Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 6

by KFFL Staff on February 18, 2013 @ 13:15:21 PDT


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1) Matt Cain, SP, San Francisco Giants

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

After debating between Jered Weaver, Cain and Yu Darvish and deciding on Weaver, I got buyer's remorse. Should have I selected Cain, whose ADP is 37? This is 61st position. He will not be available on the way back. Cain is a 16-game winner with an ERA of less than 3.00.

2) Zack Greinke, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers

New Boston Red Sox C/1B Mike Napoli
Napoli still a hip pick

Team: Howard Bender, FanGraphs | Roster

Pasko Varnica made this decision easy with his double-tap into the starter well. Greinke was my highest ranked starter remaining; great strikeouts to begin with and a move back to the NL will help even more. The dimensions of Chavez Ravine should bring that HR/FB down to single-digits again.

3) Mike Napoli, C/1B, Boston Red Sox

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

I had no interest in third basemen here once Brett Lawrie went off the board, but I doubt that his availability would've convinced me to change my direction. I debated between Michael Bourn and a catcher. Yadier Molina is extremely stable, and Matt Wieters promises some upside. I'm confident in the stability of the roster I've put together, though, so I wanted to take a risk: Napoli's hip condition won't affect his production in 2012, and the regular first baseman's eligibility at catcher will earn extra money.

4) Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

I don't like taking such commodities early ... usually. My thump has a sound base and my BA foundation needed another rock. This mighty mite gives me one, as well as 30-plus swipes, which opens up my middle- and late-round avenues instead of having to settle for a speed-first player; plus, the MI crop along those lines is shaky. If Altuve clouts double-digit bombs (more possible than most think), this will yield an even bigger payoff.

5) Desmond Jennings, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Mark Chamberlin, Baseball Sharks | Roster

I didn't want to fill my CI position yet, but would have had either Pablo Sandoval or Brett Lawrie fell. I think I will get equitable pitchers if I wait and I do not think the value matches the cost with the available MIs. Best available OF makes the most sense and I need speed to balance out my lineup based on earlier picks. Worst case, Jennings is what B.J. Upton has been. Best case, enormous.

6) Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland Indians

Team: Steve Gardner, USA TODAY/Sports Weekly | Roster

This could be my make-or-break pick in the draft. I considered Elvis Andrus as another middle infield option, but thought there was a better chance of a run on second basemen before my next pick. Kipnis is a bit of a batting average risk, but other than an aging Jimmy Rollins, I don't see any other 20-20 middle infielders left.

How did Round 6 close out?

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