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Baseball Prospectus Prospect Mock Draft Results

Ray participated in the annual Baseball Prospectus Prospect mock draft recently, and here are the draft results for rounds 1 and 2.

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I recently participated in the annual Baseball Prospectus Mock Prospect Draft. This draft includes many fantasy baseball and prospect writers that you probably read every day. Here are the rules for the prospect draft, courtesy or Bret Sayre:

"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 a standard 15-team 5x5 rotisserie where you keep all players indefinitely with no contracts/salaries involved. The first rule is that any player you select must currently still have their prospect status in tact. The second rule is that there are no other rules. You don't have to fill any position requirements, it's just about building the type of farm system you would want to start from scratch with. And yes, both Kenta Maeda and Byung-ho Park are eligible."

Here is a list of participants:

Craig Goldstein - Baseball Prospectus

Ben Carsley - Baseball Prospectus

Ray Guilfoyle

D.J. Short - Rotoworld

James Anderson - Rotowire

Bret Sayre - Baseball Prospectus

Eno Sarris - FanGraphs

Craig Glaser -  STATS, Inc.

Paul Hartman  - Fantasy Assembly

Al Melchior - CBS Sports

Wilson Karaman - Baseball Prospectus

Mike Rosenbaum - MLB Pipeline

Jock Thompson - Baseball HQ

Eric Longenhagen -  ESPN

Mike Buttil - Razzball

The draft has completed, and below are the results of the first two rounds of the draft.

And here is a short take on my first two picks:

Yoan Moncada

"I almost took Phillies shortstop J.P Crawford here, and I actually did, for about five minutes, before changing my mind and taking Moncada here at 1.3. I decided to swap the high floor that Crawford provides for the high-ceiling Red Sox second baseman. Moncada possesses the tools to be a first round fantasy hitter soon after reaching the big leagues. After a slow start to his professional debut, Moncada showed off his hit and speed tools, finishing the season hitting .278 with 49 steals in 52 attempts. He should start the 2016 season in High-A and could finish in Double-A with a strong showing to start the season. Where he plays once he reaches the big leagues is a bit of mystery right now with Dustin Pedroia blocking him at second base, so he could end up in the outfield in a few years, joining Mookie Betts and possibly Andrew Benintendi to form one of the youngest outfields in the game."

Blake Snell

"Snell was one of the most dominating starters in the minors last season, striking out 163 while walking 53 in 134 innings across three levels. He possesses two plus pitches and an effective slider. He is near major-league ready and should see time in the Rays rotation by midseason, or sooner, depending if the Rays decide to trade one of their young starters for a bat. He has a no. 2 ceiling and should be a part of the young Rays rotation for the next six seasons."


Round 1

Round 2

Craig Goldstein

Corey Seager

Aaron Judge

Ben Carsley

Byron Buxton

Franklin Barreto

Ray Guilfoyle

Yoan Moncada

Blake Snell

D.J. Short

J.P. Crawford

Jose Berrios

James Anderson

Nomar Mazara

Tim Anderson

Bret Sayre

Lucas Giolito

Bradley Zimmer

Eno Sarris

Trea Turner

Ozzie Albies

Craig Glaser

Joey Gallo

Manuel Margot

Paul Hartman

Julio Urias

Steven Matz

Al Melchior

Tyler Glasnow

Orlando Arcia

Wilson Karaman

Brendan Rodgers

Clint Frazier

Mike Rosenbaum

Lewis Brinson

Andrew Benintendi

Jock Thompson

Alex Reyes

Rafael Devers

Eric Longenhagen

Dansby Swanson

Austin Meadows

Mike Buttil

Nick Williams

AJ Reed