Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 16

by KFFL Staff on February 16, 2011 @ 12:00:00 PDT


1) Brett Myers, SP, Houston Astros

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

Myers gives me a solid fourth starter. He was a workhorse last year racking up 223 2/3 innings going 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 180 strikeouts. I felt he was a good value in the 16th round. I'm expecting 13 wins, 180 strikeouts, a 3.50 ERA, and a 1.28 WHIP.

2) Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

"He'll have to earn the job." Right. I have others I want to take, but Hellickson won't last long, and there's too much upside to pass on him as my No. 4 SP. His fly ball problem worries me, but Hell Boy is polished for his age.

3) Shaun Marcum, SP, Milwaukee Brewers

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

Florida Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco
Nolasco a wild card

Marcum is the right-handed Ted Lilly, with a touch more upside. He's another year removed from TJ surgery and gets to face opposing pitchers three or four times a game. I'm expecting career bests across the board.

4) John Jaso, C, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

Not bad for a second catcher taken in the 16th round.

5) Ricky Nolasco, SP, Florida Marlins

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

Everyone has gone closer crazy the last couple of rounds leaving this potential top-25 SP option on the board. If he could ever put everything together, he could be top-15.

6) Marco Scutaro, SS, Boston Red Sox

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Like catcher, I needed a shortstop, and my options were running out. Scutaro is in a loaded lineup this year, and by default should score 90-100 runs if he's healthy. 12-15 home runs are not out of the question either while playing at Fenway Park.

7) Koji Uehara, RP, Baltimore Orioles

Team: Eriq Gardner, Fantasy Ball Junkie | Roster

Reportedly, Uehara has the inside track on the closer's role this season for the Orioles. Much deservedly so, too. An astounding 55-K-to-5-BB last year.

8) Madison Bumgarner, SP, San Francisco Giants

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

Excellent rookie season with outstanding control and growing strikeout rate. Should follow-up strongly with sub 3.50 ERA.

9) Phil Hughes, SP, New York Yankees

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

I have been eying Hughes for a few rounds. Shocked to see him still out there in Round 16, so I had to pounce. He had a terrible second half, but he is a young pitcher still learning the craft and plays on a good team. Hughes provides very good upside for my pitching side this late in the draft.

10) Travis Snider, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

I reached for the sweet-swinging 23-year-old because I believe 2011 is the full-year breakout. No injuries (hopefully), no PT issues, no problems with southpaws. In 145 games, Snider belts 30, with the fixins.

11) Angel Pagan, OF, New York Mets

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

This must've been a pretty good pick since a couple people commented on it after I made it. "He's Shane Victorino without the name," Doug said. I hope he's right. I wanted someone who could give me a solid batting average and some steals. Pagan fits that description and he doesn't have to worry about Carlos Beltran bumping him out of center field this season.

12) John Danks, SP, Chicago White Sox

Team: Collin Hager, | Roster

Danks is a pitcher that saw base pitching skills take a leap last season. He finally looked like he knew where his fastball was going and that helped limit home runs. Sub-1.25 WHIP to go with 150+ strikeouts at this point is a nice bonus.

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