My Portfolio

Five of my six drafts are in the books, so my fantasy portfolio is nearly complete. As usual, I've targeted the same players in multiple leagues which means two things: fewer rooting conflicts and truer outcomes. What I mean by the latter is either I'll win because I picked the right guys, or I won't. If you have six leagues, and you roster all different players, you almost can't help lucking into a win just because you have an investment in every possible scenario. And at the same time, there's almost no way all your teams will do well. But this year, I have a chance if five or six players pan out. Here are my various rosters:

AL LABR* $ Staff League** $ NL Tout*** $ Y!F&F**** Rd WCOFB***** Rd
C Matt Wieters 15 Jorge Posada 14 Buster Posey 22 Matt Wieters 9 Matt Wieters 10
C A.J. Pierzynski 9 Ryan Doumit 4 Geovany Soto 19 Geovany Soto 9
1B Adam Dunn 26 Lance Berkman 13 Brandon Belt 8 Kevin Youkilis 2 Billy Butler 7
2B Ian Kinsler 28 Sean Rodriguez 5 Rickie Weeks 24 Sean Rodriguez 19 Dustin Pedroia 2
3B Brandon Inge 7 Scott Rolen 9 Scott Rolen 13 Alex Rodriguez 1 Alex Rodriguez 1
SS Derek Jeter 23 Derek Jeter 29 Paul Janish 2 Rafael Furcal 12 Starlin Castro 12
CI Chris Davis 1 Lyle Overbay 1 Brett Wallace 9 Alex Gordon 15 Ian Stewart 20
MI Cliff Pennington 12 Jimmy Rollins 35 Danny Espinosa 17 Alexi Casilla 23 Rickie Weeks 4
OF Josh Hamilton 30 Manny Ramirez 24 Jason Bay 19 Justin Upton 3 Justin Upton 3
OF Alex Gordon 9 Vernon Wells 19 Seth Smith 15 Mike Stanton 4 Jay Bruce 5
OF Scott Podsednik 6 Alfonso Soriano 18 Alfonso Soriano 17 B.J. Upton 5 Torii Hunter 14
OF Desmond Jennings 6 Peter Bourjos 7 Nyjer Morgan 9 Colby Rasmus 6 Colby Rasmus 6
OF Michael Saunders 5 Michael Brantley  3 Kosuke Fukudome 8 Seth Smith 21
U Travis Hafner 4 Scott Sizemore 1 Aaron Rowand 2 Alfonso Soriano 14 Lyle Overbay 27
U Nate McLouth 21
P Jon Lester 27 Michael Pineda 11 Cole Hamels 22 Jeremy Hellickson 13 Ted Lilly 11
P Clay Buchholz 16 Cliff Lee 10 Travis Wood 7 Josh Beckett 16 Trevor Cahill 13
P Michael Pineda 11 Tim Hudson 10 Homer Bailey 4 Brian Matusz 17 Edinson Volquez 15
P Gavin Floyd 10 Ricky Romero 8 Brandon Beachy 3 Homer Bailey 20 Gavin Floyd 16
P Jeff Niemann 6 Jeff Niemann 4 Jon Garland 1 Joakim Soria 7 Edwin Jackson 18
P Justin Masterson 5 Tim Stauffer 1 Joe Saunders 1 Francisco Rodriguez 8 Jeff Niemann 19
P Nick Blackburn 1 Ivan Nova 1 Francisco Rodriguez 17 Joe Nathan 10 Derek Holland 22
P Darren O'Day 2 Mariano Rivera 28 J.J. Putz 13 Brad Lidge 11 Homer Bailey 23
P Kyle Gibson 1 Ryan Franklin 5 Jonny Venters 8 Brandon League 18 Mariano Rivera 8
P Brandon League 17
R Mike Gonzalez 0 Alberto Callaspo 0 Mat Gamel 0 Trevor Cahill 22 Justin Masterson 24
R Jesse Litsch 0 Casper Wells 0 Rubby de la Rosa 0 Nyjer Morgan 24 Randy Wells 25
R Michael Taylor 0 Darren O'Day 0 Yunesky Maya 0 Brandon Beachy 25 Cliff Pennington 26
R Travis Buck 0 Travis Buck 0 Tyler Greene 0 Sean Burnett 28
R Tyson Ross 0 Tyson Ross 0 Sergio Romo 29
R Dan Cortes 0 Michael Wuertz 0 Kosuke Fukudome 30
R Steven Pearce 0 Matt Joyce 31
Andrew Cashner 32

*keeper league with inflation

*12-team AL-only
**18-mixed keeper with inflation
***13-team NL-only
****14-team mixed, Yahoo! format
*****14-team mixed, WCOFB format

Most common players:

3 of 5
Matt Wieters (bought in all three leagues he was available)
Jeff Niemann
Alfonso Soriano
Homer Bailey

2 of 5
Derek Jeter
Mariano Rivera
Alex Gordon
Alex Rodriguez
Michael Pineda
Gavin Floyd
Justin Masterson
Geovany Soto
Lyle Overbay
Tyson Ross
Travis Buck
Francisco Rodriguez
Trevor Cahill
Brandon League
Colby Rasmus
Rickie Weeks
Justin Upton
Scott Rolen
Seth Smith
Cliff Pennington
Brandon Beachy
Sean Rodriguez
Darren O'Day


By: andtinez
On: 3/29/2011 12:48:00 AM
I find Carlos Ruiz, Adam LaRoche, Anibal Sanchez, Matt Garza, Neil Walker, Huston Street, Jorge De La Rosa, Manny Ramirez, & John Danks on at least half my teams through various formats. I wish I owned more shares of Michael Brantley.
By: saga76
On: 3/29/2011 1:53:00 AM
I couldn't agree more here. I own Tex, Verlander, Zobrist, Quentin, Beckham, Bumgarner, Kuroda, Garza, ASanchez, Bedard, Zimmermann, Moreland, Seth Smith, Kila, Beachy in 3/3 yahoo leagues (2 standard, 1 obp instead of avg)

Arod, CSantana, Hanson, Markakis, YEscobar in 2/3 leagues
By: Zenguerrilla
On: 3/29/2011 8:16:00 AM
I have Alvarez, Beckham, Stanton, Rasmus, Smoak, Pineda, T. Wood, Walden on most of my teams. I have Fielder on every auction team. Unlike last year, I only used my own opinion...I expect to rebound and kick ass again!
By: elsicilian
On: 3/29/2011 12:45:00 PM
i'm heavily invested in Youkilis, Chipper, Choo, Manny, Hamels and Vazquez (and Raburn, who qualifies at 2B in my leagues). if nothing else, i am very well positioned to win the 2007 fantasy title ...
By: Mark Stopa
On: 3/29/2011 2:53:00 PM
I realize you were in 5 leagues. But since one was AL-Only and one was NL-Only, you should say 3 out of 4, not 3 out of 5. After all, it wasn't possible to own any of those players in all 5 leagues.

When you characterize it in terms of 3 out of 4 and 2 out of 4, your ownership seems more significant.
By: Chris Liss
On: 3/29/2011 2:58:00 PM
Agreed Mark. Also one league was a keeper league, and Wieters for example, wasn't available in that, either.
By: falcon2616
On: 3/29/2011 3:42:00 PM
Are these all trading leagues??..

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