Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 22

by KFFL Staff on February 26, 2013 @ 14:00:04 PDT


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7) Andy Pettitte, SP, New York Yankees

Team: Michael Stein, The Hardball Times | Roster

To fill out my pitching staff, I am taking a chance on a 40-year old who has not pitched a full season since 2010. But when he was healthy in 2012, he looked as good as ever. Pettitte came into camp this spring in great shape and felt he could pitch 200 innings and win 20 games. That may be a bigger stretch than the legitimacy of Alex Rodriguez's statistics, but I'm willing to take the chance for my 9th pitcher.

8) Carlos Marmol, RP, Chicago Cubs

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

I really wasn't thinking closer with this pick but couldn't pass up the value with Marmol. He is erratic and will be on a short leash this season, but I like having him as my third option at closer to start the season, giving me some solid depth.

9) Ryan Dempster, SP, Boston Red Sox

Team: Bill Macey, Baseball HQ | Roster

When I selected Bonifacio in round 21, I did so hoping that either Trevor Cahill or Tommy Milone would make it back to me here in round 22. Sadly, neither did. Dempster isn't a bad consolation prize - he should post a K/9 of 8.0 or better while getting plenty of run support from a rebuilt Red Sox offense.

10) Shaun Marcum, SP, New York Mets

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster

Injuries have sapped his value in some folks' eyes, but since 2008, an average Marcum season: 11-7, 3.57 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 7.44 K/9, 2.91 K/BB in 168 innings.

11) Edwin Jackson, SP, Chicago Cubs

Team: Mark Bloom, RotoExperts/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster

Jackson is like the Rodney Dangerfield of pitchers - he gets no respect. I respect him (and his K rate) enough to make him my 5th starter without any hesitation.

12) Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, Seattle Mariners

Team: Josh Shepardson, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

I was ecstatic to find Iwakuma still on the board at this point. I'd considered selecting him as early as Round 18. After the Mariners moved him from the bullpen to the rotation, he won eight games in 16 starts spanning 95 innings with a 2.65 BB/9, 7.4 K/9, a strong groundball rate, and a 2.65 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP.

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