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Saturday, April 13, 2024

2024A Louisville Sluggers

This post is going to highlight the fantasy baseball team I've built for the first half (A) season of the OBFLB (Original Bitnet Fantasy Baseball League). As I've explained before, this is a 24 team league I joined in 1991 and we play 2 seasons each year, divided basically by the all-star break. There is an annual mid-year draft.

It features head-to-head competition in 10 categories. Five are offensive -- HR, steals, plate appearances, on base percentage, and "runs produced" (runs + RBI / ABs). Five are pitching -- ERA, WHIP, wins, innings pitched, and 2xSaves plus Holds. 

I'll note the 8 players I retained from last year in red and will indicate draft rounds for the other players. 


C Will Smith LAD
1B Vinnie Pasquantino KC
2B Isaac Paredes TB
3B Gunnar Henderson BAL
SS Anthony Volpe NYY
OF Ronald Acuna ATL
OF Kerry Carpenter DET (10)
OF Will Benson CIN (14)
DH Jordan Westburg BAL (13)


C Freddy Fermin KC (26)
2B Michael Massey KC (23)
UT Zack McKinstry DET (21)
OF Trent Grisham (20)
OF Roman Anthony BOS (22)
OF Jason Hayward LAD (24)
OF Estevan Florial CLE (28)


SP Sonny Gray STL
SP Nick Pivetta BOS (9)
SP Seth Lugo KC (11)
SP Luis Severino NYM (12)
SP Reynaldo Lopez ATL (15)
SP Clarke Schmidt NYY (16)
SP Keaton Winn SF (19)
SP Matt Waldron SD (25)
RP Adbert Alzolay CHC 
RP Hunter Harvey WAS (17)
RP Jason Adam TB (18)
RP Steven Wilson CHX (27)

My 2023B season team won the championship, which I'm fairly sure I did not previously note on the blog. I had also won in 2021 A (linked above) and the only carryovers from that team are C W. Smith, OF Acuna, and SP Gray. 

In total, the Sluggers have won 11 World Series (in 14 appearances) competing in 65 championship seasons. Another team (the Men of LA) has 10 titles in 16 appearances, but the teams have never met in the World Series. We have met at least once in the playoffs when Men of LA beat the Sluggers in 2021 B. Prior to 2012 the playoff matchups are not clearly delineated in the records.   

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