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Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft: Late-Round Strategy & Picks (2024)

Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft: Late-Round Strategy & Picks (2024)

If you’re anything like me, the FantasyPros Draft Wizard has been your best friend as of late. I participated in my first EARTH league draft with some friends from the industry, and I’d be lying if I said I did any less than seven mock drafts leading up to the start of the draft.

At the end of the day, It’s always best to be prepared. Going into these drafts, you want to have tried out every draft strategy you can think of. Whether it’s ones you’ve never tried and are curious about the end result or you’re looking to see how long you can wait on certain positions, it’s always a good idea. It can also be pretty fun, too.

This draft season, FantasyPros is providing fantasy baseball mock drafts from a few of us to give you guys an idea of what you can expect from a draft. It can help you peak inside our minds to see who we target in certain scenarios. For this 10-team mock draft, I decided to start myself out with the sixth pick. Here is some advice specific to the XXX rounds of the draft. You can find the full mock draft here.

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10 Team Mock Draft (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

An Amazing End

When it comes to the end of a draft, this is where you get to reach for some upside. Now, in a 10-team, there are still going to be plenty of great options, as I said. Do not pass up on a “sure thing” for a “what if.” You certainly want to get some of those high-upside guys, but you have to be realistic.

For me, at the end of this draft, I was pretty locked in on a few guys. Ke’Bryan Hayes and Bryan Woo are two guys you can get late that can be potential top-end starters. They have enough upside that they’re going to be those guys everyone else wishes they’d drafted by year’s end. Brandon Pfaadt‘s floor is incredibly low (he had some veeeery rough starts last season), but if we get the Pfaadt who showed up in the playoffs, this pick becomes one you brag about.

High upside second and third-year guys with questions about how low their floor is should be an end of the draft strategy you use. Even if it’s just the final two or three picks. Remember, you won’t keep everyone you draft for the entire year. Some will get traded, some will get dropped, some will just flat you suck.

So, instead of using those picks on a guy with a low ceiling, go after the guys with the potential to blow up. Best case, you made a great pick. Worst case, drop them for someone outperforming them on waivers.

I hope this mock draft analysis was useful for you. It’s the type of strategy that’s helped me be highly successful over the years, and it will work for you, too. But be sure to try out as many different strategies as you like. There’s no such thing as being too prepared for your fantasy draft.

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