Fantasy Baseball Playoffs Time

This week marks the first week of playoffs in the 3 fantasy baseball leagues that I am in.

League One: Yankees Bloggers League

This is a league I put together consisting of New York Yankees bloggers. It includes bloggers from YanksBlog.com (my site), River Ave Blues, Pride of the Yankees, NoSenseWorrying.com, Pinstripe Potentials and Pending Pinstripes. It’s a 10 team league with 6 playoff spots. I finished 5th. My team:

C – Jorge Posada
1B – Prince Fielder
2B – Freddy Sanchez (3B/SS)
3B – Alex Rodriguez
SS – Derek Jeter
OF – Carlos Lee
OF – Hideki Matsui
OF – Aaron Rowand
UTIL – Dan Uggla (2B)
Bench: Jim Thome (UTIL)

SP – Justin Verlander
SP – Andy Pettitte
SP – Scott Kazmir
SP – Brian Bannister
SP – Mark Buehrle
SP – Joe Saunders
RP – Mariano Rivera
RP – Joe Borowski
RP – Manny Corpas
RP – Huston Street
RP – Danys Baez
DL: Octavio Dotel (RP)

League Two: SportsForums.net League

This is a league that I run for my sports discussion community, SportsForums.net. It’s a 10 team league with 6 playoff teams. I finished 3rd. My team:

C – Jorge Posada
1B – Jose Vidro (2B)
2B – Brandon Phillips
3B – Ryan Braun
SS – Derek Jeter
OF – Brad Hawpe
OF – Melky Cabrera
OF – Jayson Werth
UTIL – Miguel Cabrera (3B)
Bench: Corey Patterson (OF)
Bench: Jeff Keppinger (3B/SS)

SP – Jake Peavy
SP – Roy Oswalt
SP – Fausto Carmona (RP)
SP – Scott Kazmir
SP – Brian Bannister
SP – Tim Lincecum
RP – Mariano Rivera
RP – Francisco Rodriguez
RP – Jeremy Accardo
RP – Todd Jones

League Three: YanksBlog.com League

This is a league that I run for YanksBlog.com visitors. It’s an 8 team league with 6 playoff spots. I finished 1st (by 28.5 games). I had a .670 winning percentage. My team:

C – Jorge Posada
1B – Lance Berkman (OF)
2B – Robinson Cano
3B – Alex Rodriguez
SS – Derek Jeter
OF – Torii Hunter
OF – Aaron Rowand
OF – Melky Cabrera
UTIL – Ryan Braun
Bench: Chone Figgins (2B/3B/OF)

SP – Ben Sheets
SP – Brad Penny
SP – Chien-Ming Wang
SP – Andy Pettitte
SP – Fausto Carmona (RP)
SP – Scott Kazmir
RP – Jason Isringhausen
RP – Mariano Rivera
RP – Francisco Rodriguez
RP – Jeremy Accardo
RP – Manny Corpas

Looking over these teams, you can see that I have Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Scott Kazmir and Mariano Rivera on all 4 of them. So, it’s been a pretty good fantasy year so far. Wish me luck in the playoffs…

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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