Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft: Yo Adrian!

      January 31, 2012 @ 16:50:23 PDT


In lieu of all the excitement of the Pro Bowl, I participated in the Fantasy Baseball 365 Expert Mock Draft, hosted by the gracious Mock Draft Centralers.

This was my fifth mock so far. Cheap plugs for my others in the RotoWire and USA Today magazines, which are already or will be on newsstands soon.

Returning to current events: We chose our spots for this one. I snagged the sixth slot because I have mostly been picking from the turns and haven't yet gotten a feel for being in the middle of the pack.

And quite frankly, it ain't comfortable.

The draft: 5x5 roto mixed, just 23 starting spots: 2 C, 1B-SS, CI, MI, 5 OF, UT, 9 P

How it turned out

My results:

Pos
Rd
Name
Tm
Notes
C
7
Miguel Montero
ARI
Changed things up w/a top-10 C
C
21
Chris Iannetta
LAA
Worse digs, better slate, PT ... who knows
1B
1
Adrian Gonzalez
BOS
Concerns over shoulder are overrated. .300-30-100
2B
5
Brandon Phillips
CIN
Hitting leadoff jolted him last year. He'll move back toward 20-20 and .300.
3B
4
Brett Lawrie
TOR
A few rounds before A-Rod, but 20-20 can't be ignored.
SS
3
Starlin Castro
CHC
Yup, I did it again.
CI
10
Ike Davis
NYM
Another FSTA repeat
MI
12
Jason Kipnis
CLE
Second verse, same as the FSTA
OF
2
Mike Stanton
MIA
One of the few OF I'd grab in Round 2
OF
6
Shane Victorino
PHI
Does it all, remains undervalued
OF
11
Andre Ethier
LAD
Comeback. City.
OF
16
Brandon Belt
SF
FSTA rehash Part IV
OF
17
Dexter Fowler
COL
Few noticing how it's all coming together.
UT
19
Adam Dunn
CWS
I was happy to be "that guy."
P
8
C.J. Wilson
LAA
Stability, better park
P
9
Gio Gonzalez
WSH
Passed up Yu Darvish for him. I'm that confident.
P
13
Max Scherzer
DET
FSTA retread. Bargain ace.
P
14
Carlos Marmol
CHC
Industry again causes valuable CL slides.
P
15
Andrew Bailey
BOS
Ditto
P
18
John Danks
CWS
FSTA Part 6. Better than Leonard Part 6.
P
20
Bud Norris
HOU
180 K's in Round 20 ... thanks.
P
22
Tim Stauffer
SD
Luck escaped him in 2011. PETCO will keep helping him.
P
23
Trevor Cahill
ARI
I'm warming to him, especially as a SP7.

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Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum, who competes in LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.

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