For this purpose of this exercise, the average draft position trends reflect overall movement, and are taken from our friends at MockDraftCentral.com. Our ADP data is courtesy of FantasyPros.com.
Jason Kipnis | 2B | CLE | ADP: 63 | +2%
Mock drafters seem to be toying with the idea of passing on Robinson Cano in the first round — as Brett Talley suggested — and targeting a second-sacker once the first tier are off the board. Like Kipnis, Ben Zobrist, Aaron Hill, Jose Altuve and Danny Espinosa’s ADPs are trending upwards, albeit in small increments.
But with grabbing a guy like Kipnis in the fourth or fifth round of your 12-teamer, you’ll secure a healthy blend of speed and pop while sacrificing some batting average to the fantasy baseball gods. Some drafters may be intimidated by what appeared to be a poor second have in twenty-twelve, but poor plate discipline in the month of August seemed to be the only culprit. With some added firepower to the Inidans’ lineup — Nick Swisher and Mi...