Post-Draft Review: The Cuddle Rapers

The 2008 draft went OK for the Cuddle Rapers. Building on his tremendous hitting core of Pujols, Holliday and Rollins, Rapers needed to address pitching while waiting for Scott Kazmir to recover. With Verlander in tow, and a second outfield slot filled by Godzilla, Rapers only really needed to go after 2B, 3B and the best available players.

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Objective Rankings: Hitters

Hey ya’ll.  OK, we know PECOTA isn’t perfect.  I admit some projections seem a bit odd.   But the projections are consistent, and the larger the sample size, the closer they will likely be.

As I said before, if anybody would like my spreadsheets, they can fill in values from another source, like RotoWorld or ESPN or whatever.  It would be interesting to see how they differ and what the results are at the end of the season.

Without any further delay, here we go:

Ghosts
Last Pos R HR RBI SB OBP
Fielder 1B 106 38 111 7 .384
Reyes SS 110 14 70 60 .350
Rios OF 88 20 83 16 .339
Lee OF 88 27 100 12 .348
Soto C 63 19 70 2 .353
Johnson 2B 89 17 70 11 .376
Escobar SS 63 7 49 9 .347
Sheffield DH 66 15 55 17 .372
Swisher RF 92 31 93 3 .373
Barton 1B 80 13 71 5 .360
rank total 845 202 772 142 .360
1.00 58.00 14.00 9.00 10.00 14.00 11.00
Wicked
Last Pos R HR RBI SB OBP
Martin C 75 13 63 14 .370
Howard 1B 100 44 122 2 .381
Hafner DH 92 28 97 2 .383
Cabrera 3B 96 28 104 5 .376
Pence OF 81 23 82 13 .344
Pierre OF 83 0 43 37 .332
Wigginton 3B 60 19 71 4 .341
Tejada SS 71 16 75 5 .349
Ankiel CF 74 30 97 5 .315
Kemp RF 78 20 74 19 .351
rank total 811 221 827 105 .354
2.50 54.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 8.00 7.00

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Can Dynasty Killas beat Wicked Obnoxious?

Since there is a sidebet (and I am prominently involved) it’s a good time to compare these teams.

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How to Construct a Winning Fantasy Team

punt11.jpgIn light of the Worst Fantasy Team Ever? post from two days ago, and with our league’s draft only days away, I thought it would be a good time to discuss building fantasy baseball teams. Continue reading

Worst Fantasy Baseball Team Ever?

While scouring the internet for some extra fantasy research, I stumbled across possibly the worst advice giving fantasy baseball blog ever . I’m not saying this one is perfect (but we’re not giving as much advice as discussion) , but this is the guy’s team in a 16 team league – 1,000 inning minimum, 1,500 inning max 5×5 rotiserrie with normal stats (ie ba instead of obp):  Continue reading