Fantasy Baseball Week One

As you can see I decided to beat the crap out of James this week.  Okay, just kidding, my team played like crap, luckily, his played worse.  And yes, this season I plan to just post the results like this.  Much easier than me telling you how I fared in each category.

My pitching was a huge disappointment.  Unfortunately a few things did not pan out as I thought they would:  Matt Thornton is not the closer, and Alexi Ogando is not starting nor is he the closer.  I thought that was the Rangers plan, have Ogando close and use Nathan in a setup role.  Guess I should pay more attention.

Oddly enough, I may lack in closers, but I have a bunch of good setup men who can get me holds.  In fact, when you think about it, this might be better.  Bare with my logic for a second.  I decided to pick up Venters and O’Flaherty (both play for the Braves).  The cool thing is that they can both pitch in a game and pick up a hold, whereas there can be only one save.  So, if I have a bunch of really good setup guys, they should help me win that category and help lower ERA/WHIP, right?  Yeah, should work in theory…

The only starting pitcher who did anything useful for me was Jeremy Hellickson.  Yep, 1 Win, 4 Ks, 0.00 ERA/.81 WHIP.  Other than that, everyone else got shelled.

Buster Posey and Eric Hosmer both had nice opening weekends.  Hosmer belted two HRs.  I was also right about Dee Gordon.  Not going to have a super high average, but when he gets on, he flies around the bases:  3 SBs and 3 Runs scored.

My best player though was Matt Kemp.  The dude pretty much picked up where he left off last season.  6 Runs, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB, .412 AVG/.389 OBP.  Not very often you will see a guy have a lower OBP than AVG.  And yes, Kemp must be serious about winning the Triple Crown this year.

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