Phantasy Beisbol – Meet the Fazools

arod2.jpgSo my buddies and I started our first fantasy baseball league ever and had the draft last Thursday. All of us are rooks except for one, Pubby, whom I’m not matched up against for a while, so no biggie. I lucked out with the number one overall pick with whom I had to take Alex Rodriguez. Being a Phillies fan, Chutley and J Roll were both highly considered, and I did happen to freak out a bit and get nervous as my clock continued to tick away. Once the beeping started and I only had 5 seconds to draft I just took A-Rod. I’m pretty confident it was a smart move and am riding him all year to the promised land. He’s untouchable kids.

First pick was great and all, mainly to brag to my pals that I had the #1 pick again (also had the #1 in our Fantasy Football last year and took LT) but it sucks in the snake order of drafts. Having to wait for 20 picks to go by is brutal and makes it tough when you have to try and take two guys who you think wont make it back around by the time it is your pick again. I think I would much rather draft towards the middle in future drafts, mainly because I have never had the option and would like to try it out.

Batters
C Joe Mauer
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Tadahito Iguchi
3B A Rod
SS Edgar Renteria
LF Alfonso Soriano
CF BJ Upton
RF Jeff Francouer
OF Jacoby Ellsbury
UTIL Big Papi
Bench
LF Matt Diaz
LF Geoff Jenkins
RF Xavier Nady
CF Curtis Granderson (DL15)
RF Jeremy Hermida (DL15)
Pitchers
RP Chad Cordero
RP Jeremy Accardo
SP Tim Lincecum
SP Javier Vazquez
SP Tim Hudson
SP Zack Greinke
SP Tom Glavine
SP Kevin Millwood
RP Manny Corpas
Bench
SP Jeremy Bonderman
SP Dave Bush
RP BJ Ryan (DL15)

Let’s meet the team. My team, the Phillie Fazools, is led by, well the #1 pick Alex Rodriguez. After that I managed to grab Alfonso Soriano, David Ortiz, BJ Upton, Curtis Granderson (who is on the 15 DL – did not know when I drafted him – sonuvabitch) and Joe Mauer just to name a few. The rest is listed to the right.

The setup of our league is head – to – head with five categories in each batting and pitching. For batting the categories consist of homeruns, runs, runs batted in, batting average and stolen bases. For pitching our categories are wins, strikeouts, saves, WHIP (walks + hits per innings pitched) and ERA.

I’m pretty happy with how the Fazools turned out, but I definitely need to make a play for a backup infielder. I will most likely package Jenkins and Diaz for some value. Once Granderson comes back and I can insert him into the center field spot and BJ back to 2B I will have a much more dynamic squad.

Being that I am a rookie, any and all input is appreciated and will be taken into consideration barring no retarded moves or asshole comments about the Fazools. Like here, by Jel.

 The Fazool Logo
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