I happened to make the playoffs in my Fantasy Baseball season this year. I finished with a 10-6 record in 5th place. I was the 5th highest scoring team and had the least amount of points scored against. With a year of experience under my belt, I was a much better manager with regard to who I was rostering on the batter side (only 2 bench spots) and making sure I got as many pitching points as possible with closers.

Rick Porcello - 14-2 with 111 k's and a 1.11 WHIP

Rick Porcello – 14-2 with 111 k’s and a 1.11 WHIP

Brookes drafted my team and I wouldn’t have made the playoffs without some of his picks, specifically David Ortiz. I lost Dee Gordon for most of the season as well so the fact that he’s back right at playoff time is helpful. I had some tremendous pitching waiver wire pick ups with Rick Porcello (#15 out of all pitchers in total points), Marco Estrada (thanks Bud), and Rich Hill. On the batter end, I couldn’t have done it without dropping Russell Martin early for Wilson Ramos and grabbing Jean Segura.

I caught a bad break as the player I’m going against will have double starts for 5 of his pitchers this week which short changes me 9 starts to his 12. I have 4 moves to make, as does he, so we’ll see how it plays out. I enjoy fantasy football more than baseball but managing a team for months still provides some entertainment.