Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fantasy Baseball Anyone?

Anybody interested in joining a new league?

One of my regular fantasy baseball leagues seems to be crumbling so I am looking to start my own. This may seem a bit early but sometimes it can be tough to fill a league. Wanted to give everybody enough time to come up with the buy-in.

Standard ten categories, 5 offensive, 5 pitching.

Batting Avg., RBIs, Runs, Stolen Bases, Home Runs
ERA, Strikeouts, Wins, Saves, WHIP

I’m flexible if everybody wants more categories but these seem pretty standard. 

Would probably go through Yahoo since that's where my other leagues are. Easier to keep them in place. Weekly head-to-head matchups. Twelve team league, top 6 teams make playoffs.

Buy-in and prizes
Since this is a card collecting community, I thought it would be fun to have the prize be baseball cards.

Option 1:
$15 per person would yield a cornucopia of blasters. I’m thinking 1 Blaster each of Topps Series 1, Topps Series 2, Archives, A&G, Heritage, Gypsy Queen, Bowman and Opening Day. We could do winner take all or split the winnings among the top 3 finishers. Remaining funds go towards shipping and extra prizes (see below).
Option 2:
$25 per person. Upgrade blasters to a smaller selection of hobby boxes. Brands/sets would depend on what group wants within price range with any remaining funds going to shipping and extra prizes (see below)

Extra prizes:
I think it would also be fun to have some extra prizes to keep it interesting for those not in the hunt for the grand prizes. Things such as winning a stat category for the year, any perfect 10-0 weeks, etc). I can get a repack box at Wal-mart and piece out random packs to the winners.

Payment due by March 1st (gives me time to find a replacement if necessary). Live online draft towards the end of March/Spring Training. I would buy all cards as they are released.My local Wal-Mart and Target carried all of these blasters in 2012 so I'm confident they will again. If we go the hobby box route, I would buy them from Dave & Adam's Card World or Atlanta Sports depending on the deal(s) I could get.

If you are interested, let me know which option you'd prefer.


  1. Sounds like fun. I'm in for either option.


  2. I'd be in for $15 and also prefer the yahoo leagues. I may do it at $25 but I'd have to think about it.

  3. I'm totally in. Like Jeff, I think I'd prefer $15.

    1. PS I've added this site to my blogroll-type-box.

  4. I'd be interested in joining the league at either $15 or $25.