BAD - Fantasy Baseball Draft Round 28: Rolling the dice to close it out

by KFFL Staff on March 4, 2014 @ 08:50:53 PDT

 

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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 Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs

Steve Gardner, USA TODAY/Sports Weekly | Roster

It's always good to have several starting pitcher options. Wood is someone who isn't flashy and plays for a bad team, but he always seems to overachieve. I like that quality in my last pick.

2) OF Nate McLouth, Washington Nationals

Andrew Martinez, RotoWire | Roster

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle
Power lefty

Someone to have on my bench that I can plug in, when/if he starts to run again like he did last season.

3) 1B Jonathan Singleton, Houston Astros

Howard Bender, FanGraphs | Roster

More of a hopeful pick here, but he's got tremendous power potential and could actually get his call-up before the revered George Springer gets his.

4) 2B DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies

Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

This pick was pure insurance for Kolten Wong, who isn't off to a great start in camp. LeMahieu could be the leadoff hitter for the Rockies, so I like his potential in that role. He can steal some bases, score some runs and hit for a decent average. He might end up manning my middle infield spot over Wong.

5) 2B/SS Jordy Mercer, Pittsburgh Pirates

Ryan Bloomfield, Baseball HQ | Roster

Simply filling holes at this point. Mercer qualifies at 2B/SS, should have a starting gig, and hit .283 with 8 HR in 333 AB last season. Worthy of a draft slot.

6) C J.P. Arencibia, Texas Rangers

Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

I had to fill that second catcher spot eventually. I had trouble deciding between Arencibia and Geovany Soto -- more upside with the former, I think -- or settling for, say, A.J. Ellis or Ryan Hanigan. Fingers crossed. Or off to the FAAB zone.

7) RP Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics

Mark Bloom, RotoExperts | Roster

Doolittle actually does a lot more than you think -- great K's, under a 1.00 WHIP. If Jim Johnson struggles, he could see 10 saves.

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