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2013 Draft Prep: 12-team Head-to-Head mock draft

Senior Fantasy Writer
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The Offseason of Fun continued here at CBSSports.com on February 7, as the staff participated in our third official mock draft: a Head-to-Head points league format with 12 teams. We had our first go-round in mid-December, before we compiled our Top 300 and position-by-position rankings, so the crew was a little more seasoned and had a somewhat better feel for "where Player X is going to go" this time around.

As it happened in our earlier Head-to-Head mock, Miguel Cabrera was the No. 1 overall pick. But philosophies shifted a bit in the two-month gap: in December, both Justin Verlander (No. 2 overall) and Clayton Kershaw (No. 12 overall) were taken in the first round. But in the February version, they dropped to the second round, with Verlander being taken at No. 14 and Kershaw at No. 19. The two players nudging their way into the first round? Prince Fielder (No. 14 in December, No. 9 in February) and Giancarlo Stanton (No. 15 in December, No. 11 in February). Will the trend continue? Most likely.

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We're beginning to notice a decent amount of depth with pitchers this season -- Matt Moore and Matt Garza, for instance, were still available in the 10th round -- and there's a healthy amount of risk-taking to be had, with bounceback candidates like Jon Lester (ninth round), Tim Lincecum (11th round) and Josh Beckett (15th round) dropping several rounds from their 2011 spots. With that kind of talent available relatively late, those early round picks can be used on impact bats instead. Especially knowing that, in points formats, you can cover your RP spots with point-accruing starters like Kris Medlen (fifth round), Aroldis Chapman (eighth round), Alexi Ogando (12th round), Hisashi Iwakuma (13th round), Andrew Cashner (21st round), and Wade Davis (undrafted).

As far as the hot-button players (at least hot-button for February), Alex Rodriguez went undrafted after being selected in the 21st round of the December draft. Carl Crawford went in the 10th round after being taken in the 12th in December. Mike Napoli jumped from the 11th round to the ninth. Carlos Ruiz, who is suspended for the first 25 games of the season, was taken in the 19th round in December but went undrafted here. Melky Cabrera rose from the eighth round to the sixth. Ryan Howard went from the 10th round in December to the 14th in February. Bryce Harper jumped from the fifth round to the fourth. Justin Upton saw a bump from the fourth round to the third, following his trade to Atlanta.

In the "Ponts League Darlings" category, Alex Gordon was taken in the third round (after being taken in the fourth in December), newly acquired Diamondback Martin Prado went from the eighth round in December to the seventh in February and Ben Zobrist saw a minor dip, dropping from the third round in December to the fourth round in February.

Some random observations on the draft in a vacuum:

Ryan Zimmerman in the fourth round could be a great bargain, assuming the shoulder issues that have dogged him recently are a thing of the past.

Mark Teixeira, Billy Butler and Allen Craig are probably going to be picked in close proximity to each other this year. It seems like when one is off the board, the other two are taken in a minor panic by drafters, as there's a bit of a tier drop-off at that point to the Freddie Freeman-led group. There could be a solid 25 picks between the last of the Teixeira-Butler-Craig triumvirate and the start of the Freeman contingent of first basemen.

Huston Street in the 20th round is proof that you can wait on a closer in points formats, since some RP slots are being filled with starters who carry RP eligibility.

Andrelton Simmons in the 21st round of a points league could turn out to be a tremendous steal.

As we get closer to spring training, I would expect people to take a second look at Carlos Quentin's stats and move up ahead of the 17th round. He is the perfect, "Oh, I forgot about him!" pick in mock drafts (which is part of the value of doing some mocks yourself before Draft Day).

We also recorded a podcast while we were drafting, which you can listen to here. There's some cool insight on how we hemmed and hawed over picks, which players were in our queues at the time and which early picks we liked and hated.

The participants ...

1. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
3. Adam Aizer, Fantasy Video/Podcast Host
4. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
5. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
7. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
8. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
9. Jameson Fleming, CBSSports.com Social Media Coordinator
10. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
11. Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
12. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor

Below, find the results of our second Head-to-Head, and third overall, mock draft of the offseason. Stay tuned for many more to come over the next several weeks

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Richard Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET
2 Towers Ryan Braun, OF, MIL
3 Aizer Mike Trout, OF, LAA
4 Tobin Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
5 Di Fino Matt Kemp, OF, LAD
6 Melchior Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
7 Eisenberg Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
8 White Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT
9 Fleming Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
10 Lippman Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
11 Mello Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA
12 Hurcomb Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Hurcomb Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
14 Mello Justin Verlander, SP, DET
15 Lippman Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA
16 Fleming David Price, SP, TB
17 White Buster Posey, C, SF
18 Eisenberg Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL
19 Melchior Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
20 Di Fino Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
21 Tobin Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
22 Aizer Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
23 Towers Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA
24 Richard Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Richard Justin Upton, OF, ATL
26 Towers David Wright, 3B, NYM
27 Aizer Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
28 Tobin Matt Holliday, OF, STL
29 Di Fino Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
30 Melchior Alex Gordon, OF, KC
31 Eisenberg Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
32 White Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
33 Fleming Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
34 Lippman Matt Cain, SP, SF
35 Mello Joe Mauer, C, MIN
36 Hurcomb Zack Greinke, SP, LAD
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Hurcomb Bryce Harper, OF, WAS
38 Mello Chase Headley, 3B, SD
39 Lippman CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
40 Fleming Jay Bruce, OF, CIN
41 White Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
42 Eisenberg Ben Zobrist, OF, TB
43 Melchior Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
44 Di Fino Hanley Ramirez, 3B, LAD
45 Tobin Carlos Santana, C, CLE
46 Aizer Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
47 Towers Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
48 Richard R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Richard Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS
50 Towers Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK
51 Aizer Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
52 Tobin Allen Craig, 1B, STL
53 Di Fino Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CIN
54 Melchior Billy Butler, 1B, KC
55 Eisenberg Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
56 White Jason Heyward, OF, ATL
57 Fleming Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
58 Lippman Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
59 Mello Kris Medlen, RP, ATL
60 Hurcomb Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Hurcomb David Ortiz, U, BOS
62 Mello Matt Wieters, C, BAL
63 Lippman Chris Sale, SP, CHW
64 Fleming Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
65 White Adam Jones, OF, BAL
66 Eisenberg Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
67 Melchior Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR
68 Di Fino Max Scherzer, SP, DET
69 Tobin Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
70 Aizer Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
71 Towers James Shields, SP, KC
72 Richard Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Richard Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
74 Towers Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
75 Aizer Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
76 Tobin Martin Prado, OF, ARI
77 Di Fino Mat Latos, SP, CIN
78 Melchior Yadier Molina, C, STL
79 Eisenberg Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
80 White Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
81 Fleming Jake Peavy, SP, CHW
82 Lippman Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
83 Mello Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
84 Hurcomb Jeff Samardzija, SP, CHC
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Hurcomb Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
86 Mello Alex Rios, OF, CHW
87 Lippman Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
88 Fleming Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI
89 White Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
90 Eisenberg Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
91 Melchior Shane Victorino, OF, BOS
92 Di Fino Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
93 Tobin Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
94 Aizer Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
95 Towers Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
96 Richard C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Richard Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
98 Towers Mike Napoli, C, BOS
99 Aizer Miguel Montero, C, ARI
100 Tobin Josh Johnson, SP, TOR
101 Di Fino Mark Trumbo, OF, LAA
102 Melchior Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
103 Eisenberg Michael Bourn, OF, ATL
104 White Jon Lester, SP, BOS
105 Fleming B.J. Upton, OF, ATL
106 Lippman Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
107 Mello Doug Fister, SP, DET
108 Hurcomb Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Hurcomb Dan Haren, SP, WAS
110 Mello Carlos Beltran, OF, STL
111 Lippman Austin Jackson, OF, DET
112 Fleming Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR
113 White Mike Minor, SP, ATL
114 Eisenberg Jason Motte, RP, STL
115 Melchior Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
116 Di Fino Carl Crawford, OF, LAD
117 Tobin Matt Moore, SP, TB
118 Aizer Fernando Rodney, RP, TB
119 Towers Matt Garza, SP, CHC
120 Richard Jim Johnson, RP, BAL
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Richard Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
122 Towers Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
123 Aizer Lance Lynn, SP, STL
124 Tobin Rafael Soriano, RP, WAS
125 Di Fino Victor Martinez, U, DET
126 Melchior Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY
127 Eisenberg Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
128 White Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
129 Fleming Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET
130 Lippman Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY
131 Mello Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
132 Hurcomb Hunter Pence, OF, SF
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Hurcomb Wilin Rosario, C, COL
134 Mello Wade Miley, SP, ARI
135 Lippman A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT
136 Fleming Shelby Miller, RP, STL
137 White Matt Harvey, SP, NYM
138 Eisenberg Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
139 Melchior Shaun Marcum, SP, NYM
140 Di Fino Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS
141 Tobin Brett Anderson, SP, OAK
142 Aizer Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
143 Towers Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA
144 Richard Alexi Ogando, RP, TEX
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Richard Josh Reddick, OF, OAK
146 Towers Joe Nathan, RP, TEX
147 Aizer Sergio Romo, RP, SF
148 Tobin Wil Myers, OF, TB
149 Di Fino Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA
150 Melchior Josh Rutledge, SS, COL
151 Eisenberg Chris Perez, RP, CLE
152 White Kyle Lohse, SP, STL
153 Fleming A.J. Griffin, SP, OAK
154 Lippman Phil Hughes, SP, NYY
155 Mello Joel Hanrahan, RP, BOS
156 Hurcomb Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Hurcomb Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
158 Mello Ryan Dempster, SP, BOS
159 Lippman Brian McCann, C, ATL
160 Fleming Erasmo Ramirez, SP, SEA
161 White Jarrod Parker, SP, OAK
162 Eisenberg Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
163 Melchior Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
164 Di Fino Jayson Werth, OF, WAS
165 Tobin Nick Swisher, OF, CLE
166 Aizer Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX
167 Towers Tommy Milone, SP, OAK
168 Richard Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Richard Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF
170 Towers Ichiro Suzuki, OF, NYY
171 Aizer Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
172 Tobin Josh Beckett, SP, LAD
173 Di Fino Ricky Romero, SP, TOR
174 Melchior Norichika Aoki, OF, MIL
175 Eisenberg Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL
176 White Marco Estrada, SP, MIL
177 Fleming Salvador Perez, C, KC
178 Lippman Andre Ethier, OF, LAD
179 Mello J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
180 Hurcomb Mike Fiers, SP, MIL
Round 16
Pick Team Player
181 Hurcomb Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
182 Mello Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA
183 Lippman J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
184 Fleming Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL
185 White Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
186 Eisenberg Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
187 Melchior Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
188 Di Fino Tommy Hanson, SP, LAA
189 Tobin Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW
190 Aizer Michael Morse, OF, SEA
191 Towers Jesus Montero, C, SEA
192 Richard Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
Round 17
Pick Team Player
193 Richard Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
194 Towers Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
195 Aizer Adam Eaton, OF, ARI
196 Tobin Johan Santana, SP, NYM
197 Di Fino Carlos Quentin, OF, SD
198 Melchior Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
199 Eisenberg Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY
200 White Angel Pagan, OF, SF
201 Fleming Cory Luebke, SP, SD
202 Lippman Matt Harrison, SP, TEX
203 Mello Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
204 Hurcomb Greg Holland, RP, KC
Round 18
Pick Team Player
205 Hurcomb Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE
206 Mello Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
207 Lippman Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB
208 Fleming Dexter Fowler, OF, COL
209 White Corey Hart, 1B, MIL
210 Eisenberg Ryan Doumit, C, MIN
211 Melchior Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
212 Di Fino Alex Avila, C, DET
213 Tobin David Freese, 3B, STL
214 Aizer James McDonald, SP, PIT
215 Towers Steve Cishek, RP, MIA
216 Richard Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
Round 19
Pick Team Player
217 Richard Mark Buehrle, SP, TOR
218 Towers Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD
219 Aizer Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY
220 Tobin Bruce Rondon, RP, DET
221 Di Fino Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
222 Melchior Vance Worley, SP, MIN
223 Eisenberg Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR
224 White Alex Cobb, SP, TB
225 Fleming John Axford, RP, MIL
226 Lippman Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL
227 Mello Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, LAD
228 Hurcomb Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW
Round 20
Pick Team Player
229 Hurcomb Michael Brantley, OF, CLE
230 Mello Alfonso Soriano, OF, CHC
231 Lippman Dan Straily, SP, OAK
232 Fleming Addison Reed, RP, CHW
233 White Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
234 Eisenberg Justin Masterson, SP, CLE
235 Melchior Ryan Madson, RP, LAA
236 Di Fino Huston Street, RP, SD
237 Tobin Ben Revere, OF, PHI
238 Aizer Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
239 Towers Grant Balfour, RP, OAK
240 Richard Brandon McCarthy, SP, ARI
Round 21
Pick Team Player
241 Richard Kendrys Morales, 1B, SEA
242 Towers Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL
243 Aizer Stephen Drew, SS, BOS
244 Tobin Dylan Bundy, RP, BAL
245 Di Fino Andrew Cashner, RP, SD
246 Melchior Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC
247 Eisenberg Ivan Nova, SP, NYY
248 White Casey Janssen, RP, TOR
249 Fleming Oscar Taveras, OF, STL
250 Lippman Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD
251 Mello Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL
252 Hurcomb Julio Teheran, SP, ATL
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Mike Trout, OF, LAA
2.10 Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
3.3 Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
4.10 Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
5.3 Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
6.10 Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
7.3 Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL
8.10 Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
9.3 Miguel Montero, C, ARI
10.10 Fernando Rodney, RP, TB
11.3 Lance Lynn, SP, STL
12.10 Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
13.3 Sergio Romo, RP, SF
14.10 Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX
15.3 Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
16.10 Michael Morse, OF, SEA
17.3 Adam Eaton, OF, ARI
18.10 James McDonald, SP, PIT
19.3 Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY
20.10 Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
21.3 Stephen Drew, SS, BOS
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Matt Kemp, OF, LAD
2.8 Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
3.5 Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS
4.8 Hanley Ramirez, 3B, LAD
5.5 Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CIN
6.8 Max Scherzer, SP, DET
7.5 Mat Latos, SP, CIN
8.8 Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
9.5 Mark Trumbo, OF, LAA
10.8 Carl Crawford, OF, LAD
11.5 Victor Martinez, U, DET
12.8 Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS
13.5 Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA
14.8 Jayson Werth, OF, WAS
15.5 Ricky Romero, SP, TOR
16.8 Tommy Hanson, SP, LAA
17.5 Carlos Quentin, OF, SD
18.8 Alex Avila, C, DET
19.5 Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
20.8 Huston Street, RP, SD
21.5 Andrew Cashner, RP, SD
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
2.6 Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL
3.7 Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
4.6 Ben Zobrist, OF, TB
5.7 Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
6.6 Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS
7.7 Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL
8.6 Ian Kennedy, SP, ARI
9.7 Michael Bourn, OF, ATL
10.6 Jason Motte, RP, STL
11.7 Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
12.6 Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
13.7 Chris Perez, RP, CLE
14.6 Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
15.7 Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL
16.6 Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI
17.7 Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY
18.6 Ryan Doumit, C, MIN
19.7 Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR
20.6 Justin Masterson, SP, CLE
21.7 Ivan Nova, SP, NYY
Jameson Fleming
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
2.4 David Price, SP, TB
3.9 Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
4.4 Jay Bruce, OF, CIN
5.9 Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL
6.4 Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
7.9 Jake Peavy, SP, CHW
8.4 Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI
9.9 B.J. Upton, OF, ATL
10.4 Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR
11.9 Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET
12.4 Shelby Miller, RP, STL
13.9 A.J. Griffin, SP, OAK
14.4 Erasmo Ramirez, SP, SEA
15.9 Salvador Perez, C, KC
16.4 Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL
17.9 Cory Luebke, SP, SD
18.4 Dexter Fowler, OF, COL
19.9 John Axford, RP, MIL
20.4 Addison Reed, RP, CHW
21.9 Oscar Taveras, OF, STL
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
2.1 Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
3.12 Zack Greinke, SP, LAD
4.1 Bryce Harper, OF, WAS
5.12 Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
6.1 David Ortiz, U, BOS
7.12 Jeff Samardzija, SP, CHC
8.1 Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
9.12 Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
10.1 Dan Haren, SP, WAS
11.12 Hunter Pence, OF, SF
12.1 Wilin Rosario, C, COL
13.12 Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL
14.1 Tim Hudson, SP, ATL
15.12 Mike Fiers, SP, MIL
16.1 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
17.12 Greg Holland, RP, KC
18.1 Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE
19.12 Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW
20.1 Michael Brantley, OF, CLE
21.12 Julio Teheran, SP, ATL
Jeff Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
2.3 Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA
3.10 Matt Cain, SP, SF
4.3 CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
5.10 Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
6.3 Chris Sale, SP, CHW
7.10 Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
8.3 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
9.10 Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
10.3 Austin Jackson, OF, DET
11.10 Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY
12.3 A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT
13.10 Phil Hughes, SP, NYY
14.3 Brian McCann, C, ATL
15.10 Andre Ethier, OF, LAD
16.3 J.J. Putz, RP, ARI
17.10 Matt Harrison, SP, TEX
18.3 Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB
19.10 Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL
20.3 Dan Straily, SP, OAK
21.10 Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
2.7 Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
3.6 Alex Gordon, OF, KC
4.7 Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
5.6 Billy Butler, 1B, KC
6.7 Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR
7.6 Yadier Molina, C, STL
8.7 Shane Victorino, OF, BOS
9.6 Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
10.7 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
11.6 Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY
12.7 Shaun Marcum, SP, NYM
13.6 Josh Rutledge, SS, COL
14.7 Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
15.6 Norichika Aoki, OF, MIL
16.7 Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
17.6 Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
18.7 Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
19.6 Vance Worley, SP, MIN
20.7 Ryan Madson, RP, LAA
21.6 Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA
2.2 Justin Verlander, SP, DET
3.11 Joe Mauer, C, MIN
4.2 Chase Headley, 3B, SD
5.11 Kris Medlen, RP, ATL
6.2 Matt Wieters, C, BAL
7.11 Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
8.2 Alex Rios, OF, CHW
9.11 Doug Fister, SP, DET
10.2 Carlos Beltran, OF, STL
11.11 Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
12.2 Wade Miley, SP, ARI
13.11 Joel Hanrahan, RP, BOS
14.2 Ryan Dempster, SP, BOS
15.11 J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
16.2 Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA
17.11 Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
18.2 Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
19.11 Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, LAD
20.2 Alfonso Soriano, OF, CHC
21.11 Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET
2.12 Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY
3.1 Justin Upton, OF, ATL
4.12 R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR
5.1 Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS
6.12 Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
7.1 Roy Halladay, SP, PHI
8.12 C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA
9.1 Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
10.12 Jim Johnson, RP, BAL
11.1 Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
12.12 Alexi Ogando, RP, TEX
13.1 Josh Reddick, OF, OAK
14.12 Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
15.1 Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF
16.12 Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
17.1 Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
18.12 Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
19.1 Mark Buehrle, SP, TOR
20.12 Brandon McCarthy, SP, ARI
21.1 Kendrys Morales, 1B, SEA
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
2.9 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
3.4 Matt Holliday, OF, STL
4.9 Carlos Santana, C, CLE
5.4 Allen Craig, 1B, STL
6.9 Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
7.4 Martin Prado, OF, ARI
8.9 Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
9.4 Josh Johnson, SP, TOR
10.9 Matt Moore, SP, TB
11.4 Rafael Soriano, RP, WAS
12.9 Brett Anderson, SP, OAK
13.4 Wil Myers, OF, TB
14.9 Nick Swisher, OF, CLE
15.4 Josh Beckett, SP, LAD
16.9 Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW
17.4 Johan Santana, SP, NYM
18.9 David Freese, 3B, STL
19.4 Bruce Rondon, RP, DET
20.9 Ben Revere, OF, PHI
21.4 Dylan Bundy, RP, BAL
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Ryan Braun, OF, MIL
2.11 Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA
3.2 David Wright, 3B, NYM
4.11 Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
5.2 Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK
6.11 James Shields, SP, KC
7.2 Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
8.11 Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
9.2 Mike Napoli, C, BOS
10.11 Matt Garza, SP, CHC
11.2 Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
12.11 Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA
13.2 Joe Nathan, RP, TEX
14.11 Tommy Milone, SP, OAK
15.2 Ichiro Suzuki, OF, NYY
16.11 Jesus Montero, C, SEA
17.2 Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
18.11 Steve Cishek, RP, MIA
19.2 Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD
20.11 Grant Balfour, RP, OAK
21.2 Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT
2.5 Buster Posey, C, SF
3.8 Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
4.5 Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
5.8 Jason Heyward, OF, ATL
6.5 Adam Jones, OF, BAL
7.8 Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
8.5 Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
9.8 Jon Lester, SP, BOS
10.5 Mike Minor, SP, ATL
11.8 Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
12.5 Matt Harvey, SP, NYM
13.8 Kyle Lohse, SP, STL
14.5 Jarrod Parker, SP, OAK
15.8 Marco Estrada, SP, MIL
16.5 Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS
17.8 Angel Pagan, OF, SF
18.5 Corey Hart, 1B, MIL
19.8 Alex Cobb, SP, TB
20.5 Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
21.8 Casey Janssen, RP, TOR

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Report: Padres have discussed Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:32 pm ET) The Padres have discussed a trade for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, according to the Daily News

Newly-acquired outfielder Wil Myers would be used as the centerpiece in the deal. By bringing in Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton, San Diego has a glut of talent in the outfield. While it seems strange that the team would turn around and deal Myers, he would be the type of talent the Phillies are said to be seeking for Hamels. Philadelphia reportedly wants two or three "premium" prospects for Hamels. 

The 30-year-old Hamels posted a 2.46 ERA over 204 2/3 innings last season. He's owed $90 million over the next four seasons. 


Scott Boras: Matt Wieters will be ready by opening day
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:24 pm ET) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be ready by opening day, according to his agent, Scott Boras. 

Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery is June, and is working his way back from the injury. It's unclear if Wieters will be able to catch full-time at the beginning of the year, or if he'll have to be worked in slowly. Manager Buck Showalter recently told reporters he wasn't sure Wieters would be ready by opening day, but he expected him to good shortly after. Wieters hit .308/.339/.500 over 104 at-bats before having surgery. 


Report: James Shields seeking $110 million
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:19 pm ET) Free-agent pitcher James Shields is reportedly seeking a contract worth about $110 million, according to the Boston Globe

That type of deal would be similar to the one signed by Cole Hamels back in 2012. It's believed the 33-year-old Shields could receive a five-year deal. Both the Giants and Red Sox are involved with Shields, and the Yankees have been mentioned as another suitor. Shields posted a 3.21 ERA over 227 innings last season. He's exceeded 200 innings pitched in each of the last eight years.


Chase Utley staying put in Philly
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:13 pm ET) The Phillies will enter the season with Chase Utley, according to the Daily News. 

With Jimmy Rollins gone, some have expected the team to entertain dealing Utley. As of right now, that's not going to happen. "I've had some dialogue with Wolfie [agent Joel Wolfe] but frankly, he doesn't want to go anywhere," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He wants to honor his contract and that's how we have to perceive it." 

Amaro admitted that the team needs to listen to any offer for the 36-year-old Utley, but doesn't perceive Utley changing his mind at this time. Utley hit .270/.339/.407 in 589 at-bats last season.


Giants' Sabean: No plans to talk to Max Scherzer
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Giants general manager Brian Sabean said that the Giants have not talked to free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer and have no plans to do so, the Mercury News reports.

Scherzer is the biggest name on the pitching market and could be seeking a deal north of the $155-million pact signed by Cubs pitcher Jon Lester. His price tag may not be feasible for the Giants' budget. The 2013 AL Cy Young winner went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 252:63 K:BB ratio in 220 1/3 innings with the Tigers in 2014.


Report: Nick Hundley has two-year offer, unlikely to rejoin Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Free-agent catcher Nick Hundley has a two-year offer on the table from an unidentified team, making him unlikely to return to the Orioles, masnsports.com reports.

The Orioles declined a $5-million option on Hundley for the 2015 season but had interest in bringing him back into the fold at a lesser salary. He hit .243/.273/.358 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 218 at-bats between Baltimore and San Diego in 2014.


Report: Phillies could join Asdrubal Cabrera market
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) The Phillies could become involved in the market for free-agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, ESPN.com reports.

The Phillies traded their longtime starter at shortstop to the Dodgers this offseason and will be looking to fill that hole in the infield. However, the team will have to shed some additional payroll in order to make a run at the infielder, according to the report. Cabrera hit .241/.307/.387 with 14 home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 553 at-bats between Cleveland and Washington in 2014.


Rangers release Ben Rowen
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) The Rangers have released relief pitcher Ben Rowen . Rowen, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week, posted a 4.15 ERA in 8 2/3 innings with the Rangers in 2014 as well as a 3.45 ERA and 31:9 K:BB ratio in 47 innings with Triple-A Round Rock.

Nationals sign Mark Minicozzi to minor-league deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) The Nationals have signed infielder Mark Minicozzi to a minor-league deal.

Minicozzi, 31, hit .298/.400/.470 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI in 315 at-bats with Triple-A San Jose in 2014. He has yet to appear in a regular-season game in the majors.


Indians sign pitcher Scott Downs to minor-league contract
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) The Indians announced they signed pitcher Scott Downs to a minor-league contract Saturday.

Downs also received a non-roster invite to MLB camp.


 
 
 
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