Fantasy Baseball 2008 – Introduction

Well it is March again time to get into Fantasy Baseball mode for about 6 months. This year I am participating in two leagues and perhaps a third. I definitely was able to prepare more both time and quality wise. I hooked up with another avid baseball fan this year, Will Watson. Will has agreed to write a blog on all things sports for 3Monkeys, Austin Sports Guy. We consulted about our draft strategy for about a week before the drafts, focusing on both overall player talent, fantasy potential and league scoring intracasies. It was a loose definition at best, but we did take particular goals into each draft.

The first draft was an online Yahoo draft. In this league you would draft 21 players 16 starters and 5 reserves. Position requirements and scoring categories for the hitting and pitching positions are as follows:

  • Hitting: C/1B/2B/3B/SS/OFx3/Util
  • Pitching: SPx2,RPx2,Px3
  • Reserves: 5 Players
  • Hitting: R/2B/3B/HR/RBI/SB/AVG
  • Pitching: W/L/CG/SHO/SV/K/ERA

This scoring system breaks from the traditional 5X5 by adding 2B and 3B for hitters, and ignoring WHIP and adding L, CG and SHO for pitching. That being said, we used a plain vanilla cheat sheet to rank our player giving extra credit to those that had better than average or exceptional output in the categories not considered in traditional 5X5 scoring leagues. We further refined our strategy by noting the positions that had the least exceptional player, followed by the least exceptional players plus above average players (position scarcity). This was a shallow draft so some of our decisions were based on depth.

The second draft was a live draft of 40 players in which you must fill out your starting lineup of 23 players before drafting 17 reserves. Potition requirements and scoring categories for the hitting and pitching positions are as follows:

  • Hitting: Cx2/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI/OFx5/Util
  • Pitching: Px9
  • Reserves: 17 Players
  • Hitting: R/HR/RBI/SB-CS/AVG/TB/OBP
  • Pitching: W/SV-BS/K/ERA/WHIP/PCT/K per BB

Again this league breaks from the traditional 5X5 scorint system a bit by modifying saves to net saves (SV-BS) and adding winning percentage (PCT) and K’s per BB. For hitting SB is modified by net stolen bases (SB – CS) and adding total bases (TB) and on base percentage (OBP). Again we adjusted for the scoring system idiosyncrasies and position scarcity. We also allowed for the fact that this would be a deep draft. This basically meant we were going to totally give up on a position in order to get better quality players across the board and take some risk on rookies or players that may or may not be called up during the season.

In my next installment, I will break down the pitching side of the draft.

Fantasy Baseball 2008 – Pitcher Draft

Until next time—

3Monkeys

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