Mock Draft Rounds 7-10

Posted: March 2, 2011 in Mock Draft

A little slow coming out of the gates, but here’s rounds seven through ten as we iron out the rest of the details.

Round 7      
Steve 1 BJ Upton OF The lesser of the the Uptons-batting average is a worry but steals are not.
Geoff 1 Brian Wilson RP Somebody has to be the first closer to go, Wilson is as good as any of them. 
Brent 1 Aramis Ramirez 3B He can’t kill me two years in a row……Right?
Adam 1 Matt Cain SP Last year’s playoffs were his coming-out party.  He’s now officially reached ace status.
Adam 2 Ichiro Suzuki OF Batting average and stolen bases will be excellent, but how many runs will he score?
Brent 2 Chris Young  OF A repeat of last year and he and Pence will compliment each other nicely in my OF.
Geoff 2 Brett Gardner OF The on-base skills will lead to tons of SB and runs in this line-up
Steve 2 Jay Bruce OF Feels like we’ve been waiting for the huge breakout from Bruce for awhile. Talent to produce as a #2 OF.
Steve 3 Pablo Sandoval 3B Might be reaching here. Hoping for a bounce back from Kung-Fu Fatty.
Geoff 3 Martin Prado  3B In a decent lineup, Prado should be very productive this year and is multi-position eligible.
Brent 3 Corey Hart  OF  No Comment
Adam 3 Clay Buchholz SP ERA of 2.20 and WHIP of 1.15 after the All-Star break for a guy just hitting his stride?  Yes, please.
Round 8      
Adam 3 Delmon Young OF All of his stats are trending the right way.  Hard to believe he’s still only 25.
Brent 3 Max Scherzer SP Big K numbers to come….. This is a love/hate relationship and I love to hate him!
Geoff 3 Mariano Rivera RP SOLID SOLID SOLID even at the young age of 57
Steve 3 Gordon Beckham 2B A nice bounce back candidate. Great second half last year.
Steve 2 Daniel Hudson SP Electric stuff with the ability to maintain the coveted K/IP
Geoff 2 Alexei Ramirez SS Remarkably consistent and helpful in every category.
Brent 2 Roy Oswalt SP When healthy this guy’s as good as anybody except maybe the rest of the Phillies rotation.
Adam 2 Joakim Soria RP The best closer that doesn’t rhyme with “bar piano.”
Adam 1 Dan Haren SP Bad: back in the American League.  Good: back in the American League West.
Brent 1 Heath Bell RP Lots of low-scoring games in San Diego mean lots of saves.
Geoff 1 Michael Young 3B Good in Texas.  Might be even better in Colorado if he gets traded.
Steve 1 Pedro Alvarez 3B Along with the Dread Pirate McCutchen, he’s going to be keystone in the Bucs’ rebuilding process. 
Round 9      
Steve 1 Kelly Johnson 2B Not completely sold on his 2010 numbers, but if he comes close to repeating then he’s a bargain here.
Geoff 1 Ted Lilly SP Undervalued and underappreciated starter. Should continue to be a solid #3 pitcher every fifth day. 
Brent 1 Ben Zobrist 2B Which version of Zobrist is the real deal, 2009 or 2010? We’ll find out this year. 
Adam 1 Carlos Marmol RP Huge Ks for a closer and good SV totals, but gets there in some interesting ways.
Adam 2 Brett Anderson SP People seem to be holding 1st half health last year against him.  Look at the 2nd half stats.
Brent 2 Neftali Feliz RP He’ll probably be closing, but even if he starts he’s valuable.
Geoff 2 Jonathan Papelbon RP Had a bad season last year, but now he’s close to cashing in on free agency.
Steve 2 Brandon Morrow SP  Should get tons of run protection and his skill set is still on the rise. 
Steve 3 Elvis Andrus SS If last year’s playoffs were any indication of his ceiling, 2011 may be tremendous. 
Geoff 3 Jonathan Sanchez SP 200 Ks and improves every year…… 
Brent 3 Stephen Drew SS I think the potential has been there for years. Lets hope it comes out this year. 
Adam 3 J.J. Putz RP He’s been an elite closer before, and he’s healthy again.
Round 10      
Adam 3 John Axford RP Might as well solidify my closers now; might not get the chance again.
Brent 3 Casey McGehee 3B Should get plenty of RBI opportunities while hitting in stacked Brewers lineup.
Geoff 3 Drew Stubbs OF Best chance to become this season’s version of CarGo (minus the batting average) due to his 20/30 upside. 
Steve 3 Shawn Marcum SP Like most pitchers, he’ll benefit from move to NL. Would have been fine picking him here if he was in Toronto.
Steve 2 Andrew Bailey RP Need to finally start making a couple of closer picks, as much as I want to Sean Landetta saves. 
Geoff 2 Ryan Dempster SP Great numbers to have as a number three fantasy starter. 
Brent 2 Wandy Rodriguez SP A bit of a roller coaster at times last year, but final numbers were more than solid. 
Adam 2 Colby Rasmus OF Don’t like his K rate, but everything else suggests a star-in-waiting.  
Adam 1 Chad Billingsley SP As soon as he lowers his BBs, he’ll be a true ace.  Flying completely under the radar this year.
Brent 1 Colby Lewis SP Competed in the hot Texas summer and came away with great overall numbers. Can he do it twice in a row?
Geoff 1 Neil Walker 2B Will be hitting in what may turn out to be a surprisingly potent Bucs line-up. 
Steve 1 Jhoulys Chacin SP Could be Ubaldo-lite this year. Has the potential to reach 200 K if he can log enough innings. 

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