Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Fantasy Sports Discussion of Fantasy Football, Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Basketball and Fantasy Hockey.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2020, 07:45 PM   #51
mrbaseball
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
mrbaseball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: shortstacked on the bubble
Posts: 12,051
Re: 2020 Fantasy baseball thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by tarheels2222 View Post
Yup. About to do a draft with the #2 pick. Will probably just do my best to take BPA the whole way and see where things fall.
I think one of the keys of fantasy baseball success is avoiding BPA and focusing on team construction. For roto anyway but meaningless in something like points. Balanced team construction in making sure you can compete in each category is more important than crushing one category and getting demolished in another.

I did 3 drafts this weekend and expect nothing even though I pretty much got what I wanted. This mini-season is a pure crapshoot and probably won't translate well to 6 month long strategies.

Good luck!
mrbaseball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2020, 10:16 PM   #52
tarheels2222
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,794
Re: 2020 Fantasy baseball thread

Yeah, my league is a h2h points league, so I think BPA is a solid strategy in this situation. 10 man league, top 4 will make the playoffs. To say I always know BPA would be a stretch. So who knows how my draft went? LOL. I'm much stronger at football and basketball than baseball, but I play with some friends.

Here is my team in order of picks from the 2 spot in a 10 man snake draft. We typically do keepers but elected to start fresh given the circumstances.

Yelich
Strasburg
Freeman
Morton
Paddack
Ohtani
Realmuto
Bichette
Castellanos
Donaldson
Rosario
Bumgarner
Grandal
Biggio
Manaea
Iglesias
Hill
Turner
Didi
Doolittle
Arraez
Castro
Matz
Newman
Chirinos
McKay
Calhoun
tarheels2222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2020, 01:20 AM   #53
5 south
Pooh-Bah
 
5 south's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,870
Re: 2020 Fantasy baseball thread

Joining my 10yo nephew's league. Honestly cannot even name one baseball player. What's the best cheat sheet and free site to stay updated on waivers?

Cheers in advance
5 south is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2020, 09:51 AM   #54
mrbaseball
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
mrbaseball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: shortstacked on the bubble
Posts: 12,051
Re: 2020 Fantasy baseball thread

The strategy changes I made for the shortened season.

1. Usually I only carry 2 bench bats but this year it will be 3 since fewer ab's means you can't leave any on the table.

2. Usually only draft 4-5 starters and add as guys breakout and stream heavily the last 5-6 weeks. But this year drafted 6 starters and will have to start streaming 2-3 weeks in to get my innings.

3. Still got my 3-4 closers but ignoring those top quality setup guys I always had a couple of to boost ratios since there just isn't enough time and hey won't provide enough innings. I do however think there will be a few non drafted type relievers who are exceptional and especially in wins but they are too hard to predict.

Hope it works But my normal strategies and approaches are pretty much out the window this year.
mrbaseball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2020, 05:00 PM   #55
mrbaseball
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
mrbaseball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: shortstacked on the bubble
Posts: 12,051
Re: 2020 Fantasy baseball thread

Anybody playing this season? At the halfway point this year is every bit the shitshow I expected it to be. That said my 3 teams are somehow competitive and in contention. Top 3 get paid.

Team one - 4th place 14.5 points behind league leader. Great pitching and awful hitting if some guys get hot and the pitching holds up I have a shot.

Team 2 - 1st place 16.5 points ahead of second. Pretty much dominating across the board despite whiffing on my first 3 picks (Yelich, Flaherty, Clevinger). Hopefully I can hang on as everything is still one hot or cold streak away from changing drastically.

Team 3 - 4th place 16 points behind league leader. Sorta average/above average across the board not doing anything very well or very poorly. Once again no matter what happens the small sample season can shift on a dime.

I am looking forward to a real season next year when I can play the long game strategies that I feel are my edge.
mrbaseball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 08:16 PM   #56
mrbaseball
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
mrbaseball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: shortstacked on the bubble
Posts: 12,051
Re: 2020 Fantasy baseball thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbaseball View Post
Anybody playing this season? At the halfway point this year is every bit the shitshow I expected it to be. That said my 3 teams are somehow competitive and in contention. Top 3 get paid.

Team one - 4th place 14.5 points behind league leader. Great pitching and awful hitting if some guys get hot and the pitching holds up I have a shot.

Team 2 - 1st place 16.5 points ahead of second. Pretty much dominating across the board despite whiffing on my first 3 picks (Yelich, Flaherty, Clevinger). Hopefully I can hang on as everything is still one hot or cold streak away from changing drastically.

Team 3 - 4th place 16 points behind league leader. Sorta average/above average across the board not doing anything very well or very poorly. Once again no matter what happens the small sample season can shift on a dime.

I am looking forward to a real season next year when I can play the long game strategies that I feel are my edge.
Nothing really changed
Teams 1 and 3 both finished 4th just out of the money and really not far from 1st.
Team 2 ran away with it and bettered second place by 20 points.

This season was pretty much luck and variance on steroids. My 2 4th place teams were right were I woulda wanted them 2 months in but you need to have that grinder strategy to be able to make up the weak catagories and in a sprint you can't do that.

Hopefully next season will be back to normal and I can attack it with my normal approach.
mrbaseball is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive