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Posted October 22, 2012 by DaveGawron in Fantasy Baseball
 
 

Fantasy Baseball Insiders League 2012 Final Standings

Miggy was both the MVP of the American League for real and also for Dave Gawron's team in this league.
Miggy was both the MVP of the American League for real and also for Dave Gawron's team in this league.

Miggy was both the MVP of the American League for real and also for Dave Gawron’s team in this league.

I am so proud to have won this league. It was such a hard-fought victory! I felt good coming out of the preseason auction, but my team got off to a very slow start. Memorial Day is usually the point where you see what your team is made of. I was 33 points out of first at that point! I had a good summer, though, and cut it to 14 points by July 4, which I maintained through August 27. My team turned it on then, though, and Swanay, Wilson and I battled for first place all through September. My big offense pulled it out in the end. I was right near the top in the four hitting counting categories and good enough in average. On the pitching side, I was near the top in ERA, WHIP, and W and good enough in S and K.

On offense, I made a point to get two huge bats in Ryan Braun and Miguel Cabrera, and they pretty much won it for me by doing what I needed them to do. I made sure to get a couple more high batting averages so I could back-fill with low-average speedsters and mashers later. I did well picking up free agents like Iannetta as my second catcher and Pedro Alvarez for some added power, Chris Nelson and Donovan Solano for added batting average, and Everth Cabrera and John Jay for extra speed.

On the pitching side, I rostered three cheap closers in Motte, Street, and Santos, who did their job for me in the saves category for the most part (injuries didn’t help). Jansen gave me some saves as a bonus. I drafted him for his ratios and strikeouts. I just filled out with low-end starters, knowing I would stream during the season, which I did.

Here is the roster I originally auctioned:

RotoExperts.com
Pos Player Salary Elig
C Santana, Carlos C CLE 24 1B,C,CI,DH
C Hundley, Nick C SD 1 C,DH
1B Cabrera, Miguel 1B DET 40 1B,CI,DH
2B Weeks, Rickie 2B MIL 17 2B,DH,MI
3B Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS 20 3B,CI,DH
SS Peralta, Jhonny SS DET 9 DH,MI,SS
MI Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN 20 2B,DH,MI
CI Youkilis, Kevin 3B CHW 19 3B,CI,DH
OF Braun, Ryan LF MIL 36 DH,OF
OF Hart, Corey RF MIL 15 DH,OF
OF Lee, Carlos LF MIA 4 1B,CI,DH,OF
OF Maybin, Cameron CF SD 12 DH,OF
OF Beltran, Carlos CF STL 5 DH,OF
DH Young, Delmon LF DET 5 DH,OF
P Motte, Jason RP STL 7 P
P Santos, Sergio RP TOR 9 P
P Cueto, Johnny SP CIN 5 P
P Street, Huston RP SD 5 P
P Danks, John SP CHW 2 P
P Jansen, Kenley RP LAD 2 P
P Billingsley, Chad SP LAD 1 P
P Buehrle, Mark SP MIA 1 P
P Jackson, Edwin SP WAS 1 P

And here are the final standings:

Rank Team Batting Pitching Total Dif Behind
1 RotoExperts.com (Dave Gawron) 59.0 53.0 112.0 4.5 0.0
2 Fantasy Baseball Sherpa (Scott Swanay) 51.0 59.0 110.0 2.0 2.0
3 FP911.com (Rich Wilson) 56.0 48.0 104.0 5.0 8.0
4 RotoRob (Tim McLeod) 54.0 30.0 84.0 2.0 28.0
5 Fantasy Sports Empires (Jeff Boggis) 49.0 32.5 81.5 -2.5 30.5
6 FB365 (Charlie Saponara) 27.0 54.0 81.0 -3.0 31.0
7 Razzball Jason Grey, Sky Seymour) 51.0 28.5 79.5 -1.5 32.5
8 FantasyBaseball.com (Chris McDonnell) 24.0 46.0 70.0 -1.0 42.0
9 FB Tonight (Todd Farino, RC Rizza) 28.5 34.0 62.5 3.5 49.5
10 CBS Sports (Scott White) 42.0 20.0 62.0 3.0 50.0
11 The Fantasy Man (Mike Kuchera) 21.0 38.0 59.0 -2.5 53.0
12 TPFS Baseball (Mike Myers) 19.0 35.0 54.0 -1.0 58.0
13 Fantasy Alarm (Ryan Hallam) 16.0 35.0 51.0 -3.0 61.0
14 FP911.com (Paul Greco) 27.5 12.0 39.5 -5.5 72.5
Batting Breakdown
Team BA Pts Dif
RotoRob 0.2757 14 0
FB Tonight 0.2728 13 0
Fantasy Sports Empires 0.2725 12 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 0.2714 11 1
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 0.2713 10 1
Paul Greco – FP911.com 0.2713 9 -2
RotoExperts.com 0.2701 8 0
CBS Sports 0.2684 7 1
FantasyBaseball.com 0.2682 6 -1
Fantasy Alarm 0.2667 5 1
FB365 0.2666 4 -1
Razzball 0.2623 3 0
The Fantasy Man 0.2543 2 0
TPFS Baseball 0.2480 1 0
Team HR Pts Dif
Razzball 318 14 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 314 13 0
RotoExperts.com 278 12 0
RotoRob 271 11 0
Fantasy Sports Empires 270 10 0
CBS Sports 258 9 0
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 251 8 0
FB365 236 7 0
TPFS Baseball 233 6 0
FantasyBaseball.com 224 5 1
Paul Greco – FP911.com 223 4 -1
The Fantasy Man 215 3 0
FB Tonight 201 2 0
Fantasy Alarm 163 1 0
Team R Pts Dif
RotoExperts.com 1087 14 0
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 1069 13 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 1042 12 0
Razzball 1028 11 0
CBS Sports 1026 10 0
Fantasy Sports Empires 1010 9 0
RotoRob 993 8 0
FB Tonight 944 6.5 0.5
Paul Greco – FP911.com 944 6.5 -0.5
FB365 937 5 0
FantasyBaseball.com 921 4 0
TPFS Baseball 905 3 0
The Fantasy Man 877 2 0
Fantasy Alarm 841 1 0
Team RBI Pts Dif
Razzball 1109 14 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 1050 13 0
RotoExperts.com 1029 12 0
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 1025 11 0
RotoRob 1011 10 0
CBS Sports 986 9 1
Fantasy Sports Empires 981 8 -1
Paul Greco – FP911.com 917 7 0
FB365 900 6 0
TPFS Baseball 871 5 1
FB Tonight 861 4 -1
FantasyBaseball.com 851 3 0
The Fantasy Man 805 2 1
Fantasy Alarm 802 1 -1
Team SB Pts Dif
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 210 14 0
RotoExperts.com 176 13 1
The Fantasy Man 173 12 -1
RotoRob 170 11 0
Fantasy Sports Empires 161 10 0
Razzball 155 9 0
Fantasy Alarm 150 8 0
CBS Sports 149 7 0
FantasyBaseball.com 147 6 0
FB365 140 5 0
TPFS Baseball 131 4 0
FB Tonight 130 3 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 106 2 0
Paul Greco – FP911.com 102 1 0
Pitching Breakdown
Team ERA Pts Dif
FB365 3.236 14 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 3.441 13 0
RotoExperts.com 3.493 12 0
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 3.639 11 2
FB Tonight 3.692 10 2
Fantasy Alarm 3.698 9 -2
FantasyBaseball.com 3.729 8 -2
TPFS Baseball 3.822 7 0
Fantasy Sports Empires 3.852 6 0
The Fantasy Man 3.919 5 0
Razzball 4.090 4 0
RotoRob 4.161 3 1
Paul Greco – FP911.com 4.162 2 -1
CBS Sports 4.580 1 0
Team K Pts Dif
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 1362 14 1
The Fantasy Man 1349 13 -1
FantasyBaseball.com 1290 12 0
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 1266 11 0
RotoRob 1247 10 1
FB365 1236 9 -1
RotoExperts.com 1227 8 2
Fantasy Sports Empires 1222 7 -1
TPFS Baseball 1213 6 -1
FB Tonight 1197 5 2
Razzball 1177 4 -1
Paul Greco – FP911.com 1171 3 -1
CBS Sports 1091 2 0
Fantasy Alarm 785 1 0
Team S Pts Dif
Fantasy Alarm 110 14 0
CBS Sports 108 13 1
FB365 107 12 -1
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 103 10.5 0.5
Razzball 103 10.5 -0.5
RotoExperts.com 89 9 0
Fantasy Sports Empires 86 8 0
TPFS Baseball 81 7 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 62 6 0
RotoRob 47 5 0
FB Tonight 46 4 0
Paul Greco – FP911.com 42 3 0
The Fantasy Man 40 2 0
FantasyBaseball.com 1 1 0
Team W Pts Dif
FantasyBaseball.com 113 14 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 106 13 0
RotoExperts.com 103 12 1.5
TPFS Baseball 101 11 -1
The Fantasy Man 98 10 -0.5
RotoRob 97 9 0
FB Tonight 91 8 0
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 87 6.5 0.5
Fantasy Sports Empires 87 6.5 -0.5
FB365 86 5 0
Razzball 74 4 0
CBS Sports 71 3 0
Paul Greco – FP911.com 69 2 0
Fantasy Alarm 53 1 0
Team WHIP Pts Dif
FB365 1.1442 14 0
Fantasy Baseball Sherpa 1.1743 13 0
RotoExperts.com 1.1974 12 0
FantasyBaseball.com 1.2110 11 1
Fantasy Alarm 1.2143 10 -1
Rich Wilson – FP911.com 1.2622 9 1
The Fantasy Man 1.2663 8 -1
FB Tonight 1.2677 7 0
Razzball 1.2840 6 0
Fantasy Sports Empires 1.2853 5 0
TPFS Baseball 1.2891 4 0
RotoRob 1.2912 3 0
Paul Greco – FP911.com 1.3009 2 0
CBS Sports 1.3607 1 0