2011 KFFL Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Picks 21-28
I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate in the 2011 KFFL Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft with the following industry heavyweights.
- Doug Anderson, RotoExperts.com
- Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys
- Eriq Gardner, FantasyBallJunkie.com
- Steve Gardner, USA Today
- Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com
- Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus
- Tim Heaney, KFFL.com
- Ryan Lester, Lester’s Legends
- Nicholas Minnix, KFFL.com
- Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ
- Jeff Paur, RTSports.com
- Pasko Varnica, Mastersball
I’m in the 12th slot.
Round 21 – Johan Santana, SP, New York Mets
Johan is out until around the All-Star Break, but he could give me a big lift down the home stretch. Worth the risk in the 21st round.
Round 22 – Bronson Arroyo, SP, Cincinnati Reds
He isn’t sexy, but he’s averaged 15.7 wins over the past three seasons. His ERA the past two years (3.84 & 3.88) and WHIP (1.27 & 1.15) won’t do too much damage. Plus, he’s a workhorse having thrown 200+ innings for six straight years. He is what he is, which isn’t a bad fifth starter in a 12-team league.
Round 23 – Chase Headley, 3B, San Diego Padres
Headley has decent potential, and a solid utility option while giving me depth at third base and the corner infield position. He doesn’t offer much power, but does provide a fair share of stolen bases.
Round 24 – Anibal Sanchez, SP, Florida Marlins
Sanchez is coming off a solid year going 13-12 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 157 strikeouts. He has good upside for a pitcher this late in the draft.
Round 25 – Garrett Jones, 1B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
Jones has hit 21 HRs in each of the past two seasons. He also has quietly stolen 17 bases during that stretch. He has multiple position eligibility making him a decent option with the 300th pick of the draft.
Round 26 – Clayton Richard, SP, San Diego Padres
Richard probably isn’t as good as the 14-9, 3.75 ERA he posted last year, but is a decent option to use in a weekly format when he is schedule to have a start or two at home, where he sported a 3.15 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and .227 BAA.
Round 27 – Mike Aviles, 2B, Kansas City Royals
Aviles showed a little pop in September, swiped 14 bases, and hit .304. He’s gives me depth at second base and middle infield.
Round 28 – Chris Snyder, C, Pittsburgh Pirates
He has a little pop, 15 HRs last year and double-digit HRs in three of the past four years. He gives me depth at catcher.
C: Mike Napoli
C: Miguel Olivo
1B: Billy Butler
2B: Gordon Beckham
3B: Evan Longoria
SS: Elvis Andrus
MI: Alex Gonzalez
CI: Michael Cuddyer
OF: Josh Hamilton
OF: Alex Rios
OF: Denard Span
OF: Jason Bay
OF: Jason Kubel
Util: Chase Headley
P: Tim Lincecum
P: Jered Weaver
P: Roy Oswalt
P: Brett Myers
P: Bronson Arroyo
P: Anibal Sanchez
P: Drew Storen
P: Jose Valverde
P: Francisco Cordero
BEN: Garrett Jones
BEN: Mike Aviles
BEN: Chris Snyder
BEN: Clayton Richard
BEN: Johan Santana