OBFBL Preseason Poll 2012

Posted: April 8, 2012 in League News

by Sean Chard

The 2012 Fantasy Baseball Season is ON!

The OBFBL battle is underway and will be a long hard-fought grind to the finish.
We’ll see who’s left standing on September 30th when the OBFBL season concludes.

An annual tradition every year at this time is the OBFBL Pre-season poll.  A chance for everyone in the O to predict what’s going to happen this year – in real baseball and in the OBFBL.  Each of the 12 OBFBL’ers sent in their picks, and a few “expert” picks were included for fun (check out the right-most columns).

On to the picks.

OBFBL Predictions:
– The consensus favourite this year are the Ajax Super Sods, who were picked 5 times, and scored the most points. If the Sods can pull it off, it will mean their first Shooter Cup
– Other predicted winners include the London Tribe, Pickering Dynasty and Frankford Fury with 2 votes each, and Brooklin Legacy with 1
– The consensus top 5 are: 1) Ajax Super Sods,  2) Pickering Dynasty,  3) Frankford Fury,  4) Durham Dick Dogs,  5) Aurora Asshats
– The picks this year were all over the board, with the top 8 especially chosen in many different orders
– For storyline of the year, many predict that this will be an extremely close race amongst many teams, and potentially the toughest battle in the OBFBL ever
– Most pitching rotos: Super Sods picked 6 times, Asshats chosen 4
– Most batting rotos: Dynasty picked 6 times, Legacy chosen 2
– Most keepers the same: Dynasty – 4, Asshats / Blue Balls – 2
– Fewest keepers the same: Motorboats – 6, Poo Dogs / Crackheads – 2

MLB Predictions:
– AL East: Rays (5), Yankees (4), Blue Jays (3)
– AL Central: Tigers chosen by all 12
– AL West: Angels (9), Rangers (3)
– NL East: Phillies (4), Braves (3), Marlins (3), Nationals (2)
– NL Central: Reds (8), Cardinals (2), Brewers (2)
– NL West: Diamondbacks (5), Giants (4), Rockies (2), Dodgers (1)
– American League: Rangers (3), Angels (3), Blue Jays (2), Tigers (2), Rays (1), Yankees (1)
– National League: Giants (4), Braves (2), Nationals/Reds/Brewers/Phillies/Marlins/Diamondbacks (1)
– World Series Winner: Rangers (3), Blue Jays (2) – LET’S GO BLUE JAYS!, Tigers (2), Angels (2), Rays (1), Yankees (1), Diamondbacks (1)

– AL MVP: Bautista (4), Cabrera (3), Pujols (3), AGon/Cruz (1)
– NL MVP: Votto (4), Kemp (3), JUpton / CarGo / Tulo / Stanton / Braun (1)
– AL Cy Young: Hernandez (3), Verlander (2), Price (2), Weaver / Sabathia / Haren / Romero / Shields (1)
– NL Cy Young: Kershaw (5), Halladay (3), Hamels (2), JJohnson / MadBum (1)
– AL Rookie of the Year: Darvish (5), Moore (5), Cespedes (2), Montero (1)
– NL Rookie of the Year: Alonso (5), Miller (3), Mesoraco (1), Harper (1), Bauer (1), George Carlin (1)
– AL Comeback Player: Adam Dunn (5), Kendrys Morales (3)
– NL Comeback Player: Adam Wainwright (5), Johan Santana (2)

Fantasy Predictions:
– AL Breakout Players: Eric Hosmer (4), Brett Lawrie (4), Henderson Alvarez (2), Addison Reed (2)
– NL Breakout Players: Logan Morrison (4), Ike Davis (4), Cory Luebke (3), Lucas Duda (2), Kenley Jansen (2), Jaime Garcia (2), Brandon Beachy (2), Brandon Belt (2), Dee Gordon (2)
– AL Busts: Carl Crawford (3), Jose Valverde (3), Michael Young (2), Alex Avila (2), Asdrubal Cabrera (2)
– NL Busts: Dee Gordon (2), Carlos Marmol (2), Lance Berkman (2)

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