After tracking my DFS baseball exploits all year, I left people hanging at the end of the regular season, in part because my last DFS weekend was so uneventful and in part because I had so much going on in NFL and MLB season-long. In the end I wound up netting minus $49.50 since I last posted, bringing my year-end bankroll to $1180.57. Because I bought in for $1,000, that means I made a small profit, or about 50 cents an hour for my work.
Back at the end of March I blogged about a charity NL-only 5×5 experts league I was participating in as part of the Slugging For Jude campaign. At the time I pledged to donate for each team that bested me in each category, or flip the script and donate for each team I topped in each category should I win the league.
Well, with the regular season now complete, I can report that an $84 donation is headed their way thanks to me winning the league going away. On the backs of first round pick Clayton Kershaw and third round pick Nolan Arenado, not to mention useful contributions from late-rounders like Jung-Ho Kang, Mike Fiers, Anthony DeSclafani and Melvin Upton and timely production from free agents Chris Heston and Stephen Piscotty, I had a strong across-the-board showing and finished in the top half of the league in every category, with Kershaw and co. leading me to a first-place finish in strikeouts.
If you’d like to make your own donation, you can do so through their GoFundMe page. Jude’s currently getting treatment in Seattle, and you can get updates on the progress of his fight against leukemia at the family’s Caring Bridge page.
In a season that had some disappointing results for me in other leagues, I love that this is the one I ended up winning. Hopefully some of that winning rubs off on Jude.
Okay, I lied. I’m putting in three more $5 Rallys today. Yesterday was so annoying because I had two Rich Hill lineups, both of which failed to cash, and 11 Carlos Martinez ones. In truth the Martinez lineups weren’t great and only a couple would have had minimum cashes had he gone off anyway. My bankroll was $1310.24, now it’s $1230.24.