2019 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 10-team AL-Only Rotisserie Mock

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Al-Only Rotisserie leagues are a challenge. Even when they're only 10 teams. You're required to start two catchers and five outfielders. You're all but guaranteed you'll be starting at least one part-time player. It's very uncomfortable, but also a ton of fun.

I had the eighth pick in this draft and Andrew Benintendi was my No. 1 player when I was up. I decided to take Chris Sale, knowing Benintendi would make it back to me but then doubled down with Blake Snell in Round 2. Part of this was just out of a desire to experiment, but also a recognition there were a lot more good outfielders than ace pitchers in the American League. 

That belief bore itself out in my next four picks, when I selected four straight outfielders. It was a good combination of average, speed and power with Eloy Jimenez providing all the upside you could ever want. I truly believe Jimenez will be a borderline first-round pick in this format next year.

Of course, starting with two starters and four outfielders does leave you weak...well...everywhere else. The positives are you can build a balanced offense and you have (hopefully) 400 innings of elite ratios stockpiled so you can take chances at pitcher later. The downside is you miss the elite closer run and end up with Alex Colome and Shane Greene as your relievers. I did feel better about Greene when I got Joe Jimenez in Round 21.

This team has weaknesses, like everyone in this format. Zack Cozart was miserable last year and Brent Honeywell may not pitch until June. But as for the approach, I like how it turned out. The pitching staff looks like a real contender and the lineup has a nice mix of guaranteed plate appearances and upside. 

The experts who participated in this draft were:

  1. R.J. White, CBS Sports (@rjwhite1) 
  2. Steven Fain, Fantasy Life Blog (@scuba_steve888)
  3. George Maselli, CBS Sports
  4. Tom Ogonowski, Future Studskis (@ProspectFiend) 
  5. Scott White, CBS Sports (@CBSScottWhite)
  6. Chris Towers, CBS Sports (@CTowersCBS)
  7. Phil Ponebshek, Patton & Company
  8. Heath Cummings, CBS Sports (@heathcummingssr)  
  9. Adam Aizer, CBS Sports (@AdamAizer)
  10. Connor Henry, Rotoprofessor (@ConnorH_FB)

And here are the results:

Round By Round
Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 R.J. White M. Trout CF LAA
2 Steven Fain M. Betts RF BOS
3 George Maselli J. Ramirez 3B CLE
4 Tom Ogonowski J. Altuve 2B HOU
5 Scott White J. Martinez DH BOS
6 Chris Towers A. Bregman 3B HOU
7 Phil Ponebshek F. Lindor SS CLE
8 Heath Cummings C. Sale SP BOS
9 Adam Aizer J. Verlander SP HOU
10 Connor Henry A. Judge RF NYY
Round 2
Pos Team Player
11 Connor Henry C. Kluber SP CLE
12 Adam Aizer G. Stanton DH NYY
13 Heath Cummings B. Snell SP TB
14 Phil Ponebshek G. Cole SP HOU
15 Chris Towers W. Merrifield 2B KC
16 Scott White T. Bauer SP CLE
17 Tom Ogonowski A. Benintendi LF BOS
18 George Maselli A. Mondesi SS KC
19 Steven Fain C. Correa SS HOU
20 R.J. White C. Carrasco SP CLE
Round 3
Pos Team Player
21 R.J. White X. Bogaerts SS BOS
22 Steven Fain J. Paxton SP NYY
23 George Maselli G. Sanchez C NYY
24 Tom Ogonowski G. Springer CF HOU
25 Scott White K. Davis DH OAK
26 Chris Towers V. Guerrero 3B TOR
27 Phil Ponebshek J. Abreu 1B CHW
28 Heath Cummings M. Haniger RF SEA
29 Adam Aizer D. Gordon 2B SEA
30 Connor Henry T. Pham CF TB
Round 4
Pos Team Player
31 Connor Henry G. Torres 2B NYY
32 Adam Aizer L. Severino SP NYY
33 Heath Cummings M. Brantley LF HOU
34 Phil Ponebshek M. Clevinger SP CLE
35 Chris Towers J. Gallo LF TEX
36 Scott White J. Upton LF LAA
37 Tom Ogonowski J. Berrios SP MIN
38 George Maselli B. Treinen RP OAK
39 Steven Fain R. Osuna RP HOU
40 R.J. White A. Chapman RP NYY
Round 5
Pos Team Player
41 R.J. White A. Hicks CF NYY
42 Steven Fain N. Castellanos RF DET
43 George Maselli S. Bieber SP CLE
44 Tom Ogonowski B. Hand RP CLE
45 Scott White E. Rosario LF MIN
46 Chris Towers M. Tanaka SP NYY
47 Phil Ponebshek N. Cruz DH MIN
48 Heath Cummings E. Jimenez LF CHW
49 Adam Aizer J. Profar SS OAK
50 Connor Henry J. Leclerc RP TEX
Round 6
Pos Team Player
51 Connor Henry M. Olson 1B OAK
52 Adam Aizer C. Allen RP LAA
53 Heath Cummings M. Smith CF SEA
54 Phil Ponebshek M. Andujar 3B NYY
55 Chris Towers C. Morton SP TB
56 Scott White E. Encarnacion DH SEA
57 Tom Ogonowski M. Chapman 3B OAK
58 George Maselli D. Price SP BOS
59 Steven Fain R. Odor 2B TEX
60 R.J. White J. Villar 2B BAL
Round 7
Pos Team Player
61 R.J. White D. Jansen C TOR
62 Steven Fain R. Devers 3B BOS
63 George Maselli J. Happ SP NYY
64 Tom Ogonowski D. Keuchel SP HOU
65 Scott White B. Hamilton CF KC
66 Chris Towers K. Giles RP TOR
67 Phil Ponebshek M. Cabrera 1B DET
68 Heath Cummings C. Santana 1B CLE
69 Adam Aizer S. Piscotty RF OAK
70 Connor Henry E. Rodriguez SP BOS
Round 8
Pos Team Player
71 Connor Henry A. Meadows RF TB
72 Adam Aizer L. Voit 1B NYY
73 Heath Cummings Y. Moncada 2B CHW
74 Phil Ponebshek B. Buxton CF MIN
75 Chris Towers M. Barnes RP BOS
76 Scott White T. Anderson SS CHW
77 Tom Ogonowski N. Mazara RF TEX
78 George Maselli Y. Kikuchi SP SEA
79 Steven Fain T. Glasnow RP TB
80 R.J. White G. Allen CF CLE
Round 9
Pos Team Player
81 R.J. White R. Porcello SP BOS
82 Steven Fain B. Peacock RP HOU
83 George Maselli J. Schoop 2B MIN
84 Tom Ogonowski A. Heaney SP LAA
85 Scott White C. McHugh RP HOU
86 Chris Towers D. Santana RF SEA
87 Phil Ponebshek J. Luzardo SP OAK
88 Heath Cummings A. Colome RP CHW
89 Adam Aizer T. Skaggs SP LAA
90 Connor Henry J. Alvarado RP TB
Round 10
Pos Team Player
91 Connor Henry E. Andrus SS TEX
92 Adam Aizer Y. Gurriel 1B HOU
93 Heath Cummings M. Zunino C TB
94 Phil Ponebshek J. Hicks 1B DET
95 Chris Towers J. Bradley CF BOS
96 Scott White N. Eovaldi SP BOS
97 Tom Ogonowski W. Castillo C CHW
98 George Maselli J. Bauers 1B CLE
99 Steven Fain S. Choo DH TEX
100 R.J. White T. White 1B HOU
Round 11
Pos Team Player
101 R.J. White R. Grichuk RF TOR
102 Steven Fain M. Gonzales SP SEA
103 George Maselli K. Kiermaier CF TB
104 Tom Ogonowski H. Strickland RP SEA
105 Scott White A. Cabrera 2B TEX
106 Chris Towers D. Betances RP NYY
107 Phil Ponebshek K. Tucker LF HOU
108 Heath Cummings S. Greene RP DET
109 Adam Aizer O. Narvaez C SEA
110 Connor Henry K. Gibson SP MIN
Round 12
Pos Team Player
111 Connor Henry W. Astudillo C MIN
112 Adam Aizer T. May RP MIN
113 Heath Cummings W. Adames SS TB
114 Phil Ponebshek T. Mancini LF BAL
115 Chris Towers A. Simmons SS LAA
116 Scott White M. Givens RP BAL
117 Tom Ogonowski R. Chirinos C HOU
118 George Maselli R. Laureano CF OAK
119 Steven Fain S. Ohtani DH LAA
120 R.J. White D. Bundy SP BAL
Round 13
Pos Team Player
121 R.J. White M. Kepler RF MIN
122 Steven Fain M. Gonzalez LF MIN
123 George Maselli D. DeShields CF TEX
124 Tom Ogonowski J. Polanco SS MIN
125 Scott White C. Cron DH MIN
126 Chris Towers K. Calhoun RF LAA
127 Phil Ponebshek F. Whitley SP HOU
128 Heath Cummings M. Stroman SP TOR
129 Adam Aizer L. Martin CF CLE
130 Connor Henry M. Semien SS OAK
Round 14
Pos Team Player
131 Connor Henry J. Wendle 2B TB
132 Adam Aizer M. Sano 3B MIN
133 Heath Cummings R. Lopez SP CHW
134 Phil Ponebshek J. Bruce RF SEA
135 Chris Towers C. Sisco C BAL
136 Scott White K. Seager 3B SEA
137 Tom Ogonowski J. Reddick RF HOU
138 George Maselli D. LeMahieu 2B NYY
139 Steven Fain J. Candelario 3B DET
140 R.J. White D. Gregorius SS NYY
Round 15
Pos Team Player
141 R.J. White M. Pineda SP MIN
142 Steven Fain B. Keller RP KC
143 George Maselli B. Lowe 2B TB
144 Tom Ogonowski M. Fulmer SP DET
145 Scott White C. Stewart LF DET
146 Chris Towers C. Kimbrel RP BOS
147 Phil Ponebshek C. Rodon SP CHW
148 Heath Cummings J. Smoak 1B TOR
149 Adam Aizer J. James SP HOU
150 Connor Henry C. Mullins CF BAL
Round 16
Pos Team Player
151 Connor Henry D. German SP NYY
152 Adam Aizer M. Leake SP SEA
153 Heath Cummings J. Harrison 2B DET
154 Phil Ponebshek E. Nunez 2B BOS
155 Chris Towers J. Bour 1B LAA
156 Scott White A. Ottavino RP NYY
157 Tom Ogonowski R. O'Hearn 1B KC
158 George Maselli J. Lucroy C LAA
159 Steven Fain M. Maldonado C KC
160 R.J. White M. Boyd SP DET
Round 17
Pos Team Player
161 R.J. White Y. Alonso 1B CHW
162 Steven Fain M. Stassi C HOU
163 George Maselli A. Garcia RF TB
164 Tom Ogonowski M. Fiers SP OAK
165 Scott White B. Boxberger RP KC
166 Chris Towers B. Parker RP MIN
167 Phil Ponebshek J. Odorizzi SP MIN
168 Heath Cummings Z. Cozart 3B LAA
169 Adam Aizer J. Soler RF KC
170 Connor Henry J. Junis SP KC
Round 18
Pos Team Player
171 Connor Henry K. Pillar CF SF
172 Adam Aizer C. Frazier LF NYY
173 Heath Cummings I. Kiner-Falefa 3B TEX
174 Phil Ponebshek K. Herrera RP CHW
175 Chris Towers T. Cahill SP LAA
176 Scott White W. Miley SP HOU
177 Tom Ogonowski B. Gardner LF NYY
178 George Maselli J. Loaisiga RP NYY
179 Steven Fain L. Gurriel SS TOR
180 R.J. White W. Peralta RP KC
Round 19
Pos Team Player
181 R.J. White M. Duffy 3B TB
182 Steven Fain W. Calhoun LF TEX
183 George Maselli J. Sheffield RP SEA
184 Tom Ogonowski T. Hernandez LF TOR
185 Scott White M. Minor SP TEX
186 Chris Towers M. Trumbo DH BAL
187 Phil Ponebshek M. Harvey SP LAA
188 Heath Cummings R. Pressly RP HOU
189 Adam Aizer G. Bird 1B NYY
190 Connor Henry R. Guzman 1B TEX
Round 20
Pos Team Player
191 Connor Henry L. Lynn SP TEX
192 Adam Aizer R. Brasier RP BOS
193 Heath Cummings J. Jay RF CHW
194 Phil Ponebshek J. Zimmermann SP DET
195 Chris Towers J. Kipnis 2B CLE
196 Scott White M. Garver C MIN
197 Tom Ogonowski R. Healy 1B SEA
198 George Maselli C. Owings RF KC
199 Steven Fain J. Jimenez RP DET
200 R.J. White K. Morales DH OAK
Round 21
Pos Team Player
201 R.J. White Y. Chirinos RP TB
202 Steven Fain C. Green RP NYY
203 George Maselli A. Sanchez SP TOR
204 Tom Ogonowski D. Pedroia 2B BOS
205 Scott White D. Robertson 2B TB
206 Chris Towers T. Ward 3B LAA
207 Phil Ponebshek T. Tulowitzki SS NYY
208 Heath Cummings B. Honeywell SP TB
209 Adam Aizer L. Giolito SP CHW
210 Connor Henry G. Greiner C DET
Round 22
Pos Team Player
211 Connor Henry D. Vogelbach 1B SEA
212 Adam Aizer J. Crawford SS SEA
213 Heath Cummings M. Moreland 1B BOS
214 Phil Ponebshek T. Kemp LF HOU
215 Chris Towers J. McCann C CHW
216 Scott White R. Yarbrough RP TB
217 Tom Ogonowski D. Duffy SP KC
218 George Maselli T. Buttrey RP LAA
219 Steven Fain N. Martini LF OAK
220 R.J. White D. Castillo RP TB
Round 23
Pos Team Player
221 R.J. White N. Hundley C OAK
222 Steven Fain S. Reid-Foley SP TOR
223 George Maselli S. Pearce 1B BOS
224 Tom Ogonowski J. Barria SP LAA
225 Scott White K. Plawecki C CLE
226 Chris Towers T. Rogers RP MIN
227 Phil Ponebshek A. Romine C NYY
228 Heath Cummings Z. Britton RP NYY
229 Adam Aizer B. Swihart C ARI
230 Connor Henry D. Smyly SP TEX
Team by Team
R.J. White
Rd Pk Player
1 1 M. Trout CF LAA
2 20 C. Carrasco SP CLE
3 21 X. Bogaerts SS BOS
4 40 A. Chapman RP NYY
5 41 A. Hicks CF NYY
6 60 J. Villar 2B BAL
7 61 D. Jansen C TOR
8 80 G. Allen CF CLE
9 81 R. Porcello SP BOS
10 100 T. White 1B HOU
11 101 R. Grichuk RF TOR
12 120 D. Bundy SP BAL
13 121 M. Kepler RF MIN
14 140 D. Gregorius SS NYY
15 141 M. Pineda SP MIN
16 160 M. Boyd SP DET
17 161 Y. Alonso 1B CHW
18 180 W. Peralta RP KC
19 181 M. Duffy 3B TB
20 200 K. Morales DH OAK
21 201 Y. Chirinos RP TB
22 220 D. Castillo RP TB
23 221 N. Hundley C OAK
Steven Fain
Rd Pk Player
1 2 M. Betts RF BOS
2 19 C. Correa SS HOU
3 22 J. Paxton SP NYY
4 39 R. Osuna RP HOU
5 42 N. Castellanos RF DET
6 59 R. Odor 2B TEX
7 62 R. Devers 3B BOS
8 79 T. Glasnow RP TB
9 82 B. Peacock RP HOU
10 99 S. Choo DH TEX
11 102 M. Gonzales SP SEA
12 119 S. Ohtani DH LAA
13 122 M. Gonzalez LF MIN
14 139 J. Candelario 3B DET
15 142 B. Keller RP KC
16 159 M. Maldonado C KC
17 162 M. Stassi C HOU
18 179 L. Gurriel SS TOR
19 182 W. Calhoun LF TEX
20 199 J. Jimenez RP DET
21 202 C. Green RP NYY
22 219 N. Martini LF OAK
23 222 S. Reid-Foley SP TOR
George Maselli
Rd Pk Player
1 3 J. Ramirez 3B CLE
2 18 A. Mondesi SS KC
3 23 G. Sanchez C NYY
4 38 B. Treinen RP OAK
5 43 S. Bieber SP CLE
6 58 D. Price SP BOS
7 63 J. Happ SP NYY
8 78 Y. Kikuchi SP SEA
9 83 J. Schoop 2B MIN
10 98 J. Bauers 1B CLE
11 103 K. Kiermaier CF TB
12 118 R. Laureano CF OAK
13 123 D. DeShields CF TEX
14 138 D. LeMahieu 2B NYY
15 143 B. Lowe 2B TB
16 158 J. Lucroy C LAA
17 163 A. Garcia RF TB
18 178 J. Loaisiga RP NYY
19 183 J. Sheffield RP SEA
20 198 C. Owings RF KC
21 203 A. Sanchez SP TOR
22 218 T. Buttrey RP LAA
23 223 S. Pearce 1B BOS
Tom Ogonowski
Rd Pk Player
1 4 J. Altuve 2B HOU
2 17 A. Benintendi LF BOS
3 24 G. Springer CF HOU
4 37 J. Berrios SP MIN
5 44 B. Hand RP CLE
6 57 M. Chapman 3B OAK
7 64 D. Keuchel SP HOU
8 77 N. Mazara RF TEX
9 84 A. Heaney SP LAA
10 97 W. Castillo C CHW
11 104 H. Strickland RP SEA
12 117 R. Chirinos C HOU
13 124 J. Polanco SS MIN
14 137 J. Reddick RF HOU
15 144 M. Fulmer SP DET
16 157 R. O'Hearn 1B KC
17 164 M. Fiers SP OAK
18 177 B. Gardner LF NYY
19 184 T. Hernandez LF TOR
20 197 R. Healy 1B SEA
21 204 D. Pedroia 2B BOS
22 217 D. Duffy SP KC
23 224 J. Barria SP LAA
Scott White
Rd Pk Player
1 5 J. Martinez DH BOS
2 16 T. Bauer SP CLE
3 25 K. Davis DH OAK
4 36 J. Upton LF LAA
5 45 E. Rosario LF MIN
6 56 E. Encarnacion DH SEA
7 65 B. Hamilton CF KC
8 76 T. Anderson SS CHW
9 85 C. McHugh RP HOU
10 96 N. Eovaldi SP BOS
11 105 A. Cabrera 2B TEX
12 116 M. Givens RP BAL
13 125 C. Cron DH MIN
14 136 K. Seager 3B SEA
15 145 C. Stewart LF DET
16 156 A. Ottavino RP NYY
17 165 B. Boxberger RP KC
18 176 W. Miley SP HOU
19 185 M. Minor SP TEX
20 196 M. Garver C MIN
21 205 D. Robertson 2B TB
22 216 R. Yarbrough RP TB
23 225 K. Plawecki C CLE
Chris Towers
Rd Pk Player
1 6 A. Bregman 3B HOU
2 15 W. Merrifield 2B KC
3 26 V. Guerrero 3B TOR
4 35 J. Gallo LF TEX
5 46 M. Tanaka SP NYY
6 55 C. Morton SP TB
7 66 K. Giles RP TOR
8 75 M. Barnes RP BOS
9 86 D. Santana RF SEA
10 95 J. Bradley CF BOS
11 106 D. Betances RP NYY
12 115 A. Simmons SS LAA
13 126 K. Calhoun RF LAA
14 135 C. Sisco C BAL
15 146 C. Kimbrel RP BOS
16 155 J. Bour 1B LAA
17 166 B. Parker RP MIN
18 175 T. Cahill SP LAA
19 186 M. Trumbo DH BAL
20 195 J. Kipnis 2B CLE
21 206 T. Ward 3B LAA
22 215 J. McCann C CHW
23 226 T. Rogers RP MIN
Phil Ponebshek
Rd Pk Player
1 7 F. Lindor SS CLE
2 14 G. Cole SP HOU
3 27 J. Abreu 1B CHW
4 34 M. Clevinger SP CLE
5 47 N. Cruz DH MIN
6 54 M. Andujar 3B NYY
7 67 M. Cabrera 1B DET
8 74 B. Buxton CF MIN
9 87 J. Luzardo SP OAK
10 94 J. Hicks 1B DET
11 107 K. Tucker LF HOU
12 114 T. Mancini LF BAL
13 127 F. Whitley SP HOU
14 134 J. Bruce RF SEA
15 147 C. Rodon SP CHW
16 154 E. Nunez 2B BOS
17 167 J. Odorizzi SP MIN
18 174 K. Herrera RP CHW
19 187 M. Harvey SP LAA
20 194 J. Zimmermann SP DET
21 207 T. Tulowitzki SS NYY
22 214 T. Kemp LF HOU
23 227 A. Romine C NYY
Heath Cummings
Rd Pk Player
1 8 C. Sale SP BOS
2 13 B. Snell SP TB
3 28 M. Haniger RF SEA
4 33 M. Brantley LF HOU
5 48 E. Jimenez LF CHW
6 53 M. Smith CF SEA
7 68 C. Santana 1B CLE
8 73 Y. Moncada 2B CHW
9 88 A. Colome RP CHW
10 93 M. Zunino C TB
11 108 S. Greene RP DET
12 113 W. Adames SS TB
13 128 M. Stroman SP TOR
14 133 R. Lopez SP CHW
15 148 J. Smoak 1B TOR
16 153 J. Harrison 2B DET
17 168 Z. Cozart 3B LAA
18 173 I. Kiner-Falefa 3B TEX
19 188 R. Pressly RP HOU
20 193 J. Jay RF CHW
21 208 B. Honeywell SP TB
22 213 M. Moreland 1B BOS
23 228 Z. Britton RP NYY
Adam Aizer
Rd Pk Player
1 9 J. Verlander SP HOU
2 12 G. Stanton DH NYY
3 29 D. Gordon 2B SEA
4 32 L. Severino SP NYY
5 49 J. Profar SS OAK
6 52 C. Allen RP LAA
7 69 S. Piscotty RF OAK
8 72 L. Voit 1B NYY
9 89 T. Skaggs SP LAA
10 92 Y. Gurriel 1B HOU
11 109 O. Narvaez C SEA
12 112 T. May RP MIN
13 129 L. Martin CF CLE
14 132 M. Sano 3B MIN
15 149 J. James SP HOU
16 152 M. Leake SP SEA
17 169 J. Soler RF KC
18 172 C. Frazier LF NYY
19 189 G. Bird 1B NYY
20 192 R. Brasier RP BOS
21 209 L. Giolito SP CHW
22 212 J. Crawford SS SEA
23 229 B. Swihart C ARI
Connor Henry
Rd Pk Player
1 10 A. Judge RF NYY
2 11 C. Kluber SP CLE
3 30 T. Pham CF TB
4 31 G. Torres 2B NYY
5 50 J. Leclerc RP TEX
6 51 M. Olson 1B OAK
7 70 E. Rodriguez SP BOS
8 71 A. Meadows RF TB
9 90 J. Alvarado RP TB
10 91 E. Andrus SS TEX
11 110 K. Gibson SP MIN
12 111 W. Astudillo C MIN
13 130 M. Semien SS OAK
14 131 J. Wendle 2B TB
15 150 C. Mullins CF BAL
16 151 D. German SP NYY
17 170 J. Junis SP KC
18 171 K. Pillar CF SF
19 190 R. Guzman 1B TEX
20 191 L. Lynn SP TEX
21 210 G. Greiner C DET
22 211 D. Vogelbach 1B SEA
23 230 D. Smyly SP TEX
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