Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2011 Review

18 teams entered League of Champions 2011 and as always only one winner emerged.  The Buck Martinez-ez headed by Jason Ramey outpaced the rest of the league by 360.  At times the league standings were tight, but eventually there was a great deal of separation, with the Beav Sox finishing 2,573 points behind the winner.

The First Round Picks

Pick Player Team 2011 Pts
1 Albert Pujols(LAA - 1B) Vancouver Canadians 505
2 Roy Halladay(Phi - SP) 9293bluejays 860
3 Evan Longoria(TB - 3B) Al Kickurass 393
4 Felix Hernandez(Sea - SP) Siba Style 648
5 Hanley Ramirez(Mia - SS) The Big Units 218
6 Troy Tulowitzki(Col - SS) Fear Franchise 460
7 Ubaldo Jimenez(Cle - SP) Braunovan 431
8 Carlos Gonzalez(Col - OF) Hooter Hunters 416
9 Cliff Lee(Phi - SP) The Buck Martinez-ez 879
10 Tim Lincecum(SF - SP) The Beav Sox 608
11 Robinson Cano(NYY - 2B) Ravishing Rickybo 502
12 Ryan Braun(Mil - OF) Team Avenger 579
13 Miguel Cabrera(Det - 1B) Riverside Southpaws 544
14 Joey Votto(Cin - 1B) Under Ceege 497
15 Alex Rodriguez(NYY - 3B) Bulgarian Great"8" 264
16 CC Sabathia(NYY - SP) Yonge Street Bombers 752
17 Jon Lester(Bos - SP) The YzerJays 532
18 Adrian Gonzalez(Bos - 1B) The Situ-Asians 506

The busts of 2011 from the 1st round can largely be attributed to injuries.  Evan Longoria, Hanley Ramirez, Ubaldo Jimenez and Alex Rodriguez produced far short of their draft positions for their respective owners.   Each suffered through injuries from the start of the season and never fully recovered.   Hopefully the owners find better luck with their 1st round picks in 2012.

Ryan Braun was the only drafted hitter from the first round who finished among the top five scoring hitters in 2011.   Jacoby Ellsbury (611 pts), Matt Kemp (570 pts), Ian Kinsler (550 pts) and Jose Bautista (548 pts) were drafted in the 4th, 4th, 2nd ,2nd rounds.     This probably makes Ellsbury (drafted by the YzerJays) one of the biggest deals from the 2011 draft.  

LoC is an active fantasy baseball league.  In total there were over 750 transactions made by the 18 teams that formed the 2011 LoC.   That's an average of 42 moves per team.   Of course, as Braunovan proved making the most moves (121) doesn't result in a top finish.   The Bulgarian Great "8" really liked the team he drafted as the team was the only team in single digit transactions with 5.   Interesting to note that the bottom four teams didn't hit the average number of transactions.   The Buck Martinez-ez made a total of 58 transactions, just above the league average.  

Up Next: A Look At the Championship Team

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