PDA

View Full Version : 2012 Fantasy Baseball Thread



JBHuskers
02-29-2012, 06:58 PM
If there is something I like more than Fantasy Football, it's Fantasy Baseball!

Let's start this thread off with an FYI.

Mike Stanton will no longer go as Mike Stanton this year. He's going by his real name Giancarlo Stanton :dunno:

Still is going to be a guy to target early this season!

SmoothPancakes
02-29-2012, 07:23 PM
We doing a TGT league? I'd be interested in joining. I've sort of fallen out of fantasy sports for the last year or two, so would be game for some fantasy baseball.

JBHuskers
02-29-2012, 08:16 PM
Yeah...I could probably set one up on Yahoo. As long as people will be dedicated enough to play it and manage a daily run league.

JBHuskers
02-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Might have to be ESPN because I might be full on slots for Yahoo. Last I knew you could only be in four leagues.

texacotea
03-01-2012, 07:38 AM
Daily MLB/basketball leagues are strenuous. I usually forget on the weekends or when im not at work since I do most my suring while on the clock

JBHuskers
03-01-2012, 11:02 AM
We could do weekly leagues too, but my experience on these is half the league just loses interest, and I'm in four leagues as it is. Three $ ones and one freebie, but it's a dynasty league.

psusnoop
03-04-2012, 12:11 PM
I'm pretty much just like Tex. I do most while at work so weekends I struggle to remember.

I may be interested though if we can gain some interest.

Oh and this could be a pay league. Everyone could pay me :D

JBHuskers
03-07-2012, 10:50 AM
As I'm preparing for fantasy baseball drafts, it's so weird reading Giancarlo Stanton. I have to do a double take every time.

psuexv
03-08-2012, 04:13 PM
So my commish finally started up our Yahoo league. Went into the predraft rankings and the have Miguel Cabrera at the #1 overall???? I'm not buying that one. Him and Prince will definitely rotate at 1st and they'll have a rotation in left field so I bet he doesn't even play every day.

Also I bet Pujois has a down year.

JBHuskers
03-08-2012, 04:19 PM
Almost every ranking has him #1.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

psuexv
03-08-2012, 04:22 PM
Well obviously I'm delusional then. I just can't see taking him 1st when they have Prince as well. Especially over someone like Matt Kemp.

JBHuskers
03-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Auctions have him a good $2-$3 ahead of #2.

CBS for example has Miggy at $42, and Joey Bats at $39.

plotty
03-09-2012, 09:16 AM
So my commish finally started up our Yahoo league. Went into the predraft rankings and the have Miguel Cabrera at the #1 overall???? I'm not buying that one. Him and Prince will definitely rotate at 1st and they'll have a rotation in left field so I bet he doesn't even play every day.

Also I bet Pujois has a down year.

Cabrera is down 15 pounds and has seen reps at his original position - third base. I would agree w/a #1 overall ranking also because he will see more pitches, cannot just walk him and Prince now. Whereas Pujols has...well um...Pujols unless I'm forgetting someone. Torri Hunter/Morales don't scare me enough.

psuexv
03-09-2012, 09:25 AM
Yeah I can buy into that with him seeing more pitches. The situation reminds me of the Red Sox a few years ago when they had Victor Martinez. There was too much of a rotation between 1st, catcher and 3rd base and none of those guys were really consistent.

They have one too many players and someone is going to have to sit.

I had Cabrera last year and he did well for me, I just don't think he warrants a #1. Give me Matt Kemp

JBHuskers
03-09-2012, 03:50 PM
My Sleepers for 2012 (in no particular order):

Paul Goldschmidt - 1B - ARZ
Delmon Young - LF - DET
Aaron Hill - 2B - ARZ
Brandon Morrow - SP - TOR
Trevor Cahill - SP - ARZ
Zack Cozart - SS - CIN
Lucas Duda - 1B/OF - NYM
Brandon Belt - 1B/OF - SF
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B - CLE
Jason Heyward - OF - ATL

JBHuskers
03-19-2012, 04:12 PM
Have started a draft of the first 10 rounds or so via text in one $ league. I have my next full draft tomorrow night, and have drawn the 7th pick. Here's who I'm thinking of at #7:

1. Robinson Cano - NYY
2. Troy Tulowitzki - COL
3. Jacoby Ellsbury - BOS

Not sure I want to go pitcher in the first round (a 7x7 league), but maybe depending on how things fall I'll go Roy Halladay. Obviously if someone like Kemp or Bautista, or Braun fall, I'd take them, but doubt I'll have the chance at #7.

psuexv
03-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Had our draft last night. Pretty happy with my team

1. (2) Matt Kemp OF
2. (15) Prince Fielder 1B
3. (18) Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. (31) Giancarlo Stanton OF
5. (34) Felix Hernandez SP
6. (47) Elvis Andrus SS
7. (50) Desmond Jennings OF
8. (63) Paul Konerko 1B
9. (66) Jay Bruce OF
10. (79) Aramis Ramirez 3B
11. (82) John Axford RP
12. (95) Madison Bumgarner SP
13. (98) Drew Storen RP
14. (111) Matt Moore RP
15. (114) Adam Wainwright SP
16. (127) Ricky Romero SP
17. (130) J.P. Arencibia C
18. (143) Paul Goldschmidt 1B
19. (146) Brett Gardner OF
20. (159) Logan Morrison OF
21. (162) Brandon Morrow SP

JBHuskers
03-20-2012, 10:17 AM
Got a couple of my sleepers I see ;) :up:

JBHuskers
03-20-2012, 10:21 AM
So the big draft is tonight. I'm definitely going no pitcher with the #7 pick. I think Ellsbury is my leader over Cano right now, as I don't think Tulo will get to me. (12 team league)

psuexv
03-20-2012, 10:24 AM
Got a couple of my sleepers I see ;) :up:

:nod:

I'm not completely happy with my pitching though. Kyle Lohse is still sitting out there and I might go grab him. Not a lot of people thinking he'll repeat last years numbers. I took a risk on Matt Moore they keep saying he'll be in the rotation, but I might drop him for Lohse.

JBHuskers
03-20-2012, 10:24 AM
:nod:

I'm not completely happy with my pitching though. Kyle Lohse is still sitting out there and I might go grab him. Not a lot of people thinking he'll repeat last years numbers. I took a risk on Matt Moore they keep saying he'll be in the rotation, but I might drop him for Lohse.

NO NO NO

Do NOT drop Matt Moore.

Drafted him as my 2nd pitcher in my CBS league that we started by text.

Some think he could be in contention for the Cy Young, if not Rookie of the Year.

psuexv
03-20-2012, 10:27 AM
So the big draft is tonight. I'm definitely going no pitcher with the #7 pick. I think Ellsbury is my leader over Cano right now, as I don't think Tulo will get to me. (12 team league)

I'd go Adrian Gonzalez if I was you.

psuexv
03-20-2012, 10:29 AM
NO NO NO

Do NOT drop Matt Moore.

Drafted him as my 2nd pitcher in my CBS league that we started by text.

Some think he could be in contention for the Cy Young, if not Rookie of the Year.

Well he needs to stay healthy for that to happen

JBHuskers
03-20-2012, 10:32 AM
Okay I'm going to spell out my options for the #7 pick based on 3 draft sheets. Let's see what looks the best on paper:



Player

Yahoo

ESPN

CBSSports

Average



Jacoby Ellsbury

12

8

9

9.7



Troy Tulowitzki

4

6

8

6



Adrian Gonzalez

9

13

13

11.7



Robinson Cano

8

7

16

10.3





Based on the limited depth at SS and 2B, I think I will go Tulo, Cano, but if both are gone I'll go Ellsbury because I can probably snag Pedroia in round two. There is some good depth at 1B this year, so I am probably going to pass on Gonzalez, plus he's a keeper in my CBS points league.

psuexv
03-20-2012, 10:34 AM
Also depends on how your scoring works in the league. Like mine we took out RBI

JBHuskers
03-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Also depends on how your scoring works in the league. Like mine we took out RBI

It's 7x7 roto.

psuexv
03-20-2012, 10:35 AM
It's 7x7 roto.

Gotcha

JBHuskers
03-20-2012, 10:36 AM
it's 7x7 roto.

r h hr rbi sb avg xbh

w sv k hld era whip qs

JBHuskers
03-20-2012, 10:29 PM
I'll put out my full draft list after the commish posts it on Yahoo.

Or you can go to my new Twitter project @FBaseKnocks, and I've posted it there too. I'm trying out a new fantasy baseball twitter account, and if it goes well, maybe a website in the future, since I had the itch to apply last year to CBS to write for Fantasy Baseball and sorta got my foot in the door :D

Tonight's draft was an odd one. I didn't take a SS til the final round (22nd), starting in round 13, set-up men were being taken (holds is a category in our 7x7 league), and I took a flier back to back on Strasburg (6th) and Darvish (7th).

CLW
03-21-2012, 11:11 AM
So I got dragged into a league with my wife's fellow male fellows. Haven't played fantasy baseball in years and went in with no prep work. Came out of the draft with (10 team head-to-head league):

C - Napoli
1B - Cabrera
2B - Kinsler
SS - Castro
3B - Youkilis
OF - Bourn
OF - Berkman
OF - Jones
OF - Gardner
UTIL - Teixera
UTIL - Francoer
B - Howard
B - Kubel
B - Soriano

SP -Moore
SP - Carpenter
SP - Beckett
RP - Putz
P - Farnsworth
P - Marmol
B - Pineda
B - Morrow

psuexv
03-21-2012, 12:04 PM
Not a bad team CLW

JBHuskers
03-21-2012, 12:08 PM
Just heard that Carpenter had another set back. So he may not be the most reliable this year. At least not right away.

JBHuskers
03-21-2012, 12:29 PM
Here's my full draft from last night. (12 team, 7x7 league) Two more to go next week.

1. (7) Jose Bautista 3B,RF
2. (18) Roy Halladay SP
3. (31) Carlos Santana C,1B
4. (42) Andrew McCutchen CF
5. (55) Ben Zobrist 2B,RF
6. (66) Stephen Strasburg SP
7. (79) Yu Darvish SP
8. (90) Matt Wieters C
9. (103) Lance Berkman 1B,LF,RF
10. (114) Michael Pineda SP
11. (127) Ubaldo Jimenez SP
12. (138) Sergio Santos RP
13. (151) Martin Prado 3B,LF
14. (162) David Robertson RP
15. (175) Addison Reed RP
16. (186) Lucas Duda 1B,RF
17. (199) Dustin Ackley 2B
18. (210) Peter Bourjos CF
19. (223) Alfonso Soriano LF
20. (234) Jeff Samardzija RP
21. (247) Ivan Nova SP
22. (258) Erick Aybar SS

JBHuskers
03-26-2012, 10:55 PM
I must say, I think I had a damn good draft tonight in my 2nd of 3 $ leagues. This one is a 12-team 5x5:

1. (3) Matt Kemp OF
2. (22) Evan Longoria 3B
3. (27) Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. (46) Zack Greinke SP
5. (51) Hunter Pence OF
6. (70) C.J. Wilson SP
7. (75) Paul Konerko 1B
8. (94) Dee Gordon SS
9. (99) Drew Storen RP
10. (118) Matt Garza SP
11. (123) Andrew Bailey RP
12. (142) Ichiro Suzuki OF
13. (147) Jeremy Hellickson SP
14. (166) Emilio Bonifacio 3B,SS,OF
15. (171) J.P. Arencibia C
16. (190) Bud Norris SP
17. (195) Logan Morrison OF
18. (214) Paul Goldschmidt 1B
19. (219) Ryan Dempster SP
20. (238) Martin Prado 3B,OF
21. (243) Jemile Weeks 2B
22. (262) Greg Holland RP
23. (267) Edinson Volquez SP
24. (286) Jeff Samardzija RP

psuexv
05-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Kemp on the DL with a bad hammy

psuexv
05-15-2012, 10:27 AM
I also really want to go pick up Aroldis Chapman but I don't have room on my roster. I think he'll be starting after the break.

JBHuskers
05-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Kemp on the DL with a bad hammy

And I started him this week in the weekly league I have him in...thinking he was going to only miss a game or two. :fp:

JBHuskers
05-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Here are some guys in my biggest money league that I did not draft with their overall Yahoo ranking on the season:

Austin Jackson - 19
Fernando Rodney - 21
Bryan LaHair - 31
Adam Dunn - 37

Overall the team has hit a shitty spot with batting, so I'm near the bottom of the standings in this league; however, that was because of guys like Bautista and Zobrist who are now starting to heat up.

psuexv
05-16-2012, 03:00 PM
And I started him this week in the weekly league I have him in...thinking he was going to only miss a game or two. :fp:

So did I. They could have done us fantasy owners a solid and placed him in the DL on Sunday

JBHuskers
07-24-2012, 12:36 PM
after 3-4 years of taking it up the rear in this league, I think I've built a nice 12-team dynasty league squad -

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s159/jbennett98/dynastyleague.jpg

psuexv
08-02-2012, 08:50 AM
My team is finally healthy and starting to come together - 14-4-2 the last 2 weeks.

JBHuskers
08-02-2012, 11:23 PM
Hell of a move by me to pick up SS Josh Rutledge of Colorado last week. Homered in 4th straight game tonight.

JBHuskers
08-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Looks like I'm going to make the playoffs in two of three $ leagues. The one I didn't make it in, I made a great push from 11th to 7th in five weeks.....but it doesn't look like it's going to be enough. The guy in 6th went 10-4-0 last week, which killed my chances basically. Had to beat him by 9 this week to make it.

As for the other leagues....I'm sitting at a #1 and #4 seed so far, could turn into #1 and #2. The problem with the league I'm #1 in, 8 teams make the playoffs, I've had the #1 seed twice and lost to the 8th seed in the first round :fp: It's a points league in CBS instead of a 7x7 or 5x5 that I'm in for Yahoo. Lot better chance for a one-week upset.

psuexv
08-30-2012, 02:37 PM
Me too. I was floating around the lower middle but my team finally got healthy and I've been destroying people. Only like 4 games out of 1st right now. Of course Kemp and Molina running into walls and other players this week might hurt me

JBHuskers
08-30-2012, 02:40 PM
Me too. I was floating around the lower middle but my team finally got healthy and I've been destroying people. Only like 4 games out of 1st right now. Of course Kemp and Molina running into walls and other players this week might hurt me

I pulled off a blockbuster 12-player trade that got me kickstarted. In it I got Goldschmidt, Cano, Maholm, and Matt Harvey among the highlights.

psuexv
08-30-2012, 02:44 PM
I pulled off a blockbuster 12-player trade that got me kickstarted. In it I got Goldschmidt, Cano, Maholm, and Matt Harvey among the highlights.

I actually held tight on trades this year. Last year I pulled off a dandy late that pushed me through to the finals. This year when I was down people kept offering up trades but I held and it's paying off. Felix Hernandez was a big one I got a bunch of offers for along with Trumbo and Stanton.

JBHuskers
08-30-2012, 02:50 PM
I actually held tight on trades this year. Last year I pulled off a dandy late that pushed me through to the finals. This year when I was down people kept offering up trades but I held and it's paying off. Felix Hernandez was a big one I got a bunch of offers for along with Trumbo and Stanton.

My other major trade bit me in the ass. But it bit him in the ass too. I traded Jose Bautista and David Robertson for Justin Upton and Brandon Beachy. I got one start out of Beachy before he went on the DL with Tommy John surgery. :fp: