Loading scores...
Draft Guide Preview

Draft Guide Preview: NL-Only Mock Draft

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: March 7, 2020, 11:42 am ET

The time has arrived. The first weekend in March signals the first of the big fantasy baseball draft weekends of the season.

If you're conducting yours over the next three days (or even if you're waiting until next week or the week after), don't do so without the most-dominant fantasy asset in the industry: Rotoworld's all-new 2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide.

Sporting a plethora of content no matter your league's format — from projections and rankings to tiers, mock drafts and exclusive expert columns — this year's guide will give you the knowledge to help you make smarter decisions.

To prove our claims and help get you in the drafting mood, we've plucked a round from one of the guide's most recent expert mocks — an NL-Only mock draft conducted on February 22 — for your reading pleasure.

Take a look:

 

The participants, in draft order:

1. Sean Scampton, @Seanto
2. Drew Silva, @drewsilv
3. Nick Doran, @RealNickDoran
4. Doug Anderson, @rotodaddy
5. Pat Daugherty, @RotoPat
6. Ben Palmer, @benjpalmer
7. Dave Shovein, @DaveShovein
8. Christopher Crawford, @Crawford_MILB
9. Nate Grimm, @nate_grimm
10. Matthew Pouliot, @matthewpouliot

Round 2

2.11 Pouliot - Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
2.12 Grimm - Walker Buehler, SP LAD
2.13 Crawford - Fernando Tatis Jr., SS SD
2.14 Shovein - Jack Flaherty, SP STL
2.15 Palmer - Luis Castillo, SP CIN
2.16 Daugherty - Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
2.17 Anderson - Bryce Harper, OF WAS
2.18 Doran - Pete Alonso, 1B NYM
2.19 Silva - Ozzie Albies, 2B ATL
2.20 Scampton - Kris Bryant, 3B CHC

Round Analysis: More premium talent still left in the second round, with many guys grabbing their SP1 before diving back into the hitter pool. Interestingly, the four guys who nabbed the toppest-tier hitting talent in the first round chose not to go that route, doubling down on hitters. Of that group, Bryant is the most interesting selection in the wake of the news that new manager David Ross plans to bat the high-OBP, sneaky-quick Bryant leadoff in the Cubs lineup. He hasn't driven in 100 runs since 2016 so fantasy players likely weren't banking on huge numbers anyway, but atop a Cubs lineup that will have Anthony RizzoJavier BáezKyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras hitting behind him Bryant could rank among the league leaders in runs while approaching 30 homers and double-digit steals. That plays.

 

For the full mock and more from the MLB Draft Guide, you can purchase here! Take advantage of our package deals and gain access to our MLB Season Pass product, and be sure to grab our MLB DFS Toolkit as well!