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Summary of a recently completed MLB and MiLB dynasty drafts. Over 738 picks!

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Aside from the last few lottery tickets in our minor league draft, we have recently completed both the major league and minor league portions of an 18-team salary cap league on FanTrax. That means over 700 picks have been made in a slow-draft format, and below are the results for your viewing pleasure. The format is relatively standard, nothing that would drastically alter the draft strategy, but with contracts and the ability to re-sign players, the approach is closer to a dynasty format than a re-draft. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end where 7 of our managers gave some insight into how the draft went and offered some good tidbits if you’re about to enter a draft yourself. Each manager answered the following four questions:

1. Who do you feel was your best value pick in the MLB draft (please include round number in the response)?

2. Which pick would you like to have back and why (could be for both MLB or MiLB)?

3. General thoughts or trends that match or differed from expectations:

4. If you traded picks, did it accomplish the goal you were aiming for? Would you make the trade again?

Now on to the results....

Major League Draft

Round 1

1 - Mike Trout
2 - Bryce Harper
3 - Carlos Correa
4 - Jose Altuve
5 - Nolan Arenado
6 - Mookie Betts
7 - Kris Bryant
8 - Paul Goldschmidt
9 - J.D. Martinez
10 - Giancarlo Stanton
11 - Corey Seager
12 - Clayton Kershaw
13 - Trea Turner
14 - Manny Machado
15 - Gary Sanchez
16 - Corey Kluber
17 - Charlie Blackmon
18 - Chris Sale

Round 2

1 - Cody Bellinger
2 - Freddie Freeman
3 - Max Scherzer
4 - Francisco Lindor
5 - Aaron Judge
6 - Andrew Benintendi
7 - Anthony Rizzo
8 - Miguel Sano
9 - Dee Gordon
10 - Jose Ramirez
11 - Stephen Strasburg
12 - George Springer
13 - Rhys Hoskins
14 - Marcell Ozuna
15 - Alex Bregman
16 - Byron Buxton
17 - Noah Syndegaard
18 - Madison Bumgarner

Round 3

1 - Yoan Moncada
2 - Anthony Rendon
3 - Luis Severino
4 - Jacob DeGrom
5 - Joey Votto
6 - Michael Conforto
7 - Carlos Martinez
8 - Carlos Carrasco
9 - Chris Archer
10 - Robbie Ray
11 - Rafael Devers
12 - Didi Gregorius
13 - Jose Quintana
14 - Josh Donaldson
15 - Marcus Stroman
16 - Christian Yelich
17 - Ozzie Albies
18 - Zack Grienke

Round 4

1 - Wil Myers
2 - Xander Bogaerts
3 - Daniel Murphy
4 - Jose Abreu
5 - Starling Marte
6 - Gerrit Cole
7 - Tommy Pham
8 - Jonathan Schoop
9 - James Paxton
10 - Jean Segura
11 - Travis Shaw
12 - Willson Contreras
13 - Rougned Odor
14 - Brian Dozier
15 - Jake Lamb
16 - Domingo Santana
17 - Lance McCullers
18 - Joey Gallo

Round 5

1 - Aaron Nola
2 - Kenley Jansen
3 - Nelson Cruz
4 - Nomar Mazara
5 - Alex Wood
6 - Yu Darvish
7 - Jose Berrios
8 - Gio Gonzalez
9 - Ender Inciarte
10 - Craig Kimbrel
11 - Justin Upton
12 - Drew Pomeranz
13 - Ian Happ
14 - Justin Verlander
15 - Jake Faria
16 - Andrew McCutchen
17 - Javier Baez
18 - Eric Hosmer

Round 6

1 - Billy Hamilton
2 - Dallas Keuchel
3 - Yoenis Cespedes
4 - Marwin Gonzalez
5 - Matt Olson
6 - Luke Weaver
7 - Whit Merrifield
8 - Robert Osuna
9 - Aroldis Chapman
10 - Kyle Hendricks
11 - Zack Godley
12 - Josh Bell
13 - Luis Castillo
14 - Sonny Gray
15 - Corey Knebel
16 - Khris Davis
17 - A.J. Pollock
18 - Manuel Margot

Round 7

1 - Scooter Gennett
2 - Justin Turner
3 - Justin Smoak
4 - Buster Posey
5 - Elvis Andrus
6 - Trevor Story
7 - Dylan Bundy
8 - Nicholas Castellanos
9 - Salvador Perez
10 - Edwin Encarnacion
11 - Eddie Rosario
12 - Alex Colome
13 - Trey Mancini
14 - Jake Arrieta
15 - Trevor Bauer
16 - Andrew Miller
17 - Blake Snell
18 - Mike Moustakas

Round 8

1 - Chris Taylor
2 - Brad Hand
3 - J.T. Realmuto
4 - D.J. LeMahieu
5 - Amed Rosario
6 - Kyle Schwarber
7 - Robinson Cano
8 - Edwin Diaz
9 - Miguel Cabrera
10 - Yasiel Puig
11 - Andrelton Simmons
12 - Raisel Iglesias
13 - Jameson Tallion
14 - Felipe Rivero
15 - Lucas Giolito
16 - Jon Gray
17 - Paul DeJong
18 - Reynaldo Lopez

Round 9

1 - Tim Anderson
2 - Sean Doolittle
3 - Maikel Franco
4 - Michael Fulmer
5 - Cody Allen
6 - David Dahl
7 - Orlando Arcia
8 - Lorenzo Cain
9 - Cole Hamels
10 - Ryan Braun
11 - Ken Giles
12 - Kyle Seager
13 - Danny Salazar
14 - Eduardo Nunez
15 - Greg Holland
16 - Adrian Beltre
17 - Zach Britton
18 - Dominic Smith

Round 10

1 - Masahiro Tanaka
2 - Ian Desmond
3 - Adam Eaton
4 - Jay Bruce
5 - David Price
6 - Dellin Betances
7 - Mike Minor
8 - Carlos Santana
9 - Danny Duffy
10 - Dansby Swanson
11 - Hector Neris
12 - Bradley Zimmer
13 - Greg Bird
14 - Garrett Richards
15 - Wade Davis
16 - Taijuan Walker
17 - Jeff Samardzija
18 - Jon Lester

Round 11

1 - Jeurys Familia
2 - Ryan Zimmerman
3 - Justin Bour
4 - Gregory Polanco
5 - Steven Souza, Jr
6 - Jonathan Villar
7 - Eric Thames
8 - Arodys Vizcaino
9 - Odubel Herrera
10 - Aaron Altherr
11 - Michael Taylor
12 - Michael Wacha
13 - Mitch Haniger
14 - Addison Russell
15 - Aaron Sanchez
16 - Charlie Morton
17 - Kevin Kiermaier
18 - Adam Duvall

Round 12

1 - Nick Williams
2 - Archie Bradley
3 - Matt Carpenter
4 - Stephen Piscotty
5 - Julio Teheran
6 - Eugenio Suarez
7 - Avisail Garcia
8 - Brad Peacock
9 - Matt Chapman
10 - Corey Dickerson
11 - Adam Jones
12 - Starlin Castro
13 - Derek Fisher
14 - Max Kepler
15 - Johnny Cueto
16 - Kevin Gausman
17 - Mike Clevinger
18 - Dinelson Lamet

Round 13

1 - Julio Urias
2 - Chad Green
3 - Mike Zunino
4 - Chase Anderson
5 - Sean Manaea
6 - Carlos Rodon
7 - Alex Cobb
8 - Delino DeShields
9 - Steven Matz
10 - Rich Hill
11 - Michael Brantley
12 - Josh Reddick
13 - Jonathan Lucroy
14 - Tyler Glasnow
15 - Daniel Mengden
16 - Raimel Tapia
17 - Mike Foltynewicz
18 - Jose Peraza

Round 14

1 - Lance Lynn
2 - Chris Owings
3 - Eduardo Rodriguez
4 - Evan Longoria
5 - Chris Devenski
6 - Vince Velasquez
7 - Zach Davies
8 - Patrick Corbin
9 - Jerad Eickhoff
10 - Joe Panik
11 - Yuli Gurriel
12 - Aaron Hicks
13 - Ryon Healy
14 - Wilson Ramos
15 - Jordan Montgomery
16 - Ian Kinsler
17 - Chris Davis
18 - Jake Odorizzi

Round 15

1 - Sean Newcomb
2 - Jorge Polanco
3 - Carl Edwards, Jr.
4 - Clint Frazier
5 - Tim Beckham
6 - Frances Martes
7 - Marcus Semien
8 - Blake Treinen
9 - Tanner Roark
10 - Felix Hernandez
11 - Yasmani Grandal
12 - Mike Montgomery
13 - Mychal Givens
14 - Mark Melancon
15 - David Robertson
16 - Jason Kipnis
17 - Shane Greene
18 - Jeimer Candalerio

Round 16

1 - Todd Frazier
2 - Rick Porcello
3 - Brandon Crawford
4 - Nicky Delmonico
5 - Austin Barnes
6 - Scott Schebler
7 - Yandy Diaz
8 - Melky Cabrera
9 - Kelvim Herrera
10 - Logan Morrision
11 - Evan Gattis
12 - Cesar Hernandez
13 - Joc Pederson
14 - David Peralta
15 - Brandon Belt
16 - Ervin Santana
17 - Kenta Maeda
18 - Hunter Renfroe

Round 17

1 - German Marquez
2 - Mark Trumbo
3 - Teoscar Hernandez
4 - Josh Harrison
5 - Kyle Barraclough
6 - Yasmany Tomas
7 - Tyler Chatwood
8 - Jose Martinez
9 - J.A. Happ
10 - Brett Gardner
11 - Tommy Kahnle
12 - Yadier Molina
13 - Blake Parker
14 - Yonder Alonso
15 - Luis Perdomo
16 - Tyler Skaggs
17 - Wellington Castillo
18 - Brad Brach

Round 18

1 - Robert Stephenson
2 - Raul Mondesi
3 - Matt Harvey
4 - Asdrubal Cabrera
5 - Zack Cozart
6 - Addison Reed
7 - Anthony Swarzak
8 - Dominic Leone
9 - Brandon Finnegan
10 - Pedro Strop
11 - Dan Straily
12 - Alex Claudio
13 - Keon Kela
14 - Jackie Bradley Jr.
15 - Jimmy Nelson
16 - Collin McHugh
17 - Brandon Morrow
18 - Albert Almora

Round 19

1 - Jurickson Profar
2 - Ryan Madsen
3 - Cody Reed
4 - Dexter Fowler
5 - Jedd Gyorko
6 - Devon Travis
7 - Kole Calhoun
8 - Brandon Kintzler
9 - Cam Bedrosian
10 - Kirby Yates
11 - Mallex Smith
12 - Albert Pujols
13 - Wilmer Flores
14 - Austin Hedges
15 - Jose Pirela
16 - Carlos Gonzalez
17 - C.J. Cron
18 - Zach Wheeler

Round 20

1 - Brad Boxberger
2 - Daniel Norris
3 - Ryan Buchter
4 - Jhoulys Chacin
5 - Matt Kemp
6 - Neil Walker
7 - Jorge Bonafacio
8 - Ketel Marte
9 - Jose Ramirez
10 - Pat Neshek
11 - Jed Lowrie
12 - A.J. Ramos
13 - Anthony Desclafani
14 - Jose Urena
15 - Yangervis Solarte
16 - Jose Reyes
17 - Marco Estrada
18 - Keon Broxton

Round 21

1 - Kendrys Morales
2 - Nick Pivetta
3 - Nate Jones
4 - Kolten Wong
5 - Hanley Ramirez
6 - Joe Musgrove
7 - Brandon Drury
8 - Ivan Nova
9 - Freddy Galvis
10 - Cory Spangenberg
11 - Carlos Gomez
12 - Jacob Barnes
13 - Chad Pinder
14 - Kendall Graveman
15 - Robinson Chirinos
16 - Troy Tulowitzki
17 - Shelby Miller
18 - Andrew Heaney

Round 22

1 - Juan Nicasio
2 - Hernan Perez
3 - Darren O’day
4 - Matt Shoemaker
5 - Jorge Soler
6 - Brian McCann
7 - Matt Barnes
8 - Matt Moore
9 - Travis D’Arnaud
10 - Matt Bush
11 - Mark Reynolds
12 - Bryan Shaw
13 - Jharel Cotton
14 - Mike Leake
15 - Kevin Pillar
16 - Chad Kuhl
17 - Joe Ross
18 - Jake Junis

Round 23

1 - Jose Bautista
2 - Gerardo Parra
3 - Jarrod Dyson
4 - Andrew Triggs
5 - Emilio Pagan
6 - Hunter Strickland
7 - Andrew Toles
8 - Eduardo Escobar
9 - Tyler Flowers
10 - Randal Grichuk
11 - Justin Wilson
12 - Dixon Machado
13 - Mikie Mahtook
14 - Antonio Senzatela
15 - Tyler Lyons
16 - David Phelps
17 - Matt Duffy
18 - Will Harris

Round 24

1 - Joe Smith
2 - Robert Gsellman
3 - Jung Ho Kang
4 - Joe Mauer
5 - Steve Chisek
6 - Michael Feliz
7 - Pedro Baez
8 - Aledmys Diaz
9 - Brandon Phillips
10 - Jordy Mercer
11 - Shin-soo Choo
12 - Christian Vasquez
13 - Brad Miller
15 - Michael Lorenzen
16 - Matt Strahm
17 - James McCann
18 - Trevor Williams

Round 25

1 - Stephen Vogt
2 - Jason Heyward
3 - Carson Smith
4 - CC Sabathia
5 - Juan Minaya
6 - Trevor Cahill
7 - Logan Forsythe
8 - Kurt Suzuki
9 - Matt Adams
10 - Yusmeiro Petit
11 - Hunter Pence
12 - Ryan Tepera
13 - Matt Andriese
14 - Jason Vargas
15 - Matt Davidson
16 - James Hoyt
17 - Brandon Nimmo
18 - Tucker Barhhart

Round 26

1 - Nick Vincent
2 - Jake McGee
3 - Hyun-Jin Ryu
4 - Sam Truivailala
5 - Miles Mikolas
6 - Fernando Rodney
7 - Lonnie Chisenhall
8 - Alex Meyer
9 - Ryan Dull
10 - Nick Goody
11 - Matt Joyce
12 - Carlos Asuaje
13 - Lucas Duda
14 - Tyler Anderson
15 - Tony Watson
16 - Kenyan Middleton
17 - Luis Garcia
18 - Matthew Boyd

Minor League Draft

Round 1

1 - Ronald Acuna OF ATL
2 - Shohei Ohtani P/OF LAA
3 - Vlad Guerrero Jr OF TOR
4 - Gleyber Torres SS NYY
5 - Victor Robles OF WAS
6 - Eloy Jimenez, OF, CWS
7 - Nick Senzel 3B CIN
8 - Kyle Tucker OF HOU
9 - Willie Calhoun 2B TEX
10 - Forrest Whitley P HOU
11 - Bo Bichette SS TOR
12 - Brendan Rodgers SS COL
13 - Fernando Tatis Jr SS SD
14 - Michale Kopech P CWS
15 - Scott Kingery 2B PHI
16 - Alex Reyes P STL
17 - Francisco Mejia C CLE
18 - Brent Honeywell P TB

Round 2

1 - Juan Soto OF WAS
2 - Lewis Brinson OF MIL
3 - Walker Buehler P LAD
4 - Luis Robert OF CWS
5 - Willy Adames SS TB
6 - Ryan McMahon 3B COL
7 - Mitch Keller, P PIT
8 - Taylor Trammell OF CIN
9 - Royce Lewis, OF, MIN
10 - Jorge Alfaro C PHI
11 - Leody Taveras TEX-OF
12 - Sanchez, Jesus TB OF
13 - Mackenzie Gore P SD
14 - Hunter Greene P CIN
15 - Kolby Allard P ATL
16 - Josh Hader P MIL
17 - Kevin Maitan SS ATL
18 - Triston McKenzie P CLE

Round 3

1 - Franklin Barreto SS OAK
2 - Keston Hiura 2B MIL
3 - Luis Urias 2B SD
4 - Mike Soroka P ATL
5 - AJ Puk P OAK
6 - Kyle Lewis OF SEA
7 - Kyle Wright P ATL
8 - Luiz Gohara P ATL
9 - Jahmai Jones OF LAA
10 - Estevan Florial OF NYY
11 - Austin Hays OF BAL
12 - Anthony Alford OF TOR
13 - Michel Baez P SD
14 - Alex Verdugo OF LAD
15 - Sixto Sanchez P PHI
16 - Alec Hanson P CWS
17 - Jorge Mateo SS OAK
18 - Jesse Winker OF CIN

Round 4

1 - Dustin Fowler OF OAK
2 - Austin Meadows OF PIT
3 - Adrian Morejon P SD
4 - Jo Adell OF LAA
5 - Jake Bauers 1B TB
6 - Tyler O’Neill OF STL
7 - Jack Flaherty P STL
8 - JP Crawford SS PHI
9 - Jose Siri OF CIN
10 - Heliot Ramos OF SF
11 - Franklin Perez P DET
12 - Jon Duplantier P ARZ
13 - Michael Chavis 3B BOS
14 - Miguel Andujar 3B NYY
15 - Chance Adams P NYY
16 - Yordan Alvarez HOU 1B
17 - Monte Harrison MIL OF
18 - Jason Groome P BOS

Round 5

1 - Austin Riley 3B ATL
2 - Brandon Marsh OF LAA
3 - Christian Stewart OF DET
4 - Sandy Alcantara P MIA
5 - Brendan McKay 1B/P TB
6 - AJ Minter P ATL
7 - Jhailyn Ortiz OF PHI
8 - Bobby Bradley 1B CLE
9 - Albert Abreu P NYY
10 - Keibert Ruiz C LAD
11 - Adonis Medina P PHI
12 - Blake Rutherford OF CWS
13 - Harrison Bader OF STL
14 - Chris Shaw OF SF
15 - Pavin Smith 1B ARZ
16 - Shed Long 2B CIN
17 - Matt Manning P DET
18 - Carter Kieboom SS WAS

Round 6

1 - Colton Welker 3B COL
2 - Ian Anderson P ATL
3 - Yadier Alvarez, SP LAD
4 - Chance Sisco C BALT
5 - Garret Hampson 2B COL
6 - Ryan Mountcastle 3B BAL
7 - Brent Booker 1B MIN
8 - Nate Pearson P TOR
9 - Isaac Paredes SS DET
10 - Nick Gordon SS MIN
11 - Justus Sheffield P NYY
12 - Ryan Vilade 3B COL
13 - James Kaprielian P NYY
14 - Carson Kelly C STL
15 - Dakota Hudson P STL
16 - Alex Kirilloff OF MIN
17 - Stephen Gonsalves MIN
18 - Austin Beck OF OAK

Round 7

1 - Hudson Potts 3B SD
2 - Starling Heredia OF LAD
3 - Erick Fedde Was P
4 - Magneuris Sierra OF MIA
5 - Cal Quantrill P SD
6 - Trevor Hildenberger P MIN
7 - Griffin Canning P LAA
8 - Cole Tucker SS PIT
9 - Nolan Jones 3B CLE
10 - Wladimir Galindo 3B CHI
11 - Evan White 1B SEA
12 - Corbin Burnes P MIL
13 - Zach Collins C CWS
14 - Sheldon Neuse 3B OAK
15 - Brett Phillips OF MIL
16 - Yusniel Diaz OF LAD
17 - Dylan Cease P CWS
18 - Wander Javier SS MIN

Round 8

1 - Riley Pint P COL
2 - Jorge Guzman P MIA
3 - Fernando Romero P MIN
4 - Mickey Moniak P PHI
5 - Yasel Antuna SS WAS
6 - Edwin Rios 1B LAD
7 - Max Fried P ATL
8 - DJ Peters OF LAD
9 - Cole Ragans TEX P
10 - Franchy Cordero OF SD
11 - Christian Pache OF ATL
12 - Sam Carlson P SEA
13 - Anderson Espinosa P SD
14 - Shane Baz P PIT
15 - Christain Arroyo 3B/SS TB
16 - Colin Moran 3B HOU
17 - Lazaro Armentaros OF OAK
18 - Ronaldo Hernandez C TB

Round 9

1 - Hans Crouse P TEX
2 - Brandon Woodruff P MIL
3 - Garrett Whitley OF TB
4 - Adam Haseley OF PHI
5 - Corey Ray OF Mil
6 - Ronald Guzman 1B TEX
7 - Jake Burger 3B CWS
8 - Nick Pratto 1B KC
9 - Yoshihisa Hirano P ARZ
10 - Gilberto Selestino OF HOU
11 - Mitchell White P LAD
12 - Brian Anderson 3B MIA
13 - Peter Alonso 1B NYM
14 - Justin Williams OF TB
15 - Koda Glover P WAS
16 - Joey Wentz P ATL
17 - Marcus Wilson OF ARZ
18 - Akil Baddoo OF MIN

Round 10

1 - Esteury Ruiz SS SD
2 - Sam Hilliard OF COL
3 - Isan Diaz SS MIL
4 - Alex Faedo SP DET
5 - Mark Vientos SS NYM
6 - Tristen Lutz OF MIL
7 - Beau Burrows P DET
8 - Josh Lowe 3B TB
9 - Jermaine Palacios 3B MIN
10 - Bobby Dalbec 3B BOS
11 - Aramis Ademan SS CHC
12 - Jeren Kendall OF LAD
13 - Luis Almanzar SS SD
14 - Wander Samuel Franco SS TB
15 - J.B. Bukauskas P HOU
16 - Khalil Lee OF KC
17 - Gabriel Arias SS SD
18 - Francisco Morales P PHI

Round 11

1 - Jeter Downs SS Cincy
2 - Daniel Johnson, OF, Wash
3 - Tom Murphy, C, Col
4 - Domingo Acevedo, P, NYY
5 - Tyler Mahle SP Cin
6 - Adbert Alzolay SP CHC
7 - Chris Seise, SS, Texas
8 - Danny Drullard - OF-TEX
9 - A.J. Reed, 1B, Hou
10 - Jen-Ho Tseng, P, CHC
11 - Daz Cameron, OF, Det
12 - Danny Jansen, C, TOR
13 - Dane Dunning SP CHW
14 - Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B PIT
15 - Jesus Luzardo, P OAK
16 - Lewin Diaz, 1B, Minn
17 - David Peterson P Mets
18 - Bubba Thompson OF TEX

Round 12

1 - Carson Fulmer, P, CHW
2 - Seth Romero, P, WAS
3 - Jorge Ona, OF, SD
4 - Luis Ortiz, P, Mil
5 - Josh Naylor, 1B, SD
6 - Andres Gimenez SS NYM
7 - Matt Thaiss, 1B, ANA
8 - Taylor Hearn P PIT
9 - Cody Ponce, P, MIL
10 - Lucas Erceg, 3B, MIL
11 - Grant Holmes, SP, OAK
12 - Dustin May, P, LAD
13 - Edwin Espinal, 1B, DET
14 - Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA
15 - Yario Munoz, SS, STL
16 - Tim Tebow, QB, NYM
17 - Hunter Harvey, P, BAL
18 - Will Benson, OF, CLE

Round 13

1 - Jose Albertos SP Cubs
2 - Wes Rogers OF COL
3 - Jordan Sheffield P LAD
4 - Thairo Estrada SS NYY
5 - Delvin Perez SS STL
6 - Trevor Clifton P CHC
7 - Zack Littell P MIN
8 - Dan Vogelbach 1B SEA
9 - Rowdy Tellez 1B TOR
10 - Jhoan Duran P ARI
11 - William Contreras C ATL
12 - Tanner Houck P BOS
13 - Jose De Leon P TB
14 - Mason Martin 1B PIT
15 - Yu-Cheng Chang SS CLE
16 - Brian Mundell 1B COL
17 - David Paulino P HOU
18 - Braxton Garrett P MIA

Round 14

1 - Shane Bieber P CLE
2 - Oscar De La Cruz P ChC
3 - Roman Quinn OF PHI
4 - TJ Zeuch P TOR
5 - Jaime Berria P LAA
6 - Nick Neidert P MIA
7 - Max Schrock 2B STL
8 - Willi Castro SS CLE
9 - Enyel De Los Santos P PHI
10 - Freddy Tarnok P ATL
11 - Alex Lange P CHC
12 - Freicer Perez P NYY
13 - Jordan Patterson OF COL
14 - Danny Diaz SS BOS
15 - Andrew Knizner C
16 - Lucius Fox TB SS
17 - Yohander Mendez P TEX
18 - Lolo Sanchez OF PIT

Round 15

1 - Franklyn Kilome P PHI
2 - D.L. Hall P BAL
3 - Chris Paddack P SD
4 - Clarke Schmidt P NYY
5 - Luis Alexander Basabe OF CHW
6 - Rogelio Armenteros SP HOU
7 - Oneil Cruz SS PIT
8 - Dillon Tate P NYY
9 - Jorge Alcala P HOU
10 - Mike Shawaryn P BOS
11 - Oscar Mercado OF STL
12 - Andres Munoz P SD
13 - Jordan Luplow OF PIT
14 - Daulton Varsho C ARZ
15 - Jasrado Chisholm SS ARZ
16 - Dylan Carlson OF STL
17 - Cedric Mullins OF BAL
18 - Jose Adolis Garcia OF STL

Post-Draft Thoughts and Feedback From Managers

Team Name: Las Vegas 51s Twitter - @Tonybps1 Website - www.prospects1500.com

1. Who do you feel was your best value pick in the MLB draft?
Round 8, Pick 9 - Miguel Cabrera. Yes, he’s old and coming off a down year but I was willing to gamble at that point that he will bounce back at the 153rd pick.

2. Which pick would you like to have back and why (could be for both MLB or MiLB)?
A.J. Minter - MiLB - Round 5, Pick 6. Yes, I’m playing to win now and could use his Holds (possible saves if he supplants Arodys Vizcaino and strikeouts) but he would have been available later.

3. General thoughts or trends that match or differed from expectations:
I didn’t think pitching would go that early in the MLB draft. 17 pitchers went in the first 3 rounds (54 picks). The pitching run made me take Robbie Ray in Round 3, Pick 10 over Rafael Devers (who went right after Ray and I really wanted).

4. If you traded picks, did it accomplish the goal you were aiming for? Would you make the trade again?
Yep - traded MiLB picks in rounds 3,4,5,6,7 to get MLB picks in rounds 6,7. Still okay doing the trade but I was more reactive because I saw pitching going and wanted to trade up in MLB to get closers before they went. With the amount of good MiLB players still available, I should have traded more MiLB picks to move up more in the MLB draft.

Team Name: Richmond Flying Squirrels, @MyyyMannn on Twitter

1. Who do you feel was your best value pick in the MLB draft?
Pick 271 (Rd 16 Pick 1) Todd Frazier. Granted the BA leaves something to be desired however to get a potential 30 HR 90 RBI bat about 100 picks after where he should have been taken I feel was great value at that point in the draft.

2. Which pick would you like to have back and why (could be for both MLB or MiLB)?
Going into the draft it was Cody Bellinger. It was all about Cody Bellinger. So as I go to make my first round selection Cody Bellinger is sitting there wrapped in a bow. My selection: Chris Sale.

3. General thoughts or trends that match or differed from expectations:
Drafting Chris Sale first was an immediate shift in strategy. It was going to be all about pitching. However what I didn’t foresee was 14 pitchers being taken in the first 3 rounds and by the end my rotation consisted of Sale, Greinke, Lynn, Tanaka and lottery tickets Stephenson, Heaney, and Wheeler. So not really the outcome I imagined.

4. If you traded picks, did it accomplish the goal you were aiming for? Would you make the trade again?
While securing the 1st pick in the MiLB draft I then traded for the 18th pick - in each of the first 10 rounds. So I had double picks to start and end each round through round 10. While I did have to give up my 2nd 4th and 6th round MLB picks it allowed me to draft a pretty formidable farm system.

Team Name: Florida Fire Frogs

1. Who do you feel was your best value pick in the MLB draft?
MLB Round 6.7, best value pick Whit Merrifield. He is an upcoming second baseman with KC Royals. He might be an unsung hero like Frank White was in the ‘70 & ‘80. MiLB Round 8.12, best value pick Sam Carlson, Pitcher Seattle. From what I read his fastball reaches 93-97 and it sinks, runs and has command. Plus he has solid secondary pitches with the change up and slider.

2. Which pick would you like to have back and why (could be for both MLB or MiLB)?
Which pick would I like to have back, MiLB Round 5.7 Jhailyn Ortiz. Nothing against that guy, I just forgot Harrison Bader was still available.

4. If you traded picks, did it accomplish the goal you were aiming for? Would you make the trade again?
I traded switched/traded picks 4.12 & 15.7 for picks 13.16 & 15.16. Round & pick 13.16 I chose Brian Mundell 1B Colorado. This filled the 1B spot in my MiLB draft. Research says Brian is flying under the radar & could see action in 2018.

Team Name: Omaha Storm Chasers

1. Who do you feel was your best value pick in the MLB draft?
For me, Addison Russell in the 14th round, 194 overall is a steal. He’s 23 and young players were flying off the board several rounds higher than anticipated because this was a dynasty league. At that price I can retain him his entire career if things go well.

2. Which pick would you like to have back and why (could be for both MLB or MiLB)?
The run on starting pitchers in a dynasty startup league caught me off guard. I really anticipated the top 4 rounds being dominated by hitters. This run forced me to “gamble” on a young Justin Verlander, in a Dynasty league, 86 overall. I think the value is okay, but I was planning to get a young pitcher (Nola, or Berrios), but they both went earlier in the round along with my two back up picks Darvish and Happ. I’ve never owned Verlander in any league and decided here was the time to change that.

3. General thoughts or trends that match or differed from expectations:
Speed and Starting pitching dominated the early parts of the major league draft. Almost the exact opposite can be said for the minor league draft. Many owners seemed to shy away from high end pitchers in the early and mid rounds, opting for “safer” hitters.

4. If you traded picks, did it accomplish the goal you were aiming for? Would you make the trade again?
I’m thrilled with trading back 11 spots in the first round (Khris Davis was picked). I still got the guy I wanted in Matt Olson and I added a first round draft pick. I moved back a few slots in the minor league draft and snagged will likely be my future Ace, Brent Honeywell. Dropping back those few slots allowed me to get Franklin Barreto to start the third round (37 overall) and Riley Pint (127 overall).

Team Name: Norfolk Tides

1. Who do you feel was your best value pick in the MLB draft (please include round number in the response)?
I feel best about selecting Vlad Jr at 3 overall in the prospect draft. Have no fear, Vlad Jr will soon be here.

2. Which pick would you like to have back and why (could be for both MLB or MiLB)?
Round Three I selected Christian Yelich. All this Miami foresail happened and I want no part of this player unless he gets traded. Same for Realmuto in Round Eight.

3. General thoughts or trends that match or differed from expectations:
I have no elite base stealers and I hoped to get one. Didn’t sack up early and missed out.

4. If you traded picks, did it accomplish the goal you were aiming for? Would you make the trade again?
I only made one trade and it was minimal. I didn’t really even have a big reason to do the trade, I was just bored. Moved up a few spots in Round four of the prospect draft and selected Jake Bauers.

Team Name: El Paso Chihuahuas

1. Who do you feel was your best value pick in the MLB draft (please include round number in the response)?
Yoan Moncada at 3.1. If he turns out to be the player I (and many others) think he’ll be, he should have went in Round 1. Then again, its your classic risk/reward profile.

2. Which pick would you like to have back and why (could be for both MLB or MiLB)?
Ahhh, Aaron Nola at 5.1. I love the kid...especially being a Phillies fan. But I think I may have panicked in seeing other SPs fly off the boards. I’ve always been a “bat over arm” owner so I suppose I wish I would have grabbed another bat there.

3. General thoughts or trends that match or differed from expectations:
Pitchers went waaaaaay earlier than I expected. Uncomfortably so...if I’m honest...lol. I almost felt bad taking so many bats while others loaded up on overrated SPs that only help ya 1 outta every 5 days. See previoud. But that’s always been my philosophy so I’m not changing now. Oh and closers....my God!

4. If you traded picks, did it accomplish the goal you were aiming for? Would you make the trade again?
So I essentially went all-in by trading my 1st 10 Minors picks and getting another 1st rd pick to pair with Mr Trout. Little did I know that I’d be able to make another deal & turn that pick into Jose Altuve at 1.4! Imho, I got the 2 top players in this roto format. So I’m quite pleased indeed. If I don’t compete right outta the gate, its nobody’s fault but my own.