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2012 Draft Prep: Mixed League 5x5 auction


After branching out for the American League and National League auctions, we kept our 5x5 mixed-league auction in house. So as you might expect, the 12 participants more or less went by the book.

No player went more than $11 over his (admittedly conservative) projected auction value, and the two who went most over -- Starlin Castro and Troy Tulowitzki -- just so happen to play the thinnest position in Fantasy. So if you came hoping to see a bunch of reaches, better luck next time. Nobody did anything to make anybody fall out of his chair.

Perhaps that's a good thing. After all, if this auction is meant to serve as an example to the masses, it should be as middle-of-the-road as possible. But the danger in an auction that follows the projected values so closely is it might give you a false sense of security. Not every auction -- particularly not every mixed-league auction -- has the highest player go for only $42. In leagues where everyone subscribes to the studs-and-duds approach, the first-round types might all go off the board in the $45-50 range, which will of course lead to dwindling dollars later in the auction, thereby creating value picks.

Even with this more conservative approach, a few bargains stand out. The winners of Andre Ethier and Melky Cabrera (both $5) benefited from the lack of money in circulation late in the auction, as did the winners of Ricky Romero ($10), Anibal Sanchez ($5) and Jeremy Hellickson ($4). Brian Wilson ($11) isn't really $6 better than Jose Valverde ($5) or $7 better than Joel Hanrahan ($4). And Billy Butler going for $7 after Eric Hosmer went for $23 is just wacky. Of course, Josh Hamilton at $12 stands out as well, but for a different reason. He was the first player nominated, when everyone was still rubbing the sleep out of their eyes.

Scoring for Batting Categories

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

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Pitching Categories

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

The owners ...

1. Ed Gauna, Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Aizer, Podcast Host
3. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor, Fantasy Sports
4. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor
5. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Adam Moore, Fantasy Writer
7. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
8. Kevin Goodwin, Fantasy Writer
9. Scott White, Fantasy Writer
10. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
11. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
12. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer

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
274Adam Dunn, CHW1B$1Michael Hurcomb
259Justin Smoak, SEA1B$1Dave Richard
251Justin Morneau, MIN1B$2Michael Hurcomb
234Daniel Murphy, NYM1B$4Jamey Eisenberg
230Paul Goldschmidt, ARI1B$3Jeff Tobin
219Ike Davis, NYM1B$8Michael Hurcomb
215Adam Lind, TOR1B$4Jeff Lippman
151Gaby Sanchez, MIA1B$3Peter Madden
139Carlos Pena, TB1B$2Adam Aizer
130Paul Konerko, CHW1B$12Scott White
114Ryan Howard, PHI1B$11Al Melchior
98Freddie Freeman, ATL1B$6Kevin Goodwin
92Michael Morse, WAS1B$21Adam Aizer
70Eric Hosmer, KC1B$23Peter Madden
60Mark Teixeira, NYY1B$29Dave Richard
22Prince Fielder, DET1B$33Kevin Goodwin
16Joey Votto, CIN1B$31Jamey Eisenberg
5Adrian Gonzalez, BOS1B$30Jeff Lippman
4Miguel Cabrera, DET1B$40Adam Moore
3Albert Pujols, LAA1B$38Jeff Tobin
273Gordon Beckham, CHW2B$1Scott White
256Omar Infante, MIA2B$1Ed Gauna
227Jason Kipnis, CLE2B$3Jamey Eisenberg
166Aaron Hill, ARI2B$3Peter Madden
165Danny Espinosa, WAS2B$5Ed Gauna
156Kelly Johnson, TOR2B$8Jeff Lippman
138Jemile Weeks, OAK2B$13Adam Moore
137Howard Kendrick, LAA2B$12Peter Madden
125Brandon Phillips, CIN2B$12Michael Hurcomb
116Chase Utley, PHI2B$12Dave Richard
66Neil Walker, PIT2B$9Adam Moore
54Dustin Ackley, SEA2B$10Jeff Lippman
43Dan Uggla, ATL2B$17Adam Aizer
36Ben Zobrist, TB2B$22Al Melchior
30Ian Kinsler, TEX2B$29Jeff Tobin
29Rickie Weeks, MIL2B$13Kevin Goodwin
27Robinson Cano, NYY2B$33Peter Madden
8Dustin Pedroia, BOS2B$33Scott White
275Edwin Encarnacion, TOR3B$1Al Melchior
222Pedro Alvarez, PIT3B$1Adam Moore
207Chase Headley, SD3B$3Peter Madden
163Mat Gamel, MIL3B$5Jamey Eisenberg
132Mike Moustakas, KC3B$4Jamey Eisenberg
131Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE3B$1Jeff Lippman
117Ryan Roberts, ARI3B$9Kevin Goodwin
101Aramis Ramirez, MIL3B$13Michael Hurcomb
95David Freese, STL3B$6Al Melchior
89Mark Reynolds, BAL3B$10Jeff Tobin
87Pablo Sandoval, SF3B$18Ed Gauna
84Adrian Beltre, TEX3B$22Adam Aizer
76Michael Young, TEX3B$19Ed Gauna
72David Wright, NYM3B$29Ed Gauna
67Alex Rodriguez, NYY3B$17Adam Moore
52Ryan Zimmerman, WAS3B$23Dave Richard
42Kevin Youkilis, BOS3B$18Adam Moore
21Brett Lawrie, TOR3B$23Scott White
7Evan Longoria, TB3B$33Scott White
264Nick Hundley, SDC$1Michael Hurcomb
238John Buck, MIAC$1Jamey Eisenberg
202Geovany Soto, CHCC$4Michael Hurcomb
197A.J. Pierzynski, CHWC$1Dave Richard
180Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOSC$1Jamey Eisenberg
167Jonathan Lucroy, MILC$3Jeff Lippman
161Yadier Molina, STLC$6Jeff Tobin
155Ryan Doumit, MINC$4Peter Madden
119Devin Mesoraco, CINC$5Al Melchior
115Salvador Perez, KCC$4Jeff Lippman
94Russell Martin, NYYC$12Kevin Goodwin
90Kurt Suzuki, OAKC$7Adam Moore
83Chris Iannetta, LAAC$3Kevin Goodwin
82Miguel Montero, ARIC$19Adam Aizer
81Wilson Ramos, WASC$8Scott White
77Buster Posey, SFC$15Peter Madden
58Joe Mauer, MINC$18Jeff Tobin
57Jesus Montero, SEAC$15Scott White
55Matt Wieters, BALC$17Ed Gauna
51Alex Avila, DETC$21Al Melchior
44J.P. Arencibia, TORC$12Adam Moore
38Brian McCann, ATLC$22Ed Gauna
23Mike Napoli, TEXC$21Adam Aizer
12Carlos Santana, CLEC$27Dave Richard
184Billy Butler, KCDH$7Jeff Lippman
147David Ortiz, BOSDH$10Kevin Goodwin
272Alex Presley, PITOF$1Al Melchior
271Dexter Fowler, COLOF$2Scott White
266Jose Tabata, PITOF$1Scott White
263Ben Revere, MINOF$2Ed Gauna
260Alejandro De Aza, CHWOF$1Al Melchior
258Brennan Boesch, DETOF$2Jeff Tobin
257Ryan Raburn, DETOF$1Jeff Tobin
254Melky Cabrera, SFOF$5Scott White
249Dayan Viciedo, CHWOF$1Jeff Tobin
248Alex Rios, CHWOF$2Ed Gauna
239Torii Hunter, LAAOF$2Ed Gauna
237Mike Trout, LAAOF$3Jeff Lippman
228Josh Willingham, MINOF$2Adam Moore
223Cameron Maybin, SDOF$6Adam Aizer
217Delmon Young, DETOF$5Peter Madden
214Logan Morrison, MIAOF$6Michael Hurcomb
210Vernon Wells, LAAOF$3Adam Moore
208Andre Ethier, LADOF$5Peter Madden
205Yonder Alonso, SDOF$3Jeff Tobin
203Jason Kubel, ARIOF$1Jeff Lippman
200Nick Swisher, NYYOF$3Kevin Goodwin
195Lucas Duda, NYMOF$4Adam Aizer
193Angel Pagan, SFOF$5Ed Gauna
191Lorenzo Cain, KCOF$4Kevin Goodwin
190Jeff Francoeur, KCOF$7Kevin Goodwin
179Brandon Belt, SFOF$3Jeff Lippman
178Jason Heyward, ATLOF$9Al Melchior
177Carlos Beltran, STLOF$5Adam Aizer
170Drew Stubbs, CINOF$9Dave Richard
164Austin Jackson, DETOF$9Dave Richard
162Coco Crisp, OAKOF$8Peter Madden
159Jayson Werth, WASOF$10Peter Madden
153Matt Joyce, TBOF$8Dave Richard
150Peter Bourjos, LAAOF$7Adam Moore
149Brett Gardner, NYYOF$13Jamey Eisenberg
145Michael Cuddyer, COLOF$11Peter Madden
142Adam Jones, BALOF$11Dave Richard
141Martin Prado, ATLOF$12Adam Moore
135Corey Hart, MILOF$14Dave Richard
126Ichiro Suzuki, SEAOF$13Jeff Tobin
120Jay Bruce, CINOF$19Jamey Eisenberg
118Carl Crawford, BOSOF$14Jamey Eisenberg
112Shin-Soo Choo, CLEOF$23Michael Hurcomb
108Yoenis Cespedes, OAKOF$3Jamey Eisenberg
106Shane Victorino, PHIOF$21Al Melchior
103Alex Gordon, KCOF$16Scott White
96B.J. Upton, TBOF$15Jamey Eisenberg
91Chris Young, ARIOF$14Kevin Goodwin
86Nelson Cruz, TEXOF$17Adam Moore
69Michael Bourn, ATLOF$20Scott White
68Mike Stanton, MIAOF$22Jeff Lippman
65Matt Holliday, STLOF$21Adam Aizer
56Carlos Lee, HOUOF$3Kevin Goodwin
53Carlos Gonzalez, COLOF$35Michael Hurcomb
50Lance Berkman, STLOF$16Ed Gauna
49Nick Markakis, BALOF$15Ed Gauna
48Andrew McCutchen, PITOF$25Jeff Tobin
47Bryce Harper, WASOF$2Dave Richard
45Desmond Jennings, TBOF$20Michael Hurcomb
39Justin Upton, ARIOF$28Jeff Tobin
24Curtis Granderson, NYYOF$32Jamey Eisenberg
18Jacoby Ellsbury, BOSOF$34Michael Hurcomb
14Hunter Pence, PHIOF$19Jeff Lippman
10Ryan Braun, MILOF$41Adam Aizer
6Jose Bautista, TOROF$41Al Melchior
2Matt Kemp, LADOF$34Al Melchior
1Josh Hamilton, TEXOF$12Scott White
276Addison Reed, CHWP$1Scott White
270Kenley Jansen, LADP$2Al Melchior
269Vance Worley, PHIP$1Al Melchior
268Javy Guerra, LADP$1Michael Hurcomb
267Matt Thornton, CHWP$1Peter Madden
262Jim Johnson, BALP$1Peter Madden
261Colby Lewis, TEXP$2Scott White
255Huston Street, SDP$3Al Melchior
253Brandon McCarthy, OAKP$2Jeff Tobin
252Max Scherzer, DETP$6Adam Moore
250Ryan Dempster, CHCP$1Michael Hurcomb
247Jeff Niemann, TBP$1Peter Madden
246Francisco Liriano, MINP$1Scott White
245Jonathon Niese, NYMP$1Al Melchior
244Gavin Floyd, CHWP$1Adam Moore
243Chris Sale, CHWP$1Dave Richard
242Frank Francisco, NYMP$1Michael Hurcomb
241Bud Norris, HOUP$1Jeff Tobin
240Shaun Marcum, MILP$4Adam Aizer
236Justin Masterson, CLEP$3Adam Aizer
235Tim Hudson, ATLP$2Jeff Tobin
233Ricky Nolasco, MIAP$1Adam Moore
232Tim Stauffer, SDP$1Dave Richard
231Jhoulys Chacin, COLP$1Michael Hurcomb
229Hiroki Kuroda, NYYP$2Scott White
226Johnny Cueto, CINP$3Jeff Lippman
225Neftali Feliz, TEXP$3Peter Madden
224Matt Capps, MINP$4Jamey Eisenberg
221Chad Billingsley, LADP$1Dave Richard
220Wandy Rodriguez, HOUP$3Jamey Eisenberg
218Brandon Morrow, TORP$4Adam Aizer
216Rafael Betancourt, COLP$4Michael Hurcomb
213Kyle Farnsworth, TBP$3Jeff Lippman
211Jason Motte, STLP$6Jeff Lippman
209Doug Fister, DETP$3Jamey Eisenberg
206Jeremy Hellickson, TBP$4Kevin Goodwin
204Joakim Soria, KCP$6Peter Madden
201Brandon League, SEAP$3Scott White
199Brian Wilson, SFP$11Michael Hurcomb
198Joel Hanrahan, PITP$4Adam Aizer
196Anibal Sanchez, MIAP$5Jamey Eisenberg
194Jair Jurrjens, ATLP$3Jeff Tobin
192Derek Holland, TEXP$4Jamey Eisenberg
189Carlos Marmol, CHCP$2Ed Gauna
188Jose Valverde, DETP$5Dave Richard
187Ricky Romero, TORP$10Michael Hurcomb
185Cory Luebke, SDP$5Scott White
182J.J. Putz, ARIP$6Adam Aizer
181Bruce Chen, KCP$2Adam Moore
176Matt Garza, CHCP$10Ed Gauna
174Clay Buchholz, BOSP$6Dave Richard
173Sergio Santos, TORP$5Ed Gauna
172Ervin Santana, LAAP$10Dave Richard
171Jaime Garcia, STLP$5Jeff Tobin
169Chris Perez, CLEP$3Adam Aizer
168Chris Carpenter, STLP$7Scott White
158Henderson Alvarez, TORP$3Adam Moore
157Heath Bell, MIAP$13Kevin Goodwin
154Daniel Hudson, ARIP$13Kevin Goodwin
152Ryan Madson, CINP$10Kevin Goodwin
148Drew Storen, WASP$10Jamey Eisenberg
146Mark Buehrle, MIAP$5Adam Aizer
144Madison Bumgarner, SFP$16Jamey Eisenberg
140C.J. Wilson, LAAP$14Scott White
136Tommy Hanson, ATLP$11Ed Gauna
134Trevor Cahill, ARIP$6Al Melchior
133Adam Wainwright, STLP$15Ed Gauna
129Andrew Bailey, BOSP$10Adam Moore
128Ubaldo Jimenez, CLEP$9Kevin Goodwin
124Jordan Zimmermann, WASP$11Jeff Lippman
123Matt Cain, SFP$17Michael Hurcomb
122Mike Minor, ATLP$5Jeff Tobin
121Dan Haren, LAAP$22Kevin Goodwin
113John Axford, MILP$15Al Melchior
111Brandon Beachy, ATLP$9Dave Richard
110John Danks, CHWP$4Ed Gauna
109Gio Gonzalez, WASP$12Adam Aizer
107Jake Arrieta, BALP$1Jeff Lippman
105Jonathan Papelbon, PHIP$14Peter Madden
104Josh Beckett, BOSP$14Al Melchior
102Yu Darvish, TEXP$16Jeff Lippman
100Jon Lester, BOSP$18Michael Hurcomb
99Michael Pineda, NYYP$16Jeff Tobin
97Josh Johnson, MIAP$17Peter Madden
93Mariano Rivera, NYYP$13Adam Moore
88David Price, TBP$22Jamey Eisenberg
80Jordan Walden, LAAP$7Kevin Goodwin
79Yovani Gallardo, MILP$22Jamey Eisenberg
78Zack Greinke, MILP$23Al Melchior
75Mat Latos, CINP$18Al Melchior
71Stephen Strasburg, WASP$20Jeff Lippman
64Ian Kennedy, ARIP$20Ed Gauna
63Cole Hamels, PHIP$25Dave Richard
62Brett Myers, HOUP$2Scott White
61James Shields, TBP$22Ed Gauna
59Matt Moore, TBP$17Jeff Tobin
40Jered Weaver, LAAP$26Adam Moore
35Brian Matusz, BALP$3Adam Aizer
34Cliff Lee, PHIP$32Peter Madden
32Ivan Nova, NYYP$3Kevin Goodwin
31Tim Lincecum, SFP$26Jeff Lippman
28CC Sabathia, NYYP$27Kevin Goodwin
25Craig Kimbrel, ATLP$20Jeff Tobin
19Felix Hernandez, SEAP$26Dave Richard
17Clayton Kershaw, LADP$33Jeff Lippman
15Justin Verlander, DETP$35Peter Madden
13Joe Nathan, TEXP$8Ed Gauna
11Roy Halladay, PHIP$35Adam Moore
265Alcides Escobar, KCSS$1Al Melchior
212Erick Aybar, LAASS$11Kevin Goodwin
186Yunel Escobar, TORSS$4Adam Moore
183Jhonny Peralta, DETSS$8Michael Hurcomb
175Alexei Ramirez, CHWSS$3Al Melchior
160Jimmy Rollins, PHISS$10Ed Gauna
143Jed Lowrie, HOUSS$2Dave Richard
127Elvis Andrus, TEXSS$13Adam Aizer
85Derek Jeter, NYYSS$9Jeff Tobin
74Marco Scutaro, COLSS$3Adam Aizer
73Emilio Bonifacio, MIASS$16Jamey Eisenberg
46Starlin Castro, CHCSS$26Jeff Lippman
41Asdrubal Cabrera, CLESS$15Peter Madden
37Jose Reyes, MIASS$28Dave Richard
33Dee Gordon, LADSS$11Adam Aizer
26J.J. Hardy, BALSS$5Kevin Goodwin
20Hanley Ramirez, MIASS$29Michael Hurcomb
9Troy Tulowitzki, COLSS$42Scott White
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