Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper

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About

Name: Jesse Draper
Age: 34
Ph.D Candidate - American Studies
Michigan State University
Hometown/Birthplace: Lansing, MI / Chicago, IL
Married with two kids (4, 2), and one on the way.
Favorite MLB Team: Chicago Cubs NL / Boston Red Sox AL
Years Playing Fantasy Baseball: 12
Fantasy Baseball Style Preference: 5x5 AL-Only, Mixed
Favorite College Team: Michigan State University Spartans
Favorite Baseball Player, Current of Former: Kerry Wood
Favorite Baseball Movie: The Natural
Favorite Music: The Beatles, U2, Wilco, Miles Davis, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Elbow, UNKLE, Sufjan Stevens, Kings of Leon, Sigur Ros, Beck, Frank Sinatra, Elliot Smith, Midnight Oil, Radiohead, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Cure, Tom Waits, many many more...

Other Interests:
Natalie and my kids, Jack and Harley.
Chicago Bears, Bulls
Michigan State Spartans

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Writing (Fantasy Sports, Baseball History, 20th Cent. Urban American History, Ballparks):
http://drapes.wordpress.com
http://fantasybaseball.com

Academic Articles:
“Ballparks, Bailouts, and the Fallacy of Baseball as Urban Redevelopment: A Historiography of Baseball and the American City”
“Fantasy Sports Communities on the Internet: The Evolution of Fandom in American Sports Culture”
“Stealing Signs – The Battle for Linguistic Capital in Baseball”

In the hopper:
Masters of Their Domain: A Self-Portrait by the Gurus of Fantasy Baseball

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My Fantasy Teams

The Pete Rose Hall of Fame (Commish):
Mixed 12 Team Custom Dynasty League. Old School 7x7. My Homer League for going on ten years. My team...

Sonofapitch:
Mark Teixeira, 1B, FA
Alexei Ramirez, 2B/SS, ChW
Josh Hamilton, RF/CF, Tex
Alfonso Soriano, LF, ChC
Travis Snider, LF/RF, Tor
Roy Halladay, SP, Tor
Josh Beckett, SP, Bos
Rich Harden, SP, ChC
Jonathan Papelbon, RP, Bos
Carlos Marmol, RP, ChC

On the fence:
Cliff Lee, SP, CLE
Kerry Wood, RP, FA

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Bunch'a 4th Graders:
AL Only Keeper Team - 5x5 (OBP) Auction League. $260 cap.

Potential Keepers:
Joe Mauer, C, Min $24
Jason Bartlett, SS, Tam $12

Scott Kazmir, SP, Tam $19
AJ Burnett, SP, FA $20

Jhonny Peralta, SS, Cle $ 18
AJ Pierzynski, C, ChW $9
Mark Ellis, 2B, Bos $12

Potential Toppers (One Player Claimable for $1 over winning bid):

Chris Davis, 1B, Tex
Alex Gordon, 3B, Kan
Alex Rodriguez 3B, NYY (would cost over $50 to keep)

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