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2013 Draft Prep: Latest mixed Head-to-Head mock draft

Senior Fantasy Writer
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Your friendly neighborhood group of Fantasy analysts took to the virtual field again this week, drafting in a standard Head-to-Head Points league.

We actually simulcast the draft live on Fantasy Baseball Today, with commentary from all 12 of our participants. This had the expected side-effect of making the first nine rounds clock in at three hours -- but it was worth it, as the drafters thoroughly explained their choices and got to take their time with their picks, making for less-rushed picks and more nuanced selections.

The Ryan Braun/Miguel Cabrera/Mike Trout triumvirate led off the draft -- as is tradition! -- with Cabrera going first, Trout second and Braun third. Only one pitcher was taken in the first round (Clayton Kershaw), with five coming in the second (Justin Verlander, David Price, Stephen Strasburg, Felix Hernandez and Cole Hamels, in that order). Buster Posey was the first catcher taken, mid-way through round three, while Carlos Santana and Joe Mauer were off the board in the fourth. As far as relief pitchers, Kris Medlen was the first taken, in the sixth, with Craig Kimbrel being the first actual reliever taken, one round later. Aroldis Chapman, who will apparently start the season as the Reds' closer now, went in the ninth round, right before Victor Martinez.

The final round is always the most interesting to me, as it's really the best place for gambles in a shallower league like this. Mark Teixeira dropped all the way down to Round 21, rubbing elbows (or wrists, as it were) with Ervin Santana, Robbie Ross, Dylan Bundy, Chris Archer and Brian Roberts. And just because we feel like everyone needs to know where he's going, would-be Padres stud Jedd Gyorko was selected in the 19th round, right after Trevor Bauer, who was sent to Triple-A on Thursday.

The results of the full draft are below.

Here are the league participants ...

1. Jameson Fleming, CBSSports.com Social Media Editor
2. Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
3. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
5. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
6. Jack Moore, Fantasy Writer
7. Peter Madden, Director, Fantasy Editorial
8. Ed Gauna, Fantasy Writer
9. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
10. Adam Moore , Fantasy Writer
11. Chris Cwik, Fantasy Writer
12. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer

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

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Brewers' Khris Davis to work on being a patient hitter in 2015
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(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
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(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, MLB.com 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
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(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, MLB.com 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'
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(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, MLB.com 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'
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(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, MLB.com 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
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(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'
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(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'
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(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 MLB.com.  

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
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(2/27/2015) Mets left-handed hitters Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Matt den Dekker will be battling for one roster spot this spring, MLB.com 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 | CBSSports.com
(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 MLB.com. "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."


 
 
 
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