scott Baker (Min)
SP Derek Holland (Tex)
SP Jason Marquis (Wash)
SP Jake Peavy (CWS)
SP Nick Blackburn (Min)
DL/SP Josh Johnson (Fla)

CL Mariano Rivera (NYY) AL Reserve
CL Jonathan Papelbon (Bos)
CL Jose Valverde (Det) AL Reserve

Second Team

Last week i was up to 2nd Place in the league and knocking on the door for first. Then, I faced the 1st Place team and got pummeled in the head-to-head and that knocked me down to forth, teetering on fifth. A lot of pitching turn over unfortunately, which then made for some interesting ups-and-downs. There’s only four guys I carried over and they are four surprises, to say the least. And, for closers, it was really ugly, especially in a league that allows for so many pitchers on the whole. On the flip side the starting staff remained fairly consistent on the whole which made for the stability.

C Alex Avila (Det) AL Starter
C/1B Victor Martinez (Det)
1B Ryan Howard (Phi)
1B/LF Adam Lind (Tor)
2B/3B Neil Walker (Pit)
3B Evan Longoria (TB)
SS Alcides Escobar (KC)
CF Chris Young (Ari)
CF Colby Rasmus (StL)
RF Justin Upton (Ari) – NL Reserve
RF Jay Bruce (Cin) – NL Reserve
DL/SS Jose Reyes (NYM) – NL Reserve

SP James Shields (TB) – AL Reserve
SP Josh Beckett (Bos) – AL Reserve
SP Zach Grinke (Mil)
SP Anibal Sanchez (Fla)
SP Paul Maholm (Pit)
SP Wandy Rodriguez (Hou)
SP Brandon Beachy (Atl)
SP Hiroki Kuroda (LAD)
SP Randy Wolf (Mil)
SP Dillon Gee (NYM)
NA/SP Zach Britton (Bal)

CL Andrew Bailey (Oak)
CL Kevin Gregg (Bal)
DL/CL Fernando Rodney (LAA)

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