Versatility key in auction drafts
If there is one sure way to bore someone, tell them all about your fantasy team. Go ahead and try it on a date -- right after you explain how you like long walks on the beach and deep philosophical conversations. Blah. Blah. Blah.
This is not to say fantasy baseball is boring, but no one really cares about your team. Sorry.
But, this writer has to do it here. Hopefully, not to bore you, but to explain the reasoning about those players I was at least $1 more excited about than everyone else in Tout Wars (
Here are my 23 buys and four reserve picks in the 15-team mixed league Rotisserie auction in New York City last weekend, and, hopefully, some sound reasoning for why they wound up playing for yours truly:
The rest of my roster was filled about with players no one bid against me after nominating them. My cricket picks:
If you notice, the only categories of my SI.com preview series I neglected were the rookies and overlooked sophomores. Those are two faves of smarty-pants analysts. They love to Tout those next big things. I couldn't get any players in those categories because they just liked them a few dollars more than I.
For a full list of the rosters and prices, go to ToutWars.com. We don't have time or space to review it all for you here.
Here is the top 10, though:
Hanley Ramirez FLA 47