Second draft in the books. Auction this time, and this is my second year in this keeper league. I fell ass backwards into the finals in 2016 and ended up with a second place finish. But this time #IHaveGary.
Second year (2nd place in 2016.)
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 1B/3B, 2B/SS, 5x OF, UTIL, 9x P, 3x BN, 2x DL
And the roster:
|7||Noah Syndergaard (K)||SP||$13.00|
|15||Xander Bogaerts (K)||SS||$15.00|
|23||Justin Verlander (K)||SP||$8.00|
|31||Christian Yelich (K)||OF||$8.00|
|39||Rougned Odor (K)||2B||$10.00|
|47||Carlos Carrasco (K)||SP||$10.00|
|54||Gary Sanchez (K)||C||$10.00|
|70||Carlos Santana||1B, DH||$11.00|
|77||Matt Carpenter||2B, 1B, 3B||$18.00|
|96||Khris Davis||OF, DH||$10.00|
(Keepers are marked with a K, duh)
I’m pretty happy with this team, too. I actually made a budget and a plan, but then promptly forgot everybody else in the league is a lunatic who does extreme stars and scrubs lineups. Hence my first actual pick being Lucroy, in what was an attempt to drive up his price a few more bucks. (That said, I will totally take Lucroy for $14.)
The patience paid off in the mid-late rounds I think, where I was able to pick up Carpenter and Beltre for less than I thought, allowing me to spend a bit more on pitching that I originally planned.
Also full disclosure: This is only an 8-teamer.