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Checking In On The RotoAuthority League

The RotoAuthority League is a fierce 12-team mixed league battle.  Let's take a look at the current standings, here at the All-Star break.

  1. Cult of Personality - 93.5
  2. Men With Wood - 81
  3. Waveland Avenue - 79.5
  4. A Century Of Misery - 75.5
  5. Ghostride the WHIP - 68.5
  6. Santas Magic Janitor - 68
  7. Depressed Fan - 60.5
  8. Miss Conception - 60.5
  9. Smell The Glove - 53.5
  10. Philly Cheez - 53
  11. Dizzy Llamas - 51.5
  12. Broken Down Volvos - 35

The league has a $100 buy-in, so the pot is substantial.  And on the flip side, the bottom four teams are kicked out.  Many of us are jockeying to get to 8th place.

Why is Cult Of Personality running away with the league?  Let's take a look at his draft by round, starting with the second overall pick:

  1. Jose Reyes
  2. B.J. Upton
  3. Prince Fielder
  4. Alex Rios
  5. Curtis Granderson
  6. Felix Hernandez
  7. Ryan Zimmerman
  8. Yovani Gallardo
  9. Carlos Pena
  10. Adam Wainwright
  11. Chris Iannetta
  12. Jose Lopez
  13. Matt Capps (traded with Street for Michael Young on May 13)
  14. Ervin Santana (dropped June 2)
  15. Josh Johnson
  16. Shin-Soo Choo
  17. Billy Butler (dropped April 21)
  18. Huston Street
  19. Wandy Rodriguez
  20. Adam Lind (dropped March 22)
  21. Aaron Hill (traded for Matt Cain on May 24)
  22. Jordan Zimmermann (dropped April 5)
  23. Yadier Molina
  24. Jeremy Hermida (dropped June 6)
  25. Josh Fields (dropped May 13)
  26. Jose Arredondo (dropped March 18)

Key pickups: Asdrubal Cabrera, Michael Cuddyer, Cody Ross, and J.A. Happ.  With 31 moves, Cult has not been nearly as active as most teams in the league.  It's paid off.  And he only had one glaring bad drop in Lind.  He has a stacked outfield and a speedy team, despite the loss of Reyes.  And look at those sleepers coming through!  The team has only two weaknesses: AVG for 6 points (not that bad), and a 1 in saves with the decision to punt the category and avoid the waiver wire madness.

At least at this point, Cult is proof that A) you can punt saves in a tough league and B) you can get past a first-round bust.

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