So we had our first draft. Rudy and I. We drafted a pretty badass team if this were 2004. Maybe they can show this draft on ESPN Classic. If I can somehow bait my leaguemates into my DeLorean, I could win this league. Rudy’s a bit of a fantasy baseball cougar, so let’s blame him. No, Rudy, we can’t draft Brian Giles! Maybe I’m just sore because I missed out on Shaun Marcum, Ian Desmond and all the Pirate hitters I’m crazy about — black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow! We did grab Brandon Allen and Yo-lease. I’d like to mortgage Jhoulys’s future! You know what I’m saying?! Yeah, I’m not entirely sure either. When Rudy put our team through his magic calculator, we came in 3rd place overall. Frankly — no relation to Cliff — I like our team the best. We have some holes, but if you don’t have holes in this deep of a league, you’re playing with a bunch of autodrafters from ESPN. “So, what kind of things do you like to do on the weekend?” “I am a computer, I do not understand your small, during-draft talk.” Anyway, here’s my 2011 fantasy baseball team with thoughts on different draft trends I noticed:
12 teams, Roto, 5 x 5 — C, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, BN, BN, BN — P, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL
‘PERTS TEND TO GO FOR THE STARS AND SCRUBS DRAFT STRATEGY
If you’re looking for that draft strategy, you’re at the wrong site. I don’t buy that it’s a good idea to have Ryan Braun, Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday on the same team if it means you have Paul Janish, Xavier Nady, Melvin Mora, Wilson Ramos, Ronny Paulino, Jon Jay, Jarrod Parker, Jordan Lyles, Yonder Alonso and Julio Teheran all in your starting lineup. A lot of them aren’t even starters in the major leagues. And the ones that are are (stutterer!) W to the onky. You should spread your risk around. If the aforementioned team loses one of their top three players, they have as much chance as I have with Megan Fox. David Silver, really? Even if they don’t lose one of their guys, I still don’t like their chances. I usually don’t even like to spend more than $30 on any one player. In this draft, we exceeded that only once and you see that even if we lose Kemp, we have depth all over the place. Which brings us to the next point.Please, blog, may I have some more?