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Drafting With The Stars

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


On the afternoon of March 19 we commenced drafting for the 2014 Rotoworld Friends & Family Fantasy Baseball League -- a 13-team, 6x6 format with on-base percentage and quality starts joining the standard 10 fantasy scoring categories (AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB, W, ERA, WHIP, K, SV).

 

The starting roster slots for this league are C, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, UTIL, with nine open spots for pitchers. Each team gets a five-man bench. This is a slow-moving draft with an eight-hour time limit for each pick. We expect it to take about a week.

 

You can follow along on this page as all of the selections are made.

 

First let's meet the participants (in first-round order, with a link to their Twitter account) ...

 

Drew Silva, Rotoworld MLB

Steve Alexander, Rotoworld NBA

Nathan Grimm, Rotoworld MLB

Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports

Ryan Boyer, Rotoworld MLB

Aaron Solomon, Rotoworld Staff

D.J. Short, Rotoworld MLB

Andrew Simon, MLB.com

Matthew Pouliot, Rotoworld MLB

Nick Nelson, Rotoworld MLB & Twins Daily

Thor Nystrom, Rotoworld Staff

Bill Baer, NBC Sports & Crashburn Alley

Pat Daugherty, Rotoworld NFL

 

 

Editor's Note: Rotoworld's partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $100,000 Fantasy Baseball league for Opening Day's games (March 31). It's $25 to join and first prize is $15,000. The contest starts at 1:05 p.m. ET on Opening Day. Here's the FanDuel link.

 

 

Round One

 

1.1 Mike Trout, OF, LAA

1.2 Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET

1.3 Ryan Braun, OF, MIL

1.4 Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD

1.5 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI

1.6 Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD

1.7 Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL

1.8 Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT

1.9 Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX

1.10 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL

1.11 Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY

1.12 Chris Davis, 1B, BAL

1.13 Joey Votto, 1B, CIN

 

Round Two

 

2.14 Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD

2.15 Yu Darvish, SP, TEX

2.16 Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX

2.17 Bryce Harper, OF, WSH

2.18 David Wright, 3B, NYM

2.19 Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA

2.20 Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE

2.21 Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL

2.22 Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA

2.23 Jose Reyes, SS, TOR

2.24 Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR

2.25 Adam Jones, OF, BAL

2.26 Ian Desmond, SS, WSH

 

Round Three

 

3.27 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS

3.28 Evan Longoria, 3B, TB

3.29 Carlos Santana, C, CLE

3.30 Joe Mauer, C, MIN

3.31 Jean Segura, SS, MIL

3.32 Shin-Soo Choo, OF, TEX 

3.33 Buster Posey, C, SF 

3.34 Jose Bautista, OF, TOR

3.35 Justin Upton, OF, ATL

3.36 Max Scherzer, SP, DET

3.37 Stephen Strasburg, SP, WSH

3.38 Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL

3.39 Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX

 

Round Four

 

4.40 Yadier Molina, C, STL

4.41 Jose Fernandez, SP, MIA 

4.42 Cliff Lee, SP, PHI

4.43 Manny Machado, 3B, BAL

4.44 Justin Verlander, SP, DET

4.45 Adam Wainwright, SP, STL

4.46 Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA

4.47 Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF

4.48 Matt Holliday, OF, STL

4.49 Brian McCann, C, NYY

4.50 Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL

4.51 Jay Bruce, OF, CIN

4.52 Allen Craig, 1B, STL

 

Round Five

 

5.53 Alex Rios, OF, TEX

5.54 Chris Sale, SP, CHW

5.55 Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN

5.56 Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA

5.57 David Price, SP, TB

5.58 Jason Heyrward, OF, ATL

5.59 Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WSH

5.60 Zack Greinke, SP, LAD

5.61 David Ortiz, DH, BOS

5.62 Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WSH

5.63 Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET

5.64 Hunter Pence, OF, SF

5.65 Mat Latos, SP, CIN

 

Round Six

 

6.66 Ben Zobrist, 2B, TB

6.67 Everth Cabrera, SS, SD

6.68 Matt Kemp, OF, LAD

6.69 Wilin Rosario, C, COL

6.70 Salvador Perez, C, KC

6.71 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC

6.72 Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD

6.73 Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA

6.74 Starling Marte, OF, PIT

6.75 Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU

6.76 James Shields, SP, KC

6.77 Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL

6.78 Mark Trumbo, OF, ARI

 

Round Seven

 

7.79 Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY

7.80 Shelby Miller, SP, STL

7.81 Alex Cobb, SP, TB

7.82 Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK

7.83 Kenley Jansen, RP, LAD

7.84 Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK

7.85 Billy Butler, DH, KC

7.86 Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL

7.87 Trevor Rosenthal, RP, STL

7.88 Joe Nathan, RP, DET

7.89 Jayson Werth, OF, WSH

7.90 Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY

7.91 Wil Myers, OF, TB

 

Round Eight

 

8.92 Michael Wacha, SP, STL

8.93 Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD

8.94 Starlin Castro, SS, CHC

8.95 Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC

8.96 Martin Prado, 3B, ARI

8.97 Wilson Ramos, C, WSH

8.98 Shane Victorino, OF, BOS

8.99 Matt Cain, SP, SF

8.100 Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW

8.101 Gio Gonzalez, SP, WSH

8.102 Alex Gordon, OF, KC

8.103 Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT

8.104 Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT

 

Round Nine

 

9.105 Matt Moore, SP, TB

9.106 Matt Wieters, C, BAL

9.107 Greg Holland, RP, KC

9.108 Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA

9.109 Homer Bailey, SP, CIN

9.110 Koji Uehara, RP, BOS

9.111 Glen Perkins, RP, MIN

9.112 Domonic Brown, OF, PHI

9.113 Doug Fister, SP, WSH

9.114 Desmond Jennings, OF, TB

9.115 Victor Martinez, DH, DET

9.116 Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF

9.117 David Robertson, RP, NYY

 

Round 10

 

10.118 Jason Castro, C, HOU

10.119 Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL

10.120 Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI

10.121 Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT

10.122 Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL

10.123 Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL

10.124 Brandon Belt, 1B, SF

10.125 Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN

10.126 Julio Teheran, SP, ATL

10.127 Sonny Gray, SP, OAK

10.128 Cole Hamels, SP, PHI

10.129 Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL

10.130 Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET

 

Round 11

 

11.131 Rafael Soriano, RP, WSH

11.132 Justin Morneau, 1B, COL

11.133 Evan Gattis, C, ATL

11.134 Danny Salazar, SP, CLE

11.135 Leonys Martin, OF, TEX

11.136 Kole Calhoun, OF, ANA

11.137 Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, LAD

11.138 Norichika Aoki, OF, KC

11.139 Brad Miller, SS, SEA

11.140 Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX

11.141 Michael Brantley, OF, CLE

11.142 Jon Lester, SP, BOS

11.143 Jeff Samardzija, SP, CHC

 

Round 12

 

12.144 Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL

11.144 Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS

12.145 Mike Minor, SP, ATL

12.146 Alfonso Soriano, OF, NYY

12.148 Jim Johnson, RP, OAK

12.149 Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE

12.150 Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS

12.151 Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN

12.152 Matt Adams, 1B, STL

12.153 Yordano Ventura, SP, KC

12.154 Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM

12.155 Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN

12.156 Chase Utley, 2B, PHI

 

Round 13

 

13.157 Ernesto Frieri, RP, LAA

13.158 Miguel Montero, C, ARI

13.159 Austin Jackson, OF, DET

13.160 Tony Cingrani, SP, CIN

13.161 Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR

13.162 Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW

13.163 Andrew Cashner, SP, SD

13.164 Addison Reed, RP, ARI

13.165 R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR

13.166 Sergio Romo, RP, SF

13.167 Chris Archer, SP, TB

13.168 Jason Grilli, RP, PIT

13.169 Adam Eaton, OF, CHW

 

Round 14

 

14.170 Grant Balfour, RP, TB

14.171 Jered Weaver, SP, LAA

14.172 Steve Cishek, RP, MIA

14.173 Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK

14.174 Chase Headley, 3B, SD

14.175 Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY

14.176 Will Venable, OF, SD

14.177 C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA

14.178 Nelson Cruz, OF, BAL

14.179 Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI

14.180 Justin Masterson, SP, CLE

14.181 Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA

14.182 Torii Hunter, OF, DET

 

Round 15

 

15.183 Yan Gomes, C, CLE

15.184 Dustin Ackley, OF, SEA

15.185 Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS

15.186 Curtis Granderson, OF, NYM

15.187 Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA

15.188 A.J. Pierzynski, C, BOS

15.189 Jim Henderson, RP, MIL

15.190 Brett Gardner, OF, NYY

15.191 Nick Markakis, OF, BAL

15.192 Carl Crawford, OF, LAD

15.193 Alex Avila, C, DET

15.194 Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR

15.195 Anthony Rendon, 2B, WSH

 

Round 16

 

16.196 Coco Crisp, OF, OAK

16.197 Jarrod Saltalamachhia, C, MIA

16.198 Fernando Rodney, RP, SEA

16.199 Casey Janssen, RP, TOR

16.200 Joakim Soria, RP, TEX

16.201 Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM

16.202 Ben Revere, OF, PHI

16.203 Brandon Moss, 1B, OAK

16.204 Nate Jones, RP, CHW

16.205 John Axford, RP, CLE

16.206 Christian Yelich, OF, MIA

16.207 Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW

16.208 Lance Lynn, SP, STL

 

Round 17

 

17.209 Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY

17.210 Dan Straily, SP, OAK

17.211 Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN

17.212 J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL

17.213 Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN

17.214 Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN

17.215 Erick Aybar, SS, LAA

17.216 Khristopher Davis, OF, MIL

17.217 Kolten Wong, 2B, STL

17.218 Neil Walker, 2B, PIT

17.219 Michael Bourn, OF, CLE

17.220 Huston Street, RP, SD

17.221 Alex Wood, SP, ATL

 

Round 18

 

18.222 Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU

18.223 Marlon Byrd, OF, PHI

18.224 Tommy Hunter, RP, BAL

18.225 Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM

18.226 Andre Ethier, OF, LAD

18.227 Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI

18.228 Russell Martin, C, PIT

18.229 Jose Veras, RP, CHC

18.230 Corey Kluber, SP, CLE

18.231 Grady Sizemore, OF, BOS

18.232 Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW

18.233 Rajai Davis, OF, TOR

18.234 Chris Carter, 1B, HOU

 

Round 19

 

19.235 LaTroy Hawkins, RP, COL

19.236 Rick Porcello, SP, DET

19.237 CC Sabathia, SP, NYY

19.238 Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI

19.239 Zack Wheeler, SP, NYM

19.240 Ian Kennedy, SP, SD

19.241 Ervin Santana, SP, ATL

19.242 Marco Estrada, SP, MIL

19.243 B.J. Upton, OF, ATL

19.244 Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, BAL

19.245 George Springer, OF, HOU

19.246 Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL

19.247 Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE

 

Round 20

 

20.248 A.J. Burnett, SP, PHI

20.249 Bartolo Colon, SP, NYM

20.250 John Lackey, SP, BOS

20.251 Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN

20.252 Dan Haren, SP, LAD

20.253 Adam Lind, 1B, TOR

20.254 A.J. Pollock, OF, ARI

20.255 Denard Span, OF, WSH

20.256 Chad Qualls, RP, HOU

20.257 Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET

20.258 Taijuan Walker, SP, SEA

20.259 Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW

20.260 Tyson Ross, SP, SD

 

Round 21

 

21.261 Ivan Nova, SP, NYY

21.262 Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW

21.263 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC

21.264 Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN

21.265 Scott Kazmir, SP, OAK

21.266 Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD

21.267 Drew Smyly, SP, DET

21.268 Matt Garza, SP, MIL

21.269 Josh Reddick, OF, OAK

21.270 Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL

21.271 Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA

21.272 Omar Infante, 2B, KC

21.273 Tim Hudson, SP, SF

 

Round 22

 

22.274 Robbie Erlin, SP, SD

22.275 Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI

22.276 Josmil Pinto, C, MIN

22.277 Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL

22.278 Jose Quintana, SP, CHW

22.279 Jake Peavy, SP, BOS

22.280 Wade Miley, SP, ARI

22.281 Mike Leake, SP, CIN

22.282 Dee Gordon, 2B, LAD

22.283 Carlos Quentin, OF, SD

22.284 Joaquin Benoit, RP, SD

22.285 Tim Lincecum, SP, SF

22.286 Peter Bourjos, OF, STL

 

Round 23

 

23.287 Corey Dickerson, OF, COL

23.288 Emilio Bonifacio, 2B, CHC

23.289 Alcides Escobar, SS, KC

23.290 Jake Odorizzi, SP, TB

23.291 Chris Tillman, SP, BAL

23.292 Dioner Navarro, C, TOR

23.293 Chris Owings, SS, ARI

23.294 Angel Pagan, OF, SF

23.295 Erasmo Ramirez, SP, SEA

23.296 Josh Johnson, SP, SD

23.297 Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL

23.298 Rex Brothers, RP, COL

23.299 Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS

 

Round 24

 

24.300 Drew Hutchison, SP, TOR

24.301 Javier Baez, SS, CHC

24.302 Michael Pineda, SP, NYY

24.303 Adam LaRoche, 1B, WSH

24.304 Kendrys Morales, DH, FA

24.305 Corey Hart, 1B, SEA

24.306 JJ Hoover, RP, CIN

24.307 Gerardo Parra, OF, ARI

24.308 John Jaso, C, OAK

24.319 Cody Allen, RP, CLE

24.310 Joe Kelly, SP, STL

24.311 Jackie Bradley, OF, BOS

24.312 J.P. Arencibia, C, TEX

 

Round 25

 

25.313 Oscar Taveras, OF, STL

25.314 Kevin Chapman, RP, HOU

25.315 Martin Perez, SP, TEX

25.316 Derek Jeter, SS, NYY

25.317 Nathan Eovaldi, SP, MIA

25.318 Charlie Morton, SP, PIT

25.319 Dillon Gee, SP, NYM

25.320 Brandon McCarthy, SP, ARI

25.321 Chris Young, OF, NYM

25.322 Mike Zunino, C, SEA

25.323 James Loney, 1B, TB

25.324 David Murphy, OF, CLE

25.325 Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR

 

Round 26

 

26.326 Brett Anderson, SP, COL

26.327 Zach McAllister, SP, CLE

26.328 Josh Willingham, OF, MIN

26.329 Tanner Scheppers, SP, TEX

26.330 A.J. Griffin, SP, OAK

26.331 Kelly Johnson, 3B, NYY

26.332 Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC

26.333 Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU

26.334 Archie Bradley, SP, ARI

26.335 Kevin Gausman, SP, BAL

26.336 Adam Dunn, DH, CHW

26.337 Nate McLouth, OF, WSH

26.338 Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIN

 

Round 27

 

27.339 Danny Farquhar, RP, SEA

27.340 Sean Marshall, RP, CIN

27.341 Carlos Martinez, RP, STL

27.342 Stephen Drew, SS, FA

27.343 Mike Olt, 3B, CHC

27.344 Edward Mujica, RP, BOS

27.345 Tyler Skaggs, SP, LAA

27.346 Jon Niese, SP, NYM

27.347 Derek Norris, C, OAK

27.348 Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN

27.349 Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX

27.350 Junior Lake, OF, CHC

27.351 Henderson Alvarez, SP, MIA

 

Round 28

 

28.352 Phil Hughes, SP, MIN

28.353 Ryan Raburn, OF, CLE

28.354 Tommy Milone, SP, OAK

28.355 Brian Roberts, 2B, NYY

28.356 Robbie Ross, SP, TEX

28.357 Noah Syndergaard, SP, NYM

28.358 Marcus Semien, 3B, CHW

28.359 Garrett Richards, SP, LAA

28.360 David Freese, 3B, LAA

28.361 James Paxton, SP, SEA

28.362 Cameron Maybin, OF, SD

28.363 Ichiro Suzuki, OF, NYY

28.364 Jameson Taillon, SP, PIT

 

 

For all the latest spring training news and notes, keep it locked on Rotoworld's player news page. And if you're prepping for your own fantasy draft, check out the 2014 Rotoworld Draft Guide. It's jam-packed with all sorts of helpful stuff for fantasy owners, including expert mock drafts, player profiles, projections, tiers, cheat sheets, sleepers, busts, ADP data, closer outlooks, prospect reports, and much, much more.






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