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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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Ausmus: Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (finger) could be out for a while
by Marty Gitlin |
(12:35 am ET) Brad Ausmus has declared that Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, who injured his right middle finger on a hit-by-pitch Thursday, will miss "more than a couple days," per It remains to be seen if he's placed on the disabled list.

Iglesias is on a four-game hitting streak and has been steady for Detroit this season in compiling a slash line of .300/.347/.370.

Kendrys Moralres powers Royals to victory with four hits, four RBI
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:25 am ET) In a game where his team scored a more than two touchdowns-worth of runs, Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales had a terrific night at the plate. Morales went 4 for 5 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored in the 15-7 pounding of the Tigers.

The veteran slugger got the Royals on the board in the first inning, when he ripped a two-run single. He added a two-run double in the seventh and was a key component to the big win on Thursday.

Morales has been rolling lately, batting .441 with three doubles, four homers and 13 RBI over his last nine games.

Tigers' Matt Boyd can't get through the second, gets lit up Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:19 am ET) Tigers starter Matt Boyd turned in another poor outing on Thursday, as he was unable to record an out in the second inning before leaving the game. Boyd allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks, en route to the 15-7 thrashing by the Royals.

Boyd was staked to a 3-0 lead before he even took the mound. But he allowed two runs in the bottom of the first and four more in the second, with the big blow being a three-run homer by Lorezno Cain. The Tigers managed to rally back to tie the game, taking Boyd off the hook.

Boyd, whose ERA rose to 8.36 following Thursday's performance, has allowed at least five runs in three of his six starts with the Tigers since coming over in a trade from the Blue Jays. 

Torrid Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez goes yard twice again
by Marty Gitlin |
(12:18 am ET) There is no synonym in the thesaurus for "hot" that can adequately describe the tear Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is on these days.

Gonzalez continued his sizzling stretch Thursday night against San Francisco by slamming two home runs, a double and a single. He slammed two-run taters in both the first and fourth innings.

He has six hits, including four home runs, in his last two games. He has scored five runs and driven in 11 in that short stretch.

Gonzalez now boasts a slugging percentage of .563 that has risen more than 100 points over the last six weeks.

Royals SP Edinson Volquez suffers rare poor start on Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:16 am ET) Royals starter Edinson Volquez scuffled in his latest outing against the Tigers on Thursday. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits over three innings, snapping a string of nine straight starts with at least six innings pitched.

Volquez, whose ERA rose to 3.53, have up three runs in the very first inning, including a solo home run to Anthony Gose to lead off the game. But the Royals rallied back to give Volquez a 6-2 lead after the second inning.

He has given up more than three runs just three times in his last 12 starts. The six runs allowed Thursday are the most he's given up since June 2014.

Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong mashed again in third straight loss
by Marty Gitlin |
(12:08 am ET) One might have thought it couldn't get much worse for Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong. One might have been wrong.

Vogelsong has been downright masterful lately in comparison to the pounding he took Thursday in Colorado. He surrendered eight runs on 11 hits in just three innings for his third consecutive defeat. He walked none and fanned one.

The right-hander yielded a two-run homer to sizzling Carlos Gonzalez in a four-run first inning in which he gave up six hits and it was all downhill from there. 

Vogelsong, who is trying in vain to maintain a rotation spot, has given up 14 runs over his last 11 innings to send his ERA soaring to 4.58.

Rockies SP Chris Rusin tosses second complete game at Coors
by Marty Gitlin |
(9/3/2015) Rockies left-hander Chris Rusin didn't just beat the Giants on Thursday night. He made history.

Rusin became the first Colorado pitcher to toss two complete games at Coors Field in the same season since Aaron Cook in 2008. He allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts. He threw 69 of 103 pitches for strikes.

Oddly, two of the three runs he allowed came off the bat of opposing pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, who took him yard in the third.

Rusin has four quality starts over his last five outings and has lowered his ERA to 4.78, which is not bad considering he gave up 11 runs in two innings in a start two weeks ago.

Padres demote RP Caleb Thielbar, RP Chris Rearick
by Marty Gitlin |
(9/3/2015) Padres left-handed relievers Caleb Thielbar and Chris Rearick both cleared waivers and have been outrighted, per U-T San Diego.

Thielbar has been sent to Triple-A El Paso while Rearick is headed to Double-A San Antonio.

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez shuts down Pirates
by Marty Gitlin |
(9/3/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez didn't exactly heighten the tension in his performance against visiting Pittsburgh on Thursday. That's just the way he wanted it.

Rodriguez needed a mere eight pitches to dispose of the Pirates in the ninth inning after arriving with a 5-3 lead. He induced three groundouts to record his 33rd save in 34 opportunities.

PIrates SP Francisco Liriano falls apart in loss to Brewers
by Marty Gitlin |
(9/3/2015) The Pirates had won 11 consecutive games started by southpaw Francisco Liriano when they arrived at the ballpark Thursday in Milwaukee.

Liriano didn't allow them to make it 12. He continued to slump with a weak effort in which he allowed four runs on seven hits in just five innings with five walks and four strikeouts. The walk total was his highest since April 26.

He was fine through four, but a Khris Davis double tallied one in the fifth and a walk, triple and double to start the sixth sent him to the showers.

Liriano now owns a 3.40 ERA, its highest point since May 29. He has given up 19 runs in 32 1/3 innings since the beginning of August.