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Given I dole out advice on this site, it is only fair that you see how well I do in my public leagues. I’ll try and provide updates every fortnight or so…

March 25th – April 12th

Fantasy Baseball Writers League (Brock4Broglio) – 12 team mixed league – currently in 8th (63 pts, 16 pts out of 1st)

This was my first draft of the year, all the way back in late February. Aside from compounding the regret I had over taking Juan Pierre in the 9th round, I haven’t been adversely affected by the early draft date (whew on Lackey).

My pitching is doing just fine at this point with about 40 points. This was expected since I drafted pitching higher than most in the league. My offense is sucking in the early going with 2nd catcher Mike Napoli my HR leader at 3 and Mark Ellis my SB leader at 2. I’ve got a number of notorious slow starters like Teixiera and Atkins so I’m trying to stay patient.

Kudos to Tim @ RotoAuthority for his early lead, fueled by a 50 point offense with quick starters Derrek Lee, Nate McLouth, and Rick Ankiel.

Fantasy Baseball Experts League (Greener on the Other Side) - 12 team mixed league – currently in 1st place (91 pts, up by 4.5 pts)

I didn’t think my draft for this team was much different than the BrockforBroglio league and still don’t. The pitching is pretty similar as I have Santana and Haren on both. The difference is that I’ve had a lot of luck so far with early season power numbers. Mike Jacobs was a late round 2nd UTIL slot pick and his 5 HRs are followed by Torii’s 4, and 3 from Francouer and Peralta.

My starting pitching is a bit shallow in this league but I lucked out having the 1st waiver pick so I was able to replace Pedro with Johnny Cueto. But I’m pretty lucky to have 7 wins so far as my bevy of relievers have contributed three (Betancourt, Okajima, Rauch).

Kudos to me for the early lead and here’s hoping for better luck to league host Greener on the Other Side.

  1. Steve says:
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    Guys – this is way off topic, but need a bit of urgent input. I’m currently up 6-5 in my H2H matchup this week. I’m ahead in OBP but only by .331 to .326 (stellar, no?).
    My opponent has A-Rod and I have Posada still to play.
    Should I bench Posada to protect my OBP lead or leave him in and hope he gets a hit or two – making the assumption, obviously, that A-Rod will hit?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Sorry, man. Was watching the beginning of the game at a friend’s. Hope you made the right choice. I would’ve told you to start Posada and seems like either choice you made you probably did all right cause as of right now Posada 1 for 3 and Arod’s 0 for 3.

  3. Steve says:
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    Hey no problem. I would have been .001 better off if I’d sat him, but I had to play him anyway as my opponent also has S Drew and J Upton and they couldn’t stay off base at the end off the D’backs/Rockies game so he overtook me in OBP. I’m back in front now, though but am hoping that Papelbon doesn’t get a save opp…

  4. Steve says:
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    … and he doesn’t – hah! Steve wins!

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Nice, Steve. Making us proud.

  6. Steve says:
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    My boys, however, might need to improve on a .238 average, 4 HR and 23 RBI for the week!

    Relievers-only pitching strategy working nicely though – 5 saves, 2 holds, .056 ERA and .081 WHIP – good enough to win those cats.

  7. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Damn, you’re lucky to get out of the week with a win with that offense.

  8. Steve says:
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    Oh yeah.
    I have some big guys off to slow starts – Howard, Crawford, Hawpe – and Rios and Markakis haven’t really hit for power yet, so once those guys come around I should be looking pretty good.

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