Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 7

by KFFL Staff on February 19, 2013 @ 19:10:16 PDT


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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.

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera
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.

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