OBFBL First 2014 MOCK DRAFT

Posted: December 16, 2013 in League News
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The keepers are announced, the offseason trading has begun already with 3 deals made so far.

Let’s take a look at the top players available in the upcoming 2014 OBFBL draft.  Using the composite player rankings from Main’s worksheet (that he used to create the Keeper Rankings feature), the following MOCK draft was created. Note: the players selected for the teams are solely based on the ranking and the mock does not take into account specific team needs or their expected plans for 2014.  The “Overall Rank” column shown is the composite ranking from Ryan’s worksheet.

Look below the table for some analysis of the MOCK draft, the first of several we’ll have before the OBFBL draft in March.

ROUND #1 TEAM PLAYER POSITION(s) OVERALL RANK
PICK 1.1 Crackheads Elvis Andrus SS #63
PICK 1.2 Blue Balls Carlos Santana C/1B #67
PICK 1.3 Motorboats Mike Minor SP #72
PICK 1.4 Tribe Homer Bailey SP #77
PICK 1.5 Asshats Brandon Phillips 2B #82
PICK 1.6 Blue Balls (via Legacy) James Shields SP #83
PICK 1.7 Poo Dogs Ben Zobrist 2B/SS/OF #87
PICK 1.8 Dick Dogs Hisashi Iwakuma SP #88
PICK 1.9 Super Sods Jonathan Lucroy C #94
PICK 1.10 Fury Alex Cobb SP #95
PICK 1.11 Dynasty Hyun-Jin Ryu SP #97
PICK 1.12 Dynasty (via Sex Panthers) Jose Altuve 2B #98
         
ROUND #2 TEAM PLAYER POSITION OVERALL RANK
PICK 2.1 Dynasty (via Sex Panthers) Carlos Beltran OF #100
PICK 2.2 Dynasty Carlos Granderson OF #101
PICK 2.3 Fury Patrick Corbin SP #102
PICK 2.4 Super Sods Glen Perkins RP #104
PICK 2.5 Dick Dogs A.J. Burnett SP #105
PICK 2.6 Poo Dogs Jered Weaver SP #106
PICK 2.7 Legacy Clay Buchholz SP #107
PICK 2.8 Asshats Kris Medlen SP #108
PICK 2.9 Tribe Martin Prado 2B/3B/OF #109
PICK 2.10 Motorboats Joe Nathan RP #111
PICK 2.11 Blue Balls Wilin Rosario C #112
PICK 2.12 Crackheads Jayson Werth OF #113
         
ROUND #3 TEAM PLAYER POSITION OVERALL RANK
PICK 3.1 Crackheads Chase Utley 2B #116
PICK 3.2 Blue Balls Koji Uehara RP #117
PICK 3.3 Motorboats Austin Jackson OF #118
PICK 3.4 Tribe Rafael Soriano RP #119
PICK 3.5 Asshats Salvador Perez C #123
PICK 3.6 Legacy Aaron Hill 2B #124
PICK 3.7 Poo Dogs Trevor Rosenthal RP #125
PICK 3.8 Dick Dogs Jason Grilli RP #126
PICK 3.9 Super Sods Shane Victorino OF #127
PICK 3.10 Fury CC Sabathia SP #130
PICK 3.11 Dynasty Francisco Liriano SP #131
PICK 3.12 Sex Panthers Jeff Samardzija SP #132
         
ROUND #4 TEAM PLAYER POSITION OVERALL RANK
PICK 4.1 Dynasty (via Sex Panthers) Lance Lynn SP #133
PICK 4.2 Dynasty Jonathan Papelbon RP #134
PICK 4.3 Fury Doug Fister SP #135
PICK 4.4 Super Sods Andrelton Simmons SS #137
PICK 4.5 Dick Dogs Dexter Fowler OF #139
PICK 4.6 Poo Dogs Sergio Romo RP #140
PICK 4.7 Blue Balls (via Legacy) Matt Garza SP #141
PICK 4.8 Asshats Hiroki Kuroda SP #142
PICK 4.9 Tribe Asdrubal Cabrera SS #143
PICK 4.10 Motorboats Brandon Belt 1B #145
PICK 4.11 Blue Balls Johnny Cueto SP #146
PICK 4.12 Crackheads Kendrys Morales 1B #147
         
ROUND #5 TEAM PLAYER POSITION OVERALL RANK
PICK 5.1 Crackheads Andrew Cashner SP #148
PICK 5.2 Blue Balls Jake Peavy SP #152
PICK 5.3 Motorboats Michael Cuddyer 1B/OF #153
PICK 5.4 Tribe Jon Lester SP #155
PICK 5.5 Asshats Derek Holland SP #156
PICK 5.6 Legacy Victor Martinez 1B #157
PICK 5.7 Poo Dogs Matt Wieters C #158
PICK 5.8 Dick Dogs Jed Lowrie 2B/SS #159
PICK 5.9 Super Sods Tony Cingrani SP #160
PICK 5.10 Fury Mark Teixeira 1B #161
PICK 5.11 Dynasty Coco Crisp OF #163
PICK 5.12 Sex Panthers Grant Balfour RP #164

ANALYSIS

  • 24 of the 60 players (40%) in the MOCK are Starting Pitchers, which is typical of our OBFBL drafts with pitchers less kept despite their ranking, due to higher risk
  • 9 closers taken in the MOCK.  While the mock does show closers starting to be taken in the 2nd round, which matches our OBFBL draft, we know that there is a higher frequency of them taken in the first 5 rounds, than the 9 in the mock
  • The 5 catchers taken in the MOCK are all good contributors, and they’ll go within the first 5 rounds of the actual draft likely to those that need that position. The order they go in will depend on team needs
  • Ben Zobrist and Martin Prado fill a nice utility knife need as usual with 3 positions eligible each, while Jed Lowrie and Michael Cuddyer have 2 positions
  • The OF position isn’t well represented in the MOCK, while the 3B options are very limited

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