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2012 Draft Prep: Mixed League 5x5 auction

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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.

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6. Adam Moore, Fantasy Writer
7. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
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2012 AL-only Fantasy Auction Draft (sortable)
OrderPlayerPosPriceBid Won by
240Shaun Marcum, MILP$4Adam Aizer
236Justin Masterson, CLEP$3Adam Aizer
223Cameron Maybin, SDOF$6Adam Aizer
218Brandon Morrow, TORP$4Adam Aizer
198Joel Hanrahan, PITP$4Adam Aizer
195Lucas Duda, NYMOF$4Adam Aizer
182J.J. Putz, ARIP$6Adam Aizer
177Carlos Beltran, STLOF$5Adam Aizer
169Chris Perez, CLEP$3Adam Aizer
146Mark Buehrle, MIAP$5Adam Aizer
139Carlos Pena, TB1B$2Adam Aizer
127Elvis Andrus, TEXSS$13Adam Aizer
109Gio Gonzalez, WASP$12Adam Aizer
92Michael Morse, WAS1B$21Adam Aizer
84Adrian Beltre, TEX3B$22Adam Aizer
82Miguel Montero, ARIC$19Adam Aizer
74Marco Scutaro, COLSS$3Adam Aizer
65Matt Holliday, STLOF$21Adam Aizer
43Dan Uggla, ATL2B$17Adam Aizer
35Brian Matusz, BALP$3Adam Aizer
33Dee Gordon, LADSS$11Adam Aizer
23Mike Napoli, TEXC$21Adam Aizer
10Ryan Braun, MILOF$41Adam Aizer
252Max Scherzer, DETP$6Adam Moore
244Gavin Floyd, CHWP$1Adam Moore
233Ricky Nolasco, MIAP$1Adam Moore
228Josh Willingham, MINOF$2Adam Moore
222Pedro Alvarez, PIT3B$1Adam Moore
210Vernon Wells, LAAOF$3Adam Moore
186Yunel Escobar, TORSS$4Adam Moore
181Bruce Chen, KCP$2Adam Moore
158Henderson Alvarez, TORP$3Adam Moore
150Peter Bourjos, LAAOF$7Adam Moore
141Martin Prado, ATLOF$12Adam Moore
138Jemile Weeks, OAK2B$13Adam Moore
129Andrew Bailey, BOSP$10Adam Moore
93Mariano Rivera, NYYP$13Adam Moore
90Kurt Suzuki, OAKC$7Adam Moore
86Nelson Cruz, TEXOF$17Adam Moore
67Alex Rodriguez, NYY3B$17Adam Moore
66Neil Walker, PIT2B$9Adam Moore
44J.P. Arencibia, TORC$12Adam Moore
42Kevin Youkilis, BOS3B$18Adam Moore
40Jered Weaver, LAAP$26Adam Moore
11Roy Halladay, PHIP$35Adam Moore
4Miguel Cabrera, DET1B$40Adam Moore
275Edwin Encarnacion, TOR3B$1Al Melchior
272Alex Presley, PITOF$1Al Melchior
270Kenley Jansen, LADP$2Al Melchior
269Vance Worley, PHIP$1Al Melchior
265Alcides Escobar, KCSS$1Al Melchior
260Alejandro De Aza, CHWOF$1Al Melchior
255Huston Street, SDP$3Al Melchior
245Jonathon Niese, NYMP$1Al Melchior
178Jason Heyward, ATLOF$9Al Melchior
175Alexei Ramirez, CHWSS$3Al Melchior
134Trevor Cahill, ARIP$6Al Melchior
119Devin Mesoraco, CINC$5Al Melchior
114Ryan Howard, PHI1B$11Al Melchior
113John Axford, MILP$15Al Melchior
106Shane Victorino, PHIOF$21Al Melchior
104Josh Beckett, BOSP$14Al Melchior
95David Freese, STL3B$6Al Melchior
78Zack Greinke, MILP$23Al Melchior
75Mat Latos, CINP$18Al Melchior
51Alex Avila, DETC$21Al Melchior
36Ben Zobrist, TB2B$22Al Melchior
6Jose Bautista, TOROF$41Al Melchior
2Matt Kemp, LADOF$34Al Melchior
259Justin Smoak, SEA1B$1Dave Richard
243Chris Sale, CHWP$1Dave Richard
232Tim Stauffer, SDP$1Dave Richard
221Chad Billingsley, LADP$1Dave Richard
197A.J. Pierzynski, CHWC$1Dave Richard
188Jose Valverde, DETP$5Dave Richard
174Clay Buchholz, BOSP$6Dave Richard
172Ervin Santana, LAAP$10Dave Richard
170Drew Stubbs, CINOF$9Dave Richard
164Austin Jackson, DETOF$9Dave Richard
153Matt Joyce, TBOF$8Dave Richard
143Jed Lowrie, HOUSS$2Dave Richard
142Adam Jones, BALOF$11Dave Richard
135Corey Hart, MILOF$14Dave Richard
116Chase Utley, PHI2B$12Dave Richard
111Brandon Beachy, ATLP$9Dave Richard
63Cole Hamels, PHIP$25Dave Richard
60Mark Teixeira, NYY1B$29Dave Richard
52Ryan Zimmerman, WAS3B$23Dave Richard
47Bryce Harper, WASOF$2Dave Richard
37Jose Reyes, MIASS$28Dave Richard
19Felix Hernandez, SEAP$26Dave Richard
12Carlos Santana, CLEC$27Dave Richard
263Ben Revere, MINOF$2Ed Gauna
256Omar Infante, MIA2B$1Ed Gauna
248Alex Rios, CHWOF$2Ed Gauna
239Torii Hunter, LAAOF$2Ed Gauna
193Angel Pagan, SFOF$5Ed Gauna
189Carlos Marmol, CHCP$2Ed Gauna
176Matt Garza, CHCP$10Ed Gauna
173Sergio Santos, TORP$5Ed Gauna
165Danny Espinosa, WAS2B$5Ed Gauna
160Jimmy Rollins, PHISS$10Ed Gauna
136Tommy Hanson, ATLP$11Ed Gauna
133Adam Wainwright, STLP$15Ed Gauna
110John Danks, CHWP$4Ed Gauna
87Pablo Sandoval, SF3B$18Ed Gauna
76Michael Young, TEX3B$19Ed Gauna
72David Wright, NYM3B$29Ed Gauna
64Ian Kennedy, ARIP$20Ed Gauna
61James Shields, TBP$22Ed Gauna
55Matt Wieters, BALC$17Ed Gauna
50Lance Berkman, STLOF$16Ed Gauna
49Nick Markakis, BALOF$15Ed Gauna
38Brian McCann, ATLC$22Ed Gauna
13Joe Nathan, TEXP$8Ed Gauna
238John Buck, MIAC$1Jamey Eisenberg
234Daniel Murphy, NYM1B$4Jamey Eisenberg
227Jason Kipnis, CLE2B$3Jamey Eisenberg
224Matt Capps, MINP$4Jamey Eisenberg
220Wandy Rodriguez, HOUP$3Jamey Eisenberg
209Doug Fister, DETP$3Jamey Eisenberg
196Anibal Sanchez, MIAP$5Jamey Eisenberg
192Derek Holland, TEXP$4Jamey Eisenberg
180Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOSC$1Jamey Eisenberg
163Mat Gamel, MIL3B$5Jamey Eisenberg
149Brett Gardner, NYYOF$13Jamey Eisenberg
148Drew Storen, WASP$10Jamey Eisenberg
144Madison Bumgarner, SFP$16Jamey Eisenberg
132Mike Moustakas, KC3B$4Jamey Eisenberg
120Jay Bruce, CINOF$19Jamey Eisenberg
118Carl Crawford, BOSOF$14Jamey Eisenberg
108Yoenis Cespedes, OAKOF$3Jamey Eisenberg
96B.J. Upton, TBOF$15Jamey Eisenberg
88David Price, TBP$22Jamey Eisenberg
79Yovani Gallardo, MILP$22Jamey Eisenberg
73Emilio Bonifacio, MIASS$16Jamey Eisenberg
24Curtis Granderson, NYYOF$32Jamey Eisenberg
16Joey Votto, CIN1B$31Jamey Eisenberg
237Mike Trout, LAAOF$3Jeff Lippman
226Johnny Cueto, CINP$3Jeff Lippman
215Adam Lind, TOR1B$4Jeff Lippman
213Kyle Farnsworth, TBP$3Jeff Lippman
211Jason Motte, STLP$6Jeff Lippman
203Jason Kubel, ARIOF$1Jeff Lippman
184Billy Butler, KCDH$7Jeff Lippman
179Brandon Belt, SFOF$3Jeff Lippman
167Jonathan Lucroy, MILC$3Jeff Lippman
156Kelly Johnson, TOR2B$8Jeff Lippman
131Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE3B$1Jeff Lippman
124Jordan Zimmermann, WASP$11Jeff Lippman
115Salvador Perez, KCC$4Jeff Lippman
107Jake Arrieta, BALP$1Jeff Lippman
102Yu Darvish, TEXP$16Jeff Lippman
71Stephen Strasburg, WASP$20Jeff Lippman
68Mike Stanton, MIAOF$22Jeff Lippman
54Dustin Ackley, SEA2B$10Jeff Lippman
46Starlin Castro, CHCSS$26Jeff Lippman
31Tim Lincecum, SFP$26Jeff Lippman
17Clayton Kershaw, LADP$33Jeff Lippman
14Hunter Pence, PHIOF$19Jeff Lippman
5Adrian Gonzalez, BOS1B$30Jeff Lippman
258Brennan Boesch, DETOF$2Jeff Tobin
257Ryan Raburn, DETOF$1Jeff Tobin
253Brandon McCarthy, OAKP$2Jeff Tobin
249Dayan Viciedo, CHWOF$1Jeff Tobin
241Bud Norris, HOUP$1Jeff Tobin
235Tim Hudson, ATLP$2Jeff Tobin
230Paul Goldschmidt, ARI1B$3Jeff Tobin
205Yonder Alonso, SDOF$3Jeff Tobin
194Jair Jurrjens, ATLP$3Jeff Tobin
171Jaime Garcia, STLP$5Jeff Tobin
161Yadier Molina, STLC$6Jeff Tobin
126Ichiro Suzuki, SEAOF$13Jeff Tobin
122Mike Minor, ATLP$5Jeff Tobin
99Michael Pineda, NYYP$16Jeff Tobin
89Mark Reynolds, BAL3B$10Jeff Tobin
85Derek Jeter, NYYSS$9Jeff Tobin
59Matt Moore, TBP$17Jeff Tobin
58Joe Mauer, MINC$18Jeff Tobin
48Andrew McCutchen, PITOF$25Jeff Tobin
39Justin Upton, ARIOF$28Jeff Tobin
30Ian Kinsler, TEX2B$29Jeff Tobin
25Craig Kimbrel, ATLP$20Jeff Tobin
3Albert Pujols, LAA1B$38Jeff Tobin
212Erick Aybar, LAASS$11Kevin Goodwin
206Jeremy Hellickson, TBP$4Kevin Goodwin
200Nick Swisher, NYYOF$3Kevin Goodwin
191Lorenzo Cain, KCOF$4Kevin Goodwin
190Jeff Francoeur, KCOF$7Kevin Goodwin
157Heath Bell, MIAP$13Kevin Goodwin
154Daniel Hudson, ARIP$13Kevin Goodwin
152Ryan Madson, CINP$10Kevin Goodwin
147David Ortiz, BOSDH$10Kevin Goodwin
128Ubaldo Jimenez, CLEP$9Kevin Goodwin
121Dan Haren, LAAP$22Kevin Goodwin
117Ryan Roberts, ARI3B$9Kevin Goodwin
98Freddie Freeman, ATL1B$6Kevin Goodwin
94Russell Martin, NYYC$12Kevin Goodwin
91Chris Young, ARIOF$14Kevin Goodwin
83Chris Iannetta, LAAC$3Kevin Goodwin
80Jordan Walden, LAAP$7Kevin Goodwin
56Carlos Lee, HOUOF$3Kevin Goodwin
32Ivan Nova, NYYP$3Kevin Goodwin
29Rickie Weeks, MIL2B$13Kevin Goodwin
28CC Sabathia, NYYP$27Kevin Goodwin
26J.J. Hardy, BALSS$5Kevin Goodwin
22Prince Fielder, DET1B$33Kevin Goodwin
274Adam Dunn, CHW1B$1Michael Hurcomb
268Javy Guerra, LADP$1Michael Hurcomb
264Nick Hundley, SDC$1Michael Hurcomb
251Justin Morneau, MIN1B$2Michael Hurcomb
250Ryan Dempster, CHCP$1Michael Hurcomb
242Frank Francisco, NYMP$1Michael Hurcomb
231Jhoulys Chacin, COLP$1Michael Hurcomb
219Ike Davis, NYM1B$8Michael Hurcomb
216Rafael Betancourt, COLP$4Michael Hurcomb
214Logan Morrison, MIAOF$6Michael Hurcomb
202Geovany Soto, CHCC$4Michael Hurcomb
199Brian Wilson, SFP$11Michael Hurcomb
187Ricky Romero, TORP$10Michael Hurcomb
183Jhonny Peralta, DETSS$8Michael Hurcomb
125Brandon Phillips, CIN2B$12Michael Hurcomb
123Matt Cain, SFP$17Michael Hurcomb
112Shin-Soo Choo, CLEOF$23Michael Hurcomb
101Aramis Ramirez, MIL3B$13Michael Hurcomb
100Jon Lester, BOSP$18Michael Hurcomb
53Carlos Gonzalez, COLOF$35Michael Hurcomb
45Desmond Jennings, TBOF$20Michael Hurcomb
20Hanley Ramirez, MIASS$29Michael Hurcomb
18Jacoby Ellsbury, BOSOF$34Michael Hurcomb
267Matt Thornton, CHWP$1Peter Madden
262Jim Johnson, BALP$1Peter Madden
247Jeff Niemann, TBP$1Peter Madden
225Neftali Feliz, TEXP$3Peter Madden
217Delmon Young, DETOF$5Peter Madden
208Andre Ethier, LADOF$5Peter Madden
207Chase Headley, SD3B$3Peter Madden
204Joakim Soria, KCP$6Peter Madden
166Aaron Hill, ARI2B$3Peter Madden
162Coco Crisp, OAKOF$8Peter Madden
159Jayson Werth, WASOF$10Peter Madden
155Ryan Doumit, MINC$4Peter Madden
151Gaby Sanchez, MIA1B$3Peter Madden
145Michael Cuddyer, COLOF$11Peter Madden
137Howard Kendrick, LAA2B$12Peter Madden
105Jonathan Papelbon, PHIP$14Peter Madden
97Josh Johnson, MIAP$17Peter Madden
77Buster Posey, SFC$15Peter Madden
70Eric Hosmer, KC1B$23Peter Madden
41Asdrubal Cabrera, CLESS$15Peter Madden
34Cliff Lee, PHIP$32Peter Madden
27Robinson Cano, NYY2B$33Peter Madden
15Justin Verlander, DETP$35Peter Madden
1Josh Hamilton, TEXOF$12Scott White
276Addison Reed, CHWP$1Scott White
273Gordon Beckham, CHW2B$1Scott White
271Dexter Fowler, COLOF$2Scott White
266Jose Tabata, PITOF$1Scott White
261Colby Lewis, TEXP$2Scott White
254Melky Cabrera, SFOF$5Scott White
246Francisco Liriano, MINP$1Scott White
229Hiroki Kuroda, NYYP$2Scott White
201Brandon League, SEAP$3Scott White
185Cory Luebke, SDP$5Scott White
168Chris Carpenter, STLP$7Scott White
140C.J. Wilson, LAAP$14Scott White
130Paul Konerko, CHW1B$12Scott White
103Alex Gordon, KCOF$16Scott White
81Wilson Ramos, WASC$8Scott White
69Michael Bourn, ATLOF$20Scott White
62Brett Myers, HOUP$2Scott White
57Jesus Montero, SEAC$15Scott White
21Brett Lawrie, TOR3B$23Scott White
9Troy Tulowitzki, COLSS$42Scott White
8Dustin Pedroia, BOS2B$33Scott White
7Evan Longoria, TB3B$33Scott White

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Cardinals' Rosenthal considering abandoning the windup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1:01 am ET) Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal is considering ditching the windup this season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Rosenthal had trouble against the first batter he faced last season, and believes he may be able to get around that by pitching from the stretch. The idea has been discussed, but it's unclear if Rosenthal will follow through with it. 

He did stress that getting ahead of batters is his main goal this season. "Working ahead (in the count). Making quality pitches early in the count. These are the big goals for this year," he said. 

The 24-year-old posted a 3.20 ERA over 70 1/3 innings last season.


Blue Jays' Martin: Pirates 'were going to do everything they could'
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:37 am ET) Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin says the Pirates did everything they could to try and re-sign him, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Martin signed a five-year, $82 million deal with Toronto, but said the Pirates really pushed to keep him around. "They were going to do everything they could," Martin said. "They were pretty vocal about that. But then it comes to a point where, as an organization, if you're thinking business-wise, you can't stack all your chips and then leave yourself vulnerable for later."

Martin also admitted that the opportunity to be a role model in Canada was a big reason he signed in Toronto. "The opportunity to play in Canada, for my family to be able to watch me play, to be a role model for younger Canadians and be that guy, it's a better fit for me overall for that reason," he explained.

In the end, the money and a fifth year led Martin to the Blue Jays. "[The Pirates] were pretty vocal, and I think that they definitely wanted me back. It was just a feeling that Toronto wanted me a little bit more," he said.

The 32-year-old hit .290/.402/.430 over 379 at-bats last season.


Rockies' Wilin Rosario receives positive reviews at first base
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario received positive reviews after playing first base on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Rosario showed off his athleticism, saving two possible errors during the appearance. The club is trying to work Rosario in at the position after signing Nick Hundley in the offseason. Rosario has been taking extra fielding practice at first during camp. Rosario is expected to see equal time at first and behind the plate this spring.

The 26-year-old hit .267/.305/.435 over 382 at-bats last year.


D-backs' Yasmany Tomas does well in spring training debut
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Yasmany Tomas went 1-for-2 in his spring training debut against Arizona State. The Cuban born player thought he did just okay for his first game.

"Everybody knows it was my first day," Tomas said. "It was a good day. I put in the hard work to see it happen, and it felt like overall a good day."

Tomas played in five innings on the day. Manager Chip Hale said he thinks Tomas is right where he expected him to be offensively.

"With the bat, I thought this was how he would look," Hale said. "He looked very comfortable. He looked very relaxed."


Diamondbacks' Goldschmidt not concerned about hand this year
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not concerned about his hand this year, according to MLB.com.

Goldschmidt saw his first game action since last season on Tuesday, singling in his first at-bat since August 1. Goldschmidt missed the final two months of 2014 due to a broken hand, but said the injury has not been an issue during camp. 

"It was the last thing on my mind," Goldschmidt said. "It's not the first time I've gotten hit. It's not the first time I've gotten injured. Hopefully it doesn't happen again, but chances are something is going to happen in the future."

Goldschmidt has been wearing a small pad in his batting glove in order to prevent the injury should he get hit in the same spot. He's used the pad during batting practices, and said he doesn't even feel it. 

The 27-year-old hit .300/.396/.542 over 406 at-bats last season. 


Athletics' Craig Gentry hoping for a fast start in 2015
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry is hoping for a fast start in 2015, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Gentry missed time early last year with a back injury, but feels refreshed this season. "Last year was definitely frustrating, because you want to be here with your new team, and I wasn’t healthy," Gentry said. "Now I feel great and I’m really excited about this season."

Gentry stressed that he's working on stealing bases this spring, as he plans to be aggressive once the regular season begins. "I want to be aggressive and practice is what does it. I need to work on getting jumps, trying to read the pitcher and all of that."

Gentry, 31, hit .254/.319/.289 over 232 at-bats last season. 


Phillies' Chad Billingsley expected to be out until late April
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley is not expected to be ready until late April, according to MLB.com.

Billingsley is coming off two elbow surgeries, and is behind to start camp. Billingsley was expected to compete for a spot in the team's rotation if healthy. The 30-year-old owns a career 3.65 ERA over 1,175 1/3 innings.  


Diamondbacks' Ender Inciarte fighting for a spot
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Diamondbacks outfielder Ender Inciarte is hoping to prove he deserves a spot, according to azcentral.com.

Inciarte flashed potential during the second half of the season in 2014, but is on the fringes of the 25-man roster this spring. For right now, he's open to any role the team will give him.

"There's a lot of competition here, but you only control what you can control," Inciarte said. "I know I can play defense. I know I can run. And I know I can hit. I've just got to do my job. I want to have a chance to play, but I'm ready to take any opportunity they give me or any role."

Manager Chip Hale praised Inciarte's versatility, saying Inciarte is "the type of player you like to have because he can do so many different things."

Inciarte knows the odds are against him, but knows whatever decision the team makes will be for the best. "I know whatever happens is going to be the best thing for me," he said. "I know if I go to Triple-A, I'm going to do my best and find my way back."

The 24-year-old hit .278/.318/.359 over 418 at-bats last year. 


Phillies' Chase Utley able to workout on Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was able to work out on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Utley did not participate in workouts on Monday due to a sore ankle. He's expected to miss a few spring games due to the injury, but the fact that he was able to put in work on Tuesday should be seen as an encouraging sign.

The 36-year-old hit .270/.339/.407 over 589 at-bats last season. 


Giants' Tim Lincecum encouraged after first appearance
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is encouraged after making his first spring appearance, according to MLB.com.

Lincecum can on in relief on Tuesday, giving up one run in one inning of work. He struck out two batters, and generally felt good about the outing. "I felt pretty good out there," Lincecum said. "My fastball had some life and my changeup was good at times."

Manager Bruce Bochy seemed to agree, saying he believed Lincecum had good command of his fastball. 

Lincecum is expected to open the season in the team's rotation. He posted a 4.74 ERA over 155 2/3 innings last year. 


 
 
 
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