3x NCAA finalist Daton Fix (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
The #MatScoutsDynasty League Draft is set for Wednesday October 12, 2022. To get not only the 10 members of this Dynasty League set for the draft, we thought we would share some insights to our rosters for the general public.
Assessments, Critiques, and Opinions welcomed.
Next Up - Fresh Cakes
Team Manager: Jagger Noir (@Jagger712)
2022 Regular Season Standings:
Dual Record: 3-12
Points For: 594.5 ,
Points Against: 785 (-190.5 Difference)
Total Points: 594.5
108 Team Points (8th Place)
New Year New Name for the team formerly known as JHagger. Fresh Cakes was dealt a tough blow halfway through the season when one of the top Fantasy Wrestlers in the game and returning National Champion AJ Ferrari was involved in a car accident at the end of January 2022. Adding to that, during the offseason AJ left Oklahoma State. You may have heard about that…
Fresh Cakes wasn't able to string together a win streak more than two weeks during the regular season, and actually hit a skid at the end of the season losing six weeks in a row. That streak led to his unfortunate dual and total point standing which snowballed into the postseason, despite having three finalists and a third placer.
Looking to improve his roster immediately, Jagger712 had made a trade with Danny B Mobbin' to replace a National Champion with a National Champion:
Fresh Cakes trades 133 Vito Arujau (COR) and the #3 Overall Pick to Danny B Mobbin' for 197 Max Dean and the #7 Overall Pick.
As it currently sits, Fresh Cakes has 7 (maybe 8, depending on AJ Ferrari availability) open roster spots (30 max per team).
While other teams might just "flip" their team, Jagger712 keeps it fresh with the team he has… which is pretty good on paper.
Daton Fix has two more years of eligibility and is almost a lock as a finalist, and same could be said of Mekhi Lewis at 174. High AA = high amount of team points. The addition of Max Dean is an influx of 18.5 team points if using last year's results (which would have put him at fourth place).
Coach Bono has been on record saying he is impressed with Hillger's offseason, which bodes well for Fresh Cakes. But that aside, if Jagger wants to break into the top three at NCAAs he is going to have to make some immediate additions either through the Draft, Transfer Portal, or via trade.
While Richie Figueroa is a great prospect, he's likely going to be the backup to Brandon Coutrney and is the only roster 125 on Fresh Cakes' team. Same could be said for 141, where Joel Vandervere and Henry Porter are more than likely going to be backups as well. That doesn't mean all three wont score points at opens and such, but would equate to zero points for the postseason.
197 and Heavyweight will need a youth injection as well and 165 could use some backups as well since it is unclear if Condomitti (who Jagger712 was drawn to in last year's draft) will be starting or a backup.