3.17.2015

Minor League Rosters

Brooklyn DL’s
1.     Kohl Stewart, P, MIN
2.     Colin Moran, 3B, MIA
3.     Tyler Austin, OF, NYY
4.     Brian Goodwin, OF, WAS

Golden State of Mind
1.     C.J. Edwards, P, CHC

Hockey Nation
1.     Mark Appel, P, HOU
2.     Mookie Betts, 2B, BOS
3.     Byron Buxton, OF, MIN
4.     Max Fried, P, SD
5.     Travis D'Arnaud, C, NYM

The Holy Handgrenade
1.     Robert Peterson, P, CIN
2.     Tyler Glasnow, P, PIT
3.     D.J. Peterson, OF, SEA
4.     Delino DeShields, Jr. 2B, HOU
5.     Alex Meyer, P, MIN

Skip Caray’s Ghost
1.     Raul Mondesi, SS, KC
2.     Austin Hedges, C, SD
3.     Carlos Correa, SS, HOU
4.     Mike Montgomery, P, TB
5.     Mike Olt, 3B, CHC

Planet 10
1.     Clint Frazier, OF, CLE
2.     Jorge Soler, OF, CHC
3.     Bubba Starling, OF, KC
4.     Robbie Erlin, P, SD
5.     Francisco Lindor, SS, CLE

Clown City
1.     Joc Pederson, OF, LAD
2.     Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN

stangnut
1.     Henry Owens, P, BOS
2.     Albert Almora, OF, CHC
3.     Jameson Taillon, P, PIT
2.     J.P. Crawford, SS, PHI

Outlaws – All in WDW
1.     Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI
2.     Lucas Sims, P, ATL
3.     Hunter Harvey, P, BOS
4.     Noah Syndergaard, SP, NYM

Hammering Fastballs
1.     Joey Gallo, 3B, TEX
2.     Corey Seager, SS, LAD

puerto rican perfume
1.     Kevin Gausman P, BAL
2.     Allen Webster P, BOS
3.     Kyle Crick, P, SF
4.     Addison Russell, SS, OAK

Tri State Turmoil
1.     Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
2.     David Dahl, OF, COL
3.     Dylan Bundy, P, BAL

Milwaukee Braves
1.     Lucas Giolito, P, WAS
2.     Austin Meadows, OF, PIT
3.     Archie Bradley, SP, ARZ
4.     Kris Medlen, SP, ATL
5.     Michael A. Taylor, OF, WAS

San Diego Chickens
1.     Marcus Stroman, P, TOR
2.     Matt Wisler, P, SD
3.     Kyle Zimmer, SP, KC
4.     Alen Hanson, SS, PIT
5.     Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX


2.22.2015

Minor League Rosters

Brooklyn DL’s
1.     Rafael Montero, P, NYM
2.     Kohl Stewart, P, MIN
3.     Colin Moran, 3B, MIA
4.     Tyler Austin, OF, NYY
5.     Brian Goodwin, OF, WAS

Project33
1.     C.J. Edwards, P, CHC
2.     Eddie Butler, P, COL
3.     J.P. Crawford, SS, PHI
4.     Oscar Taveras, OF, STL

Hockey Nation
1.     Mark Appel, P, HOU
2.     Mookie Betts, 2B, BOS
3.     Byron Buxton, OF, MIN
4.     Max Fried, P, SD
5.     Travis D'Arnaud, C, NYM

The Holy Handgrenade
1.     Robert Peterson, P, CIN
2.     Tyler Glasnow, P, PIT
3.     D.J. Peterson, OF, SEA
4.     Delino DeShields, Jr. 2B, HOU
5.     Alex Meyer, P, MIN

Skip Caray’s Ghost
1.     Raul Mondesi, SS, KC
2.     Austin Hedges, C, SD
3.     Carlos Correa, SS, HOU
4.     Mike Montgomery, P, TB
5.     Mike Olt, 3B, CHC

Planet 10
1.     Clint Frazier, OF, CLE
2.     Jorge Soler, OF, CHC
3.     Bubba Starling, OF, KC
4.     Robbie Erlin, P, SD
5.     Francisco Lindor, SS, CLE

Clown City
1.     Joc Pederson, OF, LAD
2.     Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN

stangnut
1.     Henry Owens, P, BOS
2.     Aaron Sanchez, P, TOR
3.     Albert Almora, OF, CHC
4.     Jameson Taillon, P, PIT

Outlaws – All in WDW
1.     Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI
2.     Lucas Sims, P, ATL
3.     Hunter Harvey, P, BOS
4.     Noah Syndergaard, SP, NYM

Hammering Fastballs
1.     Joey Gallo, 3B, TEX
2.     Corey Seager, SS, LAD
3.     Courtney Hawkins, OF, CWS
4.     J.R. Graham, P, ATL
5.     James Paxton, P, SEA

puerto rican perfume
1.     Kevin Gausman P, BAL
2.     Allen Webster P, BOS
3.     Kyle Crick, P, SF
4.     Hak-Ju Lee, SS, TB
5.     Michael Ynoa, P, OAK
6.     Addison Russell, SS, OAK

Tri State Turmoil
1.     Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
2.     David Dahl, OF, COL
3.     Dylan Bundy, P, BAL

Milwaukee Braves
1.     Lucas Giolito, P, WAS
2.     Austin Meadows, OF, PIT
3.     Matt Davidson, 3B, CWS
4.     Archie Bradley, SP, ARZ
5.     Kris Medlen, SP, ATL

San Diego Chickens
1.     Marcus Stroman, P, TOR
2.     Matt Wisler, P, SD
3.     Kyle Zimmer, SP, KC
4.     Alen Hanson, SS, PIT
5.     Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX



1.10.2015

2015 Early Draft

Round 1
  1) Mike Pichan
Mike Trout
OF, LAA
  2) Ron Stockton
Giancarlo Stanton
OF, MIA
  3) Lloyd Souza
Andrew McCutchen
OF, PIT
  4) Olin Forman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B, ARZ
  5) Michael Huston
Miguel Cabrera
1B/3B, DET
  6) Ivar Anderson
Carlos Gomez
OF, MIL
  7) Chris Fisher
Troy Tulowitski
SS, COL
  8) Marc Taylor
Jose Abreu
1B, CHW
  9) Kevin Justmann
Clayton Kershaw
SP, LAD
10) Joel Henard
Robinson Cano
2B, SEA
11) Rob Evans
Jacoby Ellsbury
OF, NYY
12) Bob Sikon
Anthony Rizzo
1B, CHC
13) Scott Gilroy
Jose Bautista
1B/OF, TOR
14) Johnny Peppers
Josh Donaldson
3B, TOR
15) Rich Justmann
Edwin Encarnacion
1B, TOR
16) Eric Stashin
Adam Jones
OF, BAL
17) Steve Slukich
Anthony Rendon
2B/3B, WAS

Gentlemen, a great first round.  Lots of solid picks.  Miguel Cabrera goes at #5 to Michael Huston after years of #1 or #2.  Chris Fisher takes his Home Boy Troy and looks for 450+ AB’s.  Bob Sikon takes the first Chicago Cub selected in the first round in the annals of history.  Two special shout-outs:  Kevin Justmann for the only pitcher in the first round and Johnny Peppers for going all-in on Donaldson.  Good job, guys.

Round 2
  1) Steve Slukich
Yasiel Puig
OF, LAD
  2) Eric Stashin
Freddie Freeman
1B, ATL
  3) Rich Justmann
Felix Hernandez
SP, SEA
  4) Johnny Peppers
Billy Hamilton
OF, CIN
  5) Scott Gilroy
Jose Altuve
2B, HOU
  6) Bob Sikon
Madison Bumgarner
SP, SF
  7) Rob Evans
Chris Sale
SP, CHW
  8) Joel Henard
Ian Desmond
SS, WAS
  9) Kevin Justmann
Buster Posey
C/1B, SF
10) Marc Taylor
Michael Brantley
OF, CLE
11) Chris Fisher
Bryce Harper
OF, WAS
12) Ivar Anderson
Victor Martinez
1B, DET
13) Michael Huston
Johnny Cueto
SP, CIN
14) Olin Forman
Ryan Braun
OF, MIL
15) Lloyd Souza
David Price
SP, DET
16) Ron Stockton
Corey Kluber
SP, CLE
17) Mike Pichan
Stephen Strasburg
SP, WAS

What’s that I see?  Bob Sikon selecting a pitcher in the 2nd round?  It cannot be.  Bob hates pitchers with a massive passion.  Johnny Peppers & Scott Gilroy go after speed.  The experts say Altuve can repeat and Hamilton can’t get on base.  So it looks like Hamilton will have the better year.  The Big O mortgages his draft on Mr. Braun.  May the force be with him. 

This year’s second round was very different than last year.  In 2014 there were 3 pitchers taken in the second round.  This year – twice as many.  I love Chris Sale.  There I said it.  Good pick, Rob.  Marc Taylor says it would be great to see Brantley repeat.  Definitely one of last year’s surprises.  Joel Henard takes a solid SS as he fills his 2nd MI position.  Ron Stockton breaks with 4 years of early-round-pitcher-phobia and selects young Mr. Kluber.  Mr. Stashin takes rock solid Freddie Freeman.  Good numbers, good health.  Good combination.

Round 3
  1) Mike Pichan
Jose Reyes
SS, TOR
  2) Ron Stockton
Max Scherzer
SP, FA
  3) Lloyd Souza
Adrian Beltre
3B, TEX
  4) Olin Forman
Starling Marte
OF, PIT
  5) Michael Huston
Justin Upton
OF, SD
  6) Ivar Anderson
Hanley Ramirez
SS, BOS
  7) Chris Fisher
Carlos Gonzalez
OF, COL
  8) Marc Taylor
George Springer
OF, HOU
  9) Kevin Justmann
Evan Longoria
3B, TB
10) Joel Henard
Zack Greinke
SP, LAD
11) Rob Evans
Adrian Gonzalez
1B, LAD
12) Bob Sikon
Hunter Pence
OF, SF
13) Scott Gilroy
Prince Fielder
1B, TEX
14) Johnny Peppers
Ian Kinsler
2B, DET
15) Rich Justmann
Adam Wainwright
SP, STL
16) Eric Stashin
Todd Frazier
1B/3B, CIN
17) Steve Slukich
Albert Pujols
1B, LAA

Mr. Ivar Anderson steps to the forefront.  Has he not decreed that HanRam will be motivated this year?  So let it be.  For HanRam is a massive talent who occasionally displays great interest in the game of baseball.  Chris Fisher looks to take all 25 Rockies for his roster.  Scott Gilroy says neck schmeck, Prince is mine.  Mike Pichan looks for Jose Reyes to stay healthy this year.  Johnny Peppers makes a conventional pick.

Lloyd Souza continues his quiet domination landing Adrian I Can Hit Anywhere Except Seattle Beltre with the 37th pick and The Big O says it’s Marte Parte time.  Eric Stashin says Todd Frazier is for real and the 3B position is shallow.  Speaking of Carlos Gonzalez, I hereby decree him to be the ultimate tease.  With that, let us proceed to round the fourth.

Round 4
  1) Steve Slukich
Nolan Arenado
3B, COL
  2) Eric Stashin
Jason Kipnis
2B, CLE
  3) Rich Justmann
Corey Dickerson
OF, COL
  4) Johnny Peppers
Danny Santana
SS/OF, MIN
  5) Scott Gilroy
Kyle Seager
3B, SEA
  6) Bob Sikon
Cole Hamels
SP, PHI
  7) Rob Evans
Nelson Cruz
OF, SEA
  8) Joel Henard
Jay Bruce
OF, CIN
  9) Kevin Justmann
Yoenis Cespedes
OF, DET
10) Marc Taylor
Yu Darvish
SP, TEX
11) Chris Fisher
Matt Kemp
OF, SD
12) Ivar Anderson
Pablo Sandoval
3B, BOS
13) Michael Huston
Jon Lester
SP, CHC
14) Olin Forman
Dee Gordon
2B, MIA
15) Lloyd Souza
Kole Calhoun
OF, LAA
16) Ron Stockton
Brian Dozier
2B, MIN
17) Mike Pichan
Aroldis Chapman
RP, CIN

Marc Taylor says I want Yu for the Taylor Titans.  Kevin Justmann one ups Yu with Yoenis.  Eric Stashin says give me infield or give me a dearth of success.  Kyle Seager gets his dream of being on Scott Gilroy’s team fulfilled.  Steve Slukich continues to build his young hitters machine.  Beware Mr. Slukich BTW.  He is quiet and deadly.  He has never been convicted and the salary bump for the judge is long forgotten.

I feel like I’m in Bizzarro Jerry world.  Bob Sikon takes his second pitcher in four choices.  Don’t worry all.  Inside it’s eating him up.  Rob Evans takes more power.  He is also suffering inside as he chose another non-White Sox player.  The Big O says the negativity on Dee Gordon is greatly exaggerated and Ivar goes Panda shopping.  Ivar, make sure to have plenty of junk food around the house for him.  Mr. Souza likes players who misspell their first name and Ron Stockton bullDoziers his way through the draft.

Michael Huston takes his 2nd starting pitcher just so he can keep up with Mr. Sikon.  Chris Fisher takes yet another non-Rockies player.  The pain, the pain.  Joel Henard says he’ll take Robert Jay the Bruce.  Mr. Michael Pichan takes the first closer off the board.  Let’s see if we have a run on them in the 5th round.  And, finally, kudos to Johnny Peppers for reverting to form.  No conventionalism for him.  Good round, gentlemen.

Round 5
  1) Mike Pichan
Mark Trumbo
1B, OF
  2) Ron Stockton
Charlie Blackmon
OF, COL
  3) Lloyd Souza
Chris Carter
1B, HOU
  4) Olin Forman
Jordan  Zimmermann
SP, WAS
  5) Michael Huston
Ben Zobrist
2B/SS/OF, OAK
  6) Ivar Anderson
Jeff Samardzija
SP, CWS
  7) Chris Fisher
Dustin Pedroia
2B, BOS
  8) Marc Taylor
Carlos Santana
C/1B/3B, CLE
  9) Kevin Justmann
Julio Teheran
SP, ATL
10) Joel Henard
Joey Votto
1B, CIN
11) Rob Evans
David Ortiz
UT, BOS
12) Bob Sikon
Craig Kimbrel
RP, ATL
13) Scott Gilroy
Alex Wood
SP, ATL
14) Johnny Peppers
Jonathan Lucroy
C, MIL
15) Rich Justmann
Greg Holland
RP, KC
16) Eric Stashin
Chris Davis
1B/3B, BAL
17) Steve Slukich
Alex Cobb
SP, TB
  
Interesting round.  Two closers taken but no closer run after the Chapman pick in round 5.  Two solid catchers.  Three “give me power at all costs” picks with Carter, Davis, and Trumbo.  I like Jordan Zimmermann a lot.  Solid value.  If Pedroia is healthy, he should outplay his selection.  And David Ortiz…..  Rob says he has another year in the tank.  Probably right.

Round 6
  1) Steve Slukich
Kolten Wong
2B, STL
  2) Eric Stashin
Matt Holliday
OF, STL
  3) Rich Justmann
Christian Yelich
OF, MIA
  4) Johnny Peppers
Marcell Ozuna
OF, MIA
  5) Scott Gilroy
Evan Gattis
C/OF, HOU
  6) Bob Sikon
Starlin Castro
SS, CHC
  7) Rob Evans
David Robertson
RP, CHW
  8) Joel Henard
Devin Mesoraco
C, CIN
  9) Kevin Justmann
Xander Bogaerts
3B/SS, BOS
10) Marc Taylor
Kenley Jansen
RP, LAD
11) Chris Fisher
David Wright
3B, NYM
12) Ivar Anderson
Mark Melancon
RP, PIT
13) Michael Huston
Jason Heyward
OF, STL
14) Olin Forman
Jorge Soler
OF, CHC
15) Lloyd Souza
Neil Walker
2B, PIT
16) Ron Stockton
Alexei Ramirez
SS, CHW
17) Mike Pichan
Gerrit Cole
SP, PIT

We’re starting to get a little divergence in the picks as one would expect at this point.  Bob, Michael & Chris looking for bounce back players.  Kevin, Joel, Mike, Olin & Steve looking for upside guys.  The remainder focusing on solid guys who should perform well.  The ratings are dropping in importance as players go with their guys.

Will be interesting to see which Jason Heyward shows us this year.  David Wright is not quite the CarGo level tease but he’s close.  I like Mesoraco a lot.  Matt Holliday has another year in his tank.  Neil & Alexei say their break outs last year were real and we should expect the same.  And Jorge Soler….  Boom or bust IMO.  Olin will either really like him or send him personalized nasty grams.

Round 7
  1) Mike Pichan
Matt Adams
1B, STL
  2) Ron Stockton
Trevor Rosenthal
RP, STL
  3) Lloyd Souza
Sonny Gray
SP, OAK
  4) Olin Forman
Huston Street
RP, LAA
  5) Michael Huston
Howie Kendrick
2B, LAD
  6) Ivar Anderson
J.D. Martinez
OF, DET
  7) Chris Fisher
Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP, LAD
  8) Marc Taylor
Josh Harrison
2B/3B/OF, PIT
  9) Kevin Justmann
Alex Gordon
OF, KC
10) Joel Henard
James Shields
SP, FA
11) Rob Evans
Yan Gomes
C, CLE
12) Bob Sikon
Gio Gonzalez
SP, WAS
13) Scott Gilroy
Hisashi Iwakuma
SP, SEA
14) Johnny Peppers
Brandon Moss
1B/OF, CLE
15) Rich Justmann
Matt Harvey
SP, NYM
16) Eric Stashin
Mookie Betts
2B/OF, BOS
17) Steve Slukich
Yasmany Tomas
OF, ARZ

Is it true?  Yes, it is, Virginia.  Both rounds 6 & 7 started with 2 STL players.  Cosmic colorized coincidence or coordinated comedic conspiracy?  Lloyd says ‘it’s always Sonny in Oakland’ and Olin says “now wait a minute pardner, I’m the real Oakland fan but I’ll take Street level pitching”.  Ron has a need for a closer and Mike wishes there were more phat players.  Where are all the steroids when you need them?

Michael is committed – that is, to infielders.  Ivar likes the homeboy (and so do I but Ivar very rudely selected him first).  Chris says Ryu on you and Mr. Taylor is just Joshing.  Kevin is too young to have heard of Peter & Gordon.  Joel Jimmies a Shield and Rob selects a player whose name I can’t work with.  OK, I can do the Yan but what does one do with Gomes?  Not to stay on Rob, but Rob:  You know Gomes is not on the White Sox, right?  What’s that about?

He of the Sikons says Gio, I’ll take Gonzalez.  Scott takes errr… a starting pitcher from Seattle and Johnny says no Moss grows HR’s like Brandon.  The Rich likes players with two first names and Eric Betts on Mookie.  Steve caps the round with Yas too Many.  If one were to guess, one would have to surmise this is my worst recap in recorded history.

Round 8
  1) Steve Slukich
Eric Hosmer
1B, KC
  2) Eric Stashin
Jacob deGrom
SP, NYM
  3) Rich Justmann
Manny Machado
3B, BAL
  4) Johnny Peppers
Jake Peavy
SP, SF
  5) Scott Gilroy
Leonys Martin
OF, TEX
  6) Bob Sikon
Matt Carpenter
3B, STL
  7) Rob Evans
Kris Bryant
3B, CHC
  8) Joel Henard
Tyson Ross
SP, SD
  9) Kevin Justmann
Mat Latos
SP, MIA
10) Marc Taylor
Gregory Polanco
OF, PIT
11) Chris Fisher
Elvis Andrus
SS, TEX
12) Ivar Anderson
Jake Arrieta
SP, CHC
13) Michael Huston
Lance Lynn
SP, STL
14) Olin Forman
Jean Segura
SS, MIL
15) Lloyd Souza
Tori Hunter
OF, MIN
16) Ron Stockton
Lucas Duda
1B, NYM
17) Mike Pichan
Doug Fister
SP, WAS

This 8th round of our outstanding draft is clearly the most insightful, well-researched set of selections in the history of mankind.

Round 9
  1) Mike Pichan
Yadier Molina
C, STL
  2) Ron Stockton
Rusney Castillo
OF, BOS
  3) Lloyd Souza
Dellin Betances
RP, NYY
  4) Olin Forman
Jose Quintana
SP, CHW
  5) Michael Huston
Masahiro Tanaka
SP, NYY
  6) Ivar Anderson
Daniel Murphy
2B/3B, NYM
  7) Chris Fisher
Brian McCann
C/1B, NYY
  8) Marc Taylor
Cliff Lee
SP, PHI
  9) Kevin Justmann
Javier Baez
2B/SS, CHC
10) Joel Henard
Ryan Zimmerman
3B/OF, WAS
11) Rob Evans
Anibel Sanchez
SP, DET
12) Bob Sikon
Shin-Soo Choo
OF, TEX
13) Scott Gilroy
Melky Cabrera
OF, CHW
14) Johnny Peppers
Matt Shoemaker
SP, LAA
15) Rich Justmann
Alex Rios
OF, KC
16) Eric Stashin
Carlos Carrasco
SP, CLE
17) Steve Slukich
Wil Myers
OF, SD
  
Round 10
  1) Steve Slukich
Zack Wheeler
SP, NYM
  2) Eric Stashin
Brett Gardner
OF, NYY
  3) Rich Justmann
Sean Doolittle
RP, OAK
  4) Johnny Peppers
Michael Wacha
SP, STL
  5) Scott Gilroy
Steve Cishek
RP, MIA
  6) Bob Sikon
Cody Allen
RP, CLE
  7) Rob Evans
Alcides Escobar
SS, KC
  8) Joel Henard
Justin Morneau
1B, COL
  9) Kevin Justmann
Jimmy Rollins
SS, OAK
10) Marc Taylor
Ben Revere
OF, PHI
11) Chris Fisher
Koji Uehara
RP, BOS
12) Ivar Anderson
Homer Bailey
SP, CIN
13) Michael Huston
Zach Britton
RP, BAL
14) Olin Forman
Neftali Feliz
RP, TEX
15) Lloyd Souza
Erick Aybar
SS, LAA
16) Ron Stockton
Garrett Richards
SP, LAA
17) Mike Pichan
Chase Headley
3B, NYY

Round 11
  1) Mike Pichan
Chase Utley
2B, PHI
  2) Ron Stockton
Jonathan Papelbon
RP, PHI
  3) Lloyd Souza
Fernando Rodney
RP, SEA
  4) Olin Forman
Adam LaRoche
1B, WAS
  5) Michael Huston
Mike Napoli
1B, BOS
  6) Ivar Anderson
Arismendy Alcantara
2B/OF, CHC
  7) Chris Fisher
Jayson Werth
OF, WAS
  8) Marc Taylor
Drew Storen
RP, WAS
  9) Kevin Justmann
Chris Archer
SP, TB
10) Joel Henard
Jake McGee
RP, TB
11) Rob Evans
Jered Weaver
SP, LAA
12) Bob Sikon
Salvador Perez
C, KC
13) Scott Gilroy
Marcus Stroman
SP, TOR
14) Johnny Peppers
Hector Rondon
RP, CHC
15) Rich Justmann
Glen Perkins
RP, MIN
16) Eric Stashin
Joaquin Benoit
RP, SD
17) Steve Slukich
Michael Pineda
SP, NYY

Round 12
  1) Steve Slukich
Addison Reed
RP, ARZ
  2) Eric Stashin
Khris Davis
OF, MIL
  3) Rich Justmann
Martin Prado
2B/3B/OF, MIA
  4) Johnny Peppers
Santiago Casilla
RP, SF
  5) Scott Gilroy
Rougned Odor
2B, TEX
  6) Bob Sikon
Lorenzo Cain
OF, KC
  7) Rob Evans
Justin Verlander
SP, DET
  8) Joel Henard
Adam Eaton
OF, CWS
  9) Kevin Justmann
Jenrry Mejia
RP, NYM
10) Marc Taylor
Jhonny Peralta
SS, STL
11) Chris Fisher
Ian Kennedy
SP, SD
12) Ivar Anderson
Andrew Cashner
SP, SD
13) Michael Huston
Matt Wieters
C, BAL
14) Olin Forman
Josh Hamilton
OF, LAA
15) Lloyd Souza
Francisco Liriano
SP, PIT
16) Ron Stockton
Aramis Ramirez
3B, MIL
17) Mike Pichan
Yordano Ventura
SP, KC

Round 13
  1) Mike Pichan
A.J. Pollock
OF, ARZ
  2) Ron Stockton
Jung Ho Kang
SS, PIT
  3) Lloyd Souza
Michael Cuddyer
1B/OF, NYM
  4) Olin Forman
Jake Odorizzi
SP, TB
  5) Michael Huston
Shelby Miller
SP, ATL
  6) Ivar Anderson
Wilin Rosario
C, COL
  7) Chris Fisher
Brandon Belt
1B, SF
  8) Marc Taylor
Drew Smyly
SP, TB
  9) Kevin Justmann
Mike Minor
SP, ATL
10) Joel Henard
Luke Gregerson
RP, HOU
11) Rob Evans
Joe Nathan
RP, DET
12) Bob Sikon
Matt Cain
SP, SF
13) Scott Gilroy
Danny Salazar
SP, CLE
14) Johnny Peppers
Dallas Keuchel
SP, WAS
15) Rich Justmann
Denard Span
OF, WAS
16) Eric Stashin
Drew Hutchison
SP, TOR
17) Steve Slukich
Avisail Garcia
OF, CWS

Round 14
  1) Steve Slukich
Mike Fiers
SP, MIL
  2) Eric Stashin
J.J. Hardy
SS, BAL
  3) Rich Justmann
Oswaldo Arcia
OF, MIN
  4) Johnny Peppers
Jed Lowrie
SS, HOU
  5) Scott Gilroy
Pedro Alvarez
3B, PIT
  6) Bob Sikon
Jedd Gyorko
2B, SD
  7) Rob Evans
Carl Crawford
OF, LAD
  8) Joel Henard
Austin Jackson
OF, SEA
  9) Kevin Justmann
Carlos Beltran
OF, NYY
10) Marc Taylor
Jose Fernandez
SP, MIA
11) Chris Fisher
Ken Giles
RP, PHI
12) Ivar Anderson
Phil Hughes
SP, MIN
13) Michael Huston
Nick Markakis
OF, ATL
14) Olin Forman
Collin McHugh
SP, HOU
15) Lloyd Souza
Steven Souza
OF, TB
16) Ron Stockton
Steve Pearce
1B/OF, BAL
17) Mike Pichan
Dexter Fowler
OF, CHC

Round 15
  1) Mike Pichan
Brad Boxberger
RP, TB
  2) Ron Stockton
Wily Peralta
SP, MIL
  3) Lloyd Souza
Joc Pederson
OF, LAD
  4) Olin Forman
Nick Castellanos
3B, DET
  5) Michael Huston
Francisco Rodriguez
RP, FA
  6) Ivar Anderson
Curtis Granderson
OF, NYM
  7) Chris Fisher
Rafael Soriano
RP, FA
  8) Marc Taylor
Kennys Vargas
1B, MIN
  9) Kevin Justmann
LaTroy Hawkins
RP, COL
10) Joel Henard
Tyler Clippard
RP, OAK
11) Rob Evans
Joe Mauer
1B, MIN
12) Bob Sikon
Nathan Eovaldi
SP, NYY
13) Scott Gilroy
Brandon McCarthy
SP, LAD
14) Johnny Peppers
Henderson Alvarez
SP, MIA
15) Rich Justmann
Scooter Gennett
2B, MIL
16) Eric Stashin
Sergio Romo
RP, SF
17) Steve Slukich
Michael Saunders
OF, TOR

Great draft so far.  My real job has gotten in the way a bit so no recaps lately.  Picks I like over the last few rounds:  Tyler Clippard – looks like Doolittle is toast.  Kennys Vargas – underrated power.  Dexter Fowler – underrated player.  Phil Hughes – like Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Cousin Eddie, all he needed to do was get out of New York.

Oswaldo Arcia – see Vargas, Kennys.  Steven Souza – changed his name to match Lloyd’s.  Carlos Beltran – he’s annoying but should get 450 AB.  Collin McHugh – last year was not a fluke.  A.J. Pollock – breakout year in 2014 until injury.  Drew Hutchison – See McHugh, Collin although Hutchison is better long term.

Matt Wieters – no reason he shouldn’t be fully healed.  Austin Jackson – good value this late.  Jayson Werth – boom or bust candidate but if healthy and out of jail and focused, will be a great contributor.  Steve Pearce – late bloomer or fluke, I’d go late bloomer.  Mike Napoli & Adam LaRoche – they’re actually the same person in real life.  All you need is power, power.  All you need is power.

Lorenzo Cain – great value this late.  Sometimes BABIP is high because players hit line drives….  Melky Cabrera – he gets no credit for his stellar year before the injury.  Santiago Casilla – will get some saves and produces great peripherals.  Justin Verlander – not what he was but a solid value in the 12th round.  Michael Pineda – if he can stay healthy, he will provide stellar numbers and W’s.

Round 16
  1) Steve Slukich
Aaron Sanchez
RP, TOR
  2) Eric Stashin
Derek Holland
SP, TEX
  3) Rich Justmann
Chris Tillman
SP, BAL
  4) Johnny Peppers
Justin Smoak
1B, TOR
  5) Scott Gilroy
Jonathan Broxton
RP, MIL
  6) Bob Sikon
Andrew Miller
RP, NYY
  7) Rob Evans
Asdrubal Cabrera
2B/SS, TB
  8) Joel Henard
Andrelton Simmons
SS, ATL
  9) Kevin Justmann
Rajai Davis
OF, DET
10) Marc Taylor
Scott Kazmir
SP, OAK
11) Chris Fisher
R.A. Dickey
SP, TOR
12) Ivar Anderson
Desmond Jennings
OF, TB
13) Michael Huston
Kendrys Morales
1B, KC
14) Olin Forman
Carlos Martinez
SP, STL
15) Lloyd Souza
Ervin Santana
SP, MIN
16) Ron Stockton
Michael Morse
1B/OF, MIA
17) Mike Pichan
Marlon Byrd
OF, PHI

Round 17
  1) Mike Pichan
Shane Greene
SP, DET
  2) Ron Stockton
Alfredo Simon
SP, DET
  3) Lloyd Souza
Joakim Soria
RP, DET
  4) Olin Forman
Emilio Bonifacio
2B/OF, CWS
  5) Michael Huston
Edinson Volquez
SP, KC
  6) Ivar Anderson
John Lackey
SP, STL
  7) Chris Fisher
Coco Crisp
OF, OAK
  8) Marc Taylor
Brett Lawrie
2B/3B, OAK
  9) Kevin Justmann
Taijuan Walker
SP, SEA
10) Joel Henard
Dalton Pompey
OF, TOR
11) Rob Evans
Mark Teixeira
1B, NYY
12) Bob Sikon
Norichika Aoki
OF, SF
13) Scott Gilroy
Michael Bourn
OF, CLE
14) Johnny Peppers
Kyle Lohse
SP, MIL
15) Rich Justmann
Adam Lind
1B, MIL
16) Eric Stashin
Wade Miley
SP, BOS
17) Steve Slukich
Chris Owings
SS, ARZ

Managers are still finding value at this late stage.  Chris Fisher crisply welcomes Coco to his team.  Ivar selects – oh, never mind – that one’s too easy.  The Rich tills the soil for Chris.  Johnny does a head fake to the Rich and says he’s Justin a Smoakin’ mood.  Scott knows that Michael has Bourn up well before last year. 

Joel shows he’s a student of history and no darn volcano is going to stop him from Pompey.  Ron is learning Morse code and Rob is leaning how to spell Teix – sorry couldn’t do any further.  Too confusing.  Eric is into Holland geography one Miley at a time.  Steve doesn’t owe anything so he’s heading to out for Buffal Owings. 

Marc selects a man with a girl’s last name.  Sorry, couldn’t do any better with that one.  Mike says Marlon fishing is for the Byrds.  And Olin takes a bonafide Bonafacio.  For those of you not mentioned, never fear.  Your turn shall come.

Round 18
  1) Steve Slukich
Jason Hammel
SP, CHC
  2) Eric Stashin
Juan Lagares
OF, NYM
  3) Rich Justmann
Angel Pagan
OF, SF
  4) Johnny Peppers
Domonic Brown
OF, PHI
  5) Scott Gilroy
Jose Ramirez
2B/SS, CLE
  6) Bob Sikon
Mitch Moreland
1B, TEX
  7) Rob Evans
John Jay
OF, STL
  8) Joel Henard
Brandon Phillips
2B, CIN
  9) Kevin Justmann
Shane Victorino
OF, BOS
10) Marc Taylor
Wade Davis
RP, KC
11) Chris Fisher
Billy Butler
1B, OAK
12) Ivar Anderson
Aaron Hill
2B, ARZ
13) Michael Huston
Colby Rasmus
OF, HOU
14) Olin Forman
Ryan Howard
1B, PHI
15) Lloyd Souza
Jonathan Schoop
2B, BAL
16) Ron Stockton
Noah Syndergaard
SP, NYM
17) Mike Pichan
C.J. Cron
1B, LAA

Round 19
  1) Mike Pichan
Byron Buxton
OF, MIN
  2) Ron Stockton
Miguel Montero
C, CHC
  3) Lloyd Souza
Russell Martin
C, TOR
  4) Olin Forman
Alex Rodriguez
3B, NYY
  5) Michael Huston
Luis Valbuena
2B/3B, HOU
  6) Ivar Anderson
Casey Janssen
RP, WAS
  7) Chris Fisher
Matt Garza
SP, MIL
  8) Marc Taylor
Travis d'Arnaud
C, NYM
  9) Kevin Justmann
Mike Moustakas
3B, KC
10) Joel Henard
James Paxton
SP, SEA
11) Rob Evans
Josh Reddick
OF, KC
12) Bob Sikon
Yovani Gallardo
SP, TEX
13) Scott Gilroy
Kevin Gausman
SP, BAL
14) Johnny Peppers
Matt Joyce
OF, LAA
15) Rich Justmann
Brett Cecil
RP, TOR
16) Eric Stashin
Trevor Plouffe
3B, MIN
17) Steve Slukich
Yasmani Grandal
C/1B, LAD

Round 20
  1) Steve Slukich
Anthony Gose
OF, DET
  2) Eric Stashin
Wilson Ramos
C, WAS
  3) Rich Justmann
Rick Porcello
SP, BOS
  4) Johnny Peppers
James Loney
1B, TB
  5) Scott Gilroy             
Alan Craig
1B/OF, BOS
  6) Bob Sikon
Tony Watson
RP, PIT
  7) Rob Evans
Micah Johnson
2B, CWS
  8) Joel Henard
Mike Zunino
C, SEA
  9) Kevin Justmann
Logan Morrison
1B/OF, SEA
10) Marc Taylor
Alejandro De Aza
OF, BAL
11) Chris Fisher
C.C. Sabathia
SP, NYY
12) Ivar Anderson
Darren O'Day
RP, BAL
13) Michael Huston
Carlos Rodon
SP, CWS
14) Olin Forman
Pat Neshek
RP, HOU
15) Lloyd Souza
A. J. Burnett
SP, PIT
16) Ron Stockton
Lonnie Chisenhall
3B, CLE
17) Mike Pichan
Jesse Hahn
SP, OAK

Gentlemen, we are now entering the zone in which the draft will be won or lost.  In prior years, the winner has always picked high achievers late.  All teams tend to be about equal until this juncture of the draft.

Round 21
  1) Mike Pichan
Jordy Mercer
SS, PIT
  2) Ron Stockton
Wei-Yin Chen
SP, BAL
  3) Lloyd Souza
Travis Snider
OF, BAL
  4) Olin Forman
Tanner Roark
SP, WAS
  5) Michael Huston
Dustin Ackley
OF, SEA
  6) Ivar Anderson
Yusmeiro Petit
SP, SF
  7) Chris Fisher
Danny Duffy
SP, KC
  8) Marc Taylor
Tony Cingrani
SP, CIN
  9) Kevin Justmann
Kevin Quakenbush
RP, SD
10) Joel Henard
Mike Leake
SP, CIN
11) Rob Evans
Mark Buehrle
SP, TOR
12) Bob Sikon
Adam Ottavino
RP, COL
13) Scott Gilroy
Kevin Jepsen
RP, TB
14) Johnny Peppers
Chris Johnson
3B, ATL
15) Rich Justmann
Brad Miller
SS, SEA
16) Eric Stashin
Jimmy Nelson
SP, MIL
17) Steve Slukich
Andrew Heaney
SP, LAA

Round 22
  1) Steve Slukich
Bobby Parnell
RP, NYM
  2) Eric Stashin
Marcus Semien
2B/3B, OAK
  3) Rich Justmann
Derek Norris
C, SD
  4) Johnny Peppers
Dan Haren
SP, OAK
  5) Scott Gilroy
Drew Stubbs
OF, COL
  6) Bob Sikon
David Peralta
OF, ARZ
  7) Rob Evans
Zack Duke
RP, CWS
  8) Joel Henard
Drew Pomeranz
SP, OAK
  9) Kevin Justmann
Jarrod Saltalamacchia
C, MIA
10) Marc Taylor
Jarred Cosart
SP, MIA
11) Chris Fisher
Didi Gregorius
SS, NYY
12) Ivar Anderson
Omar Infante
2B, KC
13) Michael Huston
Odrisamer Despaigne
SP, SD
14) Olin Forman
B.J. Upton
OF, ATL
15) Lloyd Souza
Jake Marisnick
OF, HOU
16) Ron Stockton
Ryan Vogelsong
SP, SF
17) Mike Pichan
Conor Gillaspie
3B, CWS

Round 23
  1) Mike Pichan
David Phelps
SP, MIA
  2) Ron Stockton
David Freese
3B, LAA
  3) Lloyd Souza
Bud Norris
SP, BAL
  4) Olin Forman
Stephen Vogt
C/1B/OF, OAK
  5) Michael Huston
Andre Ethier
OF, LAD
  6) Ivar Anderson
Garrett Jones
1B, NYY
  7) Chris Fisher
Ender Inciarte
OF, ARZ
  8) Marc Taylor
Scott Van Slyke
OF, LAD
  9) Kevin Justmann
Joe Panik
2B, SF
10) Joel Henard
Justin Masterson
SP, BOS
11) Rob Evans
Travis Wood
SP, CHC
12) Bob Sikon
Adeiny Hechavarria
SS, MIA
13) Scott Gilroy
Seth Smith
OF, SEA
14) Johnny Peppers
Cody Asche
3B, PHI
15) Rich Justmann
Josh Collmenter
SP, ARZ
16) Eric Stashin
Kyle Gibson
SP, MIN
17) Steve Slukich
Danny Farquhar
RP, SEA

Round 24
  1) Steve Slukich
Yangervis Solarte
2B/3B, SD
  2) Eric Stashin
Brett Anderson
SP, LAD
  3) Rich Justmann
Jonathan Niese
SP, NYM
  4) Johnny Peppers
Tom Koehler
SP, MIA
  5) Scott Gilroy
Bartolo Colon
SP, NYM
  6) Bob Sikon
Yonder Alonso
1B, SD
  7) Rob Evans
Jeff Locke
SP, PIT
  8) Joel Henard
Jarrod Dyson
OF, KC
  9) Kevin Justmann
Kelvin Herrera
RP, KC
10) Marc Taylor
Trevor Bauer
SP, CLE
11) Chris Fisher
Jason Motte
RP, STL
12) Ivar Anderson
Joel Peralta
RP, LAD
13) Michael Huston
Kyle Hendricks
SP, CHC
14) Olin Forman
Chad Qualls
RP, HOU
15) Lloyd Souza
Jason Grilli
RP, ATL
16) Ron Stockton
Casey McGehee
3B, SF
17) Mike Pichan
Patrick Corbin
SP, ARZ

Round 25
  1) Mike Pichan
Kris Medlen
SP, KC
  2) Ron Stockton
Joe Smith
RP, LAA
  3) Lloyd Souza
Jordan Walden
RP, STL
  4) Olin Forman
Clay Buchholz
SP, BOS
  5) Michael Huston
Delmon Young
OF, BAL
  6) Ivar Anderson
Jose Uribe
3B, LAD
  7) Chris Fisher
Jorge De La Rosa
SP, COL
  8) Marc Taylor
Maikel Franco
3B, PHI
  9) Kevin Justmann
Dillon Gee
SP, NYM
10) Joel Henard
Alex Meyer
SP, MIN
11) Rob Evans
Chris Capuano
SP, NYY
12) Bob Sikon
Jordan Schafer
OF, MIN
13) Scott Gilroy
Casey Fien
RP, MIN
14) Johnny Peppers
Jason Vargas
SP, KC
15) Rich Justmann
D.J. LeMahieu
2B, COL
16) Eric Stashin
Jeurys Familia
RP, NYM
17) Steve Slukich
Jumbo Diaz
RP, CIN