pocket full of posey
My last article I wrote about Pocket Full of Posey (PFP) was listed here, and it talked about my upcoming new team for the season. Looking at this roster makes me chuckle because since then, my teams has changed in leaps and bounds. The worst thing about any fantasy sports league is putting all of your eggs in one basket. I suppose you can say that’s true with the real game, too. When you choose a team, you typically go for players who perform well and ones that you like. After creating my team, not even a month into the season, four of my men have consistently been on the DL, which is not a great place to be for the start of the season.
Learning about fantasy and baseball is hard, but it’s something I really like to do. It doesn’t hurt that I have a great teacher either (SO: Matt). From what I understand, by what Matt tells me about the fantasy league we are in the league is a 5×5 league, meaning there’s five offensive categories and five pitching categories, making a total of 10 categories. Since there are 12 teams in the league, the maximum points you can obtain for each category is 12. Example: if I had 12 points in all 10 categories, my total would be 120 (simple math). From those points, your team is given an overall number taking into account each categories’ points. That overall number is the number that determines what place you are in in the standings.
For my team, they are a lacking a few things, which is keeping them in the bottom half of the league. [Boooooooo] I would like to think a lot of what they are lacking in Saves, ERA, WHIP, Stolen Bases and RBI has to do with the fact that FOUR of my best players have been constantly injured. Currently, PFP’s stats for those categories are 3.5, 1, 4, 3.5, which is bringing down PFP’s overall total.
Not only do you have to understand the game of baseball, but you also have to follow players and the news. Now, I will admit that I don’t follow baseball related news that closely or follow player news, but I have Matt and he informs me of everything I need to know for my team.