1) Brett Myers, SP, Houston Astros
Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster
Myers gives me a solid fourth starter. He was a workhorse last year racking up 223 2/3 innings going 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 180 strikeouts. I felt he was a good value in the 16th round. I'm expecting 13 wins, 180 strikeouts, a 3.50 ERA, and a 1.28 WHIP.
2) Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Tampa Bay Rays
Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster
"He'll have to earn the job." Right. I have others I want to take, but Hellickson won't last long, and there's too much upside to pass on him as my No. 4 SP. His fly ball problem worries me, but Hell Boy is polished for his age.
3) Shaun Marcum, SP, Milwaukee Brewers
Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster
Nolasco a wild card
Marcum is the right-handed Ted Lilly, with a touch more upside. He's another year removed from TJ surgery and gets to face opposing pitchers three or four times a game. I'm expecting career bests across the board.
4) John Jaso, C, Tampa Bay Rays
Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster
Not bad for a second catcher taken in the 16th round.
5) Ricky Nolasco, SP, Florida Marlins
Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster
Everyone has gone closer crazy the last couple of rounds leaving this potential top-25 SP option on the board. If he could ever put everything together, he could be top-15.
6) Marco Scutaro, SS, Boston Red Sox
Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster
Like catcher, I needed a shortstop, and my options were running out. Scutaro is in a loaded lineup this year, and by default should score 90-100 runs if he's healthy. 12-15 home runs are not out of the question either while playing at Fenway Park.
7) Koji Uehara, RP, Baltimore Orioles
Team: Eriq Gardner, Fantasy Ball Junkie | Roster
Reportedly, Uehara has the inside track on the closer's role this season for the Orioles. Much deservedly so, too. An astounding 55-K-to-5-BB last year.
8) Madison Bumgarner, SP, San Francisco Giants
Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster
Excellent rookie season with outstanding control and growing strikeout rate. Should follow-up strongly with sub 3.50 ERA.
9) Phil Hughes, SP, New York Yankees
Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster
I have been eying Hughes for a few rounds. Shocked to see him still out there in Round 16, so I had to pounce. He had a terrible second half, but he is a young pitcher still learning the craft and plays on a good team. Hughes provides very good upside for my pitching side this late in the draft.
10) Travis Snider, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster
I reached for the sweet-swinging 23-year-old because I believe 2011 is the full-year breakout. No injuries (hopefully), no PT issues, no problems with southpaws. In 145 games, Snider belts 30, with the fixins.
11) Angel Pagan, OF, New York Mets
Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster
This must've been a pretty good pick since a couple people commented on it after I made it. "He's Shane Victorino without the name," Doug said. I hope he's right. I wanted someone who could give me a solid batting average and some steals. Pagan fits that description … and he doesn't have to worry about Carlos Beltran bumping him out of center field this season.
12) John Danks, SP, Chicago White Sox
Team: Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com | Roster
Danks is a pitcher that saw base pitching skills take a leap last season. He finally looked like he knew where his fastball was going and that helped limit home runs. Sub-1.25 WHIP to go with 150+ strikeouts at this point is a nice bonus.
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