Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 28

by KFFL Staff on February 22, 2011 @ 10:03:00 PDT


1) Chris Snyder, C, Pittsburgh Pirates

Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster

He has a little pop - 15 HRs last year and double-digit HRs in three of the past four years. He gives me depth at catcher.

2) Kyle Farnsworth, RP, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster

Maybe some saves I can sell during the season, if he distinguishes himself from this committee. Farnsworth gets a bad rap, but his skills have actually improved over the last few years. His K/9 is attractive here.

3) Jake McGee, RP, Tampa Bay Rays

Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster

Tim Heaney had just drafted Kyle Farnsworth, so I thought I'd draft the Rays' best reliever. Farnsworth will likely get the first shot at saves, but I'm a big believer that McGee's talent will win over before too long.

4) David DeJesus, OF, Oakland Athletics

Cameron Maybin OF San Diego Padres
Maybin gives upside in final round

Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster

Last pick; time to risk or to go with a sure thing; I went with a known entity.

5) Cameron Maybin, OF, San Diego Padres

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster

I wanted to add depth in the outfield with my last pick and also gave a thought to Roger Bernadina, Alex Gordon and David DeJesus (though DD was taken the pick before me).

6) David Freese, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals

Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Freese was putting together a nice season before an injury shut him down for the year. Hopefully he can return to his pre-injury form and provide some insurance as a corner infielder behind Ryan Zimmerman and Daric Barton.

7) Aaron Harang, SP, San Diego Padres

Team: Eriq Gardner, Fantasy Ball Junkie | Roster

Didn't draft a starter until the 10th round. Ended up with 9 of them, including my last, Harang, who still has strikeout prowess and can temper down those HRs in his new Petco home.

8) Michael Pineda, SP, Seattle Mariners

Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster

SEA GM says there is a rotation spot for him, so he's a good gamble at this point in draft. If he doesn't make rotation out of spring training, it should not be long. Has the stuff to be solid immediately.

9) Yorvit Torrealba, C, Texas Rangers

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

My catcher spot isn't too exciting, so I gave Torrealba a shot. He should get most of the starts in Texas, a hitter's park that could produce his best season to date.

10) Alexi Ogando, RP, Texas Rangers

Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster

If uber-talented Neftali Feliz makes a strong case for Texas' rotation, Mr. Almost Nearly Irrelevant may close. This stage is made for long shots. In a month and a half, would be nice to find out I've drafted another closer. Ogando has the goods.

11) Jon Garland, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers

Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster

I'd love to make my last pick a statement pick, but there wasn't really anyone out there who fit the bill. Believe it or not, I actually wanted to take Michael Pineda but Harold got him three picks earlier. I'll settle for a guaranteed double-digit win guy who I can activate on weeks he gets two starts.

12) Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, Oakland Athletics

Team: Collin Hager, | Roster

Don't like the fact his OPS has declined three straight years, but his potential for 20 home runs at this point in the draft is just fine for a Mr. Irrelevant.

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