Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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We had our mid-year minor league draft in one league today. This league drafts 12 minor leaguers per team at the start of the season (with lots of carry overs). You can leave a player in your minors until his rookie eligibility runs out. Also of note in this league, only one catcher slot and all minor leaguers start with a salary of $5.

Here are today's picks in order. Mine are marked with an asterisk. The VOID is one team that forgot to submit their picks. I ended up getting 4 of my top 5 picks and my 6th pick didn't get drafted in 36. That tells you how far away minors players we are attacking. Cal Mitchell was my #3 pick but was gone early.

First Round
Jake Eder, MIA
Roansy Contreras, PIT
Tyler Widener, ARI
Alec Burleson, STL
Joe Gray, MIL
Jairo Pomares, SF
Calvin Mitchell PIT
Diego Cartaya LAD
Ryan Pepiot LAD
*Mason Martin, PIT
*David Hamilton, MIL
2nd Round
Graham Ashcroft, CIN
Tyler Callihan CIN
Maikol Escotto PIT
Korry Howell MIL
Aeverson Arteaga SF
Spencer Strider ATL
Yiddi Cappe, MIA
Kohl Franklin, CHI
Carmen Mlodzinski PIT
*Eguy Rosario, SDP
Eury Perez, MIA
*Jake McCarthy, AZ
Luis Frias AZ
Roismar Quintana WAS
Kyle Harrison SF
Eduardo Garcia, MIL
Jesse Franklin ATL
Jorge Ona SDP
Euribiel Angeles, SDP
Justin Lange- SDP
Stuart Fairchild, AZ
Bailey Falter, PHI
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 12 '21

I'm in five leagues now. The best anti-dumping rule set I've seen is in a league that admittedly has tried to find the middle between re-draft and dynasty.

Only five major league keepers per year. Every contract increases by $5 a year (no contract years). You can keep up to five minor leaguers as well.

By increasing contracts their are few $1 bargains (your home league's annoying $5 FAAB minimum does the same thing as well). Also, only 5 major league keepers makes it difficult to make trades. 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jun 19 '21

I think you want to shift to a healthier option, maybe Sweetgreens. No more pleasant, but won't kill you fellows off as quickly (if you stay away from the ranch dressing).

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jun 18 '21

Here's the latest in anti-dumping options ... I am coming to you live from a Brandon, Mississippi Waffle House. I, a total loser, came in last place in my fantasy football league. As punishment, I spend 24 hours in a Waffle House. Every waffle I eat shaves an hour off the clock. It’s 4:07 Central. ... only problem with applying this to my home roto league is that we're already losing owners faster than we can replace them ... but otherwise, I like the concept :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 18 '21

Yeah, I meant on Opening Day. I don't really consider any of those players as starters. I guess Diaz was one but the others were injury replacement guys. Rios was a platooner. Maybe I should just do a little work :-)

Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 4 '21

Was hearing a discussion the other day on MLB radio.  Can't remember the talking heads, but they were theorizing that the ball is making it harder to hit HRs ... and giving pitchers better control ... but that hitters have locked into that "3 true outcomes" mindset and keep trying to hit the ball over the fence each time they make contact - hitting into the shift a lot more often.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 4 '21

Do you mean the five worst expected position players on Opening Day? After a month of baseball, here are the five worst in fact, measured by 5x5. 

Edwin Rios:  batting .085 in 47 AB, ($2)

Luis Campusano: .088 in 34 AB, ($2)

Daniel Robertson: .105 in 38 AB, ($2)

Alex Jackson: .043 in 23 AB ($1)

Elias Diaz: .136 in 44 AB ($1)

I read somewhere that the batting average in he majors in April was .232, the lowest it's been in the first month since 1968, when teams hit .230 and, of course, Bob Gibson set the ERA record that deGrom is threatening this year.

Maybe not just deGrom.

Alex Patton Alex
May 4 '21

On opening day, who/what were the five worst starting position players in the NL? Wondering if we can capture that and find out what they earned by EOY.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 4 '21

Way back in the 90s, I finished last in our league in consecutive years.  The next year, I executed the "Sweeney Plan," (back when it was really doable), because while I knew I would be very unlikely to win with it, I sure as fuck wasn't going to finish last for three straight years.  I finished 4th, with substantial satisfaction.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Apr 25 '21