So with about ten mock drafts under my belt so far this year, I am indeed trying some oddball things here and there to see what, if any, impact picking pitchers 1-2-3, for example, might have on the outcome of a drafted team (I did this last week, and my assessment is here).
Well, trying different formats is also a fun experiment, and this past week, Seth Trachtman, of Rotoworld, coordinated a mock under the presumption that it was a Dynasty League. In this instance, Dynasty meant a 25-man snake, with 12 teams, in a mixed league, and the presumption was the team we drafted could be perennial, meaning we could keep a drafted player forever, with no salary impact.
That makes a variable that shifted drafting and strategies a lot, and actually made for a most fun experiment and mock. Some teams clearly did not care about 2015, and then there is Matthew Pouliot, who declared, "Fine, I am happy to win the league this year." Note that Matthew grabbed at least four players I had queued, although I am not sure what that means beyond the fact that we both liked the guys in question.
I won't bore you with the specifics of any particular team (though overall results can be viewed here), but, here is a list of some of the interesting selections, but bereft of analysis, other than it is interesting that say Francisco Lindor was picked in round 13, along with Addison Russell, but Erick Aybar was not drafted at all.
Which is curious in the Matthew Pouliot sense. As in, why would owners eschew a current starter who can regularly put up a .280-8-60-15 line in lieu of someone who has never played in the Majors?
Round 2: George Springer (#7)
Round 6: Devin Mesoraco (#11)
Round 7: Byron Buxton (#1)
Round 9: Joc Pederson (#1)
Round 10: David Wright (#12)
Round 15: Julio Urias (#1)
Round 16: Miguel Sano (#5); Jung-Ho Kang (#10)
Round 18: Blake Swihart (#11)
Round 19: Brett Gardner (#2)
Round 21: Dylan Bundy (#12)
Round 23: Henry Owens (#6, and three of us had him queued)
Round 24: Jorge Alfaro (#10)
Round 25: Joe Panik (#11)