Baseball Draft Kit: Magazine Mock Draft

Baseball Draft Kit: Magazine Mock Draft

This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.

Typically, the results of this mock draft are not released until the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide hits the shelves, but we have decided to publish these early to the site this year.

We hope you find them useful as we all try to make sense of the player pool on the heels of a 60-game season. It's the Wild West out there.

A big Thank You to Greg Ambrosius and the kind folks over at the NFBC for hosting this mock draft, as well as to the rest of the participants for taking time out of their day to draft. It was a 15-team standard snake draft with 23 active roster spots (including two active catcher spots) and seven reserves, with standard roto categories and scoring assumed.

The draft order:

  1. Derek VanRiper, The Athletic
  2. Steve Gardner, USA Today
  3. Jeff Erickson, RotoWire
  4. Eric Karabell, ESPN
  5. Eddy Almaguer, Prospects Live
  6. Ian Kahn, RotoWire & The Athletic
  7. Greg Ambrosius, NFBC
  8. Ryan Bloomfield, BaseballHQ
  9. Jason Collette, RotoWire
  10. Paul Sporer, FanGraphs
  11. Clay Link, RotoWire
  12. James Anderson, RotoWire
  13. Jeff Zimmerman, The Process
  14. Bret Sayre, Baseball Prospectus
  15. Todd Zola, RotoWire & Mastersball

Love a pick? Hate a pick? Sound off in the comments.

RoundPickPlayerPositionTeam
11Tatis, FernandoSSVanRiper
12Acuna, RonaldOFGardner
13Betts, MookieOFErickson
14Trout, MikeOFKarabell
15Soto, JuanOFAlmaguer
16Turner, Trea

Typically, the results of this mock draft are not released until the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide hits the shelves, but we have decided to publish these early to the site this year.

We hope you find them useful as we all try to make sense of the player pool on the heels of a 60-game season. It's the Wild West out there.

A big Thank You to Greg Ambrosius and the kind folks over at the NFBC for hosting this mock draft, as well as to the rest of the participants for taking time out of their day to draft. It was a 15-team standard snake draft with 23 active roster spots (including two active catcher spots) and seven reserves, with standard roto categories and scoring assumed.

The draft order:

  1. Derek VanRiper, The Athletic
  2. Steve Gardner, USA Today
  3. Jeff Erickson, RotoWire
  4. Eric Karabell, ESPN
  5. Eddy Almaguer, Prospects Live
  6. Ian Kahn, RotoWire & The Athletic
  7. Greg Ambrosius, NFBC
  8. Ryan Bloomfield, BaseballHQ
  9. Jason Collette, RotoWire
  10. Paul Sporer, FanGraphs
  11. Clay Link, RotoWire
  12. James Anderson, RotoWire
  13. Jeff Zimmerman, The Process
  14. Bret Sayre, Baseball Prospectus
  15. Todd Zola, RotoWire & Mastersball

Love a pick? Hate a pick? Sound off in the comments.

RoundPickPlayerPositionTeam
11Tatis, FernandoSSVanRiper
12Acuna, RonaldOFGardner
13Betts, MookieOFErickson
14Trout, MikeOFKarabell
15Soto, JuanOFAlmaguer
16Turner, TreaSSKahn
17deGrom, JacobPAmbrosius
18Cole, GerritPBloomfield
19Yelich, ChristianOFCollette
110Ramirez, Jose3BSporer
111Bieber, ShanePLink
112Story, TrevorSSAnderson
113Lindor, FranciscoSSZimmerman
114Bellinger, Cody1BSayre
115Freeman, Freddie1BZola
216Darvish, YuPZola
217Machado, Manny3BSayre
218Bauer, TrevorPZimmerman
219Giolito, LucasPAnderson
220Harper, BryceOFLink
221Mondesi, AdalbertoSSSporer
222Nola, AaronPCollette
223Castillo, LuisPBloomfield
224Bichette, BoSSAmbrosius
225Buehler, WalkerPKahn
226Robert, LuisOFAlmaguer
227Scherzer, MaxPKarabell
228Albies, Ozzie2BErickson
229Rendon, Anthony3BGardner
230Bregman, Alex3BVanRiper
331Woodruff, BrandonPVanRiper
332Kershaw, ClaytonPGardner
333Arenado, Nolan3BErickson
334Bogaerts, XanderSSKarabell
335Jimenez, EloyOFAlmaguer
336LeMahieu, DJ1BKahn
337Realmuto, J.T.CAmbrosius
338Marte, StarlingOFBloomfield
339Abreu, Jose1BCollette
340Tucker, KyleOFSporer
341Flaherty, JackPLink
342Anderson, TimMIAnderson
343Merrifield, Whit2BZimmerman
344Seager, CoreySSSayre
345Ozuna, MarcellOFZola
446Devers, Rafael3BZola
447Glasnow, TylerPSayre
448Hader, JoshPZimmerman
449Gallen, ZacPAnderson
450Springer, GeorgeOFLink
451Snell, BlakePSporer
452Biggio, Cavan2BCollette
453Plesac, ZachPBloomfield
454Guerrero Jr., Vladimir1BAmbrosius
455Judge, AaronOFKahn
456Burnes, CorbinPAlmaguer
457Lowe, Brandon2BKarabell
458Fried, MaxPErickson
459Torres, GleyberSSGardner
460Maeda, KentaPVanRiper
561Arozarena, RandyOFVanRiper
562Voit, Luke1BGardner
563Ryu, Hyun JinPErickson
564Grisham, TrentOFKarabell
565Gray, SonnyPAlmaguer
566Conforto, MichaelOFKahn
567Baez, JavierMIAmbrosius
568Castellanos, NickOFBloomfield
569Lynn, LancePCollette
570Gurriel Jr., LourdesOFSporer
571Alonso, Pete1BLink
572Marte, Ketel2BAnderson
573Carrasco, CarlosPZimmerman
574Strasburg, StephenPSayre
575Berrios, JosePZola
676Hendricks, KylePZola
677Hiura, Keston2BSayre
678Valdez, FramberPZimmerman
679Chapman, AroldisPAnderson
680Altuve, Jose2BLink
681Olson, Matt1BSporer
682Hernandez, TeoscarOFCollette
683Suarez, Eugenio3BBloomfield
684Lamet, DinelsonPAmbrosius
685Hendriks, LiamPKahn
686Diaz, EdwinPAlmaguer
687Cruz, NelsonUTKarabell
688Swanson, DansbySSErickson
689Anderson, IanPGardner
690Meadows, AustinOFVanRiper
791Alvarez, YordanUTVanRiper
792Iglesias, RaiselPGardner
793Bundy, DylanPErickson
794Bohm, Alec1BKarabell
795McNeil, Jeff2BAlmaguer
796Buxton, ByronOFKahn
797Blackmon, CharlieOFAmbrosius
798Moncada, YoanCIBloomfield
799Moore, DylanMICollette
7100Wheeler, ZackPSporer
7101Goldschmidt, PaulCILink
7102Alcantara, SandyPAnderson
7103Pressly, RyanPZimmerman
7104Correa, CarlosMISayre
7105Martinez, J.D.UTZola
8106Rosario, EddieOFZola
8107Paddack, ChrisPSayre
8108Perez, SalvadorCZimmerman
8109Lopez, PabloPAnderson
8110Karinchak, JamesPLink
8111Muncy, MaxCISporer
8112Smith, WillCCollette
8113Rizzo, Anthony1BBloomfield
8114Sanchez, SixtoPAmbrosius
8115Urias, JulioPKahn
8116Moustakas, Mike1BAlmaguer
8117Greinke, ZackPKarabell
8118Smith, Dominic1BErickson
8119Stanton, GiancarloUTGardner
8120Luzardo, JesusPVanRiper
9121Robles, VictorOFVanRiper
9122Lewis, KyleOFGardner
9123Jansen, KenleyPErickson
9124Hand, BradPKarabell
9125Cronenworth, JakeCIAlmaguer
9126Bryant, Kris3BKahn
9127Chapman, Matt3BAmbrosius
9128Colome, AlexPBloomfield
9129McCullers Jr., LancePCollette
9130Rogers, TaylorPSporer
9131Edman, TommyMILink
9132Myers, WilOFAnderson
9133Pham, TommyOFZimmerman
9134Carlson, DylanOFSayre
9135Morton, CharliePZola
10136Villar, Jonathan2BZola
10137Grandal, YasmaniCSayre
10138Hayes, Ke'Bryan3BZimmerman
10139Laureano, RamonOFAnderson
10140Williams, DevinPLink
10141Montas, FrankiePSporer
10142Anderson, NickPCollette
10143Semien, MarcusSSBloomfield
10144Rosenthal, TrevorPAmbrosius
10145Hosmer, Eric1BKahn
10146Gausman, KevinPAlmaguer
10147Price, DavidPKarabell
10148Contreras, WillsonCErickson
10149Corbin, PatrickPGardner
10150Donaldson, JoshCIVanRiper
11151Yastrzemski, MikeOFVanRiper
11152Mountcastle, RyanCIGardner
11153May, DustinPErickson
11154Brantley, MichaelOFKarabell
11155Vazquez, ChristianCAlmaguer
11156d'Arnaud, TravisCKahn
11157Verdugo, AlexOFAmbrosius
11158Musgrove, JoePBloomfield
11159Happ, IanOFCollette
11160Kim, Ha-SeongMISporer
11161Murphy, SeanCLink
11162Frazier, ClintOFAnderson
11163Santander, AnthonyOFZimmerman
11164Madrigal, NickUTSayre
11165Urshela, GioCIZola
12166Yates, KirbyPZola
12167Soroka, MikePSayre
12168McCutchen, AndrewOFZimmerman
12169Grichuk, RandalOFAnderson
12170Gonzales, MarcoPLink
12171Nola, AustinCSporer
12172Solak, NickOFCollette
12173Varsho, DaultonCBloomfield
12174Soler, JorgeOFAmbrosius
12175Gallo, JoeyOFKahn
12176Mahle, TylerPAlmaguer
12177Garver, MitchCKarabell
12178Reyes, FranmilUTErickson
12179Civale, AaronPGardner
12180Hoskins, Rhys1BVanRiper
13181Sanchez, GaryCVanRiper
13182Walsh, Jared1BGardner
13183Gimenez, AndresMIErickson
13184Mancini, Trey1BKarabell
13185Turner, Justin3BAlmaguer
13186Bassitt, ChrisPKahn
13187McKenzie, TristonPAmbrosius
13188Segura, Jean2BBloomfield
13189Montero, RafaelPCollette
13190Romano, JordanPSporer
13191Gonsolin, TonyPLink
13192Kimbrel, CraigPAnderson
13193Eflin, ZachPZimmerman
13194Bell, JoshCISayre
13195Hays, AustinOFZola
14196Minor, MikePZola
14197Kelenic, JarredOFSayre
14198Polanco, JorgeMIZimmerman
14199Riley, Austin3BAnderson
14200Taveras, LeodyOFLink
14201Taillon, JamesonPSporer
14202Reyes, VictorOFCollette
14203Sano, MiguelUTBloomfield
14204Profar, Jurickson2BAmbrosius
14205Sale, ChrisPKahn
14206Tellez, RowdyCIAlmaguer
14207Dozier, HunterCIKarabell
14208Lux, Gavin2BErickson
14209Fletcher, David2BGardner
14210Javier, CristianPVanRiper
15211Franco, WanderMIVanRiper
15212Kepler, MaxOFGardner
15213Urquidy, JosePErickson
15214Benintendi, AndrewOFKarabell
15215Pomeranz, DrewPAlmaguer
15216Eovaldi, NathanPKahn
15217Keuchel, DallasPAmbrosius
15218Barnes, MattPBloomfield
15219Heaney, AndrewPCollette
15220Winker, JesseOFSporer
15221Kirilloff, AlexOFLink
15222Cain, LorenzoOFAnderson
15223Montgomery, JordanPZimmerman
15224McCann, JamesCSayre
15225Gregorius, DidiSSZola
16226Anderson, Brian3BZola
16227Senzel, NickOFSayre
16228Hernandez, ElieserPZimmerman
16229Marquez, GermanPAnderson
16230Candelario, Jeimer3BLink
16231Davis, J.D.CISporer
16232Taylor, ChrisSSCollette
16233DeJong, PaulMIBloomfield
16234Singer, BradyPAmbrosius
16235Means, JohnPKahn
16236Pearson, NatePAlmaguer
16237Stroman, MarcusPKarabell
16238Schwarber, KyleOFErickson
16239Manaea, SeanPGardner
16240Smith, WillPVanRiper
17241Pineda, MichaelPVanRiper
17242Alfaro, JorgeCGardner
17243Nimmo, BrandonOFErickson
17244Rodriguez, EduardoPKarabell
17245Berti, JonMIAlmaguer
17246Paxton, JamesPKahn
17247Margot, ManuelOFAmbrosius
17248Smyly, DrewPBloomfield
17249Castro, WilliCICollette
17250Gallegos, GiovannyPSporer
17251Kim, Kwang HyunPLink
17252Vaughn, Andrew1BAnderson
17253Gurriel, Yuli1BZimmerman
17254Hampson, GarrettOFSayre
17255Kelly, CarsonCZola
18256Yarbrough, RyanPZola
18257Ohtani, ShoheiPSayre
18258Haniger, MitchOFZimmerman
18259Rodriguez, RichardPAnderson
18260Walker, ChristianUTLink
18261Kluber, CoreyPSporer
18262Kopech, MichaelPCollette
18263Puig, YasielOFBloomfield
18264Melancon, MarkPAmbrosius
18265Pollock, AJOFKahn
18266Hicks, AaronOFAlmaguer
18267Dubon, MauricioMIKarabell
18268Dalbec, Bobby1BErickson
18269Gore, MacKenziePGardner
18270Posey, BusterCVanRiper
19271Rodriguez, JulioOFVanRiper
19272Hicks, JordanPGardner
19273Crichton, StefanPErickson
19274Tanaka, MasahiroPKarabell
19275Jansen, DannyCAlmaguer
19276Neris, HectorPKahn
19277Molina, YadierCAmbrosius
19278Calhoun, KoleOFBloomfield
19279Seager, KyleUTCollette
19280Holland, GregPSporer
19281Kikuchi, YuseiPLink
19282Belt, BrandonCIAnderson
19283Santana, CarlosCIZimmerman
19284Leclerc, JosePSayre
19285Lindblom, JoshPZola
20286Hernandez, CesarMIZola
20287Davies, ZachPSayre
20288Canha, MarkOFZimmerman
20289Sims, LucasPAnderson
20290Bard, DanielPLink
20291Peralta, DavidOFSporer
20292La Stella, Tommy1BCollette
20293Smith, CalebPBloomfield
20294Flores, WilmerCIAmbrosius
20295France, TyMIKahn
20296Hilliard, SamOFAlmaguer
20297Adell, JoOFKarabell
20298Kirk, AlejandroCErickson
20299Kingery, ScottMIGardner
20300Reynolds, BryanOFVanRiper
21301Dahl, DavidOFVanRiper
21302Rutschman, AdleyCGardner
21303Slater, AustinOFErickson
21304Tapia, RaimelOFKarabell
21305Dunning, DanePAlmaguer
21306Aguilar, JesusCIKahn
21307Calhoun, WillieOFAmbrosius
21308Cron, C.J.1BBloomfield
21309Lugo, SethPCollette
21310Walker, TaijuanPSporer
21311Wong, KoltenMILink
21312Cooper, GarrettUTAnderson
21313Pillar, KevinUTZimmerman
21314Syndergaard, NoahPSayre
21315Murphy, TomCZola
22316Boyd, MatthewPZola
22317Reyes, AlexPSayre
22318Ray, RobbiePZimmerman
22319Lowe, Nate1BAnderson
22320Sheffield, JustusPLink
22321McMahon, RyanCISporer
22322Kiner-Falefa, Isiah3BCollette
22323Canning, GriffinPBloomfield
22324Keller, BradPAmbrosius
22325Sugano, TomoyukiPKahn
22326Rogers, TrevorPAlmaguer
22327Castillo, DiegoPKarabell
22328Peterson, DavidPErickson
22329Bummer, AaronPGardner
22330Castro, Starlin2BVanRiper
23331Weaver, LukePVanRiper
23332Wendle, Joey2BGardner
23333Eaton, AdamOFErickson
23334Graterol, BrusdarPKarabell
23335White, EvanUTAlmaguer
23336Severino, LuisPKahn
23337Kintzler, BrandonPAmbrosius
23338Dickerson, CoreyOFBloomfield
23339Antone, TejayPCollette
23340Rainey, TannerPSporer
23341Renfroe, HunterOFLink
23342Garcia, AvisailOFAnderson
23343Diekman, JakePZimmerman
23344Escobar, Eduardo3BSayre
23345Dickerson, AlexOFZola
24346DeSclafani, AnthonyPZola
24347Garcia, DeiviPSayre
24348German, DomingoPZimmerman
24349Jeffers, RyanCAnderson
24350Rios, Edwin3BLink
24351Duvall, AdamUTSporer
24352Ramos, WilsonCCollette
24353Rosario, AmedSSBloomfield
24354Adames, WillyUTAmbrosius
24355Huff, SamCKahn
24356Garcia, YimiPAlmaguer
24357Bradley Jr., JackieOFKarabell
24358Turnbull, SpencerPErickson
24359Keller, MitchPGardner
24360Odorizzi, JakePVanRiper
25361Downs, JeterSSVanRiper
25362Akiyama, ShogoOFGardner
25363Howard, SpencerPErickson
25364Votto, Joey1BKarabell
25365Gilbert, LoganPAlmaguer
25366Crawford, J.P.UTKahn
25367Schoop, Jonathan2BAmbrosius
25368Severino, PedroCBloomfield
25369Nunez, Renato1BCollette
25370Stassi, MaxCSporer
25371Stephenson, TylerCLink
25372Quantrill, CalPAnderson
25373Gomes, YanCZimmerman
25374O'Neill, TylerOFSayre
25375Gibson, KylePZola
26376Clase, EmmanuelPZola
26377Staumont, JoshPSayre
26378Alzolay, AdbertPZimmerman
26379Houck, TannerPAnderson
26380Garrett, AmirPLink
26381Arraez, Luis2BSporer
26382Peralta, FreddyPCollette
26383Mize, CaseyPBloomfield
26384Bart, JoeyCAmbrosius
26385Mullins, CedricOFKahn
26386Jones, JaCobyOFAlmaguer
26387Richards, GarrettPKarabell
26388Ahmed, NickSSErickson
26389Cordero, FranchyOFGardner
26390Puk, A.J.PVanRiper
27391Crochet, GarrettPVanRiper
27392Chavis, Michael1BGardner
27393Urias, Luis2BErickson
27394Treinen, BlakePKarabell
27395Stewart, DJOFAlmaguer
27396Upton, JustinOFKahn
27397Pederson, JocOFAmbrosius
27398Mercado, OscarOFBloomfield
27399Shoemaker, MattPCollette
27400Lorenzen, MichaelPSporer
27401Hernandez, JonathanPLink
27402Wright, KylePAnderson
27403Mikolas, MilesPZimmerman
27404Polanco, GregoryOFSayre
27405Rojas, MiguelSSZola
28406Sung-bum, NaOFZola
28407Rodgers, Brendan2BSayre
28408Houser, AdrianPZimmerman
28409Patino, LuisPAnderson
28410Bader, HarrisonOFLink
28411Ponce de Leon, DanielPSporer
28412Cabrera, MiguelUTCollette
28413Morejon, AdrianPBloomfield
28414Bumgarner, MadisonPAmbrosius
28415Longoria, Evan3BKahn
28416Naylor, JoshOFAlmaguer
28417Hudson, DanielPKarabell
28418Garcia, BryanPErickson
28419Iglesias, JoseSSGardner
28420Skubal, TarikPVanRiper
29421Duffey, TylerPVanRiper
29422Fairbanks, PetePGardner
29423Schmidt, ClarkePErickson
29424Happ, J.A.PKarabell
29425Chisholm, Jazz2BAlmaguer
29426Jeffress, JeremyPKahn
29427Franco, Maikel3BAmbrosius
29428Pache, CristianOFBloomfield
29429McKay, BrendanPCollette
29430Olivares, EdwardOFSporer
29431Bubic, KrisPLink
29432Stallings, JacobCAnderson
29433Akin, KeeganPZimmerman
29434Kela, KeonePSayre
29435Gomber, AustinPZola
30436May, TrevorPZola
30437Zimmer, KylePSayre
30438Sandoval, PatrickPZimmerman
30439Britton, ZackPAnderson
30440Diaz, EliasCLink
30441Andujar, MiguelOFSporer
30442Kennedy, IanPCollette
30443Brosseau, Mike1BBloomfield
30444Harvey, HunterPAmbrosius
30445Brault, StevenPKahn
30446Kremer, DeanPAlmaguer
30447Knapp, AndrewCKarabell
30448Manning, MattPErickson
30449Mills, AlecPGardner
30450Kieboom, Carter3BVanRiper

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