2013 Draft Prep: Standard Rotisserie auction


Are you one of those owners who likes to spend freely on top-shelf talent? Then you would have fit right in with the 12 owners who took part in our recent mixed league Rotisserie auction.

The early nominations tend to set the tone for the rest of the auction, and that was certainly the case here. After the proceedings were kicked off with a $10 winning bid on Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano, the bidding got serious with four of the next five nominees (Miguel Cabrera, $45; Mike Trout, $44; Robinson Cano, $47; Ryan Braun, $45) netting more than $40. The aggressive bidding continued, as eight of the next 17 nominations drew winning bids of at least $30, and several others wound up in the upper 20s.

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With so much money spent early on, there were plenty of bargains to be found throughout much of the auction. While Craig Kimbrel required a $25 bid with the 16th nomination, no other projected closer went for more than $12. Similarly, potential aces like Matt Cain, Jered Weaver and R.A. Dickey went for $20 or less. Dustin Pedroia ($27), Ian Kinsler ($26), Evan Longoria ($26) and David Wright ($24) may not have technically been bargains, but they all cost far less than Cano or Cabrera. Judging by average draft position, Cano and Cabrera are the consensus top players at their respective positions, but given the gap between their prices and those of the other top second base and third base options, it might have made sense to refrain from heated bidding in the early going.

Then again, auctions can be unpredictable. While bidding on midrange first basemen typically topped out in the lower-to-mid teens, Billy Butler ($24) cost substantially more, even though Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Anthony Rizzo and Mark Teixeira were still on the board. When Rizzo went for $18, the impact of position scarcity appeared to be kicking in, but then Freeman was available for $13 just eight nominations later. Bidding on Joe Mauer also defied the general pattern, as he cost only $18 despite the healthy bidding that was taking place in the early going. And Josh Beckett for $22? That was the artifact of a motivated owner who was flush with funds after spending modestly early on.

Here's the roster of our mostly spend-happy bidders.

1. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Peter Madden, Director, Fantasy Sports
3. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
4. Ed Gauna, Fantasy Writer
5. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
6. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
8. Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
9. Adam Moore, Fantasy Writer
10. Bill Passonno, Fantasy Writer
11. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor
12. Adam Aizer, Fantasy Video/Podcast Host

And here's how the bids unfolded in descending order of value. If you want to see them ranked by winning owner or bid amount, you can resort them and relive the auction however you choose.

2013 Mixed Fantasy Auction Draft (sortable)
OrderPlayerPosPriceBid Won by
207A.J. Burnett, PITP$4Chris Towers
335A.J. Ellis, LADC$0Ed Gauna
226A.J. Griffin, OAKP$5Peter Madden
205A.J. Pierzynski, TEXC$4Peter Madden
297Aaron Hicks, MINOF$0Al Melchior
96Aaron Hill, ARI2B$12Ed Gauna
282Adam Dunn, CHW1B$0Michael Hurcomb
101Adam Eaton, ARIOF$7Nando DiFino
65Adam Jones, BALOF$23Adam Aizer
249Adam LaRoche, WAS1B$4Igor Mello
325Adam Lind, TOR1B$0Scott White
55Adam Wainwright, STLP$18Jeff Tobin
241Addison Reed, CHWP$4Igor Mello
31Adrian Beltre, TEX3B$27Michael Hurcomb
54Adrian Gonzalez, LAD1B$26Chris Towers
18Albert Pujols, LAA1B$37Peter Madden
194Alcides Escobar, KCSS$4Bill Passonno
203Alejandro De Aza, CHWOF$3Chris Towers
230Alex Avila, DETC$8Adam Aizer
225Alex Cobb, TBP$4Igor Mello
93Alex Gordon, KCOF$12Scott White
141Alex Rios, CHWOF$14Michael Hurcomb
353Alex Rodriguez, NYY3B$0Nando DiFino
144Alexei Ramirez, CHWSS$3Peter Madden
236Alexi Ogando, TEXP$4Chris Towers
219Alfonso Soriano, CHCOF$1Chris Towers
27Allen Craig, STL1B$21Ed Gauna
191Andre Ethier, LADOF$4Scott White
211Andrelton Simmons, ATLSS$2Adam Aizer
117Andrew Cashner, SDP$3Bill Passonno
8Andrew McCutchen, PITOF$36Peter Madden
274Andy Pettitte, NYYP$2Adam Moore
277Angel Pagan, SFOF$0Scott White
195Anibal Sanchez, DETP$7Jeff Tobin
100Anthony Rizzo, CHC1B$18Igor Mello
115Aramis Ramirez, MIL3B$12Michael Hurcomb
130Aroldis Chapman, CINP$14Michael Hurcomb
214Asdrubal Cabrera, CLESS$10Adam Moore
210Austin Jackson, DETOF$13Bill Passonno
142B.J. Upton, ATLOF$16Nando DiFino
231Ben Revere, PHIOF$2Bill Passonno
61Ben Zobrist, TBOF$23Scott White
73Billy Butler, KC1B$24Scott White
146Billy Hamilton, CINSS$1Igor Mello
295Bobby Parnell, NYMP$0Michael Hurcomb
348Brandon Beachy, ATLP$0Scott White
264Brandon Belt, SF1B$1Bill Passonno
265Brandon League, LADP$1Peter Madden
360Brandon McCarthy, ARIP$0Adam Moore
180Brandon Morrow, TORP$9Al Melchior
148Brandon Moss, OAK1B$1Al Melchior
90Brandon Phillips, CIN2B$11Chris Towers
246Brett Anderson, OAKP$11Bill Passonno
129Brett Gardner, NYYOF$6Adam Aizer
47Brett Lawrie, TOR3B$14Scott White
147Brian McCann, ATLC$6Chris Towers
287Bruce Rondon, DETP$0Ed Gauna
11Bryce Harper, WASOF$27Chris Towers
24Buster Posey, SFC$28Adam Moore
122C.J. Wilson, LAAP$10Igor Mello
19Cameron Maybin, SDOF$3Adam Moore
186Carl Crawford, LADOF$4Bill Passonno
227Carlos Beltran, STLOF$3Igor Mello
80Carlos Gomez, MILOF$8Scott White
70Carlos Gonzalez, COLOF$32Al Melchior
238Carlos Marmol, CHCP$3Scott White
289Carlos Quentin, SDOF$0Adam Moore
97Carlos Ruiz, PHIC$4Jeff Tobin
42Carlos Santana, CLEC$20Adam Moore
258Casey Janssen, TORP$2Adam Aizer
7CC Sabathia, NYYP$25Adam Moore
216Chad Billingsley, LADP$4Ed Gauna
49Chase Headley, SD3B$25Scott White
182Chase Utley, PHI2B$8Peter Madden
321Chris Carter, HOU1B$0Al Melchior
184Chris Davis, BALOF$4Nando DiFino
247Chris Iannetta, LAAC$1Adam Aizer
328Chris Parmelee, MIN1B$0Al Melchior
245Chris Perez, CLEP$3Scott White
74Chris Sale, CHWP$18Ed Gauna
309Chris Tillman, BALP$0Adam Aizer
248Clay Buchholz, BOSP$3Bill Passonno
9Clayton Kershaw, LADP$36Chris Towers
30Cliff Lee, PHIP$22Peter Madden
284Coco Crisp, OAKOF$0Jeff Tobin
322Cody Ross, ARIOF$0Chris Towers
262Colby Lewis, TEXP$1Al Melchior
267Colby Rasmus, TOROF$1Adam Moore
26Cole Hamels, PHIP$24Michael Hurcomb
175Corey Hart, MIL1B$3Scott White
16Craig Kimbrel, ATLP$25Al Melchior
95Curtis Granderson, NYYOF$12Michael Hurcomb
126Dan Haren, WASP$9Bill Passonno
344Dan Straily, OAKP$0Nando DiFino
187Dan Uggla, ATL2B$7Michael Hurcomb
256Daniel Murphy, NYM2B$1Bill Passonno
242Danny Espinosa, WAS2B$4Peter Madden
339Darin Mastroianni, MINOF$0Peter Madden
330Darin Ruf, PHIOF$0Michael Hurcomb
170David Freese, STL3B$7Igor Mello
316David Murphy, TEXOF$0Adam Aizer
28David Ortiz, BOSDH$14Al Melchior
275David Phelps, NYYP$1Michael Hurcomb
21David Price, TBP$29Al Melchior
60David Wright, NYM3B$24Ed Gauna
281Dayan Viciedo, CHWOF$0Nando DiFino
338Delmon Young, PHIOF$0Ed Gauna
260Denard Span, WASOF$1Adam Moore
63Derek Jeter, NYYSS$7Nando DiFino
166Desmond Jennings, TBOF$13Peter Madden
215Dexter Fowler, COLOF$4Igor Mello
303Dillon Gee, NYMP$0Chris Towers
271Domonic Brown, PHIOF$1Michael Hurcomb
223Doug Fister, DETP$5Scott White
320Drew Smyly, DETP$0Nando DiFino
357Drew Stubbs, CLEOF$0Adam Aizer
156Dustin Ackley, SEA2B$1Adam Moore
48Dustin Pedroia, BOS2B$27Jeff Tobin
308Dylan Bundy, BALP$0Jeff Tobin
37Edwin Encarnacion, TOR1B$26Adam Aizer
333Edwin Jackson, CHCP$0Adam Aizer
88Elvis Andrus, TEXSS$14Ed Gauna
196Emilio Bonifacio, TOROF$1Al Melchior
324Erasmo Ramirez, SEAP$0Scott White
106Eric Hosmer, KC1B$7Jeff Tobin
237Erick Aybar, LAASS$2Scott White
145Ernesto Frieri, LAAP$2Peter Madden
356Ervin Santana, KCP$0Jeff Tobin
67Evan Longoria, TB3B$26Bill Passonno
104Everth Cabrera, SDSS$4Jeff Tobin
346Felix Doubront, BOSP$0Chris Towers
82Felix Hernandez, SEAP$31Igor Mello
198Fernando Rodney, TBP$8Igor Mello
108Freddie Freeman, ATL1B$13Chris Towers
336Gaby Sanchez, PIT1B$0Adam Moore
354Gerrit Cole, PITP$0Michael Hurcomb
23Giancarlo Stanton, MIAOF$37Igor Mello
123Gio Gonzalez, WASP$16Peter Madden
29Glen Perkins, MINP$8Ed Gauna
326Gordon Beckham, CHW2B$0Igor Mello
224Grant Balfour, OAKP$7Jeff Tobin
212Greg Holland, KCP$8Michael Hurcomb
4Hanley Ramirez, LAD3B$27Adam Moore
200Hiroki Kuroda, NYYP$6Adam Aizer
323Hiroyuki Nakajima, OAKSS$0Igor Mello
293Hisashi Iwakuma, SEAP$0Jeff Tobin
253Homer Bailey, CINP$2Ed Gauna
235Howard Kendrick, LAA2B$1Bill Passonno
255Hunter Pence, SFOF$8Chris Towers
176Huston Street, SDP$7Nando DiFino
292Hyun-Jin Ryu, LADP$0Adam Aizer
32Ian Desmond, WASSS$18Al Melchior
151Ian Kennedy, ARIP$8Ed Gauna
25Ian Kinsler, TEX2B$26Adam Aizer
178Ichiro Suzuki, NYYOF$4Peter Madden
118Ike Davis, NYM1B$8Peter Madden
110J.J. Hardy, BALSS$7Jeff Tobin
208J.J. Putz, ARIP$8Michael Hurcomb
218J.P. Arencibia, TORC$6Michael Hurcomb
58Jacoby Ellsbury, BOSOF$22Bill Passonno
177Jaime Garcia, STLP$2Al Melchior
174Jake Peavy, CHWP$9Chris Towers
69James McDonald, PITP$1Adam Aizer
114James Shields, KCP$14Al Melchior
153Jarrod Parker, OAKP$5Jeff Tobin
206Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOSC$4Jeff Tobin
232Jason Grilli, PITP$5Al Melchior
302Jason Hammel, BALP$0Igor Mello
66Jason Heyward, ATLOF$25Chris Towers
89Jason Kipnis, CLE2B$13Nando DiFino
288Jason Kubel, ARIOF$0Adam Moore
139Jason Motte, STLP$11Adam Aizer
317Jason Vargas, LAAP$0Jeff Tobin
40Jay Bruce, CINOF$26Nando DiFino
259Jayson Werth, WASOF$3Ed Gauna
286Jean Segura, MILSS$0Peter Madden
268Jed Lowrie, OAKSS$1Michael Hurcomb
119Jedd Gyorko, SD3B$3Adam Aizer
319Jeff Francoeur, KCOF$0Michael Hurcomb
340Jeff Keppinger, CHW3B$0Adam Aizer
59Jeff Samardzija, CHCP$15Jeff Tobin
78Jered Weaver, LAAP$18Bill Passonno
116Jeremy Hellickson, TBP$7Peter Madden
135Jesus Montero, SEAC$7Bill Passonno
103Jim Johnson, BALP$7Peter Madden
86Jimmy Rollins, PHISS$12Chris Towers
33Joe Mauer, MINC$18Chris Towers
168Joe Nathan, TEXP$12Adam Moore
222Joel Hanrahan, BOSP$6Jeff Tobin
53Joey Votto, CIN1B$35Adam Aizer
217Johan Santana, NYMP$3Jeff Tobin
221John Axford, MILP$9Nando DiFino
251John Jaso, OAKC$1Scott White
50Johnny Cueto, CINP$17Adam Aizer
172Jon Jay, STLOF$3Jeff Tobin
161Jon Lester, BOSP$13Nando DiFino
41Jonathan Broxton, CINP$6Nando DiFino
113Jonathan Lucroy, MILC$7Al Melchior
125Jonathan Papelbon, PHIP$10Peter Madden
183Jonathon Niese, NYMP$5Chris Towers
171Jordan Zimmermann, WASP$14Michael Hurcomb
44Jose Altuve, HOU2B$17Al Melchior
13Jose Bautista, TOROF$30Igor Mello
46Jose Reyes, TORSS$29Nando DiFino
266Jose Veras, HOUP$1Ed Gauna
244Josh Beckett, LADP$22Nando DiFino
332Josh Donaldson, OAK3B$0Jeff Tobin
34Josh Hamilton, LAAOF$26Peter Madden
159Josh Johnson, TORP$12Igor Mello
202Josh Reddick, OAKOF$4Peter Madden
197Josh Rutledge, COLSS$9Igor Mello
51Josh Willingham, MINOF$10Adam Moore
298Juan Pierre, MIAOF$0Chris Towers
133Julio Teheran, ATLP$1Scott White
299Jurickson Profar, TEX2B$0Igor Mello
351Justin Masterson, CLEP$0Chris Towers
359Justin Maxwell, HOUOF$0Ed Gauna
234Justin Morneau, MIN1B$9Michael Hurcomb
304Justin Ruggiano, MIAOF$0Al Melchior
64Justin Upton, ATLOF$27Bill Passonno
12Justin Verlander, DETP$36Ed Gauna
315Kelly Johnson, TB2B$0Peter Madden
188Kendrys Morales, SEA1B$4Bill Passonno
138Kenley Jansen, LADP$3Michael Hurcomb
62Kevin Youkilis, NYY3B$5Adam Aizer
39Kris Medlen, ATLP$15Igor Mello
334Kurt Suzuki, WASC$0Peter Madden
87Kyle Lohse, STLP$1Chris Towers
131Kyle Seager, SEA3B$4Al Melchior
85Kyuji Fujikawa, CHCP$2Al Melchior
300Lance Berkman, TEX1B$0Scott White
105Lance Lynn, STLP$10Peter Madden
278Leonys Martin, TEXOF$0Igor Mello
250Logan Morrison, MIAOF$2Chris Towers
283Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE3B$0Bill Passonno
279Lorenzo Cain, KCOF$0Chris Towers
318Lucas Duda, NYMOF$0Bill Passonno
94Madison Bumgarner, SFP$21Bill Passonno
158Manny Machado, BAL3B$4Igor Mello
201Marco Estrada, MILP$3Scott White
154Marco Scutaro, SF2B$5Al Melchior
155Mariano Rivera, NYYP$10Adam Aizer
337Mark Buehrle, TORP$0Adam Moore
311Mark Reynolds, CLE1B$0Ed Gauna
79Mark Teixeira, NYY1B$11Al Melchior
140Mark Trumbo, LAAOF$14Nando DiFino
160Martin Prado, ARIOF$8Peter Madden
150Mat Latos, CINP$16Nando DiFino
77Matt Cain, SFP$20Adam Moore
121Matt Carpenter, STL1B$2Jeff Tobin
199Matt Garza, CHCP$2Ed Gauna
285Matt Harrison, TEXP$0Adam Aizer
38Matt Harvey, NYMP$10Bill Passonno
111Matt Holliday, STLOF$17Michael Hurcomb
312Matt Joyce, TBOF$0Adam Moore
22Matt Kemp, LADOF$38Adam Aizer
152Matt Moore, TBP$14Chris Towers
72Matt Wieters, BALC$16Igor Mello
56Max Scherzer, DETP$19Nando DiFino
15Melky Cabrera, TOROF$16Igor Mello
102Michael Bourn, CLEOF$12Adam Aizer
313Michael Brantley, CLEOF$0Adam Moore
239Michael Cuddyer, COLOF$5Adam Moore
220Michael Morse, SEAOF$1Al Melchior
107Michael Saunders, SEAOF$3Ed Gauna
263Michael Young, PHI1B$1Michael Hurcomb
2Miguel Cabrera, DET3B$45Al Melchior
165Miguel Montero, ARIC$8Michael Hurcomb
57Mike Fiers, MILP$3Al Melchior
92Mike Minor, ATLP$10Scott White
185Mike Moustakas, KC3B$7Nando DiFino
43Mike Napoli, BOSC$19Peter Madden
290Mike Olt, TEX1B$0Ed Gauna
3Mike Trout, LAAOF$44Scott White
269Mitch Moreland, TEX1B$1Ed Gauna
162Neil Walker, PIT2B$3Adam Aizer
190Nelson Cruz, TEXOF$4Jeff Tobin
83Nick Markakis, BALOF$7Ed Gauna
228Nick Swisher, CLEOF$1Adam Moore
345Nolan Arenado, COL3B$0Al Melchior
164Norichika Aoki, MILOF$5Jeff Tobin
341Oscar Taveras, STLOF$0Jeff Tobin
134Pablo Sandoval, SF3B$11Chris Towers
98Paul Goldschmidt, ARI1B$13Bill Passonno
132Paul Konerko, CHW1B$6Peter Madden
209Pedro Alvarez, PIT3B$3Nando DiFino
136Peter Bourjos, LAAOF$5Ed Gauna
270Phil Hughes, NYYP$1Adam Moore
35Prince Fielder, DET1B$29Jeff Tobin
71R.A. Dickey, TORP$17Scott White
233Rafael Betancourt, COLP$3Scott White
1Rafael Soriano, WASP$10Jeff Tobin
310Rajai Davis, TOROF$0Peter Madden
347Raul Ibanez, SEAOF$0Igor Mello
331Rick Porcello, DETP$0Bill Passonno
91Rickie Weeks, MIL2B$14Igor Mello
109Ricky Romero, TORP$2Nando DiFino
307Rob Brantly, MIAC$0Bill Passonno
5Robinson Cano, NYY2B$47Scott White
149Roy Halladay, PHIP$13Nando DiFino
229Russell Martin, PITC$4Bill Passonno
6Ryan Braun, MILOF$45Jeff Tobin
192Ryan Dempster, BOSP$3Adam Moore
128Ryan Doumit, MINC$7Al Melchior
120Ryan Howard, PHI1B$9Adam Moore
213Ryan Ludwick, CINOF$3Adam Aizer
157Ryan Madson, LAAP$3Adam Aizer
301Ryan Vogelsong, SFP$0Scott White
137Ryan Zimmerman, WAS3B$26Michael Hurcomb
52Salvador Perez, KCC$14Ed Gauna
204Sergio Romo, SFP$7Igor Mello
343Sergio Santos, TORP$0Michael Hurcomb
163Shane Victorino, BOSOF$7Al Melchior
243Shaun Marcum, NYMP$4Adam Moore
81Shelby Miller, STLP$4Igor Mello
112Shin-Soo Choo, CINOF$18Nando DiFino
36Starlin Castro, CHCSS$23Ed Gauna
273Starling Marte, PITOF$1Michael Hurcomb
252Stephen Drew, BOSSS$1Chris Towers
10Stephen Strasburg, WASP$28Bill Passonno
84Steve Cishek, MIAP$8Chris Towers
169Tim Hudson, ATLP$3Jeff Tobin
189Tim Lincecum, SFP$9Chris Towers
173Todd Frazier, CIN3B$5Nando DiFino
167Tom Wilhelmsen, SEAP$9Adam Moore
296Tommy Hanson, LAAP$0Nando DiFino
193Tommy Milone, OAKP$1Scott White
179Torii Hunter, DETOF$2Ed Gauna
261Travis d'Arnaud, NYMC$2Scott White
355Travis Hafner, NYYDH$0Bill Passonno
327Travis Snider, PITOF$0Chris Towers
294Trevor Bauer, CLEP$0Bill Passonno
257Trevor Cahill, ARIP$2Bill Passonno
314Trevor Plouffe, MIN3B$0Ed Gauna
17Troy Tulowitzki, COLSS$35Adam Moore
305Tyler Colvin, COLOF$0Nando DiFino
181Tyler Flowers, CHWC$2Nando DiFino
329Tyler Greene, HOU2B$0Nando DiFino
45Tyler Skaggs, ARIP$1Adam Aizer
280Vance Worley, MINP$0Al Melchior
350Vernon Wells, LAAOF$0Igor Mello
99Victor Martinez, DETDH$7Ed Gauna
349Vinnie Pestano, CLEP$0Scott White
272Wade Miley, ARIP$2Adam Moore
291Wei-Yin Chen, BALP$0Peter Madden
254Welington Castillo, CHCC$1Nando DiFino
143Wil Myers, TBOF$5Scott White
76Wilin Rosario, COLC$13Ed Gauna
68Will Middlebrooks, BOS3B$11Jeff Tobin
358Will Venable, SDOF$0Peter Madden
75Yadier Molina, STLC$16Adam Moore
240Yasmani Grandal, SDC$2Igor Mello
20Yoenis Cespedes, OAKOF$29Jeff Tobin
306Yonder Alonso, SD1B$0Michael Hurcomb
127Yovani Gallardo, MILP$14Michael Hurcomb
124Yu Darvish, TEXP$18Adam Aizer
342Yunel Escobar, TBSS$0Bill Passonno
352Zack Cozart, CINSS$0Al Melchior
14Zack Greinke, LADP$23Ed Gauna
276Zack Wheeler, NYMP$1Michael Hurcomb

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