Thursday, February 13, 2014

CBS Fantasy Baseball ADP Mock Draft

Understanding when to draft certain positions is the key to a great fantasy baseball draft.  This mock draft is based on CBS ADP, creates a 10 team league and requires each team draft the following roster:
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.


Team 1Team 2Team 3Team 4Team 5Team 6Team 7Team 8Team 9Team 10
Mike TroutMiguel CabreraPaul GoldschmidtAndrew McCutchenClayton KershawCarlos GonzalezRobinson CanoJacoby EllsburyRyan BraunChris Davis
David WrightEdwin EncarnacionEvan LongoriaAdrian BeltreTroy TulowitzkiJoey VottoYasiel PuigPrince FielderAdam JonesHanley Ramirez
Bryce HarperAdam WainwrightAlex RiosCarlos GomezYu DarvishJason KipnisJustin VerlanderMax ScherzerGiancarlo StantonMatt Kemp
Jose BautistaJose ReyesStarling MarteStephen StrasburgCraig KimbrelJose FernandezJoe MauerJay BruceFreddie FreemanBuster Posey
Jean SeguraCliff LeeDustin PedroiaFelix HernandezJustin UptonIan DesmondElvis AndrusJayson WerthChris SaleMark Trumbo
Albert PujolsDomonic BrownMadison BumgarnerAroldis ChapmanJose AltuveBilly HamiltonShin-Soo ChooKenley JansenDavid PriceHunter Pence
Carlos SantanaGreg HollandCole HamelsMatt HollidayMatt CarpenterWilin RosarioAdrian GonzalezJonathan LucroyTrevor RosenthalJosh Donaldson
Koji UeharaZack GreinkeAllen CraigDavid OrtizEric HosmerYeonis CespedesWil MyersEverth CabreraRyan ZimmermanIan Kinsler
Jedd GyorkoEvan GattisYadier MolinaBrian McCannJosh HamiltonAnibal SanchezPedro AlvarezMike MinorMatt WietersJoe Nathan
Michael WachaJason HeywardGio GonzalezJordan ZimmermannCurtis GrandersonMat LatosMatt CainJulio TeheranHisashi IwakumaJered Weaver
Masahiro TanakaShane VictorinoGlen PerkinsDaniel MurphySalvador PerezMartin PradoDavid RoberstonAaron HillHomer BaileyGerrit Cole
Sonny GrayBrandon PhillipsStarlin CastroAndrelton SimmonsShelby MillerSergio RomoJames ShieldsKyle SeagerBen ZobristAlex Cobb

Round 1


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.



Round 2


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.


Round 3


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.


Round 4


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.


Round 5


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.


Rounds 6-9


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.

Rounds 10-12


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.

Final Rosters


Team 1Team 2Team 3Team 4Team 5
Carlos SantanaCEvan GattisCYadier MolinaCBrian McCannCSalvador PerezC
Albert Pujols1BEdwin Encarnacion1BPaul Goldschmidt1BDavid Ortiz1BEric Hosmer1B
Jedd Gyorko2BBrandon Phillips2BDustin Pedroia2BDaniel Murphy2BJose Altuve2B
David Wright3BMiguel Cabrera3BEvan Longoria3BAdrian Beltre3BMatt Carpenter3B
Jean SeguraSSJose ReyesSSStarlin CastroSSAndrelton SimmonsSSTroy TulowitzkiSS
Mike TroutOFDomonic BrownOFAlex RiosOFAndrew McCutchenOFJustin UptonOF
Bryce HarperOFJason HeywardOFStarling MarteOFCarlos GomezOFJosh HamiltonOF
Jose BautistaOFShane VictorinoOFAllen CraigOFMatt HollidayOFCurtis GrandersonOF
Michael WachaSPAdam WainwrightSPMadison BumgarnerSPStephen StrasburgSPClayton KershawSP
Masahiro TanakaSPCliff LeeSPCole HamelsSPFelix HernandezSPYu DarvishSP
Sonny GraySPZack GreinkeSPGio GonzalezSPJordan ZimmermannSPShelby MillerSP
Koji UeharaCLGreg HollandCLGlen PerkinsCLAroldis ChapmanCLCraig KimbrelCL

Team 6Team 7Team 8Team 9Team 10
Wilin RosarioCJoe MauerCJonathan LucroyCMatt WietersCBuster PoseyC
Joey Votto1BAdrian Gonzalez1BPrince Fielder1BFreddie Freeman1BChris Davis1B
Jason Kipnis2BRobinson Cano2BAaron Hill2BBen Zobrist2BIan Kinsler2B
Martin Prado3BPedro Alvarez3BKyle Seager3BRyan Zimmerman3BJosh Donaldson3B
Ian DesmondSSElvis AndrusSSEverth CabreraSSHomer BaileySP3Hanley RamirezSS
Carlos GonzalezOFYasiel PuigOFJacoby EllsburyOFRyan BraunOFMatt KempOF
Billy HamiltonOFShin-Soo ChooOFJay BruceOFAdam JonesOFMark TrumboOF
Yeonis CespedesOFWil MyersOFJayson WerthOFGiancarlo StantonOFHunter PenceOF
Jose FernandezSPJustin VerlanderSPMax ScherzerSPChris SaleSPJered WeaverSP
Anibal SanchezSPMatt CainSPMike MinorSPDavid PriceSPGerrit ColeSP
Mat LatosSPJames ShieldsSPJulio TeheranSPHisashi IwakumaSPAlex CobbSP
Sergio RomoCLDavid RoberstonCLKenley JansenCLTrevor RosenthalCLJoe NathanCL

Free Agents



PlayerPOS
Matt Adams1B
Anthony Rizzo1B
Jose Abreu1B
Brandon Moss1B
Mike Napoli1B
Brandon Belt1B
Kendrys Morales1B
Chris Carter1B
Brian Dozier2B
Jurickson Profar2B
Chase Utley2B
Chase Headley3B
Manny Machado3B
Pablo Sandoval3B
Brett Lawrie3B
Aramis Ramirez3B
Will Middlebrooks3B
Wilson RamosC
Jason CastroC
Yan GomesC
Travis d'ArnaudC
Rafael SorianoCL
Grant BalfourCL
Jim JohnsonCL
Jason GrilliCL
Steve CishekCL
Jonathan PapelbonCL
Ernesto FrieriCL
Casey JanssenCL
Fernando RodneyCL
Addison ReedCL
Nate JonesCL
Jim HendersonCL
Huston StreetCL
John AxfordCL
Bobby ParnellCL
Tommy HunterCL
Billy ButlerDH
Victor MartinezDH
Alfonso SorianoOF
Leonys MartinOF
Alex GordonOF
Desmond JenningsOF
George SpringerOF
Carlos BeltranOF
Khris DavisOF
Michael CuddyerOF
Austin JacksonOF
Coco CrispOF
Nelson CruzOF
Michael BournOF
Corey HartOF
Norichika AokiOF
Will VenableOF
Danny SalazarSP
Patrick CorbinSP
Kris MedlenSP
Tony CingraniSP
Matt MooreSP
Francisco LirianoSP
Johnny CuetoSP
Neftali FelizSP
Corey KluberSP
Hyun-Jin RyuSP
Jon LesterSP
CC SabathiaSP
R.A. DickeySP
Jeff SamardzijaSP
Doug FisterSP
A.J. BurnettSP
J.J. HardySS
Jonathan VillarSS
Xander BogaertsSS
Alexei RamirezSS
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