Mar 11, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Baseball Challenge Group Invite and Picks Help


How many of the Los Angeles Angels new-look lineup can you fit on your fantasy baseball team? With Baseball Challenge you can have them all, but only if you spend wisely. Here’s some of the picks I like and a group you can join. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Opening Night in Major League Baseball which means it’s time for another round of Baseball Challenge from ESPN. We’ve created a FantasyCPR group you can enter with your entry by searching for the FantasyCPR group or following these links:

Get in the action now:
http://games.espn.go.com/baseball-challenge/en/group?groupID=13403&invitesource=email&inviteuser=NTkzNDM0Nzc%3D&ex_cid=invite-email-BBC

On mobile:
http://games.espn.go.com/baseball-challenge/en/m/group?groupID=13403&invitesource=email&inviteuser=NTkzNDM0Nzc%3D&ex_cid=invite-email-BBC

The key to Baseball Challenge is getting the right blend of bargain buys and big budget players so that you rack up points while also increasing the value of your team. This year the game employs a floating cap meaning that if a players value goes up you can sell them for their new worth and increase your salary cap throughout the year.

Here’s some picks I like for each position. I’ve given you a big budget option, a bargain option, and told you who will start the year on my team. Have fun assembling your lineup and follow along all year to see who I’m adding and dropping as the year unfolds.

March 23, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) hits against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning during a spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Catcher

Big Budget: Buster Posey-SF

Bargain: A.J Ellis-LAD

My Pick: Buster Posey-SF

1B

Big Budget: Albert Pujols-LAA

Bargain: Nick Swisher-Cle

My Pick: Albert Pujols-LAA

2B

Big Budget: Dustin Pedroia-Bos

Bargain: Donovan Solano-Mia

My Pick: Dustin Pedroia-Bos

3B

Big Budget: Miguel Cabrera-Det

Bargain: Jed Lowrie-Oak

My Pick: Miguel Cabrera-Det

SS

Big Budget: Starlin Castro-ChC

Bargain: Jean Segura-Mil

My Pick: Ian Desmond-Was

March 28, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown (9) singles during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

LF

Big Budget: Mike Trout-LAA

Bargain: Domonic Brown-Phi

My Pick: Domonic Brown-Phi

CF

Big Budget: Adam Jones-Bal

Bargain: Lorenzo Cain-KC

My Pick: Dexter Fowler-Col

RF

Big Budget: Josh Hamilton-LAA

Bargain: Michael Cuddyer-Col

My Pick: Ben Zobrist-TB

DH

Big Budget: Kendrys Morales-Sea

Bargain: Chris Johnson-Atl

My Pick: Kendrys Morales-Sea

Pitching Staff

Big Budget: Cincinnati Reds

Bargain: Boston Red Sox

My Pick: Detroit Tigers

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