Well, the playoffs are in the books, and the Makers lost both of their “consolation ladder” games. The first was a close contest between myself and the former league champion, and for most of the two week session I was in control of things. But as my star players (those not DTD, which was a ton of them) started riding pine, my scores started to drop. The Makers took the loss 591 to 609. The second game was the same story, though the Makers were in the lead until the last weekend. They lost to their nemesis from the final week of the regular season, 458 to 519.
Here’s the roster I drafted, by pick number and overall number, and their projected lines. As you probably know, I made a lot of adjustments over the season. I’ll take those into account in a later update.
Makers 2017 Initial Draft Roster
|Round No.||Overall||Player Names/Position||Projected Points||Actual points|
|1||12||Miguel Cabrera, 1B||609||326|
|2||13||Madison Bumgarner, SP||586||180|
|3||36||Ian Kinsler, 2B||508||450|
|4||37||Johnny Cueto, SP||474||161|
|5||60||Evan Longoria, 3B||504||504|
|6||61||Gary Sanchez, C||374||480|
|7||84||Jean Segura, SS||434||398|
|8||85||Jose Quintana, SP||363||329|
|9||108||Adam Eaton, OF||453||99|
|10||109||Andrew Benintendi, OF||471||515|
|11||132||Kenta Maeda, SP||322||277|
|12||133||Andrew Miller, RP||272||257|
|13||156||Max Kepler, OF||428||404|
|14||157||Nick Markakis, OF||415||423|
|15||180||AJ Ramos, RP||349||212|
|16||181||Marco Estrada, SP||319||191|
|17||204||Ender Inciarte, OF||372||476|
|18||205||Howie Kendrick, 2B||337||258|
|19||228||Sam Dyson, RP||275||35|
|20||229||Jon Gray, SP||302||235|
|21||252||Joe Mauer, DH||351||430|
|22||253||Tommy Joseph, 1B||395||348|
|23||276||Chris Owings, OF||283||273|
|24||277||Manuel Margot, OF||341||318|
|25||300||Francisco Cervelli, C||211||167|
Quite a performance difference, wouldn’t you say? 2002 point deficit between projected and actual during the course of the season. I made 35 roster moves, which I will talk about in a later post. But overall the Makers ended up with 7,070 points total. So all my machinations resulted in nearly 700 points less than if I had stood pat over the year. Of course, it matters when you score those points, as my 8-13 record shows (and our new league champion proved, with an 11-10 overall record).
Thanks for reading!