In general I’m a fantasy baseball freak and lover of all things Major and Minor League Baseball. Creating something like Prospects1500 has been an idea of mine for a couple years now.
I developed the Diamond Duos dynasty concept and league and currently Commish four of them.
- Launched Diamond Duos for the 2013 season and we’re now heading into of our 5th season.
- Launched Diamond Duos II in 2015 and we’re moving into our 3rd season.
- Diamond Duos III launched this past year for 2016 and the group is stoked for 2017 and season #2.
- Diamond Duos IV recently launched and 2017 is our inaugural season.
- Diamond Duos V? Tentatively planned to launch for 2018. Things will probably get going in Fall 2017 and I’m always looking for new owners!
Aside from Diamond Duos, I’ve been Co-Commish in a 10-team money league going back to 2000 with some buddies and old colleagues of mine. It’s a very unique setup as we do BOTH Roto and H2H. The pot is split 50/50 so the Top 3 Roto finishers get a portion of the pot (in addition to the best Roto performance each week), and then the H2H winner and runner-up get a portion of the other half. We have transaction fees as well (for pick ups and trades) so the pot gets up there. We have a 32-man roster and are allowed to keep up to 12 players each year, with contracts based on round drafted or month picked up during the season. Traditional snake draft format with keepers slotted into specific rounds.
A college buddy of mine and I co-manage a team in the 16-team Roto keeper league Sandlot Immortals. That’s a big money league too, but with an auction format and $260 pre-season cap and $300 in-season cap.
On the free, for-fun side of things I’m in and also run several Yahoo leagues of all different formats. Plus I’ve been in a great 30-team dynasty league called Walk Off Dynasty that is one of the most detailed fantasy leagues I’ve ever been in and most closely mirrors how MLB is run. There are a couple Home Run pools I partake in. I tried Futures Fantasy Baseball this past season. (all MiLB!) Oh, and I run the annual MLB Fantasy Baseball Playoffs Parlay, which had over 100 teams this past October. It just seems to never end with my fantasy baseball.
I wrote for Dynasty Sports Empire briefly back in 2014. Did some articles on Red Sox and MiLB top prospects as well as some reaction pieces to some big trades that happened. Now with Prospects1500 I have the opportunity to contribute on my very own platform.
I live in Western Massachusetts (Longmeadow) and grew up outside Boston in Burlington, MA. I attended Syracuse University for my undergrad. Married for 15 years and have 2 boys (13 and almost 10). I’m an Account Manager for Reminder Publications and Envision Marketing Group in East Longmeadow, MA. I’m a partial Red Sox season ticket holder (attend 7-8 games a year and was honored to be at Big Papi’s last game – my first ever playoff game this past October) and will also attend several Hartford Yard Goats games (Rockies AA affiliate) as they finally move into their new home Dunkin’ Donut Park this April. I wouldn’t be giving you the full story if I also didn’t mention that I’ve been collecting baseball cards since 1978 and have a collection of thousands, AND I’m also a lover of pro wrestling and will be attending (with my son) my very first Wrestlemania this April in Orlando!
President of Prospects1500. Commissioner of Diamond Duos dynasty fantasy baseball leagues. Founder of MLB Fantasy Playoffs Parlay. Participant in more than a dozen other dynasty/fantasy baseball leagues. Account Manager for Reminder Publishing in real life. Huge Bruce Springsteen and pro wrestling fan. Along with his wife and two boys, lives in Longmeadow, MA. Follow on Twitter at @Scotty_Ballgame.