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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers watches his two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California.

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In our Fantasy Baseball Preview, Tony Meale breaks down the top players at each position for your fantasy baseball draft. Here are the top 12 for each of the positions:

1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | C | RP | Sleepers/Busts

But how does his advice actually play out? Tony, an avid fantasy baseball player, was kind enough to share with CBS Local the results of his recent draft. See who was actually drafted and when.

Because there are only 10 teams in the league, most owners opted to wait on pitching and focus on offense in the early rounds. The exception was Team 5, which took Clayton Kershaw with the fifth overall pick and Chris Sale in the fourth round. Team 5 also took some offensive chances, drafting Yasiel Puig in the third round and Jean Segura in the fifth. Those moves could pay off big-time or leave him reeling all summer.

Team 1, meanwhile, loves having elite closers, but he was kicking himself afterward for drafting Craig Kimbrel and Greg Holland with two of his first five picks.

With only 10 teams – and therefore a larger free-agent pool – Team 3 felt at liberty to focus on upside and positional scarcity early on. After taking Andrew McCutchen third overall, Team 3 selected the oft-injured Troy Tulowitzki in the second round and opted for low-power, high-speed outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the third. He did, however, use his next four picks on Shin Soo-Choo, Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz and Ryan Zimmerman to ensure respectable power numbers. Having Brian McCann helps, too.

Overall, it was a fairly straightforward draft without too many what-were-you-thinking selections. Here are the round-by-round results:

Round 1:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (1) Miguel Cabrera, DET 3B Team 1
2 (2) Mike Trout, LAA OF Team 2
3 (3) Andrew McCutchen, PIT OF Team 3
4 (4) Paul Goldschmidt, ARI 1B Team 4
5 (5) Clayton Kershaw, LOS OF Team 5
6 (6) Carlos Gonzalez, COL OF Team 6
7 (7) Ryan Braun, MIL OF Team 7
8 (8) Chris Davis, BAL 1B Team 8
9 (9) Edwin Encarnacion, TOR 3B Team 9
10 (10) Robinson Cano, SEA 2B Team 10

 

Round 2:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (11) Bryce Harper, WAS 2B Team 10
2 (12) Prince Fielder, TEX 1B Team 9
3 (13) Hanley Ramirez, LOS SS Team 8
4 (14) Yu Darvish, TEX SP Team 7
5 (15) Adrian Beltre, TEX 3B Team 6
6 (16) Joey Votto, CIN 1B Team 5
7 (17) Adam Jones, BAL OF Team 4
8 (18) Troy Tulowitzki, COL SS Team 3
9 (19) Adam Wainwright, STL SP Team 2
10 (20) Jason Kipnis, CLE 2B Team 1

 

Find out who to draft at first base.

 

Round 3:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (21) Carlos Gomez, MIL OF Team 1
2 (22) Dustin Pedroia, BOS 2B Team 2
3 (23) Jacoby Ellsbury, NYY OF Team 3
4 (24) David Wright, NYM 3B Team 4
5 (25) Yasiel Puig, LOS OF Team 5
6 (26) Stephen Strasburg, WAS SP Team 6
7 (27) Evan Longoria, TAM 3B Team 7
8 (28) Max Scherzer, DET SP Team 8
9 (29) Jose Bautista, TOR OF Team 9
10 (30) Felix Hernandez, SEA SP Team 10

 

Round 4:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (31) Giancarlo Stanton, FLA OF Team 10
2 (32) Cliff Lee, PHI SP Team 9
3 (33) Jose Fernandez, FLA SP Team 8
4 (34) Freddie Freeman, ATL 1B Team 7
5 (35) Justin Upton, ATL OF Team 6
6 (36) Chris Sale, CWS SP Team 5
7 (37) Madison Bumgarner, SFO SP Team 4
8 (38) Shin-Soo Choo, TEX OF Team 3
9 (39) Buster Posey, SFO C/1B Team 2
10 (40) Craig Kimbrel, ATL RP Team 1

 

Find out who to draft at second base.

 

Round 5:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (41) Greg Holland, K.C RP Team 1
2 (42) Jay Bruce, CIN OF Team 2
3 (43) Adrian Gonzalez, LOS 1B Team 3
4 (44) Ian Desmond, WAS SS Team 4
5 (45) Jean Segura, MIL SS Team 5
6 (46) Jose Reyes, TOR SS Team 6
7 (47) Justin Verlander, DET SP Team 7
8 (48) Alex Rios, TOR OF Team 8
9 (49) Matt Holiday, STL OF Team 9
10 (50) Aroldis Chapman, CIN RP Team 10

 

Round 6:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (51) Allen Craig, STL 1B/OF Team 10
2 (52) Anibal Sanchez, DET SP Team 9
3 (53) Matt Carpenter, STL 2B/3B Team 8
4 (54) David Price, TAM SP Team 7
5 (55) Zack Greinke, LOS SP Team 6
6 (56) Kenley Jansen, LOS RP Team 5
7 (57) Albert Pujols, LAA 1B Team 4
8 (58) David Ortiz, BOS 1B Team 3
9 (59) Mark Trumbo, ARI 1B/OF Team 2
10 (60) Joe Mauer, MIN C/1B Team 1

 

Find out who to draft at shortstop.

 

Round 7:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (61) Billy Hamilton, CIN OF Team 1
2 (62) Homer Bailey, CIN SP Team 2
3 (63) Ryan Zimmerman, WAS 3B Team 3
4 (64) Starling Marte, PIT OF Team 4
5 (65) Ian Kinsler, TEX 2B Team 5
6 (66) Hunter Pence, SFO OF Team 6
7 (67) Jason Heyward, ATL OF Team 7
8 (68) Pedro Alvarez, PIT 3B Team 8
9 (69) Trevor Rosenthal, STL RP Team 9
10 (70) Yoenis Cespedes, OAK OF Team 10

 

Round 8:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (71) Jordan Zimmerman, WAS SP Team 10
2 (72) Carlos Santana, CLE C/1B Team 9
3 (73) Joe Nathan, DET RP Team 8
4 (74) Koji Uehara, BOS RP Team 7
5 (75) Eric Hosmer, K.C 1B Team 6
6 (76) Yadier Molina, STL C Team 5
7 (77) Gerrit Cole, PIT SP Team 4
8 (78) Gio Gonzalez, WAS SP Team 3
9 (79) Elvis Andrus, TEX SS Team 2
10 (80) Jose Abreu, CWS 1B Team 1

 

Find out who to draft at third base.

 

Round 9:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (81) Cole Hamels, PHI SP Team 1
2 (82) Michael Wacha, STL SP/RP Team 2
3 (83) Matt Cain, SFO SP Team 3
4 (84) Wil Myers, TAM OF Team 4
5 (85) Matt Kemp, LOS OF Team 5
6 (86) Ben Zobrist, TAM 2B/SS/OF Team 6
7 (87) Alex Cobb, TAM SP Team 7
8 (88) Wilin Rosario, COL C Team 8
9 (89) Jose Altuve, HOU 2B Team 9
10 (90) Mat Latos, CIN SP Team 10

 

Round 10:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (91) Josh Donaldson, OAK 3B Team 10
2 (92) Julio Teheran, ATL SP Team 9
3 (93) Mike Minor, ATL SP Team 8
4 (94) Michael Cuddyer, COL 1B/OF Team 7
5 (95) Alex Gordon, K.C OF Team 6
6 (96) Billy Butler, K.C 1B Team 5
7 (97) Josh Hamilton, LAA OF Team 4
8 (98) Brandon Phillips, CIN 2B Team 3
9 (99) Pablo Sandoval, SFO 3B Team 2
10 (100) James Shields, K.C SP Team 1

 

Find out who to draft in the outfield.

 

Round 11:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (101) Danny Salazar, CLE SP Team 1
2 (102) Jason Grilli, PIT RP Team 2
3 (103) Brian McCann, NYY C Team 3
4 (104) Shane Victorino, BOS OF Team 4
5 (105) David Robertson, NYY RP Team 5
6 (106) Carlos Beltran, NYY OF Team 6
7 (107) Jim Johnson, OAK RP Team 7
8 (108) Jayson Werth, WAS OF Team 8
9 (109) Everth Cabrera, SDG SS Team 9
10 (110) Masahiro Tanaka, NYY SP Team 10

 

Round 12:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (111) Curtis Granderson, NYM OF Team 10
2 (112) Alfonso Soriano, NYY OF Team 9
3 (113) Sergio Romo, SFO RP Team 8
4 (114) Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS Team 7
5 (115) Shelby Miller, STL SP Team 6
6 (116) Hisashi Iwakuma, SEA SP Team 5
7 (117) Jonathan Papelbon, PHI RP Team 4
8 (118) Matt Moore, TAM SP Team 3
9 (119) Desmond Jennings, TAM OF Team 2
10 (120) Brandon Belt, SFO 1B Team 1

 

Find out who to draft at starting pitcher.

 

Round 13:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (121) Hyun-jin Ryu, LOS SP Team 1
2 (122) Glen Perkins, MIN RP Team 2
3 (123) Andrew Cashner, SDG SP/RP Team 3
4 (124) Rafael Soriano, WAS RP Team 4
5 (125) Adison Reed, ARI RP Team 5
6 (126) Lance Lynn, STL SP Team 6
7 (127) Ernesto Frieri, LAA RP Team 7
8 (128) Doug Fister, WAS SP Team 8
9 (129) Casey Janssen, TOR RP Team 9
10 (130) Grant Balfour, TAM RP Team 10

 

Round 14:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (131) Jonathan Lucroy, MIL C/1B Team 10
2 (132) Jedd Gyorko, SDG 2B/3B Team 9
3 (133) Francisco Liriano, PIT SP Team 8
4 (134) Edward Mujica, BOS RP Team 7
5 (135) Jeff Samardzija, CUB SP Team 6
6 (136) Jered Weaver, LAA SP Team 5
7 (137) Aaron Hill, ARI 2B Team 4
8 (138) Huston Street, SDG RP Team 3
9 (139) Hiroki Kuroda, NYY SP Team 2
10 (140) Domonic Brown, PHI OF Team 1

 

Find out who to draft at catcher.

 

Round 15:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (141) Coco Crisp, OAK OF Team 1
2 (142) Fernando Rodney, SEA RP Team 2
3 (143) Steve Cishek, FLA RP Team 3
4 (144) Jon Lester, BOS SP Team 4
5 (145) Austin Jackson, DET OF Team 5
6 (146) Tony Cingrani, CIN SP/RP Team 6
7 (147) Jim Henderson, MIL RP Team 7
8 (148) Bobby Parnell, NYM RP Team 8
9 (149) Nelson Cruz, BAL OF Team 9
10 (150) Johnny Cueto, CIN SP Team 10

 

Round 16:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (151) J.J. Hardy, BAL SS Team 10
2 (152) Sonny Gray, OAK SP Team 9
3 (153) Manny Machado, BAL 3B Team 8
4 (154) Martin Prado, ARI 2B/3B/OF Team 7
5 (155) Matt Wieters, BAL C Team 6
6 (156) Brandon Moss, OAK 1B/OF Team 5
7 (157) John Axford, CLE RP Team 4
8 (158) Tommy Hunter, BAL RP Team 3
9 (159) Matt Adams, STL 1B Team 2
10 (160) Starlin Castro, CUB SS Team 1

 

Find out who to draft at relief pitcher.

 

Round 17:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (161) Nate Jones, CWS RP Team 1
2 (162) Brett Gardner, NYY RP Team 2
3 (163) Joakim Soria, TEX RP Team 3
4 (164) Salvador Perez, K.C C Team 4
5 (165) Aramis Ramirez, MIL 3B Team 5
6 (166) Adam Dunn, CWS 1B Team 6
7 (167) Ben Revere, PHI OF Team 7
8 (168) Leonys Martin, TEX OF Team 8
9 (169) Jose Veras, CUB RP Team 9
10 (170) Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE SS Team 10

 

Round 18:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (171) Evan Gattis, ATL C/OF Team 10
2 (172) Justin Masterson, CLE SP Team 9
3 (173) Clay Buchholz, BOS SP Team 8
4 (174) Daniel Murphy, NYM 1B/2B Team 7
5 (175) Kevin Gregg, CUB RP Team 6
6 (176) Chris Archer, TAM SP Team 5
7 (177) Carl Crawford, LOS OF Team 4
8 (178) Tim Lincecum, SFO SP Team 3
9 (179) Norichika Aoki, K.C OF Team 2
10 (180) Brett Lawrie, TOR 2B/3B Team 1

 

Find out who to draft and who to avoid.

 

Round 19:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (181) Anthony Rizzo, CUB 1B Team 1
2 (182) CC Sabathia, NYY SP Team 2
3 (183) Neftali Feliz, TEX RP Team 3
4 (184) Josh Reddick, OAK OF Team 4
5 (185) LaTroy Hawkins, NYM RP Team 5
6 (186) Chris Perez, LOS C Team 6
7 (187) Wilson Ramos, WAS C Team 7
8 (188) Rex Brothers, COL RP Team 8
9 (189) Mike Napoli, BOS 1B Team 9
10 (190) Kyle Seager, SEA EB Team 10

 

Round 20:

Pick (Overall) Player Position Team
1 (191) Matt Garza, MIL SP Team 10
2 (192) Xander Bogaerts, BOS 3B/SS Team 9
3 (193) Corey Kluber, CLE SP Team 8
4 (194) Miguel Montero, ARI C Team 7
5 (195) Joaquin Benoit, SDG RP Team 6
6 (196) Adam Eaton, CWS OF Team 5
7 (197) Mark Teixeira, NYY 1B Team 4
8 (198) Torii Hunter, DET OF Team 3
9 (199) Christian Yelich, FLA OF Team 2
10 (200) Nolan Arenado, COL SP Team 1

 

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Tony Meale is the author of The Chosen Ones: The Team That Beat LeBron. He lives in Chicago and won’t be mad if you follow him on Twitter @TonyMeale.