We are now deep into the fantasy baseball draft season, with games starting overseas this week and the majority of baseball having their Opening Day next week. Most drafts were done over the past weekend to assure that the overseas games would be included, and the rest will trickle to a finish as the week progresses.
The fantasy front has been bombarded with mock drafts, top picks, bust picks and sleeper picks...enough information to make your head explode. What is more interesting to look at and compare with is how an actual draft plays out.
The following is the results of an office draft that occurred Monday night. It is a head-to-head league consisting of eight teams. The following are the stat categories that the league is based on:
Hitting: R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS
Pitching: W, CG, SHO, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB
The teams consisted of the following makeup: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UTIL, UTIL, UTIL, UTIL, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, BN, BN
The lineups were a bit different than standard fantasy setup, providing more utility spots and dedicating more of the P spots as SP positions. The extra utility spots, instead of additional bench spots, make the season more interesting as almost every draft pick counts every week.
Each draft pick had a limit of one minute, and were picked in the following order...