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This data is courtesy of our friends at STATS LLC who run the National Fantasy Baseball Championships. They tell us that since Ryan Braun was named in the Biogenesis report, he's going no higher than 4th in any of the mock drafts that have been run after going first overall in four of the previous six drafts. The data below is from the 37 most recent mock drafts that the NFBC members have run in February. If the embedded google worksheet does not work for you, click here for a direct link to the worksheet.

 

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eskimoQball
2/09
Any guesses as to the logic of not taking Ryan Braun higher than 4th anymore? Surely, the belief was that he was under so much strutiny last year that his stats were of 'clean' ability...what changes with his name on the list? He doesn't appear to be at serious risk of suspension...
moonlightj
2/10
It doesn't make sense to me. If he was going to miss any time (say 25 games), he is rather unlikely to earn top 5 value.
eliyahu
2/10
My guess is that people can now assume that he was, in fact, cheating last year, and that he is marginally less likely to cheat this year.
warpigs
2/09
What are the scoring categories?
moonlightj
2/09
Standard 5x5
LynchMob
2/10
Tell me what "scoring categories" means in the context of "mock draft"? Seriously, if it's "mock", then there's no scoring ... you just have to trust that everyone "mock drafting" cares about the same things ... and in theory that means "5x5" ... but what'd be really cool is a "league of drafts", ie. have a draft each week between now and opening day, with same set of expert owners, and then actually track how each of the owners teams do in the season ... or is that what this NFBC does? If so, then that is some data worth studying ...
moonlightj
2/11
They're mocking strategies to prepare for their drafts. The NFBC participants aren't mocking just to mock - they're testing out strategies and theories. They do have a "league of drafts" format where participants play the team they draft and cannot make any changes and it is their most rapidly growing format.
warpigs
2/11
Do they do this for AL and NL only?
moonlightj
2/11
They only do the mixed league formats