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2013 Draft Prep: 12-team, AL-only Roto draft

Senior Fantasy Writer

We went a little deeper with this one.

We still had 12 participants. We still had standard 23-man rosters -- and with no bench at that. But in our latest Rotisserie mock draft, we cut the player pool in half.

None of that Senior Circuit talk here.

This group did it AL style ...

1. Jameson Fleming, Social Media Coordinator
2. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
3. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
4. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
5. Bill Passonno, Fantasy Writer
6. Scott White , Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
8. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
9. Adam Moore , Fantasy Writer
10. Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
11. Ed Gauna, Fantasy Writer
12. Adam Aizer, Fantasy Video/Podcast Host

The takeaways for you AL-only types are both good and bad.

First, the good ...

Everyone should get a halfway respectable first baseman. If you end up with James Loney as yours, you've fallen asleep at the wheel.

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Filling out 24 catcher spots isn't as difficult as you'd think. Yeah, the last three or four aren't so great, but of the catchers not projected to get regular at-bats at the start of the season, some of the most intriguing -- such as Mike Zunino, Geovany Soto, Derek Norris and Ryan Lavarnway (who didn't even go in this draft) -- are in the AL.

You'll hate your outfield at the start of the draft, when you're taking Nick Swisher or Wil Myers as your No. 2 option, but with all of the speed specialists and solid-but-unspectacular Torii Hunter types available later, the position ends up being not so bad, especially compared to three-fourths of the infield.

Now, the bad ...

Second base is as much of a disaster here as in mixed leagues. If you don't extend yourself for Jason Kipnis or Jose Altuve after the elite foursome goes off the board, you're lining up in the punt formation.

You can't wait around at starting pitcher, at least not if you want someone halfway reliable. The safe options end with the top 10. After that, you get into Jake Peavy, Jon Lester and Josh Johnson territory. I pulled the trigger on Yu Darvish in the third round and died a little inside.

The most surprising position was third base. If you don't take Miguel Cabrera, Evan Longoria or Adrian Beltre in the first round, your only other hope before descending into the lower tiers is Brett Lawrie. Granted, settling for Kyle Seager, Will Middlebrooks or Mike Moustakas in the middle rounds isn't so terrible, but holding off until the middle rounds to draft them will take a few years off your life.

One last note about these league-specific formats: No, you don't want to reach for a high-end closer, but once the closers start going off the board, you better jump in there if you have any ambitions of accumulating saves this year. The second of the projected closers, Mariano Rivera, went off the board in Round 10. The last, Jose Veras, went in Round 14.

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Fleming Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET
2 Madden Mike Trout, OF, LAA
3 Tobin Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
4 Melchior Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
5 Passonno Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
6 White Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
7 Lippman Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA
8 Di Fino Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
9 Moore Justin Verlander, P, DET
10 Mello Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
11 Gauna David Price, P, TB
12 Aizer Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Aizer Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
14 Gauna R.A. Dickey, P, TOR
15 Mello Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY
16 Moore Carlos Santana, C, CLE
17 Di Fino Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
18 Lippman Billy Butler, 1B, KC
19 White Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
20 Passonno Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS
21 Melchior Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
22 Tobin Felix Hernandez, P, SEA
23 Madden CC Sabathia, P, NYY
24 Fleming Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Fleming Chris Sale, P, CHW
26 Madden Ben Zobrist, OF, TB
27 Tobin Adam Jones, OF, BAL
28 Melchior Jered Weaver, P, LAA
29 Passonno Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
30 White Yu Darvish, P, TEX
31 Lippman Joe Mauer, C, MIN
32 Di Fino Mark Trumbo, OF, LAA
33 Moore Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
34 Mello James Shields, P, KC
35 Gauna David Ortiz, DH, BOS
36 Aizer Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Aizer Max Scherzer, P, DET
38 Gauna Alex Gordon, OF, KC
39 Mello Matt Wieters, C, BAL
40 Moore Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
41 Di Fino Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
42 Lippman Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
43 White Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
44 Passonno C.J. Wilson, P, LAA
45 Melchior Alex Rios, OF, CHW
46 Tobin Victor Martinez, DH, DET
47 Madden Mike Napoli, C, BOS
48 Fleming Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Fleming Jake Peavy, P, CHW
50 Madden Ichiro Suzuki, OF, NYY
51 Tobin Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA
52 Melchior Josh Johnson, P, TOR
53 Passonno Austin Jackson, OF, DET
54 White Shane Victorino, OF, BOS
55 Lippman Jesus Montero, C, SEA
56 Di Fino Jon Lester, P, BOS
57 Moore Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
58 Mello Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS
59 Gauna Salvador Perez, C, KC
60 Aizer Michael Bourn, OF, CLE
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Aizer Ryan Doumit, C, MIN
62 Gauna Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
63 Mello Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX
64 Moore Michael Morse, OF, SEA
65 Di Fino Matt Moore, P, TB
66 Lippman Brandon Morrow, P, TOR
67 White Nick Swisher, OF, CLE
68 Passonno Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
69 Melchior Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
70 Tobin Wil Myers, OF, TB
71 Madden Doug Fister, P, DET
72 Fleming A.J. Pierzynski, C, TEX
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Fleming Howard Kendrick, 2B, LAA
74 Madden Josh Reddick, OF, OAK
75 Tobin Alexi Ogando, P, TEX
76 Melchior Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC
77 Passonno Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW
78 White Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
79 Lippman Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
80 Di Fino Chris Davis, OF, BAL
81 Moore Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY
82 Mello Hiroki Kuroda, P, NYY
83 Gauna Emilio Bonifacio, OF, TOR
84 Aizer Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Aizer Anibal Sanchez, P, DET
86 Gauna Fernando Rodney, P, TB
87 Mello Brett Anderson, P, OAK
88 Moore Alex Avila, C, DET
89 Di Fino J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
90 Lippman Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA
91 White Alcides Escobar, SS, KC
92 Passonno Kendrys Morales, 1B, SEA
93 Melchior Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
94 Tobin Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
95 Madden Clay Buchholz, P, BOS
96 Fleming A.J. Griffin, P, OAK
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Fleming Brandon Moss, 1B, OAK
98 Madden Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW
99 Tobin Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
100 Melchior Phil Hughes, P, NYY
101 Passonno Ricky Romero, P, TOR
102 White Jarrod Parker, P, OAK
103 Lippman Stephen Drew, SS, BOS
104 Di Fino Lance Berkman, 1B, TEX
105 Moore Coco Crisp, OF, OAK
106 Mello Mark Reynolds, 1B, CLE
107 Gauna Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN
108 Aizer Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Aizer Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW
110 Gauna Ryan Dempster, P, BOS
111 Mello Omar Infante, 2B, DET
112 Moore Matt Joyce, OF, TB
113 Di Fino David Murphy, OF, TEX
114 Lippman Mariano Rivera, P, NYY
115 White Alex Cobb, P, TB
116 Passonno Wei-Yin Chen, P, BAL
117 Melchior Leonys Martin, OF, TEX
118 Tobin Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA
119 Madden Joe Nathan, P, TEX
120 Fleming Hiroyuki Nakajima, SS, OAK
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Fleming Michael Saunders, OF, SEA
122 Madden Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
123 Tobin Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, BOS
124 Melchior Rajai Davis, OF, TOR
125 Passonno Tommy Hanson, P, LAA
126 White Darin Mastroianni, OF, MIN
127 Lippman Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK
128 Di Fino Dan Straily, P, OAK
129 Moore Jim Johnson, P, BAL
130 Mello Michael Brantley, OF, CLE
131 Gauna Tom Wilhelmsen, P, SEA
132 Aizer Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Aizer Chris Perez, P, CLE
134 Gauna Torii Hunter, OF, DET
135 Mello Joel Hanrahan, P, BOS
136 Moore James Loney, 1B, TB
137 Di Fino Drew Stubbs, OF, CLE
138 Lippman Jason Hammel, P, BAL
139 White Greg Holland, P, KC
140 Passonno Adam Lind, 1B, TOR
141 Melchior J.P. Arencibia, C, TOR
142 Tobin Glen Perkins, P, MIN
143 Madden Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
144 Fleming Tommy Milone, P, OAK
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Fleming Casey Janssen, P, TOR
146 Madden Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR
147 Tobin Jeff Francoeur, OF, KC
148 Melchior Chris Carter, 1B, HOU
149 Passonno Trevor Bauer, P, CLE
150 White Andy Dirks, OF, DET
151 Lippman Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CHW
152 Di Fino Vance Worley, P, MIN
153 Moore Yunel Escobar, SS, TB
154 Mello Mike Olt, 1B, TEX
155 Gauna Mark Buehrle, P, TOR
156 Aizer Kelly Johnson, 2B, TB
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Aizer Grant Balfour, P, OAK
158 Gauna Jhonny Peralta, SS, DET
159 Mello Matt Harrison, P, TEX
160 Moore Derek Holland, P, TEX
161 Di Fino Bruce Rondon, P, DET
162 Lippman Addison Reed, P, CHW
163 White Ryan Madson, P, LAA
164 Passonno Mike Aviles, SS, CLE
165 Melchior Jose Veras, P, HOU
166 Tobin Jason Vargas, P, LAA
167 Madden Andy Pettitte, P, NYY
168 Fleming Erasmo Ramirez, P, SEA
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Fleming Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW
170 Madden Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
171 Tobin Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
172 Melchior Gavin Floyd, P, CHW
173 Passonno Bud Norris, P, HOU
174 White Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN
175 Lippman Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL
176 Di Fino Drew Smyly, P, DET
177 Moore Chris Young, OF, OAK
178 Mello Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
179 Gauna Ernesto Frieri, P, LAA
180 Aizer Scott Sizemore, 3B, OAK
Round 16
Pick Team Player
181 Aizer Nate McLouth, OF, BAL
182 Gauna Chris Parmelee, 1B, MIN
183 Mello Scott Diamond, P, MIN
184 Moore John Danks, P, CHW
185 Di Fino Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL
186 Lippman Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA
187 White John Jaso, C, OAK
188 Passonno Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA
189 Melchior Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK
190 Tobin Felix Doubront, P, BOS
191 Madden Chris Iannetta, C, LAA
192 Fleming Tyler Flowers, C, CHW
Round 17
Pick Team Player
193 Fleming Raul Ibanez, OF, SEA
194 Madden Ervin Santana, P, KC
195 Tobin Ryan Roberts, 3B, TB
196 Melchior Tyler Greene, 2B, HOU
197 Passonno Jason Castro, C, HOU
198 White Chris Tillman, P, BAL
199 Lippman Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL
200 Di Fino Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY
201 Moore John Lackey, P, BOS
202 Mello Derek Norris, C, OAK
203 Gauna Justin Masterson, P, CLE
204 Aizer Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY
Round 18
Pick Team Player
205 Aizer David Phelps, P, NYY
206 Gauna Geovany Soto, C, TEX
207 Mello Ivan Nova, P, NYY
208 Moore Ubaldo Jimenez, P, CLE
209 Di Fino J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU
210 Lippman Carlos Pena, 1B, HOU
211 White Jonny Gomes, OF, BOS
212 Passonno Maicer Izturis, 3B, TOR
213 Melchior Bartolo Colon, P, OAK
214 Tobin Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU
215 Madden Michael Pineda, P, NYY
216 Fleming Lucas Harrell, P, HOU
Round 19
Pick Team Player
217 Fleming Brennan Boesch, OF, DET
218 Madden David Robertson, P, NYY
219 Tobin Jeff Niemann, P, TB
220 Melchior Seth Smith, OF, OAK
221 Passonno Colby Lewis, P, TEX
222 White Mike Zunino, C, SEA
223 Lippman Fernando Martinez, OF, HOU
224 Di Fino Wade Davis, P, KC
225 Moore Sergio Santos, P, TOR
226 Mello Vernon Wells, OF, LAA
227 Gauna Alberto Callaspo, 3B, LAA
228 Aizer Luis Mendoza, P, KC
Round 20
Pick Team Player
229 Aizer Jeremy Guthrie, P, KC
230 Gauna Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK
231 Mello Joe Saunders, P, SEA
232 Moore Jose Quintana, P, CHW
233 Di Fino Austin Romine, C, NYY
234 Lippman Alfredo Aceves, P, BOS
235 White Jamey Carroll, 2B, MIN
236 Passonno Rick Porcello, P, DET
237 Melchior Joaquin Benoit, P, DET
238 Tobin Jason Bay, OF, SEA
239 Madden Jake Arrieta, P, BAL
240 Fleming Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU
Round 21
Pick Team Player
241 Fleming Avisail Garcia, OF, DET
242 Madden Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC
243 Tobin Zach Britton, P, BAL
244 Melchior Hank Conger, C, LAA
245 Passonno David Ross, C, BOS
246 White Chris Archer, P, TB
247 Lippman Jose Valverde, P, DET
248 Di Fino Liam Hendriks, P, MIN
249 Moore Bruce Chen, P, KC
250 Mello Brett Myers, P, CLE
251 Gauna Martin Perez, P, TEX
252 Aizer Luke Scott, 1B, TB
Round 22
Pick Team Player
253 Aizer Vinnie Pestano, P, CLE
254 Gauna Jose Iglesias, SS, BOS
255 Mello Chris Getz, 2B, KC
256 Moore Eric Thames, OF, SEA
257 Di Fino Jake McGee, P, TB
258 Lippman Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE
259 White Dylan Bundy, P, BAL
260 Passonno Craig Gentry, OF, TEX
261 Melchior Joe Blanton, P, LAA
262 Tobin Danny Hultzen, P, SEA
263 Madden Ryan Raburn, OF, CLE
264 Fleming Taijuan Walker, P, SEA
Round 23
Pick Team Player
265 Fleming Andrew Bailey, P, BOS
266 Madden Travis Hafner, DH, NYY
267 Tobin George Kottaras, C, KC
268 Melchior Kyle Gibson, P, MIN
269 Passonno Hector Santiago, P, CHW
270 White Kelvin Herrera, P, KC
271 Lippman Darren O'Day, P, BAL
272 Di Fino Grant Green, OF, OAK
273 Moore Kelly Shoppach, C, SEA
274 Mello Casper Wells, OF, SEA
275 Gauna Rick Ankiel, OF, HOU
276 Aizer Chris Stewart, C, NYY
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
2.1 Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
3.12 Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
4.1 Max Scherzer, P, DET
5.12 Michael Bourn, OF, CLE
6.1 Ryan Doumit, C, MIN
7.12 Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
8.1 Anibal Sanchez, P, DET
9.12 Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB
10.1 Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW
11.12 Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
12.1 Chris Perez, P, CLE
13.12 Kelly Johnson, 2B, TB
14.1 Grant Balfour, P, OAK
15.12 Scott Sizemore, 3B, OAK
16.1 Nate McLouth, OF, BAL
17.12 Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY
18.1 David Phelps, P, NYY
19.12 Luis Mendoza, P, KC
20.1 Jeremy Guthrie, P, KC
21.12 Luke Scott, 1B, TB
22.1 Vinnie Pestano, P, CLE
23.12 Chris Stewart, C, NYY
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
2.5 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
3.8 Mark Trumbo, OF, LAA
4.5 Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
5.8 Jon Lester, P, BOS
6.5 Matt Moore, P, TB
7.8 Chris Davis, OF, BAL
8.5 J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
9.8 Lance Berkman, 1B, TEX
10.5 David Murphy, OF, TEX
11.8 Dan Straily, P, OAK
12.5 Drew Stubbs, OF, CLE
13.8 Vance Worley, P, MIN
14.5 Bruce Rondon, P, DET
15.8 Drew Smyly, P, DET
16.5 Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL
17.8 Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY
18.5 J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU
19.8 Wade Davis, P, KC
20.5 Austin Romine, C, NYY
21.8 Liam Hendriks, P, MIN
22.5 Jake McGee, P, TB
23.8 Grant Green, OF, OAK
Jameson Fleming
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET
2.12 Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK
3.1 Chris Sale, P, CHW
4.12 Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR
5.1 Jake Peavy, P, CHW
6.12 A.J. Pierzynski, C, TEX
7.1 Howard Kendrick, 2B, LAA
8.12 A.J. Griffin, P, OAK
9.1 Brandon Moss, 1B, OAK
10.12 Hiroyuki Nakajima, SS, OAK
11.1 Michael Saunders, OF, SEA
12.12 Tommy Milone, P, OAK
13.1 Casey Janssen, P, TOR
14.12 Erasmo Ramirez, P, SEA
15.1 Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW
16.12 Tyler Flowers, C, CHW
17.1 Raul Ibanez, OF, SEA
18.12 Lucas Harrell, P, HOU
19.1 Brennan Boesch, OF, DET
20.12 Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU
21.1 Avisail Garcia, OF, DET
22.12 Taijuan Walker, P, SEA
23.1 Andrew Bailey, P, BOS
Ed Gauna
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 David Price, P, TB
2.2 R.A. Dickey, P, TOR
3.11 David Ortiz, DH, BOS
4.2 Alex Gordon, OF, KC
5.11 Salvador Perez, C, KC
6.2 Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
7.11 Emilio Bonifacio, OF, TOR
8.2 Fernando Rodney, P, TB
9.11 Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN
10.2 Ryan Dempster, P, BOS
11.11 Tom Wilhelmsen, P, SEA
12.2 Torii Hunter, OF, DET
13.11 Mark Buehrle, P, TOR
14.2 Jhonny Peralta, SS, DET
15.11 Ernesto Frieri, P, LAA
16.2 Chris Parmelee, 1B, MIN
17.11 Justin Masterson, P, CLE
18.2 Geovany Soto, C, TEX
19.11 Alberto Callaspo, 3B, LAA
20.2 Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK
21.11 Martin Perez, P, TEX
22.2 Jose Iglesias, SS, BOS
23.11 Rick Ankiel, OF, HOU
Jeff Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA
2.6 Billy Butler, 1B, KC
3.7 Joe Mauer, C, MIN
4.6 Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
5.7 Jesus Montero, C, SEA
6.6 Brandon Morrow, P, TOR
7.7 Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
8.6 Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA
9.7 Stephen Drew, SS, BOS
10.6 Mariano Rivera, P, NYY
11.7 Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK
12.6 Jason Hammel, P, BAL
13.7 Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CHW
14.6 Addison Reed, P, CHW
15.7 Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL
16.6 Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA
17.7 Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL
18.6 Carlos Pena, 1B, HOU
19.7 Fernando Martinez, OF, HOU
20.6 Alfredo Aceves, P, BOS
21.7 Jose Valverde, P, DET
22.6 Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE
23.7 Darren O'Day, P, BAL
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Mike Trout, OF, LAA
2.11 CC Sabathia, P, NYY
3.2 Ben Zobrist, OF, TB
4.11 Mike Napoli, C, BOS
5.2 Ichiro Suzuki, OF, NYY
6.11 Doug Fister, P, DET
7.2 Josh Reddick, OF, OAK
8.11 Clay Buchholz, P, BOS
9.2 Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW
10.11 Joe Nathan, P, TEX
11.2 Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
12.11 Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
13.2 Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR
14.11 Andy Pettitte, P, NYY
15.2 Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
16.11 Chris Iannetta, C, LAA
17.2 Ervin Santana, P, KC
18.11 Michael Pineda, P, NYY
19.2 David Robertson, P, NYY
20.11 Jake Arrieta, P, BAL
21.2 Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC
22.11 Ryan Raburn, OF, CLE
23.2 Travis Hafner, DH, NYY
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY
2.9 Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
3.4 Jered Weaver, P, LAA
4.9 Alex Rios, OF, CHW
5.4 Josh Johnson, P, TOR
6.9 Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
7.4 Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC
8.9 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
9.4 Phil Hughes, P, NYY
10.9 Leonys Martin, OF, TEX
11.4 Rajai Davis, OF, TOR
12.9 J.P. Arencibia, C, TOR
13.4 Chris Carter, 1B, HOU
14.9 Jose Veras, P, HOU
15.4 Gavin Floyd, P, CHW
16.9 Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK
17.4 Tyler Greene, 2B, HOU
18.9 Bartolo Colon, P, OAK
19.4 Seth Smith, OF, OAK
20.9 Joaquin Benoit, P, DET
21.4 Hank Conger, C, LAA
22.9 Joe Blanton, P, LAA
23.4 Kyle Gibson, P, MIN
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
2.3 Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY
3.10 James Shields, P, KC
4.3 Matt Wieters, C, BAL
5.10 Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS
6.3 Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX
7.10 Hiroki Kuroda, P, NYY
8.3 Brett Anderson, P, OAK
9.10 Mark Reynolds, 1B, CLE
10.3 Omar Infante, 2B, DET
11.10 Michael Brantley, OF, CLE
12.3 Joel Hanrahan, P, BOS
13.10 Mike Olt, 1B, TEX
14.3 Matt Harrison, P, TEX
15.10 Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
16.3 Scott Diamond, P, MIN
17.10 Derek Norris, C, OAK
18.3 Ivan Nova, P, NYY
19.10 Vernon Wells, OF, LAA
20.3 Joe Saunders, P, SEA
21.10 Brett Myers, P, CLE
22.3 Chris Getz, 2B, KC
23.10 Casper Wells, OF, SEA
Adam Moore
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Justin Verlander, P, DET
2.4 Carlos Santana, C, CLE
3.9 Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
4.4 Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
5.9 Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
6.4 Michael Morse, OF, SEA
7.9 Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY
8.4 Alex Avila, C, DET
9.9 Coco Crisp, OF, OAK
10.4 Matt Joyce, OF, TB
11.9 Jim Johnson, P, BAL
12.4 James Loney, 1B, TB
13.9 Yunel Escobar, SS, TB
14.4 Derek Holland, P, TEX
15.9 Chris Young, OF, OAK
16.4 John Danks, P, CHW
17.9 John Lackey, P, BOS
18.4 Ubaldo Jimenez, P, CLE
19.9 Sergio Santos, P, TOR
20.4 Jose Quintana, P, CHW
21.9 Bruce Chen, P, KC
22.4 Eric Thames, OF, SEA
23.9 Kelly Shoppach, C, SEA
Bill Passonno
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
2.8 Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS
3.5 Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
4.8 C.J. Wilson, P, LAA
5.5 Austin Jackson, OF, DET
6.8 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
7.5 Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW
8.8 Kendrys Morales, 1B, SEA
9.5 Ricky Romero, P, TOR
10.8 Wei-Yin Chen, P, BAL
11.5 Tommy Hanson, P, LAA
12.8 Adam Lind, 1B, TOR
13.5 Trevor Bauer, P, CLE
14.8 Mike Aviles, SS, CLE
15.5 Bud Norris, P, HOU
16.8 Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA
17.5 Jason Castro, C, HOU
18.8 Maicer Izturis, 3B, TOR
19.5 Colby Lewis, P, TEX
20.8 Rick Porcello, P, DET
21.5 David Ross, C, BOS
22.8 Craig Gentry, OF, TEX
23.5 Hector Santiago, P, CHW
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
2.10 Felix Hernandez, P, SEA
3.3 Adam Jones, OF, BAL
4.10 Victor Martinez, DH, DET
5.3 Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA
6.10 Wil Myers, OF, TB
7.3 Alexi Ogando, P, TEX
8.10 Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
9.3 Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
10.10 Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA
11.3 Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, BOS
12.10 Glen Perkins, P, MIN
13.3 Jeff Francoeur, OF, KC
14.10 Jason Vargas, P, LAA
15.3 Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
16.10 Felix Doubront, P, BOS
17.3 Ryan Roberts, 3B, TB
18.10 Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU
19.3 Jeff Niemann, P, TB
20.10 Jason Bay, OF, SEA
21.3 Zach Britton, P, BAL
22.10 Danny Hultzen, P, SEA
23.3 George Kottaras, C, KC
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Prince Fielder, 1B, DET
2.7 Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
3.6 Yu Darvish, P, TEX
4.7 Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
5.6 Shane Victorino, OF, BOS
6.7 Nick Swisher, OF, CLE
7.6 Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW
8.7 Alcides Escobar, SS, KC
9.6 Jarrod Parker, P, OAK
10.7 Alex Cobb, P, TB
11.6 Darin Mastroianni, OF, MIN
12.7 Greg Holland, P, KC
13.6 Andy Dirks, OF, DET
14.7 Ryan Madson, P, LAA
15.6 Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN
16.7 John Jaso, C, OAK
17.6 Chris Tillman, P, BAL
18.7 Jonny Gomes, OF, BOS
19.6 Mike Zunino, C, SEA
20.7 Jamey Carroll, 2B, MIN
21.6 Chris Archer, P, TB
22.7 Dylan Bundy, P, BAL
23.6 Kelvin Herrera, P, KC

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Brewers' Khris Davis to work on being a patient hitter in 2015
by R.J. White |
(2/27/2015) Brewers outfielder Khris Davis realizes he didn't show patience at the plate last year in his first full major-league season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

"I built a reputation in the organization of being a patient hitter," Davis said. "I felt like I wasn't a patient hitter at all last year. I was a little eager, wanting to please too much, too early. I found out I'm human."

Davis drew just 32 walks in 549 plate appearances while posting a .299 OBP in 2014, a number far away from his career .392 OBP in the minors.

"He was different last year," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Everybody goes through different phases. Guys change. (His walk total) was too low. He's a guy I think should be fairly patient. He sees pitches well. When he starts getting anxious, he becomes more aggressive and chases more. He realizes it, which is the first step. If you don't realize it and don't listen to other people when they tell you that, then you have issues. You have to have good self-awareness to be a good player. Sometimes these players don't have good self-awareness. But if they had better self-awareness they'd be a better player."

Davis is determined to fulfill the potential that caused the organization to move Ryan Braun to right field before the 2014 season and plug Davis into the regular left-field role.

"I can't thank them enough for having patience with me," Davis said. "I'm going to work it out. When you get here, you want to stay. That's the toughest part at first. I don't think this league has seen the best of me yet. I'm ready to pull that out and prove it day by day. I learned so many lessons there are too many to name."

Davis hit .244/.299/.457 with 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 501 at-bats.

Indians' Francona keeping a close eye on Giovanny Urshela
by R.J. White |
(2/27/2015) Indians manager Terry Francona has been keeping a close eye on third-base prospect Giovanny Urshela, who was only recently cleared for a full range of activities after tweaking his knee during winter ball, reports.

"He has a tremendous reputation of being a really good defender," Francona said. "I think I've been more wanting to watch his gait, just to make sure he's not favoring that leg. He promised us that, if he was, he'd let us know, but I also know he's a young kid in his first major-league camp."

Urshela suffered the injury on Nov. 15 and has rehabbed the injured knee at the team's spring-training facility in Goodyear, Ariz.

"He's worked really hard to get himself to where he can go through a normal spring," said Indians' director of player development Carter Hawkins. "We're very excited about the spot he's in right now, given the possible outcomes of the injury."

Urshela saw his first action at the Triple-A level in 2014, hitting .276/.331/.473 with 13 home runs and 65 RBI in 395 at-bats with Columbus.

Reds' Brennan Boesch to see time at first base this spring
by R.J. White |
(2/27/2015) Reds manager Bryan Price indicated Friday that outfielder Brennan Boesch would see time at all three outfield spots as well as at first base as he competes for a roster spot this spring, reports.

"We already know he's a terrific player," Price said of Boesch, who has never played first base professionally. "He kind of got banged up and lost his way a little bit, but I think he feels -- and we feel -- that he's back on top of his game, and maybe his best days are ahead of him."

Boesch said he doesn't see the battle for a reserve outfield role as a "competition."

"I only care about the competition against the pitcher, and that's really as basic as I keep it," Boesch said. "You aren't competing against other players. We're all on the same side here. We're all wearing Red jerseys. Let the chips fall where they may."

Boesch struggled in limited time with the Angels in 2014 but hit .332/.381/.636 with 25 home runs, 85 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 374 at-bats with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Dodgers' Mattingly: Turner has 'put a lot of time in and it shows'
by R.J. White |
(2/27/2015) Dodgers infielder Justin Turner earned a nonroster invitation to the team's camp last year and ended up leading the team in batting average, and he's been working on his body like a fiend over the winter, reports.

"Going into last year, we felt if he played every day, he'd get in trouble, and we found that out, but this year maybe he can handle more," manager Don Mattingly said Friday. "He's really been diligent about his work, been at Dodger Stadium almost daily. He's put a lot of time in and it shows."

Turner credited strength-and-conditioning coach Brandon McDaniel for his workout success.

"Brandon did everything. He's been a one-man wrecking crew," said Turner. "He and his family deserve the credit. I've been able to establish a routine and train consistently. Before I signed a year ago, I was on my own, going to 24 Hour Fitness, had to coordinate everything myself."

Turner added that he lost 18 pounds this winter through a healthier diet. Mattingly said that he intends to use the infielder at the corner-infield positions and also potentially up the middle.

Nationals' Matt Skole: 'I'm eating healthy and working hard'
by R.J. White |
(2/27/2015) Nationals first baseman Matt Skole missed most of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and struggled at the plate in 2014 but showed up to camp in better shape and will look to rebound in 2015, reports.

"This offseason, I had a little more time to work on my body," Skole said. "I really got after it in the weight room. I ate right. I ate healthy. I think that was probably the biggest difference for me. I'm about the same weight as I was. I just leaned out a little bit. I'm eating healthy and working hard."

Skole worked with hitting coordinator Troy Gingrich for a month after the season and learned to keep his hands up in order to hit the ball consistently after having his hands too low during his down 2014 season.

"After taking a year off, it was more difficult than I thought it would be," the left-handed-swinging Skole said. "But coming back, I turned some corners, made some strides as far as getting to know myself as a player and know the things I need to fix. I think everything I did last year was a stepping stone for this year."

Skole hit .241/.352/.399 with 14 home runs and 68 RBI in 461 at-bats with Double-A Harrisburg last season.

Report: Dodgers sign center fielder Travis Witherspoon
by Jason Butt |
(2/27/2015) The Dodgers signed center fielder Travis Witherspoon to their organization, according to a report from Baseball America

Witherspoon has previously been in the Angels and Mariners organizations. In six years of minor-league ball, Witherspoon has posted a career batting average of .252 with 68 home runs. He hit a minor-league single-season best 15 home runs in 2014 with the Mariners' Single-A affiliate High Desert Mavericks. 

Phillies' Buchanan 'working on being a complete pitcher'
by R.J. White |
(2/27/2015) Phillies pitcher David Buchanan is "working on being a complete pitcher," manager Ryan Sandberg said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The team's coaches spoke with Buchanan in the fall about command and pitch sequencing, executing bunts and thwarting would-be base-stealers, and Sandberg noted while examining the players that arrived early that the pitcher had taken the advice to heart.

"My biggest goal [this spring] is to show our front office and our coaches that I can throw the ball over the plate," Buchanan said. "That's one thing I had success with last year. I wasn't walking guys. I was throwing strikes, and that's what I'm known for. That's why I succeeded in the minor leagues; I was throwing strikes. So that's what I want to do this spring training, is continue to do that, pound the zone, force early contact and keep the ball on the ground."

Buchanan is scheduled to pitch the team's Grapefruit League opener Tuesday against the Yankees.

Giants' Bochy: Hunter Strickland 'needs to get a little smarter'
by Jason Butt |
(2/27/2015) Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland is ready to learn from his mistakes from the tail end of his 2014 season.

Starting strong once he was called up from Double-A Richmond, Strickland gave up six home runs in the postseason. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the remedy to put Strickland back on track is simple. 

"He needs to get a little smarter," Bochy said, per  

Strickland will be competing for a spot in the bullpen during spring training. His fastball is a strength, though it's a matter of his command improving on the mound. 

"The failures are what make guys better, I feel like," Strickland said. "I feel like they made me better. Just being in tune with yourself and knowing who you are and what you've got to do. In this game, you're not going to make it too far if you don't have confidence. If you don't believe in yourself, who else is going to believe in you?"

Mets' Nieuwenhuis, den Dekker competing for roster spot
by R.J. White |
(2/27/2015) Mets left-handed hitters Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Matt den Dekker will be battling for one roster spot this spring, reports.

While Nieuwenhuis is out of options, manager Terry Collins indicated that den Dekker has responded to the team's request that he reduce his strikeouts when sent to Triple-A last season.

"We'll just see how it translates this spring into what kind of an offensive player he can be," Collins said of den Dekker. "We know he's got the defensive skills."

Collins said that whichever outfielder shows the most promise will make the initial 25-man roster.

"He plays the game right. He's fearless," Collins said of Nieuwenhuis. "But right now, we've got to get some offense from one of those two guys. Which one of those two guys is going to be able to come off the bench as a pinch-hitter? The best closers in our division are all right-handed, so the left-handed hitter off that bench is going to be a big piece."

Stephen Strasburg wants to stay with Nationals
by Jason Butt |
(2/27/2015) Though Stephen Strasburg's agent Scott Boras denied a report that he wanted to be traded in January, the right-handed pitcher said himself that he wants to remain with the Nationals and has no issues with the organization. 

"I haven't said anything like that," Strasburg said in an interview with "I don't feel like that. You have to accept it because that's how the system works. It's like they pick up on any little thing and they twist it. Some people want to turn it to see how many clicks they can get on the webpage."

Strasburg is set to be the ace of a deep rotation that looks to be on of the best in baseball this coming season. With the Nationals winning their second divisional title in the past three seasons, Strasburg said he's happy with the organization. 

"It's the team that drafted me. I love the players here, I love D.C. Winning cures everything, that's for sure," Strasburg said. "I'm excited to be part of the resurgence so far. It's great to see the type of players we bring in here every year. The expectations keep going up and up. Hopefully, we can do big things this year."