Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Magazine Mock Draft Discussion

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Magazine Mock Draft Discussion

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Podcast series.

Clay and James discuss their picks from their mock drafts.


James's roster construction takeaways:

  • Power or speed outfielders and middle infielders will go early in the drafts with pitchers mixing in.
  • Starting pitchers really flatten out after the first 10-11 rounds. Get as many starters as you think is reasonable in the first 10 rounds and then grab your hitters.
  • In paid leagues, you do want to get one of the early closers.
  • Carlos Santana, Garrett Cooper, Brandon Belt, and Nate Lowe are still fine first base options late in the draft.
  • You need to have your bases covered at 2B and 3B by around pick 300 — still good options at 1B, OF, SS later in the rounds.

Clay's takeaways: 

  • Grab two starting pitchers in the first four rounds.
  • Felt I was already SOL on speed after five rounds, but in the end I think I managed just enough SBs.
  • Are there five closers you feel good about drafting? Fewer? Karinchak and Devin Williams are two of my top targets in all of fantasy right now.
  • Catchers: pay for one, go dumpster diving for the other.
  • Price on Wander Franco too high for me this year.
  • How high does Alex Kirilloff climb by March/April drafts?

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
Clay Link
Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, MLB Network Radio and twice a week on the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast during baseball season.
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