Fantasy baseball mock draft recap — 10-team roto league


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Even with the season underway, ESPN Fantasy Baseball draft rooms remain open, and our experts got together for another mock draft, this time following a roto format. That means everyone was looking to draft a balanced team to cover all 10 of the standard categories: runs, RBIs, home runs, stolen bases, batting average, pitching wins, pitching strikeouts, saves, ERA and WHIP.

Where did Vladimir Guerrero Jr. go after news of his injury? Who took a chance on the yet-to-be-signed Craig Kimbrel? And where did the other top closers go? Find out below.

The experts who took part in this mock draft, in order of pick, were: Kyle Soppe, Tim Heaney, David Schoenfield, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Todd Zola, Joe Kaiser, AJ Mass, Leo Howell, Damian Dabrowski and Eric Karabell.


Round 1

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (1). Mike Trout, LAA OF (1) Soppe
2 (2). Mookie Betts, BOS OF (2) Heaney
3 (3). Jose Ramirez, CLE 3B (1) Schoenfield
4 (4). Max Scherzer, WSH SP (1) Cockcroft
5 (5). J.D. Martinez, BOS OF (3) Zola
6 (6). Trea Turner, WSH SS (1) Kaiser
7 (7). Chris Sale, BOS SP (2) Mass
8 (8). Nolan Arenado, COL 3B (2) Howell
9 (9). Francisco Lindor, CLE SS (2) Dabrowski
10 (10). Alex Bregman, HOU SS (3) Karabell

Round 2

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (11). Jose Altuve, HOU 2B (1) Karabell
2 (12). Bryce Harper, PHI OF (4) Dabrowski
3 (13). Jacob deGrom, NYM SP (3) Howell
4 (14). Corey Kluber, CLE SP (4) Mass
5 (15). Christian Yelich, MIL OF (5) Kaiser
6 (16). Giancarlo Stanton, NYY OF (6) Zola
7 (17). Ronald Acuna Jr., ATL OF (7) Cockcroft
8 (18). Aaron Judge, NYY OF (8) Schoenfield
9 (19). Javier Baez, CHC SS (4) Heaney
10 (20). Freddie Freeman, ATL 1B (1) Soppe

Round 3

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (21). Aaron Nola, PHI SP (5) Soppe
2 (22). Paul Goldschmidt, STL 1B (2) Heaney
3 (23). Trevor Story, COL SS (5) Schoenfield
4 (24). Manny Machado, SD SS (6) Cockcroft
5 (25). Charlie Blackmon, COL OF (9) Zola
6 (26). Justin Verlander, HOU SP (6) Kaiser
7 (27). Blake Snell, TB SP (7) Mass
8 (28). Starling Marte, PIT OF (10) Howell
9 (29). Gerrit Cole, HOU SP (8) Dabrowski
10 (30). Kris Bryant, CHC 3B (3) Karabell

Round 4

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (31). Trevor Bauer, CLE SP (9) Karabell
2 (32). Carlos Carrasco, CLE SP (10) Dabrowski
3 (33). Whit Merrifield, KC 2B (2) Howell
4 (34). Noah Syndergaard, NYM SP (11) Mass
5 (35). Andrew Benintendi, BOS OF (11) Kaiser
6 (36). Khris Davis, OAK DH (1) Zola
7 (37). Anthony Rendon, WSH 3B (4) Cockcroft
8 (38). Juan Soto, WSH OF (12) Schoenfield
9 (39). Walker Buehler, LAD SP (12) Heaney
10 (40). Xander Bogaerts, BOS SS (7) Soppe

Round 5

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (41). Patrick Corbin, WSH SP (13) Soppe
2 (42). James Paxton, NYY SP (14) Heaney
3 (43). Anthony Rizzo, CHC 1B (3) Schoenfield
4 (44). Lorenzo Cain, MIL OF (13) Cockcroft
5 (45). Jean Segura, PHI SS (8) Zola
6 (46). George Springer, HOU OF (14) Kaiser
7 (47). Cody Bellinger, LAD 1B (4) Mass
8 (48). Joey Votto, CIN 1B (5) Howell
9 (49). Rhys Hoskins, PHI OF (15) Dabrowski
10 (50). Nicholas Castellanos, DET OF (16) Karabell

Round 6

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (51). Zack Greinke, ARI SP (15) Karabell
2 (52). J.T. Realmuto, PHI C (1) Dabrowski
3 (53). Blake Treinen, OAK RP (1) Howell
4 (54). Ozzie Albies, ATL 2B (3) Mass
5 (55). Carlos Correa, HOU SS (9) Kaiser
6 (56). Adalberto Mondesi, KC SS (10) Zola
7 (57). Tommy Pham, TB OF (17) Cockcroft
8 (58). Jack Flaherty, STL SP (16) Schoenfield
9 (59). Eugenio Suarez, CIN 3B (5) Heaney
10 (60). Marcell Ozuna, STL OF (18) Soppe

Round 7

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (61). Eddie Rosario, MIN OF (19) Soppe
2 (62). Edwin Diaz, NYM RP (2) Heaney
3 (63). Jameson Taillon, PIT SP (17) Schoenfield
4 (64). Kenley Jansen, LAD RP (3) Cockcroft
5 (65). Clayton Kershaw, LAD SP (18) Zola
6 (66). Stephen Strasburg, WSH SP (19) Kaiser
7 (67). Mike Clevinger, CLE SP (20) Mass
8 (68). Michael Conforto, NYM OF (20) Howell
9 (69). Daniel Murphy, COL 2B (4) Dabrowski
10 (70). Gleyber Torres, NYY SS (11) Karabell

Round 8

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (71). Mitch Haniger, SEA OF (21) Karabell
2 (72). Roberto Osuna, HOU RP (4) Dabrowski
3 (73). Jose Berrios, MIN SP (21) Howell
4 (74). Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR 3B (6) Mass
5 (75). Aroldis Chapman, NYY RP (5) Kaiser
6 (76). Brad Hand, CLE RP (6) Zola
7 (77). Jonathan Villar, BAL 2B (5) Cockcroft
8 (78). Corey Seager, LAD SS (12) Schoenfield
9 (79). Yasiel Puig, CIN OF (22) Heaney
10 (80). Luis Severino, NYY SP (22) Soppe

Round 9

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (81). Miguel Andujar, NYY 3B (7) Soppe
2 (82). A.J. Pollock, LAD OF (23) Heaney
3 (83). Felipe Vazquez, PIT RP (7) Schoenfield
4 (84). Matt Carpenter, STL 3B (8) Cockcroft
5 (85). Zack Wheeler, NYM SP (23) Zola
6 (86). Jose Abreu, CWS 1B (6) Kaiser
7 (87). Justin Upton, LAA OF (24) Mass
8 (88). Nelson Cruz, MIN DH (2) Howell
9 (89). David Dahl, COL OF (25) Dabrowski
10 (90). Jesus Aguilar, MIL 1B (7) Karabell

Round 10

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (91). Victor Robles, WSH OF (26) Karabell
2 (92). Justin Turner, LAD 3B (9) Dabrowski
3 (93). Joey Gallo, TEX OF (27) Howell
4 (94). Jose Peraza, CIN SS (13) Mass
5 (95). Dee Gordon, SEA 2B (6) Kaiser
6 (96). Travis Shaw, MIL 2B (7) Zola
7 (97). Gary Sanchez, NYY C (2) Cockcroft
8 (98). German Marquez, COL SP (24) Schoenfield
9 (99). Charlie Morton, TB SP (25) Heaney
10 (100). Scooter Gennett, CIN 2B (8) Soppe

Round 11

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (101). Ender Inciarte, ATL OF (28) Soppe
2 (102). Wil Myers, SD 3B (10) Heaney
3 (103). Mallex Smith, SEA OF (29) Schoenfield
4 (104). Robinson Cano, NYM 2B (9) Cockcroft
5 (105). David Price, BOS SP (26) Zola
6 (106). Sean Doolittle, WSH RP (8) Kaiser
7 (107). Raisel Iglesias, CIN RP (9) Mass
8 (108). Amed Rosario, NYM SS (14) Howell
9 (109). Kirby Yates, SD RP (10) Dabrowski
10 (110). Matt Chapman, OAK 3B (11) Karabell

Round 12

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (111). Miles Mikolas, STL SP (27) Karabell
2 (112). Matt Olson, OAK 1B (8) Dabrowski
3 (113). David Peralta, ARI OF (30) Howell
4 (114). Brian Dozier, WSH 2B (10) Mass
5 (115). Madison Bumgarner, SF SP (28) Kaiser
6 (116). Edwin Encarnacion, SEA 1B (9) Zola
7 (117). Ian Desmond, COL 1B (10) Cockcroft
8 (118). Josh Hader, MIL RP (11) Schoenfield
9 (119). Jose Leclerc, TEX RP (12) Heaney
10 (120). Craig Kimbrel, FA RP (13) Soppe

Round 13

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (121). Byron Buxton, MIN OF (31) Soppe
2 (122). Mike Foltynewicz, ATL SP (29) Heaney
3 (123). Corey Knebel, MIL RP (14) Schoenfield
4 (124). Andrew McCutchen, PHI OF (32) Cockcroft
5 (125). Mike Moustakas, MIL 3B (12) Zola
6 (126). Kyle Hendricks, CHC SP (30) Kaiser
7 (127). Chris Archer, PIT SP (31) Mass
8 (128). Masahiro Tanaka, NYY SP (32) Howell
9 (129). Yu Darvish, CHC SP (33) Dabrowski
10 (130). Ken Giles, TOR RP (15) Karabell

Round 14

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (131). Wade Davis, COL RP (16) Karabell
2 (132). Shane Bieber, CLE SP (34) Dabrowski
3 (133). Jose Alvarado, TB RP (17) Howell
4 (134). Michael Brantley, HOU OF (33) Mass
5 (135). Max Muncy, LAD 3B (13) Kaiser
6 (136). David Robertson, PHI RP (18) Zola
7 (137). Josh Donaldson, ATL 3B (14) Cockcroft
8 (138). Willson Contreras, CHC C (3) Schoenfield
9 (139). Rougned Odor, TEX 2B (11) Heaney
10 (140). Rafael Devers, BOS 3B (15) Soppe

Round 15

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (141). Luis Castillo, CIN SP (35) Soppe
2 (142). Yoan Moncada, CWS 2B (12) Heaney
3 (143). Stephen Piscotty, OAK OF (34) Schoenfield
4 (144). Nomar Mazara, TEX OF (35) Cockcroft
5 (145). Billy Hamilton, KC OF (36) Zola
6 (146). Cole Hamels, CHC SP (36) Kaiser
7 (147). Harrison Bader, STL OF (37) Mass
8 (148). Archie Bradley, ARI RP (19) Howell
9 (149). Tim Anderson, CWS SS (15) Dabrowski
10 (150). Robbie Ray, ARI SP (37) Karabell

Round 16

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (151). Aaron Hicks, NYY OF (38) Karabell
2 (152). Rich Hill, LAD SP (38) Dabrowski
3 (153). Corey Dickerson, PIT OF (39) Howell
4 (154). Arodys Vizcaino, ATL RP (20) Mass
5 (155). Jonathan Schoop, MIN 2B (13) Kaiser
6 (156). Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS SP (39) Zola
7 (157). J.A. Happ, NYY SP (40) Cockcroft
8 (158). Nathan Eovaldi, BOS SP (41) Schoenfield
9 (159). Miguel Cabrera, DET 1B (11) Heaney
10 (160). Nick Pivetta, PHI SP (42) Soppe

Round 17

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (161). Eloy Jimenez, CWS OF (40) Soppe
2 (162). Kenta Maeda, LAD SP (43) Heaney
3 (163). Matt Barnes, BOS RP (21) Schoenfield
4 (164). Rick Porcello, BOS SP (44) Cockcroft
5 (165). Jesse Winker, CIN OF (41) Zola
6 (166). Shohei Ohtani, LAA DH (3) Kaiser
7 (167). Jake Bauers, CLE 1B (12) Mass
8 (168). Paul DeJong, STL SS (16) Howell
9 (169). Tyler Glasnow, TB RP (22) Dabrowski
10 (170). Ramon Laureano, OAK OF (42) Karabell

Round 18

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (171). Elvis Andrus, TEX SS (17) Karabell
2 (172). Austin Meadows, TB OF (43) Dabrowski
3 (173). Adam Eaton, WSH OF (44) Howell
4 (174). Trevor May, MIN RP (23) Mass
5 (175). Buster Posey, SF C (4) Kaiser
6 (176). Justin Smoak, TOR 1B (13) Zola
7 (177). Will Smith, SF RP (24) Cockcroft
8 (178). Eric Hosmer, SD 1B (14) Schoenfield
9 (179). Max Kepler, MIN OF (45) Heaney
10 (180). Andrew Miller, STL RP (25) Soppe

Round 19

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (181). Cesar Hernandez, PHI 2B (14) Soppe
2 (182). Luke Voit, NYY 1B (15) Heaney
3 (183). Chris Paddack, SD SP (45) Schoenfield
4 (184). Jon Gray, COL SP (46) Cockcroft
5 (185). Jesus Luzardo, OAK SP (47) Zola
6 (186). Cody Allen, LAA RP (26) Kaiser
7 (187). Wilson Ramos, NYM C (5) Mass
8 (188). Tyler Skaggs, LAA SP (48) Howell
9 (189). Carlos Santana, CLE 1B (16) Dabrowski
10 (190). Yusei Kikuchi, SEA SP (49) Karabell

Round 20

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (191). Joe Musgrove, PIT SP (50) Karabell
2 (192). Matt Strahm, SD RP (27) Dabrowski
3 (193). Joey Lucchesi, SD SP (51) Howell
4 (194). Ryan Braun, MIL OF (46) Mass
5 (195). Jose Quintana, CHC SP (52) Kaiser
6 (196). Andrew Heaney, LAA SP (53) Zola
7 (197). Jake Arrieta, PHI SP (54) Cockcroft
8 (198). Kyle Schwarber, CHC OF (47) Schoenfield
9 (199). Brad Peacock, HOU RP (28) Heaney
10 (200). Yasmani Grandal, MIL C (6) Soppe

Round 21

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (201). Shane Greene, DET RP (29) Soppe
2 (202). Jordan Hicks, STL RP (30) Heaney
3 (203). Jurickson Profar, OAK SS (18) Schoenfield
4 (204). Collin McHugh, HOU RP (31) Cockcroft
5 (205). Jon Lester, CHC SP (55) Zola
6 (206). Asdrubal Cabrera, TEX SS (19) Kaiser
7 (207). Brandon Nimmo, NYM OF (48) Mass
8 (208). Sean Newcomb, ATL SP (56) Howell
9 (209). Domingo Santana, SEA OF (49) Dabrowski
10 (210). Kyle Freeland, COL SP (57) Karabell

Round 22

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (211). Mychal Givens, BAL RP (32) Karabell
2 (212). Ross Stripling, LAD SP (58) Dabrowski
3 (213). Jakob Junis, KC SP (59) Howell
4 (214). Garrett Hampson, COL SS (20) Mass
5 (215). Jhoulys Chacin, MIL SP (60) Kaiser
6 (216). Yadier Molina, STL C (7) Zola
7 (217). Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD SP (61) Cockcroft
8 (218). Josh James, HOU SP (62) Schoenfield
9 (219). Jackie Bradley Jr., BOS OF (50) Heaney
10 (220). Jose Martinez, STL 1B (17) Soppe

Round 23

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (221). Jeremy Jeffress, MIL RP (33) Soppe
2 (222). Hunter Strickland, SEA RP (34) Heaney
3 (223). Ketel Marte, ARI SS (21) Schoenfield
4 (224). Dylan Bundy, BAL SP (63) Cockcroft
5 (225). Dallas Keuchel, FA SP (64) Zola
6 (226). C.J. Cron, MIN 1B (18) Kaiser
7 (227). Alex Colome, CWS RP (35) Mass
8 (228). Nick Senzel, CIN 2B (15) Howell
9 (229). Eduardo Escobar, ARI SS (22) Dabrowski
10 (230). Franmil Reyes, SD OF (51) Karabell

Round 24

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (231). Gio Gonzalez, FA SP (65) Karabell
2 (232). Ryan Pressly, HOU RP (36) Dabrowski
3 (233). Brian Anderson, MIA 3B (16) Howell
4 (234). Daniel Palka, CWS OF (52) Mass
5 (235). Hunter Renfroe, SD OF (53) Kaiser
6 (236). Zack Godley, ARI SP (66) Zola
7 (237). Fernando Tatis Jr., SD SS (23) Cockcroft
8 (238). Seranthony Dominguez, PHI RP (37) Schoenfield
9 (239). Gregory Polanco, PIT OF (54) Heaney
10 (240). Brandon Morrow, CHC RP (38) Soppe

Round 25

Pick (Ovr.), Player, Team Position (Rank) Drafted by
1 (241). Carlos Rodon, CWS SP (67) Soppe
2 (242). Danny Jansen, TOR C (8) Heaney
3 (243). Chris Taylor, LAD SS (24) Schoenfield
4 (244). Alex Reyes, STL SP (68) Cockcroft
5 (245). Trevor Richards, MIA SP (69) Zola
6 (246). Randal Grichuk, TOR OF (55) Kaiser
7 (247). Marcus Semien, OAK SS (25) Mass
8 (248). Mike Zunino, TB C (9) Howell
9 (249). Jorge Polanco, MIN SS (26) Dabrowski
10 (250). Welington Castillo, CWS C (10) Karabell



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