Sep 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitterBrandon Moss
(37) hits a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
1B Brandon Moss, Indians
Fantasy owners can wait even longer than the 14th or 15th round to select Brandon Moss. He is the 25th ranked first baseman in fantasy realms.
Coincidentally, he also hit 25 home runs in 500 at-bats last season. Just to compare, Miguel Cabrera hit 25 home runs last season, and he went in the first couple picks versus Moss, who may have gone undrafted in some cases.
Now, Moss isn’t going to post an average anywhere near Cabrera’s, but he can contribute in the RBI and runs categories. Moss scored 70 runs and had 81 RBI with his 25 home runs, which ranked him in the top 14 among first basemen in each category. He should also be able to produce more, hitting outside the spacious Oakland Coliseum this season.
If owners decide to wait on first base, missed LaRoche, and need help in the home run, runs and RBI categories, Moss is the guy to take.