Did not think this dude would be sitting on all my rosters
Photo Credit: Ozmafan
You’ve pored over my “Tiers, Not Fears” series, fawned over my cheat sheet, and masturbated to episodes of Starbonell Station. At some point, you may have wondered, “does this handsome hooligan actually follow his own advice on draft/auction day?” It’s a fair question. To help answer it, I’ve gone over my rosters from the three mixed leagues I did this year. The three leagues are as follows:
Blog Wars: A 14-team auction league of writers that includes the likes of Scott Pianowski (Yahoo!), Grey Albright (Razzball), Rob Steingall (Minor Developments), Eno Sarris (Fangraphs), and Scott Swanay (Fantasy Sherpa). This league uses two catchers, five OFs, a CI, and an MI. It uses the classic 5x5 scoring format for roto. Oh, and it’s run by Sons of Roto. That’s right, we’ve got friends in high places.
Sons of Roto Reader League: A 16-team auction league that actually features a mix of dudes I’ve been drafting with for several years and readers of our site. Starting lineups have just one catcher, three OFs, and no MI or CI spots. Like Blog Wars, it follows a classic 5x5 format.
FSWA League: A 12-team snake draft league set up by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. It is one of four leagues the FSWA is running for writers this year and includes Keith Hernandez (KFFL), Michael Pichan (RotoExperts and Fantasy Nomad), and John Rakowski (Sports Grumblings). Lineup settings are identical to Blog Wars, but instead of a standard 5x5 format, this league counts OBP and SLG instead of BA and HRs.
So I went across these three leagues looking for trends and, naturally, the common theme was “I’m Going To Run Shit This Year.” The results after the jump: