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Recapping 12-team Daily Cats Draft

This is my draft for 12-team daily categories league.  16 scoring categories make up the scoring. Last season I was in last place on July 4th and came back to win the League Championship. This is a league where standings fluctuate quite a bit with the amount of categories available.  I had the 8th pick in the draft and targeted power and stolen bases. Benintendi, Andrus, and Moncada, and Springer can help me wins steals. I’m banking on Springer carrying over his playoff success into the regular season. I really like the rotation’s upside and believe the bullpen will help keep my peripherals down.  

With up to 4 DL spots and 50 transactions for the season, Bumgarner at that stage of the draft was worth grabbing.  The big problem I see is too many strikeouts from the top players in my lineup. I would have liked more multiple position eligible players with this being a daily league. I didn’t acquire a swiss army knife type player that could play everywhere.  Feel free to comment on how I did in this one.


Rd Pick Player Position
1. (8) Kris Bryant 3B,OF
2. (17) Aaron Judge OF
3. (32) George Springer OF
4. (41) Jacob deGrom SP
5. (56) Andrew Benintendi OF
6. (65) Robinson Canó 2B
7. (80) Elvis Andrus SS
8. (89) José Berríos SP
9. (104) Luis Castillo SP
10. (113) Madison Bumgarner SP
11. (128) Ryan Zimmerman 1B
12. (137) Sonny Gray SP
13. (152) Marcus Stroman SP
14. (161) Kyle Seager 3B
15. (176) Trevor Bauer SP
16. (185) Jonathan Lucroy C
17. (200) Yoán Moncada 2B
18. (209) Zack Cozart SS
19. (224) Addison Reed RP
20. (233) Carl Edwards Jr. RP
21. (248) Keone Kela RP


Recapping 10-team Auction Draft

10-team Auction draft in a weekly points league.  Scoring is geared for power hitters. Lineups include a CI, MI, and UTIL.  Next year this starts as a keeper league with each players costs going up by $5.  I was livid had to draft an OF since site claimed I needed one. Dropped Pinder and grabbed Cozart the next morning for $1.  I write down all the players I like and bid when they are nominated. Players I missed out on due to lack of funds were Nomar Mazara, Aaron Sanchez, and Brandon Morrow.  I’m a huge Cubs and White Sox fan. Grabbing 4 out of the 5 Cubs starters wasn’t my plan, but costs made it possible. Overall I’m pretty happy with my allocation of funds.  Feel free to comment on how you’d grade this draft.

21 Joey Votto, Cin 1B   $31
25 Francisco Lindor, Cle SS   $23
29 George Springer, Hou OF   $19
34 Cody Bellinger, LAD 1B   $24
40 Brian Dozier, Min 2B   $19
49 Rhys Hoskins, Phi 1B   $16
53 Yu Darvish, ChC SP   $17
58 Daniel Murphy, Wsh 2B   $11
94 Miguel Sano, Min 3B   $13
122 Kyle Hendricks, ChC SP   $7
126 Luke Weaver, StL SP   $4
130 J.T. Realmuto, Mia C   $5
131 Sean Doolittle, Wsh RP   $5
134 Jose Berrios, Min SP   $9
137 Felipe Rivero, Pit RP   $5
140 Rafael Devers, Bos 3B   $6
141 Jon Lester, ChC SP   $8
152 Matt Olson, Oak 1B   $3
160 Wilson Ramos, TB C   $3
170 Tyler Chatwood, ChC SP   $3
182 Marcus Stroman, Tor SP   $2
188 Stephen Piscotty, Oak OF   $1
206 Lucas Giolito, CWS SP   $1
215 Archie Bradley, Ari RP   $1
219 Mark Melancon, SF RP   $2
223 Chad Pinder, Oak SS   $1

Keeper League Strategarization

Self scouting is important in fantasy sports for many reasons. It gives a direct idea of what was done right and what was done wrong.  The “Why” answers are the most important of all. Last season I had a categories league team that was one of the worst in the league. My starters had to high of a WHIP, while my hitters struggled to hit for average and power.  I spent time this off-season trying to figure out why my team sucked and what I needed to do for this upcoming season.  In the league we have 260 dollars of draft money with player costs going up 5 dollars each season.

I decided to keep $10 Adrian Gonzalez, $6 Jason Kipnis, $6 Evan Longoria, $6 Maikel Franco, and $11 George Springer.  I had a low team batting average and lacked power last season. Gone from the team are Carlos Santana, Jose Reyes, Gregory Polanco, Wil Myers, and Randall Grichuk. My keepers will provide some Power and Speed.  I will need to balance out my roster with some guys with a high batting average and steals.  I like Polanco, but at the keeper price which would have been $13, to me that was too much.

Pitching wise I decided not to keep any of my relievers. Mark Melancon’s strikeout rate has decreased and the keeper price was too high. Cody Allen was too expensive as well. I wanted to lock down my rotation with solid arms with high strikeout rates and upside.  $19 Gerrit Cole is worth every penny as a lock down ace. Chris Archer at $14 is a number I am comfortable with due to his upside. I’m a believer Archer is more of the pitcher than he was in the first half than after the All-Star break.  $16 Taijuan Walker is a gamble, but I’m willing to bet big on that arm.  Jeff Samardzija for $6 is a risk worth taking. I’m a believer in Brian Sabean and the Giants way of evaluating players.   44 starting pitchers were kept this season in the league so I planned to get my share.

My keepers add up to 94 dollars leaving me 166 dollars to fill out my roster. I need a catcher, middle infielders, outfielders, closers, and starting pitchers with upside. The plan is to pick a few players out the player pool I want at any cost and go from there.  Upside and stashing a few prospects until they come up to the Majors will fill out my roster.  Since some of the guys I play against read my site, those players will get discussed after the draft.