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    Second Half Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings and Results – July 2013

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    Joey Votto

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    The All-Star game has been completed, Mr. Cespedes won the HR derby, and we are firmly on our way into the dog days of summer.  So what is a fantasy baseball owner to do?  Well in my world, we conduct a second half redraft (which has been adopted by a number of our readers).  Basically, we separate the baseball season into 2 halves, pay out the first half winners at the all-star break, and draft a new lineup for the second half.

    These are the results of the second half re-draft that my league recently completed (July 17th, 2013).  Please keep in mind these are not my personal rankings, simply the results from out draft, but the beauty in seeing live draft results is you can see real world evidence of how your fellow owners are valuing players for the second half of the season.

    Here are a few notes about our league to put these rankings and results into context:

    1. We keep 2 players from our first half rosters (First 24 picks).  This would explain why you will see guys like Ian Desmond in the top 24, he was the best available (healthy) option to that owner.

    2. We play for pretty decent money.  Viewing draft results from free or just for fun leagues could skew the evidence, every owner in this league is invested in making what they believe to be the correct decision.

    3. Our rosters start 3 SP and 2 Closers per week.  The RP spot can only be occupied by an actual reliever, and not a pitcher who is projected to start, so there is a premium on closers, while the 3 SP spots means reduced value for pitchers.

    I didn’t have time to accurately fill out all player’s position eligibility while charting the results of the live draft.  For many players I simply tried to put in one of the many positions they play.

    Fantasy Baseball 2013 – Second Half Draft Rankings and Results

    RankPlayerPositionTeam
    1Miguel Cabrera (Keeper)3BDET
    2Mike Trout (Keeper)OFLAA
    3Chris Davis (Keeper)1B/OFBAL
    4Carlos Gonzalez (Keeper)OFCOL
    5Andrew McCutchen (Keeper)OFPIT
    6Ryan Braun (Keeper)OFMIL
    7Joey Votto (Keeper)1BCIN
    8Adam Jones (Keeper)OFBAL
    9Robinson Cano (Keeper)2BNYY
    10Troy Tulowitzki (Keeper)SSCOL
    11Manny Machado (Keeper)3BBAL
    12David Wright (Keeper)3BNYM
    13Adrian Beltre (Keeper)3BTEX
    14Paul Goldschmidt (Keeper)1BARI
    15Dustin Pedroia (Keeper)2BBOS
    16Jacoby Ellsbury (Keeper)OFBOS
    17David Ortiz (Keeper)DHBOS
    18Joe Mauer (Keeper)C/1BMIN
    19Prince Fielder (Keeper)1BDET
    20Yasiel Puig (Keeper)OFLAD
    21Evan Longoria (Keeper)3BTAM
    22Bryce Harper (Keeper)OFWAS
    23Starling Marte (Keeper)OFPIT
    24Ian Desmond (Keeper)SSWAS
    25Edwin Encarnacion1BTOR
    26Matt Carpenter1B/2B/3B/OFSTL
    27Buster PoseyC/1BSF
    28Hanley RamirezSS/3BLAD
    29Josh Donaldson3BOAK
    30Jose ReyesSSTOR
    31Ian Kinsler2BTEX
    32Freddie Freeman1BATL
    33Jean SeguraSSMIL
    34Allen Craig1B/OFSTL
    35Jason Kipnis2BCLE
    36Shin-Soo ChooOFCIN
    37Kyle Seager2B/3BSEA
    38Jose BautistaOFTOR
    39Brandon Phillips2BCIN
    40Giancarlo StantonOFMIA
    41Jay BruceOFCIN
    42Yadier MolinaCSTL
    42Adrian Gonzalez1B/OFLAD
    44Domonic BrownOFPHI
    45Carlos GomezOFMIL
    46Everth CabreraSSSD
    47Joe NathanRPTEX
    48Josh HamiltonOFLAA
    49Clayton KershawSPLAD
    50Howie Kendrick2BLAA
    51Ryan Zimmerman3BWAS
    52Eric Hosmer1BKC
    53Max ScherzerSPDET
    54Ben Zobrist2B/SS/OFTAM
    55Felix HernandezSPSEA
    56Starlin CastroSSCHC
    57Jose Altuve2BHOU
    58Michael Cuddyer1B/OFCOL
    59Adam WainwrightSPSTL
    60Hunter PenceOFSF
    61Jim JohnsonRPBAL
    62Jason GrilliRPPIT
    63Nelson CruzOFTEX
    64Carlos BeltranOFSTL
    65Yoenis CespedesOFOAK
    66Mariano RiveraRPNYY
    67Cliff LeeSPPHI
    68Desmond JenningsOFTAM
    69Zack GreinkeSPLAD
    70Yu DarvishSPTEX
    71Carlos SantanaC/1BCLE
    72Matt WietersCBAL
    73David PriceSPTAM
    74Alex RiosOFCHW
    75Albert Pujols1BLAA
    76Craig KimbrelRPATL
    77Kendrys Morales1BSEA
    78Aroldis ChapmanRPCIN
    79Jhonny PeraltaSSDET
    80Aaron Hill2BARI
    81Matt HollidayOFSTL
    82Nick MarkakisOFBAL
    83Edward MujicaRPSTL
    84Patrick CorbinSPARI
    85Addison ReedRPCHW
    86Mark Trumbo1B/OFLAA
    87Elvis AndrusSSTEX
    88Mike NapoliC/1BBOS
    89Justin VerlanderSPDET
    90Martin Prado2B/SS/3B/OFARI
    91Grant BalfourRPOAK
    92Jed LowrieSSOAK
    93Torii HunterOFDET
    94Greg HollandRPKC
    95Madison BumgarnerSPSF
    96Shane VictorinoOFBOS
    97Jonathan PapelbonRPPHI
    98Curtis GrandersonOFNYY
    99Anthony Rendon2B/3BWAS
    100Fernando RodneyRPTAM
    101Rafael SorianoRPWAS
    102Jordan ZimmermannSPWAS
    103Bartolo ColonSPOAK
    104Gio GonzalezSPWAS
    105Billy Butler1BKC
    106Hisashi IwakumaSPSEA
    107Matt HarveySPNYM
    108Matt MooreSPTAM
    109Marco Scutaro2B/SS/3BSF
    110Daniel Murphy1B/2BNYM
    111Mike MinorSPATL
    112Justin UptonOFATL
    113Sergio RomoRPSF
    114Glen PerkinsRPMIN
    115C.C. SabathiaSPNYY
    116Norichika AokiOFMIL
    117Michael Young1B/2B/3BPHI
    118Chris SaleSPCHW
    119Steve CishekRPMIA
    120J.J. HardySSBAL
    121Alex GordonOFKC
    122Asdrubal CabreraSSCLE
    123Casey JanssenRPTOR
    124A.J. PierzynskiCTEX
    125Wilin RosarioCCOL
    126Dexter FowlerOFCOL
    127Daniel Nava1B/OFBOS
    128Kenley JansenRPLAD
    129Matt KempOFLAD
    130Salvador PerezCKC
    131Derek HollandSPTEX
    132Brian McCannCATL
    133Nick Franklin2B/SSSD
    134Lance LynnSPSTL
    135James ShieldsSPKC
    136Jered WeaverSPLAA
    137Jason HeywardOFATL
    138Raul IbanezOFSEA
    139Austin JacksonOFDET
    140Justin MastersonSPCLE
    141Hiroki KurodaSPNYY
    142Wil MyersOFTAM
    143R.A. DickeySPTOR
    144Anibal SanchezSPDET
    145Gerardo ParraOFARI
    146Tim LincecumSPSF
    147Mat LatosSPCIN
    148Stephen StrasburgSPWAS
    149Tom WilhelmsenRPSEA
    150J.P. ArencibiaCTOR
    151Chris TillmanSPBAL
    152Anthony Rizzo1BCHC
    153Ernesto FrieriRPLAA
    154C.J. WilsonSPLAA
    155Jeremy HellicksonSPTAM
    156Hyun-Jin RyuSPLAD
    157Omar Infante2BDET
    158Shelby MillerSPSTL
    159Homer BaileySPCIN
    160Huston StreetRPSD
    161Cole HamelsSPPHI
    162Bobby ParnellRPNYM
    163Michael BrantleyOFCLE
    164A.J. GriffinSPOAK
    165Jorge De La RosaSPCOL
    166Brett GardnerOFNYY
    167Alejandro De AzaOFCHW
    168Pedro Alvarez3BPIT
    169Jose VerasRPHOU
    170Alfonso SorianoOFCHC
    171Pablo Sandoval3BSF
    172Ichiro SuzukiOFNYY
    173Victor MartinezCDET
    174Denard SpanOFWAS
    175James Loney1BTB
    176Doug FisterSPDET
    177Jeff LockeSPPIT
    178Jeff SamardzijaSPCHC
    179Nate McLouthOFBAL
    180Clay BuchholzSPBOS
    181Coco CrispOFOAK
    182Joaquin BenoitRPDET
    183Julio TeheranSPATL
    184A.J. BurnettSPPIT
    185Bronson ArroyoSPCIN
    186Brandon Belt1BSF
    187Matt GarzaSPCHC
    188Miguel GonzalezSPBAL
    189Jose FernandezSPMIA
    190John LackeySPBOS
    191Travis WoodSPCHC
    192Chase Utley2BPHI
    193Marlon Byrd1B/OFNYM
    194Derek JeterSSNYY
    195Nick Swisher1B/OFCLE
    196Adam Lind1BTOR
    197Ricky NolascoSPMIA
    198David Freese3BSTL
    199Wade MileySPARI
    200Chase Headley3BSD
    201Brett Lawrie3BTOR
    202Jarrod ParkerSPOAK
    203Matt CainSPSF
    204Alexei RamirezSSCHW
    205Kyle KendrickSPPHI
    206Mike LeakeSPCIN
    207Francisco LirianoSPPIT
    208Johnny CuetoSPCIN
    209Kyle LohseSPMIL
    210Trevor Plouffe3B/OFMIN
    211Jimmy RollinsSSPHI
    212Tim HudsonSPATL
    213Dan StrailySPOAK
    214Matt Adams1BSTL
    215Alex CobbSPTB
    216Melky CabreraOFTOR
    217Andre EthierOFLAD
    218Michael BournOFCLE
    219Jon LesterSPBOS
    220Adam Dunn1BCHW
    221Mitch Moreland1BTEX
    222Justin Morneau1BMIN
    223Rajai DavisOFTOR
    224Scott FeldmanSPBAL
    225Jake PeavySPCHW
    226Tommy MiloneSPOAK
    227Jonathan LucroyCMIL
    228Ryan DempsterSPBOS
    229Andrelton SimmonsSSATL
    230Kris MedlenSPATL
    231Rafael BetancourtRPCOL
    232Hector SantiagoSPCHW
    233Adam EatonOFARI
    234Ben RevereOFPHI
    235Jose QuintanaSPCHW
    236Erick AybarSSLAA
    237Felix DoubrontSPBOS
    238Brad MillerSSSEA
    239Ervin SantanaSPKC
    240Jayson WerthOFWAS
    241Jhoulys ChacinSPCOL
    242Alex Rodriguez3BNYY
    243Ivan NovaSPNYY
    244Tyler ChatwoodSPCOL
    245Bud NorrisSPHOU
    246Brandon Moss1BOAK
    247Eric YoungOFNYM
    248Rick PorcelloSPDET
    249Alexi OgandoSPTEX
    250Corey KluberSPCLE
    251Chris Johnson3BATL
    252Chris ArcherSPTB
    253Randall DelgadoSPARI
    254Colby RasmusOFTOR
    255Kevin GreggRPCHC
    256Josh JohnsonSPTOR
    257Paul MaholmSPATL
    258Miguel MonteroCARI
    259Carlos QuentinOFSD
    260Yovani GallardoSPMIL
    261Jeremy HefnerSPNYM
    262Jason CastroCHOU
    263Jake WestbrookSPSTL
    264Chris CapuanoSPLAD
    265Todd Frazier3BCIN
    266Dan HarenSPWAS
    267Oscar TaverasOFSTL
    268Jason MarquisSPSD
    269Ubaldo JimenezSPCLE
    270Gerrit ColeSPPIT
    271Jedd Gyorko2BSD
    272Andrew CashnerSPSD
    273Eric StultsSPSD
    274Mark Reynolds1BCLE
    275Kelly Johnson2BTB
    276Matt Dominguez3BHOU

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