OBFBL 2012 – (VERY) Early Mock-Draft

Posted: December 10, 2011 in League News

By Sean Chard

Now that the 2012 OBFBL Keepers are in, let’s take a look already at who was kept, who was not kept and what the 2012 OBFBL draft might look like.

To complete this analysis, the following steps were done:
– take a view of 4 overall player rankings for 2012 (ESPN.com, RotoChamp.com, RotoSummit.com, BleacherGM.com)
– build a composite average ranking and then an overall ranking
– overlay the 2011 OBFBL Keepers and highlight who is available in the draft

These are very early rankings and things will change drastically between now and the OBFBL 2012 draft, but it’s fun to think about things early.  Especially as we now kick off the OBFBL off-season and the inevitable Trading Frenzy.

FUN stats about the OBFBL keepers

– The top ranked player in baseball is now Ryan Braun who has usurped Albert Pujols for the top spot. Miguel Cabrera is #3, followed by Matt Kemp and Troy Tulowitzki

– The top ranked pitchers are: Roy Halladay at #12, Justin Verlander at #14, Clayton Kershaw at #17 and Cliff Lee at #20. The Aurora Asshats have 2 of those 4 (Verlander/Lee)

– There is great balance overall for who owns the top ranked players, although the Pickering Dynasty have 2 of the top 3, and Brooklin Legacy have 3 of the top 12

– Each of the 12 OBFBL teams has a player ranked in the top 25 overall

– The lowest ranked keeper is Shelby Miller (not in the top 326) who was chosen by the Motorboats as their 8th keeper and is a definite flier. After all, who else should they have chosen? Adam Dunn?

NOTE: Stay tuned for a separate article later on the OBFBL Team Keeper rankings

THROWBACKS:

– An incredible 7 of the top 11 ranked players not kept were throw-backs from the Dick Dogs. No wonder they cruised to the 2011 Shooter Cup!

– The 2nd place finishing Super Sods threw back 2 of the top 5 available players, while the 3rd place Crackheads threw back 5 of the top 15 available players

NOW…. on to the first OBFBL MOCK DRAFT for 2012
(the order is solely based on the composite 2012 rankings and the current OBFBL draft order, and does not take into account actual team needs (positional/category) or their intentions or strategy for the 2012 season – Check out the full data in the RANKING SPREADSHEET)

ROUND 1
#1 – Frankford Fury – Michael Young – 1B/2B/3B (#44 overall)
#2 – Aurora Asshats – Mike Napoli – C/1B (#48 overall)
#3 – Whitby Poo Dogs – Rickie Weeks – 2B (#54 overall)
#4 – London Tribe – Ian Kennedy – SP (#57 overall)
#5 – Beaverton Gaping Gash – Kevin Youkilis – 1B/3B (#65 overall)
#6 – Brooklin Legacy – Shane Victorino – OF (#73 overall)
#7 – Toronto Motor Boats – Lance Berkman – 1B/OF (#79 overall)
#8 – Pickering Dynasty – Mariano Rivera – RP (#80 overall)
#9 – Etobicoke Crackheads – Corey Hart – OF (#83 overall)
#10 – Ajax Super Sods – C.J. Wilson – SP (#85 overall)
#11 – Durham Dick Dogs – David Ortiz – Util (#86 overall)
#12 – Brampton Blue Balls – Jonathan Papelbon – RP (#87 overall)

ROUND 2
#13 – Brampton Blue Balls – Jayson Werth – OF (#94 overall)
#14 – Durham Dick Dogs – Howie Kendrick – 1B/2B/OF (#95 overall)
#15 – Ajax Super Sods – Daniel Hudson – SP (#97 overall)
#16 – Etobicoke Crackheads – Mat Latos – SP (#103 overall)
#17 – Pickering Dynasty – Chris Young – OF (#104 overall)
#18 – Toronto Motor Boats – Josh Beckett – SP (#105 overall)
#19 – Brooklin Legacy – Miguel Montero – C (#109 overall)
#20 – Beaverton Gaping Gash – Carlos Beltran – OF (#110 overall)
#21 – London Tribe – Alexei Ramirez – SS (#111 overall)
#22 – Whitby Poo Dogs – Chris Carpenter – SP (#112 overall)
#23 – Aurora Asshats – Mark Trumbo – 1B (#113 overall)
#24 – Frankford Fury – Tim Hudson – SP (#114 overall)

Here is the link to the current version of the 2012 Draft Sheet, following keeper announcements and before any trades have been made.

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