Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 18

by KFFL Staff on March 2, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


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1) Kelly Johnson, 2B, Arizona Diamondbacks

Team: Eriq Gardner, The Hardball Times | Roster

KJ is a little fantasy kryptonite for me. I'm hoping the move to a stadium favoring left-handed batters makes him a sleeper with top-10 2B potential. Power and good on-base skills should translate well this year.

2) Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, Boston Red Sox

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

I wish I had the benefit of spring training. Reports are that Dice-K is back to his earlier form. If that is the case, he is a bargain in the 18th round.

3) Scott Kazmir, SP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

Remember him? GB increased when he went to LAA. Reuniting with old pitching coach. Talented K arm when right. Massive upside.

4) David Ortiz, DH, Boston Red Sox

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

Agonized a bit here, but at this point a 25-plus HR, 90-plus RBI guy isn't all that bad, and I needed the pop based on the rest of my lineup.

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz
Can you still count on Big Papi?

5) Hideki Matsui, DH, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

Displayed his best power since 2004 despite nagging issues from knee surgery. If healthy, he should still be productive.

6) Chris Coghlan, OF, Florida Marlins

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

Coghlan led the majors in hits (113) and batting average (.372) after last season's All-Star break, but his full-season numbers aren't overly impressive since he only played in 128 games.

7) Matt Lindstrom, RP, Houston Astros

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

One of last available who's legit Opening Day closer material. Brandon Lyon was lucky in 2009 and is behind in 2010. Lindstrom's decent skills will help him rebound from a tough year.

8) Leo Nunez, RP, Florida Marlins

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

Nunez was really the last of the closers left, so I felt I might as well take him, giving me two decent closer options (Carlos Marmol). Nunez might not be as safe as some of the other closers, but I like his chances for a lot of save opportunities.

9) Jorge De La Rosa, SP, Colorado Rockies

Team: Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com | Roster

Shhh. He went 6-2 with 76 strikeouts in his final 67 2/3 innings last year. Pleasant surprise down the stretch that should extend his numbers into 2010.

10) Stephen Strasburg, SP, Washington Nationals

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

At this point in the draft he had by far the most upside of any pitcher left. I'm not sure if the whispers of him starting the year in the rotation will pan out, but he'll produce solid numbers whenever he gets the call.

11) Everth Cabrera, SS, San Diego Padres

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

Cabrera fills a need at MI as well as provides me a boost to the SB category. He had 25 in 103 games last year and could challenge for 40 this year. I'm hoping for 80-90 runs as well.

12) Marco Scutaro, SS, Boston Red Sox

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Needed insurance for Jose Reyes, and with Scutaro's move to Boston, I expect him to score a lot of runs, steal some bases, and put up some decent power numbers for a middle infielder.

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