WWWL: 2019 Squad Set

The annual auction for the Weekend Warriors Wannabe League (NL-only) took place last night and is one of my favorite events of the season.

Max Muncy was a big offseason acquisition for THRD at $2 through 2020

This draft is highly-competitive and as in my AL-only is a truly deep league with a six-man reserve-squad and a six-man Minor League roster.

Here’s the final squad for this season’s Taking Her Real Deep:
(POS – Player Price Contract Length)
* – keeper

C – Jorge Alfaro* $5 1y
C – Tony Wolters $1 1y
1B – Joey Votto $36 1y
2B – Brian Dozier $22 1y
3B – Max Muncy* 2 2y
SS – Orlando Arcia* 5 Contract Year
MI – Johan Camargo* 2 Contract Year
CI – Jung Ho Kang $15 1y
OF – Wil Myers 39 $1y
OF – David Dahl* $10 2020
OF – Jesse Winker* $5 1y
OF – Odubel Herrera $14 1y
OF – Jose Martinez* $1 Contract Year
DH – Dexter Fowler $3 1y

P – Hyun-Jin Ryu* $12 2y
P – Kevin Gausman* $14 2y
P – Chris Archer $28 1y
P – Derreck Rodriguez $1 1y
P – Freddy Peralta* $5 1y
P – Carl Edwards $1 1y
P – Mark Melancon $1 1y
P – David Robertson $21 1y
P – Greg Holland $17 1y

RS – Michael Lorenzen $5
RS – Vince Velasquez $5
RS – Ildemaro Vargas $5
RS – Travis d’Arnaud $5
RS – Aaron Altherr $5
RS – Greg Garcia $5

MILB: Carter Kieboom
MILB: Corey Ray
MILB: Mauricio Dubom
MILB: Taylor Clarke
MILB: Adolis Garcia
MILB: Brice Turang

Post Draft Notes
I had one goal going into the auction – to get a second baseman. Entering the auction I had $199 to spend; one of the higher totals in the league. There were several second baseman available including Javier Baez but in the end Baez went for close to $50 and I wasn’t able to commit. I ended up getting Dozier who was generally considered the second-best second baseman on the board at $22.

I overpaid early for Jung Ho Kang. I’ve always liked the talent but I tried to bid up the mystery behind Kang and was caught red-handed. I ended up landing Kang at $15.

I only intended on nabbing one closer. But I have absolutely no discipline and the voice in my head kept recurring whispering “you can always trade them later on” which isn’t always the case and something I wanted to stay away from.

The price I was most proud of was Odubel Herrera. If he can simply steal me 20 bases and remain in CF for the Phillies he’ll earn his $12 price tag. Just in case I was able to get Aaron Altherr in the reserve draft.

I absolutely overpaid for Wil Myers. I don’t like the park he plays in half the time (Petco) and he has a significant injury history. But, once Yelich was gone I needed to spend on an outfielder and he was the second or third best available OF in the pool.

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