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    Fantasy Baseball 2009: Start 'em, Sit 'em, Trade 'em

    Like the football thread, let this thread be your virtual Mecca for advice and discussion of Fantasy Baseball.

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    My draft is tonight, I think I'm ready... My worst fear is drafting someone high who just stubbed their toe or got a DUI or some crap.. I see that happen too often.

    #2 pick... Pujols or Ramirez I should be happy

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    I just had the number two pick myself, rumor had it that the guy who picked first was taking Jose Reyes, so I had the same dilemma. He ended up taking Hanley, though, so I just nabbed Pujols.

    I was planning on going with Soriano and Matt Kemp at 18th and 23rd overall (I traded some draft picks to move up a bit) but someone in my league went nuts and picked Kemp 15th. Ended up with Soriano and Sabathia, which I'm actually pretty happy with since pitchers went very early in our draft.

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    I just drafted my team the other day - I got boned by having no SP last year, so I splurged on CC early this time around.


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    C
    Pablo Sandoval
    (SF - C,1B,3B)

    1B
    Albert Pujols
    (StL - 1B)

    2B
    Plácido Polanco
    (Det - 2B)

    3B
    Mark DeRosa
    (Cle - 2B,3B,OF)

    SS
    Ryan Theriot
    (ChC - SS)

    OF
    Carlos Lee
    (Hou - OF)

    OF
    Bobby Abreu
    (LAA - OF)

    OF
    Johnny Damon
    (NYY - OF)

    Util
    Carlos Peña
    (TB - 1B)

    BN
    Ramón Hernández
    (Cin - C)

    BN
    Conor Jackson
    (Ari - 1B,OF)

    BN
    Felipe López
    (Ari - 2B,3B,SS,OF)

    --------

    SP
    CC Sabathia
    (NYY - SP)

    SP
    Brandon Webb
    (Ari - SP)

    RP
    José Valverde
    (Hou - RP)

    RP
    Brian Fuentes
    (LAA - RP)

    P
    Brandon Lyon
    (Det - RP)

    P
    Jake Peavy
    (SD - SP)
    P
    John Lackey
    (LAA - SP)

    BN
    Roy Oswalt
    (Hou - SP)

    BN
    Gil Meche
    (KC - SP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bregor View Post
    I just had the number two pick myself, rumor had it that the guy who picked first was taking Jose Reyes, so I had the same dilemma. He ended up taking Hanley, though, so I just nabbed Pujols.

    I was planning on going with Soriano and Matt Kemp at 18th and 23rd overall (I traded some draft picks to move up a bit) but someone in my league went nuts and picked Kemp 15th. Ended up with Soriano and Sabathia, which I'm actually pretty happy with since pitchers went very early in our draft.
    Kind of worried about pitching myself, looking over everything I wonder if it's a bit thinner this year.

    I typically like to pick towards the middle of the rounds in fantasy for that reason, it's not always worth it to have an exceedingly high pick when you lose out later on.

    So you ended up with CC at 23? This is the first year of the current league so we're standard on picks, only a 10 team so I've got 19. I might pull the trigger at 22 to get a SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raineer View Post
    So you ended up with CC at 23? This is the first year of the current league so we're standard on picks, only a 10 team so I've got 19. I might pull the trigger at 22 to get a SP.
    Yeah, actually I ended up trading down to 26 and taking Sabathia there because the guy who picked 24/25 (12-team league) definitely wasn't taking a CC, and my friend was worried about getting Roy Halladay later on.

    My team:
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    C - Pablo Sandoval
    1B - Albert Pujols
    2B - Chone Figgins
    3B - Ryan Zimmerman
    SS - Alexei Ramirez
    OF - Alfonso Soriano
    OF - Curtis Granderson
    OF - Justin Upton
    OF - Pat Burrell
    CI - Edwin Encarnacion
    MI - Asdrubal Cabrera
    Ut - Kendry Morales

    Bench - Carlos Gomez
    Bench - Travis Ishikawa

    SP - C.C. Sabathia
    SP - Francisco Liriano
    SP - Matt Garza
    SP - Jesse Litsch
    SP - Jered Weaver
    SP - Jeremy Guthrie
    RP - Jose Valverde
    RP - Carlos Marmol (doh)
    RP - Brad Ziegler
    RP - Scott Downs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bregor View Post
    RP - Carlos Marmol (doh)
    Bad luck there... why only two bench spots in your league? Do you get DL spots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcanicweather View Post
    Bad luck there... why only two bench spots in your league? Do you get DL spots?
    There's three bench spots, lineup changes daily so we just rotate pitchers, I just didn't list my last guy as "bench."

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    I've got a league I'm in and will be in on Wednesday if anyone here is interested.

    As far as my team on Yahoo (I'm doing another on ESPN as well)

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    C - Brian McCann
    1B - Derek Lee
    2B - Ian Kinsler
    3B - Aubrey Huff
    SS - Alexi Ramirez
    OF - Manny Ramirez
    OF - Corey Hart
    OF - Raul Ibanez
    Util - Xavier Nady

    Bench - Troy Glaus
    Bench - Yunel Escobar
    Bench - Cameron Maybin
    Bench - Orlando Hudson
    Bench - Juan Pierre

    SP - Tim Lincecum
    SP - Jon Lester
    RP - BJ Ryan
    RP - Mike Gonzalez
    P - Justin Verlander
    P - Matt Garza (Ick.)
    P - Jair Jurrjens


    My plan is to most likely move an offensive player of mine for a better SP than Garza as I think Jurrjens could have a good year if he can get support from the other starters this year like Lowe.

    Hoping for another stellar year from Huff. It's amazing how little people know about him, yet he's got some pop in the bat. Him and Melvin Mora had great years last year. I'm hoping Derek Lee doesn't fucking suck this year because I got him in like.. Round 10. So he was a bargain buy.

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    Aki, why "Ick" for Garza? I think he'll be able to improve his strikeout rate this year, I'm pretty happy with him as my #3 guy in a 12-team league.

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    While I personally think he's my #4 behind Verlander, who I think will recover this year.. I dunno. He got beat up a good bit last year, and I'm just worried about their pitching staff. I guess I should be happy that he's my #4 guy though. Just hoping Lester has a good year this coming up year and doesn't take a step back.

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    New to fantasy baseball and there's usually too much for me to keep track of. Here's my attempt at a team:

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    C: Ryan Doumit (Dunno lol)
    1B : Justin Morneau
    2b : Justin Pedroia
    3B : Kevin Youkilis
    SS : Jose Reyes
    2B/SS : Rafael Furcal
    1B/3B : Adrian Beltre
    OF : Carlos Quentin
    OF : Shane Victorino
    OF : Xavier Nady
    OF : Delmon Young
    OF : Carlos Gomez
    UTIL : Randy Winn (Friend is SF fan and says he's solid and to trust him, so I did)
    Bench : AJ Pierzynski

    SP : Roy Halladay
    SP : Cliff Lee
    SP : Edinson Volquez ( )
    SP : Aaron Harang (this wasn't intentional)
    SP : Derek Lowe
    SP : Ervin Santana
    RP : Jonathan Papelbon
    RP : Jose Valverde
    RP : Brian Wilson
    Bench : Duchscherer
    Bench : Buehrle


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    It's not too bad for a first try and it's a nice pitching staff. That is assuming Volquez doesn't go through Dusty Baker syndrome.

    Again, I have a couple spots open in my league that drafts tomorrow night around 7 Central if anyone is interested.

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    Had our draft a few weeks back, I drafted 7th. Last two years I came in 2nd and 3rd let's see if I can get it right this time.

    C Chris Iannetta
    1B Albert Pujols
    2B Brandon Phillips
    3B Chris Davis
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    OF Carlos Lee
    OF Matt Holliday
    OF Jay Bruce
    Util Justin Upton
    BN Adrián Béltre
    BN Mike Aviles
    BN Brad Hawpe
    BN Kelly Johnson
    BN Ramón Hernández

    SP Tim Lincecum
    SP Ervin Santana
    RP Joba Chamberlain
    RP Carlos Mármol
    P Rich Harden
    P Jonathan Broxton

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    Aki, give the the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headspace View Post
    Aki, give the the info.
    What's your e-mail? I'll invite you through the ESPN system.

    Also, Nightbreed, I'm not sure how I feel about your pitching staff. It could struggle a little. Other than that, I see no real problems. That's a 12 team Yahoo league I assume, right?

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    Yes 12 team, my pitching staff definitely needs improvement. We will see what happens, then make moves if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbreed View Post
    Yes 12 team, my pitching staff definitely needs improvement. We will see what happens, then make moves if need be.
    Yeah. My pitching staff I mentioned above with Lincecum/Lester/Verlander/Garza/Jurrjens is in a 12 team league as well. If you have a Yankee fan in your league, I'd trade off Joba for someone. I got Aubrey Huff and Jenks for Joba. I think I heard something about him being on a pitch count again this year as well.

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    I'm only in one league (had to have a majority of my picks autodrafted) It's an NL only league;

    Majority of my team was autodrafted:

    Past a diving Jeter:

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    Chris Iannetta
    (Col - C)

    Adrián González
    (SD - 1B)

    Rickie Weeks
    (Mil - 2B)

    Edwin Encarnación
    (Cin - 3B)

    Hanley Ramírez
    (Fla - SS)

    James Loney
    (LAD - 1B)

    Khalil Greene
    (StL - SS)

    Carlos Beltrán
    (NYM - OF)

    Shane Victorino
    (Phi - OF)

    Jayson Werth
    (Phi - OF)

    Eric Byrnes
    (Ari - OF)

    Troy Tulowitzki
    (Col - SS)

    Ian Stewart
    (Col - 2B,3B)


    Tim Lincecum
    (SF - SP)
    SP
    Chad Billingsley
    (LAD - SP)
    SP
    Ricky Nolasco
    (Fla - SP)
    SP
    Ubaldo Jiménez
    (Col - SP)
    RP
    Carlos Mármol
    (ChC - RP)
    RP
    J.J. Putz
    (NYM - RP)
    RP
    --empty--
    P
    Chris Young
    (SD - SP)
    P
    Josh Johnson
    (Fla - SP)
    BN
    Jeff Francoeur
    (Atl - OF)
    BN
    Ramón Hernández
    (Cin - C)
    BN
    Trevor Hoffman
    (Mil - RP) DL
    BN
    Jonathan Sánchez
    (SF - SP)


    Got burnt with my Closer situation (Fucking hell, Cubs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headspace View Post
    New to fantasy baseball and there's usually too much for me to keep track of. Here's my attempt at a team:

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    C: Ryan Doumit (Dunno lol)
    Bench : Duchscherer


    Doumit's a solid choice for Catcher. I'd probably just dump Duchscherer, elbow surgery and I doubt he has a repeat of '08.

    Edit: Double post, my b.

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