Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 19

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

 


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1) Kevin Gregg, RP, Toronto Blue Jays

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Not my favorite pick but with all other closers off the board, I needed someone who can still provide saves on a regular basis. Enter Gregg who has averaged 28 per season over the past 3 year.

2) Mark Buehrle, SP, Chicago White Sox

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

With my fourth pitcher I'm going with Buehrle. He doesn't grecord a lot of K's, but I've addressed that need earlier with Zach Greinke and Justin Verlander. You can pretty much pencil in 13-15 wins, a sub-4.00 ERA and a sub-1.30 WHIP.

3) Garrett Jones, 1B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

Numbers like his can't all be a mirage ... can they? He adds a little positional flexibility and just maybe he is a real source of power. He may have been over his head, but he deserves a little more love than he's receiving.

4) Ramon Hernandez, C, Cincinnati Reds

Team: Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com | Roster

Second catchers are usually ugly picks, but Hernandez hits well with RISP and provides enough offense to hold down the job.

5) Colby Rasmus, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

Rasmus was one of my late-round targets. He will hit second all season in front of Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday. Rasmus also doesn't have anyone pushing him for playing time, which should lead to more at bats.

6) Kelly Shoppach, C, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

A few teams coming up needed a second backstop, it was Shoppach or Miguel Olivo for me. Not convinced Shoppach will hit enough, but power is real. Better lineup, better ballpark.

7) Ben Sheets, SP, Oakland Athletics

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

No one really knows if Sheets will return to All-Star form after missing a full season, but if the A's are wagering $10 million that he will, he's not a bad gamble here in the 19th round.

Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson
How will post-TJS Hudson fare?

8) Tim Hudson, SP, Atlanta Braves

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

Successful late season return from TJS. Could easily resume pre-surgery form. Great speculative value this late in draft.

9) Aaron Harang, SP, Cincinnati Reds

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

The results weren't there last season, but he isn't that far from his 2006-07 form that he should be getting this little respect. He's a great fifth SP for my club.

10) Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado Rockies

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

With mature skills for his experience, Fowler is worth the slight reach for his 30-steal, 90-run potential. Needed help there.

11) Kyle Blanks, OF, San Diego Padres

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

Picked for his positional flexibility mainly because I do not trust a couple of my earlier picks: Alfonso Soriano and Nick Swisher.

12) Adrian Beltre, 3B, Boston Red Sox

Team: Eriq Gardner, The Hardball Times | Roster

Beltre burned me big time last year, but I'm willing to give him another chance in Round 19 on the theory that the move from Safeco Field to Fenway Park will rejuvenate him. Ask Bill Mueller.

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