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Justin Mason’s Top 126 SP for 2020

Hello Draft Season!

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Justin Mason’s Top 50 Shortstops for 2020

It is that time of year again! With the new year upon us, I am releasing my first set of ranks during this week and next for those doing early drafts or prep over the holidays. All ADP and position eligibility are based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues. Read the rest of this entry »


Justin Mason’s Top 50 Second Basemen for 2020

It is that time of year again! With the new year upon us, I am releasing my first set of ranks during this week and next for those doing early drafts or prep over the holidays. All ADP and position eligibility are based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues. Read the rest of this entry »


Justin Mason’s Top 50 First Basemen for 2020

It is that time of year again! With the new year upon us, I am releasing my first set of ranks during this week and next for those doing early drafts or prep over the holidays. All ADP and position eligibility are based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues. Read the rest of this entry »


Justin Mason’s Top 40 Catchers for 2020

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2 Early Mock ADP vs Early NFBC ADP

For the last four years, I have run the 2 Early Mock Drafts with industry analysts. They were a way of getting the initial thoughts on where they would take players for the next season. This year I decided to compare those results versus the first ADP from Draft Champions drafts on NFBC. A few things to consider:

  1. We run the 2 Early Mocks in Early September and they take about 2-3 weeks. So, some players late-season numbers and playoff numbers or late-season injuries or suspensions aren’t considered into those drafts (i.e. Keone Kela, Daniel Hudson, Domingo German, Jon Berti, etc.)
  2. The 2 Early Mocks were 1-catcher formats. So, the catcher ADPs aren’t very useful. I will change that in the future.
  3. If a player was auto-drafted in one of the 2 Early Mocks, that isn’t factored into the ADP. There were a couple of cases of players being auto-drafted in all six of the drafts, which means his ADP is not registered (i.e. Joey Votto.) These players and players not drafted at all in the 2 Early Mocks have been given an ADP of 544 for this table.
  4. The player pool’s ranks for the 2 Early Mocks on the site drafted was put in order of 2019 preseason ranks. So, sometimes players get forgotten about and rookie players or 2019 breakouts can have their values depressed in the 2 Early Mocks as opposed to NFBC.

Here are the results for the top 450 players according to NFBC ADP: Read the rest of this entry »


Justin Mason’s Pitcher List Experts Mock Draft (Rounds 1-11)

For the second year in a row, I was asked to participate in the Pitcher List’s early mock draft. It’s not a 2 Early Mock , but just early enough. This year had a great group of participants in three drafts. You can find all the draft boards here:

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Justin Mason’s FPAZ Draft (Rounds 11-21)

I covered my first 10 rounds and the strategy that went along with it in my article yesterday.  

You can also find the full draft board there. This is a 50-round draft and hold league that will finish the draft in January. Here are my picks from round 11-21:

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Justin Mason’s FPAZ Draft (Rounds 1-10)

After years of jealousy sitting at home, I finally was able to attend First Pitch Arizona earlier this month. Quick Plug: if you have the opportunity to do go, it is a fantastic experience that is well worth the money. First Pitch has amazing panels and seminars that will really sharpen your game, but more importantly than that, the discussions you have with some of the smartest people in the industry are invaluable.

Now, every year there are drafts that occur at FPAZ. I thought it would be a fun experiment for me to try a new strategy I have been game planning for the 2020 season. The draft was a NFBC style 15-team 50 round draft and hold. We drafted the first 21 rounds in Arizona and then will draft the rest in January. Read the rest of this entry »


2019 2 Early Mock Draft ADP

Every year, as the season comes to a close, I put together a series of mock draft with industry analysts to start getting first thoughts on where people might end up in drafts for the next season. This year I ran six mocks during the month of September with interesting results. All drafts were 15-team leagues with one catcher standard formats. Read the rest of this entry »