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My Fantasy Baseball All-Stars

With the season coming to a close I thought today would be a good time to reflect a little bit on the all-stars for my fantasy team this year. These are the guys that made the difference to me and my team and got me to where I am today, the championship game in my fantasy league. They’re not necessarily the best players, but they’re the ones that made the difference for me.

Melky Cabrera

Why not start with the most controversial? PED’s or no, Cabrera was a beast this season for the Giants and was a steadying force for inconsistent batting (ie. Jose Bautista’s slow start) on my fantasy team.

Mike Trout

Yes, I am one of the lucky few who were able to secure Mike Trout off waivers before he entered the bigs. It paid off as Trout is having an MBP calibre year and should win the AL rookie of the year.

Aroldis Chapman

I rode Chapman to the finals last year as well, so it was a no brainer to scoop this guy off waivers when Heath Bell imploded. His season as the Reds’ closer has been nothing short of remarkable.

Alejandro de Aza

When the Melk Man was suspended I turned to de Aza with his roster spot. What I lost in power I maintained in average and improved in speed.

Derek Jeter

It seems like so long ago when I was trying to offload Jeter early in the pre-season. He was too old and well past his prime. Thankfully I didn’t find a taker because Jeter has had a magical resurgence this season.

My pitching was mostly by committee and was inconsistent this season. I had pitchers like C.J. Wilson, Felix Hernandez, and Zack Greinke; all perfectly capable starters but none of whom were the level of consistency I was hoping for. They held it together as a team, but individually they all fell apart at one point or another during the year.

That’s it for me, who were your fantasy all-stars this season? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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