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Results of the FSWA draft.

Here is the outcome of My FSWA draft in the Tristan Cockcroft league. I won it last year so was looking to defend my championship. Was trying to acquire pitchers that got a lot of Quality Starts with high strikeout rates and Hitters with high On-Base Percentages. Also, please comment about any of my comments or thoughts you have about the draft.

Scoring for the league

Hitters- Runs, RBI’s, Stolen Bases, On-Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage

Pitchers- Quality Starts, Strikeouts, Saves, Earned Run Average, Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched (WHIP). Each team gets 180 starts

ROUND 1

1 Ryan Braun, Mil OF Team Mike Gianella
2 Miguel Cabrera, Det 3B Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
3 Mike Trout, LAA OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
4 Joey Votto, Cin 1B Team   Niec
5 Albert Pujols, LAA 1B NYC @RobShawSports
6 Robinson Cano, NYY 2B Team Ingram
7 Prince Fielder, Det 1B ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
8 Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF NYC @MarkusPotter
9 Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF Team Farrell
10 Matt Kemp, LAD OF   Memphis @datrueguru
11 Giancarlo Stanton, Mia OF Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
12 Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS Cincinnati @Whudey

Scoring

Went Matt Kemp with my 1st pick. Was really hoping for Prince Fielder, did not want Giancarlo because he has health issues and lineup issues. Give me the player that has performed at an elite level and not the one that MIGHT perform at an elite level. Didn’t really want Kemp, but couldn’t pass over the value. Cargo is not 1st round material.

ROUND 2

13 Jose Bautista, Tor OF Cincinnati @Whudey
14 Justin Upton, Atl OF Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
15 Edwin Encarnacion, Tor 1B   Memphis @datrueguru
16 Jose Reyes, Tor SS Team Farrell
17 Evan Longoria, TB 3B NYC @MarkusPotter
18 Buster Posey, SF C ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
19 Justin Verlander, Det SP Team Ingram
20 Felix Hernandez, Sea SP NYC @RobShawSports
21 Josh Hamilton, LAA OF Team   Niec
22 Dustin Pedroia, Bos 2B Jake Ciely @allinkid
23 Bryce Harper, Wsh OF Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
24 Hanley Ramirez, LAD 3B Team Mike Gianella

I reached to take Encarncion for a couple of reasons. 1st, he was the best 1B last year with the most RBIs 110, had the highest SLG% among 1B with more than 400 ABs at .557, Tied for 3rd with 13 SBs among 1st basemen, and was 5th in OBP with .384. 2nd, there wasn’t another good 1B until Billy Butler. 3rd, he was safest pick of any of the players taken in this round besides the 2 SPs. 2 players that I would never take this early are JUP and Longo because they have never performed at an elite level for an entire season.

ROUND 3

25 Clayton Kershaw, LAD SP Team Mike Gianella
26 Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
27 Jason Heyward, Atl OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
28 Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF Team   Niec
29 David Price, TB SP NYC @RobShawSports
30 Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B Team Ingram
31 Cole Hamels, Phi SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
32 Jay Bruce, Cin OF NYC @MarkusPotter
33 David Wright, NYM 3B Team Farrell
34 Matt Cain, SF SP   Memphis @datrueguru
35 Billy Butler, KC 1B Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
36 Adam Jones, Bal OF Cincinnati @Whudey

Needed an ace to anchor my staff and was hoping for Hamels, but don’t mind Cain one bit. Thought Jacobaby was a reach and Beltre was a steal this late in the draft as he normally goes in the 2nd round.

ROUND 4

37 Starlin Castro, ChC SS Cincinnati @Whudey
38 Matt Holliday, StL OF Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
39 Yoenis Cespedes, Oak OF   Memphis @datrueguru
40 Yadier Molina, StL C Team Farrell
41 Yu Darvish, Tex SP NYC @MarkusPotter
42 Austin Jackson, Det OF ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
43 Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B Team Ingram
44 Cliff Lee, Phi SP NYC @RobShawSports
45 Jered Weaver, LAA SP Team   Niec
46 Ben Zobrist, TB OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
47 B.J. Upton, Atl OF Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
48 Joe Mauer, Min C Team Mike Gianella

Was happy with Cespedes as he could get close to a 30/20 season with a solid OBP. Like A-jax a lot but thought it was too early to take him. Think BJ Upton is overrated because he has very low OBP at .298 and wasn’t even in top 30 in SLG% among OF’s. Also, Yadier in the 4th round is too early IMO even in a catcher 2 catcher league.

ROUND 5

49 Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B Team Mike Gianella
50 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
51 Michael Bourn, Cle OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
52 Gio Gonzalez, Wsh SP Team   Niec
53 Brandon Phillips, Cin 2B NYC @RobShawSports
54 Craig Kimbrel, Atl RP Team Ingram
55 Ryan Zimmerman, Wsh 3B ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
56 Max Scherzer, Det SP NYC @MarkusPotter
57 Adam Wainwright, StL SP Team Farrell
58 Aramis Ramirez, Mil 3B   Memphis @datrueguru
59 Brett Lawrie, Tor 3B Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
60 Chris Sale, CWS SP Cincinnati @Whudey

Like most of the picks in this round. Needed a 3B and Aramis #s are almost identical to Beltre’s in this scoring format. A-Gon could have a great year. Brett Lawrie is over-hyped and is the only bad pick in this round.

ROUND 6

61 Matt Wieters, Bal C Cincinnati @Whudey
62 Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
63 R.A. Dickey, Tor SP   Memphis @datrueguru
64 Allen Craig, StL 1B Team Farrell
65 Carlos Santana, Cle C NYC @MarkusPotter
66 Madison Bumgarner, SF SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
67 CC Sabathia, NYY SP Team Ingram
68 Chase Headley, SD 3B NYC @RobShawSports
69 Johnny Cueto, Cin SP Team   Niec
70 Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B Jake Ciely @allinkid
71 Jason Kipnis, Cle 2B Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
72 Shin-Soo Choo, Cin OF Team Mike Gianella

Went with R.A. Dickey because he was the best pitcher last year which makes him a solid value pick in round 6 and if he can get anywhere close to those numbers then I’ll be happy. Not sold on Allen Craig as I want to see him play a full season before trusting him. Despite his great nickname (Kung-Fu Panda) Pablo Sandoval is one of my least favorite fantasy players because he has had only 1 season of 90 RBI’s or more (his 2nd most for a season is 70), has had only 2 seasons of hitting 20 or more HR’s, hasn’t scored more than 61 runs in the last 3 seasons, and played 108 games last year and 117 the year before that ( I could go on, but my point has been made). STAY AWAY FROM PABLO.

ROUND 7

73 Zack Greinke, LAD SP Team Mike Gianella
74 Matt Moore, TB SP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
75 Mat Latos, Cin SP Jake Ciely @allinkid
76 Ian Desmond, Wsh SS Team   Niec
77 Desmond Jennings, TB OF NYC @RobShawSports
78 Aroldis Chapman, Cin SP Team Ingram
79 Asdrubal Cabrera, Cle SS ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
80 Alex Gordon, KC OF NYC @MarkusPotter
81 Martin Prado, Ari OF Team Farrell
82 Aaron Hill, Ari 2B   Memphis @datrueguru
83 Eric Hosmer, KC 1B Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
84 Ike Davis, NYM 1B Cincinnati @Whudey

A.Hill was the 2nd best 2B last year so getting him here was crucial as I wanted as much power as possible. Matt Moore is another player who has POTENTIAL but hasn’t showed enough for me to trust him. Ike Davis could end being a top 10 1B this year as long as he can his OBP up.

ROUND 8

85 Mark Trumbo, LAA OF Cincinnati @Whudey
86 Tim Lincecum, SF SP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
87 Jordan Zimmermann, Wsh SP   Memphis @datrueguru
88 Shane Victorino, Bos OF Team Farrell
89 Freddie Freeman, Atl 1B NYC @MarkusPotter
90 Jason Motte, StL RP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
91 Victor Martinez, Det C Team Ingram
92 Roy Halladay, Phi SP NYC @RobShawSports
93 Jonathan Papelbon, Phi RP Team   Niec
94 Mariano Rivera, NYY RP Jake Ciely @allinkid
95 Kris Medlen, Atl SP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
96 Anthony Rizzo, ChC 1B Team Mike Gianella

Jordan Zimmerman is solid value especially in a league that counts QS as he was tied for 3rd with 24 of them last year. A lot of questionable players picked in this round such as Timmy, Halladay, Rivera.

ROUND 9

97 Jose Altuve, Hou 2B Team Mike Gianella
98 Mike Moustakas, KC 3B Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
99 Paul Konerko, CWS 1B Jake Ciely @allinkid
100 Carlos Beltran, StL OF Team   Niec
101 Dexter Fowler, Col OF NYC @RobShawSports
102 Ryan Howard, Phi 1B Team Ingram
103 Josh Willingham, Min OF ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
104 Joe Nathan, Tex RP NYC @MarkusPotter
105 Dan Haren, Wsh SP Team Farrell
106 Jimmy Rollins, Phi SS   Memphis @datrueguru
107 Alex Rios, CWS OF Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
108 James Shields, KC SP Cincinnati @Whudey

Loved every player picked in this round except for Haren. Rollins gives me the only SS who scored 100 or more runs last year and had 20/30 season, will take that all day in the 9th round.

ROUND 10

109 Curtis Granderson, NYY OF Cincinnati @Whudey
110 Josh Johnson, Tor SP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
111 David Freese*,   StL 3B   Memphis @datrueguru
112 Howard Kendrick, LAA 2B Team Farrell
113 Jake Peavy, CWS SP NYC @MarkusPotter
114 Brandon Morrow, Tor SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
115 Elvis Andrus, Tex SS Team Ingram
116 Danny Espinosa, Wsh 2B NYC @RobShawSports
117 Nelson Cruz, Tex OF Team   Niec
118 Rafael Soriano, Wsh RP Jake Ciely @allinkid
119 Brett Anderson, Oak SP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
120 Rickie Weeks, Mil 2B Team Mike Gianella

Went with Mr. Freese because he has high OBP. Another player I will never take is Elvis Andrus, see my next pick for reason why. Both Blue Jays pitchers could be great this year or get injured like years past, but like both pitchers.

ROUND 11

121 Miguel   Montero, Ari C Team Mike Gianella
122 Jim   Johnson, Bal RP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
123 Alejandro   De Aza, CWS OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
124 Mike   Napoli, Bos C Team   Niec
125 Wilin   Rosario, Col C NYC @RobShawSports
126 Hunter   Pence, SF OF Team   Ingram
127 Melky   Cabrera, Tor OF ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
128 Carl   Crawford, LAD OF NYC @MarkusPotter
129 Anibal   Sanchez, Det SP Team   Farrell
130 Alcides   Escobar, KC SS Memphis @datrueguru
131 Jon   Lester, Bos SP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
132 Jeff   Samardzija, ChC SP Cincinnati   @Whudey

A lot of solid picks this round and Jeff Samardzija could be the best pick in this round. I went with my boy Alcides Escobar because I wanted to fill my 2b/SS position and wanted SBs. Escobar had 14 more SBs than Andrus and most of their numbers are pretty similar. I know I’m in the minority that I would rather have Escobar than Andrus who is going 20-30 picks later in most drafts.

ROUND 12

133 Salvador   Perez, KC C Cincinnati   @Whudey
134 Jesus   Montero, Sea C Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
135 Matt   Harvey, NYM SP Memphis @datrueguru
136 Lance   Lynn, StL SP Team   Farrell
137 Chase   Utley, Phi 2B NYC @MarkusPotter
138 Neil   Walker, Pit 2B ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
139 Chris   Davis, Bal 1B Team   Ingram
140 Carlos   Gomez, Mil OF NYC @RobShawSports
141 Dan   Uggla, Atl 2B Team   Niec
142 Ian   Kennedy, Ari SP Jake Ciely @allinkid
143 John   Axford, Mil RP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
144 Sergio   Romo, SF RP Team Mike Gianella

Matt Harvey is the real deal holy field as he had a K/9 of 10.62 last year, Strasburg had a K/9 of 11.13. Also, Harvey had 6 QS in 10 starts.

ROUND 13

145 Norichika   Aoki, Mil OF Team Mike Gianella
146 Fernando   Rodney, TB RP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
147 Jonathan   Lucroy, Mil C Jake Ciely @allinkid
148 Jason   Kubel, Ari OF Team   Niec
149 Alex   Avila, Det C NYC @RobShawSports
150 Joel   Hanrahan, Bos RP Team   Ingram
151 Nick   Swisher, Cle OF ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
152 J.J.   Putz, Ari RP NYC @MarkusPotter
153 Jarrod   Saltalamacchia, Bos C Team   Farrell
154 Glen   Perkins, Min RP Memphis @datrueguru
155 Brian   McCann*, Atl C Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
156 Todd   Frazier, Cin 3B Cincinnati   @Whudey

Was very disappointed that Lucroy and Avila went before I picked. Lucroy is very good and Avila is an On-base machine. I ended up going with my 1st closer in Glen Perkins and decided to wait on catchers now that both of the guys I was targeting were gone.

ROUND 14

157 Homer   Bailey, Cin SP Cincinnati   @Whudey
158 Kenley   Jansen, LAD RP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
159 Brett   Gardner, NYY OF Memphis @datrueguru
160 C.J.   Wilson, LAA SP Team   Farrell
161 Lance   Berkman, Tex 1B NYC @MarkusPotter
162 Jonathon   Niese, NYM SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
163 Pedro   Alvarez, Pit 3B Team   Ingram
164 Adam   Dunn, CWS 1B NYC @RobShawSports
165 Greg   Holland, KC RP Team   Niec
166 Michael   Cuddyer, Col OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
167 Erick   Aybar, LAA SS Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
168 Torii   Hunter, Det OF Team Mike Gianella

Niese is underrated and is a great value in a league that counts QS. I like Gardner a lot this year and gives me a 2nd SB specialist, plus I could trade him later in the season to a team that is desperate for stolen bases.

ROUND 15

169 Huston   Street, SD RP Team Mike Gianella
170 Michael   Morse, Sea OF Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
171 David   Ortiz, Bos DH Jake Ciely @allinkid
172 Andre   Ethier, LAD OF Team   Niec
173 Doug   Fister, Det SP NYC @RobShawSports
174 Jeremy   Hellickson, TB SP Team   Ingram
175 Angel   Pagan, SF OF ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
176 Kendrys   Morales, Sea 1B NYC @MarkusPotter
177 Emilio   Bonifacio, Tor OF Team   Farrell
178 Ernesto   Frieri, LAA RP Memphis @datrueguru
179 Ben   Revere, Phi OF Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
180 Coco   Crisp, Oak OF Cincinnati   @Whudey

A lot of high upside guys were taken in this round like Ortiz, Morales, Morse,  Coco Crisp, and Fister ( don’t even know her). I went Frieri because I needed another closer and I do not trust Ryan Madson to stay healthy. Side note: Picked up Sean Burnett for security for the LAA bullpen and didn’t drop anyone as I used Freese DL spot.

ROUND 16

181 Jarrod Parker, Oak SP Cincinnati @Whudey
182 Addison Reed, CWS RP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
183 Brandon Moss, Oak 1B Memphis @datrueguru
184 Chris Perez, Cle RP Team Farrell
185 Corey Hart*, Mil 1B NYC @MarkusPotter
186 Adam LaRoche, Wsh 1B ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
187 Rafael Betancourt, Col RP Team Ingram
188 Derek Jeter, NYY SS NYC @RobShawSports
189 Will Middlebrooks, Bos 3B Team Niec
190 Adam Eaton, Ari OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
191 Josh Rutledge, Col SS Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
192 Josh Beckett, LAD SP Team Mike Gianella

ROUND 17

193 Chris   Carter, Hou 1B Team Mike Gianella
194 A.J.   Pierzynski, Tex C Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
195 Tom   Wilhelmsen, Sea RP Jake Ciely @allinkid
196 Grant   Balfour, Oak RP Team   Niec
197 Manny   Machado, Bal 3B NYC @RobShawSports
198 Jayson   Werth, Wsh OF Team   Ingram
199 Carlos   Ruiz, Phi C ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
200 Mike   Minor, Atl SP NYC @MarkusPotter
201 Jonathan   Broxton, Cin RP Team   Farrell
202 Steve   Cishek, Mia RP Memphis @datrueguru
203 Kyuji   Fujikawa, ChC RP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
204 Hiroki   Kuroda, NYY SP Cincinnati   @Whudey

Wanted Wilhelmsen so had to settle on Cishek, was hoping to get Fujikawa later too. Kuroda is an underrated SP so that is a solid pick.

ROUND 18

205 Ichiro   Suzuki, NYY OF Cincinnati   @Whudey
206 Everth   Cabrera, SD SS Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
207 Brandon   Belt, SF 1B Memphis @datrueguru
208 Jason   Grilli, Pit RP Team   Farrell
209 Bruce   Rondon, Det RP NYC @MarkusPotter
210 Bobby   Parnell, NYM RP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
211 Colby   Rasmus, Tor OF Team   Ingram
212 Casey   Janssen, Tor RP NYC @RobShawSports
213 Justin   Morneau, Min 1B Team   Niec
214 Ryan   Vogelsong, SF SP Jake Ciely @allinkid
215 Dayan   Viciedo, CWS OF Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
216 Starling   Marte, Pit OF Team Mike Gianella

A lot of great players went in the round with 3 closers that seem safe in Grilli, Parnell and Janssen. Then Vogelsong is QS machine. However, I took Brandon Belt who could have breakout year and could get close to 15-20 SBs.

ROUND 19

217 A.J.   Burnett, Pit SP Team Mike Gianella
218 Carlos   Quentin, SD OF Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
219 Ryan   Doumit, Min C Jake Ciely @allinkid
220 Ryan   Dempster, Bos SP Team   Niec
221 Brandon   League, LAD RP NYC @RobShawSports
222 Alex   Cobb, TB SP Team   Ingram
223 Kevin   Youkilis, NYY 3B ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
224 Jed   Lowrie, Oak SS NYC @MarkusPotter
225 Jose   Veras, Hou RP Team   Farrell
226 David   Murphy, Tex OF Memphis @datrueguru
227 Marco   Scutaro, SF 2B Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
228 Jedd   Gyorko, SD 2B Cincinnati   @Whudey

Like the Alex Cobb pick and The Gyro could payoff huge for Whudey as it is a low risk/high reward type of pick. Also think Jed Lowrie  will get plenty of Abs. David “Murphdawg” Murphy is very underrated as he had a .380 OBP & a .479 Slugging % while accumulating 65 runs,  15 HRs, 61 Runs, 10 SBS in only 457 ABs. Will take that all day long and  have been targeting him in all drafts as a great late round pick.

ROUND 20

229 Michael   Young, Phi 1B Cincinnati   @Whudey
230 Alfonso   Soriano, ChC OF Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
231 Matt   Harrison, Tex SP Memphis @datrueguru
232 Matt   Carpenter, StL 1B Team   Farrell
233 Marco   Estrada, Mil SP NYC @MarkusPotter
234 Alexi   Ogando, Tex SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
235 Josh   Reddick, Oak OF Team   Ingram
236 Nick   Markakis, Bal OF NYC @RobShawSports
237 Stephen   Drew, Bos SS Team   Niec
238 Sergio   Santos, Tor RP Jake Ciely @allinkid
239 J.P.   Arencibia, Tor C Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
240 Tim   Hudson, Atl SP Team Mike Gianella

Alexi Ogando could be a gem this late in the draft and Josh Reddick slugged 30HRs last year. I went with Harrison who is a QS stud as he had 20 of them last year and if he gets close to his 3.29 ERA then I’ll be happy with his production.

ROUND 21

241 Wade   Miley, Ari SP Team Mike Gianella
242 Domonic   Brown, Phi OF Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
243 Trevor   Cahill, Ari SP Jake Ciely @allinkid
244 Mark   Reynolds, Cle 1B Team   Niec
245 Michael   Brantley, Cle OF NYC @RobShawSports
246 Russell   Martin, Pit C Team   Ingram
247 Andrelton   Simmons, Atl SS ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
248 Jean   Segura, Mil SS NYC @MarkusPotter
249 Alexei   Ramirez, CWS SS Team   Farrell
250 A.J.   Ellis, LAD C Memphis @datrueguru
251 J.J.   Hardy, Bal SS Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
252 Brandon   McCarthy, Ari SP Cincinnati   @Whudey

Dominic Brown could have a breakout year. Also, feel like there were some bad picks like Simmons, Segura, and Alexi Ramirez which is why I didn’t want to wait to fill my 2B/SS position. Cahill & B-Mac ( McCarthy) are good value picks. I went with A.J. Ellis because I needed to fill my catcher position and he has a very high OBP.

ROUND 22

253 Rajai   Davis, Tor OF Cincinnati   @Whudey
254 Billy   Hamilton, Cin SS Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
255 Joaquin   Benoit, Det RP Memphis @datrueguru
256 Denard   Span, Wsh OF Team   Farrell
257 Wilson   Ramos, Wsh C NYC @MarkusPotter
258 Jaime   Garcia, StL SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
259 Lorenzo   Cain, KC OF Team   Ingram
260 Chris   Young, Oak OF NYC @RobShawSports
261 Derek   Holland, Tex SP Team   Niec
262 David   Robertson, NYY RP Jake Ciely @allinkid
263 Oscar   Taveras, StL OF Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
264 Jhonny   Peralta, Det SS Team Mike Gianella

Never believed in Rondon ( as he just got sent down) so I went with the guy that could be a closer in Benoit. Billy Hamilton is a waste of a pick as I don’t see him making a fantasy impact this season. LOVE Lorenzo Cain as he will be the starting CF for the Royals. Also liked picks 260-264 as Robertson could get 10-15 Saves this season and Taveras could be up sooner rather than later.

ROUND 23

265 Edwin   Jackson, ChC SP Team Mike Gianella
266 Jurickson   Profar, Tex 2B Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
267 Wandy   Rodriguez, Pit SP Jake Ciely @allinkid
268 Chris   Iannetta, LAA C Team   Niec
269 Justin   Maxwell, Hou OF NYC @RobShawSports
270 Shelby   Miller, StL RP Team   Ingram
271 Vinnie   Pestano, Cle RP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
272 Yonder   Alonso, SD 1B NYC @MarkusPotter
273 Mitch   Moreland, Tex 1B Team   Farrell
274 Kyle   Seager, Sea 3B Memphis @datrueguru
275 Tommy   Hanson, LAA SP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
276 Tommy   Milone, Oak SP Cincinnati   @Whudey

I went with Seager and thought it was a great pick as I needed insurance for Freese/ Aramis and he put some great numbers last year. Like the Shelby Miller, Justin Maxwell and Yonder Alonso picks. Wouldn’t draft Profar/ most prospects in redraft leagues.

ROUND 24

277 Ross   Detwiler, Wsh SP Cincinnati   @Whudey
278 Ryan   Madson, LAA RP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
279 Jake   McGee, TB RP Memphis @datrueguru
280 Tyler   Flowers, CWS C Team   Farrell
281 Julio   Teheran, Atl SP NYC @MarkusPotter
282 Mark   Teixeira, NYY 1B ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
283 Garrett   Jones, Pit 1B Team   Ingram
284 Andy   Dirks, Det OF NYC @RobShawSports
285 Clay   Buchholz, Bos SP Team   Niec
286 David   Hernandez, Ari RP Jake Ciely @allinkid
287 Rick   Porcello, Det SP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
288 Mike   Fiers, Mil SP Team Mike Gianella

Teheran could be the best pick in draft as he has had a great spring and could be a top 30 SP by the end of the season. As much as I don’t like Teixeira, that was a great value pick. I went with Jake Mcgee because he had 73Ks in 55 innings while posting a sub 2 ERA and 0.80 WHIP last year

ROUND 25

289 Hisashi   Iwakuma, Sea SP Team Mike Gianella
290 Yasmani   Grandal, SD C Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
291 Daniel   Murphy, NYM 2B Jake Ciely @allinkid
292 Cameron   Maybin, SD OF Team   Niec
293 Ryan   Ludwick, Cin OF NYC @RobShawSports
294 Carlos   Marmol, ChC RP Team   Ingram
295 Paul   Maholm, Atl SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
296 Hyun-Jin   Ryu, LAD SP NYC @MarkusPotter
297 Drew   Storen, Wsh RP Team   Farrell
298 Shaun   Marcum, NYM SP Memphis @datrueguru
299 Jeff   Keppinger, CWS 3B Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
300 Michael   Saunders, Sea OF Cincinnati   @Whudey

Marcum provides me with a pitcher with high upside. Dan Murphy is nothing special and I mean that in a good way because he produces a lil something-something in all categories. Iwakuma could be a great pick this late in the draft.  Marmol won’t be closing by May.

ROUND 26

301 Sean   Marshall, Cin RP Cincinnati   @Whudey
302 Juan   Pierre, Mia OF Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
303 Matt   Joyce, TB OF Memphis @datrueguru
304 Matt   Garza, ChC SP Team   Farrell
305 Sean   Doolittle, Oak RP NYC @MarkusPotter
306 Brandon   Beachy*, Atl SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
307 Travis   d’Arnaud, NYM C Team   Ingram
308 Devin   Mesoraco, Cin C NYC @RobShawSports
309 Gordon   Beckham, CWS 2B Team   Niec
310 Trevor   Plouffe, Min 3B Jake Ciely @allinkid
311 Edinson   Volquez, SD SP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
312 Juan   Francisco, Atl 3B Team Mike Gianella

Not a lot to report from this round.

ROUND 27

313 Zack   Cozart, Cin SS Team Mike Gianella
314 Brian   Matusz, Bal SP Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
315 Justin   Ruggiano, Mia OF Jake Ciely @allinkid
316 Johan   Santana, NYM SP Team   Niec
317 Phil   Hughes, NYY SP NYC @RobShawSports
318 Wil   Myers, TB OF Team   Ingram
319 Chris   Tillman, Bal SP ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
320 Tyler   Clippard, Wsh RP NYC @MarkusPotter
321 Cody   Ross, Ari OF Team   Farrell
322 Rob   Brantly, Mia C Memphis @datrueguru
323 Mark   Melancon, Pit RP Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
324 Luke   Gregerson, SD RP Cincinnati   @Whudey

Needed a 2nd catcher and Rob Brantly had great numbers in his limited playing time last year, plus he should play close to 140 games. Ruggiano and Tilman are great value picks.

ROUND 28

325 Aaron   Hicks, Min OF Cincinnati   @Whudey
326 Carlos   Pena, Hou 1B Jeff Boggis @JeffBoggis
327 Wei-Yin   Chen, Bal SP Memphis @datrueguru
328 Justin   Smoak, Sea 1B Team   Farrell
329 Jared   Burton, Min RP NYC @MarkusPotter
330 Leonys   Martin, Tex OF ESPN-Cockcroft @SultanofStat
331 Wade   Davis, KC RP Team   Ingram
332 Jason   Vargas, LAA SP NYC @RobShawSports
333 Jackie   Bradley, Bos OF Team   Niec
334 Lucas   Harrell, Hou SP Jake Ciely @allinkid
335 Alex   Rodriguez*, NYY 3B Fantasy Sharks- Bukowski
336 Dustin   Ackley, Sea 2B Team Mike Gianella

A lot of great picks in the last round…Aaron Hicks, Leonys Martin and Jackie Bradley could all turn out to be studs this year. I ended up dropping Chen for Phil Coke the next day to try secure the Detroit closer situation. Also, Jared Burton could get 5-10 saves throughout the season.

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