BtBS Fantasy Baseball Draft Update, How Did We Do?

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Over the weekend, we had our BtBS fantasy draft, and as much as I've looked at fantasy guides prepping, I've tried to rely more on PECOTA player projections. The reality is as much as get excited about projections, there's always uncertainty with them. My hopes are that some of my guys go above what PECOTA says. Here's my squad along with how the rest of the teams drafted. I've left some notes on my team.

The categories for our league are:

OFFENSE: R,HR,TB,OBP,NS
PITCHING: K,HLD,WHIP,QS,NSV

In an effort to make this relevant to others outside of the 14 managers in the league, here are the squads and here's a bit about what I should have done.

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Chinese Billy Beane (MY TEAM) @cobradave
I blog here and
Athletics Nation. See all my infographics on FUNGraphs


1. (12) Jacoby Ellsbury (Bos - OF)

Lead in TB (364), and tops in R/HR/NSB

2. (17) Ryan Braun (Mil - OF)
This was a steal, same categories Ellsbury
3. (40) Jered Weaver (LAA - SP)
SP were starting to be taken, so I had to take mine
4. (45) Hunter Pence (Phi - OF)
12th in TB (304) and tops in OBP
5. (68) James Shields (TB - SP)
Two words, Quality Starts
6. (73) Michael Morse (Was - 1B,OF)
PECOTA saw regression, but tops in HR/TB
7. (96) Aramis Ramirez (Mil - 3B)
Similar stats to Morse, tops in HR/TB

8. (101) Alex Avila (Det - C)
3rd ranked C in our league behind Napoli and Santana
9. (124) Joel Hanrahan (Pit - RP)
10. (129) Danny Espinosa (Was - 2B)
Reached for him, but after Uggla, there was a dropoff. Hoping for breakout.
11. (152) Jeff Francoeur (KC - OF)
12. (157) Jonny Venters (Atl - RP)
Wanted to make sure I had one of the best setup guys for holds and WHIP
13. (180) Alexei Ramirez (CWS - SS)
Felt like I got a steal here
14. (185) Tim Hudson (Atl - SP)
15. (208) Carlos Pena (TB - 1B)
16. (213) Justin Masterson (Cle - SP)
17. (236) Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,OF)
Felt like I got a steal here, if he continues to progress
18. (241) Scott Downs (LAA - RP)
19. (264) Casey Kotchman (Cle - 1B)
20. (269) Mark Buehrle (Mia - SP)
21. (292) Eric O'Flaherty (Atl - RP)
22. (297) Ivan Nova (NYY - SP)
23. (320) Alfonso Soriano (ChC - OF)



SpartaCust @oakfaninva. I blog at Swingin' A's and Squirrels Baseball. Also host the podcast Tarp Talk and am a guest on the 20/80 Report


1. (1) Matt Kemp (LAD - OF)
2. (28) Hanley Ramirez (Mia - SS)
3. (29) Mike Stanton (Mia - OF)
4. (56) Brian McCann (Atl - C)
5. (57) Chase Utley (Phi - 2B)
6. (84) Jemile Weeks (Oak - 2B)
7. (85) Scott Sizemore (Oak - 2B,3B)
8. (112) Tommy Hanson (Atl - SP)
9. (113) Craig Kimbrel (Atl - RP)
10. (140) Yoenis Cespedes (Oak - OF)
11. (141) Andrew Bailey (Bos - RP)
12. (168) Peter Bourjos (LAA - OF)
13. (169) Max Scherzer (Det - SP)
14. (196) Doug Fister (Det - SP)
15. (197) Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
16. (224) Jaime Garcia (StL - SP)
17. (225) Neftali Feliz (Tex - RP)
18. (252) Mitch Moreland (Tex - 1B,OF)
19. (253) Bryce Harper (Was - OF)
20. (280) David Murphy (Tex - OF)
21. (281) Edwin Jackson (Was - SP)
22. (308) Roy Oswalt (Phi - SP)
23. (309) Matt Thornton (CWS - RP)


Guido the BasedGod
@mah_ti

1. (2) Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
2. (27) Felix Hernandez (Sea - SP)
3. (30) Tim Lincecum (SF - SP)
4. (55) Howie Kendrick (LAA - 1B,2B,OF)
5. (58) Michael Cuddyer (Col - 1B,2B,OF)
6. (83) Brett Gardner (NYY - OF)
7. (86) David Robertson (NYY - RP)
8. (111) Paul Goldschmidt (Ari - 1B)
9. (114) Jose Valverde (Det - RP)
10. (139) Mat Latos (Cin - SP)
11. (142) Daniel Murphy (NYM - 1B,2B,3B)
12. (167) Freddie Freeman (Atl - 1B)
13. (170) Austin Jackson (Det - OF)
14. (195) Gaby Sanchez (Mia - 1B)
15. (198) Jordan Walden (LAA - RP)
16. (223) Ervin Santana (LAA - SP)
17. (226) Kyle Farnsworth (TB - RP)
18. (251) Devin Mesoraco (Cin - C)
19. (254) Nolan Arenado (Col - 3B)
20. (279) David Hernandez (Ari - RP)
21. (282) Brett Myers (Hou - SP)
22. (307) Matt Harrison (Tex - SP)
23. (310) Danny Hultzen (Sea - SP)


Slammers2012
@mcrichley

1. (3) Jose Bautista (Tor - 3B,OF)
2. (26) Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
3. (31) Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,OF)
4. (54) Matt Cain (SF - SP)
5. (59) Kevin Youkilis (Bos - 1B,3B)
6. (82) B.J. Upton (TB - OF)
7. (87) Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP)
8. (110) Daniel Hudson (Ari - SP)
9. (115) Derek Jeter (NYY - SS)
10. (138) Brian Wilson (SF - RP)
11. (143) Nick Swisher (NYY - 1B,OF)
12. (166) Adam Lind (Tor - 1B)
13. (171) J.P. Arencibia (Tor - C)
14. (194) Jose Tabata (Pit - OF)
15. (199) Jhoulys Chacin (Col - SP)
16. (222) Javy Guerra (LAD - RP)
17. (227) Greg Holland (KC - RP)
18. (250) Addison Reed (CWS - RP)
19. (255) Mike Dunn (Mia - RP)
20. (278) Zack Cozart (Cin - SS)
21. (283) Bryan Shaw (Ari - RP)
22. (306) Josh Collmenter (Ari - SP,RP)
23. (311) Salvador Perez (KC - C)


Clifton Phifer
@patsully

1. (4) Joey Votto (Cin - 1B)
2. (25) Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
3. (32) Cole Hamels (Phi - SP)
4. (53) Alex Gordon (KC - OF)
5. (60) Eric Hosmer (KC - 1B)
6. (81) Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - SS)
7. (88) Shane Victorino (Phi - OF)
8. (109) John Axford (Mil - RP)
9. (116) Dustin Ackley (Sea - 2B)
10. (137) Ryan Madson (Cin - RP)
11. (144) Jordan Zimmermann (Was - SP)
12. (165) Yadier Molina (StL - C)
13. (172) Ryan Roberts (Ari - 2B,3B)
14. (193) Martin Prado (Atl - 3B,OF)
15. (200) Carlos Lee (Hou - 1B,OF)
16. (221) Trevor Cahill (Ari - SP)
17. (228) Chris Heisey (Cin - OF)
18. (249) Antonio Bastardo (Phi - RP)
19. (256) Jason Kubel (Ari - OF)
20. (277) Grady Sizemore (Cle - OF)
21. (284) Jair Jurrjens (Atl - SP)
22. (305) Alcides Escobar (KC - SS)
23. (312) Ty Wigginton (Phi - 1B,3B,OF)


chumps @rangermad

1. (5) Miguel Cabrera (Det - 1B)
2. (24) Andrew McCutchen (Pit - OF)
3. (33) Desmond Jennings (TB - OF)
4. (52) Brandon Phillips (Cin - 2B)
5. (61) Michael Bourn (Atl - OF)
6. (80) Pablo Sandoval (SF - 1B,3B)
7. (89) Alex Rodriguez (NYY - 3B)
8. (108) Jonathan Papelbon (Phi - RP)
9. (117) J.J. Putz (Ari - RP)
10. (136) Jhonny Peralta (Det - SS)
11. (145) Josh Beckett (Bos - SP)
12. (164) Shaun Marcum (Mil - SP)
13. (173) Carlos Ruiz (Phi - C)
14. (192) Sergio Romo (SF - RP)
15. (201) Mike Adams (Tex - RP)
16. (220) Clay Buchholz (Bos - SP)
17. (229) Joaquin Benoit (Det - RP)
18. (248) James Loney (LAD - 1B)
19. (257) Justin Smoak (Sea - 1B)
20. (276) Travis Hafner (Cle - Util)
21. (285) Bryan LaHair (ChC - OF)
22. (304) Raul Ibanez (NYY - OF)
23. (313) Ruben Tejada (NYM - 2B,SS)


Zephyrs
@dailyhomer, http://trackstatter.heroku.com

1. (6) Adrian Gonzalez (Bos - 1B)
2. (23) Starlin Castro (ChC - SS)
3. (34) Zack Greinke (Mil - SP)
4. (51) Michael Young (Tex - 1B,2B,3B)
5. (62) Buster Posey (SF - C)
6. (79) Ian Kennedy (Ari - SP)
7. (90) Carlos Beltran (StL - OF)
8. (107) Matt Garza (ChC - SP)
9. (118) Corey Hart (Mil - OF)
10. (135) David Freese (StL - 3B)
11. (146) Joakim Soria (KC - RP)
12. (163) Anibal Sanchez (Mia - SP)
13. (174) Logan Morrison (Mia - OF)
14. (191) Brandon League (Sea - RP)
15. (202) Erick Aybar (LAA - SS)
16. (219) Chase Headley (SD - 3B)
17. (230) Koji Uehara (Tex - RP)
18. (247) Juan Carlos Oviedo (Mia - RP)
19. (258) Angel Pagan (SF - OF)
20. (275) Mike Minor (Atl - SP)
21. (286) Rafael Soriano (NYY - RP)
22. (303) Ben Revere (Min - OF)
23. (314) Derrek Lee (Pit - 1B)


Rice and Beane's
@jewlaska

1. (7) Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B)
2. (22) Adrian Beltre (Tex - 3B)
3. (35) Josh Hamilton (Tex - OF)
4. (50) Dan Uggla (Atl - 2B)
5. (63) C.J. Wilson (LAA - SP)
6. (78) Jimmy Rollins (Phi - SS)
7. (91) Jon Lester (Bos - SP)
8. (106) Adam Jones (Bal - OF)
9. (119) Andre Ethier (LAD - OF)
10. (134) Gio Gonzalez (Was - SP)
11. (147) Michael Pineda (NYY - SP)
12. (162) Mark Trumbo (LAA - 1B,OF)
13. (175) Edwin Encarnacion (Tor - 1B,3B)
14. (190) Jeremy Hellickson (TB - SP)
15. (203) Jason Bay (NYM - OF)
16. (218) Colby Rasmus (Tor - OF)
17. (231) Neil Walker (Pit - 2B)
18. (246) Russell Martin (NYY - C)
19. (259) Colby Lewis (Tex - SP)
20. (274) Matt Capps (Min - RP)
21. (287) Carlos Quentin (SD - OF)
22. (302) Victor Martinez (Det - C,1B)
23. (315) Aaron Crow (KC - RP)


Fightin' Maddons
@patrickshanson

1. (8) Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
2. (21) Jose Reyes (Mia - SS)
3. (36) CC Sabathia (NYY - SP)
4. (49) Matt Wieters (Bal - C)
5. (64) Lance Berkman (StL - 1B,OF)
6. (77) Ricky Romero (Tor - SP)
7. (92) Mariano Rivera (NYY - RP)
8. (105) Melky Cabrera (SF - OF)
9. (120) David Ortiz (Bos - Util)
10. (133) Emilio Bonifacio (Mia - 3B,SS,OF)
11. (148) Kelly Johnson (Tor - 2B)
12. (161) Tyler Clippard (Was - RP)
13. (176) Ichiro Suzuki (Sea - OF)
14. (189) Cory Luebke (SD - SP,RP)
15. (204) Torii Hunter (LAA - OF)
16. (217) Hiroki Kuroda (NYY - SP)
17. (232) Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
18. (245) Wandy Rodriguez (Hou - SP)
19. (260) Dee Gordon (LAD - SS)
20. (273) Delmon Young (Det - OF)
21. (288) Alex Rios (CWS - OF)
22. (301) John Danks (CWS - SP)
23. (316) Gavin Floyd (CWS - SP)

Ike David's Dog

1. (9) Robinson Cano (NYY - 2B)
2. (20) Carlos Gonzalez (Col - OF)
3. (37) David Wright (NYM - 3B)
4. (48) David Price (TB - SP)
5. (65) Yovani Gallardo (Mil - SP)
6. (76) Ike Davis (NYM - 1B)
7. (93) Shin-Soo Choo (Cle - OF)
8. (104) Miguel Montero (Ari - C)
9. (121) Lucas Duda (NYM - 1B,OF)
10. (132) Josh Johnson (Mia - SP)
11. (149) Ubaldo Jimenez (Cle - SP)
12. (160) Stephen Drew (Ari - SS)
13. (177) Josh Willingham (Min - OF)
14. (188) Daniel Bard (Bos - RP)
15. (205) Chris Iannetta (LAA - C)
16. (216) Marco Scutaro (Col - SS)
17. (233) Frank Francisco (NYM - RP)
18. (244) Chipper Jones (Atl - 3B)
19. (261) Alexi Ogando (Tex - SP)
20. (272) Ian Stewart (ChC - 3B)
21. (289) R.A. Dickey (NYM - SP)
22. (300) Francisco Rodriguez (Mil - RP)
23. (317) Rafael Furcal (StL - SS)


Scruffy Nerf Herders @hldomingue

1. (10) Justin Upton (Ari - OF)
2. (19) Roy Halladay (Phi - SP)
3. (38) Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
4. (47) Dan Haren (LAA - SP)
5. (66) Paul Konerko (CWS - 1B)
6. (75) Nelson Cruz (Tex - OF)
7. (94) Rickie Weeks (Mil - 2B)
8. (103) Adam Wainwright (StL - SP)
9. (122) Drew Storen (Was - RP)
10. (131) Chris Carpenter (StL - SP)
11. (150) Chris Young (Ari - OF)
12. (159) Yunel Escobar (Tor - SS)
13. (178) Jesus Montero (Sea - Util)
14. (187) Jason Motte (StL - RP)
15. (206) Wilson Ramos (Was - C)
16. (215) Derek Holland (Tex - SP)
17. (234) Kendrys Morales (LAA - 1B,OF)
18. (243) Brandon McCarthy (Oak - SP)
19. (262) Sean Marshall (Cin - RP)
20. (271) John Mayberry (Phi - 1B,OF)
21. (290) Aaron Hill (Ari - 2B)
22. (299) Scott Baker (Min - SP)
23. (318) Allen Craig (StL - 2B,OF)


Roy Oswalt's Tractor @vermilioned, http://embalmed.tumblr.com

1. (11) Prince Fielder (Det - 1B)
2. (18) Cliff Lee (Phi - SP)
3. (39) Brett Lawrie (Tor - 3B)
4. (46) Mike Napoli (Tex - C,1B)
5. (67) Yu Darvish (Tex - SP)
6. (74) Matt Moore (TB - RP)
7. (95) Drew Stubbs (Cin - OF)
8. (102) Brandon Beachy (Atl - SP)
9. (123) Heath Bell (Mia - RP)
10. (130) Cameron Maybin (SD - OF)
11. (151) J.J. Hardy (Bal - SS)
12. (158) Sergio Santos (Tor - RP)
13. (179) Coco Crisp (Oak - OF)
14. (186) Brennan Boesch (Det - OF)
15. (207) Vinnie Pestano (Cle - RP)
16. (214) Jason Kipnis (Cle - 2B)
17. (235) A.J. Burnett (Pit - SP)
18. (242) Luke Scott (TB - 1B,OF)
19. (263) Fautino De Los Santos (Oak - RP)
20. (270) Yonder Alonso (SD - OF)
21. (291) Alfredo Aceves (Bos - SP,RP)
22. (298) Mike Aviles (Bos - 2B,3B,SS)
23. (319) Seth Smith (Oak - OF)


SNickers MarCakeis @stealofhome, Steal of Home, but I am also featured at The Platoon Advantage. I have also written at The Process Report, Beyond the Box Score, MLB Daily Dish, Baseball Prospectus and ESPN.

1. (13) Ian Kinsler (Tex - 2B)
2. (16) Curtis Granderson (NYY - OF)
3. (41) Matt Holliday (StL - OF)
4. (44) Carlos Santana (Cle - C,1B)
5. (69) Jayson Werth (Was - OF)
6. (72) Joe Mauer (Min - C,1B)
7. (97) Nick Markakis (Bal - OF)
8. (100) Mark Reynolds (Bal - 1B,3B)
9. (125) Carlos Marmol (ChC - RP)
10. (128) Dexter Fowler (Col - OF)
11. (153) Huston Street (SD - RP)
12. (156) Joe Nathan (Tex - RP)
13. (181) Rafael Betancourt (Col - RP)
14. (184) Ted Lilly (LAD - SP)
15. (209) Chris Perez (Cle - RP)
16. (212) Erik Bedard (Pit - SP)
17. (237) Chris Sale (CWS - RP)
18. (240) Ian Desmond (Was - SS)
19. (265) Adam Dunn (CWS - 1B)
20. (268) Ryan Doumit (Min - C)
21. (293) Alejandro De Aza (CWS - OF)
22. (296) Nyjer Morgan (Mil - OF)
23. (321) Ricky Nolasco (Mia - SP)


Waltham Blue Jays,
@jsmargolis, thoughtsonsports.blogspot.com.

1. (14) Justin Verlander (Det - SP)
2. (15) Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
3. (42) Elvis Andrus (Tex - SS)
4. (43) Stephen Strasburg (Was - SP)
5. (70) Jay Bruce (Cin - OF)
6. (71) Jason Heyward (Atl - OF)
7. (98) Carl Crawford (Bos - OF)
8. (99) Billy Butler (KC - 1B)
9. (126) Ryan Howard (Phi - 1B)
10. (127) Mike Moustakas (KC - 3B)
11. (154) Brandon Morrow (Tor - SP)
12. (155) Kenley Jansen (LAD - RP)
13. (182) Geovany Soto (ChC - C)
14. (183) Matt Joyce (TB - OF)
15. (210) Edinson Volquez (SD - SP)
16. (211) Grant Balfour (Oak - RP)
17. (238) Mike Trout (LAA - OF)
18. (239) Aroldis Chapman (Cin - RP)
19. (266) Brent Morel (CWS - 3B)
20. (267) Bud Norris (Hou - SP)
21. (294) Jim Johnson (Bal - RP)
22. (295) Rex Brothers (Col - RP)
23. (322) Lorenzo Cain (KC - OF)

PROJECTIONS

Here's how the overall stats in our league look with Yahoo's 2012 projections.

Btbs-fantasy_medium

Some assumptions based on cumulative projections:

-Leading in HR also helps to leading TB possibly OBP (I drafted based on TB first)
-Not sure how NSV stat works since it's in negative numbers
-Hope to possibly bring up K numbers since they correlate with QS
-Due to the addition of HLDs in our league, having more relievers obviously brought WHIP numbers down

What do you guys think?

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