We got a Team

So All Your Base Are Belong to Rios participated in a fantasy baseball draft today with 13 other Jays fans/bloggers from all over the place and I think it went alright. There wasn't really anything noteworthy about the draft (no crazy picks off the charts...) but it was a different experience for me in that the format was unlike any fantasy draft I've participated in before.

The following twists were in this fantasy league: Batting average was thrown out, and we're using OBP and SLG as two categories, to make it 6X6 we are also using quality starts as a stat.

I'm used to the conventional categories. Also, it's a head to head, which I'm not familiar with either. I decided that I wanted to get good established closers. And I accomplished that. I suppose we'll see if that was smart or not. In any event, here's our squad:

Hitting

C - Ramon Hernandez
1B - Carlos Delgado
2B - Brian Roberts
SS - JJ Hardy
3B - David Wright
LF - Hideki Matsui
CF - Rick Ankiel
RF - Matt Kemp
Utility - Jeremy Hermida
Bench - Adam Jones

Pitching

SP Brandon Webb
SP Felix Hernandez
SP Daisuke Matsuzaka
RP JJ Putz
RP Jonathan Papelbon
P Mariano Rivera
P Mark Buerhle
P Andrew Miller
Bench - Scott Olsen


My favourite picks are Dice-K (taken 88th), King Felix (81st) and Kemp (144th). I'll update anything noteworthy that happens throughout the year.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not to come off as all high and mighty but those are pretty bad picks - well the hitting department anyway. I wouldn't draft any of them aside from Wright.

Pitchers are pretty good, but could've done better imho.

Mulliniks said...

Still bitter you got Mariano Rivera one pick before I was going to take him.

Tao of Stieb said...

Our entire pitching strategy went up in flames...it could be a long summer.

Lloyd "the barber" Moseby said...

I'm ready to guarantee a last place finish for my team

hugo said...

I did like your Dice-K pick, I was planning on selecting him that same round. Felix burned me the last two seasons and I just decided to go elsewhere this time. By the way, check out our exclusive Casey Janssen interview just posted today at Bluebird Banter!

johnny said...

All Your Team Are Belong To Suck!

Haha, I just thought of that now.

Joanna said...

oh shit, I was supposed to do this. I'll just be a groupie for one of the teams.

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