RotoGraphs Mock Auction Results

They deserve your sympathy and gratitude. The 14 managers that came in on three separate days and drafted for hours and hours just for your pleasure — they deserve some praise. So, rip up their teams if you will, but maybe add a thank you on the end. Cause this behemoth took almost seven hours, and if it was anyone’s fault it took that long, it was mine, except that auctions take forever. In any case, it was about seven hours that these guys spent for your pleasure.

Well, some of the pleasure was ours. Auctions are fun. In a snake draft, if a guy likes a player just a fraction more than you, you don’t get a chance to draft the player. But in auction, you can spend exactly as much as you want on the dude.

Well, exactly as much as you want in the moment. There are always regrets.

We’ll do this by team. That’s the easiest way to represent the results. Expect analysis from our crack staff this week. ($260, 5×5, 14 teams)

Eno Sarris, RotoGraphs
C $21 Matt Wieters C-BAL
C $6 Carlos Ruiz C-PHI
1B $16 Anthony Rizzo 1B-CHC
2B $22 Ben Zobrist OF/2B/SS-TB
3B $45 Miguel Cabrera 3B-DET
SS $10 Alcides Escobar SS-KC
OF $32 Josh Hamilton OF-LAA
OF $22 Curtis Granderson OF-NYY
OF $1 Andy Dirks OF-DET
OF $3 Ryan Ludwick OF-CIN
OF $2 Nolan Reimold OF-BAL
MI $9 Jimmy Rollins SS-PHI
CI $4 Kevin Youkilis 3B/1B-NYY
Util $1 Mat Gamel 1B-MIL
P $25 Zack Greinke SP-LAD
P $7 Joel Hanrahan RP-BOS
P $16 Jordan Zimmerman SP-WSH
P $3 Tim Hudson SP-ATL
P $5 Steve Cishek RP-MIA
P $1 Johan Santana SP-NYM
P $5 Shelby Miller SP/RP-STL
P $1 Brandon Beachy SP-ATL
P $2 Casey Kelly SP-SD

Paul Sporer, Baseball Prospectus
C $6 John Jaso DH/C-OAK
C $12 Victor Martinez DH/C-DET
1B $29 Allen Craig 1B/OF-STL
2B $12 Chase Utley 2B-PHI
3B $10 Kyle Seager 3B/2B-SEA
SS $1 Stephen Drew SS-BOS
OF $41 Giancarlo Stanton OF-MIA
OF $11 Norichika Aoki OF-MIL
OF $21 Shin-Soo Choo OF-CIN
OF $14 Jayson Werth OF-WSH
OF $1 Peter Bourjos OF-LAA
MI $2 Jeff Keppinger 3B/2B/1B/DH-CHW
CI $1 Jordan Pacheco 3B/1B-COL
Util $1 Oscar Taveras OF-STL
P $16 Jason Motte RP-STL
P $26 Cole Hamels SP-PHI
P $20 Jered Weaver SP-LAA
P $26 Yu Darvish SP-TEX
P $6 Homer Bailey SP-CIN
P $1 Trevor Cahill SP-AZ
P $1 Trevor Rosenthal RP-STL
P $1 John Danks SP-CHW
P $1 Jeff Niemann SP-TB

Mark Smith, Capitol Avenue Club
C $33 Buster Posey C/1B-SF
C $3 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C-BOS
1B $12 Adam LaRoche 1B-WSH
2B $22 Brandon Phillips 2B-CIN
3B $7 Mike Moustakas 3B-KC
SS $6 Andrelton Simmons SS-ATL
OF $24 Matt Holliday OF-STL
OF $4 Garrett Jones 1B/OF-PIT
OF $4 Angel Pagan OF-SF
OF $4 Torii Hunter OF-DET
OF $4 Cameron Maybin OF-SD
MI $4 Dustin Ackley 2B-SEA
CI $1 Chris Carter 1B-OAK
Util $4 Matt Joyce OF-TB
P $36 Justin Verlander SP-DET
P $19 Craig Kimbrel RP-ATL
P $19 Kris Medlen SP/RP-ATL
P $19 Johnny Cueto SP-CIN
P $4 Vinnie Pestano RP-CLE
P $7 Jason Grilli RP-PIT
P $6 Ricky Romero SP-TOR
P $11 Jarrod Parker SP-OAK
P $7 Fernando Rodney RP-TB

Nick Shlain, RotoWire
C $2 Russell Martin C-PIT
C $1 Travis D’Arnaud C-NYM
1B $40 Prince Fielder 1B-DET
2B $4 Marco Scutaro 2B/SS-SF
3B $6 Trevor Plouffe 3B-MIN
SS $13 Asdrubal Cabrera SS-CLE
OF $45 Ryan Braun OF-MIL
OF $17 Austin Jackson OF-DET
OF $6 Brett Gardner OF-NYY
OF $3 Ichiro Suzuki OF-NYY
OF $4 Lorenzo Cain OF-KC
MI $9 Howie Kendrick 2B-LAA
CI $16 Paul Konerko 1B/DH-CHW
Util $3 Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH-NYY
P $10 Matt Harrison SP-TEX
P $28 David Price SP-TB
P $21 CC Sabathia SP-NYY
P $8 Alexi Ogando SP/RP-TEX
P $1 Tommy Hanson SP-LAA
P $5 Grant Balfour RP-OAK
P $6 Glen Perkins RP-MIN
P $7 Tom Wilhelmsen RP-SEA
P $3 Andy Pettitte SP-NYY

Colin Zarzycki, RotoGraphs
C $20 Carlos Santana C/1B/DH-CLE
C $6 J.P. Arencibia C-TOR
1B $3 Yonder Alonso 1B-SD
2B $3 Dan Uggla 2B-ATL
3B $28 David Wright 3B-NYM
SS $33 Troy Tulowitzki SS-COL
OF $35 Andrew McCutchen OF-PIT
OF $18 Jacoby Ellsbury OF-BOS
OF $10 Martin Prado 3B/OF-AZ
OF $8 Michael Cuddyer OF/1B-COL
OF $1 Denard Span OF-WSH
MI $1 Erick Aybar SS-LAA
CI $4 Pedro Alvarez 3B-PIT
Util $3 Carlos Quentin OF-SD
P $12 Mariano Rivera RP-NYY
P $22 Gio Gonzalez SP-WSH
P $19 Adam Wainwright SP-STL
P $11 Doug Fister SP-DET
P $9 Matt Harvey SP-NYM
P $7 Rafael Betancourt RP-COL
P $2 Brandon League RP-LAD
P $2 Hisashi Iwakuma SP/RP-SEA
P $1 Felix Doubront SP-BOS

Bill Yochim, RotoGraphs Reader
C $25 Joe Mauer C/1B/DH-MIN
C $6 Alex Avila C-DET
1B $23 Billy Butler DH/1B-KC
2B $11 Neil Walker 2B-PIT
3B $21 Chase Headley 3B-SD
SS $20 Starlin Castro SS-CHC
OF $26 Adam Jones OF-BAL
OF $7 Wil Myers OF-TB
OF $15 Alex Gordon OF-KC
OF $9 Melky Cabrera OF-TOR
OF $1 Michael Saunders OF-SEA
MI $8 Derek Jeter SS/DH-NYY
CI $18 Freddie Freeman 1B-ATL
Util $12 David Ortiz DH-BOS
P $5 Jonathan Broxton RP-CIN
P $4 Kyle Lohse SP-STL
P $14 James Shields SP-KC
P $12 Ian Kennedy SP-AZ
P $4 Ryan Vogelsong SP-SF
P $10 Hiroki Kuroda SP-NYY
P $3 Brandon McCarthy SP-AZ
P $4 Ernesto Frieri RP-LAA
P $2 Zack Wheeler SP-NYM

Blake Murphy, Beyond the Box Score
C $10 Wilin Rosario C-CO
C $9 Brian McCann C-ATL
1B $10 Todd Frazier 3B/1B-CIN
2B $11 Rickie Weeks 2B-MIL
3B $11 Manny Machado 3B-BAL
SS $33 Jose Reyes SS-TOR
OF $36 Matt Kemp OF-LAD
OF $31 Jose Bautista OF-TOR
OF $27 Jay Bruce OF-CIN
OF $6 Ben Revere OF-PHI
OF $3 Chris Young OF-OAK
MI $2 Billy Hamilton SS-CIN
CI $10 Adam Dunn DH/1B-CHW
Util $1 Colby Rasmus OF-TOR
P $18 Matt Moore SP-TB
P $13 Brandon Morrow SP-TOR
P $9 Josh Johnson SP-TOR
P $9 Anibal Sanchez SP-DET
P $5 Jon Niese SP-NYM
P $3 Ryan Dempster SP-BOS
P $1 James McDonald SP-PIT
P $1 Francisco Liriano SP/RP-PIT
P $1 A.J. Griffin SP-OAK

Tony Mauriello / Michael Clifford, FantasyTrade411
C $14 Salvador Perez C-KC
C $5 Ryan Doumit C/OF/DH-MIN
1B $38 Joey Votto 1B-CIN
2B $8 Danny Espinosa 2B/SS-WSH
3B $33 Adrian Beltre 3B/DH-TEX
SS $6 Everth Cabrera SS-SD
OF $13 Josh Willingham OF/DH-MIN
OF $13 Michael Morse OF-SEA
OF $4 Alfonso Soriano OF-CHC
OF $7 Carlos Gomez OF-MIL
OF $6 Drew Stubbs OF-CLE
MI $5 Zack Cozart SS-CIN
CI $9 David Freese 3B-STL
Util $4 Will Middlebrooks 3B-BOS
P $28 Felix Hernandez SP-SEA
P $4 Bruce Rondon RP-DET
P $16 Roy Halladay SP-PHI
P $6 Jim Johnson RP-BAL
P $9 Sergio Romo RP-SF
P $10 Joe Nathan RP-TEX
P $6 Wade Miley SP-AZ
P $8 Mike Fiers SP-MIL
P $4 Lance Lynn SP/RP-STL

Trey White, RotoGraphs Reader
C $11 Jonathan Lucroy C-MIL
C $1 Michael Zunino C-SEA
1B $18 Mark Teixeira 1B-NYY
2B $12 Jose Altuve 2B-HOU
3B $31 Evan Longoria 3B/DH-TB
SS $16 Elvis Andrus SS-TEX
OF $37 Carlos Gonzalez OF-COL
OF $12 Mark Trumbo OF/1B/DH-LAA
OF $3 Jason Kubel OF-AZ
OF $5 Corey Hart OF/1B-MIL
OF $4 Logan Morrison OF/1B-MIA
MI $4 Jurickson Profar 2B-TEX
CI $6 Ryan Howard 1B-PHI
Util $1 Adam Eaton OF-AZ
P $9 Rafael Soriano RP-WSH
P $35 Stephen Strasburg SP-WSH
P $21 Madison Bumgarner SP-SF
P $15 Aroldis Chapman SP/RP-CIN
P $6 Kenley Jansen RP-LAD
P $2 Chris Carpenter SP-STL
P $1 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP-LAD
P $1 David Robertson RP-NYY
P $3 Josh Beckett SP-LAD

Mike Podhorzer, RotoGraphs
C $13 Mike Napoli C/1B-BOS
C $11 Jesus Montero DH/C-SEA
1B $5 Kendrys Morales DH/1B-SEA
2B $19 Aaron Hill 2B-AZ
3B $20 Aramis Ramirez 3B-MIL
SS $17 Ian Desmond SS-WSH
OF $12 Shane Victorino OF-BOS
OF $12 Carl Crawford OF-LAD
OF $11 Alex Rios OF-CHW
OF $11 Nelson Cruz OF-TEX
OF $12 Desmond Jennings OF-TB
MI $11 Josh Rutledge SS-COL
CI $7 Chris Davis DH/OF/1B-BAL
Util $10 Hunter Pence OF-SF
P $9 Jon Lester SP-BOS
P $10 Dan Haren SP-WSH
P $9 Jake Peavy SP-CHW
P $10 Brett Anderson SP-OAK
P $10 Jeff Samardzija SP-CHC
P $7 Matt Garza SP-CHC
P $8 J.J. Putz RP-AZ
P $6 John Axford RP-MIL
P $5 Jason Hammel SP-BAL

Dan Wade, RotoGraphs
C $18 Yadier Molina C-ST
C $1 Wilson Ramos C-WSH
1B $40 Albert Pujols 1B/DH-LAA
2B $27 Ian Kinsler 2B-TEX
3B $20 Brett Lawrie 3B-TOR
SS $7 J.J. Hardy SS-BAL
OF $26 Yoenis Cespedes OF/DH-OAK
OF $14 Carlos Beltran OF-STL
OF $11 Josh Reddick OF-OAK
OF $9 Dexter Fowler OF-COL
OF $5 Alejandro De Aza OF-CHW
MI $3 Emilio Bonifacio OF/2B-TOR
CI $5 Lance Berkman 1B-TEX
Util $1 Dee Gordon SS-LAD
P $9 Mike Minor SP-ATL
P $19 Max Scherzer SP-DET
P $16 Yovani Gallardo SP-MIL
P $5 Chris Tillman SP-BAL
P $3 A.J. Burnett SP-PIT
P $4 Derek Holland SP-TEX
P $6 Addison Reed RP-CHW
P $5 Dylan Bundy SP/RP-BAL
P $6 Ryan Madson RP-LAA

Bret Sayre, Fake Teams
C $1 Derek Norris C-OAK
C $1 Chris Iannetta C-LAA
1B $26 Adrian Gonzalez 1B-LAD
2B $29 Dustin Pedroia 2B-BOS
3B $1 Chris Nelson 3B/2B-COL
SS $31 Hanley Ramirez SS/3B-LAD
OF $32 Justin Upton OF-ATL
OF $28 Bryce Harper OF-WSH
OF $17 B.J. Upton OF-ATL
OF $2 Coco Crisp OF-OAK
OF $1 David Murphy OF-TEX
MI $7 Jean Segura SS-MIL
CI $27 Edwin Encarnacion DH/1B-TOR
Util $1 Brandon Belt 1B-SF
P $23 R.A. Dickey SP-TOR
P $11 Jonathan Papelbon RP-PHI
P $8 C.J. Wilson SP-LAA
P $2 Clay Buchholz SP-BOS
P $2 Sergio Santos RP-TOR
P $1 Wade Davis RP/SP-KC
P $2 Cory Luebke SP-SD
P $2 Jaime Garcia SP-STL
P $4 Casey Janssen RP-TOR

Chad Young, RotoGraphs
C $7 Yasmani Grandal C-SD
C $14 Miguel Montero C-AZ
1B $14 Eric Hosmer 1B-KC
2B $40 Robinson Cano 2B-NYY
3B $23 Ryan Zimmerman 3B-WSH
SS $3 Jed Lowrie SS-HOU
OF $11 Nick Swisher OF/1B-CLE
OF $12 Andre Ethier OF-LAD
OF $4 Starling Marte OF-PIT
OF $6 Nick Markakis OF-BAL
OF $1 Domonic Brown OF-PHI
MI $1 Scott Sizemore 2B-CLE
CI $15 Ike Davis 1B-NYM
Util $1 Mark Reynolds 1B-CLE
P $34 Clayton Kershaw SP-LAD
P $25 Matt Cain SP-SF
P $8 Chris Perez RP-CLE
P $18 Mat Latos SP-CIN
P $9 Tim Lincecum SP-SF
P $4 Wandy Rodriguez SP-PIT
P $5 Huston Street RP-SD
P $3 Edwin Jackson SP-CHC
P $1 Chad Billingsley SP-LAD

Howard Bender, RotoGraphs
C $4 A.J. Pierzynski C-TEX
C $1 Welington Castillo C-CHC
1B $27 Paul Goldschmidt 1B-AZ
2B $17 Jason Kipnis 2B-CLE
3B $21 Pablo Sandoval 3B-SF
SS $1 Hiroyuki Nakajima SS-OAK
OF $47 Mike Trout OF-LAA
OF $34 Jason Heyward OF-ATL
OF $18 Michael Bourn OF-ATL
OF $1 Dayan Viciedo OF-CHW
OF $1 Cody Ross OF-AZ
MI $1 Gordon Beckham 2B-CHW
CI $8 Justin Morneau 1B/DH-MIN
Util $3 Michael Young 3B/1B-PHI
P $23 Cliff Lee SP-PHI
P $20 Chris Sale SP-CHW
P $7 Trevor Bauer SP-CLE
P $8 Greg Holland RP-KC
P $3 Jason Vargas SP-LAA
P $7 Jeremy Hellickson SP-TB
P $4 Marco Estrada SP/RP-MIL
P $2 Carlos Marmol RP-CHC
P $1 Jacob Turner SP-MIA




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  1. Scott says:

    $260? 5×5? Roster settings?

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  2. Scott says:

    And thanks folks!

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  3. DrBGiantsfan says:

    Observations:

    $40 players: Trout $47, Braun $45, Miggy Cabrera $45, Fielder $40, Pujols $40, Cano $40. That seems about right to me.

    $1 Players I Really Like: Johan Santana, Stephen Drew, Trevor Cahill, Trevor Rosenthal, AJ Griffin, Adam Eaton, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Wade Davis, Welington Castillo, Dayan Viciedo, Chad Billingsley, Denard Span, Hiroyuki, Nakajima.

    Other Steals: Ian Desmond $17(should be the top rated SS, IMO. Starling Marte $4, Tim Hudson $3, Homer Bailey $6, Garrett Jones $4, Hisashi Iwakuma $2, Will Middlebrooks $4, Jason Kubel $3, Kendrys Morales $5, Alfonso Soriano $4.

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    • Scott says:

      agreed on the steals….had to double check those prices on Hudson and Middlebrooks.

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    • DrBGiantsfan says:

      Oops! Missed Giancarlo at $41. BTW, I wonder if he is going to see even one pitch in the strike zone this year?

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      • Howard Bender says:

        Not my player but would like to chime in on that comment if I may. What I like about Stanton’s situation is this…if the Marlins are going to be that bad and are going to get blown out by teams on a regular basis then by the 5th inning, most pitchers won’t care about what they throw to him. If they’;re up by four, five maybe six runs, then what does it matter of they challenge Stanton and try to get him out? What’s he going to do, hit a six-run home run? While I could see him getting pitched around early on, I could also see him putting up big time stats that are considered meaningless in the game itself but huge for fantasy.

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      • Trey White says:

        I was targeting Stanton after I missed out on the top first basemen. Wanted to get his power bat in my lineup. If I had known I would end the draft with some leftover cash, I probably would have pushed Paul a dollar or two more to get him.

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  4. Steve says:

    I really like Weeks at $11… how much do you think that value would be altered in NL only leagues? He seems a lot more premium there.

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  5. Peter says:

    Closers seemed to go cheap. Fear of job security?

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    • Historically high turnover at the position coupled with the fact that the non-elite guys aren’t nominated until most people are tightening the pursestrings with their budgets.

      I floated a few test guys early to see if people would vastly overpay >=$12-15 for a few of the “big” names and they didn’t. Motte seems to be the big overspend ($16) and I didn’t do myself any favors getting Rivera dropped on me for $12 but otherwise, the numbers were pretty tame.

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      • Trey White says:

        I believe Soriano was the first closer tossed out, and at first we all thought he might be a steal at $9 compared to what Kimbrel and Motte ended up going for. But as Colin stated, most of the closers weren’t nominated until most everyone’s budgets had been decreased.

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  6. dscottncc says:

    Observations:

    Overpaid: Andrelton Simmons – $6 (Unless you count defensive stats)
    John Jaso – $6 (unless it’s an OBP league)
    David Wright – $28 (although he keeps proving me wrong)
    Beltre – $33 (How long can he sustain those stats?)
    Aramis Ramirez $20 ( I guess you do have to pay for 3b)
    RA Dickey -$23 (Better RL pitcher, and Toronto and the central scare me)

    Steals: BJ Upton – $17 (Better fantasy than RL player in a new environment)
    Carl Crawford $12 (never thought i’d say you could get him under 15)
    Kendry Morales $5 (Injury risk but who cares at this price)
    Colby Rasmus $1 (lot of competition, but talent is still there)
    King Felix $28 (never gets love as a top 3 pitcher)

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    • Tvators says:

      Pretty sure Dickey was about the most valuable pitcher in many fantasy leagues last year, plus has been even better last 3 yrs vs AL and AL east than he was even last yr, so not all that worried. D. Wright seems liek a bargain at 28, Beltre prob easily earns that in Tex and has been underrated since Seattle years….I thik Crawford may be thenew Grady Sizemore, every yr for 3 years or so, everyone thinks they got this great (keeper) bargain by getting him at reduced price bit each yr he’s out longer than expected and continues to disappoint until finally no ones cares anymore, maybe by 2015 no one drafts crawford at all

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  7. Kyle H says:

    BOTB guy looks like he straight killed. Punted BA a little, but jeez that looks like a great team.

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    • DrBGiantsfan says:

      I don’t know. It looks like the BOTB guy took on a lot of injury risk, but yeah, if everyone comes back healthy and stays healthy, he could have a great team.

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    • SKob says:

      He punted saves too! I don’t love the pitchers anyway. It doesn’t matter what the rest of your team looks like, when you have Adam Dunn your average has been punted! Hamilton is a waste of space for 4-5 months!

      I kinda like Bender’s team! Viciedo and Ross seem like nice $1 buys. Bourn needs a place to play though!

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  8. Sarge says:

    The past two auctions I’ve done have had 3 and 5 players respectively go for over $50. With these extra funds going toward the top players, it creates a very wide open market for players to come at bargain prices. Is this fairly normal, or is there even such a thing as a “normal” auction? In this type of environment would you rather be someone who doesn’t come away with Braun at $50 and instead gets Josh Willingham and Melky Cabrera for less than that total? I’m leaning toward spreading out my budget instead of going after one of the top 5 or 6 guys.

    Auctions are a lot more fun, our league dedicates a weekend and we all go at it live for 6+ hours.

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    • Eno Sarris says:

      I already felt like $45 for Cabrera was a stretch, but I wanted one top talent. Kind of feel like there’s a top three this year and everyone else.

      I wouldn’t go over $50 though. I can’t believe you want to sink that much budget into one player. Last year in Blog Wars I went to forty-something and thirty-something with Pujols and Halladay, thinking they were locks. Still finished third or fourth, but that sucked.

      I normally love getting three second round types. I usually leave $2 a slot on the back end to scoop $1 players away.

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    • DrBGiantsfan says:

      I totally agree that there is a top tier of just 3- Trout, Braun and Miggy Cab. Does anyone else wonder what kind of a team you would end up with if you go after all 3 in an extreme stars and scrubs gambit?

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      • Sterling says:

        I put Cano in that tier. I may overvalue position scarcity, but I actualy trust him a little more than Trout. 2012 Mike Trout numbers are unheard of – is he really THAT good?

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    • wjylaw says:

      Sarge, I sort of took that approach once I saw the bids on some of the bigger names. Fielder and Pujols went for $40 a piece. I got Butler and Freeman for $41 total. I think I have the most balanced team, a bit light on pitching though.

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    • Atari says:

      Stars and scrubs can work with the right manager. I prefer to sit it out and get as many players as possible in that 15 to 25 dollar range.

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  9. Sarge says:

    I’d love to see this in some sort of google doc.

    Thanks for doing this RG!

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  10. Peter says:

    $16–R. Halladay. Could be one of the better buys in this draft. I also like Shields @ $14.

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  11. SKob says:

    I am in a league where keeper value is dictated by the players actual contract. 5 keepers and a $115 million cap for a 22 player roster. Start 10 bats and 5 pitchers – point scoring head to head. I am posting this because I really like the league setup and have never seen a mock with these cap rules. I wish this would takeoff a little because it’s really an interesting setup. Also, I need some help.

    I suffered for a couple years holding onto prospects, but I now have Trout at league min, Strasberg at $4 mill, Stanton at league min, and Price at $10 mill who are locks IMO. I need to pick 1 from Miggy for $20+ mill, Posey for $8+ mill, Castro for 7.5 mill. I could try to trade, but I like these guys enough to just pick 1 and redraft.

    What do I do? And yes, I did win the league last year!

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  12. Bill says:

    Mike P left $15 on the table. Always a bummer when you get to the end of the auction and get caught with too much $.

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  13. b-club says:

    Can I ask an off-the-topic question? For these long drafts, usually with no time limit on bids or nominations, is there a site that lets you do this style of drafting? CBS, etc., only allows for a certain timeframe for bids in an auction, after which the player is ‘sold’. Any ideas?

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    • blakemurphy says:

      We used Couch Managers, which was OK. You set from a range of nomination and bid times (similar to Yahoo, I think), with the issue being you’d have to then transfer the rosters and prices to the site you play on. Maybe there’s a draft-and-upload software I don’t know about though.

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  14. jcxy says:

    wow, no juan pierre for $1.

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  15. Tchaikovsky08 says:

    My league permits keeping up to $130 per year (out of $260 budget), which means the stars who are thrown back in the auction go for HUGE prices (because players who emerge in the previous year are kept for minimum $5 contracts, like Mike Trout heading into 2013). Last year, CarGo went for $62; Braun $59; Pujols $61; Hanley $63; A-Gon $59; Votto $59; etc.

    Each league is different, so each league’s auction prices are different. People decrying spending $45 on a player may not realize that the size of league, number of positions, and other variables play a huge role.

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  16. Zach says:

    Not overly impressed with Shlain, except his Fielder and Braun counter with cheap speed in Ichiro and Gardner; though his RPs seem to have cost him a lot. Smith’s has some pitching but very little all around offense at least hrs rbis wise.
    I love Zarz’ pitching staff.
    If Murphy’s pitching got him decent results he’d have killed the league.

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  17. Scott says:

    Aybar is at $16 and climbing in my 5×5 mixed 12-teamer (to be fair: SS, 2B, MI, 2 Util start) but just WOW seeing him for $1 here. He’s not great but useful and methinks his value has to be somewhere in between. He’s got the starting job and no more Maicer around to sap PA’s plus that’ll be a potent Angels offense that should boost the counting stats. Nice $1 grab.

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