Wednesday, March 09, 2011
2011 LABR NL - Team CartyPosted by Derek Carty at 5:31am
This past weekend, I flew to Arizona to participate in the 18th annual League of Alternate Baseball Reality (LABR), the longest running expert league in existence. If you recall, I won this league two years ago, becoming the youngest champion in history, and am looking for another title in 2011. My draft didn't go as smoothly as I'd hoped, but I still think I should be a contender. Take a look at my roster and see what you think. Keep in mind that this is a 13-team, 5x5, NL-only league with a $260 budget.
LABR NL roster
Pos Player Price C Chris Iannetta $10 C Chris Snyder $6 1B Brett Wallace $8 2B Clint Barmes $6 3B Juan Uribe $15 SS Ryan Theriot $14 CI Miguel Cairo $1 MI Skip Schumaker $9 OF Mike Stanton $27 OF Seth Smith $16 OF Carlos Gomez $16 OF Marlon Byrd $14 OF Gerardo Parra $5 UT Juan Miranda $4
Pos Player Price SP Tim Lincecum $27 SP Clayton Kershaw $25 SP Chad Billingsley $19 CL Jonathan Broxton $14 CL Joel Hanrahan $15 RP Mike Adams $3 RP Sergio Romo $3 RP Nick Masset $1 RP Matt Belisle $1 SP Vicente Padilla (DL) $1 BN Wade LeBlanc -- BN Alex Sanabia -- BN Jason Marquis -- BN Aaron Cook -- BN Chien-Ming Wang -- BN Ramon Ramirez --
View the full results of the auction here.
This was my second expert draft of the year (Cardrunners AL was the first), and I'll be participating in three more in the coming weeks. Let me know what you think of my roster in the comments.
Also, for those who haven't heard yet, I'll be resuming writing a (more or less) weekly article here at THT shortly, but I'll also be doing some work for a few other places this season. Because of this, I've introduced my own website, DerekCarty.com, so that you can keep track of everything I'll be doing, learn more about me, and see some of my most prominent work compiled in one place (I'd highly recommend reading through some of it if you're new to THTF). It won't have much in the way of original content, but it will link to all of my work around the web, radio interviews I do, and I will be posting my expert league rosters there one day before I put them up here at THT. Be sure to check out the blog section to keep track of everything I'm doing.
Derek Carty, 23, has also been published by NBC's Rotoworld, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, and USA Today. This season, he'll be contributing to FanDuel and will be linking to all of his work at DerekCarty.com. In his three years competing in expert leagues, he has won 2 titles with 4 top three finishes, including a LABR NL title in 2009, making him the youngest person to ever win a major expert league title. Derek is a proud graduate of the MLB Scouting Bureau's Scout Development Program and is a firm believer in the importance of combining stats and scouting. He welcomes questions via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.