Every Team Draft by Justin Mason May 26, 2020 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 ATL MIL LAA LAD BOS CLE WAS HOU COL NYM COL NYY WAS LAD WAS HOU ATL CHC CLE PIT NYM HOU SD BOS BOS STL LAA ATL PHI CLE CLE TOR TB NYY KC WAS BOS OAK CIN TB WAS MIL LAD MIA KC LAD PHI COL BAL CHC PHI TOR KC CHC HOU CHW HOU ARI WAS PIT CHW WAS CHW SD MIL SD SD NYY STL NYY CIN CHW OAK CIN TB CIN OAK MIN ATL MIN CIN CHW DET MIN MIL MIN TB NYM ATL NYM KC HOU TOR TOR NYM LAA TEX CIN SD CHW OAK OAK HOU CHW CHC NYY NYY CLE PHI CLE MIN ATL TOR PHI OAK BOS BOS NYY HOU ARI TEX CLE OAK MIN HOU KC OAK CLE TOR TEX SD MIN COL CHC PHI CHC LAA TEX SEA CHW PIT LAD BOS TEX LAD PIT ARI CHC NYM TEX MIN CIN HOU KC NYY CHW NYM LAA TB PHI ARI STL STL STL COL OAK SD PIT PIT MIN BOS SF TEX LAD ARI LAA TEX CLE MIN STL WAS MIN LAD HOU STL BAL PHI ARI MIL COL LAD LAD MIN MIL LAA BOS ARI ARI TB OAK SEA COL LAD ARI SEA ATL NYM BAL DET CIN COL DET WAS SF PHI COL MIN NYM NYY PIT PHI LAA TB SD TOR . 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 How did I do? How would you have approached this draft differently?