Hello fellow baseball fanatics,
My name is Stoffer Cochran and I am covering the Marlins for Prospect1500. I am really looking forward to providing you prospect insight from a deep fantasy point of view. My love of baseball started when I was knee high to a cricket watching a true baseball miracle. The 91 Braves made it to the World Series for the first time in 33 years playing the Twins who rose from the ashes as well.
My fantasy baseball career started many years ago with a team started with my pops. We were in way over our heads. Our first league (which we both still play in but I have my own team now) was a 20 team league with 33 MLB players and 15 minor league players. Keep in mind that this was at a time when the internet was not nearly as efficient (dial-up only) so we were regulated to the sports pages and any magazines we could get a hold of in middle Georgia. We were fine for the first 10 to 15 rounds but then the wheels came off the buggy and by the end we looked like we were coming off a 48-hour bender. The cherry on top for this first ever draft was we ran out of minor league players so the last selection was me! Needless to say that was a wasted pick!
I am living in the Jacksonville, Florida area and that plays well since the Marlins AA affiliate is here, currently calling themselves the Jumbo Shrimp. My wife's family is living in the New Orleans area and I am hoping to go visit this year and catch a couple of the Baby Cakes (AAA affiliate). I am hoping to get to as many games as I can to get some real insights into the players themselves.
I really look forward to providing my input and I look forward to hearing from you.
You can follow me on Twitter @stoffer81
Let's play ball!!!
Stoffer is an avid baseball fan who grew up in the heart of Braves country, but felt he never really fit in until the Marlins came along and then it was game over. He has been playing in deep dynasty keeper leagues for 20+ years and only plays in leagues where there is a prospect component. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida, which is the perfect place for him because it's home to the Jumbo Shrimp, the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate.