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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: May 4 17, 8:23 am 
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I have a fantasy team that has a team batting average of .197. Here are the guilty parties:

Kendrys Morales: .225
Dexter Fowler: .218
Aledmys Diaz: .218
Evan Longoria: .200
Mark Trumbo: .200
Russell Martin: .200
Rougned Odor: .194
Kyle Schwarber: .190
Tommy Joseph: .187
Danny Espinosa: .160

Schwarber, Longoria and Trumbo have to turn it around at some point, right?

If one of your starters sits out and you also don't have a sub that played that day that can cover that starter's position, then you get an 0 for 5 in your lineup in that spot. The average would probably be slightly over .200 but a couple of those brought it down lower.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: May 15 17, 9:29 am 
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One of my teams is 8-20, despite having the best offense of any of my teams. It's mostly due to terrible luck.
1) The offense exploded in 2 games and scored like 17 runs each time. Take those 2 games away and the offense is pretty average. It's just bad luck that all that offense was combined into 2 games. All their players are on different teams, so it was just random.
2) They've drawn several ridiculous opposing pitcher performances. The latest was a CGSO by Scott Feldman. They also drew the CGSO by Ivan Nova. It's hard enough to win when the other teams' aces pitch like aces.
3) They've also lost 4 really close games, by less than 0.2 runs. Normally those are a coin flip, but all have broken against them.

We're not even talking about injury luck or anything like that. Just the randomness of the game and schedule has been incredibly unlucky. With an average amount of luck this team could easily be .500, maybe higher. This team *should* rebound but we'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: June 16 17, 12:12 pm 
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pioneer98 wrote:
One of my teams is 8-20, despite having the best offense of any of my teams. It's mostly due to terrible luck.
1) The offense exploded in 2 games and scored like 17 runs each time. Take those 2 games away and the offense is pretty average. It's just bad luck that all that offense was combined into 2 games. All their players are on different teams, so it was just random.
2) They've drawn several ridiculous opposing pitcher performances. The latest was a CGSO by Scott Feldman. They also drew the CGSO by Ivan Nova. It's hard enough to win when the other teams' aces pitch like aces.
3) They've also lost 4 really close games, by less than 0.2 runs. Normally those are a coin flip, but all have broken against them.

We're not even talking about injury luck or anything like that. Just the randomness of the game and schedule has been incredibly unlucky. With an average amount of luck this team could easily be .500, maybe higher. This team *should* rebound but we'll see.


This is why I hate H2H leagues.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: July 20 17, 8:36 am 
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One of my teams started the season 13-28. Since then they've gone 31-12. The biggest changes were:
Cut A-Gonz and signed Betances to fix the bullpen
Cut Pujols and signed Smoak, who is having a huge season
That's it. That, and Correa went on a tear around that time. He's on the DL now, so we'll see if this can continue.

This team is set up great for next year. These are the players who are already signed for next year, meaning no more money will need to be spent on them until 2019:
Correa
Bregman
Robbie Ray
David Peralta
Alex Cobb
Smoak
Foltynewicz
Marwin Gonzalez
Kintzler

Peralta and Cobb were both hurt last year, so their salaries were really low and extending their contracts was cheap.

This team also has these prospects:
Austin Meadows
Francis Martes
Franklin Barreto
Austin Slater
Carson Kelly
Reese McGuire
Cory Sedlock

Some of these guys have already played some in MLB this year, but I did not extend their contracts because they won't play enough for their salaries to be very expensive next year. I'll extend them next year for 2019 if they become regulars.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: August 4 17, 2:13 pm 
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The team that I took over that lost 100 games last year still sucks, mainly due to zero pitching. But because they've had the worst record they've had the top pick each week of all the free agents. So I've been grabbing all the top prospects as they become available. I inherited 3 of these guys from the previous owner but the others were all signed this year. The number in parenthesis is either their current MLB.com rank, or their rank when they got called up:

Yoan Moncada (1)
Rafael Devers (4)
Brendan Rogers (9)
Kyle Tucker (10)
Francis Martes (12)
Ozzie Albies (19)
Hunter Greene (21)
Franklin Barreto (37)
Mike Soroka (38)
Jack Flaherty (53)
Austin Slater (56)
Jesse Winker (64)

So, yeah, I think there is hope for this team. It's almost stupid that Hunter Greene is their 7th best prospect.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: September 7 17, 7:31 am 
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Yoan Moncada (1)
Rafael Devers (4)
Brendan Rogers (9)
Kyle Tucker (10)
Francis Martes (12)
Ozzie Albies (19)
Hunter Greene (21)
Alex Verdugo (27)
Franklin Barreto (37)
Mike Soroka (38)
Jack Flaherty (53)
Austin Slater (56)
Jesse Winker (64)
Rhys Hoskins (69)


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: October 11 17, 11:29 am 
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There are 3 games left in our regular season (had a delay because the main guy went on vacation for 2 weeks). I have 4 teams still alive:
- One clinched their division
- One has a 3 game lead, so they clinched a tie. But the last 3 games are against the 2nd place team.
- One is tied for first, with the last 3 games against the team they are tied with.
- One is tied for first, with the last 3 games against a different team.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: October 13 17, 10:26 pm 
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haha all 4 of them won their divisions


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