Every Team Draft

In this time of uncertainty, we have seen fantasy players do some unorthodox activities in order to scratch the itch of not having fantasy baseball in their lives. Whether it is KBO DFS, OOTP Baseball, Retro Drafts or MLB the Show, fantasy players are doing their best to fill time.

Last month I found myself in an unorthodox mock draft to help fill the time. The Great Tim McLeod put together a 15 team, 30-player mock draft with a huge twist, you had to draft a player from each MLB team. This meant you could not draft more than one player from each MLB team. There were some great industry analysts in the draft like Tim McLeod of Prospects 361, Rich Wilson of Prospects 361, Nathan Dokken of Fantrax, Eric Cross of Fantrax, Ray Kuhn of Friends with Fantasy Benefits, Gary Sonnenfeld of Friends with Fantasy Benefits, and Joel Henard of the Fantasy Insiders Show as well some astute non-industry players.

There were a lot of approaches one could take in this draft. Would you end up pushing up players on bad teams like the Giants and Orioles? Would you draft it straight? I decided to draft it straight for the most part. While I was worried about how bad the Royals or Mariners player I would end up might be, I also trust my knowledge of the player pool.

Drawing pick 10 was a pretty nice spot. I thought we might see some reaches in the first as teams grabbed guys on shallower MLB rosters and that could leave me with some value. While that didn’t happen, I like the idea of being somewhat in the middle, but not right in the middle of the order. My hope was that it would allow me to be able to wait on players on certain teams if I was able to notice that the majority of the back end of the draft had already drafted a player from that team.

Let’s look at the draft in three round increments:

Every Team Mock: Rounds 1-3
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
1 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF Bob High
2 Christian Yelich MIL OF Doug Cooper
3 Mike Trout LAA OF Nathan Dokken
4 Cody Bellinger LAD OF Chuck Anderson
5 Mookie Betts LAD OF Chris Sasso
6 Francisco Lindor CLE SS Rich Wilson
7 Juan Soto WSH OF Eric Cross
8 Alex Bregman HOU 3B Gary Sonnenfeld
9 Trevor Story COL SS Ray Kuhn
10 Jacob DeGrom NYM SP Justin Mason
11 Nolan Arenado COL 3B Joel Henard
12 Gerrit Cole NYY SP Todd Boothby
13 Trea Turner WSH SS Rotoman
14 Walker Buehler LAD SP Tim McLeod
15 Max Scherzer WSH SP Scott Gilroy
16 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B Scott Gilroy
17 Bryce Harper PHI OF Tim McLeod
18 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B Rotoman
19 Anthony Rendon LAA 3B Todd Boothby
20 Jack Flaherty STL SP Joel Henard
21 J.D. Martinez BOS DH Justin Mason
22 Rafael Devers BOS 3B Ray Kuhn
23 Fernando Tatis Jr SD SS Gary Sonnenfeld
24 Justin Verlander HOU SP Eric Cross
25 Pete Alonso NYM 1B Rich Wilson
26 Starling Marte AZ OF Chris Sasso
27 Shane Bieber CLE SP Chuck Anderson
28 Javier Baez CHC SS Nathan Dokken
29 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B Doug Cooper
30 Jose Altuve HOU 2B Bob High
31 Mike Clevinger CLE SP Bob High
32 Bo Bichette TOR SS Doug Cooper
33 Blake Snell TB SP Nathan Dokken
34 Gleyber Torres NYY SS Chuck Anderson
35 Whit Merrifield KC 2B Chris Sasso
36 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP Rich Wilson
37 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS Eric Cross
38 Matt Olson OAK 1B Gary Sonnenfeld
39 Luis Castillo CIN SP Ray Kuhn
40 Austin Meadows TB OF Justin Mason
41 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B Joel Henard
42 Keston Hiura MIL 2B Todd Boothby
43 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP Rotoman
44 Jonathan Villar MIA 2B Tim McLeod
45 Adalberto Mondesi KC SS Scott Gilroy

I was very happy to grab DeGrom with my first pick. He is still my top pitcher in fantasy even with the proposed changes to MLB scheduling and the addition of the universal DH, though at the time of this draft, we did not have that information yet. I was very torn on my second pick. I love both Devers and Tatis, but I couldn’t pass on J.D. Martinez, who is quickly becoming one of my most drafted players this season. With my third pick, I faced a conundrum. I knew that I would likely not get another shot at Jonathan Villar or Adalberto Mondesi, but I love Meadows and while the Rays are deep, after their top few guys, a lot of them face playing time question marks.

Every Team Mock: Rounds 4-6
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
46 Josh Bell PIT 1B Scott Gilroy
47 Patrick Corbin WSH SP Tim McLeod
48 Ketel Marte AZ 2B Rotoman
49 George Springer HOU OF Todd Boothby
50 Lucas Giolito CHW SP Joel Henard
51 Yordan Alvarez HOU DH Justin Mason
52 Kris Bryant CHC 3B Ray Kuhn
53 Jorge Soler KC OF Gary Sonnenfeld
54 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B Eric Cross
55 J.T. Realmuto PHI C Rich Wilson
56 Yu Darvish CHC SP Chris Sasso
57 Trey Mancini BAL OF Chuck Anderson
58 Charlie Blackmon COL OF Nathan Dokken
59 Aaron Nola PHI SP Doug Cooper
60 Max Muncy LAD 2B Bob High
61 Eloy Jimenez CHW OF Bob High
62 Victor Robles WSH OF Doug Cooper
63 Jose Abreu CHW 1B Nathan Dokken
64 Manny Machado SD 3B Chuck Anderson
65 Josh Hader MIL RP Chris Sasso
66 Tommy Pham SD OF Rich Wilson
67 Chris Paddack SD SP Eric Cross
68 Aaron Judge NYY OF Gary Sonnenfeld
69 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B Ray Kuhn
70 DJ LeMahieu NYY 2B Justin Mason
71 Mike Moustakas CIN 2B Joel Henard
72 Luis Robert CHW OF Todd Boothby
73 Ramon Laureano OAK OF Rotoman
74 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B Tim McLeod
75 Charlie Morton TB SP Scott Gilroy
76 Jeff McNeil NYM OF Scott Gilroy
77 Marcell Ozuna ATL OF Tim McLeod
78 Michael Conforto NYM OF Rotoman
79 Tyler Glasnow TB SP Todd Boothby
80 Eddie Rosario MIN OF Joel Henard
81 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP Justin Mason
82 Jose Berrios MIN SP Ray Kuhn
83 Matt Boyd DET SP Gary Sonnenfeld
84 Yoan Moncada CHW 3B Eric Cross
85 Trevor Bauer CIN SP Rich Wilson
86 Nelson Cruz MIN DH Chris Sasso
87 Mike Soroka ATL SP Chuck Anderson
88 Josh Donaldson MIN 3B Nathan Dokken
89 Matt Chapman OAK 3B Doug Cooper
90 Nick Castellanos CIN OF Bob High

With my fourth pick, I grabbed Yordan Alvarez. I am assuming he dropped because he is UT only in most leagues and because the Astros are loaded and people thought they’d use that team later. However, in the Couch Managers system which we were drafting on, he is OF eligible which definitely helps and I wasn’t as worried about using Houston this early. While I didn’t regret taking Alvarez, my queue got hit pretty hard in between my fourth and fifth picks. I was hoping Max Muncy would fall to me or I might be able to get Jorge Soler or Chris Paddack with my next pick. I ended up grabbing DJ LeMahieu with pick 70 largely because I felt that the positional flexibility would help me later on in filling positions. This feels like it was a reach, but I was still able to grab my second starter, who I was debating in the fifth, in the sixth round with Brandon Woodruff.

Every Team Mock: Rounds 7-9
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
91 Hunter Dozier KC 3B Bob High
92 Zack Greinke HOU SP Doug Cooper
93 Cavan Biggio TOR 2B Nathan Dokken
94 Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP Chuck Anderson
95 Edwin Diaz NYM RP Chris Sasso
96 Shohei Ohtani LAA DH Rich Wilson
97 Joey Gallo TEX OF Eric Cross
98 Sonny Gray CIN SP Gary Sonnenfeld
99 Kirby Yates SD RP Ray Kuhn
100 Tim Anderson CHW SS Justin Mason
101 Frankie Montas OAK SP Joel Henard
102 Marcus Semien OAK SS Todd Boothby
103 Michael Brantley HOU OF Rotoman
104 Yasmani Grandal CHW C Tim McLeod
105 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF Scott Gilroy
106 Zac Gallen AZ SP Scott Gilroy
107 Roberto Osuna HOU RP Tim McLeod
108 Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF Rotoman
109 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP Todd Boothby
110 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF Joel Henard
111 Jesus Luzardo OAK SP Justin Mason
112 Zack Wheeler PHI SP Ray Kuhn
113 Ken Giles TOR RP Gary Sonnenfeld
114 Max Fried ATL SP Eric Cross
115 Max Kepler MIN OF Rich Wilson
116 Franmil Reyes CLE OF Chris Sasso
117 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B Chuck Anderson
118 Oscar Mercado CLE OF Nathan Dokken
119 Gary Sanchez NYY C Doug Cooper
120 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP Bob High
121 Corey Kluber TEX SP Bob High
122 Brad Hand CLE RP Doug Cooper
123 Khris Davis OAK DH Nathan Dokken
124 Taylor Rogers MIN RP Chuck Anderson
125 Carlos Correa HOU SS Chris Sasso
126 Salvador Perez KC C Rich Wilson
127 Liam Hendriks OAK RP Eric Cross
128 Carlos Santana CLE 1B Gary Sonnenfeld
129 Lourdes Gurriel TOR OF Ray Kuhn
130 Lance Lynn TEX SP Justin Mason
131 Dinelson Lamet SD SP Joel Henard
132 Miguel Sano MIN 1B Todd Boothby
133 David Dahl COL OF Rotoman
134 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP Tim McLeod
135 Hector Neris PHI RP Scott Gilroy

Here is where my strategy starts to come into play. I wanted one of Jesus Luzardo, Frankie Montas or Marcus Semien here in the seventh round. However, I also needed a bit of speed. Knowing that Todd couldn’t take another Athletic (having drafted Ramon Laureno in the fourth) and that teams couldn’t double tap on A’s players, I took the chance that one of the three would make it back to me and took Tim Anderson for the stolen bases. The gamble paid off well and I was able to grab Jesus Luzardo with my eighth pick. In the ninth round, I grabbed Lance Lynn, who I have gotten a lot of shares of this year. I was tempted to take a closer in Kenley Jansen or Hector Neris, but I thought I could take the chance that one would make it back to me or I could reach on Archie Bradley.

Every Team Mock: Rounds 10-12
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
136 Elvis Andrus TEX SS Scott Gilroy
137 Amed Rosario NYM SS Tim McLeod
138 Willson Contreras CHC C Rotoman
139 Eduardo Escobar AZ 3B Todd Boothby
140 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF Joel Henard
141 Kenley Jansen LAD RP Justin Mason
142 Danny Santana TEX OF Ray Kuhn
143 Brandon Workman BOS RP Gary Sonnenfeld
144 Gavin Lux LAD 2B Eric Cross
145 Kevin Newman PIT SS Rich Wilson
146 Edwin Encarnacion CHW 1B Chris Sasso
147 Mallex Smith SEA OF Chuck Anderson
148 Willie Calhoun TEX OF Nathan Dokken
149 Jo Adell LAA OF Doug Cooper
150 Craig Kimbrel CHC RP Bob High
151 Jorge Polanco MIN SS Bob High
152 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP Doug Cooper
153 Lance McCullers HOU SP Nathan Dokken
154 Ian Kennedy KC RP Chuck Anderson
155 James Paxton NYY SP Chris Sasso
156 Alex Colome CHW RP Rich Wilson
157 J.D. Davis NYM OF Eric Cross
158 Justin Upton LAA OF Gary Sonnenfeld
159 Nick Anderson TB RP Ray Kuhn
160 Scott Kingery PHI OF Justin Mason
161 Christian Walker AZ 1B Joel Henard
162 Tommy Edman STL 3B Todd Boothby
163 Giovanny Gallegos STL RP Rotoman
164 Dylan Carlson STL OF Tim McLeod
165 Ryan McMahon COL 2B Scott Gilroy
166 Paul DeJong STL SS Scott Gilroy
167 Mitch Garver MIN C Tim McLeod
168 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP Rotoman
169 Jose Leclerc TEX RP Todd Boothby
170 Hansel Robles LAA RP Joel Henard
171 Archie Bradley AZ RP Justin Mason
172 Julio Urias LAD SP Ray Kuhn
173 Mike Minor TEX SP Gary Sonnenfeld
174 Madison Bumgarner AZ SP Eric Cross
175 Alex Verdugo BOS OF Rich Wilson
176 Brian Anderson MIA 3B Chris Sasso
177 Joe Musgrove PIT SP Chuck Anderson
178 Keone Kela PIT RP Nathan Dokken
179 Trent Grisham SD OF Doug Cooper
180 Sean Manaea OAK SP Bob High

Once again, the gamble paid off. I was able to grab Kenley Jansen in the ninth round way below his ADP. The combination of people being afraid of what might be available for bad teams late in the draft along with teams having already been drafted allowed some players like Jansen to drop unnecessarily. In the 11th,  round I drafted Scott Kingery. I regretted the decision pretty instantly. Kingery is a nice glue guy, especially in this format because he was eligible in this format because he is eligible at 2B, SS, 3B, and OF, but I probably could have gotten him later.  In round 12, I jumped into another mini closer run and grabbed my boy Archie Bradley. I also noticed at this point, the entire back end of the draft had taken a Cardinal’s player. This meant I could wait

Every Team Mock: Rounds 13-15
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
181 Adam Eaton WSH OF Bob High
182 Byron Buxton MIN OF Doug Cooper
183 Justin Turner LAD 3B Nathan Dokken
184 Kyle Tucker HOU OF Chuck Anderson
185 Carlos Martinez STL SP Chris Sasso
186 Hunter Harvey BAL RP Rich Wilson
187 Andrew McCutchen PHI OF Eric Cross
188 Robbie Ray AZ SP Gary Sonnenfeld
189 Lorenzo Cain MIL OF Ray Kuhn
190 Garrett Hampson COL 2B Justin Mason
191 Will Smith LAD C Joel Henard
192 David Price LAD SP Todd Boothby
193 Kenta Maeda MIN SP Rotoman
194 Omar Narvaez MIL C Tim McLeod
195 Andrew Heaney LAA SP Scott Gilroy
196 Shogo Akiyama CIN OF Scott Gilroy
197 Joe Jimenez DET RP Tim McLeod
198 Renato Nunez BAL 1B Rotoman
199 Wilson Ramos NYM C Todd Boothby
200 Mark Melancon ATL RP Joel Henard
201 Tom Murphy SEA C Justin Mason
202 David Peralta AZ OF Ray Kuhn
203 Joc Pederson LAD OF Gary Sonnenfeld
204 German Marquez COL SP Eric Cross
205 Kyle Seager SEA 3B Rich Wilson
206 A.J. Puk OAK SP Chris Sasso
207 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo TB OF Chuck Anderson
208 Carson Kelly AZ C Nathan Dokken
209 Luke Weaver AZ SP Doug Cooper
210 Christian Vazquez BOS C Bob High
211 Scott Oberg COL RP Bob High
212 C.J. Cron DET 1B Doug Cooper
213 Sean Doolittle WSH RP Nathan Dokken
214 Buster Posey SF C Chuck Anderson
215 Spencer Howard PHI SP Chris Sasso
216 Jon Gray COL SP Rich Wilson
217 Jake Odorizzi MIN SP Eric Cross
218 Marcus Stroman NYM SP Gary Sonnenfeld
219 Luke Voit NYY 1B Ray Kuhn
220 Mitch Keller PIT SP Justin Mason
221 Jean Segura PHI SS Joel Henard
222 Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP Todd Boothby
223 Yonny Chirinos TB SP Rotoman
224 Eric Hosmer SD 1B Tim McLeod
225 Randal Grichuk TOR OF Scott Gilroy

At this point, I am feeling pretty good about my pitching staff of DeGrom, Woodruff, Luzardo, Lynn, Jansen and Bradley. I also felt like my offense was pretty good outside of speed. However, I felt I still had good speed options. I grabbed my boy Garrett Hampson in Round 13. I also grabbed my first catcher in Tom Murphy and Mitch Keller, which solved the “what Mariner and Pirate would I draft now that Mallex Smith and Joe Musgrove are gone?” question. However, I regretted the Murphy pick. There are a few Mariners I like late and could have easily taken a different player there and still gotten a Shed Long, Yusei Kikuchi or Kyle Lewis later. The beauty of the Keller pick was that I had Kolten Wong ranked higher and a bigger area of need for my team, but because the entire back end of the draft had take a Cardinal’s player already I was able to snag Keller and wait on Wong for the 16th round. Here are the MLB teams that each participant had drafted through 15 rounds:

Every Team Mock: Teams Drafted Through Rounds 15
Bob Doug Nathan Chuck Chris Rich Eric Gary Ray Justin Joel Todd Rotoman Tim Scott
Every Team Mock: Rounds 16-18
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
226 Jose Urquidy HOU SP Scott Gilroy
227 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF Tim McLeod
228 Avisail Garcia MIL OF Rotoman
229 Ian Happ CHC OF Todd Boothby
230 Brett Gardner NYY OF Joel Henard
231 Kolten Wong STL 2B Justin Mason
232 Yulieski Gurriel HOU 1B Ray Kuhn
233 Brandon Kintzler MIA RP Gary Sonnenfeld
234 Caleb Smith MIA SP Eric Cross
235 Nomar Mazara CHW OF Rich Wilson
236 Dansby Swanson ATL SS Chris Sasso
237 Adrian Houser MIL SP Chuck Anderson
238 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP Nathan Dokken
239 Corey Seager LAD SS Doug Cooper
240 Didi Gregorius PHI SS Bob High
241 Gregory Polanco PIT OF Bob High
242 Jose Quintana CHC SP Doug Cooper
243 Joey Lucchesi SD SP Nathan Dokken
244 Sam Hilliard COL OF Chuck Anderson
245 Brandon Lowe TB 2B Chris Sasso
246 Dustin May LAD SP Rich Wilson
247 Nick Senzel CIN OF Eric Cross
248 Michael Kopech CHW SP Gary Sonnenfeld
249 Mike Yastrzemski SF OF Ray Kuhn
250 Jon Berti MIA SS Justin Mason
251 Nate Pearson TOR SP Joel Henard
252 Austin Hays BAL OF Todd Boothby
253 Johnny Cueto SF SP Rotoman
254 Mark Canha OAK OF Tim McLeod
255 Niko Goodrum DET SS Scott Gilroy
256 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP Scott Gilroy
257 Miguel Andujar NYY DH Tim McLeod
258 Yoshihisa Hirano SEA RP Rotoman
259 Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP Todd Boothby
260 Shed Long SEA 2B Joel Henard
261 Jonathan Schoop DET 2B Justin Mason
262 Starlin Castro WSH 2B Ray Kuhn
263 Mychal Givens BAL RP Gary Sonnenfeld
264 Evan White SEA 1B Eric Cross
265 Lewin Diaz MIA 1B Rich Wilson
266 MacKenzie Gore SD SP Chris Sasso
267 Jorge Alfaro MIA C Chuck Anderson
268 Jordan Montgomery NYY SP Nathan Dokken
269 Yadier Molina STL C Doug Cooper
270 Griffin Canning LAA SP Bob High

After grabbing Wong in the 16th, I was stoked to get another multi-positional speedster in Jon Berti. Now after grabbing Hampson, Wong and Berti, I don’t that light on speed anymore. Jonathan Schoop in the 18th was more defensive than offensive in this draft. There were not a ton of Tigers left I love and Schoop should play a fair amount in Detroit. However, I missed out on both Starlin Castro and MacKenzie Gore who I have gotten lots of shares of this year. Should have passed on Schoop and taken like a Christin Stewart later in the draft.

Every Team Mock: Rounds 19-21
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
271 Danny Jansen TOR C Bob High
272 Daniel Murphy COL 1B Doug Cooper
273 Michael Chavis BOS 1B Nathan Dokken
274 Tommy La Stella LAA 2B Chuck Anderson
275 Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP Chris Sasso
276 Tarik Skubal DET SP Rich Wilson
277 Nate Lowe TB 1B Eric Cross
278 Marco Gonzales SEA SP Gary Sonnenfeld
279 Julio Teheran LAA SP Ray Kuhn
280 Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF Justin Mason
281 Roberto Perez CLE C Joel Henard
282 Daniel Hudson WSH RP Todd Boothby
283 Francisco Mejia SD C Rotoman
284 Brendan McKay TB SP Tim McLeod
285 Matt Barnes BOS RP Scott Gilroy
286 Sean Murphy OAK C Scott Gilroy
287 Nick Ahmed AZ SS Tim McLeod
288 Nick Solak TEX 3B Rotoman
289 Wil Myers SD OF Todd Boothby
290 Yandy Diaz TB 3B Joel Henard
291 Domingo Santana CLE OF Justin Mason
292 Travis d’Arnaud ATL C Ray Kuhn
293 Matt Carpenter STL 3B Gary Sonnenfeld
294 Aaron Civale CLE SP Eric Cross
295 Brandon Belt SF 1B Rich Wilson
296 Wade Davis COL RP Chris Sasso
297 Dallas Keuchel CHW SP Chuck Anderson
298 Will Smith ATL RP Nathan Dokken
299 Hunter Renfroe TB OF Doug Cooper
300 Kole Calhoun AZ OF Bob High
301 Miles Mikolas STL SP Bob High
302 Chris Archer PIT SP Doug Cooper
303 Ryan Braun MIL OF Nathan Dokken
304 Kwang-Hyun Kim STL SP Chuck Anderson
305 Travis Shaw TOR 3B Chris Sasso
306 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF Rich Wilson
307 Matt Manning DET SP Eric Cross
308 Cole Hamels ATL SP Gary Sonnenfeld
309 Brandon Nimmo NYM OF Ray Kuhn
310 Jason Castro LAA C Justin Mason
311 Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B Joel Henard
312 Corey Dickerson MIA OF Todd Boothby
313 Dylan Bundy LAA SP Rotoman
314 Matt Shoemaker TOR SP Tim McLeod
315 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B Scott Gilroy

Entering Round 19, I started to really look at which teams had been drafted by most of the participants. I noticed that Cleveland players had been drafted by six of the nine of the participants in the front part of the draft. I chose to see if Domingo Santana would make it back to me and elected to Teoscar Hernandez instead. Santana would make it back to me in the 20th and since three of the five participants in the back part of the draft had not taken an Indian, I grabbed him. In the 21st Round, I grabbed my second catcher in Jason Castro. While I had first planned on punting catcher in this draft, I got both of my two catchers in decent spot way before I anticipated.

Every Team Mock: Rounds: 22-24
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
316 Anthony Santander BAL OF Scott Gilroy
317 Jackie Bradley BOS OF Tim McLeod
318 Joey Votto CIN 1B Rotoman
319 Dan Vogelbach SEA DH Todd Boothby
320 Cameron Maybin DET OF Joel Henard
321 Jeff Samardzija SF SP Justin Mason
322 James Karinchak CLE RP Ray Kuhn
323 Luis Arraez MIN 2B Gary Sonnenfeld
324 Nico Hoerner CHC SS Eric Cross
325 Cristian Pache ATL OF Rich Wilson
326 Mitch Haniger SEA OF Chris Sasso
327 Carter Kieboom WSH SS Chuck Anderson
328 Jesse Winker CIN OF Nathan Dokken
329 Kyle Gibson TEX SP Doug Cooper
330 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B Bob High
331 Garrett Richards SD SP Bob High
332 Nick Madrigal CHW 2B Doug Cooper
333 Spencer Turnbull DET SP Nathan Dokken
334 Victor Reyes DET OF Chuck Anderson
335 John Means BAL SP Chris Sasso
336 Corey Ray MIL OF Rich Wilson
337 David Fletcher LAA 3B Eric Cross
338 Willy Adames TB SS Gary Sonnenfeld
339 Chance Sisco BAL C Ray Kuhn
340 Austin Riley ATL OF Justin Mason
341 Luis Urias MIL SS Joel Henard
342 Zach Plesac CLE SP Todd Boothby
343 Jake Junis KC SP Rotoman
344 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP Tim McLeod
345 A.J. Pollock LAD OF Scott Gilroy
346 Rich Hill MIN SP Scott Gilroy
347 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP Tim McLeod
348 Adam Frazier PIT 2B Rotoman
349 Kevin Gausman SF SP Todd Boothby
350 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP Joel Henard
351 Wade Miley CIN SP Justin Mason
352 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B Ray Kuhn
353 Kurt Suzuki WSH C Gary Sonnenfeld
354 Jacob Stallings PIT C Eric Cross
355 Anthony Kay TOR SP Rich Wilson
356 Michael Lorenzen CIN RP Chris Sasso
357 Rougned Odor TEX 2B Chuck Anderson
358 Steven Matz NYM SP Nathan Dokken
359 Maikel Franco KC 3B Doug Cooper
360 Corey Knebel MIL RP Bob High

At this point in the draft I had Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago (Cubs), Cincinnati, Kansas City, Minnesota, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington left to draft. I noticed a few teams of these teams had mostly been drafted by the other participants. Only two teams hadn’t drafted a Brave. Only two teams hadn’t drafted a Twin. Three teams hadn’t drafted a Padre. Over half the league hadn’t drafted a Giants. Welcome to the team Jeff Samardzija! By the time it got back to me, one of two remaining participants that still needed a Twin grabbed one. I made a decision that since there were multiple Twins, Nationals, and Padres left I liked, I would wait on them. On the other hand, the remaining talent in for the Orioles was pretty atrocious and while I could have taken a high upside prospect (like some participants were doing to skirt the rules in my opinion) I thought I would just wait on Ryan McKenna, who I think has a real shot to be on the MLB roster for the majority of the season. This meant I could focus on taking the highest rated Brave and Red on my roster in Austin Riley and Wade Miley.

Every Team Mock: Rounds: 25-27
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
361 Jake Fraley SEA OF Bob High
362 Rick Porcello NYM SP Doug Cooper
363 Dee Gordon SEA 2B Nathan Dokken
364 Aristides Aquino CIN OF Chuck Anderson
365 Hunter Pence SF OF Chris Sasso
366 Franklin Barreto OAK 2B Rich Wilson
367 Tyler O’Neill STL OF Eric Cross
368 Josh Lindblom MIL SP Gary Sonnenfeld
369 Dylan Cease CHW SP Ray Kuhn
370 Danny Duffy KC SP Justin Mason
371 Josh James HOU SP Joel Henard
372 Jarrod Dyson PIT OF Todd Boothby
373 Kevin Pillar BOS OF Rotoman
374 Ty Buttrey LAA RP Tim McLeod
375 Jurickson Profar SD 2B Scott Gilroy
376 Lewis Brinson MIA OF Scott Gilroy
377 Evan Longoria SF 3B Tim McLeod
378 Tanner Roark TOR SP Rotoman
379 Nicky Lopez KC 2B Todd Boothby
380 Brad Keller KC SP Joel Henard
381 David Bote CHC 3B Justin Mason
382 Scott Barlow KC RP Ray Kuhn
383 Jason Heyward CHC OF Gary Sonnenfeld
384 Corbin Burnes MIL RP Eric Cross
385 Forrest Whitley HOU SP Rich Wilson
386 Eric Thames WSH 1B Chris Sasso
387 Kevin Ginkel AZ RP Chuck Anderson
388 Harrison Bader STL OF Nathan Dokken
389 Garrett Cooper MIA 1B Doug Cooper
390 Casey Mize DET SP Bob High
391 Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B Bob High
392 Taijuan Walker SEA SP Doug Cooper
393 Billy Hamilton SF OF Nathan Dokken
394 Jose Peraza BOS 2B Chuck Anderson
395 Nick Burdi PIT RP Chris Sasso
396 Daulton Varsho AZ C Rich Wilson
397 Gio Urshela NYY 3B Eric Cross
398 Joey Bart SF C Gary Sonnenfeld
399 Justus Sheffield SEA SP Ray Kuhn
400 Ryan McKenna BAL OF Justin Mason
401 Dellin Betances NYM RP Joel Henard
402 Austin Romine DET C Todd Boothby
403 Christin Stewart DET OF Rotoman
404 Yusniel Diaz BAL OF Tim McLeod
405 Justin Smoak MIL 1B Scott Gilroy

In Round 25, I had to finally take a Royal. This is what everyone was trying to avoid when they were taking guys like Matt Boyd in the sixth round or Hunter Dozier in the seventh.  I closed my eyes and pinched my nose and took Danny Duffy. I wasn’t too disappointed in my 26th Round pick, David Bote. Bote should play a fair amount (especially with the DH coming to the NL) and he has multi-positional eligibility. At this point, only one team had a place for a Padre and no teams could draft a National or Twin, so I grabbed the aforementioned Ryan McKenna since a few teams still needed an Oriole.

Every Team Mock: Rounds: 28-30
Pick First Last Team Pos Owner
406 James McCann CHW C Scott Gilroy
407 Ian Desmond COL OF Tim McLeod
408 Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP Rotoman
409 Adam Haseley PHI OF Todd Boothby
410 Adolis Garcia TEX OF Joel Henard
411 Emilio Pagan SD RP Justin Mason
412 Zach Davies SD SP Ray Kuhn
413 Roman Quinn PHI OF Gary Sonnenfeld
414 Pedro Severino BAL C Eric Cross
415 Alex Reyes STL RP Rich Wilson
416 Robinson Chirinos TEX C Chris Sasso
417 Dominic Smith NYM 1B Chuck Anderson
418 Adley Rutschman BAL C Nathan Dokken
419 Tony Watson SF RP Doug Cooper
420 Seth Lugo NYM RP Bob High
421 Shaun Anderson SF RP Bob High
422 Mitch Moreland BOS 1B Doug Cooper
423 Zach Eflin PHI SP Nathan Dokken
424 Mike Fiers OAK SP Chuck Anderson
425 Jake Rogers DET C Chris Sasso
426 Steven Souza CHC OF Rich Wilson
427 Brady Singer KC SP Eric Cross
428 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B Gary Sonnenfeld
429 Jared Oliva PIT OF Ray Kuhn
430 Royce Lewis MIN SS Justin Mason
431 Brandon Crawford SF SS Joel Henard
432 Shun Yamaguchi TOR SP Todd Boothby
433 Carlos Rodon CHW SP Rotoman
434 Kyle Crick PIT RP Tim McLeod
435 Matt Magill SEA RP Scott Gilroy
436 Shane Greene ATL RP Scott Gilroy
437 Trevor Rosenthal KC RP Tim McLeod
438 Alec Bohm PHI 3B Rotoman
439 Tony Wolters COL C Todd Boothby
440 Victor Victor Mesa MIA OF Joel Henard
441 Howie Kendrick WSH 1B Justin Mason
442 Stephen Piscotty OAK OF Ray Kuhn
443 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B Gary Sonnenfeld
444 Logan Webb SF SP Eric Cross
445 Kolby Allard TEX SP Rich Wilson
446 Brian Goodwin LAA OF Chris Sasso
447 Jon Lester CHC SP Chuck Anderson
448 Ryan O’Hearn KC 1B Nathan Dokken
449 Dean Kremer BAL SP Doug Cooper
450 Diego Castillo TB RP Bob High

With my pick in the 28th Round, I still needed a Padre, Twin, and National, but only one participant could draft a Padre at that point. So, I grabbed Emilio Pagan to finish out my pitching and set an auto-queue for Royce Lewis and Howie Kendrick.


Here is my final team:

Every Team Mock: J
Pos Player, Eli, Team Pick Drafted
C Tom Murphy C-SEA 201
C Jason Castro C-LAA 310
1B DJ LeMahieu 2B/1B/3B-NYY 70
2B Kolten Wong 2B-STL 231
SS Tim Anderson SS-CHW 100
3B Jon Berti SS/3B/OF-MIA 250
OF J.D. Martinez DH/OF-BOS 21
OF Austin Meadows OF/DH-TB 40
OF Garrett Hampson 2B/OF-COL 190
OF Teoscar Hernandez OF-TOR 280
OF Domingo Santana OF-CLE 291
DH Yordan Alvarez DH/OF-HOU 51
MI Jonathan Schoop 2B-DET 261
CI Scott Kingery OF/2B/3B/SS-PHI 160
P Jacob DeGrom SP-NYM 10
P Brandon Woodruff SP-MIL 81
P Jesus Luzardo SP/RP/MiLB-OAK 111
P Lance Lynn SP-TEX 130
P Kenley Jansen RP-LAD 141
P Archie Bradley RP-AZ 171
P Mitch Keller SP/MiLB-PIT 220
P Jeff Samardzija SP-SF 321
P Wade Miley SP-CIN 351
BE Austin Riley OF/3B/1B-ATL 340
BE Danny Duffy SP-KC 370
BE David Bote 3B/2B-CHC 381
BE Ryan McKenna OF/MiLB-BAL 400
BE Emilio Pagan RP-SD 411
BE Royce Lewis SS/MiLB-MIN 430
BE Howie Kendrick 1B/2B-WSH 441

You can see all teams here on this doc
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