Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fantasy Baseball

Over this past weekend I participated in my first in-person, live draft.  Twelve teams picked 19 players per team for a whopping total of 228 total picks.  There are actually 25 total players on each roster.  Every team kept 6 players for the previous year's roster.

It was a lot of fun pretending we were each major league GMs that were experts at evaluating talent and acquiring the players we needed to achieve a championship.  As a rookie, possibly quite foolishly, I traded away the number one pick (Albert Pujols was the highest rank player available).  In return, I received a 3rd, a 6th, and a 10th round pick.  That left me with no first rounder and my first pick, Hanley Ramirez, came early in the 2nd.

Later in the draft I took a gamble on Yoenis Cespedes in the 13th round.  I wasn't feeling too sure about that until hearing today that he has been named the opening day starting center fielder moving Coco Crisp to left.

It should be fun.

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