It's never too early to start second-guessing your fantasy drafts, and here is what our May 2016 fantasy baseball redraft looked like.
First, the draft was a standard 5x5 categories, 10-team, 10-round, snake draft. Next, the participants and their draft order:
- Peter Lopez - Fantasy News Hour host.
- TJ Wilson - Fantasy News Hour host.
- Jacob Bullinger - FNH fill-in host and Superfan.
- Brandon McAuliff - Abilene Reporter News Sports Reporter.
- Nick Seevers - FNH's Atlanta Braves insider.
- Ricky Thompson - Future 32nd District Attorney.
- Sam Strickland - Former Blue Jays minor league pitching prospect.
- Nick Sherrell - FNH's LA Dodgers insider.
- ESPN - Best available.
- CBS - Best available.
If you want a more in-depth analysis of the draft, listen to the podcast of last week's program where we discussed the draft.
A few quick notes:
- Chris sale going 6th overall seemed a bit high, but the first round was otherwise fairly chalky.
- Jose Altuve falling to the second round - albeit the first pick of the second round - was surprising, especially in Texas, although only half of the participants were native Texans.
- Even in Texas, Nomar Mazara going 24th overall in the 3rd round was ridiculously high.
- Jose Abreu going 34th overall in the fourth round was the steal of the first half of the draft.
- Troy Tulowitski falling to the end of round five was not surprising given his performance so far, but is nonetheless noteworthy.
- The best round for value was the sixth. Hosmer, Puig, Car-Go, Archer, Cruz, et al., all provided great value.
- Segura, Freeman, and Samardzija in the tenth round were steals and demonstrate that leagues aren't won in the first few rounds but in the middle and late rounds.
|Peter||Bryce Harper||Kris Bryant||Jacob deGrom||Todd Frazier|
|TJ Wilson||Mike Trout||Miguel Cabrera||Mookie Betts||Corey Kluber|
|Jacob||Clayton Kershaw||Max Scherzer||Madison Bumgarner||Noah Syndergaard|
|Brandon||Jake Arrieta||Matt Harvey||Nomar Mazara||Trevor Story|
|Nick Seevers||Paul Goldschmidt||Jose Bautista||Edwin Encarnacion||George Springer|
|Ricky||Chris Sale||Joey Votto||Robinson Cano||Yoenis Cespedes|
|Sam||Andrew McCutchen||Carlos Correa||Jordan Zimmerman||Jose Abreu|
|Nick Sherrell||Nolan Arenado||Giancarlo Stanton||Stephen Strasburg||Dexter Fowler|
|ESPN||Manny Machado||Anthony Rizzo||Starling Marte||Chris Davis|
|CBS||Josh Donaldson||Jose Altuve||Buster Posey||David Price|
|Peter||Xander Bogaerts||Eric Hosmer||Rougned Odor||Yu Darvish|
|TJ||Garrit Cole||Yasiel Puig||Matt Carpenter||Jason Kipnis|
|Jacob||Ryan Braun||Carlos Gonzales||Evan Longoria||Adrian Gonzales|
|Brandon||Brandon Belt||Marcus Stroman||Dustin Pedroia||AJ Griffin|
|Nick Seevers||Jose Fernandez||Chris Archer||Jon Lester||Corey Seager|
|Ricky||Carlos Martinez||Charlie Blackmon||Adrian Beltre||Gregory Polanco|
|Sam||Felix Hernandez||Nelson Cruz||Cole Hamels||Daniel Murphy|
|Nick Sherrell||Vincent Velasquez||Johnny Cueto||Wellington Castillo||Hunter Pence|
|ESPN||JD Martinez||Justin Upton||Sonny Gray||Michael Brantley|
|CBS||Troy Tulowitzki||Dallas Keuchel||Zack Greinke||Francisco Lindor|
|Peter||Jonathan Lucroy||Jeff Samardzija|
|TJ||Carlos Carrasco||Aroldis Champman|
|Jacob||Ian Kinsler||Craig Kimbrel|
|Brandon||Travis Shaw||Shawn Tolleson|
|Nick Seevers||Adam Jones||Kyle Seager|
|Ricky||Danny Salazar||Jean Segura|
|Sam||Masahiro Tanaka||Jonathan Vogt|
|Nick Sherrell||Kenta Maeda||Freddie Freeman|
|ESPN||Kenley Jansen||Wade Davis|
|CBS||Lorenzo Cain||Jason Hayward|
Let us know what you think about our May redraft.