Friday, March 27, 2009
Common players on my fantasy teamsPosted by Derek Carty at 2:59pm
With four expert league drafts now completed and most of your drafts to be completed in the coming days, I thought I would drop a quick post with the players who wound up on my teams most frequently. I still have a couple more drafts to go, but by then all of your drafts will have happened.
Please note that there is some definite selection bias on this list as two of the leagues are NL-only while only one is mixed and one is AL-only (this bias is quite obvious in that there is only one AL player on the entire list).
The list is also subject to the various quirks of the league rules and the individual drafts, so having Matt Wieters on here doesn't necessarily mean that I like him more than a Ryan Doumit or Mike Napoli. I didn't think I'd end up drafting him at all, but for whatever reason, he just happened to wind up on my team a couple of times. Take these for what they're worth, but I thought you'd enjoy seeing the list regardless.
The leagues that these results come from are LABR NL (NL-only), FSIC (NL-only), FantasyPros911 (AL-only — reserve draft has yet to be completed), and KFFL (Mixed). Without further ado, here is the list:
Hitters — 3 teams
Raul Ibanez: LABR, FSIC, KFFL
Cody Ross: LABR, FSIC, KFFL
Nyjer Morgan: LABR, FSIC, KFFL
Hitters — 2 teams
Matt Wieters: FP911, KFFL
James Loney: LABR, FSIC
Kelly Johnson: LABR, KFFL
Chris Dickerson: FSIC, KFFL
Kosuke Fukudome: LABR, FSIC
Pitchers — 3 teams
Javier Vazquez: LABR, FSIC, KFFL
Kenshin Kawakami: LABR, FSIC, KFFL
Pitchers — 2 teams
Rich Harden: LABR, KFFL
Derek Lowe: FSIC, KFFL
Jorge de la Rosa: LABR, FSIC
Ross Ohlendorf: LABR, FSIC
Questions on any of these guys? Feel free to drop them in the comments and I'd be happy to answer.
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.