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2008 Fantasy Baseball Expert Mock Draft Results

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Last night, the 1st Experts Draft for the 2008 Fantasy Baseball Season was completed at Mock Draft Central. This was my first mock draft so I find the results as interesting as anyone else. As with all drafts, there are great picks and poor picks for all teams involved.

I'd like to hear which of mine were good values, bad values and values in between. The full draft results are inside.

Chris McDonnell of Big Dawg Baseball contributed his player projections to MDC, and they were used to provide a live standings after each pick. I was not thrilled with my draft as, time after time, a player I wanted was taken a handful of picks before my selction came. I did not check the projected standings until the latter half of the draft and felt better.

Here is why.

Proj. Finish Draft Spot Team AVG HR RBI SB R W S K WHIP ERA Total
1 1 Chris McDonnell 8 12 12 10 12 12 1 12 4 9 92
2 11 Eric Hinz 7 11 10 9 9 6 7 11 9 8 87
3 10 Lawr Michaels 12 2 4 5 8 5 6 7 12 12 73
3 9 Dave Regan 3 9 9 3 4 9 10 4 11 11 73
5 2 Heaney & Minnix 4 5 11 12 10 3 11 2 7 6 71
6 8 Matt Hinzpeter 6 10 8 2 11 7 8 9 3 3 67
7 5 Scott Swanay 5 4 6 6 2 10 5 10 8 4 60
8 7 Gerrit Ritt 1 7.5 7 1 1 11 2 8 10 7 55.5
9 3 Alex Cushing 9 6 1 8 5 1 9 1 5 10 55
10 12 Todd Zola 10 7.5 5 7 7 4 3 3 2 5 53.5
11 6 Jason Pliml 11 1 2 4 3 2 12 6 6 2 49
12 4 Paul Greco 2 3 3 11 6 8 4 5 1 1 44

Round Chris McDonnell T Heaney & N Minnix Alex Cushing Paul Greco Scott Swanay Jason Pliml Gerrit Ritt Matt Hinzpeter Dave Regan Lawr Michaels Fake Teams Todd Zola Round
R1 R Hanley Ramirez (SS) Alex Rodriguez (3B) Albert Pujols (1B) Jose Reyes (SS) David Wright (3B) Matt Holliday (OF) Ryan Howard (1B) Chase Utley (2B) Jimmy Rollins (SS) Miguel Cabrera (3B) Prince Fielder (1B) Vladimir Guerrero (OF) D R1
R2 D Brandon Phillips (2B) Mark Teixeira (1B) Carlos Lee (OF) Carlos Beltran (OF) Ryan Braun (3B) Ichiro Suzuki (OF) Jake Peavy (SP) Grady Sizemore (OF) Johan Santana (SP) Carl Crawford (OF) David Ortiz (DH) Alfonso Soriano (OF) L R2
R3 R Russell Martin (C) Victor Martinez (1B) Alex Rios (OF) Curtis Granderson (OF) Derek Jeter (SS) Manny Ramirez (OF) Magglio Ordonez (OF) Lance Berkman (OF) Justin Morneau (1B) Miguel Tejada (SS) B.J. Upton (2B) Brian Roberts (2B) D R3
R4 D Adam Dunn (OF) Bobby Abreu (OF) Ian Kinsler (2B) Derrek Lee (1B) Brandon Webb (SP) Jon Papelbon (RP) Aramis Ramirez (3B) Garrett Atkins (3B) Brian McCann (C) Joe Mauer (C) Carlos Guillen (1B) Troy Tulowitzki (SS) L R4
R5 R C.C. Sabathia (SP) Josh Beckett (SP) Corey Hart (OF) Andruw Jones (OF) Travis Hafner (DH) Joe Nathan (RP) Hunter Pence (OF) J.J. Putz (RP) Torii Hunter (OF) Paul Konerko (1B) Nick Markakis (OF) Carlos Pena (1B) D R5
R6 D Cole Hamels (SP) Francisco Rodriguez (RP) Ryan Zimmerman (3B) John Lackey (SP) John Smoltz (SP) Scott Kazmir (SP) Chone Figgins (OF) Erik Bedard (SP) Vernon Wells (OF) Hideki Matsui (OF) Robinson Cano (2B) Chipper Jones (3B) L R6
R7 R Adrian Beltre (3B) Chris Young (OF) Rafael Furcal (SS) Dan Haren (SP) Roy Oswalt (SP) Kenji Johjima (C) Dan Uggla (2B) Carlos Zambrano (SP) Justin Verlander (SP) Chris Young (SP) Aaron Harang (SP) Gary Sheffield (DH) D R7
R8 D Jeff Francoeur (OF) Delmon Young (OF) Adrian Gonzalez (1B) Jorge Posada (C) Michael Young (SS) Edgar Renteria (SS) Felix Hernandez (SP) Eric Byrnes (OF) Brad Hawpe (OF) Daisuke Matsuzaka (SP) Alex Gordon (1B) Shane Victorino (OF) L R8
R9 R Troy Glaus (3B) Howie Kendrick (2B) Mariano Rivera (RP) Roy Halladay (SP) Matt Kemp (OF) Jermaine Dye (OF) Kelvim Escobar (SP) Jason Bay (OF) Takashi Saito (RP) Placido Polanco (2B) James Shields (SP) Fausto Carmona (SP) D R9
R10 D Javier Vazquez (SP) Ben Sheets (SP) Justin Upton (OF) Mike Lowell (3B) Josh Fields (OF) Todd Helton (1B) Jarrod Saltalamacchia (1B) Tim Lincecum (SP) Rickie Weeks (2B) Adam Wainwright (SP) Jose Valverde (RP) Brett Myers (RP) L R10
R11 R Adam LaRoche (1B) Juan Pierre (OF) Yovani Gallardo (SP) Francisco Cordero (RP) Billy Wagner (RP) Orlando Hudson (2B) Bobby Jenks (RP) Ivan Rodriguez (C) James Loney (1B) Dustin McGowan (SP) Matthew Cain (SP) Ted Lilly (SP) D R11
R12 D Matt Capps (RP) Jeremy Bonderman (SP) Brad Lidge (RP) Kevin Youkilis (1B) Rafael Soriano (RP) Manuel Corpas (RP) Aaron Rowand (OF) Huston Street (RP) Jeremy Hermida (OF) Ian Snell (SP) Johnny Damon (OF) Chad Cordero (RP) L R12
R13 R Jose Guillen (OF) Trevor Hoffman (RP) Geovany Soto (C) Kaz Matsui (2B) Jeff Kent (2B) Brad Penny (SP) Tim Hudson (SP) Nick Swisher (1B) Jason Isringhausen (RP) Michael Cuddyer (OF) Rich Hill (SP) J.J. Hardy (SS) D R13
R14 D Clay Buchholz (SP) Khalil Greene (SS) A.J. Burnett (SP) Josh Willingham (OF) Francisco Liriano (RP) Ramon Hernandez (C) Stephen Drew (SS) Jhonny Peralta (SS) Chien-ming Wang (SP) Todd Jones (RP) Chad Billingsley (SP) John Maine (SP) L R14
R15 R Julio Lugo (SS) Orlando Cabrera (SS) Joakim Soria (RP) Derek Lowe (SP) Joey Votto (1B) Matt Garza (SP) Carlos Marmol (RP) Jim Thome (DH) Philip Hughes (SP) David Weathers (RP) Joba Chamberlain (RP) Ken Griffey (OF) D R15
R16 D Kevin Slowey (SP) Edwin Encarnacion (3B) Pedro Martinez (SP) Jeff Francis (SP) Andy Pettitte (SP) Jacoby Ellsbury (OF) Raul Ibanez (OF) Joe Blanton (SP) Joe Borowski (RP) Jonathan Broxton (RP) Jason Varitek (C) B.J. Ryan (RP) L R16
R17 R Pat Burrell (OF) Curt Schilling (SP) Zach Greinke (SP) Ryan Garko (1B) Carlos Ruiz (C) Xavier Nady (OF) A.J. Pierzynski (C) Dontrelle Willis (SP) Kevin Kouzmanoff (3B) Bengie Molina (C) Michael Bourn (OF) J.D. Drew (OF) D R17
R18 D Scott Baker (SP) Jered Weaver (SP) Justin Towles (C) Troy Percival (RP) Bronson Arroyo (SP) Akinori Iwamura (3B) Yunel Escobar (2B 3B) Carlos Delgado (1B) Paul Lo Duca (C) Willy Taveras (OF) Kosuke Fukudome (OF) Casey Kotchman (1B) L R18
R19 R Mark Buehrle (SP) Hank Blalock (3B) Evan Longoria (3B) Melky Cabrera (OF) Tom Gorzelanny (SP) Richie Sexson (1B) Mark Reynolds (3B) Gil Meche (SP) Scott Rolen (3B) Dustin Pedroia (2B) Kevin Gregg (RP) Oliver Perez (SP) D R19
R20 D Gary Matthews Jr. (OF) Yorvit Torrealba (C) Ty Wigginton (2B) Barry Zito (SP) Rocco Baldelli (OF) Brian Fuentes (RP) Ubaldo Jimenez (SP) Yadier Molina (C) Kelly Johnson (2B) Nate McLouth (OF) Brian Wilson (RP) Ronny Paulino (C) L R20
R21 R Lastings Milledge (OF) Kerry Wood (RP) Randy Johnson (SP) Eric Gagne (RP) Mark Teahen (OF) Tadahito Iguchi (2B) Mike Mussina (SP) David DeJesus (OF) Jon Lester (SP) Casey Blake (3B) Josh Bard (C) Jair Jurrjens (SP) D R21
R22 D David Bush (SP) Rich Harden (SP) Corey Patterson (OF) Felipe Lopez (2B) Felix Pie (OF) Chris Capuano (SP) Bill Hall (OF) Luis Castillo (2B) Josh Hamilton (OF) Aubrey Huff (1B) Jack Cust (OF) Kurt Suzuki (C) L R22
R23 R Michael Barrett (C) Adam Jones (OF) Shaun Marcum (SP) Ramon Castro (C) Michael Napoli (C) Doug Davis (SP) Micah Owings (SP) Hideki Okajima (RP) Homer Bailey (SP) Chris Carpenter (RP) Conor Jackson (1B) Kevin Correia (SP) R23