For those who aren’t fortunate enough to possess the skills to play baseball at the major league level, luckily there is fantasy baseball. Every baseball stat geeks dream – the ability to own your favourite players and ride through their highs and lows just as if you were the owner of the team yourself.
I’m pleased to announce that the Blue Jay Hunter Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league will be back once again this year. As defending champion, I challenge all of you to knock me off my perch – which shouldn’t be too difficult, considering that aside from last year, I have extremely bad luck in fantasy baseball.
If you’re interested in joining, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll gladly send you an invite to the league. As of now, the maximum amount of teams is set at 16, but if there is more interest then I might bump it up to 20.
And to sweeten the pot, this year Yahoo upgraded their fantasy leagues to include live scoring, so you can receive real-time updates on how your team is performing.
Here are the details: it’s a Yahoo Head-to-Head league, with 10 positional player roster spots, 3 starting pitcher spots, 2 reliever spots, 2 pitcher spots (which can be either starter or reliever) and 2 DL spots.
The categories for positional players will be: hits, runs, RBI’s, HR’s, stolen bases, and OPS. The categories for pitchers will be: wins, complete games, saves, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP. The categories aren’t necessarily set in stone, and these can be changed if the league prefers something else.
Good luck to everyone and may the best stat geek win!
Update: Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response, but in less than 12 hours we have already assembled to 20 team league. Apologies to those who were interested in joining, but I didn’t anticipate so many folks would be interested in joining.