7) Chris Nelson, 2B/3B, Colorado Rockies
Team: Steve Gardner, USA TODAY/Sports Weekly | Roster
I wanted to bolster my depth at two positions and Nelson was the choice over Tampa Bay's Ryan Roberts. I think he'll see a decent amount of playing time at third – at least to start the season.
8) Dillon Gee, SP, New York Mets
Team: Mark Chamberlin, Baseball Sharks | Roster
Showed all of the skills you want out of a starting arm last year - high K/9s, strong K/BB, solid ratios. I'm more worried about the team around him than his arm staying intact though.
9) Ricky Romero, SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster
Sure, it burned me, but Mark made my decision easier. Extreme regression, please: Romero has to be better, if he's healthy. I'm throwing out his 2012 peripherals. Considered Jorge De La Rosa, Jeff Niemann and others, but this payoff was the biggest. A return to 2010, not 2011 (pipe dream), hardly constitutes a stretch.
10) Vinnie Pestano, RP, Cleveland Indians
Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster
I spent awhile debating what to do with this pick. As my eyes glazed over Pestano's name on my cheat sheet, I thought, Boy, wouldn't I be pissed if Chris Perez suffered an injury (like he did last spring) or just took a metaphorical performance crap between now and opening day? Five weeks! This security means more to me than the remote possibilities of what remains.
11) Dylan Bundy, SP, Baltimore Orioles
Team: Howard Bender, FanGraphs | Roster
Looking for pitching depth but nothing on the board looked attractive to me. I opted for a stash and was wavering between recovering Tommy John surgery alum like Danny Duffy or Cory Luebke who could be back mid-season, or baseball's hottest young pitching prospect in Bundy. The Orioles have already said that there's a strong chance he contributes in the second half this season, so rather than fight for him later, I'll grab him right now.
12) Travis d'Arnaud, C, New York Mets
Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster
My drafts traditionally end with a high ranked prospect projected to join the majors during the season. d'Arnaud fits this profile, and my team needs a third, bench catcher.
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