1) Aaron Hill, 2B, Arizona Diamondbacks
Team: Josh Shepardson, Baseball Prospectus | Roster
I was very tempted to draft CC Sabathia here and pair him King Felix, but I was leery of what would be available at second base by my next pick. Hill should pop 20-plus homers while swiping a dozen bases, give or take a few, and hit over .280. That stat line will play real nicely at the keystone position.
Cabrera a bargain
2) Madison Bumgarner, SP, San Francisco Giants
Team: Mark Bloom, RotoExperts/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster
Since I took Yu Darvish, I thought I would back him up with another top starter. Once I saw Bumgarner on the board, I figured I would have two top starters and could wait a few rounds to get my next pitcher and continue to work on my offense. As for Bumgarner - he averages close to a K per inning and his WHIP is microscopic. He also should get a few more wins with a solid bullpen behind him in SF.
3) Yadier Molina, C, St. Louis Cardinals
Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster
You can make a legitimate case that my team, after seven picks, has to be looked at as a club that could hit .300. It's not often you can say that. However, Molina was my third choice as the two players I had teed up – Hill and Bumgarner – went with the two selections before my spot came up.
4) Matt Wieters, C, Baltimore Orioles
Team: Bill Macey, Baseball HQ | Roster
Wieters is a player that offers high upside with a relatively stable floor. He surpassed 20 HR in each of the two previous years and seems a safe a bet as any to return to that level. He will turn 27 this May, so a breakout to a higher level is certainly possible for this former top prospect.
5) Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals
Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster
Gordon isn't an exciting fantasy pick but I like his consistency. You aren't giving away any categories with him. He'll help a little across the board. And with the Royals looking to be on the cusp of a breakout season, Gordon seems in line for a career season.
6) Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, Cleveland Indians
Team: Michael Stein, The Hardball Times | Roster
After a brilliant 2011 season, Cabrera regressed last year and was the topic of trade rumors all winter. He is reportedly in great shape and is in line for a bounce-back season. This was great value to get a shortstop in the 7th round who can hit 15-20 home runs and drive in 75 runs.
Hint: Some closers went.
League Home Page | Scoring Rules | Rosters | Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide
About KFFL Staff
KFFL, part of USA TODAY Sports, has been turning fantasy sports players into winners since 1996!
We are your one stop for all of your fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, hockey and basketball needs all year long.
Don't miss these great reports....