More late-rounds speed
1) Bruce Rondon, RP, Detroit Tigers
Team: Josh Shepardson, Baseball Prospectus | Roster
Back-to-back rookie selections join Wil Myers to make rookie triplets on my squad. If not for concerns about Ryan Madson's elbow, he'd have been the selection. If Rondon doesn't poop the bed in the spring he and his triple-digit heater should be closing games for the Tigers when they break camp.
2) Russell Martin, C, Pittsburgh Pirates
Team: Mark Bloom, RotoExperts/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster
There is no way Martin hits under .220 again. In fact, I think he goes 15-15 this season and hits closer to .255.
3) Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, Boston Red Sox
Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster
For literally the fifth time in this draft, the guy I wanted (Martin) was taken one pick before me. Salty could go for 25 HRs, so not an awful consolation prize.
4) Emilio Bonifacio, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
Team: Bill Macey, Baseball HQ | Roster
I was surprised that Bonifacio fell this far - there aren't many players that match his SB potential and certainly none this late in the draft. While he only qualifies at OF for now, he'll likely play a majority of his time at 2B, eventually giving me a solid backup at MI should Uggla's decline continue. I wanted a SP here but couldn't pass up the profit potential with Bonifacio.
5) Logan Morrison, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins
Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster
After thinking of taking him last round, I get Morrison with my next pick. The Marlins are a mess, but Morrison will be a mainstay in that lineup from day one. I could use some homers and feel Morrison has 20-homer potential if he can stay healthy.
6) Ryan Vogelsong, SP, San Francisco Giants
Team: Michael Stein, The Hardball Times | Roster
I was debating between Vogelsong and Trevor Cahill, but ultimately went with Vogelsong who has more of a track record. It took awhile for the former prospect to figure things out, but he has become a mainstay in the Giants starting rotation that has produced two championships in the past three years. His numbers aren't sparkling, but he is consistent enough across the board to be relied upon.
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