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July 22, 2014

My Model Portfolio

Three-and-a-Half Months Later

by Bret Sayre


During the last week of March, the BP Fantasy team set out to complete a fun exercise that I set out for everyone. Using Mike Gianella’s pre-season bid limits from March 21, all nine members of the team at the time completed a 23-man roster for $260. It sounded like such a fun idea that soon-to-be Editor-in Chief Sam Miller and pitching mechanics guru Doug Thorburn decided to submit entries. And finally, I received a very well thought out e-mail from reader “Cronfordox” (otherwise known as Scott) with a team of his own, which I included to bring us to an even number of 12 entries. We understand 12-team leagues. It makes sense.

If you want to go and read the explanations of the teams we created at the time, here are all of the links in one place, but for this piece we’re going to concentrate on how our individual teams have fared. So you don’t have to start clicking around, here were the parameters:

The fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

  • We are using the mixed-league values.
  • You can use any player not on Mike's sheet for $1.
  • The scoring will be 5x5 roto, so we're not just picking the players who will return the most value.
  • Eligibility is kept to the positions applicable right now. No potential in-season eligibility is to be considered.

So with the All-Star break just having passed, it felt like the right time to take a look and see how many of the top performers from 2014 were rostered and how good/bad our participants are doing, along with who’s leading the field right now.

Selecting the Superstars
While deeper leagues are won with profit, shallower leagues (like this one which we’ve artificially created) are won with superstars. So instead of figuring out who made the most profit at this point (we’ll cover that in the end of year review), we’re going to look at the top-ten mixed fantasy earners through the All-Star Break and see how many were rostered. And while we were allowed to select players not given values in mixed league’s per Mike’s bid limits, we’ll give everyone a pass for the three players who would have been off-the-board selections at the time: Dee Gordon, Charlie Blackmon, and Garrett Richards.

Here’s how we did:

Top Hitters - Mixed

Top Pitchers - Mixed

Player

Teams

Player

Teams

Mike Trout

3

Felix Hernandez

2

Jose Altuve

2

Adam Wainwright

0

Andrew McCutchen

0

Johnny Cueto

0

Michael Brantley

1

Clayton Kershaw

1

Troy Tulowitzki

0

Masahiro Tanaka

0

Nelson Cruz

1

Scott Kazmir

0

Dee Gordon

0

Garrett Richards

0

Giancarlo Stanton

1

Chris Sale

1

Charlie Blackmon

0

David Price

1

Billy Hamilton

5

Koji Uehara

0

Total

13

Total

5

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