2011 Yahoo F&F League – Teams Singman and Carty

On Tuesday Derek and I traveled to our respective computers to participate in the Yahoo Friends and Family League draft. For me, it’s my third year in the league and Derek is the newbie in the crowd, which consists of the seven main Yahoo experts, three Rotowire senior writers, one dynamic Razzball duo, and one Wall Street Journal contributor. Add Derek and me and you get the 14 members that comprise this mixed, rotisserie scoring league.

The past two years I’ve finished in the respectable but unsatisfying position of fourth, so I’m looking forward to finishing above that this year. Below you will find my and Derek’s rosters and after you will see a poll where you can pick whose team you like more.

+---------------------------------++---------------------------------+ | TEAM CARTY || TEAM SINGMAN | +-----+-------------------+-------++-----+-------------------+-------+ | Pos | Player | Round || Pos | Player | Round | +-----+-------------------+-------++-----+-------------------+-------+ | C | Mike Napoli | 8 || C | Joe Mauer | 4 | | 1B | Joey Votto | 1 || 1B | Luke Scott | 18 | | 2B | Chase Utley | 6 || 2B | Ryan Raburn | 9 | | 3B | Jose Bautista | 3 || 3B | David Wright | 1 | | SS | Ryan Theriot | 17 || SS | Jose Reyes | 2 | | CI | Mark Reynolds | 5 || CI | Gaby Sanchez | 14 | | MI | Omar Infante | 19 || MI | Elvis Andrus | 7 | | OF | Matt Holliday | 2 || OF | Jason Heyward | 3 | | OF | Ichiro Suzuki | 4 || OF | Nick Swisher | 11 | | OF | Juan Pierre | 9 || OF | Travis Snider | 13 | | OF | Denard Span | 13 || OF | Ben Francisco | 21 | | UT | Edwin Encarnacion | 15 || UT | Pablo Sandoval | 6 | | UT | Dan Johnson | 20 || UT | Michael Morse | 19 | +-----+-------------------+-------++-----+-------------------+-------+ | P | Max Scherzer | 7 || P | Yovani Gallardo | 5 | | P | Colby Lewis | 11 || P | Gio Gonzalez | 8 | | P | Ricky Nolasco | 14 || P | Jaime Garcia | 16 | | P | Jake Peavy | 16 || P | James Shields | 20 | | P | Jose Valverde | 10 || P | Mike Minor | 23 | | P | Frank Francisco | 12 || P | Jonathan Broxton | 10 | | P | Kevin Gregg | 18 || P | Ryan Franklin | 12 | | P | Sergio Romo | 21 || P | Aroldis Chapman | 15 | | P | Grant Balfour | 22 || P | Phil Coke | 24 | +-----+-------------------+-------++-----+-------------------+-------+ | BN | Russel Branyan | 25 || BN | Danny Espinosa | 17 | | BN | Johan Santana | 23 || BN | Chris Coghlan | 22 | | BN | Rafael Betancourt | 24 || BN | Lorenzo Cain | 25 | +-----+-------------------+-------++-----+-------------------+-------+

Derek had the seventh pick and took Joey Votto in the first and I had the 10th pick and landed David Wright. The link containing the full draft results can be found here, to give you some added perspective beyond just our teams.

Don’t forget to vote in the poll and share your thoughts on why Derek’s team is so bad in the comments.

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Whose team is more likely to win?
Derek Carty
Paul Singman

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anon
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anon

Mauer at 31 is a steal.  Team Singman has some good value!

Derek Ambrosino
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Derek Ambrosino
I think you both did a nice job of building competitive pitching staffs without spending many of your high picks. My short take is that Paul’s team is very solid and the better bet to place. Derek’s team assumed more risk (Utley, Santana, Peavy, Encarnacion, even Bautista to a degree). If some of those break right, Derek’s got a juggernaut on his hands. On a side note, one of us (not me, it’s not my strength) should write an article that benchmarks Utley at various draft positions and various AB or Game totals. So, basically, how many games would Utley… Read more »
Paul Singman
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Paul Singman
@Bravesfan – If I wasn’t beat to him I would have picked up Beachy, who I’m sure everyone knows beat Mike Minor for the fifth rotation spot. Beachy and Minor both project to be solid major leaguers so it’s unfortunate for me the Braves went with Beachy. I still expect Minor to be back up in the majors sometime in May, so I’m not just gonna drop him for nothing either at the moment. I do think its interesting how “extreme” Derek’s hitters are. By extreme I mean he drafted true sluggers and speedsters. After his first two picks of… Read more »
Paul Singman
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Paul Singman

I realize the poll doesn’t show you the results after you vote so I’ll post them in a comment sometime Friday afternoon for those curious.

Jeffrey Gross
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Jeffrey Gross

Paul, I think you’re wrong. Kris Medlen’s on his way back.

Braves Fan
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Braves Fan

Paul,

Will you be picking up Brandon Beachy?

At this stage of the season (or pre-season), I think you have an edge over Derek in hitting. You’ve got a pretty balanced offense, while Derek’s categorical production is more consolidated. I think Utley will make or break Derek’s season. Pitching-wise, I think it’s pretty close.

Paul Singman
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Paul Singman

As far as I’ve heard Medlen wouldn’t be back until late summer, and I would think if Minor does well in the minors, he’d be more likely to be put in the rotation and Medlen in the ‘pen than the other way around. I still think if someone gets hurt or if Beachy or Jurrjens are ineffective early on Minor would get the first shot at the rotation.

As for the polling, so far there have been 73 responses: 38 have voted for my team and 35 for Derek’s so its pretty much a 50-50 split.

Paul Singman
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Paul Singman

@Lou D.—I understand the team might not perform spectacularly but I don’t think the Wright/Reyes duo will perform below your standard 1st and 2nd rounder.

Lou D.
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Lou D.

Wright and Reyes 1, 2? That’s a recipe for disaster and I’m a Mets fan.

Rudy Gamble
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Rudy Gamble

FWIW, i’d vote for Paul’s team as 1) he said we’re ‘dynamic’ and 2) His team looks better using my projections.  Will be interesting to see if Derek’s MR strategy works….

Chad
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Chad
Given the time that Utley is likely to miss it seems like it would have been a good idea to use one of the bench spots on a MI instead of someone like Santana who is pretty well shot by injuries.  Also none of the expected power hitters better underperform or get hurt because nobody other than Holliday in that outfield is likely to hit more than 5 HR’s.  Having another OF that hits for a bit of power would have been a major improvement to this roster.  Don’t like Ichiro in the 4th at all given his decline in… Read more »
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