I was offered the opportunity to play in some sort of fantasy HR league. The rules are as follows:
Select 10 players. They cost 1 point per HR they hit last year, with a minimum cost of 25 points even if they hit fewer in 2013. You have a total of 310 points to spend. No bench players. Prizes to be awarded based on most total 2014 HRs for the roster.
So, if I select Miguel Cabrera, that’s 42 points. If I select Joe Shlabotnik who hit 15 HR last year, that will cost 25 points.
Here’s the team I’m considering (point cost in parentheses):
Jose Daniel Abreu (25 points)
Jose Bautista (28)
Ryan Braun (25)
Miguel Cabrera (42)
Edwin Encarnacion (36)
Prince Fielder (25)
Paul Goldschmidt (36)
Carlos Gonzalez (26)
Giancarlo Stanton (25)
Mark Trumbo (34)
Total cost: 302 points
I don’t have Chris Davis because at 53 points, I’d have to drop at least a couple of players in the 30s to get him.
I wanted to put Matt Adams in, but don’t know who I’d drop.