Spring is in the air! Pitchers and catchers have reported to Florida and Arizona, position players are set to join them in a matter of days and MLB Spring Training games will officially get underway in just one week.
That means there's no better time to partake in another spring tradition: preparing for and conducting fantasy baseball drafts! Here at Rotoworld, we're ready to help with everything you need to prep for and dominate them with our all-new 2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide.
Our guide is bursting at the seems with crucial content, from projections and rankings to tiers, mock drafts and exclusive expert columns. To prove that value, we're giving you glimpses at what's inside with preview columns such as this.
Today, we're offering insight into the minds of experts via the third round results and analysis of a 12-team, 5x5 mixed league expert dynasty startup mock draft that was conducted on February 4.
Take a look:
3.25 Drew Silva (Rotoworld) - José Ramírez, INF, CLE
3.26 Dave Shovein (Rotoworld) - Gleyber Torres, INF, NYY
3.27 Patrick Daugherty (Rotoworld) - Ozzie Albies, 2B, ATL
3.28 Nathan Grimm (Rotoworld) - Austin Meadows, OF, TB
3.29 Nick Doran (Rotoworld) - Gavin Lux, 2B, LAD
3.30 D.J. Short (Rotoworld) - Pete Alonso, 1B, NYM
3.31 Brad Johnson (Rotoworld) - Bryce Harper, OF, PHI
3.32 Jesse Pantuosco (Rotoworld) - Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
3.33 Jesse Roche (Baseball Prospectus) - Keston Hiura, 2B, MIL
3.34 Christopher Crawford (Rotoworld) - Stephen Strasburg, RHP, WSH
3.35 Chris Blessing (Baseball HQ) - Anthony Rendon, 3B, LAA
3.36 Matthew Pouliot (Rotoworld) - Max Scherzer, RHP, WSH
Analysis: Our first prospect comes off the board - at least in terms of qualifying as one - in Lux, and it’s a bit of an upset that it wasn’t someone like Luis Robert or Jo Adell. That being said, Lux can flat-out hit, and he has a chance to be the long-term shortstop for the Dodgers. The Hiura pick screams strong value; he’s basically what you’re hoping Lux can become, and the skies the limit in terms of offensive potential. Strasburg over Scherzer might scratch heads, but the person drafting (me) believes that Strasburg is similar in terms of ability right now, and more likely to sustain. Max Scherzer is a heck of a value pick at the end of the third, however.
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