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The BYB fantasy baseball open thread

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Opening Day is less than two weeks away, and that means one thing: fantasy baseball drafts are now underway! We're probably long overdue for this, but with multiple people asking about potential fantasy baseball leagues in other threads, I figured we would help consolidate all of those inquiries into one location (plus, nobody likes it when other people talk about their fantasy teams).

The BYB staff has created its own 10-team head-to-head league, and we may update the masses on our progress from time to time. This post will be updated with the full rosters in due course, but for now, here are the spectacular team names your favorite Tigers writers have created.

Kyle: Call Me Maybin

C - J.T. Realmuto
1B - Miguel Cabrera
2B - Robinson Cano
3B - Nolan Arenado
SS - Jean Segura
OF - George Springer
OF - Christian Yelich
OF - Gregory Polanco
Util - Albert Pujols
Util - Todd Frazier

Bench: Aledmys Dias SS, Yasmany Tomas OF

Pitchers: Johnny Cueto, Stephen Strasburg, Kelvin Herrera, Rasiel Iglesias, Gerrit Cole, Sean Manaea, Adam Ottavino, Zack Greinke, John Lackey, Jon Gray, J.A. Happ

Brandon: The Sworn Crows

C - Yasmani Grandal
1B - Greg Bird
2B - Matt Carpenter
3B - Evan Longoria
SS - Trevor Story
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Joc Pederson
OF - Kendrys Morales
Util - Javier Baez
Util - Nick Castellanos

Bench: J.D. Martinez OF

Pitchers: Justin Verlander, Yu Darvish, Wade Davis, Edwin Diaz, Carlos Martinez, Julio Teheran, James Paxton, Garrett Richards, Drew Smyly, Joe Ross, Daniel Hudson, Koda Glover

Ashley: Livin' Avila Loca

C - Gary Sanchez
1B - Anthony Rizzo
2B - DJ LeMahieu
3B - Kyle Seager
SS - Troy Tulowitzki
OF - Bryce Harper
OF - Hunter Pence
OF - Kevin Kiermaier
Util - Edwin Encarnacion
Util - Justin Turner

Bench: Victor Martinez 1B, Dansby Swanson SS, Carlos Beltran OF, Kevin Pillar OF, Jay Bruce OF

Pitchers: Jon Lester, Jacob deGrom, Kenley Jansen, Andrew Miller, Cole Hamels, Dellin Betances, Hisashi Iwakuma, Gio Gonzalez

Nolan: All Time Lowe

C - Jonathan Lucroy
1B - Daniel Murphy
2B - Dustin Pedroia
3B - Manny Machado
SS - Xander Bogaerts
OF - Nelson Cruz
OF - Adan Eaton
OF - Dexter Fowler
Util - Hanley Ramirez
Util - Brandon Belt

Bench: Matt Holliday, Jose Ramirez, Elvis Andrus, Yadier Molina

Pitchers: Chris Sale, Chris Archer, Craig Kimbrel, David Robertson, Masahiro Tanaka, Julio Urias, Jake Odorizzi, Marco Estrada, Jim Johnson

Rob: The Aniballers

C - Kyle Schwarber
1B - Freddie Freeman
2B - Jose Altuve
3B - Jake Lamb
SS - Corey Seager
OF - Charlie Blackmon
OF - Giancarlo Stanton
OF - Wil Myers
Util - Dee Gordon
Util - Khris Davis

Bench: Stephen Piscotty OF, Byron Buxton OF, Adam Duvall OF

Pitchers: Rich Hill, Felix Hernandez, Zach Britton, Seung Hwon Oh, Aaron Nola, Vince Velasquez, Cam Bedrosian, Lance McCullers Jr, Carlos Rondon, Alex Cobb

Jacob: Kinsler Binocular Co.

C - Wilson Contreras
1B - Jose Abreu
2B - Rougned Odor
3B - Adrian Beltre
SS - Brad Miller
OF - Starling Marte
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Adam Jones
Util - David Dahl
Util - Alex Bregman

Bench: Kole Calhoun OF, Marcell Ozuna OF, Brian McCann C, Mike Napoli 1B, Logan Forsythe 2B

Pitchers: Max Scherzer, Noah Syndergaard, A.J. Ramos, Francisco Rodriguez, Aaron Sanchez, Michael Fulmer, Marcus Stroman, Jharel Cotton

Peter: When In Romine

C - Evan Gattis
1B - Chris Davis
2B - Brian Dozier
3B - Josh Donaldson
SS - Jonathan Villar
OF - Mookie Betts
OF - Andrew McCutchen
OF - Jose Bautista
Util - Carlos Santana
Util - Miguel Sano

Bench: Curtis Granderson OF, Jarrod Dyson OF

Pitchers: Corey Kluber, Kyle Hendricks, Mark Melancon, Cody Allen, Tony Watson, James Taillon, Michael Pineda, Matt Shoemaker, Jordan Zimmermann, Jerad Eickhoff, Drew Pomeranz

Grace: Bless You Boyd

C - Salvador Perez
1B - Kris Bryant
2B - Jason Kipnis
3B - Ryon Healy
SS - Francisco Lindor
OF - A.J. Pollock
OF - Carlos Gonzalez
OF - Billy Hamilton
Util - Eric Hosmer
Util - Lorenzo Cain

Bench: Andrew Benintendi OF, Ben Zobrist OF, Tim Anderson SS, Welington Castillo

Pitchers: Jake Arrieta, David Price, Ken Giles, Ryan Madson, Rick Porcello, Matt Harvey, Jeff Samardzija, Adam Wainwright, Robbie Ray

Fielder's Choice: Puig's Flapjack

C - Buster Posey
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Ian Kinsler
3B - Maikel Franco
SS - Addison Russell
OF - Justin Upton
OF - Jackie Bradley Jr
OF - Odubel Herrera
Util - Adrian Gonzalez
Util - Yasiel Puig

Bench: Jose Peraza OF, Michael Brantley OF, Yoan Moncada 3B

Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, Aroldis Chapman, Roberto Osuna, Jose Quintana, Steven Matz, Sam Dyson, Brandon Maurer, Daniel Norris, Sonny Gray

Jeff: To Infante and Beyond

C - Russell Martin
1B - Paul Goldschmidt
2B - Trea Turner
3B - Anthony Rendon
SS - Carlos Correa
OF - Yoenis Cespedes
OF - Mark Trumbo
OF - Matt Kemp
Util - Nomar Mazara
Util - Tommy Joseph

Bench: Ian Desmond OF, Max Kepler OF

Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco, Danny Duffy, Jeurys Familia, Alex Colome, Kenta Maeda, Danny Salazar, Kevin Gausman, Shawn Kelley, Tanner Roark, Robert Gsellman, Anthony DeSlafani.

Use the comments of this post to share stories, find new leagues (or players for leagues of your own), and commiserate about bad beats throughout the season!

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