No Keepers, Last Pick = Shooter Cup (2013 Edition)

Posted: March 28, 2014 in League News

By Sean Chard

Each year we take a look back at and analyze what would happen if you had no keepers and the last pick of each round. Could you assemble a team strong enough to win the Shooter Cup?

Each year we’ve taken a look back to build a team that would have won the Shooter Cup, here are the past results:

2010 Hindsight Warriors article
2011 Hindsight Warriors article
2012 Hindsight Warriors article

Let’s take a look back at the 2013 Fantasy Baseball season and do it again, and see if we can build a team to defeat the Frankford Fury’s 2013 Shooter Cup winning team.

There were a lot of BIG surprises in 2013, including some impressive rookies – Jose Fernandez, Yasiel Puig, Jean Segura; major breakouts from emerging stars like Carlos Gomez, Matt Harvey (before TJ), Pedro Alvarez; and some old guys still bringing it – Alfonso Soriano, Michael Cuddyer, Koji Uehara.

Here is how the rest of team looks like.


C – Jonathan Lucroy (round 9) and Jarrod Saltalamacchia (round 18) [using a % of each of their stats for 162 GP]
1B – Brandon Moss (round 13)
2B – Matt Carpenter (round 10)
3B – Pedro Alvarez (round 4)
SS – Jean Segura (round 14)
UTIL – Michael Cuddyer (round 7)
UTIL – Josh Donaldson (round 20)
OF – Carlos Gomez (round 1)
OF – Hunter Pence (round 3)
OF – Yasiel Puig (round 6)
OF – Alfonso Soriano (round 11)
OF – Coco Crisp (round 8)

– Killer comeback seasons from Crisp, Pence, Saltalamacchia
– Big breakouts from Gomez, Puig, Alvarez, Donaldson, Carpenter
– Soriano joins the Hindsight Warriors for the 2nd straight season

Offensive Totals (and Roto rank):
R = 1003 (8 Rotos) HR = 280 (12 Rotos) RBI = 967 (9 Rotos)
SB = 188 (12 Rotos) Batting Average = .284 (11 Rotos) TOTAL = 52 ROTOS

P – Matt Harvey (round 2)
P – Anibal Sanchez (round 5)
P – Jose Fernandez (round 21)
P – Hisashi Iwakuma (round 22)
P – Justin Masterson (round 23)
P – Ubaldo Jimenez (round 24)
P – Koji Uehara (round 25)
P – Edward Mujica (round 26)
P – Jim Henderson (round 27)
P – Joaquin Benoit (round 28)
P – Brad Ziegler (round 29)

– Big breakouts from Fernandez, Harvey, Iwakuma
– An out of nowhere comeback season by Masterson
– Lots of RP gold, as there seems to be every year

Pitching Totals (and Roto rank):
IP = 1500 W = 99 (11 Rotos) SV = 123 (7 Rotos) K = 1493 (12 Rotos)
ERA = 2.57 (12 Rotos) WHIP = 1.06 (12 Rotos) TOTAL = 54 ROTOS

GRAND TOTAL 106 Rotos  and the 2013 SHOOTER CUP!!!
Read through the full spreadsheet for the 2013 Hindsight Warriors HERE.

In summary, any team can win the Shooter Cup this year! Even those that have rebuilt and are down to 4 or 5 keepers. Keepers are great for building the foundation of your team for the year, but your draft and post-draft success (and some luck of course) are equally important. This is something for us to keep in mind as we all prepare for the 2014 Draft, now just 1 day away!

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