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The major league draft is less than a month away, which means the internet is awash with mock drafts (we published our first mock a couple of weeks ago). But mock draft mania also inspired us to put an entirely different, uniquely D1Baseball-oriented spin on mock drafting. Instead of trying to predict what major league teams will do in June, we decided to hold a staff-wide hypothetical draft with the goal of constructing our own ideal college baseball lineups.

So we asked all of our writers to build their own teams and drafted players for 20 rounds (filling all nine starting positions, four starting pitchers, three relievers and four discretionary “bench” spots). The idea is simple: If you wanted to win the 2016 College World Series using any players currently in the Division I ranks, who would you choose? For this exercise, we are not concerned with predicting which players will make the best pros; or even which players will be the best college players next year. We only want the guys that will help us win right now.

In that respect, this Dream Draft is a natural culmination of the work we began with our Position Power Rankings, which we first released in the preseason and updated after the fourth and 10th weeks of the season. After we finished the draft, all of our writers answered a few questions about their draft strategies and how the draft played out.

Note: Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Eric Sorenson could not participate in the draft. Instead, he built is own “Leftovers” team using all of the players that went undrafted by the other seven of us. You can find his team below; as you’ll see, it can hold its own against our teams. Another note: we conducted this draft before Florida’s Peter Alonso broke his hand. Draft order was determined by random draw, and we used a standard “snake” order, so Shotgun had the final pick in the first round by the first pick in the second round.

Let’s get to the results (by round, then by position), and then to the Q&As. We all voted for which teams we thought turned out the best, and we invite you to cast your vote for the best teams at the bottom of this page.

Dream Draft Results By Round

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Rd.Kyle PetersonMark EtheridgeAaron FittMichael BaumannFrankie PiliereKendall RogersShotgun Spratling
1Kyle Lewis, MercerSeth Beer, ClemsonWill Craig, Wake ForestZack Collins, MiamiAnfernee Grier, AuburnClarke Schmidt, South CarolinaBrendan McKay, Louisville
2Tanner Houck, MissouriLogan Shore, FloridaMatt Thaiss, VirginiaA.J. Puk, FloridaDakota Hudson, Mississippi StateLogan Ice, Oregon StateCorey Ray, Louisville
3 Jameson Fisher, Southeastern La.Jeren Kendall, VanderbiltBryan Reynolds, VanderbiltLuken Baker, TCUConnor Jones, VirginiaBoomer White, Texas A&MSheldon Neuse, Oklahoma
4Eric Lauer, Kent StatePeter Alonso, FloridaDonnie Walton, Oklahoma StateAlex Faedo, FloridaCJ Chatham, Florida AtlanticNick Solak, LouisvilleNick Senzel, Tennessee
5Jake Burger, Missouri StateKevin Hill, South AlabamaAlex Lange, LSUBraden Webb, South CarolinaBrett Cumberland, CalStephen Alemais, TulaneCorbin Burnes, St. Mary's
6Andrew Lantrip, HoustonConnor Justus, Georgia TechBryson Brigman, San DiegoRobert Tyler, GeorgiaJake Noll, Florida Gulf CoastKyle Wright, VanderbiltJordan Sheffield, Vanderbilt
7Drew Harrington, LouisvilleNick Feight, UNC WilmingtonBuddy Reed, FloridaDavid Martinelli, Dallas BaptistThomas Hackimer, St. John'sEric Gutierrez, Texas TechA.J. Puckett, Pepperdine
8Heath Quinn, SamfordJake Mangum, Mississippi StateCody Sedlock, IllinoisNick Madrigal, Oregon StateRicky Thomas, Fresno StateJon Duplantier, RiceKeston Hiura, UC Irvine
9Devin Hairston, LouisvilleJohn Sansone, Florida StateDustin Beggs, KentuckyShaun Anderson, FloridaLogan Gray, Austin PeayGlenn Otto, RiceZach Kirtley, St. Mary's
10Kyle Nelson, UC Santa BarbaraTroy Rallings, WashingtonKJ Harrison, Oregon StateMark Ecker, Texas A&MPavin Smith, VirginiaCarl Chester, MiamiStephen Nogosek, Oregon
11Dane Dunning, FloridaBrady Bramlett, Ole MissTyler Ramirez, North CarolinaKirby Snead, FloridaJ.B. Bukauskas, North CarolinaHunter Melton, Texas A&MZack Burdi, Louisville
12Ryan Boldt, NebraskaJ.B. Woodman, Ole MissAustin Hays, JacksonvilleAntoine Duplantis, LSUAlex Call, Ball StateBen Bowden, VanderbiltNick Banks, Texas A&M
13Chris Okey, ClemsonWyatt Short, Ole MissColton Hock, StanfordBlake Tiberi, LouisvilleJake Fraley, LSUTristan Beck, StanfordZac Gallen, North Carolina
14Tommy Edman, StanfordJustin Dunn, Boston CollegeJames Karinchak, BryantJordan Zimmerman, Michigan StateMatt Albanese, BryantAlex Destino, South CarolinaJeremy Martinez, Southern California
15Bryan Garcia, MiamiBrigham Hill, Texas A&MMatthew Gorst, Georgia TechMichael Bernal, ArkansasChad Hockin, Cal State FullertonBrennon Lund, BYUChris DeVito, New Mexico
16Daniel Woodrow, CreightonJonathan India, FloridaSeth Romero, HoustonLogan Sowers, IndianaZach Jackson, ArkansasThomas Burrows, AlabamaGio Brusa, Pacific
17JJ Schwarz, FloridaMike Rivera, FloridaJacob Robson, Mississippi StateConnor Wong, HoustonT.J. Zeuch, PittsburghStephen Smith, Texas TechMike Morrison, Coastal Carolina
18Niko Buentello, AuburnRyne Birk, Texas A&MDalton Guthrie, FloridaGene Cone, South CarolinaRonnie Dawson, Ohio StateAnthony Kay, UconnTimmy Richards, Cal State Fullerton
19Reid Humphreys, Mississippi StateThomas Hatch, Oklahoma StateCarmen Benedetti, MichiganJake Bivens, MichiganAaron Civale, NortheasternDanny Pinero, VirginiaBobby Dalbec, Arizona
20Cal Quantrill, StanfordVincent Jackson, TennesseeDakota Mekkes, Michigan StateConnor Seabold, Cal State FullertonColby Woodmansee, Arizona StateTim Lynch, Southern MissRyan Lazo, Texas Southern

And here’s a look at how the teams compare, position by position. We’re adding Sorenson’s “Leftovers” team to this list.

Dream Draft Results By Position

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Pos.Kyle PetersonMark EtheridgeAaron FittMichael BaumannFrankie PiliereKendall RogersShotgun SpratlingEric Sorenson
CChris OkeyNick FeightMatt ThaissZack CollinsBrett CumberlandLogan IceJeremy MartinezEvan Skoug
1BJameson FisherPeter AlonsoKJ HarrisonJordan ZimmermanPavin SmithEric GutierrezBrendan McKayTanner Pinkston
2BTommy EdmanRyne BirkBryson BrigmanNick MadrigalJake NollNick SolakZach KirtleyRyan Fitzgerald
3BJake BurgerJohn SansoneWill CraigBlake TiberiLogan GrayBoomer WhiteNick SenzelElliot Barzilli
SSDevin HairstonConnor JustusDonnie WaltonMichael BernalCJ ChathamStephen AlemaisSheldon NeuseGarrett Hampson
OFKyle LewisJake MangumBryan ReynoldsDavid MartinelliAnfernee GrierCarl ChesterCorey RayZach Gibbons
OFHeath QuinnJeren KendallBuddy ReedAntoine DuplantisAlex CallAlex DestinoKeston HiuraConnor Owings
OFRyan BoldtJ.B. WoodmanTyler RamirezLogan SowersJake FraleyBrennon LundNick BanksJake Sandlin
DHJJ SchwarzSeth BeerAustin HaysLuken BakerMatt AlbaneseHunter MeltonChris DeVitoColton Shaver
SP1Tanner HouckLogan ShoreAlex LangeA.J. PukDakota HudsonClarke SchmidtCorbin BurnesMichael Rucker
SP2Eric LauerKevin HillCody SedlockAlex FaedoConnor JonesKyle WrightJordan SheffieldRyan Mason
SP3Andrew LantripBrigham HillDustin BeggsBraden WebbRicky ThomasJon DuplantierAJ PuckettShane Bieber
SP4Drew HarringtonBrady BramlettJames KarinchakRobert TylerJ.B. BukauskasTristan BeckZac GallenLuke Gillingham
RPKyle NelsonTroy RallingsColton HockShaun AndersonThomas HackimerThomas BurrowsStephen NogosekMax Englebrekt
RPDane DunningWyatt ShortMatthew GorstMark EckerChad HockinGlenn OttoZack BurdiTyler Buffett
RPBryan GarciaJustin DunnDakota MekkesKirby SneadZach JacksonBen BowdenMike MorrisonHayden Howard
BENCHDaniel WoodrowJonathan IndiaSeth RomeroConnor WongT.J. ZeuchAnthony KayGio BrusaAndrew Calica
BENCHNiko BuentelloMike RiveraJacob RobsonGene ConeRonnie DawsonDanny PineroTimmy RichardsChristian Donohue
BENCHReid HumphreysVincent JacksonDalton GuthrieConnor SeaboldAaron CivaleTim LynchBobby DalbecKyle Funkhouser
BENCHCal QuantrillThomas HatchCarmen BenedettiJake BivensColby WoodmanseeStephen SmithRyan LazoDylan Moore

Draft Debrief: Staffer Q&As

KylePeterson1Kyle Peterson

What was your strategy going into the draft, and how did it work? What is your overall assessment of your team?

Strategy was to be as balanced as possible. Our squad will be aggressive on the basepaths and pressure the opposing defense. I also wanted to ability to hit home runs and I think we clearly accomplished that. I like my club, they seem to be gelling well already.

Which of your picks were you most pleased with? Were there any picks you regretted?

Pleased with: Dane Dunning in the 11th round. JJ Schwarz in the 17th round. Cal Quantrill in the 20th round. (No regrets.)

What were the steals of the draft?

See above, that’s grand larceny. Kyle Wright in the sixth round, Ecker and Burdi in the 10th were really solid picks, I missed there. Gene Cone in the 18th.

What was the reach of the draft?

Robert Tyler in the sixth. Might have the highest upside on the page, just never know exactly what you are going to get. I’ve seen him really good though so I know the top end.

Whose draft do you like the best, not counting your own?

Probably Kendall’s, but it really bothers me to admit that.


Mark-pressboxMark Etheridge

What was your strategy going into the draft, and how did it work? What is your overall assessment of your team?

My strategy heading into the draft was just not to embarrass myself by selecting a player who was injured, ineligible, or in-jail. If I didn’t succeed with that, I’d rather just stay in the dark. I am much more team-focused than player focused and while I know more than most people about players, competing in a draft with some of the most knowledgeable folks in the game had me a little out of my element; which makes it even more amazing that my team is the unquestioned best of the bunch.

Which of your picks were you most pleased with? Were there any picks you regretted?

I might have been able to get Kevin Hill a round or two later but I wanted to make sure I got him. Will see South Alabama against Louisiana-Lafayette this weekend so Hill is a guy on my radar.

What were the steals of the draft?

JJ Schwarz in the 17th round was a great value. I also think Brendan McKay in the 2nd round is a good pick since he is a two-way player and an elite one at that. I also like Alex Lange in the fifth round. Heading into the season he may have been the first arm taken. 

Whose draft do you like the best, not counting your own?

There isn’t a lot of difference to me. Id probably go with Kyle’s. I love the first three picks and then moving down the list, I see a lot of guys I was targeting.


Aaron Fitt imageAaron Fitt

What was your strategy going into the draft, and how did it work? What is your overall assessment of your team?

I felt like there was a pretty deep collection of quality arms to choose from, but I don’t think the arms at the very top are quite as dominant as we usually see from the country’s best arms. I don’t think there’s a lot of separation between the guys at the top and some guys available later, so I decided to wait on pitching and focus on building an explosive offense and rock-solid up-the-middle defense.

Will Craig was the guy I was targeting with my first pick, even if I had gotten the No. 1 overall pick — not only does the guy lead the nation in OPS while playing in a power conference, but he provides extra value as a valuable bullpen piece. I wanted to land a few two-way guys when possible, but Shotgun gobbled up Brendan McKay and Sheldon Neuse. But I did add some nice depth and versatility to my roster with Carmen Benedetti late — a key lefthanded bullpen arm and a talented lefthanded bat who can play the corner outfield or first base.

I succeeded in building a rock-solid foundation up the middle, landing winning players with good all-around skill sets who have some of the best makeup in college baseball (Donnie Walton, Bryson Brigman — whom I’m moving back to second base, where he played last year — plus Matt Thaiss and Buddy Reed in center field). And my strategy to wait a little bit on pitching worked out OK, as I’m confident that Alex Lange and Cody Sedlock have the premium stuff to dominate in the first two games of any series, and Dustin Beggs has some of the nation’s best feel for pitching. Then I still got one of the nation’s most talented lefthanders late in Seth Romero, plus an under-appreciated ace from the Northeast in James Karinchak.

Which of your picks were you most pleased with? Were there any picks you regretted?

I was happy to land Alex Lange in the fifth because I thought he was one of the nation’s best pitchers last year and has the ability to be again down the stretch this year (although in hindsight, with Kyle Wright still on the board, maybe I should have gone in that direction just because Wright is a little safer). My other really good value picks were Buddy Reed in the seventh (first-round tools, numbers a bit quiet but still solid), Cody Sedlock in the eighth (dominant stuff, the best pitcher in the Midwest), Seth Romero in the 16th, then Dalton Guthrie (my super-utility infielder) and Carmen Benedetti in the 18th and 19th to provide invaluable versatility. I probably could have waited a little bit to land Matt Thaiss (second), Donnie Walton (fourth) and Bryson Brigman (sixth), but those were three guys I knew I wanted on my team, and I would have been bummed if somebody else grabbed them, so I reached a little bit.

What were the steals of the draft?

Everybody pretty much agrees that Kyle got a steal with JJ Schwarz in the 17th round — he’s got some of the best raw power in the country, and though he’s had a quiet year, the potential reward is huge. Likewise, I agree with the majority that Frankie did very well with T.J. Zeuch in the 17th, a guy with a real chance to go in the first round next month. We must have all just fallen asleep to let him slip that far. I thought about pulling the trigger on Thomas Hatch as early as the ninth round, and frankly he could have gone even earlier than that, as the likely Big 12 pitcher of the year with very good stuff. I can’t believe he lasted until the 19th round for Etheridge. Other picks I liked: Jake Burger (Peterson in the fifth), Nick Senzel (Shotgun in the fourth), Anthony Kay (Rogers in the 18th), Zack Burdi (Shotgun in the 11th). I planned to wait until the late rounds to build my bullpen, but Baumann’s strategy of landing premium relievers in the ninth and 10th (Shaun Anderson and Mark Ecker) will make him tough to beat in the late innings.

Who was the reach of the draft?

Speaking of Baumann’s middle-rounds bullpen strategy, Kirby Snead is a great left-on-left guy, but I think Baumann could have grabbed him in the 20th round instead of the 11th. I thought Luken Baker in the third was a reach too, since he likely won’t pitch again this year.

Whose draft do you like the best, not counting your own?

I thought Shotgun hit the middle of the bull’s eye with his draft. McKay and Neuse are really good two-way players in the first three rounds, Corey Ray might be the most exciting player in the country, Senzel is one of the nation’s best pure hitters, and then Burnes, Sheffield and Puckett form a strong weekend rotation. He stole Keston Hiura from me in the eighth — that’s a guy I wanted in that spot. Then to get the biggest arm in all of college baseball in the 11th round (Zack Burdi, who has laughably overpowering stuff and surprising feel for pitching) was a coup. I wasn’t as enamored with Shotty’s final five picks, but his first 15 rounds were so good that I still think he built the best team. And actually, I don’t mind how he targeted some specialists (like defensive whiz Timmy Richards and stolen base artist Ryan Lazo) in the late rounds — he approached this with a true team-building mindset rather than a fantasy team mindset. I tried to take a similar approach.

I voted for Frankie second — I thought his draft was very strong all the way through, with better value at the bottom than anyone else. I don’t love Brett Cumberland’s defense behind the plate, but Frankie makes up for it with the best middle infield in the country in CJ Chatham and Jake Noll.


michaelbaumannMichael Baumann

What was your strategy going into the draft, and how did it work? What is your overall assessment of your team?

I’m of the belief that the best way to lose in the NCAA tournament is to run out of starting pitchers, so my No. 1 goal was to not run out of pitchers. There are a few freak position players, so I wanted to get one of those early, then fill out my rotation: I wanted all four of my starters to strike out at least a batter per inning and four or five batters per walk, and I more or less stuck to that, then fill out the rest of the team with lower-profile on-base and power guys from the Midwest. I love my team through the first seven rounds, after that I got away from pitching and got lost a little.

Which of your picks were you most pleased with? Were there any picks you regretted?

My plan was to get Seth Beer in the first round and Clarke Schmidt in the second — if not Beer then Zack Collins, and if not Schmidt then A.J. Puk, so I’m extremely pleased with how it started. As for regrets, I waited to get a third baseman because I thought Jake Burger would last longer than he did. If I’d known he’d go in the first five rounds, I’d have taken Boomer White in the third and not Luken Baker. And a bunch of infielders lasted way longer than I’d thought — Cavan Biggio sliding all the way through in particular surprised me, which makes me wish I’d waited on Nick Madrigal and Blake Tiberi and gone after someone like Jon Duplantier or J.B. Bukauskas in the middle rounds.

What were the steals of the draft?

I liked two Florida players who went in the late teens: JJ Schwarz to Peterson University and Dalton Guthrie to Fitt Tech.

Who was the reach of the draft?

Tommy Edman to KPU in the 14th round. Everyone had picks that looked bad because of how the draft board shook out later, but I was shocked that Edman went off the board at all, let alone that early.

Whose draft do you like the best, not counting your own?

I think Shotgun had the best team in the early rounds, but Kyle, despite a few head-scratchers, pulled it back later on. I’d probably go with Kyle’s team overall.


 frankieFrankie Piliere

What was your strategy going into the draft, and how did it work? What is your overall assessment of your team?

I looked for a cornerstone, multi-talented player with the first pick then sought out value picks at thin positions with earlier picks than I believed others would look at those positions. There was enough pitching depth that I felt comfortable I could find that later on.

Which of your picks were you most pleased with? Were there any picks you regretted?

T.J. Zeuch in the 17th round. I think I got a first-round type of arm and one of the best aces in the country all the way down there. I would hold off on taking Brett Cumberland in the fifth if I could do it over. I think I could have gotten him later.

What were the steals of the draft?

Kyle’s pick JJ Schwarz in the 17th round may have been the steal of the draft. Mark landing Thomas Hatch in the 19th was also an absolute steal. Aaron’s pick of Seth Romero and Kendall’s pick of Anthony Kay were also superb values.

Who was the reach of the draft?

Not too many pure reaches in this group, but I think Donnie Walton might have been obtainable later than the fourth.

Whose draft do you like the best, not counting your own?

I love my roster, but if I had to take another I’d take Kyle’s. He’s got all that athleticism with Lewis as the centerpiece and a high performing starting staff.


 KendallRogers.jpegKendall Rogers

What was your strategy going into the draft, and how did it work? What is your overall assessment of your team?

I wanted to get a very nice balance and collection of highly productive players who also have terrific makeup. Again, we’re putting together a team we think we could win the College World Series. I’m pleased with the club I have.

Which of your picks were you most pleased with? Were there any picks you regretted?

Clarke Schmidt or Kyle Wright, those two guys are pitching at such a high level right now. It would be the best one-two punch in this group of teams, in my opinion. As for regretful picks, none at all.

What were the steals of the draft?

JJ Schwarz going 17th round to Kyle, Thomas Hatch going 19th round to Mark, T.J. Zeuch 17th round to Frankie, Ben Bowden and Thomas Burrows for myself in such late rounds.

Who was the reach of the draft?

KP taking Tommy Edman in the 14th round. I mean, c’mon Kyle?!

Whose draft do you like the best, not counting your own?

Mark’s.


shotgunspratlingShotgun Spratling

What was your strategy going into the draft, and how did it work? What is your overall assessment of your team?

The most valuable thing in college baseball is an impact two-way player. With limited scholarships, getting a player that contributes on the mound as well as with the bat is like having an extra scholarship player. That’s why I targeted the top two-way guys when possible. I was thrilled that Brendan McKay was still available when I finally got to pick last (which I’m pretty sure was a conspiracy to keep the little West Coast guy down). 

I also wanted to make sure to get either an elite shortstop or catcher early and then not go after the other position until late. With only a couple of true standouts at both positions and then several solid talents behind, I knew there would be plenty of solid guys I could pick up later since no one was going to grab multiple players at either position until late in the draft. I felt this worked out great for me because after picking up the top shortstop (and another two-way guy) in Sheldon Neuse, I was able to put off grabbing a catcher until late and still got a great backstop in Jeremy Martinez.

My strategy of grabbing elite two-way players gives me the deepest team and that allowed me to make my team even better by grabbing some specialists at the very end.

Which of your picks were you most pleased with? Were there any picks you regretted?

Picking up Nick Banks in the 12th round was a huge steal. He hasn’t had a huge year this season, but he’s too talented to be a 12th round pick. J.B. Bukauskas and Ben Bowden were the only two players I was really looking at that went right before where I was going to grab them, so there is a little bit of regret not grabbing them a round earlier, but otherwise there was only one pick I would do over. 

Even though I really like Timmy Richards, I grabbed him as my defensive replacement at shortstop for when Sheldon Neuse goes in to pitch (Yes, I thought out the full construction of my “team” unlike some other drafters). There was one shortstop that just wouldn’t pop into my head and that’s UC Santa Barbara’s Clay Fisher. Fisher is the slickest fielder I’ve seen this year, so I would have liked to have had the defensive replacement. But Richards is also a plus defender with a better bat than Fisher, so I’m not too upset with the selection.

What were the steals of the draft?

T.J. Zeuch in the 17th, Gio Brusa in the 16th, Shaun Anderson in the ninth, Nick Senzel in the fourth.

Who was the reach of the draft?

Zach Collins is one of the top bats in the nation, but my team plans to run on him early and often. He was only throwing out 21 percent of basestealers when we last did the positional power rankings while several of the other top catchers were more than double that. Collins has improved his percentage to 26 percent, but Corey Ray is already salivating at the chance to steal second and third on consecutive pitches any time he gets on against Baumann’s team. I don’t think the offensive production is that vastly superior to other catchers to justify the No. 4 overall pick.

Whose draft do you like the best, not counting your own?

Fitt’s.


ericsorensonEric Sorenson

I won’t ask you to answer all the questions the other guys answered since you weren’t part of the live draft, but I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on putting together a team using the entire pool of undrafted players. Was it easier than you imagined to still put together a great team? What’s the strength of your team? Were there any positions where all the guys you really wanted were already gone?

My team of “StitchHead’s Leftovers” came together quite nicely. Despite not getting into the pecking order of this “draft” due to a loud rock-n-roll show, I was still able to nab a bunch of guys that I had high on my list anyway. I mean, how could the other seven dudes overlook a catcher like Evan Skoug of TCU, or a lumberjack like Colton Shaver of BYU, or a defensive whiz like Garrett Hampson of Long Beach State or the confident leadership of Tanner Pinkston of Cal State Fullerton?

As for the pitching, it was pretty easy, the entire field of seven D1 guys totally missed the boat on Navy’s Luke Gillingham. We’re talking about a dude who has thrown six or seven complete games this year. Or a guy like Michael Rucker, who has flown under the radar but is a perfect 10-0 so far and tied for the national lead in wins up until last week. And completely off of everyone else’s radar is Kyle Funkhouser, who is merely a first-round draft pick. Yep, I’ve got some high-quality dudes who could take down anyone else’s team.

Even if they are from the island of Misfit Toys, this team of rag-tags that I put together is probably able to go toe-to-toe with any of the other teams of prima donnas that my cohorts put together. 

No offense guys.

And The Winner Is …

The seven D1Baseball staffers who participated in the draft cast votes to rank the other six teams (excluding their own). StitchHead’s “Leftovers” are in a separate category, so they weren’t included in our voting. First-place votes were worth six points, second-place votes were worth five, and on down to one point for sixth-place votes.

Our fearless leader, Kyle Peterson, was that guy who kept trying to draft players who had already been selected (he did this four times, prompting Baumann to dub him “the senile grandfather”). Nonetheless, Peterson garnered the most first-place votes (three) from our panel of suck-ups. But he did not win the overall vote, as Shotgun Spratling just edged him for the top spot in total points:

1. Shotgun Spratling (26 points)
2. Kyle Peterson (25 points)
3. Frankie Piliere (23 points)
4. Aaron Fitt (21 points)
5. Kendall Rogers (19 points)
6. Mark Etheridge (17 points)
7. Michael Baumann (16 points)

By dint of finishing in last place, Baumann has been voted off the island — please extinguish your torch, pack your knives and go. (But in all seriousness — Monday was Baumann’s final day on the D1Baseball staff. We wish him the very best in his new endeavor at The Ringer, where we hope he has better luck in future dream drafting. Thanks for two fantastic, entertaining years, Michael! We’ll miss you around here.)

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