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Keys to Fantasy Success in 2013


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#1 Mithrandir

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

What do you think are three keys to your teams success this season?

1. Everth Cabrera keeps his job and steals at least 40 bases.
2. Adam Dunn hits 40 hr's
3. Mike Trout..Mike Trout..Mike Trout...
C- Ramos
1b - Bautista
2b - Altuve
3b - Miggy
SS - A. Escobar
OF - Trout
OF - Revere
OF - Cespedes
OF - Byrd
Util - Coghlan
Util - Garcia

Bench - Rosario


SP - Kershaw, Bumgarner, Grienke, Zimmerman, Felix, Arrieta, Carrasco
RP - Cishek, Papelbon, Mejia, Nathan,

#2 LUNT101

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

Erasmo Ramirez starts the year in the major leagues
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#3 FantasyShmantasy

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

Joey Bats having a top 5 year.

The upside for guys like Minor, Ogando, and Miller becoming a reality.

Frazier and Miley building on strong rookie seasons.

Being the first to jump on most of the hot pick-ups who pay off (like Trout, Lynn, etc. from last year).

I'm really happy with my team and feel that any one of these, barring major injuries, will lock me in for a top finish.

#4 Qrocks

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

- Troy Tulo and Jose Batista slamming HRs and staying healthy
- Matt Moore piling up W and K while controlling his WHIP.
- Justin Morneau staying healthy and getting hits
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#5 jr11890

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

Longoria playing a full season. Simple as that
16 Team H2H Non Points League Non Keeper
Positions:C 1B 2B 3B SS OF OF OF SP SP SP SP SP BN BN BN BN BN DL DL DL DL
Categories:R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K'S AVG OBP IP W L CG SHO HR K'S ERA WHIP QS
C-Molina 1B-Freeman 2B-Carpenter 3B-Beltre SS-Boaegerts OF-Puig,Craig,Calhoun
SP-Kershaw,Cueto,Ventura,Burnett,Arietta,Odorizzi,Smyly
BN-Peralta,Crisp
DL-Holland,Victorino,Crawford,N.Walker

#6 lassetjus

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

  • I need Brett Lawrie to stop getting injured and give us a 20/20 season.
  • I need Freddie Freeman to take the next step and become that .290 / 30 / 100 guy we've been waiting for.
  • I need Jason Heyward to take the next step and become that .280 / 30 / 100 guy we've been waiting for.

12-team H2H $$ Keeper League (4 Keepers From Round Taken, 3-Year Max Contract) (10th year in existence, 4-time Champion, 2-time Runner-Up)
Categories: 7 x 7 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, K) x (W, K, ERA, WHIP, SV, HLD, QS)

C-Travis d'Arnaud
1B-Freddie Freeman (4)
2B-Anthony Rendon
3B-Nolan Arenado
SS-Chris Taylor
LF-Corey Dickerson
CF-Brett Gardner
RF-Yasiel Puig (16)
UTIL-Lucas Duda (vs RHP)
Bench-David Wright (vs LHP)
NA- Mookie Betts

SP-Stephen Strasburg, Madison Bumgarner (3), Julio Teheran, Tanner Roark, Yordano Ventura, Marcus Stroman, Carlos Carrasco
RP-Aroldis Chapman, Glen Perkins, Trevor Rosenthal, Jenrry Mejia (SP), Jordan Walden, Ken Giles
DL-Hyun-Jin Ryu

#7 South Jersey Bombers

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

Will Middlebrooks continues to grow as a hitter.
Jose Altuve swipes 40 bags.
Alex Gordon flurishes in the leadoff role with KC.
Jeff Sarmarjzda wins 10+ and 200 k's.
Can Carl Crawford get back to form?
Macann , Abreu , Altuve , Alverez , Tulo
Cespedes , Crisp , Granderson , Adams
Headley , Eaton , Lowrie , Castro
Darvish , Strasburg , Kazmir , Ventura , Quintana , Odorizzi , Lynn, Martinez , Cashner , Lirano
Holland , Mejia , Beniot

#8 FouLLine

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

My biggest key to success this season will be following this thread!!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Alex Cobb: I own him in every league.  He doesn't have to be a monster, but I would like to see him have a breakout season with a solid K-rate.

Paul Konerko: I have him in 2/3 leagues.  I need Paulie to still have something left in the tank.  I'm a believer, but this is the first time I've ever pulled the trigger on the prototypical stable veteran.

Emilio Bonifacio: I own him in 3/3 leagues.  I need him to get 40 steals. I don't know how many ABs that will take and I don't really care, but I need him to get 20 games in at 2b and I need him to run early and often.  I'm confident that he will.

Julio Teheran: I need him to be more like Chris Sale than Francisco Liriano from last season.  I'm a believer, but it's hard to feel 100% confident until he actually get's it done in real life. I have him in 2/3 leagues and I cussed a lot when I lost him in my H2H league.

Casey Janssen: 2/3 leagues.  His shoulder in a concern, but it would help a lot if he could be a steady source for saves.  I think the situation is great, but his shoulder does scare me.  I think he's one of the more underrated relievers with upside this season.  Santos was a concern early, but I think he's done enough to keep him from being in the mix.  I think Janssen is a top 8 closer this season.

#10 Tchaikovsky08

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

I need Justin Upton to finally deliver a top 10 season.
I need one of my 1B (Ike Davis, Morneau, Corey Hart) to deliver a top 75 season.
I need Will Middlebrooks to be a serviceable 3B
I need Andrelton Simmons to be a serviceable SS

Most importantly -- for me and for everyone -- I need my team to avoid major injuries!

#11 FouLLine

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

View PostSouth Jersey Bombers, on 26 March 2013 - 12:24 PM, said:

Will Middlebrooks continues to grow as a hitter.
Jose Altuve swipes 40 bags.
Alex Gordon flurishes in the leadoff role with KC.
Jeff Sarmarjzda wins 10+ and 200 k's.
Can Carl Crawford get back to form?

Middlebrooks should stay steady.  I don't expect improvement from last year in terms of game averages.  Yes raw overall output will be greater with more games but I doubt he tops his .835 OPS from last year.

Moustakas is where the money is at.

Edited by Patrick Bateman, 26 March 2013 - 12:46 PM.
Let's keep your CSB's to a minimum. This is a declarative thread, not interrogative one. We don't need this to start going BC on us.


#12 Xerxan

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

Tulo and Rivera stay healthy
Bautista returns to form
E. Cabrera, Gardner, Eaton, Aoki steal atleast 30 SB
Doumit and Kendrick dont have poor seasons
14 team, H2H, 6x6, Keeper league

S.Perez
E.Hosmer
J.Lowrie
R.Zimmerman
J.Reyes
R.Braun
J.Upton
S.Victorino

A.Wainwright
J.Teheran
J.Cueto
CJ Wilson
H.Kuroda

G.Balfour
J.Henderson

#13 cowbell204

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Trout giving me consistent production even if he regresses from last season
Ellsbury staying healthy
Jesus Montero beast moding in Seattle

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

Ryan Braun doesn't get suspended

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

1) The Braves offense scoring a lot of runs (I own the Uptons, Heyward, Freeman, and Simmons all over the place).
2) Ernesto Frieri having a great April and holding onto the Angels' closer role even if/when Madson returns.
3) Jordan Zimmermann upping his K rate slightly, while maintaining his sparkling ratios.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

In order to finish #1

Need 4 of 5 to hit their reasonable 2013 projections (i.e. not get hurt/be a bust given their high ADP):

Joey Votto
Giancarlo
Justin Upton
Jose Bautista
Adam Jones

5 of 6 SP to finish in the top 30 (all 6 did in 2013). 3 of 6 SP to finish top 15:

Gio Gonz
Jordan Zimmerman
Yu Darvish
Max Scherzer
James Shields
Jake Peavy


(note: I play in a re-draft 8 man league)

Edited by Chef Man, 26 March 2013 - 03:59 PM.

8 team - Roto (5/8th payout) and H2H (3/8 payout) league. Standard scoring + hits + OPS + losses + BSV

C: Willin Rosario, 1B: Singleton, 2B: Kinsler, 3B: Miggy, SS: Dee Gordon, OF: Matt Holliday, Allen Craig, Oscar Taveras UTIL: Michael Brantley, Elvis Andrus

BN: Martin Prado DL: Trumbo, Votto NA: Gregory Polanco  

SP: Scherzer, Verlander, Zimmerman, Shields, Shelby Miller, Ryu, Ervin Santana, Liriano, Sonny Gray, Porcello, Archer

#17 Nefarious Industrialist

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Nothing.  As long as Jed Lowrie stays healthy, I'm good.
$20 YPro Roto

C  Some chubby guy
1B Big lefty dude
2B That short guy
3B Some Dominican guy
SS Another short guy
OF Somebody awesome
OF Somebody slightly less awesome
OF A speedy f*cker
U  Another fat guy
U Another lefty
Bn Nobody important

SP 2 really good guys and a bunch of clowns
RP waiver dudes

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

great success shall be mine by eating a balanced breakfast, getting plenty of exercise, and tricking my leaguemate to draft Alex Rodriguez in the 4th round.

#19 rdj3video

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Hoping that DTD and DL isn't constantly appearing next to the names of my players

#20 parrothead

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 26 March 2013 - 12:07 PM, said:

What do you think are three keys to your teams success this season?

1. Everth Cabrera keeps his job and steals at least 40 bases.
2. Adam Dunn hits 40 hr's
3. Mike Trout..Mike Trout..Mike Trout...
Keys to a championship for me:
1. Get off the injury train - its been a brutal offseason, I made a ton of trades quantity (solid cheap keepers and minor league picks or in some cases studs (shelby miller) and got back guys like Hanley Ramirez, Curtis Granderson, Chase headley.  Now that the draft is over I need health.
2. Brandon Morrow full year of health - this guy can be a 15+ game winner with 200+ K's.
3. Hellickson up his K's a bit
4. Teixeira to not be lingering all year, I know that injury can be a career killer (Mark Derosa) but I got him cheap and if he recovers sooner than later and has a solid 4+ months he will be a great value.
5. Have one of my dice rolls on a closer work out
6. Justin Masterson be respectable, dont need him to be great, just solid mid to backside fantasy rotation guy
Seems everybody's jogging or heavy into health s?&t, don't tell me that I otta get rolfed, cause I love Cajun martinis and playing afternoon golf-JB from we are the people are parents warned us about