With all the other writing obligations last week, I couldn't find time to list the results of my 3 fantasy baseball drafts.
CBSsports leagues, 5x5, 10 team, weekly.
Bench RDavis, Coughlan, Uribe
I initially drafted a third catcher, Buck, let him go to pick up Rolen to replace the injured Drew, with Uribe moving from third to short. I also drafted DLee as my corner, cut him to pick up Ka'aihue. Suzuki was a mistake, Posada was still on the board and I had him more highly rated. I offered a trade after the draft - rebuffed. Hart's been down, I've been starting Rajah Davis. I turned down a deal moving Santana for Beltre.
I went back and forth between Anderson and Lewis before taking the former. Buehrle is my streaming spot, he goes twice next week. I had swapped out Rodney for Walden today. I got Peavy cheap hoping he will come back.
As long as Lopez gets ABs, I'm okay in that corner spot - in the single leagues there's just nothing on the wire, 10 teams, 29 man rosters - outside of a deep arm the cupboard is bare. I've got Gomes in for the injured Stanton.
With just Lee as a top arm, clearly I'm hoping for a big Vazquez bounceback and clearly I spent my draft focusing on bats. I've had Gregerson in the rotation with McDonald hurt, Mitre is my two start pitcher for next week (theoretically) although there's not much streaming possible in a single league. I picked up Morton today for Clippard.
SS Y Escobar
3B F Lopez
So, not great. That's Felipe Lopez as my starter at third, you'll see I'm carrying 3 backup third basemen here, hoping that any of them will break out and get some playing time. I also have Trumbo as my corner, meaning if Morales gets healthy and Trumbo hasn't hit the hell out of the ball, I'm looking at being two players short. I've got Hafner starting for Vlad right now - and obviously one of them could be moved in a deal for a third baseman a few weeks from now.
It's arms where I spent my money in the AL, intentionally taking the opposite approach from my NL draft.
I'd like to win any one of them; that would be fine.