Featherless finished the 2017 regular season in sixth place with a .500 record (160-160-16), which was enough to clinch the final playoff spot. From there, Featherless made the strongest playoff push in BFBL history, winning the franchise's third Field Series title, and first for Manager, Ron D.
Mayor finished the 2017 regular season with a 146-168-22 record, one spot behind Featherless to miss the playoff cut. Mayor did make a run at the Consolation Championship, before eventually running into the hottest team in the second half, The New Guy. With a loss in the Consolation Championship, Mayor did at least get awarded the second draft position for the 2018 season.
In a surprising move both Featherless and Mayor chose to keep zero players from their prior season rosters. With this decision, Mayor lost the bat of Kris Bryant, but was sitting in a much better draft situation in the second position. Featherless, while coming off the success of a Field Series Championship, had a balanced, middle of the road roster that did not warrant a keeper caliber player. With that said, here is how the draft played out for these two teams:
Mayor, as stated prior, was sitting in the second overall draft position as the Consolation Runner-up. Featherless, as Field Series Champion, was sitting in the tenth and final position at the turn of the draft.
Mayor rounded out their draft with a power bat, J.D. Martinez, and ace pitcher, Noah Syndergaard. Featherless reacquired Marcell Ozuna in the fourth round and found pitching depth in rounds five through eight with SPs Keuchel and Ray, and the best one two punch in the league for RPs, Chapman and Osuna.
Both teams will be looking to start their season on a positive note as the Boston Fantasy Baseball League throws out the first pitch this Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Week 10: Mayor WIN 12-4
Week 19: Mayor WIN 8-6