1 Catcher 1 First Base 1 Second Base 1 Third Base 1 Shortstop 3 Outfielders 3 Pitchers 1 Closer
When a team was up to selected and it would have created an invalid roster, players were skipped until the next needed position was available.
The Trout vs Cabrera argument will never end and both are great #1 choices. As mentioned before on the blog, it all depends on your league settings to determine which player has "more" value. If you are a position scarcity drafter, than you would be the one picking Cano. Interesting to see Ellsbury at pick 8, has super potential but I think most will be drafting him expecting Yankee Stadium to have a huge impact on his stats.
By the end of the Round 2, there were just 4 teams with out at least 1 outfielder and just 1 team with 2 OFs. Team 5 went SP/SS and even though they are great players in Kershaw/Tulo, I don't like that draft combo.
6 teams now have a player a 3 different positions, while Team 9 has selected all 3 of its OF in Braun/Jones/Stanton. Continuing a strange draft, Team 5 has added Darvish and now has 2 SP and a SS. Drafting Kipnis before Pedroia is a debatable move as well.
Marte by no means should he be a 4th round draft pick. I highly doubt he will be a top 40 fantasy player or a top 15 OF. Selecting him ahead of Joey Bats, Justin Upton and a lot of other good OF is a mistake! We ranked him 21st among OF. I am also not sure I would start drafting closers this early.
I am not looking to draft a SS this early if I missed on HanRam and Tulo but Segura ahead of Desmond isn't a good idea. If you are looking for power at the SS position you can wait it out for J.J. Hardy.
7 of the 10 catchers were drafted in these rounds but I feel you can wait even longer because Salvador Perez goes a little later, while Jason Castro and Wilson Ramos don't even get picked up in a 10 team league.
Both teams 1 and 10 drafted all 3 of their SP in the last 3 rounds. Those 6 guys turned out to be Weaver, Wacha, Tanaka, Cole, Cobb and Gray. That is solid young pitching that you can have this late in drafts and a draft strategy we all can follow. 9 other starters were drafted in between Team 1 and 10.
|Team 1||Team 2||Team 3||Team 4||Team 5|
|Carlos Santana||C||Evan Gattis||C||Yadier Molina||C||Brian McCann||C||Salvador Perez||C|
|Albert Pujols||1B||Edwin Encarnacion||1B||Paul Goldschmidt||1B||David Ortiz||1B||Eric Hosmer||1B|
|Jedd Gyorko||2B||Brandon Phillips||2B||Dustin Pedroia||2B||Daniel Murphy||2B||Jose Altuve||2B|
|David Wright||3B||Miguel Cabrera||3B||Evan Longoria||3B||Adrian Beltre||3B||Matt Carpenter||3B|
|Jean Segura||SS||Jose Reyes||SS||Starlin Castro||SS||Andrelton Simmons||SS||Troy Tulowitzki||SS|
|Mike Trout||OF||Domonic Brown||OF||Alex Rios||OF||Andrew McCutchen||OF||Justin Upton||OF|
|Bryce Harper||OF||Jason Heyward||OF||Starling Marte||OF||Carlos Gomez||OF||Josh Hamilton||OF|
|Jose Bautista||OF||Shane Victorino||OF||Allen Craig||OF||Matt Holliday||OF||Curtis Granderson||OF|
|Michael Wacha||SP||Adam Wainwright||SP||Madison Bumgarner||SP||Stephen Strasburg||SP||Clayton Kershaw||SP|
|Masahiro Tanaka||SP||Cliff Lee||SP||Cole Hamels||SP||Felix Hernandez||SP||Yu Darvish||SP|
|Sonny Gray||SP||Zack Greinke||SP||Gio Gonzalez||SP||Jordan Zimmermann||SP||Shelby Miller||SP|
|Koji Uehara||CL||Greg Holland||CL||Glen Perkins||CL||Aroldis Chapman||CL||Craig Kimbrel||CL|
|Team 6||Team 7||Team 8||Team 9||Team 10|
|Wilin Rosario||C||Joe Mauer||C||Jonathan Lucroy||C||Matt Wieters||C||Buster Posey||C|
|Joey Votto||1B||Adrian Gonzalez||1B||Prince Fielder||1B||Freddie Freeman||1B||Chris Davis||1B|
|Jason Kipnis||2B||Robinson Cano||2B||Aaron Hill||2B||Ben Zobrist||2B||Ian Kinsler||2B|
|Martin Prado||3B||Pedro Alvarez||3B||Kyle Seager||3B||Ryan Zimmerman||3B||Josh Donaldson||3B|
|Ian Desmond||SS||Elvis Andrus||SS||Everth Cabrera||SS||Homer Bailey||SP3||Hanley Ramirez||SS|
|Carlos Gonzalez||OF||Yasiel Puig||OF||Jacoby Ellsbury||OF||Ryan Braun||OF||Matt Kemp||OF|
|Billy Hamilton||OF||Shin-Soo Choo||OF||Jay Bruce||OF||Adam Jones||OF||Mark Trumbo||OF|
|Yeonis Cespedes||OF||Wil Myers||OF||Jayson Werth||OF||Giancarlo Stanton||OF||Hunter Pence||OF|
|Jose Fernandez||SP||Justin Verlander||SP||Max Scherzer||SP||Chris Sale||SP||Jered Weaver||SP|
|Anibal Sanchez||SP||Matt Cain||SP||Mike Minor||SP||David Price||SP||Gerrit Cole||SP|
|Mat Latos||SP||James Shields||SP||Julio Teheran||SP||Hisashi Iwakuma||SP||Alex Cobb||SP|
|Sergio Romo||CL||David Roberston||CL||Kenley Jansen||CL||Trevor Rosenthal||CL||Joe Nathan||CL|