The CCO fantasy baseball league is in it’s inaugural season and is made up of all CCO readers. It is a 20- team H2H league with 22-man rosters and two DL spots, so the roster pool is stretched pretty thin.
The goal of the league was to bring together people with a common bond, our beloved Chicago Cubs and the CCO, into a fantasy baseball league. This should make for some interesting weekly games, animated discussion and many different philosophies on how to build a team … you did know there is more than one way!. Most of the main areas of the rules were voted on by the league and any changes to the rules for next year will be put to a vote as well. The purpose of the rules is to try and create a fair environment for all 20 teams, that as closely as possible resembles running a real Major League team, while realizing we only devote so much time to a fantasy baseball, not spend all day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year like Theo and Jed and their entire staff.
Long-time reader and contributor Tony Hall is running the league and will be providing weekly updates.
So the question is who will win the first CCO Fantasy Baseball League World Series!
We are four weeks into the CCO fantasy baseball league and we are down to two undefeated teams and three teams still looking to get into the win column. Just like in real baseball, nothing definitive can be said about just four weeks of April baseball. So let’s take a look at where we are at in the standings.
Runnin Bredsticks is 4-0 and leading the league in points with 1319 (329.75 avg) and is the current #1 seed. His best players have been Johnny Cueto (159 pts.) and Jose Fernandez (119 pts.) followed by a rotation with Lee, Sabathia and Buehrle. His offense is led by free agent pick up Charlie Blackmon (111 pts.) and 14th round pick Michael Brantley (86 pts.). Just shows you can’t judge a draft by just the first 10 rounds.
- Runnin Bredsticks 4-0 1319
- CubsfaninSeattle John 3-1 1244
- Bullpen MacGyvers 3-1 1145
- The Calicubs 2-2 1233
- FlJimboC 2-2 1177
- Baywatch Buttspanx 2-2 1155
- BigJonLilJon’s LehairOfTheDog 2-2 1124
- Team JasonOfTheBurbs 2-2 1070
- Slammin Steven Petty 0-4 1022
- Balls Deep in the Ivy 0-4 978
Kentucky Ripsnorters is second in the league in points with 1274 (318.5 avg) and is currently sitting atop of Waveland with his perfect 4-0 record. He has been led by fifth round pick Masahiro Tanaka (122 pts.), thirteenth round pick Kyle Lohse (105 pts.) and sixteenth round pick Francisco Rodriquez (110 pts.) His best hitter has been Ryan Braun (97 pts.). Who knew Rip was so fond of the Brewers??
- Kentucky Ripsnorters 4-0 1274
- Whats Optimism? Vivid Reality 3-1 1250
- Northside Bleacher Bums 3-1 1059
- BillyFinT Aquas de Marco 3-1 1025
- 07Greydigger’s Crushers 2-2 1209
- Clark n Addison Tony H 2-2 1195
- Team Gramps 1-3 1199
- The Wrong Team 1-3 1093
- Waiting on Bryant 1-3 1079
- Team Scared Hitless 0-4 877
As we all know, it is early and any team could still come back and make the playoffs and these eight teams could all fall out. If you want to see where your team is currently, click here for the projected playoff bracket.
- Jose Abreu 124 pts. – Baywatch Buttspanx
- Adrian Gonzalez 115 pts. – Slammin Steve Petty
- Jose Bautista 115 pts. – BigJonLilJon’s LehairOfTheDog
- Giancarlo Stanton 115 pts. – 07 Greydigger’s Crushers
- Albert Pujols 111 pts. – Waiting on Bryant
- Charlie Blackmon 111 pts. – Runnin Bredsticks
- Adam Wainwright 161 pts. – FLJimboC
- Johnny Cueto 159 pts. – Runnin Bredsticks
- Felix Hernandez 133 pts. – CubsfaninSeattle John
- James Shields 126 pts. – Waiting on Bryant
- Masahiro Tanaka 122 pts. – Kentucky Ripsnorters