Baseball Draft Kit: Magazine Mock Draft

Baseball Draft Kit: Magazine Mock Draft

This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.

Typically, the results of this mock draft are not released until the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide hits the shelves, but we have decided to publish these early to the site this year.

We hope you find them useful as we all try to make sense of the player pool on the heels of a 60-game season. It's the Wild West out there.

A big Thank You to Greg Ambrosius and the kind folks over at the NFBC for hosting this mock draft, as well as to the rest of the participants for taking time out of their day to draft. It was a 15-team standard snake draft with 23 active roster spots (including two active catcher spots) and seven reserves, with standard roto categories and scoring assumed.

The draft order:

  1. Derek VanRiper, The Athletic
  2. Steve Gardner, USA Today
  3. Jeff Erickson, RotoWire
  4. Eric Karabell, ESPN
  5. Eddy Almaguer, Prospects Live
  6. Ian Kahn, RotoWire & The Athletic
  7. Greg Ambrosius, NFBC
  8. Ryan Bloomfield, BaseballHQ
  9. Jason Collette, RotoWire
  10. Paul Sporer, FanGraphs
  11. Clay Link, RotoWire
  12. James Anderson, RotoWire
  13. Jeff Zimmerman, The Process
  14. Bret Sayre, Baseball Prospectus
  15. Todd Zola, RotoWire & Mastersball

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11Tatis, FernandoSSVanRiper
12Acuna, RonaldOFGardner
13Betts, MookieOFErickson
14Trout, MikeOFKarabell
15Soto, JuanOFAlmaguer
16Turner, Trea
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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
Ian Kahn
Ian Kahn is a dynasty contributor at RotoWire. He is a two-time co-winner of The Dynasty Guru Expert League (TDGX), and three-time champion of the industry league Dynasty League 1. He has appeared as a regular guest on "The Sleeper And The Bust", "Colten and The Wolfman", and The RotoWire Baseball Podcast. You may know him as an actor as General George Washington on the television show "Turn: Washington's Spies" for the AMC Network.
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.
Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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