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2022 Season Preview: Part IV

Posted by: Kevin -- Tue, 12 Apr 2022 02:45:19 +0000

We’ve reached the final edition of the 2022 DTBL season preview.  As I’ve been stating every step of the way, this year’s projections show a very tight race from top to bottom.  No team is loaded enough to feel confident about winning the league.  But conversely, every team should like their chances of being a contender.  These top two teams are separated by just a single point and the team slated to finish third (Kings) is just one point behind second.  The full projected standings can be found at the bottom of this post.

As it turns out, the top two projected teams are the same as last year, in the same order.  Obviously, that didn’t prove to mean much a year ago as neither team wound up being a serious title contender, for a variety of reasons.  However, it is a sign that these are two v...
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Today's Best

Alonso, Pete


2 for 4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB
Webb, Logan


6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K
1 W, 0 SV

Week's Best

Baez, Javier


0.417 AVG, 24 AB, 10 H, 4 HR
9 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB, 1.2 PAR
Urias, Julio


0.75 ERA, 0.750 WHIP
2 W, 0 SV, 12.0 IP, 1 ER
5 H, 4 BB, 15 K, 1.8 PAR


10Diamond Dogs37.00
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Recent Transactions

06-20-2022Duvall, AdamDarkhorses Added to major league roster.
06-20-2022Schwindel, FrankDarkhorses Sent to minors.
06-20-2022Gray, JosiahKomodosSigned as a free agent. Added to major league roster.
06-20-2022Buehler, WalkerKomodos Placed on inactive list.
06-20-2022Farmer, KyleCougarsSigned as a free agent. Added to major league roster.
06-20-2022Bryant, KrisCougars Sent to minors.
06-20-2022Lopez, NickyCougars Released.
06-20-2022Giolito, LucasCougars Added to major league roster.
06-20-2022Rasmussen, DrewCougars Sent to minors.
06-19-2022Sulser, ColeMoonshiners Sent to minors.
06-19-2022Trivino, LouMoonshiners Added to major league roster.
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Runs Batted InTeamAmount
Alonso, PeteChoppers66
Ramirez, JoseKomodos62
Goldschmidt, PaulJackalope61
Lindor, FranciscoDemigods56
Alvarez, YordanKomodos54
Manoah, AlekMoonshiners9
Verlander, JustinMoonshiners9
Musgrove, JoeDemigods8
Alcantara, SandyDiamond Dogs7
Darvish, YuMoonshiners7
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DTBL Chatter

PAR update

Posted by: Kevin - 04/02/2022 11:43:02 - in DTBL Discussion
Before we get into the 2022 season, I want to mention the 2021 PAR update that I ran a couple weeks ago, shortly after the lockout ended. Usually, soon after the season ends, I run an update on the player PAR totals for the recently completed season. These updates incorporate adjustments...

2022 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 03/11/2022 22:08:36 - in DTBL Discussion
Here is my initial list of players who will be added to the league player pool for 2022. As I stated in an email, I'm going to hold off with the drops until after the roster cut deadline. Even more than usual, this is going to be a very fluid list. I started working on this several week...

Re: 2022 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/15/2022 23:42:37
The roster cuts have been processed, so the drops have been added to the lists above. Turns out, there were three starting pitchers who were kept that were going to be on my drop list. I guess this is why I usually wait until after the cuts are done before I start working on these lists....

Re: 2022 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/18/2022 22:57:11
Hate to do this on such short notice, but I need to make one last change. I completely missed relief pitcher Scott Barlow because I think I confused him with Joe Barlow who was already on my add list. Both will be added to the player pool. As a result, Matt Wisler will be dropped.

2022 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 03/11/2022 20:04:53 - in DTBL Discussion
We're back! I will be posting the list of players who will be added to the league roster either later tonight or, more likely, tomorrow morning. But first, the position changes for 2022. I am fairly confident this is the longest such list I have ever compiled... by a wide margin.

2021 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/25/2021 22:04:41 - in DTBL Discussion
I have completed my first draft of the players who will make up the player pool for the 2021 season. Notably, there are far fewer changes than normal among hitters. Perhaps that makes sense following a severely shortened 2020 season. But on the other hand, the number of new pitchers is ...

Re: 2021 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/02/2021 18:24:49
Mike elected to move Shohei Ohtani from staring pitcher back to outfield this season. As a result, I have made the follow corresponding changes to the lists above: Mike Minor will remain in the league, but Josh Naylor will not be added.

Still a couple more days before I make...

Re: 2021 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/05/2021 20:50:40
One final change... Josh Naylor is back on the add list and Yasiel Puig will now be dropped. I think it was a bit of an oversight on my part to not have Puig dropped from the get-go, considering I have heard absolutely nothing about him signing with a MLB team in recent weeks.

2021 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 02/22/2021 20:34:08 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm making pretty good progress on the 2021 DTBL player pool. I am pretty much done with position players, but still have some work to do on pitchers. I think I am far enough now to post the list of players who will be switching positions for 2021. Please note that there are one or two ...

2020 Website Enhancements

Posted by: Kevin - 07/09/2020 15:53:43 - in DTBL Discussion
As mentioned in my email a couple days ago, I rolled out a few website changes along with the site switchover to pre-season mode. I will go over the details here and will post additional replies if other new enhancements are released this year. I do have a couple other things in the work...

Re: 2020 Website Enhancements
Reply by: Kevin - 08/07/2020 15:58:51
I've rolled out a handful of additional changes over the past week or so. Here is a summary:

* Player Pages - Previously, I had a separate page template for batters and pitchers. Now that we have a player who has both batting and pitching stats on his resume (Shohei Ohtani)...

Potential immediate rule change

Posted by: Kevin - 06/27/2020 13:53:31 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm very hesitant to make rule changes without giving ample time for people to prepare accordingly. But in this case, I think the extremely unusual circumstances of the upcoming season might warrant a change. I'm considering an alteration to how the free agent signing priority works with...

Re: Potential immediate rule change
Reply by: Mike - 06/28/2020 09:19:23
I have no problem with this. 2020 fantasy baseball is going to be a total crapshoot anyway.

Re: Potential immediate rule change
Reply by: David - 07/02/2020 11:34:16
I agree. Sounds good to me.


Posted by: Kevin - 03/12/2020 15:25:06 - in DTBL Discussion
Following up on the email I just sent to the list, I'm starting this thread to discuss whether or not we should pause the draft while MLB sorts out their plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. MLB has suspended spring training and announced that the regular season will begin a minimu...

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Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Mike - 03/12/2020 15:48:11
I would also vote for continuing to run the draft. At least we know no one we draft between now and the end of the draft will blow out an elbow or strain a lat (at least we hope?).

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Marc - 03/12/2020 15:50:43
Also, I'm eager to find out in which round Mike will snipe me on Franchy

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Jay - 03/12/2020 16:03:54
I agree with continuing...I also have more than enough real life COVID stuff to plan or adjust, so its helping keep me somewhat sane while people keep sneezing into each others faces. Second the injury comment too. Can I just combine teams with somebody?

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Kelly - 03/12/2020 16:13:48
Another vote here for continuing on with the draft. I'm not sure there's much to gain with a pause.

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Mike - 03/12/2020 16:23:18
Marc, I will take all the mystery out of it and snipe Franchy in Round 7. Why prolong the pain any longer than necessary?

Potential rule change for 2021

Posted by: Kevin - 03/08/2020 12:34:20 - in DTBL Discussion
Mike drafting Jesus Luzardo was a nice reminder that I want to get a thread started about a potential rule change for 2021. Marc and I traded a few emails on the following topic, but I want to bring it here for an open discussion.

The issue is position designations for pitche...

2020 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/25/2020 23:55:43 - in DTBL Discussion
Here is the initial list of players who will be added to, and dropped from, the league roster for the 2020 season. We have over a week before the draft will begin next Thursday, so there is plenty of time to discuss some of the names on this list, or missing from it. I'm certainly open t...

Re: 2020 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Marc - 02/26/2020 12:01:37
hi Kevin

Could we keep Franchy Cordero and not add Anthony Santander?

Re: 2020 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 02/26/2020 13:18:55

Yeah, I'd be willing to make that swap. To be honest, I hadn't really given Cordero much consideration because he was buried on the primary rankings list I was using. Santander was one of the last OF adds. I will consider it further, but there is a good chance I'll make t...

Re: 2020 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/01/2020 19:59:28
Alright... I intend to make the draft player pool available later tonight. But first, I have a few changes to announce. First, as Marc requested, I'm going to leave Franchy Cordero in the league and Anthony Santander will not be added. Next, Emmanuel Clase is probably going to miss the ...