Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 13

by KFFL Staff on February 15, 2011 @ 11:20:00 PDT


1) Aubrey Huff, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants

Team: Collin Hager, | Roster

Honestly, I think last year was a bit of a fluke. That said, if he can put up better than 20 home runs and 80 RBI, this is a good fourth outfielder or corner man thanks to his extra eligibility.

2) Brandon Morrow, SP, Toronto Blue Jays

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

I have no idea if anyone else was targeting Morrow this early, but I absolutely love his potential. Transitioning from the bullpen to the rotation, he actually improved his K/9 rate last season - to 10.9. Awesome No. 4. Trading him away may be an even bigger mistake by the Mariners than passing on Tim Lincecum in the 2006 draft.

3) Adam Lind, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

Lind must hit lefties to come through. He had been improving against them in every year until last. He addresses a possible power shortage and will man my corner spot if he hangs on at first.

4) Trevor Cahill, SP, Oakland Athletics

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

Cahill hasn't had great strikeout totals to date but that can change in my view. He gets better every season and has the stuff to be a dominant pitcher in this league. I was really close to taking Josh Beckett here, but couldn't do it after his dismal last season. Hopefully, that doesn't come back to bite me.

John Axford RP Milwaukee Brewers
Another run on closers

5) Vladimir Guerrero, DH, Baltimore Orioles

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

Move to BAL keeps him in a great hitting environment, so a good chance that he can repeat last season's revival if he remains healthy.

6) Francisco Rodriguez, RP, New York Mets

Team: Eriq Gardner, Fantasy Ball Junkie | Roster

My spidey-sense tells me there's a run on closers coming and I want to net at least one closer who has established multi-year value. Went for the um, knock-out.

7) John Axford, RP, Milwaukee Brewers

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Did I mention I like stashing away saves? John Axford stole the closer job from Trevor Hoffman last year and never looked back. With Hoffman no longer in the picture and a year of experience under his belt, Axford only stands to improve upon his 2010 totals.

8) Howie Kendrick, 2B, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

I already have two 2B eligible players, but Zobrist can play OF. Kendrick fills my need for batting average as well something I need with Adam Dunn and Mark Reynolds on my team.

9) Jonathan Broxton, RP, Los Angeles Dodgers

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

I may have waited too long to pick an RP, but if Broxton repeats his '09 season, then this is a steal.

10) Dan Hudson, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

I may have reached a little here, but if he can even come close to matching last year's numbers, I've added an ace. There's just too much to like. His minor league numbers back it up and he was not rushed. I'm expecting a little regression, but I just don't see him falling flat.

11) Huston Street, RP, Colorado Rockies

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

A bunch of my midrange SP targets are gone. Why not plan to ignore RP after this turn? Street's injury history doesn't mean as much here. His skills are elite, and he's in no job security danger as long as he's healthy.

12) Francisco Cordero, RP, Cincinnati Reds

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

It was time I got into the race for saves. Cordero had 40 last year, and has averaged 39.3 over the past four seasons.

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