2011 KFFL Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Picks 9-12

Feb 10, 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 9 – Gordon Beckham, 2B, Chicago White Sox
Beckham is a great young talent that brings power to the table at the second base position. He struggled early last year, but found his groove. He’s expected to hit second in the Sox powerful lineup, which should lead to solid numbers. He’s a wildcard because he has just 822 ABs so far, but I’m expecting a .270-80-22-75-5 line.
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Round 10 – Roy Oswalt, Philadelphia Phillies
Oswalt will occupy the third ace role for the Phillies, which means he should have plenty of favorable starting pitching matchups. He dominated in his brief stint with the Phillies going 7-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Obviously those numbers won’t translate over a full season, but I’m expecting 15 wins, 165 strikeouts, a low 3.00 ERA, and a WHIP below 1.20.
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Round 11 – Denard Span, OF, Minnesota Twins
Span gives me a quality third outfielder while providing in runs (averaged 91 the past two years) and stolen bases (averaged 24.5 the past two years). I believe his average will be much better as he produces a .290-100-5-60-25 line.
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Round 12 – Jason Bay, OF, New York Mets
Bay was limited to 95 games last year, but averaged 100.6 runs, 31 HRs, 102.8 RBI, and 11.8 SBs in the five previous seasons. I felt like he was a good risk at this point in the draft. I’m expecting a .280-90-25-90-10 season from him.
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Roster
C:  Mike Napoli
C:  Empty
1B:  Billy Butler
2B:  Gordon Beckham
3B:  Evan Longoria
SS:  Elvis Andrus
MI:  Empty
CI:  Empty
OF:  Josh Hamilton
OF:  Alex Rios
OF:  Denard Span
OF:  Jason Bay
OF:  Empty
Util:  Empty
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P:  Tim Lincecum
P:  Jered Weaver
P:  Roy Oswalt
P:  Empty
P:  Empty
P:  Empty
P:  Empty
P:  Empty
P:  Empty
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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 11th, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Nice … I can’t argue with any of those picks. For Beckham … this is the same lineup that turned Carlos Quentin from comatose to superstar. I like Span and Bay in those spots. I’m not too keen on baseball these days, but 10th round seems a little low for Oswalt … any reason he dropped so far? The only thing holding him back the last few seasons was the Astros …

  2. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Starting pitching hasn’t gone off the board quickly in this draft. I suppose because you start 14 batters and nine pitchers, with two to four of them being closers.

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