RotoExperts recently held its first mock draft of the 2013 draft season, a NL-Only draft of 23 players using a standard 5X5 scoring configuration. This was a 10-team league, drafting two catchers, one each at 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, MI, and CI, five OF and nine P. The full results of the draft are available for download in .pdf form right here.
The early rounds of the draft were somewhat unremarkable, as most of the picks taken were in their expected draft slots. Sifting through the comments from the staff, most seemed concerned with picks between Round 5 and Round 14, which brings up a salient point. After the first three or four rounds, team managers start to reveal their real strategies, whether it’s a position scarcity, category scarcity or a dominance play (where one corners the market in a particular category or position). Keeping a close eye on the picks in those rounds is crucial to your success.