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Mock Draft: ESPN.com Standard League

Updated: March 21, 2008, 1:54 PM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy | ESPN.com

The ESPN.com fantasy staff held its first mock draft of the spring training season on Friday, Feb. 22.

The mock assumes ESPN.com standard league settings with 5 x 5 scoring. Positional requirements include: 1 catcher, 1 first baseman, 1 third baseman, 1 corner infielder, 1 second baseman, 1 shortstop, 1 middle infielder, 5 outfielders, 1 utility (DH) player and 9 pitchers, plus 3 bench spots.

The participants (in alphabetical order): Pete Becker (senior editor), Tristan H. Cockcroft (fantasy analyst), Jason Grey (fantasy analyst), Christopher Harris (fantasy analyst) Eric Karabell (senior writer), Keith Lipscomb (editor), AJ Mass (fantasy analyst), James Quintong (editor), Brendan Roberts (contributing editor and writer), and Kevin Rounce (editor).

ESPN Standard League mock draft - Feb. 22, 2008
Pick Player Team Qualifies Picked by
1 Alex Rodriguez NYY 3B Kevin Rounce
2 Hanley Ramirez FLA SS Jason Grey
3 Jose Reyes NYM SS Brendan Roberts
4 Jimmy Rollins PHI SS AJ Mass
5 David Wright NYM 3B Keith Lipscomb
6 Chase Utley PHI 2B James Quintong
7 Miguel Cabrera DET 3B Pete Becker
8 Matt Holliday COL OF Tristan H. Cockcroft
9 Albert Pujols STL 1B Eric Karabell
10 Johan Santana NYM SP Christopher Harris
11 Ryan Braun MIL 3B Christopher Harris
12 Alfonso Soriano CHC OF Eric Karabell
13 Carl Crawford TB OF Tristan H. Cockcroft
14 Ryan Howard PHI 1B Pete Becker
15 Ichiro Suzuki SEA OF James Quintong
16 Grady Sizemore CLE OF Keith Lipscomb
17 Brandon Phillips CIN 2B AJ Mass
18 Jake Peavy SD SP Brendan Roberts
19 Prince Fielder MIL 1B Jason Grey
20 Mark Teixeira ATL 1B Kevin Rounce
21 Carlos Beltran NYM OF Kevin Rounce
22 David Ortiz BOS DH Jason Grey
23 Carlos Lee HOU OF Brendan Roberts
24 Curtis Granderson DET OF AJ Mass
25 B.J. Upton TB 2B/OF Keith Lipscomb
26 Vladimir Guerrero LAA OF/DH James Quintong
27 Erik Bedard SEA SP Pete Becker
28 Derek Jeter NYY SS Tristan H. Cockcroft
29 Lance Berkman HOU 1B/OF Eric Karabell
30 Aramis Ramirez CHC 3B Christopher Harris
31 Brandon Webb ARI SP Christopher Harris
32 Magglio Ordonez DET OF Eric Karabell
33 Derrek Lee CHC 1B Tristan H. Cockcroft
34 Victor Martinez CLE C/1B Pete Becker
35 Travis Hafner CLE DH James Quintong
36 Nick Markakis BAL OF Keith Lipscomb
37 Eric Byrnes ARI OF AJ Mass
38 Justin Morneau MIN 1B Brendan Roberts
39 Corey Hart MIL OF Jason Grey
40 C.C. Sabathia CLE SP Kevin Rounce
41 Cole Hamels PHI SP Kevin Rounce
42 Russell Martin LAD C Jason Grey
43 Chone Figgins LAA 3B Brendan Roberts
44 Josh Beckett BOS SP AJ Mass
45 Dan Haren ARI SP Keith Lipscomb
46 Carlos Guillen DET SS/1B James Quintong
47 Troy Tulowitzki COL SS Pete Becker
48 Robinson Cano NYY 2B Tristan H. Cockcroft
49 Brian Roberts BAL 2B Eric Karabell
50 Alex Rios TOR OF Christopher Harris
51 Matt Kemp LAD OF Christopher Harris
52 Garrett Atkins COL 3B Eric Karabell
53 John Lackey LAA SP Tristan H. Cockcroft
54 Justin Verlander DET SP Pete Becker
55 Chipper Jones ATL 3B James Quintong
56 Adam Dunn CIN OF Keith Lipscomb
57 Aaron Harang CIN SP AJ Mass
58 Bobby Abreu NYY OF Brendan Roberts
59 Ian Kinsler TEX 2B Jason Grey
60 Manny Ramirez BOS OF Kevin Rounce
61 Rafael Furcal LAD SS Kevin Rounce
62 Hunter Pence HOU OF Jason Grey
63 Jonathan Papelbon BOS RP Brendan Roberts
64 J.J. Putz SEA RP AJ Mass
65 Carlos Pena TB 1B Keith Lipscomb
66 Joe Nathan MIN RP James Quintong
67 Torii Hunter LAA OF Pete Becker
68 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 3B Tristan H. Cockcroft
69 Miguel Tejada HOU SS Eric Karabell
70 Roy Oswalt HOU SP Christopher Harris
71 Michael Young TEX SS Christopher Harris
72 John Smoltz ATL SP Eric Karabell
73 Scott Kazmir TB SP Tristan H. Cockcroft
74 Chris Young SD SP Pete Becker
75 Roy Halladay TOR SP James Quintong
76 Fausto Carmona CLE SP Keith Lipscomb
77 Chris Young ARI OF AJ Mass
78 Gary Sheffield DET DH Brendan Roberts
79 Adrian Gonzalez SD 1B Jason Grey
80 Brian McCann ATL C Kevin Rounce
81 Carlos Zambrano CHC SP Kevin Rounce
82 Tim Lincecum SF SP Jason Grey
83 Joe Mauer MIN C Brendan Roberts
84 Adrian Beltre SEA 3B AJ Mass
85 Francisco Rodriguez LAA RP Keith Lipscomb
86 Daisuke Matsuzaka BOS SP James Quintong
87 Dan Uggla FLA 2B Pete Becker
88 Felix Hernandez SEA SP Tristan H. Cockcroft
89 Jorge Posada NYY C Eric Karabell
90 Vernon Wells TOR OF Christopher Harris
91 Javier Vazquez CHW SP Christopher Harris
92 James Shields TB SP Eric Karabell
93 Paul Konerko CHW 1B Tristan H. Cockcroft
94 Takashi Saito LAD RP Pete Becker
95 Todd Helton COL 1B James Quintong
96 Brett Myers PHI SP Keith Lipscomb
97 Juan Pierre LAD OF AJ Mass
98 Delmon Young MIN OF Brendan Roberts
99 Matt Cain SF SP Jason Grey
100 Jason Bay PIT OF Kevin Rounce
101 Howie Kendrick LAA 2B Kevin Rounce
102 A.J. Burnett TOR SP Jason Grey
103 Rich Hill CHC SP Brendan Roberts
104 Kelvim Escobar LAA SP AJ Mass
105 Josh Hamilton TEX OF Keith Lipscomb
106 Jeff Francoeur ATL OF James Quintong
107 Edgar Renteria DET SS Pete Becker
108 Rickie Weeks MIL 2B Tristan H. Cockcroft
109 Yovani Gallardo MIL SP Eric Karabell
110 Jermaine Dye CHW OF Christopher Harris
111 Ian Snell PIT SP Christopher Harris
112 Francisco Liriano MIN SP Eric Karabell
113 Chad Billingsley LAD SP Tristan H. Cockcroft
114 Jose Valverde HOU RP Pete Becker
115 Mariano Rivera NYY RP James Quintong
116 Alex Gordon KC 3B/1B Keith Lipscomb
117 Shane Victorino PHI OF AJ Mass
118 Pedro Martinez NYM SP Brendan Roberts
119 Mike Lowell BOS 3B Jason Grey
120 Tim Hudson ATL SP Kevin Rounce
121 Orlando Cabrera CHW SS Kevin Rounce
122 Brad Hawpe COL OF Jason Grey
123 Billy Wagner NYM RP Brendan Roberts
124 Ted Lilly CHC SP AJ Mass
125 John Maine NYM SP Keith Lipscomb
126 Andruw Jones LAD OF James Quintong
127 James Loney LAD 1B Pete Becker
128 Bobby Jenks CHW RP Tristan H. Cockcroft
129 Dustin McGowan TOR SP Eric Karabell
130 Placido Polanco DET 2B Christopher Harris
131 Matt Capps PIT RP Christopher Harris
132 Huston Street OAK RP Eric Karabell
133 Johnny Damon NYY OF/DH Tristan H. Cockcroft
134 Jim Thome CHW DH Pete Becker
135 Ryan Garko CLE 1B James Quintong
136 Francisco Cordero CIN RP Keith Lipscomb
137 Adam LaRoche PIT 1B AJ Mass
138 Hideki Matsui NYY OF/DH Brendan Roberts
139 Adam Wainwright STL SP Jason Grey
140 Manny Corpas COL RP Kevin Rounce
141 Nick Swisher CHW 1B/OF Kevin Rounce
142 Jeremy Hermida FLA OF Jason Grey
143 Jeff Kent LAD 2B Brendan Roberts
144 Rafael Soriano ATL RP AJ Mass
145 Brad Lidge PHI RP Keith Lipscomb
146 Chien-Ming Wang NYY SP James Quintong
147 Joba Chamberlain NYY RP Pete Becker
148 Pat Burrell PHI OF Tristan H. Cockcroft
149 Aaron Hill TOR 2B Eric Karabell
150 Carlos Delgado NYM 1B Christopher Harris
151 Ben Sheets MIL SP Christopher Harris
152 Michael Bourn HOU OF Eric Karabell
153 Jason Isringhausen STL RP Tristan H. Cockcroft
154 Aaron Rowand SF OF Pete Becker
155 Kenji Johjima SEA C James Quintong
156 Jhonny Peralta CLE SS Keith Lipscomb
157 Bengie Molina SF C AJ Mass
158 Brad Penny LAD SP Brendan Roberts
159 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B Jason Grey
160 Troy Glaus STL 3B Kevin Rounce
161 Jacoby Ellsbury BOS OF Kevin Rounce
162 Joakim Soria KC RP Jason Grey
163 Phil Hughes NYY SP Brendan Roberts
164 Ken Griffey Jr. CIN OF AJ Mass
165 Edwin Encarnacion CIN 3B Keith Lipscomb
166 Jeremy Bonderman DET SP James Quintong
167 Clay Buchholz BOS SP Pete Becker
168 Kevin Kouzmanoff SD 3B Tristan H. Cockcroft
169 Kosuke Fukudome CHC OF Eric Karabell
170 Willy Taveras COL OF Christopher Harris
171 Trevor Hoffman SD RP Christopher Harris
172 Derek Lowe LAD SP Eric Karabell
173 Jeff Francis COL SP Tristan H. Cockcroft
174 Raul Ibanez SEA OF Pete Becker
175 Tom Gorzelanny PIT SP James Quintong
176 Jered Weaver LAA SP Keith Lipscomb
177 Jose Guillen KC OF AJ Mass
178 Joe Blanton OAK SP Brendan Roberts
179 Oliver Perez NYM SP Jason Grey
180 Chad Cordero WAS RP Kevin Rounce
181 Dontrelle Willis DET SP Kevin Rounce
182 Kevin Gregg FLA RP Jason Grey
183 Kazuo Matsui HOU 2B Brendan Roberts
184 Julio Lugo BOS SS AJ Mass
185 Michael Cuddyer MIN OF Keith Lipscomb
186 Khalil Greene SD SS James Quintong
187 Josh Willingham FLA OF Pete Becker
188 Evan Longoria TB 3B Tristan H. Cockcroft
189 Carlos Marmol CHC RP Eric Karabell
190 Ramon Hernandez BAL C Christopher Harris
191 Ryan Theriot CHC 2B/SS Christopher Harris
192 Kevin Youkilis BOS 1B Eric Karabell
193 Zack Greinke KC SP Tristan H. Cockcroft
194 Dave Bush MIL SP Pete Becker
195 Greg Maddux SD SP James Quintong
196 Frank Thomas TOR DH Keith Lipscomb
197 Andy Pettitte NYY SP AJ Mass
198 Joey Votto CIN 1B Brendan Roberts
199 Rick Ankiel STL OF Jason Grey
200 Todd Jones DET RP Kevin Rounce
201 Gary Matthews Jr. LAA OF Kevin Rounce
202 Gil Meche KC SP Jason Grey
203 Jeremy Accardo TOR RP Brendan Roberts
204 Randy Winn SF OF AJ Mass
205 Geovany Soto CHC C Keith Lipscomb
206 Eric Gagne MIL RP James Quintong
207 B.J. Ryan TOR RP Pete Becker
208 Brian Wilson SF RP Tristan H. Cockcroft
209 Brandon Lyon ARI RP Eric Karabell
210 Carlos Gomez NYM OF Christopher Harris
211 Troy Percival TB RP Christopher Harris
212 Justin Upton ARI OF Eric Karabell
213 Josh Fields CHW 3B/OF Tristan H. Cockcroft
214 Ivan Rodriguez DET C Pete Becker
215 J.D. Drew BOS OF James Quintong
216 Joe Borowski CLE RP Keith Lipscomb
217 Paul Byrd CLE SP AJ Mass
218 Chris Duncan STL OF Brendan Roberts
219 Matt Garza TB SP Jason Grey
220 Micah Owings ARI SP Kevin Rounce
221 Bronson Arroyo CIN SP Kevin Rounce
222 Adam Jones BAL OF Jason Grey
223 Xavier Nady PIT OF Brendan Roberts
224 Randy Johnson ARI SP AJ Mass
225 Mark Ellis OAK 2B Keith Lipscomb
226 Akinori Iwamura TB 3B James Quintong
227 Billy Butler KC DH Pete Becker
228 George Sherrill BAL RP Tristan H. Cockcroft
229 Shaun Marcum TOR SP Eric Karabell
230 Kerry Wood CHC RP Christopher Harris
231 Colby Rasmus STL OF Christopher Harris
232 Homer Bailey CIN SP Eric Karabell
233 Rich Harden OAK SP Tristan H. Cockcroft
234 Jeremy Guthrie BAL SP Pete Becker
235 Bob Howry CHC RP James Quintong
236 Mark Buehrle CHW SP Keith Lipscomb
237 Conor Jackson ARI 1B AJ Mass
238 J.J. Hardy MIL SS Brendan Roberts
239 Yunel Escobar ATL 2B/SS/3B Jason Grey
240 Milton Bradley TEX OF Kevin Rounce
241 Moises Alou NYM OF Kevin Rounce
242 Jay Bruce CIN OF Jason Grey
243 Ubaldo Jimenez COL SP Brendan Roberts
244 Rajai Davis SF OF AJ Mass
245 Mike Cameron MIL OF Keith Lipscomb
246 Lastings Milledge WAS OF James Quintong
247 Melky Cabrera NYY OF Pete Becker
248 A.J. Pierzynski CHW C Tristan H. Cockcroft
249 Barry Bonds FA OF Eric Karabell
250 Cameron Maybin FLA OF Christopher Harris