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Our first mixed Rotisserie auction for 2011

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Listen to our latest Fantasy Baseball Podcast!

It's never too early to conduct a Rotisserie auction with pitchers and catchers just a few weeks away.

We've gathered 12 of the sharpest Fantasy minds at CBSSports.com for our annual in-house, mixed-league, Rotisserie auction, which we will play out for department bragging rights in 2011. While camps won't officially open for a few weeks, this should give you a good idea of who might go where in your auctions later this spring.

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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. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Writer
2. Kevin Goodwin, Fantasy Writer
3. Scott White, Fantasy Writer
4. Ed Gauna, Fantasy Writer
5. Ross Devonport, Fantasy Writer
6. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
8. John Garcia, Fantasy Writer
9. Bill Passonno, Fantasy Writer
10. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
11. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
12. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer

Team Salary Player (Pos, team)
Al Melchior $39 Josh Hamilton (OF TEX)
Al Melchior $39 Evan Longoria (3B TB)
Al Melchior $34 Mark Teixeira (1B NYY)
Al Melchior $34 Adam Wainwright (P STL)
Al Melchior $24 Shane Victorino (OF PHI)
Al Melchior $22 Justin Upton (OF ARI)
Al Melchior $19 Dan Haren (P ANA)
Al Melchior $12 Brett Gardner (OF NYY)
Al Melchior $8 Geovany Soto (C CHC)
Al Melchior $8 Kelly Johnson (2B ARI)
Al Melchior $5 Shaun Marcum (P MIL)
Al Melchior $4 Tim Hudson (P ATL)
Al Melchior $2 Ryan Franklin (P STL)
Al Melchior $1 Mitch Moreland (1B TEX)
Al Melchior $1 Miguel Tejada (3B SF)
Al Melchior $1 Gavin Floyd (P CHW)
Al Melchior $1 Drew Storen (P WAS)
Al Melchior $1 Magglio Ordonez (OF DET)
Al Melchior $1 Domonic Brown (OF PHI)
Al Melchior $1 Cliff Pennington (SS OAK)
Al Melchior $1 Brian Duensing (P MIN)
Al Melchior $1 Ian Kennedy (P ARI)
Al Melchior $1 Chris Snyder (C PIT)
Dave Richard $41 Adrian Gonzalez (1B BOS)
Dave Richard $41 Carlos Gonzalez (OF COL)
Dave Richard $38 Alex Rodriguez (3B NYY)
Dave Richard $29 David Price (P TB)
Dave Richard $27 Jayson Werth (OF WAS)
Dave Richard $27 Jason Heyward (OF ATL)
Dave Richard $14 Roy Oswalt (P PHI)
Dave Richard $9 Miguel Montero (C ARI)
Dave Richard $6 Matt Thornton (P CHW)
Dave Richard $5 Edwin Jackson (P CHW)
Dave Richard $5 Brian Roberts (2B BAL)
Dave Richard $4 Mike Napoli (1B TEX)
Dave Richard $2 Jake McGee (P TB)
Dave Richard $2 Jhonny Peralta (3B DET)
Dave Richard $2 Carlos Beltran (OF NYM)
Dave Richard $1 Johan Santana (P NYM)
Dave Richard $1 Chris Sale (P CHW)
Dave Richard $1 Johnny Cueto (P CIN)
Dave Richard $1 Reid Brignac (2B TB)
Dave Richard $1 C.J. Wilson (P TEX)
Dave Richard $1 Alex Gordon (OF KC)
Dave Richard $1 Jed Lowrie (2B BOS)
Dave Richard $1 Chris Johnson (3B HOU)
Ed Gauna $52 Troy Tulowitzki (SS COL)
Ed Gauna $31 Chase Utley (2B PHI)
Ed Gauna $30 Brian McCann (C ATL)
Ed Gauna $27 Ichiro Suzuki (OF SEA)
Ed Gauna $27 Zack Greinke (P MIL)
Ed Gauna $20 Yovani Gallardo (P MIL)
Ed Gauna $18 Rickie Weeks (2B MIL)
Ed Gauna $16 Joakim Soria (P KC)
Ed Gauna $12 Starlin Castro (SS CHC)
Ed Gauna $8 Hunter Pence (OF HOU)
Ed Gauna $5 Bronson Arroyo (P CIN)
Ed Gauna $2 Ian Stewart (3B COL)
Ed Gauna $2 Brandon Lyon (P HOU)
Ed Gauna $1 Derrek Lee (1B BAL)
Ed Gauna $1 Carl Pavano (P MIN)
Ed Gauna $1 Marlon Byrd (OF CHC)
Ed Gauna $1 Fausto Carmona (P CLE)
Ed Gauna $1 John Jaso (C TB)
Ed Gauna $1 Jorge De La Rosa (P COL)
Ed Gauna $1 Jason Bay (OF NYM)
Ed Gauna $1 J.A. Happ (P HOU)
Ed Gauna $1 Michael Cuddyer (1B MIN)
Ed Gauna $1 Adam LaRoche (1B WAS)
Bill Passonno $53 Miguel Cabrera (1B DET)
Bill Passonno $35 Kevin Youkilis (1B BOS)
Bill Passonno $31 Kendry Morales (1B ANA)
Bill Passonno $17 Andre Ethier (OF LA)
Bill Passonno $15 Jered Weaver (P ANA)
Bill Passonno $13 Alex Rios (OF CHW)
Bill Passonno $11 Ben Zobrist (OF TB)
Bill Passonno $11 Curtis Granderson (OF NYY)
Bill Passonno $9 Grady Sizemore (OF CLE)
Bill Passonno $8 Pablo Sandoval (3B SF)
Bill Passonno $8 Chad Billingsley (P LA)
Bill Passonno $8 Colby Rasmus (OF STL)
Bill Passonno $4 Jonathan Sanchez (P SF)
Bill Passonno $4 Jake Peavy (P CHW)
Bill Passonno $4 Francisco Rodriguez (P NYM)
Bill Passonno $3 Joe Nathan (P MIN)
Bill Passonno $3 John Lackey (P BOS)
Bill Passonno $3 Carlos Zambrano (P CHC)
Bill Passonno $3 Yadier Molina (C STL)
Bill Passonno $3 Javier Vazquez (P FLA)
Bill Passonno $3 Alcides Escobar (SS KC)
Bill Passonno $3 Ian Desmond (SS WAS)
Bill Passonno $2 Jorge Posada (C NYY)
Jamey Eisenberg $45 Ryan Braun (OF MIL)
Jamey Eisenberg $35 Dustin Pedroia (2B BOS)
Jamey Eisenberg $33 Jose Reyes (SS NYM)
Jamey Eisenberg $23 Nelson Cruz (OF TEX)
Jamey Eisenberg $22 Cole Hamels (P PHI)
Jamey Eisenberg $20 Brian Wilson (P SF)
Jamey Eisenberg $19 Jacoby Ellsbury (OF BOS)
Jamey Eisenberg $16 Matt Cain (P SF)
Jamey Eisenberg $15 Tommy Hanson (P ATL)
Jamey Eisenberg $14 Jonathan Papelbon (P BOS)
Jamey Eisenberg $4 Chris Iannetta (C COL)
Jamey Eisenberg $3 Ike Davis (1B NYM)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Manny Ramirez (OF TB)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Desmond Jennings (OF TB)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Justin Duchscherer (P OAK)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Jordan Zimmermann (P WAS)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Asdrubal Cabrera (SS CLE)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Wade Davis (P TB)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Justin Smoak (1B SEA)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Anibal Sanchez (P FLA)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Josh Thole (C NYM)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 David Freese (3B STL)
Jamey Eisenberg $1 Chipper Jones (3B ATL)
Jeff Lippman $43 Carl Crawford (OF BOS)
Jeff Lippman $42 Joey Votto (1B CIN)
Jeff Lippman $25 Adrian Beltre (3B TEX)
Jeff Lippman $24 Clayton Kershaw (P LA)
Jeff Lippman $21 Chris Carpenter (P STL)
Jeff Lippman $18 B.J. Upton (OF TB)
Jeff Lippman $14 Nick Markakis (OF BAL)
Jeff Lippman $13 Trevor Cahill (P OAK)
Jeff Lippman $13 Elvis Andrus (SS TEX)
Jeff Lippman $11 Phil Hughes (P NYY)
Jeff Lippman $8 Michael Stanton (OF FLA)
Jeff Lippman $4 John Axford (P MIL)
Jeff Lippman $4 Mark Buehrle (P CHW)
Jeff Lippman $3 Brian Matusz (P BAL)
Jeff Lippman $3 Juan Uribe (SS LA)
Jeff Lippman $3 Neil Walker (2B PIT)
Jeff Lippman $2 Ted Lilly (P LA)
Jeff Lippman $2 John Buck (C FLA)
Jeff Lippman $2 Vladimir Guerrero (DH TEX)
Jeff Lippman $2 Carlos Ruiz (C PHI)
Jeff Lippman $1 James Shields (P TB)
Jeff Lippman $1 Travis Snider (OF TOR)
Jeff Lippman $1 J.J. Hardy (SS BAL)
John Garcia Jr. $44 Joe Mauer (C MIN)
John Garcia Jr. $39 Ryan Howard (1B PHI)
John Garcia Jr. $37 Felix Hernandez (P SEA)
John Garcia Jr. $30 Andrew McCutchen (OF PIT)
John Garcia Jr. $22 Martin Prado (2B ATL)
John Garcia Jr. $18 Mat Latos (P SD)
John Garcia Jr. $10 Clay Buchholz (P BOS)
John Garcia Jr. $10 Matt Wieters (C BAL)
John Garcia Jr. $8 Gordon Beckham (2B CHW)
John Garcia Jr. $7 Andrew Bailey (P OAK)
John Garcia Jr. $5 Dexter Fowler (OF COL)
John Garcia Jr. $4 Casey McGehee (3B MIL)
John Garcia Jr. $3 Ricky Nolasco (P FLA)
John Garcia Jr. $3 Carlos Pena (1B CHC)
John Garcia Jr. $3 Rafael Furcal (SS LA)
John Garcia Jr. $3 Chris Coghlan (OF FLA)
John Garcia Jr. $3 Aubrey Huff (1B SF)
John Garcia Jr. $3 Austin Jackson (OF DET)
John Garcia Jr. $2 Leo Nunez (P FLA)
John Garcia Jr. $1 Aroldis Chapman (P CIN)
John Garcia Jr. $1 Kevin Slowey (P MIN)
John Garcia Jr. $1 Fernando Rodney (P ANA)
John Garcia Jr. $1 Adam Lind (DH TOR)
Kevin Goodwin $44 Robinson Cano (2B NYY)
Kevin Goodwin $41 Roy Halladay (P PHI)
Kevin Goodwin $32 Tim Lincecum (P SF)
Kevin Goodwin $27 Dan Uggla (2B ATL)
Kevin Goodwin $19 Carlos Santana (C CLE)
Kevin Goodwin $18 Heath Bell (P SD)
Kevin Goodwin $18 Mariano Rivera (P NYY)
Kevin Goodwin $8 Colby Lewis (P TEX)
Kevin Goodwin $7 Mark Reynolds (3B BAL)
Kevin Goodwin $7 David Ortiz (DH BOS)
Kevin Goodwin $5 Madison Bumgarner (P SF)
Kevin Goodwin $5 Gaby Sanchez (1B FLA)
Kevin Goodwin $5 Jason Bartlett (SS SD)
Kevin Goodwin $3 Adam Jones (OF BAL)
Kevin Goodwin $3 Scott Rolen (3B CIN)
Kevin Goodwin $2 Denard Span (OF MIN)
Kevin Goodwin $2 David DeJesus (OF OAK)
Kevin Goodwin $1 Jonathan LuCroy (C MIL)
Kevin Goodwin $1 Matt Capps (P MIN)
Kevin Goodwin $1 Andres Torres (OF SF)
Kevin Goodwin $1 Torii Hunter (OF ANA)
Kevin Goodwin $1 Ervin Santana (P ANA)
Kevin Goodwin $1 Ryan Dempster (P CHC)
Michael Hurcomb $34 Prince Fielder (1B MIL)
Michael Hurcomb $29 David Wright (3B NYM)
Michael Hurcomb $26 Ubaldo Jimenez (P COL)
Michael Hurcomb $24 Justin Verlander (P DET)
Michael Hurcomb $20 Adam Dunn (1B CHW)
Michael Hurcomb $20 Matt Kemp (OF LA)
Michael Hurcomb $12 Francisco Liriano (P MIN)
Michael Hurcomb $12 Kurt Suzuki (C OAK)
Michael Hurcomb $9 Corey Hart (OF MIL)
Michael Hurcomb $8 Nick Swisher (OF NYY)
Michael Hurcomb $8 Aaron Hill (2B TOR)
Michael Hurcomb $6 Alexei Ramirez (SS CHW)
Michael Hurcomb $6 Juan Pierre (OF CHW)
Michael Hurcomb $5 Stephen Drew (SS ARI)
Michael Hurcomb $4 Jaime Garcia (P STL)
Michael Hurcomb $4 Jose Valverde (P DET)
Michael Hurcomb $3 Brad Lidge (P PHI)
Michael Hurcomb $3 Chris Perez (P CLE)
Michael Hurcomb $3 Peter Bourjos (OF ANA)
Michael Hurcomb $3 Logan Morrison (OF FLA)
Michael Hurcomb $3 Matt Garza (P CHC)
Michael Hurcomb $1 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C BOS)
Michael Hurcomb $1 Jhoulys Chacin (P COL)
Peter Madden $57 Albert Pujols (1B STL)
Peter Madden $31 Jon Lester (P BOS)
Peter Madden $31 Cliff Lee (P PHI)
Peter Madden $30 Victor Martinez (C DET)
Peter Madden $22 Ian Kinsler (2B TEX)
Peter Madden $14 Neftali Feliz (P TEX)
Peter Madden $12 Delmon Young (OF MIN)
Peter Madden $7 Jay Bruce (OF CIN)
Peter Madden $6 Vernon Wells (OF ANA)
Peter Madden $6 Aramis Ramirez (3B CHC)
Peter Madden $6 Francisco Cordero (P CIN)
Peter Madden $4 Carlos Quentin (OF CHW)
Peter Madden $3 Marco Scutaro (SS BOS)
Peter Madden $2 Alfonso Soriano (OF CHC)
Peter Madden $2 John Danks (P CHW)
Peter Madden $2 Hiroki Kuroda (P LA)
Peter Madden $1 Yorvit Torrealba (C TEX)
Peter Madden $1 Eric Young (2B COL)
Peter Madden $1 James Loney (1B LA)
Peter Madden $1 David Aardsma (P SEA)
Peter Madden $1 Gio Gonzalez (P OAK)
Peter Madden $1 Bobby Abreu (OF ANA)
Peter Madden $1 Brandon Morrow (P TOR)
Ross Devonport $32 Josh Johnson (P FLA)
Ross Devonport $31 Matt Holliday (OF STL)
Ross Devonport $31 Buster Posey (C SF)
Ross Devonport $29 Justin Morneau (1B MIN)
Ross Devonport $25 CC Sabathia (P NYY)
Ross Devonport $23 Jimmy Rollins (SS PHI)
Ross Devonport $11 Josh Beckett (P BOS)
Ross Devonport $10 Michael Bourn (OF HOU)
Ross Devonport $9 Michael Young (3B TEX)
Ross Devonport $9 Brett Anderson (P OAK)
Ross Devonport $7 Pedro Alvarez (3B PIT)
Ross Devonport $6 Huston Street (P COL)
Ross Devonport $6 Drew Stubbs (OF CIN)
Ross Devonport $6 J.J. Putz (P ARI)
Ross Devonport $5 Russell Martin (C NYY)
Ross Devonport $5 Carlos Lee (OF HOU)
Ross Devonport $4 Jeremy Hellickson (P TB)
Ross Devonport $3 Howard Kendrick (2B ANA)
Ross Devonport $2 Jair Jurrjens (P ATL)
Ross Devonport $2 Angel Pagan (OF NYM)
Ross Devonport $2 Tsuyoshi Nishioka (2B MIN)
Ross Devonport $1 Rajai Davis (OF TOR)
Ross Devonport $1 Mike Pelfrey (P NYM)
Scott White $51 Hanley Ramirez (SS FLA)
Scott White $38 Ryan Zimmerman (3B WAS)
Scott White $32 Jose Bautista (OF TOR)
Scott White $29 Shin-Soo Choo (OF CLE)
Scott White $23 Billy Butler (1B KC)
Scott White $14 Brandon Phillips (2B CIN)
Scott White $12 Carlos Marmol (P CHC)
Scott White $11 Derek Jeter (SS NYY)
Scott White $10 Chris Young (OF ARI)
Scott White $9 Max Scherzer (P DET)
Scott White $5 Jose Tabata (OF PIT)
Scott White $5 Paul Konerko (1B CHW)
Scott White $4 Daniel Hudson (P ARI)
Scott White $3 Wandy Rodriguez (P HOU)
Scott White $2 Craig Kimbrel (P ATL)
Scott White $2 Edinson Volquez (P CIN)
Scott White $2 Brett Myers (P HOU)
Scott White $2 Chone Figgins (2B SEA)
Scott White $2 Jonathan Broxton (P LA)
Scott White $1 J.P. Arencibia (C TOR)
Scott White $1 A.J. Pierzynski (C CHW)
Scott White $1 Ricky Romero (P TOR)
Scott White $1 Coco Crisp (OF OAK)
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Player News
John Lackey could be on trading block
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:01 pm ET) Red Sox veteran right-hander John Lackey could be dealt at the deadline despite his status as one of their few reliable starters, WEEI.com is reporting. Lackey is also under team control through next season, which makes trade rumors that much more surprising.

Lackey has received attention from contenders due to his steady and solid contributions over the last two years. He has won two of his last three starts, giving up just five runs in 19 innings during that stretch, to raise his record to 11-7 and lower his ERA to 3.60. He is on pace to throw 210 innings this season, his highest total since joining the Red Sox in 2010.


'The Thing' could push Pedro Alvarez to the bench
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:46 am ET) "The Thing" has a hold on Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez - and it could cost him his starting job.

"The Thing" in baseball parlance is an inexplicable inability to throw accurately to the point it becomes a mental block. Alvarez has 23 errors this season, more than any player in any position in the major leagues, and 21 have come on throws. He has hidden when the media has come around to ask him about it, according to the Beaver County Times.

Alvarez has apparently allowed the problem to affect his hitting. He has not had a multi-hit game since July 10 and has just five hits in his last 25 at-bats. He has not scored or driven in a run in the last six games as his stat line has been weakened to .238/.326/.407. Despite cutting down a bit on his strikeouts this season, his production has suffered, though he has still managed 15 home runs and 47 RBI.


Erick Aybar nothing but a singles hitter in July
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:29 am ET) An inability to hit anything but singles has limited the production of Angels second baseman Erick Aybar recently.

Aybar has hit safely in 17 of his last 21 games, but 19 of his 22 hits during that stretch have been singles. He has no triples or home runs in that period. He has just five runs scored and six RBI since July 6. Aybar owns a decent .281/.317/.403 stat line on the season. His slugging percentage has fallen 30 points in July, but he has been productive overall in 2014 with 50 runs scored and 51 RBI.


Kurt Suzuki backed by teammates
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:07 am ET) Twins surprisingly productive catcher Kurt Suzuki has received interest from several teams in need of players at that position, but closer Glen Perkins is hoping he stays put and is offered a contract extension.

"That would be ideal," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think everyone else would agree. Not even just pitchers. He's fit in the clubhouse great, too, with everybody."

General manager Terry Ryan expressed satisfaction with Suzuki despite admitting he rates poorly in regard to pitch-framing.

Toronto, San Francisco and Baltimore are believed to be most interested. All three had scouts at Twins games over the weekend.


Jordy Mercer emerging as option to bat second vs. LHPs
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:06 am ET) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was slotted second in the batting order Monday against the Giants for the third time this season and second time in three games.

Mercer has become an option to hit second when a left-handed starter is on the hill, as was the case Monday with Giants hurler Madison Bumgarner.

"I think he gives us, against left-handed pitching, probably the best dynamic in that spot right now," manager Clint Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "From last season into this season, he’s been one of our better hitters against left-handed pitching. He’s a guy we’ve used to play some small ball with, a guy who’s shown an ability to barrel the ball. He’s leading the team in RBIs against left-handed pitching in probably less at-bats than the other guys had."

Mercer is batting .319 with a .351 on-base percentage, .458 slugging percentage and .809 OPS in 40 games against lefties this season.


'Still a good chance' Joaquin Benoit gets dealt
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:00 am ET) A major-league source told MLBDailyDish.com that there is "still a good chance" the Padres trade reliever Joaquin Benoit, who has taken over the closer's role since San Diego traded Huston Street to the Angels. The Pirates and Indians could be two teams still interested in acquiring the veteran reliever.

Adam Eaton on a roll for White Sox
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:50 am ET) White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton has remained steady and productive since a mini-slump in late June and early July.

Eaton has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games with 22 hits in 58 at-bats during that stretch. He has scored six runs in the last eight games and has sweetened his stat line to .285/.355/.383. The lone mild disappointment has been his 10 stolen bases in 16 attempts.


Report: Brewers among teams interested in Jon Lester
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:47 am ET) The Brewers are among several teams trying to trade for Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Dodgers, Mariners, Pirates and Orioles are among other teams reported to have inquired about Lester.

Seth Smith continues to rake against righties
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:42 am ET) Padres left fielder Seth Smith continues to give his team what it expects - a strong bat against right-handers and a fixture on the bench against lefties.

Smith is arguably enjoying his finest season for the offensively challenged Padres with a stat line of .295/.392/.510. He is coming off a 12-for-21 stretch in which he scored five runs and drove in four. He has 11 homers and 44 walks, but just 30 at-bats against left-handers this season with seven hits.


Deep league owners need Billy Burns
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10:38 am ET) On Monday night, Billy Burns made his major league debut, pinch-hitting for Josh Reddick and lining out. It's wasn't an auspicious beginning for the Athletics' callup, but there should be better times ahead.

Though he had not advanced beyond Double-A, Burns had already demonstrated Fantasy potential with his blazing speed. Burns stole 51 bases in 56 attempts for Double-A Midland after notching 74 steals across two levels in the Nationals' system in 2013. He has very little power, but Burns has shown good plate discipline and has some potential to help owners with batting average and on-base percentage.

Even as just a pinch-running specialist, Burns would have value for owners in AL-only leagues, but he will be more than that. According to MLB.com, Burns will fill the role vacated by Craig Gentry, who went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hand. That means he will platoon in center field against left-handed pitchers. That additional playing time gives Burns some appeal in deeper mixed leagues.


 
 
 
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