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2012 Draft Prep: 12-team mixed H2H draft (2.0)


It's amazing how much can change in just a month.

Obviously, we needed a new mixed-league Head-to-Head mock draft after our most-recent one on Feb. 10. Since then, Ryan Braun's suspension was repealed, Yoenis Cespedes' deal was finalized, David Wright's abdominal muscle was torn, and Chris Carpenter's neck was inflamed.

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So yeah, I expected to see different results this time around. But the number of owners whose approaches changed surprised me. Nobody adopted a crazy pitching-heavy strategy, which can sometimes happen in Head-to-Head leagues. Nobody reached for format-specific gems (or at least prospective gems) Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison. Everyone went a little more orthodox this time around, which is especially surprising this late in the preseason, after seemingly every draft scenario has been played out, every sleeper column has been written, and the realization of "shoot, I actually have to live with this team" has hit.

In fact, the "reachiest" guy of anyone might have been me after I knowingly and willingly overpaid for Lucas Duda with a 12th-round pick. Look, I really wanted him, and after missing out on both Morrison and Jason Heyward when they went earlier than I expected, I don't know what I would have done if I lost him, too. Cried, probably. Other reaches include Cespedes in Round 10 and Dexter Fowler in Round 13, but again, you can't underestimate the impact of personal favoritism. It's at work in every draft.

As for the bargain picks, Michael Bourn once again slid to the double-digit rounds even though he was a top-15 outfielder last season. Paul Konerko fell to Round 8, and Erick Aybar, a top-10 shortstop last year, fell to the second-to-last round. That's what happens sometimes in these shallower leagues. When starting jobs are available for only the top 12 options, even the shallowest positions run deep.

Scoring for Batting Categories

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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

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. Ed Gauna, Fantasy Writer
2. Corey Guerrera, Senior Product Manager, Fantasy Sports
3. Kevin Goodwin, Fantasy Writer
4. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
5. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
6. Scott White, Fantasy Writer
7. Sergio Gonzalez, Production Editor
8. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
9. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
10. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor
11. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
12. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor, Fantasy Sports.

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Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 Gauna Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
2 Guerrera Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
3 Goodwin Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
4 Melchior Ryan Braun, OF, MIL
5 Lippman Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
6 White Matt Kemp, OF, LAD
7 Gonzalez Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, BOS
8 Eisenberg Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
9 Towers Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
10 Hurcomb Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS
11 Madden Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
12 Tobin Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
Round 2
Pick Owner Player
13 Tobin Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY
14 Madden Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
15 Hurcomb Hanley Ramirez, SS, MIA
16 Towers Justin Upton, OF, ARI
17 Eisenberg Justin Verlander, SP, DET
18 Gonzalez Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
19 White Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
20 Lippman Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
21 Melchior Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
22 Goodwin CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
23 Guerrera Jose Reyes, SS, MIA
24 Gauna Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA
Round 3
Pick Owner Player
25 Gauna Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL
26 Guerrera Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
27 Goodwin Dan Haren, SP, LAA
28 Melchior Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT
29 Lippman Carlos Santana, C, CLE
30 White Ben Zobrist, 2B, TB
31 Gonzalez Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
32 Eisenberg Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA
33 Towers Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
34 Hurcomb Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
35 Madden Zack Greinke, SP, MIL
36 Tobin David Price, SP, TB
Round 4
Pick Owner Player
37 Tobin Shane Victorino, OF, PHI
38 Madden Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
39 Hurcomb Matt Holliday, OF, STL
40 Towers Jon Lester, SP, BOS
41 Eisenberg Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX
42 Gonzalez Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
43 White Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
44 Lippman Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
45 Melchior Lance Berkman, OF, STL
46 Goodwin Michael Young, 3B, TEX
47 Guerrera Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
48 Gauna Ricky Romero, SP, TOR
Round 5
Pick Owner Player
49 Gauna Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
50 Guerrera Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
51 Goodwin Hunter Pence, OF, PHI
52 Melchior Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
53 Lippman Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
54 White James Shields, SP, TB
55 Gonzalez David Wright, 3B, NYM
56 Eisenberg Brian McCann, C, ATL
57 Towers Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE
58 Hurcomb Matt Cain, SP, SF
59 Madden Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
60 Tobin Alex Gordon, OF, KC
Round 6
Pick Owner Player
61 Tobin Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
62 Madden Josh Johnson, SP, MIA
63 Hurcomb Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS
64 Towers C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA
65 Eisenberg Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
66 Gonzalez Daniel Hudson, SP, ARI
67 White Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
68 Lippman Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
69 Melchior Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
70 Goodwin Alex Avila, C, DET
71 Guerrera Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
72 Gauna Matt Wieters, C, BAL
Round 7
Pick Owner Player
73 Gauna Emilio Bonifacio, SS, MIA
74 Guerrera Mike Napoli, C, TEX
75 Goodwin Chris Young, OF, ARI
76 Melchior Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
77 Lippman Michael Morse, 1B, WAS
78 White Matt Moore, RP, TB
79 Gonzalez Jay Bruce, OF, CIN
80 Eisenberg Josh Beckett, SP, BOS
81 Towers Billy Butler, U, KC
82 Hurcomb Joe Mauer, C, MIN
83 Madden Buster Posey, C, SF
84 Tobin Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
Round 8
Pick Owner Player
85 Tobin Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
86 Madden Andre Ethier, OF, LAD
87 Hurcomb Mat Latos, SP, CIN
88 Towers Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
89 Eisenberg Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
90 Gonzalez Michael Pineda, SP, NYY
91 White Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
92 Lippman Carl Crawford, OF, BOS
93 Melchior Miguel Montero, C, ARI
94 Goodwin Matt Garza, SP, CHC
95 Guerrera Ervin Santana, SP, LAA
96 Gauna Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
Round 9
Pick Owner Player
97 Gauna Ichiro Suzuki, OF, SEA
98 Guerrera Nick Swisher, OF, NYY
99 Goodwin John Axford, RP, MIL
100 Melchior Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
101 Lippman Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
102 White Jesus Montero, C, SEA
103 Gonzalez Heath Bell, RP, MIA
104 Eisenberg Anibal Sanchez, SP, MIA
105 Towers Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
106 Hurcomb David Ortiz, U, BOS
107 Madden Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX
108 Tobin Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL
Round 10
Pick Owner Player
109 Tobin Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK
110 Madden Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
111 Hurcomb Drew Storen, RP, WAS
112 Towers Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY
113 Eisenberg Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
114 Gonzalez Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA
115 White Cory Luebke, RP, SD
116 Lippman Howard Kendrick, 2B, LAA
117 Melchior Michael Bourn, OF, ATL
118 Goodwin Brian Wilson, RP, SF
119 Guerrera Melky Cabrera, OF, SF
120 Gauna Doug Fister, SP, DET
Round 11
Pick Owner Player
121 Gauna J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
122 Guerrera Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, CLE
123 Goodwin Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
124 Melchior Corey Hart, OF, MIL
125 Lippman Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL
126 White Chris Carpenter, SP, STL
127 Gonzalez B.J. Upton, OF, TB
128 Eisenberg Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB
129 Towers Jayson Werth, OF, WAS
130 Hurcomb Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
131 Madden Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX
132 Tobin Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
Round 12
Pick Owner Player
133 Tobin Logan Morrison, OF, MIA
134 Madden Jason Heyward, OF, ATL
135 Hurcomb Derek Holland, SP, TEX
136 Towers Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL
137 Eisenberg Carlos Beltran, OF, STL
138 Gonzalez Justin Masterson, SP, CLE
139 White Lucas Duda, OF, NYM
140 Lippman Adam Jones, OF, BAL
141 Melchior Ryan Madson, RP, CIN
142 Goodwin Gaby Sanchez, 1B, MIA
143 Guerrera Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
144 Gauna Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL
Round 13
Pick Owner Player
145 Gauna Sergio Santos, RP, TOR
146 Guerrera Jose Valverde, RP, DET
147 Goodwin Ryan Roberts, 3B, ARI
148 Melchior Wandy Rodriguez, SP, HOU
149 Lippman Andrew Bailey, RP, BOS
150 White Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
151 Gonzalez Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
152 Eisenberg Joakim Soria, RP, KC
153 Towers John Danks, SP, CHW
154 Hurcomb Dexter Fowler, OF, COL
155 Madden Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
156 Tobin Joel Hanrahan, RP, PIT
Round 14
Pick Owner Player
157 Tobin Max Scherzer, SP, DET
158 Madden J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
159 Hurcomb Joe Nathan, RP, TEX
160 Towers Geovany Soto, C, CHC
161 Eisenberg Jordan Walden, RP, LAA
162 Gonzalez Carlos Marmol, RP, CHC
163 White Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR
164 Lippman Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
165 Melchior Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
166 Goodwin Jhonny Peralta, SS, DET
167 Guerrera Jeff Francoeur, OF, KC
168 Gauna Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
Round 15
Pick Owner Player
169 Gauna Martin Prado, OF, ATL
170 Guerrera Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL
171 Goodwin Carlos Lee, OF, HOU
172 Melchior Kyle Farnsworth, RP, TB
173 Lippman Jason Motte, RP, STL
174 White Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL
175 Gonzalez Austin Jackson, OF, DET
176 Eisenberg Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY
177 Towers Adam Lind, 1B, TOR
178 Hurcomb Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
179 Madden Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
180 Tobin J.P. Arencibia, C, TOR
Round 16
Pick Owner Player
181 Tobin Colby Lewis, SP, TEX
182 Madden Mark Buehrle, SP, MIA
183 Hurcomb Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
184 Towers Francisco Liriano, SP, MIN
185 Eisenberg Drew Stubbs, OF, CIN
186 Gonzalez Jair Jurrjens, SP, ATL
187 White Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL
188 Lippman Vance Worley, SP, PHI
189 Melchior Tim Stauffer, SP, SD
190 Goodwin Brandon McCarthy, SP, OAK
191 Guerrera Gavin Floyd, SP, CHW
192 Gauna Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIA
Round 17
Pick Owner Player
193 Gauna Brandon League, RP, SEA
194 Guerrera Chris Perez, RP, CLE
195 Goodwin Matt Capps, RP, MIN
196 Melchior Daniel Bard, RP, BOS
197 Lippman Matt Joyce, OF, TB
198 White Huston Street, RP, SD
199 Gonzalez Carlos Pena, 1B, TB
200 Eisenberg Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK
201 Towers Cameron Maybin, OF, SD
202 Hurcomb Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
203 Madden Mike Leake, SP, CIN
204 Tobin Henderson Alvarez, SP, TOR
Round 18
Pick Owner Player
205 Tobin Brennan Boesch, OF, DET
206 Madden Mark Trumbo, 1B, LAA
207 Hurcomb Brandon Belt, OF, SF
208 Towers Bud Norris, SP, HOU
209 Eisenberg R.A. Dickey, SP, NYM
210 Gonzalez Russell Martin, C, NYY
211 White Ryan Dempster, SP, CHC
212 Lippman Ivan Nova, SP, NYY
213 Melchior Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
214 Goodwin Jose Tabata, OF, PIT
215 Guerrera Kelly Johnson, 2B, TOR
216 Gauna Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
Round 19
Pick Owner Player
217 Gauna Yonder Alonso, OF, SD
218 Guerrera Jeff Niemann, SP, TB
219 Goodwin Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD
220 Melchior James Loney, 1B, LAD
221 Lippman Ted Lilly, SP, LAD
222 White Scott Baker, SP, MIN
223 Gonzalez Frank Francisco, RP, NYM
224 Eisenberg Mike Minor, SP, ATL
225 Towers Edwin Jackson, SP, WAS
226 Hurcomb Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
227 Madden Kendrys Morales, 1B, LAA
228 Tobin Addison Reed, RP, CHW
Round 20
Pick Owner Player
229 Tobin Yadier Molina, C, STL
230 Madden Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA
231 Hurcomb Phil Hughes, SP, NYY
232 Towers Jason Kubel, OF, ARI
233 Eisenberg Daniel Murphy, 1B, NYM
234 Gonzalez David Freese, 3B, STL
235 White Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
236 Lippman Carlos Quentin, OF, SD
237 Melchior Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR
238 Goodwin Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
239 Guerrera Torii Hunter, OF, LAA
240 Gauna Delmon Young, OF, DET
Round 21
Pick Owner Player
241 Gauna Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR
242 Guerrera Chris Sale, RP, CHW
243 Goodwin Felipe Paulino, SP, KC
244 Melchior J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU
245 Lippman Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL
246 White Angel Pagan, OF, SF
247 Gonzalez Stephen Drew, SS, ARI
248 Eisenberg Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
249 Towers Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
250 Hurcomb Edinson Volquez, SP, SD
251 Madden Marco Scutaro, SS, COL
252 Tobin Tommy Milone, SP, OAK
Team by Team
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Ryan Braun, OF, MIL
2.9 Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
3.4 Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT
4.9 Lance Berkman, OF, STL
5.4 Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
6.9 Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
7.4 Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
8.9 Miguel Montero, C, ARI
9.4 Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
10.9 Michael Bourn, OF, ATL
11.4 Corey Hart, OF, MIL
12.9 Ryan Madson, RP, CIN
13.4 Wandy Rodriguez, SP, HOU
14.9 Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
15.4 Kyle Farnsworth, RP, TB
16.9 Tim Stauffer, SP, SD
17.4 Daniel Bard, RP, BOS
18.9 Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
19.4 James Loney, 1B, LAD
20.9 Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR
21.4 J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
2.4 Justin Upton, OF, ARI
3.9 Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
4.4 Jon Lester, SP, BOS
5.9 Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE
6.4 C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA
7.9 Billy Butler, U, KC
8.4 Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
9.9 Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
10.4 Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY
11.9 Jayson Werth, OF, WAS
12.4 Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL
13.9 John Danks, SP, CHW
14.4 Geovany Soto, C, CHC
15.9 Adam Lind, 1B, TOR
16.4 Francisco Liriano, SP, MIN
17.9 Cameron Maybin, OF, SD
18.4 Bud Norris, SP, HOU
19.9 Edwin Jackson, SP, WAS
20.4 Jason Kubel, OF, ARI
21.9 Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
Corey Guerrera
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
2.11 Jose Reyes, SS, MIA
3.2 Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
4.11 Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
5.2 Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
6.11 Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
7.2 Mike Napoli, C, TEX
8.11 Ervin Santana, SP, LAA
9.2 Nick Swisher, OF, NYY
10.11 Melky Cabrera, OF, SF
11.2 Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, CLE
12.11 Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
13.2 Jose Valverde, RP, DET
14.11 Jeff Francoeur, OF, KC
15.2 Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL
16.11 Gavin Floyd, SP, CHW
17.2 Chris Perez, RP, CLE
18.11 Kelly Johnson, 2B, TOR
19.2 Jeff Niemann, SP, TB
20.11 Torii Hunter, OF, LAA
21.2 Chris Sale, RP, CHW
Ed Gauna
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
2.12 Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA
3.1 Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL
4.12 Ricky Romero, SP, TOR
5.1 Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
6.12 Matt Wieters, C, BAL
7.1 Emilio Bonifacio, SS, MIA
8.12 Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
9.1 Ichiro Suzuki, OF, SEA
10.12 Doug Fister, SP, DET
11.1 J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
12.12 Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL
13.1 Sergio Santos, RP, TOR
14.12 Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
15.1 Martin Prado, OF, ATL
16.12 Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIA
17.1 Brandon League, RP, SEA
18.12 Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
19.1 Yonder Alonso, OF, SD
20.12 Delmon Young, OF, DET
21.1 Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
2.5 Justin Verlander, SP, DET
3.8 Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA
4.5 Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX
5.8 Brian McCann, C, ATL
6.5 Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
7.8 Josh Beckett, SP, BOS
8.5 Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
9.8 Anibal Sanchez, SP, MIA
10.5 Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
11.8 Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB
12.5 Carlos Beltran, OF, STL
13.8 Joakim Soria, RP, KC
14.5 Jordan Walden, RP, LAA
15.8 Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY
16.5 Drew Stubbs, OF, CIN
17.8 Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK
18.5 R.A. Dickey, SP, NYM
19.8 Mike Minor, SP, ATL
20.5 Daniel Murphy, 1B, NYM
21.8 Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
Jeff Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
2.8 Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
3.5 Carlos Santana, C, CLE
4.8 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
5.5 Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
6.8 Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
7.5 Michael Morse, 1B, WAS
8.8 Carl Crawford, OF, BOS
9.5 Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
10.8 Howard Kendrick, 2B, LAA
11.5 Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL
12.8 Adam Jones, OF, BAL
13.5 Andrew Bailey, RP, BOS
14.8 Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
15.5 Jason Motte, RP, STL
16.8 Vance Worley, SP, PHI
17.5 Matt Joyce, OF, TB
18.8 Ivan Nova, SP, NYY
19.5 Ted Lilly, SP, LAD
20.8 Carlos Quentin, OF, SD
21.5 Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
2.1 Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY
3.12 David Price, SP, TB
4.1 Shane Victorino, OF, PHI
5.12 Alex Gordon, OF, KC
6.1 Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
7.12 Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
8.1 Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
9.12 Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL
10.1 Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK
11.12 Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
12.1 Logan Morrison, OF, MIA
13.12 Joel Hanrahan, RP, PIT
14.1 Max Scherzer, SP, DET
15.12 J.P. Arencibia, C, TOR
16.1 Colby Lewis, SP, TEX
17.12 Henderson Alvarez, SP, TOR
18.1 Brennan Boesch, OF, DET
19.12 Addison Reed, RP, CHW
20.1 Yadier Molina, C, STL
21.12 Tommy Milone, SP, OAK
Kevin Goodwin
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
2.10 CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
3.3 Dan Haren, SP, LAA
4.10 Michael Young, 3B, TEX
5.3 Hunter Pence, OF, PHI
6.10 Alex Avila, C, DET
7.3 Chris Young, OF, ARI
8.10 Matt Garza, SP, CHC
9.3 John Axford, RP, MIL
10.10 Brian Wilson, RP, SF
11.3 Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
12.10 Gaby Sanchez, 1B, MIA
13.3 Ryan Roberts, 3B, ARI
14.10 Jhonny Peralta, SS, DET
15.3 Carlos Lee, OF, HOU
16.10 Brandon McCarthy, SP, OAK
17.3 Matt Capps, RP, MIN
18.10 Jose Tabata, OF, PIT
19.3 Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD
20.10 Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
21.3 Felipe Paulino, SP, KC
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS
2.3 Hanley Ramirez, SS, MIA
3.10 Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
4.3 Matt Holliday, OF, STL
5.10 Matt Cain, SP, SF
6.3 Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS
7.10 Joe Mauer, C, MIN
8.3 Mat Latos, SP, CIN
9.10 David Ortiz, U, BOS
10.3 Drew Storen, RP, WAS
11.10 Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
12.3 Derek Holland, SP, TEX
13.10 Dexter Fowler, OF, COL
14.3 Joe Nathan, RP, TEX
15.10 Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
16.3 Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
17.10 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
18.3 Brandon Belt, OF, SF
19.10 Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
20.3 Phil Hughes, SP, NYY
21.10 Edinson Volquez, SP, SD
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
2.2 Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
3.11 Zack Greinke, SP, MIL
4.2 Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
5.11 Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
6.2 Josh Johnson, SP, MIA
7.11 Buster Posey, C, SF
8.2 Andre Ethier, OF, LAD
9.11 Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX
10.2 Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
11.11 Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX
12.2 Jason Heyward, OF, ATL
13.11 Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
14.2 J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
15.11 Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
16.2 Mark Buehrle, SP, MIA
17.11 Mike Leake, SP, CIN
18.2 Mark Trumbo, 1B, LAA
19.11 Kendrys Morales, 1B, LAA
20.2 Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA
21.11 Marco Scutaro, SS, COL
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Matt Kemp, OF, LAD
2.7 Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
3.6 Ben Zobrist, 2B, TB
4.7 Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
5.6 James Shields, SP, TB
6.7 Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
7.6 Matt Moore, RP, TB
8.7 Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
9.6 Jesus Montero, C, SEA
10.7 Cory Luebke, RP, SD
11.6 Chris Carpenter, SP, STL
12.7 Lucas Duda, OF, NYM
13.6 Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
14.7 Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR
15.6 Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL
16.7 Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL
17.6 Huston Street, RP, SD
18.7 Ryan Dempster, SP, CHC
19.6 Scott Baker, SP, MIN
20.7 Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
21.6 Angel Pagan, OF, SF
Sergio Gonzalez
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, BOS
2.6 Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
3.7 Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
4.6 Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
5.7 David Wright, 3B, NYM
6.6 Daniel Hudson, SP, ARI
7.7 Jay Bruce, OF, CIN
8.6 Michael Pineda, SP, NYY
9.7 Heath Bell, RP, MIA
10.6 Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA
11.7 B.J. Upton, OF, TB
12.6 Justin Masterson, SP, CLE
13.7 Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
14.6 Carlos Marmol, RP, CHC
15.7 Austin Jackson, OF, DET
16.6 Jair Jurrjens, SP, ATL
17.7 Carlos Pena, 1B, TB
18.6 Russell Martin, C, NYY
19.7 Frank Francisco, RP, NYM
20.6 David Freese, 3B, STL
21.7 Stephen Drew, SS, ARI
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Report: Cardinals, Pirates leading charge for Jon Lester
by R.J. White |
(12:37 am ET) The Cardinals and Pirates are "pushing hardest" for Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, though the Dodgers are still involved as well, reports.

The Dodgers aren't going to part with one of their top prospects in a deal for Lester, who is set to become a free agent, and the Red Sox seem likely to pick up a better youngster from either of the NL Central contenders as a result. Lester is likely to be moved before Thursday's trade deadline.

Luis Valbuena homers in three-hit performance vs. Rockies
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 6-4 loss to the Rockies Wednesday.

Valbuena drove in a run with an infield single in the sixth inning. He then tied the game for the Cubs with a two-run blast in the eighth, but the Rockies were able to pull out a win in extra innings. Valbuena has hit .252/.335/.433 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 298 at-bats.

Wesley Wright surrenders two runs in loss vs. Rockies
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Cubs pitcher Wesley Wright was stuck with a loss Wednesday after giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks in one inning of work in his team's 6-4, 10-inning defeat against the Rockies.

Wright (0-2) has been hittable recently, and he hasn't managed to post an outing with no baserunners since July 5. He's surrendered four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings during that stretch. Wright owns a 2.84 ERA and 27:11 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings.

Adam Ottavino earns first career save Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Rockies pitcher Adam Ottavino gave up one hit and struck out one in a scoreless 10th inning Wednesday to earn his first career save in his team's 6-4 win over the Cubs.

Ottavino was the pitcher of choice for the opportunity after LaTroy Hawkins tossed two innings in Tuesday's 16-inning marathon. He owns a 3.80 ERA and 49:12 K:BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.

Dan Runzler heading to Japan after Triple-A release
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) The Giants released pitcher Dan Runzler from Triple-A Fresno Wednesday so that he could sign with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, the Associated Press reports.

Runzler hasn't pitched in the majors since making six appearances in 2012. He owned a 3.30 ERA and 53:36 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings with Fresno heading into play Wednesday.

Rob Scahill picks up first win Wednesday vs. Cubs
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Rockies pitcher Rob Scahill earned a win Wednesday, giving up a hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 6-4, 10-inning win over the Cubs.

Scahill (1-0) just joined the team Wednesday after the bullpen was taxed by a 16-inning game the previous night. He needed just 12 pitches to complete the bottom of the ninth inning, and his offense delivered two runs in the top of the 10th. Scahill owns a 5.68 ERA and 3:4 K:BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings.

Brett Anderson strikes out nine in no-decision vs. Cubs
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson didn't factor into Wednesday's decision after giving up two earned runs on 11 hits in seven innings while striking out nine and walking none in his team's 6-4 win over the Cubs.

Anderson was in line for a win before the bullpen blew an eighth-inning lead. It was his third straight quality start in the second half, and Anderson has surrendered just three earned runs in 20 1/3 innings during that stretch. He owns a 3.12 ERA and 27:13 K:BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. Anderson is scheduled to face the Cubs again next Wednesday, this time at home.

Travis Wood strikes out career-high 11 batters Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Cubs pitcher Travis Wood wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings and striking out a career-high 11 batters in his team's 6-4 loss to the Rockies.

Wood surrendered three runs in his first two innings to put himself in an early hole, then gave up another on an RBI double in the sixth. He hadn't topped seven strikeouts in a start since mid-April before posting his career-best mark Wednesday. Wood owns a 5.10 ERA and 108:55 K:BB ratio in 127 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies again Tuesday, this time in Colorado.

Josh Willingham homers, steals base Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Twins designated hitter Josh Willingham went 1 for 3 with a walk, a solo home run and a stolen base in his team's 3-2 loss to the Royals Wednesday.

Willingham's name has come up in trade rumors this month, but the team seems likely to hold on to him through the deadline, provided another team doesn't bowl them over with an offer. He has hit .223/.366/.436 with 11 home runs, 31 RBI and now one stolen base in 188 at-bats.

Greg Holland records 28th save Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland needed 28 pitches to pick up his 28th save Wednesday, issuing one walk and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to end his team's 3-2 win over the Twins.

Holland topped his previous season-high of 27 pitches in the outing but still managed to walk away with the save. He owns a 1.82 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 60:12 K:BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.