Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft

KFFL's Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft (BAD) and League is unlike most expert fantasy games. First, this isn't a mock draft. At end of the 2014 season, we'll crown a champion of this rotisserie baseball league. Second, our 15-team, 28-round fantasy baseball draft doesn't come with post-game summaries. It provides you with each participant's mindset at the time he selected.

2014 BAD Picks

2014 BAD Players

BAD League Settings

  • 15 teams, 28 rounds -- Rosters
  • Mixed league -- MLB player universe
  • 5x5 rotisserie -- R, HR, RBI, SB, BA; W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP
  • 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 CI, 1 MI, 5 OF, 1 UT, 9 P; 5 RES, 2 DL

Love a pick? Hate a pick? Like the way a team is rounding out? Think a team should throw in the towel already? Share your feedback on the page of each round and on Facebook and Twitter (#BADfantasy)!


About the players and the organizations they represent

Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys

http://www.fantasyalarm.com/baseballguys/

Ray Flowers is a co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87), where he uses his bully pulpit to inform the baseball community of everything that is relevant in the world of baseball. Ray also tirelessly writes for Fantasy Alarm under the BaseballGuys moniker.

Ryan Bloomfield, Baseball HQ

http://www.baseballhq.com/

Led by expert Ron Shandler, BaseballHQ.com (since 1996) and the Baseball Forecaster (since 1986) represent the longest running fantasy information service in the industry. They are the pioneers of "fanalytics," the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play.


Paul Sporer & Mike Gianella, Baseball Prospectus

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/

Since 1996, Baseball Prospectus has been providing coverage of baseball in print and online. Today, BP produces the leading website for baseball analysis and a New York Times bestselling annual book. Baseball Prospectus is read by all 30 major league baseball teams, and has been syndicated by ESPN and Sports Illustrated.

Howard Bender, FanGraphs

http://www.fangraphs.com

FanGraphs features daily articles, statistical reports and research covering baseball history as well as current baseball issues and events, games and series, injuries, forecasts, player profiles, baseball finance, and the player marketplace. Popular also for its' robust statistical player pages for every player in baseball history, FanGraphs has three main blogs, including NotGraphs - a blog that tackles all the whimsy and off-the-field issues in baseball - and RotoGraphs - a blog that analyzes the sport through the lens of the fantasy game.

Michael Stein, Fantasy Judgment

http://fantasyjudgment.com/

Fantasy Judgment is the premier dispute resolution service for fantasy sports leagues. The Court helps maintain the integrity of fantasy leagues by rendering independent, objective decisions, resolving conflicts that arise amongst league members and commissioners. Led by Chief Justice Michael A. Stein, Esq., Fantasy Judgment has established a body of case law which governs the fantasy sports industry and is frequently cited when the Court issues its legal decisions formatted similarly to the United States Supreme Court. The Court guarantees decisions within 24 hours of case submission and will also assist commissioners in drafting league constitutions and charters for their rules.

Stein also writes articles for Fangraphs and Rotographs, commentating on various fantasy baseball disputes that are adjudicated.


Tim Heaney, KFFL

Nicholas Minnix, KFFL

KFFL.com

http://www.kffl.com/

KFFL, a USA TODAY Sports Media Group digital property, has been helping fantasy sports fanatics capture championships online since 1996. From award-winning Hot off the Wire news service to our tiered fantasy player rankings, KFFL has everything fantasy players need to dominate their competition.

Pasko Varnica, Mastersball

http://www.mastersball.com/

Founded in 1997, Mastersball is a leader in providing in-depth strategy, analysis, research, and applications to the advanced fantasy baseball player. Our Platinum offering includes regularly-updated projections, profiles for hundreds of players, 5x5 league draft software, minor league player rankings and much more. Mastersball continues to offer plenty of insightful free content, too, via daily articles and blog postings. We are long-time industry writers and winning players who developed all of our content and provide direct hands-on support to our customers.

Rudy Gamble, Razzball

http://razzball.com/

Razzball is a fantasy baseball blog dedicated to providing usable tips, advice and commentary for winning your fantasy baseball league. The blog is an unholy marriage of the irreverent tone one uses to talk to friends about their fantasy league with the dorkiness to deliver daily hitter and pitcher projections to help fantasy baseballers make their game time decisions. This combination is supplemented by an active and competitive community of commenters that share Razzball's love for fantasy baseball and other nonsense that is unproductive toward reproduction.

Rudy Gamble is the co-founder of Razzball and is the stat guru behind all their tools, including Stream-o-nator, Hittertron, Rest of Season Player Rater and other awesome dorky useful free fantasy baseball tools.

Mark Bloom, RotoExperts

http://www.rotoexperts.com/

RotoExperts LLC, founded in February 2008, is a rapidly-growing fantasy sports site and content development network. In addition to in-depth coverage of various fantasy sports on its own site, RotoExperts has quickly become a leading provider of syndicated content for some of the most recognized and successful sports sites and publications in the industry. RotoExperts content is featured prominently and regularly on NFL.com, SiriusXM Radio Fantasy Sports Radio, Yahoo! Sports and SI.com as well as in USA Today Sports Weekly.

Andrew Martinez, RotoWire

http://www.rotowire.com/

RotoWire.com is the leading fantasy sports resource on the Web. In fact, we're the guys who pioneered the whole concept of real-time fantasy sports news and information back in 1997, when the Internet was just taking flight. Through the years we've been able to stay ahead of new imitators by offering the most in-depth analysis, the fastest real-time news and the largest scope of coverage of any fantasy sports site. Our quality has won us many industry awards, and it's why such high-profile organizations as ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated and league sites like NFL.com have chosen to partner with us to help their fantasy offerings.

Drew Silva, Rotoworld

http://www.rotoworld.com/

Rotoworld, the Internet's highest-trafficked fantasy sports information site, is the industry leader in fantasy sports information. Rotoworld.com features comprehensive news, headlines, fantasy columns and premium draft kits via the web, the NBC Sports mobile website, Rotoworld Fantasy News app, and two paid Draft Guide mobile apps for football and baseball.

Drew Silva is a senior editor for Rotoworld Baseball and a regular contributor to NBC Sports' HardballTalk.

Jeff Paur, RTSports.com

http://www.rtsports.com/

RealTime Fantasy Sports, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is a top fantasy sports provider. The 2013 football season was the 18th year RealTime Fantasy Sports provided the most comprehensive fantasy football commissioner service around. And this coming year will be the fourth season RTSports offers pay to play fantasy baseball games, expanding the fantasy world of RTSports even more. RTSports also has unique content, extensive player notes, video updates and a free fantasy football draft guide. RealTime Fantasy Sports is a one-stop shop for all your fantasy needs.

Josh Shepardson, The Fantasy Fix

http://www.thefantasyfix.com/

Winning fantasy championships with consistent, quality, quantitative and qualitative analysis covering both daily and seasonal fantasy formats.

Steve Gardner, USA TODAY/Sports Weekly

http://fantasy.usatoday.com

The combined resources of USA TODAY Sports, USATODAY.com and Sports Weekly offer top-quality information and analysis for all types of fantasy baseball players. Steve Gardner spearheads the coverage with his daily analysis and in-season Sports Weekly articles, giving readers the latest news and strategy.

The Senior Fantasy Editor for USA TODAY Sports, Steve has been the fantasy baseball columnist for Sports Weekly since 2006 and is the commissioner of Sports Weekly's LABR experts leagues. He won an AL LABR title in 2010, an NL Tout Wars title in 2011, the FSTA experts league in 2012 and is currently the reigning champion in the K-BAD league.