Monday, February 24, 2014

Yahoo 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 Yahoo 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.


Round1Round2Round3Round4Round5Round6
Mike Trout Adam Jones Adam Wainwright Jose Fernandez Jose Reyes Cole Hamels
Miguel Cabrera Hanley Ramirez Carlos Gomez Jason Kipnis Jean Segura Starling Marte
Paul Goldschmidt Adrian Beltre Felix Hernandez Dustin Pedroia Chris Sale Allen Craig
Andrew McCutchen Yu Darvish Yasiel Puig Justin Verlander David Price Matt Carpenter
Clayton Kershaw Joey Votto Giancarlo Stanton Cliff Lee Shin-Soo Choo Ryan Zimmerman
Carlos Gonzalez Prince Fielder Stephen Strasburg Madison Bumgarner Ian Desmond Kenley Jansen
Chris Davis Troy Tulowitzki Max Scherzer Justin Upton Alex Rios Joe Mauer
Bryce Harper Jacoby Ellsbury Freddie Freeman Buster Posey Zack Greinke Matt Holliday
Ryan Braun Edwin Encarnacion Evan Longoria Craig Kimbrel Albert Pujols Hunter Pence
Robinson Cano David Wright Jose Bautista Jay Bruce Aroldis Chapman Wil Myers

Round7Round8Round9Round10Round11Round12
Anibal Sanchez Gio Gonzalez Adrian Gonzalez Carlos Beltran Brian McCann Asdrubal Cabrera
Yoenis Cespedes Jordan Zimmermann Homer Bailey James Shields Brett Lawrie Jason Grilli
Matt Kemp Jason Heyward Pedro Alvarez Mike Minor Starlin Castro Jonathan Lucroy
Eric Hosmer Koji Uehara Joe Nathan Domonic Brown Julio TeheranJ.J. Hardy
Billy Hamilton Carlos Santana Elvis Andrus Jose Altuve Pablo Sandoval Glen Perkins
Mat Latos Gerrit Cole Mark Trumbo Brandon Phillips Shane Victorino Evan Gattis
Ian Kinsler Ben Zobrist Josh Hamilton Manny Machado Wilin Rosario Shelby Miller
Greg Holland Matt Cain Alex Cobb Sergio Romo Everth Cabrera Martin Prado
Yadier Molina Masahiro Tanaka Alex Gordon Michael Wacha Hyun-Jin Ryu Matt Wieters
David Ortiz Trevor Rosenthal Josh Donaldson Matt Moore Salvador Perez Aaron Hill

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.  Just like the CBS ADP Mock Draft, Team 5 drafted Clayton Kershaw and depending on your league settings you might want to pass! 


Round 2


Interesting to see Ellsbury fall to pick 8 in the 2nd round after going 8th overall in the CBS Mock draft.  By the end of the Round 2, there were just 3 teams without at least 1 outfielder and no team had 2 OFs.  Yu Darvish in the 2nd round is bad decision!

Round 3


7 teams now have a player at 3 different positions, Teams 4 & 10 have 2 OFs while Team 7 already has drafted Darvish/Scherzer.  At this point in the draft Team 9 (Braun/HanRam/Longo) is my favorite.

Round 4


Just ilke in the 4th round of the CBS draft, Craig Kimbrel is selected.  I am still not sure I would start drafting closers this early.


Round 5


Pitchers and shortstops were more than half of the round and Pujols barely cracked the top 50.


Rounds 6-9


This is a much better part of the draft to select Starling Marte, who was a 4th round pick in the CBS Mock.  Just 2 catchers were drafted during this stretch, compared to 7 in CBS draft.  11 pitchers were added here and just 2 teams didn't pick one up.

Rounds 10-12


Just 7 starting pitchers were drafted in the final three rounds, but I still say hold off on starting pitching for as long as you can!  Team 9 added Shields/Ryu in the 10th and 11th rounds while Team 4 added Teheran/Miller in the 11th and 12th rounds!  6 catchers were selected during these rounds and is a great time to pick up a backstop.

Final Rosters


Team 1POSTeam 2POSTeam 3POSTeam 4POSTeam 5POS
Brian McCannCMatt Wieters CBuster Posey CJoe Mauer CEvan Gattis C
Adrian Gonzalez 1BEdwin Encarnacion 1BPaul Goldschmidt 1BEric Hosmer 1BPrince Fielder 1B
Aaron Hill 2BBrett Lawrie2BMartin Prado 2BBen Zobrist 2BBrandon Phillips 2B
David Wright 3BMiguel Cabrera 3BPedro Alvarez 3BManny Machado 3BPablo Sandoval3B
Jose Reyes SSJean Segura SSStarlin CastroSSTroy Tulowitzki SSElvis Andrus SS
Mike Trout OFCarlos Gomez OFJacoby Ellsbury OFAndrew McCutchen OFGiancarlo Stanton OF
Jay Bruce OFHunter Pence OFMatt Holliday OFYasiel Puig OFShin-Soo Choo OF
Wil Myers OFYoenis Cespedes OFMatt Kemp OFJustin Upton OFBilly Hamilton OF
Adam Wainwright SPMasahiro Tanaka SPFelix Hernandez SPDavid Price SPClayton Kershaw SP
Anibal Sanchez SPHomer Bailey SPChris Sale SPJulio TeheranSPMadison Bumgarner SP
Matt Moore SPMichael Wacha SPMatt Cain SPShelby MillerSPGerrit Cole SP
Trevor Rosenthal CLCraig Kimbrel CLSergio RomoCLJoe Nathan CLKenley Jansen CL

Team 6POSTeam 7POSTeam 8POSTeam 9POSTeam 10POS
Carlos Santana CWilin RosarioCJonathan LucroyCYadier Molina CSalvador Perez C
Joey Votto 1BChris Davis 1BFreddie Freeman 1BAlbert Pujols 1BDavid Ortiz 1B
Jose Altuve 2BIan Kinsler 2BDustin Pedroia 2BJason Kipnis 2BRobinson Cano 2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3BMatt Carpenter 3BAdrian Beltre 3BEvan Longoria 3BJosh Donaldson 3B
Ian Desmond SSJ.J. Hardy SSEverth Cabrera SSHanley Ramirez SSAsdrubal Cabrera SS
Carlos Gonzalez OFAlex Rios OFBryce Harper OFRyan Braun OFAdam Jones OF
Mark Trumbo OFJosh Hamilton OFAllen Craig OFStarling Marte OFJose Bautista OF
Shane VictorinoOFDomonic Brown OFJason Heyward OFAlex Gordon OFCarlos Beltran OF
Stephen Strasburg SPYu Darvish SPZack Greinke SPJordan Zimmermann SPJose Fernandez SP
Cliff Lee SPMax Scherzer SPAlex Cobb SPJames Shields SPCole Hamels SP
Mat Latos SPJustin Verlander SPMike Minor SPHyun-Jin Ryu SPGio Gonzalez SP
Glen Perkins CLKoji Uehara CLGreg Holland CLJason Grilli CLAroldis Chapman CL

Free Agents



PlayerPOS
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Billy Butler 1B
Brandon Belt 1B
Jose Dariel Abreu 1B
Matt Adams 1B
Michael Cuddyer 1B
Mike Napoli 1B
Chase Utley 2B
Jedd Gyorko 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Kyle Seager 3B
Addison Reed CL
Bobby Parnell CL
Casey Janssen CL
Danny Farquhar CL
David Robertson CL
Ernesto Frieri CL
Grant BaOFour CL
Huston Street CL
Jim Johnson CL
Jonathan Papelbon CL
Rafael Soriano CL
Steve Cishek CL
AOFonso Soriano OF
Austin Jackson OF
Brett Gardner OF
Coco Crisp OF
Curtis Granderson OF
Desmond Jennings OF
Jayson Werth OF
Leonys Martin OF
Nelson Cruz OF
Andrew Cashner SP
Anthony Cingrani SP
CC Sabathia SP
Clay Buchholz SP
Danny Salazar SP
Doug Fister SP
Francisco Liriano SP
Hiroki Kuroda SP
Jeff Samardzija SP
Jered Weaver SP
Johnny Cueto SP
Jon Lester SP
Kris Medlen SP
Lance Lynn SP
Matt Garza SP
R.A. Dickey SP
Sonny Gray SP
Andrelton SimmonsSS

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