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Mock Draft: 12-team AL-only

Updated: March 1, 2008, 2:53 PM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy | ESPN.com

The ESPN.com fantasy staff held its first AL-only mock draft of the spring training season on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

The mock assumes a 12-team AL-only league with 5 x 5 scoring. Positional requirements include: 2 catchers, 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, with no bench spots.

The participants (in alphabetical order): Pete Becker (senior editor), Matthew Berry (the Talented Mr. Roto), Tristan H. Cockcroft (fantasy analyst), Shawn Cwalinski (Answer Guys), Jason Grey (fantasy analyst), Dave Hunter (Answer Guys), Eric Karabell (senior writer), Keith Lipscomb (editor), AJ Mass (fantasy analyst), James Quintong (editor), Brendan Roberts (contributing editor and writer), and Kevin Rounce (editor).

12-team AL-only mock draft - Feb. 27, 2008
PickPlayerTeamQualifiesPicked by
1Alex RodriguezNYY3BMatthew Berry
2Miguel CabreraDET3BShawn Cwalinski
3Carl CrawfordTBOFEric Karabell
4Grady SizemoreCLEOFBrendan Roberts
5Ichiro SuzukiSEAOFKeith Lipscomb
6David OrtizBOSDHTristan H. Cockcroft
7Vladimir GuerreroLAAOF/DHKevin Rounce
8Chone FigginsLAA3BDave Hunter
9Magglio OrdonezDETOFJames Quintong
10B.J. UptonTB2B/OFPete Becker
11Victor MartinezCLEC/1BAJ Mass
12Derek JeterNYYSSJason Grey
13Nick MarkakisBALOFJason Grey
14Brian RobertsBAL2BAJ Mass
15Erik BedardSEASPPete Becker
16Carlos GuillenDETSS/1BJames Quintong
17Alex RiosTOROFDave Hunter
18C.C. SabathiaCLESPKevin Rounce
19Robinson CanoNYY2BTristan H. Cockcroft
20Travis HafnerCLEDHKeith Lipscomb
21Justin MorneauMIN1BBrendan Roberts
22Curtis GrandersonDETOFEric Karabell
23Jonathan PapelbonBOSRPShawn Cwalinski
24Carlos PenaTB1BMatthew Berry
25Torii HunterLAAOFMatthew Berry
26Ian KinslerTEX2BShawn Cwalinski
27Josh BeckettBOSSPEric Karabell
28J.J. PutzSEARPBrendan Roberts
29John LackeyLAASPKeith Lipscomb
30Bobby AbreuNYYOFTristan H. Cockcroft
31Justin VerlanderDETSPKevin Rounce
32Manny RamirezBOSOFDave Hunter
33Gary SheffieldDETDHJames Quintong
34Paul KonerkoCHW1BPete Becker
35Fausto CarmonaCLESPAJ Mass
36Adrian BeltreSEA3BJason Grey
37Howie KendrickLAA2BJason Grey
38Orlando CabreraCHWSSAJ Mass
39Joe NathanMINRPPete Becker
40Joe MauerMINCJames Quintong
41Michael YoungTEXSSDave Hunter
42Roy HalladayTORSPKevin Rounce
43Delmon YoungMINOFTristan H. Cockcroft
44Francisco RodriguezLAARPKeith Lipscomb
45Daisuke MatsuzakaBOSSPBrendan Roberts
46Jorge PosadaNYYCEric Karabell
47James ShieldsTBSPShawn Cwalinski
48Edgar RenteriaDETSSMatthew Berry
49Dustin McGowanTORSPMatthew Berry
50Vernon WellsTOROFShawn Cwalinski
51Alex GordonKC3B/1BEric Karabell
52Javier VazquezCHWSPBrendan Roberts
53Jermaine DyeCHWOFKeith Lipscomb
54Felix HernandezSEASPTristan H. Cockcroft
55Mike LowellBOS3BKevin Rounce
56Josh HamiltonTEXOFDave Hunter
57Mariano RiveraNYYRPJames Quintong
58Francisco LirianoMINSPPete Becker
59Johnny DamonNYYOF/DHAJ Mass
60Ryan GarkoCLE1BJason Grey
61Scott KazmirTBSPJason Grey
62Nick SwisherCHW1B/OFAJ Mass
63Hideki MatsuiNYYOF/DHPete Becker
64Placido PolancoDET2BJames Quintong
65Bobby JenksCHWRPDave Hunter
66Dustin PedroiaBOS2BKevin Rounce
67A.J. BurnettTORSPTristan H. Cockcroft
68Aaron HillTOR2BKeith Lipscomb
69Jim ThomeCHWDHBrendan Roberts
70Kenji JohjimaSEACEric Karabell
71Jeremy BondermanDETSPShawn Cwalinski
72Jose GuillenKCOFMatthew Berry
73Chien-Ming WangNYYSPMatthew Berry
74Jhonny PeraltaCLESSShawn Cwalinski
75Mark EllisOAK2BEric Karabell
76Ivan RodriguezDETCBrendan Roberts
77Ramon HernandezBALCKeith Lipscomb
78Huston StreetOAKRPTristan H. Cockcroft
79Raul IbanezSEAOFKevin Rounce
80Kevin YoukilisBOS1BDave Hunter
81Joe BlantonOAKSPJames Quintong
82Evan LongoriaTB3BPete Becker
83Julio LugoBOSSSAJ Mass
84Michael CuddyerMINOFJason Grey
85Joakim SoriaKCRPJason Grey
86Jacoby EllsburyBOSOFAJ Mass
87Billy ButlerKCDHPete Becker
88Akinori IwamuraTB3BJames Quintong
89Rich HardenOAKSPDave Hunter
90Phil HughesNYYSPKevin Rounce
91Casey KotchmanLAA1BTristan H. Cockcroft
92Jered WeaverLAASPKeith Lipscomb
93Clay BuchholzBOSSPBrendan Roberts
94Todd JonesDETRPEric Karabell
95Richie SexsonSEA1BShawn Cwalinski
96Josh FieldsCHW3B/OFMatthew Berry
97Jason VaritekBOSCMatthew Berry
98Hank BlalockTEX3BShawn Cwalinski
99Lyle OverbayTOR1BEric Karabell
100Jeremy AccardoTORRPBrendan Roberts
101Milton BradleyTEXOFKeith Lipscomb
102Joba ChamberlainNYYRPTristan H. Cockcroft
103Frank ThomasTORDHKevin Rounce
104Melky CabreraNYYOFDave Hunter
105Gary Matthews Jr.LAAOFJames Quintong
106J.D. DrewBOSOFPete Becker
107Andy PettitteNYYSPAJ Mass
108Zack GreinkeKCSPJason Grey
109Jason BartlettTBSSJason Grey
110Dontrelle WillisDETSPAJ Mass
111Casey BlakeCLE3BPete Becker
112Coco CrispBOSOFJames Quintong
113Jeremy GuthrieBALSPDave Hunter
114A.J. PierzynskiCHWCKevin Rounce
115Yuniesky BetancourtSEASSTristan H. Cockcroft
116Shaun MarcumTORSPKeith Lipscomb
117Asdrubal CabreraCLE2BBrendan Roberts
118Joe BorowskiCLERPEric Karabell
119David DeJesusKCOFShawn Cwalinski
120Kelvim EscobarLAASPMatthew Berry
121Garret AndersonLAAOF/DHMatthew Berry
122Gil MecheKCSPShawn Cwalinski
123Mark TeahenKCOFEric Karabell
124Aubrey HuffBAL1B/DHBrendan Roberts
125Scott RolenTOR3BKeith Lipscomb
126Daric BartonOAK1BTristan H. Cockcroft
127Jarrod SaltalamacchiaTEXC/1BKevin Rounce
128Matt GarzaTBSPDave Hunter
129Troy PercivalTBRPJames Quintong
130B.J. RyanTORRPPete Becker
131Mark BuehrleCHWSPAJ Mass
132Mike NapoliLAACJason Grey
133Carlos GomezNYMOFJason Grey
134C.J. WilsonTEXRPAJ Mass
135Jose LopezSEA2BPete Becker
136Jon LesterBOSSPJames Quintong
137Adam JonesBALOFDave Hunter
138George SherrillBALRPKevin Rounce
139Jason KubelMINOFTristan H. Cockcroft
140Bobby CrosbyOAKSSKeith Lipscomb
141Jerry OwensCHWOFBrendan Roberts
142David EcksteinTORSSEric Karabell
143Carlos QuentinCHWOFShawn Cwalinski
144Kurt SuzukiOAKCMatthew Berry
145Travis BuckOAKOFMatthew Berry
146Maicer IzturisLAA2B/3BShawn Cwalinski
147Scott BakerMINSPEric Karabell
148Eric ChavezOAK3BBrendan Roberts
149Melvin MoraBAL3BKeith Lipscomb
150Jon GarlandLAASPTristan H. Cockcroft
151Jack CustOAKOF/DHKevin Rounce
152Rocco BaldelliTBOFDave Hunter
153Kevin MillarBAL1B/DHJames Quintong
154Juan RiveraLAAOFPete Becker
155Pat NeshekMINRPAJ Mass
156Jacque JonesDETOFJason Grey
157John BuckKCCJason Grey
158Joey GathrightKCOFAJ Mass
159Rafael BetancourtCLERPPete Becker
160Brad WilkersonSEA1B/OFJames Quintong
161Kevin SloweyMINSPDave Hunter
162Reggie WillitsLAAOFKevin Rounce
163Luke ScottBALOFTristan H. Cockcroft
164Boof BonserMINSPKeith Lipscomb
165Jonny GomesTBOFBrendan Roberts
166Ben BroussardTEX1B/OFEric Karabell
167Emil BrownOAKOFShawn Cwalinski
168Al ReyesTBRPMatthew Berry
169Mark GrudzielanekKC2BMatthew Berry
170Dioner NavarroTBCShawn Cwalinski
171Ian KennedyNYYSPEric Karabell
172Mike MussinaNYYSPBrendan Roberts
173Matt StairsTOR1B/OFKeith Lipscomb
174Ervin SantanaLAASPTristan H. Cockcroft
175Hideki OkajimaBOSRPKevin Rounce
176Dan JohnsonOAK1BDave Hunter
177Scot ShieldsLAARPJames Quintong
178Craig MonroeMINOFPete Becker
179Paul ByrdCLESPAJ Mass
180Jake WestbrookCLESPJason Grey
181Carlos SilvaSEASPJason Grey
182Wilson BetemitNYY3BAJ Mass
183Joaquin BenoitTEXRPPete Becker
184Frank CatalanottoTEXOFJames Quintong
185Nick PuntoMIN2B/SS/3BDave Hunter
186Joe CredeCHW3BKevin Rounce
187Franklin GutierrezCLEOFTristan H. Cockcroft
188David DellucciCLEOFKeith Lipscomb
189Esteban GermanKC2B/3BBrendan Roberts
190Brendan HarrisMIN2B/SSEric Karabell
191Marlon ByrdTEXOFShawn Cwalinski
192Mike LambMIN3B/1BMatthew Berry
193Brian BannisterKCSPMatthew Berry
194Jason GiambiNYYDHShawn Cwalinski
195Carlos GonzalezOAKOFEric Karabell
196Tim WakefieldBOSSPBrendan Roberts
197Cliff LeeCLESPKeith Lipscomb
198Brandon IngeDET3BTristan H. Cockcroft
199Marcus ThamesDET1B/OFKevin Rounce
200Erick AybarLAA2B/SSDave Hunter
201Kevin MillwoodTEXSPJames Quintong
202Cliff FloydTBOFPete Becker
203Gerald LairdTEXCAJ Mass
204Chris DenorfiaOAKOFJason Grey
205Ross GloadKC1BJason Grey
206Shelley DuncanNYYDHAJ Mass
207Justin DuchschererOAKRPPete Becker
208Jay PaytonBALOFJames Quintong
209Octavio DotelCHWRPDave Hunter
210Eddie GuardadoTEXRPKevin Rounce
211Dan WheelerTBRPTristan H. Cockcroft
212Gregg ZaunTORCKeith Lipscomb
213Nate RobertsonDETSPBrendan Roberts
214Nelson CruzTEXOFEric Karabell
215Jamie WalkerBALRPShawn Cwalinski
216Wladimir BalentienSEAOFMatthew Berry
217Alan EmbreeOAKRPMatthew Berry
218Scott LinebrinkCHWRPShawn Cwalinski
219Jose VidroSEADHEric Karabell
220Adam MillerCLERPBrendan Roberts
221Rafael PerezCLERPKeith Lipscomb
222Adam LoewenBALSPTristan H. Cockcroft
223Adam LindTOROFKevin Rounce
224Jeff MathisLAACDave Hunter
225Fernando RodneyDETRPJames Quintong
226Miguel OlivoKCCPete Becker
227Willy AybarATL3BAJ Mass
228Brandon WoodLAA3BJason Grey
229Andy SonnanstineTBSPJason Grey
230Luke HochevarKCSPAJ Mass
231Brandon MorrowSEARPPete Becker
232Jarrod WashburnSEASPJames Quintong
233Rod Barajas#N/A#N/ADave Hunter
234Daniel CabreraBALSPKevin Rounce
235Josh BarfieldCLE2BTristan H. Cockcroft
236Miguel BatistaSEASPKeith Lipscomb
237Kelly ShoppachCLECBrendan Roberts
238Casey JanssenTORRPEric Karabell
239Jose ContrerasCHWSPShawn Cwalinski
240Danny RicharCHW2BMatthew Berry
241Santiago CasillaOAKRPMatthew Berry
242Joe SaundersLAASPShawn Cwalinski
243Chad GaudinOAKSPEric Karabell
244Adam EverettMINSSBrendan Roberts
245Tony Pena Jr.KCSSKeith Lipscomb
246Jesse LitschTORSPTristan H. Cockcroft
247Alexei RamirezCHW2BKevin Rounce
248Manny DelcarmenBOSRPDave Hunter
249Luis HernandezBALSSJames Quintong
250Marco ScutaroTORSS/3BPete Becker
251Nolan ReimoldBALOFAJ Mass
252Aaron LaffeyCLESPJason Grey
253Glen PerkinsMINSPJason Grey
254David MurphyTEXOFAJ Mass
255Kyle FarnsworthNYYRPPete Becker
256Kenny RogersDETSPJames Quintong
257Mike TimlinBOSRPDave Hunter
258Reid BrignacTBSSKevin Rounce
259Mike RedmondMINCTristan H. Cockcroft
260Jay GibbonsBALOFKeith Lipscomb
261Tike RedmanBALOFBrendan Roberts
262Matt GuerrierMINSPEric Karabell
263Justin SpeierLAARPShawn Cwalinski
264Curt SchillingBOSSPMatthew Berry
265Edwin JacksonTBSPMatthew Berry
266Jose MolinaNYYCShawn Cwalinski
267Jensen LewisCLERPEric Karabell
268Jason BottsTEXOFBrendan Roberts
269Chad BradfordBALRPKeith Lipscomb
270Toby HallCHWCTristan H. Cockcroft
271Brandon McCarthyTEXSPKevin Rounce
272Joel ZumayaDETRPDave Hunter
273Doug MirabelliBOSCJames Quintong
274Curtis ThigpenTORCPete Becker
275Philip HumberNYMRPAJ Mass
276Kason GabbardTEXSPJason Grey

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