I am so glad to be done with fantasy drafts. This draft kicked off in the late rounds of the Yo Soy Gary one, which was…less than ideal. Thankfully they weren’t both auction drafts. Also this is a $20 league with fellow baseball nerds from the Something Awful Forums so a manic, aimless draft seems to fit.

First year.





Roster layout:

C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3x OF, 2x UTIL, 2x SP, 2x RP, 4x P, 5x BN, 2x DL

And the roster:

10Bryce HarperOF
15Joey Votto1B
34George SpringerOF
39Daniel Murphy1B,2B
58Adrián Béltre3B
63Stephen StrasburgSP
82Jonathan LucroyC,1B
87Alex Bregman3B
106José QuintanaSP
111Julio TeheránSP
130Willson ContrerasC,OF
135Troy TulowitzkiSS
154Odubel HerreraOF
159Jeurys FamiliaRP
178Eduardo Núñez3B,SS
183Michael PinedaSP
202Sean ManaeaSP
207Jharel CottonSP
226Danny Valencia1B,3B,OF
231Brandon CrawfordSS
250Yangervis Solarte2B,3B
255Aaron JudgeOF
274Brad HandRP

I think the starting lineup is actually really good, but all of my SS/MIF utility guys kept getting sniped, along with most of my pitching choices. I did finally land Harper on a fantasy team though!

Both teams from tonight have two starter-caliber catchers on them, too. I guess I better try to make some trades.

I’ve never had to draft with holds in mind, and I didn’t even really do that until the last pick. Pineda was a “mistake” pick while I frantically scrolled down my watchlist but honestly that’s not far off from his ADP so I can live with it.

I need to sleep.