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Final Standard Mock

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


We’ve brought our Rotoworld crew together for one final standard 12-team, snake-style mock. We’re taking this one slowly, with a 12-hour time limit between picks, so that our readers can follow along throughout the week. Hopefully it serves as useful last-minute draft prep, or as a checklist review for those of you in leagues that have already drafted.


The full results will be posted here on the free site. Full round-by-round analysis can be found among the many tools in our constantly-updated Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide.


We're running this 23-round mock draft under basic 5x5 scoring (AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB on the hitting side and W, ERA, WHIP, SV, K on the pitching side) with the following roster spots: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, OF, OF, OF, UTIL, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN.

 

The participants, in draft order …


Christopher Crawford (@Crawford_MILB)

Seth Trachtman (@sethroto)

Ryan Boyer (@RyanPBoyer)

Nathan Grimm (@Nate_Grimm)

Dave Shovein (@DaveShovein)

Matthew Pouliot (@matthewpouliot)

Jesse Pantuosco (@JessePantuosco)

Mark Lindquist (@markrlindquist)

Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat)

D.J. Short (@djshort)

Nick Doran (@RealNickDoran)

Drew Silva (@drewsilv)


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Round 1


1.1 Mike Trout, OF, Angels

1.2 Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox

1.3 Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros

1.4 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks

1.5 Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers

1.6 Trea Turner, SS, Nationals

1.7 Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies

1.8 Carlos Correa, SS, Astros

1.9 Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs

1.10 Manny Machado, 3B, Orioles

1.11 Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals

1.12 Josh Donaldson, 3B, Blue Jays


Round Analysis: This is the highest I’ve seen Turner go in a draft this spring, and it’s the lowest I’ve seen Bryant go. Industry experts have different ideas of what the first round should look like this year, beyond Trout at No. 1. There are valid arguments to be made all around. If you’re somebody who believes Turner will come close to maintaining his 2016 offensive pace, you better snatch him up right out of the gate. Bryant looks like a tremendous value for RotoPat at ninth overall as a 25-year-old with multi-position eligibility who is coming off an MVP campaign.



Round 2


2.13 Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs

2.14 Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers

2.15 Noah Syndergaard, SP, Mets

2.16 Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers

2.17 Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, Indians

2.18 Madison Bumgarner, SP, Giants

2.19 Max Scherzer, SP, Nationals

2.20 Charlie Blackmon, OF, Rockies

2.21 Jonathan Villar, 2B, Brewers

2.22 Joey Votto, 1B, Reds

2.23 Starling Marte, OF, Pirates

2.24 Chris Sale, SP, Red Sox


Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide



Round 3


3.25 Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians

3.26 Trevor Story, SS, Rockies

3.27 Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves

3.28 Rougned Odor, 2B, Rangers

3.29 Robinson Cano, 2B, Mariners

3.30 Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees

3.31 Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox

3.32 Corey Kluber, SP, Indians

3.33 Jon Lester, SP, Cubs

3.34 George Springer, OF, Astros

3.35 Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers

3.36 Daniel Murphy, 2B, Nationals


Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide



Round 4


4.37 Yu Darvish, SP, Rangers

4.38 Brian Dozier, 2B, Twins

4.39 A.J. Pollock, OF, Diamondbacks

4.40 Buster Posey, C, Giants

4.41 Nelson Cruz, OF, Mariners

4.42 Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Marlins

4.43 Jake Arrieta, SP, Cubs

4.44 Wil Myers, 1B, Padres

4.45 Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates

4.46 Johnny Cueto, SP, Giants

4.47 Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox

4.48 Kyle Seager, 3B, Mariners


Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide



Round 5


5.49 Kenley Jansen, RP, Dodgers

5.50 Jonathan Lucroy, C, Rangers

5.51 Justin Verlander, SP, Tigers

5.52 Stephen Strasburg, SP, Nationals

5.53 Aroldis Chapman, RP, Yankees

5.54 Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins

5.55 Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Rockies

5.56 Carlos Carrasco, SP, Indians

5.57 Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Mets

5.58 Hanley Ramirez, 1B, Red Sox

5.59 Willson Contreras, C, Cubs

5.60 Gregory Polanco, OF, Pirates


Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide



Round 6


6.61 Kyle Schwarber, OF, Cubs

6.62 Addison Russell, SS, Cubs

6.63 Jacob deGrom, SP, Mets

6.64 Chris Archer, SP, Rays

6.65 Dee Gordon, 2B, Marlins

6.66 Adrian Beltre, 3B, Rangers

6.67 Kyle Hendricks, SP, Cubs

6.68 Matt Carpenter, 1B, Cardinals

6.69 Justin Upton, OF, Tigers

6.70 Jean Segura, SS, Mariners

6.71 Zach Britton, RP, Orioles

6.72 Ian Kinsler, 2B, Tigers


Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide



Round 7


7.73 Carlos Martinez, SP, Cardinals

7.74 Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox

7.75 Edwin Diaz, RP, Mariners

7.76 Ian Desmond, OF, Rockies

7.77 Masahiro Tanaka, SP, Yankees

7.78 DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Rockies

7.79 Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds

7.80 Evan Gattis, C, Astros

7.81 Chris Davis, 1B, Orioles

7.82 Anthony Rendon, 3B, Nationals

7.83 Todd Frazier, 3B, White Sox

7.84 Aaron Sanchez, SP, Blue Jays


Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide



Round 8


8.85 Jose Quintana, SP, White Sox

8.86 Alex Bregman, 3B, Astros

8.87 Seung Hwan Oh, RP, Cardinals

8.88 Gerrit Cole, SP, Pirates

8.89 Mark Melancon, RP, Giants

8.90 Mark Trumbo, OF, Orioles

8.91 Jose Peraza, 2B, Reds

8.92 Eric Hosmer, 1B, Royals

8.93 J.D. Martinez, OF, Tigers

8.94 Odubel Herrera, OF, Phillies

8.95 Jose Ramirez, 3B, Indians

8.96 Carlos Santana, 1B, Indians

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 9

 

9.97 Danny Duffy, SP, Royals

9.98 Kelvin Herrera, RP, Royals

9.99 Cole Hamels, SP, Rangers

9.100 David Price, SP, Red Sox

9.101 Evan Longoria, 3B, Rays

9.102 Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins

9.103 Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks

9.104 Jake Lamb, 3B, Diamondbacks

9.105 Wade Davis, RP, Cubs

9.106 J.T. Realmuto, C, Marlins

9.107 Rich Hill, SP, Dodgers

9.108 Ken Giles, RP, Astros

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 10

 

10.109 Aledmys Diaz, SS, Cardinals

10.110 Danny Salazar, SP, Indians

10.111 Adam Jones, OF, Orioles

10.112 Stephen Piscotty, OF, Cardinals

10.113 Michael Fulmer, SP, Tigers

10.114 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox

10.115 Craig Kimbrel, RP, Red Sox

10.116 Roberto Osuna, RP, Blue Jays

10.117 Maikel Franco, 3B, Phillies

10.118 Jose Bautista, OF, Blue Jays

10.119 James Paxton, SP, Mariners

10.120 Cody Allen, RP, Indians

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 11

 

11.121 Khris Davis, OF, Athletics

11.122 David Dahl, OF, Rockies

11.123 Adam Eaton, OF, Nationals

11.124 Rick Porcello, SP, Red Sox

11.125 Matt Kemp, OF, Braves

11.126 Eric Thames, 1B, Brewers

11.127 Felix Hernandez, SP, Mariners

11.128 Jackie Bradley, OF, Red Sox

11.129 Sam Dyson, RP, Rangers

11.130 Alex Colome, RP, Rays

11.131 Kenta Maeda, SP, Dodgers

11.132 A.J. Ramos, RP, Marlins

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 12

 

12.133 Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Rays

12.134 Marcus Stroman, SP, Blue Jays

12.135 Javier Baez, 2B, Cubs

12.136 Lorenzo Cain, OF, Royals

12.137 Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers

12.138 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Blue Jays

12.139 Aaron Nola, SP, Phillies

12.140 Keon Broxton, OF, Brewers

12.141 Brad Miller, 2B, Rays

12.142 Byron Buxton, OF, Twins

12.143 Brandon Belt, 1B, Giants

12.144 Jason Kipnis, 2B, Indians

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 13

 

13.145 Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Dodgers

13.146 Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers

13.147 Lance McCullers, SP, Astros

13.148 Jeurys Familia, RP, Mets

13.149 Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox

13.150 Francisco Rodriguez, RP, Tigers

13.151 Albert Pujols, 1B, Angels

13.152 David Robertson, RP, White Sox

13.153 Ben Zobrist, 2B, Cubs

13.154 Julio Teheran, SP, Braves

13.155 Dansby Swanson, SS, Braves

13.156 Matt Harvey, SP, Mets

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 14

 

14.157 Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Orioles

14.158 Nomar Mazara, OF, Rangers

14.159 Kevin Gausman, SP, Orioles

14.160 Jon Gray, SP, Rockies

14.161 Adam Duvall, OF, Reds

14.162 Dallas Keuchel, SP, Astros

14.163 Yasmany Tomas, OF, Diamondbacks

14.164 Matt Shoemaker, SP, Angels

14.165 Julio Urias, SP, Dodgers

14.166 Mike Moustakas, 3B, Royals

14.167 Drew Smyly, SP, Mariners

14.168 Yasmani Grandal, C, Dodgers

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 15

 

15.169 Carlos Beltran, OF, Astros

15.170 Robbie Ray, SP, Diamondbacks

15.171 Andrew Miller, RP, Indians

15.172 Ryon Healy, 3B, Athletics

15.173 Carlos Gomez, OF, Rangers

15.174 Chris Owings, SS, Diamondbacks

15.175 Salvador Perez, C, Royals

15.176 Marcus Semien, SS, Athletics

15.177 Logan Forsythe, 2B, Dodgers

15.178 Jameson Taillon, SP, Pirates

15.179 Greg Bird, 1B, Yankees

15.180 Tanner Roark, SP, Nationals

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 16

 

16.181 Greg Holland, RP, Rockies

16.182 Dellin Betances, RP, Yankees

16.183 Nick Castellanos, 3B, Tigers

16.184 Kole Calhoun, OF, Angels

16.185 Carlos Rodon, SP, White Sox

16.186 Tony Watson, RP, Pirates

16.187 Joe Ross, SP, Nationals

16.188 Sean Manaea, SP, Athletics

16.189 Cam Bedrosian, RP, Angels

16.190 John Lackey, SP, Cubs

16.191 Steven Matz, SP, Mets

16.192 Kendrys Morales, DH, Blue Jays

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 17

 

17.193 Matt Moore, SP, Giants

17.194 Ivan Nova, SP, Pirates

17.195 Koda Glover, RP, Nationals

17.196 Garrett Richards, SP, Angels

17.197 Eduardo Nunez, 3B, Giants

17.198 Joc Pederson, OF, Dodgers

17.199 Jim Johnson, RP, Braves

17.200 Jake Odorizzi, SP, Rays

17.201 Josh Bell, 1B, Pirates

17.202 Neil Walker, 2B, Mets

17.203 Vincent Velasquez, SP, Phillies

17.204 Hernan Perez, 3B, Brewers

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 18

 

18.205 Lance Lynn, SP, Cardinals

18.206 Michael Pineda, SP, Yankees

18.207 Neftali Feliz, RP, Brewers

18.208 Jeff Samardzija, SP, Giants

18.209 Raisel Iglesias, RP, Reds

18.210 J.A. Happ, SP, Blue Jays

18.211 Devon Travis, 2B, Blue Jays

18.212 Jharel Cotton, SP, Athletics

18.213 Michael Brantley, OF, Indians

18.214 Rajai Davis, OF, Athletics

18.215 Adam Wainwright, SP, Cardinals

18.216 Sonny Gray, SP, Athletics

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 19

 

19.217 Yoan Moncada, 2B, White Sox

19.218 Taijuan Walker, SP, Diamondbacks

19.219 Alex Cobb, SP, Rays

19.220 Blake Snell, SP, Rays

19.221 Brandon Drury, 2B, Diamondbacks

19.222 C.J. Cron, 1B, Angels

19.223 Brandon Kintzler, RP, Twins

19.224 Mike Napoli, 1B, Rangers

19.225 Dexter Fowler, OF, Cardinals

19.226 Jose Reyes, 3B, Mets

19.227 Brandon Maurer, RP, Padres

19.228 Brian McCann, C, Astros

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 20

 

20.229 Ender Inciarte, OF, Braves

20.230 Fernando Rodney, RP, Diamondbacks

20.231 Robert Gsellman, SP, Mets

20.232 Jason Hammel, SP, Royals

20.233 Jay Bruce, OF, Mets

20.234 Victor Martinez, DH, Tigers

20.235 Domingo Santana, OF, Brewers

20.236 Russell Martin, C, Blue Jays

20.237 Yasiel Puig, OF, Dodgers

20.238 Daniel Norris, SP, Tigers

20.239 Starlin Castro, 2B, Yankees

20.240 Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, Red Sox

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 21 

 

21.241 Matt Wieters, C, Nationals

21.242 Joe Musgrove, SP, Astros

21.243 Joe Panik, 2B, Giants

21.244 Francisco Liriano, SP, Blue Jays

21.245 Hunter Pence, OF, Giants

21.246 Brandon McCarthy, SP, Dodgers

21.247 Marcell Ozuna, OF, Marlins

21.248 Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants

21.249 Max Kepler, OF, Twins

21.250 Jarrod Dyson, OF, Mariners

21.251 Hunter Renfroe, OF, Padres

21.252 Drew Pomeranz, SP, Red Sox

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 22

 

22.253 Mitch Haniger, OF, Mariners

22.254 Ryan Madson, RP, Athletics

22.255 Matt Holliday, OF, Yankees

22.256 Addison Reed, RP, Mets

22.257 Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Yankees

22.258 Marco Estrada, SP, Blue Jays

22.259 Shawn Kelley, RP, Nationals

22.260 Ian Kennedy, SP, Royals

22.261 Welington Castillo, C, Orioles

22.262 Hector Neris, RP, Phillies

22.263 Charlie Morton, SP, Astros

22.264 Dylan Bundy, SP, Orioles

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

 

 

Round 23

 

23.265 Melky Cabrera, OF, White Sox

23.266 Curtis Granderson, OF, Mets

23.267 Yadier Molina, C, Cardinals

23.268 Corey Dickerson, OF, Rays

23.269 Yangervis Solarte, 3B, Padres

23.270 Randal Grichuk, OF, Cardinals

23.271 Jeanmar Gomez, RP, Phillies

23.272 Adam Ottavino, RP, Rockies

23.273 Tom Murphy, C, Rockies

23.274 Jerad Eickhoff, SP, Phillies

23.275 Gio Gonzalez, SP, Nationals

23.276 Junior Guerra, SP, Brewers

 

Round Analysis: Found inside the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide



 




Drew Silva is a baseball editor for Rotoworld and also contributes on NBC Sports' Hardball Talk. He can be found on Twitter.
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