2011 KFFL Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Picks 13-20

Feb 14, 2011

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I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate in the 2011 KFFL Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft with the following industry heavyweights.

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I’m in the 12th slot.
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Round 13 – Francisco Cordero, RP, Cincinnati Reds
It was time I got into the race for saves. Cordero had 40 last year, and has averaged 39.3 over the past four seasons. I’m expecting 35 saves in 2011.
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Round 14 – Jose Valverde, RP, Detroit Tigers
One closer isn’t going to cut it and with all those picks between my 14th and 15th pick, I had to add another one. Valverde had 26 last year with a 1.16 WHIP and a 3.00 ERA. I’m hoping he avoids the second half struggles from last year. I’m expecting 30 saves in 2011.
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Round 15 – Drew Storen, RP, Washington Nationals
With few closer left on the board, I wanted to add a third. All of the remaining closers have question marks, but at least Storen was groomed for the role. He has a good K/9 ratio and should get more rope than the remaining closers. I’m expecting 30 saves in 2011.
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Round 16 – Brett Myers, SP, Houston Astros
Myers gives me a solid fourth starter. He was a workhorse last year racking up 223-2/3 innings going 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and 180 strikeouts. I felt he was a good value in the 16th round. I’m expecting 13 wins, 180 strikeouts, a 3.50 ERA, and a 1.28 WHIP.
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Round 17 – Miguel Olivo, C, Seattle Mariners
Olivo has averaged 16.2 HRs and 56.4 RBI over the past five seasons. He gives me some pop and fills my second catcher spot.
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Round 18 – Jason Kubel, OF, Minnesota Twins
Kubel had a down year, but still managed 21 HRs and 92 RBI. He won’t score a lot of runs or steal any bases, but I expect a decent average and similar power numbers to last year.
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Round 19 – Alex Gonzalez, SS, Atlanta Braves
My starting shortstop has no pop so I added a backup/MI option that smacked the second most HRs among shortstops. He wasn’t as good for the Braves, but he should get plenty of opportunities for them.
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Round 20 – Michael Cuddyer 1B/OF, Minnesota Twins
I hadn’t quite filled my quota for Twins outfielders so I added Cuddy. Actually, he fills the CI slot and gives me outfield depth. His numbers weren’t great last year at .271-93-14-81-7, but they were good enough for this stage of the draft.
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Roster
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:  Empty
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P:  Tim Lincecum
P:  Jered Weaver
P:  Roy Oswalt
P:  Brett Myers
P:  Empty
P:  Empty
P:  Drew Storen
P:  Jose Valverde
P:  Francisco Cordero
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BEN:  Empty
BEN:  Empty
BEN:  Empty
BEN:  Empty
BEN:  Empty

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Grant
    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Looks like a fairly deep league … I suppose you have some good SP sleepers in mind :)

  2. LestersLegends
    February 14th, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    12 team league. Still some decent pitching left.

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