NFBC Online Championship: Every Pick & Every Pickup

A couple weeks ago, I took a look back at my TGFBI team.

 

I wanted to do the same with my 2018 NFBC Online Championship team, which tied for eighth in the overall, mainly because I was curious myself about my later-round picks and in-season pickups.

1.8 Bryce Harper

2.17 Francisco Lindor

3.32 Jose Ramirez

4.41 Kenley Jansen

5.56 Aaron Nola

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6.65 Carlos Martinez

7.80 James Paxton

8.89 Eric Hosmer

9.104 Trevor Story

10.113 Ian Happ

11.128 Miguel Sano

12.137 Blake Treinen

13.152 Carlos Santana

14.161 Wilson Ramos

15.176 Blake Snell

16.185 Brett Gardner

17.200 Aaron Hicks

18.209 Cameron Maybin

19.224 Michael Wacha

20.233 Jose Martinez

21.248 Jordan Montgomery

22.257 Yoshihisa Hirano

23.272 Scott Kingery

24.281 Walker Buehler

25.296 Stephen Piscotty

26.305 David Robertson

27.320 Brandon Belt

28.329 Keone Kela

29.344 Mike Minor

30.353 James McCann

 

APRIL 1

 

Add: Joe Musgrove ($56)

Drop: Yoshihisa Hirano

 

Add: Kevin Pillar ($44)

Drop: Cameron Maybin

 

APRIL 8

 

Add: Jacob Barnes ($91)

Drop: Joe Musgrove

 

APRIL 15

 

Add: Franchy Cordero ($219)

Drop: Mike Minor

 

Add: Ivan Nova ($22)

Drop: David Robertson

 

APRIL 22

 

Add: Miguel Andujar ($65)

Drop: Ivan Nova

 

APRIL 29

 

Add: Tyler Mahle ($59)

Drop: Jacob Barnes

 

MAY 13

 

Add: Mike Minor ($44)

Drop: Jordan Montgomery

 

MAY 20

 

Add: Seranthony Dominguez ($29)

Drop: Scott Kingery

 

Add: Joe Musgrove ($16)

Drop: Stephen Piscotty

 

MAY 27

 

Add: Juan Soto ($305)

Drop: Tyler Mahle

 

JUNE 17

 

Add: Andrew Suarez ($3)

Drop: Mike Minor

 

JUNE 24

 

Add: Brent Suter ($9)

Drop: Franchy Cordero

 

JULY 1

 

Add: Avisail Garcia ($6)

Drop: Miguel Sano

 

JULY 8

 

Add: Matt Adams ($10)

Drop: Brent Suter

 

JULY 22

 

Add: Omar Narvaez ($1)

Drop: Kevin Pillar

 

AUGUST 5

 

Add: Trevor Richards ($13)

Drop: Keone Kela

 

AUGUST 12

 

Add: Blaine Hardy ($2)

Drop: Michael Wacha

 

AUGUST 19

 

Add: Matthew Boyd ($1)

Drop: Blaine Hardy

 

Add: Marco Estrada ($1)

Drop: Carlos Martinez

 

AUGUST 26

 

Add: Jace Fry ($2)

Drop: Matt Adams

 

SEPTEMBER 23

 

Add: Jason Vargas ($2)

Drop: Joe Musgrove

 

My biggest takeaway here: what could have been! I shot myself in the foot quite a bit early on, taking players like Carlos Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Ian Happ and Miguel Sano in my top 11 picks.

 

The Two Blakes (Treinen and Snell) offset those losses and then some, but I’m surprised looking back at just how not great the top half of my draft was. I see that there’s quite a bit of room for improvement in my game.

 

Juan Soto was obviously the huge in-season pickup here, and I got him at a relative bargain compared to what he went for in a lot of leagues. Miguel Andujar was also a big difference-maker, and Omar Narvaez was a significant plus as a $1 pickup in a two-catcher league.

 

Keep putting in the time to know the player pool and the market. Know that you’re not going knock every pick out of the park, but if you do the homework, you will out-draft the majority of your opponents, particularly in the 15-30 round range. That’s where winning owners really separate themselves.