Last night I participated in my first mock draft of the new year. Bob Sikon of Fantasy Baseball Trade Market was kind enough to host the event. Rosters we C (2), 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF (5), CI, MI, UT, P (9). Here is the breakdown round-by-round.
|R1 P1||FishBiscuits||Pujols, Albert||1B|
|R1 P3||UrLF'sSuk||Rodriguez, Alex||3B|
|R1 P4||Soup 2 Nuts||Utley, Chase||2B|
|R1 P6||10-2-Drew||Kemp, Matt||OF|
|R1 P7||Charlie Saponara - FB365||Cabrera, Miguel||1B|
|R1 P8||Cannot Cantu||Crawford, Carl||OF|
|R1 P9||Yooooooo Adriannnnnnn||Mauer, Joe||C|
|R1 P10||STEVE B||Fielder, Prince||1B|
|R1 P11||Andreasoxfan||Teixeira, Mark||1B|
|R1 P12||Durham Bulls||Howard, Ryan||1B|
I still think Miguel Cabrera has a .320, 40 home run season in him. It is the robust AVG that gives him the edge over Teixeira and Fielder for me. There is power to be found later on, but .320 hitters don't grow on trees.
The one surprise could be Joe Mauer going in round one ahead of the power trio of Tex, Howard and Fielder.
|R2 P1||Durham Bulls||Longoria, Evan||3B|
|R2 P2||Andreasoxfan||Ellsbury, Jacoby||OF|
|R2 P3||STEVE B||Kinsler, Ian||2B|
|R2 P4||Yooooooo Adriannnnnnn||Gonzalez,Adrian||1B|
|R2 P5||Cannot Cantu||Holliday, Matt||OF|
|R2 P6||Charlie Saponara - FB365||Wright, David||3B|
|R2 P7||10-2-Drew||Reynolds, Mark||3B,1B|
|R2 P8||BobSikon,FantasyBaseballTradeMarket.com||Tulowitzki, Troy||SS|
|R2 P9||Soup 2 Nuts||Lincecum, Tim||SP|
I guess this answers the question of whether I think David Wright's power numbers return or not. While I think Wright should bounce back to around 20-25 home runs, I do think his 30-plus home runs days are behind him as long as he plays in Citi Field. The biggest reason is that Wright used to hit a good amount of his home runs to right-center and right, which is the deepest part of Citi Field. Nonetheless, I get a high AVG 20/30 potential player at a very thin position.