RotoGraphs Ridiculously Early Mock Draft: Rounds 6-10

We showed you the first five rounds last week, now it’s time to delve into the second five. Typically, you’re moving on from surer things to high-upside youngsters. I’m working on finding a second-tier ace or two usually, since I don’t pick pitchers in the first two or three rounds. Whatever it is, it’s generally a section of the draft that has an interesting tension between wanting to keep drafting the best player available and needing to start filling out a working, balanced roster.

I found myself without pitchers at the beginning of this section of the draft, and got an interesting set here. Even if I don’t love the guys I got long term, I think they could all have great 2013s.

61 6.1 Jackie Peanuts Cliff Lee
62 6.2 Wade Madison Bumgarner
63 6.3 Sarris Allen Craig
64 6.4 Sanders Shin-Soo Choo
65 6.5 Bender CC Sabathia
66 6.6 J Zim Jordan Zimmermann
67 6.7 Zarzycki Adam Wainwright
68 6.8 Harrison Brandon Phillips
69 6.9 Wiers Jose Altuve
70 6.10 Cwik Chris Sale
71 6.11 Swydan Asdrubal Cabrera
72 6.12 Petriello Jered Weaver
73 7.1 Petriello Kris Medlen
74 7.2 Swydan Johnny Cueto
75 7.3 Cwik Carlos Santana
76 7.4 Wiers Jimmy Rollins
77 7.5 Harrison Matt Moore
78 7.6 Zarzycki Matt Wieters
79 7.7 Jeff Zim Carlos Beltran
80 7.8 Bender Dan Haren
81 7.9 Sanders Aaron Hill
82 7.10 Sarris Mat Latos
83 7.11 Wade Desmond Jennings
84 7.12 Jackie Peanuts Derek Jeter
85 8.1 Jackie Peanuts Aramis Ramirez
86 8.2 Wade Danny Espinosa
87 8.3 Sarris Aroldis Chapman
88 8.4 Sanders Jason Motte
89 8.5 Bender Mike Moustakas
90 8.6 J Zim Alex Gordon
91 8.7 Zarzycki Elvis Andrus
92 8.8 Harrison Mark Teixeira
93 8.9 Wiers Adam Dunn
94 8.10 Cwik Rickie Weeks
95 8.11 Swydan Miguel Montero
96 8.12 Petriello Mike Morse
97 9.1 Petriello Mark Trumbo
98 9.2 Swydan Corey Hart
99 9.3 Cwik B.J. Upton
100 9.4 Wiers Yovani Gallardo
101 9.5 Harrison Freddie Freeman
102 9.6 Zarzycki Roy Halladay
103 9.7 Jeff Zim Manny Machado
104 9.8 Bender Wilin Rosario
105 9.9 Sanders Tim Hudson
106 9.10 Sarris Joe Nathan
107 9.11 Wade Jake Peavy
108 9.12 Jackie Peanuts Paul Konerko
109 10.1 Jackie Peanuts David Ortiz
110 10.2 Wade Alcides Escobar
111 10.3 Sarris Jarrod Parker
112 10.4 Sanders Fernando Rodney
113 10.5 Bender Drew Stubbs
114 10.6 J Zim Victor Martinez
115 10.7 Zarzycki Ike Davis
116 10.8 Harrison Martin Prado
117 10.9 Wiers Jeff Samardzija
118 10.10 Cwik Jurickson Profar
119 10.11 Swydan Melky Cabrera
120 10.12 Petriello Andre Ethier



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Anon
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Anon

Halladay at 102 could be the best pick of the draft.

Colin Zarzycki
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I hope so!

Obvious his 2012 peripherals and shoulder issues caused him to fall, but once you get beyond the first 6 rounds or so, the guaranteed elite guys are off the board and I prefer to try and pick guys with “easy upside” — those who have already put up Rd 1-5 numbers in the past 3-4 seasons (who might be coming off a down year).

Halladay fits the bill.

Mark Mac
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Mark Mac

Colin,

You crushed it out of the park. Look I know Doc isn’t tha same pitcher he was a couple years ago but DAMN!!!! #102 after guys like Dunn? Hart? WOW! That is a steal. He’s still gonna put up close to 15 Ws 190 Ks and a 3.00 ERA.

You wont be sad with that move and I would remind everyone where you got him :)

cfg720
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cfg720

He’s going to have trouble making enough starts to win 15 games with that team. With maybe 200 innings, he may only strike out around 160-170, not great.

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