Second Half Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings and Results – July 2013

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Joey Votto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Rank Player Position Team
1 Miguel Cabrera (Keeper) 3B DET
2 Mike Trout (Keeper) OF LAA
3 Chris Davis (Keeper) 1B/OF BAL
4 Carlos Gonzalez (Keeper) OF COL
5 Andrew McCutchen (Keeper) OF PIT
6 Ryan Braun (Keeper) OF MIL
7 Joey Votto (Keeper) 1B CIN
8 Adam Jones (Keeper) OF BAL
9 Robinson Cano (Keeper) 2B NYY
10 Troy Tulowitzki (Keeper) SS COL
11 Manny Machado (Keeper) 3B BAL
12 David Wright (Keeper) 3B NYM
13 Adrian Beltre (Keeper) 3B TEX
14 Paul Goldschmidt (Keeper) 1B ARI
15 Dustin Pedroia (Keeper) 2B BOS
16 Jacoby Ellsbury (Keeper) OF BOS
17 David Ortiz (Keeper) DH BOS
18 Joe Mauer (Keeper) C/1B MIN
19 Prince Fielder (Keeper) 1B DET
20 Yasiel Puig (Keeper) OF LAD
21 Evan Longoria (Keeper) 3B TAM
22 Bryce Harper (Keeper) OF WAS
23 Starling Marte (Keeper) OF PIT
24 Ian Desmond (Keeper) SS WAS
25 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
26 Matt Carpenter 1B/2B/3B/OF STL
27 Buster Posey C/1B SF
28 Hanley Ramirez SS/3B LAD
29 Josh Donaldson 3B OAK
30 Jose Reyes SS TOR
31 Ian Kinsler 2B TEX
32 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
33 Jean Segura SS MIL
34 Allen Craig 1B/OF STL
35 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
36 Shin-Soo Choo OF CIN
37 Kyle Seager 2B/3B SEA
38 Jose Bautista OF TOR
39 Brandon Phillips 2B CIN
40 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
41 Jay Bruce OF CIN
42 Yadier Molina C STL
42 Adrian Gonzalez 1B/OF LAD
44 Domonic Brown OF PHI
45 Carlos Gomez OF MIL
46 Everth Cabrera SS SD
47 Joe Nathan RP TEX
48 Josh Hamilton OF LAA
49 Clayton Kershaw SP LAD
50 Howie Kendrick 2B LAA
51 Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS
52 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
53 Max Scherzer SP DET
54 Ben Zobrist 2B/SS/OF TAM
55 Felix Hernandez SP SEA
56 Starlin Castro SS CHC
57 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
58 Michael Cuddyer 1B/OF COL
59 Adam Wainwright SP STL
60 Hunter Pence OF SF
61 Jim Johnson RP BAL
62 Jason Grilli RP PIT
63 Nelson Cruz OF TEX
64 Carlos Beltran OF STL
65 Yoenis Cespedes OF OAK
66 Mariano Rivera RP NYY
67 Cliff Lee SP PHI
68 Desmond Jennings OF TAM
69 Zack Greinke SP LAD
70 Yu Darvish SP TEX
71 Carlos Santana C/1B CLE
72 Matt Wieters C BAL
73 David Price SP TAM
74 Alex Rios OF CHW
75 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
76 Craig Kimbrel RP ATL
77 Kendrys Morales 1B SEA
78 Aroldis Chapman RP CIN
79 Jhonny Peralta SS DET
80 Aaron Hill 2B ARI
81 Matt Holliday OF STL
82 Nick Markakis OF BAL
83 Edward Mujica RP STL
84 Patrick Corbin SP ARI
85 Addison Reed RP CHW
86 Mark Trumbo 1B/OF LAA
87 Elvis Andrus SS TEX
88 Mike Napoli C/1B BOS
89 Justin Verlander SP DET
90 Martin Prado 2B/SS/3B/OF ARI
91 Grant Balfour RP OAK
92 Jed Lowrie SS OAK
93 Torii Hunter OF DET
94 Greg Holland RP KC
95 Madison Bumgarner SP SF
96 Shane Victorino OF BOS
97 Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI
98 Curtis Granderson OF NYY
99 Anthony Rendon 2B/3B WAS
100 Fernando Rodney RP TAM
101 Rafael Soriano RP WAS
102 Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS
103 Bartolo Colon SP OAK
104 Gio Gonzalez SP WAS
105 Billy Butler 1B KC
106 Hisashi Iwakuma SP SEA
107 Matt Harvey SP NYM
108 Matt Moore SP TAM
109 Marco Scutaro 2B/SS/3B SF
110 Daniel Murphy 1B/2B NYM
111 Mike Minor SP ATL
112 Justin Upton OF ATL
113 Sergio Romo RP SF
114 Glen Perkins RP MIN
115 C.C. Sabathia SP NYY
116 Norichika Aoki OF MIL
117 Michael Young 1B/2B/3B PHI
118 Chris Sale SP CHW
119 Steve Cishek RP MIA
120 J.J. Hardy SS BAL
121 Alex Gordon OF KC
122 Asdrubal Cabrera SS CLE
123 Casey Janssen RP TOR
124 A.J. Pierzynski C TEX
125 Wilin Rosario C COL
126 Dexter Fowler OF COL
127 Daniel Nava 1B/OF BOS
128 Kenley Jansen RP LAD
129 Matt Kemp OF LAD
130 Salvador Perez C KC
131 Derek Holland SP TEX
132 Brian McCann C ATL
133 Nick Franklin 2B/SS SD
134 Lance Lynn SP STL
135 James Shields SP KC
136 Jered Weaver SP LAA
137 Jason Heyward OF ATL
138 Raul Ibanez OF SEA
139 Austin Jackson OF DET
140 Justin Masterson SP CLE
141 Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY
142 Wil Myers OF TAM
143 R.A. Dickey SP TOR
144 Anibal Sanchez SP DET
145 Gerardo Parra OF ARI
146 Tim Lincecum SP SF
147 Mat Latos SP CIN
148 Stephen Strasburg SP WAS
149 Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA
150 J.P. Arencibia C TOR
151 Chris Tillman SP BAL
152 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
153 Ernesto Frieri RP LAA
154 C.J. Wilson SP LAA
155 Jeremy Hellickson SP TAM
156 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD
157 Omar Infante 2B DET
158 Shelby Miller SP STL
159 Homer Bailey SP CIN
160 Huston Street RP SD
161 Cole Hamels SP PHI
162 Bobby Parnell RP NYM
163 Michael Brantley OF CLE
164 A.J. Griffin SP OAK
165 Jorge De La Rosa SP COL
166 Brett Gardner OF NYY
167 Alejandro De Aza OF CHW
168 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
169 Jose Veras RP HOU
170 Alfonso Soriano OF CHC
171 Pablo Sandoval 3B SF
172 Ichiro Suzuki OF NYY
173 Victor Martinez C DET
174 Denard Span OF WAS
175 James Loney 1B TB
176 Doug Fister SP DET
177 Jeff Locke SP PIT
178 Jeff Samardzija SP CHC
179 Nate McLouth OF BAL
180 Clay Buchholz SP BOS
181 Coco Crisp OF OAK
182 Joaquin Benoit RP DET
183 Julio Teheran SP ATL
184 A.J. Burnett SP PIT
185 Bronson Arroyo SP CIN
186 Brandon Belt 1B SF
187 Matt Garza SP CHC
188 Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL
189 Jose Fernandez SP MIA
190 John Lackey SP BOS
191 Travis Wood SP CHC
192 Chase Utley 2B PHI
193 Marlon Byrd 1B/OF NYM
194 Derek Jeter SS NYY
195 Nick Swisher 1B/OF CLE
196 Adam Lind 1B TOR
197 Ricky Nolasco SP MIA
198 David Freese 3B STL
199 Wade Miley SP ARI
200 Chase Headley 3B SD
201 Brett Lawrie 3B TOR
202 Jarrod Parker SP OAK
203 Matt Cain SP SF
204 Alexei Ramirez SS CHW
205 Kyle Kendrick SP PHI
206 Mike Leake SP CIN
207 Francisco Liriano SP PIT
208 Johnny Cueto SP CIN
209 Kyle Lohse SP MIL
210 Trevor Plouffe 3B/OF MIN
211 Jimmy Rollins SS PHI
212 Tim Hudson SP ATL
213 Dan Straily SP OAK
214 Matt Adams 1B STL
215 Alex Cobb SP TB
216 Melky Cabrera OF TOR
217 Andre Ethier OF LAD
218 Michael Bourn OF CLE
219 Jon Lester SP BOS
220 Adam Dunn 1B CHW
221 Mitch Moreland 1B TEX
222 Justin Morneau 1B MIN
223 Rajai Davis OF TOR
224 Scott Feldman SP BAL
225 Jake Peavy SP CHW
226 Tommy Milone SP OAK
227 Jonathan Lucroy C MIL
228 Ryan Dempster SP BOS
229 Andrelton Simmons SS ATL
230 Kris Medlen SP ATL
231 Rafael Betancourt RP COL
232 Hector Santiago SP CHW
233 Adam Eaton OF ARI
234 Ben Revere OF PHI
235 Jose Quintana SP CHW
236 Erick Aybar SS LAA
237 Felix Doubront SP BOS
238 Brad Miller SS SEA
239 Ervin Santana SP KC
240 Jayson Werth OF WAS
241 Jhoulys Chacin SP COL
242 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
243 Ivan Nova SP NYY
244 Tyler Chatwood SP COL
245 Bud Norris SP HOU
246 Brandon Moss 1B OAK
247 Eric Young OF NYM
248 Rick Porcello SP DET
249 Alexi Ogando SP TEX
250 Corey Kluber SP CLE
251 Chris Johnson 3B ATL
252 Chris Archer SP TB
253 Randall Delgado SP ARI
254 Colby Rasmus OF TOR
255 Kevin Gregg RP CHC
256 Josh Johnson SP TOR
257 Paul Maholm SP ATL
258 Miguel Montero C ARI
259 Carlos Quentin OF SD
260 Yovani Gallardo SP MIL
261 Jeremy Hefner SP NYM
262 Jason Castro C HOU
263 Jake Westbrook SP STL
264 Chris Capuano SP LAD
265 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
266 Dan Haren SP WAS
267 Oscar Taveras OF STL
268 Jason Marquis SP SD
269 Ubaldo Jimenez SP CLE
270 Gerrit Cole SP PIT
271 Jedd Gyorko 2B SD
272 Andrew Cashner SP SD
273 Eric Stults SP SD
274 Mark Reynolds 1B CLE
275 Kelly Johnson 2B TB
276 Matt Dominguez 3B HOU

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Ian  Desmond

Ian Desmond (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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