Do you like prospects? Want to know who our experts, along with the likes of John Sickels, Mike Newman and others, picked in a prospects mock draft? Read on.
We recently got together with some industry prospect experts for a Prospect Mock Draft. For more details as to the parameters of this mock draft:
The premise is very simple, we're drafting a minor league roster for a brand new dynasty league team (no one has a major league roster yet). The "league" is standard 13-team 5x5 rotisserie where you keep all players indefinitely with no contracts/salaries involved. The first rule is that any player you select must still have their prospect status. The second rule is that there are no other rules. It's just about building the type of farm system you would want to start from scratch with.
Ray Guilfoyle, Fake Teams
Jason Hunt, Fake Teams
Craig Goldstein, Fake Teams
Bret Sayre, Baseball Prospectus
John Sickels, Minor League Ball
Mike Newman, ROTOScouting.com, FanGraphs
Josh Shepardson, Baseball Prospectus
J.D Sussman, Bullpen Banter
Nick Shlain, Rotowire
Derek Carty, DerekCarty.com
Spencer Schneir, Beyond the Box Score
Ben Carsley, Fire Brand of the AL
Jason Catania, FanGraphs
Bret put this mock draft together, and asked for each expert to provide some commentary with each pick. To read more about this entirely different mock draft, check out the links below.
If you want to see what each roster looks like, Jason put them together in this post: