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1) SP Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies
Paul Sporer and Mike Gianella, Baseball Prospectus | Roster
A gamble late that in his second year back from TJS De La Rosa goes back to whiffing eight batters (or more) per nine innings. If he doesn't, there's always plenty of pitching to get via free agency, even in a deeper mixed.
2) OF Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins
Josh Shepardson, The Fantasy Fix | Roster
Smoak 'em if you got CI room?
Owning Buxton comes down to understanding your league settings. Lineups are set weekly, so I can't play platoons, and that means using one of my bench spots to stash the highest-upside prospect in baseball.
3) 1B Ike Davis, New York Mets
Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster
I have Morneau at first, Freese at corner infield and Dunn to support. I'm hoping either Dunn or Davis takes off so I can deal. If not, I'll hit the waiver wire.
4) SP Erik Johnson, Chicago White Sox
Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster
A young arm with great minor league numbers and tremendous potential, Johnson may go undrafted because he was ineffective when called up late last year. Ignore that and pick him up in deep leagues.
5) OF Chris B. Young, New York Mets
Michael Stein, Fantasy Judgment | Roster
As a Mets fan, I hated this signing during the offseason. But from a fantasy perspective, there is something to be said about getting a starting outfielder in the 25th round. He will sit on my bench unless he starts hitting and running like it's 2010.
6) 1B/3B Juan Francisco, Milwaukee Brewers
Drew Silva, Rotoworld | Roster
I wanted a player to plug into the 3B or CI spot in case Manny Machado (knee) isn't ready for the start of the regular season. Francisco fits that need with some decent power upside at a good home-run park.
7) SP Nathan Eovaldi, Miami Marlins
Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster
Baseball's best average four-seam velo in 2013 may add secondary-pitch consistency. Similar to Jarrod Parker, this grab leaves room for ample K growth from another post-hyper. Also doesn't hurt that his home park is a pitcher's cathedral.
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