Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 15

by KFFL Staff on February 21, 2013 @ 19:15:01 PDT


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1) Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates

Team: Josh Shepardson, Baseball Prospectus | Roster

Alvarez's propensity for striking out makes him a huge risk in batting average, but his power is legit. In addition to adding pop to my team at the corner infield position, he's cheap insurance for Chase Headley should he stumble after his 2012 breakout.

Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton
Cincy's savior

2) Ryan Doumit, C/OF, Minnesota Twins

Team: Mark Bloom, RotoExperts/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster

Earlier in the draft I made the decision to wait on catchers. However, when I saw Ryan Doumit available, I knew I couldn't pass him up. So long as Doumit stays healthy (not easy for him), he should be a top-12 catcher.

3) Dan Haren, SP, Washington Nationals

Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys/SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio | Roster

I believe Haren will rebound in 2013. <a href="">Here's the reasons why</a>.

4) Huston Street, RP, San Diego Padres

Team: Bill Macey, Baseball HQ | Roster

I expect Street to do two things in 2013: 1) spend some time on the D; and 2) pitch great when he's healthy. I'll take the elite skills for as long as he holds up and pick up some saves - if I need to - via FAAB when he's hurt.

5) Brett Anderson, SP, Oakland Athletics

Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster

I was hoping to land Dan Haren here but he goes two picks before me. Anderson might be the better pick in the long run, though, as he is on the upside of his career. He has battled injuries early in his career but the potential is there for a solid ERA, WHIP and strikeout totals. I'm happy to have him as my fourth starter.

6) Jonathan Broxton, RP, Cincinnati Reds

Team: Michael Stein, The Hardball Times | Roster

After I took Moustakas, I was hoping Joel Hanrahan would make it back to me. Instead, he went along with several other closers such as Tom Wilhelmsen and Huston Street. I knew I needed to grab a viable second closer to pair up with Papelbon, so I drafted Broxton. With Aroldis Chapman going into the Reds' starting rotation, Broxton will resume his closing duties on a good Cincinnati team. The Reds could win close to 90 games this year and Broxton should hopefully save 30-35 of them.

Closing out Round 15....

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