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06-05

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 Mock Draft, Version Three
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Perfect Game

06-03

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Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-28

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Draft Rankings: Nos. 201-300
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Allan Simpson

05-27

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Mock Draft, Version Two
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David Rawnsley

02-20

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Mock Auction Analysis
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Mike Gianella

02-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: BP's Mixed LABR Draft
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Bret Sayre

02-10

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Fantasy Experts Mock Draft
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Paul Sporer

02-05

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10
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Bret Sayre

01-31

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7
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Baseball Prospectus

11-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: AFL First Pitch Forums Draft
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Paul Sporer

02-06

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Fantasy Beat: Comparing Mock-Draft Data
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Jason Collette

06-04

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Future Shock: 2012 Mock Draft
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Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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Fantasy Beat: Expert ADP Shifts
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Jason Collette

12-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: I Cannot Tell a Lie
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Derek Carty

11-17

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Fantasy Beat: Wilson Betemit: Fantasy Sleeper
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Jason Collette

06-06

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Future Shock: The 2011 Mock Draft
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Kevin Goldstein

03-15

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Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
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Jason Collette

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

01-28

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Fantasy Beat: Reviewing the First Expert Draft
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Jason Collette

01-28

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Fantasy Beat: Keeping Scoresheet
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Rob McQuown

06-21

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Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet: Draft Prep 1
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Rob McQuown

06-10

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Future Shock: First-Round Recap
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Kevin Goldstein

06-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom Allison
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David Laurila

06-10

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Radcliff
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David Laurila

05-15

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Wait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, AL West
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Bryan Smith

04-11

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BP Kings Update
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Ben Murphy

01-05

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Fantasy Focus: Mocking My Draft
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Will Carroll

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One last stab at projecting the top 41 picks in today's MLB draft.

Contributing: Allan Simpson, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold, Kendall Rogers, Nick Faleris, Jason Parks, Ronit Shah

2014 Draft content | Mock Draft v. 1 | Mock Draft v. 2 | PG Draft LIVE! pick tracker and chat

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June 3, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If MLB teams made their draft decisions based on fantasy gamers' wishes, here's how the first round would unfold.

The 2014 MLB Draft is just two days away, and with this date comes a host of new fantasy prospects for dynasty leaguers to covet, debate, and decry. While this year’s crop of prep and college talent isn’t quite as impressive as some of what we’ve seen in the recent past, there’s still a bevy of young talent you can use to bolster your MiLB rosters or use as trade chips in an attempt to win now.

With the draft just around the corner, Craig and I were looking for a way to deliver original content to our readers. And then we hit on this idea: What if we created a format in which we assigned each team one player, then explained our reasoning for why each player should end up with said team? It would be like a draft mock-up. A mock draft, if you will. Groundbreaking, we know.

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The first installment in Perfect Game's look at the top prospects in the 2014 amateur draft.

2014 Perfect Game MLB Draft Preview Content

High school players highlighted in blue
Junior College players highlighted in grey





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May 27, 2014 6:00 am

Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Mock Draft, Version Two

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David Rawnsley

The Perfect Game staff predicts the first round of the upcoming draft.

2014 Perfect Game MLB Draft Preview Content

This piece was originally published at Perfect Game on May 21.

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February 20, 2014 6:00 am

Mock Auction Analysis

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Mike Gianella

A rundown of the results from two expert auctions held earlier this week.

Mock drafts are a staple of pre-season fantasy baseball coverage, and no magazine or website would be complete without them. It is more rare to see a mock fantasy auction, but there is still a healthy portion of fantasy players who play using the auction format. In response to this, Baseball Prospectus decided to hold mock auctions for our readers who play in auction leagues.

Since auction leagues often dig deeper, Baseball Prospectus held two auctions: an AL-only and an NL-only. Both leagues used the “standard” $260, 23 player roster (14 hitters and nine pitchers) and familiar 5x5 format. The auctions were hosted online using CBS Sports’ auction room feature.

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Bret recaps the selections that he and Mike Gianella made in a mock draft held last week.

Last Tuesday night, Mike Gianella and I participated in the first prominent experts league draft of the season, the LABR (League of Alternative Baseball Reality) mixed league. For background, this is a 15-team snake draft and a standard 5x5 rotisserie format with two catchers and the standard roster designations everywhere else. Mike and I had many conversations about this draft leading up to Tuesday night, and what made this both comforting and easy was that we were very much in sync with our strategy and a lot of our valuations—making for a stress-free (at least between each other) evening.

If you want to see the full draft board for all participants, that is available here. We had the seventh pick in the draft, which had its benefits and its issues. In the first round, we did not think it was optimal, as there was a pretty clear top four and the next 10 picks or so really came down to preference. However, my view is that it’s always beneficial to be in the middle of the round so you don’t have to wait so long between picks in case the draft shifts on you quickly. There were a couple of times at which we may have been out of luck if we were positioned on an end (especially in the early going with starting pitching and the middle rounds with closers), but we used the spot to our advantage.

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February 10, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Experts Mock Draft

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Paul Sporer

Our first snake-style mock of the spring, with 15 teams and 23 rounds.

On Thursday evening, we hosted our first mock draft with a 15-person group of industry folks going 23 rounds deep to fill out a standard roster of C, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, CI, MI, 5 OF, DH, and 9 P of any kind. Couch Managers hosted the event. I randomized the draft order just before game time and here’s how it came out:

Brent Hershey [Baseball HQ]

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Jonathan Schoop, Jake Odorizzi, and Domingo Santana are among the prospects who come off the board in picks 99-140.

It’s finally here—the end of the mock draft. If you want to see how the previous seven rounds went, check out the links below (the settings/setup are in the first installment):

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Kyle Crick, Colin Moran, and Stephen Piscotty come off the board to kick off picks 57 through 98.

Continuing with the theme of less filler and more of the good stuff, let’s jump right in here. If you want to revisit the parameters of the draft, they are all in the initial post of the series. If you don’t, you may skip right over this:

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November 15, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: AFL First Pitch Forums Draft

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Paul Sporer

A look back at the first 10 rounds of a very early 2014 draft.

I took my annual trek to Arizona two weeks ago for both the Arizona Fall League and the Baseball HQ First Pitch Forums. It’s my favorite trip of the year and this might’ve been my best time yet. I drove from Austin with my dog, which actually enhanced the trip despite there being a total of 34 hours of driving to and fro. Thankfully, I like driving.

One of my favorite parts of the event is Draft Saturday. I believe they started the live drafts three or four years ago and it has evolved a bit throughout, but the staple has been a pair of NFBC-style drafts wherein we draft 23 rounds in person and the other 27 on the internet over the winter. It’s a draft-and-hold, which means no pickups or trades. Surplus is less useful and you need contingencies because you will get injuries during the season. We do a Kentucky Derby Style draft slotting (see no. 4 on that link for an explanation) and assuming the top two were gone, I was hoping to grab the three-spot for Paul Goldschmidt.

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February 6, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Comparing Mock-Draft Data

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Jason Collette

NFBC mock drafts appear to paint a more realistic picture than those at Mock Draft Central.

On the most recent episode of the Towers of Power Fantasy Hour (or 2), Paul Sporer and I had the opportunity to interview Greg Ambrosius of STATS LLC. Ambrosius runs their National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC) events, which feature the all-stars of high-stakes fantasy baseball. While the industry may not be as lucrative as the World Series of Poker, NFBC’s top players have made a rather nice living though the competition. The most famous of the players may be Lindy Hinkleman, a pig farmer from rural Idaho who was featured in a USA Today article last season. A few years ago, he pulled off an improbable sweep of both the live and online events, and earned a check for $241,500 from NFBC.

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Teams are still having a hard time sorting out the top players in a relatively weak draft class, but Kevin pokes around and offers a best-guess as to how things might shake out.

A weak talent class and a new collective bargaining agreement have made the 2012 draft the most unpredictable in recent memory. Further confusing things are huge wild cards early on, especially the Mariners at three and the Royals at five. Still, it seems like there is suddenly a clear first eight picks, it's just the order of the names that end up being confusing.

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