Collette Calls: Changing Marketplace

Collette Calls: Changing Marketplace

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

In mid-December, some of the site's baseball writers along with some other guests participated in a 15-team mixed mock draft for the annual RotoWire magazine (which you can buy here). As luck would have it, Mixed LABR drafted a few nights ago. The only difference between the two formats is that LABR has just six rounds of reserves while our mock draft had seven. Given that it has been two months since our mock draft, I think that it would be a productive exercise to see how the marketplace has changed since that mid-December night as we head into the busiest part of draft season.

Biggest Risers

Player

Mock 

LABR

Diff

Amir Garrett

380

220

-160

Harrison Bader

410

253

-157

Kolten Wong

311

172

-139

Shohei Ohtani

257

123

-134

Oscar Mercado

398

274

-124

Pete Fairbanks

422

298

-124

Joc Pederson

397

280

-117

Mitch Keller

359

243

-116

Ryan McMahon

321

211

-110

Blake Treinen

394

287

-107

Eduardo Escobar

344

237

-107

Zack Britton

439

332

-107

Corey Kluber

261

156

-105

The automatic assumption would be that Amir Garrett was the highest riser because the mock draft happened before Raisel Iglesias was dealt to the Angels, but this mock took place two full weeks after the trade. It would appear that Garrett still has the biggest leg up on the closer role, especially with Lucas Sims on the mend with a barking elbow. Kolten Wong landing in a very favorable situation in

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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 theprocessreport.net. 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.
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