Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Fantasy Baseball Draft 2015

This morning, my fantasy baseball league gathered for our annual draft. I've always joked that our auction-style draft is simply a bunch of college friends and co-workers sitting in a living room reciting players' names and counting by one. Believe me, if you've been a part of a fantasy auction style draft, you know what I am talking about. It goes something like this:

"Clayton Kerhsaw for $20. $21...$22...$23...etc."

If you are not familiar with fantasy baseball, you draft real players and use their actual statistics to build your own teams and compete against each other. This year, our league once again has nine teams. That's slightly smaller than we've had in the past, but is still quite competitive. Our league is mixed 5x5 league. That means we use players from both the National and American Leagues and we use five offensive categories and five pitching categories. We draft two catchers (C), one first baseman (1B), one second baseman (2B), one shortstop (SS), one third baseman (3B), one corner (1B/3B), one middle (2B/SS), five outfielders (OF), one utility player (UTIL), nine pitchers (P), and seven bench players (B#).

Here's my 2015 opening day roster:

C Miguel Montero (Chicago Cubs)
C Wilson Ramos (Washington Nationals)
1B Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds)
2B Robinson Cano (Seattle Mariners)
SS Starlin Castro (Chicago Cubs)
3B Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays)
1B/3B David Wright (New York Mets)
2B/SS Brett Lawrie (Oakland Athletics)
OF Yasiel Puig (Los Angeles Dodgers)
OF Justin Upton (San Diego Padres)
OF Curtis Granderson (New York Mets)
OF Alex Rios (Kansas City Royals)
OF Khris Davis (Milwaukee Brewers)
UTIL Eric Hosmer (Kansas City Royals)
P James Shields (San Diego Padres)
P Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians)
P Adam Wainwright (St. Louis Cardinals)
P Masahiro Tanaka (New York Yankees)
P Aroldis Chapman (Cincinnati Reds)
P Cody Allen (Cleveland Indians)
P Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles Dodgers)
P Fernando Rodney (Seattle Mariners)
P Jonathon Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies)
B1 Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs)
B2 Yasmany Tomas (Arizona Diamondbacks)
B3 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Miami Marlins)
B4 Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati Reds)
B5 J.J. Hardy (Baltimore Orioles)
B6 Andrelton Simmons (Atlanta Braves)
B7 Jonathon Broxton (Milwaukee Brewers)

I'm not sure what to make of my team, so ask me in October.

Tags:  baseball, fantasy
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