Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 26

by KFFL Staff on March 8, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


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1) Michael Wuertz, RP, Oakland Athletics

Team: Eriq Gardner, The Hardball Times | Roster

Wuertz is reputed to have the toughest pitch - his slider - to hit in the majors. My hopes are for a small ERA and WHIP contribution.

2) Joe Saunders, SP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

May not have too much upside, but his team knows how to win. I plan to use him during those weeks when he has two starts and may win both games.

3) Coco Crisp, OF, Oakland Athletics

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

I'm with Coco's 30-steal potential on my bench. Increased SB aggressiveness in KC. Oakland runs much more. Gives me depth considering risky Dexter Fowler and Lastings Milledge.

4) Brandon Lyon, RP, Houston Astros

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

There are certainly better relievers still available, but being that I'm weak in saves I had to take a chance on this inferior relief option.

5) J.P. Howell, RP, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

Will return to setup role behind new closer Rafael Soriano. His injury history suggests that Howell will receive some save chances. Howell should contribute in ERA and WHIP while waiting to close.

Toronto Blue Jays RP Scott Downs
Time to speculate on saves

6) Maicer Izturis, 2B/SS, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

After losing out on Felipe Lopez last round, I filled my MI spot with someone who can play both positions. I really wanted J.P. Howell to back up Soriano in my pen, but he was taken one pick earlier.

7) Brandon Wood, 3B, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

Category I'm most lacking: HR. Wood can hit 30-plus if Halos give him AB. They let Mark Teixeira walk; Kendry Morales was finally ready. Theory: Same logic with Chone Figgins.

8) Scott Downs, RP, Toronto Blue Jays

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

The closer situation in Toronto is far from sorted, so Downs could get a chance. He performed pretty well in limited closer duty, making him worth a late-round gamble for some cheap saves.

9) Justin Masterson, SP, Cleveland Indians

Team: Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com | Roster

I just have a good feeling about him this year. He will be full-time starter and has solid strikeout potential. Watching him in Boston, he just has filthy stuff and a good upside pick this late.

10) Pat Burrell, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

I'm not a big fan, but if he can get off to a decent start and remain healthy, he should post solid power numbers. The Rays interest in Hank Blalock could impact his playing time adversely.

11) Gil Meche, SP, Kansas City Royals

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

At this stage in the draft I'm looking for some pitching depth. I'm hoping Meche is more like his 2007 and 2008 versions by giving me 10 wins, a sub-4.00 ERA and 150 K's.

12) Chase Headley, 3B/OF, San Diego Padres

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Moving back to his natural position should help him be more comfortable overall. Still could break out some power even playing at PETCO Park.

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