It took us a few weeks, but we have arrived at the finale. We can finally wrap up the Couch Managers 2017 Industry Mock Draft recaps. It feels like just yesterday I was getting started on what was likely to be a 60,000-word article on all 23 rounds of this mock draft before Grey slapped me and told me to put down the bourbon and split this into multiple posts. Below, I’ll be posting the results of rounds 19-23, my thoughts on said results, and the final team for every owner.

In case you have yet to see my previous posts, here is a quick recap of the league rules for this mock:

This mock was for a 15-team, 5×5 roto, with 23 roster spots made up of 9 pitchers (9), 1 spot for each position (8), a second catcher (1), 2 more outfielders (2), one corner infielder (1), one middle infielder (1), and one utility position (1).

Links to previous recaps:

Now, let’s get rounds 19-23 out of the way so that we can get to the good stuff!

Pick Rd. Name Team Pos Owner
271 19 Joe Panik SF 2B Paul Sporer
272 19 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP @Tim_Heaney
273 19 Cameron Rupp PHI C Mike Maher
274 19 Steve Pearce TOR 1B DerekCarty
275 19 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP rotoman
276 19 Jett Bandy MIL C ToddZ
277 19 Daniel Norris DET SP Tim McLeod
278 19 Domingo Santana MIL OF genemccaffrey
279 19 Chris Owings AZ SS [email protected]
280 19 Josh Harrison PIT 2B Captain Hook
281 19 Francisco Cervelli PIT C Joelhenardbddr
282 19 Matt Holliday NYY OF RayHQ
283 19 Robbie Ray AZ SP MikeGianella
284 19 Jordan Zimmermann DET SP Doug Anderson
285 19 Derek Norris WSH C lawrm

Round 19 thoughts: Quick, can someone figure out how to tag Grey in a post? Robbie Ray just went at 283. Grey currently has him ranked at 199. Great spot to grab Josh Harrison for some depth and positional versatility. Great spots to grab guys like Daniel Norris and Jordan Zimmerman, too, though obviously for different reasons. Derek Norris? Blegch.

 

Pick Rd. Name Team Pos Owner
286 20 Travis d’Arnaud NYM C lawrm
287 20 Cam Bedrosian LAA RP Doug Anderson
288 20 Joaquin Benoit PHI RP MikeGianella
289 20 Robert Gsellman NYM SP RayHQ
290 20 Huston Street LAA RP Joelhenardbddr
291 20 Kevin Pillar TOR OF Captain Hook
292 20 Joe Musgrove HOU SP [email protected]
293 20 Yangervis Solarte SD 3B genemccaffrey
294 20 Nate Jones CHW RP Tim McLeod
295 20 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP ToddZ
296 20 Trevor Bauer CLE SP rotoman
297 20 Roman Quinn PHI OF DerekCarty
298 20 Tyson Ross FA SP Mike Maher
299 20 Corey Knebel MIL RP @Tim_Heaney
300 20 Junior Guerra MIL SP Paul Sporer

Round 20 thoughts: I am a secret Kevin Pillar lover, so I really like getting him in the 20th round. He does a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything, except hit doubles and not take walks, but I love the guy. Nate Jones is a sneaky-good grab because Daniel Robertson is getting dealt at some point this season. It might be tomorrow, it might be in May, or it might be in July, but it’s happening.

 

Pick Rd. Name Team Pos Owner
301 21 Corey Dickerson TB OF Paul Sporer
302 21 Zach Davies MIL SP @Tim_Heaney
303 21 Chris Tillman BAL SP Mike Maher
304 21 Fernando Rodney AZ RP DerekCarty
305 21 Freddy Galvis PHI SS rotoman
306 21 Mitch Haniger SEA OF ToddZ
307 21 Brett Gardner NYY OF Tim McLeod
308 21 Devin Mesoraco CIN C genemccaffrey
309 21 Austin Hedges SD C [email protected]
310 21 Andrew Toles LAD OF Captain Hook
311 21 Josh Tomlin CLE SP Joelhenardbddr
312 21 Kolten Wong STL 2B RayHQ
313 21 Andrew Susac MIL C MikeGianella
314 21 Ben Revere LAA OF Doug Anderson
315 21 Brandon Finnegan CIN SP lawrm

Round 21 thoughts: I think I hate almost this entire round except for maybe Brandon Finnegan. Ben Revere could be a nice get if he falls into regular playing time with the Angels, which is not looking likely right now. Freddy Galvis is…you know what, let’s just move on.

 

Pick Rd. Name Team Pos Owner
316 22 Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP lawrm
317 22 Tony Wolters COL C Doug Anderson
318 22 Yan Gomes CLE C MikeGianella
319 22 Jorge Soler KC OF RayHQ
320 22 Shelby Miller AZ SP Joelhenardbddr
321 22 Mitch Moreland BOS 1B Captain Hook
322 22 Cameron Maybin LAA OF [email protected]
323 22 Tyler Skaggs LAA SP genemccaffrey
324 22 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF Tim McLeod
325 22 Seth Smith BAL OF ToddZ
326 22 Alex Cobb TB SP rotoman
327 22 Collin McHugh HOU SP DerekCarty
328 22 Trevor Rosenthal STL RP Mike Maher
329 22 Travis Shaw MIL 3B @Tim_Heaney
330 22 James McCann DET C Paul Sporer

Round 22 thoughts: Shelby Miller is a solid gamble here. I know that advanced metrics had kind of foreshadowed the struggles he had last year, but even Bill James wouldn’t have thought Miller would be that bad. 300+ is a fine time to gamble on Miller’s upside and hope he turns in a solid year. If he is going to struggle again, you’ll know pretty early into the season and will be able to look for someone else. You know the drill by now. Unless you focus on starting pitching early in your draft and sacrifice other positions, you are more than likely going to be streaming at least one of your starting pitching slots for most of the season. There is no risk here in grabbing Miller. Mikey likes. Jorge Soler in Kansas City at 319? Sure. I’ll give it a whirl. Alex Cobb? Why not. Travis Shaw? Meh, pass.

 

Pick Rd. Name Team Pos Owner
331 23 Pablo Sandoval BOS 3B Paul Sporer
332 23 Mallex Smith TB OF @Tim_Heaney
333 23 Adam Conley MIA SP Mike Maher
334 23 Michael Saunders FA OF DerekCarty
335 23 Mike Zunino SEA C rotoman
336 23 Matt Strahm KC RP ToddZ
337 23 Dan Vogelbach SEA 1B Tim McLeod
338 23 Seth Lugo NYM SP genemccaffrey
339 23 Peter O’Brien KC OF [email protected]
340 23 Bartolo Colon ATL SP Captain Hook
341 23 Nick Markakis ATL OF Joelhenardbddr
342 23 Jose De Leon LAD SP RayHQ
343 23 Lance Lynn STL SP MikeGianella
344 23 Arodys Vizcaino ATL RP Doug Anderson
345 23 Kendall Graveman OAK SP lawrm

Round 23 thoughts: I have very, very low expectations for Pablo Sandoval. But at 331 overall I definitely don’t hate Paul Sporer taking a flyer on him. The Michael Saunders pick looks better now that we know he is going to get regular playing time in Philadelphia in a tiny ballpark. That isn’t a bad flyer either. Lance Lynn? I like it. I like it a lot.

So, there you have it. All 23 rounds and 345 picks are in. I’ll post the complete teams below.

Here is a link to a spreadsheet with all of the results in order.

And here is every team, broken down by the available positions in this league:

 

 POS Paul Sporer @Tim_Heaney Mike Maher
C Gary Sanchez C-NYY Russell Martin C-TOR Wilson Ramos C-TB
C James McCann C-DET Tom Murphy C-COL Cameron Rupp C-PHI
1B Greg Bird 1B/MiLB-NYY Chris Carter 1B-NYY Tommy Joseph 1B-PHI
2B Daniel Murphy 2B/1B-WSH DJ LeMahieu 2B-COL Rougned Odor 2B-TEX
3B Jake Lamb 3B-AZ Todd Frazier 3B-CHW Kris Bryant 3B/OF-CHC
SS Trevor Story SS-COL Tim Anderson SS-CHW Francisco Lindor SS-CLE
OF Mike Trout OF-LAA Mookie Betts OF-BOS Adam Jones OF-BAL
OF Christian Yelich OF-MIA George Springer OF-HOU Khris Davis OF/DH-OAK
OF Marcell Ozuna OF-MIA J.D. Martinez OF-DET Hunter Renfroe OF-SD
OF Yasiel Puig OF-LAD Eric Thames 1B/MiLB-MIL Joc Pederson OF-LAD
OF Corey Dickerson OF/DH-TB Mallex Smith OF-TB Josh Reddick OF-HOU
CI Ryon Healy 3B-OAK Alex Bregman 3B-HOU Kyle Seager 3B-SEA
MI Joe Panik 2B-SF Orlando Arcia SS-MIL Ben Zobrist 2B/OF-CHC
UT Pablo Sandoval 3B-BOS Travis Shaw 3B/1B-MIL Jose Ramirez 3B/OF-CLE
P Kenley Jansen RP-LAD Chris Archer SP-TB Stephen Strasburg SP-WSH
P Kelvin Herrera RP-KC Julio Teheran SP-ATL Rick Porcello SP-BOS
P Gerrit Cole SP-PIT Ken Giles RP-HOU Felix Hernandez SP-SEA
P Steven Matz SP-NYM Dallas Keuchel SP-HOU Jim Johnson RP-ATL
P Kevin Gausman SP-BAL Matt Shoemaker SP-LAA Jeanmar Gomez RP-PHI
P Carlos Rodon SP-CHW Hector Neris RP-PHI Tyson Ross SP-TEX
P James Paxton SP-SEA Drew Pomeranz SP-BOS Chris Tillman SP-BAL
P Dellin Betances RP-NYY Corey Knebel RP-MIL Trevor Rosenthal RP-STL
P Junior Guerra SP-MIL Zach Davies SP-MIL Adam Conley SP-MIA

 

POS DerekCarty rotoman ToddZ
C Evan Gattis C/DH-HOU Yasmani Grandal C-LAD Stephen Vogt C/DH-OAK
C Yadier Molina C-STL Mike Zunino C-SEA Jett Bandy C-MIL
1B Mike Napoli 1B/DH-TEX Carlos Santana 1B/DH-CLE Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH-CLE
2B Brian Dozier 2B-MIN Robinson Cano 2B-SEA Dee Gordon 2B-MIA
3B Miguel Sano 3B/OF/DH-MIN Manny Machado 3B/SS-BAL Nolan Arenado 3B-COL
SS Brad Miller 2B/1B/SS-TB Jonathan Villar 2B/SS/3B-MIL Didi Gregorius SS-NYY
OF Giancarlo Stanton OF-MIA Nelson Cruz OF/DH-SEA Carlos Gonzalez OF-COL
OF Ian Desmond OF/1B-COL Gregory Polanco OF-PIT Adam Eaton OF-WSH
OF Jose Bautista OF/DH-TOR Odubel Herrera OF-PHI Kole Calhoun OF-LAA
OF Carlos Gomez OF-TEX Yasmany Tomas OF-AZ Manuel Margot OF-SD
OF Roman Quinn OF-PHI Byron Buxton OF-MIN Mitch Haniger OF-SEA
CI Steve Pearce 1B-TOR Yoan Moncada 2B/3B-CHW C.J. Cron 1B-LAA
MI Ryan Schimpf 2B-SD Freddy Galvis SS-PHI Ian Kinsler 2B-DET
UT Michael Saunders OF-PHI Max Kepler OF-MIN Seth Smith OF-BAL
P Clayton Kershaw SP-LAD Jacob DeGrom SP-NYM Corey Kluber SP-CLE
P Aroldis Chapman RP-NYY Kenta Maeda SP-LAD Masahiro Tanaka SP-NYY
P Lance McCullers SP-HOU Julio Urias SP/RP-LAD Alex Colome RP-TB
P Matt Moore SP-SF Sonny Gray SP-OAK Rich Hill SP-LAD
P Aaron Nola SP-PHI Raisel Iglesias RP/SP-CIN John Lackey SP-CHC
P Sam Dyson RP-TEX Shawn Kelley RP-WSH Jerad Eickhoff SP-PHI
P Michael Pineda SP-NYY Eduardo Rodriguez SP-BOS Brandon Maurer RP-SD
P Fernando Rodney RP-AZ Trevor Bauer SP/RP-CLE Hisashi Iwakuma SP-SEA
P Collin McHugh SP-HOU Alex Cobb SP-TB Matt Strahm RP/SP-KC

 

POS Tim McLeod genemccaffrey [email protected]
C Willson Contreras C/OF-CHC Salvador Perez C-KC Brian McCann C/DH-HOU
C J.T. Realmuto C-MIA Devin Mesoraco C-CIN Austin Hedges C-SD
1B Freddie Freeman 1B-ATL Anthony Rizzo 1B-CHC Paul Goldschmidt 1B-AZ
2B Jose Altuve 2B-HOU Dustin Pedroia 2B-BOS Javier Baez 2B/3B/SS-CHC
3B Yulieski Gurriel 3B-HOU Adrian Beltre 3B-TEX Hernan Perez 3B/OF-MIL
SS Elvis Andrus SS-TEX Aledmys Diaz SS-STL Jean Segura SS/2B-SEA
OF Ryan Braun OF-MIL A.J. Pollock OF-AZ Kyle Schwarber OF-CHC
OF Kevin Kiermaier OF-TB Matt Kemp OF-ATL Jackie Bradley OF-BOS
OF Leonys Martin OF-SEA Jay Bruce OF-NYM Carlos Beltran OF/DH-HOU
OF Brett Gardner OF-NYY David Peralta OF-AZ Rajai Davis OF-OAK
OF Shin-Soo Choo OF-TEX Domingo Santana OF-MIL Cameron Maybin OF-LAA
CI Albert Pujols 1B/DH-LAA Yangervis Solarte 3B-SD Brandon Belt 1B-SF
MI Jason Kipnis 2B-CLE Jose Peraza 2B/SS/OF-CIN Chris Owings SS/OF-AZ
UT Dan Vogelbach 1B-SEA Victor Martinez DH-DET Peter O’Brien OF-KC
P Noah Syndergaard SP-NYM Justin Verlander SP-DET Madison Bumgarner SP-SF
P Aaron Sanchez SP-TOR Yu Darvish SP-TEX Danny Duffy SP/RP-KC
P Roberto Osuna RP-TOR Wade Davis RP-CHC Adam Wainwright SP-STL
P Jameson Taillon SP-PIT Vincent Velasquez SP-PHI Dylan Bundy SP/RP-BAL
P J.A. Happ SP-TOR Garrett Richards SP-LAA Joe Musgrove SP-HOU
P Adam Ottavino RP-COL Jeff Samardzija SP-SF Ivan Nova SP/RP-PIT
P Anthony DeSclafani SP-CIN Mike Montgomery SP/RP-CHC Zach Britton RP-BAL
P Daniel Norris SP-DET Tyler Skaggs SP-LAA Seung Hwan Oh RP-STL
P Nate Jones RP-CHW Seth Lugo SP/RP-NYM Addison Reed RP-NYM

 

 

POS Captain Hook Joelhenardbddr RayHQ
C Welington Castillo C-BAL Sandy Leon C-BOS Buster Posey C/1B-SF
C Chris Herrmann C-AZ Francisco Cervelli C-PIT Matt Wieters C-FA
1B Eric Hosmer 1B-KC Hanley Ramirez 1B-BOS Matt Carpenter 1B/2B/3B-STL
2B Trea Turner SS/2B/OF-WSH Jonathan Schoop 2B-BAL Kolten Wong 2B-STL
3B Josh Donaldson 3B-TOR Evan Longoria 3B-TB Anthony Rendon 3B-WSH
SS Dansby Swanson SS-ATL Xander Bogaerts SS-BOS Troy Tulowitzki SS-TOR
OF David Dahl OF-COL Bryce Harper OF-WSH Charlie Blackmon OF-COL
OF Andrew Benintendi OF-BOS Nomar Mazara OF-TEX Billy Hamilton OF-CIN
OF Lorenzo Cain OF-KC Michael Brantley OF-CLE Stephen Piscotty OF-STL
OF Kevin Pillar OF-TOR Brandon Drury OF/3B-AZ Matt Holliday OF/1B-NYY
OF Andrew Toles OF-LAD Nick Markakis OF-ATL Jorge Soler OF-KC
CI Matt Duffy 3B/SS-TB Josh Bell 1B-PIT Mike Moustakas 3B-KC
MI Josh Harrison 2B-PIT Addison Russell SS-CHC Brandon Crawford SS-SF
UT Mitch Moreland 1B-BOS Justin Bour 1B-MIA Kendrys Morales DH-TOR
P Jake Arrieta SP-CHC Jon Lester SP-CHC Chris Sale SP-BOS
P Johnny Cueto SP-SF Jose Quintana SP-CHW Craig Kimbrel RP-BOS
P Andrew Miller RP-CLE Edwin Diaz RP-SEA Danny Salazar SP-CLE
P Drew Smyly SP-SEA Sean Manaea SP-OAK David Robertson RP-CHW
P Tanner Roark SP-WSH Jharel Cotton SP-OAK Jon Gray SP-COL
P A.J. Ramos RP-MIA Blake Snell SP-TB Taijuan Walker SP-AZ
P Tony Watson RP-PIT Huston Street RP-LAA Brandon Kintzler RP-MIN
P Joe Ross SP-WSH Josh Tomlin SP-CLE Robert Gsellman SP-NYM
P Bartolo Colon SP-ATL Shelby Miller SP-AZ Jose De Leon SP-TB

 

POS MikeGianella Doug Anderson lawrm
C Andrew Susac C-MIL Jonathan Lucroy C-TEX Derek Norris C-WSH
C Yan Gomes C-CLE Tony Wolters C-COL Travis d’Arnaud C-NYM
1B Joey Votto 1B-CIN Miguel Cabrera 1B-DET Adrian Gonzalez 1B-LAD
2B Neil Walker 2B-NYM Devon Travis 2B-TOR Starlin Castro 2B-NYY
3B Justin Turner 3B-LAD Maikel Franco 3B-PHI Nick Castellanos 3B-DET
SS Eduardo Nunez 3B/SS-SF Carlos Correa SS-HOU Corey Seager SS-LAD
OF Justin Upton OF-DET Mark Trumbo OF/DH-BAL Starling Marte OF-PIT
OF Adam Duvall OF-CIN Hunter Pence OF-SF Yoenis Cespedes OF-NYM
OF Curtis Granderson OF-NYM Dexter Fowler OF-STL Andrew McCutchen OF-PIT
OF Jacoby Ellsbury OF-NYY Jarrod Dyson OF-SEA Ender Inciarte OF-ATL
OF Keon Broxton OF-MIL Jason Heyward OF-CHC Randal Grichuk OF-STL
CI Jose Abreu 1B-CHW Chris Davis 1B-BAL Jedd Gyorko 3B/2B/SS-STL
MI Asdrubal Cabrera SS-NYM Logan Forsythe 2B-LAD Marcus Semien SS-OAK
UT Wil Myers 1B-SD Ben Revere OF-LAA Steven Souza OF-TB
P Max Scherzer SP-WSH Carlos Carrasco SP-CLE David Price SP-BOS
P Kyle Hendricks SP-CHC Zack Greinke SP-AZ Carlos Martinez SP-STL
P Cole Hamels SP-TEX Cody Allen RP-CLE Mark Melancon RP-SF
P Marcus Stroman SP-TOR Alex Reyes SP/RP-STL Jeurys Familia RP-NYM
P Matt Harvey SP-NYM Jake Odorizzi SP-TB Michael Fulmer SP-DET
P Francisco Rodriguez RP-DET Ryan Madson RP-OAK Marco Estrada SP-TOR
P Robbie Ray SP-AZ Jordan Zimmermann SP-DET Brandon Finnegan SP-CIN
P Joaquin Benoit RP-PHI Cam Bedrosian RP-LAA Mike Foltynewicz SP-ATL
P Lance Lynn SP/MiLB-STL Arodys Vizcaino RP-ATL Kendall Graveman SP-OAK

 

So, there you have it. Who do you think has the best and worst teams? Overall, I’m pretty happy with how my team rounded out in comparison to the other teams. I like the Sporer, Heaney, and McLeod teams, too.

 

 

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  1. Cheese says:
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    Looking at these teams makes me nervous for what my team will look like in my 16 teamer with similar roster sizes. Definitely eye opening. Gulp.

    Captain Hook went very upside, that usually never works out.

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Cheese:

      Relying too much on upside almost always backfires.

  2. Jaaaaaake says:
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    I don’t mean to be that guy, but in your round 20 thoughts, you call him Daniel Robertson instead of David.

  3. swaggerjackers says:
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    I like Sporer’s offense quite a bit.

    If Cole doesn’t come back strong this season though, his starting pitching is going to be rough.

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @swaggerjackers:

      I think Cole bounces back.

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