1) Tommy Milone, SP, Oakland Athletics
Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster
I considered Clay Buchholz, Shaun Marcum and Wei-Yin Chen but chose Milone because he doesn't have a history of injuries.
Value before age
2) Andrelton Simmons, SS, Atlanta Braves
Team: Howard Bender, FanGraphs | Roster
If he can hold the leadoff spot for the Braves all season, he'll have massive totals for runs scored and stolen bases. He's a good contact hitter who should be able to provide decent totals from a weak position.
3) Yonder Alonso, 1B, San Diego Padres
Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster
My glaring needs were outfield (position) and stolen bases (category), and I felt that none of my options for them warranted this pick. I aimed for profit here. There are several improving aspects for Alonso that make double-digit dollars possible in 2013 - the moved-in fences at PETCO, his previously displayed power and the work he's done with Phil Plantier this past offseason chief among them.
4) Tommy Hanson, SP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster
I've gathered enough SP depth to take on Hanson's high-risk, high-reward makeup. Maybe Anaheim can fix his woes, but even if he doesn't go back to a mid-3.00 ERA to complement his big K potential, it won't cripple my staff at this cost.
5) Wade Miley, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks
Team: Mark Chamberlin, Baseball Sharks | Roster
Risky 4.00+ ERA, 1.20+ WHIP, 6.0 K/9 types of starting pitchers can usually be found in-season on waivers, so why did I pick Miley? Be careful with autodraft.
6) Brandon Beachy, SP, Atlanta Braves
Team: Steve Gardner, USA TODAY/Sports Weekly | Roster
By this point in the draft, it's time to take some chances. Beachy isn't likely to return from Tommy John surgery until after the All-Star break, but he has a career 9.5 K/9 rate and 3.07 ERA. He could be this year's Kris Medlen.
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