After 12 posts detailing both the major league and minor league portions of this initial 20-team dynasty draft that I participated in over the course of the off-season, it’s finally time to put it all together and see what the team looks like as a whole. After all, all the draft prep in the world can only get you so far — you need to put a winning team on the field. And I think I did a pretty good job of maximizing my strategy and the value on my roster. But I’ll let you, the readers, be the judge of that.
As always, before we dive back into the roster, a few reminders about the context of the league, as it’s not a straight-forward format. It is a 20-team 7×7 H2H league that uses all of the standard 5×5 categories, plus OPS/Total Bases for hitters and Quality Starts/Holds for pitchers. The active rosters are one player per position (OF are broken out by LF/CF/RF) plus a Utility player on offense, and nine pitchers (2 SP, 2 RP, 5 P). On top of that, there are 7 reserve spots, 3 DL spots and 25 minor league spots (which were all already filled). We were given strict instructions that if you drafted a player already on someone’s minor league roster, we would not be going back to reverse picks, so it would just be considered a party foul and we’d move on. All in all, it’s a very deep league with an active lineup that skews a little towards pitching and deep minor league rosters (500 total prospects will be rostered). Oh, and by the way, I’m the Minnesota Twins.
So here is my fully drafted roster below as of yesterday. The players who are struck through have been dropped since the draft, the players who have an asterisk have been added through free agency and anyone promoted from my minor league roster gets a ^. I never remember what that’s called. Regardless, for your reading enjoyment, your 2013 Minnesota Twins (currently 13-13 through two weeks):