Fantasy Baseball 2014: B/R Experts' Final 25-Round Mock Draft, Version 3.0

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Fantasy Baseball 2014: B/R Experts' Final 25-Round Mock Draft, Version 3.0
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Some debate whether Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera is fantasy's top pick, but MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer knew which he wanted with the first overall choice.

The title indicates that this article features another mock draftbut this time, it counts. That's because your friendly, neighborhood Bleacher Report MLB writers and editors gathered to pick players for a fantasy league that actually will be carried out going forward.

By now, many of you have presumably had your draft already, but some are still hearing that internal countdown tick-tocking in your head, keeping time so you know exactly how many hours it is until you and your leaguemates start making picks.

Either way, this round-by-round review of the Bleacher Report experts' league will give you a little extra insight into how those of us who cover baseball—both the real and fake kind—are evaluating players and making selections from a fantasy perspective.

To that end, in addition to the usual analysis from yours truly, each of the participating owners has submitted two bonus elements—the "pick I wound up stealing" and the "pick that left me reeling"—that will run as part of the breakdown. Those super-clever rhyming components should be pretty self-explanatory, no?

If you followed along with the 15-team, 23-round mock draft back in February and then the 12-team, 25-round mock earlier this month, you know by now that the point of mock drafting is to learn something while having fun.

That said, nothing beats making selections when that internal tick-tocking eventually transforms into a very real countdown, when the picks actually matter. That's what happened when 10 Bleacher Report baseball writers and editors gathered over cyberspace to embark on a virtual journey to try and out-draft, outwit and generally outdo each other.

What follows is a look at how everything shook out.

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