TGFBI: 2022 Review of David’s Team

David’s first participation in TGFBI finds him in League 18 with three players historically ranked in the Top 100, and Frank Stampfl (2021 Tout Wars Champion).

League 18NameSiteTwitter
18Greg SmithTGFBI, 4for4@gregsauce
49Nick RitriviRotoBaller@nickytapas71
90Dave SwanPitcher List@davithius
124Frank StampflCBS Sports@roto_frank
173Robbie BaseballDingers Podcast@robbiebaseball1
268Travis ArgoFantasySixPack@ArgoTravis
317Jake WienerProspects1500@GatorSosa
387TFBSThe Fantasy Baseball Show@FantasyBaseShow
435Doug CarlinPitcher List@bdougals
529Chris DearyPallazzo Podcast@cdeary99
David GreenmanDeep League Roto@greenestman
DeegsNext On Deck Podcast & SP Streamer@DeegsBaseball
Dennis ZunigaSatellite/Raffle WinnerDennisZuniga13
VillaYoung GM Fantasy@YGMfantasy

It was a learning curve for David. He wasn’t overly impressed with his roster at the start of the season.

It all came together thanks to David’s attentive in-season management. What is it about these guys called David and their ability to work wonders on the waiver wire?

David started with a Juan Soto/Pete Alonso combo sandwiching a very disappointing Whit Merrifield filling. It’s funny what the need for speed will do to you. To be fair, he immediately regretted the Merrifield pick, but Frank Stampfl disclosed he wanted him next, so the regret was short-lived.

Austin Riley and Kevin Gausman were next. It looked like a very solid base.

David and I chatted during our respective drafts, and I watched as Franmil Reyes (my tip for 40 home runs) fell and fell in his draft. In the end, Frank Stampfl took him with pick 179 – the lowest of the whole competition – his high pick was 108. It seemed a brilliant strategy of patience by Frank, but alas, we know what happened next.

David is always adamant that you should “get your guys” and even though the playing time forecast/roster construction suggested that Alejandro Kirk was unlikely to get enough plate appearances to be a worthwhile pick, David battled his sensibilities and took him. It looked an unfortunate decision when Kirk ended April with zero home runs and a .584 OPS. The Blue Jays catcher made adjustments and posted an OPS of 1.040 for May and June combined.

With an appetite for risk, David gambled on a trio of Jo Adell/Jarred Kelenic/Alec Bohm. Some you win, some you lose.

Looking back on the draft one year later and it is fascinating to see how our opinions and values of players have changed so dramatically in the course of 12 months. He did well in his first experience of this mega competition.

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