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2012 Draft Prep: American League 5x5 auction


A 12-team, AL-only Rotisserie league is about as deep as it gets in Fantasy, and as you might expect, the bidding behavior changes as a result.

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Not a single player reached the $40 threshold in this auction. In fact, the elite players all went for less than you'd generally see in a mixed league. Did we get it backward? Not really. In mixed leagues, you can afford to take a studs-and-duds approach -- shelling out $45 and $50 for the best of the best and filling out the rest of your roster with $1 and $2 sleepers -- because you know that if those sleepers don't pan out, you'll still find plenty of fallback options on the waiver wire.

But in a league this deep, there are no fallback options. What you draft is what you get, which means you're better off not taking so many chances. The more evenly you spread your money, the better you'll be able to survive whatever misfortunes come your way over the 162-game grind.

As usual, the dollar values here don't necessarily match up with the rankings. Timing and shortages (either at a position or within a category) explain why Brett Gardner went for $28 while Josh Hamilton only went for only $24. In general, steals were in short supply in this auction, leading to inflated price tags for players like Gardner, B.J. Upton ($30), Alejandro De Aza ($17) and Ben Revere ($13).

Scoring for Batting Categories

BA - Batting Average
HR - Home Runs
R - Runs
RBI - Runs Batted In
SB - Stolen Bases

Pitching Categories

ERA - Earned Run Average
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher)
S - Saves
W - Wins
WHIP - Walks + Hits / Inning

The owners ...

1. Tom Kephart, Baseball HQ
2. Mike Gianella, Patton & Co.
3. Jeff Boggis,
4. Al Melchior,
5. Scott Pianowski, Yahoo! Sports
6. Jamey Eisenberg,
7. Scott White,
8. Ryan Carey,
9. Grey Albright and Rudy Gamble, Razzball
10. Derek Carty, Baseball Prospectus
11. Mike Kuchera,
12. Dean Peterson, Stats LLC

Editor's note: Utilize the sortable functionality to get a sense of the auction. View by team, dollar amount and position.

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2012 AL-only Fantasy Auction Draft (sortable)
OrderPlayerPosPriceBid Won by
25Alexei Ramirez, CHWSS$21Razzball
45Asdrubal Cabrera, CLESS$22Fantasy Sports
47Elvis Andrus, TEXSS$
69Derek Jeter, NYYSS$18Baseball Prospectus
82Jhonny Peralta, DETSS$15Baseball HQ
91Erick Aybar, LAASS$ (Eisenberg)
93J.J. Hardy, BALSS$ (White)
94Yunel Escobar, TORSS$ (Melchior)
118Alcides Escobar, KCSS$12Stats LLC
120Sean Rodriguez, TBSS$ (Eisenberg)
136Cliff Pennington, OAKSS$10Patton & Co
172Trevor Plouffe, MINSS$
189Eduardo Nunez, NYYSS$ (Melchior)
213Brendan Ryan, SEASS$7Razzball
266Yuniesky Betancourt, KCSS$1Fantasy Sports
1CC Sabathia, NYYP$24Yahoo! Sports
7Sergio Santos, TORP$19Fantasy Sports
8Yu Darvish, TEXP$
9Justin Verlander, DETP$ (Melchior)
12Andrew Bailey, BOSP$17Stats LLC
17Matt Moore, TBP$17Baseball HQ
21Jered Weaver, LAAP$28Fantasy Sports
28Felix Hernandez, SEAP$
33Dan Haren, LAAP$25Patton & Co
34David Price, TBP$ (Eisenberg)
43Jordan Walden, LAAP$19Stats LLC
44James Shields, TBP$ (White)
50Mariano Rivera, NYYP$21Baseball Prospectus
51Jon Lester, BOSP$
63Josh Beckett, BOSP$
65Brandon Morrow, TORP$ (Eisenberg)
68Michael Pineda, NYYP$ (Melchior)
72Joe Nathan, TEXP$17Fantasy Sports
73Ubaldo Jimenez, CLEP$17Stats LLC
74C.J. Wilson, LAAP$ (White)
75Jose Valverde, DETP$
79Matt Harrison, TEXP$ (Melchior)
80Joakim Soria, KCP$ (Melchior)
84Brandon League, SEAP$ (White)
86Jeremy Hellickson, TBP$14Yahoo! Sports
87Chris Perez, CLEP$ (Eisenberg)
89Ricky Romero, TORP$21Fantasy Sports
90Neftali Feliz, TEXP$14Stats LLC
92Ervin Santana, LAAP$ (White)
96Matt Capps, MINP$
98Brandon McCarthy, OAKP$
99Kyle Farnsworth, TBP$15Baseball Prospectus
100Derek Holland, TEXP$ (Eisenberg)
101Francisco Liriano, MINP$10Yahoo! Sports
104Jim Johnson, BALP$12Razzball
107Matt Thornton, CHWP$
111Clay Buchholz, BOSP$ (Melchior)
114Doug Fister, DETP$ (Eisenberg)
116Max Scherzer, DETP$16Baseball Prospectus
123Justin Masterson, CLEP$13Razzball
125Scott Baker, MINP$14Baseball HQ
126Ivan Nova, NYYP$8Razzball
131Chris Sale, CHWP$12Razzball
133Phil Hughes, NYYP$ (Eisenberg)
134Daniel Bard, BOSP$
137Hiroki Kuroda, NYYP$
139Jonathan Sanchez, KCP$
146Carl Pavano, MINP$
148Wei-Yin Chen, BALP$ (Melchior)
149John Danks, CHWP$14Baseball Prospectus
150Henderson Alvarez, TORP$
158Addison Reed, CHWP$ (White)
164Colby Lewis, TEXP$14Baseball Prospectus
166Gavin Floyd, CHWP$8Baseball Prospectus
167Luke Hochevar, KCP$6Patton & Co
168Jeff Niemann, TBP$ (White)
170Brian Fuentes, OAKP$6Razzball
171Jake Peavy, CHWP$8Razzball
173Felipe Paulino, KCP$4Stats LLC
174Wade Davis, TBP$ (Eisenberg)
175Kevin Slowey, CLEP$2Baseball HQ
179Bruce Chen, KCP$2Yahoo! Sports
182Josh Tomlin, CLEP$4Baseball Prospectus
184Brad Peacock, OAKP$4Razzball
185Aaron Crow, KCP$3Razzball
187Fautino De Los Santos, OAKP$3Stats LLC
188Philip Humber, CHWP$5Patton & Co
191Rick Porcello, DETP$
192Jason Hammel, BALP$1Stats LLC
194Jason Vargas, SEAP$7Baseball Prospectus
197Octavio Dotel, DETP$1Yahoo! Sports
200Alexi Ogando, TEXP$
202Grant Balfour, OAKP$5Baseball Prospectus
205Freddy Garcia, NYYP$1Baseball HQ
206Bartolo Colon, OAKP$ (White)
209Danny Duffy, KCP$2Baseball HQ
211Jarrod Parker, OAKP$3Stats LLC
212David Robertson, NYYP$5Razzball
215Joaquin Benoit, DETP$2Baseball HQ
216Zach Britton, BALP$6Stats LLC
218Alfredo Aceves, BOSP$2Yahoo! Sports
219Brett Cecil, TORP$ (White)
220Scott Downs, LAAP$ (Melchior)
221Brian Matusz, BALP$
223Joey Devine, OAKP$2Yahoo! Sports
224Mark Melancon, BOSP$2Yahoo! Sports
228Jesse Crain, CHWP$ (Melchior)
229Mike Adams, TEXP$2Baseball HQ
234Jacob Turner, DETP$2Baseball HQ
235Hector Noesi, SEAP$
237Derek Lowe, CLEP$1Patton & Co
238Tommy Milone, OAKP$1Fantasy Sports
242Dallas Braden, OAKP$ (White)
245Hisanori Takahashi, LAAP$1Baseball HQ
246Jonathan Broxton, KCP$1Patton & Co
247Francisco Cordero, TORP$4Yahoo! Sports
249Hisashi Iwakuma, SEAP$ (Eisenberg)
250Vinnie Pestano, CLEP$
254Brett Anderson, OAKP$1Fantasy Sports
255Jason Marquis, MINP$ (Melchior)
260Jake Arrieta, BALP$1Patton & Co
263Tsuyoshi Wada, BALP$ (Eisenberg)
265Glen Perkins, MINP$1Patton & Co
269Joel Peralta, TBP$1Patton & Co
271Greg Holland, KCP$1Patton & Co
274Brian Duensing, MINP$1Fantasy Sports
275Nick Blackburn, MINP$1Fantasy Sports
276Fausto Carmona, CLEP$1Fantasy Sports
5Carl Crawford, BOSOF$23Patton & Co
6Josh Hamilton, TEXOF$24Patton & Co
10Jacoby Ellsbury, BOSOF$35Patton & Co
13Jose Bautista, TOROF$ (Melchior)
14Curtis Granderson, NYYOF$ (Melchior)
26Nelson Cruz, TEXOF$25Stats LLC
36Ryan Raburn, DETOF$11Baseball Prospectus
37B.J. Upton, TBOF$30Baseball HQ
46Desmond Jennings, TBOF$26Stats LLC
49Shin-Soo Choo, CLEOF$ (Eisenberg)
55Mike Trout, LAAOF$7Stats LLC
57Ichiro Suzuki, SEAOF$23Baseball Prospectus
58Coco Crisp, OAKOF$ (Melchior)
61Brett Gardner, NYYOF$28Fantasy Sports
66Delmon Young, DETOF$ (Eisenberg)
67Austin Jackson, DETOF$17Yahoo! Sports
70Alex Gordon, KCOF$ (White)
71Grady Sizemore, CLEOF$
76Jeff Francoeur, KCOF$19Yahoo! Sports
77Nick Swisher, NYYOF$20Razzball
78Adam Jones, BALOF$29Baseball HQ
83Michael Brantley, CLEOF$13Razzball
85Alex Rios, CHWOF$
103Ben Revere, MINOF$ (Eisenberg)
105Nick Markakis, BALOF$19Razzball
108Torii Hunter, LAAOF$16Fantasy Sports
112Lorenzo Cain, KCOF$12Yahoo! Sports
113Josh Willingham, MINOF$16Baseball HQ
115Rajai Davis, TOROF$ (White)
119Denard Span, MINOF$
129Matt Joyce, TBOF$16Stats LLC
130Colby Rasmus, TOROF$12Patton & Co
135Peter Bourjos, LAAOF$19Baseball HQ
138Bobby Abreu, LAAOF$4Baseball Prospectus
142Vernon Wells, LAAOF$8Patton & Co
145Alejandro De Aza, CHWOF$
147Brennan Boesch, DETOF$
151Franklin Gutierrez, SEAOF$7Yahoo! Sports
152Brent Lillibridge, CHWOF$4Baseball Prospectus
156Seth Smith, OAKOF$ (Melchior)
161Yoenis Cespedes, OAKOF$13Razzball
163Dayan Viciedo, CHWOF$ (White)
165Eric Thames, TOROF$8Razzball
176Travis Snider, TOROF$5Stats LLC
178Nolan Reimold, BALOF$9Yahoo! Sports
180Josh Reddick, OAKOF$ (Melchior)
190David Murphy, TEXOF$5Baseball Prospectus
198Ryan Sweeney, BOSOF$ (White)
207Hideki Matsui, OAKOF$2Fantasy Sports
222Andruw Jones, NYYOF$ (Eisenberg)
225Luke Scott, TBOF$3Baseball Prospectus
226Jonny Gomes, OAKOF$
227Raul Ibanez, NYYOF$4Baseball HQ
230Craig Gentry, TEXOF$
232Cody Ross, BOSOF$2Baseball HQ
241Leonys Martin, TEXOF$ (White)
244Andy Dirks, DETOF$ (Melchior)
251Trayvon Robinson, SEAOF$
262Casper Wells, SEAOF$ (Melchior)
264Endy Chavez, BALOF$
267Don Kelly, DETOF$ (Eisenberg)
268Sam Fuld, TBOF$
270Julio Borbon, TEXOF$1Fantasy Sports
273Magglio Ordonez, DETOF$1Fantasy Sports
35Billy Butler, KCDH$19Yahoo! Sports
106David Ortiz, BOSDH$18Fantasy Sports
199Travis Hafner, CLEDH$ (White)
256Manny Ramirez, OAKDH$ (Eisenberg)
258Vladimir Guerrero, BALDH$
15Joe Mauer, MINC$16Patton & Co
27Mike Napoli, TEXC$21Baseball Prospectus
41Carlos Santana, CLEC$
59Ryan Doumit, MINC$
64Matt Wieters, BALC$26Baseball HQ
88Jesus Montero, SEAC$ (White)
95Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOSC$
110Alex Avila, DETC$19Fantasy Sports
128Kurt Suzuki, OAKC$9Baseball HQ
154Miguel Olivo, SEAC$7Baseball Prospectus
157J.P. Arencibia, TORC$12Stats LLC
159Russell Martin, NYYC$ (Melchior)
162Chris Iannetta, LAAC$9Razzball
169Salvador Perez, KCC$ (White)
183A.J. Pierzynski, CHWC$6Yahoo! Sports
186Kelly Shoppach, BOSC$ (Eisenberg)
195Yorvit Torrealba, TEXC$ (Eisenberg)
201Jose Molina, TBC$3Razzball
204Tyler Flowers, CHWC$3Stats LLC
231John Jaso, SEAC$1Yahoo! Sports
239Lou Marson, CLEC$ (Melchior)
253Hank Conger, LAAC$1Patton & Co
257Ryan Lavarnway, BOSC$
261Ronny Paulino, BALC$1Fantasy Sports
16Evan Longoria, TB3B$33Razzball
19Wilson Betemit, BAL3B$ (Eisenberg)
42Alex Rodriguez, NYY3B$
53Brett Lawrie, TOR3B$30Fantasy Sports
54Kevin Youkilis, BOS3B$20Baseball HQ
62Adrian Beltre, TEX3B$30Yahoo! Sports
81Michael Young, TEX3B$
97Mark Reynolds, BAL3B$19Razzball
102Mike Moustakas, KC3B$ (Eisenberg)
124Edwin Encarnacion, TOR3B$14Baseball Prospectus
127Mike Aviles, BOS3B$8Yahoo! Sports
132Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE3B$10Patton & Co
141Chone Figgins, SEA3B$
143Alberto Callaspo, LAA3B$4Razzball
144Brent Morel, CHW3B$11Stats LLC
208Danny Valencia, MIN3B$ (White)
210Kyle Seager, SEA3B$2Stats LLC
217Scott Sizemore, OAK3B$4Baseball HQ
248Jack Hannahan, CLE3B$ (Melchior)
272Brandon Inge, DET3B$1Fantasy Sports
4Robinson Cano, NYY2B$
20Dustin Pedroia, BOS2B$ (Eisenberg)
22Ian Kinsler, TEX2B$28Stats LLC
24Johnny Giavotella, KC2B$8Baseball Prospectus
30Ben Zobrist, TB2B$ (White)
31Dustin Ackley, SEA2B$ (White)
32Jemile Weeks, OAK2B$15Patton & Co
38Howard Kendrick, LAA2B$22Patton & Co
40Jason Kipnis, CLE2B$15Patton & Co
48Gordon Beckham, CHW2B$9Stats LLC
60Kelly Johnson, TOR2B$ (Melchior)
177Alexi Casilla, MIN2B$9Razzball
181Brian Roberts, BAL2B$
193Maicer Izturis, LAA2B$4Yahoo! Sports
196Jamey Carroll, MIN2B$
203Chris Getz, KC2B$2Fantasy Sports
236Ramon Santiago, DET2B$3Baseball HQ
240Robert Andino, BAL2B$2Yahoo! Sports
252Jeff Keppinger, TB2B$
259Nick Punto, BOS2B$1Baseball HQ
2Albert Pujols, LAA1B$
3Miguel Cabrera, DET1B$39Baseball HQ
11Adrian Gonzalez, BOS1B$36Yahoo! Sports
18Prince Fielder, DET1B$ (White)
23Mark Teixeira, NYY1B$29Yahoo! Sports
29Eric Hosmer, KC1B$28Fantasy Sports
39Justin Morneau, MIN1B$7Razzball
52Mark Trumbo, LAA1B$
56Paul Konerko, CHW1B$21Patton & Co
109Adam Lind, TOR1B$ (Eisenberg)
117Kendrys Morales, LAA1B$9Stats LLC
121Carlos Pena, TB1B$ (Melchior)
122Adam Dunn, CHW1B$11Baseball Prospectus
140Chris Davis, BAL1B$
153Mitch Moreland, TEX1B$9Baseball Prospectus
155Casey Kotchman, CLE1B$5Patton & Co
160Justin Smoak, SEA1B$11Stats LLC
214Mike Carp, SEA1B$14Baseball Prospectus
233Chris Parmelee, MIN1B$ (White)
243Matt LaPorta, CLE1B$

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