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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.

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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

 

My Starting Pitching Targets

Starting Pitching is the most volatile position to draft in fantasy baseball in my opinion. I would rather spend an early draft choice or auction money on hitters since they play more and are less likely to suffer a season-ending injury.  Hitters don’t typically have Tommy John, Rotator Cuff, or Shoulder Labrum surgeries. I play in multiple leagues each season and tend to build up my lineup, then take pitchers on the upswing. Avoiding older pitchers is also a priority because they typically don’t go deep into games. WHIP and SO/9 are the metrics I pay attention to the most.  My viewpoint is based off what I believe they will do this year, not so much what they’ve done in the past. If my pitchers don’t pan out, the eject button is hit quickly for the next hot pickup. These are the pitchers that I will try to draft based off draft slot, auction price, and upside. Some of these pitchers are going to be late round lottery tickets.      

Yu Darvish

Luis Severino

Kyle Hendricks

Jacob deGrom

Aaron Sanchez

Noah Syndergaard

Gerrit Cole

Aaron Nola

Jose Berrios

Jose Quintana

Chase Anderson

Tyler Chatwood

David Price

Luis Castillo

Sonny Gray

Jon Gray

Kenta Maeda

Jameson Taillon

Luke Weaver

Miles Mikolas

Mike Minor

Matt Harvey

Johnny Cueto

Bryan Mitchell

Mike Clevinger

Daniel Mengden