2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 10-team AL-only Rotisserie mock draft results

There’s no definitive way to attack a league-specific Rotisserie draft, but whatever method you choose is going to revolve at least somewhat on risk. Because of the lack of depth in this format you’re going to be weak somewhere, and it’s going to be difficult to fill that weakness on the waiver wire.

At this time of year that is made even more interesting by injured players for whom we have a less-than-clear prognosis. Being wrong on one of these guys, especially early in the draft, could severely damage your chances of competing. Let’s take a look at where they were taken in Thursday’s draft:

There were plenty of injury risks taken even later, but in an AL-Only league you aren’t risking much with a pick after 150. 

The really interesting thing about that list is that Chris Towers took both Brantley and Ramos. He also took Tyson Ross in the 19th round. I’m not sure I agree with that type of risk-taking in a league-specific draft, but I definitely agree with it in a standard Rotisserie league.

The thing people too often forget about Rotisserie leagues is that you are not playing for one of four to six playoff spots. You’re playing for first. That’s it. Be great or be so awful that you have a little extra time for golf by the All-Star break. There’s no benefit in being average.

Here are the owners who participated in the mock:

Adam Aizer, CBS Sports
Chris Towers, CBS Sports
Dave Richard, CBS Sports
George Maselli, CBS Sports
Heath Cummings, CBS Sports
Igor Mello, CBS Sports
Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports
Lawr Michaels,
Scott White, CBS Sports
Sergio Gonzalez, CBS Sports

Round by Round
Round 1
1RichardMike Trout, OF, LAA
2MelloMookie Betts, OF, BOS
3EisenbergJose Altuve, 2B, HOU
4AizerJosh Donaldson, 3B, TOR
5MaselliManny Machado, 3B, BAL
6MichaelsChris Sale, P, BOS
7WhiteMiguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
8TowersCarlos Correa, SS, HOU
9CummingsCorey Kluber, P, CLE
10GonzalezEdwin Encarnacion, DH, CLE
Round 2
11GonzalezRobinson Cano, 2B, SEA
12CummingsGeorge Springer, OF, HOU
13TowersBrian Dozier, 2B, MIN
14WhiteNelson Cruz, DH, SEA
15MichaelsFrancisco Lindor, SS, CLE
16MaselliGary Sanchez, C, NYY
17AizerXander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
18EisenbergJ.D. Martinez, OF, DET
19MelloJose Abreu, 1B, CHW
20RichardJustin Verlander, P, DET
Round 3
21RichardChris Davis, 1B, BAL
22MelloRougned Odor, 2B, TEX
23EisenbergYu Darvish, P, TEX
24AizerChris Archer, P, TB
25MaselliKyle Seager, 3B, SEA
26MichaelsKhris Davis, OF, OAK
27WhiteJean Segura, 2B, SEA
28TowersJose Bautista, OF, TOR
29CummingsJonathan Lucroy, C, TEX
30GonzalezAdrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
Round 4
31GonzalezAlex Bregman, 3B, HOU
32CummingsMark Trumbo, OF, BAL
33TowersHanley Ramirez, 1B, BOS
34WhiteCole Hamels, P, TEX
35MichaelsEvan Gattis, DH, HOU
36MaselliZach Britton, P, BAL
37AizerAdam Jones, OF, BAL
38EisenbergDavid Price, P, BOS
39MelloJackie Bradley, OF, BOS
40RichardTodd Frazier, 3B, CHW
Round 5
41RichardCarlos Carrasco, P, CLE
42MelloRick Porcello, P, BOS
43EisenbergMasahiro Tanaka, P, NYY
44AizerDanny Duffy, P, KC
45MaselliJustin Upton, OF, DET
46MichaelsCarlos Santana, DH, CLE
47WhiteAroldis Chapman, P, NYY
48TowersDanny Salazar, P, CLE
49CummingsLorenzo Cain, OF, KC
50GonzalezJose Quintana, P, CHW
Round 6
51GonzalezDallas Keuchel, P, HOU
52CummingsCraig Kimbrel, P, BOS
53TowersAndrew Benintendi, OF, BOS
54WhiteEvan Longoria, 3B, TB
55MichaelsRoberto Osuna, P, TOR
56MaselliFelix Hernandez, P, SEA
57AizerJose Ramirez, 3B, CLE
58EisenbergMiguel Sano, 3B, MIN
59MelloIan Kinsler, 2B, DET
60RichardEdwin Diaz, P, SEA
Round 7
61RichardSalvador Perez, C, KC
62MelloEric Hosmer, 1B, KC
63EisenbergKen Giles, P, HOU
64AizerCody Allen, P, CLE
65MaselliAaron Sanchez, P, TOR
66MichaelsBrad Miller, SS, TB
67WhiteKevin Kiermaier, OF, TB
68TowersLance McCullers, P, HOU
69CummingsKelvin Herrera, P, KC
70GonzalezTroy Tulowitzki, SS, TOR
Round 8
71GonzalezDustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
72CummingsKendrys Morales, DH, TOR
73TowersByron Buxton, OF, MIN
74WhiteAlex Colome, P, TB
75MichaelsMarcus Stroman, P, TOR
76MaselliJames Paxton, P, SEA
77AizerSam Dyson, P, TEX
78EisenbergMichael Fulmer, P, DET
79MelloDavid Robertson, P, CHW
80RichardElvis Andrus, SS, TEX
Round 9
81RichardAndrew Miller, P, CLE
82MelloKevin Gausman, P, BAL
83EisenbergAlbert Pujols, DH, LAA
84AizerRussell Martin, C, TOR
85MaselliBrian McCann, C, HOU
86MichaelsDevon Travis, 2B, TOR
87WhiteSean Manaea, P, OAK
88TowersFrancisco Rodriguez, P, DET
89CummingsCarlos Rodon, P, CHW
90GonzalezJ.A. Happ, P, TOR
Round 10
91GonzalezCarlos Beltran, DH, HOU
92CummingsWelington Castillo, C, BAL
93TowersMichael Brantley, OF, CLE
94WhiteJason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
95MichaelsDellin Betances, P, NYY
96MaselliCarlos Gomez, OF, TEX
97AizerMarco Estrada, P, TOR
98EisenbergKole Calhoun, OF, LAA
99MelloNomar Mazara, OF, TEX
100RichardJonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL
Round 11
101RichardMike Napoli, 1B, TEX
102MelloYoan Moncada, 3B, CHW
103EisenbergStephen Vogt, C, OAK
104AizerGreg Bird, 1B, NYY
105MaselliMatt Shoemaker, P, LAA
106MichaelsNick Castellanos, 3B, DET
107WhiteVictor Martinez, DH, DET
108TowersDylan Bundy, P, BAL
109CummingsJarrod Dyson, OF, SEA
110GonzalezRajai Davis, OF, OAK
Round 12
111GonzalezGarrett Richards, P, LAA
112CummingsTim Anderson, SS, CHW
113TowersRyon Healy, 3B, OAK
114WhiteMarcus Semien, SS, OAK
115MichaelsKendall Graveman, P, OAK
116MaselliCam Bedrosian, P, LAA
117AizerStarlin Castro, 2B, NYY
118EisenbergJorge Soler, OF, KC
119MelloBrandon Kintzler, P, MIN
120RichardJacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY
Round 13
121RichardDrew Pomeranz, P, BOS
122MelloDidi Gregorius, SS, NYY
123EisenbergJosh Reddick, OF, HOU
124AizerDrew Smyly, P, SEA
125MaselliMitch Haniger, OF, SEA
126MichaelsBlake Snell, P, TB
127WhiteIan Kennedy, P, KC
128TowersFrancisco Liriano, P, TOR
129CummingsMike Moustakas, 3B, KC
130GonzalezMichael Pineda, P, NYY
Round 14
131GonzalezSonny Gray, P, OAK
132CummingsC.J. Cron, 1B, LAA
133TowersWilson Ramos, C, TB
134WhiteMelky Cabrera, OF, CHW
135MichaelsLeonys Martin, OF, SEA
136MaselliCorey Dickerson, OF, TB
137AizerMitch Moreland, 1B, BOS
138EisenbergJason Hammel, P, KC
139MelloHisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA
140RichardJake Odorizzi, P, TB
Round 15
141RichardMax Kepler, OF, MIN
142MelloYan Gomes, C, CLE
143EisenbergAlcides Escobar, SS, KC
144AizerMatt Holliday, OF, NYY
145MaselliErvin Santana, P, MIN
146MichaelsTyler Naquin, OF, CLE
147WhiteShin-Soo Choo, OF, TEX
148TowersYuli Gurriel, 3B, HOU
149CummingsNate Jones, P, CHW
150GonzalezAlex Gordon, OF, KC
Round 16
151GonzalezBrett Gardner, OF, NYY
152CummingsCollin McHugh, P, HOU
153TowersJharel Cotton, P, OAK
154WhiteAaron Judge, OF, NYY
155MichaelsRyan Madson, P, OAK
156MaselliSteven Wright, P, BOS
157AizerAlex Cobb, P, TB
158EisenbergMike Zunino, C, SEA
159MelloKevin Pillar, OF, TOR
160RichardJordan Zimmermann, P, DET
Round 17
161RichardSandy Leon, C, BOS
162MelloJason Castro, C, MIN
163EisenbergTrevor Bauer, P, CLE
164AizerJurickson Profar, 3B, TEX
165MaselliRaul Mondesi, 2B, KC
166MichaelsSteven Souza, OF, TB
167WhiteEduardo Rodriguez, P, BOS
168TowersTyler Saladino, 2B, CHW
169CummingsJoe Musgrove, P, HOU
170GonzalezJames McCann, C, DET
Round 18
171GonzalezDaniel Norris, P, DET
172CummingsDanny Espinosa, SS, LAA
173TowersBen Revere, OF, LAA
174WhiteBrandon Moss, OF, KC
175MichaelsLuis Severino, P, NYY
176MaselliJoe Mauer, 1B, MIN
177AizerCameron Maybin, OF, LAA
178EisenbergChris Carter, 1B, NYY
179MelloLucas Giolito, P, CHW
180RichardJorge Polanco, SS, MIN
Round 19
181RichardHuston Street, P, LAA
182MelloJose De Leon, P, TB
183EisenbergSeth Smith, OF, BAL
184AizerCC Sabathia, P, NYY
185MaselliMelvin Upton, OF, TOR
186MichaelsDanny Valencia, 3B, SEA
187WhiteChris Tillman, P, BAL
188TowersTyson Ross, P, TEX
189CummingsYunel Escobar, 3B, LAA
190GonzalezWill Harris, P, HOU
Round 20
191GonzalezPedro Alvarez, DH, BAL
192CummingsJose Berrios, P, MIN
193TowersMallex Smith, OF, TB
194WhiteGeovany Soto, C, CHW
195MichaelsChris Devenski, P, HOU
196MaselliTrevor Plouffe, 3B, OAK
197AizerPablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS
198EisenbergAndrew Triggs, P, OAK
199MelloJoey Gallo, 3B, TEX
200RichardColby Rasmus, OF, TB
Round 21
201RichardMatt Duffy, 3B, TB
202MelloSean Doolittle, P, OAK
203EisenbergKennys Vargas, 1B, MIN
204AizerCharlie Tilson, OF, CHW
205MaselliLuke Gregerson, P, HOU
206MichaelsBrock Holt, OF, BOS
207WhiteJosh Tomlin, P, CLE
208TowersOmar Narvaez, C, CHW
209CummingsTyler Skaggs, P, LAA
210GonzalezMartin Maldonado, C, LAA
Round 22
211GonzalezAndrew Cashner, P, TEX
212CummingsEddie Rosario, OF, MIN
213TowersMatt Bush, P, TEX
214WhiteCurt Casali, C, TB
215MichaelsEduardo Escobar, SS, MIN
216MaselliJed Lowrie, 2B, OAK
217AizerJarrod Saltalamacchia, C, TOR
218EisenbergBrett Lawrie, 2B, CHW
219MelloCharlie Morton, P, HOU
220RichardBradley Zimmer, OF, CLE
Round 23
221RichardRyan Dull, P, OAK
222MelloNorichika Aoki, OF, HOU
223EisenbergMiguel Gonzalez, P, CHW
224AizerLuis Cessa, P, NYY
225MaselliAndrelton Simmons, SS, LAA
226MichaelsJosh Phegley, C, OAK
227WhiteMatt Boyd, P, DET
228TowersBrad Brach, P, BAL
229CummingsWhit Merrifield, 2B, KC
230GonzalezMatt Joyce, OF, OAK
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
1.4Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR
2.7Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
3.4Chris Archer, P, TB
4.7Adam Jones, OF, BAL
5.4Danny Duffy, P, KC
6.7Jose Ramirez, 3B, CLE
7.4Cody Allen, P, CLE
8.7Sam Dyson, P, TEX
9.4Russell Martin, C, TOR
10.7Marco Estrada, P, TOR
11.4Greg Bird, 1B, NYY
12.7Starlin Castro, 2B, NYY
13.4Drew Smyly, P, SEA
14.7Mitch Moreland, 1B, BOS
15.4Matt Holliday, OF, NYY
16.7Alex Cobb, P, TB
17.4Jurickson Profar, 3B, TEX
18.7Cameron Maybin, OF, LAA
19.4CC Sabathia, P, NYY
20.7Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS
21.4Charlie Tilson, OF, CHW
22.7Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, TOR
23.4Luis Cessa, P, NYY
Heath Cummings
1.9Corey Kluber, P, CLE
2.2George Springer, OF, HOU
3.9Jonathan Lucroy, C, TEX
4.2Mark Trumbo, OF, BAL
5.9Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC
6.2Craig Kimbrel, P, BOS
7.9Kelvin Herrera, P, KC
8.2Kendrys Morales, DH, TOR
9.9Carlos Rodon, P, CHW
10.2Welington Castillo, C, BAL
11.9Jarrod Dyson, OF, SEA
12.2Tim Anderson, SS, CHW
13.9Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
14.2C.J. Cron, 1B, LAA
15.9Nate Jones, P, CHW
16.2Collin McHugh, P, HOU
17.9Joe Musgrove, P, HOU
18.2Danny Espinosa, SS, LAA
19.9Yunel Escobar, 3B, LAA
20.2Jose Berrios, P, MIN
21.9Tyler Skaggs, P, LAA
22.2Eddie Rosario, OF, MIN
23.9Whit Merrifield, 2B, KC
Jamey Eisenberg
1.3Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
2.8J.D. Martinez, OF, DET
3.3Yu Darvish, P, TEX
4.8David Price, P, BOS
5.3Masahiro Tanaka, P, NYY
6.8Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN
7.3Ken Giles, P, HOU
8.8Michael Fulmer, P, DET
9.3Albert Pujols, DH, LAA
10.8Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA
11.3Stephen Vogt, C, OAK
12.8Jorge Soler, OF, KC
13.3Josh Reddick, OF, HOU
14.8Jason Hammel, P, KC
15.3Alcides Escobar, SS, KC
16.8Mike Zunino, C, SEA
17.3Trevor Bauer, P, CLE
18.8Chris Carter, 1B, NYY
19.3Seth Smith, OF, BAL
20.8Andrew Triggs, P, OAK
21.3Kennys Vargas, 1B, MIN
22.8Brett Lawrie, 2B, CHW
23.3Miguel Gonzalez, P, CHW
Sergio Gonzalez
1.10Edwin Encarnacion, DH, CLE
2.1Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA
3.10Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
4.1Alex Bregman, 3B, HOU
5.10Jose Quintana, P, CHW
6.1Dallas Keuchel, P, HOU
7.10Troy Tulowitzki, SS, TOR
8.1Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
9.10J.A. Happ, P, TOR
10.1Carlos Beltran, DH, HOU
11.10Rajai Davis, OF, OAK
12.1Garrett Richards, P, LAA
13.10Michael Pineda, P, NYY
14.1Sonny Gray, P, OAK
15.10Alex Gordon, OF, KC
16.1Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
17.10James McCann, C, DET
18.1Daniel Norris, P, DET
19.10Will Harris, P, HOU
20.1Pedro Alvarez, DH, BAL
21.10Martin Maldonado, C, LAA
22.1Andrew Cashner, P, TEX
23.10Matt Joyce, OF, OAK
George Maselli
1.5Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
2.6Gary Sanchez, C, NYY
3.5Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
4.6Zach Britton, P, BAL
5.5Justin Upton, OF, DET
6.6Felix Hernandez, P, SEA
7.5Aaron Sanchez, P, TOR
8.6James Paxton, P, SEA
9.5Brian McCann, C, HOU
10.6Carlos Gomez, OF, TEX
11.5Matt Shoemaker, P, LAA
12.6Cam Bedrosian, P, LAA
13.5Mitch Haniger, OF, SEA
14.6Corey Dickerson, OF, TB
15.5Ervin Santana, P, MIN
16.6Steven Wright, P, BOS
17.5Raul Mondesi, 2B, KC
18.6Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
19.5Melvin Upton, OF, TOR
20.6Trevor Plouffe, 3B, OAK
21.5Luke Gregerson, P, HOU
22.6Jed Lowrie, 2B, OAK
23.5Andrelton Simmons, SS, LAA
Igor Mello
1.2Mookie Betts, OF, BOS
2.9Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
3.2Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
4.9Jackie Bradley, OF, BOS
5.2Rick Porcello, P, BOS
6.9Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET
7.2Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
8.9David Robertson, P, CHW
9.2Kevin Gausman, P, BAL
10.9Nomar Mazara, OF, TEX
11.2Yoan Moncada, 3B, CHW
12.9Brandon Kintzler, P, MIN
13.2Didi Gregorius, SS, NYY
14.9Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA
15.2Yan Gomes, C, CLE
16.9Kevin Pillar, OF, TOR
17.2Jason Castro, C, MIN
18.9Lucas Giolito, P, CHW
19.2Jose De Leon, P, TB
20.9Joey Gallo, 3B, TEX
21.2Sean Doolittle, P, OAK
22.9Charlie Morton, P, HOU
23.2Norichika Aoki, OF, HOU
Lawr Michaels
1.6Chris Sale, P, BOS
2.5Francisco Lindor, SS, CLE
3.6Khris Davis, OF, OAK
4.5Evan Gattis, DH, HOU
5.6Carlos Santana, DH, CLE
6.5Roberto Osuna, P, TOR
7.6Brad Miller, SS, TB
8.5Marcus Stroman, P, TOR
9.6Devon Travis, 2B, TOR
10.5Dellin Betances, P, NYY
11.6Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET
12.5Kendall Graveman, P, OAK
13.6Blake Snell, P, TB
14.5Leonys Martin, OF, SEA
15.6Tyler Naquin, OF, CLE
16.5Ryan Madson, P, OAK
17.6Steven Souza, OF, TB
18.5Luis Severino, P, NYY
19.6Danny Valencia, 3B, SEA
20.5Chris Devenski, P, HOU
21.6Brock Holt, OF, BOS
22.5Eduardo Escobar, SS, MIN
23.6Josh Phegley, C, OAK
Dave Richard
1.1Mike Trout, OF, LAA
2.10Justin Verlander, P, DET
3.1Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
4.10Todd Frazier, 3B, CHW
5.1Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE
6.10Edwin Diaz, P, SEA
7.1Salvador Perez, C, KC
8.10Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
9.1Andrew Miller, P, CLE
10.10Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL
11.1Mike Napoli, 1B, TEX
12.10Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY
13.1Drew Pomeranz, P, BOS
14.10Jake Odorizzi, P, TB
15.1Max Kepler, OF, MIN
16.10Jordan Zimmermann, P, DET
17.1Sandy Leon, C, BOS
18.10Jorge Polanco, SS, MIN
19.1Huston Street, P, LAA
20.10Colby Rasmus, OF, TB
21.1Matt Duffy, 3B, TB
22.10Bradley Zimmer, OF, CLE
23.1Ryan Dull, P, OAK
Chris Towers
1.8Carlos Correa, SS, HOU
2.3Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN
3.8Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
4.3Hanley Ramirez, 1B, BOS
5.8Danny Salazar, P, CLE
6.3Andrew Benintendi, OF, BOS
7.8Lance McCullers, P, HOU
8.3Byron Buxton, OF, MIN
9.8Francisco Rodriguez, P, DET
10.3Michael Brantley, OF, CLE
11.8Dylan Bundy, P, BAL
12.3Ryon Healy, 3B, OAK
13.8Francisco Liriano, P, TOR
14.3Wilson Ramos, C, TB
15.8Yuli Gurriel, 3B, HOU
16.3Jharel Cotton, P, OAK
17.8Tyler Saladino, 2B, CHW
18.3Ben Revere, OF, LAA
19.8Tyson Ross, P, TEX
20.3Mallex Smith, OF, TB
21.8Omar Narvaez, C, CHW
22.3Matt Bush, P, TEX
23.8Brad Brach, P, BAL
Scott White
1.7Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
2.4Nelson Cruz, DH, SEA
3.7Jean Segura, 2B, SEA
4.4Cole Hamels, P, TEX
5.7Aroldis Chapman, P, NYY
6.4Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
7.7Kevin Kiermaier, OF, TB
8.4Alex Colome, P, TB
9.7Sean Manaea, P, OAK
10.4Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
11.7Victor Martinez, DH, DET
12.4Marcus Semien, SS, OAK
13.7Ian Kennedy, P, KC
14.4Melky Cabrera, OF, CHW
15.7Shin-Soo Choo, OF, TEX
16.4Aaron Judge, OF, NYY
17.7Eduardo Rodriguez, P, BOS
18.4Brandon Moss, OF, KC
19.7Chris Tillman, P, BAL
20.4Geovany Soto, C, CHW
21.7Josh Tomlin, P, CLE
22.4Curt Casali, C, TB
23.7Matt Boyd, P, DET
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