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The 2011 Raging Chlorophyll

This afternoon I drafted my fantasy baseball team, the Raging Chlorophyll. I was drafting last in a 12 team league, with a snake draft format. The league is head-to-head, 5×5 scoring, and is becoming a keeper league this season (three players can be kept, each retained player costs a draft pick in the round they were drafted in the previous year).

My draft preparation did me no good. Things went off the rails early, and my picks look nothing like the list I had put together. My first pick was Joey Votto, a player I had every intention of avoiding, but in the moment drafting him seemed like the right thing to do. I followed that up by drafting a pitcher n the second round. I’ve never drafted a pitcher that high before. It was a chaotic and crazy draft for me.

Round / (Overall) / Name / Position

1. (12) Joey Votto – 1b
2. (13) Roy Halladay – SP
3. (36) Shin-Soo Choo – OF
4. (37) Rickie Weeks – 2B
5.(60) Justin Morneau – 1B
6. (61) Josh Johnson – SP
7.(84) Curtis Granderson – OF
8. (85) Drew Stubbs – SP
9.(108) Ted Lilly – SP
10. (109) Adam Jones – OF
11.(132) Huston Street – RP
12. (133) Ian Desmond – SS
13.(156) J.J. Putz – RP
14. (157) Mitch Moreland – 1B
15.(180) Jaime Garcia – SP
16. (181) Edwin Encarnacion – 3B
17.(204) Yunel Escobar – SS
18. (205) Garrett Jones – 1B/OF
19.(228) Chris Ianetta – C
20. (229) Johan Santana – SP
21.(252) Ramon Hernandez – C
22.(253) Stephen Strasburg – SP
23. (276) Ryan Madson – RP

The Santana and Strasburg picks are shots at value keepers for next year.

I’ll give my team some time to settle in before I form a verdict. I must admit it’s the least excited I am about a team I have drafted in the past five years, but that’s influenced by some of the guys I really wanted that fell through.

Play ball!


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Draft Day 2009

raging_chloro_newlogo_sfThis afternoon I drafted The Raging Chlorophyll 2009 roster. The league is a head-to-head 5×5 (AVG, HR, RBI, R, SB and W, K, SV, ERA, WHIP) format. If that means nothing to you this will probably be a boring post. Sorry (I’m afraid that was a rather insincere apology).

I drafted out of the 7th position. Here are my picks:

Rd    Player

1.  Ryan Howard (1B) 
2. Alex Rodriguez (3B)
3. Brian Roberts (2B)
4. Nate Mcclouth (OF)
5. Rafael Furcal (SS)
6. Shane Victorino (OF)
7. Garrett Atkins (1B/3B)
8. Jonathan Broxton (RP)
9. Yovani Gallardo (SP)
10. Alex Gordon (3B)
11. Ricky Nolasco (SP)
12. Brett Myers (SP)
13. Pat Burrell (OF)
14. Rick Ankiel (OF)
15. Brian Wilson (RP)
16. Shin-Soo Choo (OF)
17. Mark Buehrle (SP)
18. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
19. Ubaldo Jiminez (SP)
20. Gavin Floyd (SP)
21. Yunel Escobar (SS)
22. George Sherrill (RP)
23. Kurt Suzuki (C)

Let the games begin!


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Championship Time

Months ago I posted the results of my fantasy baseball draft. Well, the season has flown by. One more week remains, and my team is playing for the championship. The Raging Chlorophyll are facing the Fancy Monkeys (managed by my friend and league commish Adam).

This is a rematch of last year’s final, in which the Monkeys proved victorious.

The official logos

This past weekend while I was on vacation I was not able to follow the final two days of my semi-final match (against the Kansas Cow Tippers). I had a large lead before I went on vacation, so I felt pretty good about things. The final outcome was much closer than I anticipated, but it still worked out.


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