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2017 Dynasty League Rookie Draft

Dynasty Leagues are all the rage and while the initial draft is the most important, owners who have played in dynasty leagues for a while know that the foll0w-up draft is nearly as important.  Sometimes these drafts are called Dynasty League re-draft, sometimes they are called Rookie Drafts.  I went with name “Rookie Draft” for this article.  While the rules of Dynasty Leagues vary wildly, the leagues I play in allow any player signed by a major league club after our fantasy draft from the previous year to be included in the “Rookie Draft”.  Therefore, Yuli Gurriel and Eric Thames are included.

I’ve included the Top 30 players, or how I would draft the top two rounds in a 15-team draft.

 

  Player Team Pos Quick Thoughts

1.

Nick Senzel CIN 3B He’s the clear cut #1 for me

2.

Corey Ray MIL OF More tools than Senzel but not as good of a hitter

3.

Kevin Maitan ATL SS Surprise…if you’re going for the home run, Maitan’s your guy

4.

Blake Rutherford NYY OF Older prospect but I like the tools

5.

Mickey Moniak PHI OF Safe pick at #5…seems like a trend

6.

Kyle Lewis SEA OF Big power, but will start the year on the DL

7.

Jason Groome Bos LHP Was the top talent in the 2015 draft for me

8.

Yuli Gurriel Hou 3B/1B He turns 33 in June. He’s on the tail end of his career.

9.

Eric Thames Mil 1B The Brewers think he can help. I’m still not sure

10.

Braxton Garrett MIA LHP Lefty who will be pitching in a great park

11.

Matt Manning DET RHP Athletic pitcher that should move fast

12.

Delvin Perez STL SS The Cardinals got a steal, you might as well

13.

Riley Pint COL RHP Argh…Coors Field

14.

Zack Collins CHW C Big power…big strikeout

15.

Lourdes Gurriel TOR 2B Good, not great for me

16.

Cal Quantrill SD RHP Big arm that pitched well in his debut

17.

Justin Dunn NYM RHP He’s a Met…go get em

18.

A.J. Puk OAK LHP One of my leaguemates will take him higher…I won’t

19.

Ian Anderson ATL RHP High floor and a safe pick

20.

Forrest Whitley HOU RHP The Astros like him = I like him

21.

Alex Kirilloff MIN OF Very good tools.  Will the Twins blow it?

22.

Dane Dunning CHW RHP Will move fast…better than you think

23.

Bo Bichette TOR SS Second round guy that could be an interesting fantasy player

24.

Dakota Hudson STL RHP Maybe a closer long-term

25.

Will Benson CLE OF Raw, but loud tools

26.

Will Craig PIT 3B Can really hit with some pop

27.

Lucas Erceg MIL 3B Can hit with a little speed and pop

28.

Matt Thaiss LAA 1B An Angel makes a list.  Good OBP skills with some power

29.

Luis Almanzar SD 2B The Padres love this kind and spent a lot on him.  He just turned 17.

30.

Jose Fernandez LAD 2B Cuban emigre that should move quickly

 

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