Picking up where we left off...no comments
Continuing the hit and miss type look back on the projections and rankings from prior to the 2012 season...
And so closes another fantasy baseball season. Some of you hoisted championship trophies. More of you did not. Depending on the group you fall into, I offer congratulations or a thank you for playing.This was a significant season for me, for a number of different reasons.
- I hoisted the Championship in my NL only league
- I finished 3rd in the Blog Wars league hosted by the RotoExperts, my first “expert” league.
- I committed the fantasy baseball blunder of the century.
So, the first 5 players I projected…
Anyhoo...this is the last week of the season for head to head leagues (for most leagues anyway I imagine) and in roto leagues you still may have a category or two to make a move in to pick up some points. Are there any players you can look at that have picked it up lately, or have favorable match ups in the coming weeks that can help you out? Yes. If I said No, this would have been a very short article. All of the ownership percentages that follow come from Yahoo!.
Cole Hamels to the Phillies. Obviously it makes sense long term. Hamels has the 15th best WAR among pitchers since 2010. It doesn't sound that impressive, but there are 30 teams in Major League Baseball. He would be an ace on half of them, and thus a 28-year-old free-agent-to-be deserves to get paid. More money than any NL pitcher in history. For fantasy purposes this isn't good. Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence probably won't be on the team in a week and the Phillies will continue to provide lower than expected run support for their pitchers. Also, Hamels doesn't have that mental pressure to pull a Sabathia and get every cent that he deserves in the final rehearsel before winter meetings. Anyway here are some links to discuss the issue...
Hanley a Steal for Dodgers
Hamels Paid Like an Ace