Trends and observations from our first mock draft 

January, 27, 2010
1/27/10
11:15
AM ET
I've played fantasy baseball seemingly forever, and one might think someone like me wouldn't get too excited about a mock draft in January. Well, that's just not true! I love drafting, pretty much no matter the sport, no matter the month. Hey, beats getting a real job. One of the more underrated factors in any winning fantasy season is the chance to practice drafting for the upcoming season, noting draft trends. So while you, dear readers, no doubt will get something out of checking out our first mock draft of the season, there's no question I do as well.

Here are five things I learned in our first mock draft last Friday: