KFFL's Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft (BAD) and League is unlike most expert fantasy games. First, this isn't a mock draft. At end of the 2014 season, we'll crown a champion of this rotisserie baseball league. Second, our 15-team, 28-round fantasy baseball draft doesn't come with post-game summaries. It provides you with each participant's mindset at the time he selected.
1) SP Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins
Steve Gardner, USA TODAY/Sports Weekly | Roster
When you throw hard and have a pitcher-friendly home park, good things happen. Like no-hitters.
2) OF Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
Andrew Martinez, RotoWire | Roster
No job? No problem!
Blackmon, as of today, is still in the running to hit leadoff for the Rockies. If he gets the job, he should score plenty of runs.
3) SS Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds
Howard Bender, FanGraphs | Roster
Well it was finally time to fill that middle infield slot since others were now plucking middle infielders for depth. Cozart sure isn't the greatest guy you want in there, but he's got some decent pop in his bat for a shortstop and will be in the lineup regularly. If I can get a dozen HR out of him and a .260 average, it'll be a worthwhile addition at a low cost.
4) 3B Matt Davidson, Chicago White Sox
Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster
Davidson isn't guaranteed the starting job, but it seems to be his to lose. He'll likely be up and down during his first full season but could be a good streamer play for me when he gets hot. Davidson certainly has some power and average potential.
5) OF Matt Joyce, Tampa Bay Rays
Ryan Bloomfield, Baseball HQ | Roster
I typically like to grab an OF with my first reserve pick, especially in a five-OF league where there is more potential for injury. Joyce is coming off a bad year but has 20-HR pop and is in his prime. Worth grabbing as a situational guy in weeks he faces all righties.
6) P Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles
Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster
Hitting was more my focus in the first half, so I want some serious upside at pitcher this late. Gausman would have gone earlier had the O's not sighed Ubaldo Jimenez. The RHP with nasty stuff and 2013's experience can easily find 100 innings or more and be quite valuable in a league this deep.
7) SP Erasmo Ramirez, Seattle Mariners
Mark Bloom, RotoExperts | Roster
This time of the draft is called "Mining for Profit." If healthy, Ramirez should get a chance to crack Seattle's rotation. If he gets a spot, I will turn a profit for sure with my 24th round selection.
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