Feeling a draft, 2010 edition (updated)

This is my office league.  I was a last minute addition so I had no input into the settings or whatnot.  I mention that as the settings were terrible.  To summarize:

  • No MI/CI spots
  • Only 3 OF
  • Four RP must be active
  • DH spot (must be DH eligible and every player is not DH eligible)
  • Six bench spots
  • Two DL spots

So here’s what happened.  We, namely ME, didn’t know that the DH spot had to be filled by someone with DH eligibility, rather than any bat.  I realized it rather late in the draft when I selected Nolan Reimold and he went to the Bench, rather than the DH spot.  RED FLAG.

I picked Aubrey Huff in the 2nd to last round so I could have a “legal” team.  Since the draft, the league manager reset the draft and killed the DH spot, leaving just one UTIL position.  That means there are only 10 starting bats and 9 starting arms (5 SP, 4 RP), daily roster settings.

First, Geddy Lee in last year’s ESPN fantasy baseball commercial:

(And yes, I went to college with, graduated the same year as ESPN’s Matthew Berry and I have the yearbook to prove it)

My draft, out of the 13th spot, obviously not in this order in this order:

  • Prince Fielder 1B
  • Troy Tulowitzki SS
  • Grady Sizemore CF
  • Pablo Sandoval 3B
  • Yovani Gallardo SP
  • Josh Beckett SP
  • Shin-Soo Choo RF
  • Andrew McCutchen CF
  • Billy Wagner RP
  • Matt Garza SP
  • Frank Francisco RP
  • Bobby Jenks RP
  • Brad Hawpe RF
  • Nolan Reimold LF
  • Rickie Weeks 2B
  • Ryan Dempster SP
  • Adam LaRoche 1B
  • Wade Davis SP
  • Neftali Feliz RP
  • Mike Napoli C
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka SP
  • Franklin Morales RP
  • Aubrey Huff 1B
  • Fausto Carmona SP
  • Coco Crisp CF
  • {Ian Desmond, Was SS (waived Huff, 24th rd pick, for Desmond once the DH spot was eliminated)}

And this year’s brilliant ESPN fantasy baseball commercial:

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