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NL Only Mock Draft Results

We are doing mock drafts every Tuesday on RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today (XM 87, Sirius 210, 11-2p ET). This week we did a 10-team NL-only draft - 14 hitters, nine pitchers - each team starts two catchers. Here are the results:


Round nt_eagle Bass Turd RotoProphecy Derek VanRiper Dwade Round
R1 » Joey Votto Matt Kemp Roy Halladay Justin Upton Troy Tulowitzki » R1
R2 « Pablo Sandoval Brandon Phillips Matt Holliday Starlin Castro Brian McCann « R2
R3 » Miguel Montero Cliff Lee Aramis Ramirez Hunter Pence Dan Uggla » R3
R4 « Matt Cain Yovani Gallardo Jimmy Rollins Chase Utley Lance Berkman (1B) « R4
R5 » Ian Kennedy Corey Hart Stephen Strasburg Zack Greinke Madison Bumgarner » R5
R6 « Emilio Bonifacio (3B,LF) Chris Young Andre Ethier Ike Davis Gio Gonzalez « R6
R7 » Yadier Molina Gaby Sanchez Neil Walker Danny Espinosa John Axford » R7
R8 « Adam Wainwright Ryan Roberts (2B) Stephen Drew Matt Garza Carlos Beltran « R8
R9 » Bud Norris Wilson Ramos Jonathan Lucroy Jonathan Papelbon Jordan Zimmermann » R9
R10 « Jonny Venters Tim Hudson J.J. Putz Anibal Sanchez Angel Pagan « R10
R11 » Marco Scutaro Jaime Garcia Daniel Murphy (2B,3B) Dexter Fowler Jason Motte » R11
R12 « Todd Helton Huston Street Jason Bourgeois Chipper Jones Jose Tabata « R12
R13 » John Mayberry Jason Bay Shaun Marcum Pedro Alvarez Jed Lowrie (3B) » R13
R14 « Fernando Salas James Loney Casey McGehee Jerry Sands Rafael Furcal « R14
R15 » Alfonso Soriano Omar Infante Ryan Vogelsong Carlos Ruiz Bryan LaHair » R15
R16 « Jhoulys Chacin Johan Santana Garrett Jones (1B) Domonic Brown Nick Hundley « R16
R17 » Nyjer Morgan Mark Buehrle Mat Gamel Chad Billingsley David DeJesus » R17
R18 « Shelby Miller Francisco Rodriguez Rod Barajas Josh Thole Carlos Zambrano « R18
R19 » Yasmani Grandal R.A. Dickey Guillermo Moscoso Edwin Jackson Adam LaRoche » R19
R20 « Brian Bogusevic Chris Coghlan Josh Collmenter Sergio Romo Mike Leake « R20
R21 » Javy Guerra Andres Torres Leo Nunez Tim Stauffer James McDonald » R21
R22 « Nate McLouth Brett Hayes Norichika Aoki David Carpenter Kyle Lohse « R22
R23 » Matt Downs Tyler Greene (SS) Clayton Richard Jordan Schafer Brett Wallace » R23

Round Czech Connection Jeff Erickson Up in Smoke Hosmer's Homers SILVER SLUGGERS Round
R1 » Carlos Gonzalez Hanley Ramirez Clayton Kershaw Jose Reyes Mike Stanton » R1
R2 « Ryan Zimmerman David Wright Ryan Braun Andrew McCutchen Jay Bruce « R2
R3 » Rickie Weeks Buster Posey Tim Lincecum Drew Stubbs Jason Heyward » R3
R4 « Michael Bourn Cole Hamels Paul Goldschmidt Mike Morse (LF) Craig Kimbrel « R4
R5 » Jayson Werth Michael Cuddyer (1B) Dee Gordon Geovany Soto Mat Latos » R5
R6 « Dan Hudson Shane Victorino Freddie Freeman Cameron Maybin Drew Storen « R6
R7 » Ryan Howard Logan Morrison David Freese Martin Prado (3B) Devin Mesoraco » R7
R8 « Tommy Hanson Cory Luebke Brandon Belt (1B) Brandon Beachy Josh Johnson « R8
R9 » Johnny Cueto Lucas Duda (1B) Heath Bell Brian Wilson Yonder Alonso » R9
R10 « Joel Hanrahan Carlos Lee (1B) Chris Heisey Chris Carpenter Bryce Harper « R10
R11 » Kenley Jansen Aaron Hill Trevor Cahill Rafael Betancourt Carlos Marmol » R11
R12 « Chase Headley Ryan Madson Carlos Quentin Melky Cabrera Zack Cozart « R12
R13 » John Buck Jason Kubel (DH) Ramon Hernandez Jose Altuve Tyler Clippard » R13
R14 « Ian Desmond Frank Francisco Darwin Barney Wandy Rodriguez Sean Marshall « R14
R15 » Vance Worley Wilin Rosario Jair Jurrjens Mike Minor Scott Rolen » R15
R16 « J.D. Martinez Allen Craig Alex Gonzalez Jesus Guzman Ty Wigginton (1B,LF) « R16
R17 » Alex Presley Ricky Nolasco Jon Jay Edinson Volquez Julio Teheran » R17
R18 « Clint Barmes Marlon Byrd Ted Lilly Ryan Dempster Anthony Rizzo « R18
R19 » Chris Snyder Erik Bedard Will Venable Orlando Hudson Chase d'Arnaud » R19
R20 « Gerardo Parra Jonathon Niese Drew Pomeranz Aubrey Huff Justin Turner (3B) « R20
R21 » Randy Wolf Jason Bartlett Homer Bailey Juan Rivera (1B) Aroldis Chapman » R21
R22 « Bronson Arroyo Aaron Harang Chris Capuano Kyle McClellan Ryan Ludwick « R22
R23 » Jorge DeLaRosa Chris Volstad Ryan Hanigan Craig Tatum Jake Fox » R23


You'll notice how quickly the hitting dries up. There was a comment by our producer Trevor Ray ("Hosmer's Heroes") that even first base was a scarce position. While I think you can find some useful players at the position in the mid-to-late rounds (and I grabbed Lucas Duda to that end), he's right. I made it my priority to load up my offensive slots early and take my chances with what remained in the final 4-to-5 pitching slots. I'm pretty happy with the results, though I think that I wouldn't have been able to land two closers when I did in most NL-only leagues - in my opinion, both Madson and Francisco slipped because of their respective default listings in MDC.

Comments

By: Poincare
On: 2/8/2012 1:58:00 AM
One of the biggest surprises to me is Melky Cabrera, coming off the season he had, lasting until the 12th round. I'm not a huge fan of Melky; that he lasted that long just seems wrong to me.
 
By: matthewthill7
On: 2/8/2012 6:56:00 AM
Stanton/Bruce at 10/11? Lunacy.
 
By: MaineSkin
On: 2/8/2012 8:49:00 AM
In a 10 team NL only dynasty draft, is McCann worth 2/$3 on a 25 man roster with $28 cap? I don't see anyone close to his production, but last year in the minor league draft I scooped up Rosario and Grandal, so I wouldn't have to extend McCann (prospects are hit or miss, but it's a strategy). Should I dump McCann for more production elsewhere at the same price and hope Rosario and Grandal give me something this year, or wait 1 more year on McCann then drop him?
Agree on Stanton and Bruce as I think they were forgotten about bc they're both capable of 40+ HRs and 100+s RBIs in a league where power is dwindling on a yearly basis.
 

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