Official 2012 Fantasy Baseball Thread

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Postby The Broken Vow » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:08 pm

Fantasy baseball fuck yeah. Sing to the tune of America fuck yeah. ITT: fantasy baseball nerd talk. Have fun and remember anything besides first place is for losers.
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Postby Snoopy & Woodstock » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:13 pm

haha I was just about to make one.

I'm totally piped again, I'm in 3 leagues. 2 Head 2 Heads and one auction draft(nervous yet excited) I was in poster bandrus1's league and I took the season but got killed in the playoffs. I'm totally piped. :smt003 :smt026
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Postby The Broken Vow » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Taking the season but sucking in the playoffs = you're a loser and nobody cares about you taking the season (this is exactly what I did last season).

h2h 4 life
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Postby Snoopy & Woodstock » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:17 pm

Eh, I did something right by winning the season, and indeed h2h for life, but I was convinced and trying something different wouldn't be a bad idea, so I'm gonna go with that.
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Postby Ensign » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:20 pm

i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.
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Postby The Broken Vow » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:22 pm

Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.
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Postby Ensign » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:39 pm

The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:24 am

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Postby StabMasterArson » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:29 am

3 leagues this year all h2h. First draft is in two weeks.
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:40 am

Review my team in my not so important league please:

B McCann


M Young
M Napoli (R)


D Uggla


J Bautista


H Ramirez


M Kemp
C Crawford
C Gonzalez
M Bourn (R)


A Cabrera


D Holland
J Masterson
M Garza
U Jimenez
J Garcia
V Worley (R)
I Nova (R)
C Buchholz (R)


K Farnsworth
R Betancourt

Worried about SP and not having a true ace and also 1b and 2b. May look into another 2b and dropping a SP.
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Postby Pete Rose » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:46 am

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Postby Ensign » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:01 am

Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions
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Postby joetee316 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:01 am

Snoopy & Woodstock wrote:haha I was just about to make one.

I'm totally piped again, I'm in 3 leagues. 2 Head 2 Heads and one auction draft(nervous yet excited) I was in poster bandrus1's league and I took the season but got killed in the playoffs. I'm totally piped. :smt003 :smt026


What team were you in that last year? I won the whole thing. Tz's 24. Are you in that league again this year? This year I'm "DevilishGrinOfTz's24"

I'm doing 3 H2H leagues (50,100,100) and my auction/roto league (50).
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:02 am

Ensign wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions


Is that your team? That cannot be your top 10 overall.
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Postby Ensign » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:05 am

The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions


Is that your team? That cannot be your top 10 overall.

i don't know a thing about fantasy baseball haha. i joined because someone needed more people and i figured i'd give it a shot.
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:06 am

Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions


Is that your team? That cannot be your top 10 overall.

i don't know a thing about fantasy baseball haha. i joined because someone needed more people and i figured i'd give it a shot.


That's fine. So this sounds like the team you drafted?
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Postby bandrus 1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:06 am

I could still use 1 or 2 for the $50 league
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Postby joetee316 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:07 am

1. Cabrera
2. Pujols
3. Kemp
4. Tulowitzki or Bautista
6. Votto
7. Cano
8. Ellsbury
9. A. Gonzalez
10. Halladay
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:08 am

joetee316 wrote:1. Cabrera
2. Pujols
3. Kemp
4. Tulowitzki or Bautista
6. Votto
7. Cano
8. Ellsbury
9. A. Gonzalez
10. Halladay


Not bad but Cano Ellsbury and Halladay aren't 1st rounders
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Postby bandrus 1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:10 am

The Broken Vow wrote:
joetee316 wrote:1. Cabrera
2. Pujols
3. Kemp
4. Tulowitzki or Bautista
6. Votto
7. Cano
8. Ellsbury
9. A. Gonzalez
10. Halladay


Not bad but Cano Ellsbury and Halladay aren't 1st rounders



how is cano not a first rounder
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Postby Ensign » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:10 am

The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions


Is that your team? That cannot be your top 10 overall.

i don't know a thing about fantasy baseball haha. i joined because someone needed more people and i figured i'd give it a shot.


That's fine. So this sounds like the team you drafted?

the draft hasn't happened yet, it's on the 18th.
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Postby joetee316 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:11 am

bandrus 1 wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
joetee316 wrote:1. Cabrera
2. Pujols
3. Kemp
4. Tulowitzki or Bautista
6. Votto
7. Cano
8. Ellsbury
9. A. Gonzalez
10. Halladay


Not bad but Cano Ellsbury and Halladay aren't 1st rounders



how is cano not a first rounder


That's what I'm thinking. 2nd basemen (not a deep position) with those numbers?
Pedroia is the only one that comes close and he's a 2nd rounder.
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:12 am

bandrus 1 wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
joetee316 wrote:1. Cabrera
2. Pujols
3. Kemp
4. Tulowitzki or Bautista
6. Votto
7. Cano
8. Ellsbury
9. A. Gonzalez
10. Halladay


Not bad but Cano Ellsbury and Halladay aren't 1st rounders



how is cano not a first rounder


Don't get me wrong Cano is best 2b in the game. Out of the 3 players he deserves 1st round mention the most. I think 1b and OF are too staked to be taking Cano 1st round. Early in 2nd round? Hell yeah.
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:14 am

Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions


Is that your team? That cannot be your top 10 overall.

i don't know a thing about fantasy baseball haha. i joined because someone needed more people and i figured i'd give it a shot.


That's fine. So this sounds like the team you drafted?

the draft hasn't happened yet, it's on the 18th.


That's good you have time. Right now that top 10 sucks. Do some homework man. I buy into the strat of hitters before pitchers. You need to decide if you think hitting or pitching is more valuable. Make a list of the best players. You have a long ways to go but can figure it out by the 18th. Show your buddies you aren't fooling around.
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Postby bandrus 1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:15 am

how does it make sense that 1b and OF are stacked so you wont take a 2b?
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:18 am

bandrus 1 wrote:how does it make sense that 1b and OF are stacked so you wont take a 2b?


I see what you are saying. Grabbing a 2b 1st round while others are grabbing 1b and OF could work to your advantage as you will outscore them in that position. However imo if you don't grab a 1b or OF 1st round you be behind in either position. Only exception I have in this theory is Bautista 1st round.
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Postby Ensign » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:18 am

The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions


Is that your team? That cannot be your top 10 overall.

i don't know a thing about fantasy baseball haha. i joined because someone needed more people and i figured i'd give it a shot.


That's fine. So this sounds like the team you drafted?

the draft hasn't happened yet, it's on the 18th.


That's good you have time. Right now that top 10 sucks. Do some homework man. I buy into the strat of hitters before pitchers. You need to decide if you think hitting or pitching is more valuable. Make a list of the best players. You have a long ways to go but can figure it out by the 18th. Show your buddies you aren't fooling around.

sounds like solid advice. but, how many pitchers dost thou suggest having in your top 10? and are there any sites or tools i can use to help me?
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Postby The Broken Vow » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:20 am

Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:
Ensign wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:
Ensign wrote:i'm just getting into baseball and i joined a league for fun. i feel like there's enough nerdery in me to possibly win my league.


What does your top 10 list look like? By that I can tell you if you have a chance to win your league. I am a fantasy baseball psychic.

so far, it's(in no particular order except 1st):

1. S. Strasburg(biased as fuck but whatever)
2. C. Beltran
3. A. Gonzales
4. T. Lincecum
5. R. Braun(probably won't get him, but it's worth a shot)
6. E. Longoria
7. D. Uggla
8. J. Reyes
9. C.J. Wilson
10. M. Wieters


someone critique this for me or give me some suggestions


Is that your team? That cannot be your top 10 overall.

i don't know a thing about fantasy baseball haha. i joined because someone needed more people and i figured i'd give it a shot.


That's fine. So this sounds like the team you drafted?

the draft hasn't happened yet, it's on the 18th.


That's good you have time. Right now that top 10 sucks. Do some homework man. I buy into the strat of hitters before pitchers. You need to decide if you think hitting or pitching is more valuable. Make a list of the best players. You have a long ways to go but can figure it out by the 18th. Show your buddies you aren't fooling around.

sounds like solid advice. but, how many pitchers dost thou suggest having in your top 10? and are there any sites or tools i can use to help me?


I have no pitchers top 10. Others may have 1 or 2 tops with Verlander and Halladay. Check the site you are playing on for a top 300. That'll give you a good idea. I prefer magazines myself but they cost about $8 so that sort of sucks.
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Postby Ensign » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:03 pm

what positions should you be looking to draft first? like if it was a toss up between a good 1B or good SS or OF.
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Postby bandrus 1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:07 pm

Ensign wrote:what positions should you be looking to draft first? like if it was a toss up between a good 1B or good SS or OF.



really depends.... I always draft value first
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Postby AVET » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:04 pm

Ensign wrote:what positions should you be looking to draft first? like if it was a toss up between a good 1B or good SS or OF.


I think it depends entirely on the type of league you are in and the scoring setup. If this is your first year playing check out a few lists and top 100 rankings (espn, yahoo, cbs, etc.) to get an idea of where most players are being drafted. There is nothing wrong with having some favorites either. I saw you had Strausburg ranked high on your list, you can always reach for him a round or two earlier then his projection.

As far as who to draft first try and couple mock drafts and to get an idea of where players are going. Fantasy baseball can be tedious but you will learn a ton about players if you keep up with it.
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Postby Rip Dickins » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:27 pm

My league is declaring keepers next weekend. I'm torn on which pitchers to keep. I'm only keeping two. It's 10-team, mixed, roto.

I'm keeping Verlander in exchange for a 3rd round pick, but I don't know if I should keep Weaver for a 5th, or CJ Wilson for a 13th. Keep in mind, the top 20 or 30 players will likely be off the board as keepers.

Oh, and my offense sucks dong.

WWUD?
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Postby Lobsterdog » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:47 pm

Keep Wilson. Weaver is obviously worthy of much higher than a 5th rounder, but there is NO FUCKING WAY Wilson wouldn't go before the 13th. The trade off is better in your favor to give up your 13th rounder for Wilson and still be able to select someone good in the 5th round.
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Postby Lobsterdog » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:52 pm

Here is my keeper situation, hopefully someone can chime in with some suggestions:

Keeper league where we keep 6 players. 12 teams, H2H, auction draft, so you keep the guys at last year's price.

These are the guys I'm considering keeping, what I paid for them last year and what ESPN's "suggested retail price" for this season is. Keep in mind, that ESPN's suggested price is almost always a few dollars (or more) lower than actual auction price ends up being.


Brian McCann - 66th - Last Year Cost: 23 - This Year Avg. Cost: 15

Ian Kinsler - 28th - Last Year Cost: 21 - This Year Avg. Cost: 28

Brett Gardner - 132nd - Last Year Cost: 16 - This Year Avg. Cost: 12

Adam Jones - 45th - Last Year Cost: 17 - This Year Avg. Cost: 14

Nelson Cruz - 81st - Last Year Cost: 16 - This Year Avg. Cost: 20

Ben Zobrist - 111th - Last Year Cost: 18 - This Year Avg. Cost: 19

Miguel Montero - 149th - Last Year Cost: 9 - This Year Avg. Cost: 11

***Justin Upton - 3rd - Last Year Cost: 10 - This Year Avg. Cost: 35

Mike Trout - 98th - Last Year Cost: 1 - This Year Avg. Cost: Unlisted


Dan Haren - 52nd - Last Year Cost: 29 - This Year Avg. Cost: 21

Tim Lincecum - 40th - Last Year Cost: 40 - This Year Avg. Cost: 22

CJ Wilson - 113th - Last Year Cost: 5 - This Year Avg. Cost: 15

***Craig Kimbrel - 61st - Last Year Cost: 3 - This Year Avg. Cost: 16


Kimbrel and JUpton are obvious keeps, trying to figure out where the other 4 should be placed.

Our categories, for reference, are as follows:
Batting
Home Runs (HR) Runs Scored (R)
Runs Batted In (RBI) Stolen Bases (SB)
On Base plus Slugging Pct (OPS) Strikeouts (K)
Hits (H)

Pitching
Earned Run Average (ERA)* Strikeouts (K)
Walks plus Hits Per Innings Pitched (WHIP)* Wins (W)
Saves (SV) Innings Pitched (IP)
Strikeouts per 9 Innings (K/9)
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Postby bandrus 1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:52 pm

Lobsterdog wrote:Keep Wilson. Weaver is obviously worthy of much higher than a 5th rounder, but there is NO FUCKING WAY Wilson wouldn't go before the 13th. The trade off is better in your favor to give up your 13th rounder for Wilson and still be able to select someone good in the 5th round.



Agreed.... keep wilson
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Postby StabMasterArson » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:55 pm

lol at Cano not being a first rounder
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Postby bandrus 1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:03 pm

well I can see it, I mean if your league doesnt reward Hr's Rbi's R's and Average he may slip into the 2nd
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Postby Rip Dickins » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:20 pm

Lobsterdog wrote:Keep Wilson. Weaver is obviously worthy of much higher than a 5th rounder, but there is NO FUCKING WAY Wilson wouldn't go before the 13th. The trade off is better in your favor to give up your 13th rounder for Wilson and still be able to select someone good in the 5th round.


That's what I was thinking. Wilson is too good a value at that pick to let go.


For anyone else that is in a keeper league-- assuming that all most of the top-tier players are kept, who are you targeting in the draft? I'm looking to rebuild my offense, and it's going to be a bunch of old guys and young, upside guys. Does Konerko have anything left in the tank? Was last year the only good fantasy year Mike Morse will have?
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Postby chinocore » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:44 pm

StabMasterArson wrote:lol at Cano not being a first rounder


Seriously ... 2nd base is shallow as fuck this year. Cano and Pedroia. After that you have the injury prone Kinsler and Utley, and then you step down to Phillips and Zobrist.

If i dont get Cano or Pedroia, Ill wait out 2nd along with catcher until the end of the draft and hope Ackley or Espinosa has a breakout season
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Postby chinocore » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:46 pm

I remember our first year doing fantasy and how bad we all did in the draft haha. None of us knew anything, I think i took the entire Red Sox starting rotation because they are my favorite team haha.
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Postby chinocore » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:52 pm

Lobsterdog wrote:Here is my keeper situation, hopefully someone can chime in with some suggestions:

Keeper league where we keep 6 players. 12 teams, H2H, auction draft, so you keep the guys at last year's price.

These are the guys I'm considering keeping, what I paid for them last year and what ESPN's "suggested retail price" for this season is. Keep in mind, that ESPN's suggested price is almost always a few dollars (or more) lower than actual auction price ends up being.


Brian McCann - 66th - Last Year Cost: 23 - This Year Avg. Cost: 15

Ian Kinsler - 28th - Last Year Cost: 21 - This Year Avg. Cost: 28

Brett Gardner - 132nd - Last Year Cost: 16 - This Year Avg. Cost: 12

Adam Jones - 45th - Last Year Cost: 17 - This Year Avg. Cost: 14

Nelson Cruz - 81st - Last Year Cost: 16 - This Year Avg. Cost: 20

Ben Zobrist - 111th - Last Year Cost: 18 - This Year Avg. Cost: 19

Miguel Montero - 149th - Last Year Cost: 9 - This Year Avg. Cost: 11

***Justin Upton - 3rd - Last Year Cost: 10 - This Year Avg. Cost: 35

Mike Trout - 98th - Last Year Cost: 1 - This Year Avg. Cost: Unlisted


Dan Haren - 52nd - Last Year Cost: 29 - This Year Avg. Cost: 21

Tim Lincecum - 40th - Last Year Cost: 40 - This Year Avg. Cost: 22

CJ Wilson - 113th - Last Year Cost: 5 - This Year Avg. Cost: 15

***Craig Kimbrel - 61st - Last Year Cost: 3 - This Year Avg. Cost: 16


Kimbrel and JUpton are obvious keeps, trying to figure out where the other 4 should be placed.

Our categories, for reference, are as follows:
Batting
Home Runs (HR) Runs Scored (R)
Runs Batted In (RBI) Stolen Bases (SB)
On Base plus Slugging Pct (OPS) Strikeouts (K)
Hits (H)

Pitching
Earned Run Average (ERA)* Strikeouts (K)
Walks plus Hits Per Innings Pitched (WHIP)* Wins (W)
Saves (SV) Innings Pitched (IP)
Strikeouts per 9 Innings (K/9)


Montero and McCann on the same team? I would keep Lincecum, Wilson, Kinsler, and Haren. If you dont keep all six players, what dost thou get?

Youre getting a good price on Kinsler and Wilson if you keep them, but i guess overpaying for Lincecum ( I dont see how that is possible)???

Haren is going to have a great season
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Postby Lobsterdog » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:54 pm

Your auction budget starts at 260, anyone you keep is subtracted from that automatically. So basically, you get "more" money, if you don't keep all 6.
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Postby chinocore » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:57 pm

The Broken Vow wrote:Review my team in my not so important league please:

B McCann


M Young
M Napoli (R)


D Uggla


J Bautista


H Ramirez


M Kemp
C Crawford
C Gonzalez
M Bourn (R)


A Cabrera


D Holland
J Masterson
M Garza
U Jimenez
J Garcia
V Worley (R)
I Nova (R)
C Buchholz (R)


K Farnsworth
R Betancourt

Worried about SP and not having a true ace and also 1b and 2b. May look into another 2b and dropping a SP.


Youre outfield is stacked even if Crawford doesnt start the season with Bourn on your bench. I dont like your pitching staff at all ... I just dont trust Holland or Garza this year.

I think Michael Young will do fine this year.
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Postby chinocore » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:58 pm

Lobsterdog wrote:Your auction budget starts at 260, anyone you keep is subtracted from that automatically. So basically, you get "more" money, if you don't keep all 6.


ok ... for sure Wilson and Kinsler then I would say. Lincecum too, if you dont mind dropping 40 on him. How many pitchers are kept in your league? 6 players is alot on each team, so I feel like there would be alot of starting pitching gone just form keepers?
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Postby Master Chief » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:03 pm

chinocore wrote:
The Broken Vow wrote:Review my team in my not so important league please:

B McCann


M Young
M Napoli (R)


D Uggla


J Bautista


H Ramirez


M Kemp
C Crawford
C Gonzalez
M Bourn (R)


A Cabrera


D Holland
J Masterson
M Garza
U Jimenez
J Garcia
V Worley (R)
I Nova (R)
C Buchholz (R)


K Farnsworth
R Betancourt

Worried about SP and not having a true ace and also 1b and 2b. May look into another 2b and dropping a SP.


Youre outfield is stacked even if Crawford doesnt start the season with Bourn on your bench. I dont like your pitching staff at all ... I just dont trust Holland or Garza this year.

I think Michael Young will do fine this year.

Does your league value saves and holds? If so you need relief help, badly.
I'd try and package Napoli and one of your pitchers for an ace. Napoli is going to regress if he gets any decent amount of at bats but there is probably someone in your league who would take him and a scrap pitcher for a top 15 starter.
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Postby Master Chief » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:09 pm

I attempted to make a fantasy baseball worksheet in Excel to help me on draft day.

This first screenshot is my top 10 rankings. My overall and my top 10 my position. At the end are players I think could be bargains in later rounds.
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Next is my top 10 players per position, broken down into last years stats and projections for 2012. Green means I think they will outperform projections, blue means I think they will hover around the same and red means I think they will regress or are too big an injury risk for their draft position.

[resize]http://i42.tinypic.com/4pwb69.png,580[/resize]
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Postby Lobsterdog » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:14 pm

who's projections?
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Postby Master Chief » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:19 pm

Lobsterdog wrote:who's projections?

I honestly don't remember. I just remember it was one of the major sites and that I agreed with them.
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Postby Snoopy & Woodstock » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:17 am

Mikeford, can you go into more detail about an auction draft, I'm way overthinking this and panicking. haha

I saw a youtube video of some midget fuckin ese draft Chad Qualls for $14, i assumed he overspent? Eh, anywho, help would rule. From anybody too! :smt006
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Postby xchocolatesensationx » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:20 am

did a h2h league i didnt take serious and i ended up in second with taking brian wilson as my first pick overall (#6). it also helped i drafted really well on everything and barely had to make a lot of moves all season. i wouldnt hesitate doing that same strategy again.
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