Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fantasy Post

I don't often talk about my fantasy baseball teams beyond the draft. I thought I was going to be competitive in both leagues based on that.. things don't always work out though.

The tale of two teams:

The Good:

Head to head league (12 Teams).. Currently 2nd record 100-60-16

Big time players.. Lorenzo Cain (Free Agent pickup), Mike Trout (1st Round), Bryce Harper (2nd Round), Kris Bryant (7th Round), Manny Machado (10th round), and my favorite pick Carlos Martinez in the final round (20th)

This league is interesting because there is a cap on moves at 40. I am currently sitting at 30 so I can't really stream pitchers the way I'd prefer too. The stats categories are all the normal ones, nothing crazy. The only difference is no Avg just OBP.

I am hoping to make a run at the end in the playoffs and win it. I think I have the horses on the batting side to do it and if I can get Strasburg back and Kluber pitches a bit better I can hold my own on the pitching side.

The Bad:

Rotisserie League (13 Teams).. Currently Last (been last for over 2 months now.. ugh)

This was a keeper league with 4 potential keepers and they become your first 4 picks. I kept Robinson Cano, Adrian Beltre, Jose Fernandez and Michael Brantley... Oops. I've since traded Cano, Beltre and Brantley.

I am currently considering trading Jofer away for Arenado (my friend said he'd consider it) so I'm open to opinions on that. Currently my keepers for next year are Anthony Rendon, Hanley Ramirez, Johnny Cueto and Jose Fernandez. I was going to forego keepers to draft someone but the amount of movement in this league has been crazy. All the first round talent guys are going to be kept.

What do you guys/gals think of that potential trade?

Definitely a tale of two seasons for my fantasy teams!

A not fantasy card... (I own it!)

In honor of the Ryan vs Ventura fight all those years ago (just watched it on you tube a couple hours ago)

Thanks for reading!


  1. Does you league use the traditional counting stats? Normally I favor the position player over the pitcher, but this one is close. Arenado only helps in homeruns and rbis, while Fernandez is a bona fide ace when healthy.

    1. I guess I'm trying to say is that the trade is even. Based on the guys that you are keeping I think adding Arenado is a good bet. Hanley and Rendon are huge health risks for keepers.

  2. This Fantasy Trade Analyzer says that Arenado and Fernandez are about even, although they rate Fernandez slightly higher. I generally tend to prefer position players if I can get them, but in a league with a low transaction cap that prevents streaming you might value solid starting pitchers a bit more than usual.