Welcome to the 2009 Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2009 Mock MLB Draft- We have five managers signed up (Havok, aemrich, MacUnit, Steve-o, thomasps3) to draft for baseballs different organizations from the start of the first round to the end of the first supplemental round. The MLB draft is an event that is growing larger and larger as the fans are becoming increasingly interested in minor league players and even college and high school ball athletes. This year the greater fantasy world has already been introduced to one of, if not the greatest, college baseball pitcher ever- Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg has so much attention on him that CBS Sports has added him to their database of players. The gap between Stras and the rest of the field is exponential! It is a lock that he will go first in this months draft but the big question is who will go 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on. No other player has yet to separate himself from the rest of the field with only weeks until the big day. The crop of players this year is pitcher heavy with interesting talents from college RHP and LHP pitchers. Last years draft was full of fantastic bats that went in the first round- Justin Smoak, Brett Wallace, Yonder Alonso, Buster Posey, Pedro Alverez. This year the college bats you should know are Dustin Ackley UNC, Rich (Kodiak Bear- nickname from Project Prospect) Poythress Georiga, Grant Green USC, Tim Wheeler Sac. State. As mentioned the pitching will be very heavy in the top of the draft and with good reason with guys like Aaron Crow, Tanner Scheppers, Alex White, Kyle Gibson, Aaron Crow, Mike Leake and countless other arms. Many have said that this years talent after Strausburg isn't much to write home about but that has been said about many other drafts that have produced exciting talents, and I have no doubt that this year will be any different. Enjoy the ride and allow yourself to become caught up in your teams new hopes and dreams that come with every selection.
Washington Nationals are ON THE CLOCK
College Tuition: $12,000
Room & Board: $5,600
Food Plan: $2000
Not going to college and living with your parents: Priceless