Many people underrate the importance of fantasy baseball mock drafts. Getting to know the player pool is obviously important, but you can probably get to know the names through sheer research. Do you really get a feel for how the talent is spread out among the different positions? Even more important though is the question of how other fantasy managers view that talent.
After all, even if you have the perfect set of projections, the way others value the player pool can put a wrench in your draft strategy. The only way to get a true feel for the player pool and how the fantasy population views it is through fantasy baseball mock drafts. That’s the purpose of this post. We’re going to hook you up with the best and most reliable mock draft sites we can find.
As an added bonus, many of the sites that offer mock drafts are also the sites you’ll be using for your actual drafts. Think there’s a better way to get to know the default rankings for that site? Think being aware of those default rankings might help you sneak through a sleeper or two late in your draft? Well, it definitely can’t hurt.
Taking part in one or two fantasy baseball mock drafts on the site you’ll be drafting on seems like a no-brainer. Now that we’ve got that straight, let’s get to it.
Top Sites for Fantasy Baseball Mock Drafts
- CBS Sports Mock Drafts – The CBS Commissioner products are pricey but there’s no doubting the quality of their products. The good news is that their mock drafts are 100% free.
- Couch Managers – The interface has a bit of an early internet feel to it, but they offer a ton of customization options and their drafts run very smoothly.
- ESPN Fantasy Baseball Mock Drafts – ESPN took a lot of heat for some of the changes they made to their fantasy baseball platform last year, but their draft room is still one of the smoothest ones out there. Their default rankings are usually ripe to take advantage of as well.
- FantasyPros Mock Draft Simulator – The fall-back of mock drafts can be the time they take. That doesn’t apply here. You draft against a computer that uses the consensus rankings of the top experts in the industry. You can be done with an entire mock draft within 10 minutes or so. Try out different strategies and see how your different rosters configurations look.
- Fantrax Mock Draft Lobby – The Fantrax mock draft experience is great on a computer and they’ve made lots of improvements on their mobile app. Fantrax mock drafts are also unique in that they let the leagues play out and you can see how that team might have fared in a best-ball type format.
- FleaFlicker Mock Drafts – Similar to the FantasyPros Draft Wizard, the FleaFlickers mock drafts are automated. The AI drafts as your competition, so drafts can be completed within a few minutes. Format is simple and straightforward.
- RealTime Fantasy Sports – The RTSports draft experience is a pretty smooth one and the interface is comfortable. This link shows both football and baseball mock drafts depending on the time of year.
- RotoWire Mock Draft Simulator – Not familiar with this one, but I assume it would be very beneficial if you use the RotoWire Commish product. If you have experience with it, please share the details in the comments below.
- Yahoo! Sports Mock Draft Lobby – If you play on Yahoo it’s a no-brainer to get used to their draft app.
We’ll do our best to keep up with all the sites that offer fantasy baseball mock drafts, but every year new ones pop up. If you see some we’ve missed help us out and let us know in the comments below or send us a message on our Link Submission Page.
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