Watch Now: MLB 60-Game Schedule Takeaways (4:46)

NL-only Fantasy leagues are still in play, even in a 60-game season, and are subject to the same considerations that we're experiencing in mixed leagues. But with an even narrower margin for error, just like we saw in our AL-only mock this week

Despite the increased pressure to get it right (given fewer fallback options available), the players who've tested positive for COVID-19 so far — a group that includes Charlie Blackmon, Tommy Pham and Scott Kingery — weren't actually discounted much. Even Freddie Freeman, who is not only the most high-profile of the bunch but also one of the few to publicly disclose symptoms, slipped maybe just 5-6 spots, from the end of Round 1 to the middle of Round 2. I can confirm I passed him over for Nolan Arenado at ninth overall and again for Walker Buehler at 12th overall, but Dan Gilbert of the Fantasy Fisticuffs podcast said enough was enough at Pick 15.

Perhaps the shortage of quality first baseman in the NL player pool contributed to decision. Players like Joc Pederson, Christian Walker and Howie Kendrick may have to pass as starters even in just a 10-team league. Shortstop, thought to be one of the deepest positions, experiences a similar drop-off once Corey Seager, my seventh-ranked player at the position, goes off the board, but at least lower-end options like Amed Rosario, Paul DeJong and Jean Segura can meet specific categorical needs. Meanwhile, the saves shortage came into focus about halfway through the draft, when Sean Doolittle and Mark Melancon went off the board back to back early in Round 10.

A few introductions before we review the results:

1) Christopher Smoes, lucky reader who got to join in
2) Phil Ponebshek, Patton & Company
3) Micah Henry, New Life Fantasy (@FantasyCentral1
4) Scott Engel, SportsLine (@scotteTheKing
5) Nicholas Mimikos, Stack Attack podcast (@NMimi)
6) Dan Gilbert, Fantasy Fisticuffs podcast (@DabberDanLit)
7) Nate Urban, lucky reader who got to join in
8) Frank Stampfl, CBS Sports (@Roto_Frank
9) Scott White, CBS Sports (@CBSScottWhite)
10) Chris Towers, CBS Sports (@CTowersCBS)

Here's how things shook out:

Round By Round
Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 Christopher Smoes R. Acuna CF ATL
2 Phil Ponebshek C. Yelich RF MIL
3 Micah Henry T. Turner SS WAS
4 Scott Engel M. Betts RF LAD
5 Nicholas Mimikos C. Bellinger RF LAD
6 Dan Gilbert T. Story SS COL
7 Nate Urban J. deGrom SP NYM
8 Frank Stampfl J. Soto LF WAS
9 Scott White N. Arenado 3B COL
10 Chris Towers M. Scherzer SP WAS
Round 2
Pos Team Player
11 Chris Towers F. Tatis SS SD
12 Scott White W. Buehler SP LAD
13 Frank Stampfl B. Harper RF PHI
14 Nate Urban S. Strasburg SP WAS
15 Dan Gilbert F. Freeman 1B ATL
16 Nicholas Mimikos J. Flaherty SP STL
17 Scott Engel S. Marte CF ARI
18 Micah Henry K. Marte CF ARI
19 Phil Ponebshek P. Corbin SP WAS
20 Christopher Smoes O. Albies 2B ATL
Round 3
Pos Team Player
21 Christopher Smoes L. Castillo SP CIN
22 Phil Ponebshek C. Kershaw SP LAD
23 Micah Henry K. Hiura 2B MIL
24 Scott Engel C. Paddack SP SD
25 Nicholas Mimikos P. Alonso 1B NYM
26 Dan Gilbert C. Blackmon RF COL
27 Nate Urban K. Bryant 3B CHC
28 Frank Stampfl Y. Darvish SP CHC
29 Scott White A. Nola SP PHI
30 Chris Towers J. Realmuto C PHI
Round 4
Pos Team Player
31 Chris Towers J. Hader RP MIL
32 Scott White J. Villar 2B MIA
33 Frank Stampfl J. Baez SS CHC
34 Nate Urban A. Rizzo 1B CHC
35 Dan Gilbert T. Bauer SP CIN
36 Nicholas Mimikos K. Yates RP SD
37 Scott Engel V. Robles CF WAS
38 Micah Henry S. Gray SP CIN
39 Phil Ponebshek J. Bell 1B PIT
40 Christopher Smoes P. Goldschmidt 1B STL
Round 5
Pos Team Player
41 Christopher Smoes M. Soroka SP ATL
42 Phil Ponebshek E. Suarez 3B CIN
43 Micah Henry M. Machado 3B SD
44 Scott Engel J. McNeil LF NYM
45 Nicholas Mimikos N. Castellanos RF CIN
46 Dan Gilbert M. Muncy 2B LAD
47 Nate Urban W. Contreras C CHC
48 Frank Stampfl B. Woodruff SP MIL
49 Scott White M. Ozuna LF ATL
50 Chris Towers M. Moustakas 3B CIN
Round 6
Pos Team Player
51 Chris Towers R. Hoskins 1B PHI
52 Scott White C. Seager SS LAD
53 Frank Stampfl Z. Gallen SP ARI
54 Nate Urban Z. Wheeler SP PHI
55 Dan Gilbert K. Jansen RP LAD
56 Nicholas Mimikos E. Escobar 3B ARI
57 Scott Engel D. Lamet SP SD
58 Micah Henry T. Edman 3B STL
59 Phil Ponebshek C. Kimbrel RP CHC
60 Christopher Smoes T. Pham LF SD
Round 7
Pos Team Player
61 Christopher Smoes M. Bumgarner SP ARI
62 Phil Ponebshek D. Dahl CF COL
63 Micah Henry M. Fried SP ATL
64 Scott Engel E. Diaz RP NYM
65 Nicholas Mimikos S. Kingery CF PHI
66 Dan Gilbert J. Turner 3B LAD
67 Nate Urban M. Conforto RF NYM
68 Frank Stampfl J. Davis LF NYM
69 Scott White K. Schwarber LF CHC
70 Chris Towers W. Smith C LAD
Round 8
Pos Team Player
71 Chris Towers J. Urias RP LAD
72 Scott White C. Martinez RP STL
73 Frank Stampfl R. Iglesias RP CIN
74 Nate Urban G. Hampson 2B COL
75 Dan Gilbert H. Neris RP PHI
76 Nicholas Mimikos G. Marquez SP COL
77 Scott Engel N. Senzel CF CIN
78 Micah Henry A. Bradley RP ARI
79 Phil Ponebshek A. Rosario SS NYM
80 Christopher Smoes K. Hendricks SP CHC
Round 9
Pos Team Player
81 Christopher Smoes B. Reynolds LF PIT
82 Phil Ponebshek W. Ramos C NYM
83 Micah Henry L. Cain CF MIL
84 Scott Engel K. Kela RP PIT
85 Nicholas Mimikos G. Gallegos RP STL
86 Dan Gilbert R. Ray SP ARI
87 Nate Urban L. Weaver SP ARI
88 Frank Stampfl G. Lux 2B LAD
89 Scott White A. Garcia RF MIL
90 Chris Towers M. Stroman SP NYM
Round 10
Pos Team Player
91 Chris Towers A. Eaton RF WAS
92 Scott White S. Doolittle RP WAS
93 Frank Stampfl M. Melancon RP ATL
94 Nate Urban J. Segura SS PHI
95 Dan Gilbert M. Foltynewicz SP ATL
96 Nicholas Mimikos D. Carlson CF STL
97 Scott Engel H. Kendrick 1B WAS
98 Micah Henry C. Walker 1B ARI
99 Phil Ponebshek K. Newman SS PIT
100 Christopher Smoes P. DeJong SS STL
Round 11
Pos Team Player
101 Christopher Smoes J. Musgrove SP PIT
102 Phil Ponebshek B. Kintzler RP MIA
103 Micah Henry S. Lugo RP NYM
104 Scott Engel M. Yastrzemski LF SF
105 Nicholas Mimikos O. Narvaez C MIL
106 Dan Gilbert C. Kelly C ARI
107 Nate Urban C. Hamels SP ATL
108 Frank Stampfl E. Hosmer 1B SD
109 Scott White W. Myers LF SD
110 Chris Towers M. Keller SP PIT
Round 12
Pos Team Player
111 Chris Towers K. Wong 2B STL
112 Scott White J. Pederson LF LAD
113 Frank Stampfl C. Smith SP MIA
114 Nate Urban D. Swanson SS ATL
115 Dan Gilbert A. McCutchen LF PHI
116 Nicholas Mimikos S. Howard SP PHI
117 Scott Engel D. Hudson SP STL
118 Micah Henry R. McMahon 2B COL
119 Phil Ponebshek D. May RP LAD
120 Christopher Smoes W. Smith RP ATL
Round 13
Pos Team Player
121 Christopher Smoes R. Braun LF MIL
122 Phil Ponebshek B. Anderson 3B MIA
123 Micah Henry Y. Molina C STL
124 Scott Engel A. DeSclafani SP CIN
125 Nicholas Mimikos R. Stripling RP LAD
126 Dan Gilbert D. Gregorius SS PHI
127 Nate Urban S. Hilliard CF COL
128 Frank Stampfl J. Alfaro C MIA
129 Scott White I. Happ LF CHC
130 Chris Towers T. Grisham CF SD
Round 14
Pos Team Player
131 Chris Towers K. Calhoun RF ARI
132 Scott White A. Houser SP MIL
133 Frank Stampfl A. Riley LF ATL
134 Nate Urban M. Gore SP SD
135 Dan Gilbert M. Mikolas SP STL
136 Nicholas Mimikos C. Kieboom SS WAS
137 Scott Engel S. Alcantara SP MIA
138 Micah Henry C. Dickerson LF MIA
139 Phil Ponebshek J. Berti SS MIA
140 Christopher Smoes D. Peralta LF ARI
Round 15
Pos Team Player
141 Christopher Smoes E. Pagan RP SD
142 Phil Ponebshek B. Posey C SF
143 Micah Henry W. Miley SP CIN
144 Scott Engel S. Castro 2B WAS
145 Nicholas Mimikos N. Hoerner SS CHC
146 Dan Gilbert A. Pollock CF LAD
147 Nate Urban T. Watson RP SF
148 Frank Stampfl A. Wood SP LAD
149 Scott White Y. Cespedes LF NYM
150 Chris Towers J. Winker LF CIN
Round 16
Pos Team Player
151 Chris Towers E. Inciarte CF ATL
152 Scott White J. Votto 1B CIN
153 Frank Stampfl G. Polanco RF PIT
154 Nate Urban J. Dyson CF PIT
155 Dan Gilbert T. d'Arnaud C ATL
156 Nicholas Mimikos T. O'Neill LF STL
157 Scott Engel F. Mejia C SD
158 Micah Henry J. Lucchesi SP SD
159 Phil Ponebshek B. Nimmo CF NYM
160 Christopher Smoes M. Carpenter 3B STL
Round 17
Pos Team Player
161 Christopher Smoes K. Suzuki C WAS
162 Phil Ponebshek E. Longoria 3B SF
163 Micah Henry G. Cooper 1B MIA
164 Scott Engel R. Tapia LF COL
165 Nicholas Mimikos J. Smoak 1B MIL
166 Dan Gilbert D. Murphy 1B COL
167 Nate Urban J. Gray SP COL
168 Frank Stampfl G. Richards SP SD
169 Scott White R. Cano 2B NYM
170 Chris Towers W. Davis RP COL
Round 18
Pos Team Player
171 Chris Towers S. Oberg RP COL
172 Scott White C. Knebel RP MIL
173 Frank Stampfl J. Stallings C PIT
174 Nate Urban S. Matz SP NYM
175 Dan Gilbert J. Cueto SP SF
176 Nicholas Mimikos J. Lindblom RP MIL
177 Scott Engel M. Dubon 2B SF
178 Micah Henry P. Lopez SP MIA
179 Phil Ponebshek J. Samardzija SP SF
180 Christopher Smoes E. Thames 1B WAS
Round 19
Pos Team Player
181 Christopher Smoes A. Sanchez SP WAS
182 Phil Ponebshek J. Bruce LF PHI
183 Micah Henry S. Souza RF CHC
184 Scott Engel J. Aguilar 1B MIA
185 Nicholas Mimikos J. Bart C SF
186 Dan Gilbert J. Heyward RF CHC
187 Nate Urban A. Bohm 3B PHI
188 Frank Stampfl S. Akiyama CF CIN
189 Scott White T. Rogers RP SF
190 Chris Towers L. Urias SS MIL
Round 20
Pos Team Player
191 Chris Towers C. Burnes RP MIL
192 Scott White S. Newcomb RP ATL
193 Frank Stampfl J. Profar 2B SD
194 Nate Urban T. Barnhart C CIN
195 Dan Gilbert A. Aquino RF CIN
196 Nicholas Mimikos D. Betances RP NYM
197 Scott Engel D. Hudson RP WAS
198 Micah Henry R. Wick RP CHC
199 Phil Ponebshek M. Kemp LF COL
200 Christopher Smoes Y. Gomes C WAS
Round 21
Pos Team Player
201 Christopher Smoes N. Ahmed SS ARI
202 Phil Ponebshek H. Rondon RP ARI
203 Micah Henry R. Helsley RP STL
204 Scott Engel D. Pomeranz RP SD
205 Nicholas Mimikos B. Rodgers 2B COL
206 Dan Gilbert H. Bader CF STL
207 Nate Urban A. Haseley CF PHI
208 Frank Stampfl B. Belt 1B SF
209 Scott White J. Hicks RP STL
210 Chris Towers D. Smith 1B NYM
Round 22
Pos Team Player
211 Chris Towers J. Lester SP CHC
212 Scott White T. Flowers C ATL
213 Frank Stampfl J. Lamb 3B ARI
214 Nate Urban C. Pache CF ATL
215 Dan Gilbert Z. Eflin SP PHI
216 Nicholas Mimikos M. Lorenzen RP CIN
217 Scott Engel C. Taylor LF LAD
218 Micah Henry A. Frazier 2B PIT
219 Phil Ponebshek J. Jeffress RP CHC
220 Christopher Smoes A. Cabrera 3B WAS
Round 23
Pos Team Player
221 Christopher Smoes K. Gausman SP SF
222 Phil Ponebshek W. Harris RP WAS
223 Micah Henry V. Caratini C CHC
224 Scott Engel A. Hedges C SD
225 Nicholas Mimikos F. Cordero CF KC
226 Dan Gilbert J. Quintana SP CHC
227 Nate Urban T. Trammell LF SD
228 Frank Stampfl K. Ginkel RP ARI
229 Scott White S. Vogt C ARI
230 Chris Towers A. Duvall LF ATL
Team by Team
Christopher Smoes
Rd Pk Player
1 1 R. Acuna CF ATL
2 20 O. Albies 2B ATL
3 21 L. Castillo SP CIN
4 40 P. Goldschmidt 1B STL
5 41 M. Soroka SP ATL
6 60 T. Pham LF SD
7 61 M. Bumgarner SP ARI
8 80 K. Hendricks SP CHC
9 81 B. Reynolds LF PIT
10 100 P. DeJong SS STL
11 101 J. Musgrove SP PIT
12 120 W. Smith RP ATL
13 121 R. Braun LF MIL
14 140 D. Peralta LF ARI
15 141 E. Pagan RP SD
16 160 M. Carpenter 3B STL
17 161 K. Suzuki C WAS
18 180 E. Thames 1B WAS
19 181 A. Sanchez SP WAS
20 200 Y. Gomes C WAS
21 201 N. Ahmed SS ARI
22 220 A. Cabrera 3B WAS
23 221 K. Gausman SP SF
Phil Ponebshek
Rd Pk Player
1 2 C. Yelich RF MIL
2 19 P. Corbin SP WAS
3 22 C. Kershaw SP LAD
4 39 J. Bell 1B PIT
5 42 E. Suarez 3B CIN
6 59 C. Kimbrel RP CHC
7 62 D. Dahl CF COL
8 79 A. Rosario SS NYM
9 82 W. Ramos C NYM
10 99 K. Newman SS PIT
11 102 B. Kintzler RP MIA
12 119 D. May RP LAD
13 122 B. Anderson 3B MIA
14 139 J. Berti SS MIA
15 142 B. Posey C SF
16 159 B. Nimmo CF NYM
17 162 E. Longoria 3B SF
18 179 J. Samardzija SP SF
19 182 J. Bruce LF PHI
20 199 M. Kemp LF COL
21 202 H. Rondon RP ARI
22 219 J. Jeffress RP CHC
23 222 W. Harris RP WAS
Micah Henry
Rd Pk Player
1 3 T. Turner SS WAS
2 18 K. Marte CF ARI
3 23 K. Hiura 2B MIL
4 38 S. Gray SP CIN
5 43 M. Machado 3B SD
6 58 T. Edman 3B STL
7 63 M. Fried SP ATL
8 78 A. Bradley RP ARI
9 83 L. Cain CF MIL
10 98 C. Walker 1B ARI
11 103 S. Lugo RP NYM
12 118 R. McMahon 2B COL
13 123 Y. Molina C STL
14 138 C. Dickerson LF MIA
15 143 W. Miley SP CIN
16 158 J. Lucchesi SP SD
17 163 G. Cooper 1B MIA
18 178 P. Lopez SP MIA
19 183 S. Souza RF CHC
20 198 R. Wick RP CHC
21 203 R. Helsley RP STL
22 218 A. Frazier 2B PIT
23 223 V. Caratini C CHC
Scott Engel
Rd Pk Player
1 4 M. Betts RF LAD
2 17 S. Marte CF ARI
3 24 C. Paddack SP SD
4 37 V. Robles CF WAS
5 44 J. McNeil LF NYM
6 57 D. Lamet SP SD
7 64 E. Diaz RP NYM
8 77 N. Senzel CF CIN
9 84 K. Kela RP PIT
10 97 H. Kendrick 1B WAS
11 104 M. Yastrzemski LF SF
12 117 D. Hudson SP STL
13 124 A. DeSclafani SP CIN
14 137 S. Alcantara SP MIA
15 144 S. Castro 2B WAS
16 157 F. Mejia C SD
17 164 R. Tapia LF COL
18 177 M. Dubon 2B SF
19 184 J. Aguilar 1B MIA
20 197 D. Hudson RP WAS
21 204 D. Pomeranz RP SD
22 217 C. Taylor LF LAD
23 224 A. Hedges C SD
Nicholas Mimikos
Rd Pk Player
1 5 C. Bellinger RF LAD
2 16 J. Flaherty SP STL
3 25 P. Alonso 1B NYM
4 36 K. Yates RP SD
5 45 N. Castellanos RF CIN
6 56 E. Escobar 3B ARI
7 65 S. Kingery CF PHI
8 76 G. Marquez SP COL
9 85 G. Gallegos RP STL
10 96 D. Carlson CF STL
11 105 O. Narvaez C MIL
12 116 S. Howard SP PHI
13 125 R. Stripling RP LAD
14 136 C. Kieboom SS WAS
15 145 N. Hoerner SS CHC
16 156 T. O'Neill LF STL
17 165 J. Smoak 1B MIL
18 176 J. Lindblom RP MIL
19 185 J. Bart C SF
20 196 D. Betances RP NYM
21 205 B. Rodgers 2B COL
22 216 M. Lorenzen RP CIN
23 225 F. Cordero CF KC
Dan Gilbert
Rd Pk Player
1 6 T. Story SS COL
2 15 F. Freeman 1B ATL
3 26 C. Blackmon RF COL
4 35 T. Bauer SP CIN
5 46 M. Muncy 2B LAD
6 55 K. Jansen RP LAD
7 66 J. Turner 3B LAD
8 75 H. Neris RP PHI
9 86 R. Ray SP ARI
10 95 M. Foltynewicz SP ATL
11 106 C. Kelly C ARI
12 115 A. McCutchen LF PHI
13 126 D. Gregorius SS PHI
14 135 M. Mikolas SP STL
15 146 A. Pollock CF LAD
16 155 T. d'Arnaud C ATL
17 166 D. Murphy 1B COL
18 175 J. Cueto SP SF
19 186 J. Heyward RF CHC
20 195 A. Aquino RF CIN
21 206 H. Bader CF STL
22 215 Z. Eflin SP PHI
23 226 J. Quintana SP CHC
Nate Urban
Rd Pk Player
1 7 J. deGrom SP NYM
2 14 S. Strasburg SP WAS
3 27 K. Bryant 3B CHC
4 34 A. Rizzo 1B CHC
5 47 W. Contreras C CHC
6 54 Z. Wheeler SP PHI
7 67 M. Conforto RF NYM
8 74 G. Hampson 2B COL
9 87 L. Weaver SP ARI
10 94 J. Segura SS PHI
11 107 C. Hamels SP ATL
12 114 D. Swanson SS ATL
13 127 S. Hilliard CF COL
14 134 M. Gore SP SD
15 147 T. Watson RP SF
16 154 J. Dyson CF PIT
17 167 J. Gray SP COL
18 174 S. Matz SP NYM
19 187 A. Bohm 3B PHI
20 194 T. Barnhart C CIN
21 207 A. Haseley CF PHI
22 214 C. Pache CF ATL
23 227 T. Trammell LF SD
Frank Stampfl
Rd Pk Player
1 8 J. Soto LF WAS
2 13 B. Harper RF PHI
3 28 Y. Darvish SP CHC
4 33 J. Baez SS CHC
5 48 B. Woodruff SP MIL
6 53 Z. Gallen SP ARI
7 68 J. Davis LF NYM
8 73 R. Iglesias RP CIN
9 88 G. Lux 2B LAD
10 93 M. Melancon RP ATL
11 108 E. Hosmer 1B SD
12 113 C. Smith SP MIA
13 128 J. Alfaro C MIA
14 133 A. Riley LF ATL
15 148 A. Wood SP LAD
16 153 G. Polanco RF PIT
17 168 G. Richards SP SD
18 173 J. Stallings C PIT
19 188 S. Akiyama CF CIN
20 193 J. Profar 2B SD
21 208 B. Belt 1B SF
22 213 J. Lamb 3B ARI
23 228 K. Ginkel RP ARI
Scott White
Rd Pk Player
1 9 N. Arenado 3B COL
2 12 W. Buehler SP LAD
3 29 A. Nola SP PHI
4 32 J. Villar 2B MIA
5 49 M. Ozuna LF ATL
6 52 C. Seager SS LAD
7 69 K. Schwarber LF CHC
8 72 C. Martinez RP STL
9 89 A. Garcia RF MIL
10 92 S. Doolittle RP WAS
11 109 W. Myers LF SD
12 112 J. Pederson LF LAD
13 129 I. Happ LF CHC
14 132 A. Houser SP MIL
15 149 Y. Cespedes LF NYM
16 152 J. Votto 1B CIN
17 169 R. Cano 2B NYM
18 172 C. Knebel RP MIL
19 189 T. Rogers RP SF
20 192 S. Newcomb RP ATL
21 209 J. Hicks RP STL
22 212 T. Flowers C ATL
23 229 S. Vogt C ARI
Chris Towers
Rd Pk Player
1 10 M. Scherzer SP WAS
2 11 F. Tatis SS SD
3 30 J. Realmuto C PHI
4 31 J. Hader RP MIL
5 50 M. Moustakas 3B CIN
6 51 R. Hoskins 1B PHI
7 70 W. Smith C LAD
8 71 J. Urias RP LAD
9 90 M. Stroman SP NYM
10 91 A. Eaton RF WAS
11 110 M. Keller SP PIT
12 111 K. Wong 2B STL
13 130 T. Grisham CF SD
14 131 K. Calhoun RF ARI
15 150 J. Winker LF CIN
16 151 E. Inciarte CF ATL
17 170 W. Davis RP COL
18 171 S. Oberg RP COL
19 190 L. Urias SS MIL
20 191 C. Burnes RP MIL
21 210 D. Smith 1B NYM
22 211 J. Lester SP CHC
23 230 A. Duvall LF ATL