2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft – From the Future!

Apr 16

2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft – From the Future!

Your time machine just took you to March 20, 2015, where we’re about to hold a 2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft with 12 writers from across the interwebbernet. (That’s what we call it in the future.) Unfortunately, you’re only able to stick around for the first four rounds (because you have to avoid meeting your grandchildren’s grandchildren, who are on their way to this conference room, right now!)

How can this mock draft from the future help you? You’ll get a sneak peek on what we think the best keepers are for the year 2013. (Remember 2013!?! That was awesome. I still can’t believe Adam Sandler won an Academy Award.)

Knowing who the best players are in 2013 is pretty easy – you just think back six months to 2012. But in order to look ahead to 2015, you have to think differently. You have to calculate stats and project numbers and understand physics, depreciation – and Spanish.

You have to be part cyborg.

So a dozen cyborg Fantasy Baseball writers are about to conduct this mock draft for a 12-team, 5×5 Rotisserie league, with the standard lineup: 2 C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 5 OF, CI, MI, DH and 9 pitchers.

If you look back, you can look forward. Here’s our 2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft that we held in 2012. I can’t wait to see the Jets trade for Jonathan Stewart! 

2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft Participants

1. Derek VanRiper, RotoWire.com

2. Cory Schwartz, MLB.com

3. David Gonos, DavidGonos.com

4. Nick Raducanu, FantasyTrade411.com

5. Adam Ronis, RotoExperts.com

6. Nicholas Minnix, KFFL.com

7. Nando DiFino, CBSSports.com

8. Eric Mack, SI.com

9. Paul Sporer, BaseballProspectus.com

10. Tim Heaney, KFFL.com

11. Neil Parker, 101FantasyTips.com

12. Jeff Mans, FantasyAlarm.com

Now, put away your computers and enjoy this mock draft. That’s right — where we’re going, we don’t need computers! … Seriously, though, keep your computers. You do, in fact, need them in the future.

2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft

 

ROUND ONE

 

1.01 Bryce Harper, OF, Washington

Derek VanRiper of RotoWire.com


With the first pick in #Mock2015, I am selecting Bryce Harper, OF, WAS – follow here: http://t.co/Inpok7Tb8I
@DerekVanRiper
Derek VanRiper


So why Harper over Trout first overall in #Mock2015? Goes back to prospect status pre-2012. Had Harper higher then, sticking to that eval.
@DerekVanRiper
Derek VanRiper

1.02 Mike Trout, OF, L.A. Angels

Cory Schwartz of MLB.com


Taking Mike Trout (OF, LAA) at 1.2 in the #Mock2015 draft. @ is up! Follow along: http://t.co/YAhcsnX8xZ
@schwartzstops
Cory Schwartz


So, Trout at 1.2 in #Mock2015 draft… arguably #1 overall pick this year, a mortal lock in ’15. Follow along: http://t.co/YAhcsnX8xZ
@schwartzstops
Cory Schwartz

1.03 Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh

David Gonos of DavidGonos.com


#Mock2015 1.03 A. McCutchen, OF, PIT – Still just 28 years old in ’15, Cutch coming off back2back2back 30/20 seasons http://t.co/fpGjm5eE43
@davidgonos
David Gonos

1.04 Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Boston

Nick Radacanu of FantasyTrade411.com


#Mock2015 1.04 G Stanton, OF, BOS – Stanton looks great in the heart of Boston’s order after selling the farm for him http://t.co/JDyZGSqevu

1.05 Justin Upton, OF, Atlanta

Adam Ronis of RotoExperts.com


#Mock2015 1.05 J. Upton, OF, ATL – Still just 27 and entering contract season off a 40/30 year. Follow along: http://t.co/k2lDhHItWj
@AdamRonis
Adam Ronis

1.06 Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Detroit

Nicholas Minnix of KFFL.com


#Mock2015 Pick 1:6 Miguel Cabrera, 3b, DET – Gonna “gamble” that age-32 year ain’t the cliff. Follow along: http://t.co/tv01SoC6tb
@NicholasMinnix
Nicholas Minnix

1.07 Jedd Gyorko, 2B, San Diego

Nando DiFino of CBSSports.com


#mock2015 round 1, pick 8. I’m taking Jedd Gyorko, 2b, Padres. The new (future?) Cano! http://t.co/ytHs88UtOT
@nandocbs
Nando Di Fino

1.08 Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas

Eric Mack of SportsIllustrated.com


1.08 SS Jurickson Profar, TEX — Andrus’ long-term deal forces move to 2B for one. Profar’s upside wins out #Mock2015 http://t.co/00n6Bzg76E
@EricMackFantasy
Eric Mack

1.09 Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta

Paul Sporer of BaseballProspectus.com


1.09 Jason Heyward, OF, ATL – He will be 25 w/5 full seasons under his belt & maybe not even at peak yet http://t.co/m02Ui1GVnN #Mock2015
@sporer
Paul Sporer

1.10 Starlin Castro, SS, Chicago Cubs

Tim Heaney of KFFL.com


#Mock2015 1.10: Starlin Castro, SS, CHC. How’d 25yo fall after ’14? .290, 25 HR, 100 R, 80 RBI, 27 SB. Next Han-Ram. http://t.co/IJPxO9auTj
@Tim_Heaney
Tim Heaney

1.11 Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee

Neil Parker of 101FantasyTips.com


#Mock2015 1.11: Ryan Braun, OF, MIL: Rested most of ’14 – PED Suspension – Braun is back meaner & cleaner than ever: http://t.co/LBdRSMC5if
@naparker77
Neil Parker

1.12 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado

Jeff Mans of FantasyAlarm.com


I select Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki in #Mock2015 Future HOF’er has put all injury concerns to bed the past 3 seasons http://t.co/wBqbKFCVwQ
@Jeff_Mans
Jeff Mans


 

ROUND TWO

 

2.01 Christian Yelich, OF, Miami

Jeff Mans of FantasyAlarm.com


With the 1st pick in the 2nd round of #Mock2015 I select the defending NL ROY Marlins OF Christian Yelich. http://t.co/wBqbKFCVwQ
@Jeff_Mans
Jeff Mans

2.02 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona

Neil Parker of 101FantasyTips.com


#Mock2015 2.2: Paul Goldschmidt 1B, ARI: Table set for salivating 100/35/100/.295 pre paid delivery of deliciousness: http://t.co/LBdRSMC5if
@naparker77
Neil Parker

2.03 Robinson Cano, 2B, N.Y. Yankees

Tim Heaney of KFFL.com


#Mock2015 2.03: Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY. Don’tcha know? The *future* Robbie still has plenty of juice left at age 32. http://t.co/K04aVmA5GY
@Tim_Heaney
Tim Heaney

2.04 Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Oakland

Paul Sporer of BaseballProspectus.com


#Mock2015 2.04: Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK – Has hit 23+ HR in each MLB seas incl. 30+ the last 2. Ready for 40? YES! http://t.co/orDCm8Xw7y
@sporer
Paul Sporer

2.05 Stephen Strasburg, SP, Washington

Eric Mack of SportsIllustrated.com


#mock2015 2.05 SP Stephen Strasburg, WAS. Surprised this 300-K horse fell put of Round 1. Fantasy hates pitchers http://t.co/wlMzwhYapL
@EricMackFantasy
Eric Mack

2.06 Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati

Nando DiFino of CBSSports.com


#mock2015 2.06 Jay Bruce, OF. Lots of power… little bit of speed…tiny ballpark. He’ll only be 28. http://t.co/ytHs88UtOT
@nandocbs
Nando Di Fino

2.07 Matt Kemp, OF, L.A. Dodgers

Nicholas Minnix of KFFL.com


@ holding #Mock2015 fantasy baseball draft: http://t.co/tv01SoC6tb At Pick 2:7, having trouble b/c of others’ silly picks. …
@NicholasMinnix
Nicholas Minnix


@ holding #Mock2015 fantasy baseball draft: http://t.co/UnWsnZIvpf… OK, Pick 2:7 — Matt Kemp will suck at age 30, I’m…
@NicholasMinnix
Nicholas Minnix


#Mock2015 fantasy baseball draft: http://t.co/UnWsnZIvpf… Pick 2:7 — Matt Kemp, OF, LAD … I’m sure of it.
@NicholasMinnix
Nicholas Minnix

2.08 Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado

Adam Ronis of RotoExperts.com


#mock2015 2.08 Carlos Gonzalez, OF. Enters season at age 29 and is coming off his fifth consecutive 20-20 season. http://t.co/k2lDhHItWj
@AdamRonis
Adam Ronis

2.09 Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati

Nick Radacanu of FantasyTrade411.com


#mock2015 2.09 Joey Votto, 1B, Cin. What injuries? Still only 31, Votto comes off a .330/35 HR/122 RBI season in 2014 http://t.co/JDyZGSqevu

2.10 Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay

David Gonos of DavidGonos.com


#Mock2015 2.10 Evan Longoria, 3B, TB – Still a thin pos in ’15? Longo (29) will have Wil Myers next to him in lineup. http://t.co/2Sme82ypU4
@davidgonos
David Gonos

2.11 Brett Lawrie, 3B, Toronto

Cory Schwartz of MLB.com


Brett Lawrie 2.11 in #Mock2015 draft (http://t.co/POqVcZh0x5); still only 25 and coming off back-to-back 25/25 seasons. @ up!
@schwartzstops
Cory Schwartz

2.12 Clayton Kershaw, SP, L.A. Dodgers

Derek VanRiper of RotoWire.com


Clayton Kershaw, SP, LA at 2.12 in #Mock2015 – Best in baseball now (?) and he’ll be 27 during the 2015 campaign. http://t.co/Inpok7Tb8I
@DerekVanRiper
Derek VanRiper

Check out Rounds 3 & 4 of our Future Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft of 2015!

2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft Cyborg

We’ll be posting the picks throughout the day, so check back often. Make sure you follow these guys on Twitter, also. They just might be your only hope of surviving 2015 … Or at least surviving your Fantasy Baseball league because you followed the 2015 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft.

 

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