Top 60 Players According to Three 2015 Fantasy Baseball Experts Drafts

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From the end of January to now, there have been a ton of 2015 Fantasy Baseball mock drafts. If you look at mock draft sites like MockDraftCentral.com, or check out the average draft positions on sites like CBSSports.com, you’re seeing a huge amalgam of opinions from Fantasy players – veterans and newbies alike.

So I thought it would be important to take a look at the Average Draft Positions (ADP) of three experts mock drafts from the past couple months.


This will give us a much sharper, detailed look at where the experts think players should be drafted for the 2015 Fantasy Baseball season.

I did this for the Fantasy Football season in August and it was quite popular, so I hope it will be as useful for my Fantasy Baseball readers as the football readers.

Basically, I averaged the picks out from all three experts drafts to give you a list of what 40-plus Fantasy Baseball writers believe to be the draft value of the top 60 players. At least, that’s the idea. In reality, these averages really only tell you the lowest these players should be taken, since it means 11 owners passed on these players for all but the first 11 players. In other words, from Player No. 12 on – every team had a chance to draft that player.

The first number (ADP) represents the Average Draft Position, with the second number representing their average overall draft pick spot. Then, we show where each player was drafted within each draft, starting with the 2015 Tout Wars Mixed Draft (held on March 10), then the 2015 LABR Mixed Draft (held on Feb.

10), and finally, the last number represents where the player was taken in the 2015 SiriusXM draft (held on Jan. 15 at 2015 FSTA). In other words, the farther right you go, the older the draft is.

Since we do have some older drafts in here, players like Hunter Pence, Yu Darvish and Chris Sale went higher than they would have had the draft happened yesterday because of their injuries. Chris Sale (foot), for instance, went from a second-round pick to a fifth-round pick in 12-team leagues.

Top 60 Overall Fantasy Baseball Players for 2015


All three of these 2015 Fantasy Baseball experts drafts were based upon Rotisserie-style formats, although, the Tout Wars Mixed League uses on-base percentage instead of batting average. Both Tout Wars and LABR are 15-team leagues, whereas the SiriusXM format is just 13 teams. In spite of those differences, the numbers should still be a great guide for any drafter this season.

ADP - Avg Overall Pick - Player - Tout Wars - LABR - SiriusXM

1.01 - 1 - Mike Trout, OF, L.A. Angels - 1 - 1 - 1

1.02 - 2 - Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh - 2 - 2 - 2

1.03 - 3 - Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona - 3 - 5 - 4

1.04 - 4 - Clayton Kershaw, SP, L.A. Dodgers - 5 - 3 - 5

1.05 - 5 - Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox - 6 - 4 - 3

1.06 - 6 - Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami - 4 - 6 - 6

1.07 - 7 - Carlos Gomez, OF, Milwaukee - 8 - 7 - 8

1.08 - 8 - Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit - 7 - 10 - 9

1.09 - 9 - Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs - 10 - 11 - 7

1.10 - 10 - Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto - 9 - 14 - 13

1.11 - 11 - Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, Toronto - 12 - 8 - 16

1.12 - 12 - Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore - 18 - 9 - 10

1.13 - 13 - Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle - 13 - 17 - 12

1.14 - 14 - Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado - 15 - 15 - 17

1.15 - 15 - Anthony Rendon, 2B/3B, Washington - 20 - 12 - 15

2.01 - 16 - Yasiel Puig, OF, L.A. Dodgers - 14 - 21 - 18

2.02 - 17 - Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston - 23 - 13 - 19

2.03 - 18 - Hanley Ramirez, SS, Boston - 16 - 18 - 22

2.04 - 19 - Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle - 17 - 29 - 11

2.05 - 20 - Josh Donaldson, 3B, Toronto - 19 - 28 - 20

2.06 - 21 - Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee - 26 - 19 - 23

2.07 - 22 - Ian Desmond, SS, Washington - 29 - 16 - 24

2.08 - 23 - Buster Posey, C, San Francisco - 22 - 24 - 26

2.09 - 24 - Stephen Strasburg, SP, Washington - 24 - 32 - 30

2.10 - 25 - Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas - 32 - 23 - 31

2.11 - 26 - Starling Marte, OF, Pittsburgh - 37 - 22 - 29

2.12 - 27 - Max Scherzer, SP, Washington - 21 - 25 - 43

2.13 - 28 - Madison Bumgarner, SP, San Francisco - 40 - 35 - 14

2.14 - 29 - Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, N.Y. Yankees - 27 - 27 - 36

2.15 - 30 - George Springer, OF, Houston - 28 - 33 - 33

3.01 - 31 - Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland - 35 - 26 - 34

3.02 - 32 - David Price, SP, Detroit - 31 - 38 - 28

3.03 - 33 - Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta - 33 - 39 - 27

3.04 - 34 - Bryce Harper, OF, Washington - 34 - 31 - 35

3.05 - 35 - Chris Sale, SP, Chicago White Sox - 55 - 30 - 21

3.06 - 36 - Jose Reyes, SS, Toronto - 30 - 37 - 41

3.07 - 37 - Justin Upton, OF, Arizona - 41 - 45 - 25

3.08 - 38 - Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati - 36 - 36 - 45

3.09 - 39 - Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado - 39 - 42 - 38

3.10 - 40 - Corey Kluber, SP, Cleveland - 49 - 34 - 50

3.11 - 41 - Ian Kinsler, 2B, Texas - 44 - 41 - 49

3.12 - 42 - Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado - 42 - 53 - 40

3.13 - 43 - Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay - 54 - 50 - 37

3.14 - 44 - Jonathan Lucroy, C, Milwaukee - 25 - 62 - 55

3.15 - 45 - Dee Gordon, 2B, Miami - 51 - 59 - 32

4.01 - 46 - Billy Hamilton, OF, Cincinnati - 72 - 20 - 53

4.02 - 47 - Zack Greinke, SP, L.A. Dodgers - 62 - 40 - 44

4.03 - 48 - Matt Kemp, OF, L.A. Dodgers - 53 - 43 - 54

4.04 - 49 - Johnny Cueto, SP, Cincinnati - 56 - 44 - 52

4.05 - 50 - Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Detroit - 59 - 48 - 46

4.06 - 51 - Jason Heyward, OF, St. Louis - 50 - 66 - 42

4.07 - 52 - Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado - 48 - 56 - 58

4.08 - 53 - Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, L.A. Dodgers - 43 - 58 - 62

4.09 - 54 - Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland - 52 - 55 - 65

4.10 - 55 - Albert Pujols, 1B, L.A. Angels - 47 - 46 - 80

4.11 - 56 - Kyle Seager, 3B, Seattle - 57 - 64 - 60

4.12 - 57 - Jordan Zimmermann, SP, Washington - 58 - 72 - 51

4.13 - 58 - Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati - 11 - 85 - 88

4.14 - 59 - Chris Davis, 1B/3B, Baltimore - 46 - 65 - 74

4.15 - 60 - Brian Dozier, 2B, Minnesota - 64 - 52 - 69

So now let’s talk about some interesting aspects of this table. Some things stand out certainly more than others, and these notes will help you understand them.
  • Obviously, Mike Trout was the easy consensus No. 1 overall selection, but it’s also interesting to note that Andrew McCutchen was the consensus No. 2 pick.
  • Look down at pick No. 58 and notice that Joey Votto was actually selected with the 11th overall pick in Tuesday’s Tout Wars Mixed League draft by Paul Sporer of FanGraphs.com. He certainly has some ‘splaining to do, as he likely could have had him in any of the next five rounds. I’m a big fan of Votto, especially after reading Dan Domenick’s four reasons to draft Votto this year. But I would have waited until Round 6.
  • No middle infielders made their way into the top-12 overall picks, which has to be the first time that has happened since the late ‘80s or early ‘90s.
  • Max Scherzer’s stock rose in every draft, and some are taking him in the top of the second round in NFBC drafts right now.
  • Experts are all over the place on Billy Hamilton this season, including myself. I doubt I’ll own him in any leagues because the cost will be too exorbitant.

Finally, don’t forget to check out our 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit for Winners!

What do you think of these Fantasy Baseball experts league average results? Tweet me @DavidGonos and let me know!
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