Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 17

by KFFL Staff on March 1, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


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1) Nyjer Morgan, OF, Washington Nationals

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Can you say STEALS! A .300 average, plenty of stolen bases and a shot at 100 runs in front of Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham ... I'll take it!

2) Octavio Dotel, RP, Pittsburgh Pirates

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

After punting the saves category last year, I'm doing the opposite. Dotel is my fourth closer and should give me a leg up on the competition. His career 11.0 K/9 ratio is an added benefit.

3) Carlos Zambrano, SP, Chicago Cubs

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

With some of the high-risk, high-reward types on my staff, I thought I needed a rock to ensure solid innings. He's not as productive as he used to be, but even in his worst years he's been solid. Besides losing a few pounds can't hurt.

4) Cody Ross, OF, Florida Marlins

Team: Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com | Roster

He's a forgotten man but Ross can hit. As a fifth outfielder, he will give me .270 with 25 home runs.

5) David Price, SP, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price
Was the Price right in Round 17?

I was deciding between Price and Tim Hudson with this pick, but went with Price for the upside factor. Price has electric stuff and seems setup for a breakout season after a strong finish to 2009.

6) Rajai Davis, OF, Oakland Athletics

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

I'm skeptical too, but this far past his ADP, willing to find out if his minor league BA success supports his OBP enough to give me 40-plus steals.

7) Mark DeRosa, 3B/OF, San Francisco Giants

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

DeRosa is coming back from a wrist injury that limited his effectiveness last season. Even so, he still hit a career-high 23 homers. His eligibility at third and in the outfield is the real selling point here.

8) Kevin Slowey, SP, Minnesota Twins

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

Outstanding control and growing strikeout rate suggest he could be ready for a breakout year.

9) Brad Lidge, RP, Philadelphia Phillies

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

What? you think he won't rebound in 2010? I'm not sure, either, but I had only one reliever at this point, so I had to take a chance.

10) Paul Konerko, 1B, Chicago White Sox

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

RBI and HR. I'm comfortable moving Adam Dunn to the OF to have Konerko and his track record at my CI.

11) Juan Rivera, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

A full-time LF player with the high-scoring Angels, Rivera should not go undrafted.

12) J.D. Drew, OF, Boston Red Sox

Team: Eriq Gardner, The Hardball Times | Roster

Drew has a reputation as being a big injury risk, and while it's certainly deserved, he's had at least 450 AB in three of the last four seasons and averaged quality stats over that time frame.

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