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Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

My family is very involved in baseball. My oldest son plays, I coach and my wife and youngest son supports us in every way possible. We have a half-season plan with the Washington Nationals and as a family; we have been to 15 MLB stadiums (18 for me). This year, my wife and I decided to take our passion for baseball to the next level by participating in my friend’s inaugural fantasy baseball league, Big 5 Baseball.

It is a rotisserie league so things are not as clear-cut as in fantasy football. The idea is to assemble a team that can compete in a multitude of categories. Those categories are runs (R), homeruns (HR), runs batted in (RBI), stolen bases (SB), batting average (BA), wins (W), saves (SV), strikeouts (K), earned runs average (ERA), and walks hits per inning pitched (WHIP). It gets a little tricky when you are up against the clock, trying to decide if you choose between steals or runs or batting average. For example, you might want a player that hits a bunch of homeruns, but he might have a low batting average. Therefore, a player like Chris Davis or Joey Gallo who will help you with the long ball, but he could prove to be problematic when it comes to batting average.

The same goes for pitchers. He may be a good pitcher, but he could be on a bad team so he may hurt your team when it comes to wins, but he may help your team with strikeouts.

I think my wife (DaenerysTargaryen) and I (5 Tool Turner) have solid teams; especially for our first time playing, but we both need our pitchers to outperform their average draft position (ADP). Mine more than hers do. Baseball is a long season. It gets even longer when your wife is ahead of you in the standings though or if she wins the league as she did in fantasy football this past season. Here's a look at our teams below.

DaenerysTargaryen 

  • Mike Zunino Sea - C
  • Freddie Freeman Atl - 1B,3B
  • José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B
  • Kyle Seager Sea - 3B
  • Xander Bogaerts Bos - SS
  • Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B
  • Whit Merrifield KC - 2B,OF
  • Mike Trout LAA - OF
  • Adam Jones Bal - OF
  • Domingo Santana Mil - OF
  • Eduardo Núñez Bos - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Scooter Gennett Cin - 2B,3B,OF
  • Mark Trumbo Bal - OF
  • Aaron Nola Phi - SP
  • Carlos Martínez StL - SP
  • Rich Hill LAD - SP
  • Gio Gonzalez Was - SP
  • Marcus Stroman Tor - SP
  • Héctor Neris Phi - RP
  • Jeurys Familia NYM - RP
  • Dellin Betances NYY - RP
  • Tyler Chatwood ChC - SP,RP
  • Andrelton Simmons LAA - SS
  • Yasmani Grandal LAD - C
  • Jason Heyward ChC - OF
  • Hunter Pence SF - OF
  • Josh Hader Mil - RP

5 Tool Turner 

  • Yadier Molina StL - C
  • Paul Goldschmidt Ari - 1B
  • Brian Dozier Min - 2B
  • Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B
  • Orlando Arcia Mil - SS
  • Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
  • Tim Anderson CWS - SS
  • Bryce Harper Was - OF
  • Christian Yelich Mil - OF
  • Andrew McCutchen SF - OF
  • Brett Gardner NYY - OF
  • Greg Bird NYY - 1B
  • Todd Frazier NYM - 3B
  • José Quintana ChC - SP
  • Lance McCullers Jr. Hou - SP
  • Luis Castillo Cin - SP
  • Kenta Maeda LAD - SP
  • Michael Fulmer Det - SP
  • Sean Doolittle Was - RP
  • Mark Melancon SF - RP
  • Brad Peacock Hou - SP,RP
  • Miles Mikolas StL - SP
  • Michael Brantley Cle - OF
  • Austin Hedges SD - C
  • Lewis Brinson Mia - OF
  • Nick Williams Phi - OF
  • Joc Pederson LAD - OF
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