Chase Headley is a guy that I haven’t been able to get on board with, really ever. Even when he had his Brady Anderson year back in 2012, I couldn’t allow myself to believe that he was a top-tier ballplayer. When the Red Sox and the Yankees were both in the market for a third baseman, and Pablo Sandoval and Headley were the best bats available, the AL East superpowers each signed one. And, while the Sandoval contract has been an unmitigated disaster, Headley has actually had some middling success. He isn’t exciting, which is perhaps why I never took a liking to him. But, OBP isn’t particularly exciting either. And, it is in OBP where Headley will shine.Please, blog, may I have some more?
As my first job out of college, I worked at a call center with a guy named Phil Sousa. Customers would regularly ask him if he was related to John Phillip Sousa, the famous composer nicknamed The March King. My co-worker would laugh at the absurdity of the question, but would play it off smooth with the customer, saying something like, “No, it’s just a coincidence.” Very Office Space. I’ve got to think that today’s lead man Steven Souza Jr. has gotten that thrown his way once or twice. I bet he gets more Sousaphone jokes than John Phillip, but that is almost too obvious. This is a roundabout way of me referring to Souza as The Marsh King (Florida being a swamp, get it?). Anyhow, in today’s post, I’m going to look at a selection of outfielders that have caught my attention, including my thoughts on their impact in OBP leagues.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The OPS Top-200 is now! Get excited! Are you pumped?!? Take a deep breath and let’s get to it. First though, some strategy. Take it or leave it, it’s your call. I recommend taking it with a nice glass of “you want your fantasy teams to be better, don’t you?”
If you’ve been following along (or if you haven’t, click on that link and get yo’self familiarized), I tier hitters by position. I do the same with pitchers. Then, on draft day, I put all my rankings on one piece of paper, and scratch their names off as the draft goes. That way, I know what positional tier is losing guys quickly and which others I can wait. It’s worked for years, and I highly recommend you try it. I do this in addition to entering in rankings in Yahoo or ESPN or whatever website you use. Always, always, ALWAYS do this. They hide good players in the 300’s for some reason. I think once they rank the top-150, they call it a day and let the monkeys with typewriters finish off the rankings.
Now in football, this works better as multiple position eligibility can make things a bit more difficult. I don’t want to be scratching out Jedd Gyokro’s name at all the positions he’s eligible at (for me, it’s only at second base), so, depending on the league, I’ll use a top-200 to supplement my one page sheet. Two pages? Of actual paper? From actual trees? Why not just use excel? Well I do use excel and formulas for my rankings, but draft day I like to keep it simple. Pen and paper and the draft app.
Last week I did two ESPN drafts at the same time, one on the computer the other on the app, and for ESPN, the app is better (as long as you entered your own rankings). I’ll try Yahoo and let you all know (or let me know which you prefer in the comments). Alright Razzballers and Razzballettes, here’s the list:
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