Thursday, March 30, 2006

Fantasy Baseball

So, I did my Yahoo fantasy baseball drafts (regular 12 team leagues) today. I like to do a number so if something goes horribly wrong with one or two of my teams I still have something to pay attention to. This is what I ended up with. Some common picks that I thought were good value, and some differentiation based on spot in the draft.

Team 1: C Ramon Hernandez, 1B David Ortiz, 2B Mark Ellis, 3B Melvin Mora, SS Derek Jeter, OF Jason Bay, OF Matt Holliday, OF Brian Giles, UTIL Jonny Gomes, OF Jermaine Dye, 1B Chris Shelton, SP Randy Johnson, SP Felix Hernandez, SP Danny Haren, SP Joe Blanton, SP Greg Maddux, SP Brad Penny, RP Joe Nathan, RP Chad Cordero, RP Tom Gordon, RP Mike Gonzalez

Team 2: C Ramon Hernandez, 1B Brad Wilkerson, 2B Chase Utley, 3B Morgan Ensberg, SS Derek Jeter, OF Johnny Damon, OF Matt Holliday, OF Jonny Gomes, UTIL Chris Shelton, 1B Dan Johnson, OF Preston Wilson, SP Johan Santana, SP Andy Pettitte, SP Jon Garland, SP Joe Blanton, SP Greg Maddux, SP Brad Penny, RP Chad Cordero, RP Eric Gagne, RP Tom Gordon

Team 3: C Ramon Hernandez, 1B Paul Konerko, 2B Marcus Giles, 3B Miguel Cabrera, SS Jimmy Rollins, OF Jason Bay, OF Chad Tracy, OF Brian Giles, UTIL Brad Wilkerson, 1B Prince Fielder, 2B/3B Placido Polanco, OF Preston Wilson, SP Roy Halladay, SP Brandon Webb, SP Jason Schmidt, SP Jeff Weaver, SP Brad Radke, SP Brad Penny, RP Joe Nathan, RP Tom Gordon, RP Jose Valverde

Team 4: C Ramon Hernandez, 1B Derrek Lee, 2B Chone Figgins, 3B Aramis Ramirez, SS Derek Jeter, OF Coco Crisp, OF Chad Tracy, OF Jonny Gomes, UTIL Jermaine Dye, 3B Garrett Atkins, 2B/SS Mark Ellis, 1B Chris Shelton, SP Ben Sheets, SP Andy Pettitte, SP Mark Buehrle, SP Jason Schmidt, SP John Smoltz, SP Joe Blanton, SP Greg Maddux, RP Tom Gordon, RP Jose Valverde

The final league is the “winners” league, so one would expect the competition to be stiffer for the best players, but I actually like that the team the best of the bunch.


Blogger nevs999 said...

Wow Todd, are you related to Ramon Hernandez?

I like Team 1 for the simple fact of David Ortiz, who I used my first-round pick on. I also have Joe Nathan and Mike Gonzalez.

Counting the seconds 'til the "King of Kings" rules over all of us once again - Matt in Anchorage.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

If you didn't draft Mauer or Martinez, you could pretty much have your pick of the catchers at a reasonable slot. I was able to get Hernandez in the 14th round in three drafts and the 15th in the other, and I have as much faith in him as any other catcher. He's always been a good hitting catcher, and he's moving from a pitcher's park to a hitter's park. Plus he should get more at bats because he'll platoon at the C spot with Javy Lopez. It's no sure thing he'll have a great year, but I have as much confidence in him as anyone, and so there was no point in switching things up.

And yeah, pretty soon Hunter and Steph can sleep together with the belt. I wonder if there will be room for all four when the child is born.

8:58 PM  

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