On Fantasy

A position-by-position breakdown of my eight—Willie Mays Hayes, Buck Weaver, Ray Kinsella, Adirondack Slugs, Charlie Hustle, Harvey’s Wallbangers, The Kid, and Moonlight Graham—fantasy baseball drafts and one auction. (Any dollar figure is from my new dynasty auction league):

Catcher: Carlos Santana (3), Jonathan Lucroy (3; $19), Brian McCann (2; $19), AJ Pierzynski, Jason Castro, Gary Sanchez ($1)

First Base:Victor Martinez (3), Miguel Cabrera (2), José Abreu (2), Albert Pujols, Mike Napoli, Brandon Belt, Mark Teixeira

Second Base: Dustin Pedroia (3; $30), Jurickson Profar (3; $14), Jason Kipnis (2), Ben Zobrist, Ian Kinsler, José Altuve, Rougned Odor ($1)

Third Base: Nick Castellanos (5), Manny Machado (4; $36), David Wright (2), Aramis Ramirez (2), Adrian Beltre ($31), Miguel Sano ($14), Martin Prado, Kyle Seager, Pablo Sandoval, Chase Headley

Shortstop: Xander Bogaerts (4; $27), Jonathan Villar (3), Jean Segura (2; $23), Troy Tulowitzki, Elvis Andrus, J.J. Hardy, Derek Jeter, Francisco Lindor ($5), Alcides Escobar ($1)

Left Field: Khris Davis (3), Bryce Harper (2), Justin Upton, Matt Holliday, Brett Gardner

Center Field: George Springer (4), Mike Trout (3; $75), B.J. Upton (3; $3), Grady Sizemore (2; $1), Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones, Billy Hamilton, Leonys Martin, Byron Buxton

Right Field: Shane Victorino (4), Ryan Braun (3), Oscar Taveras (2), Allen Craig, Jason Heyward, Nelson Cruz, Carl Crawford ($10)

Starting Pitcher: Matt Harvey (4), Andrew Cashner (3), Matt Garza (3), Wily Peralta (3), Clayton Kershaw (2), Adam Wainwright (2), Jose Fernandez (2), Cliff Lee (2), Cole Hamels (2), Yovani Gallardo (2), Alex Wood (2), Josh Johnson (2), Noah Syndergaard (2), Madison Bumgarner, Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, Matt Cain, Masahiro Tanaka, David Price, Matt Cain, A.J. Burnett, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tony Cigrani, Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, Marco Estrada, Chris Archer, Mark Appel ($7), Jimmy Nelson ($3), Henry Owens ($1), Allen Webster ($1), Danny Hultzen ($1), A.J. Cole ($1), Lucas Sims ($1), Jeremy Hellickson ($1), Taylor Guerrieri ($1), Brandon McCarthy ($1), Tim Hudson ($1), Jonathon Niese ($1), Ryan Vogelsong ($1), Wade Miley ($1), Tommy Hanson ($1), Randall Delgado ($1), Jacob Turner ($1), Ubaldo Jimenez ($1), Martin Perez, Dylan Bundy, Archie Bradley, Matt Moore, Patrick Corbin

Relief Pitcher: Carlos Martinez (5), Jim Henderson (4; $1), Cody Allen (3), Jonathan Papelbon (2), LaTroy Hawkins (2; $1), Craig Kimbrel ($21), Koji Uehara, Greg Holland, Glen Perkins, Rafael Soriano, Sergio Romo ($11), Huston Street ($7), Grant Balfour, Jim Johnson, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Danny Farquhar, Jonathan Broxton, Drew Smyly, Francisco Rodriguez ($1)

*If multiple eligibility, player listed under primary position he is predicted to play this season. Yahoo! is the default for position differences (i.e. Victor Martinez is listed as a first basemen in Yahoo! but just a DH in ESPN.)

For comparison purposes, here is how my drafts went for my five teams (before the creation of Harvey’s Wallbangers, The Kid, and Moonlight Graham) last season:

Catcher: Victor Martinez (2), Jonathan Lucroy (2), Joe Mauer, Carlos Santana, Miguel Montero, Jesus Montero, A.J. Pierzynski

First Base: Corey Hart (4), David Ortiz (2), Mark Teixeira (2), Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, Allen Craig, Adam LaRoche

Second Base: Emilio Bonifacio (3), Jurickson Profar (2), Robinson Cano, Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler, Jason Kipnis, Ben Zobrist, Rickie Weeks

Third Base: Hanley Ramirez (3), Alex Rodriguez (2), David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman, Wil Middlebrooks, Marco Scutaro, Jedd Gyorko

Shortstop: Billy Hamilton (4), Jose Reyes (2), Martin Prado (2), Troy Tulowitzki, J.J. Hardy

Left Field: Ryan Braun, Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Upton, Carl Crawford, Jackie Bradley

Center Field: Jayson Werth (3), Desmond Jennings (2), Adam Eaton (2), Mike Trout, Jacoby Ellsbury, B.J. Upton, Carlos Gomez

Right Field: Shin-Soo Choo (2), Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, Jay Bruce

Starting Pitcher: Max Scherzer (2), Yovani Gallardo (2), Marco Estrada (2), Gerritt Cole (2), Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Yu Darvish, Zack Greinke, Matt Moore, Matt Harvey, Dan Haren, Jon Lester, Hiroki Kuroda, Ian Kennedy, Josh Johnson, Kyle Lohse, Jarrod Parker, Homer Bailey, Ryan Vogelsong, Mike Fiers, Hisashi Iwakuma, Josh Beckett, Shelby Miller, Dylan Bundy

Relief Pitcher: Addison Reed (2), Phil Coke (2), Joe Nathan, Sergio Romo, J.J. Putz, John Axford, John Hanrahan, Greg Holland, Chris Perez, Tom Wilhelmsen, Grant Balfour, Glen Perkins

Wheeling-and-Dealing

Always a fan of making bold moves, I pulled off these three blockbusters hours before (Milwaukee County Stadium), in the draft room (Ebbets Field), and in the middle of a multi-week auction draft (Ottoneu):

*Before keeper league draft commenced, Willie Mays Hayes traded Yasiel Puig and Shelby Miller for Clayton Kershaw and a 23rd round selection (Martin Perez)

*In the Ebbets Field draft room before it officially began, Buck Weaver traded his first (Bryce Harper) and third (Jose Reyes) selections for the number one overall pick (Mike Trout) and a 21st round selection (Cody Allen).

*Halfway through the Ottoneu auction, Moonlight Graham moved Adrian Beltre ($31), Jurickson Profar ($14), and Miguel Sano ($14) for Bryce Harper ($45).

Also of interest because I picked in the exact same spot (second) in nearly identical 5 x 5 roto leagues on back-to-back days is that I thrice chose the exact same player in the exact same spot in both leagues: Miguel Cabrera (first round), Khris Davis (18th), George Springer (19th), and Cody Allen (23rd).

The Breakdown

Willie Mays Hayes

Buck Weaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray KinsellaAdirondack Slugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Hustle

The Kid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least: Harvey’s Wallbangers and the auction results for Moonlight Graham.

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