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2012 Draft Prep: 10-team, NL H2H draft

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In our transition from mixed-league to league-specific formats with our 10-team NL-only Head-to-Head mock draft, some of our group was in for a rude awakening.

After only 2 1/2 rounds, all the big-name hitters were gone.

That's the way it is in the NL this year after Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder jumped ship in the offseason. The void is especially noticeable at first base, where their departures combined with the injury to Ryan Howard leave Michael Morse and Lance Berkman as the second- and third-best options at the position. And because both are also eligible in the outfield, you can't necessarily count on them to fill two of your league's 10 first base openings.

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So you can understand, then, why Joey Votto went second overall even though conventional wisdom would suggest Ryan Braun or perhaps even Troy Tulowitzki should go there. Maybe in an NL Rotisserie league, Braun's steals would give him the edge, but in Head-to-Head play, who needs them?

As with any Head-to-Head league, a handful of pitchers went off the board in the first couple rounds, but you'll notice big names like Matt Cain, Daniel Hudson, Stephen Strasburg, Adam Wainwright, Matt Garza, Mat Latos and Tommy Hanson were still available in the fifth and sixth rounds. What the NL lacks in hitting, it makes up for in pitching, so a mad dash for bats early in the draft might be the most sensible approach to take.

Cory Luebke is the only notable NL starting pitcher who also qualifies at reliever, and most of the league's 16 closer openings are already filled. With 20 reliever spots to fill, several owners had to get creative at the position, either by targeting a prospective starter like Aroldis Chapman or by settling for top-of-the-line setup men like Kenley Jansen, Jonny Venters, Tyler Clippard and Antonio Bastardo. In other words, when the closer run starts, you want to be a part of it, as much as your instincts might tell you otherwise.

Scoring for Batting Categories

Singles - 1 point
Doubles - 2 points
Triples - 3 points
Walks (Batters) - 1 point
Caught Stealing -1 point
Hit by Pitch - 1 point
Home Runs - 4 points
Strikeouts (Batter) - -0.5 points
Runs - 1 point
Runs Batted In - 1 point
Stolen Bases - 2 points

Scoring for Pitching Categories

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Walks Issued (Pitchers) -1 point
Earned Runs -1 point
Hits Allowed -1 point
Hit Batsmen -1 point
Innings - 3 points
Strikeouts (Pitcher) - .5 points
Losses - -5 points
Quality Starts - 3 points
Saves - 7 points
Wins - 7 points

The owners and draft order ...

1. Bill Passonno, Fantasy Writer
2. Scott White, Fantasy Writer
3. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor, Fantasy Sports
4. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
5. Adam Moore, Fantasy Writer
6. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
7. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
8. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
9. Ed Gauna, Fantasy Writer
10. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer

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Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 Passonno Matt Kemp, CF, LAD
2 White Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
3 Tobin Ryan Braun, LF, MIL
4 Lippman Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
5 Moore Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL
6 Madden Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
7 Melchior Justin Upton, RF, ARI
8 Richard Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT
9 Gauna Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
10 Eisenberg Hanley Ramirez, SS, MIA
Round 2
Pick Owner Player
11 Eisenberg Michael Morse, 1B, WAS
12 Gauna Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
13 Richard Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
14 Melchior Jose Reyes, SS, MIA
15 Madden Zack Greinke, SP, MIL
16 Moore Brian McCann, C, ATL
17 Lippman Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
18 Tobin Matt Holliday, LF, STL
19 White Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
20 Passonno David Wright, 3B, NYM
Round 3
Pick Owner Player
21 Passonno Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA
22 White Shane Victorino, CF, PHI
23 Tobin Michael Bourn, CF, ATL
24 Lippman Hunter Pence, RF, PHI
25 Moore Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
26 Madden Lance Berkman, RF, STL
27 Melchior Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
28 Richard Chris Young, CF, ARI
29 Gauna Jay Bruce, RF, CIN
30 Eisenberg Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
Round 4
Pick Owner Player
31 Eisenberg Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
32 Gauna Buster Posey, C, SF
33 Richard Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
34 Melchior Andre Ethier, RF, LAD
35 Madden Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
36 Moore Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
37 Lippman Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
38 Tobin Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
39 White Emilio Bonifacio, SS, MIA
40 Passonno Josh Johnson, SP, MIA
Round 5
Pick Owner Player
41 Passonno Martin Prado, LF, ATL
42 White Matt Cain, SP, SF
43 Tobin Daniel Hudson, SP, ARI
44 Lippman Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
45 Moore Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
46 Madden Matt Garza, SP, CHC
47 Melchior Gaby Sanchez, 1B, MIA
48 Richard Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
49 Gauna Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
50 Eisenberg Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
Round 6
Pick Owner Player
51 Eisenberg Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
52 Gauna Jayson Werth, RF, WAS
53 Richard Miguel Montero, C, ARI
54 Melchior Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
55 Madden Jason Heyward, RF, ATL
56 Moore Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL
57 Lippman Drew Stubbs, CF, CIN
58 Tobin Ryan Roberts, 3B, ARI
59 White Mat Latos, SP, CIN
60 Passonno Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL
Round 7
Pick Owner Player
61 Passonno Yadier Molina, C, STL
62 White Logan Morrison, LF, MIA
63 Tobin Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
64 Lippman Daniel Murphy, 1B, NYM
65 Moore Brian Wilson, RP, SF
66 Madden Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
67 Melchior Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
68 Richard Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
69 Gauna Dee Gordon, SS, LAD
70 Eisenberg Drew Storen, RP, WAS
Round 8
Pick Owner Player
71 Eisenberg Chris Carpenter, SP, STL
72 Gauna Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
73 Richard Mat Gamel, 3B, MIL
74 Melchior Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL
75 Madden Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
76 Moore Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
77 Lippman John Axford, RP, MIL
78 Tobin Heath Bell, RP, MIA
79 White Anibal Sanchez, SP, MIA
80 Passonno Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
Round 9
Pick Owner Player
81 Passonno Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
82 White Cory Luebke, RP, SD
83 Tobin Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
84 Lippman Brandon Belt, LF, SF
85 Moore Ryan Madson, RP, CIN
86 Madden Stephen Drew, SS, ARI
87 Melchior Melky Cabrera, LF, SF
88 Richard Joel Hanrahan, RP, PIT
89 Gauna J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
90 Eisenberg Corey Hart, RF, MIL
Round 10
Pick Owner Player
91 Eisenberg Carlos Marmol, RP, CHC
92 Gauna Carlos Lee, LF, HOU
93 Richard Jason Motte, RP, STL
94 Melchior Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL
95 Madden Carlos Beltran, CF, STL
96 Moore Cameron Maybin, CF, SD
97 Lippman Vance Worley, SP, PHI
98 Tobin Marco Scutaro, SS, COL
99 White Huston Street, RP, SD
100 Passonno Dexter Fowler, CF, COL
Round 11
Pick Owner Player
101 Passonno Jair Jurrjens, SP, ATL
102 White Lucas Duda, LF, NYM
103 Tobin Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
104 Lippman J.D. Martinez, LF, HOU
105 Moore Jason Bay, LF, NYM
106 Madden Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
107 Melchior David Freese, 3B, STL
108 Richard Jason Kubel, LF, ARI
109 Gauna Mark Buehrle, SP, MIA
110 Eisenberg Wandy Rodriguez, SP, HOU
Round 12
Pick Owner Player
111 Eisenberg Jose Tabata, LF, PIT
112 Gauna Yonder Alonso, LF, SD
113 Richard James Loney, 1B, LAD
114 Melchior Carlos Quentin, LF, SD
115 Madden Angel Pagan, CF, SF
116 Moore Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD
117 Lippman Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL
118 Tobin Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
119 White Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI
120 Passonno Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
Round 13
Pick Owner Player
121 Passonno Darwin Barney, 2B, CHC
122 White Geovany Soto, C, CHC
123 Tobin Tim Stauffer, SP, SD
124 Lippman Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
125 Moore Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIA
126 Madden Bud Norris, SP, HOU
127 Melchior Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL
128 Richard R.A. Dickey, SP, NYM
129 Gauna Brett Myers, SP, HOU
130 Eisenberg Mike Leake, SP, CIN
Round 14
Pick Owner Player
131 Eisenberg Alfonso Soriano, LF, CHC
132 Gauna Ryan Dempster, SP, CHC
133 Richard Mike Minor, SP, ATL
134 Melchior Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
135 Madden Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU
136 Moore Rafael Furcal, SS, STL
137 Lippman Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
138 Tobin Jim Thome, DH, PHI
139 White Ted Lilly, SP, LAD
140 Passonno Chase Headley, 3B, SD
Round 15
Pick Owner Player
141 Passonno Edwin Jackson, SP, WAS
142 White Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
143 Tobin Edinson Volquez, SP, SD
144 Lippman Rod Barajas, C, PIT
145 Moore Josh Collmenter, SP, ARI
146 Madden Bryce Harper, RF, WAS
147 Melchior Frank Francisco, RP, NYM
148 Richard Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
149 Gauna Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL
150 Eisenberg Ian Stewart, 3B, CHC
Round 16
Pick Owner Player
151 Eisenberg Allen Craig, RF, STL
152 Gauna Jonny Venters, RP, ATL
153 Richard Ty Wigginton, 3B, PHI
154 Melchior Chris Capuano, SP, LAD
155 Madden Drew Pomeranz, SP, COL
156 Moore Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
157 Lippman Aubrey Huff, 1B, SF
158 Tobin Kenley Jansen, RP, LAD
159 White Javy Guerra, RP, LAD
160 Passonno Jon Jay, LF, STL
Round 17
Pick Owner Player
161 Passonno A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT
162 White Randy Wolf, SP, MIL
163 Tobin Ryan Ludwick, RF, CIN
164 Lippman Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI
165 Moore Johan Santana, SP, NYM
166 Madden Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
167 Melchior Jerry Sands, RF, LAD
168 Richard Bronson Arroyo, SP, CIN
169 Gauna David DeJesus, LF, CHC
170 Eisenberg Carlos Zambrano, SP, MIA
Round 18
Pick Owner Player
171 Eisenberg Kyle Lohse, SP, STL
172 Gauna Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
173 Richard Clayton Richard, SP, SD
174 Melchior Luke Gregerson, RP, SD
175 Madden John Mayberry, LF, PHI
176 Moore Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
177 Lippman Alex Presley, CF, PIT
178 Tobin Will Venable, RF, SD
179 White Juan Nicasio, SP, COL
180 Passonno Francisco Rodriguez, RP, MIL
Round 19
Pick Owner Player
181 Passonno Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
182 White Erik Bedard, SP, PIT
183 Tobin Jeremy Guthrie, SP, COL
184 Lippman Chris Narveson, SP, MIL
185 Moore James McDonald, SP, PIT
186 Madden Nyjer Morgan, CF, MIL
187 Melchior Andres Torres, CF, NYM
188 Richard Jake Westbrook, SP, STL
189 Gauna Josh Thole, C, NYM
190 Eisenberg Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
Round 20
Pick Owner Player
191 Eisenberg Nick Hundley, C, SD
192 Gauna Charlie Morton, SP, PIT
193 Richard Chris Heisey, CF, CIN
194 Melchior Bryan LaHair, RF, CHC
195 Madden John Buck, C, MIA
196 Moore Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF
197 Lippman Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL
198 Tobin Wilin Rosario, C, COL
199 White Todd Helton, 1B, COL
200 Passonno Omar Infante, 2B, MIA
Round 21
Pick Owner Player
201 Passonno Antonio Bastardo, RP, PHI
202 White Trevor Bauer, SP, ARI
203 Tobin Garrett Jones, RF, PIT
204 Lippman Jordan Schafer, CF, HOU
205 Moore Marlon Byrd, CF, CHC
206 Madden Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD
207 Melchior Tyler Greene, 2B, STL
208 Richard Paul Maholm, SP, CHC
209 Gauna Skip Schumaker, 2B, STL
210 Eisenberg Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD
 
Team by Team
Adam Moore
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL
2.6 Brian McCann, C, ATL
3.5 Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
4.6 Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
5.5 Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
6.6 Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL
7.5 Brian Wilson, RP, SF
8.6 Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
9.5 Ryan Madson, RP, CIN
10.6 Cameron Maybin, CF, SD
11.5 Jason Bay, LF, NYM
12.6 Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD
13.5 Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIA
14.6 Rafael Furcal, SS, STL
15.5 Josh Collmenter, SP, ARI
16.6 Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
17.5 Johan Santana, SP, NYM
18.6 Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
19.5 James McDonald, SP, PIT
20.6 Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF
21.5 Marlon Byrd, CF, CHC
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Justin Upton, RF, ARI
2.4 Jose Reyes, SS, MIA
3.7 Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
4.4 Andre Ethier, RF, LAD
5.7 Gaby Sanchez, 1B, MIA
6.4 Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
7.7 Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
8.4 Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL
9.7 Melky Cabrera, LF, SF
10.4 Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL
11.7 David Freese, 3B, STL
12.4 Carlos Quentin, LF, SD
13.7 Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL
14.4 Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
15.7 Frank Francisco, RP, NYM
16.4 Chris Capuano, SP, LAD
17.7 Jerry Sands, RF, LAD
18.4 Luke Gregerson, RP, SD
19.7 Andres Torres, CF, NYM
20.4 Bryan LaHair, RF, CHC
21.7 Tyler Greene, 2B, STL
Bill Passonno
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Matt Kemp, CF, LAD
2.10 David Wright, 3B, NYM
3.1 Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA
4.10 Josh Johnson, SP, MIA
5.1 Martin Prado, LF, ATL
6.10 Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL
7.1 Yadier Molina, C, STL
8.10 Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
9.1 Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
10.10 Dexter Fowler, CF, COL
11.1 Jair Jurrjens, SP, ATL
12.10 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
13.1 Darwin Barney, 2B, CHC
14.10 Chase Headley, 3B, SD
15.1 Edwin Jackson, SP, WAS
16.10 Jon Jay, LF, STL
17.1 A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT
18.10 Francisco Rodriguez, RP, MIL
19.1 Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
20.10 Omar Infante, 2B, MIA
21.1 Antonio Bastardo, RP, PHI
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT
2.3 Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
3.8 Chris Young, CF, ARI
4.3 Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
5.8 Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
6.3 Miguel Montero, C, ARI
7.8 Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
8.3 Mat Gamel, 3B, MIL
9.8 Joel Hanrahan, RP, PIT
10.3 Jason Motte, RP, STL
11.8 Jason Kubel, LF, ARI
12.3 James Loney, 1B, LAD
13.8 R.A. Dickey, SP, NYM
14.3 Mike Minor, SP, ATL
15.8 Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
16.3 Ty Wigginton, 3B, PHI
17.8 Bronson Arroyo, SP, CIN
18.3 Clayton Richard, SP, SD
19.8 Jake Westbrook, SP, STL
20.3 Chris Heisey, CF, CIN
21.8 Paul Maholm, SP, CHC
Ed Gauna
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
2.2 Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
3.9 Jay Bruce, RF, CIN
4.2 Buster Posey, C, SF
5.9 Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
6.2 Jayson Werth, RF, WAS
7.9 Dee Gordon, SS, LAD
8.2 Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
9.9 J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
10.2 Carlos Lee, LF, HOU
11.9 Mark Buehrle, SP, MIA
12.2 Yonder Alonso, LF, SD
13.9 Brett Myers, SP, HOU
14.2 Ryan Dempster, SP, CHC
15.9 Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL
16.2 Jonny Venters, RP, ATL
17.9 David DeJesus, LF, CHC
18.2 Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
19.9 Josh Thole, C, NYM
20.2 Charlie Morton, SP, PIT
21.9 Skip Schumaker, 2B, STL
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Hanley Ramirez, SS, MIA
2.1 Michael Morse, 1B, WAS
3.10 Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
4.1 Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
5.10 Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
6.1 Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
7.10 Drew Storen, RP, WAS
8.1 Chris Carpenter, SP, STL
9.10 Corey Hart, RF, MIL
10.1 Carlos Marmol, RP, CHC
11.10 Wandy Rodriguez, SP, HOU
12.1 Jose Tabata, LF, PIT
13.10 Mike Leake, SP, CIN
14.1 Alfonso Soriano, LF, CHC
15.10 Ian Stewart, 3B, CHC
16.1 Allen Craig, RF, STL
17.10 Carlos Zambrano, SP, MIA
18.1 Kyle Lohse, SP, STL
19.10 Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
20.1 Nick Hundley, C, SD
21.10 Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD
Jeff Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
2.7 Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
3.4 Hunter Pence, RF, PHI
4.7 Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
5.4 Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
6.7 Drew Stubbs, CF, CIN
7.4 Daniel Murphy, 1B, NYM
8.7 John Axford, RP, MIL
9.4 Brandon Belt, LF, SF
10.7 Vance Worley, SP, PHI
11.4 J.D. Martinez, LF, HOU
12.7 Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL
13.4 Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
14.7 Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
15.4 Rod Barajas, C, PIT
16.7 Aubrey Huff, 1B, SF
17.4 Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI
18.7 Alex Presley, CF, PIT
19.4 Chris Narveson, SP, MIL
20.7 Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL
21.4 Jordan Schafer, CF, HOU
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Ryan Braun, LF, MIL
2.8 Matt Holliday, LF, STL
3.3 Michael Bourn, CF, ATL
4.8 Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
5.3 Daniel Hudson, SP, ARI
6.8 Ryan Roberts, 3B, ARI
7.3 Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
8.8 Heath Bell, RP, MIA
9.3 Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
10.8 Marco Scutaro, SS, COL
11.3 Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
12.8 Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
13.3 Tim Stauffer, SP, SD
14.8 Jim Thome, DH, PHI
15.3 Edinson Volquez, SP, SD
16.8 Kenley Jansen, RP, LAD
17.3 Ryan Ludwick, RF, CIN
18.8 Will Venable, RF, SD
19.3 Jeremy Guthrie, SP, COL
20.8 Wilin Rosario, C, COL
21.3 Garrett Jones, RF, PIT
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
2.5 Zack Greinke, SP, MIL
3.6 Lance Berkman, RF, STL
4.5 Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
5.6 Matt Garza, SP, CHC
6.5 Jason Heyward, RF, ATL
7.6 Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
8.5 Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
9.6 Stephen Drew, SS, ARI
10.5 Carlos Beltran, CF, STL
11.6 Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
12.5 Angel Pagan, CF, SF
13.6 Bud Norris, SP, HOU
14.5 Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU
15.6 Bryce Harper, RF, WAS
16.5 Drew Pomeranz, SP, COL
17.6 Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
18.5 John Mayberry, LF, PHI
19.6 Nyjer Morgan, CF, MIL
20.5 John Buck, C, MIA
21.6 Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
2.9 Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
3.2 Shane Victorino, CF, PHI
4.9 Emilio Bonifacio, SS, MIA
5.2 Matt Cain, SP, SF
6.9 Mat Latos, SP, CIN
7.2 Logan Morrison, LF, MIA
8.9 Anibal Sanchez, SP, MIA
9.2 Cory Luebke, RP, SD
10.9 Huston Street, RP, SD
11.2 Lucas Duda, LF, NYM
12.9 Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI
13.2 Geovany Soto, C, CHC
14.9 Ted Lilly, SP, LAD
15.2 Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
16.9 Javy Guerra, RP, LAD
17.2 Randy Wolf, SP, MIL
18.9 Juan Nicasio, SP, COL
19.2 Erik Bedard, SP, PIT
20.9 Todd Helton, 1B, COL
21.2 Trevor Bauer, SP, ARI

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Royals' Alex Gordon plans to take it slow in recovery
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:12 pm ET) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is still recovering from his wrist surgery this offseason and plans to take it slow in his rehab.

"We really don’t have a timetable," Gordon said. "We’re just going to see how it feels. Obviously, it’s spring training. So we don’t want to rush anything. If it feels good, we’ll be aggressive with it. But if it’s not feeling good, we’ll take it slow."

Manager Ned Yost wants to continue to take things slow with Gordon.
"We’ll just take it slow," Yost said. "We’ll see how he feels. We’ll play him one day. Then we’ll give him a day off. Play him another day, five or six innings, then give him a day off. We’ll just see how he’s doing."
Gordon hit .266 in 2014 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI.

Angels, Garrett Richards settle on $3.2 million for 2015
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(4:32 pm ET) The Angels and pitcher Garrett Richards have agreed to a contract for 2015 for $3.2 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Richards was asking for $3.8 million while the Angels offered $2.4 million. Richards posted a 13-4 record in 2014 with a 2.61 ERA and 164 strikeouts for Los Angeles.


Orioles' Manny Machado expects to be ready for spring training
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:18 pm ET) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is progressing through his rehab and says he's "ready to roll" for the upcoming season.

"I have a lot of time to get ready. That is the key: having a regular offseason," Machado said Saturday. "Was doing my rehab in Sarasota and then went to Miami to do my regular weightlifting and get ready for the season. Been exciting. Looking forward to spring training."

Machado has taken part in baseball activities for the past few weeks since having surgery on Aug. 27 after tearing a ligament in his knee.

"It will be awesome," he said of the prospect of having a normal spring. "I'm dying to get back on the field. Spring training is key for a lot of players to get your at-bats and your reps. I think some take it for granted but it's a very big key for success for the year."

Machado hit .278 in 2014 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI for Baltimore.


Bud Norris remains without update for contract extension
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:24 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris said Saturday nothing has changed between he and the organization for a new contract.

"I haven't heard anything of that," Norris said. "I don't see a reason why I'd want to leave, but that's out of my control."

Norris and the Orioles are preparing for arbitration, when Norris filed for $10.25 million and Baltimore offered $7.5 million. He went 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA and 139:52 K:BB ratio in 165 1/3 innings over 28 starts in 2014.


Orioles' Chris Davis calls using Adderall in 2013 'a moment of weakness'
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(11:56 am ET) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis told reporters Saturday he was denied an exemption for Adderall in 2013 but he took it anyway.

"It was a moment of weakness," Davis said. He was diagnosed with ADD in 2008 and it isn't a performance enhancer for someone who needs it for medical reasons, according to Davis.

"For me, it was off the field, just an everyday life thing," he said. "I was a little overwhelmed, just kind of with everything that was going on with the (oblique) injury. There were a lot of different things that were taking my focus away from baseball. It was a mistake that I wish I could undo, but I can't, so I've just got to move forward."

Davis has one game remaining on his 25-game suspension for amphetamines, which he test posted for in September last year. He finished with a .196 batting average with 26 home runs and 72 RBI.


Report: David Aardsma to throw bullpen next week for teams
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:07 am ET) Free-agent pitcher David Aardsma will throw a bullpen session for interested teams next week, according to his agent, Jamie Murphy.

"(Aardsma) is looking to showcase added velocity after a change in mechanics and an extremely intense offseason workout regimen," Murphy told FoxSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal.

Aardsma missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn adductor muscle. He was last with the Mets in 2013 when he posted a 2-2 record with a 4.31 ERA and 36 strikeouts.


Orioles' Jonathan Schoop trying to cut weight for upcoming season
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(9:37 am ET) Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop wants to raise the level of his game for the 2015 season. The 22-year-old is hoping to be more mentally and physically prepared for the grind of the 162-game season.

"My weight is lower than last year. I want to have more range and be faster. Trying to steal some more bases and be faster for the team on the bases to help put more pressure on the defense." Schoop said. "I learned a lot from my teammates. They helped me a lot. One year of experience. I'm better than last year. Mentally and physically, everything. My ups and downs helped me a lot to know myself better too."

Schoop, who hit .209 with 16 home runs and 45 RBI in 2014, is also taking more advice from his teammates about his approach at the plate.

"Be patient. Don't chase too many pitches. Let them throw strikes and swing at strikes. Just have to work on getting better pitches to hit. See how they pitch you. If I can do that, I'll be better," he said. "I worked on everything (this winter). I want to get faster. You have to work on all of it, speed, defense. I want to be a better player than last year."


Twins' Byron Buxton named No. 1 prospect by MLB.com
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:00 am ET) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was named the top prospect in baseball by MLB.com Friday.

Buxton played just 31 games in 2014 due to wrist and concussion issues and finished with a .240/.313/.405 line along with four home runs, 16 RBI and six stolen bases in 121 at-bats with high Class A Fort Myers. He also went 0 for 3 at the Double-A level. Buxton is making his second straight appearance atop MLB.com's top prospect list.

The rest of MLB.com's top-five prospects (in order) are Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, Astros shotstop Carlos Correa, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. None of the quartet appeared in the top five of last year's MLB.com prospect list, though all four cracked the top 12.


Red Sox designate Drake Britton for assignment
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) The Red Sox designated pitcher Drake Britton for assignment Friday, clearing a roster spot for pitcher Alexi Ogando.

Britton appeared in seven games with the Red Sox in 2014, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out four batters and walking two. He posted a 5.86 ERA and 37:38 K:BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket.


Peter Moylan 'doing fantastic' in return from Tommy John
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Free-agent pitcher Peter Moylan indicated Friday that he's "doing fantastic" in his return from his second Tommy John surgery, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"I’m doing fantastic, mate. Dropped 35 pounds," Moylan said. “My goal is to be 100 percent by end of spring. Ball is coming out great, though. Probably have to throw for some teams right around the start of spring to gauge interest, but there have already been some nibbles, which is encouraging."

Moylan underwent the procedure last March after receiving a non-roster invitation from the Astros. He's throwing from about 70 percent strength off a mound and in the process of deciding whether to sign a a deal in the near future or after the season begins. He hopes to resume pitching in the big leagues by midseason at the earliest.

Moylan has made 309 appearances since debuting in 2006, compiling a 21-9 record, 2.80 ERA and 213:121 K:BB ratio in 276 innings.


 
 
 
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