Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 15

by KFFL Staff on February 26, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


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1) David Aardsma, RP, Seattle Mariners

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

After finally getting his act together in 2009, Aardsma should dominate again in 2010 with an excellent defense playing behind him in pitcher-friendly Safeco Field.

2) Frank Francisco, RP, Texas Rangers

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

Francisco recorded 25 saves for the Rangers last year. He also sported a nice WHIP of 1.12 and 57 K's in 49 1/3 IP. Reliever C.J. Wilson also had 14 saves for Texas last year, so if Francisco can stay healthy then 30-plus saves with 75 K's are not out of reach.

3) Kerry Wood, RP, Cleveland Indians

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

I had to grab at least one reliever that I felt comfortable with. Wood is near the bottom of decent relievers, but he's better than he was last year. Now I just have to find another scrap closer to partner him with and stay within shouting distance in the saves category.

4) Chris Davis, 1B, Texas Rangers

Team: Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com | Roster

Texas Rangers 1B Chris Davis
Davis: Last year overvalued, this year?

Just a LITTLE bit of risk in selecting Davis, but I am trusting that the guy who hit .308 after his stint in the minors will be the guy I get. After the demotion last year, he changed his stance and his contact rates improved. Still has a shot to hit 30 home runs, especially in Texas. Lots of risk, but big upside from my corner spot.

5) Chipper Jones, 3B, Atlanta Braves

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

Jones is an injury risk, but I like his chances if he can stay healthy. Remember, he hit .364 just two seasons ago. I think his upside is worth the risk for my corner infield spot.

6) Adam LaRoche, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

Behind me, empty corner infield spots abound. Have a feeling this man's a target: slowly improving first halves, moved to ballpark that boosts HR for lefties, most reliable one left.

7) James Loney, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

Loney doesn't hit many home runs, but has driven in 90 runs in back-to-back seasons and is only 25. I was targeting Adam LaRoche or Loney, but LaRoche was taken one pick earlier.

8) Todd Helton, 1B, Colorado Rockies

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

With my top-two CI choices going in the last two picks, I had to take an alternate. Helton still produces a .300-plus BA along with 15-17 homers and 70 RBI.

9) Ryan Ludwick, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

Immediately after making the pick, I slightly regretted it. Not because Ludwick will fail in 2010, but because Mike Gonzalez was taken with the next pick.

10) Mike Gonzalez, RP, Baltimore Orioles

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

You ... can ... wait ... on ... closers: Jose Valverde (Round 12), Bobby Jenks (14) and now Gonzo. Injury my only concern, but dominant Gonzo unchallenged for saves.

11) Nick Swisher, 1B/OF, New York Yankees

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

Swisher seems to have learned how to play with the Yankees during the second half last year. He will most likely have more than 500 AB this year. The appeal is his eligibility at CI and OF. I cannot complain having picked in the 15th round someone I have projected to hit around 30 HR.

12) Rich Harden, SP, Texas Rangers

Eriq Gardner, The Hardball Times | Roster

I'd be foolish to expect 200 innings from Harden, but calculus says: 125-150 Harden innings plus whatever I get from the injury replacement equals tremendous 15th-round value.

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