Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 13

by KFFL Staff on February 25, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT


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1) Mike Napoli, C, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Waited to take my first catcher and am pleased with my choice here. Napoli hits for power and could produce solid RBI totals if healthy and given at least 400 AB.

2) Corey Hart, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

Hart was down last year hitting .260 with 12 HR. He'll turn 28 in March, and is a year removed from back-to-back 20-20 seasons. I can use both the power and the speed. I've built up my average enough that I can stomach a possible average in the area of .260 from him.

3) Jorge Cantu, 1B/3B, Florida Marlins

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

Cantu gets no love. He's annually a threat for 100 RBI, has dual position eligibility and is only 28. His HR were down, mainly due to a wrist injury he suffered in April, but his average was a career best. He was by far the best corner out there and leaves me with some roster flexibility for the future.

4) Nolan Reimold, OF, Baltimore Orioles

Team: Collin Hager, | Roster

Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart
Hart's name was called in Round 13

I have been beating the drum for Reimold for quite some time, and you have to go with your instincts. This is early for him, but my feeling is that he is going to out-produce a guy like Alfonso Soriano with ease. Reimold has 30-home run potential with a realistic shot at driving in more than 85 runs.

5) Brad Hawpe, OF, Colorado Rockies

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

Hawpe isn't flashy but is consistent. I'll take that for my fifth outfielder. Thought about taking another pitcher in this spot, but offense won out, which normally is the case for me. You can never have too much offense.

6) Vernon Wells, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

Way I see it: Wells can't do worse than he did last year, which wasn't too bad. No lingering pain from wrists anymore; he does better when expectations are low.

7) Francisco Rodriguez, RP, New York Mets

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

I know his trends are going the wrong way, but it's the 13th round and the closers are going fast. I get one who still strikes out over a batter per inning and won't be challenged for the job.

8) Martin Prado, 1B/2B/3B, Atlanta Braves

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

Prado performed well once he received full-time at-bats. With a full-time role all season, expect .300-17-60. Positional flexibility adds to his appeal.

9) Trevor Hoffman, RP, Milwaukee Brewers

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

Safe, old and boring, all Hoffman does is rack up 30 saves year after year. In each of his last 14 healthy seasons he has hit that level.

10) Rickie Weeks, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

The middle rounds favor calculated risks for difference-makers. Weeks broke out in '09 before ... he broke ... again. His 20-20 potential for MI sealed it, though.

11) Jair Jurrjens, SP, Atlanta Braves

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

My team had only two starting pitchers. Jurrjens was next in line according to projections and player rankings. I am thrilled to have him. I project Jurrjens to have 15 wins.

12) Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B/SS, Cleveland Indians

Team: Eriq Gardner, The Hardball Times | Roster

I felt that A-Cab is a little overvalued coming into the draft; on second thought, after Rickie Weeks, Martin Prado, and Placido Polanco went off the board, it became time to fill my 2B position with a guy who should safely provide needed average, runs, and some steals for my team.

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