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March 28, 2017

My Model Portfolio

The Ricky Bobby Experiment

by George Bissell


Here are the rules for the annual BP fantasy staff Model Portfolio challenge established by our fantasy overlord, Bret Sayre:

  • Dollar values courtesy of Mike Gianella’s standard mixed-league bid limits
  • 23-man roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9
  • $260 budget
  • Any player not listed on Mike's sheet is $1
  • 5x5 rotisserie scoring
  • The goal of the exercise is to construct the best possible team, not just identifying an entire list of low-cost 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. For example, you can’t put Kyle Schwarber at catcher.

The Process

I came in third place in the model portfolio challenge last year, primarily because of several low-priced veteran bats, a handful of profitable speedsters, and a gut call on a cheap Jose Quintana. I tend to assemble this roster from the bottom up, identifying which bargain basement value hitters I want to stock the lower tiers of the roster with before diving into the high-priced end of the player pool. I ended up shifting an additional $20 to the offense that I normally would have allocated towards someone like Justin Verlander as a co-ace. Instead, I’m hoping that my offense can carry me and that the gambles on the pitching side pay off. As Ricky Bobby once said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

The Lineup

Position

Player

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C

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