It's earlier than I expected, but the first experts league draft is in the books, with the LABR Experts Mixed League draft completed this evening. Click on the link below to see all of the draft results:
The draft consisted of 15 of the top fantasy experts in the business, including Paul Sporer, from Baseball Prospectus and PaulSporer.com, who recently wrote a guest post here at Fake Teams a few weeks ago.
Here are the first round picks:
2. Mike Trout
3. Ryan Braun
5. Matt Kemp
8. Joey Votto
10. Carlos Gonzalez
12. Justin Upton
13. Buster Posey
14. Bryce Harper
15. Adrian Beltre
The only pick I think might be too early was Harper at 14, but I am high on him this season, so I really can't bash the pick here. I see a 25 home run, 25 stolen base season from him this season, and that is first round worthy, especially in a deep draft like this one.
I would have taken Braun if I had the #1 pick, but you really cannot go wrong with Cabrera, who is probably the best hitter in baseball.