Originally written on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 2/27/15
Understanding when to draft certain positions is the key to a great fantasy baseball draft.  This mock draft is based on ESPN Average Draft Position, creates a 10 team league and requires each team draft the following roster:(1) Catcher (1) First Base (1) Second Base (1) Third Base (1) Shortstop (3) Outfielders (3) Pitchers (1) CloserWhen a team was up to selected and it would have created an invalid roster, players were skipped until the next needed position was available.CBS ADP Mock DraftYahoo ADP Mock Draft table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Team 1Team 2Team 3Team 4Team 5Team 6Team 7Team 8Team 9Team 10Mike TroutMiguel CabreraAndrew McCutchenPaul GoldschmidtClayton KershawChris DavisCarlos GonzalezRobinson CanoJacoby EllsburyEdwin EncarnacionEvan LongoriaBryce HarperJoey VottoRyan BraunAdam JonesYu DarvishTroy TulowitzkiHanley RamirezPrince FielderAdrian BeltreFelix HernandezAdam WainwrightDavid WrightJason KipnisDustin PedroiaCarlos GomezYasiel PuigMax ScherzerCliff LeeStephen StrasburgShin-Soo ChooChris SaleIan KinslerCraig KimbrelJose ReyesDavid PriceBuster PoseyFreddie FreemanGiancarlo StantonIan DesmondAlex RiosJose BautistaJustin UptonJay BruceAlbert PujolsJustin VerlanderJose FernandezAroldis ChapmanMadison BumgarnerZack GreinkeEric HosmerDavid OrtizKenley JansenMatt CarpenterAllen CraigBrandon PhillipsAdrian GonzalezJosh DonaldsonElvis AndrusYadier MolinaBen ZobristJoe MauerYoenis CespedesAnibal SanchezRyan ZimmermanGreg HollandMatt HollidayHunter PenceMasahiro TanakaMatt KempMatt CainCole HamelsStarlin CastroHomer BaileyWil MyersJean SeguraMike MinorMark TrumboCarlos SantanaStarling MarteJames ShieldsCarlos BeltranGio GonzalezJason HeywardJered WeaverKyle SeagerJose AltuveMat LatosAramis RamirezJordan ZimmermannJonathan LucroyTrevor RosenthalBrian McCannGerrit ColeJoe NathanAlex GordonPedro AlvarezShelby MillerJayson WerthJosh HamiltonJ.J. HardyChase UtleyHisashi IwakumaWilin RosarioKris MedlenMartin PradoDoug FisterDesmond JenningsKoji UeharaAaron HillGlen PerkinsAndrelton SimmonsAlex CobbEverth CabreraWilson RamosSalvador PerezJim JohnsonMatt WietersBrett LawrieSergio RomoRound 1Edwin Encarnacion jumps into the 1st round on ESPN while he was a 2nd rounder in the CBS Mock Draft and the Yahoo Mock Draft. It's clear that the end of the first round will differ in every league based upon league settings. Round 2Just 3 teams were without an OF by the end of the second round. One of those rosters is owned by Team 8 who went with Cano/HanRam and filled two of the weakest positions with the best players. That is an interesting strategy and if HanRam stays healthy could work in their favor. But still, not a strategy I would ever suggest. Another interesting combo we see here is two teammates being drafted by Team 7 in CarGo/Tulo. Considering both are HUGE health risks, this is the last teammate combo I would "reach" for.Round 35 pitchers were drafted in the 3rd round, which seems to be around the norm and it seems Wainwright seems to start that movement, so if you are targeting the Cardinals pitcher, the 3rd round is where you will have to grab him. It is so crazy to think Carlos Gomez is a third round draft pick. When the New York Mets traded him to the Minnesota Twins for Johan Santana all those years ago, no one saw this coming. Good for him.Round 4Freddie Freeman in the 4th round seems to be such a great value, especially as the 6th first baseman drafted. 7th if you draft Miggy as a 1B.Round 5Team 6 has already filled up its pitching staff, three teams now have 2 starting pitchers, while two rosters have none. I want to be one of those four rosters with just a single starter. Team 1 is the first team to fill up their OF. Team 8 doesn't even have an OF yet, but they have a closer! HUGE mistake! Not a single 3B was drafted in the 4th or 5th round, seems odd.Rounds 6-9It's clear, people love them a 1B. It is the first position to draft all of its starters. Make sure you get the one you want early on! ESPN owners seems to have a nice handle on Joe Mauer as he has still yet to be drafted. In the CBS draft, he went in Round 4 and in the sixth round of the Yahoo ADP Mock Draft. This was the first round there were no Starters drafted. Teams 3 and 7 filled their 3rd and final OF spots while Team 8 and Team 10 grabbed their first! Matt Kemp, drafted 70th overall?! Damn, imagine a healthy season out of that! He was a 3rd rounder in the CBS draft and in the middle of the 7th round on Yahoo. Following Starling Marte's plummeting draft value, the 8th round is where he belongs, not the 4th round on CBS. But if your top OFs are Kemp/Marte you MIGHT be in trouble. Look at the quality of pitchers you can grab in the 9th round; Shields, Gio, Weaver, Latos, Zimmermann! Rounds 10-12By the end of the 10th round, all teams have a 3B. Waiting for Seager/Ramirez/Alvarez (and still available Manny Machado) is a good strategy for this position. am 3 is a great example of why you should hold off on pitching, he got Gio/Iwakuma/Fister in rounds 10, 11 & 12. Final Rosters table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } PlayerPOSPlayerPOSPlayerPOSPlayerPOSPlayerPOSJonathan LucroyCJoe MauerCBrian McCannCWilin RosarioCWilson RamosCEric Hosmer1BDavid Ortiz1BJoey Votto1BPaul Goldschmidt1BAlbert Pujols1BBen Zobrist2BChase Utley2BIan Kinsler2BJason Kipnis2BDustin Pedroia2BEvan Longoria3BMiguel Cabrera3BDavid Wright3BMatt Carpenter3BRyan Zimmerman3BJ.J. HardyAndrelton SimmonsSSStarlin CastroSSEverth CabreraSSJose ReyesSSMike TroutOFBryce HarperOFAndrew McCutchenOFRyan BraunOFAdam JonesOFShin-Soo ChooOFJose BautistaOFJustin UptonOFJay BruceOFAllen CraigOFAlex RiosOFCarlos BeltranOFYoenis CespedesOFJason HeywardOFWil MyersOFFelix HernandezSPAdam WainwrightSPGio GonzalezSPAnibal SanchezSPClayton KershawSPMatt CainSPChris SaleSPHisashi IwakumaSPHomer BaileySPJered WeaverSPJames ShieldsSPCole HamelsSPAlex CobbSPGerrit ColeSPKris MedlenSPGlen PerkinsCLTrevor RosenthalCLKenley JansenCLCraig KimbrelCLJoe NathanCL table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } PlayerPOSPlayerPOSPlayerPOSPlayerPOSPlayerPOSSalvador PerezCBuster PoseyCMatt WietersCCarlos SantanaCYadier MolinaCChris Davis1BAdrian Gonzalez1BFreddie Freeman1BPrince Fielder1BEdwin Encarnacion1BBrandon Phillips2BJose Altuve2BRobinson Cano2BBrett Lawrie2BAaron Hill2BKyle Seager3BPedro Alvarez3BJosh Donaldson3BAramis Ramirez3BAdrian Beltre3BJean SeguraSSTroy TulowitzkiSSHanley RamirezSSElvis AndrusSSIan DesmondSSCarlos GomezOFCarlos GonzalezOFHunter PenceOFJacoby EllsburyOFMatt KempOFAlex GordonOFYasiel PuigOFMark TrumboOFGiancarlo StantonOFStarling MarteOFMartin PradoOFMatt HollidayOFDesmond JenningsOFJayson WerthOFJosh HamiltonOFYu DarvishSPJose FernandezSPMax ScherzerSPCliff LeeSPStephen StrasburgSPDavid PriceSPMike MinorSPMat LatosSPMadison BumgarnerSPZack GreinkeSPJustin VerlanderSPDoug FisterSPShelby MillerSPMasahiro TanakaSPJordan ZimmermannSPGreg HollandCLJim JohnsonCLAroldis ChapmanCLKoji UeharaCLSergio RomoCLFree Agents table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } PlayerPOSManny Machado3BMichael Cuddyer1BDomonic BrownOFAnthony Rizzo1BShane VictorinoOFMatt Adams1BBilly Butler1BPablo Sandoval3BMike Napoli1BBilly HamiltonOFMatt MooreSPBrandon Moss1BMichael WachaSPHyun-Jin RyuSPJulio TeheranSPJon LesterSPJose Dariel Abreu1BDavid RobertsonCLNelson CruzOFCC SabathiaSPWill VenableOFJonathan PapelbonCLDaniel Murphy2BJeff SamardzijaSPR.A. DickeySPVictor Martinez1BRafael SorianoCLAlfonso SorianoOFJason GrilliCLAddison ReedCLCurtis GrandersonOFAlexei RamirezSSChase Headley3BJed LowrieSSJedd Gyorko2BC.J. WilsonSPBrandon Belt1BCoco CrispOFJurickson Profar2BGrant BalfourCLAsdrubal CabreraSSCarl CrawfordOFXander BogaertsSSTorii HunterOFLeonys MartinOFAndrew CashnerSPHiroki KurodaSPCasey JanssenCLAnthony CingraniSPErnesto FrieriCLHuston StreetCLWill Middlebrooks3BZack WheelerSPSonny GraySPMatt GarzaSPMark Teixeira1BJohnny CuetoSPSteve CishekCLB.J. UptonOFClay BuchholzSPAustin JacksonOFDanny SalazarSPFernando RodneyCLBrett GardnerOFPatrick CorbinSPMichael BournOFJustin MastersonSPFrancisco LirianoSPDan HarenSPBobby ParnellCLAdam Lind1BChristian YelichOF
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