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The 2010 Raging Chlorophyll

Laster Saturday afternoon I drafted my fantasy baseball team, known as the Raging Chlorophyll. I’m in a twelve team 5×5 head-to-head league. This year I drafted out of the third position.

Round.  (Overall Pick)  Player, Team – Position

1. (3) Hanley Ramirez, Fla – SS
2. (22) Adrian Gonzalez, SD – 1B
3. (27) Jayson Werth, Phi – OF
4. (46) Adam Wainwright, StL – SP
5. (51) Mark Reynolds, Ari – 3B
6. (70) Shin-Soo Choo, Cle – OF
7. (75) Hunter Pence, Hou – OF
8. (94) Ubaldo Jimenez, Col – SP
9. (99) Jake Peavy, CWS – SP
10. (118) Jason Kubel, Min – OF
11. (123) Brian Wilson, SF – RP
12. (142) Tim Hudson, Atl – SP
13. (147) Ian Stewart, Col – 2B
14. (166) Jorge Cantu, Fla – 3B
15. (171) Frank Francisco, Tex – RP
16. (190) Kyle Blanks, SD – OF
17. (195) Bengie Molina, SF – C
18. (214) Hideki Matsui, LAA – DH
19. (219) Edwin Jackson, Ari – SP
20. (238) Johnny Cueto, Cin – SP
21. (243) Orlando Cabrera, Cin – SS
22. (262) Ryan Madson, Phi – RP
23. (267) Carlos Ruiz, Phi – C

I’m not sure how I feel about my team yet. During my pre-draft planning I settled on taking Alex Rodriguez with my first pick. When Hanley Ramirez became available after Chase Utley was picked second I decided to improvise.

Before the draft began I gave up on Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, Shane Victorino, and Jimmy Rollins. I was just not in the proper position to draft any of them. I made my primary Phillie target Jayson Werth (and got him). My secondary Phillie target was was Placido Polanco (I didn’t get him, I thought he would go later in the draft).

During the 18th and 19th rounds of the draft my internet connection failed, resulting in the Matsui and Jackson picks. I’m not a fan of either player.

Last year I was thrilled after the draft. I loved my team. I then promptly had my worst fantasy baseball season ever.

This year I am cautiously optimistic. . .


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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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A Fantasy World

I’m afraid this entry might be very boring to many of my readers. Sorry. This afternoon I drafted my fantasy baseball team, which happens to be called The Raging Chlorophyll. I’m in an ESPN head-to-head league that contains twelve teams. I drafted from the 9th position. So here they are:

C – Carlos Ruiz

C – Ronny PaulinoThe Raging Chlorophyll

1B – Ryan Howard

2B – Brian Roberts

3B – Garrett Atkins

SS – Michael Young

2B/SS – Aaron Hill

1B/3B – Carlos Pena

OF – Alfonso Soriano

OF – Jeff Fancoeur

OF – Shane Victorino

OF – Pat Burrell

OF – Michael Cuddyer

UTIL – Frank Thomas

SP – Chris Young

SP – Brett Myers

P – Brad Penny

P – Rich Harden

P – Miguel Batista

P – B.J. Ryan

P – Brad Lidge

RP – Tom Gordon

RP – Carlos Marmol

I hate to spend picks on closers, so I picked up two (Lidge and Ryan) from the scratch and dent bargain bin in the late rounds of the draft. I also picked up Gordon and Marmol as potential closers, figuring they provide some help in the Ks, ERA, and WHIP categories even if they aren’t closing currently.

I am very excited that I managed to land Soriano and Howard at 9 and 16.

Play ball!

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