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Standard Mock Draft

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


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We brought together a bunch of Rotoworld folks and some friends from around the fantasy baseball industry to conduct a late-February standard mixed-league mock draft.

 

This mock draft was conducted with basic 5x5 scoring in mind: AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB on the hitting side and W, ERA, WHIP, SV, K on the pitching side. And with the default Yahoo position setup: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UTIL, UTIL, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN.

 

My picks are highlighted, if you’d like to follow along with my particular strategy.

 

The full list of participants, in snake-style draft order ...

 

1. Drew Silva (@drewsilv)

2. Ryan Boyer (@RyanPBoyer)

3. Nick Doran (@RealNickDoran)

4. Nate Grimm (@Nate_Grimm)

5. Christopher Crawford (@Crawford_MILB)

6. Brad Johnson (@BaseballATeam)

7. Mark Lindquist (@markrlindquist)

8. Dave Shovein (@DaveShovein)

9. Mike Gianella (@MikeGianella)

10. Jesse Pantuosco (@JessePantuosco)

11. D.J. Short (@djshort)

12. Pat Daugherty (@RotoPat)

 

We're listing the full results of the draft here. If you want round-by-round analysis, get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. It features 1,500+ player profiles and projections, mock drafts for leagues of all types, positional tiers, prospect reports, updated depth charts with projected lineups, columns identifying sleepers and busts, player comparisons at every position, and much, much more.

 


Round 1

 

1.1 Mike Trout, OF, Angels

1.2 Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros

1.3 Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies

1.4 Trea Turner, SS, Nationals

1.5 Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox

1.6 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks

1.7 Carlos Correa, SS, Astros

1.8 Max Scherzer, SP, Nationals

1.9 Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers

1.10 Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals

1.11 Manny Machado, 3B, Orioles

1.12 Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 2

 

2.13 Charlie Blackmon, OF, Rockies

2.14 Corey Kluber, SP, Indians

2.15 Chris Sale, SP, Red Sox

2.16 Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Yankees

2.17 Joey Votto, 1B, Reds

2.18 Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees

2.19 Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees

2.20 Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians

2.21 Jose Ramirez, 3B, Indians

2.22 Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves

2.23 Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs

2.24 George Springer, OF, Astros

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 3

 

3.25 Stephen Strasburg, SP, Nationals

3.26 Josh Donaldson, 3B, Blue Jays

3.27 J.D. Martinez, OF, Red Sox

3.28 Cody Bellinger, 1B, Dodgers

3.29 Dee Gordon, 2B, Mariners

3.30 Noah Syndergaard, SP, Mets

3.31 Luis Severino, SP, Yankees

3.32 Madison Bumgarner, SP, Giants

3.33 Brian Dozier, 2B, Twins

3.34 Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers

3.35 Rhys Hoskins, OF, Phillies

3.36 Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 4

 

4.37 Jacob deGrom, SP, Mets

4.38 Carlos Carrasco, SP, Indians

4.39 Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox

4.40 Byron Buxton, OF, Twins

4.41 Alex Bregman, 3B, Astros

4.42 Anthony Rendon, 3B, Nationals

4.43 Kenley Jansen, RP, Dodgers

4.44 Christian Yelich, OF, Brewers

4.45 Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks

4.46 Willson Contreras, C, Cubs

4.47 Yu Darvish, SP, Cubs

4.48 Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Orioles

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 5

 

5.49 Robbie Ray, SP, Diamondbacks

5.50 Justin Verlander, SP, Astros

5.51 Rafael Devers, 3B, Red Sox

5.52 Marcell Ozuna, OF, Cardinals

5.53 Nelson Cruz, DH, Mariners

5.54 Tommy Pham, OF, Cardinals

5.55 Carlos Martinez, SP, Cardinals

5.56 Craig Kimbrel, RP, Red Sox

5.57 Edwin Encarnacion, DH, Indians

5.58 Buster Posey, C, Giants

5.59 Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds

5.60 Aroldis Chapman, RP, Yankees

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 6

 

6.61 Daniel Murphy, 2B, Nationals

6.62 Justin Upton, OF, Angels

6.63 Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers

6.64 Andrew McCutchen, OF, Giants

6.65 Jean Segura, SS, Mariners

6.66 Robinson Cano, 2B, Mariners

6.67 Wil Myers, 1B, Padres

6.68 Chris Archer, SP, Rays

6.69 Aaron Nola, SP, Phillies

6.70 Jose Quintana, SP, Cubs

6.71 Starling Marte, OF, Pirates

6.72 Whit Merrifield, 2B, Royals

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 7

 

7.73 James Paxton, SP, Mariners

7.74 Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox

7.75 Shohei Ohtani, SP, Angels

7.76 J.T. Realmuto, C, Marlins

7.77 Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers

7.78 Lorenzo Cain, OF, Brewers

7.79 Roberto Osuna, RP, Blue Jays

7.80 Khris Davis, OF, Athletics

7.81 Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Mets

7.82 Eric Hosmer, 1B, Padres

7.83 Felipe Rivero, RP, Pirates

7.84 A.J. Pollock, OF, Diamondbacks

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 8

 

8.85 Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers

8.86 Javier Baez, 2B, Cubs

8.87 Dallas Keuchel, SP, Astros

8.88 Travis Shaw, 3B, Brewers

8.89 Ronald Acuna, OF, Braves

8.90 Chris Taylor, OF, Dodgers

8.91 Joey Gallo, 1B, Rangers

8.92 Gerrit Cole, SP, Pirates

8.93 Trevor Story, SS, Rockies

8.94 Matt Olson, 1B, Athletics

8.95 Corey Knebel, RP, Brewers

8.96 Didi Gregorius, SS, Yankees

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 9

 

9.97 Edwin Diaz, RP, Mariners

9.98 Ian Desmond, OF, Rockies

9.99 Ian Happ, OF, Cubs

9.100 Ender Inciarte, OF, Braves

9.101 Jose Berrios, SP, Twins

9.102 Alex Wood, SP, Dodgers

9.103 Domingo Santana, OF, Brewers

9.104 Ozzie Albies, 2B, Braves

9.105 Brad Hand, RP, Padres

9.106 DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Rockies

9.107  Nicholas Castellanos, 3B, Tigers

9.108 Salvador Perez, C, Royals

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 10

 

10.109 Masahiro Tanaka, SP, Yankees

10.110 Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers

10.111 Jake Lamb, 3B, Diamondbacks

10.112 Paul DeJong, SS, Cardinals

10.113 Luis Castillo, SP, Reds

10.114 Adam Duvall, OF, Reds

10.115 Cody Allen, RP, Indians

10.116 Wade Davis, RP, Rockies

10.117 Ken Giles, RP, Astros

10.118 Lance McCullers, SP, Astros

10.119 Jake Arrieta, SP, Free Agent

10.120 Carlos Santana, 1B, Phillies

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 11

 

11.121 Kyle Seager, 3B, Mariners

11.122 Zack Godley, SP, Diamondbacks

11.123 Gregory Polanco, OF, Pirates

11.124 Rougned Odor, 2B, Rangers

11.125 Raisel Iglesias, RP, Reds

11.126 Rich Hill, SP, Dodgers

11.127 Kelvin Herrera, RP, Royals

11.128 Adam Eaton, OF, Nationals

11.129 David Price, SP, Red Sox

11.130 Yasiel Puig, OF, Dodgers

11.131 Marcus Stroman, SP, Blue Jays

11.132 Luke Weaver, SP, Cardinals

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 12

 

12.133 Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins

12.134 Wilson Ramos, C, Rays

12.135 Adam Jones, OF, Orioles

12.136 Kyle Hendricks, SP, Cubs

12.137 Sonny Gray, SP, Yankees

12.138 Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Nationals

12.139 Jon Lester, SP, Cubs

12.140 Justin Smoak, 1B, Mariners

12.141 Garrett Richards, SP, Angels

12.142 Johnny Cueto, SP, Giants

12.143 Greg Bird, 1B, Yankees

12.144 Manuel Margot, OF, Padres

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 13

 

13.145 Trevor Bauer, SP, Indians

13.146 Alex Colome, RP, Rays

13.147 Jeff Samardzija, SP, Giants

13.148 Eddie Rosario, OF, Twins

13.149 Jon Gray, SP, Rockies

13.150 Marwin Gonzalez, OF, Astros

13.151 Adrian Beltre, 3B, Rangers

13.152 Steven Souza, OF, Diamondbacks

13.153 Charlie Morton, SP, Astros

13.154 Gio Gonzalez, SP, Nationals

13.155 Kyle Schwarber, OF, Cubs

13.156 Danny Duffy, SP, Royals

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 14

 

14.157 Michael Fulmer, SP, Tigers

14.158 Brandon Morrow, RP, Cubs

14.159 Sean Doolittle, RP, Nationals

14.160 Evan Gattis, C, Astros

14.161 Yoan Moncada, 2B, White Sox

14.162 Mike Moustakas, 3B, Free Agent

14.163 Matt Carpenter, 1B, Cardinals

14.164 Andrew Miller, RP, Indians

14.165 Nomar Mazara, OF, Rangers

14.166 Amed Rosario, SS, Mets

14.167 Danny Salazar, SP, Indians

14.168 Bradley Zimmer, OF, Indians

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 15

 

15.169 Archie Bradley, RP, Diamondbacks

15.170 Jameson Taillon, SP, Pirates

15.171 Justin Bour, 1B, Marlins

15.172 Chase Anderson, SP, Brewers

15.173 Trey Mancini, OF, Orioles

15.174 Aaron Sanchez, SP, Blue Jays

15.175 Taijuan Walker, SP, Diamondbacks

15.176 Mike Clevinger, SP, Indians

15.177 Hector Neris, RP, Phillies

15.178 Dinelson Lamet, SP, Padres

15.179 Eduardo Nunez, 3B, Red Sox

15.180 Arodys Vizcaino, RP, Braves

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 16

 

16.181 Orlando Arcia, SS, Brewers

16.182 Kevin Gausman, SP, Orioles

16.183 Avisail Garcia, OF, White Sox

16.184 Drew Pomeranz, SP, Red Sox

16.185 Blake Treinen, RP, Athletics

16.186 Alex Reyes, SP, Cardinals

16.187 Jeurys Familia, RP, Mets

16.188 Mike Zunino, C, Mariners

16.189 Mark Melancon, RP, Giants

16.190 Blake Parker, RP, Angels

16.191 Odubel Herrera, OF, Phillies

16.192 Josh Bell, 1B, Pirates

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 17

 

17.193 Blake Snell, SP, Rays

17.194 Greg Holland, RP, Free Agent

17.195 Alex Cobb, SP, Free Agent

17.196 Jacob Faria, SP, Rays

17.197 Michael Conforto, OF, Mets

17.198 Zack Cozart, 3B, Angels

17.199 Lucas Giolito, SP, White Sox

17.200 Eric Thames, 1B, Brewers

17.201 J.A. Happ, SP, Blue Jays

17.202 Fernando Rodney, RP, Twins

17.203 Kenta Maeda, SP, Dodgers

17.204 Yuli Gurriel, 1B, Astros

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 18

 

18.205 Lance Lynn, SP, Cardinals

18.206 Jay Bruce, OF, Mets

18.207 Cole Hamels, SP, Rangers

18.208 Scooter Gennett, 2B, Reds

18.209 Welington Castillo, C, White Sox

18.210 Dellin Betances, RP, Yankees

18.211 Austin Barnes, C, Dodgers

18.212 Corey Dickerson, OF, Pirates

18.213 Michael Taylor, OF, Nationals

18.214 Michael Wacha, SP, Cardinals

18.215 Brett Gardner, OF, Yankees

18.216 Brad Brach, RP, Orioles

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 19

 

19.217 Yadier Molina, C, Cardinals

19.218 Delino DeShields, OF, Rangers

19.219 Felix Hernandez, SP, Mariners

19.220 Jordan Montgomery, SP, Yankees

19.221 Luke Gregerson, SP, Cardinals

19.222 Yasmani Grandal, C, Dodgers

19.223 Aaron Hicks, OF, Yankees

19.224 Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Rays

19.225 Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox

19.226 Sean Manaea, SP, Athletics

19.227 Dylan Bundy, SP, Orioles

19.228 Rick Porcello, SP, Red Sox

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 20

 

20.229 Jose Peraza, 2B, Reds

20.230 Shane Greene, RP, Tigers

20.231 Ian Kinsler, 2B, Angels

20.232 Mitch Haniger, OF, Mariners

20.233 Miles Mikolas, SP, Cardinals

20.234 Evan Longoria, 3B, Giants

20.235 Alex Claudio, RP, Rangers

20.236 Patrick Corbin, SP, Diamondbacks

20.237 Matt Chapman, 3B, Athletics

20.238 Brad Ziegler, RP, Marlins

20.239 Chad Kuhl, SP, Pirates

20.240 Eugenio Suarez, 3B, Reds

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 21

 

21.241 Jake Odorizzi, SP, Twins

21.242 Willie Calhoun, OF, Rangers

21.243 Cam Bedrosian, RP, Angels

21.244 Joe Musgrove, SP, Pirates

21.245 Gleyber Torres, 2B, Yankees

21.246 Michael Brantley, OF, Indians

21.247 David Dahl, OF, Rockies

21.248 Tim Beckham, SS, Orioles

21.249 Dexter Fowler, OF, Cardinals

21.250 Andrelton Simmons, SS, Angels

21.251 Ryan McMahon, 1B, Rockies

21.252 Hanley Ramirez, DH, Red Sox

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 22

 

22.253 Ervin Santana, SP, Twins

22.254 Tyler Chatwood, SP, Cubs

22.255 Julio Teheran, SP, Braves

22.256 Chris Devenski, RP, Astros

22.257 Jonathan Villar, 2B, Brewers

22.258 Jimmy Nelson, SP, Brewers

22.259 Logan Morrison, 1B, Twins

22.260 Matt Bush, SP, Rangers

22.261 Devon Travis, 2B, Blue Jays

22.262 Jose Martinez, OF, Cardinals

22.263 Marco Estrada, SP, Blue Jays

22.264 Michael Kopech, SP, White Sox

 

Round Analysis: Get the 2018 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


 

Round 23

 

23.265 Walker Buehler, SP, Dodgers

23.266 Brian McCann, C, Astros

23.267 Addison Russell, SS, Cubs

23.268 Stephen Piscotty, OF, Athletics

23.269 Todd Frazier, SP, Braves

23.270 Luiz Gohara, SP, Braves

23.271 Marcus Semien, SS, Athletics

23.272 Jonathan Lucroy, C, Free Agent

23.273 Josh Hader, RP, Brewers

23.274 Chris Davis, 1B, Orioles

23.275 Kyle Barraclough, RP, Marlins

23.276 Kyle Tucker, OF, Astros


Round Analysis: Get the 2018 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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