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2013 Draft Prep: Early 12-team, Head-to-Head mock

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In our first head-to-head mock draft for 2013, there were plenty of familiar names from past years in the early rounds, though there was one glaring exception. Once Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Ryan Braun went off the board with the first three picks, 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout was taken with pick No. 4. After just 179 major league games, it appears Trout is already considered to be among Fantasy's elites.

Pitchers are usually well represented among the top scorers in standard Head-to-Head formats, as was the case in 2012 when R.A. Dickey and Verlander were the two highest scorers overall, but in our mock draft, owners went for bats in the first two rounds. Only Verlander (second overall), Clayton Kershaw (12th) and David Price (21st) were selected among the first 24 picks. The real run on starters began in the third round, and Dickey was not taken until the first pick of the fifth round, reflecting the skepticism that many owners have about his chances for a repeat of last season. Relief-eligible pitchers starting going in the sixth round, and the first two taken -- Aroldis Chapman and Kris Medlen -- are both expected to be starters in 2013.

As far as hitters went, a premium was placed on the power positions -- first base and outfield. Within the first 19 picks, eight outfielders and four first basemen were taken. While high-producing talent is more scarce at other positions, owners were patient in pursuing third basemen, middle infielders and catchers.

While there weren't many surprises in the first five rounds, owners started to take chances in Round 6. Ian Desmond, Jacoby Ellsbury, Max Scherzer, Aroldis Chapman, Chris Sale and Kris Medlen -- all risks due to inconsistency or limited track records -- went in this round. And when did our owners start to get prospect fever? Minor league sensation Wil Myers, the prize sent to the Rays in the James Shields trade, was picked in the 12th round, but it wasn't until Trevor Bauer and Jurickson Profar were taken in the 17th round that we started to see prospects peppering the draft log.

Pick
Owner
Pick
Owner
1 Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer 7 Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
2 Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer 8 Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor
3 Bill Passonno Fantasy Writer 9 Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
4 Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Editor 10 Adam Moore, Fantasy Writer
5 Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com MLB blogger 11 Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor, Fantasy Sports
6 Al Melchior, Data Analyst 12 Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 White Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET
2 Mello Justin Verlander, SP, DET
3 Passonno Ryan Braun, LF, MIL
4 Lippman Mike Trout, CF, LAA
5 Snyder Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
6 Melchior Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
7 Madden Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
8 Hurcomb Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
9 Di Fino Matt Kemp, CF, LAD
10 Moore Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT
11 Tobin Jose Bautista, LF, TOR
12 Towers Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
Round 2
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
2 Tobin Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
3 Moore Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA
4 Di Fino Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
5 Hurcomb Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
6 Madden Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL
7 Melchior Josh Hamilton, CF, LAA
8 Snyder Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
9 Lippman David Price, SP, TB
10 Passonno Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
11 Mello Buster Posey, C, SF
12 White Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
Round 3
Pick Team Player
1 White Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
2 Mello Jason Heyward, RF, ATL
3 Passonno Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA
4 Lippman Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
5 Snyder Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
6 Melchior Ben Zobrist, RF, TB
7 Madden Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
8 Hurcomb Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
9 Di Fino Curtis Granderson, CF, NYY
10 Moore Hanley Ramirez, 3B, LAD
11 Tobin David Wright, 3B, NYM
12 Towers Matt Holliday, LF, STL
Round 4
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Billy Butler, 1B, KC
2 Tobin Justin Upton, RF, ARI
3 Moore Chase Headley, 3B, SD
4 Di Fino Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
5 Hurcomb Jay Bruce, RF, CIN
6 Madden Joe Mauer, C, MIN
7 Melchior Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
8 Snyder Alex Gordon, LF, KC
9 Lippman Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
10 Passonno Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
11 Mello Hunter Pence, RF, SF
12 White Allen Craig, 1B, STL
Round 5
Pick Team Player
1 White R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR
2 Mello Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
3 Passonno Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
4 Lippman Adam Jones, CF, BAL
5 Snyder Bryce Harper, RF, WAS
6 Melchior Carlos Santana, C, CLE
7 Madden CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
8 Hurcomb Matt Cain, SP, SF
9 Di Fino Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
10 Moore Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
11 Tobin Zack Greinke, SP, LAD
12 Towers Yoenis Cespedes, CF, OAK
Round 6
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
2 Tobin Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, BOS
3 Moore Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
4 Di Fino Max Scherzer, SP, DET
5 Hurcomb Shin-Soo Choo, RF, CIN
6 Madden Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
7 Melchior Chris Sale, SP, CHW
8 Snyder Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
9 Lippman Kris Medlen, RP, ATL
10 Passonno Michael Bourn, CF, ATL
11 Mello Corey Hart, 1B, MIL
12 White James Shields, SP, KC
Round 7
Pick Team Player
1 White Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
2 Mello Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
3 Passonno Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
4 Lippman Mat Latos, SP, CIN
5 Snyder Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
6 Melchior Carlos Beltran, CF, STL
7 Madden Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
8 Hurcomb David Ortiz, DH, BOS
9 Di Fino Jon Lester, SP, BOS
10 Moore Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI
11 Tobin Yadier Molina, C, STL
12 Towers Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
Round 8
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Matt Wieters, C, BAL
2 Tobin Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
3 Moore Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
4 Di Fino Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
5 Hurcomb Desmond Jennings, CF, TB
6 Madden Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
7 Melchior Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR
8 Snyder Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
9 Lippman Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
10 Passonno C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA
11 Mello Martin Prado, LF, ATL
12 White Austin Jackson, CF, DET
Round 9
Pick Team Player
1 White Nick Markakis, RF, BAL
2 Mello Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
3 Passonno Josh Johnson, SP, TOR
4 Lippman Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR
5 Snyder Matt Moore, SP, TB
6 Melchior Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
7 Madden Jake Peavy, SP, CHW
8 Hurcomb Doug Fister, SP, DET
9 Di Fino Jeff Samardzija, SP, CHC
10 Moore Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
11 Tobin Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
12 Towers Alex Rios, CF, CHW
Round 10
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Dan Haren, SP, WAS
2 Tobin B.J. Upton, CF, ATL
3 Moore Josh Willingham, LF, MIN
4 Di Fino Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
5 Hurcomb Wilin Rosario, C, COL
6 Madden Jason Motte, RP, STL
7 Melchior Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET
8 Snyder Nick Swisher, RF, NYY
9 Lippman Shane Victorino, CF, BOS
10 Passonno Nelson Cruz, RF, TEX
11 Mello Andre Ethier, RF, LAD
12 White Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
Round 11
Pick Team Player
1 White Mike Minor, SP, ATL
2 Mello Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
3 Passonno Mike Napoli, C, TEX
4 Lippman Lance Lynn, SP, STL
5 Snyder Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
6 Melchior Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA
7 Madden David Freese, 3B, STL
8 Hurcomb Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS
9 Di Fino Mark Trumbo, LF, LAA
10 Moore Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
11 Tobin Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
12 Towers Angel Pagan, CF, SF
Round 12
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Ryan Dempster, SP, TEX
2 Tobin Wil Myers, RF, KC
3 Moore Miguel Montero, C, ARI
4 Di Fino Carl Crawford, LF, LAD
5 Hurcomb Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
6 Madden Michael Morse, LF, WAS
7 Melchior A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT
8 Snyder Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
9 Lippman Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
10 Passonno Fernando Rodney, RP, TB
11 Mello Kyle Lohse, SP, STL
12 White Matt Harvey, SP, NYM
Round 13
Pick Team Player
1 White Victor Martinez, C, DET
2 Mello J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
3 Passonno Josh Reddick, LF, OAK
4 Lippman Brian McCann, C, ATL
5 Snyder Salvador Perez, C, KC
6 Melchior Josh Rutledge, SS, COL
7 Madden Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY
8 Hurcomb Matt Garza, SP, CHC
9 Di Fino Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
10 Moore Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY
11 Tobin Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
12 Towers Brett Anderson, SP, OAK
Round 14
Pick Team Player
1 Towers J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
2 Tobin Drew Storen, RP, WAS
3 Moore Jarrod Parker, SP, OAK
4 Di Fino Alexi Ogando, RP, TEX
5 Hurcomb Josh Beckett, SP, LAD
6 Madden Wade Miley, SP, ARI
7 Melchior Brandon McCarthy, SP, ARI
8 Snyder Joe Nathan, RP, TEX
9 Lippman Adam Eaton, LF, ARI
10 Passonno Vance Worley, SP, MIN
11 Mello Alfonso Soriano, LF, CHC
12 White Johan Santana, SP, NYM
Round 15
Pick Team Player
1 White A.J. Griffin, SP, OAK
2 Mello Jim Johnson, RP, BAL
3 Passonno Chris Perez, RP, CLE
4 Lippman Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
5 Snyder Mark Buehrle, SP, TOR
6 Melchior Sergio Romo, RP, SF
7 Madden Jayson Werth, RF, WAS
8 Hurcomb Huston Street, RP, SD
9 Di Fino Jesus Montero, C, SEA
10 Moore Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
11 Tobin Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL
12 Towers Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY
Round 16
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Wade Davis, RP, KC
2 Tobin Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF
3 Moore Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
4 Di Fino Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
5 Hurcomb John Axford, RP, MIL
6 Madden Dexter Fowler, CF, COL
7 Melchior Marco Estrada, SP, MIL
8 Snyder Tommy Milone, SP, OAK
9 Lippman Joel Hanrahan, RP, PIT
10 Passonno Phil Hughes, SP, NYY
11 Mello Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB
12 White Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
Round 17
Pick Team Player
1 White Alex Cobb, SP, TB
2 Mello Russell Martin, C, PIT
3 Passonno Norichika Aoki, OF, MIL
4 Lippman Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN
5 Snyder Rafael Soriano, RP, NYY
6 Melchior Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
7 Madden Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
8 Hurcomb Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY
9 Di Fino Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE
10 Moore Matt Harrison, SP, TEX
11 Tobin Michael Young, 1B, PHI
12 Towers Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
Round 18
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Tommy Hanson, SP, LAA
2 Tobin Shelby Miller, RP, STL
3 Moore Dan Straily, SP, OAK
4 Di Fino Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
5 Hurcomb Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW
6 Madden Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
7 Melchior Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
8 Snyder Torii Hunter, CF, DET
9 Lippman Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
10 Passonno Chris Carpenter, SP, STL
11 Mello Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
12 White Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA
Round 19
Pick Team Player
1 White Greg Holland, RP, KC
2 Mello Jose Valverde, RP, DET
3 Passonno Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
4 Lippman Addison Reed, RP, CHW
5 Snyder A.J. Pierzynski, C, CHW
6 Melchior Ryan Madson, RP, LAA
7 Madden Grant Balfour, RP, OAK
8 Hurcomb Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL
9 Di Fino Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYY
10 Moore Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI
11 Tobin Jason Vargas, SP, SEA
12 Towers Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN
Round 20
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN
2 Tobin Dylan Bundy, RP, BAL
3 Moore Ryan Ludwick, RF, CIN
4 Di Fino Hyun-Jin Ryu, P, LAD
5 Hurcomb Chris Young, CF, ARI
6 Madden Jason Kubel, LF, ARI
7 Melchior Michael Brantley, CF, CLE
8 Snyder Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
9 Lippman Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
10 Passonno Brian Wilson, RP, SF
11 Mello Bronson Arroyo, SP, CIN
12 White Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
Round 21
Pick Team Player
1 White Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU
2 Mello Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
3 Passonno Alex Avila, C, DET
4 Lippman Denard Span, CF, WAS
5 Snyder Brett Gardner, CF, NYY
6 Melchior Mike Zunino, C, SEA
7 Madden Chris Davis, RF, BAL
8 Hurcomb Brandon League, RP, LAD
9 Di Fino Cody Ross, CF, BOS
10 Moore Ben Revere, CF, PHI
11 Tobin Casey Janssen, RP, TOR
12 Towers Logan Morrison, LF, MIA
 
Team by Team
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Matt Kemp, CF, LAD
2.4 Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
3.9 Curtis Granderson, CF, NYY
4.4 Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
5.9 Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
6.4 Max Scherzer, SP, DET
7.9 Jon Lester, SP, BOS
8.4 Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
9.9 Jeff Samardzija, SP, CHC
10.4 Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
11.9 Mark Trumbo, LF, LAA
12.4 Carl Crawford, LF, LAD
13.9 Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
14.4 Alexi Ogando, RP, TEX
15.9 Jesus Montero, C, SEA
16.4 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
17.9 Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE
18.4 Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
19.9 Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYY
20.4 Hyun-Jin Ryu, P, LAD
21.9 Cody Ross, CF, BOS
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
2.5 Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
3.8 Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
4.5 Jay Bruce, RF, CIN
5.8 Matt Cain, SP, SF
6.5 Shin-Soo Choo, RF, CIN
7.8 David Ortiz, DH, BOS
8.5 Desmond Jennings, CF, TB
9.8 Doug Fister, SP, DET
10.5 Wilin Rosario, C, COL
11.8 Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS
12.5 Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
13.8 Matt Garza, SP, CHC
14.5 Josh Beckett, SP, LAD
15.8 Huston Street, RP, SD
16.5 John Axford, RP, MIL
17.8 Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY
18.5 Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW
19.8 Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL
20.5 Chris Young, CF, ARI
21.8 Brandon League, RP, LAD
Jeff Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Mike Trout, CF, LAA
2.9 David Price, SP, TB
3.4 Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
4.9 Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
5.4 Adam Jones, CF, BAL
6.9 Kris Medlen, RP, ATL
7.4 Mat Latos, SP, CIN
8.9 Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
9.4 Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR
10.9 Shane Victorino, CF, BOS
11.4 Lance Lynn, SP, STL
12.9 Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
13.4 Brian McCann, C, ATL
14.9 Adam Eaton, LF, ARI
15.4 Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
16.9 Joel Hanrahan, RP, PIT
17.4 Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN
18.9 Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
19.4 Addison Reed, RP, CHW
20.9 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
21.4 Denard Span, CF, WAS
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
2.6 Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL
3.7 Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
4.6 Joe Mauer, C, MIN
5.7 CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
6.6 Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
7.7 Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
8.6 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
9.7 Jake Peavy, SP, CHW
10.6 Jason Motte, RP, STL
11.7 David Freese, 3B, STL
12.6 Michael Morse, LF, WAS
13.7 Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY
14.6 Wade Miley, SP, ARI
15.7 Jayson Werth, RF, WAS
16.6 Dexter Fowler, CF, COL
17.7 Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
18.6 Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
19.7 Grant Balfour, RP, OAK
20.6 Jason Kubel, LF, ARI
21.7 Chris Davis, RF, BAL
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
2.7 Josh Hamilton, CF, LAA
3.6 Ben Zobrist, RF, TB
4.7 Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
5.6 Carlos Santana, C, CLE
6.7 Chris Sale, SP, CHW
7.6 Carlos Beltran, CF, STL
8.7 Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR
9.6 Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
10.7 Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET
11.6 Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA
12.7 A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT
13.6 Josh Rutledge, SS, COL
14.7 Brandon McCarthy, SP, ARI
15.6 Sergio Romo, RP, SF
16.7 Marco Estrada, SP, MIL
17.6 Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
18.7 Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
19.6 Ryan Madson, RP, LAA
20.7 Michael Brantley, CF, CLE
21.6 Mike Zunino, C, SEA
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Justin Verlander, SP, DET
2.11 Buster Posey, C, SF
3.2 Jason Heyward, RF, ATL
4.11 Hunter Pence, RF, SF
5.2 Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
6.11 Corey Hart, 1B, MIL
7.2 Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
8.11 Martin Prado, LF, ATL
9.2 Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
10.11 Andre Ethier, RF, LAD
11.2 Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
12.11 Kyle Lohse, SP, STL
13.2 J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
14.11 Alfonso Soriano, LF, CHC
15.2 Jim Johnson, RP, BAL
16.11 Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB
17.2 Russell Martin, C, PIT
18.11 Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
19.2 Jose Valverde, RP, DET
20.11 Bronson Arroyo, SP, CIN
21.2 Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
Adam Moore
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT
2.3 Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA
3.10 Hanley Ramirez, 3B, LAD
4.3 Chase Headley, 3B, SD
5.10 Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
6.3 Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
7.10 Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI
8.3 Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
9.10 Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
10.3 Josh Willingham, LF, MIN
11.10 Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
12.3 Miguel Montero, C, ARI
13.10 Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY
14.3 Jarrod Parker, SP, OAK
15.10 Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
16.3 Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
17.10 Matt Harrison, SP, TEX
18.3 Dan Straily, SP, OAK
19.10 Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI
20.3 Ryan Ludwick, RF, CIN
21.10 Ben Revere, CF, PHI
Bill Passonno
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Ryan Braun, LF, MIL
2.10 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
3.3 Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA
4.10 Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
5.3 Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
6.10 Michael Bourn, CF, ATL
7.3 Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
8.10 C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA
9.3 Josh Johnson, SP, TOR
10.10 Nelson Cruz, RF, TEX
11.3 Mike Napoli, C, TEX
12.10 Fernando Rodney, RP, TB
13.3 Josh Reddick, LF, OAK
14.10 Vance Worley, SP, MIN
15.3 Chris Perez, RP, CLE
16.10 Phil Hughes, SP, NYY
17.3 Norichika Aoki, OF, MIL
18.10 Chris Carpenter, SP, STL
19.3 Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
20.10 Brian Wilson, RP, SF
21.3 Alex Avila, C, DET
Matt Snyder
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
2.8 Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
3.5 Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
4.8 Alex Gordon, LF, KC
5.5 Bryce Harper, RF, WAS
6.8 Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
7.5 Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
8.8 Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
9.5 Matt Moore, SP, TB
10.8 Nick Swisher, RF, NYY
11.5 Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
12.8 Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
13.5 Salvador Perez, C, KC
14.8 Joe Nathan, RP, TEX
15.5 Mark Buehrle, SP, TOR
16.8 Tommy Milone, SP, OAK
17.5 Rafael Soriano, RP, NYY
18.8 Torii Hunter, CF, DET
19.5 A.J. Pierzynski, C, CHW
20.8 Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
21.5 Brett Gardner, CF, NYY
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Jose Bautista, LF, TOR
2.2 Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
3.11 David Wright, 3B, NYM
4.2 Justin Upton, RF, ARI
5.11 Zack Greinke, SP, LAD
6.2 Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, BOS
7.11 Yadier Molina, C, STL
8.2 Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
9.11 Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
10.2 B.J. Upton, CF, ATL
11.11 Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
12.2 Wil Myers, RF, KC
13.11 Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
14.2 Drew Storen, RP, WAS
15.11 Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL
16.2 Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF
17.11 Michael Young, 1B, PHI
18.2 Shelby Miller, RP, STL
19.11 Jason Vargas, SP, SEA
20.2 Dylan Bundy, RP, BAL
21.11 Casey Janssen, RP, TOR
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
2.1 Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
3.12 Matt Holliday, LF, STL
4.1 Billy Butler, 1B, KC
5.12 Yoenis Cespedes, CF, OAK
6.1 Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
7.12 Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
8.1 Matt Wieters, C, BAL
9.12 Alex Rios, CF, CHW
10.1 Dan Haren, SP, WAS
11.12 Angel Pagan, CF, SF
12.1 Ryan Dempster, SP, TEX
13.12 Brett Anderson, SP, OAK
14.1 J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
15.12 Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY
16.1 Wade Davis, RP, KC
17.12 Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
18.1 Tommy Hanson, SP, LAA
19.12 Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN
20.1 Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN
21.12 Logan Morrison, LF, MIA
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET
2.12 Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
3.1 Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
4.12 Allen Craig, 1B, STL
5.1 R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR
6.12 James Shields, SP, KC
7.1 Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
8.12 Austin Jackson, CF, DET
9.1 Nick Markakis, RF, BAL
10.12 Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
11.1 Mike Minor, SP, ATL
12.12 Matt Harvey, SP, NYM
13.1 Victor Martinez, C, DET
14.12 Johan Santana, SP, NYM
15.1 A.J. Griffin, SP, OAK
16.12 Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
17.1 Alex Cobb, SP, TB
18.12 Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA
19.1 Greg Holland, RP, KC
20.12 Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
21.1 Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU

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Rays' Cash: Desmond Jennings been on fire offensively all spring
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(8:15 am ET) It took 12 games for Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings to hit his first home run this spring, but despite the lack of home run power, the 28-year-old outfielder is still doing pretty well in Grapefruit League games.

Jennings, who hit a solo home run Thursday against the Yankees, is batting .483 (14 for 29) with two RBI, four runs, four walks and two stolen bases.

“He’s been on fire all spring, his at-bats, everything,” manager Kevin Cash said, per The Tampa Tribune. “The impressive thing is, the other day he didn’t have his best day, looked a little lot of sorts, but he came back two days after that and just erased it. He’s knocking balls all over the place.”


Athletics' Jesse Chavez happy with spring showing
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:55 am ET) Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out one in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Giants.

Chavez, who was on the mound just two days after the birth of his daughter, is happy with his performance this spring, the Bay Area News Group reports.

"I feel good," Chavez said. "I’ve put some men on, but I’ve pitched out of some jams. I’ve showed them I won’t let it snowball."

Chavez believes he needs to improve at changing the eye level of batters.

"I’ve got to get them to change eye levels better," Chavez said. "The last two or three starts, I haven’t been able to do that. The pitches that I’m trying to elevate they’re fouling off (instead of swinging and missing) and that runs up my pitch count."

Chavez has posted a 4.50 ERA in 16 innings as he competes for a spot in the rotation.


Giants' Bochy: Joe Panik pressing, remains starter at second base
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:09 am ET) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that while infielder Joe Panik might be pressing, he remains the team's starter at second base without reservations, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Panik is just 8 for 50 this spring after going hitless in four at-bats Thursday, though he has delivered three doubles and two home runs. He's looking for a strong follow-up to an impressive rookie season in which he hit .305/.343/.368 in 269 at-bats.


Pirates P A.J. Burnett changes tune about shifting
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(12:38 am ET) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett has not had the highest of opinions when it comes to infield-shifting in the past. In 2013, he let some reporters know what he thought about shifting at the time.

When asked about a shift of shortstop Clint Barmes that year, Burnett stated, “I do not have a problem with (Barmes), I had a problem with the (expletive) shift. We play people in the wrong spot.”

But Burnett seemed to change his tune when reflecting upon the subject.

“As much as I complained about the shifts, they helped,” Burnett said. “They really did. It's that one a game, you've got a no-hitter for four or five innings and one gets through, and where you're like … ‘(expletive) shift.'

“But (shifts) saves you more than anything, and that's the truth.”

The 38-year-old has lost some steam on his fastball at this point in his career and he knows that.

“It took me getting a little older to realize that I'm not able to blow it by guys anymore and ground balls are just as good,” he said.

Burnett has posted a 6.39 ERA with nine earned runs, eight walks and 12 strikeouts in four starts this spring.


Time running out for Matt Lindstrom to win spot with Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:35 am ET) Angels pticher Matt Lindstrom can opt out of his contract if he's not placed on the active roster five days before the regular-season opener, and he believes he may not have an opening to fill in the bullpen, MLB.com reports.

"There's a ton of guys in here that have shown they can compete at this level," Lindstrom said. "I just hope I can be one of those guys that breaks camp with the team. It'd be fun to be on a team like this, that has so much potential, especially with how many games they won last year. The pitching staff's going to be solid no matter which way they go, but I'm hoping to be a part of that."

Lindstrom has given up seven runs in 4 2/3 spring innings but is excited about how his arm feels this spring.

"I can just tell the ball's coming out better," Lindstrom said. "Hopefully, that can just translate to outs."


Giants' Tim Lincecum strikes out seven Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:22 am ET) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks in five innings while racking up seven strikeouts in Thursday's spring start against the A's.

"It comes down to one or two pitches per inning," Lincecum said on alternating good and bad innings, per MLB.com. "I just have to keep my pitches down. The ones that they're hitting are the ones that are up. Leadoff batters are locking in to some of the first pitches."

Lincecum has dealt with neck issues and mediocre performances but has looked much better over the last week, following a one-run outing Saturday by matching his seven strikeouts in his previous four outings. He appears on track to open the season as the team's No. 5 starter.


Rockies' Brandon Barnes displays new swing this spring
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:16 am ET) Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes brought a brand-new swing to spring training that features a high leg kick as he looks to cut down the strikeouts and "be the best version of me," the Denver Post reports.

"I tried to refine who I am and what type of player I am in the box," Barnes said Thursday. "I'm not a guy who's going to hit 30 home runs. I know that. I'm the big guy who needs to be a pest, drive the ball into gaps, hit doubles, use my speed to my advantage, bunt, all those things."

Barnes lost 10 pounds this offseason as he looked to come to camp more athletic and less stiff in the batter's box.

"We have this tremendous athlete, and you see him in the outfield and it shows up daily," manager Walt Weiss said. "But you saw him in the box last season, and there was some stiffness to his approach. And I'm saying, 'Be that guy in the box.' It made sense to him."

Barnes indicated that he's committed to the new approach that pulls the focus away from home runs.

"I had to go back and do some soul-searching to figure out who I was," Barnes said. "I'm the guy who goes out and plays really hard."


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo goes hitless in return Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) returned to the lineup Thursday, going 0 for 4 while serving as the designated hitter in his team's 6-3 win over the Rockies.

Choo had been sidelined since March 15 due to a triceps injury and was reported to be targeting a return Saturday, but he was able to remain in for the entire game Thursday, picking up four at-bats in his role as DH. He's managed just four hits in 22 at-bats this spring.


Rangers' Fujikawa confident in return from Tommy John surgery
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch Friday, and the Rangers will be keeping a close eye on the pitcher to determine if he has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery or if he'll need time in the minors to open the season, MLB.com reports.

Fujikawa hasn't allowed a run in four Cactus League outings but has struggled a bit in two camp games. He remains confident his recovery is on track.

"This is still spring training, not the regular season," Fujikawa said. "It's only going to get better. Coming into spring training, the surgery was out of my mind. As a player, I am really confident. I am not sure what my role will be, but I'll be confident whatever the situation is."

Manager Jeff Banister is looking for the pitcher to build off his spring success.

"The guy is coming off Tommy John," Banister said. "There are good days and bad days. He has logged a couple of good ones. Let's see that continue."


Twins Trevor Plouffe wants to cement his place at third
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is completely aware of the threat that Miguel Sano brings when it comes to the third base spot. Sano is considered by many to be a can't-miss player. But Plouffe is trying not to let that affect him or his play. 

“You can’t think about anything like that,” Plouffe said. “You can’t worry about what other people are saying about you. I’m more focused on getting this organization out of this rut that we’ve dug ourselves over the last four years.”

After moving around the infield for years, Plouffe seems to have found his place at third. The 28-year-old has a batting average of .245 with 62 home runs, 224 RBI and 398 strikeouts in five seasons.


 
 
 
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