Fantasy baseball n00b

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Thought I would make a non-complainy thread to hopefully add something different.

I’ve never played fantasy baseball before, and I’m still not very sure how it works. But I joined a beginner league on the ESPN Fantasy app, and I just drafted my team. I think it might be fun to make a separate squad on The Show that’s based on my fantasy team and then I can play through a Mini Season with that team. I don’t think it will be 100% the same team because this league doesn’t differentiate between SP and RP, so I probably have the wrong number of dudes. I also have like 10 dudes on the bench.

Anyway, here is my team! I have a feeling this team isn’t going to be good for a fantasy league, because I got almost all my 1st choices…. so that must mean no one else wanted most of these guys. Also, I picked a lot of Sox, D-backs, and players I like, so it’s not as heavy on stars as it probably should have been:

C — Salvador Perez
1B — Paul Goldschmidt
2B — Ketel Marte
3B — Yoan Moncada
SS — Tim Anderson
2B/SS — Eduardo Escobar
1B/3B — Jose Abreu
OF — Luis Robert
OF — Byron Buxton
OF — Eloy Jimenez
OF — Andrew Vaughn
OF — AJ Pollock
UTIL — Jonathan Schoop
Bench — David Peralta
Bench — Nate Lowe
Bench — Leury Garcia
Bench — Adam Engel

P — Liam Hendriks
P — Michael Kopech
P — Zack Greinke
P — Corey Knebel
P — Cal Quantrill
P — Jon Gray
P — Taylor Hearn
P — Nick Pivetta
P — Matt Barnes

How does this team look for fantasy leagues? Is it a problem that I don’t have a backup catcher? I could’ve sworn I drafted Grandal too, but I guess not. It will probably take me a couple weeks to assemble this team because card prices are still so inflated and I don’t have any of these diamonds.

Gentlemen. I love each and very one of you. Please consider sending me nudes.

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Big L - DD only

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Lots of White Sox so if they do well your team should be great. Overall it's a very decent team. Best of luck.

I do my fantasy draft on Sunday in a 10 team league.

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@billmercs-_-_psn said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

Big L - DD only

… what?

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@samguenther1987 said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

Lots of White Sox so if they do well your team should be great. Overall it's a very decent team. Best of luck.

I do my fantasy draft on Sunday in a 10 team league.

Thanks! Good luck to you as well. You can never go wrong with a roster full of White Sox (with the notable exception of every single white sox roster from 1918-2004 and then again from 2006-2021.)

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How many teams? Is it points or roto? Is there a innings minimum to hit? Hitting looks good, you may struggle with SP if you need say 1000 minimum innings pitched. Should've drafted Anne Hathaway.

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@schnauzerface said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

@samguenther1987 said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

Lots of White Sox so if they do well your team should be great. Overall it's a very decent team. Best of luck.

I do my fantasy draft on Sunday in a 10 team league.

Thanks! Good luck to you as well. You can never go wrong with a roster full of White Sox (with the notable exception of every single white sox roster from 1918-2004 and then again from 2006-2021.)

I had both Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez on my team last year. When Eloy Jimenez got back from his injury he was terrific. Still annoyed the Cubs traded him.

Buxton will be great for steals batting average and fielding so he's a great pick as well and Perez should give you plenty of power for the lineup.

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@freddy_sez_psn said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

How many teams? Is it points or roto? Is there a innings minimum to hit? Hitting looks good, you may struggle with SP if you need say 1000 minimum innings pitched. Should've drafted Anne Hathaway.

There are 10 teams and it’s a roto league. Not sure if there is an innings minimum. I read through all the rules and parameters quickly, so I probably overlooked that piece. In leagues like this, would I get disqualified if i don’t hit that minimum, or would it just be some sort of points penalty? Maybe I should consider trading for a more durable starting pitcher.

Can’t believe I didn’t get Anne! She is always the centerpiece of any fantasy.

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I despise roto leagues. It's basically like the old infomercial. Set it and forget it.

Get in a second H2H league, either points or categories is fine. I think you'll enjoy that much more.

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@lucas8181_psn said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

I despise roto leagues. It's basically like the old infomercial. Set it and forget it.

Get in a second H2H league, either points or categories is fine. I think you'll enjoy that much more.

Thanks for the tip! I will definitely do that. And maybe I can be a bit smarter and draft some decent pitching next time!

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Well my draft just finished. Nit a bad team

C - J.T. realmuto
1B - C.J Cron
2B - Max Muncy
3B - Ryan McMahon
SS - Trevor Story
LF - Teoscar Hernandez
CF - Mike Trout
RF - Bryce Harper
DH - Tyler o'Neil

Bench

Adolis Garcia
Adley Rutschman
Eduardo Escobar

Pitching

Kevin Gausman
Freddy Peralta
Mike Clevenger
Ryu
Alex Wood
John Gray

Aroldis Chapman
Cristian Javier
Matt Barnes
Joe Ryan
Camilo Doval
Danilson Lamet
Gregory Soto
Giovanny Gallegos

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The lineup looks pretty dang good, but depending on the pitching settings and which ratios you have, you may struggle with pitching. I’ve done a fair bit of fantasy baseball and pitching always seemed to give me trouble haha. I don’t necessarily see a bonafide ace on your squad, someone you can rely on every week. Overall, not terrible though 🤙

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@dutchoven53_xbl said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

The lineup looks pretty dang good, but depending on the pitching settings and which ratios you have, you may struggle with pitching. I’ve done a fair bit of fantasy baseball and pitching always seemed to give me trouble haha. I don’t necessarily see a bonafide ace on your squad, someone you can rely on every week. Overall, not terrible though 🤙

Yes pitching has me a bit worried. May have to trade/pick up a wavier player

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@lucas8181_psn said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

I despise roto leagues. It's basically like the old infomercial. Set it and forget it.

Get in a second H2H league, either points or categories is fine. I think you'll enjoy that much more.

Of course you do you’re not active

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@samguenther1987 said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

Well my draft just finished. Nit a bad team

C - J.T. realmuto
1B - C.J Cron
2B - Max Muncy
3B - Ryan McMahon
SS - Trevor Story
LF - Teoscar Hernandez
CF - Mike Trout
RF - Bryce Harper
DH - Tyler o'Neil

Bench

Adolis Garcia
Adley Rutschman
Eduardo Escobar

Pitching

Kevin Gausman
Freddy Peralta
Mike Clevenger
Ryu
Alex Wood
John Gray

Aroldis Chapman
Cristian Javier
Matt Barnes
Joe Ryan
Camilo Doval
Danilson Lamet
Gregory Soto
Giovanny Gallegos

That’s an all-star team from top to bottom! Very nice. I’m disturbed by the complete lack of any White Sox players… but Escobar came up with the Sox so I’ll let it slide lol.

Congrats on snagging the big fish, Trout! He went really really late in our draft. I guess no one believes he can stay healthy. But he doesn’t even need to play over 120 games or so in order to be a huge contributor. Dude can hit 5 home runs in 4 AB’s.

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@schnauzerface said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

@samguenther1987 said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

Well my draft just finished. Nit a bad team

C - J.T. realmuto
1B - C.J Cron
2B - Max Muncy
3B - Ryan McMahon
SS - Trevor Story
LF - Teoscar Hernandez
CF - Mike Trout
RF - Bryce Harper
DH - Tyler o'Neil

Bench

Adolis Garcia
Adley Rutschman
Eduardo Escobar

Pitching

Kevin Gausman
Freddy Peralta
Mike Clevenger
Ryu
Alex Wood
John Gray

Aroldis Chapman
Cristian Javier
Matt Barnes
Joe Ryan
Camilo Doval
Danilson Lamet
Gregory Soto
Giovanny Gallegos

That’s an all-star team from top to bottom! Very nice. I’m disturbed by the complete lack of any White Sox players… but Escobar came up with the Sox so I’ll let it slide lol.

Congrats on snagging the big fish, Trout! He went really really late in our draft. I guess no one believes he can stay healthy. But he doesn’t even need to play over 120 games or so in order to be a huge contributor. Dude can hit 5 home runs in 4 AB’s.

I drafted 10th out of 10 teams both him and Harper were available, i couldn't pass that up

I almost had Tim Anderson but he went just before one of my picks.

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@hustlinowl_psn said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

@lucas8181_psn said in Fantasy baseball n00b:

I despise roto leagues. It's basically like the old infomercial. Set it and forget it.

Get in a second H2H league, either points or categories is fine. I think you'll enjoy that much more.

Of course you do you’re not active

I'd be down to discuss the activity level required for a year long fantasy league, versus a weekly league with inning caps and move limitations, but I don't have any clue what you're trying to say.

Care to clarify?